CBC ANNOUNCES WINTER 2019 PREMIERE DATES

Nov 01, 2018

CBC today announced broadcast and streaming premiere dates for its winter 2019 lineup of highly anticipated new titles and popular returning series, featuring original programming by Canadian storytellers. With a new winter schedule launching Sunday, January 6, each series will be available for linear broadcast on CBC and live and on demand streaming on the CBC TV app for iOS and Android and cbc.ca/watch.

  • Family drama HEARTLAND returns for Season 12 on Sunday, January 6 at 7PM
  • Inspired by the best-selling series of books by M.R. Hall, female-driven procedural CORONER starring Serinda Swan premieres Monday, January 7 at 9PM
  • CBC’s hit Tuesday night comedy lineup continues this winter with new seasons of KIM’S CONVENIENCE, SCHITT’S CREEK and WORKIN’ MOMS beginning January 8 at 8PM
  • A new case draws Kristin Kreuk into the shadowy world of hackers and activists in Season 2 of BURDEN OF TRUTH, premiering Wednesday, January 9 at 8PM
  • Limited drama series UNSPEAKABLE focused on Canada’s tainted blood scandal, starring Sarah Wayne Callies and Shawn Doyle, debuts Wednesday, January 9 at 9PM
  • East Coast humour rules Thursday nights beginning January 10 at 9PM, with new comedy CAVENDISH from the creators of Picnicface and Season 2 of Joel Thomas Hynes’ LITTLE DOG
  • Factual entertainment series THE STATS OF LIFE returns with a new look at how Canadians are living Friday, January 11 at 8:30PM
  • Iconic drama STREET LEGAL returns with Cynthia Dale and a new generation of Toronto lawyers Monday, March 4 at 9PM
  • New Halifax legal aid drama DIGGSTOWN starring Vinessa Antoine and Natasha Henstridge premieres Wednesday, March 6 at 8PM
  • Arlene Dickinson matches budding entrepreneurs with the businesses of their dreams in UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT launching Friday, March 15 at 8:30PM
  • A winter, digital-first streaming premiere date for new family adventure drama NORTHERN RESCUE, starring William Baldwin and Kathleen Robertson, will be confirmed in the near future.

CBC’s winter 2019 primetime schedule, launching Sunday, January 6:
All following times local with the exception of Newfoundland, please add half an hour to all times.

SUNDAYS
11 AM (12 PM AT) - THE WEEKLY WITH WENDY MESLEY Season 2 continues January 6
7 PMHEARTLAND Season 12 (11x60) premieres January 6
8 PM - THE NATURE OF THINGS - Season 58 continues with "Food for Thought," offering the latest in nutritional science, on January 6
9 PM - THE FIFTH ESTATE Season 44 continues January 6
10 PMTHE NATIONAL CBC News’ flagship program continues Sunday to Friday each week

MONDAYS
7:30 PM - CORONATION STREET (weekdays, back-to-back episodes on Mondays starting at 7 PM)
8 PMMURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 12 (18x60) continues January 7
9 PMCORONER New procedural drama (8x60) premieres January 7
9 PM - STREET LEGAL The iconic legal drama returns (6x60) March 4

TUESDAYS
8 PMKIM’S CONVENIENCE Season 3 (13x30) premieres January 8
8:30 PM - THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES Season 26 (19x30, 1x60) continues January 8
9 PM
- SCHITT’S CREEK Season 5 (14x30) premieres January 8
9:30 PM - WORKIN’ MOMS Season 3 (13x30) premieres January 8

WEDNESDAYS
8 PM - BURDEN OF TRUTH Season 2 (8x60) premieres January 9
8 PM - DIGGSTOWN (6x60) New Halifax legal aid drama premieres March 6
9 PM
- UNSPEAKABLE (8x60) Limited drama about Canada’s tainted blood scandal premieres January 9

THURSDAYS
8 PM - DRAGONS’ DEN Season 13 (20x60) continues January 10
9 PM - CAVENDISH (8x30) New comedy from the creators of Picnicface premieres January 10
9:30 PM - LITTLE DOG Season 2 (8x30) premieres January 10

FRIDAYS
8 PMMARKETPLACE Season 46 continues January 11
8:30 PM - THE STATS OF LIFE Season 2 (8x30) premieres January 11
8:30 PM - UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Factual series hosted by Arlene Dickinson (4x30) premieres March 15
9 PM - CBC DOCS POV Season 3 continues with “Pugly,” about the upswing in pug ownership and what makes them so loveable January 11
11:30 PM
 - CBC ARTS: EXHIBITIONISTS Season 4 (26x30) continues

SATURDAYS
6:30 PMHOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA continues
Afternoon - ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES Season 4 continues

AWARDS

CBC will feature the following award celebrations this winter, recognizing the best in Canadian music, television, film and books:

THE JUNO AWARDS - live from London, Ontario. Broadcast live in all time zones on CBC and global livestream at cbcmusic.ca/junos at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) March 17
CANADA READS
- CBC, CBC Radio One and cbcbooks.ca March 25 –28
CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS - Broadcast on CBC and livestream at cbc.ca/arts at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. AT/9:30 NT) March 31

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