From Entertainment One, the #1 New Series of the Summer Goes Back into Production for 18 Episodes
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TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Following a blockbuster first season that averaged over 1 million viewers (Ind. 2+) per episode, Global's breakout hit and #1 new series of the summer, Private Eyes is renewed for a second season. The series, from leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne), has received an impressive 18 episode order, with production set to begin in Toronto this fall.
The Canadian original detective drama follows the P.I. powerhouse duo, Matt Shade (Jason Priestley) and Angie Everett (Cindy Sampson) as they lead Everett Investigations together and test each other both professionally and personally. At the end of Season 1, Angie offers Shade a full and equal partnership in the agency. However, with Shade intent on putting his stamp on Everett Investigations, will Angie live to regret this new arrangement? And will they be able to navigate their complicated – but undeniable – romantic attraction? Only time will tell.
"Private Eyes was an instant success for Global audiences and we are thrilled to welcome back a second season," said Maria Hale, Senior Vice President, Global Entertainment and Content Acquisition, Corus. "We look forward to seeing what's next for Shade and Angie as their relationship continues to evolve."
"We are delighted that Private Eyes attracted such a loyal following," said Jocelyn Hamilton, President Canada, eOne Television. "Right out of the gate, the audience embraced our show with incredible enthusiasm. We are so grateful to the fans and excited to deliver a tremendous sophomore season that will keep them all hooked."
Private Eyes season two is executive produced by John Morayniss and Tecca Crosby for eOne, Shawn Piller and Lloyd Segan for Piller Segan and Jason Priestley.
Private Eyes is produced by eOne in association with Corus Entertainment, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit.
eOne controls international rights for the series.
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About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children's book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus' roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company's diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One's robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.
The Company's rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.
Source: SM16 STD (May 30 – Jul 31/16) confirmed data, 3+ airings; AMA(000) A1849, A2554, F1849, F2554 unless otherwise stated, Total Canada
SOURCE Global Television
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