The CW Picks Up Canadian Sitcom ‘Seed’
The CW has picked up Canadian sitcom Seed from Canada’s City network and will debut the show’s first season as either a midseason replacement or summer addition to its schedule.
via press release:
THE CW ACQUIRES COMEDY SERIES “SEED” FROM STUDIO ENTERTAINMENT ONE
September 10, 2013 (Burbank, CA) – Continuing to add more original programming to its primetime schedule, The CW Network has licensed the U.S. broadcast rights for the half-hour original comedy series SEED from leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne). After premiering on the Canadian television network City in February and becoming the network’s highest rated original comedy series to date, the critically acclaimed SEED will make its U.S. premiere on The CW later this season.
From the creative team of Joseph Raso (“Zombies & Cheerleaders”) and award-winning writer/producer Mark Farrell (“This Hour Has 22 Minutes,” “Made in Canada,” “Corner Gas”), SEED tells the story of Harry (Adam Korson), a single, underachieving bachelor/bartender who is also a sperm donor. Harry reluctantly begins a relationship with three unique and separate recipient families – a laid-back lesbian couple with a 9-year-old son, a neurotically hopeful single mom-to-be, and an uptight, upper-class family with a rebellious teenage daughter – with whom he’ll come to share more than just his DNA.
Produced byForce Four Entertainment, SEED is executive produced by Joseph Raso, Mark Farrell, John Ritchie, Rob Bromley and Gillian Lowrey. The Force Four production team includes Supervising Producer Paula J. Smith (“Less Than Kind”) and Producer Karen Wentzell (“Trailer Park Boys”). eOne handles worldwide rights to the series in all media and has already successfully sold the series in a number of international territories.
eOne develops, produces, acquires, distributes programming across all genres including “Hell on Wheels” on AMC; “Rookie Blue” on ABC and Shaw Media; Discovery Channel’s first-ever scripted mini-series “Klondike,” co-produced by Discovery, eOne, and Nomadic Pictures in association with Scott Free Television; “Haven” on Syfy, Shaw Media and Universal Networks International; “Rogue,” DIRECTV’s first original scripted series starring Thandie Newton; “Saving Hope” on CTV; and “Bitten” on Space. The group also handles distribution of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
Through strong relationships with broadcasters and content providers, eOne Television International has successfully sold eOne’s original and third-party productions to over 500 broadcasters in 150 countries, including key US networks and international pay TV channels.
About The CW
THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, made its debut on September 20, 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network and is the only network specifically targeting viewers ages 18-34, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. Delivering a total of 30 hours of programming a week, The CW offers a five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup that runs Monday through Friday. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a five-hour Saturday morning block. For more information, visit http://www.cwtv.com
About Entertainment One
The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks. http://www.entertainmentonegroup.com/
About Force Four Entertainment Inc.
Vancouver-based Force Four Entertainment Inc. began operations in 1983, and has now grown into one of Canada’s most successful and respected television production companies. Force Four has produced more than 300 hours of prime-time broadcast programming, earning accolades on the national and international stage. The company’s highly successful television programs include lifestyle, documentary, and scripted programming that is sold and aired around the world. Force Four has been awarded the prestigious Peabody Award, 10 Gemini Awards and more than 25 Gemini nominations, and is owned by President Rob Bromley, Executive Producer John Ritchie, and Director of Business Affairs Gillian Lowrey. For more information, visit http://www.forcefour.com.