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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.