Bell Media's CTV Orders New Half-Hour Original Comedy Series SPUN OUT

- Ensemble comedy stars Dave Foley, Paul Campbell, Rebecca Dalton, Al Mukadam, Holly Deveaux, JP Manoux, and Darcy Michael -

- Jeff Biederman, Brent Piaskoski, Brian K. Roberts and Andrew Barnsley team-up for CTV's multi-cam office comedy -

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OTTAWA, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - CTV announced today from the Prime Time in Ottawa conference it has ordered to series the new half-hour Canadian scripted comedy series SPUN OUT, starring Dave Foley (NEWS RADIO, KIDS IN THE HALL), Paul Campbell (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), Rebecca Dalton (THE L.A. COMPLEX), Al Mukadam (RADIO FREE ROSCOE), Holly Deveaux (BAXTER), JP Manoux (COMMUNITY, ER), and Darcy Michael (ENDGAME). From Project 10 Productions, CTV's multi-cam office comedy is created by Jeff Biederman (LIFE WITH DEREK), Brent Piaskoski (ACCORDING TO JIM) and Brian K. Roberts (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND), and is produced by Andrew Barnsley (HOTBOX). CTV has ordered 12 half-hour episodes in addition to the pilot shot last month in Toronto. The series is set to begin production mid- spring.

SPUN OUT joins a growing list of recent original series orders from CTV, including relationship comedy SATISFACTION, and the ensemble undercover detective drama PLAYED (working title). The three programs are part of CTV's burgeoning lineup of original scripted series, including MOTIVE, SAVING HOPE, and THE LISTENER, and join the blockbuster upcoming unscripted series THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.

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"Tackling the highs, the lows, and the bizarre in the fast-paced world of public relations, SPUN OUT is a hilarious rollercoaster ride that dives into the dysfunction of close-knit colleagues," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. "This multi-cam sitcom is a great addition to our lineup of Canada's most-watched comedies, and we're excited to be working with the talented actors and skilled creative team behind this new series."

"We're thrilled to be working with such a talented and creative team to create a ground-breaking sitcom for the Canadian and international marketplace," said Brian K. Roberts, co-creator, director, and executive producer. "The production of SPUN OUT couldn't happen at a better time for a better network. We hope that SPUN OUT does for Canadian comedy what FLASHPOINT has accomplished for Canadian drama."

In the multi-cam workplace comedy SPUN OUT, failed writer Beckett Ryan (Paul Campbell) joins DLPR, a public relations agency staffed with people who can spin everyone's problems but their own. From the eccentric company figurehead Dave (Dave Foley) and his insecure daughter Stephanie (Rebecca Dalton), to PR shark Nelson (Al Mukadam) and Dave's ever-loyal assistant Bryce (JP Manoux), the DLPR office has no shortage of personality. No matter how bizarre the cases are that the agency takes on, they pale in comparison to the workplace romances, rivalries, personal successes, and often hilarious failures of the close-knit and dysfunctional colleagues at DLPR.

SPUN OUT also stars Holly Deveaux as Beckett's unapologetic and brazen ex-girlfriend Abby and Darcy Michael as the office's loveable loser Gordon.

SPUN OUT is produced by Project 10 Productions in association with CTV. Gemini Award winners Jeff Biederman (LIFE WITH DEREK, OVERRULED!) and Brent Piaskoski (ACCORDING TO JIM, RADIO FREE ROSCOE) are co-creators, writers and executive producers. Brian K. Roberts (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, THE DREW CAREY SHOW) is co-creator, director, and executive producer. Andrew Barnsley (HOT BOX) is executive producer. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Independent Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.

About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned and co-produced some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, while working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE and THE LISTENER, and the recently concluded game changer FLASHPOINT. New for 2013 on CTV are the drama series MOTIVE and PLAYED (working title), relationship comedy SATISFACTION, multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, a Canadian-produced, complementary version of the hit international series. Among the scripted series on Bell Media specialty channels are the two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI and the upcoming dramas ORPHAN BLACK and BITTEN. In total, Bell Media ordered 26 new original Canadian series in 2012, and put 35 scripted projects into development.

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@JeffBiederman - Jeff Biederman (co-creator/writer/executive producer)
@BrianRoberts4 - Brian K. Roberts (co-creator/director/executive producer)
@abarnsley - Andrew Barnsley (executive producer)

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About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 10 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at ctv.ca.

SOURCE: CTV

For further information:

Tonia Addison, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.2194 or tonia.addison@bellmedia.ca 
Jim Quan, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.5311 or jim.quan@bellmedia.ca