CBC Television Network

Death Comes to Town

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 2010

Broadcast Medium: Television

Fifteen years after The Kids in the Hall aired on CBC Television, the five original members of the Canadian sketch comedy team reassembled in North Bay, Ont. in 2009, to shoot a new eight-part TV series.

Death Comes to Town  premiered on CBC on January 12th 2010, and ran for eight weeks. 

The series was about a killing spree in a small town and the trial that followed. It opened with the character of Death, played by Mark McKinney, getting off a Greyhound bus.

“It’s our version of comedy… with a whodunit as the engine,” Kids co-founder Bruce McCulloch told CBC Radio’s cultural affairs program Q from North Bay.

The troupe’s five members – Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, McCulloch, McKinney and Scott Thompson – reunited at Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival in 2007 and toured across North America in 2008. “We never broke up,” McCulloch said. “We just didn’t do anything.”

The Kids in the Hall ran on CBC from 1988 to 1994, and on two U.S. networks until 1995.

 The series was not renewed for the 2010-2011 season.

Written by Pip Wedge – January, 2010