CBC orders comedy pilot

Great Scott is the fourth new show ordered by the network this season.

Phyllis Platt, CBC Television’s interim executive director, confirmed the pilot commission for the half-hour comedy Great Scott.

The single camera comedy portrays the Boyles, a dysfunctional family that owns the third most popular Canadian brewery. Some of the Boyles would like to sell the brewery and live off the proceeds, while other family members aim to preserve the company for future generations.

Last Thursday, the CBC also ordered the pilot Cracked, a police procedural from White Pines Pictures; Wish List from Entertainment One; and a mockumentary about western Canadians top-lined by comic and actor Gavin Crawford (This Hour Has 22 Minutes).

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