"OCTOBER ROAD" SERIES PICK-UP ANNOUNCED
GroupM, the ABC Television Network and Touchstone Television announce a partnership to produce six-episodes of �October Road,� a drama script from Scott Rosenberg, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, to air on ABC. The deal marks the evolution of an unprecedented programming partnership that began in 2004 as a venture with ABC and GroupM, the leading media investment management firm. The collaborative asset exchange was announced jointly by Peter Tortorici, president, GroupM Entertainment; Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment; and Mark Pedowitz, president, Touchstone Television and executive vice president, ABC Entertainment Television Group.
"October Road" centers on a young, acclaimed novelist at a crossroads in life when he returns to his hometown to teach at the local university and face the family and friends he left behind. The series will begin shooting this fall as a joint production between Touchstone Television and GroupM Entertainment. "October Road" stars Warren Christie, Slade Pearce, Laura Prepon, Brad William Henke, Bryan Greenberg, Evan Jones, Jay Paulson, Geoff Stults, Odette Yutsman and Tom Berenger.