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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Oct. 23 to 29, 2017

Murdoch Mysteries is at #20, with The Big Bang Theory at #1 and The Good Doctor at #2.

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Sinking Ship sets sail with new Odd Squad deals

The Canadian prodco has sold the show’s second season to broadcasters in the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Sweden and Israel.

Political Blind Date

TVO, Toronto Star swipe right on political dating series

An innovative marketing strategy and partnership for Open Door and Nomad Films’ new docuseries is “a bit of an experiment” in bringing media outlets together.

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Cineplex scores deal with NFL

The three-year agreement marks the company’s latest effort to expand its customer base.

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CTV sets Indian Detective premiere

Can a prime Thursday night spot, and some help from Sheldon and the gang, spell big ratings for the four-part event series?

Dean McDermott

Deals: Indiecan, Timshel, Portfolio

Industry Works Pictures has acquired the international rights to the Timshel Pictures-produced sitcom Dean McDermott: Working Actor, plus more deals.

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Who won the latest 2xMore initiative?

Three women will each go on to direct an episode of Sinking Ship’s Dino Dana, as the Women in View program aims to double the number of women directing Canadian media.

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In Brief: Canadians win big at Austin Film Fest

Plus: Women in Animation is set to open a Canadian chapter and APTN prepares to say goodbye to Mohawk Girls.

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OMNI Regional commissions more Blood and Water, Second Jen

The channel also commissioned a new six-part scripted comedy, Mangoes, about a group of South Asians new to Canada.

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Syndicado sells 40 hours of content to Popcornflix

The deal between the Toronto-based digital distributor and the U.S. streaming platform includes the culinary series Cake Walk.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Oct. 16 to 22, 2017

Tragically Hip doc Long Time Running is at #11, with Murdoch Mysteries at #23.

Carol Commisso VP, Development

Halfire taps Carol Commisso as VP, development

The former Rogers exec will be charged with sourcing IP to build out the prodco’s slate of scripted dramas.