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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 29 to August 4, 2019

The Amazing Race Canada comes in at #1, while Private Eyes and The Handmaid’s Tale crack the top 30.

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CBS, Viacom reach merger agreement, reuniting a decade after split

Bob Bakish, Viacom president and CEO, will helm the newly formed company, named ViacomCBS.

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Thunderbird turns facts into fiction as scripted-content drive ramps up

Execs Wendy McKernan and Lindsay Macadam discuss how the company is building out a scripted development slate based on factual IP.

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In Brief: It Must Be Heaven joins TIFF ’19 lineup

Plus, eOne hires a former BBC Worldwide exec for its Latin America sales team and NSI launches NSI New Northern Voices.

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Investigation Discovery greenlights more See No Evil

The U.S. pay TV network has ordered a sixth season of the unscripted series from Arrow Media and Saloon Media.

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Deals: Forte, Super Channel, Cineflix Rights

Steve Harvey’s East 112 options Forte’s Snapshots, while Cineflix Rights sells a raft of crime and investigation titles to international broadcasters.

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Behind the launch of Stephen Ellis, Clark Bunting’s BirdDog

A closer look at the content and distribution strategy behind the new factual prodco and how the producers will take advantage of their broadcast and digital experience.

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CBS All Access enters kid-con space through DHX, Boat Rocker deals

The U.S.-based streamer has acquired new seasons of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Danger Mouse, in addition to more than 1,000 hours of library content.

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Revenues climb for Quebecor in strong second quarter

The company also reiterated its stance that Bell Media’s acquisition of conventional TV network V will be damaging to Quebec’s media ecosystem.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 22 to 28, 2019

The Amazing Race Canada comes out on top, followed by Private Eyes at #8, The Handmaid’s Tale at #15 and Hudson & Rex at #22.

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Peacock Alley to produce YA series for Netflix

Tiny Pretty Things is now in production in Toronto and will star Canadian actors Lauren Holly and Jess Salgueiro (pictured).

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Photo gallery: Pinewood Toronto Studios summer party 2019

The studio toasted a year in which it has hosted productions such as It: Chapter Two, The Expanse and Shazam.