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Citytv Announces Cast and Start of Production for Original Series, Seed

Principal cast signed for all-new, Citytv original comedy series
– Production begins today in Halifax –
 
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TORONTO (Oct. 1, 2012) Citytv and Force Four Entertainment today announced primary casting for the all-new, original comedy series Seed. Canadian actors Adam Korson (2 Broke Girls) and Carrie-Lynn Neales (The L.A. Complex) headline the 13-episode, half-hour series, which begins production today October 1 in Halifax. Produced by Force Four Entertainment, Seed will air on Citytv in early 2013. Full broadcast details to be announced at a later date.
 
Seed is a laugh-out-loud comedy with a big heart. The series follows ill-equipped bachelor bartender Harry (Korson), who finds his foray into the world of sperm donation has resulted in kids – lots of them. As Harry discovers his new-found children, he becomes entangled in the lives of his offspring and their less-than-thrilled families – including Rose (Neales), a single woman jaded by the dating scene, who impulsively uses the sperm bank to try to get pregnant.
 
“Citytv is delighted to see another exciting homegrown series start production this fall,” said Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media. “The casting for Seedis pitch-perfect to breathe life into these quirky but thoroughly relatable characters.”
 
Canadian actors Korson and Neales join an exciting cast including: Amanda Brugel (Saving Hope, The Firm), Stephanie Anne Mills (Good God, Total Drama Island), Laura de Carteret (The L.A. Complex, The Listener), Matt Baram (Saving Hope, Wingin’ It), Vanessa Matsui (King, XIII: The Series), and introducing Abby Ross and William Ainscough.
 
"We are excited to watch our dynamic cast put their own creative stamp on this timely story about a prolific sperm donor who is ill-equipped for his enthusiastic and hilarious journey into fatherhood," said John Richie, Executive Producer and Partner, Force Four Entertainment.
 
Seed is created by Joseph Raso (Zombies & Cheerleaders) who will executive produce along with award-winning writer and producer Mark Farrell (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Made in Canada, Corner Gas). Claire Freeland is Director of Original Programming, Broadcast, Rogers Media, and Carol Commisso is Production Executive for Original Programming, Rogers Media.
 
The Force Four production team also includes Supervising Producer Paula J. Smith (Less Than Kind, Paradise Falls, Metropia) and Producer/Line Producer Karen Wentzell (Trailer Park Boys).
 
With Citytv’s strong commitment to original Canadian programming, Seed joins the roster of high-profile original series currently in production for the network, including Package Deal and The Bachelor Canada.
 
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About Force Four Entertainment
Vancouver-based Force Four Entertainment Inc. began operations in 1983, and hasnow grown into one of Canada’s most successful and respected television production companies. Force Four has produced more than 300 hours of prime-time broadcast programming, earning accolades on the national and international stage. The company’s highly successful television programs include lifestyle, documentary, and scripted programming that is sold and aired around the world. Force Four has been awared the prestigious Peabody Award, 10 Gemini Awards and more than 25 Gemini nominations, and is owned by President Rob Bromley, Executive Producer John Ritchie, and Director of Business Affairs Gillian Lowrey. For more information, visit www.forcefour.com
 
About Citytv
Citytv™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Saskatchewan offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and CityLine; as well as local Canadian and US acquired prime time entertainment programming. Citytv is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit
www.Citytv.com
 
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Media Contacts
Shannon Hall, Citytv, shannon.hall@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3078
Skana Gee, Seed Unit Publicist, gee.skana@gmail.com, 902.466.7191

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