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Canada’s Drag Race sashays away to the U.K.

BBC Three has picked up the rights to the Canadian iteration of RuPaul’s Drag Race and will premiere new episodes one day after its launch on Crave.

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PBS, int’l broadcasters ink deal for Skindigenous

The 2020 Rockie Awards nominee from Nish Media is also currently in production on its third season.

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Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices participants revealed

Participants in this year’s program for underrepresented creators include Miryam Charles, Supinder Wraich, Schelby Jean-Baptiste and Chrystelle Maechler.

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TSC names Magee TV Diverse Screenwriters winners

The winners will have a three-month mentorship with Canadian screenwriters like Alejandro Alcoba, Noelle Carbone and Marsha Greene, either in-person or virtually.

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CTV pulls Jessica Mulroney series after online dispute with influencer

The Bell Media-owned network removed I Do, Redo from all of its platforms, saying Mulroney’s conduct “conflicts with [its] commitment to diversity and equality.”

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eOne appoints Michael Lombardo as president, global television

eOne confirmed the appointment a month after rumours began to swirl that Lombardo would assume the post formerly held by Mark Gordon.

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Molly of Denali wins Peabody prize

The Canada/U.S. animated series from Atomic Cartoons and WGBH Boston was one of the projects feted by the awards.

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Industry orgs launch virtual series for underrepresented creators

The three-week workshop, led by CBC, CAVCO and CMPA, aims to equip emerging producers and creators with more business tools to advance their careers.

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Cogeco TV Production supports 12 projects

Tribal, Coroner and Transplant were among the four English-language and eight French-language titles that picked up financing.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 25 to 31, 2020

Transplant‘s season finale sees the drama rise to #2 on this week’s chart, followed by Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? at #3 and America’s Got Talent at #4.

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Gusto gets production rolling on new cooking series

CombiNATION Plates, commissioned by Bell Media for CTV Life Channel, will begin filming in Gusto’s Ottawa facility on June 16.

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BANFF set for virtual Rockie Awards 2020

This year’s awards will see Baroness von Sketch Show‘s Aurora Browne, Carolyn Taylor and Jennifer Whalen host and feature talent such as Niecy Nash and Hamza Haq.