CTV has purchased two new original half-hour comedy shows, "Satisfaction" and "Spun Out," which both have stellar creative teams behind them.
The former is written by Tim McAuliffe ("Up All Night") and produced by Michael Donovan ("Bowling for Columbine," "This Hour Has 22 Minutes"), while the later was created by Jeff Biederman ("Life With Derek"), Brent Piaskoski ("According To Jim") and Brian K. Roberts ("Everybody Loves Raymond"), and produced by Andrew Barnsley ("Hotbox"). "Spun Out" is also CTV's first ever multi-camera workplace comedy.
"We're looking forward to the next wave of scripted comedy at CTV," said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President of Independent Production at Bell Media in an official press release. "For us, these two projects are a perfect combination of excellent writing paired with top notch award-winning production teams coming together to make great television."
In the ensemble comedy "Satisfaction," long-time twenty-something couple Peter and Claire invite Peter's best friend Mark to live with them to help pay the rent. Each member of the household tries their best to make the arrangement work although they hit (many) bumps in the road. With a supporting cast of characters full of issues all their own, "Satisfaction" is a relationship showdown between freedom and commitment, with Peter, Claire and Mark all wanting what everyone else has – but with no idea how to get it.
In the multi-cam workplace comedy "Spun Out," disgraced writer Beckett Ryan joins King PR, a public relations agency staffed with people who can spin everyone's problems but their own. After accusing a famous author of stealing his book with disastrous results, Beckett turns to King PR for help, and quickly realizes that the agency needs someone with his charm and wit just as much as he needs them to help him earn a little forgiveness.
Both pilots will begin shooting in Toronto this fall.