PopGoesTheNews.com Actor Dave Foley, who faces arrest if he returns to his native Canada, got more bad news last week: CBS shut down production of his new sitcom How to be a Gentleman last week.
The 48-year-old Kids in the Hall star, who owes more than $500,000 in child support for his two sons with Toronto writer Tabatha Southey, recently said he was "only just starting to get paid" for his gig on the new show, in which he plays a magazine editor worried about losing his job.
How to be a Gentleman debuted to negative reviews and only 9 million viewers. Late last week the network bumped the show from its Thursday night time slot to Saturday.
Foley has two sons – Ned, 20, and Basil, 16 – with Southey. The pair divorced in 1997 after six years, while Foley was starring on the hit series NewsRadio. Monthly support payments of $10,700 have increased to $12,301.30 in addition to $5,000 a month towards paying down arrears.
Southey’s lawyer Jacqueline Mills said last year Foley also owes thousands for mortgage payments, private schools and tutoring and health care.
Foley, who has eight-year-old Alina with his second wife Crissy Guerrero (whom he divorced in 2008) recently told Toronto weekly The Grid: “I have a daughter here in the United States who is basically not getting any money because all the money is going to Canada to my other two children."
Since NewsRadio went off the air in 1999, Foley has taken small parts in forgettable films, worked on low-budget Canadian shows and had a handful of recurring roles on series like Will & Grace and Desperate Housewives.
The Toronto-born star claims he simply hasn’t earned enough to fully pay his child support order.
Ontario's Family Responsibility Office, which has gone to court seeking Foley's arrest, has a reciprocal relationship with the U.S. to enforce support orders.
Foley was in Toronto last November working on the Canadian flick Servitude with Margot Kidder, Enrico Colantoni and Joe Dinicol.
Photo courtesy CBS.