CBS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR A LARGE-SCALE TELEVISION AND FILM PRODUCTION FACILITY NEAR TORONTO
"CBS Stages Canada" to Open Mid-2019
CBS has secured a long-term lease on a 260,000 square-foot space located in the city of Mississauga, 18 miles from downtown Toronto, with plans to establish "CBS Stages Canada," a multi-use production facility that will include six soundstages, production offices, support facilities and auxiliary services for large-scale television and film production.
The new facility will provide additional production space for CBS Television Studios' expanding roster of television programming across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. Currently, the Studio produces 63 series, including top-rated series for the CBS Television Network, critically acclaimed shows for The CW, marquee premium series for the CBS All Access streaming service, and a growing roster of programming for networks and platforms outside of CBS.
"CBS has a strong production history in Canada," said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. "The Toronto area specifically has provided our series with diverse and appealing locations as well as production infrastructure and crafts expertise that cannot be easily found. These new stages will provide valuable resources and additional capacity for our Company's growing production slate."
Between construction, ongoing facility management, production and crafts, the new studio is expected to bring hundreds of new jobs to the region. Currently, CBS Television Studios is in the process of working with local and provincial officials on securing permits and drawing architectural plans for the facility, which is being fast-tracked for a mid-2019 opening. Toronto-based production executives John Weber and Frank Siracusa (executive producers on CBS Television Studios' STAR TREK: DISCOVERY) will oversee the development of the project and ongoing management of the production facility.
Currently, CBS Television Studios shoots STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and IN THE DARK in Toronto, in addition to several other productions in Canada, including the reboot of CHARMED.
About CBS Television Studios:
CBS Television Studios is one of the industry's leading suppliers of programming for broadcast, basic and premium cable, and streaming platforms. The Studio's programming includes the phenomenally successful NCIS franchise; the critically acclaimed STAR TREK: DISCOVERY; MADAM SECRETARY; JANE THE VIRGIN; CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND; the Peabody Award-winning series "American Vandal"; the hit dramas SEAL TEAM, BLUE BLOODS, HAWAII FIVE-0, MACGYVER, BULL, INSTINCT and ELEMENTARY; the popular comedy MAN WITH A PLAN; DYNASTY for The CW; the summer series SALVATION; and the action-adventure drama BLOOD & TREASURE, which will make its debut in summer 2019.
The Studio also produces the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show THE TALK, as well as the Emmy Award-nominated late night series THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT and THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN. For CBS All Access, the Studio produces THE GOOD FIGHT; STRANGE ANGEL; $1, the streaming service's first comedy series; NO ACTIVITY; and the upcoming highly anticipated revival of THE TWILIGHT ZONE. The Studio's programming also includes series based on popular, viral segments from THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, "Carpool Karaoke" for Apple Music and "Drop the Mic" for TBS, as well as "Insatiable," "Unbelievable" and "Dead to Me" for Netflix. Additionally, the Studio produces the comedy anthology series "The Guest Book" for TBS; and OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT and YOUR HONOR for SHOWTIME. The Studio's new series for the 2018-2019 season are MAGNUM P.I., THE CODE, FBI, THE NEIGHBORHOOD, HAPPY TOGETHER and FAM, for the CBS Television Network, and CHARMED and IN THE DARK for The CW.