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The Men in development with ABC

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The one-hour drama series from Canadian creators Jocelyn Cornforth and Al Magee, originally in development at the CBC, has moved to the U.S. net.



Frantic Films finds CBC’s funny bone in Of All Places

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The indie also got a sixth-season pick up for its Winnipeg Comedy Festival series. (Frantic CEO Jamie Brown pictured)



The Moblees looks to get kids moving

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Kids’ CBC is set to air new live-action series The Moblees from Shaftesbury and Boulevard, which encourages kids to live a healthier lifestyle.



FX’s Fargo returns to Calgary

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New casting for the series is announced and the second season shoot will see southern Alberta double as Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota in 1979.



Discovery Canada introduces the ‘mini-season’

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Although it’s saving its original premieres for winter, the channel is creating a new “season” for acquisition programming over the holidays. (Redwood Kings pictured)



Scripted show of the Year: Vikings

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From Playback magazine: How Vikings topped the specialty entertainment ratings and pillaged its way into TV’s overall Top 30 ratings.



Cineflix Media inks overall deal with Strong Island Films

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The deal will see Cineflix hold an exclusive option to coproduce new projects developed by Strong Island.



Insight Productions bolsters executive team

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Three showrunners from the company have been promoted to SVP positions, while Rahmiel Rothenberg is upped to a VP role.



Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs Nov. 24, 2014 to Nov. 30, 2014

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The CFL Grey Cup broadcast tops the TV chart for the week of Nov. 24 to Nov. 30, with Saving Hope coming in at #30.



Great Pacific Media acquired by Thunderbird Films

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The Highway Thru Hell (pictured) producer becomes a new division of Thunderbird Films as it moves more into the factual TV space after a focus on scripted TV series.

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