Bad Boys Spin-Off L.A.’s Finest Lands with Bell in Canada


Canada’s Bell Media has picked up the series L.A.’s Finest, based on the Bad Boys film franchise, from Sony Pictures Television.

The 13×1-hour series stars Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. Bell also acquired Deadly Class, based on the popular graphic novel of the same name and from directors of the hit film Avengers: Infinity War, the Russo brothers. Both shows are set for Bell’s entertainment specialty channels for the 2018-19 broadcast season.

Also joining Bell Media’s specialty lineup are the dramas Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, with brand-new seasons coming this fall. Additionally, Chris Pine stars in mystery drama One Day She’ll Darken (working title), featuring director Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman) at the helm. Chris Noth stars in the procedural crime drama Gone.

The one-hour spy thriller Killing Eve, starring Sandra Oh, will make its Canadian debut in The Handmaid’s Tale time slot, starting July 22 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

Also coming to Bell Media specialties are the comedies The Other Two and South Side, the new late-night series Busy Tonight (working title) with Busy Philipps and the coming-of-age series Staten Island 10310 (working title).

“Landing a powerful lineup of series that resonate with our core brands is the kind of forward-looking programming that has helped define our groundbreaking entertainment specialty channels,” said Mike Cosentino, the president of content and programming at Bell Media. “Our unique schedules, including an array of character-driven dramas, comedies and docuseries, are proven destinations for viewers, and a robust choice for our clients.”