|Created by||Ian Ross MacDonald|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Running time||30 Minutes|
|Original release||January 4, 2006 –|
April 4, 2007
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Cast members include The Wilkinsons, their family, Lauren Ash, Alison Deon, Phyllis Ellis, Scott Watkins, Jordan McCloskey and Lee Hoverd, along with cameo appearances by the director (Ian Ross MacDonald) and his co-writer (Jennifer Kennedy).
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