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    The Bachelor/Bachelorette Canada is on W Network (corus).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDN Viewer View Post
    So you want another Canadian clone instead of the real thing?! Both Canadian retro channels suck and it should be clear by now that the broadcasters who own them, don't care about these channels which is why they have not done anything to improve the programming. Its the same old shows with the same group of episodes repeated over and over again- Three's Company has aired on Dejaview since the channel launched 16 years ago!!

    I would like to see Dejaview and Comedy Gold shut down and MeTV & Antenna added to the CRTC's approved list of channels, thus making them available for distribution in Canada.
    That's exactly why I emphasized "better management", which would also mean that DejaView needs to be sold to a company that can actually do a better job of running it. As for MeTV, it's already available in at least one part of Canada - namely Southwest BC, via KVOS (which is carried on both Shaw Cable in that part of the province, and Telus Optik in most parts of BC except for Kamloops and Prince George).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoLocal View Post
    As for MeTV, it's already available in at least one part of Canada - namely Southwest BC, via KVOS
    Also :
    - Burlington-Plattsburgh-Montreal : WPTZ 5.3 MeTV
    - Buffalo WBBZ 67.1 & 67.3 MeTV
    - Buffalo WGRZ 2.3 AntennaTV

    Our canadian problem is money, broadcasting rights, cancon quotas and ratings.

    Bell and Corus have tons of money for program acquisition, but advertisement revenues are low and limited for a retro channel, and asking BDUs to increase subscription revenues ain't justifiable. Money-losing channels are shut down, so that's why DejaView runs on automatic pilot on a server in a closet, cheap expenses on programming, no effort whatsoever, makes pocket-change revenues for the company's bottom line. Sometimes, we, canadians, would prefer quality products and services.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoLocal View Post
    That's exactly why I emphasized "better management", which would also mean that DejaView needs to be sold to a company that can actually do a better job of running it. As for MeTV, it's already available in at least one part of Canada - namely Southwest BC, via KVOS (which is carried on both Shaw Cable in that part of the province, and Telus Optik in most parts of BC except for Kamloops and Prince George).
    It would be great if someone who has an interest in classic TV would come in and buy up Dejaview or Comedy Gold but unfortunately I don't see that happening. Simply put, I don't think a channel that airs programming from 30-40 years ago would be profitable- at least not for a conglomerate and they have all the power these days, owning most of the channels out there. The best retro channel IMO was Teletoon Retro, which was owned by a small indie broadcaster and which now no longer exists due to it being sold to a big conglomerate who destroyed it.

    In the USA, classic TV has moved OTA, there are currently 15 digital sub-channels that are devoted to airing classic TV, movies, cartoons and classic game shows. Here is the list of channels:

    Antenna
    Cozi TV
    Decades
    Family Channel
    GetTV
    Light TV
    MeTV
    Retro TV
    Movies!
    This
    Buzzr
    Charge!
    Comet
    Heroes & Icons
    Laff

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDN Viewer View Post
    The best retro channel IMO was Teletoon Retro, which was owned by a small indie broadcaster and which now no longer exists due to it being sold to a big conglomerate who destroyed it.
    In fact, the owner was Teletoon Canada Inc., 50% co-owned by Astral Media and Corus Entertainment. When Bell bought Astral, Corus bought the remaining 50% from Astral and became 100% owner. Following the Disney brand acquisition, taken away from DHX, Corus decided to swap Teletoon Retro for Cartoon Network, and swap the Cartoon licence for Disney Channel.

    Bell Media could use CTV's OTA transmitter and put Comedy Gold as a digital sub-subchannel (ex: CFTO-DT 9.2) as well as in markets not served with a CTV Two station (ex: CFCF-DT 12.2) where they could air CTV2 primetime shows on it. At least, the 10:30pm Seinfeld syndicated strip makes sense... But hey, it's Bell, they don't believe in over-the-air signals while they keep pushing their Fibe products 10 times per hour on their O&O stations.
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    CORUS ENTERTAINMENT INKS DEAL FOR EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN BROADCAST RIGHTS TO THE ICONIC COLLECTION OF STAR WARS FILMS

    Multi-Year Agreement with The Walt Disney Studios Brings Epic Star Wars Films to Corus Networks Including Canadian Broadcast Premieres of Upcoming Theatrical Releases

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    TORONTO, June 8, 2017 – Corus Entertainment is set to take Canadians to a galaxy far, far away. Revealed moments ago during its 2017 Upfront presentation, Corus announced tonight a multi-year licensing agreement with The Walt Disney Studios for the broadcast rights to one of the most revered and astronomically successful movie franchises of all time – Star Wars. Beginning fall 2017, 11 films from the epic franchise, including original trilogy titles and yet-to-be-seen theatrical releases, will make their debuts on Corus’ empire of conventional and specialty networks, including Global, Showcase, W Network, ABC Spark, YTV, Disney Channel, Disney XD, and more.

    “Star Wars is undoubtedly a cultural phenomenon with versatile, imaginative, and character-rich storylines, and a prolific library of titles that continue to captivate audiences around the world,” said Barb Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Corus Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to be expanding our relationship with Disney to connect Canadians with one of the most recognized and universally appealing brands.”

    The agreement with The Walt Disney Studios includes five of the six original classic Star Wars films, the Canadian network premieres of record-breaking blockbuster films Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, plus the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi slated for theatrical release in December 2017 and the yet-to-be-released standalone Han Solo Star Wars adventure. The installment that launched the enduring franchise, Star Wars: A New Hope, comes to
    Corus through a separate deal with 20th Century Fox. Broadcast details for all films will be announced at a later date.


    The deal strengthens Corus’ existing relationship with The Walt Disney Company, as the official home of all three Disney networks in Canada – Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior – along with millennial network ABC Spark (Freeform). The fourth and final season of the critically acclaimed animated series Star Wars Rebels returns to Disney XD this fall, as the Ghost crew completes their last mission, continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with new action-packed adventures that draw the series closer to the events of Star Wars: A New Hope.


    Please see below for descriptions of the Star Wars films.


    Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
    (1999)

    Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) rescue Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman), ruler of a peaceful planet invaded by dark forces. On their escape, they discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), a child prodigy who is unusually strong in the Force.


    Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002)

    When Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) is assigned to protect Senator Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman), he discovers his love for her…and his own darker side. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) uncovers a secret clone army as the galaxy marches towards full-scale war.



    Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

    The Clone Wars rage across the galaxy. The sinister Sith Lord Darth Sidious seizes control of the Republic and corrupts Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) to be his dark apprentice, Darth Vader. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) must confront his fallen friend in an epic lightsaber duel.


    Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) (licensed from 20th Century Fox)

    Young farm boy Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is thrust into a galaxy of adventure when he intercepts a distress call from the captive Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). The event launches him on a daring mission to rescue her from the clutches of Darth Vader and the evil Empire.


    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    The Rebels scatter after the Empire attacks their base on the ice planet Hoth. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) are pursued by Imperials, while Luke (Mark Hamill) trains with Jedi Master Yoda. Luke must battle Darth Vader and learns the shocking truth of his past.



    Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)


    The Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star. The Rebel fleet counters with a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) confronts Darth Vader in a final climactic duel.



    Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)


    As Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the sinister First Order rise from the ashes of the Empire, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is missing when the galaxy needs him most. It’s up to Rey (Daisy Ridley), a desert scavenger, and Finn (John Boyega), a defecting stormtrooper, to join forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca in a desperate search for the one hope of restoring peace to the galaxy.



    Star Wars: The Last Jedi (to be released theatrically in December 2017)


    Star Wars: Episode IX (to be released theatrically in 2019)

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)


    The first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, recounts events just prior to those seen in Star Wars: A New Hope. The adventure follows a daring band of unlikely heroes on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things and, in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

    Standalone Han Solo Star Wars Film (to be released theatrically in 2018)


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    About Corus Entertainment Inc.


    Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.


    About Lucasfilm Ltd.


    Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion picture and television production, the company’s activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

    About The Walt Disney Studios

    For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.



    For more information, please contact:

    Ashley Applebaum
    Publicity Manager, Global Television
    Corus Entertainment
    416.860.4217
    ashley.applebaum@corusent.com

    Michelle McTeague
    Publicity Manager, General Entertainment and Kids Content
    Corus Entertainment
    416.966.7724
    michelle.mcteague@corusent.com

    Catrina Jaricot
    Publicity Manager, Women and Lifestyle Content
    Corus Entertainment
    416.479.6397
    catrina.jaricot@corusent.com

    Source: http://www.corusent.com/news/corus-e...ar-wars-films/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherds View Post
    Why would Corus start with seasons 4 of both Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle? I haven't seen either of them but i would imagine starting at season 4 would leave large gaps for viewers like me.
    In preparation for season 4 of Transparent, Showcase will be running the first three seasons Fridays at 9:00pm beginning July 21.

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    I saw that and thanks for the posting . I hope they do the same for Mozart in the Jungle.

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    All of those, except for Cartoon Network should be shut down IMO. I did a comparison a while back and noticed that Cartoon Network Canada airs many of the new, current shows that are airing on Cartoon Network in the USA. Nickelodeon Canada, on the other hand, is full of older library content with the newer stuff airing on YTV.

    IFC & Movietime are a waste, airing the same edited movies over and over again. I think these skew more towards a male demo and as such would not fit with Corus' target audience which is women & children. I believe there was an article awhile back where the CEO of Corus said they were going to be evaluating their entire portfolio of channels and would be reducing the number of channels over the next several years. I suspect existing contracts with providers might be a reason why we have not see any channels shut down yet?! IFC USA has turned into something like what Bite was before it shut down- alternate & edgy comedy programming.
    If only Corus curb-stomped IFC Canada to the ground and the CRTC replaced it with the US IFC i will subscribe. As for Sundance Channel- this was supposed to be devoted to Art-House/Foreign movies- not much going on with Sundance tho. We need a REAL Art-House / Foreign film channel, and we need Channel Zero (yes i understand their financial problems) to throw in Silver Screen CLassics to the chopping block, that station is a waste, plus no HD and they still crop their films in 4:3. C'mon now i dont wanna watch Alfred Hitchcock's North By Northwest in 4:3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ParamountChris View Post
    If only Corus curb-stomped IFC Canada to the ground and the CRTC replaced it with the US IFC i will subscribe.
    It doesn't work that way. Any foreign channel must be "sponsored" to be added to the CRTC list of foreign satellite signals and an Call is posted on CRTC's website, so any canadian broadcaster opposing the request can speak out for maybe 3 to 9 months. The foreign channel must not compete against a canadian station and must clear the canadian rights to the shows, which explains why Spike will sometimes split the US and Canadian feed in two where a movie airs in the US and filler shows in Canada.

    Remember MSNBC Canada ? It launched Sept 7th 2001 by Rogers (33.3%), Shaw (33.3%) and NBCU (33.3%), but after 2 years, it became a PITA to operate live with cancon insertions, so they requested the CRTC in mid-december 2003 to add the channel to the list, it was approved mid-september 2004, the shutdown occured Dec 1st and most cable providers switched the feed.

    I just checked IFC US's schedule... Many old movies in rotation (edited down for time, ad insertions, nudity and language) just like AMC, and TMN Encore already does uncensored, The 70's Show marathons, and a few original shows which can be found scattered around such as Super Channel... The channel has low chances of approval, missing the "wow" effect.
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    SHOWCASE ANNOUNCES THRILLING FALL SCHEDULE WITH MUST-SEE DRAMAS, OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD BLOCKBUSTER FILMS, AND RETURNING SMASH-HIT SERIES

    Bold New Dramas The Sinner and Marvel’s Runaways Debut Along With the Season Four Premiere of Critically Acclaimed Series Transparent

    Epic Star Wars Movie Marathon Begins This Thanksgiving Weekend

    Original Hit Sci-Fi Drama Travelers, High-Flying Series Supergirl, Gripping Fan Favourite Mr. Robot and Terrifying Anthology Series Channel Zero All Return with New Seasons

    Toronto, Canada – Showcase announced today premiere dates for its show-stopping fall programming lineup featuring premium dramatic series helmed by award-winning casts and industry-leading creators. From beloved series franchises and movies that will take viewers to a galaxy far, far, away, to critically acclaimed series and compelling Canadian original storytelling, Showcase continues its momentum as the year’s #1 Entertainment Specialty station.* Aligned with its premium fall slate, Showcase will be available for a month-long National Free Preview from September 30 to October 31.

    Executive producer and star Jessica Biel kicks off the powerhouse schedule with thrilling new limited series The Sinner debuting Monday, August 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Based on the international bestselling novel of the same name, the eight-episode thriller follows a young mother (Jessica Biel) who, when overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling act of violence and to her horror has no idea why. The event launches an inverted and utterly surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the “who” or the “what” – but the “why.” An investigator (Bill Pullman) finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman’s buried motive. Together, they travel a harrowing journey into the depths of her psyche and the violent secrets hidden in her past.

    Also this fall, new buzzworthy series Marvel’s Runaways premieres Sunday, November 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The 10-episode series follows a group of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe – their parents. Based on the Marvel comic books, the action series explores the younger side of the Marvel Universe in a coming of age action tale starring Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, Allegra Acosta, Annie Wersching, Ryan Sands, Angel Parker, Ever Carradine, James Marsters, Kevin Weisman, Brigid Brannagh, James Yaegashi, Brittany Ishibashi, and Kip Pardue.

    Then, from acclaimed creator Jill Soloway comes the Canadian broadcast premiere of the fourth season of Amazon Studios’ Transparent, debuting Friday, September 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes. The Golden Globe®-winning series follows the life of retired college professor and transgender woman Mort Pfefferman (Golden Globe-winner Jeffrey Tambor) who tells his family his lifelong secret that he will live openly as a woman named Maura. But as Maura starts anew, she can’t escape the messy lives of her three grown children and a larger-than-life ex-wife with challenges of her own. This season, the family embarks on a spiritual and political journey as they dig deep into their family’s history. Maura heads to Israel to speak at a conference and makes a startling discovery, but before long, the rest of the family joins her for an explosive adventure. Adrift in the desert, Maura, Ali (Gaby Hoffmann), Sarah (Amy Landecker), Josh (Jay Duplass) and Shelly (Judith Light) ultimately set off on their own paths to find acceptance, love, and truth. Fans can watch the first three seasons of Transparent Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on Showcase leading up to the season four premiere. Click HERE to watch the season four trailer.

    As previously announced, Corus secured the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights to one of the most celebrated and phenomenally successful movie franchises of all time – Star Wars. This Thanksgiving weekend (October 6-9), six films in the revered franchise will make their network debut during an astronomical movie marathon including Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Further broadcast details will be announced at a later date.

    The fall schedule continues with the season three premiere of Showcase’s #1 series***, Supergirl on Monday, October 9 at 8 p.m. ET. Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) escaped its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. Now at age 24, Kara Danvers decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

    Then, Showcase’s original time-travelling drama created by Brad Wright and #1 new specialty series last fall**, Travelers returns with the highly-anticipated season two premiere on Monday, October 16 at 9 p.m. ET. This season, FBI Special Agent Grant MacLaren (Eric McCormack) and his team of time-travelling specialists attempt to navigate their 21st century lives while tasked with the mission of saving the future from a dystopian existence. The Travelers will face their most difficult obstacles yet, including the Faction, a deadly virus, and a mysterious new Traveler (Enrico Colantoni), all while continuing to live the everyday lives of the present-day host bodies over which they’ve taken. Along with McCormack and Colantoni, Travelers features an all-star Canadian cast including MacKenzie Porter, Patrick Gilmore, Jared Abrahamson, Nesta Cooper, and Reilly Dolman. Click HERE to watch the season two teaser.

    Showcase’s slate of premium dramas continues this October with the season three premiere of critically-acclaimed hacker series, Mr. Robot. Starring Emmy®-winner Rami Malek and Golden Globe-winner Christian Slater, the edge-of-your-seat drama welcomes Emmy-winner Bobby Cannavale this season as Irving, a laconic, no-nonsense, used car salesman. BD Wong also returns as a series regular for his role as Whiterose, the leader of the Dark Army, a Chinese-based hacking organization.

    Rounding out the schedule is a chilling new installment of the critically-acclaimed anthology, Channel Zero. This fall, the series continues with another terrifying viral internet tale. Written and executive produced by Nick Antosca, Channel Zero: No-End House centres on Margot Sleator (Amy Forsyth), a young woman who visits an eerie house of horrors featuring a series of disturbing rooms, each more frightening than the last. Upon returning home, she discovers that everything has changed.

    Further broadcast details for Mr. Robot and Channel Zero will be announced at a later date. Please visit showcase.ca for show schedules, exclusive clips, interviews, and more.

    http://www.corusent.com/news/showcas...sh-hit-series/

    Recap...

    - The Sinner debuting Monday, August 21 at 10 p.m. (premiered Aug 2 on USA)
    - Transparent, season 4, debuting Friday, September 29 at 9 p.m. (premieres Sept 22 on Amazon Video)
    - Supergirl on Monday, October 9 at 8 p.m. (simulcast The CW)
    - Travelers season two premiere on Monday, October 16 at 9 p.m.
    - Marvel’s Runaways premieres Sunday, November 26 at 10 p.m. (premieres Nov 21 on Hulu)

    - USA Network just announced "october" for Mr. Robot S3. Edit: Oct 11 on USA
    - Syfy just announced "october" for Channel Zero S3.
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    Here are some additional links to fall programming announcements from the Corus specialty channels.

    HGTV
    http://www.corusent.com/news/home-ma...ramming-slate/


    Food Network Canada
    http://www.corusent.com/news/food-ne...er-fall-slate/


    In other related specialty news, CMT is dropping music video programming from its schedule effective this week starting on Monday.
    http://www.fyimusicnews.ca/articles/...-country-music

    In all honesty, it was only a matter of time. Just about nearly all of the original specialty channels that played music videos since launching on the air have resorted to generic reality and entertainment shows.

    Last but not least, it looks like Showcase is now adding sitcoms to their schedule, as they will now be running season 1 of the CBS sitcom Superior Donuts. Although it's not going to be airing in a regular timeslot that will be easy to find; it will be serving more as filler in between blockbuster movies and will be airing in random timeslots all throughout the week. The pilot episode makes its Showcase debut next Saturday morning (September 2) at 8:30am. Some episodes will also be presented at 5:30am.

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    W network finished showing season 1 of Mozart in the Jungle last week but i can't see season 2 on the schedule. Anyone know when it is returning?

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    CMT appears to be the new Canadian broadcaster for Jimmy Kimmel Live - their only new acquisition so far this fall.

    Bell Media has dropped the rights after three years where it aired on Comedy, along with next day encores on MUCH. Episodes begin airing on Monday, September 18 at 11:35pm in simulcast with ABC.

    Of the current American latenight talk shows, this is the only one that has been bounced around different Canadian networks since its debut in 2003. It started off on Citytv where it ran until 2009, then moved to independent broadcasters, starting with the former SUN TV channel for one year followed by CHCH (Channel Zero) and CHEK from 2010 to 2012. During that time, it also had second window runs on Blue Ant Media-owned former specialty channel Bite. Rogers then reacquired the broadcast rights for City and that lasted two years, before moving over to Comedy in 2014.

    Seems like Corus is trying to reposition CMT as an alternative to Comedy Network and Much, having scrapped all music video programming in favor of sitcom rerun marathons. The only problem is that it's essentially become a zombie channel, with no original or acquired, first run programming.

    Given Kimmel's ratings relative to the other talk shows, this serves as nothing more than cheap filler to supplement the rest of their schedule - it probably cost them very little to acquire the rights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostjon View Post
    Rogers then reacquired the broadcast rights for City and that lasted two years, before moving over to Comedy in 2014.
    Kimmel used to start at 0:05am, then mid-season, ABC swapped its timeslot with Nightline, Kimmel now starting at 11:35pm. Rogers decided to delay it to midnight, losing its simsub opportunity, instead of cutting down CityNews Toronto from 1 hour to 35 minutes. And yes, that idiotic decision also affected City Montreal, meaning we were stuck with Murdoch reruns 11pm to midnight. Little problem was their Cancon quota, they could have swap a 7pm or 7:30pm edition of Modern Family with any 30-mins cancon show, but never did. Kimmel was eventually dropped at the end of the contract.

    Quote Originally Posted by lostjon View Post
    The only problem is that it's essentially become a zombie channel, with no original or acquired, first run programming.
    According to CRTC financial data, CMT dropped from 9.9M subs in 2015 to 6.2M in 2016, and still managed to make $6.2M profits.
    As for W Network, subscribers number is freefalling and is down to 5.7M in 2016, but advertisers keeps paying $51-52M per year, which is not the case with CMT with $17M. I still think ABC/CMT's Nashville could have find a niche place on that channel, but the owners decided to turn it into a zombie channel instead... oh well... enjoy the few millions of dollars in effortless profits before cable providers decide to drop it.
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    So Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is now on W, Friday at 8pm for the new season.

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    CanCon Sci-fi drama series Travelers ending on Showcase, renewed by Netflix

    Travelers has been renewed for season 3 but it will be exclusive to Netflix.

    It was a Showcase original series for the first two seasons, as they had the first run rights to new episodes, while Netflix had those rights outside of Canada. Starting with season 3, Netflix holds the rights everywhere around the world including Canada.

    Chalk up another gain for Netflix.

    Source: http://deadline.com/2018/03/traveler...rk-1202338862/

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    CORUS ENTERTAINMENT REVEALS ITS OUTSTANDING ROSTER OF NEW AND RETURNING CANADIAN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING FOR 2018/2019

    Allez Cuisine! Food Network Canada Inks Deal for New Series Iron Chef Canada, Greenlights New Corus Studios Series Fire Masters and Ultimate Food Bucket List with Host John Catucci
    Corus’ Kids Networks and Nelvana Announce 11 New Original Series Including Esme & Roy, Bravest Warriors, Corn & Peg and Miss Persona
    17 Canadian Smash Hit Series Return Including: Vikings, Top Chef Canada, Sarah Off The Grid, Holmes + Holmes and More

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    TORONTO, June 4, 2018 – Corus Entertainment announced today its powerhouse programming lineup of bold, new and returning Canadian original hits for its 2018/2019 schedule. Commissioning more than 37 series this year, Corus is dedicated to developing extraordinary content across its suite of premium networks, emphasizing outstanding, Canadian original productions and building an unrivalled roster of Canadian talent.

    Globally, Corus Studios continues to broaden its footprint with sales of original series in more than 150 territories to date. This year, Corus Studios introduces a diverse range of programming including docu-series, fashion, home renovation, and competition series that make up six new Canadian productions and three returning series. In the kids space, Nelvana, Canada’s world-leading producer and distributor of children’s content and premier animation company, ushers in four new original series and one returning show, which are set to premiere on Corus’ kids networks in 2018/2019 and are available for international sale.

    “Corus is dedicated to investing in outstanding scripted and unscripted Canadian content through collaboration with the country’s most talented production partners.” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “Our all-encompassing slate of Canadian productions showcases exceptional storytelling, stellar Canadian personalities, and innovative formats that resonate with viewers across the country, while also delivering global appeal.”


    Below is a breakdown of Corus’s new and returning original series:

    DRAMA


    Fresh off its biggest fall season in 13 years****, and ranked as the #1 entertainment specialty network*, W Network delivers captivating dramas with three highly-anticipated series including drama series All American, supernatural series Charmed based on the original series, Roswell, New Mexico based on the Roswell High book series and the buzzed-about Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists.

    All American – Season 1 (22×60) – NEW SERIES
    Leading W Network’s standout line up this fall is drama All American. Spencer James (Daniel Ezra), is a rising high school football player and “A” student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place he calls home. But when Beverly High School’s football coach Billy Baker (Taye Diggs, Private Practice) recruits him to join his team in Beverly Hills, Spencer’s mother, Grace (Karimah Westbrook), and his best friend, Coop (Bre-Z), convince Spencer it’s an opportunity he has to seize. Now Spencer must navigate two worlds, the south side neighborhood that he knows and the affluent Beverly Hills world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger.


    Charmed – Season 1 – NEW SERIES
    The supernatural saga Charmed comes to W Network this fall. When Melanie “Mel” Vera (Melonie Diaz, The Breaks) and her sister Maggie (Vancouver-native Sarah Jeffery, Disney Channel’s Descendants) lose their mother in a horrifying accident, it shatters their world and threatens their sibling bond. Then they get another huge shock: they have an older sister, brilliant geneticist Macy (Madeleine Mantock, The Tomorrow People), whom their mother kept a secret all these years. With the emotions of the newly-reunited sisters running high, each of the girls suddenly exhibit impossible new abilities. But don’t worry, there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation…or so says Harry Greenwood when he gathers the three sisters together to reveal they’re actually powerful witches, as was their mother.


    Roswell, New Mexico – Season 1 (13×60) – NEW SERIES
    More than maybe anywhere else on Earth, Roswell, New Mexico is ground zero for those who seek proof that aliens exist. Roswell native Liz Ortecho (Jeanie Mason, Grey’s Anatomy) left it all behind 10 years ago, after the death of her beloved older sister, Rosa. But with her father ailing, she reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown to move back in with him. When Liz arrives, she reconnects with Max Evans (Nathan Parsons, The Originals), her teenage crush who is now a Roswell police officer. Their chemistry is instantly electric. But Liz soon discovers a shocking truth: Max is an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life, along with those of his otherworldly siblings, Isobel and Michael. Roswell, New Mexico premieres on W Network this winter.


    Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists – Season 1 (10×60) – NEW SERIES
    Fans of Pretty Little Liars have a new mystery to solve, and this time it involves a murder in the college town of Beacon Heights, where everything is not as perfect as it seems. Featuring the return of series stars Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish, the seriestells the story of a town of overachievers who are under an intense amount of pressure to succeed. When their high-stakes college environment pushes them to a breaking point, someone snaps. And kills someone. As they work together to solve the murder mystery, it soon becomes clear that behind every Perfectionist is a secret, a lie – and a needed alibi. The mysterious drama Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists debuts in 2019.


    Outlander – Season 4 (13×60) – NEW SEASON
    A massive hit with audiences, ranking as the #3 series against all entertainment specialty programs (A25-54)**, the critically-acclaimed love story Outlander returns for Season 4 this fall. Based on the best-selling series of novels by Diana Gabaldon, the series stars Caitriona Balfe as Claire and Sam Heughan as Jamie.


    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – Season 4 – NEW SEASON

    The final season of romantic musical comedy-drama, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, featuring Golden Globe winning-Rachel Bloom, bows on W Network this fall.


    The Good Fight – Season 3 – NEW SEASON
    With the world going insane and the Chicago murder rate on the rise, Diane, Lucca, Maia and the rest of the law firm find themselves under psychological assault when a client at another firm kills his lawyer for overcharging. After a copycat murder, the firm begins to look at its own clients suspiciously. Meanwhile, Diane battles with a new partner at the firm, Liz Reddick-Lawrence (Audra McDonald). And Maia becomes harder and tougher after her parents’ scandal puts her on trial. Finally, Lucca is brought back into Colin’s orbit.


    Showcase, the country’s #2 entertainment specialty network, bested only by Corus’ sister drama service W Network,* anchors its fall schedule with the captivating new series Legacies, following the next generation of supernatural beings from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, set to debut this fall. Showcase also boasts a slate of hit returning series, including four Top 20 ranked entertainment specialty programs**: Marvel’s Runaways, Supergirl, The Sinner** and Absentia*****.


    Legacies – Season 1 (13×60) – NEW SERIES
    Debuting this fall on Showcase, new supernatural teen soap Legacies continues the story of the iconic heroes and villains of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Legacies follows the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. It’s here that Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell, The Originals); Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) and Josie Saltzman (Kaylee Bryant, Criminal Minds); and other young adults – including political scion MG and the mysterious Landon Kirby (Aria Shahghasemi) – come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves…in spite of their worst impulses.


    Marvel’s Runaways – Season 2 (13×60) – NEW SEASON
    Runaway hit and Top 10 entertainment specialty program** Marvel’s Runaways returns for a second season later this year. The series follows the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe – their parents.


    Supergirl – Season 4 (22×60) – NEW SEASON
    The action-adventure drama, Supergirl, based on DC character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) soars back onto Showcase this fall. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton and was sent to Earth where she was raised by a foster family. Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman, in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later, Kara was living in National City and still concealing her powers, when a plane crash threatened Alex’s life and Kara took to the sky to save her. Now, Kara balances her work as a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media with her work for the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), a super-secret government organization whose mission is to keep National City – and the Earth – safe from sinister threats.


    The Sinner – Season 2 (8×60) – NEW SEASON
    The second installment of Top 5 entertainment specialty program** and executive produced by Jessica Biel, The Sinner, debuts early this fall. In Season 2, Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) is lured back to his hometown in rural New York to assess an unsettling and heart wrenching crime – parents murdered by their 11-year-old son, with no apparent motive. As Ambrose realizes there’s nothing ordinary about the boy or where he came from, the investigation pulls him into the hidden darkness of his hometown. He’s pitted against those who’ll stop at nothing to protect its secrets — and the mysterious Vera (Carrie Coon) who proves to be a complicated, enigmatic piece to this haunting puzzle.


    Absentia – Season 2 (10x60min) – NEW SEASON
    Former FBI agent Emily Byrne (Stana Katic, Castle) strives to reconcile her trauma, family, and identity until a deadly mystery from her past threatens her fragile stability.


    Channel Zero: The Dream Door – Season 2 (6×60) – NEW SEASON
    Based on the “creepypasta” short story Hidden Door by Charlotte Bywater, Channel Zero: The Dream Door follows newlyweds Jillian (Maria Sten, Straight Outta Compton) and Tom (Brandon Scott, Grey’s Anatomy), who have each brought secrets into their marriage. When they discover a strange door in their basement, those secrets start to threaten their relationship – and their lives.


    Mr. Robot – Season 4 (10×60) – NEW SEASON
    The critically acclaimed and Golden Globe®-winning Mr. Robot follows Elliot Alderson (Emmy® Award winner Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer who, along with Mr. Robot (Golden Globe winner Christian Slater) and fsociety, starts a revolution to change the world.

    The Magicians – Season 4 (13×60) – NEW SEASON
    Based on Lev Grossman’s bestselling novels, The Magicians centers on Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) and his 20-something friends as they are thrust into the unfamiliar world of the beautifully enchanting yet mysteriously dangerous Fillory – and places beyond – where they must draw upon their novice skills to save the existence of magic. The series, produced by Universal Cable Productions, stars Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy and Jade Tailor.


    Happy! – Season 2 (10×60) – NEW SEASON
    Happy! is based on the New York Times best-selling author Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel of the same name. The series follows Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni, Law & Order: SVU) – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man – who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named “Happy” (Patton Oswalt).


    Offering a unique blend of millennial-focused content and compelling entertainment, ABC Spark delivers two new series, Besties and Good Trouble in addition to brand new seasons of returning scripted series including The Bold Type, grown-ish and Siren.


    Besties – Season 1 (10×30) – NEW SERIES
    Premiering in 2019, Besties is a multi-camera sitcom that explores friendship, identity, race, and class as two lifelong best friends use each other to get through some of the toughest challenges that they will ever face – figuring out who they are and who they want to be.

    Good Trouble – Season 1 (13×60) – NEW SERIES
    New series Good Trouble follows Callie (Maia Mitchell, The Fosters) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez, The Fosters) as they embark on the next phase of their young adult lives in Los Angeles, debuting in 2019.

    The Bold Type – Season 3 (10×60) – NEW SEASON
    A third season of The Bold Type this 2019 reveals a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for the global women’s magazine, “Scarlet.” The rising generation of Scarlet women leans on one another as they find their own voices in a sea of intimidating leaders. Together they explore sexuality, identity, love and fashion.

    grown-ish – Season 2 (21×30) – NEW SEASO
    N
    grown-ish returns for another season in 2019, taking on contemporary current issues facing both students and administrators. The series follows Zoey (Yara Shahidi), Dre (Anthony Anderson, black-ish) and Rainbow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish) popular, entitled, stylish and socially active 17-year-old daughter as she heads into her freshman year of college at Cal U.

    Siren – Season 2 (16×60) – NEW SEASON

    Siren, the #1 ranked program on ABC Spark (A25-54 & A18-34)*****, returns for a second season in 2019. Siren takes viewers inside Bristol Cove – a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean.


    LIFESTYLE


    Food Network Canada
    takes culinary competitions to the next level as it serves up the first-ever Iron Chef Canada, along with the blazing grilling competition series Fire Masters. Comedian John Catucci returns to the network as host of the all-new food adventure series Ultimate Food Bucket List (wt).

    Iron Chef Canada – Season 1 (10×60 – fall 2018, 10×60 – fall 2019) – NEW SERIES
    This fall, Food Network Canada brings the world’s biggest, boldest food competition series north of the border for its own homegrown edition of Iron Chef Canada. In this Canadian version, renowned chefs from across the country face off against celebrated Canadian Iron Chefs in epic culinary battles. Each chef has 60 minutes to prepare five dishes using a featured “secret ingredient”. Their dishes are judged on taste, presentation and originality by a panel of culinary experts and industry professionals. The chef with the highest score wins that battle and supreme bragging rights. Cast will be announced at a later date (produced by Proper Television).

    Fire Masters – Season 1 (10×60 – spring 2019, 10×60 – spring 2020) (Corus Studios) – NEW SERIES
    Debuting in spring, new food competition series Fire Masters puts teams of open-flame fanatics in a battle for fire supremacy and a cash prize. In every episode, three teams of chefs face off in three culinary challenges, pushing their talents to the limit to cook up mouth-watering flame-kissed dishes. One team is eliminated in each of the first two rounds and the last team standing faces an epic throw-down with a Fire Master’s judge. The final team has a chance to walk away with $10,000 and the coveted Fire Master title (produced by Architect Films).

    Ultimate Food Bucket List (wt) – Season 1 (14×30) (Corus Studios) – NEW SERIES
    In Ultimate Food Bucket List, host John Catucci (You Gotta Eat Here!) takes viewers on one-of-a-kind food adventures across North America, as he checks off the most drool-worthy dishes and must-see culinary stops along the way. The new series premieres spring 2019 (produced by Lone Eagle Entertainment).

    Top Chef Canada – Season 7 (8×60) – NEW SEASON
    Canada’s most esteemed culinary competition and Canadian Screen Award-nominated series, Top Chef Canada returns for its seventh season off the heels of earning the title of Food Network Canada’s #1 show this spring ** (produced by Insight Productions).

    Previously announced series include:

    Carnival Eats – Season 5 (13×30) – NEW SEASON
    Host Noah Cappe is back on the hunt for the most mouth-watering and outrageous foods famously found at fairs and amusement parks in Carnival Eats, giving audiences an inside look at the wacky characters who create them and the culinary thrill-seekers who devour and delight in them (produced by Alibi Entertainment).


    HGTV Canada builds on the best in home renovation and design programming this fall with returning fan-favourites and heavy-hitting personalities including Sarah Off The Grid and Holmes and Holmes. This winter, Bryan and Sarah Baeumler take audiences to Bahamas as the family sets out to turn a rundown resort into a new business in new original series Island of Bryan.

    Sarah Off The Grid – Season 2 (6×60) – NEW SEASON

    In the first season of Sarah Off The Grid, Sarah Richardson and her husband Alex took on their biggest project yet – a 5,000 square-foot off-the-grid house – and became HGTV Canada’s #1 program this fall*. Now they’re taking on a brand new challenge in Season 2 as Sarah plans to convert a 19th century historic home in the charming small town of Creemore into a seasonal off-the-grid rental property (produced by Alibi Entertainment).

    Holmes + Holmes – Season 2 (12×60) – NEW SEASON
    Kicking off fall is dynamic father-and-son duo Mike Holmes and Mike Holmes Jr., who are on a mission to renovate homes and ‘make it right’. In the second season of Holmes + Holmes, the pair go into business together, testing their relationship as they buy, renovate, and re-sell three houses for profit (produced by The Holmes Group).

    Previously announced series include:

    Island of Bryan – Season 1 (13×60) (Corus Studios) – NEW SERIES

    Coming off of a successful second season of Bryan Inc. – the #1 specialty entertainment program on HGTV Canada this winter** – fan-favourite contractor Bryan Baeumler, his wife and designer, Sarah Baeumler and their family return with a new adventure in Island of Bryan as they head to the Bahamas to overhaul a rundown beachfront resort and turn it into a booming business (produced by Si Entertainment).

    Backyard Builds – Season 2 (14×30) (Corus Studios) – NEW SEASON
    Backyard Builds showcases the endless opportunities outdoor areas can provide. Contractor Brian McCourt and designer Sarah Keenleyside work with homeowners to extend their living spaces and maximize their backyard’s potential by creating one-of-a-kind structures and clever designs (produced by Frantic Films).

    Love It or List It Vancouver – Season 5 (26×60) – NEW SEASON
    Love It or List It Vancouver is the home renovation series with the eternal question: “should I stay or should I go?” Each episode features a family in B.C. who is struggling with a home that no longer suits their needs. Interior designer Jillian Harris is pitted against west coast realtor Todd Talbot as they each present their plans to solve the homeowner’s dilemma (produced by Big Coat Media).

    Property Brothers – Season 6E (7×60) and Season 7 (18×60) – NEW SEASONS
    Drew and Jonathan support couples across the Greater Toronto Area, Calgary and Las Vegas to find, buy, and transform extreme fixer-uppers into incredible dream homes. First, real estate specialist Drew tracks down hidden gems with untapped potential, and then it’s up to identical twin brother and contractor Jonathan to expertly overhaul these ramshackle properties (produced by Cineflix).

    Property Brothers: Buying and Selling – Season 6 (8×60) – NEW SEASON
    In Property Brothers: Buying and Selling, Jonathan and Drew Scott help homeowners take their next step up the real estate ladder. Jonathan renovates the family’s home for a successful sale, while Drew hunts down the best options for their next property and oversees the selling and buying (produced by Cineflix).

    $ave My Reno – Season 2 (14×30) (Corus Studios) – NEW SEASON
    Cash-conscious homeowners catch a break when Sebastian Clovis, the savvy contractor, and Sabrina Smelko, the resourceful designer, toss out overpriced reno quotes and make dreams come true through smart spends, upcycling, DIY and a little bit of elbow grease from the homeowners themselves (produced by Great Pacific Media).

    Worst to First – Season 2 (10×60) (Corus Studios) – NEW SEASON
    Worst to First sees best friends, professional contractors and family members Sebastian and Mickey take on the challenge of transforming the most undesirable house on the block into a stunning forever home (produced by Great Pacific Media).


    HISTORY® introduces four new Canadian original productions including the recently announced series below and welcomes the return of an epic new season of historical drama and Top 5 entertainment specialty program*, Vikings, later this fall.

    Rust Valley Restorers – Season 1 (8×60) (Corus Studios) – NEW SERIES
    Debuting this fall, Rust Valley Restorers follows a unique Rocky Mountain garage with a team of charismatic car-lovers as they transform abandoned heaps of rust into collectible classics to sell, trade or ride (produced by Mayhem Entertainment).

    Big Rig Warriors – Season 1 (10×30) (Corus Studios) – NEW SERIES
    A new docu-series coming this winter, Big Rig Warriors, follows five dynamic truckers and the families and friends who support them during the exciting racing season on their quest to cross the finish line and be crowned the “fastest”. They all share a common obsession: They race big trucks and they race them fast (produced by Attraction Images).

    History Erased (formerly World Without) – Season 1 (8×60) (Corus Studios) – NEW SERIES
    Coming this winter, History Erased examines the world without a specific country in order to highlight its contributions to global culture and human history (produced by Cream Productions).

    100 Days to Victory – (2×60) – NEW SPECIAL
    As part of HISTORY’s Days of Remembrance programming in November, the two-part special 100 Days to Victory, tells the gripping story of the Allies’ collaborative efforts to end the First World War and Canada’s crucial role within those victories (produced by Bristow Global Media and Electric Pictures).

    Vikings – Season 5B (10×60) – NEW SEASON
    Multiple Canadian Screen Award-winning series Vikings returns with the highly-anticipated second part of Season 5 coming later this year (Canada/Ireland co-production by Take 5 Productions and TM Productions Limited).


    Slice™ continues to deliver jaw-dropping moments, big personalities and high-stakes situations, upping the ante with previously announced original fashion competition series STITCHED this fall.

    STITCHED – Season 1 (12×60) (Corus Studios) – NEW SERIES
    STITCHED is the fierce new original fashion competition series where designers go thread-to-thread in epic high-stakes-meets-high-style challenges under tight deadlines for a $10,000 cash prize. Set to debut this September, the series features host and fashion model Kim Cloutier alongside and resident judges, style expert Joe Zee and ELLE Canada’s Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Craft (produced by FORTÉ Entertainment).


    KIDS

    Family-friendly powerhouse network YTV welcomes two new original series and one returning this fall.

    Star Falls – Season 1 (20×30) – NEW SERIES

    Premiering in September, Star Falls is a single camera family comedy set in an idyllic small town. The show revolves around a mom and daughter who are best friends, but whose lives are upended when a big Hollywood movie shoots in their quaint town and the daughter schemes to create a romance between her mom and the film’s superstar male lead. Only the daughter’s plan works a little too well and suddenly she’s forced to share a house with not only the actor, but his three celebrity children as well! (produced by Breakthrough Entertainment in association with Nickelodeon).

    Go Away Unicorn – Season 1 (52×11) – NEW SERIES
    Slated this fall, Go Away Unicorn follows the adventures of a little girl named Alice as she tries to avoid an unwanted unicorn that simply won’t go away (produced by Nelvana for Sonar Entertainment in association with Disney).


    This fall, TELETOON brings best-in-class animation with the premiere of four new original animated series.

    Cupcake & Dino: General Services – Season 1 (52×11) – NEW SERIES
    Debuting this September, Cupcake and Dino are two bros trying to make a name for themselves in the super competitive general services business in the big city (produced by eOne in association with Netflix).

    Total DramaRama – Season 1 (52×11) – NEW SERIES
    This October, Total DramaRama is the outrageous, unexpected and totally random prequel to Total Drama Island that everyone’s been waiting for. You thought the teens were manipulative? Meet the toddlers (produced by Fresh TV in association with Cartoon Network).

    Chop Chop Ninja – Season 1 (20×30) – NEW SERIES
    In October, Iro, an exuberant young ninja, along with his three friends – fellow classmates at the Ninja Academy – protect his island home from a steady onslaught of treacherous and not so treacherous villains, in hopes of proving that he deserves the legendary title of Chop Chop Ninja (produced by Sardine Productions).

    Spaceman & Robotron – Season 1 (2×11) – NEW SERIES
    Coming this November to TELETOON and TÉLÉTOON, Spaceman and Robotron is a crazy adventure in space and time that follows the flight of a bickering duo paired against their will: Spaceman, a human kidnapped by aliens, and Robotron, his “smart” bionic spacesuit (produced by Luckas Cardona).

    Previously announced series include:

    Bravest Warriors – Season 1 (26×30) (Nelvana) – NEW SERIES
    Scheduled for September, Bravest Warriors is set in the year 3085 and follows four teenage heroes-for-hire as they warp through the universe to save adorable aliens and their worlds using the power of their emotions (produced by Nelvana and Frederator).


    Preschool network Treehouse, is delighted to debut three brand new original series plus a new season of the lovable bunny siblings, Max & Ruby.

    Snow Snaps – Season 1 (26×11 & 52×5) – NEW SERIES
    Premiering in September, Snow Snaps takes four very different little kids, opens the gate to the great outdoors, covers everything with snow, and let’s ‘em go! (produced by Carpe Diem).

    Miss Persona – Season 1 (52×3) (Nelvana) – NEW SERIES
    This October, Miss Persona is a wonderful live-action pre-school show about an industrious little lady with a big imagination who encounters tricky problems that she solves through imaginative dress-up role playing (produced by Nelvana).

    Corn & Peg – Season 1 (40×11) (Nelvana) – NEW SERIES
    Slated for later this year, the hilarious adventures of Corn & Peg follows inseparable best friends, a young Unicorn and Pegasus sharing an unbridled excitement and enthusiasm to help make their community of Galloping Grove a better place (produced by Nelvana in association with Nickelodeon).

    Max & Ruby – Season 7 (52×11) (Nelvana) – NEW SEASON
    This fall, with an ever growing family in an ever changing world, Max and Ruby celebrates the biggest and littlest challenges in a preschooler’s life! (produced by Nelvana).

    Previously announced series include:

    Esme & Roy – Season 1 (52×11) (Nelvana) – NEW SERIES
    Esme & Roy are best friends – and the best monster-sitters! This pre-school series brings little viewers along on relatable monster adventures and is packed with playful learning, humor, heart, and musical monster-y fun (produced by Nelvana in association with Sesame Workshop).
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    I am assuming the full specialty channels details should be out this week.

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    I updated the post as Corus updated their press release to include the missing channels.

    So unimportant to CORUS are not listed:

    BBC Canada, Lifetime, DIY, Action, Cartoon Network, CMT, Cooking Channel, Cosmo TV, Crime+Investigation (or what I would call A&E Canada and reepat of Global's Shows), Deja View, Detour, FYI and OWN.

    Also in the why department, all these teeneager shows (mostly from CW) on W Network? They even put the Pretty Little Liars spinoff on W while it is and Freefrom/ABC Spark show?? It's great that they have lots of original scripted shows on W, but why not rebrand one of those dying channels, Cosmo TV maybe? as a teen channels if they don't want to (or cannot) use ABC Spark for shows not from Freeform.

    It's time to delete thos useless channels, consolidate the originals in order to compete better with the streaming service or they will simply accelerate their deaths.

 

 

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