CBC ANNOUNCES FALL 2019 PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING SERIES

The fall schedule launches Monday, September 16 on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service.

On Monday CBC announced broadcast and streaming premiere dates for its fall 2019 slate of new and returning original series, featuring a wide range of Canadian stories across drama, comedy, factual, arts, kids, news, and documentary programming. The fall schedule launches Monday, September 16 on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Mystery Mondays return to CBC with new seasons of MURDOCH MYSTERIES and FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES on September 16

  • New sketch comedy series TALLBOYZ joins CBC’s hit Tuesday night comedy lineup beginning September 17 along with season five of STILL STANDING, a new season of THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES and season four of BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW

  • New hosts Aurora Browne and Carolyn Taylor enter the tent for season three of THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW on Wednesday, September 18

  • BATTLE OF THE BLADES with host Ron MacLean will make its highly anticipated return on Thursday nights beginning with a special two-hour premiere on September 19

  • THE NATURE OF THINGS moves to Friday nights, premiering September 20 with back-to-back episodes of She Walks With Apes, the story of three young scientists who are following in the footsteps of Jane Goodall, Diane Fossey and Birute Galdikas

  • Family drama HEARTLAND returns with new episodes on Sunday, September 22, followed by season three of ANNE WITH AN E

  • DRAGONS DEN returns for a 14th season on Thursday, September 26

  • CBC ARTS: EXHIBITIONISTS with Amanda Parris returns for season 5 on Friday, September 20 and season two of immersive art docuseries IN THE MAKING with host Sean O’Neill premieres Friday, September 27

  • New animated action-adventure series MOLLY OF DENALI from CBC Kids follows the adventures of a feisty and resourceful 10-year-old Indigenous girl, September 2

  • Starting December 17, iconic game show FAMILY FEUD CANADA with host Gerry Dee will broadcast four nights a week, airing Tuesdays to Fridays

CBC’s Fall 2019 primetime schedule launching Monday, September 16:

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

MONDAYS

7:30 PM – CORONATION STREET (weekdays at 7:30 p.m., moves to 7 p.m. the week of December 23)

8 PM – MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 13 (18×60) premieres September 16

9 PM – FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES Season 3 (10×60) premieres September 16

TUESDAYS

7:30 PM – CORONATION STREET (weekdays at 7:30 p.m., moves to 7 p.m. the week of December 23)

7:30 PM – FAMILY FEUD CANADA (60×30) Tuesdays to Fridays; premieres the week of December 16 at 8 p.m., moves to its regular time of 7:30 p.m. beginning the week of December 23

8 PM – STILL STANDING Season 5 (13×30) premieres September 17

8:30 PM – THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES Season 27 (19×30) premieres September 17

9 PM – TALLBOYZ (8×30) new sketch comedy series from executive producer Bruce McCulloch premieres September 17

9:30 PM – BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW Season 4 (10×30) premieres September 17

WEDNESDAYS

7:30 PM – CORONATION STREET (weekdays at 7:30 p.m., moves to 7 p.m. the week of December 23)

7:30 PM – FAMILY FEUD CANADA (60×30) Tuesdays to Fridays; premieres the week of December 16 at 8 p.m., moves to its regular time of 7:30 p.m. beginning the week of December 23

8 PM – THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW Season 3 (8×60) premieres September 18

9 PM – NORTHERN RESCUE Season 1 (10×60) premieres September 18

THURSDAYS

7:30 PM – CORONATION STREET (weekdays at 7:30 p.m., moves to 7 p.m. the week of December 23)

7:30 PM – FAMILY FEUD CANADA (60×30) Tuesdays to Fridays; premieres the week of December 16 at 8 p.m., moves to its regular time of 7:30 p.m. beginning the week of December 23

8 PM – BATTLE OF THE BLADES (1×120, 6×60) premieres with a two-hour special September 19

9 PM – DRAGONS’ DEN Season 14 (10×60) premieres September 26

FRIDAYS

7:30 PM – CORONATION STREET (weekdays at 7:30 p.m., moves to 7 p.m. the week of December 23)

7:30 PM – FAMILY FEUD CANADA (60×30) Tuesdays to Fridays; premieres the week of December 16 at 8 p.m., moves to its regular time of 7:30 p.m. beginning the week of December 23

8 PM – MARKETPLACE Season 46 (22×30) premieres September 27

8:30 PM – IN THE MAKING Season 2 (8×30) premieres September 27

9 PM – THE NATURE OF THINGS Season 59 (18×60) premieres September 20 with two back-to-back episodes *NEW NIGHT*

11:30 PM – CBC ARTS: EXHIBITIONISTS Season 5 (6×30) premieres September 20

SATURDAYS

Mornings – MOLLY OF DENALI (38X30) *special premiere date Monday, September 2*

Mornings – TRUE AND THE RAINBOW KINGDOM Season 3 (10X30) premieres September 7

Afternoons – ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES Season 5

6:30 PM – HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA

SUNDAYS

7 PM – HEARTLAND Season 13 (10×60) premieres September 22

8 PM – ANNE WITH AN E Season 3 (10×60) premieres September 22

9 PM – THE FIFTH ESTATE Season 45 (14×60) premieres September 22

 

CBC GEM PREMIERES AND STREAMING EXCLUSIVES

Adding to the 4000 plus hours of live and on-demand acclaimed Canadian programming and a curated selection of best-in-class content from around the world, CBC will also be offering the following premieres exclusively streaming on CBC Gem this fall:

  • DOCUMENTARY NOW! (7X60), the Emmy®-nominated doc parody series (Broadway Video, USA) starring Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Helen Mirren. Season one begins streaming September 6, season two begins streaming October 4 and season three begins streaming November 8.

  • THE VICTIM (4 x 60) is a BBC One thriller that follows a grieving mother (Kelly MacDonald- Boardwalk Empire) who is accused of identifying online the man who she believes is her son’s killer. The Canadian premiere begins streaming on CBC Gem on September 6.

  • STOCKHOLM (4 x 60), a darkly comedic Israeli drama that follows four professors who attempt to keep their recently deceased Nobel nominated friend “alive” until the award is announced, begins streaming October 1.

  • LUTHER (4X60), season five of the gripping thriller starring Idris Elba as maverick detective John Luther beings streaming November 15.

In addition, CBC Gem will feature a new film every Friday including acclaimed titles like David Cronenberg’s COSMOPOLIS (September 27), Xavier Dolan’s TOM AT THE FARM (October 25), Paul Gross’ HYENA ROAD (November 8) and seven-time Canadian Screen Award-winner, MAUDIE (December 6).

AWARDS

CBC will feature the following award celebrations this fall, showcasing Canadian creators, musical artists and storytellers:

  • POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE GALA streaming on CBCMusic.ca/polaris on September 16

  • SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE broadcast live on CBC, CBC Radio One and streaming on CBC Gem and CBC.ca/books on November 18

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