Bell Media's CTV Orders New Half-Hour Original Comedy Series SPUN OUT
- Ensemble comedy stars Dave Foley, Paul Campbell, Rebecca Dalton, Al Mukadam,
Holly Deveaux, JP Manoux, and Darcy Michael -
- Jeff Biederman, Brent Piaskoski, Brian K. Roberts and Andrew Barnsley
team-up for CTV's multi-cam office comedy -
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OTTAWA, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - CTV announced today from the Prime Time in
Ottawa conference it has ordered to series the new half-hour Canadian scripted
comedy series SPUN OUT, starring Dave Foley (NEWS RADIO, KIDS IN THE HALL),
Paul Campbell (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), Rebecca Dalton (THE L.A. COMPLEX), Al
Mukadam (RADIO FREE ROSCOE), Holly Deveaux (BAXTER), JP Manoux (COMMUNITY,
ER), and Darcy Michael (ENDGAME). From Project 10 Productions, CTV's multi-cam
office comedy is created by Jeff Biederman (LIFE WITH DEREK), Brent Piaskoski
(ACCORDING TO JIM) and Brian K. Roberts (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND), and is
produced by Andrew Barnsley (HOTBOX). CTV has ordered 12 half-hour episodes in
addition to the pilot shot last month in Toronto. The series is set to begin
production mid- spring.
SPUN OUT joins a growing list of recent original series orders from CTV,
including relationship comedy SATISFACTION, and the ensemble undercover
detective drama PLAYED (working title). The three programs are part of CTV's
burgeoning lineup of original scripted series, including MOTIVE, SAVING HOPE,
and THE LISTENER, and join the blockbuster upcoming unscripted series THE
AMAZING RACE CANADA.
**Media Note** Download artwork for SPUN OUT at BellMediaPR.ca.
"Tackling the highs, the lows, and the bizarre in the fast-paced world of
public relations, SPUN OUT is a hilarious rollercoaster ride that dives into
the dysfunction of close-knit colleagues," said Phil King, President, CTV
Programming and Sports. "This multi-cam sitcom is a great addition to our
lineup of Canada's most-watched comedies, and we're excited to be working with
the talented actors and skilled creative team behind this new series."
"We're thrilled to be working with such a talented and creative team to create
a ground-breaking sitcom for the Canadian and international marketplace," said
Brian K. Roberts, co-creator, director, and executive producer. "The
production of SPUN OUT couldn't happen at a better time for a better network.
We hope that SPUN OUT does for Canadian comedy what FLASHPOINT has
accomplished for Canadian drama."
In the multi-cam workplace comedy SPUN OUT, failed writer Beckett Ryan (Paul
Campbell) joins DLPR, a public relations agency staffed with people who can
spin everyone's problems but their own. From the eccentric company figurehead
Dave (Dave Foley) and his insecure daughter Stephanie (Rebecca Dalton), to PR
shark Nelson (Al Mukadam) and Dave's ever-loyal assistant Bryce (JP Manoux),
the DLPR office has no shortage of personality. No matter how bizarre the
cases are that the agency takes on, they pale in comparison to the workplace
romances, rivalries, personal successes, and often hilarious failures of the
close-knit and dysfunctional colleagues at DLPR.
SPUN OUT also stars Holly Deveaux as Beckett's unapologetic and brazen
ex-girlfriend Abby and Darcy Michael as the office's loveable loser Gordon.
SPUN OUT is produced by Project 10 Productions in association with CTV. Gemini
Award winners Jeff Biederman (LIFE WITH DEREK, OVERRULED!) and Brent Piaskoski
(ACCORDING TO JIM, RADIO FREE ROSCOE) are co-creators, writers and executive
producers. Brian K. Roberts (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, THE DREW CAREY SHOW) is
co-creator, director, and executive producer. Andrew Barnsley (HOT BOX) is
executive producer. 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, multi-cam office comedy
SPUN OUT, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, a Canadian-produced, complementary
version of the hit international series. Among the scripted series on Bell
Media specialty channels are the two-time Emmy(®)-nominated hit DEGRASSI 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
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Twitter: @CTV_PR @CTV_Television @spunoutTV
@DaveSFoley - Dave Foley @ThePaulCampbell - Paul Campbell @mukadambamn - Al
Mukadam @theDarcyMichael - Darcy Michael @BrentPiaskoski - Brent Piaskoski
(co-creator/writer/executive producer) @JeffBiederman - Jeff Biederman
(co-creator/writer/executive producer) @BrianRoberts4 - Brian K. Roberts
(co-creator/director/executive producer) @abarnsley - Andrew Barnsley
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.
Tonia Addison, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.2194 email@example.com Jim
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