Brian Lowry TV Columnist History’s investment in dramatic programming has yielded mixed results, but its best, enduring franchise, arguably, has been “Vikings,” which sails into its third season with considerable assurance and gusto. Showrunner Michael Hirst has managed to craft a compelling serialized storyline around the exploits of the Norsemen and their crafty leader, Ragnar Lothbrok, whose travels this time will eventually lead him to France. For now, though, Ragnar .Click here for more details.

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Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar Join Syfy’s ‘The Expanse’ Click here for more details.

Fox Gives Series Order to Rainn Wilson Drama ‘Backstrom’. Click here for more details.

ION TV Picks Up Canadian Drama Series ‘Saving Hope’.       Click here for more details.

October 17th 2012 at TIFF Bell Lightbox HOST: Michael Kennedy Nominated for Best Director & Best Miniseries Jeff Woolnough – “Wrath of Grapes: The Don Cherry Story II” The annual Meet the Directors event is held in conjunction with the annual DGC Awards. Every year we feature nominated directors and their works for an open, informative and entertaining evening. This is a unique opportunity to catch a glimpse into the .Click here for more details.

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ARTICLE LINK Deepa Mehta’s epic film “Midnight’s Children” and the TV movie “Jack” were named best films at the 12th Director’s Guild of Canada awards Saturday. “Midnight’s Children,” based on the award-winning novel by Salman Rushdie, won for best feature film while CBC’s “Jack,” about the late charismatic NDP leader Jack Layton, was best TV movie.