CBC ANNOUNCES FALL 2018 PREMIERE DATES

Jun 26, 2018

CBC today announced broadcast and streaming premiere dates for its fall 2018 lineup of new and returning series featuring a wide range of original programming produced by Canadian creators for Canadian audiences, including a new primetime schedule launching Tuesday, September 18th. In addition to broadcast on television, all programming will also be available to stream live and on demand for free on the CBC TV app for iOs and Android and cbc.ca/watch.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • CBC’s new fall Tuesday night comedy lineup featuring STILL STANDING, THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES and BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW launches Sept. 18
  • Two British comedies added to Tuesdays, will premiere exclusively on CBC in Canada: HANG UPS starring Episodes’ Stephen Mangan and Idris Elba’s IN THE LONG RUN
  • THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW whips up a second season Wednesdays this fall starting Sept. 19
  • True crime series THE DETECTIVES moves to Thursdays, returns Sept. 20
  • New original series IN THE MAKING profiling Canadian artists debuts Fri. Sept. 21
  • ANNE WITH AN E and THE NATURE OF THINGS return Sept. 23, followed by CBC News’ THE FIFTH ESTATE in a new Sunday night timeslot at 9 PM
  • CBC’s Mystery Mondays return Sept. 24 featuring new seasons of MURDOCH MYSTERIES and FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES
  • The final season of Gerry Dee’s MR. D kicks off Wed. Nov. 7 on a new night
  • CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON JUNIOR hosted by Paul Sun-Hyung Lee debuts Wed. Nov. 14
  • Music archive series FROM THE VAULTS hosted by Amanda Parris and Tom Power premieres Thur. Nov. 15
  • All episodes of family adventure drama NORTHERN RESCUE starring William Baldwin and Kathleen Robertson will stream on the CBC TV app and cbc.ca/watch in December

CBC’s Fall 2018 primetime schedule launching Tuesday, September 18th:
All following times local with the exception of Newfoundland, please add half an hour to all times.

TUESDAYS
7:30 PM - CORONATION STREET (weekdays, back-to-back episodes on Mondays at 7 PM)
8 PM - STILL STANDING Season 4 (13x30) premieres Sept. 18 *NEW TO FALL*
8:30 PM - THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES Season 26 (19x30, 1x60) premieres Sept. 18
9 PM - BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW Season 3 (10x30) premieres Sept. 18 *NEW TO FALL*
9:30 PM - HANG UPS British comedy (6x30) starring Stephen Mangan as an online therapist premieres Sept. 19
9:30 PM - IN THE LONG RUN Idris Elba’s comedy (6x30) inspired by his inner city-London childhood premieres Oct. 30
10 PM - THE NATIONAL
CBC News’ flagship program continues Sunday to Friday each week

WEDNESDAYS
8 PM - THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW - Season 2 (8x60) premieres Sept. 19
8 PM - CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON JUNIOR
- New competition series (6x60) premieres Nov. 14
9 PM -  VANITY FAIR
New British adaptation of Thackeray’s 1848 novel (7x60) premieres Sept. 19
9 PM -  MR. D
Season 8 (8x30) premieres Nov. 7 *NEW NIGHT, FINAL SEASON*
9:30 PM - HALIFAX COMEDY FEST - Season 23 (6x30) premieres Nov. 14

THURSDAYS
7 PM - THE INVESTIGATORS WITH DIANA SWAIN Season 3 premieres Sept. 20 *NEW NIGHT*
8 PM - DRAGONS’ DEN Season 13 (20x60) featuring new investors Vincenzo Guzzo and Lane Merrifield premieres Sept. 20
9 PM - THE DETECTIVES
Season 2 (8x60) premieres Sept. 20 *NEW NIGHT*
9 PM - FROM THE VAULTS New music archive series (6x60) premieres Nov. 15 

FRIDAYS
8 PM -  MARKETPLACE Season 46 premieres Sept. 21
8:30 PM - IN THE MAKING - new original series (8x30) profiling Canadian artists premieres Sept. 21
9 PM - CBC DOCS POV
Season 3 launches Sept. 21 with documentary 14 & Muslim (formerly titled Just a Regular Kid), exploring what it means to be young, Muslim and growing up in the West *NEW NIGHT*
11:30 PM CBC ARTS: EXHIBITIONISTS Season 4 (26x30) premieres Sept. 21

SATURDAYS
Afternoon - CBC Sports’ ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES fall season begins Oct. 20 with extensive coverage of Skate America from Everett, Washington
6:30 PM -  HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA

SUNDAYS
11 AM (12 PM AT) - THE WEEKLY WITH WENDY MESLEY Season 2 premieres Aug. 12
Afternoon - ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES
7 PM -  ANNE WITH AN E
Season 2 (10x60) premieres Sept. 23
8 PM - THE NATURE OF THINGS
- Season 58 premieres Sept. 23 with special three-part miniseries Equus: The Story of the Horse
9 PM - THE FIFTH ESTATE Season 44 premieres Sept. 23 *NEW NIGHT*

MONDAYS
8 PM -  MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 12 (18x60) premieres Sept. 24
9 PM -  FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES - Season 2 (10x60) premieres Sept. 24

CBC DIGITAL-FIRST PREMIERES AND STREAMING EXCLUSIVES

New CBC original family adventure drama NORTHERN RESCUE (10x60), starring William Baldwin and Kathleen Robertson, will premiere in Canada exclusively on the CBC TV app and cbc.ca/watch starting in December, with all episodes available to stream at once. The series will also broadcast on CBC in 2019.

In addition to CBC's extensive streaming library of original Canadian content spanning more than 4000 hours including a diverse slate of digital original series and award-winning CBC SHORT DOCS, CBC also offers a curated selection of best-in-class drama, comedy, lifestyle and documentary content from around the world. New series streaming exclusively in Canada on the CBC TV app and cbc.ca/watch this fall include Season 3 of THE DURRELLS, BBC period drama THE LAST POST, Australian miniseries SUNSHINE KINGS, British medical drama TRUST ME and Australian comedy RONNY CHIENG: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT, with launch dates and more titles to be announced over the summer.

AWARDS

CBC will feature the following award celebrations this fall, showcasing Canadian creators, musical artists and storytellers:

CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS - live from Hamilton, hosted by Shania Twain. Broadcast live in all time zones on CBC and streaming at CBC Music at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) Sept. 9
POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE GALA
- livestream at CBC Music Sept. 17
SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE - live broadcast on CBC and livestream at CBC Books Nov. 19

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For more information including series synopses, press releases, hi-res images, video clips and bios, please visit the CBC Media​ ​Centre at cbc.ca/mediacentre.

For further information, please contact:
Tanya Koivusalo – publicist, CBC
tanya.koivusalo@cbc.ca
416.205.8638