Quebecor picks up Blue Moon, Ransom

The broadcaster made 10 additions for its 2017/18 slate across TVA and addikTV.
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Quebecor on Wednesday revealed its 2017/18 program slate during its upfront presentation, with Canadian dramas such as Ransom and Blue Moon among the titles added to its roster.

French-language series Blue Moon, which stars Karine Vanasse (Cardinal) as a Canadian soldier returning from a mission in Africa, joins the 2017/18 lineup on Quebecor’s flagship French-language channel TVA, alongside new supernatural drama Prémonitions, starring Pascale Bussières. In addition, 10-part French-language drama Fugueuse. Written by Michelle Allen (Pour Sarah) and directed by Éric Tessier, Fugueuse tells the story of a 16-year-old girl that falls into prostitution.

Other new French-language shows for TVA include reality series La magie des stars, in which untrained magicians are trained to perform, and Conversation secrete, where journalist Paul Arcand gives in-depth interviews. Also landing on the channel is game show Lâchés Lousses, based on the U.K. format You’re Back In The Room. TVA also picked up English-language ABC series Designated Survivor.

Among the French-language shows returning to TVA are season six of competition series La Voix, season two of La Voix Junior and a sophomore season of Sphere Media-produced L’Imposteur.

On Quebecor’s French-language addikTV channel, the acquisitions include season one of English-language Ransom, as well as the first season of France/U.S. drama Taken, which is based on the Liam Neeson-starring films. Returning to addiktv is season five of Chicago Fire, season two of Mr. Robot and season four of Once Upon a Time.

Quebecor also picked up The Real Housewives of Toronto, U.S. drama Good Behaviour and What’s For Sale? With a View for its women-focused channel. Original production Homme cherche sérieux, a docuseries following single men looking for a partner, was also greenlit by the channel.