Hmmm just last month The CW re-branded its digital network to be called CW Seed and now the on-air network has acquired a Canadian import comedy entitled Seed. Is there a deeper meaning? Probably not, but the coincidence is still a bit eerie!
Seed comes from the creative team of Joseph Raso and Mark Farrell and tells the story of Harry (Adam Korson) who is a single and underachieving bartender who donates his DNA to others who want to have children. Only instead of staying anonymous here, he reluctantly begins a relationship with three unique and separate recipient families-- a laid-back lesbian couple with a nine-year-old son, a neurotically hopeful single mom-to-be, and an uptight, upper-class family with a rebellious teenage daughter.
This is The CW's first foray into scripted comedy, despite network president Mark Pedowitz considering comedies for the past few development seasons. This summer the network brought back Whose Line is it Anyway? to rave reviews and ratings success, which seemingly paved the way and lowered the risk to dive into the half-hour format a bit further.
Seed will air on The CW later this season. The first season already premiered on Canada's City network in February and became their highest rated original comedy. This is the same model The CW used when acquiring last year's The L.A. Complex from Canada, airing the full first season months after Canadian fans had devoured it and it was readily available online. It didn't pay off, ratings-wise, for The CW then. Let's hope it will with Seed. After all, it's about time The CW got into the comedy game!
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