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Twitch City

Twitch City is a Canadian sitcom that aired from 1998 to 2000. Set in Kensington Market in Toronto, Ontario, the series is about Curtis (played by the creator of the series, Don McKellar,) a television addict who refuses to leave his apartment, and his friends, Nathan (played by Daniel MacIvor), Hope (played by Molly Parker), and Newbee (played by Callum Keith Rennie).

In the first episode, Nathan was sent to prison for killing a homeless man with a can of cat food. (The homeless man was played by Al Waxman, who had been the star of the 1970s sitcom King of Kensington\, although the producers claimed that they did not intend for the homeless man to be seen as the same character.) Throughout the series, Curtis and Hope's ongoing (and unsuccessful) attempts to find a new roommate until Nathan was released from prison provided one of the show's major plot threads.

Bruce McCulloch and Mark McKinney also starred in the series as Rex Reilly, the Jerry Springer-like host of Curtis' favourite TV talk show. (McCulloch played Reilly in the first series, and McKinney played him in the second. The show's explanation for this was only revealed near the end of the series, when Curtis read a passage from Reilly's autobiography about the host's on-air head transplant.)

The show was directed by Bruce MacDonald and produced by Shadow Shows and Accent Entertainment in association with the CBC.

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