In the news: Producer Ari Lantos on Men with Brooms pilot

From Martin Knelman of the Toronto Star:

  • Producer Ari Lantos makes mark in family trade
    ” Paul Mather, the creative force behind Corner Gas and Little Mosque on the Prairie, has been recruited as head writer, a clear sign the CBC hopes this will become another hit sitcom about a Canadian small town for its early-evening audience. (Paul) Gross will be an executive producer of the TV show and make occasional appearances if it turns into a series. ‘I’ve spent years trying to develop a TV series from Men With Brooms,’ Ari Lantos notes. Previously there was a different concept, not linked to Corner Gas. But after discussions with both CBC and CTV, that version was dropped.” Read more.