ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its third season on 12/18/12; has yet to be renewed for a fourth season
DESCRIPTION: (from DirecTV's press release, September 2011) DIRECTV, one of the world's leading video providers, has acquired all three seasons of the critically acclaimed, award-winning Canadian comedy series Less Than Kind. Produced and distributed by Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment, the series will make its exclusive U.S. debut this fall on DIRECTV's Audience Network, joining fellow Canadian hit Call Me Fitz as part of the network's stable of comedy programming. UTA, on behalf of Breakthrough Entertainment, brokered the deal with DIRECTV. The comedy-drama series follows the trials and tribulations of Sheldon Blecher (Jesse Camacho), an overweight 15-year-old with a self-destructive driving instructor father, a pyromaniac mother and a failed- actor brother who won't get out of his room. The family business, Blecher's Driving School, is crashing and to add insult to injury the family lives in Winnipeg. As Sheldon struggles to escape his family and his family struggles to keep the business running, cars crash, hearts break, blood pressure boils and corned beef is eaten. Less Than Kind is a smart, edgy, dysfunctional half- hour comedy that chronicle's Sheldon's attempts to manage his teenage years and a sharp, humorous look at the twists and turns that take place between the hugs and kisses in a "loving" family.