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The Blechers are back for the final season of award-winning Canadian comedy Less Than Kind on June 2 on HBO Canada

The Blechers are back for the final season of award-winning Canadian comedy 
Less Than Kind on June 2 on HBO Canada 
--  Free sampling of Season 3 finale and Season 4 premiere begins 
    Sunday, May 19 across all platforms 
TORONTO, May 9, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Corus 
Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral's The Movie Network 
(Eastern Canada), heads back to Winnipeg for a bittersweet summer of turmoil 
and goodbyes in this fourth and final season of the award-winning, half-hour 
original comedy series, Less Than Kind. Opening with two back-to-back episodes 
on Sunday, June 2 at 8 p.m. ET/MT, nothing is certain but change for the 
quirky Blechers in this season of milestones and mishaps. Following its debut, 
new episodes premiere in their regular time slot, Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET/MT 
on HBO Canada. 
"We are so happyto bring the Blechers back for the fourth and 
concludingchapterof Less Than Kind," said executive producer, writer and 
showrunner Mark McKinney. "The series has been blessed by an amazing cast that 
only grew stronger and funnier each season. This season's storyline brings 
their characters' journeys to a very satisfying finish. And we are thrilled to 
be bringing it to HBO Canada where so many great original Canadian shows have 
thrived." 
On the heels of recognition at the WGC Awards, Canadian Screen Awards, and 
Canadian Comedy Awards, including top honours as Best Comedy at the inaugural 
Canadian Screen Awards, season 4 of Less Than Kind draws to a close during a 
period of transition for the Blechers. Anne's (Wendel Meldrum, in her Canadian 
Screen Award winning role) anxiety is rising at the looming loss of Sheldon 
(Jesse Camacho) to a gap-year adventure and to the advances of employee Jim 
Sheridan (Nicholas Campbell). Newly engaged Josh (Benjamin Arthur) pursues a 
career at Manitoba Labels in order to move out, move up and start his own 
family with the increasingly demanding Shandra (Lisa Anne Durupt). Aunt Clara 
(Nancy Sorel) finds herself facing the harsh prospect of unwelcome 
spinsterhood. As for the loveable trio of youngsters - Sheldon, Miriam (Brooke 
Palsson) and Danny (Tyler Johnston) - their relationships will be strained to 
the breaking point by a series of tumultuous events. Life will never be the 
same again for the Blechers. And that might not be bad. 
Season 4 of the series features a distinctly Canadian soundtrack with music 
from the legendary Bruce Cockburn, Jon Bryant, Gloryhound and Imaginary 
Cities, among others. 
Sneak Preview Available On All Platforms 
The Movie Network and Movie Central are offering subscribers and 
non-subscribers a chance to sample the finale episode of Less Than Kind season 
3, as well as the first episode from season 4. Beginning Sunday, May 19, 
Canadians can watch free-of-charge on www.hbocanada.com, via the free On 
Demand and Online services of participating television providers as well as on 
TMN GO in Eastern Canada. 
InEastern Canada, the series will be available in High Definition, on 
demand, on TMN GO, and on HBO Canada OnLine. 
In Western Canada, the series will be available in High Definition on HBO 
Canada HD; on demand, via mobile and online with participating service 
providers. 
Please contact Ellery Ulster (eulster@astral.com) or Owen McCorquodale 
(owen.mccorquodale@corusent.com) with interview requests. 
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
Twitter  
@TheMovieNetwork   @TMN_Publicity
@MovieCentral         @CorusPR
@LessThanKind 
@Mark_DMcKinney - Mark McKinney
@marvinkaye - Marvin Kaye
@thatgreendude - Chris Sheasgreen
@Jesse115115 - Jesse Camacho
@LisaDurupt - Lisa Anne Durupt
@tylerjbjohnston - Tyler Johnston
@BenjaminAyres - Benjamin Ayers 
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https://www.facebook.com/moviecentral https://www.facebook.com/lessthankind 
Less Than Kind is produced by Breakthrough Entertainment and Buffalo Gal 
Pictures, in association with Astral's The Movie Network and Corus 
Entertainment's Movie Central, and is helmed by executive producer, writer and 
showrunner Mark McKinney, executive producers Peter Williamson and Ira Levy 
for Breakthrough Entertainment and Phyllis Laing for Buffalo Gal Pictures. The 
series is also written and executive produced by former Winnipegger Marvin 
Kaye and Vancouver born Chris Sheasgreen, who created the series based on 
Kaye's semi-autobiographical one-act play, They Have Mayonnaise in Montreal . 
Paula J. Smith is producer. The fourth season of the series was written by 
Mark McKinney, Garry Campbell, Marvin Kaye and Chris Sheasgreen, Karen Hill 
and Jenn Engels. 
Less Than Kind is a Breakthrough Entertainment/Buffalo Gal Pictures 
production, and produced with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, 
Manitoba Film & Music, The Canadian Film and Video Tax Credit, The Government 
of Manitoba - Manitoba Film & Video Productions Tax Credit, and the Government 
of Ontario - The Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit. Distribution by 
Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. 
About Breakthrough Entertainment

Headquartered in Toronto, Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. (BEI) is a world 
class studio and leading global producer and distributor of acclaimed 
primetime comedy and drama series, as well as factual entertainment, 
documentaries, television movies, feature films, family entertainment and 
children's animation. As one of Canada's largest television production and 
distribution companies, BEI has licensed programs to major broadcasters in 
over 200 territories. With a catalogue of over 3000 half-hours of programming, 
the company handles distribution as well as worldwide pre-sales, 
co-productions and third-party acquisitions. In addition to its dedicated 
program development, production and distribution divisions, Breakthrough's 
digital media division ranks among one of the industry's most respected 
producers of high quality digital entertainment, including ebooks, webisodes 
and online and mobile games. (BreakthroughEntertainment.com). 
About Buffalo Gal Pictures Inc.: 
Buffalo Gal Pictures is an award-winning independent production company based 
in Winnipeg, Canada. President Phyllis Laing and producer Liz Jarvis have 
developed and produced many challenging and diverse projects including 
Amreeka, which premiered at Sundance, 2009, My Winnipeg and Stone Angel, which 
both had premieres at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. Buffalo 
Gal Pictures has also produced over 52 hours of television programming 
including Less Than Kind and Cashing In. In addition, they have also produced 
seven award-winning documentaries.
By creating collaborative relationships with creative talent and building 
successful co-production partnerships, Buffalo Gal Pictures has become one of 
the top independent production companies in Canada. 
HBO Canada is a multiplex channel offered by Astral's The Movie Network 
(Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada). HBO 
Canada brings Canadians the current slate of signature dramatic programs for 
which HBO is known, together with new and never-before-seen programming 
including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes 
content and titles from HBO's extensive library - all in an uncut and 
commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO 
Canada HD and programming is accessible on demand and online where available 
by service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. 
The Movie Network is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc. (TSX : 
ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's largest media companies. It operates several 
of the country's most popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home 
advertising and interactive media properties. Astral plays a central role in 
community life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant 
programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and advertisers. To 
learn more about Astral, visit astral.com. 
Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based 
media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty 
television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television 
broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and animation 
software. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com. 
For access to The Movie Network's media room or Movie Central's press site, 
please visit http://press.astral.com or http://mediacentre.corusent.com. 
Media contacts: 
The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) Ellery Ulster (416) 956-8638 
eulster@astral.com 
Movie Central (Western Canada) Owen McCorquodale (416) 479-6068 
Owen.McCorquodale@corusent.com 
SOURCE: THE MOVIE NETWORK 
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