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Comedy Reigns Supreme on City with Multiple 2013 Canadian Comedy Awards Nominations

– City original comedy Seed nominated for five 2013 Canadian Comedy Awards, including “Best TV Show” –
– Joining the City comedy family this fall, Super Fun Night’s Lauren Ash nominated for “Canadian Comedy Person of the Year” –
 
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TORONTO (June 14, 2013) Comedy is king on City with an impressive five 2013 Canadian Comedy Awards nominations. City original comedy series Seed accumulated five nominations overall, including “Best TV Show,” and three nods for “Best Writing in a TV or Web Series.” Fierce female lead Carrie-Lynn Neales’s portrayal of the sweet – and neurotic – Rose delivered a nomination for “Best Female Performance in a TV or Web Series.” And ahead of her debut on City’s buzz-worthy new fall series Super Fun Night,alongside fearless female comedian Rebel Wilson,Canadian comicLauren Ash earned a nomination for “Canadian Comedy Person of the Year.”
 
Previously nominated for an international 2013 Banff Rockie Award in the category of “Best Sitcom,” a second season of the critically acclaimed original comedy series Seed was announced at Rogers Media’s 2013 Upfront presentation on June 4. Production on the 13 half-hour episodes will commence this summer in Halifax. Seed is an interprovincial co-production from Vancouver-based Force Four Productions and Nova Scotia’s Waterstar Entertainment Inc.
 
2013 Canadian Comedy Awards Nominations – City original series, Seed:
 
·          “Best TV Show”
 
·         “Best Writing in a TV or Web Series”
o   Joseph Raso (Seed, Episode 2)
o   Mark Farrell and Joseph Raso (Seed, Episode 7)
o   Mark Farrell (Seed, Episode 5)
 
·         “Best Female Performance in a TV or Web Series”
o   Carrie-Lynn Neales (Seed, Episode 1)
 
With a stacked roster of new and acclaimed comedies, City’s homegrown sitcom Package Deal joins the robust lineup of original and acquired series. On Tuesday, June 18, viewers can catch a sneak peek of the first episode at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series officially premieres on the City schedule Mondays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT this fall, following hit comedy, How I Met Your Mother.
 
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About City
City™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal and Saskatchewan offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, City engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and Cityline; as well as local Canadian and U.S. acquired prime-time entertainment programming. City is part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI), which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on City stations and programming, visit Citytv.com.
 
Media Contacts
Stephanie Perron, City, 416.764.3253, Stephanie.Perron@rci.rogers.com
Sónia Brum, City, 416.764.3194, Sonia.Brum@rci.rogers.com

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