May 31, 2011
July 12, 2010
Blackstone (January 28, 2011)
Combat Hospital (2011-12)
Kenny Hotz’s Triumph of the Will* (Spring/Summer 2011)
King (Spring 2011)
Single White Spenny (Spring/Summer 2011)
Untitled Belleville Brothers Project* (Spring/Summer 2011)
XIII (Spring 2011)
Backdoor pilots include:
Befriend & Betray (Spring 2011)
Jack of Diamonds (Spring 2011)
Rave Squad (Spring 2011)
Previously announced programming:
Endgame (Spring 2011)
Lost Girl (Fall 2010)
Shattered (Fall 2010)
The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour (Winter 2011)
Blackstone has already been announced for APTN, but airdates on APTN haven’t been given yet. I really don’t count Blackstone as a “new” show for Canwest, since Canwest is giving Blackstone a second broadcast window.
I’m curious to know why both Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice have new shows. Single White Spenny will be produced by Breakthrough Films & Television. Howard Busgang has been mentioned in relation to the series.
Both John Morayniss and Kenny Hotz will executive-produce the new Hotz series for E1 Entertainment. The show may or may not be called Prize or Punishment. Spenny’s trying to be Larry David, while Hotz is being his usual tasteless self. Sounds about right.
Based on Canwest’s 2010-11 slate, I get the feeling most of the shows will be offloaded to Showcase. Showcase wants to be a mainstream drama channel now, so it’s beefing up its drama holdings. I don’t know why Combat Hospital is even on this list, as it won’t debut for another year.
I think Showcase is treated better than Global. It sure gets the lion’s share of Canwest’s homegrown drama content. That doesn’t surprise me. Cable rot is turning Showcase into a haven for reruns of the XIII miniseries and Beyond Loch Ness, but Showcase is launching more original series than ever. It’s a strange dichotomy. I wonder why Showcase hasn’t launched a Loch Ness series yet.
Addendum (July 12, 2010) | The media release for Blackstone, which has just been released, states that the show will air on both APTN and Showcase come “early 2011.” No word on whether Blackstone will be simulcast.
Untitled Belleville Brothers Project is somehow still Untitled Belleville Brothers Project. It’s also been known as Masters of the Plazaverse and The Strip. The name changes are confusing. I’ll be surprised if the show doesn’t debut as Untitled Belleville Brothers Project.