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CTV’s THE BRIDGE Picked Up by CBS for U.S. Broadcast

From a media release:

  • CTV joins with CBS on second production
  • Becomes third Canadian drama series to air on a major U.S. network
  • Independent studio E1 Entertainment to begin production in Spring

CTV’s original Canadian drama series THE BRIDGE has been picked up by CBS for broadcast in the United States, the two networks announced today. After screening the pilot and ordering the series in November 2008, CTV shared the pilot with top executives at CBS late last year. The deal further develops CTV’s relationship with CBS, currently partners on the North American hit drama FLASHPOINT.
In development since 2005, CTV originally commissioned the production of a two-hour movie of the week and back-door pilot, shot in Toronto last summer. Inspired by the insights of veteran insider and outspoken former Toronto police union head Craig Bromell, THE BRIDGE provides an unflinching look at the struggle street cops face as they battle criminals – and their own bosses – in order to protect society and, ultimately, themselves. E1 Entertainment will begin production of THE BRIDGE in late spring in Toronto and will distribute the series internationally.
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