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Discovery’s Heavy Rescue: 401 gains speed in season-three debut

The first episode of the new season increased by 28% over the season-two premiere.

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Returning series post strong ratings for CBC

Season two of Burden of Truth saw a 50% increase in average audience, while Coroner was the pubcaster’s most-watched drama premiere in four years.

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Deals: Mongrel, Blue Ant, Bristow Global, Sardine, The Dot Film

Mongrel Media signs a digital distribution deal with FilmRise, BGM’s spooky shows go international and a Montreal studio inks a deal with Nickelodeon.

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CBC whips up more Great Canadian Baking Show

Season two of the format was the pubcaster’s most-watched factual entertainment series during the 2017/18 broadcast season.

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In Brief: CMF, Wallimage invest $600K in VR copros

Plus: Corus sets the return date for Big Brother Canada, Toronto actor Sheila Shah is named ambassador for an international script competition, and more.

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Kew Media invests in newly formed Scottish prodco

The new prodco, Two Rivers Media, has already landed its first commission with BBC Scotland series Children of the Devolution.

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Suits to retire after season nine

USA Network has renewed the long-running Toronto-shot legal drama for a ninth and final season.

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Daniel Grou on how Cardinal boosted his career

The filmmaker discusses taking a more production-focused role on the hour-long drama, which returns for its third season today on CTV.

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Pay TV popular, but viewed as ‘supplemental’: study

A new study by TiVo shows that most people combine OTT and TV, but view them differently.

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TSN brings back Engraved on a Nation

After seven years, the docuseries will return to the airwaves on Feb. 6 with an episode about sprinter Donovan Bailey.

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Carter renewed for season two

The dramedy from Amaze Film + Television goes into production this spring with showrunner Andy Berman joining the team.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Jan. 7 to 13, 2019

Young Sheldon comes in at #1, while Murdoch Mysteries and Coroner break the top 30.