Package Deal (TV series)

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Package Deal
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Genre Sitcom
Created by Andrew Orenstein
Starring
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Andrew Orenstein
  • Tim Gamble
  • Michael Shepard
Production location(s) Burnaby, British Columbia
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Thunderbird Films
Rogers Media
Release
Original network City
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release 18 June 2013 (2013-06-18) – 21 December 2014
External links
Website
Production website

Package Deal is a Canadian television sitcom created by Andrew Orenstein about three brothers and the woman who comes between them. It debuted on City on June 18, 2013 and ran for two seasons.

Premise[edit]

Danny thinks Kim might be the one. His older brothers, who raised him after their parents died, are not so fond of her. Sheldon avoids relationships but is in favour of one-night stands. Ryan's wife divorced him and hooked up with a fellow surgeon after he put her through medical school. Kim is not happy with how intimately involved Sheldon and Ryan are in Danny's life.

Cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Eugene Levy as McKenzie, a client of Danny's whose wives keep mysteriously dying
  • Pamela Anderson as Dr. Sydney Forbes, Ryan's quirky therapist who has an intimate approach

Production[edit]

Package Deal is a four-camera comedy primarily filmed with a studio audience, which is rare for Canadian television.[1][2] The concept of the show comes from creator Andrew Orenstein's experiences with his family.[2] The first-season finale was filmed in Burnaby, British Columbia on January 25, 2013.[1]

Package Deal was renewed for a second season on January 21, 2014.[3] In March 2015, Rogers Media announced that the series would not return for a third season.[4]

Broadcast[edit]

On May 29, 2013, Citytv announced it had commissioned 13 episodes of Package Deal for the 2012-13 mid-season television season.[5] It was announced on 1 April 2013 that the show would premiere on 6 May, taking the spot in the schedule that had been occupied by Seed.[6] Later in April that was changed to 24 June.[7][8] As part of Rogers' upfront presentation on 4 June it was announced that Package Deal had been moved to the autumn and would be on Mondays at 8:30 ET.[9] The series premiere was subsequently again changed to 18 June at 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, and 8 p.m. CT and labelled a special preview.[10][11]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 18 June 2013 (2013-06-18) 7 January 2014 (2014-01-07)
2 13 12 September 2014 (2014-09-12) 22 December 2014 (2014-12-22)

Season 1 (2013–14)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"The Dinner"
"The Picnic"
Adam WeissmanAndrew Orenstein18 June 2013 (2013-06-18)
After his brothers make a terrible first impression and scare off his new girlfriend, Danny enlists their help to get her back but Kim isn't sure this relationship is worth it if it really is a 'package deal'.
22"Prank Wars"Adam WeissmanAndrew Orenstein7 October 2013 (2013-10-07)
Kim feels left out of the brothers' "prank wars". Her attempts to join in go awry, but the brothers ultimately welcome her into the fold by making her the subject of an elaborate prank.
33"I Love You???"Adam WeissmanSimon McNabb14 October 2013 (2013-10-14)
Danny and Kim's relationship is in jeopardy when he accidentally blurts out "I love you" during sex. His backtracking only makes it worse, especially once he realizes he really does love her.
44"Kim vs. Karaoke"Adam WeissmanStevie Ray Fromstein21 October 2013 (2013-10-21)
When Kim starts monopolizing Danny's time, Sheldon and Ryan try to find her a friend in order to get Danny's attention back for an upcoming karaoke tournament.
55"Bully"Jonathan A. RosenbaumJason Belleville28 October 2013 (2013-10-28)
Danny tries to make amends to a client he bullied as a child by giving him the world’s best defense – but he’s left on the hook when the client unexpectedly dies in the middle of the trial.
66"Danny Escapes to Prison"Keith SamplesAndrew Orenstein7 November 2013 (2013-11-07)
The mounting tension between Kim and his brothers leads Danny to spend his downtime with his client, McKenzie, in prison. Sheldon enlists Nikki as his model for a casket ad.
77"Sheldon Pretends to Be Danny"Keith SamplesDenise Moss14 November 2013 (2013-11-14)
Danny's birthday present for Kim is stolen when Sheldon repeatedly uses Danny's apartment (and identity) to seduce morally dubious women. Ryan stakes out a jewelry store in hopes of meeting his ex-wife's new beau.
88"Ryan's Therapist"Steve WrightElizabeth MacKenzie21 November 2013 (2013-11-21)
When Ryan's therapist moves out of town, Danny gets him a job at Kim's tea shop. But Ryan goes off the rails when he discovers the therapist is still in town – and lied just to get rid of him.
99"A Few Good Muffins"Steve WrightStevie Ray Fromstein28 November 2013 (2013-11-28)
When Kim gets into an altercation with a masseuse at a day spa, Danny represents her at trial. Ryan meets his new therapist, Dr. Sydney Forbes, and finds himself very uncomfortable with her unorthodox style.
1010"Big Brothers"Steve WrightElizabeth MacKenzie & Simon McNabb12 December 2013 (2013-12-12)
Sheldon has Kim train him to be a gentleman in hopes of winning back the girl of his dreams. Danny, nervous about accepting an upcoming award, tries out Ryan’s new therapist.
1111"It's My Party"Keith SamplesJason Belleville2 January 2014 (2014-01-02)
When Sheldon lands a party-planning gig for an important Judge, Danny steps in to make sure everything runs smoothly. Ryan's new therapist falls for him and it threatens their professional relationship.
1212"Sick Puppy"Steve WrightDenise Moss & Andrew Orenstein9 January 2014 (2014-01-09)
When Danny falls ill, Ryan and Kim compete over who can take care of him best. Meanwhile, Sheldon and Kim’s employee Nikki are left in charge of Kim’s tea shop, which they turn into a profitable coffee-and-pizza joint.
1313"Kangaroo Court"Keith SamplesDenise Moss & Andrew Orenstein16 January 2014 (2014-01-16)
When Ryan runs into Alison’s best friend, Sheldon helps him look good by saying Kim is his girlfriend. But soon, the lie spirals out of control, forcing the gang to keep up the charade over the course of an entire dinner party – the success of which could have dire consequences for a very important trial.

Season 2 (2014–15)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
141"Silverball"Jon RosenbaumRob Sheridan12 September 2014 (2014-09-12)
Danny is left by himself when he chooses to break a tradition with the boys by going to see a James Bond movie with Kim.
152"Sloppy Seconds"Jon RosenbaumDenise Moss26 September 2014 (2014-09-26)
Kim reluctantly agrees to let Dan stay at hers, whilst Sheldon stays at Danny's. Whilst Kim is out, Sheldon takes the opportunity to try and uncover any secrets Kim is hiding, leading to the discovery of something that may throw a wrench into Kim and Danny's relationship.
163"Sex, Sex, Sex"TBATBA3 October 2014 (2014-10-03)
Danny and Kim realise they have fallen into a "sex slump" and neither of them know how to fix their problems. Ryan's new girlfriend wants him to choke her during sex, something that makes him feel very uncomfortable. Sheldon dates a woman who is only happy when staying in a hotel, a habit he cannot afford. When looking for answers to their problems, the gang end up bumping into one another at a sex shop.
174"How I Met Your Brother"TBATBA10 October 2014 (2014-10-10)
Danny and Kim tells Ryan and Sheldon the story of how they first met.
185"Danny's New Job"TBATBA17 October 2014 (2014-10-17)
Danny begins a new job at a huge law firm, where no matter how hard he tries he can’t seem to get his boss to like him.
196"The Imperfect Storm"TBATBA3 November 2014 (2014-11-03)
When Ryan befriends his hero – a local celebrity weatherman who turns out to be an annoying jackass, Ryan is left looking for ways to leave his new friendship.
207"Two Half Men"TBATBA10 November 2014 (2014-11-10)
Ryan and Sheldon are shocked when they learn they are dating the same woman.
218"Downton Danny"TBATBA17 November 2014 (2014-11-17)
Ryan tries not to break the code when he fills in for an intern.
229"Everybody Loves Beth"TBATBA24 November 2014 (2014-11-24)
Kim becomes very jealous of Ryan's new girlfriend.
2310"Tea for Too Few"TBATBA27 November 2014 (2014-11-27)
When a big chain tea shop opens across the street from The Loose Leaf, Sheldon helps give Kim's business a competitive edge.
2411"Storage Lore"TBATBA27 November 2014 (2014-11-27)
Ryan is distraught after Sheldon sells off a storage locker full of White family memorabilia, including his prized stuffed trout.
2512"Breakup Part 1"TBATBA21 December 2014 (2014-12-21)
When Sheldon and Ryan learn of Danny’s intentions to propose, they hijack a bachelor party to fulfil their own agenda of changing Danny's mind. Kim learns Danny is going to propose and blows him off when he tries to propose.
2613"Breakup Part 2"TBATBA21 December 2014 (2014-12-21)
Danny and Kim have broken up and he tries to move on while she soon has a regular boyfriend. They return to each other. Final episode.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brioux, Bill (21 January 2013). "Package Deal a great deal for the live crowd". TV Feeds My Family. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b Szklarski, Cassandra (30 December 2012). "Citytv turns to homegrown U.S.-style multi-cam comedy for 2013 lineup". 680 News Canadian Press. Rogers Media. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  3. ^ Vlessing, Etan (21 January 2014). "Rogers Media Renews Sitcom 'Package Deal' for Second Season". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  4. ^ Vlessing, Etan (13 March 2015). "Meet the Family, Package Deal cancelled". Playback. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Citytv Greenlights Two New Original Comedy Series, Package Deal and Seed" (Press release). Canada Newswire. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  6. ^ Vlessing, Etan (1 April 2013). "City to debut Package Deal comedy on May 6". Playback. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  7. ^ "City's Got the Full Package Deal With New Original Comedy Series Beginning June 24 (unrevised release date)" (Press release). 1 April 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Package Deal premieres June 24 on City". TV, eh?. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  9. ^ Wild, Diane (4 June 2013). "Seed renewed; City adds Meet The Family". TV, eh?. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  10. ^ "New Tuesday: Package Deal special preview". TV, eh?. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  11. ^ "City Programming Highlights Monday, June 17 to Sunday, June 23" (Press release). Rogers Media. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.

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