CW Network Births CW Seed, Launches with Four Original Shows

/ Aug 15, 2013

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CW Seed, a digital-only studio from The CW Network, is going live today with four new web series.

The launch slate includes the third season of “Husbands,” a comedy about a gay couple that will be exclusively available on CW Seed. Created and executive produced by Brad Bell and Jane Espenson (“Once Upon a Time”), the third season of “Husbands” will feature guest appearances from the likes of Amy Acker (“Person of Interest”), Seth Green (“Robot Chicken”), and Michael Hogan (“Battlestar Galactica”), among others.

New shows include “Backpackers,” “The P.E.T. Squad Files,” and “Gallery Mallory.”

In an attempt to get over a serious case of cold feet, BACKPACKERS finds recently engaged Ryan (Noah Reid, “Titanic”) and Beth (Meghan Heffern, “Almost Heroes”) embarking on separate European adventures leading up to their wedding. While traveling they are free to act single, adopting the mantra “what happens in Europe, stays in Europe.” But hours into his adventure with his party animal and womanizing best friend Brandon (Dillon Casey, “Nikita”), Ryan realizes he’s made a huge mistake and sets off in search of Beth. One problem…  He has no idea where she could be. BACKPACKERS was created by Jay Bennett, Daniel Dales, and Jarrett Sherman. The Executive Producers are Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Shane Kinnear, Tom Mazza, and Maggie Murphy. BACKPACKERS is produced with the participation of Canada Media Fund, The CW Television Network and Bell Media Inc.

THE P.E.T. SQUAD FILES, created by and starring John Dale and Michael Hobert, follows the misadventures of a ragtag group of ex-community college students, in search of paranormal and extraterrestrial activity. Led by Spencer (Dale) and Courtney (Hobert), the P.E.T. Squad is filming their forays into the world of ghost-hunting, in the hopes of one day landing their own reality TV series. But while Courtney is dead serious in his hunt for the undead, Spencer is only seriously dying to be famous. BACKPACKERS is from executive producers Russ Cundiff, Milo Ventimiglia, John Dale, and Michael Hobert.

GALLERY MALLORY is an animated comedy starring the over-educated and bitterly under-employed Mallory, a stylish, acerbic twenty-something doing the bare minimum working at a Soho art gallery, and the real-life celebrities she encounters. Guest voices this season include NBA star Chris Bosh; Misha Collins (“Supernatural”); Whitney Port (“The Hills,” “The City”); talk show host Maury Povich; and Kat Graham (“The Vampire Diaries”). GALLERY MALLORY is executive produced by Brad Roth and Mark Feldstein of Stun Creative, an LA-based advertising agency/production company whose previous digital credits include “The Single Life” (Conde Nast/Glamour.com), “Jen & Barb Mom Life” (Specific Media), “The Writers Room” (Crackle/Sony) and “Obamourage” (Atom). Roth and Feldstein also won the 2013 Webby for Best Writing for their digital series, “Presidential Clippings.”

CW Seed says it plans to launch more original series later in the fall, including “LA Rangers” from “Hart of Dixie” star and “Stupid Hype” creator Wilson Bethel.

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