Global Television

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CBS renewals help solidify Canadian primetime schedules

2 Broke Girls and The Amazing Race are among the 18 shows renewed, helping to solve the scheduling puzzle for Canadian programmers ahead of the upcoming L.A. screenings.

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How Barb Williams will feed viewer interest in the Titanic anniversary

The top Shaw Media programmer reveals to Playback Daily her cross-channel scheduling strategy to recognize the 100th anniversary of the doomed ship’s sinking.

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The Voice takes Monday night

Returning viewer favourites House, NCIS and Hawaii Five-o also see 1.5 million-plus viewership.

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Bomb Girls greenlit for second season

The wartime drama will be back on Global TV for another round, following a successful six-part series launch.

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Global TV cancels Combat Hospital, despite Canadian popularity

No U.S. caster and no major international broadcast deals to help Global offset productions costs equals no sophomore season for the Canadian medical war zone drama.

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Canada Sings in glee club competition series copyright dispute

Insight Productions topper John Brunton tells Playback Daily the idea for his singing competition series was not based on Dutch format The Singing Office.

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Canada Sings gets second season

The Shaw Media reality show has been renewed for 2012.

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Shaw’s Barb Williams: returning U.S. shows are clicking with advertisers

“… I do believe that you don’t push successes out the door too soon,” the Shaw Media exec tells Playback Daily about relying on bench strength to make gains in primetime.

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Fall TV: Why CTV’s Phil King is all smiles

CTV and CTV Two have seven of the top-10 rookie U.S. shows, and a strong returning bench, the network programming boss tells Playback Daily.

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Meg Tilly toplines Bomb Girls for Global

The homegrown drama about Second World War women at work in a bomb factory goes before the camera in Toronto starting Sept. 12.

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ACTRA pans Canadian nets’ fall schedules

The union’s president Ferne Downey expresses her disappointment in the level of Canadian programming on the fall slates.

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Rogers buys big at LA Screenings

The company was the biggest buyer in Hollywood last week, picking up shows from studios that normally sell in bulk to CTV and Global Television.