Twitch City (CBC, 1998 and 2000)
TWitch City was a Canadian sitcom that also aired on Bravo in the U.S., as well as in Australia. In fact, Australian TV critics loved it
so much they labeled Twitch City the best television show ever made. With its native Canadians, the show was never a huge ratings success, but it does have a cult following. Twitch City ran for six episodes in 1998 from January
to March. It got a second season in 2000, broadcast from March to April. In total, there were 13 episodes produced of Twitch City.
Twitch City was set in the Kensington Market area of Toronto. Curtis (Don McKellar) was a TV addict who refused to leave his apartment. His friends and roommates Nathan (Daniel MacIvor) and Hope (Molly Parker) are along for the ride. Twitch City started its run with a bang: In the first episode, Curtis kills a homeless man with a can of cat food. Kids in the Hall cast members Bruce McCulloch and Mark McKinney play Rex Reilly, the host of Curtis’ favorite talk show. (McCulloch played Reilly in the first season; McKinney in the second. The change of appearance was explained by an “on-air cranium transplant.”)
Twitch City is available for purchase on DVD.