CityTV bags Screenings goodies

Scripted-logo-460_2LA to VegasCanadian broadcaster CityTV has acquired four new season US broadcast scripted series for its 2017/18 season line-up.

The Rogers Media-owned network has taken Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution-sold comedies Ghosted, The Orville and LA to Vegas (pictured) and medical procedura; The Resident.

It has also acquired 2016/17 season comedy Speechless, Sony Pictures Television-sold action procedural The Blacklist and Banijay Rights’ Versailles.

On the original programming front, City’s Upfront revealed it was working on a Montreal-set crime saga starring Without a Trace’s Anthony LaPaglia, Bad Blood; and a TV series based on cult 2002 mockumentary Fubar about a pair of beer-drinking head-bangers.

Fubar: The Age of the Computer is a Rogers Media and Vice Studios Canada coproduction that reunited original film director Michael Dowse with stars David Lawrence and Paul Spence. It will air on Viceland Canada, which Rogers and Vice Media co-operate in the territory.

Bad Blood, first mooted in June last year, is based on non-fiction book Business or Blood: Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto’s Last War. It will run to six parts and has been described locally as ‘the Canadian Sopranos’.

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