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Kids in the Hall's 'Death Comes to Town' to air on IFC, proving America does love comedy

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Image Credit: IFCGood news, fellow comedy nerds: Death Comes to Town, the eight-part “gothic comic murder mystery” the Kids in the Hall shot for the CBC last year, will air in the U.S. this summer on IFC, premiering August 20. The Kids — Mark McKinney, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Dave Foley and Scott Thompson — play nearly all of the 20 characters in the series about Death (McKinney) stepping off a Greyhound bus in Shuckton, Canada.

When we chatted with McCulloch, who served as executive producer, last fall, he admitted that Foley still made the prettiest woman, and this photo confirms it. Presumably, Dave’s shown as the murdered mayor’s alcoholic wife, who, in McCulloch’s words, “shakes the martini shaker like she hates it.” Bruce, meanwhile, is clearly in character as Ricky, a 600-lb. shamed ex-hockey star who has been in his house since he lost the big game and has one friend, a woman (McDonald) who’s the local pizza delivery person and has Alzheimer’s. Thompson is the town coroner, Dusty Diamond. Watch a trailer after the jump.