TallBoyz to make U.S. debut on Fuse

Pay TV channel Fuse has acquired all three seasons of the CBC sketch comedy, with season one set to premiere later this month.

Pay TV channel Fuse in the U.S. has acquired the first three seasons of CBC’s sketch comedy series TallBoyz.

The series, produced by Toronto’s Accent Entertainment, will make its U.S. debut on March 23, with season two set to air in summer and season three in the fall.

TallBoyz is created by and stars Guled Abdi, Vance Banzo, Tim Blair, and Franco Nguyen, who make up the TallBoyz II Men comedy troupe, with sketches that tackle topics on politics, “bro-life” and anti-racism.

All four stars are executive producers alongside showrunner Bruce McCulloch (The Kids in the Hall) and Accent’s Susan Cavan. Paula Smith serves as supervising producer, Thea Gagliardi is producer and Ashley Comeau is consulting producer.

“We are thrilled to introduce the creative, and insanely funny TallBoyz to our Fuse audience,” said Marc Leonard, SVP, head of content and marketing at Fuse Media, in a statement. “Their modern, thought-provoking approach to sketch comedy aligns perfectly with Fuse’s mission to showcase empowering content, and no one does it in a funnier way than the TallBoyz.”

The CBC comedy has earned four nominations for the upcoming Canadian Screen Awards in April, including Best Sketch Comedy Program or Series.