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Landing the Killjoys ship smoothly

Killjoys showrunner Adam Barken (pictured, right) shares what makes Canadian sci-fi enduringly appealing to audiences and previews what’s next for him.

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Hulu taps The Handmaid’s Tale for season four

Similar to its past three seasons, the Toronto-shot dystopian series is set to return to Cinespace’s Kipling Studio.

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Deals: OUTtv, Boat Rocker, DHX

OUTtv scores a lineup of drag queen comedy specials while Boat Rocker and DHX launch new product partnerships.

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Mark Gordon leaving exec role at eOne, transitions to producing

Steve Bertram, president of film and television, will continue to lead the business, overseeing the day-to-day management of the division.

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Baroness Von Sketch gets early CBC renewal

CBC has ordered a fifth season of the sketch comedy, more than a month ahead of its season four premiere.

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In Brief: Buck’s Boundless set to fly in August

Plus: Designated Survivor ends after three seasons, Sonar Entertainment hires new scripted head and Nelvana grows its global YouTube reach.

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CTV unveils fall premiere dates

Big changes have come to the network on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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New Metric Media to develop comedy for Bell Media

Children Ruin Everything is created by Kurt Smeaton, with Arrested Development writer Chuck Tatham (pictured) attached as executive producer.

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Private Eyes kicks into gear on season four

This latest season will see series star Cindy Sampson make her directorial debut.

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Bell Media acquires Quebec’s V network

The deal marks the media co’s first foray into French-language, conventional TV, and includes ownership of ad-supported VOD Noovo.ca.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 8 to 14, 2019

The Amazing Race Canada comes in at #1, followed by Private Eyes at #7 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #17.

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Thunderbird inks distribution deal with Crave for Punk

The four-part docuseries produced by Network Entertainment will make its debut on the Bell Media streamer next month.