JERICHO, New York, September 16, 2002 – WE: WOMEN'S ENTERTAINMENT will make its entry into the animation arena with the addition of COMMITTED to its Sunday night lineup beginning October 6th. The announcement was made today by Martin von Ruden, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the network.
Based on Michael Fry's popular comic strip of the same name, COMMITTED explores the intricacies of one of the most fascinating organisms on the planet-the modern American family. Nelvana, the leading distributor of animated children's and family entertainment, produces the thirteen-episode series. For the length of the run, WE: WOMEN'S ENTERTAINMENT will air two half-hour episodes of the series back-to-back, from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM (ET). Catherine O'Hara (HOME ALONE, BEST IN SHOW) is the voice of the mom, Eugene Levy (AMERICAN PIE, BEST IN SHOW) is the voice of the husband, plus Andrea Martin (MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY ITCH) and Dave Foley (NEWSRADIO, A BUG'S LIFE) also lend their voice talents to the series.
"The producers at Nelvana have a proven track record of creating quality entertainment with popular shows such as THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS and BABAR," commented von Ruden. "We think our viewers will be able to relate to COMMITTED since many of the funny situations mirror the juggling act that many women perform in their daily lives."
In COMMITTED, Liz is the consummate working mother. She has a husband, three kids, a job and a sacred vow to somehow find the time to get out the "Butt Burner" she got last Christmas. With her loving (and sometimes exasperating) family beside her, behind her and under her Liz is just trying to keep her head above water. When you're "committed" to keeping a modern family afloat it's a full time job-plus overtime-unpaid.
CORUS ENTERTAINMENT'S NELVANA
Corus Entertainment is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is Canada's market leader in both specialty TV and Radio. Corus owns Nelvana Limited, one of the world's largest international producers and distributors of children's programming and products. The company's other interests include music, television broadcasting, advertising services and chi ldren's publishing. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) Exchanges. Corus' Web site can be found at www.corusentertainment.com.
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