It was on this day in 2004 that a little show centred around a gas station in rural Saskatchewan town of Dog River debuted on CTV, and that show was Corner Gas. Corner Gas was created by Brent Butt who would be a main cast member as Brent LeRoy, would last for 107 episodes over 6 seasons ending on April 13, 2009 and was a hit across the country but notably in the prairies. The show would have hilarious cameos from famous Canadians, as well as both sitting Prime Ministers (Paul Martin & Stephen Harper), and Premiers of Saskatchewan. Corner Gas would even find success south of the border in the United States.
A Kickstarter campaign was launch and they raised the funds to make Corner Gas: The Movie, which got a limited release on November 25, 2014, and was later released on DVD and Blu-ray. In December of 2016 it was announced that production would begin on Corner Gas: The Animated Series, which would begin airing on April 2, 2018 the Comedy Network. The animated series would see the cast return to reprise their roles, all except Janet Wright who sadly passed away in 2016. She was replaced by her friend Corrine Koslo.
Corner Gas became quickly became one of my favourite shows, as well as a staple of Canadian television, and remains popular to this day through re-runs.