In the news: Canwest launches 16 new Canadian series

From Etan Vlessing of the Hollywood Reporter:

  • Canwest unveils 16 homegrown series
    “As the broadcaster pitched its fall schedule to domestic advertisers in Toronto, local actors including Eric Peterson, Colin Mochrie and Wendy Crewson led a protest outside the Hazelton Hotel that included placards that read ‘Buy Canadian!’ and ‘More Canada on TV.’ Now those critics may have to eat humble pie after Canwest Global on Tuesday unveiled nine new homegrown one-hour dramas, four half-hour comedies and three backdoor pilots drenched in maple syrup for its 2010-2011 campaign.” Read more.