The show, which ran for six seasons, was the top-rated sitcom in Canada with a record-breaking three million people watching the series finale in 2009.
The film already has funding from Canadian broadcaster Bell Media and film financier Telefilm Canada but is looking for an extra $100,000 from crowd sourcing to fund the spin-off.
Eric Peterson, Janet Wright, Gabrielle Miller, Fred Ewanuick, Lorne Cardinal, Tara Spencer-Nairn and Nancy Robertson are all set to return as their characters.
Writer and star of the show Brent Butt said of the 90-minute project: "I'm excited. The entire gang is back."
Picking up five years after the TV finale, residents of Dog River will discover their town has been mismanaged and they all have to move away.
Deciding to make one last rally to save Dog River, they discover a plan by a corporate chain
This Canadian half-hour comedy, which was shot in Vancouver, tells the story of Millie Upton (Nancy Robertson), a successful writer for children books. She's also emotionally unpredictable. This is why her editor, Joyce Haddison (Laura Soltis), believes that Millie needs some help. This is why Millie sees Stan Dirko (Brent Butt), a self-proclaimed life coach. However, Millie doesn't know that she's Stan's first client.
The show also stars David Ingram, Emily Perkins and Paula Rivera.
In Hiccups, Nancy Robertson (Wanda from Corner Gas) plays Millie Upton a popular children's author who just happens to have anger issues and several other emotional "hiccups." On a whim, Millie impulsively enlists the aid of a life coach Stan Dirko (Brent Butt). Unfortunately, Stan isn't a particularly good life coach. In fact, Millie is his first client ever. So, essentially we have a woman with no idea how to behave, being guided by someone who has no idea what he's doing. It's the lost leading the lost, with the best of intentions, high expectations, and very little success.
The regular members of the cast also includes Laura Soltis (The Guard) as Joyce, David Ingram (Smallville) as Taylor Rymes,
Millie Upton (Nancy Robertson), is a famous writer of children books. She has a tendency to burst into anger, which she refers as "hiccups". Despite that, Joyce Haddison, her editor, gives Millie a second chance by following the suggestion of Taylor Rymes (David Ingram), Millie's agent. Thefore, Millie sees Stan Dirko (Brent Butt), a life-coach. However, Millie is Stan's first client ever...
The show also stars Paula Rivera, as Stan's wife (Anna), and Emily Perkins, as the grouchy secretary of Joyce.
In Hiccups, Nancy Robertson (Wanda from Corner Gas) plays Millie Upton a popular children's author who just happens to have anger issues and several other emotional "hiccups." On a whim, Millie impulsively enlists the aid of a life coach Stan Dirko (Brent Butt). Unfortunately, Stan isn't a particularly good life coach. In fact, Millie is his first client ever. So, essentially we have a woman with no idea how to behave, being guided by someone who has no idea what he's doing.
Corner Gas alum Nancy Robertson (photo) cast in lead role.Brent Butt returns to helm his latest project as creator, writer, show runner, executive producer and co-star.Production now underway in Vancouver, BC.
Vancouver, BC (October 19, 2009) – CTV, in association with The Comedy Network and Sparrow Media, announced today that principal photography is underway on the original comedy series, Hiccups, in Vancouver, BC. From the star and mastermind behind CTV’s hit comedy Corner Gas, Brent Butt returns to helm his latest project as creator, writer, executive producer and co-star. The 13-part, half-hour series stars the hilarious Nancy Robertson (Corner Gas) as the lead character and will continue production through November. Hiccups is the second CTV/The Comedy Network comedy series to begin production this month, the first being Dan For Mayor, starring Fred Ewanuick (Corner Gas, Robson Arms).
In Hiccups, Robertson plays the role of Millie Upton,
The first, Hiccups is creative, executive produced and written by Corner Gas creator Brent Butt. Gas alumnus Nancy Robertson stars as a children’s author with anger issues. Butt will co-star as her life coach.
Fred Ewanuick, another Gas vet, is a 30-something bartender who runs for the mayor of his hometown in Dan for Mayor, coming from writers and producers Mark Farrell, Paul Mather and Kevin White.
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