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Seed - L to R: Harland Williams as Sheldon, Jay Malone as Ryan

The Canadian comedy showrunner survey

From Playback magazine: Taking Canada’s TV comedy pulse with some of today’s top showrunners.

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Package Deal adds Jason Priestley, Amanda Tapping as guest stars

The acting duo join the talent lineup for the multi-cam comedy now shooting its second season in Vancouver. (Jason Priestley pictured)


Package Deal’s Jill Morrison promoted to series regular

EXCLUSIVE: The move from recurring guest star comes as the multi-cam comedy for City starts production on a second season. (Jill Morrison, left, pictured along with Julia Voth)


Rogers Media renews Package Deal, Meet the Family (exclusive)

The broadcaster hands out second-season orders to the Thunderbird Films sitcom and Frantic Films reality series.


City to debut Package Deal on June 24

The broadcaster had an initial May 6 start date for the multi-camera comedy.


City to debut Package Deal comedy on May 6

The broadcaster will debut its latest comedy (pictured) in the same slot on Monday nights filled with Seed at 8:30 p.m., sandwiched between How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls.


Part 3: How City’s Package Deal turns brain drain into brain gain

Culture shock: homegrown talent with Hollywood experience is overturning stereotyped notions of Canadians abroad by making local sitcoms with North American appeal.


Part 1: What City’s Package Deal teaches us about the 2008 Hollywood writer’s strike

The multi-camera comedy, now shooting on a Vancouver soundstage, was mostly written in a Los Angeles Starbucks by veteran sitcom writer/producer Andrew Orenstein.


Pamela Anderson books arc on Package Deal

The Canadian actress is to play a therapist in the 13-episode sitcom from Thunderbird Films for Citytv.


Package Deal begins production with live studio audience

Thunderbird Films’ upcoming comedy series for Citytv, starring Canuck comedians Harland Williams (pictured) and Jay Malone, will be shot live in Burnaby, B.C.


Canuck comedians topline Package Deal cast

Harland Williams and Jay Malone are set to star in the upcoming comedy series bowing on Citytv in 2013.

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Inside Citytv’s Cancon lineup

New original comedies Package Deal from Thunderbird Films and Seed from Force Four Entertainment will air in mid-season slots, likely in early 2013.