Forty kilometres from nowhere and way beyond normal is Corner Gas, an ensemble comedy series about a bunch of nobodies who get up to a whole lot of nothing in the fictional prairie town of Dog River. Starring Saskatchewan native and Gemini winner Brent Butt, Corner Gas is a roadside service station and is also the first original narrative comedy series in Canada. The series ran for six seasons from 2004 to 2009.
Corner Gas goes animated
With Corner Gas Animated, Brent and the team have way more leeway in the stories they can tell. "If one of our characters needs to be on the moon fighting a dragon with a wiffle bat to make the joke work, Corner Gas Animated can do it."
Dog River is a place where everyone knows everyone else's business. Populated by a group of regular folks, the town's many "distinguished" residents include Brent's parents Oscar and Emma (Eric Peterson and Janet Wright), coffee shop owner Lacey Burrows (Gabrielle Miller), his best friend Hank Yarbo (Fred Ewanuick), police officers Davis Quinton (Lorne Cardinal) and Karen Pelly (New Waterford Girl's Tara Spencer-Nairn) and retail assistant Wanda (Nancy Robertson). The series features cameo appearances by a long list of Canadian dignitaries. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, Olympic champion Cindy Klassen and Canada AM hosts Seamus O'Regan and Beverly Thomson are just some of the folks who have made appearances. Corner Gas is filmed at Regina's Canada/Saskatchewan Production Studios and on location in Rouleau, Saskatchewan.