City’s Got the Full Package Deal With New Original Comedy Series Beginning June 24
– Package Deal follows three dysfunctionally close brothers and the woman who comes between them –
– 13-episode, half-hour, multi-camera comedy from creator and Emmy®-nominated producer Andrew Orenstein (Malcolm in the Middle, 3rd Rock from the Sun) –
– Series guest stars comedian Eugene Levy (American Pie) and bombshell Pamela Anderson (8 Simple Rules) in three episodes each –
TORONTO (April 1, 2013) Redefining the term excess baggage, City strings together romance and rivalry when one man’s two obsessively attached older brothers get in the way of his new relationship in the original comedy series Package Deal, premiering Monday, June 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings). Starring Randal Edwards (The Killing), Harland Williams (There’s Something About Mary), Jay Malone (Monk), and Julia Voth (Bitch Slap), Package Deal is a hilarious 13-episode, multi-camera series from comedic genius, creator, and critically-acclaimed producer Andrew Orenstein (Malcolm in the Middle, 3rd Rock from the Sun). The serieswas shot in front of a live studio audience in Vancouver, and features beloved Canadian guest stars Eugene Levy (American Pie, A Mighty Wind) and Pamela Anderson (8 Simple Rules, Scary Movie 3) in recurring roles.
Package Deal tells the story of three brothers – Danny (Randal Edwards), Sheldon (Harland Williams), and Ryan (Jay Malone) – who can’t seem to get enough of each other. Danny is the smart, good looking, and successful lawyer brother; Sheldon is the stubborn, politically incorrect, and bossy salesman older brother; and Ryan is the sensitive, slightly metrosexual, and former house-husband brother. Sharing more than just a last name, they are overly involved in each other’s life…until Kim (Julia Voth), a beautiful, smart, and funny woman, begins dating Danny and finally cuts his umbilical cord from his brothers.
In the series premiere, “The Picnic,” Danny believes he’s found the perfect girl, and Kim thinks she’s found the perfect guy. But things go awry when Danny introduces Kim to his intrusive brothers, Sheldon and Ryan, and quickly realizes that the only thing they have in common is their mutual dislike for one another. As their meddling threatens to derail his relationship, Danny seeks advice and counsel from his favourite client, McKenzie (Eugene Levy) – who knows a lot about love since he’s on trial for murdering his wife. Sheldon and Ryan soon realize that Danny cares about Kim, and finally convince her that if she wants to be with Danny, she has to accept that he’s already committed to his brothers who come as part of a “package deal.”
Esteemed Canadian comic Eugene Levy kicks off his three-episode, guest-starring appearance in the series premiere as McKenzie – a repeatedly-married man whose wives keep mysteriously dying, providing a challenge for his criminal defense lawyer, Danny. Later in the season, Canadian beauty and award-winning animal rights activist Pamela Anderson also guest stars in three episodes as Ryan’s off-beat therapist Dr. Sydney Forbes, whose up-close-and-personal approach creates some unexpected results.
Package Deal was created by Emmy®-nominated producer Andrew Orenstein (Malcolm in the Middle, 3rd Rock from the Sun) and isproduced by Thunderbird Films, with Tim Gamble (Mr. Young) and Michael Shepard (Mr. Young) serving as executive producers. From Rogers Media, Carol Commisso is production executive for original programming, Claire Freeland is director of original programming, Malcolm Dunlop is executive vice-president, programming and operations, and Scott Moore is president of broadcast.
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