In a suitably animated appearance on May 27, Brent Leroy told CTV’s Your Morning viewers that season 2 of Corner Gas Animated is set to premiere on The Comedy Network on Canada Day. The channel’s most-watched original series of all time, Corner Gas Animated will return with two back-to-back episodes on Monday, July 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, featuring special guest star Michael J. Fox.
The new 11-episode, half-hour season sees Brent (Brent Butt), Hank (Fred Ewanuick), and Emma (Corrine Koslo) compete to make viral videos; Karen (Tara Spencer-Nairn) and Davis (Lorne Cardinal) trying to scam the town at the annual Turkey Shoot; Wanda (Nancy Robertson) going power mad during Darts Night; Oscar (Eric Peterson) launching an eyebrow-raising website for the local paper; and Lacey (Gabrielle Miller) organizing a Bachelor auction and attracting high bids for Brent.
In the season premiere, “Dream Waiver,” Brent recruits Wanda to help him figure out recurring nightmares about being attacked by Michael J. Fox. Then, in an all-new episode at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT entitled “Drone and Dumber,” Brent gets a new drone that he uses to terrorize Oscar. Meanwhile, Wanda and Emma set out to test a turkey’s intelligence.
Season 2 will also feature cartoon cameos by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Chris Hadfield, Russell Peters, Jann Arden and Epic Mealtime’s Harley Morenstein.
Leading up to the back-to-back premiere, fans can spend Canada Day catching up with all the happenings in Dog River with a full season 1 marathon, starting at 8 a.m. ET and repeating at 1:30 p.m. ET.
The first season of Corner Gas Animated became a ratings hit after debuting in Spring 2018 with the most-watched series premiere in Comedy Network’s history and concluding the season as the most-watched series of the broadcast year on Comedy among total viewers and all key demos (A18-34, A18-49, and A25-54). The series won the 2019 Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing, Animation for the episode “Squatch Your Language,” written by series creator and star Brent Butt.
Corner Gas Animated is an inter-provincial co-production of Prairie Pantoons (BC), comprised of Brent Butt and David Storey from 335 Productions; and Moving Mountoons (ON), comprised of Virginia Thompson and Robert de Lint from Vérité Films, in association with Bell Media, Canada Media Fund, Bell Fund, Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects Tax Credit, Film Incentive BC Tax Credit, Digital Animation, Visual Effects and Post Production Tax Credit, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Animation is produced by Prairie Pantoons, Moving Mountoons and Smiley Guy Studios.
Sarah Fowlie is Director, Original Programming, Comedy, Bell Media. Production Executive for Bell Media is Chris Kelley. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
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