Deal Confirmed: CTV Signs on for Back 90-Episode Order for ANGER MANAGEMENT
- Hit comedy returns Sept. 11 on CTV with encore broadcast of the pilot episode; series premiere Sept. 18 -
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TORONTO, Aug. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - CTV confirmed today its acquisition of the full 100-episode order for the hit comedy ANGER MANAGEMENT from the Lionsgate Television Group. The announcement follows on the heels of a special sneak peek preview of the pilot episode that delivered nearly 3 million viewers (2.93 million) on CTV on August 12.
"Canadians have for years had a long standing love affair with Charlie Sheen on CTV," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. "Today's announcement ensures Canadian viewers will be entertained by Charlie Sheen, and the cast and creative team behind ANGER MANAGEMENT, for years to come."
"Charlie Sheen is one of the great comedy superstars of our generation, and Bruce Helford is an exceptional showrunner," said Kevin Beggs, President of the Lionsgate Television Group. "We're thrilled that our team has created another powerful and enduring Lionsgate brand that will resonate with audiences in Canada on CTV."
An encore broadcast of the ANGER MANAGEMENT sneak peek episode airs Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT followed by the series premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. ANGER MANAGEMENT also airs Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network beginning Sept. 14.
Catch up on full episodes of CTV and CTV Two series across CTV's digital platforms following their television broadcast on CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel on Bell Mobile TV, and through video on demand partners, such as Bell Fibe TV.
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Bruce Helford (GEORGE LOPEZ, THE DREW CAREY SHOW) heads up the writing team and serves as showrunner. Joe Roth, Vince Totino, Dave Caplan and Mark Burg are executive producers along with Helford.
From Lionsgate-owned distributor Debmar-Mercury, ANGER MANAGEMENT is produced by Lionsgate Television in conjunction with Roth and Totino's Revolution Studios, Burg's Evolution Entertainment, Helford's Mohawk Productions, Inc. and Estevez Sheen Productions.
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