- 13 episodes now being shot in Toronto -
- Comedic legend Dave Foley returns to lead ensemble cast for second season, including Paul Campbell, Rebecca Dalton, Al Mukadam, Holly Deveaux, J.P. Manoux, and Darcy Michael -
- Gemini Award-winning comedian Russell Peters (Russell Peters: Notorious) set to appear as Season 2 guest star -
- Series star Dave Foley to direct two episodes this season -
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TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - CTV, in association with Project 10 Productions, announced today that production is now underway in Toronto on 13 new episodes of last season's most-watched Canadian scripted comedy, SPUN OUT. A 2014 Directors Guild of Canada Award-nominee for Best Comedy TV Series, the hilarious comedy follows the ups and downs of a public relations agency staffed with people who can spin everyone's problems but their own. Headlined by Dave Foley, the complete returning ensemble cast for Season 2 of SPUN OUT features Paul Campbell, Al Mukadam, Rebecca Dalton, J.P. Manoux , Darcy Michael, and Holly Deveaux. Shooting at Toronto's Pinewood Studios through December, SPUN OUT will premiere in 2015 on CTV.
**Media Note** Photography for SPUN OUT is available online at BellMediaPR.ca
"With exceedingly talented cast, a fantastic writing room, and pedigreed producers, we look forward to seeing how SPUN OUT grows in its second season," said Phil King, President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.
One of the biggest names in comedy, Gemini Award-winning comedian Russell Peters (Russell Peters: Notorious) is confirmed to make a stop by the DLPR office during Season 2. Also confirmed to date are up-and-coming actresses Ellen Wong (THE CARRIE DIARIES) and Ingrid Haas (CHELSEA LATELY).
One of the most-watched new comedies of last season, SPUN OUT centres on Dave Lyons (Dave Foley, KIDS IN THE HALL), the patriarchal boss of an established PR firm, staffed with people who can spin everyone's problems but their own. There's Beckett Ryan (Paul Campbell, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), a struggling writer and the agency's newest employee; Nelson Abrams (Al Mukadam, RADIO FREE ROSCOE), Beckett's lifelong friend and spin expert; Abby Hayes (Holly Deveaux, LESS THAN KIND), Beckett's sassy ex-girlfriend; Stephanie Lyons (Rebecca Dalton, THE L.A. COMPLEX), the boss's daughter; Bryce McBradden (J.P. Manoux, COMMUNITY) the loyal but self-important office nerd; and team oddball Gordon Woolmer (Darcy Michael).
With series stars Dave Foley set to direct two episodes and co-star J.P. Manoux also confirmed to direct an episode, Season 2 of SPUN OUT brings a whole new set of adventures for the DLPR gang. Beckett tries to execute the perfect "business bang" with a trusted journalist, Nelson questions his ability to keep up on trends, and Dave goes head to head with his ex-wife from a rival PR firm. Also in store this season, Gordon gets trapped in an elevator, Bryce develops an internet addiction, Stephanie realizes Abby is a conversation ninja and exploits it by making her a brand influencer, and after a night of debauchery, the team goes on the hunt for a missing Dave.
SPUN OUT is produced by Project 10 Productions in association with CTV. Gemini Award winners Jeff Biederman (LIFE WITH DEREK, OVERRULED!) and Brent Piaskoski (ACCORDING TO JIM, RADIO FREE ROSCOE) are co-creators, writers, and executive producers. Brian K. Roberts (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, THE DREW CAREY SHOW) is co-creator, director, and executive producer. Andrew Barnsley (SPORTS ON FIRE) and Dave Foley are executive producers, and Colin Brunton (PUPPETS WHO KILL) is producer.
For Bell Media, 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, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.
About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, THE LISTENER, MOTIVE, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the record-breaking, Canadian-produced complementary version of the hit international series. New to CTV in 2014 are hit international format MASTERCHEF CANADA and multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, one of the most-watched new comedies of the season. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo's most-watched new drama 19-2, TRANSPORTER - THE SERIES, dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, and the upcoming KILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others.
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 13 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. 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.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
@DaveSFoley - Dave Foley
@ThePaulCampbell - Paul Campbell
@mukadambamn - Al Mukadam
@theDarcyMichael - Darcy Michael
@beckydalts - Rebecca Dalton
@thehollydeveaux - Holly Deveaux
@BrentPiaskoski - Brent Piaskoski (co-creator/writer/executive producer)
@JeffBiederman - Jeff Biederman (co-creator/writer/executive producer)
@BrianRoberts4 - Brian K. Roberts (co-creator/director/executive producer)
@abarnsley - Andrew Barnsley (executive producer)
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For further information:
Tonia Addison, CTV Networks, 416.384.2194 or [email protected]