ICYMI: New CBC comedy, TwentyTen Group taps new leader

In case you missed it: The CBC has commissioned a new comedy from the creators of Trailer Park Boys, TwentyTen Group has promoted Bill Cooper and Westworld posts a record-breaking premiere.

CBC commissions new comedy from Trailer Park Boys creator

CBC has commissioned a new comedy series from Halifax-based Rabbit Square Productions, Crawford. Crawford is created by Trailer Park Boys and Black Jesus creator Mike Clattenburg and executive produced by Laura Michaelchyshyn (also Trailer Park Boys). The 13-episode, 30-minute comedy series centres around a young man who, after a run of bad luck, moves back in with his parents and starts a business to make money off of his natural ability to relate to raccoons.

TwentyTen Group ups sales leadership

TwentyTen Group (TTG) has tapped Bill Cooper to lead TTG Partnerships as its new managing director. Cooper hasbillCooper been with TTG as chief operating partner since its inception in 2010. In his new position, he will continue to work alongside founder Andrea J. Shaw and will take the helm in managing the firm’s strategic marketing partnerships. Also promoted to the director level is Jana Madill, former consumer packaged goods brand executive, who will lead the sales and service teams for the firm. The moves come in light of recent growth in the company’s client roster, onboarding clients including Athletics Canada, Canada Basketball, the Great Trail and Freestyle Canada.

Westworld premiere bows to big numbers

HBO’s new drama Westworld broke records for the broadcaster, bowing to 501,500 viewers, according to final Numeris numbers provided by Bell Media. That breaks the record for the most-watched premiere on HBO Canada and TMN. It edges out previous record holder True Detective, which was watched by 500,400 when it premiered in 2014. Westworld airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on HBO Canada.

HGTV sets premiere date for Holmes + Holmes

HGTV has announced the premiere date for its upcoming unscripted series, Homes + Holmes. The show, set to drop Nov. 10 at 10 p.m., stars popular HGTV personality Mike Holmes and his son, Mike Jr. as the two work together to renovate the latter’s modest bungalow into a perfect family home for he and his girlfriend Lisa Grant. The series has already secured brand sponsorships from cleaning product maker Vileda and paint company Dulux.

On top of broadcast content, the show will be accompanied by a digital short series that includes construction and how-to tips from the stars. Grant will also star in a digital short series, Lisa’s Healing Herbs, a garden and wellness series that will explore the benefits of garlic, ginger, mint and more.