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Big Bad Boo expands 16 Hudson’s world

The short-form spin-off ABC with Kenny G is produced in partnership with TVOKids and Knowledge Kids.

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Anne with an E to end with season three

Creator Moira Walley-Beckett announced the cancellation on Monday morning, which CBC and Netflix confirmed in a joint statement.

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Deals: Babe Nation, We’ll Be Over Here, Highball.TV, Bell Media

Three Canadian features land new U.S. and worldwide distribution deals while Bell Media kicks off an extended partnership with the CFL for its sports channels.

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Channel Zero looks to global market with new Studios division

With the launch, Jennifer Chen will has been promoted to the newly created role of head of Studios and VP of content.

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Insight exec Jane Rimer departs to launch consultancy firm

Rimer, the former head of international business, says she’ll continue to work with Insight as she goes back to full-time consultancy with Brilliant NYC.

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CBC sets its winter 2020 table

The pubcaster also unveiled premiere dates for the newly announced Gem originals Hey Lady! and Good People.

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Steven Guilbeault named Minister of Canadian Heritage

Guilbeault, who replaces Pablo Rodriguez, becomes the third person to oversee the Heritage portfolio in 18 months.

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U.K. competition watchdog examines eOne-Hasbro deal

Competition and Markets Authority said it will consider whether the proposed deal will lead to a “substantial lessening of competition” within the U.K. market.

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Bell Fund backs 45 TV, digital projects

New titles from Scott Brothers Entertainment, Insight Productions and Zone3 are among the TV series sharing $5.5 million.

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Netflix launches a new Vikings epic with Michael Hirst, Jeb Stuart

The spinoff will not be a Canadian coproduction, but Toronto’s Take 5 Productions will be attached to handle post-production.

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Jann Arden gets candid with new CTV special

The JANN star and co-creator will be featured in Jann Arden One Night Only, airing on CTV on Dec. 4 before heading to Crave.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 4 to 10, 2019

The Good Doctor comes in at #1, followed by Grey’s Anatomy at #2 and 9-1-1 at #3.