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The Bridge cancelled; creator and star developing new projects with CTV

From a media release:

CTV To Develop New Projects from Creator and Star of THE BRIDGE

CTV announced today it is moving forward on the development of new projects from producer Craig Bromell, actor Aaron Douglas and Entertainment One (eOne). The re-focusing comes as CTV, Bromell and eOne have mutually agreed not to proceed with a second season of THE BRIDGE, as previously announced.

“We have had a tremendous run,” said Executive Producer Craig Bromell. “I am very thankful for having had the chance to work with so many talented people behind and in front of the camera. We could not bring all of the necessary elements together to create a successful second season. CTV has been so supportive throughout the life of the show and I look forward to working with them on other ideas.”

Bromell and CTV are developing a project following the intense and complex personal and professional lives of a police drug squad. In addition, CTV has also forged an on-going creative relationship with actor Aaron Douglas through a non-exclusive development deal. Additionally, CTV is developing a character-driven legal drama with eOne and writer Pam Davis (FLASHPOINT, HOUSE).

The announcement follows CTV’s December announcement of the pick-ups of pilots for two, new one-hour dramas: SAVING HOPE, from the acclaimed Gemini award-winning producer Ilana Frank (THE ELEVENTH HOUR, OF MURDER AND MEMORY, ROOKIE BLUE) and writer Morwyn Brebner (ROOKIE BLUE); and STAY WITH ME, from the celebrated Gemini award-winning producing team of writer Suzette Couture and Pierre Sarrazin from Sarrazin Couture Entertainment (THE MAN WHO LOST HIMSELF). Production on both is expected to begin this Spring. Also announced in December was the new one-hour drama HIGHLAND GARDENS (working title), from the internationally acclaimed and Gemini Award-winning Epitome Pictures producing team of Linda Schuyler and Stephen Stohn (DEGRASSI), and writer Martin Gero (BORED TO DEATH ,Young People F*cking).

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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.
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TV, eh? podcast episode 4: Enrico Colantoni of Flashpoint plus The Movie Network/Movie Central/HBO Canada schedules

Episode 4: Listen or download here or subscribe via iTunes or with any other program via the TV, Eh? feed

Anthony and I mock Global’s upcoming show Canada Sings, the producers of The Bridge for thinking CBS is still on board, Degrassi ratings information, and each other. I praise The Movie Network/Movie Central/HBO Canada and Call Me Fitz but we mock their “terrible branding problem” and the vagueness of The Yard‘s premise.

We don’t mock Flashpoint but discuss the season three premiere, and I talk to Enrico Colantoni about his role as Greg Parker and how Flashpoint is a great example of Canadian storytelling. As we say during the podcast, the interview doesn’t have great sound quality and strict spoilerphobes should beware.

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  • Canada Sings – I am excited at how much Anthony is going to hate this Glee-like reality show, even if I’m not excited about the show itself
  • The Bridge is cancelled on CBS, despite what the producers want to believe
  • Flashpoint season 3 premieres August 6
  • Degrassi is doing well. I think. If I’m parsing the media release correctly.
  • Haven and The Pillars of The Earth are in our rotation
  • The Movie Network/Movie Central/HBO Canada schedule
  • Enrico Colantoni is a very cool dude
  • For information on specific shows, check out the sidebar of TV, eh? under Categories, or search for the show title in that little search box

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