Showcase Picks Up Belleville Bros. Sitcom

TORONTO -- Ryan Belleville ("Life on a Stick"), Paul Campbell, Lauren Ash and Athena Karkanis are top-lining an untitled comedy from Strip Productions and Entertainment One for Canada's Showcase cable channel.

The single camera comedy, now shooting in Toronto, features Campbell returning to his hometown to help save a crumbling comic book store he must run with a geeky brother, played by Ryan Belleville.

Ryan and brother Jason Belleville jointly created the series, which also stars Colin Mochrie, Dave Hemstad and Meghan Heffern.

Showcase plans an early 2011 airdate.

The Belleville brothers are executive producing the series, along with Laszlo Barna and Noreen Halpern of Entertainment One.

Jason Belleville is show-running and Colin Brunton will produce the sitcom.