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CBC in 2021

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CBC in 2021
by Staff

(December 17, 2020 – Toronto, ON) CBC flexes its ample muscles with a rich schedule of original Canadian programming for the new year. Over 20 favourite and new shows will fill the small and smaller screens starting Monday January 4th.

Top picks for us include the 14th season of Murdoch Mysteries and the 4th season of the quirky Frankie Drake Mysteries returning for Mystery Mondays.

Tuesday nights on CBC are devoted to comedies and January 5 sees new episodes of This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Baroness Von Sketch Show The Final Season: Bonus Episodes, which will offer up never-before-seen sketches. That will be followed by an 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 for Season 5 but you’ll have to wait until January 19th. New seasons of Workin’ Moms (Season 5) and Tallboyz (Season 2) debut on February 16.

Lady Dicks on CBC, image,
Meredith MacNeill & Adrienne C. Moore. Images courtesy of CBC.

Wednesdays brings Season 3 of the procedural crime drama Coroner starring Serinda Swan. It is followed by new buddy-cop drama series Pretty Hard Cases starring Meredith MacNeill (Baroness von Sketch Show) and Adrienne C. Moore (Orange Is The New Black). Originally titled Lady Dicks, this series makes its debut on February 3. Sticking with drama but straying away from our shores, look for the British drama Quiz. It’s 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 stars Matthew Macfadyen (Succession). It premieres January 13th.

Kristen Kruek, Burden of Truth,
Meegwun Fairbrother, Kristen Kruek & Nicola Correia-Damude costar in the CBC series Burden of Truth.

If you’re a fan of Burden of Truth, you’ll have to wait until Thursday, January 28th when Kristin Kreuk returns for Season 4 of the legal drama series. One of the most durable series on the Network is The Fifth Estate. Season 46, consisting of 7 60-minute episodes moves to Thursdays and begins on January 28.

Friday January 8th brings a new season of search of Marketplace 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.justice in their communities, the marketplace and the workplace, often bringing them face-to-face with company executives and government officials. The Nature of Things hits its landmark 60th season on January 8 with an ambitious archeological dig that peels away myths surrounding the last queen of Egypt in an episode titled Searching for Cleopatra. The following week the series starts a special five-part look into Canada’s most extreme and spectacular weather. titled Wild Canadian Weather. There’s a new docuseries Anyone’s Game (formerly Orangeville Prep), which offers an inside look at the competitive, high-pressure world of basketball’s most successful preparatory program at The Athlete Institute in Orangeville, Ontario. It launches on January 15th with all 6 30-minute episodes available that day also streaming on CBC Gem.
And finally for Fridays, a new family-friendly series Arctic Vets brings 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. It premieres February 26th.

The long running favourite Heartland returns for Season 14 on Sunday, January 10.