Global’s Copper collared by ABC

Canuck cop series becomes the latest Canadian Fall TV drama to be picked up by a major US network.

ABC has joined the U.S. network preponderance for acquiring Canadian cop dramas, this time by picking up Global Television’s Copper. Canwest Global’s Christine Shipton says Copper will be delivered in the summer for a fall 2009 simulcast of the series along with ABC.

The alphabet net picked up 13 episodes of the character-driven series about five rookie cops fresh from a police academy from E1 Television, the Canadian producer that also sold CTV’s The Bridge to CBS. ‘Our goal obviously is to find the right US home for all our shows that get commissioned in Canada,’ says E1 Television’s John Morayniss.

Other Canadian series in US prime time include Shaftesbury Films’ The Listener on NBC and Fox International.

From Playback Daily