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The Kids in the Hall reunite for a murder-mystery miniseries

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 19th 2009 1:02PM
The Kids in the HallJust imagine how much fun Harper's Island could have been if it had been written by and starred The Kids in the Hall. If you live in Canada, you don't have to imagine it, because the Kids are creating just that.

Death Comes to Town is to be an eight-part comedy where the Kids (Scott Thompson, Dave Foley, Mark McKinney, Bruce McCulloch and Kevin McDonald) will each play multiple roles, possibly including some of the characters made famous on The Kids in the Hall sketch comedy show. I'm hoping the murderer kills people by crushing their heads.

Coming in January 2010 to CBC, there's no word on a stateside home for the series, but I imagine someone will pick it up at some point. There was a time when The Kids in the Hall was the smartest sketch comedy on television; it certainly bettered SNL through the mid-'90s. They managed to do so much with just the five actors, most of them playing either gender as needed. Bizarre and subversive, juvenile and brilliant, I can't wait to see how the Kids in the Hall interpret a long-form saga.

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I hope and pray that there is a network that is smart enough to realize how good this could turn out to be. When KITH were at their peak they were absolutely brilliant. Some of the best sketch-comedy that I've ever seen...

August 19 2009 at 4:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tim Wilkins

Sounds good. Too bad I don't live in Canada. lol Damn it!

August 19 2009 at 1:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think I will move o Canada for this.

What a GREAT vehicle for a reunion.

August 19 2009 at 1:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Pingles's comment

Er...not O Canada...I meant "to Canada"

August 19 2009 at 1:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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