Pilot created with an eye to Stateside distribution
The pilot, created with an eye to the U.S. market, is slated to shoot live in front of a studio audience at Pinewood Studios Toronto Jan. 18.
It’s produced by Project 10 Prods. in association with CTV’s parent company Bell Media.
Jeff Biederman and Brent Piaskoski are co-creaters, writers and exec producers, while Brian K. Roberts (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) is co-creator, exec producer and director.
Exec producer Andrew Barnsley told Variety talks are already underway with prospective sellers.
“This show has been five years in the making and the idea was to create an America-style sitcom that could find the kind of cross-over success Canadian dramas have had in the U.S.,” Barnsley added.
He said “Newsradio” was a touchstone while developing the sitcom. “We are thrilled to have Dave anchoring an amazing cast of established sitcom actors and emerging stars,” he added.
Paul Campbell (“Battlestar Galactica”) stars as a disgraced writer, and Holly Deveaux, Al Mukadam, Rebecca Dalton, J.P. Manoux and Jadyn Wong round out the cast.
Foley’s deal was negotiated by David Himelfarb in Toronto, Jennifer Craig at Gersh and Tim Sarkus at Brillstien Entertainment.