CBC coming up 'Roses'


TORONTO -- The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said Wednesday that it has picked up two new homegrown TV series for its 2008-09 season: the psychotherapy drama "The Session" and "The Wild Roses," a portrait of money and greed in Canada's oil fields.

The newest additions replace the soap "MVP: The Secret Lives of Hockey Wives," the comedy "jPod" and the Vancouver-based drama "Intelligence," all of which were canceled in early March.

"Session," from showrunner Aaron Martin, features a young woman played by Erin Karpluk, who sees into her past life with the help of a mysterious therapist, played by Michael Riley. Temple Street Prods. will produce the series, which was created by Jana Sinyor. BBC Worldwide will handle international distribution.

"Roses," toplined by Sarah Power, Steve Byers, Michelle Harisson and Adam MacDonald, was created by Amy Cameron, Tassie Cameron and Miranda de Pencier. Seven24 Films and Northwood Prods. are the lead producers.