Almost Heroes (TV series)

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Almost Heroes
Almost Heroes TV Series Promotional Poster.jpg
GenreSitcom
Created byRyan Belleville
Jason Belleville
StarringPaul Campbell
Ryan Belleville
Lauren Ash
Dave Hemstad
Athena Karkanis
Colin Mochrie
Meghan Heffern
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Production
Production location(s)Canada
Camera setupSingle-camera [1]
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Entertainment One
Release
Original networkShowcase
Original releaseJune 2 (2011-06-02) –
July 21, 2011 (2011-07-21)
External links
Website

Almost Heroes was a Canadian comedy television series that premiered on June 2, 2011 on Showcase,[2] and ran for one season (eight episodes) before being discontinued by Showcase at the beginning of the 2011 fall season.[3] The series is centered on the lives of two brothers, Pete and Terry, played by Ryan Belleville and Paul Campbell, running their late father's comic book store, "The Silver Salmon".[4][5] The series was created by brothers Jason Belleville and Ryan Belleville.[1] The series also stars well-known Canadian comedian Colin Mochrie.[1][4] Canadian comedian Fraser Young is one of the writers and story editors for the show.[6][7]

Plot[edit]

After the death of their father, brothers Terry and Peter inherit his suburban comic book store. The older brother Terry, returning from dropping out of business school at Harvard, decides to stay and help manage the comic book store after learning that the store is deep in debt.[5]

Cast and Characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Paul Campbell as Terry, a business student at Harvard who returns to his hometown to save his father's store
  • Ryan Belleville as Pete, Terry's dimwitted but well-meaning younger brother
  • Dave Hemstad as Dan, an owner of a neighboring sports store who bullies the brothers
  • Lauren Ash as Bernie, a childhood friend of the brothers with a crush on Terry
  • Meghan Heffern as Candi, Bernie's boss
  • Athena Karkanis as Rayna, employee of the landlord
  • Colin Mochrie as Boyd, a security guard at the strip mall

Recurring cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Terry and Peter vs. Episode One"June 2, 2011 (2011-06-02)
Terry and Peter try to save their late father's comic book store.
2"Terry and Peter vs. Wendell"June 9, 2011 (2011-06-09)
Peter buys an expensive comic book to sell to a collector, but Terry accidentally gives it away and are threatened by both a severe beating and the risk of losing their store.
3"Terry and Peter vs. Girls"June 16, 2011 (2011-06-16)
Terry feels like he is striking out with the ladies while helping Peter through a date.
4"Terry and Peter vs. a Living Wage"June 23, 2011 (2011-06-23)
Peter goes on strike and Terry must try to run the comic book store on his own.
5"Terry and Peter vs. Their Hero"June 30, 2011 (2011-06-30)
Terry invites a childhood hero of Peter's to do a signing, but he turns out to be a raging alcoholic.
6"Terry and Peter vs. the Law"July 7, 2011 (2011-07-07)
The publicity that Sassitude gets from a fake break-in inspires the brothers to fake a break-in of their own.
7"Terry and Peter vs. Cupid"July 14, 2011 (2011-07-14)
Bernie starts dating the new delivery guy, and the brothers decide to meddle in her affairs.
8"Terry and Peter vs. Season Finale"July 21, 2011 (2011-07-21)
Terry gets a job offer in Hong Kong and must decide whether to go or stay and fight alongside his brother against a nerdy bully.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Volmers, Eric (31 May 2011). "Calgary comic on fire in new role on Showcase series". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  2. ^ Skinner, Justin (June 2, 2011). "Brothers bringing comedy to small screen". Toronto.com. East York Mirror. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  3. ^ Vlessing, Etan (September 16, 2011). "Showcase cancels Almost Heroes, brings back King and Lost Girl". Playback. Brunico Communications Ltd. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b Volmers, Eric (1 June 2011). "Almost Heroes a labour of brotherly love". canada.com. Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  5. ^ a b Szklarski, Cassandra (31 May 2011). "Comedy brothers go from stand-up to sitcom with Showcase series, 'Almost Heroes'". Canadian Press. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  6. ^ Young, Fraser. "Bio". Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  7. ^ Chittenden, Brent (6 June 2011). "Canadian Comedy Spotlight: Fraser Young". Bite. Archived from the original on 2011-06-11. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  8. ^ a b ""Almost Heroes" Terry and Peter vs. Girls". IMDB. Retrieved 15 February 2014.

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