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  • Splashlings

    Splashlings

    From the creator of Pound Puppies, this charming animated series follows the adventures of four smart, fun-loving and brave mermaid friends who keep watch over the magical undersea Kingdom of Orabel. Collectible toy line from TPF Toys now available at US Toys “R” Us stores.

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  • V Morgan Is Dead

    V Morgan Is Dead

    When V’s life ends, her story begins. Brought to life by RBC.

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  • Houdini & Doyle

    Houdini & Doyle

    New supernatural drama from David Shore premieres May 2 on FOX & Global!

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  • Slasher

    Slasher

    A young woman returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders based on the brutal killing of her parents. Premiering on Chiller in the U.S. March 4 and Super Channel in Canada April 1!

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  • MsLabelled

    MsLabelled

    Available on the KindaTV YouTube channel and Slice.ca, in partnership with the Tetley tea brand. Two young women try to make their mark in the high pressure, fast-paced world of fashion.

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  • Carmilla

    Carmilla

    Season 3 greenlit! Funded by U By Kotex®, this irreverent, hit scripted series for millennials from shift2 and Smokebomb puts a contemporary spin on the cult classic vampire novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. 45 million views and counting on YouTube!

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  • The Moblees

    The Moblees

    One of Kids’ CBC most popular shows, Season 2 now in production! Integrating a holistic approach to healthy active living, The Moblees (30 x 11-minutes) is a live-action interactive musical adventure series that gets kids aged 3 – 6 up and moving.

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  • Murdoch Mysteries

    Murdoch Mysteries

    Watch Season 9 Mondays at 8:00 pm on CBC! Season 10 greenlit! Set in Toronto at the dawn of the 20th century, Murdoch Mysteries is a one-hour drama series that explores the intriguing world of a methodical and dashing detective who pioneers innovative investigative techniques to solve the city’s crimes.

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Apr 03 2016 - John Doyle: If gore’s your thing, Slasher will slay you

What you will watch for, mind you, is the tightly paced, grisly horror that goes on and on, and shivers your timbers expertly. Highly recommended.

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Mar 30 2016 - How RBC brought its millennial series to life with Shaftesbury’s shift2 and Smokebomb

From Strategy: Canada’s biggest bank went for entertainment over the hard sell with V Morgan is Dead. A root canal is pretty awful, but for millennials, it’s actually preferable to talking to their bank. That’s a tough pill to swallow, but it’s part of the reason RBC undertook its branded content project, V Morgan is Dead. The 20-part web series on YouTube, led by Shaftesbury, shift2 and Smokebomb Entertainment, is about a 28-year-old woman who dies suddenly but is given the opportunity to work toward a second chance at life by helping others find their own life paths. Launched last fall, the series wrapped up earlier this month after gaining an engaged fan base. At BCON Expo 2016, RBC provided some insights into how its foray into millennial entertainment helped boost its brand.

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Feb 26 2016 - Original Series Slasher from Shaftesbury Premieres on Chiller March 4 & Super Channel April 1

Shaftesbury’s new eight-part original thriller series, Slasher, is set to tear up American and Canadian television screens starting Friday, March 4 at 9 p.m. ET on NBCUniversal’s Chiller in the U.S. and Friday, April 1 at 9 p.m. ET on Super Channel in Canada. Katie McGrath (Jurassic World, Dracula, Merlin) stars as Sarah Bennett, a young woman who returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centrepiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders based on the widely known, grisly killings of her parents. As the murders escalate, long-buried secrets are revealed, making everyone around her a suspect…or a victim. Sarah finds herself questioning everything and everyone around her, including her husband, Dylan (Brandon Jay McLaren, Graceland, The Killing), her grandmother Brenda Merritt (Wendy Crewson, Saving Hope, Revenge), family friend Cam Henry (Steve Byers, The Man in the High Castle) and the town’s police chief, Iain Vaughn (Dean McDermott, Ecstasy, CSI).

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Feb 25 2016 - Shaftesbury’s Supernatural Drama Series Houdini & Doyle Premieres May 2 on FOX & Global

Houdini and Doyle leave no stone unturned in the thrilling new original drama series Houdini & Doyle premiering Monday, May 2 at 9 pm ET/PT on Global in Canada and FOX in the U.S. Starring Michael Weston, Stephen Mangan, and Canadian Rebecca Liddiard, the Canada/UK Co-Production will air in simulcast in Canada with FOX. Co-created and executive produced by Canadians David Hoselton (House, Chicago P.D.), and David Titcher (The Librarians), with Canadian acclaimed Executive Producer David Shore (House), the 10-episode mystery adventure series unites skeptical illusionist Harry Houdini and supernatural believer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to investigate unsolved and seemingly paranormal crimes.

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Jan 26 2016 - Shaftesbury & Teletoon join Gulli in support of Squish

Paris-based indie Cottonwood Media has signed new development partnerships with Toronto-based procdo Shaftesbury and Corus Entertainment’s Teletoon Canada for its 52 x 11-minute animated comedy, Squish. In addition, French kidsnet Gulli has turned its existing development deal for the series into a pre-buy for all digital and broadcast rights in France. Aimed at kids six to 11, and based on a comedic graphic novel series by bestselling children’s author Jennifer Holm and creator Matthew Holm, Squish follows the life of a young amoeba that is looking to survive in the cutthroat world of single-cell organisms.

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With offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, Shaftesbury is an award-winning creator and producer of original content for television and digital platforms sold in 120 countries worldwide. Shaftesbury's slate includes David Shore's new series Houdini & Doyle for Sony Pictures Television, Shaw Media, ITV and Fox; thriller series Slasher for Super Channel and NBCUniversal’s Chiller; 10 seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for CBC, UKTV and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment; and Kids’ CBC series The Moblees. Shaftesbury’s digital and technology arm, Smokebomb Entertainment, produces original digital, convergent and branded entertainment projects including the hit YouTube series Carmilla, funded by U by Kotex®; mystery series V Morgan Is Dead, brought to life by RBC; fashion comedy series MsLabelled, produced in partnership with Shaw Media and Tetley tea; and the Slasher VR app for iOS, Android and Oculus Rift. In June 2014, Shaftesbury and Smokebomb launched shift2, an innovative agency that helps brands harness the power of video on YouTube and explore their millennial voice using scripted series and social media to drive measurable results.

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