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CW to premiere new Canadian comedy series ’18 to Life’ this summer

HollywoodNews.com: CW is going to be premiere a new Canadian comedy series about a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, entitled “18 to Life.”

In the premiere episode of “18 To Life,” when Tom and Jessie – 18-year-old next-door neighbors who have grown up together – run off and get married, their warring families are forced to become one in this hilarious multi-generational half-hour about relationships, true love, and who takes out the garbage. The series explores intimate relationships in combustible combinations as husband-wife, mom-dad, and in-laws all struggle to influence the newlyweds and control the extended family’s destiny. Tom and Jessie move into his parents’ attic and their marriage becomes public property, creating an endless string of challenges for the couple. As this new love blooms audaciously amidst the two settled marriages, it stirs up new frictions and old passions in both sets of parents.

“18 to Life” stars Stacey Farber (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”) and Michael Seater (“The Sin Bin,” “Life With Derek”) as the young lovers, along with Peter Keleghan (“Billable Hours,” “The Newsroom”), Al Goulem (“The Tournament,” “Stardom”), Ellen David (“Surviving My Mother,” “The Business”), and Angela Asher (“Degrassi: The Next Generation,” “Queer as Folk”) as the parents, as well as Jesse Rath (“The Trotsky,” “Prom Wars”), and Tiio Horn (“Wild Hunt,” “The Trotsky”).

The show, which has just begun production on its second season in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is a co-production between Galafilm Inc. and Sound Venture Inc. in association with CBC Television. The series airs in Canada on the CBC, and is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

The series is created, written, and executive produced by Gemini Award-winning writer Derek Schreyer (“Murdoch Mysteries,” “Cold Squad”), International Emmy Award-winning producer Karen Troubetzkoy (“15/Love,” “The Magician’s House”) and PrimeTime Emmy Award-winning Galafilm CEO Arnie Gelbart.

“18 to Life” will air on Tuesday nights beginning August 3, with back-to-back episodes airing from 9:00-9:30 and 9:30-10:00 p.m. ET.

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