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OutTV

OUTtv commissions three new series

The LGBTQ network has also ordered a fourth season of Don’t Quit Your Gay Job from Vancouver’s Convergent Entertainment.

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CBC heads back to Street Legal

Teaming up with Bernie Zukerman (pictured) from Indian Grove Productions, the pubcaster is in development on six new episodes of the legal drama.

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Corus revenue, profit hold steady in Q2 financials

Gains in both subscriber and merchandising revenues offset a 3% decrease in quarterly TV advertising revenue.

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CW acquires Burden of Truth

Streaming service Hulu has also nabbed the second-window U.S. rights to the legal drama, produced by ICF Films, eOne and Eagle Vision.

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Frankie Drake Mysteries heads to season two

CBC has commissioned 10 new episodes of the detective drama, produced by Shaftesbury.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 19 to March 25, 2018

Murdoch Mysteries takes the #5 spot, with Big Brother Canada landing at #14 and #18, and The Juno Awards at #20.

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Super Channel brings back Pure for season two

After CBC last year opted not to renew the hour-long drama, Super Channel has stepped in to commission a sophomore season of the Mennonite mob drama.

Schitt's Creek

Canadian projects pick up 34 Rockie Award noms

Travelers, Schitt’s Creek and How to Buy a Baby are among the series up for some hardware at the Banff World Media Festival program competition.

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CBC renews Burden of Truth

The legal drama starring Kristin Kreuk is produced by ICF Films, eOne and Eagle Vision.

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Shaftesbury acquires remake rights to Japanese TV format

The prodco has optioned TV Asahi’s The Weather Girl Knows in partnership with Toronto’s WexWorks Media.

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Breakthrough inks raft of international sales

The Toronto producer/distributor is sending its L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables to broadcasters in Europe and Asia, among other deals.

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Corner Gas Animated debut draws 280K on overnights

The ratings haul makes the rebooted comedy property the most-watched Canadian series debut in the history of The Comedy Network.