Lorne Michaels brought The Kids in the Hall to television in the late 1980s via HBO and the CBC, and three decades later, he wants to bring them back to whatever you’re calling TV today.
You already can still see the five members separately on TV and together in live touring productions.
Mark McKinney co-stars on NBC’s Superstore. Dave Foley co-starred most recently on ABC’s Dr. Ken. Scott Thompson appeared on HBO Canada’s What Would Sal Do? this year. Bruce McCulloch recently created and co-starred in Young Drunk Punk for Canada’s City network. Kevin McDonald recently co-starred in the webseries Epic Studios, and Kevin McDonald spoke to me at length last year for Episode #127 of my podcast series, Last Things First.
In a new interview with The News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla., McDonald revealed that Michaels had asked The Kids in the Hall to develop enough new sketches for a limited-run series revival, “to do what Mr. Show did, and do like six episodes of sketches for something like Netflix.”
“It’s so at the beginning, we’re not able to even get conference calls together. There’s always one or two of us that are kind of busy. And because we are who we are, there’s always one of us against it.
“But I think, right now, there’s no one against it. … And I’ll try to get it going, because I’m the one who’s supposed to get it going. … It’s super exciting!”
He’s right, you know. It is super exciting!