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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, 2020

The Curse of Oak Island claims the #22 spot, while Murdoch Mysteries lands on the list at #29.

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Netflix picks up new Spin Master series

Mighty Express marks the first time the Toronto-headquartered company has launched a series directly via a streaming service.

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CBC, NBCUniversal Int’l Studios team for Lady Dicks

Co-created by Sherry White and Tassie Cameron, the buddy cop drama stars Baroness von Sketch Show‘s Meredith MacNeill and Orange Is The New Black‘s Adrienne C. Moore.

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Podemski, Diorio roll on Unsettled

The 10-part drama series is produced by Jennifer Podemski’s Redcloud Studios and Derek Diorio’s Distinct Features for TVO and APTN.

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eOne lands worldwide rights to Global drama Family Law

The studio is set to distribute the SEVEN24 Films and Lark Productions legal drama internationally, excluding Canada, as casting gets underway.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, 2020

Bad Boys for Life leads the list, while Oscar-winner 1917 and Dolittle land at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, 2020

The Song of Names takes the #1 spot, followed by Merci pour tout at #2 and Le rire at #3.

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Beach House Pictures adopts Neopets

The virtual pet brand, which has more than 75 million players online, is coming to screen thanks to a partnership between the Blue Ant studio and JumpStart Games.

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Netflix has a hold on French Canada; comedy rules for podcasts

The Media Technology Monitor’s latest report offers a glimpse into how Canadians are engaging with the newest kinds of media.

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Cartoon Network, Boomerang crawl on to Lucas the Spider

Fresh TV’s animated show, adapted from a popular YouTube series, has been picked up by the two WarnerMedia broadcasters in a worldwide deal.

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CBC Gem original Detention Adventure heads into season two

Ten new episodes of the LoCo Motion Pictures and Broken Compass Films-produced show will premiere on the streaming service later this year.

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In brief: Canadian orgs, prodcos sign on for climate action

B.C. Green Park Group’s climate pact for the creative industry earns over 70 signatories, WIFTV names genre concept winners and Bron-backed films nab Oscar gold.

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WildBrain lines up new LGBTQ+ series

Longtime development exec Mike Vogel is sitting in the creator’s chair for the first time with Princess Alexander, a story inspired by his childhood.

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Veteran TV exec Ellen Baine to exit Hollywood Suite

The specialty network’s VP of programming is retiring at the end of March, with Sharon Stevens being promoted to lead the programming team.

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Deals: NFB, Nelvana, Blue Ant Media

New York Times picks up the NFB’s short doc Now Is The Time for its Op-Docs platform, plus Nelvana and Blue Ant Media’s latest global sales.