CBS is providing Canadian broadcaster City with the perfect way to launch its newest homegrown comedy series, Package Deal, which features Pamela Anderson and Eugene Levy in recurring roles.
The comedy will air on the network on Monday nights in Canada, taking over the spot that will be vacated by Seed when it ends its 13-episode run. The show will air at 8:30 p.m., airing in between How I Met Your Mother (8 p.m.) and 2 Broke Girls (9 p.m.). A hell of a spot to air, really.
This strategy is popular up north, as CTV is doing the same thing with the upcoming Dave Foley vehicle Spun Out and Satisfaction from Canadian writer Tim McAuliffe. Those shows will be pared with The Big Bang Theory and Anger Management to hopefully attract viewers to them.
While Anderson and Levy are the biggest names in the cast, they are not the stars of Package Deal. Randal Edwards, Julia Voth, Harland Williams and Jay Malone hold that honor, as the series will focus on three close brothers and the woman who interrupts their lives.
The series shoots in Vancouver before a live audience (ugh - the audience, not Vancouver).
I wish they would bring these series to America. I would love to watch some Canadian shows.