CBC ANNOUNCES WINTER 2021 PREMIERE DATES

Dec 17, 2020

CBC original Canadian series BURDEN OF TRUTH, CORONER, FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES, THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW, HEARTLAND, KIM'S CONVENIENCE, MURDOCH MYSTERIES, TALLBOYZ and WORKIN' MOMS return with new seasons in January and February, all filmed safely in Canada during the ongoing pandemic following COVID-19 protocols

New CBC News Network weeknight primetime program CANADA TONIGHT WITH GINELLA MASSA premieres January 11

CBC Podcast EVIL BY DESIGN investigating Peter Nygard launches January 28

Buddy cop drama PRETTY HARD CASES (formerly Lady Dicks) starring Meredith MacNeill and Adrienne C. Moore premieres February 3

Named one of the best TV shows of 2020 by The New York Times, historical drama BELGRAVIA from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes premieres exclusively in Canada on February 14

CBC today announced broadcast and streaming premiere dates for its winter 2021 slate of original programming, including over 20 new and returning Canadian series reflecting a diverse range of storytelling and perspectives. The new winter primetime schedule launches Monday, January 4 on CBC TV and the free CBC Gem streaming service.

MONDAYS:

  • Mystery Mondays return on January 4 with new seasons of hit detective series MURDOCH MYSTERIES (Season 14) and FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES (Season 4).
  • New weeknight primetime program CANADA TONIGHT WITH GINELLA MASSA launches Monday, January 11 at 8 p.m. on CBC News Network.

TUESDAYS:

  • CBC’s Tuesday night comedy lineup continues on January 5 with new episodes of THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES and BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW The Final Season: Bonus Episodes, featuring never-before-aired sketches, followed by irreverent new series HUMOUR RESOURCES, starring Jon Dore and featuring comedians including Sarah Silverman, Aisha Brown, Tom Green, Scott Thompson and Ronny Chieng.
  • KIM’S CONVENIENCE returns with Season 5 beginning January 19.
  • New seasons of WORKIN’ MOMS (Season 5) and TALLBOYZ (Season 2) debut on February 16

WEDNESDAYS:

  • British drama QUIZ, based on the true story of a former British army major who was caught cheating on the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and starring Matthew Macfadyen (Succession), premieres January 13.
  • Season 3 of procedural crime drama CORONER starring Serinda Swan, followed by new buddy-cop drama series PRETTY HARD CASES (formerly Lady Dicks), starring Meredith MacNeill (Baroness von Sketch Show) and Adrienne C. Moore (Orange Is The New Black), premiere February 3.

THURSDAYS:

  • documentary Channel originals Fear of Dancing, Clydesdale: Saving the Greatest Horse and The Oslo Diaries premiere on CBC TV, January 7 through 21
  • Beginning January 28, legal drama BURDEN OF TRUTH starring Kristin Kreuk returns with Season 4, and THE FIFTH ESTATE continues on a new night. 

FRIDAYS:

  • MARKETPLACE continues on January 8, featuring an ongoing series, “Face Racism,” hosted by Asha Tomlinson, which follows people in search of justice in their communities, the marketplace and the workplace, often bringing them face-to-face with company executives and government officials.
  • The landmark 60th season of THE NATURE OF THINGS returns on January 8 with an ambitious archeological dig that peels away myths surrounding the last queen of Egypt in SEARCHING FOR CLEOPATRA, and the following week, a special five-part series, WILD CANADIAN WEATHER, showcasing a cinematic journey through Canada’s most extreme and spectacular weather.
  • New docuseries ANYONE’S GAME (formerly Orangeville Prep), offering an inside look at the competitive, high-pressure world of basketball’s most successful preparatory program at The Athlete Institute in Orangeville, Ontario, launches on January 15, with all episodes available that day to stream on CBC Gem.
  • New family-friendly series ARCTIC VETS, offering an up-close look at the wildlife that inhabits Canada’s north and the veterinarians at the Assiniboine Park Conservancy who work tirelessly to keep them safe, premieres February 26

SUNDAYS:

  • Audience favourite HEARTLAND returns with a new season on January 10, followed by a four-week special event featuring back-to-back episodes of BBC’s acclaimed LES MISÉRABLES dramatic miniseries, starring Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Lily Collins and Olivia Colman.
  • Starting on Valentine’s Day, February 14, Season 4 of THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW welcomes a new batch of amateur bakers and two new hosts, Second City alumni Alan Shane Lewis and Ann Pornel, followed by the exclusive Canadian premiere of BELGRAVIA, highlighted in Vanity Fair’s Five New Juicy Costume Dramas to Add Glamour to Your Quarantine, centering on secrets and scandals amongst the upper echelon of London society in the 19th century.

CBC KIDS:

  • CBC Kids’ refreshed weekday lineup begins Monday, January 4 with new seasons of PJ MASKS, KIRI AND LOU, and TRUE AND THE RAINBOW KINGDOM. New CBC Kids and Radio-Canada original preschool animated series DINO RANCH, produced in partnership with Disney, premieres on Saturday, January 16, featuring the adventures of the Cassidy family as they tackle life in a fantastical, “pre-westoric” setting where dinosaurs still roam. CBC Kids original tween sci-fi drama ENDLINGS, produced in partnership with Hulu, returns for a second season, launching on CBC Gem Friday, January 15, with episodes released weekly. 

A new CBC Podcast original series:

  • Dozens of women from around the world have accused the fast-fashion mogul Peter Nygard of rape, sexual assault and human trafficking in incidents across four decades and at least four countries. He denies it all. Co-produced with THE FIFTH ESTATE and hosted by CBC investigative journalist Timothy Sawa, EVIL BY DESIGN shares the stories of the women and men who have stepped forward, and explores the broken systems that allowed Nygard to get away with the alleged crimes for so long. New episodes available weekly beginning Thursday, January 28 on CBC Listen and everywhere podcasts are available. 

CBC’s winter 2021 schedule on CBC TV and CBC Gem:

All following times local with the exception of Newfoundland, please add half an hour to all times.

SUNDAYS

7 PM - HEARTLAND Season 14 (10x60) premieres January 10 

8 PM - LES MISÉRABLES (8x60) the BBC miniseries premieres January 10 with back-to-back episodes

8 PM - THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW Season 4 (8x60) premieres February 14

9 PM - BELGRAVIA (6x60) Julian Fellowes’ historical drama premieres February 14 

10 PM -  THE NATIONAL CBC News’ flagship program continues Sunday to Friday each week

 

MONDAYS

7 PM - CORONATION STREET continues weekdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m. 

7:30 PM - FAMILY FEUD CANADA Season 2 (104x30) continues Mondays to Thursdays 

8 PM -  MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 14 (11x60) begins January 4

9 PM -  FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES Season 4 (10x60) begins January 4

 

TUESDAYS

7 PM - CORONATION STREET continues weekdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m. 

7:30 PM - FAMILY FEUD CANADA Season 2 (104x30) continues Mondays to Thursdays 

8 PM -  KIM’S CONVENIENCE Season 5 (13x30) premieres  January 19

8:30 PM - THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES Season 28 (19x30) continues January 5

9 PM - BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW (5x30) The Final Season: Bonus Episodes featuring never-before-aired sketches premiere January 5

9 PM - WORKIN’ MOMS Season 5 (10x30) premieres February 16

9:30 PM - HUMOUR RESOURCES (6x30) a new irreverent comedy premieres January 5

9:30 PM - TALLBOYZ Season 2 (8x30) premieres February 16

 

WEDNESDAYS

7 PM - CORONATION STREET continues weekdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m. 

7:30 PM - FAMILY FEUD CANADA Season 2 (104x30) Mondays to Thursdays 

8 PM - CORONER Season 3 (10x60) premieres February 3

9 PM - QUIZ (3x60) the British drama starring Matthew Macfadyen (Succession) premieres January 13 

9 PM - PRETTY HARD CASES (formerly Lady Dicks, 10x60) a new female-driven buddy-cop series premieres February 3

 

THURSDAYS

7 PM - CORONATION STREET continues weekdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m. 

7:30 PM - FAMILY FEUD CANADA Season 2 (104x30) Mondays to Thursdays 

8 PM - documentary Channel originals Fear of Dancing, Clydesdale: Saving the Greatest Horse and The Oslo Diaries premiere January 7 through 21

8 PM - BURDEN OF TRUTH Season 4 (8x60) premieres on January 28 

9 PM - THE FIFTH ESTATE Season 46 (7x60) continues January 28 on a new night 

 

FRIDAYS

7 PM - CORONATION STREET continues weekdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m. 

7:30 PM - CORONATION STREET continues weekdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m. 

8 PM -  MARKETPLACE Season 48 (22x30) continues January 8

8:30 PM - ANYONE’S GAME (formerly Orangeville Prep, 6x30) a new factual series about basketball’s most successful preparatory program premieres January 15

8:30 PM - ARCTIC VETS (10x30) a new factual series featuring the wildlife of Canada’s north premieres February 26

9 PM - THE NATURE OF THINGS Season 60 (13x60) continues with an ambitious archeological dig in SEARCHING FOR CLEOPATRA on January 8 

 

SATURDAYS

Afternoon - ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES Season 6 continues

6:30 PM -  HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA begins January 16

 

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