Coming to CBC: Men with Brooms

Men With Brooms

Can’t get enough romantic comedies about curling* in your life? Good news for you then.

First there was the movie Men With Brooms starring Paul Gross of Due South and Eastwick fame.

Now there’s the CBC TV series Men With Brooms guest starring Paul Gross of Due South and Eastwick fame.

It’s a half-hour comedy starting September 20th at 8.30pm. Trailer in a mo, press release after the jump.  

* You know, the sport

Mondays at 8:30 p.m. on CBC Television Beginning September 20

MEN WITH BROOMS is a fresh, new Monday night half-hour comedy inspired by the popular Canadian movie. A group of friends in small town Canada find lots to laugh about on and off the ice at the curling rink that brings them all together.

MEN WITH BROOMS celebrates Canadiana in a modern way and features an ensemble cast that includes: Brendan Gall as Gary, the charismatic yet hapless skip; William Vaughan as Matt, the dim-witted best friend; Joel Keller as Bill, the curling club manager, and Anand Rajaram as Pramesh, the eccentric novice curler and local donut shop owner.

Rounding out the cast is Aliyah O‟Brien as Tannis, the bartender at the curling lounge, Glenda Braganza as Rani, the wife of Pramesh and co-owner of the donut shop with him, and Siobhan Murphy as April, who works as an accountant at the local furniture factory where Gary and Matt are also employed. As local curling legend Chris Cutter, Paul Gross narrates each episode and makes guest appearances.

MEN WITH BROOMS is a Serendipity Point Films, E1 Entertainment, Frantic Films production produced in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation with the participation of the Canadian Media Fund, Manitoba Film and Music, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and The Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit Program. The series is created by Paul Mather. Paul Mather, Laszlo Barna, Ari Lantos, Jamie Brown and Paul Gross are executive producers.


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.