CTV’s Motive debuts on ABC stateside

The homegrown crime drama debuted at 9 p.m. on Thursday night with 6.06 million viewers.


Blog: Wilson on ABC’s Whedon bet

UM director of investment Bailey Wilson on Joss Whedon’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (pictured) and the funniest comedy she has seen yet this week.

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Blog: ABC launches new viewing strategy

Mindshare’s Lina Alles (pictured) on the network’s new live-streaming platform and the one show that stuck out in Tuesday’s upfront.


ABC picks up CTV’s Motive for U.S. broadcast

NBCUniversal sold the Canadian detective mystery series to the U.S. network, where it is slated to air in summer 2013.


CTV takes Canadian broadcast rights to ABC’s The Taste

CTV will debut ABC’s version of the culinary competition series featuring judges Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson with a two-part premiere on Jan. 22 and Jan. 27.

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ABC shelves Shaftesbury drama Weird Desk

The move comes a week after the paranormal drama was given a 13-episode order for a summer 2013 launch.

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ABC orders Weird Desk from Shaftesbury

The straight-to-series 13-episode order is slated for summer 2013.


Lauren Ash joins ABC comedy pilot Super Fun Night

The Canadian actress will star opposite Bridesmaids‘ Rebel Wilson and Lisa Lapira in the half-hour single-camera project earlier passed over by CBS.


Shaw Media to co-produce comedy series with ABC

A spokesperson from Shaw Media has confirmed that Canuck actor-writer-comedian Bob Martin will pen the script, with former eOne president of dramatic programming Noreen Halpern (pictured) exec producing.


Rookie Blue begins production on fourth season

The primetime cop drama, which airs on Global in Canada and ABC stateside, is shooting in Toronto.

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U.S. law could mean boom for Canuck described video providers

Changes afoot in the Canadian screen industry also auger well for domestic business.

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ABC and Global Television renew Rookie Blue for fourth season

The latest cycle of the Canadian drama about rookie cops is in development, with production set to start in Toronto on Aug. 20.