Today's News: Our Take - NBC Orders Canadian Co-Production Working the Engels

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NBC will co-produce a half-hour single camera comedy called Working the Engels in partnership with Canada's Shaw Media, the network said Thursday.

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The series is about a family whose members come together to work in their father's law firm after he dies and leaves them with a large debt, even though only one of them is qualified to practice law. It stars Emmy and Tony winner Andrea Martin, Kacey Rohl, Azura Skye andBenjamin Arthur, and is written by Katie Ford and Jane Ford.

"Katie and Jane Ford have created a laugh-out-loud show and we're delighted to have a comedic legend in Andrea Martin, complemented by a trio of rising stars," said Noreen Halpern, the president of Halfire-CORE Entertainment, which is producing.

This is the first time broadcasters from the two countries have paired up for a network comedy.

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