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PPI Releasing to Launch Procedural Drama as Weekly in 2013-14
Los Angeles, CA– March 27, 2013 –PPI Releasing and executive producer/distributor Tricon Films & Television today announced a green light for a September 2013 broadcast syndication launch of the popular off-net one-hour drama, “Sanctuary”. The series has already been cleared in over 78% of the U.S. including WABC –New York, KDOC – Los Angeles, WCIU – Chicago and stations from the ABC Owned, Belo, Cox, Hearst, Fox, LIN, Meredith, Hubbard, Journal, Pappas, Post-Newsweek, Titan and Wiegel groups, among others. Sony Pictures Television has signed on to represent the series to advertisers.
“This is an extremely well-crafted show, and the market has responded to its high quality and utility,” said PPI Releasing’s Ritch Colbert. “Some stations will play it in procedural drama blocks while others have scheduled stand-alone late night plays.”
“Sanctuary is a program with a proven track record on SyFy that can succeed in syndication,” said Stuart Zimmerman, executive vice president, U.S. advertiser sales for Sony Pictures Television. “Because of its strong storyline, this series attracts highly engaged viewers, and as a procedural drama it has a loyal following.”
Described as “’CSI’ meets the ‘X-Files’”, “Sanctuary” stars Amanda Tapping as Dr. Helen Magnus, leader of the courageous Sanctuary team of investigators who track down, study and protect extraordinary creatures that secretly populate our world. The series famously began as a ground-breaking internet-only offering that drew nearly 4 million viewers and then scored one of the highest-rated series launches in Syfy network history.
With its strong central character, ensemble cast and recurring situation, “Sanctuary” has all the classic features of procedural drama and is an ideal companion to procedurals on any station. Its paranormal element is designed to also attract young adult viewers in weekend time-periods, even in competition with traditional crime dramas or comedy. The creative team brings together writers, producers and cast, notably Amanda Tapping, from syndication’s long-running, multi-part “Stargate” franchise.
About PPI Releasing, LLC PPI Releasing, LLC is an original television distribution company based in Venice Beach, California and led by founders Ritch Colbert, Dave Hutchinson and Josh Raphaelson. PPI is known for award-winning series with high production values that are popular with viewers, advertisers and broadcasters around the world.
About Tricon Films & Television Tricon Films & Television is one of North America’s leading producers and distributors. With offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, Tricon has quickly emerged as a prominent supplier of award-winning factual and scripted programming that continues to be successful around the world. Tricon's distribution arm features a broad catalogue of high quality, multi-platform content including primetime scripted drama and comedy, kids, lifestyle, factual and documentary series and specials. www.triconfilms.com
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