Murdoch Mysteries: Why this CBC show is still so popular after a decade

At the beginning of its 10th season, Yannick Bisson reflects on the wild success of a little period mystery series

One of Canada’s greatest mysteries is the ongoing success of Murdoch Mysteries.

After all, the longtime CBC series has not only beat the odds by heading into its 10th season (starting October 10th, fittingly), but it’s still gaining in popularity nearly a decade after making its television debut.

“It’s a little bit surreal,” said star Yannick Bisson recently about the series’ staggering success.

“It really comes to the forefront when fans bring up some of the earlier episodes and talk about what it means to them. I mean, we spend a few days with each episode, they spend years with them — they know them intimately!”