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CBC sets Jane Goodall doc for The Nature of Things

She Walks with Apes is co-directed by former CBC doc exec Mark Starowicz and narrated by Sandra Oh.

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Burden of Truth rolls in Winnipeg for season three

Adam Pettle will return as showrunner for the eight-episode third season, with Sherry White and Kelly Makin joining as first-time directors.

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CBC puts five podcasts into TV development

First Generation Films, Sienna Films and 3Arts Entertainment are among the prodcos adapting original CBC podcasts for the screen.

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Baroness Von Sketch gets early CBC renewal

CBC has ordered a fifth season of the sketch comedy, more than a month ahead of its season four premiere.

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Workin’ Moms rolls on season four

In addition to Catherine Reitman and Philip Sternberg, Wexford Plaza‘s Joyce Wong is set to direct the comedy’s upcoming season.

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Schitt’s Creek shines with four Emmy nominations

The CBC half-hour comedy was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, while Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara are also up for individual acting prizes. (Story updated with full list of Canadian nominees).

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Family Feud, Blades get premiere dates as CBC cements fall schedule

Family Feud Canada is set for a December launch, while Northern Rescue, which launched on CBC Gem and Netflix earlier in the year, makes its linear debut on Wednesday nights.

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Diggstown back in session for season two

Creator Floyd Kane returns as showrunner, with six new episodes set to premiere on CBC in winter 2020.

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CBC and BBC pledge to increase collaborations

The organizations’ scripted and factual teams have started ongoing conversations to look for coproduction opportunities.

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Seven24, Lark roll on Fortunate Son

Created by showrunner Andrew Wreggitt, the eight-part spy drama stars Kari Matchett (pictured) and Stephen Moyer, to name a few.

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CBC revenue up in 2018 as private broadcasting slide continues: report

Overall broadcasting revenues in Canada dipped by 1.2%, according to the CRTC, while CBC revenues across its conventional TV business jumped to $1.06 billion.

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Pubcasters unite as shared challenges intensify

CBC’s Catherine Tait and ABC Australia’s Michael Carrington discuss the growing importance of international collaboration as public broadcasters face mounting pressures.