Space Orders Second Season of its Original Smash-Hit Series, BITTEN

 Space Orders Second Season of its Original Smash-Hit Series, BITTEN  Sexy Thriller is Space's Most-Watched Original Series  − To date, Season 1 has reached nearly 5 million viewers - − Celebrities take to Twitter for #RenewBitten campaign - − Production to begin this summer, on location in Toronto, Hamilton, and  Hespeler −  To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/RX8E2c  TORONTO, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Space announced today it has ordered a second  season of the sexy, high-octane thriller, BITTEN, Space's most-watched  original series ever. Picking up after an exhilarating Season 1 finale, Space  has ordered 10 additional, one-hour episodes from No Equal Entertainment,  Entertainment One Television, and Hoodwink Entertainment. Production is  expected to begin this summer and will once again be shot on location in  Toronto, Hamilton, and Hespeler. Viewers who have yet to join The Pack can  catch encore episodes Sundays at 11 p.m. ET on Space following new episodes of  the bewitching series SALEM at 10 p.m. ET. The entire first season of the  werewolf thriller encores on CTV this summer.  "BITTEN has been such an exciting addition to Space," said Phil King,  President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. "When we signed on for  Season 1 we knew it was a unique series and when fans and critics agreed with  us, we knew we had a hit. Here's to another season of making great television  with our terrific production partners."  "BITTEN has been such a rewarding and collaborative experience," said J.B  Sugar, Executive Producer, No Equal Entertainment. "We are looking forward to  producing another fantastic season with partners at Bell Media, Entertainment  One Television, and Hoodwink. The Pack is so ready and thankful for the  opportunity to run again!"  "We're thrilled to be a part of the killer team bringing another season of  BITTEN to the fans," said Margaret O'Brien, President (Canada), Entertainment  One Television. "This action-packed series has resonated extremely well with  viewers and across social media. We look forward to building upon the success  and excitement established in Season 1."  ** Media Note ** Download photography for BITTEN at BellMediaPR.ca/Space  Since its debut in January, BITTEN has amassed a loyal following with an  average weekly audience of 347,000 viewers on Saturdays at 9 p.m., making it  Space's #1 original series of all time and the #1 program on Space this  broadcast year. Each week, BITTEN reached more than 1 million viewers, and to  date has reached nearly 5 million viewers. The series also gained a loyal  social media following with 903 million estimated impressions from 364,430  Twitter mentions, by 288,071 users using the hashtag #Bitten. Celebrities also  took to Twitter to rally for the return of BITTEN with the #RenewBitten  campaign, which included supporters Lance Bass, Stacey Dash, Nikki Reed, and  Dean Cain. This campaign alone generated 18.1 million estimated impressions,  from 29,446 Twitter mentions, by 3,212 users.  Based on the critically-acclaimed series of novels by Kelley Armstrong, BITTEN  stars Laura Vandervoort (SMALLVILLE, Ted) as Elena, the world's only female  werewolf along with Greg Bryk (A History Of Violence, ROOKIE BLUE) as The  Alpha pack leader Jeremy Danvers, and Greyston Holt (ALCATRAZ, Durham County)  as passionate Clayton Danvers. The series also stars Steve Lund (BEING ERICA,  HAVEN) as Nick Sorrentino and Michael Xavier (THE BEST YEARS) as Dr. Logan  Jonsen.  BITTEN is executive produced by J.B. Sugar (THE COLLECTOR, JPOD) for No Equal  Entertainment, John Barbisan, and Patrick Banister (WHISTLER) for Hoodwink  Entertainment, and Tecca Crosby, John Morayniss, and Margaret O'Brien for  Entertainment One (eOne). Daegan Fryklind (MOTIVE, THE LISTENER) is  Showrunner. eOne is the worldwide distributor for the series.  BITTEN is produced by No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment, and eOne  in association with Space and Bell Media. Rebecca DiPasquale and Tom Hastings  are Production Executives, Drama, Bell Media. Trish Williams is Director of  Drama, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior  Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Catherine MacLeod is  Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels and Bell Media Production. Phil King  is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.  Source: BBM Canada, 1/11/14-4/8/14 Twitter Source: Sysomos  SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Space on Facebook Space on Twitter Space on Instagram  Laura Vandervoort on Twitter Greg Bryk on Twitter Greyston Holt on Twitter  Steve Lund on Twitter Michael Xavier on Twitter Kelley Armstrong on Twitter  eOne TV on Twitter BITTEN on Facebook BITTEN on Twitter  About Bell Media Independent Production Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed  original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in  the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, THE  LISTENER, MOTIVE, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the record-breaking,  Canadian-produced complementary version of the hit international series. New  to CTV in 2014 are hit international format MASTERCHEF CANADA and multi-cam  office comedy SPUN OUT, one of the most-watched new comedies of the season.  Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the  two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN  BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo's  most-watched new drama 19-2, TRANSPORTER: THE SERIES, and upcoming dramas  SENSITIVE SKIN, and KILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to  hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others.  In 2013, Bell Media ordered 27 original Canadian series and currently has 84  projects in various stages of development.  About Space Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic  movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show  INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre - all in high definition (HD).  Named "Channel of the Year" in 2013 by Playback Magazine, Space is also home  to Original Series ORPHAN BLACK, PANIC BUTTON, and BITTEN. Space content is  always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social  media platforms. Space is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc.  (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.  About Entertainment One (eOne): Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO) is a leading international entertainment  company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of  film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends  around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux,  France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South  Korea.  Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the  company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and  music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its  current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more  than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming  and 45,000 music tracks.  Through strong relationships with broadcasters and content providers, eOne  Television International has successfully sold eOne's original and third-party  productions to over 500 broadcasters in 150 countries, including key US  networks and international pay TV channels.    SOURCE  SPACE  Andrea Allen, Space, 416.384.5375 orandrea.allen@bellmedia.ca Mary Costa,  Space, 416.384.7702 ormary.costa@bellmedia.ca  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/May2014/22/c9484.html  CO: SPACE ST: Ontario NI: TVNEWS ENT  
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