Nov 23, 2021

CBC builds on its acclaimed comedy slate with the premieres of Mark Critch’s SON OF A CRITCH on Tuesday, January 4 and Andrew Phung’s RUN THE BURBS on Wednesday, January 5

Telling the untold story of Black railway workers and their families in the 1920s, new CBC original drama THE PORTER makes its world premiere on Monday, February 21


FAMILY FEUD CANADA kicks off the new year with a special week of celebrity feuds January 3 - 6 featuring Alessia Cara, Johnny Orlando, Canadian Olympic athletes and the stars of DRAGONS’ DEN, MURDOCH MYSTERIES, RUN THE BURBS and TALLBOYZ with Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

HOT DOCS ON CBC returns Sunday, January 2 with first-run feature documentaries

CBC Gem launches new original series WHO DO YOU THINK I AM? starring Madison Tevlin (January 7) and competition series BEST IN MINIATURE (February 11) hosted by Aba Amuquandoh

CBC is Canada's home for the OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES BEIJING 2022 February 4 - 20 followed by the PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES March 4 - 13

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CBC today announced broadcast and streaming premiere dates for its winter 2022 slate of programming, including over 20 new and returning original series from Canadian creators, producers and storytellers across all genres. The new winter primetime schedule launches Sunday, January 2 on CBC TV and the free CBC Gem streaming service.



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



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



  • 7:30PM - FAMILY FEUD CANADA with host Gerry Dee continues Mondays to Thursdays, kicking off the new year with its first-ever celebrity week January 3 to 6, featuring Grammy Award-winning musician Alessia Cara vs. JUNO Award nominee Johnny Orlando; the DRAGONS’ DEN investors vs. the TALLBOYZ with special guest Paul Sun-Hyung Lee; team MURDOCH MYSTERIES vs. newcomers RUN THE BURBS; and Olympians led by World Champion hurdler Perdita Felicien vs. Canada’s national hockey team led by Natalie Spooner. For more information on the four “Celebrity Special” episodes, click here.
  • 9PM - Based on the Agatha Christie story, BBC miniseries THE WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION debuts January 3. Following the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022, highly anticipated new drama THE PORTER premieres February 21, inspired by real events and starring Aml Ameen, Ronnie Rowe Jr., Mouna Traoré, Oluniké Adeliyi, Loren Lott and Alfre Woodard.



  • 8:30PM - SON OF A CRITCH premieres January 4, based on Mark Critch’s best-selling memoir and starring Critch, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth and Malcolm McDowell.
  • 9PM - WORKIN’ MOMS returns for Season 6 on January 4, as Kate (Catherine Reitman) grapples with the unexpected addition to the Foster family, and a snag threatens to unravel everything she’s built at work.
  • 9:30PM - The TALLBOYZ (Guled Abdi, Vance Banzo, Tim Blair, Franco Nguyen) are back for a third season on January 25, with sketches ranging from silly, absurdist themes, like an ode to unwanted house pets and pothead heroes, to hard-hitting examinations of privilege, racism, and encounters with the royal family. Also featuring guest star Paul Sun-Hyung Lee.


  • 8PM - STILL STANDING returns for Season 7 on January 5, starring host Jonny Harris as he visits a new set of towns across Canada in the wake of the pandemic, including Minden, ON; Hope, BC; Wakefield, QC; Middleton, NS; and St. Laurent, MB.  



  • 8PM - CORONER Season 4 premieres January 6, following Dr. Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan), who is fresh from recent loss but determined to start anew as she tackles a myriad of new mysterious cases.
  • 9PM - CBC News’ award-winning investigative series THE FIFTH ESTATE continues January 6.



  • 8PM - Canada’s award-winning consumer watchdog MARKETPLACE continues on January 7.  
  • 8:30PM - Filmed at the Assiniboine Park Conservancy in Manitoba, ARCTIC VETS returns for a second season  on January 7.
  • 9PM - THE NATURE OF THINGS also continues January 7 with fascinating science and nature documentaries each week, including a delicious reveal of the chemistry and physics of cooking in CHEF SECRETS: THE SCIENCE OF COOKING (January 7); and CURB YOUR CARBON (March 4), an irreverent guide to lowering your carbon footprint narrated by Ryan Reynolds.



  • Hosted by Madison Tevlin, WHO DO YOU THINK I AM? begins streaming Friday, January 7, featuring Maddie as she chats with guests one-on-one and connects with people who, like herself, are often misinterpreted and misperceived.  
  • TRUE DATING STORIES returns with Season 3 on Friday, January 28. Whether it’s true romance or a night gone horribly wrong, this series offers the greatest real dating stories ever told, reenacted by performers with all the drama, romance and comedy they deserve. 
  • BEST IN MINIATURE is a unique competition series premiering Friday, February 11. Hosted by Aba Amuquandoh (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), the show follows 11 competitors from around the world as they build their dream homes in miniature form.


  • As Canada's Olympic and Paralympic Network, CBC will provide the compelling coverage and award-winning storytelling that audiences have come to expect, leading up to, during and after the OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES BEIJING 2022 (February 4 - 20) and PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES (March 4 - 13). In addition to Olympic coverage, CBC SPORTS will continue to keep Canadians connected to the world of high-performance sport through weekly staple ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES, available on CBC TV and CBC Gem, as well as live streams of key competitions on cbcsports.ca and the CBC Sports app. Upcoming events include: The Alpine Skiing World Cup, kicking off this weekend in Lake Louise; and the Canadian National Figure Skating Championships in January where Canada's Olympic Team will be determined.



  • Hosted by musician Melanie Doane and premiering Saturday, January 8, new original series UKULELE U encourages young viewers at home to sing, move, and learn along with a wonderful cast of kids.



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Margot Hadaya

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