Pop Goes The News — Canada’s Jean-Marc Vallée will direct all seven episodes of the new HBO limited series Big Little Lies, the network announced Thursday.

The Montreal-based filmmaker will also be an executive producer of the series, along with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman and their respective producing partners Bruno Papandrea and Per Saari.

Pop Goes The News — The TV remake of cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show will be filmed in Toronto next year.

Cameras will roll on the two-hour TV movie for Fox beginning in March.

Pop Goes The News — Former Saturday Night Live star Victoria Jackson has revealed she is battling cancer.

The 56-year-old comedian says she underwent a double mastectomy and will soon be starting chemotherapy.

Pop Goes The News — A new ABC drama series will be filmed in Toronto next year, giving another boost to the city’s production industry.

Probable Cause, originally known as Sex, Lies and Handwriting, is scheduled to go into production in July.

Pop Goes The News — Global confirmed Thursday that it has pulled the plug on ET Canada’s New Year’s Eve at Niagara Falls after six years.

Pop Goes The News reported in September that Global’s parent company Shaw Media decided to scrap the special due to high production costs.

Pop Goes The News — Production is currently underway in Canada and the UK on an ambitious Discovery Canada series starring Jason Momoa.

Six episodes of the hour-long drama Frontier will be shot in St. John’s, NL, Morrisburg, Ont. and Louisbourg, NS as well as in Cornwall, UK.