Black back at CTV, CBC

Canuck nets unveil programming slates

TORONTO — Canadians are set to get an eyeful of Conrad Black next year, as the CTV Network and pubcaster CBC presented their 2005-06 Canuck production slates, both of them containing TV movies about the controversial media baron.

CTV announced a 70-hour slate of programming, while CBC unveiled 127.

CTV’s new slate includes drama series “Whistler,” and two half-hour comedies, “Alice, I Think,” tubthumped as “Malcolm in the Middle” meets “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” and “Jeff @ Work” about a genius who’s a dud with the ladies.

The CTV movies are “Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story,” “The Terry Fox Story,” “War Correspondent — The Clark Todd Story,” “Last Exit” and “Doomstown.”

In addition to “Conrad Black,” movies and miniseries that the CBC has greenlit include “Everest”; “Oka”; crime drama “Dragon Boys”; and “October 1970,” an eight-parter about the most gripping political crisis in contemporary Canuck history.

New series include “Jozi-H,” “Hotel Metropolitan,” “Jeremy Hotz: My Life and a Movie,” “My Mother’s House,” and three new comedy pilots.

No word from third web CanWest Global, which relies more heavily than the others on U.S. programming, bolstering its smaller and lower-budget Canadian slate, including series such as its flagship unscripted skein “Train48.”

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