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Hudson & Rex to unleash fourth season

The St. John’s, Nfld-set procedural has been renewed for 16 new episodes.

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OUTtv greenlights Dating Unlocked, more Slo Pitch

The network’s raft of commissions and renewals also include a docuseries on The Villbergs and an Australian comedy.

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Shaftesbury taps Deborah Nathan as senior director of creative

The former CBC executive in charge of production reports to VP, creative affairs Julie Lacey.

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AMC Networks, Shaftesbury strike strategic partnership

Updated: A creatively driven deal, Shaftesbury’s Christina Jennings discusses what the agreement means for the Murdoch Mysteries producer.

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In brief: Project 10 partners with BIPOC TV & Film on comedy accelerator

Plus: Wattpad readies production for three original series in Indonesia and Shaftesbury supports a new creative writer residency at Victoria College.

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How COVID insurance relief is affecting kids production

New funds from government agencies are a great start, but they’ll need to get bigger to cover everyone since COVID isn’t going away, according to production execs in Canada and the U.K.

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IPF lifts lid on Short Form Series Production picks

Split between six English-language and three French-language series, notably, projects from Shaftesbury and Filmcoop were among those selected.

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Shudder revives Slasher for season four

Canadian horror legend David Cronenberg joins the cast of Shaftesbury’s horror anthology, with Hollywood Suite holding exclusive broadcast rights in Canada.

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Departure soars in the ratings for Global

The channel has named Departure its No. 1 new series this fall, with an average audience of 1.2 million so far in its six-episode run.

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Shaw Rocket, Wattpad unveil narrative podcast winner, with Shaftesbury set to produce

The prodco will lead development and production on a podcast adaptation of Loridee De Villa’s script The Infinite Worlds of Ella Jane.

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Shaftesbury gets to work on Departure season two following March postponement

Archie Panjabi and Christopher Plummer return for the second season, which is being produced under a new copro structure.

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More European broadcasters pick up Hudson & Rex

UKTV’s Alibi, which already airs Frankie Drake Mysteries and Murdoch Mysteries, was among four buyers, while a U.S. deal is also reportedly in the works.