Dan for Mayor

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Dan for Mayor
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Title card
Genre Sitcom
Created by Mark Farrell
Paul Mather
Kevin White
Starring Fred Ewanuick
Mary Ashton
Paul Bates
Benjamin Ayres
Laurie Murdoch
David Ferry
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
Paul Mather
Kevin White
Producer(s) Susan Murdoch
Production location(s) Kitchener, Ontario, Waterloo, Ontario
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CTV
The Comedy Network
Original release March 1, 2010 – August 28, 2011
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Dan for Mayor is a Canadian television sitcom starring Fred Ewanuick that debuted on March 1, 2010 on CTV and The Comedy Network.[1] 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.[2] Neither show was renewed for a third season.[3]


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.

Filming locations[edit]

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 Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 13 March 1, 2010 June 28, 2010
2 13 June 5, 2011 August 28, 2011

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Presenter Award Work Result
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


  1. ^ "Production underway on comedy series Dan for Mayor". Channel Canada, October 8, 2009.
  2. ^ "CTV Announces Industry-Leading 2010-2011 Canadian Television Package". StockMarketsReview.com. 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  3. ^ "CTV axes 'Hiccups,' 'Dan for Mayor,' 'So You Think You Can Dance Canada'". The Canadian Press. September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 13, 2011.

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