Love. Sex. Drama. October Road Joins CTV Schedule
— Sneak Preview Nov. 22 following Grey’s Anatomy; Season Premiere Nov. 26 —
— Canadian Lindy Booth (Nobel Son) stars as “Pizza Girl” —
Toronto, ON (November 20, 2007) – The smaller the town, the bigger the drama! From steamy affairs, to heartbreak and betrayal, sexy young drama October Road joins the CTV schedule with a sneak peak of the series’ second season this Thursday, Nov. 22 at 10 p.m. ET, immediately following Grey’s Anatomy. The second episode of the returning hit series airs Monday Nov. 26 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). October Road joins the CTV schedule just as Dancing with the Stars wraps up its fifth blockbuster season.
October Road’s six-episode first season was a hit for ABC, with its series premiere last March delivering 14 million viewers – the best premiere in the timeslot for ABC since 1992 for women viewers. The series was one of the highest ranking new series last season for both A18-49 and W18-49. “It could well be the most specifically tailor-made series yet for the indie film-watching, novel-reading, urban young adult set,” said FilmStew.com.
Season 1 of October Road introduced Nick Garrett (Bryan Greenberg, One Tree Hill), a literary celebrity in Manhattan who lives off the fortune from his best-selling novel and movie – a story based on his hometown friends. To the literary world, Nick defined a generation. To his hometown, he betrayed them by telling secrets and painful truths. Nick’s book hurt them all, especially Hannah (Laura Prepon, That ‘70s Show), the love of his life.
Nick’s old buddies aren’t too happy with him either: his best friend Eddie Latekka (Geoff Stults, 7th Heaven); the good-hearted and straightforward Owen Rowan (Brad William Henke, Dexter); the well-meaning but sometimes obnoxious Ikey (Evan Jones, Jarhead); and Physical Phil (Jay Paulson, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip), a lovable recluse. Without inspiration for a new book, Nick returned home to teach at a local college and see if he can repair his relationships.
In the Season 2 sneak preview “Let’s Get Owen” (Nov. 22), everyone is adjusting to the news that Ikey was sleeping with Owen’s wife. Nick and Eddie head to New York in an attempt to bring their friend Owen back to his family, and Hannah comes to terms with her true feelings for Nick.
In the Season 2 premiere “How to Kiss Hello” (Nov. 26), feelings are out in the open as Hannah opens up to Nick, while Eddie is nervous about openly showing his feelings for Janet (Rebecca Field, ER).
October Road also stars Tom Berenger (Into the West) as “The Commander,” Slade Pearce (Air Buddies) as Sam, Warren Christie (The L Word) as Ray Cataldo, Odette Yustman (Transformers) as Aubrey, Rebecca Field (ER) as Janet and Canadian Lindy Booth (Nobel Son) as “Pizza Girl.”