Monday, February 04, 2008

Canadian dramas become hot exports

As the American screenwriters strike threatens to drag into its fourth month, U.S. television networks are competing intensely for Canadian-made series.

NBC won a bidding war Friday for the new CTV drama series The Listener, signing a deal to show the full 13-episode first season of the show, which begins shooting in April in Toronto. The deal comes just days after CBS snapped up another CTV drama series, Flashpoint.

Flashpoint and The Listener will be the first Canadian series since Due South to air simultaneously in prime-time slots in Canada and the U.S.

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