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Netflix introduces The Imperfects

The new Nomadic Pictures sci-fi series sees former WGC president Dennis Heaton (The Order) serve as showrunner, executive producer and writer.

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Transplant nominated for top honour in ’21 Rockie Awards

CBC garnered eight total nominations in the Banff World Media Festival award program, coming in behind BBC and HBO, while Canada ranked third overall for total nods.

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D360 expands to scripted, inks new int’l deals for kids content

The London, U.K. and Toronto-based distributor has added The Parker Andersons and Amelia Parker to its sales roster, along with new kids titles from Canadian prodcos.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 29 to April 4, 2021

MasterChef Canada comes in at #23, while Big Brother Canada and Hudson & Rex also make the list.

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Blue Ant Studios pacts with Surviving R. Kelly EP Tamra Simmons

Blue Ant and The Tamra Simmons Brand Agency will look to build a slate of unscripted projects through a freshly inked development deal.

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How To Buy A Baby reborn in the global marketplace

Warner Bros. International Television Production has acquired the international format rights from Toronto-based Loco Motion Pictures following its successful launch in Sweden.

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Amazon Prime Video commissions third Canadian original

Insight Production is set to produce a local version of Amazon Studios’ original format LOL: Last One Laughing.

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CTV Comedy commissions Roast Battle adaptation

Bell Media has ordered eight 30-minute episodes of the unscripted series, with Shelagh O’Brien tapped to direct.

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Updated: Chicken Soup for the Soul, Parkside acquire Sonar Entertainment

In a two-pronged deal structure, Toronto’s Parkside has acquired Sonar’s Canadian division, while Sonar’s L.A.-based operation was purchased by NASDAQ-listed Chicken Soup for the Soul Productions.

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Stephen Dunn tapped to helm Peacock’s Queer as Folk reboot

The St. John’s, N.L. native is attached to write, direct and executive produce the new iteration of the hit U.K. series.

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Giving life and authenticity to the Parker Andersons

Showrunner Anthony Q. Farrell and marblemedia discuss interconnected family sitcoms, The Parker Andersons and Amelia Parker, and the costly changes needed to improve representation on the BYUtv-commissioned series.

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Corus Entertainment revenue inches back up to pre-pandemic levels

Continued ad-revenue recovery propelled Corus to $358.9 million in Q2, while its streaming products StackTV and Nick+ climbed to half a million paid subscribers.