Exciting times are ahead at CBC; at the Toronto Broadcast Centre on May 10, we will host the annual Fall Season Preview. As Executive Vice President of English Services Kirstine Stewart told us, "It gives everybody a chance to know what CBC is up to for the year. It's an incredibly important time to show off your best and make an impression."
As well as some of your favourite returning shows - like Arctic Air and Republic of Doyle - you'll see some new shows coming to CBC in the fall. Today, we'd like to introduce you to some of their stars. Keep an eye on CBC Live throughout the week for more on all the brand new shows coming to CBC.
Titanic: Blood and Steel
From Guelph, Ontario, one of Neve Campbell's first parts was on CBC's Kids in the Hall. She rose to international fame in the '90s with her role in Wes Craven's Scream franchise as Sidney Prescott - performances that will live on for generations to come. Despite being a huge name, Campbell decided to go against the grain and stick to projects close to her heart like 2003's The Company, the acclaimed ballet drama that Neve produced, co-wrote and starred in. Now, she's returning to CBC as Joanna Yaeger, a journalist covering the ship's maiden voyage.
Chris Noth will probably never get away from the fact that he was Mr. Big in the incredibly popular Sex and the City. But that's not all, oh no; he starred in one of today's best loved shows on US television, The Good Wife, and had a long-running role in Law & Order as Detective Mike Logan. A multiple Golden Globe nominee, Noth is now coming to CBC as J.P. Morgan, the owner of the ill-fated Titanic. It's sure to be as memorable as roles previous.
Kevin Zegers was born in Woodstock, Ontario, in 1984. In 1992 he landed his first acting role on television. Where? Right here at CBC - on Street Legal. Now, things have come full circle for the star of Transamerica (a role which won him the Chopard Trophy at the Cannes Film Festival) and It's a Boy Girl Thing. After guest starring in hit shows like Smallville and House - with a stint on Gossip Girl thrown in - Zegers is returning to CBC in Titanic: Blood and Steel as Mark Muir, the man who discovered the flaws that would ultimately lead to the sinking of the Titanic.
Stefanie von Pfetten
As if Stefanie von Pfetten wasn't an awesome name in its own right, her full name is Stefanie Baroness Christina von Pfetten. Born and raised in Vancouver, SvP - as she will henceforth be known - has previously been seen in the cult TV show Battlestar Galactica and on the big screen in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Stefanie will play Daniella in CBC's new crime drama Cracked, a psychologist in the Abnormal and Violent Crime Unit.
Daniella's partner is a battle scarred sergeant called Aiden who will be played by David Sutcliffe. Having lived in Los Angeles for fourteen years, Sutcliffe, born in Saskatoon and educated in Toronto, is heading home to Canada for CBC. Recognise the face? Of course you do - you've seen David in some of the most popular TV shows of all time like Friends and C.S.I.. For six years, he starred in Gilmore Girls and recently spent two seasons on Private Practice.
Yannick Bisson was born in Montreal and started acting at the age of thirteen. He got his big break thanks to CBC's critically acclaimed 1984 movie of the week Hockey Night. In it, he starred alongside Rick Moranis and Megan Follows. Since 2008, Bisson has starred in Murdoch Mysteries. This fall, one of the most beloved shows in Canada is coming to CBC. When Arlene Dickinson of Dragons' Den guest starred in the show, we went along for the ride: