Foley to play PR boss in Toronto-shot pilot
Dave Foley hams it up with volunteer Laura Spragge as she hold up a name sign as Foley poses for photographers on the red carpet at the Genie Awards in Ottawa on Saturday, April 4, 2009. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, January 8, 2013 4:39PM EST
TORONTO -- Comedy star Dave Foley of "The Kids In The Hall" fame will play a public relations boss in a Bell Media sitcom pilot for CTV.
Project 10 Productions says the Toronto native will star in "Spun Out," about a fledgling PR firm with close-knit and dysfunctional employees.
Billed as Bell Media's first multi-camera sitcom, the pilot is scheduled to shoot live in front of a studio audience beginning Jan. 18 in Toronto.
Co-stars include Vancouver native Paul Campbell ("Battlestar Galactica") as a disgraced writer who joins the firm after suffering his own PR crisis.
The ensemble cast includes Holly Deveaux, Al Mukadam, Rebecca Dalton, J.P. Manoux, and Jadyn Wong.
Executive producer Andrew Barnsley says the 1990s series "NewsRadio," which also starred Foley, was one of the touchstones when developing "Spun Out."
CP24 is a division of Bell Media.