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

By Nick Patch, The Canadian Press

TORONTO – “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 46-year-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 guest-starring 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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