CTV Original Comedy Shelved, a new show from Anthony Q. Farrell, is joining the midseason schedule.
Jameson Library has seen better days. While it’s often overlooked by head office, Wendy Yarmouth (Lyndie Greenwood, The Expanse), the Branch Head, is constantly aiming to provide services for the community despite bureaucracy, underfunding, and a lack of resources. Alongside her unconventional staff, including Junior Librarian Jacqueline “Jaq” Bedard (Dakota Ray Hebert, Run Woman Run), Librarian Howard Tutt (Chris Sandiford, What We Do In The Shadows), and Senior Librarian and Assistant Branch Head Bryce deLaurel (Paul Braunstein, Baroness Von Sketch Show) – who all have differing opinions on how to run the library – Wendy finds a way to give back to her community and create a “found family.”
Joining the cast in supporting roles are Robin Duke (Schitt’s Creek) as Wendy “Unhoused Wendy” Brown, a regular library patron and self-described “wackadoo”; Taylor Love (Most Dangerous Game) as Sheila Boyd, a caring community leader and law student working part time at the Settlement Desk; and Varun Saranga (Wynonna Earp) as Alvin Canada, an entrepreneur and freelance business consultant, who uses the library study room as his office, much to the irritation of the other patrons.
The single camera comedy filmed in Toronto and season one will consist of eight half hour episodes.
Dan Bennett, Shane Cockery and Anton Leo of Counterfeit Pictures are executive producers on the project. Jay Vaidya serves as co-executive producer, Sadiya Durrani as co-producer, and Colin Brunton produces. Aleysa serves as executive producer and pilot director.
CTV Original comedy Shelved airs on Mondays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app beginning March 6.