Production has begun on season four of the Canadian comedy series, Call Me Fitz. Family Ties’ veteran Michael Gross is joining the cast.
Call Me Fitz is seen on DirecTV in the United States and there’s no word on when viewers will get to see the fourth season here.
Here’s the press release:
Call Me Fitz begins production on Season 4; welcomes Michael Gross to the cast
HALIFAX – October 22, 2012 – Entertainment One (eOne), Amaze Film + Television, and Big Motion Pictures, together with Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) are pleased to announce that production has begun on 10 new episodes of the dark comedy Call Me Fitz, starring Jason Priestley.
Michael Gross, best known for his role on the hit series Family Ties, joins the cast as Pat Childs, an eco-industrialist intent on destroying the used-car industry and in turn, the entire Fitzpatrick family.Gross recently appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm, and has also guest starred on Parks and Recreation and Brothers and Sisters.
The critically acclaimed Call Me Fitz follows the misadventures of Richard “Fitz” Fitzpatrick as he battles his inner conscience, Larry (Ernie Grunwald), an off-beat do-gooder intent on healing Fitz’s mangled psyche, one hilarious disaster at a time. The seriesairs in 82 countries around the world, and picked up seven Gemini Awards (nominated for 16) last fall. It recently won a Golden Nymph Award for Priestley at the 2012 Monte Carlo Television Festival, for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. Season 4 is now being shot in studio and on location in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Season 3 is now airing on HBO Canada Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET and on DIRECTV’s Audience Network in the U.S. Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET.
“I’m thrilled to be joining this hilariously irreverent series, particularly since I’ll be given plenty of opportunities to stick it to Jason Priestley’s character,” said Gross. “It’s about time someone put Fitz in his place, and about time people got to see a side of Michael Gross they don’t often get to see. Hold on to your hats, audience – you’re gonna love it!”
“Mr. Gross is a hero of the family comedy, and I relish the opportunity to turn that squeaky persona on its ass. Season 4 is poised to be our darkest and funniest yet, and Michael is the perfect addition to the Fitz family dysfunction,” said show creator and Executive Producer Sheri Elwood. “Get ready for more than just skeletons in the Fitz family closet. We’ll get to see how it all began.”
Acclaimed stand-up comic and actor Jeremy Hotz will also guest star in Season 4, as a frazzled, disillusioned social worker investigating the Fitzpatrick clan.
Createdby Sheri Elwood, who is also the series Showrunner, Call Me Fitz is executive produced by Elwood along with Teza Lawrence and Michael Souther of Amaze Film + Television who developed the show with Elwood. John Morayniss and Michael Rosenberg are exec producing for eOne, and David MacLeod for Big Motion Pictures. eOne handles worldwide distribution.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 24,000 film and television titles, 2,700 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.http://www.entertainmentonegroup.com/
About Amaze Film + Television
Amaze Film + Television is an award winning production company based in Toronto. The company combines the writing and producing skills of Michael Souther and Teza Lawrence. Amaze is currently producing the fourth season of Call Me Fitz for HBO Canada and DIRECTVin the US. Disney US and
Disney International have picked up the company’s latest film, Finn on the Fly. The film won the Audience
Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival for Children and a Best Independent Feature Film Award at the 2009 KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. Their first feature film, Saint Ralph, won the Grande Prix at the Paris Film Festival and was nominated for Best Feature Film at the Geminis. Using the unique benefits of being Canadian producers with strong ties in Los Angeles, New York and Europe, Amaze partners with companies across Canada and around the world to produce market driven films and television content.
About Big Motion Pictures
Big Motion Pictures is one of Nova Scotia’s leading film and television production companies, focusing on scripted drama for distribution on all platforms. Launched by the award-winning writer-producer team of Wayne Grigsby and David MacLeod in 1999, Big Motions Pictures has produced some of the most memorable content Canadians have enjoyed on their screens, big and small. Productions include the multiple Gemini Award-winning mini-series Trudeau: The Man, The Myth, The Movie, and the international hit mini-series Sex Traffic, which garnered a record-breaking 11 BAFTA Awards and four Gemini Awards. Big Motion’s current slate includes a third season of Haven and a fourth season of Call Me Fitz.
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