In the news: Canada’s ‘bargain-basement’ exports

From Stephanie Earp of TV Squad:

  • Canada Makes Bargain-Basement Shows
    “Half-hearted denials aside, we know it’s true, don’t we? We know the only way networks like CBS (‘The Bridge’, ‘Flashpoint’), NBC (‘The Listener’) and ABC (‘Rookie Blue’) would agree to co-finance a show for their airwaves is if the setting was generic enough to pass for a U.S. locale. They’ve got the best of both worlds – if the show is good, they can send out press releases about what wonderful new programming they are creating with their Canadian partners, but if the show is bad, they can shrug their shoulders and say they had nothing to do with the creative, they were just the bank.” Read more.