CBC announces two new shows

From a media release:


Ambitious, driven men and fiery, strong women, as well as a chance to revisit the past, are at the heart of two new series set to telecast on CBC Television during the 2008-09 season.

“We’ve had terrific success with our schedule in 2007/2008 and are excited to build on that momentum with these two great new series,” said Kirstine Layfield, CBC-TV’s executive director of network programming.

“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so” – Hamlet. What would you do if you had the chance to go back in time and relive the moments you regret the most? In THE SESSION, 32-year-old Erica Strange (Erin Karpluk – Godiva’s, The L Word, Bionic Woman) does just that. She is given the incredible opportunity to see her life from a fresh perspective when a mysterious therapist (Michael Riley – This Is Wonderland) unlocks the door to her past.

It is created by Jana Sinyor (Dark Oracle). Aaron Martin (Best Years) is the showrunner and executive producers are Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier. THE SESSION is produced by Temple Street Productions. BBC Worldwide has acquired international distribution rights.

Oil, money and greed in Canada’s Wild West—Calgary style. THE WILD ROSES dramatizes the story of a family of women fighting for what is lawfully theirs, set against the backdrop of the new West: steel and glass towers and vast Alberta ranchlands.

It features Sarah Power (Repo! The Genetic Opera), Steve Byers (Falcon Beach), Michelle Harisson (The L Word) and Adam MacDonald (1-800-Missing). It is created by Amy Cameron (Song of Slomon, Canadian Film Centre), Gemini Award-winner Tassie Cameron (The Robber Bride, The Eleventh Hour) and Miranda de Pencier (PU-239, Adam). Shelley Eriksen (Shania: A Life In Eight Albums) is the showrunner. Executive producers are Jordy Randall, Tom Cox and Miranda de Pencier. THE WILD ROSES is produced by Seven24 Films and Northwood Productions.


3 thoughts on “CBC announces two new shows”

  1. I’ve been waiting for this announcement for a long time. I like the title change too (it used to be called Cowgirls). I am beyond excited for The Wild Roses to premiere.

  2. I really like this show. It has a good story and the characters have a history in place that’s plausible. The actors are so good at implying their past is there the first episode made me feel like I was watching a long-standing series & missed a ton of episodes already. I’m going to be a fan for as long as CBC runs with it. Granted….I do still miss CBC’s Intelligence like it was my right arm. More proof of just how much fabulous talent is in Canada. I’m hoping Wild Roses doesn’t suffer the same fate as my hero Jimmy Reardon and other great shows that were also dumped after only 1 or 2 seasons.

  3. Wild Roses is Fantastic – so glad to see it on CBC. I like Heartland too so it is great to finaly see some Western adventure.

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