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Fans of the original “French Chef,” Julia Child, take note: Julia, an eight-part comedy series about the pioneering TV chef, premieres Thursday on HBO Max and in Canada on Crave. Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) stars as the public broadcasting legend, with David Hyde Pierce as Child’s husband, Paul. Hyde’s fellow Frasier alumni Bebe Neuwirth (Madam Secretary)

Okay, simmer down class. The award-winning tween series Detention Adventure is finally back up and streaming for a third season on CBC Gem. The shot-in-Toronto digital series, also seen on HBO Max, is very Hardy Boys meets Harry Potter. The young cast of academic adventurers is led by Simone Miller (as Raign), Alina Prijono (Joy),

CBC and HBO Max jointly announced Friday that they are renewing Sort Of for a second season. That is sort of a surprise, but not really. The comedy-drama, created by Bilal Baig and Fab Filippo, leads the recent list of Canadian Screen Award nominations with 13 nods, including Best Comedy Series. It made Best TV

It looks like everyone will soon be able to come back to the classroom — including the kids of Degrassi. HBO Max announced this week that plans are well under way for a new re-imagining of Degrassi, a TV franchise that began 43 years ago. Teamed with a new preoduction company called WildBrain, HBO Max

Sometimes a show comes along and critics are stumped. We love it, it’s refreshingly different, but it seems like a bingeable streaming or pay-cable show instead of something on a traditional broadcaster. It isn’t about FBI agents or first responders. It’s on opposite The Bachelorette. It ticks every box in terms of diversification and inclusion.