GLOBAL AND NBC RENEW MADE-IN-CANADA PRIMETIME SERIES â€œHOWIE DO ITâ€
- 12 ADDITIONAL EPISODES OF HOWIE MANDEL COMEDY TO AIR IN SIMULCAST THIS SPRING
- SERIES HAS BEEN SECRETLY SHOOTING ON THE STREETS OF TORONTO SINCE EARLY JANUARY
Canwest Broadcasting today announced that its hugely successful original series â€œHowie Do Itâ€ starring Canadian superstar Howie Mandel has been renewed for 12 additional episodes by Global Television and NBC.
The hidden-camera series, shot on location in Canada, has been a Friday night ratings hit for Global in Canada and NBC in the US. â€œHowie Do Itâ€ features Mandel and his team of professional pranksters as they take to the streets and perform hoaxes and tricks on unsuspecting targets.
In a surprise twist, Global also revealed today that Mandel has been in Toronto since early in the new year secretly shooting new episodes.
â€œDue to its hidden-camera approach, Howie asked that we not announce the program’s renewal until he had completed shooting in Toronto,â€ said Christine Shipton, SVP, Drama and Factual Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “We are now thrilled to reveal that the series will be back and once again feature a stellar cast of unsuspecting Canadians. Howie and his crew are continuing to shoot in other parts of Canada.”
â€œHowie Do Itâ€, a co-production with NBC, airs Fridays at 8pm in both Canada and the United States. The initial series order was six episodes.