Package Deal, the filmed in Burnaby sitcom from Executive Producer Andrew Orenstein (Malcolm in the Middle) premiers tonight and is definitely worth checking out.
Package Deal was filmed in front a live studio audience in Burnaby throughout late 2012 and concluded in January 2013 and is one of many great productions by Thunderbird Films. The hilarious story follows Danny (Randal Edwards) and his two brothers Sheldon (Harland Williams) and Ryan (Jay Malone) as they navigate the waters of Danny’s new relationship with Jill (Julia Voth). Like many of the shows produced by Thunderbird Films, Package Deal features a cast made up entirely of Canadian talent which includes special guest stars Eugene Levy and Pamela Anderson.
I had the privilege of being part of the live studio audience on a couple of occasions and I was blown away by the quality of people working on this show. Everything from the organization of the audience (thanks Alyssa!) and audience entertainment by Dave and J-Diz, to the actual production crew and actors was top notch. It was particularly interesting to see how naturally talented Harland Williams truly is, both on and off the camera. Much of the funny one liners you will hear on the show were actually improved on the spot by the cast themselves.
Package Deal airs Mondays on CityTV at 8:30PM following How I Met Your Mother. Tonight’s episode titled “Dinner” was aired as a “Sneak Preview” of the series earlier this year.
Check out the official CityTV Package Deal Website for some great videos and photos to get you ready for tonight’s premier.