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Anne With An 'e'

On January 16th 2016 the CBC announced the impending production of a new series to be based on the classic Anne of Green Gables.

A female-led team of award-winning producers had signed on to create a new version of the Lucy Maud Montgomery classic simply entitled Anne, which would follow a similar storyline to the original novel about the spirited 13-year-old but also "chart new territory."

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Frankie Drake Mysteries

tarring Lauren Lee Smith, the CBC’s eleven one-hour series of Frankie Drake Mysteries followed a Toronto female private detective in the 1920s as she took on a series of difficult cases the police had problems handling. She proved skillful at solving cases, but her brand of justice did not always tend to follow the law.

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Chasing Rainbows

The first television series in the world to be shot in high-definition video, the 14 x 1-hour Chasing Rainbows drama series ran for one season on CBC in 1988. Set in Montreal, during the years at and after the end of World War 1, the series starred Paul Gross and Michael Riley as war veterans who were adjusting to civilian life in what was sometimes known as ‘the Jazz Age”.

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Canada's Smartest Person

The CBC fall 2014 schedule announced on May 29th included a new one-hour series, Canada's Smartest Person, on Sundays at 8:00 pm. The format would provide an opportunity for Canadians from across the country to participate in revealing intelligence challenges that went beyond the average IQ test or trivia quiz.

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Kim's Convenience

On March 4th 2015, the CBC announced that they had committed to Thunderbird Films and Soulpepper Theatre for the production of a series of thirteen half-hour comedies adapted from the award-wining play Kim's Convenience, co written by Ins Choi and Kevin White. The story featured a fiery patriarch struggling with changes within his family, business and their community of Regent Park in Toronto
 
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Goods, The

After the cancellation of the Gill Deacon Show in 2007, CBC programmers still  wanted to feature a daytime lifestyle program targeted at women. The new show would feature two familiar faces, Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman from The Designer Guys, a daytime show that had been popular on HGTV in Canada, and 17 countries worldwide.  The series debuted in January 2008, and ran until August 2015, when Chris Hyndman's untimely death caused the show to be cancelled.

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Four In The Morning

On May 18th 2016, the CBC announced that it had ordered Four In The Morning, an unconventional half-hour comedy spiked with a touch of magical realism. The show would follow four friends in their twenties as they navigated life at the unpredictable, emotional, but illuminative hour of 4 a.m. Dealing with themes of life and death, love and heartbreak, friendship and betrayal, it would be "a series about self-discovery, disappointment, and clawing after dreams that always feel out of reach."

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Four In The Morning

On May 18th 2016, the CBC announced that it had ordered Four In The Morning, "an unconventional half-hour comedy spiked with a touch of magical realism." The show would follow four friends in their twenties as they navigated life at the unpredictable, emotional, but illuminative hour of 4 a.m. Dealing with themes of life and death, love and heartbreak, friendship and betrayal, it would be "a series about self-discovery, disappointment, and clawing after dreams that always feel out of reach."

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Celebration (Television)

Aired Tuesday evenings from September 1975 to May 1976.

Tommy Ambrose was the host of this half hour program of gospel music featuring the Celebration Choir. The show was notable for being given a time-slot on Tuesday nights, rather than being buried in the Sunday morning schedule. All the music was put into a spiritual context ,with short interviews with people talking about the deeper meaning of the songs.

Doug Riley, jazz pianist and arranger, prepared all the music for Ambrose and choir. The show was produced for the CBC by Bill Davis and Sam Lovullo.

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Léon

Léon was a little Cyclops who really likes to play tricks on others and take risks. Crafty and resourceful, he always succeeded in getting out of hot water. His cute smile often helped him get what he wanted. He was charming, naïve and sometimes even a little foolhardy, which made him quite entertaining. This cartoon character who also inhabited children's books was the fruit of Annie Groovie's imagination, assisted by Ghislain Cyr, Paul Paré, Terence Bowman, Bernard Deniger, Muguette Berthelet and Manon Berthelet. Léon was directed by Ghislain Cyr and Annie Groovie.

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