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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 25 to 31, 2019

9-1-1 comes in at #1, followed by The Rookie at #2, while Big Brother Canada ties with Magnum P.I. lower down the list.

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CBC doc channel acquires The Operatives, Saving Lives at Sea

The deal for the pay TV and VOD rights was inked with Banijay Rights.

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APTN renews Quest Out West: Wild Food

The B.C.-shot cooking series, hosted by Tracey Kim Bonneau, will return for another 13 episodes.

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How Shaftesbury got Hudson & Rex off the ground after 12 years

Christina Jennings discusses the show’s journey to greenlight, adapting scripted formats and getting back into business with Rogers Media.

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Cineflix, Talesmith, Wild Wolf Media partner on doc special

Takaya: Lone Wolf (working title) follows the story of an isolated wolf’s relationship with a wildlife photographer.

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MIPTV deals: 9 Story, Blue Ant, Gusto

Canadian distributors revealed hundreds of hours of content sales as MIPTV got underway.

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CBC cancels Street Legal reboot after one season

The decision to end the legal drama comes ahead of today’s season finale.

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TV revenues up 5% for Corus in Q2

An uptick in TV ad spending continued to be the main driver, with overall revenues hitting $353.5 million.

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How the CFC is expanding into new revenue streams

COO Sheena Macdonald discusses how opening up its grounds to external productions has energized the Canadian Film Centre and boosted its bottom line.

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Deals: Corus, PNP, Breakthrough, Gusto

Corus inks its first deal for fashion competition series Stitched (pictured), while PNP picks up the Canadian rights to TIFF’s 2018 closing night film, and more.

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How Nurses subverts the typical medical procedural model

Creator and showrunner Adam Pettle shares how he built his most diverse writers’ room yet to create a new kind of medical drama.

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In Brief: Trio Orange wins Best Comedy at Series Mania

Plus: WGC unveils the Jim Burt Screenwriting award finalists, The Umbrella Academy gets a season-two renewal, and more.