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MURDOCH MYSTERIES RETURNS THIS FALL FOR A TANTALIZING NEW SEASON ON CBC TELEVISION

The all-new seventh season of MURDOCH MYSTERIES airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) beginning September 30

Returning to CBC Television this fall for a dramatic seventh season is the number-one Canadian murder mystery, MURDOCH MYSTERIES, beginning on Monday, September 30 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT).  In a new season full of surprises, Detective Murdoch continues to unravel the city's most devious murder mysteries all while elevating his romance with Dr. Julia Ogden to new heights.

Click here to view a sneak peek of MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season Seven

In the season premiere, Murdoch Ahoy, Murdoch and his team find themselves aboard a state-of-the-art steamship for its maiden voyage at the request of ship-owner Clarence MacFarlane. Worried about jealous competitors and wild anarchists, MacFarlane wants to ensure his guests -- a selection of Toronto's high and mighty -- are safe.  But their smooth sailing hits the rocks when MacFarlane's daughter goes missing and it's suspected she has gone overboard. The investigation turns chaotic and precarious as Murdoch finds himself unscrambling myriad lies and unexpected dangers on the ship. Will Murdoch and his team make it safely to land, or will the ship's inaugural voyage be its last?

Murdoch Ahoy was filmed aboard the only remaining Edwardian passenger steamship in the world, the S.S. Keewatin, which is now moored in Port McNicoll, Ontario. Built five years before the RMS Titanic, the S.S. Keewatin utilizes similar machinery, including a quadruple-expansion steam engine and Scotch boilers.

In season seven, Detective Murdoch crosses paths with famous figures, including Thomas Edison and Guglielmo Marconi, against a backdrop of historical events including the assassination of American President William McKinley and the death of Queen Victoria. Murdoch and his team investigate some of their most challenging cases to date as they probe an apparent zombie invasion, encounter the early days of "talkies" and the motion picture industry, and explore the dangerous underbelly of competitive sports.

Set in Toronto in the early 1900s, MURDOCH MYSTERIES explores the world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a dashing detective who uses inventive forensic techniques for the time to solve some of the city's most gruesome crimes. Murdoch's colleagues include Constable George Crabtree (Jonny Harris); Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig); feisty pathologist Dr. Emily Grace (Georgina Reilly); and the love of his life, pathologist-turned-psychiatrist Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy), a staunch supporter who shares the detective's fascination with science and innovation.

Watch MURDOCH MYSTERIES, Mondays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) beginning September 30.

Want more MURDOCH MYSTERIES?
Go behind the scenes of hit drama series MURDOCH MYSTERIES for an exclusive inside look at the making of season seven with Making Murdoch, a digital mini-series available each week on the CBC player. Making Murdoch includes interviews with the cast, crew, writers and producers who bring the show to life, and insight into the history, characters, inventions, costumes, props and storylines featured in the new season.

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