CTV Television Network


Network: CTV Television Network

Broadcast Run: 2001

Broadcast Medium: Television

Cartoonist Michael Fry created the comic strip Committed for the alternative weekly The Houston Press in 1991, and since the strip began being syndicated in 1994 it has been seen in over 100 newspapers in North America. The television rights were secured by Canada’s Nelvana and Philippine Animators Group Inc., and the half-hour animated family sitcom was produced and sold to Canada’s Comedy Network and the Fox Family Channel in the U.S.

Committed was a contemporary look at family life, with Dad (voiced by Eugene Levy) as a stay-at-home writer, and his wife Liz (Catherine O’Hara) holding down a job, while they both tried to raise three kids. Other voices in the cast included Andrea Martin and David Foley, and the series was written by Howard Nemetz (in consultation with Michael Fry) and executive story consultant Stan Daniels (who created Taxi, and wrote for the Mary Tyler Moore Show).

Committed played for thirteen weeks on CTV on Saturdays at 7:00pm starting on March 10th 2001, and was later seen on the Comedy Channel.

Written by Pip Wedge – May, 2003