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‘Less Than Kind’ Returning for Fourth and Final Season

‘Less Than Kind’ Returning for Fourth and Final Season

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The made-in-Winnipeg comedy series “Less Than Kind” is returning to the small screen for a fourth and final season.

Movie Central announced Monday from the Banff World Media Festival that principal photography would run from May 28 to July 10 in Winnipeg.

The series, a Gemini trifecta winner for best comedy, best acting, and best writing, will see veteran Canadian actor Nicholas Campbell join the cast this season.

The series also stars regulars Wendel Meldrum, Jesse Camacho, Benjamin Arthur, Nancy Sorel, Brooke Palsson, and Tyler Johnston.

“Less Than Kind” airs on HBO Canada. A network spokesperson couldn’t confirm when viewers could expect to see the new episodes.

First New Episodes of ‘Less Than Kind’ Streamed Online

First New Episodes of ‘Less Than Kind’ Streamed Online

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Season 3 of the made-in-Winnipeg television series “Less Than Kind” returns on January 15, but viewers can be treated to an early preview online.

The first two new episodes of the award-winning comedy on HBO Canada can be viewed on the show’s website.

As previously reported, the season opens with the death of Sam Blecher, portrayed by actor Maury Chaykin.

The season will open with a special “Memories of Maury” featurette, airing on the 15th at 8 p.m. ET. Following its debut, new episodes will air Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Locally Made TV Comedy Series Returning in January

Locally Made TV Comedy Series Returning in January

Less Than Kind (HBO CANADA)

Season 3 of the made-in-Winnipeg television series “Less Than Kind” is returning to the small screen in early 2012.

The award-winning comedy on HBO Canada will open its new season with the death of Sam Blecher, portrayed by actor Maury Chaykin, which leaves the family reeling as they struggle forward in a world without him.

The premiere will air Sunday, January 15 at 8 p.m. ET, and include a special “Memories of Maury” featurette celebrating the late actor’s life and his contributions to the series.

Following its debut, new episodes premiere in their regular time slot, Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET on HBO Canada.

Season 3 preview:

For son Sheldon (Jesse Camacho), the confusing currents of loss drive him away from the bedrock of his friends Miriam (Brooke Palsson) and Danny (Tyler Johnston) into the clutches of his high school wrestling team. Anne (Wendel Meldrum) struggles with her new life as a widow and the future of the imperilled family driving school. Josh (Benjamin Arthur) creates a new opportunity when he starts an acting school even as his stormy relationship with Shandra (Lisa Anne Durupt) finally implodes, and Aunt Clara (Nancy Sorel) stumbles badly when she is sucked back into the orbit of her toxic ex-husband. As the season progresses the Blechers must wade through a maelstrom of infidelity, financial ruin, and high school wrestlers, as they struggle to heal their home.

— Source: HBO Canada

‘Less Than Kind’ Picked Up for Season 3

‘Less Than Kind’ Picked Up for Season 3

By Tyler Sutherland

The made-in-Winnipeg television series “Less Than Kind” will be returning to TV screens for another season.

The 3rd season of the show was announced Monday at the Banff World Television Festival by Astral-owned The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment-owned Movie Central. The series’ originally home was on Citytv, before being picked up for season 2 to be broadcast to a larger audience on HBO Canada.

The half-hour award-winning comedy is set to start production this September under Toronto-based Breakthrough Film & Television and Winnipeg-based Buffalo Gal Pictures.

Season 3 will premiere on HBO Canada in early 2011 starring viewers’ favourites Maury Chaykin, Jesse Camacho, Wendel Meldrum, Benjamin Arthur and Nancy Sorel.

‘Less Than Kind’ to Benefit from Production Tax Credit

‘Less Than Kind’ to Benefit from Production Tax Credit

The award-winning HBO Canada television series “Less Than Kind” will reap the benefits of a new tax credit.

The Winnipeg-filmed series produced by Manitoba’s own Buffalo Gal Pictures will receive its share of a 30% film and video production tax credit announced on Friday. The credit was originally introduced in Budget 2010.

“The introduction of a Manitoba production credit is a clear signal to the film and television industry that our province is committed to maintaining its place as one of Canada’s key production centres,” said Heritage and Tourism Minister Flor Marcelino. “Our province can offer producers everything they need to make a great television show or movie: skilled people, expertise, facilities, sites and generous financial incentives.”

The series is about to start production on its third season and originally began its successful run on Citytv before being picked up by HBO Canada this season.

Production companies may choose to claim either the labour-based credit or the production-based credit on all eligible local expenditures including labour. These credits are now in place until March 2014.