Canadian network City has canceled the Sunnyside TV series after its first season. Co-creator and co-showrunner Gary Pearson has confirmed the news. Last night, he announced there would not be a second season of Sunnyside, via Facebook.
A sketch variety show, the cast of Sunnyside includes: Pat Thornton, Patrice Goodman, Alice Moran, Kevin Vidal, Kathleen Phillips and Rob Norman. Norm MacDonald appears in voice form. Pearson’s counterpart is Dan Redican.
This is how City describes Sunnyside:
Welcome to Sunnyside, the not-so-typical neighbourhood where anything can happen, and almost always does.
From hipsters and yoga moms to meth addicts and romantic crooks, Sunnyside is a quirky neighbourhood in transition, where residents aren’t always what they seem and surprises lurk around every slightly dingy corner. Book clubs and coffee shops are just steps away from speakeasies and an underground baby-fighting ring. Plus, this odd little world has just a touch of magic in it, including an occult store that can alter reality, a superhero shopping cart that comes to the rescue, and a mysterious manhole that can answer residents’ burning questions.
Life might have a dark side, but we never lose sight of the Sunnyside.
Sunnyside is a sketch-comedy series created by award winners Gary Pearson and Dan Redican and stars top Canadian comedic talent, including Kathleen Phillips and Pat Thornton.
Here is Pearson’s Facebook announcement confirming Sunnyside is cancelled.
Here is more from the Canadian focused television website, TV, eh?.
“We are extremely proud of Sunnyside and the 13 episodes of this fiercely original comedy that we were able to bring to our viewers,” a statement sent to TV, eh? on Wednesday read. “It was a privilege to work with the immense talent—both off and on screen —involved in this unique Canadian production. It was a difficult decision, but, despite critical acclaim, the series was unable to connect with the audience it needed to continue. We thank Canadians for their support of Sunnyside and look forward to bringing them more original content in the future.”
[The cast and crew] captured a Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble) during Sunday night’s gala. […] D. Gregor Hagey, won a CSA for Best Photography in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series and three other nominations.
Filmed in Winnipeg, the series followed the odd folks and characters who called the neighbourhood of Sunnyside home.
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