Radio & Television

CTV Comedy and JFL adapting Roast Battle for Canada

TORONTO — Bell Media’s CTV Comedy Channel announced today it has partnered with Just For Laughs (JFL) and Counterfeit Pictures to adapt Roast Battle, a reality show format from ViacomCBS International Studios Distribution, for English-speaking audiences in Canada. The new show, Roast Battle Canada (8 episodes x 30 minutes), builds on the success of Bell Media’s French-language version, Roast Battle: Le Grand Duel, which is a top-ranking series for its Z channel. Scheduled to start filming later this year, Roast Battle Canada will see two pairs of Canadian comics face off in each episode, hurling jokes at each other in...

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