Schitt’s Creek scores fistful of Golden Globe noms

The award-winning comedy secured five nods, including best television series, musical or comedy.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Jan. 18 to 24, 2021

Murdoch Mysteries makes the list at #23, while Private Eyes comes in at #27.


Big Time Decent developing single-camera comedy

The half-hour series attached to the Vancouver prodco is written, executive produced and created by James A. Woods, Ed Weeks and Nicolas Wright.

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Virtual production, streaming models among 2021 trends to watch

The Canadian film industry will need to determine its strategy in the streaming wars and adopt new tech to film safely, according to the Canada Media Fund’s latest trend report.


Nelvana gets in on Best & Bester

The series from Finland’s Gigglebug Entertainment will be coproduced by Nelvana and London prodco Eye Present, while Nelvana handles distribution.

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How Cameron Pictures navigated a ‘Pretty Hard’ production journey

Co-creators and showrunners Tassie Cameron and Sherry White share how the production delay and Black Lives Matter shaped the crime procedural for the better.

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Bell Media, Bodacious Wines uncork The Stranger Experiment

Produced by Bell Media Studios, the three-part unscripted series examines what happens when strangers meet for the first time in the middle of a global pandemic.

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CBC addresses PNI budget, discoverability concerns

The pubcaster responded to more than a week of interventions from organizations such as the CMPA and APTN to close out the virtual broadcast licence renewal hearing with the CRTC.


Schitt’s Creek, Wynonna Earp earn consecutive GLAAD Media Award noms

Neshama-produced Lifetime TV movie The Christmas Setup also represented Canada in the annual LGBTQ+ media awards.


CBC cancels Trickster

Updated: The news comes less than two months after reports revealed doubt over the series director and co-creator’s Indigenous identity, casting uncertainty over the status of its early renewal.


WildBrain picks up Alva’s World

The company has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the 2D-animated online safety series, excluding the U.K., Ireland and Finland.


Blue Ant Media greenlights Canadian originals for 2021/22

The factual and lifestyle lineup includes two co-productions with fellow Canadian broadcaster APTN with original commissions across Cottage Life, T+E, Love Nature and Smithsonian Channel.