From a media release:
The Comedy Network announced today that production is underway on THE BEAVERTON, Canada’s hardest-hitting satire series covering the topics you didn’t know needed covering. As revealed last night in a first-look promo during the COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF ROB LOWE, THE BEAVERTON is set to premiere November on Comedy. Produced by Pier 21 Films in association with The Comedy Network, 13 episodes of the half-hour series are set to be filmed in front of a live studio audience in Toronto beginning Saturday, Sept. 24, with field production already in progress in Toronto and Hamilton. For those who would like to be a part of the live audience tapings, tickets are available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first-look promo clip of THE BEAVERTON, introduces co-anchors Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas as they prepare to helm the program that puts stories about news, on television. A so-called televised adaptation of the immensely popular online satirical site TheBeaverton.com, THE BEAVERTON files fake news stories of the utmost importance, informed by real events, the cultural zeitgeist, and national news media.
With nearly 6 million views in 2016 and averaging more than half a million unique visitors a month, TheBeaverton.com has become a go-to source for Canadian satire. Already known for its shareable content online, TheBeaverton.com has broken some of the decade’s most viral “news stories” including “Most Canadians can’t name all nine provinces” and “PK Subban fined for swearing only in English”. Beginning today, the newly revamped website fuels a consistently refreshed digital experience featuring exclusive digital-only content in the form of podcasts, articles and for the first time ever, original video.
THE BEAVERTON is the brainchild of co-creators Luke Gordon Field and Jeff Detsky (CALL ME FITZ, SEED) of TheBeaverton.com, as well as website senior editors Jacob Duarte Spiel and Alexander Saxton. Directors are Henry Sarwer-Foner (THE RICK MERCER REPORT) and Shelagh O’Brien (JUST FOR LAUGHS GALAS). Pier 21 Film’s Laszlo Barna and Melissa Williamson serve as Executive Producers.
THE BEAVERTON is produced by Pier 21 Films in association with The Comedy Network, with the participation of Canadian Media Fund, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.