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  • Murdoch Mysteries

    Murdoch Mysteries

    Season 8 premieres Monday, October 6 at 8 pm on CBC! Set in Toronto at the dawn of the 20th century, Murdoch Mysteries is a one-hour drama series that explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a methodical and dashing detective who pioneers innovative investigative techniques to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders.

  • The Listener

    The Listener

    Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik) is The Listener, a telepath who works as a special consultant with the elite Integrated Investigative Bureau (IIB), facing both professional and personal challenges as he uses his mind-reading skills to solve difficult and dangerous crimes.

  • Backpackers


    Premiering July 14th on The CW! Best friends Ryan (Noah Reid, “Titanic”) and Brandon (Dillon Casey, “Nikita”) race across Europe in search of Ryan’s missing bride-to-be, while also struggling with the eternal twenty-something question of what to do with their lives.

  • Long Story, Short

    Long Story, Short

    Three young women navigate messy relationships, bad dates, drunken mishaps and other assorted humiliations on the road to adulthood in this edgy and [...]

  • State of Syn

    State of Syn

    State Of Syn is the story of 26-year-old Annika Drake (Jewel Staite, Firefly; L.A. Complex) and her friends who, following the unexplained death of her father, are pulled deep into a twisted mystery around his former [...]



Jul 14 2014 - Shaftesbury Secures Television Rights to Award-Winning Young Adult Book Series Wondrous Strange

TORONTO/LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2014 – Leading producer Shaftesbury has acquired the television rights to Lesley Livingston’s acclaimed Wondrous Strange young adult trilogy, published by HarperCollins Canada as well as HarperCollins U.S. Including Wondrous Strange (2009), Darklight(2010) and Tempestuous (2011), the book series follows the adventures of a young woman who discovers she is the long-lost heir to the Faerie realm.

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Jul 09 2014 - Shaftesbury U.S. Announces Multi-Year Gift to Benefit UCLA’s Producers Program

LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2014 – Shaftesbury U.S. head Maggie Murphy today announced a multi-year gift to benefit the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s prestigious Producers Program. Shaftesbury production executives will offer guidance and assist students in creating television and digital projects, working with them from concept to completion. The gift will supply UCLA TFT students with the materials needed to develop these projects.As part of Shaftesbury’s support, UCLA TFT will also have access to the company’s extensive list of global content industry experts to mentor the graduate producing students.

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Jun 02 2014 - Shaftesbury and Youth Culture Launch Generation C-Focused Digital Agency shift2

TORONTO/LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2014 – Furthering its growth as a multiplatform content leader, Shaftesbury has partnered with millennial agency Youth Culture to launch new digital agency shift2 (, a co-venture between the two companies. The new agency will specialize in creating and managing custom YouTube content for brands across reality, how-to and scripted programming. In addition to creating digital content, shift2 will employ proprietary YouTube software to research and develop targeted content-driven campaigns, optimize audience engagement and deliver measurable results.

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May 26 2014 - Toronto Star: The Listener has found its footing as a strong police procedural

The distinguishing feature in CTV’s The Listener has to be Craig Olejnik’s remarkable, constrained performance. Olejnik plays a telepath who works for the police. But his mannerisms are deliberately toned down, his face a blank canvas on which his subjects project their thoughts.

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May 05 2014 - The Listener Returns With New Boss, New Baby, and Extraordinary Crime-Solving, May 26 on CTV

TORONTO, May 5, 2014 – Canadians are invited back into the dangerous and exciting world of the Integrated Investigative Bureau (IIB) with the Season 5 return of CTV’s hit original series THE LISTENER, Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning May 26 on CTV and CTV GO. The all-new season sees the IIB team moving forward professionally and personally as telepathic crime-solver Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik) advances in his policing skills to become an even-more effective member of the elite unit, while Sgt. Michelle McCluskey (Lauren Lee Smith) struggles to balance motherhood and a fulfilling career. Complicating matters further is the return of Supervising Inspector Brian Becker (Anthony Lemke, LOST GIRL), whose unfinished business with Toby from Season 1 creates problems for the team.

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