Dan for Mayor
|Dan for Mayor|
|Created by||Mark Farrell
Suzanne Coy (season 1)
Agam Darshi (season 1)
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||26 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Mark Farrell
|Location(s)||Kitchener, Ontario, Waterloo, Ontario|
|Running time||30 minutes|
The Comedy Network
|Original release||March 1, 2010 – August 28, 2011|
Dan for Mayor is a Canadian television sitcom starring Fred Ewanuick that debuted on March 1, 2010 on CTV and The Comedy Network. It premiered the same night as Hiccups, a show created by Corner Gas star Brent Butt that also features fellow Corner Gas alumna Nancy Robertson. On June 7, 2010, both Dan for Mayor and Hiccups were renewed for a second season. The second season premiered on June 5, 2011. Neither show has been renewed for a third season.
The series stars Ewanuick as Dan Phillips, a slacker in his early 30s, who finds himself running for mayor of Wessex, a fictional city in Ontario, in the 2010 municipal elections, after a chance comment to his ex-girlfriend. When his opponent, incumbent mayor Bud, is hit by a bus and killed, Dan becomes the only mayoral candidate whereupon he reopens the candidacy for a fair race. In the show's second season, Dan takes office as the city's new mayor, finding himself woefully unprepared for the job.
The cast also includes Mary Ashton, Paul Bates, Benjamin Ayres, Laurie Murdoch, and David Ferry. Suzanne Coy and Agam Darshi and Lara Jean Chorostecki are also a part of the cast during the first season.
The series' location shooting takes place in Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario and Hamilton, Ontario; recognizable locations include Kitchener City Hall (as Wessex City Hall) and the Huether Hotel (as Fern's Grill, Dan's workplace).
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||13||March 1, 2010||June 28, 2010|
|2||13||June 5, 2011||August 28, 2011|
Awards and nominations
|2010||Gemini Awards||Best Comedy Program or Series||Dan for Mayor||Nominated|
|2011||Canadian Comedy Awards||Best Performance By an Ensemble - Television||Fred Ewanuick, Mary Ashton, Paul Bates, Benjamin Ayres, David Ferry - Dan for Mayor, Episode 110 ("Revenge is Swifty")||Nominated|
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