Shaun Majumder wants to be the Newfoundland Newhart.
"Yeah, kinda," Majumder said with a laugh, thinking of his new series, Majumder Manor.
"(Bob Newhart) had that beautiful old inn (in the 1980s series Newhart). Ours is a little more modern.
"But no, I actually have no desire to be Newhart. I want to be Fawlty Towers. That's really where it's at."
Of course, Newhart and Fawlty Towers were scripted sitcoms. Majumder Manor - which debuts Jan. 7 on W - actually is hard to pigeon-hole when it comes to genre.
It's part documentary, but it certainly isn't boring and, in fact, is quite funny.
It's also part reality series, but as Majumder puts it, "It's real, it's more real than reality. It's too real to be reality TV."
Majumder is a well-known Canadian comedian most widely recognized as a cast member on CBC's This Hour Has 22 minutes, as well as for his dramatic roles on series such as 24, The Firm and Detroit 1-8-7.
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