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In the news: CBC’s fall schedule

Lee-Anne Goodman of the Canadian Press reports on the new CBC lineup:


In the news: CBC’s new schedule

CBC breathlessly covers their own schedule unveiling:

  • Upbeat ceremony sheds light on new CBC-TV season
    “The high-energy presentation kicked off with a nod to the CBC’s recent runaway hit, Little Mosque on the Prairie, which was given the heady title of “saviour of the CBC” and is one of next season’s highlights. … Other surprise hits set for sophomore seasons include crime drama Intelligence, the entrepreneur-based reality show Dragon’s Den and a language-related edition of the quiz show Test the Nation.”

CBC’s fall schedule

A media release from CBC:

CBC Television today announced its fall 2007 television schedule, featuring new home-grown drama, a riveting historical epic, a strengthened sports offer, great new reality shows, as well as the return of the best shows from last year.

Among the many new shows that Canadian viewers can look forward to: the much-anticipated, sweeping and sexy historical miniseries The Tudors, which documents the life of a young Henry VIII and stars Jonathan Rhys-Myers and Henry Czerny; veteran TV personality Phil Keoghan of The Amazing Race gives Canadians the chance to ditch the excuses, face their fears and seize a life-changing experience in No Opportunity Wasted (NOW); Heartland, a gripping family drama set in the Alberta Rockies; Mordecai Richler’s St. Urbain’s Horseman, the first television miniseries of a Richler book, starring David Julian Hirsh, Elliott Gould and Andrea Martin; Triple Sensation, a nation-wide search for Canada’s next stars – the most promising young performers from 16 to 26 who can act, sing and dance; and a groundbreaking documentary series on the geology of Canada from The Nature of Things – Geologic Journey.

Following last season’s smash success, international sensation Little Mosque on the Prairie returns for a second season and 20 episodes, with the residents of Mercy in a whole new set of hilarious situations. Chris Haddock’s critically acclaimed and gripping drama series Intelligence also returns with stars Ian Tracey and Klea Scott. After a successful 2006 fall-season debut, Dragons’ Den returns with 10 new one-hour episodes, giving aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of wealthy business people – the Dragons. A feisty new Dragon, Arlene Dickinson, President and CEO of Calgary-based Venture Communications, joins the panel this season. The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos also returns for a new season of guest interviews, musical performances and news served straight up.

“We’ve built a schedule that delivers something for everyone,” said Kirstine Layfield, executive director of network programming, CBC Television. “From Little Mosque on the Prairie to Test the Nation, from our all-new reality show No Opportunity Wasted to long-standing favourites like Rick Mercer Report, we’re really excited about what’s coming this Fall.”


Tudors renewed, comes to Canada in fall

  • Peace Arch Television Announces Co-Production “The Tudors” Renewed for Second Season by Showtime
  • Renewal to Support 2008 Fiscal Performance Following Record Setting U.S. Premiere on Showtime Networks

Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc., an innovative film and television entertainment company, has announced that Showtime Networks has renewed its contract for a second season of the critically acclaimed ten-hour series “The Tudors.” The renewal of “The Tudors,” which premiered to a record audience on Showtime, is a milestone achievement for Peace Arch as the Company continues to expand its portfolio of film, television and DVD productions for lucrative international and domestic distribution.

“The Tudors” is produced by Peace Arch Entertainment and TM Productions in association with The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Showtime Networks. Showtime holds all U.S. distribution rights and Peace Arch owns all distribution rights outside the United States. Peace Arch licensed Canadian television rights to The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, who will broadcast the series in Canada in the fall. Peace Arch Home Entertainment will distribute the series on DVD in Canada.

Peace Arch licensed the DVD, television, mobile and new media distribution rights to the first season of “The Tudors” outside North America to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Sony will premiere the first season of the series internationally this summer.

“The decision by Showtime to renew ‘The Tudors’ for a second season is great for Peace Arch and will provide strong support for our 2008 performance,” said Gary Howsam, CEO of Peace Arch Entertainment. “We’re delighted to be working on ‘The Tudors’ for another year. It’s a wonderful project.”

The first season of the “The Tudors” is a ten part series of one-hour episodes that tells the incredible tale of the young, powerful, seductive King Henry VIII, focusing on the tumultuous early years of the ambitious King’s nearly 40 year reign of England. Bold and passionate about his country and his women, Henry’s obsession with ensuring his legacy led to beheadings of friend and foe, waging war, and challenging the almighty Catholic Church of England, forever changing the soul of the British Empire.

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