Bell Media's CTV Orders New Half-Hour Original Comedy SATISFACTION

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 
spring. 
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 
epic volatility. 
"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 
Facebook: facebook.com/ctv 
About CTV
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 ormatthew.almeida@bellmedia.ca 
Jim Quan, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.5311 orjim.quan@bellmedia.ca 
SOURCE: CTV 
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