Global Television Presents 'da Kink in my Hair, an All-New 13-part Original Series



    
                       BASED ON THE AWARD WINNING PLAY
           EMBRACED BY CANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCES ALIKE

                 PREMIERES SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 - 7:30 PM ET/PT

                     WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES & MUSIC BY:

                 Jully Black, Keshia Chanté, Jarvis Church,
                 Jelleestone, Farley Flex, Kardinal Offishall

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    TORONTO, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - Forget about a girl's best friend, a woman's
hairdresser is her REAL therapist... Global Television presents 'da Kink in my
Hair, a 13-episode, half-hour comedic drama about the commotion-filled days
inside a beauty salon, a place where women let their hair down - in more ways
than one.
    Based on trey anthony's highly acclaimed, award-winning play of the same
name, audiences nationwide can indulge in a weekly 'salon experience' Sundays
- 7:30pm ET/PT beginning October 14th.
    Set in Letty's, a bustling hair salon in Toronto's Caribbean community,
'da Kink in my Hair tackles the universal themes of life and love while
highlighting the fiery and hilarious chatter that can often be overheard.
Novelette Campbell (Ordena Stephens-Thompson), the smart and vivacious owner
of Letty's, has all the answers for her clients' dilemmas but can't always
figure out how to tame the tangles in her own life.
    Joined by her zany sister, Joy (trey anthony), her Jamaican born
fourteen-year old son, Dre (Conroy Stewart) and her quirky family of stylists,
including the wide-eyed new girl, Starr (Ngozi Paul) and the wicked-tongued
bad boy, Nigel (Richard Fagon), the only thing Letty's lacks is a little peace
and quiet.
    Ordena Stephens-Thompson, trey anthony, Ngozi Paul, Richard Fagon and
Conroy Stewart star in this buzz-worthy Canadian original production -
featuring guest appearances from notable homegrown talent, including recording
artists Jully Black, Keshia Chanté, Jarvis Church, Jelleestone, Kardinal
Offishall and Farley Flex.
    Sometimes referred to by critics as "the Oprah of the Canadian theatre
scene", trey anthony is the series creator, executive producer and
award-winning playwright of 'da Kink in my Hair - the recipient of four NAACP
Theatre awards. A former television producer for The Women's Television
Network and Canada's first Urban Women's Comedy Festival, "'dat girl sho is
funny!", anthony is also the co-writer of the recent hit "I Am Not A
Dinnermint", a play which debuted to packed houses and critical acclaim in the
Summer of 2006. Currently, anthony is working on a new stage play, entitled
Black Mothers Don't Say I Love You, and her first screenplay.

    'da Kink in my Hair is a Barna-Alper, trey anthony, Ngozika, Defiant
Entertainment production and is executive produced by trey anthony, Ngozi
Paul, Laszlo Barna, Damion Nurse and Shelley Scarrow. Karen King-Chigbo is
Production Executive and Christine Shipton is Vice President, Original
Programming for Global Television.

    Global Television is owned by CanWest MediaWorks Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of CanWest Global Communications Corp. (CanWest) (TSX: CGS and
CGS.A, www.canwestglobal.com). In addition to owning the Global Television
network, CanWest, an international media company, is Canada's largest
publisher of English language daily newspapers, and also owns, operates and/or
holds substantial interests in conventional television, out-of-home
advertising, specialty cable channels, Web sites and radio networks in Canada,
New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and
the United States.





For further information:

For further information: Jacqueline Kendall, Global Television, (416)
443-6036, jkendall@globaltv.com; Grace Park, Global Television, (416)
446-5331, gpark@globaltv.com; For interviews, please contact Seth Feller,
President, Word Of Mouth PR, (416) 484-6363 x101, seth@wordofmouthpr.com;
Maria Papaionnoy, Publicist, Word Of Mouth PR, (416) 484-6363 x103,
maria@wordofmouthpr.com


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