- "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.
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 service providers.
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