MEDIA ALERT: CBC 2014-15 TELEVISION SEASON PICKUPS AND RENEWALS
Apr 4, 2014
CBC today confirmed a number of new and returning shows for the 2014-15 Television season. Anchored by returning favourites MURDOCH MYSTERIES and DRAGONS' DEN, featuring new dragons Michael Wekerle and Vikram Vij, the new schedule also includes the highly anticipated comedy series SCHITT'S CREEK (Not A Real Company Productions, Inc.), co-created by Eugene Levy and Dan Levy, who star alongside Catherine O'Hara, and STRANGE EMPIRE (Johnson Production Group in association with Annuit Coeptis Entertainment), a new drama created by Laurie Finstad (Durham County). Rounding out the 2014-15 schedule are new series CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON (Media Headquarters) and OF ALL PLACES (Frantic Films).
Following is a list of some of the series that have been renewed and will return to the CBC-TV schedule:
the fifth estate
JUST FOR LAUGHS
THE NATURE OF THINGS
REPUBLIC OF DOYLE
THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES
THE RICK MERCER REPORT
STEVEN AND CHRIS
WINNIPEG/HALIFAX COMEDY FESTIVAL
Additional pickups and further information about the 2014-15 season will be announced at a later date.
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