TV

Motive

Motive to end after season four

The final season will return to CTV on March 22.

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Deals: ole, Guru Studio, True Gravity

Guru Studio’s pre-school property Justin Time (pictured) gets picked up in five territories, plus more deals of the week.

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Errol Da-Re lands at CBC/Radio-Canada

The former Shaw Media EVP of sales is tasked with leading Olympic sales at the pubcaster.

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Production underway on CTV’s Cardinal

The six-part drama series is set to shoot in four locations throughout Ontario. (Series leads Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse pictured.)

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Apartment 11 to coproduce CBBC prank series

The producer behind YTV’s Prank Patrol is at it again, with the new series set to air on BBC Canada. (Apartment 11 president Jonathan Finkelstein pictured.)

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Syfy Int’l picks up Secret Location scripted series Halcyon

Production is currently underway in Toronto on the short-form, multiplatform series. (Secret Location president James Milward pictured.)

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Canada in Perspective wins ACCT’s Diversity Award

The weekly current affairs show is produced by Anne Marie Varner (pictured) and airs on AMI-tv.

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Thunderbird catches a new Netflix Beat

The Vancouver producer and its Atomic Cartoons division have joined the Beatles-themed series, made possible by a worldwide rights deal for the music.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Jan. 25, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2016

Murdoch Mysteries is at #17 for the week of Jan. 25 to Jan. 31, with Saving Hope at #22.

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CBC names new VP of strategy, public affairs

Alex Johnston (pictured) joins the pubcaster from women’s advocacy group Catalyst Canada, where she has served as executive director since 2012.