Corus Picks Up 'SEAL Team,' 'S.W.A.T.' and 'The Brave'
The Canadian broadcaster will also pitch the new 'Will & Grace' and 'Great News' comedies to local advertisers this week after the Los Angeles Screenings.
Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment, which is set to unveil its fall 2017 schedule this week, on Monday said it picked up six rookie U.S. dramas and four new comedies at the recent Los Angeles Screenings.
Corus is awash in new CBS Television Studios product after nabbing the multicamera comedy 9JKL; the S.W.A.T. reboot, a co-production with Sony TV; Wisdom of the Crowd, co-produced with Universal TV; Instinct; and the military drama SEAL Team.
Other new dramas picked up during the Canadian net's annual Hollywood shopping expedition include Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, starring Edie Falco; NBC and Universal TV's The Brave; and the comedies Great News and Superior Donuts.
Corus will this week pitch local advertisers on its new U.S. shows in a race to reach Canadian consumers across a range of platforms, including online and mobile. The new series join returning U.S. shows like Bull, Kevin Can Wait and the NCIS franchise, including NCIS, NCIS: LA and NCIS: New Orleans.
Corus also has Chicago Fire and Chicago PD, with Chicago Med moving to mid-season, and MacGyver and Hawaii Five-O in its stable for its upcoming fall and winter TV schedules.
Corus also owns and operates the Nelvana animation studio and cable channels including W Network and Disney Canada, and last year acquired Shaw Media, whose assets include Global Television and cable channels Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Lifetime Canada and National Geographic Channel.