SCTV alumni align for Working The Engels

Martin Short and Eugene Levy are set to guest star alongside lead Andrea Martin in episodes of the new comedy.

Canadian comedian icons Martin Short and Eugene Levy are reuniting with Andrea Martin for an SCTV reunion of sorts.

Short and Levy will guest alongside Martin on separate episodes of the new half-hour comedy series Working The Engels, currently shooting in Toronto. The series will air on Global TV in Canada and NBC in the U.S.

In fact, in the case of Levy, it will be a father-daughter effort, as Eugene is set to star with his daughter Sarah Levy (Larry Crowne) in an episode.

Coproduced by Halfire-CORE Entertainment, Shaw Media and NBC, Working The Engels was created by Toronto screenwriter Katie Ford (Miss Congeniality, Desperate Housewives) and Jane Ford (Listen Missy, Material World)  and centers around a family that must band together when their lawyer father and breadwinner passes away. They must continue to operate his storefront law firm to escape a mountain of debt, although only one daughter – Jenna (Kacey Rohl) – is qualified to practice law.

Short plays Chuck Pastry, head of corporate bakery Big Pastry and a former lover of Martin’s character, while Levy plays Arthur Horowitz, a lawyer neighbour of the Engels who is secretly in love with Martin’s character.

The series also stars Azura Skye and Benjamin Arthur, and Kids In The Hall alumni Scott Thompson is booked as a future guest star.  Jason Priestley will direct four of the series’ 12 episodes.

Working the Engels is produced by Halfire-CORE Entertainment with Katie Ford, Jane Ford, Howard Busgang, Tom Nursall, and Noreen Halpern serving as executive producers.