From Jim Slotek of Postmedia Network:
CBS signs rights deal for CBC’s ‘Mr. D’
Turns out CBS likes the CBC classroomÂ sitcom Mr. DÂ â€“ a lot. They just want to American it up a bit.
Comedian Gerry Dee, the creator of the sitcom, told Postmedia heâ€™d signed a deal Thursday with CBS for the format rights to the series based on his career as a Toronto teacher.
Fellow Canadian Will Arnett will be shepherding the project through his production company. Continue reading.