Can Citytv save the Canadian comedy?
There’s nothing that gets a blogger who writes about Canadian entertainment more excited than hearing that new Canadian-made shows will soon be on their way. It’s even better when the shows sound great!
As a part of their upfronts, CityTV has announced that two new shows will be a part of their Winter 2013 schedule and if their descriptions are any indication, we will soon have two hilarious new shows on our hands, saving us from the rather dire landscape of the Canadian comedy.
Package Deal is created by Andrew Orenstein (Malcolm in the Middle) and is a 13-episode, half-hour multi-camera sitcom about three overly close brothers and the woman who comes between them.There are no details on casting and the show will start shooting in the fall.
The other sitcom is called Seed, which although was developed by a BC production company, will shoot in Nova Scotia. Seed is about a bachelor who finds out that his donated sperm has produced many children, and he becomes entangled in their lives and their families. Production will also start this fall and there’s no word on casting, but I’m guessing it’s a dream role for any number of Canadian actors that are looking to sink their teeth into a meaty comedy.
So excited to how both of these shows turn out. The more Canadian shows, the better!