From the Hollywood Reporter:
- Flashpoint sparks at CBS
“‘The writers room is all Canadian; it’s Canadian produced,’ said [CTV’s Susanne Boyce]. ‘There are no WGA issues. And this is the first time that a Canadian-developed original series has aired on a Big Four network since Due South.’ Boyce hinted at a second U.S. network deal in the works.” Read more.
From the Canadian Press:
- Strike-beleaguered CBS picking up CTV made-in-Canada drama
“One of the biggest television networks in the U.S. is set to air at least 13 episodes of a made-in-Canada CTV police drama in the wake of a prolonged Hollywood screenwriters strike that’s prompting every American broadcaster to explore new programming options.” Read more.
From the New York Times:
- O Canada, Where the Writers Aren’t on Strike
“As the networks search for work-arounds to find fresh material during the writers’ strike, CBS has hit on a novel strategy: go to countries where the writers are not striking.” Read more.
- CBS teams with Canada’s CTV
“In another sign of how the WGA strike is reshaping network TV’s development process, CBS Paramount Network TV is planning to team with Canada’s CTV to produce at least 13 episodes of a police drama dubbed Flashpoint.” Read more.