CTV’s ‘Spun Out’ set to re­turn de­spite ac­tor J.P. Manoux’s court case

Cape Breton Post - - ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT - BY NICK PATCH

“Spun Out” is set to re­turn to CTV this week de­spite the scan­dal in­volv­ing ac­tor J.P. Manoux.

In Jan­uary, the net­work said it was “shocked” to learn that Toronto po­lice had charged Manoux with voyeurism, af­ter two women al­leged they dis­cov­ered hid­den cam­eras in a condo they were rent­ing from the 46year-old ac­tor.

Manoux’s lawyer, Adam Weis­berg, said the ac­tor plans to plead not guilty.

CTV had sus­pended all fu­ture broad­cast plans for the com­edy, which is about a public-re­la­tions of­fice.

But the net­work an­nounced Mon­day that the show will re­turn with its sec­ond-sea­son pre­miere on Tues­day night.

The episode will fea­ture co­me­dian Rus­sell Peters guest­star­ring as a DJ, along with a sub­plot fea­tur­ing Manoux’s char­ac­ter tak­ing part in a group poker night.

Pro­duced by Pro­ject 10 Pro­duc­tions in as­so­ci­a­tion with CTV, the show had re­port­edly wrapped most shoot­ing for sea­son 2 by the time al­le­ga­tions sur­faced.

Manoux, who has re­cently re­turned to Twit­ter, is a Cal­i­for­nia na­tive with act­ing cred­its on “Com­mu­nity,” “Mod­ern Fam­ily” and “Hot in Cleve­land.”

“Sev­eral months ago, CTV put the broad­cast of ‘Spun Out’ sea­son 2 on hold to pro­vide time to as­sess the on­go­ing le­gal pro­ceed­ing with ac­tor J.P. Manoux,” said Scott Hen­der­son, vice-pres­i­dent of com­mu­ni­ca­tions with Bell Media, in a state­ment pro­vided to The Cana­dian Press.

“Since that time, while we con­tinue to re­spect the process, no fur­ther in­for­ma­tion has come to our at­ten­tion. As a re­sult and with care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion, we have de­cided to move for­ward with the broad­cast of sea­son 2 this sum­mer in sup­port of the en­tire cast and crew, and fans of the show.

“Mr. Manoux is part of a large ensem­ble cast, is not the fo­cus of the se­ries, and has not been proven guilty of any crime at this time. The cast and crew worked tire­lessly on ‘Spun Out,’ and it de­serves to be seen as the ju­di­cial process makes its way through the courts.”

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Ac­tor J.P. Manoux, cen­ter, “Aaron Stone” ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Bruce Kal­ish (left) and Kelly Blatz par­tic­i­pate in a panel dis­cus­sion at the Tele­vi­sion Crit­ics As­so­ci­a­tion Win­ter Press Tour in Los An­ge­les in 2009. The show ‘Spun Out’ is set to re­turn to CTV this week de­spite the scan­dal in­volv­ing ac­tor Manoux.

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