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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2018

The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon and The Good Doctor lead the list, while Murdoch Mysteries cracks the top 30.

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Global commissions Canada/U.K. copro Departure

Produced by Shaftesbury and Greenpoint Productions, the six-part series features a star cast and is set for 2019.

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WildBrain’s potential grows at DHX with revenues up 49%

In its Q1 report, CEO Michael Donovan points to the YouTube net’s significant global reach, calling it a “unique and strategic asset” that is changing how DHX brings IP to market.

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Deals: DHX Media, eOne, Sienna

Italian TV channel Effe TV has picked up the broadcast rights to the first three seasons of Cardinal.

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Wynonna Earp wins best sci-fi at People’s Choice Awards

The Calgary-shot western starring Melanie Scrofano beat out supernatural series like The Originals and The Expanse for the title.

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CRTC denies Bell’s latest request to suspend simsub ban

Despite the apparent overturn of the CRTC’s simsub ban in the trilateral USMCA pact, the commission declined to consider the matter while it is still before the Supreme Court.

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Discovery sets December return for Frontier

The season-three premiere comes just ahead of the worldwide release of DC Comics superhero film Aquaman, which also stars Jason Momoa.

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Boat Rocker buys U.S. prodco Matador Content

The deal for the Lip Sync Battle producer marks the Toronto company’s first acquisition of a U.S. production company.

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DHX to sell Halifax animation studio

The Nova Scotia studio has 168 full-time employees and has produced projects including Inspector Gadget, The Doozers and Space Ranger Roger.

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Former Rogers Media exec Leslie Sole dies

Sole oversaw the expansion of Citytv, OMNI and Rogers’ specialty portfolio during his 25 years with the company.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Oct. 22 to 28, 2018

The Big Bang Theory leads the list, followed by Young Sheldon at #2, while Murdoch Mysteries breaks the top 30.

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Heather Conway to leave CBC

The pubcaster announced Monday morning that its EVP will step down in December.