The N is All About A Girl This Summer as the Teen Network Commences Production on Its First Scripted Comedy
Produced By Brightlight Pictures in Association With CanWest MediaWorks
A New 13-Episode Original Series Currently in Production in Vancouver,
British Columbia Set To Premiere in the US and Canada Fall 2007
NEW YORK, Aug. 14 -- The N, the nighttime network for
teens, takes on its first scripted comedy series, About A Girl. The
13-episode, half-hour series created by writer Adam Tobin and executive
produced by Tim O'Donnell (Growing Pains, Clueless and Lizzie McGuire)
recently began production in Vancouver, Canada it was announced by Sarah
Tomassi Lindman, SVP and GM, The N. About A Girl is produced by Brightlight
Pictures in association with Canada's CanWest MediaWorks and is scheduled
to premiere on The N in the US and on Global in Canada this Fall '07.
"We are excited to delve into our first scripted comedy," said Lindman.
"About A Girl is sure to be a fantastic addition to our schedule as we
continue to grow our teen roster of original and award-winning
The comedy chronicles Amy Ryan (Chiara Zanni "Good Luck Chuck"), a
college sophomore whose campus dorm turns out to be more of a dud than a
dream, and she finds herself in need of a new address. Effectively
homeless, she quickly bunks up with not one, but four male roommates in an
off-campus house where everyday courtesies such as hygiene and privacy are
about to go out the window.
"This is a smart and engaging new series featuring a marvelous roster
of fresh Canadian talent. We're very proud to be showcasing this program as
part of our upcoming Fall line-up, alongside our broadcast partners, The
N," said Christine Shipton, VP, Original Programming, Global Television.
Amy is in for the ride of her life and she's about to find out how the
other half truly lives. Over the next year, Jason - the hot stud and her
future crush; McRitchie -- the household problem solver; Benny -- the self
proclaimed brains of the house; and Dude -- the fifth year junior who gives
new meaning to the word slacker, evolve from being just Amy's roommates to
her bodyguards, chaperones and new best friends.
"We have an amazing team of incredibly funny writers who created these
hilarious characters and situations," says Stephen Hegyes, executive
producer and partner of Brightlight Pictures. "We are so fortunate to have
such a dynamic cast bring the series to life. They already feel like a
family and we are absolutely thrilled."
Tim O'Donnell, executive producer and show-runner, has served as a
writer, director and show-runner of half-hour comedies that have included
series as varied as Growing Pains, Clueless, Lizzie McGuire, Dave's World,
The Amanda Show, Whoopie, Billable Hours, Darcy's Wild Life and Flight 29
Down. Prior to sitcoms, Tim was a writer, investigative unit producer and
on-air commentator for CBS television news operations in Los Angeles and
Chicago, winning local Emmy and Golden Mike Awards, as well as Columbia
ersity's DuPont Award for journalistic excellence.
ABOUT BRIGHTLIGHT PICTURES
Founded in 2001 by producing partners Stephen Hegyes and Shawn
Williamson, Brightlight Pictures is a feature film and television
production company that develops, finances and produces feature film and
television projects for the international marketplace.
Brightlight has successfully completed thirty feature film and
television projects in the past six years, working with such stars as
Justin Timberlake, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Anne
Hathaway, Kevin Spacey, Elijah Wood, Jaime King, Mandy Moore and Nicholas
Cage among others. Brightlight is committed to developing diverse
high-quality feature film and television projects with solid commercial
ABOUT CANWEST MEDIAWORKS INC.
CanWest MediaWorks Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CanWest Global
Communications Corp, (CanWest) (NYSE: CWG; TSX: CGS and CGS.A,
http://www.canwestglobal.com). CanWest, an international media company, is
Canada's largest media company. In addition to owning the Global Television
Network, CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers, and
also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional
television, out- of-home advertising, specialty cable channels and Web
sites in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia,
Turkey, the United States and the United Kingdom.
ABOUT THE N
The N, the nighttime network for teens, is a programming arm of MTV
Networks and is currently available in 60 million households via cable,
digital cable and satellite television. The N's mission is to be the
authentic voice for teens and help them figure out their lives with
relevant, topical programming on-air and online at the Emmy Award-winning
network's web site http://www.the-n.com. The N airs everyday from 6:00 p.m. to
6:00 a.m. (ET). The N and all related titles, characters and logos are
trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
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