Ladies and Gentlemen, we are in full swing. Well, ALMOST full swing. We’re swinging everything but the camera so far. I’m not being very clear. What I mean to say is, we haven’t started shooting yet, but every other element of the new runaway comedy smash sensation “HICCUPS” is in full swing. The sets are being built, the scripts are being written, the waistbands in the wardrobe pants are being let out (…mine are, anyway) and crew are working like beavers. Seriously. Some are literally chewing on trees by the studio parking lot. Not sure what that is going to accomplish, but I’m keeping my nose out of it.
We start shooting Sept.28 and are going to shoot through into December. That’s right – a winter shoot in Vancouver. I’m trying to write as many ‘rain’ jokes as possible, in the off chance there might be the odd shower. I believe the meteorologists are calling for 175% chance of rain. The mathematicians are calling that impossible, and I’m calling for them to lighten up.
As for when the show is going to air, your guess is as good as mine. No… on second thought, mine is probably better than yours. Or maybe CTV has told you something I don’t know. Initial talk is that HICCUPS won’t actually hit the airwaves until fall of 2010. Having said that, things can always change. I’m going to try to negotiate an earlier airdate with the network. When I say “negotiate” I mean “lay down on the floor and kick my feet and scream like a witch who just had water thrown on her”. It can be effective at times. Other times it can get you a boot in the ribs, so be careful about when you employ that tactic. If we find out the show is going to air sooner, I will definitely let you know. Until then, stay tuned.