Kids in the Hall reuniting for new series

December 11, 2008  |  10:43am
Earlier this year the Kids in the Hall, Canada's heir apparent to the Monty Python absurdist sketch-comedy throne, embarked on their first large-scale tour in six years. The tour finished up back in June, but it wasn't just good news for people lucky enough to catch the group live. It also got the Kids thinking about working together for more than just pulling their old sketches together. Or even putting out some new sketches, as it's been announced that the group is working on a comedy miniseries for CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).

Dave Foley spoke about the series after presenting a Gemini award last Friday and said that the show would be a narrative comedy telling a story in eight episodes. It's tentatively titled Death Comes to Town, described by Kevin McDonald as "a comedy version of Roots."  Despite the narrative, it will definitely still be identifiably a Kids in the Hall work, with all five members writing and playing multiple characters.

Director of programming at CBC confirmed the series is in its early stage of production, saying, "This came out of the reunion tour. We approached them and suggested a new series." She also said it is unlikely to air before 2010, but we don't care how long it takes.  More Kids in the Hall is always worth the wait. Now if only we could convince David Cross and Bob Odenkirk to tour together...

Related links:
KITH Tour '08 official MySpace
KITH Tour '08 official Facebook
KidsInTheHall.com

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