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Corus pulls back the curtain on its fall season

The media co’s commissions included a pair of culinary series from Proper Television, as well as a greenlight for the third and final season of Mary Kills People.

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Bell Media unveils conventional, specialty pickups

Leading CTV’s drama acquisitions is ABC’s The Rookie and CBS’ Magnum P.I. reboot, while the media co also revealed additions to its specialty channels.

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TwitterFronts: MMVAs, Homestand Sports and more

The social media company’s first Canadian upfront outlined its video programming strategy for the coming season.

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Upfronts ’18: CBC debuts 17 new series

The pubcaster will also renew a whopping 36 series, making the returning line-up one of its largest to date.

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Upfronts 2018: ABC and life after Shondaland (blog)

Scandal’s cancellation will be compensated for by Station 19, but overall, ABC’s schedule is keeping it safe.

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Upfronts 2018: Fox courts an older crowd (blog)

Some of Fox’s new shows buck the network’s longstanding trend of chasing younger audiences.

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Upfronts 2017: Inside City’s growth strategy

Rogers Media execs break down the channel’s more “balanced” schedule and its fan-favourite approach to programming.

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Upfronts 2017: Rogers Media brings on the comedy and Cancon

City is the only network so far to add more new comedies than dramas, and has also snagged a few returning favourites from other Canadian networks.

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Upfronts 2017: Six dramas, four comedies join Global schedule

Barbara Williams, EVP and COO at Corus Entertainment, on Global’s new content and how conventional TV is finding its footing again.

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Upfronts 2017: Bell Media makes a trio of specialty pickups

Superman prequel series Krypton will launch next year on Space, while the media company also bought two new shows for Bravo.

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Quebecor picks up Blue Moon, Ransom

The broadcaster made 10 additions for its 2017/18 slate across TVA and addikTV.

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CBC goes for the X factor with OTT service

GM and CRO Jean Mongeau on the pubcaster’s upcoming English-language OTT service.

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A closer look at CBC’s dramatic slate

Why the pubcaster went dark for its fall schedule, what competition shows will face and how it’s changing the narrative for Sundays.

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Upfronts 2017: CBC gets dramatic

New originals on the pubcaster’s fall/winter lineup include Burden of Proof and Allan Hawco-starring Caught.

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Upfronts 2017: Sizzle and superheroes at CW

Jennifer Bidwell, managing director, television systems at Media Experts, on the final schedule of the week.