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MVP (TV series)

MVP
Cast of MVP
Genre Drama
Created by Mary Young Leckie, Kent Staines
Directed by T. W. Peacocke
Michel Poulette
Chris Grismer
Stefan Scaini
Starring Lucas Bryant
Dillon Casey
Matthew Bennett
Peter Miller
Kristin Booth
Anastasia Phillips
Deborah Odell
Natalie Krill
Olivia Waldriff
Composer(s) Gary Koftinoff
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Heather Haldane
Producer(s) Mary Young Leckie
Cinematography Glenn Warner
Release
Original channel CBC
Original release January 11, 2008 – March 11, 2008
External links
Website
Production website

MVP (Most Valuable Player) (Trophy Wives in the United Kingdom) (promoted in Canada with the subtitle "The Secret Lives of Hockey Wives") is a 2008 Canadian television series that debuted January 11, 2008 on CBC Television.

The program was cancelled by the CBC on March 7, 2008. Poor ratings and high production costs were cited as reasons for the cancellation.[1]

Summary

The show portrays the lives of hockey players and their wives when they are off the ice. The show is set in Canada, where hockey is a favourite sport.

The show centres on the Mustangs, a professional hockey team. After the death of veteran captain Adam McBride, there are many changes in store for the team and others connected: Gabe McCall, the coach's son, becomes the team captain; a rookie named Trevor Lemonde is controversially added to the team; McBride's wife, Evelyn, and their daughter Molly, must adjust to a new lifestyle after there is no money left to them.

According to producer Mary Young Leckie, the show is inspired by, although not a direct adaptation of, the British series Footballers' Wives.[2]

Cast

Production

The Screen Door production began filming in 2006 in the Toronto, London and Hamilton, Ontario areas and generated wide interest including from the National Hockey League itself. The budget for the first ten episodes was approximately $14 million. It was distributed by Screendoor International.

United States

MVP premiered Thursday, June 19, 2008 on SOAPnet, and had a special promotional airing Friday, June 20, 2008 on ABC after the Daytime Emmy Awards, where it was the lowest-rated Big Four network program of the week.[3] The promotional subtitle in the United States was changed to He Shoots, She Scores.

United Kingdom

Digital broadcaster Living TV has secured the rights to MVP in the UK, but only showed four episodes since airing it on May 4, 2009. The series has been re-titled Trophy Wives for the British market. After re-branding itself from Living Loves to Sky Living Loves starting January 2011, episodes have been re-shown (including those not previously broadcast on Living TV) every Thursday and Saturday.

References

  1. ^ "CBC axes Hockey Wives, jPod", Globe & Mail, March 8, 2008.
  2. ^ "Sexy MVP worries NHL", canoe.ca, January 8, 2008.
  3. ^ Lisa de Moraes - Disney's 'Camp Rock': Lodged at the Summit - washingtonpost.com

External links

  • Behind the MVP door
  • Sexy 'MVP' worries NHL
  • Inside the CBC - MVP
  • Hot enough to melt the ice: CBC's MVP
  • MVP at the Internet Movie Database
  • MVP at TV.com
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