TORONTO – With world politics heating up, and federal election only three months away, CTV announced today that Season 3 of its most *important original satirical series, THE BEAVERTON, will premiere exclusively in Canada on CTV and simultaneously, around the world on CTV’s YouTube™ channel for the first time ever.
Beginning Tuesday, July 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively in Canada on CTV, co-anchors Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas are primed to deliver the critical blows to a seemingly unrelenting news cycle. Rolling out weekly, all eight episodes of the half-hour series can be viewed:
- In Canada, Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app
- Around the world on CTV’s YouTube™ channel, day and date with Canadian viewers
- On demand, on Crave, CTV Digital platforms and TheBeaverton.com the day after its broadcast premiere
Seasons 1 – 2 of THE BEAVERTON are currently streaming on Crave.
Then, on Friday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, the Canadian Screen Award-nominated series turns its sharp focus to the Canadian federal election with a one-hour special, as the country prepares to elect its next government.
“We’re delighted to showcase this season of THE BEAVERTON in its new home on CTV, immediately following the juggernaut series THE AMAZING RACE CANADA,” said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. “Kudos to our incredible production partners Pier 21 Films, the brilliant writers, and hilarious co-anchors, as they bring their distinct voice and headline-skewering wit to the rest of the world.
“We couldn’t be more excited to see this homegrown brand step into the global marketplace,” said Laszlo Barna, CEO, Pier 21 Films. “We’ve been satirizing the rest of the world for years now, the polite thing to do is to let them know what we’ve been saying.”
THE BEAVERTON is the brainchild of co-creators Luke Gordon Field and Jeff Detsky (CALL ME FITZ, SEED) of TheBeaverton.com, as well as website senior editors Jacob Duarte Spiel and Alexander Saxton. Henry Sarwer-Foner (THE RICK MERCER REPORT) returns as Director, and Pier 21 Film’s Laszlo Barna and Melissa Williamson serve as Executive Producers. Nicole Butler serves as Producer.
Fueled by the no-holds-barred wit of a writing room led by series co-creator and showrunner Jeff Detsky, THE BEAVERTON continues to hit above, below, and to the right and left of the belt, casting a Canadian lens on global issues with timely and topical viral-ready segments. Luke Gordon Field also returns as showrunner with co-anchors Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas joining the writing room this season. Also returning as writers this season are Michael Balazo (SCHITT’S CREEK), Jocelyn Geddie (GO AWAY, UNICORN!), Nelu Handa(JANN), and Scott Montgomery (THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES).
THE BEAVERTON is produced by Pier 21 Films in association with Bell Media, with the participation of Canadian Media Fund, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Original Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Production executive for Bell Media is Chris Kelley. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
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About Pier 21 Films
Pier 21 Films is an established global media company committed to bringing unique Canadian content to the international marketplace. We develop, produce, financing and package drama, comedy and factual programming for broadcasters in Canada and around the world. We create unforgettable, entertaining and engaging storytelling for the world. At Pier 21 Films we move the plot forward. www.pier21films.com
About Bell Media Original Programming
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include critically acclaimed drama CARDINAL; record-breaking Canadian formats THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and MASTERCHEF CANADA; the original international TV format THE LAUNCH; satirical news series THE BEAVERTON; comedy series JANN; culinary series MARY’S KITCHEN CRUSH; and CANADA’S WALK OF FAME AWARDS. New medical drama TRANSPLANT, mystery drama ALBEDO, and documentary series POP EVOLUTION join CTV’s lineup of Canadian original programs. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are CTV Sci-Fi Channel’s KILLJOYS and WYNONNA EARP; CTV Drama Channel’s mystery dramedy CARTER; CTV Comedy Channel’s CORNER GAS ANIMATED; Crave Original hit comedy LETTERKENNY, upcoming mockumentary NEW EDEN, and apocalyptic new original comedy series WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE; and animated series LITTLEKENNY. Discovery is home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchises HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and original series DISASTERS AT SEA, in addition to new special MAKE IT TO THE MOON, among others. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.
CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 18 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.