April Mullen will be starring in “The Good God”
Ken Finkleman’s latest TV series spoofs Sun News Network
Writer-actor-producer Ken Finkleman is returning to the small screen, and this time he’s taking on the upstart Sun News Network (we assume).
Corus Entertainment announced Tuesday that it will premiere the new 10-part Finkleman series Good God on Movie Central and The Movie Network starting April 9. The half-hour comedy stars Samantha Bee, Lolita Davidovich and Finkleman, who once again plays curmudgeonly news producer George Findlay (from the CBC series The Newsroom, More Tears, Foolish Heart and Foreign Objects and the Movie Network series Good Dog).
This time, Findlay is tasked with running Right News, an upstart Canadian right-wing news network that shares more than a few similarities to the Sun TV empire, judging from the brief footage available online. “The struggle for truth through the celebration of ignorance continues,” Finkleman said of the new series in a statement.
The Daily Show‘s Bee plays a devoutly Christian morning show host on the network, while Davidovich plays the socialite daughter of a conservative media baron (no word on who plays the Ezra Levant stand-in, though).
“Ken Finkleman is back, and he’s got a lot to say, whether you like it or not,” said Aubie Greenberg, director of original programming of movie services for Astral Television Networks. “Working with a Canadian legend like Ken and helping bring his ideas and vision to life is a thrill, and we can’t wait to see how audiences react to his often audacious point of view.”
“It is great to see Ken lead this supremely talented ensemble cast, which includes Samantha Bee and Lolita Davidovich,” added Jocelyn Hamilton, vice-president of original programming for Corus Entertainment. “Thanks to Ken, they have cutting and darkly humourous material to sink their teeth into.”