Bell Media lands new series

Bell Media in Canada has acquired a raft of new dramas for its channels in 2014/15 – including new monarchy drama The Royals.

The Royals (10×60′), which will air on E! in midseason, is a one-hour drama about a fictional British royal family set in modern-day London. Produced byLionsgate Television, the Royals inhabit a world of opulence and regal tradition that caters to any and every desire, but one that also comes with a price tag of duty, destiny and intense public scrutiny. It was commissioned by E! in the US.

The Royals

The Royals

Complications (10×60′), which is heading to Bravo in midseason, is about John Ellis (Jason O’Mara), a disillusioned suburban ER doctor, who finds his existence transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy’s life and killing one of his attackers. When he learns the boy is still marked for death, he finds himself compelled to save him at any cost and discovers that his life, and his outlook on medicine, may never be the same. It was originally commissioned by USA Network.

Proof (10×60′), picked up for midseason on Bravo, follows Dr Carolyn Tyler (Jennifer Beals) on a journey toward answering one of life’s greatest mysteries: Is there life after death? A highly trained surgeon, skeptic and believer in hard science, Dr Tyler is challenged by an eccentric and terminally ill billionaire (Matthew Modine) to prove that there is an afterlife. After exploring stories about hauntings, near-death experiences, past lives and more, Dr. Tyler slowly evolves from hardline skeptic, to doubter and ultimately, reluctant believer. The TNT series is executive produced by Kyra Sedgwick, Rob Bragin, Tom Jacobson, Jill Littman and Alex Graves.

Rush (10×60′), also heading to Bravo on July 17, is about Dr William Rush (Tom Ellis), who is not your average on-call doctor. He’s not attached to any hospital and is highly discreet no matter what the ailment, as long as the client can pay his cash-only premium. And this doctor can party with the best of them. He has no desire to change his life or how he lives it, until an old flame and his conscience begin to stir things up. It was also commissioned by USA Network.