Updated: Jan 9, 2019
Cavendish series premieres Tuesday, January 8 at 9:30 p.m. (10 NT) on CBC starring Mark Little and Andy Bush.
Brothers Mark (Mark Little) and Andy (Andy Bush) return to Cavendish for the first time since childhood to care for their ailing father who runs The Museum of the Strange and Fantastic. They quickly find out that Cavendish is not like other towns, and while Mark (the golden boy) and Andy (the striver) become embroiled in creepy misadventures, they soon realize their family dynamic hasn’t changed much since they were kids.
Mark (Mark Little) and Andy (Andy Bush) haven’t been back to Cavendish since their parents split up almost 30 years ago. They grew up in Toronto with their mom and had little contact with their dad, Rollie, outside of the occasional Christmas phone call. Mark never seemed to mind — a nice gift and the rare compliment were always enough to sustain him – but Andy never got over the wound of rejection. Now, Mark and Andy are back in Cavendish to take care of their ailing father, and they're finding that Cavendish is...not like other towns. Weird things happen here – creepy things the townspeople seem to take in stride. There may or may not be a "beast" that roams the surrounding woods, possessed ancient statues and an Anne Of Green Gables cult. There's at least one coven. As Mark and Andy get embroiled in misadventures in this strange town, they're joined by their dad Rollie, a grumbling malcontent who runs The Museum of the Strange and Fantastic; Rollie's partner Ruth, a beacon of positivity; Ruth’s morose niece Bryn; and the various townsfolk that mill about, unfazed by the strange goings on. Through it all, Mark is the golden boy, buoyed by the adoration of family and strangers alike, while Andy is...not.
Mark Little and Andy Bush in Cavendish on CBC
A CBC original series, CAVENDISH is an Ontario-Nova Scotia co-production, produced by Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Media. The series is created by and stars Andrew Bush and Mark Little, who serve as showrunners and executive producers; Garry Campbell is also a creator. Additionally, Cavendish is executive produced by David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg and Kerry Appleyard. Kurt Smeaton is co-executive producer, Marc Almon is producer, and the series is produced by Ginny Jones-Duzak. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Michelle Daly is Senior Director, Comedy, Scripted Content; and Sandra Picheca is Executive in Charge of Production. Production took place in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island during summer 2018.
Also starring Kevin Eldon, Katheryn Greenwood, Kelli Ogmundson and Zoe Doyal.
Mark Little is one of the founders of the sketch comedy group Picnicface. He stars in the CBC sitcom MR. D, was named one of Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch for 2013, and made his American television debut on Conan in 2016. In 2012, Mark co-wrote and starred in the feature film Roller Town, which won the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Film. Mark has won a combined 18 Canadian Comedy Awards as well as Canada’s top two standup competitions, the Yuk Yuk’s Great Canadian Laugh Off and the Just For Laughs Homegrown Competition.
Mark recently starred in the feature film Room For Rent (D Films). His voice can be heard in the Netflix animated series Cupcake & Dinosaur: General Services and the adult animated series Gary And His Demons (VRV, CBC), which Mark created.
Andy Bush and Mark Little and in comedy Cavendish on CBC
Andy got his start on the Emmy award-winning kids show, Street Cents. Since then he’s gone on to be nominated for two Geminis and has had roles on Regenesis, Made in Canada and Soul, among others. Aside from his various television roles, Andrew has written for This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Robson Armsand Canadian Idol.
Andrew was recently seen in a supporting lead role in the independent feature Faith, Fraud and Minimum Wage. On the feature front, Andrew co-wrote, appeared in and directed his first feature, Roller Town, under the Picnicface banner. With Picnicface, Andy co-wrote and directed all of the troupe’s sketches, which have been viewed online over forty million times, and wrote and starred in the Picnicface TV series (Comedy Network).
Andy recently spent time in LA as one of the resident directors at Funny or Die, writing and directing dozens of sketches featuring some of the top actors in the world.
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