The CW Plants Seed in New Sitcom Effort

Seed_TheCwThe CW will play host to its first half-hour comedy since…. well, let’s try to forget that whole Media Rights Capital/Sunday night mishegas… by importing the Canadian series Seed.

From Joseph Raso (Zombies & Cheerleaders) and Mark Farrell (Corner Gas), Seed tells the story of Harry (Adam Korson), an underachieving bachelor/bartender who is also a sperm donor. Harry reluctantly begins a relationship with three separate recipient families – a laid-back lesbian couple with a 9-year-old son, a neurotically hopeful single mom-to-be and an uptight, upper-class family with a rebellious teenage daughter – with whom he’ll come to share more than just his DNA.

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The CW president Mark Pedowitz said in July that the success of Whose Line is It Anyway? (which was renewed soon after its reboot) provided the network with “a strategic piece for comedy, and we will now examine whether or not we will do some sitcom development.”

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Seed, which debuted in February on Canada’s City and became the network’s highest rated original comedy series to date, will make its Stateside premiere on The CW later this TV season.