Canada’s most beloved sitcom franchise is coming to America.
Amazon announced on Thursday that IMDb TV will be home to Corner Gas Animated, an animated version of Corner Gas, the highest-rated live-action comedy franchise in Canadian history.
IMDb TV, which is Amazon’s ad-supported streaming service, will roll out the first two seasons of Corner Gas Animated in their entirety on Oct. 15, totaling 24 episodes.
Going forward, IMDb TV will be the exclusive home for all things Corner Gas. That includes the flagship six-season sitcom, the animated series, and the 90-minute feature film appropriately titled Corner Gas: The Movie.
In a press release, IMDb TV Vice President Mark Eamer said, “Corner Gas is already known and loved by many across North America and we couldn’t be happier for Corner Gas Animated to join our family of IMDb Originals, bringing even more ways for viewers to be entertained.”
Though unfamiliar to many Americans, the comedy franchise is ubiquitous in Canadian pop culture. For the uninitiated, the press release provides an apt summary: “The Corner Gas franchise centers around the colorful characters of Dog River—a fictional rural town forty miles from nowhere and way beyond normal.”
Standup comedian Brent Butt created, executive produces, and stars in the series and subsequent Corner Gas projects. Of the deal, Butt says, “Sharing the Corner Gas franchise with our U.S. fan base is a dream come true.”
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