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New Homegrown Comedy Series, Young Drunk Punk, Kicks Off Production in Cowtown;

Bruce McCulloch added to cast in addition to his role as creator, writer, and executive producer
Tim Carlson (Gracepoint) and Atticus Mitchell (Fargo) join as series leads Ian and Shinky
– Principal photography on the 13-episode, half-hour scripted comedy series begins today in Calgary –
CALGARY (September 25, 2014) New, half-hour Canadian comedy series puts Calgary centre stage, as production on Young Drunk Punk begins today, starring creator, writer, and executive producer Bruce McCulloch (Kids in the Hall). Young Drunk Punk takes viewers on a heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age journey of two teenage boys living in raucous Calgary during the ‘80s. The show is slated to premiere early 2015 on City, with full broadcast details to be announced at a later date. 

Inspired by McCulloch’s life, and told through his unique point-of-view,
Young Drunk Punk focuses on two young men  Ian and Shinky – who have recently graduated from high school and don’t quite feel that they belong. The series follows them as they embark on a hilarious and rebellious search to find out who they are, somewhere in the lost years between high school and “what’s next.”
Young Drunk Punk stars Tim Carlson (Gracepoint) as Ian McKay, Atticus Mitchell (Fargo) as Archibald Shinky, McCulloch (The Kids in the Hall) as Ian’s father Lloyd, Tracy Ryan (Nancy Drew) as Ian’s mother Helen, and Allie MacDonald (Lost Girl) as Ian’s sister Belinda.
We are excited to have Bruce McCulloch in front and behind the camera in this original, yet relatable comedy series that is sure to resonate with viewers from coast-to-coast” said Nataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming, Rogers.
The seriesis produced by Accent Entertainment and SEVEN24 Films.  McCulloch serves as executive producer, alongside Susan Cavan from Accent Entertainment, and Jordy Randall and Tom Cox from SEVEN24 films. Paula Smith is the supervising producer.From Rogers Media, Carol Commisso is the Production Executive, Nataline Rodrigues is Director of Original Programming, and Hayden Mindell is Vice President of Television Programming & Content.
About Accent Entertainment 
Accent Entertainment is one of Canada's leading independent producers of original film and television programming whose most recent credits include Sarah Polley's Take this Waltz starring Seth Rogen, Michelle Williams, Luke Kirby and Sarah Silverman and the CBC hit limited series Death Comes To Town written by and starring The Kids In the Hall.
 
About SEVEN24 Films
With a reputation for delivering world-class content, SEVEN24 Films is one of Canada’s leading production companies. SEVEN24 has the unique distinction of producing Heartland, the longest-running one-hour drama in the history of Canadian television. With work spanning over two decades, managing partners Tom Cox and Jordy Randall have produced primetime content garnering over one hundred industry awards and nominations. In 2014, SEVEN24 won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Dramatic Mini-Series for Borealis and was concurrently nominated for Best Comedy Program for co-producing Gavin Crawford’s Wild West. In recent years, SEVEN24 also won Gemini Awards for Best Television Movie for Mayerthorpe and Best Dramatic Mini-Series for Burn Up. Notable feature film credits include co-producing Brokeback Mountain and the Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. SEVEN24 is currently shooting the eighth season of CBC’s popular family drama Heartland, and continues to focus on producing quality content with universal appeal.
 
About City 
City™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal and Saskatchewan offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming.  A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, City engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats, such as Breakfast Television and Cityline, as well as local Canadian and acquired prime-time entertainment programming.  City is part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI), which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on City stations and programming, visit Citytv.com.
 
Media Contacts:
Gordon Imlach, Unit Publicist, gordonimlach@me.com, 403.370.8195
Stephanie Leslie, City, Stephanie.Leslie@rci.rogers.com416.764.3191 

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