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Canal licenses two drama series on pay TV from BVITV

MUMBAI: Canal, the French broadcaster has lincensed the new US network drama series Desperate Housewives and Kevin Hill on pay TV from Buena Vista International Television (BVITV).

The announcement was made by BVITV, vice-president and sales of EMEA, Alison Homewood and Canal Group head of acquisitions Nathalie at MIPCOM.

Homewood said: "New dramas like ?Desperate Housewives? and ?Kevin Hill? have attracted international attention right from their launch at the LA Screenings this year, so we are delighted to be announcing their sale in France, where the quality of the writing, production and cast is sure to appeal to a wide range of viewers."

Desperate Housewives, drama starring Teri Hatcher is a one hour drama will be the dark, comedic Desperate Housewives, a witty, dark look at suburbia, the series follows the truth behind the apparent domestic bliss of a group of wives, narrated through the eyes of Mary Alice, a deceased former resident of their upmarket suburb. From her unique vantage point, Mary Alice can now uncover the real secrets behind the closed doors of her friends and family, states the official release.

The creator and executive producer of Desperate Housewives is Marc Cherry and Michael Edelstein and Tom Spezialy are co-executive producers. Charles Pratt Jr. is consulting producer.

Kevin Hill is a drama starring Taye Diggs stars as a young attorney who gives up his playboy lifestyle to raise his ten-month old niece after his cousin dies unexpectedly. Landing a new job at a small, female driven law firm, Kevin slowly adjusts to being an instant Dad. The series is a production of Touchstone Television in association with Icon Productions. Bruce Davey and Alex Taub are executive producers and Jorge A. Reyes is co-executive producer and writer.

Both series have recently begun airing in the US, Desperate Housewives on the ABC Television Network and ?Kevin Hill? on UPN. For BVITV, this agreement was negotiated by vice president, sales, French-speaking Europe Florent Gaignault, informs the company release.

Drouaire added: "In keeping with its policy of acquiring exclusive, innovative and creative series, Canal is extremely proud to announce two soon-to-be aired new series : the touching "Kevin Hill" and "Desperate Housewives" a drama which very original writing and terrific cast make for an inspired tale of suburbia "faux" bliss you are not about to forget!"

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