SCTV's Martin Short, Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin to Reunite in NBC's Working the Engels

Working the Engels Martin Short Eugene LevySCTV alums Martin Short and Eugene Levy will guest-star on NBC’s upcoming comedy series Working the Engels, starring fellow SCTV vet Andrea Martin, TVLine has learned.

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Jason Priestley will direct four half-hours of the 12-episode series, which follows The Engel family as they band together to keep their heads above water when their breadwinner father passes away, leaving them with a mountain of debt. They pick up where he left off, running his storefront law firm even though only one member of the clan is qualified to practice law.

Short — next seen in the forthcoming Fox comedy Mulaney — will play the head of Big Pastry, a huge corporation that makes everybody’s favorite baked goods, who’s embroiled in a lawsuit over ownership of the delectable Double Muffin Tops recipe. Levy, meanwhile, guests as the Engels’ family-oriented, lawyer neighbor, who values the forbidden beauty of Ceil Engel.

In addition to Martin, the cast also includes Kacey Rohl (Hannibal), Azura Skye (American Horror Story, Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane), Benjamin Arthur (American Reunion) and Scott Thompson (The Kids in the Hall).

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  1. xwiseguyx says:

    I for one, am excited about this one as a huge fan of the original SCTV!

  2. Sounds like it has promise. Plus I’m excited to see more Martin Short. I just love him on HIMYM.

  3. Ann says:

    So looking forward to this. SCTV and Kids in the Hall members in one show! Love those Canadians.

  4. Ally Oop says:

    Hopefully creative control remains with the Canadian production company. When Canadian shows get picked up by American nets sometimes the content gets too watered down.

  5. tara17 says:

    I’ll check it out, great cast.

  6. Bob says:

    Hey, can they get John Candy, too? JK! How about Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis?