Canada's number one hit comedy series wrapped September 20th
The set is Wrapped Now That Production is Finished
Production on the final 19 new episodes of Corner Gas, to be broadcast in 2008-2009 on CTV and The Comedy Network, ended September 20th in Rouleau, Saskatchewan. The series finale will air sometime in Spring, 2009.
"It's a very difficult decision, but the right decision, and one I felt I had to make," said Brent Butt, who is also a writer, director and executive producer of the series. "When I told CTV about my decision, they made it clear that they were keen to do more seasons. They didn't want it to end yet. But for the good of the show, I wanted to exit gracefully, on top of our game, when we're at our prime -- because that's how I want viewers to remember Corner Gas: at its very best."
"This is not goodbye, it's see you later," said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. "Brent and his team have accomplished something that has never been achieved before. They said it couldn't be done, but Corner Gas did it anyway. The series has paved the way for other Canadian productions by proving that if you make great TV, Canadians will watch."
Butt will continue to develop projects for CTV and The Comedy Network as production wraps on the finale season of Corner Gas.