Canada's Top Comedic Talent Unite as Production Begins on CTV's New Original Comedy SPUN OUT

- Dave Foley leads ensemble cast in CTV's workplace sitcom -
- Live tapings begin tonight and run through mid-July 2013 -

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TORONTO, May 3, 2013 /CNW/ - CTV and Project 10 Productions announced today that production is underway on the new half-hour Canadian scripted comedy series SPUN OUT. Co-starring comedy veteran and KIDS IN THE HALL alumnus Dave Foley and featuring some of the top comedic talent in the country ever assembled - both in front of and behind the camera - the multi-cam comedy series begins shooting tonight (May 3) at Toronto`s Pinewood Studios. Viewers looking to be part of the series' studio audience can email audience@project10.ca to attend live tapings of the series' 13 episodes now through mid-July 2013.

**Media Note** - Download photos from SPUN OUT at BellMediaPR.ca.

"Another shining example of the strength of Canadian comedic talent, SPUN OUT has all the ingredients for a must-see hit - a mix of up-and-coming and established talent, an award-winning production team, and that electric bit of unpredictable energy from a live studio audience," said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media.

"We couldn't be more excited to bring such a classic genre of comedy to Canadian viewers," said Co-creator, Writer, and Executive Producer Brent Piaskoski, Project 10 Productions. "We're all huge fans of multi-cam. We've got great characters, compelling stories, and we're going for the laughs."

From Gemini Award-winners Jeff Biederman (LIFE WITH DEREK,OVERRULED) and Brent Piaskoski (ACCORDING TO JIM, RADIO FREE ROSCOE), and co-creator Brian K. Roberts (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, THE DREW CAREY SHOW), SPUN OUT's ensemble cast features Dave Foley as the patriarchal boss of a fledging PR firm, staffed with people who can spin everyone's problems but their own.

Set to premiere on CTV during the 2013-2014 broadcast season, SPUN OUT centres on 20-something Beckett Ryan (Paul Campbell, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), a struggling writer who ends up working at the public relations firm after suffering his own PR disaster. 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

Rounding out the ensemble is Al Mukadam (RADIO FREE ROSCOE) as Beckett's lifelong friend and spin expert Nelson, Holly Deveaux (LESS THAN KIND) as Beckett's sassy ex-girlfriend Abby, Rebecca Dalton (THE L.A. COMPLEX) as the boss's daughter Stephanie, J.P. Manoux (COMMUNITY) as the loyal but self-important office nerd Bryce, and Darcy Michael who plays Gordon, the guy at work who always seems like he's about to be fired.

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.

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SPUN OUT: 
@spunoutTV @DaveSFoley - Dave Foley
@ThePaulCampbell - Paul Campbell
@mukadambamn - Al Mukadam
@theDarcyMichael - Darcy Michael 
@BrentPiaskoski - Brent Piaskoski (co-creator/writer/executive producer)
@JeffBiederman - Jeff Biederman (co-creator/writer/executive producer)
@BrianRoberts4 - Brian K. Roberts (co-creator/director/executive producer)
@abarnsley - Andrew Barnsley (executive producer)

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, MOTIVE, and THE LISTENER, and the recently concluded game changer FLASHPOINT. New for 2013 on CTV are the drama series PLAYED, 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, ORPHAN BLACK, and upcoming series BITTEN. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to reality series PANIC BUTTON, entertainment documentary BRAVE NEW GIRL, game shows MATCH GAME and POP QUIZ, and factual series like HIGHWAY THRU HELL, and LAST CAR STANDING. In total, Bell Media ordered 27 new original Canadian series in 2012, and put 35 scripted projects into development.

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.

About Project 10 Productions
Project 10 Productions Inc. has quickly become an industry leader in scripted comedy development and production and sports production and marketing. Established in 2009, the company has won international awards for its work with high-profile brands and has been a "go-to" partner for developing and producing scripted comedy in Canada. Gemini-nominated producers Kevin Foley and Andrew Barnsley are the principal executives of Project 10 Production Inc.  Each has over a decade of developing and producing scripted comedy, documentaries, sports and filmed entertainment for Canadian and global audiences.

SOURCE: CTV

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