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Frankie Drake Mysteries heads to season two

CBC has commissioned 10 new episodes of the detective drama, produced by Shaftesbury.

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Super Channel brings back Pure for season two

After CBC last year opted not to renew the hour-long drama, Super Channel has stepped in to commission a sophomore season of the Mennonite mob drama.

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Shaftesbury acquires remake rights to Japanese TV format

The prodco has optioned TV Asahi’s The Weather Girl Knows in partnership with Toronto’s WexWorks Media.

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Corner Gas Animated debut draws 280K on overnights

The ratings haul makes the rebooted comedy property the most-watched Canadian series debut in the history of The Comedy Network.

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Kew posts overall revenues of $260.3M for fiscal 2017

CEO Steven Silver told investors the company’s future success will hinge on its ability to realize the synergies between its growing number of production and distribution assets.

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CW renews six Vancouver-shot series

Riverdale, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow are among the shows returning to B.C.

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CBC Kids greenlights new magic series The Thrillusionists

Set to premiere next month, the 10-part series is produced by Toronto’s 5’7 Films and focuses on young illusionists and magicians.

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Deals: Portfolio, Cineflix, DHX

Portfolio has inked a deal with Blue Dream Studios founder Scott Christian Sava to adapt his all-ages graphic novel, Pet Robots, into an animated TV series, plus more.

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In brief: Breakthrough Entertainment adds sales exec

Plus: Indiecan nabs the North American rights to Mark A. Lewis’s third feature, The Age of Adulting, which will have its premiere during Canadian Film Week.

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Wow Unlimited, Mattel in production on Barbie TV series

Wow also revealed it is in development on an animated comedy based on U.S. author Julianna Baggott’s book trilogy The Anybodies (pictured).

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Quebec to tax Netflix, foreign digital companies

In its 2018 budget, the province also laid out plans to boost funding for the cultural sector and open tax credits to digital-only projects.

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Proper TV ups Allison Grace to VP of content

The Toronto prodco also revealed a number of other changes to its senior management team.