Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald go back to '80s

Set for CBC comedy series about a reunited rock band

TORONTO -- Satirical comics/actors Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald have signed with Canadian indie producer No Equal Entertainment to develop and star in a half-hour 1980s nostalgia comedy for Canwest Global Communications Corp.

The comedy series "Big in the 80s" will be executive produced by J.B. Sugar, Jonathan Kesselman and McDonald and Foley, both of whom are best-known for their 1990s sketch comedy series "Kids in the Hall" on the CBC.

Foley and McDonald will pen the script and star in the new Canadian comedy about former bandmates of a hot 1980s rock group that, after years of estrangement, are forced to reunite and live together.

The announcement of the comedy comes as the five-man Kids in the Hall troupe reteams for "Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town," a miniseries that debuts Tuesday night on the CBC.
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