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CBC Execs Talk Inclusive Storytelling to Reflect Changing Canada: “We Have to Double Down”

Top Canadian Broadcasting Corp. programmer Barbara Williams didn’t flinch from touching Canada’s third rail — acceptance of the country’s increasing cultural diversity and inclusivity — when she pitched local advertisers at her Winter Upfront presentation on a “reset” so the public broadcaster can remain relevant to audiences. “We need to re-introduce ourselves to those who already know us […]

Gavin Crawford, Sharjil Rasool Join ‘Run the Burbs’ Season 2 (Exclusive)

Gavin Crawford and Sharjil Rasool have joined the second season of Run the Burbs, the lighthearted CBC comedy whose sophomore season will be showrun and executive produced by The Office writer Anthony Q. Farrell. Dakota Ray Hebert and Ann Pornel will guest star in the Pier 21 Films series created by Andrew Phung and Scott […]

Catherine Reitman Reflects on Creating ‘Workin’ Moms’ and Reaching Seventh, Final Season: “I’m Still in Disbelief”

As a make-up artist touches up Catherine Reitman’s hair between takes, it’s not immediately clear how many hats she wears on the Toronto soundstage for Workin’ Moms, her popular CBC and Netflix comedy. Reitman is the creator, executive producer, writer and star, playing Kate Foster, on the half-hour series that began as four women in […]

‘The Porter’ Creators Talk Season 2 for Civil Rights Drama: “We’re Carving Out a New Chapter”

The CBC and BET+ are putting out another call for The Porter. There’s no official announcement just yet, but the Canadian and U.S. TV platforms are set to renew the civil rights drama about 1920s Black train employees and their families in Montreal and Chicago for a second season. Showrunner Annmarie Morais and director Charles […]