Aug 30, 2013
Kicking-off on September 16, CBC-TV’s 2013 Fall Schedule Delivers Award-Winning Hits, Bright Stars, and Investigative Journalism That Matters
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With gripping dramas, hilarious comedies, live events, award-winning news and investigative programs, CBC continues to be a leader in providing top-notch Canadian content this fall.  The new schedule features the highly anticipated return of BATTLE OF THE BLADES, and the made-for-television movie, STILL LIFE: A THREE PINES MYSTERY. The season premiere of GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT kicks off the fall schedule, which also features the return of hits MURDOCH MYSTERIES, DRAGONS’ DEN, REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, HEARTLAND, RICK MERCER REPORT, MARKETPLACE and HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA.
BATTLE OF THE BLADES - The show Canadians fell in love with and embraced for three seasons is back! It returns with big Sunday night entertainment where anything is possible. This season of BATTLE OF THE BLADES promises to be the most interactive and innovative yet. CBC will kick off the digital campaign by announcing this year’s cast over one week in September, exclusively on the website and via social media. Visit cbc.ca/battle/ for more details. The season launches Sunday, September 22, at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT). @CBCbattle
Starring Canadian acting luminary Donald Sutherland, CROSSING LINES is an action-packed international crime drama about a new global FBI unit that specializes in cross-border crimes and brings intercontinental criminals to justice. It joins the prime-time lineup at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on Tuesday evenings, and premiering October 8.
New set, new sizzle. Catch DRAGONS’ DEN in their new ominous den as the extraordinary deals continue to unfold. The season launches Wednesday, October 2 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT). @CBCDragon
Celebrating the 10th season of GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT, George brings us the world’s most influential and fascinating actors, musicians, and newsmakers through his signature interview style. The season launches September 16 at 7 p.m. (7:30 NT). @strombo/@strombodotcom
HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA returns for the 2013-14 NHL season with a full slate of games featuring the sport’s biggest stars and best NHL match-ups and marquee events. The season begins with Molson Canadian NHL Face Off from Montreal on Tuesday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. ET/ 3:30 p.m. PT, as the Canadiens host their longtime rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs, followed by Winnipeg at Edmonton at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT.  The Ontario township of Sterling-Rawdon plays host to Kraft Hockeyville on Saturday, September 14 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT as the Winnipeg Jets and Washington Capitals face-off in a pre-season match-up in Belleville, ON.@hockeynight
This season on MARKETPLACE, Canada’s consumer watchdog goes all out to put the bite on wrongdoers and set things right. Undercover, online and on TV, Marketplace gets more bark for your buck with a revealing checkup on vet bills and goes on a nationwide hunt for Canada’s most frustrating packaging for the first-ever Wrap Rage Awards. The season launches Friday, October 4 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT). @CBCMarketplace
MURDOCH MYSTERIES - Canada’s number-one dramatic mystery provides a season full of surprises as Detective Murdoch continues to unravel the city’s most devious murder mysteries all the while elevating his romance with Dr. Julia Ogden to new heights. Fans can also get ready for a Web series that peeks behind the scenes of CBC’s hit mystery show, with an exclusive inside look at the making of season seven. Dive into the history, characters, inventions, costumes, props and storylines featured in the new season, including interviews with the cast, crew, writers and producers who bring the show to life. The season launches Monday, September 30 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT). @CBCMurdoch
REPUBLIC OF DOYLE - Like any family, the Doyles aren’t impervious to fracture, and they will find themselves pulled in dramatic new directions and facing big decisions that could forever affect their relationships—or change the trajectory of their lives—for good. REPUBLIC OF DOYLE brings you an all-new Web series featuring quirky ne’er-do-well Ned Bishop (Mark Critch), who is becoming more of a regular fixture in the life of the Doyles, whether Jake likes it or not. The season launches Wednesday, October 2 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT). @RepublicofDoyle
STILL LIFE: A THREE PINES MYSTERY, airing Sunday, September 15 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT). Based on Canadian author Louise Penny’s international best-selling novel, STILL LIFE focuses on a picturesque small town that becomes unraveled after a beloved community member is found dead and the investigation into her death reveals layers of deceit, rage and long-simmering resentments.
With compelling in-depth stories and fast-reaction investigations of ongoing events, the fifth estate digs into things Canadians care about and gets results. This season Gillian Findlay discovers a hidden ingredient in most prepared food that is making us mighty sick—and asks “Are we in North America eating ourselves to death?” Linden MacIntyre visits a village in Canada with a deadly secret. Bob McKeown delves into a mystery that certain institutions would prefer was kept silent. Mark Kelley encounters extortion in a menacing new form. And the fifth estate reveals a tragic human exodus in The Last Great Escape. The season launches Friday, October 4 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT). @CBCfifth
Canada’s number one political satirist, Rick Mercer, is back for an 11th season of THE RICK MERCER REPORT with his weekly dose of political satire, ranting, funny takes on the week’s top stories, and lively cross-country adventures. Providing a unique viewpoint on Canada from coast to coast to coast, THE RICK MERCER REPORT returns with two of the most talked-about features of every show: Rick’s rant and his cross-country adventures. The season launches Tuesday, October 8 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT). Fans can also get a daily dose of the show weekdays at 6:30 p.m. (7 NT). @rickmercer
BEST RECIPES EVER, Canada’s most-watched daily food program returns to CBC this fall for its fifth big season with host and chef Christine Tizzard. The show has recently released its second cookbook, featuring the very best Canadian Living recipes from seasons three and four. The season starts Monday, September 23 at 3 p.m. (3:30 NT). @BestRecipesEver
The Psych Crimes Unit is back with CRACKED, more unified and stronger than before, with a new female lead along with David Sutcliffe, and Brooke Nevin (from Chicago Fire, Breakout Kings). This season, CRACKED brings you The Tenants, an eight part Web series building up to the season two finale. A corrupt property manager is found murdered and there’s no shortage of suspects. . . over the course of eight weeks, we’ll flash-forward to an assortment of characters who are somehow connected to a brutal case that will be solved in the thrilling finale. The season launches Monday, September 30, at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT). @CrackedonCBC
DOC ZONE returns to enlighten and entertain with another season of thought-provoking documentaries. This fall, look for stories about Canada’s Not Criminally Responsible laws and the Condo Game in Toronto and Vancouver. The season launches Thursday, October 3 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT). @CBCDocs
Season seven of HEARTLAND brings a new way to watch Canada’s favourite family drama: The Heartland Companion app. The app works on your tablet or smartphone and syncs to the live (or PVRed) broadcast, serving up a wide range of HEARTLAND companion content—from extra scenes and elements that extend the story even further, to behind-the-scenes extras, and even a nationwide HEARTLAND Trivia Challenge where viewers can win great prizes from the show. The season starts Sunday, October 6 at 7 p.m. (7:30 NT). @HeartlandonCBC
IN THE KITCHEN WITH STEFANO FAITA is back for a third season of all-new recipes, guests and fun this fall. The first official IN THE KITCHEN… cookbook, featuring the most popular recipes from seasons one and two, will be released in October 2013. The season starts Monday, September 23 at 3:30 p.m. (4 NT). @CBCinthekitchen
STEVEN AND CHRIS remains the hottest daytime destination for all things lifestyle—continually bringing more fun and fabulous content to weekday viewers. The fun starts Monday, September 23 at 2 p.m. (2:30 NT). @stevenandchris
THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES, Canada’s longest-running political satire, returns to take on big issues and small-minded politicians. 22 Minutes a week is not enough! The intrepid news team behind THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES brings you a new Web series: The 22 Minutes Update. It’s a bite-sized version of the show you know and love, a 2.2 Minute mid-week update that delivers (and sends up) the very, very, very latest news with exclusive newsdesk stories, field pieces, and more. The season launches Tuesday, October 8 at 8:30 p.m. (9:00 NT). @22_Minutes
THE NATURE OF THINGS, Canada’s longest-running science series, presents an ambitious new season: from invasive carp and zombie ants, to decoding the “gay gene” and David Suzuki’s very personal quest to understand Alzheimer’s. And starting on March 13, 2014, Wild Canada, a stunning four-part series in the style of Planet Earth: it’s Canada as you’ve never seen it before, an epic story through time and across the vast scale of the Canadian landscape. The season launches Thursday, October 3 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT). @CBCDocs
7 p.m. (7:30 NT) - George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight
7:30 p.m. (8 NT) - Coronation Street
8 p.m. (8:30 NT) - Murdoch Mysteries
9 p.m. (9:30 NT) - Cracked
10 p.m. (10:30 NT) - The National
7 p.m. (7:30 NT) - George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight
7:30 p.m. (8 NT) - Coronation Street
8 p.m. (8:30 NT) - Rick Mercer Report
8:30 p.m. (9 NT) - This Hour Has 22 Minutes
9 p.m. (9:30 NT) - Crossing Lines
10 p.m. (10:30 NT) - The National
7 p.m. (7:30 NT) - George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight
7:30 p.m. (8 NT) - Coronation Street
8 p.m. (8:30 NT) - Dragons’ Den
9 p.m. (9:30 NT) - Republic of Doyle
10 p.m. (10:30 NT) - The National
7 p.m. (7:30 NT) - George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight
7:30 p.m. (8 NT) - Coronation Street
8 p.m. (8:30 NT) - The Nature of Things
9 p.m. (9:30 NT) - Doc Zone
10 p.m. (10:30 NT) - The National
7 p.m. (7:30 NT) - George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight
7:30 p.m. (8 NT) - Coronation Street
8 p.m. (8:30 NT) - Marketplace
9 p.m. (9:30 NT) - the fifth estate
10 p.m. (10:30 NT) - The National
7 p.m. (7:30 NT) - Heartland
8 p.m. (8:30 NT) - Battle of the Blades
9 p.m. (9:30 NT) - Dragons’ Den
10 p.m. (10:30 NT) - The National
2 p.m. (2:30 NT) - Steven and Chris
3 p.m. (3:30 NT) - Best Recipes Ever
3:30 p.m. (4 NT) - In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita
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