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Trailer Park Boys stars acquire rights, plan to air eighth season online

The Trailer Park Boys (L-R) Ricky (played by Rob Wells), Bubbles (Mike Smith) and Julian (John Paul Tremblay) arrive for the red carpet premiere of Trailer Park Boys: the Movie in Toronto October 3, 2006.


When SCTV gleefully proclaimed each week that it was "on the air," the announcement was greeted with the launching of televisions from apartment windows.

Now another classic Canadian comedy is airing again, but it won't be plasma TVs being chucked out, but computer monitors. The stars of Trailer Park Boys, who portray petty-crook pranksters Ricky, Julian and Bubbles, say they've acquired the rights to the hoser-happy mockumentary franchise, which they'll bring to their own Internet channel,

So, apparently not only can you not take the trailer park out of the boy, you can't take the boy out of the trailer park. Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay and Mike Smith (who insist on touring and conducting press interviews in character) take the "mobile" out of mobile homes and stubbornly won't let go of their roles.

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Creator Mike Clattenburg shut the show down in 2008, but it now appears it will take a tornado to force these fellows to move on from trashy Sunnyvale.

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