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Hudson and Rex

Citytv sets premiere dates for fall 2019

Shaftesbury’s Hudson & Rex will move to Tuesday nights for its second season, while the network will premiere new series starring Bradley Whitford and Jimmy Smits.

Rogers

Rogers’ big magazine sale puts media revenue down for Q2

Excluding the titles it sold to St. Joseph Communications, Rogers said media revenues were flat, with strong numbers from Sportsnet.

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Rogers Media cancels 2019 Upfront

The company called the decision a “difficult, but fiscally responsible” one, as it shifts its focus to customized agency presentations.

Hudson and Rex

How Shaftesbury got Hudson & Rex off the ground after 12 years

Christina Jennings discusses the show’s journey to greenlight, adapting scripted formats and getting back into business with Rogers Media.

Damon Vignale

How Damon Vignale transitioned to showrunning on The Murders

Vignale catches up with Playback to discuss his inspiration for his new Citytv show and the process behind creating a multi-layered story.

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CTV, Citytv partner on Michael Buble music special

The special will also air simultaneously on NBC in the U.S.

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Ottawa hosts ‘Christmas’ in March

Muse Entertainment’s Christmas Jars is now in production ahead of its premiere on Citytv during the 2019 holiday schedule.

The Murders

NBCU International acquires The Murders for Europe and Africa

The Muse-produced series will air on Universal TV in the U.K. and Africa starting later this year.

Rex

Shaftesbury, Pope Productions unleash Rex

The eight-part series, commissioned by Citytv, is based on a European format about a detective and his hardworking dog.

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Citytv greenlights Muse Entertainment’s The Murders

The eight-episode police procedural, starring Jessica Lucas, is now in production in Vancouver.

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Upfronts ’18: CityTV unveils 11 new shows, classic reboots

Canadian scripted dramas The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco and Bad Blood are among the series on the network’s 2018/19 schedule.

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Viceland launches scripted comedy series

Nirvanna the Band the Show marks the start of the channel’s scripted content strategy, says Vice Media’s Michael Kronish.