The gang might be getting back together. In an interview, Eugene Levy said the original cast of the popular sketch show SCTV may reunite for a 40th anniversary special, Broadcasting & Cable reports.
SCTV (Second City Television) originally ran from 1976 to 1984.
Based off of Toronto’s Second City sketch comedy troupe, SCTV launched the careers of several well-known comedians and actors. Alongside Levy, the original cast included John Candy, Dave Thomas, Catherine O’Hara, and Harold Ramis.
Regarding the iconic series’ 40th anniversary this year, Levy said:
We’ve been talking about getting together. We’ve been talking about the possibility of getting together to do a show.”
Though there don’t seem to be concrete plans in place, Levy added that the special would air this year:
It would hopefully be this year. If not, it would be celebrating the 41st anniversary.”
Currently, Levy and O’Hara co-star on the Pop original comedy series, Schitt’s Creek. Season two debuts on March 16th.
What do you think? Are you a fan of SCTV? Would you like to see a reunion? Who’s your favorite cast member?
Count me down for a reunion of the original cast, even without John, Harold, Rick (Moranis) and Mary Charlotte Wilcox (Idella Voudry on the show-she’s now a minister in Edmonton, Alberta.)
I so would like to see a reunion.
My 2 faves were Joe Flaherty and Harold Ramis, both sexy and funny at the same time!
I’d much rather see them get the rights to the original seasons (pre-NBC) sorted out and release those years on DVD.
That’s going to be hard with all of the music rights to sort out, and also because (so I’ve heard) Dave Thomas doesn’t want any first and second season DVD’s out-apparently, he didn’t like being called ‘The Beaver’ in the original broadcast intros.
Not true. I was the one who gave myself the nickname – “The Beaver”. I am totally in favor of those first two seasons being released.