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Eugene Levy on why Canadian comedy doesn’t need Americanizing

MIPCOM: Funny is funny, the Hollywood comic actor told Playback Daily while promoting Schitt’s Creek to international buyers in Cannes. (Eugene and Dan Levy pictured.)


New Metric Media inks first-look deal with DHX Media

The deal will see DHX Media back scripted series from Mark Montefiore and Patrick O’Sullivan’s production shingle. (Letterkenny pictured.)


CTV not renewing Satisfaction

Bell Media said that the homegrown comedy, produced by DHX Media in association with CTV and Lionsgate, didn’t perform as well as expected.


CTV to debut Satisfaction on June 24

The sitcom from creator Tim McAuliffe will air Mondays at 8 p.m. and lead into the second season of Anger Management.


Amazing Race Canada anchors CTV summer sked

The network is banking on Mondays to draw viewers with The Amazing Race Canada and the debut of new sitcom Satisfaction, to be followed by the returning Anger Management.


Lionsgate to co-distribute Satisfaction comedy

The mini-studio will join DHX Media to shop the CTV single camera sitcom outside of Canada.

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Phil King on raising CTV’s 2013 game

The CTV programming boss on the network’s strategy, looking for homegrown hits, and competition from “the fire” rival Keith Pelley has lit under City and Rogers Media.

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CTV orders full seasons of Played cop drama, Satisfaction comedy

Bomb Girls producers Muse and Back Alley Film Productions will produce 13 episodes of a undercover detective drama that CTV hopes will repeat the success of Flashpoint.


Vik Sahay joins Satisfaction ensemble comedy pilot

The Canadian actor is to play an eccentric dental hygienist in the single camera sitcom from executive producer Tim McAuliffe (pictured) and indie producer DHX Media.


Bell Media gets Satisfaction, Spun Out pilots for CTV

The company’s Comedy Network unveiled a large multi-year deal with Just For Laughs (pictured), though the CBC confirms it maintains its usual JFL programming.

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Comedy Network unveils development slate

Production executive Sarah Fowlie gives intel about the projects in development and why they were selected.