CBC Orders To Pilot 'Great Scott' Comedy

Canadian TV scribe Norm Hiscock (Parks and Recreation) has developed a single camera comedy about the Boyles, a dysfunctional family fighting over the future ownership of a Canadian brewery.

TORONTO – Canadian TV writer Norm Hiscock (Parks and Recreation, King of the Hill) has received a pilot order from the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. for the single camera comedy Great Scott.

The half hour for Canada’s public broadcaster portrays the dysfunctional Boyle family, owners of a popular Canadian brewery and divided between those who would sell the company and live off the proceeds, and those preferring to pass the business on to the next generation.

Besides his work in Los Angeles, Hiscock is a veteran of Canadian writing rooms, with credits on Corner Gas and Kids in the Hall.

This TV season, the CBC has also commissioned White Pines Pictures to shoot a pilot for a homegrown police procedural about cops and psychiatric nurses solving crimes in the world of the emotionally disturbed, and ordered to pilot Wish List, from Canadian screenwriter Sean Reycraft (90210, The Vampire Diaries) and Entertainment One.