Dave Foley is returning to the airwaves of the Great White North.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the CTV network has picked up a full season order of the "Kids In The Hall" star's latest comedy project, entitled "Spun Out."
In the new series, Foley plays the patriarchal boss of a public relations firm filled with employees who are able to spin client's problems but not their own. The project teams the former star of "Newsradio" with co-creators Jeff Biederman, Brent Piaskoski, and Brian K. Roberts ("Everybody Loves Raymond").
"Tackling the highs, the lows, and the bizarre in the fast-paced world of public relations, 'Spun Out' is a hilarious roller-coaster ride that dives into the dysfunction of close-knit colleagues," said Phil King, president, CTV programming and sports, in a statement Thursday.
The broadcaster is confident that the comedy project will follow in the footsteps of other original Canadian series, such as "Flashpoint," which found enough success that they were optioned to US stations. "The production of 'Spun Out' couldn't happen at a better time for a better network. We hope that 'Spun Out' does for Canadian comedy what 'Flashpoint' has accomplished for Canadian drama," Roberts said.
Personally I'm just excited to see an old comedy favorite back in a series. "Kids In The Hall" is an all-time, groundbreaking series, while "Newsradio" is one of the most underrated workplace comedies ever, and Foley was a big part of both successes.