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Showcase’s fall season

From a media release:

New series:

The Foundation
Sundays at 10:40 p.m. ET/PT beginning September 13, 2009 (repeats Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning September 16)
From director Mike Dowes comes a brand new Showcase original comedy series that takes on the elite world of philanthropy, where sincerity, sentimentality and immense altruism are intertwined with petty egos and greed. The series tells the story of Michael Valmont-Selkirk (Mike Wilmot), an irresponsible, corrupt man holding the reins of a powerful non-profit organization. Starring Mike Wilmot, Rebecca Northan and Martin Sims.

Crash & Burn
Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT beginning November (repeats Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT and Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/PT)
Crash & Burn is the story of Jimmy Burns, a young claims adjuster for a cut-throat corporation. Jimmy maneuvers his way around insurance scams and the criminal underworld all while trying to escape his past and make a better life for himself on the gritty streets of Hamilton. Starring Luke Kirby, Clark Johnson, Caroline Cave and Leela Savasta.

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In the news: US partnerships a mixed blessing

thelistener2From Gayle MacDonald of the Globe and Mail:

  • TV partnerships are great – until they’re not
    “The pullout of NBC now leaves CTV to decide if it will fly solo and order a second season of The Listener , sans the U.S. broadcast-licence fee, which ranges from $300,000 to $500,000 an episode (with the remainder of the per-show cost funded by CTV, the Canadian Television Fund and tax credits). So far, Canada’s largest conventional broadcaster has remained mum on the subject.” Read more.