Canada's Top Comedic Talent Unite as Production Begins on CTV's New Original
Comedy SPUN OUT
- Dave Foley leads ensemble cast in CTV's workplace sitcom -
- Live tapings begin tonight and run through mid-July 2013 -
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TORONTO, May 3, 2013 /CNW/ - CTV and Project 10 Productions announced today
that production is underway on the new half-hour Canadian scripted comedy
series SPUN OUT. Co-starring comedy veteran and KIDS IN THE HALL alumnus Dave
Foley and featuring some of the top comedic talent in the country ever
assembled - both in front of and behind the camera - the multi-cam comedy
series begins shooting tonight (May 3) at Toronto`s Pinewood Studios. Viewers
looking to be part of the series' studio audience can email
firstname.lastname@example.org to attend live tapings of the series' 13 episodes now
through mid-July 2013.
**Media Note** - Download photos from SPUN OUT atBellMediaPR.ca.
"Another shining example of the strength of Canadian comedic talent, SPUN OUT
has all the ingredients for a must-see hit - a mix of up-and-coming and
established talent, an award-winning production team, and that electric bit of
unpredictable energy from a live studio audience," said Corrie Coe, Senior
Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media.
"We couldn't be more excited to bring such a classic genre of comedy to
Canadian viewers," said Co-creator, Writer, and Executive Producer Brent
Piaskoski, Project 10 Productions. "We're all huge fans of multi-cam. We've
got great characters, compelling stories, and we're going for the laughs."
From Gemini Award-winners Jeff Biederman (LIFE WITH DEREK,OVERRULED) and Brent
Piaskoski (ACCORDING TO JIM, RADIO FREE ROSCOE), and co-creator Brian K.
Roberts (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, THE DREW CAREY SHOW), SPUN OUT's ensemble
cast features Dave Foley as the patriarchal boss of a fledging PR firm,
staffed with people who can spin everyone's problems but their own.
Set to premiere on CTV during the 2013-2014 broadcast season, SPUN OUT centres
on 20-something Beckett Ryan (Paul Campbell, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), a
struggling writer who ends up working at the public relations firm after
suffering his own PR disaster. 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
Rounding out the ensemble is Al Mukadam (RADIO FREE ROSCOE) as Beckett's
lifelong friend and spin expert Nelson, Holly Deveaux (LESS THAN KIND) as
Beckett's sassy ex-girlfriend Abby, Rebecca Dalton (THE L.A. COMPLEX) as the
boss's daughter Stephanie, J.P. Manoux (COMMUNITY) as the loyal but
self-important office nerd Bryce, and Darcy Michael who plays Gordon, the guy
at work who always seems like he's about to be fired.
SPUN OUTis 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.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Twitter @CTV_Television @CTV_PR
SPUN OUT: @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 (executive producer)
About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media 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, MOTIVE, and THE LISTENER, and the recently concluded game
changer FLASHPOINT. New for 2013 on CTV are the drama series PLAYED,
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, ORPHAN BLACK, and
upcoming series BITTEN. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to reality
series PANIC BUTTON, entertainment documentary BRAVE NEW GIRL, game shows
MATCH GAME and POP QUIZ, and factual series like HIGHWAY THRU HELL, and LAST
CAR STANDING. In total, Bell Media ordered 27 new original Canadian series in
2012, and put 35 scripted projects into development.
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 atctv.ca.
About Project 10 Productions
Project 10 Productions Inc. has quickly become an industry leader in scripted
comedy development and production and sports production and marketing.
Established in 2009, the company has won international awards for its work
with high-profile brands and has been a "go-to" partner for developing and
producing scripted comedy in Canada. Gemini-nominated producers Kevin Foley
and Andrew Barnsley are the principal executives of Project 10 Production Inc.
Each has over a decade of developing and producing scripted comedy,
documentaries, sports and filmed entertainment for Canadian and global
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