The Best Years and On the Lot hit the sked
On May 22, Global's taking the covers off its university life series, and CTV's kicking off its search for the next great filmmaker.
The 13-episode campus life drama The Best Years comes to Global’s Tuesday 10 pm time slot ET/PT on May 22 from Aaron Martin, writer/exec producer of Degrassi: The Next Generation, and Toronto/LA-based prodco Blueprint Entertainment. The show follows six freshman, led by Charity Shea (pictured), through the halls of the Ivy League at Boston’s Charles University. It will also air in the US this summer on The N.
On the Lot, Stephen Spielberg and Mark Burnett’s search for the next great filmmaker, will also premiere May 22, at 9 pm ET, simultaneous with its US airing on Fox. The second of the show’s first two audition episodes will air the following Thursday on CTV at 9 pm ET.
CTV is hyping the Canadian participation factor, promising to reveal details during the premiere. One-third of the 12,000 video submissions at TheLot.com came from Canada. Twenty-seven Canadians were interviewed in March, but the net won’t reveal how many made it into the Top 50 for the first two audition shows.
After the first two audition episodes, 18 finalists will move on to compete in the first ‘film premiere’ episode, a two-hour event that puts the content up for critique in front of a live audience, and voting, on Monday, May 28 from 8-10 pm ET. Results will air in the first ‘box office’ show on Tuesday, May 29, at 8 pm ET.
On the Lot‘s weekly, one-hour ‘film premiere’ episodes will air in their regular time period beginning Monday, June 4 at 8 pm ET. The weekly half-hour ‘box office’ show will air Tuesdays at 8 pm ET/PT, starting June 5.