Canada's Shaftesbury Locks Up Peter Mohan With Overall Deal

The TV producer has the veteran scribe and showrunner working on "The Listener" and developing new series exclusively through to the end of 2013.

TORONTO – Canadian TV producer Shaftesbury is keeping hold of Peter Mohan.

The Canadian showrunner has inked an overall deal with Shaftesbury that will keep him on The Listener as showrunner and developing and executive producing exclusively for the Canadian producer through to the end of 2013.

The Listener for CTV and Fox International Channels recently delivered its best performance ever for CTV, snagging an average audience of 1.15 million viewers this summer, up 12 percent over season two and 26 percent over season one, which aired briefly on NBC.

Mohan has written and produced more than 400 hours of dramatic fare for U.S. and Canadian networks, with credits that include CBS/CTV’s Due South, FOX’s Eerie, Indiana, the PBS young adult series Mythquest and Tribune Entertainment’s Mutant X.

The overall deal was brokered by Jeff Alpern of The Alpern Group.