Bell Media's CTV Orders New Half-Hour Original Comedy SATISFACTION
- Ensemble comedy stars Luke MacFarlane, Stephanie Lemelin, Ryan Belleville,
Vik Sahay, and Leah Renee -
- Tim McAuliffe and Michael Donovan partner on new relationship comedy -
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PASEDENA, CA, Jan. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Phil King, President, CTV Programming and
Sports, announced today from the Television Critics Association tour in
Pasadena, CA that CTV has ordered to series the new half-hour Canadian
scripted comedy series SATISFACTION, starring Luke MacFarlane (BROTHERS AND
SISTERS), Stephanie Lemelin (BONES), Ryan Belleville (THE L.A. COMPLEX), Vik
Sahay (CHUCK), and Leah Renee (THE PLAYBOY CLUB). From Halifax's DHX Media,
the ensemble comedy series is written by Tim McAuliffe (UP ALL NIGHT, THE
OFFICE) and produced by Michael Donovan (Bowling for Columbine, THIS HOUR HAS
22 MINUTES). CTV has ordered 12 half-hour episodes in addition to the pilot
shot last fall in Toronto. The series is set to begin production in late
The pick-up announcement for SATISFACTION comes as CTV also orders today the
ensemble undercover detective drama PLAYED (working title). The two programs
join CTV's burgeoning lineup of original scripted series including MOTIVE,
SAVING HOPE, and THE LISTENER.
**Media Note** Download artwork for SATISFACTION at BellMediaPR.ca.
SATISFACTION takes a humorous look at a group of friends who are completely
uninhibited as they share their relationship woes and romantic wins, life
crises, and personal ambitions. Dedicated single man Mark (Belleville) hustles
the dating scene while his best friends and long-term couple Jason
(MacFarlane) and Maggie (Lemelin) work at keeping the sparks flying as they
face the day-to-day challenges of being in a committed relationship.
Neighbours Nancy (Renee) and Dan (Sahay) have a marriage that proves that,
while opposites can definitely attract, it can also deliver some seriously
"From the wild singles scene, to the rewards and worries of a monogamous
commitment, SATISFACTION offers a candid and hilarious take on modern romantic
relationships from a 'bromance' perspective," said Phil King, President, CTV
Programming and Sports. "SATISFACTION complements our lineup of Canada's
most-watched comedies. We look forward to working with the talented actors and
creative team behind this hilarious new series."
SATISFACTION is produced by DHX Media is association with CTV. Executive
producer is Michael Donovan and Tim McAuliffe is executive producer/writer.
Keith Samples (EVERWOOD, ONE TREE HILL) is director. Sarah Fowlie is Director,
Independent Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior
Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior
Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV
Programming and Sports.
About Bell Media Independent Production
BellMedia has commissioned and co-produced some of Canada's most-watched and
most-acclaimed original programming, while working with the best Canadian
independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success
stories SAVING HOPE and THE LISTENER, and the recently concluded game changer
FLASHPOINT. New for 2013 on CTV are the drama series MOTIVE and PLAYED
(working title), relationship comedy SATISFACTION, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, a
Canadian-produced, complementary version of the hit international series, and
a pilot for the half-hour comedy SPUN OUT. Scripted series on Bell Media
specialty channels include two-time Emmy(®)-nominated hit DEGRASSI,
mythological/action series PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD, and the upcoming dramas ORPHAN
BLACK and BITTEN. In total, Bell Media ordered 26 new original Canadian series
in 2012, and put 35 scripted projects into development.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Twitter: @CTV_PR @CTV_Television @satisfactionTV @lukemaconline - Luke
MacFarlane @StephyLems - Stephanie Lemelin @RyanBellville - Ryan Belleville
@Leah_Renee - Leah Renee @TimMcAuliffeIII - Tim McAuliffe
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been
Canada's most-watched television network for the past 10 years in a row. CTV
is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading
assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX,
NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about
CTV can be found on the network's website at ctv.ca.
Matthew Almeida, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.2629 firstname.lastname@example.org
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