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  1. #1
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    Mar 2007

    [PR] City Greenlights Two Original Scripted Series

    City Greenlights Two Original Scripted Series, Second Jen and Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story

    – Coming-of-age, digital-first comedy Second Jen stars co-creators Samantha Wan and Amanda Joy –
    – Inspired by true events, series Bad Blood follows the life and death of notorious underworld figure, Vito Rizzuto –

    TORONTO, ON (June 6, 2016)
    Continuing its commitment to delivering world-class Canadian content,City adds two new original scripted series to its lineup with millennial-focused, digital-first comedy Second Jen, and limited event drama Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story. Currently in pre-production, these new original series join the City 2016/2017 prime-time schedule alongside fan-favourite survivalist thriller, Between. Broadcast details to be announced in the coming months.

    “We’re committed to delivering strong Canadian originals to viewers and are excited to add two new series to our programming slate,” said Colette Watson, VP of Television and Broadcast Operations, Rogers Media. “Second Jen and Bad Blood are prime examples of how City tailors compelling content to meet the needs of our diverse and dynamic audiences on the platforms of their choice.”

    Created by and starring Samantha Wan (Sudden Master) and Amanda Joy (Trapped in Terra),Second Jenis a coming-of-age comedy about two second-generation Chinese and Filipino-Canadian millennials and best friends experiencing all of life’s “firsts”. Produced by Don Ferguson Productions, the new digital-first comedy is set to begin shooting this summer with showrunner Jeff Biederman helming the project, who also acts as an executive producer alongside Don Ferguson, Lucy Stewart and Kevin Wallis of Don Ferguson Productions. Romeo Candido is slated to direct. This six-part, 30-minute, digital-first scripted series will premiere on in fall 2016, and will air on City and OMNI Television at a later date.

    Inspired by reputed mobster Vito Rizzuto, and based on the best-selling book, Business or Blood: Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto’s Last War by Antonio Nicaso and Peter Edwards, Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story is a six-part, 60-minute scripted limited event series debuting on City and FX in 2017. While imprisoned in Colorado’s Supermax Prison for the murders of three Bonanno family members, Rizzuto watches helplessly as the thriving empire he built is dismantled, and his closest friends and family members are mysteriously murdered one by one. When Rizzuto is finally released from prison, a Shakespearean-level revenge tale plays out – leading to the brutal murders of his closest companions, and ultimately the death of Rizzuto himself. Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story is produced by New Metric Media, Sphere Media and DHX Media. Writers and Executive Producers are Michael Konyves (Barney's Version) and Simon Barry (Van Helsing).

    From Rogers Media, Nataline Rodrigues is Director of Original Programming, Hayden Mindell is Vice President of Television Programming & Content, and Colette Watson is Vice President of Television and Broadcast Operations.

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  2. #2
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    Jan 2008
    According to advanced TV schedules, Second Jen premieres thursday Oct 27 at 8:30pm ET, right after Hulu's Mindy Project and CBS's Mom in simulcast.

    Something weird, Zap2It says the pilot has already air Aug 28, on a sunday... probably a sneaky freeview, or an error...
    We had a good run: 2006 to 2020. Thanks for the informations and debates.

  3. #3
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    Apr 2012
    No idea why sites like Zap2It have actual previous airdates for Second Jen, but they were all apparently available on City's website in September or thereabouts.

    The pilot episode is still available (if you can actually sit through it):
    [Second Jen online first]

    Second Jen: This six-part, 30-minute, digital-first scripted series will premiere on in fall 2016, and will air on City and OMNI Television at a later date.
    Warning: I'm not playing with a full deck.

  4. #4
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    Apr 2012
    And I assume all the other clips for the other Second Jen episodes might be actual episodes once the clips are watched one after another. Yes, they appear to be full episodes, just separated into clip form. Weird.
    Last edited by PokerFace; 10-14-2016 at 11:27 AM. Reason: added last sentence and link
    Warning: I'm not playing with a full deck.



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