You Gotta Eat Here! has been cancelled by Food Network Canada after five seasons. Lisa Godfrey, VP of Original Content for Corus Entertainment says the show has reached its “natural end.” Produced by Lone Eagle Entertainment, You Gotta Eat Here! was hosted by comedian John Catucci. The show joins HGTV Canada’s Timber Kings, Leave It to Bryan and Income Property as projects not renewed heading into the 2017-18 season.
A Tribe Called Red and Drake were the big winners at the 2017 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards. In its inaugural year partnering with Twitter, 12 awards were handed out via the social media platform during the live iHeartRadio MMVA Pre-Game, hosted by Much Digital Studios creators Alayna Fender, Dan Rodo, Marlon Palmer and Michael Rizzi. You can find the full list of winners here.
Star Trek: Discovery makes its Canadian broadcast premiere simultaneously on CTV and Space, Sept. 24. The 15-episode season will roll out in two chapters, with the first eight episodes running through Nov. 5 and the second chapter resuming in January. The series will stream exclusively in Canada on CraveTV. Star Trek: Discovery features a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology of the original series.
The National Film Board’s new three-year plan entitled Redefining the NFB’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples was launched on Tuesday. It calls for cross-cultural staff training, an increase in the number of Indigenous employees from two to 16 by 2025, and a commitment to spend 15 per cent of its production budget on Indigenous content.
Nearly 1 million viewers tuned in to Episode 8 of Bravo’s The Handmaid’s Tale on June 11. Now the most-watched, new program on Canadian entertainment specialty TV, the Toronto-shot series continues to recruit viewers as Numeris final data confirms an average of 794,000 viewers to date. The dystopian drama concludes its first season Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT.
The Quebecor Fund has named the Canadian production companies that will receive funding in the 34th-round of the Main Television Production Assistance Program (MPAP) following Apr. 3 submissions. Of the $2.8M to be disbursed, $1.8M has been granted to Attraction Images Productions IV Inc., Echo Media Charlie Inc., La Voix Télévision Inc. (Productions Déferlantes Inc.), Tshinanu Inc., Production Lustitia Inc., Les Productions Carpediem (Snowsnaps) inc., and Les Productions Passez Go III Inc. The seven selected productions will air on ICI Radio-Canada, TVO, TFO, Knowledge Network, TVA, APTN, Bell Media (Z Télé, RDS) and Corus (French Télétoon, English Teletoon and Treehouse). Under the TV format and concept development component, four projects have been selected to receive $990,912 in funding. The producers are Entourage Télévision Inc., Groupe PVP Inc., Productions Pixcom Inc. and Le Grand jeu Inc., with the support of broadcasters TVA, ICI Radio-Canada and Bell Media (Canal D).