CBC TELEVISION LAUNCHES 2013 WINTER SCHEDULE FEATURING A NEW CANADIAN CRIME DRAMA AND A SLATE OF RETURNING HITS
CBC's 2013 winter broadcast season will showcase a brand new Canadian one-hour crime drama and a roster of home grown hits. With buzz-worthy new programming and some fresh new faces, combined with a strong slate of established Canadian favourites, CBC Television offers a dynamic and entertaining line-up this winter season.
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Primetime Line-up (starting Sunday, January 6th):
Sunday kicks off this season's returning hits with HEARTLAND (7:00pm), a new night for DRAGON'S DEN (8:00pm), and REPUBLIC OF DOYLE (9:00pm).
Mondays will feature MR. D (8:00pm), THE RON JAMES SHOW (8:30pm), and THE MURDOCH MYSTERIES.
Tune in Tuesdays for the RICK MERCER REPORT (8:00pm), 22 MINUTES, and new crime drama: CRACKED.
Wednesdays will launch the new season of ARCTIC AIR (9:00pm).
Thursdays feature THE NATURE OF THINGS (8:00pm) and DOC ZONE (9:00pm).
Fridays will dig into new territory with MARKET PLACE (8:00pm) and THE FIFTH ESTATE (9:00pm)
The debate continues on the LANG AND O'LEARY EXCHANGE weekdays at 6:30pm,
and your boyfriend's back Monday to Friday with GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOUS TONIGHT returning at 7:00pm!
CBC Television will also feature a groundbreaking, multi-platform programming event called MARCH TO THE TOP on Wednesday, January 30 at 8 p.m. that follows the story of 12 wounded Canadian soldiers as they train and summit the 20,305 ft. high summit of Island Peak. MARCH TO THE TOP chronicles the journey as they embark on the climb and face their own personal rediscovery of self, and emotional, physical and mental rehabilitation. It tells the story of what these soldiers are doing next in their lives, and what they need to do to get there.
New CBC Primetime Highlights:
CRACKED - Tuesdays, January 8 at 9 p.m. premiering January 8
Inspired by real life experiences of frontline police officers and mental-health workers, CRACKED is a new hour-long procedural crime drama with a twist. Tackling some of the city's most intriguing cases while at the same time struglling with their own inner demons and complex working relationships, CRACKED stars David Sutcliffe (Gilmore Girls) as Detective Aidan Black, a seasoned officer dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder and his new partner, psychiatrist Stefanie von Pfetten (Battlestar Galactica) as Dr. Daniella Ridley. Together they must find a way to solve crimes without cracking under the pressure.
ARCTIC AIR - Wednesdays at 9 p.m. beginning January 9
On the heels of its successful premiere season, CBC's blockbuster adventure drama, ARCTIC AIR, takes off for a second season. The adventure continues in the aftermath of the fiery plane crash from last season's cliff hanger. All new action and intrigue takes flight in The Northwest Territories starring Adam Beach as Bobby Martin, Pascale Hutton as Krista Ivarson and Kevin McNulty as Mel. ARCTIC AIR follows a maverick airline and the extended family of unconventional people who run it.
DRAGONS' DEN - Sundays at 8 p.m. beginning January 6
Canada's highest-rated reality TV show is back on an all-new night. Catch an array of special episodes including the Second Chance show, where pitchers from past seasons return to the Den for another round with the Dragons, a special Valentine's Day-themed show, and the season finale, The Year of the Dragon, which will give viewers an exclusive insider's look at the Dragons' busy lives outside the Den.
MURDOCH MYSTERIES - Mondays at 9 p.m. beginning January 7
New to CBC this year is the one-hour, period, crime drama MURDOCH MYSTERIES, now with new never-seen episodes in its sixth season. Set at the dawn of the 20th century, the age of invention is on the rise. The critically acclaimed series stars Yannick Bisson as William Murdoch, a handsome young detective using radical forensic techniques for the time, to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders. He has new challenges to face and more questions to answer, but in the end, nothing stays hidden forever.
MR. D - Mondays at 8 p.m. beginning January 7
The breakout comedy that debuted to almost 1.3 million viewers, is back for a brand new semester on January 7 featuring a special guest - comedic legend Russell Peters. Based on the stand-up act of comedian Gerry Dee, who was himself a private school teacher for nine years, MR. D centres on an under-qualified teacher trying to fake his way through a teaching job just as he fakes his way through life.
REPUBLIC OF DOYLE - NEW NIGHT - Sundays at 9 p.m. beginning January 6
Trouble never takes a break. Doyle returns on a new new for an explosive all-new season. Between affairs gone rogue, deceptions and family drama, the life of Doyle is a case in itself. Allan Hawlco stars as the charming and bold private eye Jake Doyle, who has a hard time keeping his private life in check.
THE RON JAMES SHOW - Mondays at 8:30 p.m. beginning January 7
The uniquely Canadian, poetically charged stand-up comedy that made Ron famous is back and viewers will be laughing from coast-to-coast with his 4th season. He'll bring a brand new batch of the sketches audiences have come to love, satirizing a variety of hot-button issues affecting society at large.
The popular shows STEVEN AND CHRIS (Weekdays at 2 p.m.), and IN THE KITCHEN WITH STEFANO FAITA (Weekdays at 3:30 p.m.) return for their new seasons.
BEST RECIPES EVER welcomes new host Christine Tizzard this winter. The Newfoundlander, mother of two, and accomplished chef will share even more tips, tricks and delicious recipes to make everyday life easier for Canadians. Each episode will continue to feature dishes from Canadian Living's renowned recipe library, as well as cost-saving ideas and helpful nutritional information. BEST RECIPES EVER is Canada's most-watched daily food show.
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