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was a Canadian
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...
television comedy series, which aired on The Comedy Network
The Comedy Network a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel owned by Bell Media specializing in comedy programming.The channel operates two time shifted feeds, East and West ....
in 2001 and 2002.
The show, a spoof of biographical documentary series such as Biography
or Life and Times
, starred Leslie Nielsen
Leslie William Nielsen, OC was a Canadian and naturalized American actor and comedian. Nielsen appeared in more than one hundred films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying more than 220 characters...
as host Terrence Brynne McKennie. Each episode presented a Biography
-type profile of a fictional person loosely based on a real-life celebrity.
The show was originally titled Liography
, but was changed to Liocracy
when the A&E Network
The A&E Network is a United States-based cable and satellite television network with headquarters in New York City and offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, London, Los Angeles and Stamford. A&E also airs in Canada and Latin America. Initially named the Arts & Entertainment Network, A&E launched...
, the producers of the original Biography
series, threatened a copyright infringement lawsuit.