- "Most well-known" character from cult hit SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH gets her
own series -
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TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Bell
Media's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's
Movie Central (Western Canada), presents JA'MIE: PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL, a new comedy series from Australian sensation Chris Lilley, the star
and creator of acclaimed series SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH and ANGRY BOYS. The six-episode half-hour series will debut Sunday, Nov. 24 at 10:30 p.m. ET/MT, day-and-date with HBO in the U.S.
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Introduced to HBO Canada audiences in SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH, JA'MIE: PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL follows eponymous school captain Ja'mie during the last few months of
her final year of school, far removed from the grounds of Summer
Heights High and back on the lush manicured lawns of Hillford Girls
Grammar School. Returning to her private school roots, the series
highlights the trials and responsibilities that come with being the
"most well-known" girl on campus, including her academic and charity
work, social life and relationships with family. The series is produced
by Lilley and his producing partner, Laura Waters, who previously
teamed up for SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH and ANGRY BOYS.
JA'MIE: PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL was created by Chris Lilley, who is also the series' writer, star and
co-producer; Laura Waters executive produces; directed by Chris Lilley
and Stuart McDonald.
SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH, which premiered on HBO Canada in November 2008,
took a humourous and brutally honest look at life in an average public
school, with Lilley playing all three lead roles. ANGRY BOYS, which
debuted on HBO Canada in January 2012, followed the lives of average
boys and men, displaying their day-to-day interactions and struggles to
fulfill their obligations to family and friends, with Lilley playing
all six main characters.
In Eastern Canada, episodes will be available in High Definition and on
TMN GO, HBO Canada OnDemand, and HBO Canada OnLine.
In Western Canada, episodes will be available in High Definition on HBO
Canada HD and On Demand via mobile and online with participating
About HBO Canada
HBO Canada brings Canadians HBO's current slate of signature dramatic
and comedic programs, together with new and never-before-seen
programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events,
behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO's extensive library - all
in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in
high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible On
Demand, Online and on TMN GO, where available by service provider. For
more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. In Eastern Canada, HBO Canada is a division of Bell Media, which is
part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications
company. In Western Canada, HBO Canada is offered by Corus
Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada).
About Movie Central
Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a
market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets
in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing
and children's animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
SOURCE: The Movie Network
For further information:
For The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)
Ellery Ulster, 416.956.8638 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For Movie Central (Western Canada):
Owen McCorquodale, 416.479.6068 or owen.McCorquodale@corusent.com