- New half-hour comedy from creator Tim McAuliffe (THE OFFICE) leads into new summer season of ANGER MANAGEMENT -
- Gordon Pinsent, Wendel Clark, Jerry O'Connell, Tommy Chong, Andy Kindler, and Gabrielle Miller guest star on SATISFACTION -
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TORONTO, May 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Monday nights this summer start out with laughs on CTV, as the network's new original comedy SATISFACTION joins the schedule at 8 p.m. ET/PT beginning June 24 (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Starring award-winning comedian Ryan Belleville (THE L.A. COMPLEX), Luke Macfarlane (BROTHERS & SISTERS), and Leah Renee (THE PLAYBOY CLUB), the half-hour, ensemble relationship comedy is all about struggling with the next step, and trying to figure out how to get satisfaction. Anchoring an all-new block of Monday night comedy on CTV, SATISFACTION is paired with a new summer season of Charlie Sheen's ANGER MANAGEMENT (8:30 p.m. ET/PT).
SATISFACTION mines the trials and tribulations of young adulthood for laughs, touching on everything from the fear of opening a joint bank account and using a scurvy diagnosis to get out of a new job, to finally making friends with a new couple who then turn out to be swingers.
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"SATISFACTION is a clever and hilarious look at life through the eyes of three, 20-something friends and roommates as they take each day in stride, and try to achieve the perfect balance between adult responsibility and their carefree existence," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. "Joining a hit lineup on Monday nights, SATISFACTION and ANGER MANAGEMENT are destined to deliver a very funny hour of summertime comedy."
SATISFACTION also features Pat Thornton (MATCH GAME), Nikki Payne (VIDEO ON TRIAL), and Mark Critch (THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES). Currently shooting in Toronto, an array of guest stars are scheduled to appear throughout the season, including Gordon Pinsent (Away From Her), Jerry O'Connell (THE DEFENDERS), Tommy Chong (THAT 70s SHOW), Gabrielle Miller (CORNER GAS), stand-up comedian Andy Kindler (JUST FOR LAUGHS), and former Toronto Maple Leafs Captain Wendel Clark.
In the season premiere of SATISFACTION, "The Wind Beneath My Wingman" (Monday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), after running into a college friend who has since dropped out of school, Jason (Macfarlane) begins to question his own life path. After looking at his vision board, the only plausible thing left to achieve is to perform live music. Never having heard him sing before, Maggie (Renee) signs him up for open mic night at the bar, but then quickly regrets her decision. Meanwhile, Mark (Belleville) is stuck in a dry spell, unable to pick up a girl to save his life. With Jason off the market, Maggie suggests Mark get a new wingman - like Simon (Thornton). But Mark quickly learns that Simon knows nothing about women.
Directors this season include Jason Priestley (CALL ME FITZ), Shawn Alex Thompson (billable hours), James Dunnison (LESS THAN KIND), Steve Wright (LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE), and Keith Samples (MR. D).
SATISFACTION is written by Tim McAuliffe (THE OFFICE), Mark Critch (JUST FOR LAUGHS), Jason Belleville (LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE), Tim Polley (DAN FOR MAYOR), Jenn Engels (LESS THAN KIND), and Ryan Belleville.
Viewers can catch up on full episodes of SATISFACTION following its television broadcast across CTV's digital platforms, including CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel on Bell Mobile TV, and through video on demand partners such as Bell Fibe TV. SATISFACTION can also be seen Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network beginning July 5.
SATISFACTION is produced by DHX Media Ltd. in partnership with Lions Gate Television Inc. Executive Producers are Michael Donovan (THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES) and Tim McAuliffe (The Office). Producers are Steven DeNure (THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES), Tracey Jardine (THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES), and Jim Corston (LIFE WITH BOYS). 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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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.
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.
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