Kids in the Hall's 'Death Comes to Town' to air on IFC, proving America does love comedy

kids-in-the-hallImage Credit: IFCGood news, fellow comedy nerds: Death Comes to Town, the eight-part “gothic comic murder mystery” the Kids in the Hall shot for the CBC last year, will air in the U.S. this summer on IFC, premiering August 20. The Kids — Mark McKinney, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Dave Foley and Scott Thompson — play nearly all of the 20 characters in the series about Death (McKinney) stepping off a Greyhound bus in Shuckton, Canada.

When we chatted with McCulloch, who served as executive producer, last fall, he admitted that Foley still made the prettiest woman, and this photo confirms it. Presumably, Dave’s shown as the murdered mayor’s alcoholic wife, who, in McCulloch’s words, “shakes the martini shaker like she hates it.” Bruce, meanwhile, is clearly in character as Ricky, a 600-lb. shamed ex-hockey star who has been in his house since he lost the big game and has one friend, a woman (McDonald) who’s the local pizza delivery person and has Alzheimer’s. Thompson is the town coroner, Dusty Diamond. Watch a trailer after the jump.

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  • Bobby’s Robot

    Awesome news!

  • Celimene

    Must. See. This. Must!

  • chicken lover

    wheres the chicken lady…omg I must have her!!!

    • Zingaman

      Chicken Lady makes a Cameo!

  • Samantha

    I always thought Bruce made for the cutest women. I loved Kathy with a K.

    • Samantha

      And Tammy! Ain’t gonna spread for no roses!

    • Celimene

      But as Kathy says, “the cute, as a species, do not age well” – although she did manage to land Mississippi Gary.

  • justjack

    YAY!!!! Love me some KITH. Genius. Definitely going to see this.

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  • nicole

    Of course the real fans have already watched it by downloading it.

  • Danneel

    This actually surprises me since US television basically hates anything Canadian. When FLashpoint was on CBS, it wasn’t allowed to make any Canadian references despite the fact is was set in Toronto. Same with Degrassi to a smaller degree. US networks usually try to take credit for Canadian shows by calling them “originals” SoapNet and ABC are the worst for it (Being Erica, MVP, Sophie…)

  • Scott

    This already aired here in Canada, back in January…Kids fans, you won’t be disappointed…

  • Malice

    Love the Kids, let’s have it, then!

  • Tom K

    It reminds me of ‘League of Gentleman’ from the UK — I wonder if it had a small influence on the ‘Kids’.

  • doctec

    I hope this is the first of a series of long-form KITH miniseries … we’ll never see them do sketch comedy on TV again, and they may have bitten off more than they can chew with the Brain Candy movie, but they’re firing on all cylinders with DCTT.

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