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  1. #1
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    Mar 2007

    [PR] Canadian Original Productions for Global - 2017/18


    Home to Win Season 3 Joins Global’s Schedule, Alongside Critically-Acclaimed Series Mary Kills People and Detective Drama Private Eyes

    “It’s very smart and utterly intriguing.” – The Globe and Mail on Mary Kills People

    “It’s time to start watching Mary Kills People” – Vulture

    “It’s a fast, fun hour that’s filmed — and most importantly, set — in Toronto and is an affectionate love letter to the city […] successfully marrying a procedural with a lighter family drama.” – The Televixen on Private Eyes

    “As designers and builders team up to complete the rooms, personalities will clash – but in an entertaining way, making it perfect for TV” – 24 Hours on Home to Win

    For Immediate Release

    TORONTO, June 5, 2017Corus Entertainment announced today its vast and versatile slate of new and returning Canadian content, showcasing exceptional storytelling, an amazing roster of homegrown talent, and original, high-quality productions. New season orders of outstanding established hits underscore Corus’ commitment to investing in Canadian content across its portfolio of brands, championing original series, and fostering Canadian talent, both in front of and behind the camera.
    Additionally, with strategically curated programs featuring globally appealing themes and formats, Corus Entertainment’s Corus Studios and Nelvana have grown their slates of premium original content which are now available in more than 160 countries and territories around the world, supporting Corus’ goal of becoming Canada’s leading media and content company.

    “Corus is extremely proud to work with our country’s most talented writers, artists, producers, and showrunners on first-rate productions for our scripted and unscripted slates,” said Barb Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Corus Entertainment. “This year’s lineup of exemplary original productions is bursting with homegrown personalities, exceptional narratives, compelling characters, and tried-and-true formats that further solidify our roster of powerful Canadian content.”

    Global welcomes a new season of one of the most buzzed-about series on both sides of the border, its critically-acclaimed drama Mary Kills People – officially greenlit for six episodes with production beginning this summer in and around Toronto. Produced by Entertainment One (eOne) and Cameron Pictures, and starring Caroline Dhavernas as Dr. Mary Harris, an overworked single mother and ER doctor, the series follows Mary’s exploits as she balances the needs of her family and her day job with helping terminal patients end their lives on their terms – all while eluding the police, who are determined to bring her down. In summer 2018, Canada’s favourite detective duo Matt Shade (Jason Priestley) and Angie Everett (Cindy Sampson) return to the schedule with nine new episodes of Private Eyes. The dynamic duo have found their rhythm on and off the case, and the entire Everett Investigations team tackle new challenges while also facing old ones that have come back to test them. Then, original series Home to Win moves to Global, bringing the hit multiplatform series to a bigger platform and extending its reach to even more Canadians across the country. Produced by Architect Films, the roof-raising series returns for an epic, star-studded third season, featuring the best-known builders, designers, and real estate experts who transform an average house into a dream property for one lucky Canadian.

    Last edited by lostjon; 06-05-2017 at 10:51 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Early observations:

    - No mention of Big Brother Canada, so it raises a question on the show's future (indefinite hiatus, cancellation). Meanwhile, Home to Win is moving over from HGTV to Global.

    - Same goes for Ransom. With its cancellation from CBS and RTL (Germany), that leaves Global and TF1. However, no mention of it in today's press release is not a promising sign for a second season.

    - Global already renewed Private Eyes for 18 episodes late last year. It's being divided into two parts with nine episodes airing currently this summer and the other nine airing next year - similar to how they divided the fifth and sixth seasons of Rookie Blue at 11 episodes each in 2014 and 2015 respectively.



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