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Canadian exports Backpackers, Seed pulled by The CW

The comedies failed to connect with the youth-skewing American network after bowing on July 14. (Seed pictured.)

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2014 Upfronts blog: The CW’s Flashy fall strategy

Mindshare’s Janine Newbigging is impressed with the quality of new show ideas, as the channel moves away from its Gossip Girl roots.

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CTV launches digital originals platform

CTV Extend will be free to consumers and feature original content like Smokebomb’s Backpackers and iThentic’s Space Riders: Division Earth.

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CW sets debut airdates for Seed, Backpackers

The U.S. network will launch the Canadian imports on July 14 as summer series.

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CW takes Backpackers web series to TV

The series, from Shaftesbury U.S. and Smokebomb Entertainment, will begin shooting additional content for the 10-episode season next week.

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CTV orders Backpackers digital series from Smokebomb Entertainment

The stand-alone live action series will be rolled out across a variety of Bell Media platforms aimed a young demo.