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Canadian Shock-Comic Tom Green to Guest Star in Citytv’s Original Comedy Series, Seed
– Canadian-born actor takes on role of renowned psychoanalyst –
– Seed currently in-production in Halifax –
TORONTO (November 28, 2012) Citytv and Force Four Entertainment today announced that Canadian-born actor and comedian Tom Green joins the dynamic cast of Citytv’s new original comedy series Seed in a one-time guest appearance. Ottawa-native Green, who is currently on a world-wide comedy tour and recently starred in his own comedy special, is internationally renowned for his irreverent talk show, The Tom Green Show, and roles in cult-comedies Freddy Got Fingered, Road Trip, and Stealing Harvard. In Seed,Green will play an arrogant but insightful psychoanalyst named Dr. Stuart Meinertzhagen that will see him counselling the show’s dysfunctional families. The good doctor's new-age methods and alternative approach put him in direct rivalry with Anastasia’s mom Janet (Laura de Carteret, The L.A. Complex), who considers Meinertzhagen a total fraud.
“We are excited to see Tom Green join our already brilliant cast of Seed,” said Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media. “Tom’s unique style of comedy and performance will complement the hilarious tone of the series, and provide laugh-out-loud moments for Canadian audiences.”
Currently in production in Halifax, Seed follows Harry, played by Canadian-born actor Adam Korson (2 Broke Girls) an ill-equipped bachelor bartender who finds his earlier foray into the world of sperm donation has resulted in kids – lots of them. Created by Joseph Raso (Zombies & Cheerleaders), Seed is executive produced by award-winning writer and producer Mark Farrell (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Made in Canada, Corner Gas), and produced by Force Four Entertainment. The series is slated to premiere on Citytv in early 2013. Additional broadcast details to be announced at a later date.
“This is wonderful news for Seed as it enters the home stretch in production on what we hope to be a very successful first season,” said Executive Producer John Ritchie, Force Four Entertainment.
Another example of Citytv’s strong commitment to original Canadian programming, Seed joins the roster of high-profile original series, including The Bachelor Canada and Package Deal.
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About Force Four Entertainment Inc.
Vancouver-based Force Four Entertainment Inc. began operations in 1983, and has now 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 awarded 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.
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