Canada's CTV Acquires CBS' 'Zoo' Drama for Summer Run

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The deal with CBS Television Studios is the first to emerge as the Canucks wrap up dealmaking at the LA Screenings.

Canadian broadcaster CTV has picked up Zoo, CBS' summer event series based on the book by James Patterson as it wraps up dealmaking at the LA Screenings.

The acquisition from CBS Television Studios will see the 13-episode drama, which has a second-screen window on Netflix in the U.S, be simulcast on CTV on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. after a June 30 bow.

Zoo chronicles a wave of violent animal attacks against humans across the planet. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, a young renegade biologist played by James Wolk is thrust into the race to unlock the pandemic's mystery before there’s no place left for people to hide. Zoo also stars Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nonso Anozie and Nora Arnezeder.

The CBS drama will also be available live and on-demand on and CTV GO. There's no word on whether CTV-parent Bell Media picked up the SVOD rights to Zoo for its CraveTV streamer.