Drama

Fridays at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT, beginning Jan. 2 on Book Television

This six-part docudrama paints a steamy portrait of Giacomo Casanova (Patrick Bergin), the 18th century libertine hailed as the world’s greatest lover.

CANWEST ANNOUNCES 5TH PILOT

(TORONTO – November 27, 2008) – Building on the drama pilot slate announced last month, Canwest announced a fifth commission today.

Joining forces with acclaimed Canadian show runner Andrew Wreggitt (Mayerthorpe, Shades of Black, One Dead Indian), are producers Virginia Thompson and Robert de Lint of Vérité Films (Corner Gas), and Jeff Beesley (Borderline Normal); Canwest has commissioned the one hour pilot The Dealership.

The Dealership is a darkly funny, one-hour drama series about the dysfunctional world of Harrison Luxury Auto Gallery, a family-owned used-car dealership. Market collapse, credit crisis, the shrinking global economy – everything is conspiring against Rachel, Jack and Frank Harrison. But this main street family isn’t going down without a fight and will do whatever it takes to make the sale and live for another day.

“Andrew Wreggitt’s script is simply one of the most original we have seen” said Christine Shipton, SVP Dramatic and Factual Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “Adding to that, the team of Virginia, Robert and Jeff? It was a very easy call for us and we cannot wait to get started.”

Casting, Directing and additional production development announcements will be made shortly.