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Sony Pictures Television Sells Drama Slate To CTV In Canada
CTV Adds “Charlie's Angels,” “Pan Am” and “Unforgettable” to Fall Primetime Lineup; Debuts “The Sing Off” and Renews “Shark Tank”
CULVER CITY, Calif (June 2, 2011) - Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced it has licensed its powerhouse slate of new drama series including “Charlie's Angels” “Pan Am” and “Unforgettable” to CTV in Canada. Canada's #1 broadcaster has also picked up the studio's hit reality series “The Sing Off” and another season of “Shark Tank.” The announcement was made by Keith Le Goy, president international distribution, SPT.
“Charlie's Angels” and “Pan Am,” which will debut on ABC in the US, will air as part of CTV's fall primetime lineup along with “Unforgettable,” which will air on CBS in the US. Meanwhile, the “The Sing Off” will debut on the network while “Shark Tank” will return for another season this fall on the broadcaster's second conventional network, CTV Two.
“Broadcasters responded with great enthusiasm to our programming slate at L.A. Screenings and recognize that empowering storylines, complex characters and identifiable stars make powerful dramas that will draw big audiences,” said Le Goy. “We are delighted that all of these shows have been embraced by CTV, who will support them in a way that sets them up for long term success.”
CTV's programming lineup was unveiled today at their upfront presentation.
“We are very proud to bring these Sony Pictures Television series to our schedule, as they represent some of the best new dramas that we saw in Los Angeles,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. “We're confident Canadian audiences will respond enthusiastically.”
Based on the original television series, “Charlie's Angels,” three beautiful women get a chance to escape their checkered pasts in this updated version. Under the watchful eye of their handler, Bosley (Ramon Rodriguez), Kate (Annie Ilonzeh), Eve (Minka Kelly) and Abby (Rachael Taylor) work for the exclusive Townsend Detective Agency and tackle cases that take them from the dangerous drug dens to the glamorous beachfront mansions of Miami.
“Pan Am” transports viewers to 1963 and the dawn of the Jet Age. As a fast, new luxury airliner takes to the skies, the passengers and crew face a voyage whose landscape is shaped by romance, shifting societal values and even international espionage. Head stewardess Maggie (Christina Ricci) mentors rookie flight attendant Laura (Margot Robbie), while first officer Ted (Michael Mosley) turns on the charm. Excitement awaits every traveler on “Pan Am.”
In “Unforgettable,” Poppy Montgomery plays Carrie Wells, an ex-cop with a special gift: she remembers everything she's experienced in perfect detail. When a tragedy brings her back in touch with her ex-boyfriend (Dylan Walsh), now an NYPD detective, he convinces her to use her incredible memory to help solve big-city crimes.
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