New Drama and Comedy Set for Mid-Season Premiere on Global
TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Building on an impressive roster of massively successful original scripted series such as Rookie Blue, Lost Girl and Continuum, Shaw Media gets ready to welcome two additions to its collection of homegrown dramas. The sleek new drama Remedy (WT) and wild comedy Working the Engels will air as part of Global's mid-season lineup.
"Without a doubt, we have the biggest and best slate of original scripted series in the country. After reading the scripts for both Remedy and Working the Engels, we know we have landed two more brilliant and fresh series to add to our thriving stable of original programming," said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media.
From creator and executive producer Greg Spottiswood (King) comes Remedy, a unique, high-stakes medical drama that goes beyond the operating room and the ER, to reveal a compelling community of hospital staff who make the healing happen. The series follows Griffin Conners, son of the chief of staff, brother to both a surgeon and a nurse, and now - medical school dropout. Having been kicked out in a haze of disgrace, Griffin is forced to return to Broadview Hospital as its newest orderly, where he gets a new perspective on a world he thought he knew through a colourful cast of cleaners, project aides, transport workers and more. The series is produced by Indian Grove Productions with Bernie Zukerman serving as Executive Producer.
Global's new comedy Working the Engles comes from writers Jane and Katie Ford (Miss Congeniality, Family Ties). In this laugh-out-loud comedy, a family of ne'er-do-wells must band together to keep their heads above water when their father and breadwinner passes away, leaving them a mountain of debt. They all go to work running Dad's storefront law firm, with one minor problem - daughter Jenna is the only one of them that is actually a lawyer and qualified to practice. It's not pretty, but it's family. The series is produced by Halfire Entertainment with Noreen Halpern serving as Executive Producer.
Casting and additional creative team details for both series will be announced in the coming weeks.
Global is a Shaw Media Network.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
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