Popular comedian Brent Butt returns to small town Saskatchewan to the life he would have led had he gotten a real job – pumping gas. Each episode of Corner Gas delivers a half-hour of comedic voyeurism in a place where everyone knows everyone else’s business. The series is set in the fictional town of Dog River, Saskatchewan, and focuses on the life (or lack thereof) of gas station owner Brent Leroy (Brent Butt), coffee shop proprietor Lacey Burrows (Gabrielle Miller) and the folks who populate the area. Dog River is a nice town, but far from the quaint and idyllic little burgs we’re used to seeing on TV. It isn’t Pleasantville and it’s definitely not Mayberry. It’s a little town with a definite edge where not much happens and people like it that way. But invariably, when things do change, just a little, all hell breaks loose.
Corner Gas is a cross-platform television series and companion website which allows fans to interact with their favourite characters and each other online. Over 50,000 viewers have become virtual residents of the thriving Dog River online community at www.cornergas.com.
Corner Gas has seen its audience grow from the 1.2 million that it drew when it first premiered in January of 2004, to its record-breaking peak of 2.9 million viewers.
Corner Gas in the U.S.
Smash hit original comedy series Corner Gas has secured a U.S. distribution deal with American cable network Superstation WGN. The series will be available in nearly 70 million U.S. homes beginning in September 2007. The deal was secured by Arthur Hasson’s Multi-Platform Distribution Company (MPDC), which began shopping Canada’s number one comedy and most-watched Canadian series. The two-year, 88-episode deal provides exclusive rights to the series in cable and broadcast.
Superstation WGN is the national flagship of Chicago-based Tribune Broadcasting Company and is available coast-to-coast in the United States via cable and satellite. Known for its diverse, family-friendly and young adult programming, Superstation WGN’s powerful lineup includes Sex and the City, 24, Scrubs, American Idol Rewind, The Cosby Show and Home Improvement.
Corner Gas has now been licensed to broadcasters serving 26 countries across 5 continents in all –including Australia, Iraq, Finland, Morocco and more. UK-based Minotaur International Ltd. brokered these deals for CTV. A complete list of countries now licensing Corner Gas is detailed below.
Corner Gas Around the World: North AmericaCanada (on originating Network CTV) USA (on Superstation WGN)
Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Australia, Bahrain, Chad, Cyprus, Egypt, Finland, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritius, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Broadcasters & Distribution Partners:
Multi Platform Distribution Company