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This Winter on CBC

by Staff

(November 25, 2019 – Toronto, ON) CBC has announced the premiere dates for its winter 2020 lineup of new and returning Canadian series. The schedule launches on Sunday, January 5, with one major exception. Having picked up the Canadian rights to produce their own version of the long-running US hit game show, Family Feud, Gerry Dee takes on hosting duties for the show, which will air across the country four nights a week, starting Monday, December 16 at a special time of 8PM (8:30 NT). It will move to its regular time slot of 7:30PM (8 NT) on Monday, December 23. Now, to 2020:

There’s a new original factual series titled High Arctic Haulers. It’s about shipping in one often becomes one of the most dangerous bodies of water anywhere. As CBC describes it, High Arctic Haulers is “a high-stakes journey” which helps focus attention on life in a part of the country few of us will ever get to visit. It’s a look at Canada’s resilient, vibrant northern communities. High Arctic Haulers premieres Sunday, January 5 at 8PM (8:30 NT) 

Fortunate Son stars Kari Matchett, Darren Mann and Stephen Moyer. Set in the social and political chaos of 1968, Fortunate Son is a new spy drama that premieres Wednesday January 8 at 9PM (9:30 NT)

In a new take on the popular factual entertainment format, Back in Time for Winter follows one modern Canadian family on a winter time-travelling adventure beginning Thursday, January 9 at 8PM (8:30NT)

There’s also an epic sci-fi adventure series produced in partnership with the U.S. streaming service Hulu. Endlings follows four foster kids who make a startling discovery that affects the entire universe. Endlings premieres on Sunday, January 5 at 6PM (6:30 NT) with weekly back-to-back episodes 

There’s a new culinary competition series and original Canadian format called Fridge Wars, which premieres Thursday, February 27 at 8PM (8:30 NT) And there’s a new CBC Docs original series. It’s one of those “ripped from the headlines” productions and if you’ve been paying attention you should recognize the name. The Oland Murder will make its debut on Thursday, March 5 at 9PM (9:30 NT)

Now that we’re looking at March, CBC will carry a number of award shows that month beginning with The Juno Awards. Broadcast live from Saskatoon on CBC and CBC Gem, the annual Canadian music gala will also be live-streamed globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) March 15. 

Canada Reads is a bit of a mini-series and will be be carried on CBC, CBC Radio One and cbcbooks.ca between March 25–28. Finally, the Canadian Screen Awards broadcast gala event will be on CBC and live-streamed on CBC Gem and cbc.ca/arts at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. AT/9:30 NT) March 29.

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Publicity still for Workin’ Moms courtesy of CBC.

A quick look at some returning shows:

Coroner, starring Serinda Swan, returns for Season 2 on Monday, January 6 at 9PM (9:30 NT).

CBC’s popular Tuesday night comedy lineup returns with the fourth season of Kim’s Convenience at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) and the sixth and final season of Schitt’s Creek at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) beginning Tuesday, January 7. Workin’ Moms returns for a fourth season Tuesday, February 18 at 9:30PM (10 NT).

From comedy to the serious business of law and some of the best legal shows on television today. Kristin Kreuk stars in the legal drama series Burden of Truth. It returns for Season 3 on Wednesday, January 8 at 8PM (8:30 NT). The true-crime series The Detectives returns for Season 3 on Thursday, January 9 at 9PM (9:30 NT), and the Halifax-set legal aid drama Diggstown, which stars Vinessa Antoine and Natasha Henstridge returns for Season 2 on Wednesday, March 4 at 8PM (8:30 NT).

There’s a lot of new programming coming to CBC’s GEM streaming service, but that’s for another day.