The adventures of fictional celebrity traveler and explorer “Bruce McToose” who traveled to Norway two years ago will be featured on a new television series later this month.

Steve Hrehovcik of Kennebunk, producer of the Bruce McToose series, said Tuesday that “The Norway Show,” which was filmed locally in February 2008, will be featured on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s new series, “Maine Community Film Collaboration.”

The half hour show will be aired Feb. 21 at 11 p.m. and Feb. 27 at 11 p.m. “The Norway Show” originally appeared on WPME-TV and had several showings on Portland’s Community Television Network.

Two years ago, Hrehovcik and his son Josh, who portrays “Bruce McToose” and handles writing and story development, along with cameraman Mike Davis of Gargoyle Productions, came to Norway to film the segment in which the traveler mistakenly ends up in Norway, Maine while looking for the fiords in the country of Norway.

A number of local people and businesses were included in the filming, including Board of Selectmen Chairman Bruce Cook, president of the Norway Lakes Association, Cafe Nomad, the Norway Savings Bank, Books N Things, L.M. Longley & Son hardware store and other local sites.

Although McToose realizes he will never find the real fiords in Norway, Maine, he becomes the Ambassador of Goodwill while discovering the town’s people and rich history and culture.

Hrehovcik said “The Norway Show” was the inspiration for their continued work on the series.

“In future shows we will be traveling around the state to various cities with foreign connections. In Paris, Maine Bruce will hope to climb the Eiffel Tower; in China he’ll want to stroll on the Great Wall; in Mexico he’ll search for some Aztec artifacts. Also on our list of “distant lands” are Poland, Naples, Rome, Denmark, Sweden, Moscow, Egypt and several others,” he said.

Hrehovick said Bruce McToose’s travels are “all in good fun and an excellent way to explore the world without leaving the state of Maine.”

The MPBN new series “Maine Community Film Collaboration” offers diverse selections of productions that showcase Maine regions, people and culture. It works with organizations like the Maine Film and Video Association, according to Hrehovick.

For more information about the exploits of Bruce McToose visit www.BruceMcToose.com. Details about the MPBN schedules may be found on www.mpbn.org.

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