Writers Ken Finkleman
|Nominations Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series|
Cast Ken Finkleman, Jeremy Hotz, Karen Hines, Mark Farrell, Robert Cait
Similar The Newsroom, Foolish Heart, Foreign Objects, Good Dog, This Hour Has 22 Minutes
Married Life was the first of a string of short run series Ken Finkleman made by Atlantis Films and commissioned for Comedy Central in the US. The show's four episodes and the two-hour TV movie later seen in Canada were edited by Allan Novak, who went on to edit 5 subsequent Finkleman series produced for CBC in the 1990s and 2000s.
The 1995 series features Finkleman as George Britton, an earlier incarnation of the George Findlay character he would go on to play in The Newsroom, More Tears, Foolish Heart, Foreign Objects, Good Dog, and Good God. Newsroom fans will spot regular players Mark Farrell and Jeremy Hotz in similar roles, as well as Karen Hines in a very different role as Ivy, a young bride-to-be and the focus of the series. The series is a spoof of a reality-style series following a couple from engagement through marriage. The series was nominated for five Geminis and editor Allan Novak was nominated for a CableAce award
The cast also included Robert Cait, Wayne Flemming, Rosemary Radcliffe, Claire Cellucci, Brad Brackenridge and Tony Ning.