From Cameron Archer’s TV site, URBMN:
August 4, 2010
News: My Life ME to debut on French Télétoon September 2010
My Life ME has changed its international distributor since going into production in 2008. Original distributor TV-Loonland AG filed for insolvency back in November 2009. Classic Media has since picked up international distribution, licensing and merchandising rights for the show.
My Life ME differs from Teletoon’s upcoming non-Japanese anime The Amazing Spiez! in that there’s an actual manga pedigree, albeit of the original English-language (OEL) variety. Russian-born Canadian Svetlana Chmakova is responsible for Dramacon and Nightschool.
I admittedly don’t know how properties are developed at the cable/network levels. I realize shows die in development all the time. Still, Best Ed came and went in the spring of 2009. Punch! aired at the start of 2008. The Dating Guy will debut this fall. That’s a long wait from development to finished product.
I hope My Life ME will be more Azumanga Daioh than 6teen for manga fans. The last thing Teletoon needs right now is another niche show catering to teens. I’ll still support My Life ME over, say, Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 and Johnny Test.
Props to you for the Azumanga Daioh reference! I totally agree with your closing paragraph.