Upcoming series: Murdoch Mysteries, Citytv, January

From a media release:

Citytv will premiere “Murdoch Mysteries”, a new one-hour weekly dramatic series based on Maureen Jennings’ critically-acclaimed mystery novels, Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008, on Citytv stations across Canada. The series stars Yannick Bisson (Sue Thomas, F. B. Eye) as Detective William Murdoch.

Broadcast Schedule as follows:

  • Citytv Toronto: Tuesday, January 22nd – 8:00pm ET (repeats Saturdays at 8:00pm)
  • Citytv Winnipeg: Sunday, January 27th – 8:00pm CT
  • Citytv Calgary: Monday, January 21st – 8:00pm MT (repeats Saturdays at 8:00pm)
  • Citytv Edmonton: Monday, January 21st – 8:00pm MT (repeats Saturdays at 8:00pm)
  • Citytv Vancouver: Tuesday, January 22nd– 8:00pm PT (repeats Saturdays at 8:00pm)

Set in 1895 Toronto, “Murdoch Mysteries” explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson, “Sue Thomas F.B. Eye”), a handsome young detective using radical forensic techniques, like fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. Though his unconventional approach elicits ridicule from fellow officers and skepticism from his boss, Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig, “Coronation Street”), Murdoch is often the only one who can crack the case.

Murdoch’s small circle of confidantes includes pathologist Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy, “Durham County”), a staunch ally who shares the detective’s fascination with forensic science and Constable George Crabtree (Jonny Harris, “Hatching, Matching and Dispatching”), Murdoch’s eager but inexperienced right-hand man. Both are valuable allies who help Murdoch solve his varied cases and traverse the many stratums of Victorian society.

“Murdoch Mysteries” is produced and developed by Shaftesbury Films in association with Citytv, a division of Rogers Media Inc., Granada International and UKTV, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Television Fund.

Don’t miss the premiere of “Murdoch Mysteries” Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008, on Citytv stations across Canada. “Murdoch Mysteries” will be video described in all markets.

For further information on Citytv and “Murdoch Mysteries”, please visit www.citytv.com.

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39 thoughts on “Upcoming series: Murdoch Mysteries, Citytv, January”

  1. seems I need a digital box to receive city tv
    this is beyond my tv allowance, so
    where can I get the murdoch series on disk, please

  2. Ian, it’s in the article above – books by Maureen Jennings.

    Tim – it hasn’t aired on TV yet so no DVDs for quite a while. I’ll post when it’s announced.


  4. Debbie, CityTV Toronto is 344 for the 10pm EST Thursday night showing. But CityTV is part of your StarChoice Essentials packaging so you should be able to find the other stations as well.

    I am really enjoying it and sorry that I missed the first one or two episodes. Not that I am into repeats, but I hope to catch them the next time around.

    I really enjoyed Yannick Bisson in Sue Thomas, and think that he is great in this show as well.

  5. Does anyone know if Murdoch Mysteries has been renewed for a 2nd season? I love the show and would be really disappointed if it wasn’t.

  6. Why has the Murdoch Mystery Series been taken off CITYTV? It has been replaced with Top Model. Both on Thursday night at 10pm and on Sunday Night at 8pm???
    This is a fabulous show!!! All my friends love it as well. When you go to citytv to the Murdoch page you can’t even leave a comment?? !!
    I see from Diane it is suppose to run for a second season. Because it is not on now does this mean the show has been totally cancelled?
    I just hate when they up and pull a good show for no apparent reason.

  7. Take a breath – it means the first season has finished, the second season has not finished shooting, and like every other series in the history of television, there will be a gap between the seasons.

  8. Finally, a program with a bit of everything for everyone in the cleverly written scripts without raunchy sex, or pumped up violence…just pure unadulterated entertainment. We are just so fed up with the reality shows and all the other garbage that passes for entertainment on television. Who would have thought, an hour long programme on our very own City TV on a Saturday night! Miraculous! Keep it coming – PLEASE! The Tibbs Family – Mississauaga

  9. You’re not alone in your feelings about what is aired and produced on television.
    We’re so glad you like Murdoch Mysteries. We feel as strongly as you do!

  10. Thank you for bringing The Murdoch Mysteries to City, finally a good detective show to watch and enjoy. Most of the telivision programs arn’t worth watching now days there is no substance to them.
    Thanks again love the show and the fantastic well written stories and acting.

  11. I know everyone involved in the show is thrilled with the response to Murdoch. Season two is going to be just wonderful as the writers are cooking up great stories. But there are many people who deserve the most thanks, first and foremost is Christina Jennings, the CEO of Shaftesbury Films, and the single person who felt that the Murdoch novels could go onto tv and become great stories for viewers. The second person to thank is Diane Boehme from CITY Television who shares and equal belief with Christina in the material, and she is the reason Murdoch is on their network. Those two people are at the head of the kudos and thanks line.
    Cal Coons is the story runner and head of the whole creative magilla this year, his ideas and vision are what is making this show have it’s life.
    And finally Maureen Jennings who wrote the novels the series is based on.

  12. Phewwwwww What a relief to hear the second series is in production. I just discovered by accident tonight Murdoch is on at 8…Sat. night so I can watch the oldies.
    Kudos to all the stars of the series and thank you to all who have faith in this show to bring it back to CITY TV for another season.
    Thank you everyone.

  13. Truly love the series. Great acting, great story lines and one of the few programs I watch on television.

    I hope for a third season as well.


  14. I am so happy to hear that another season of Murdoch Mysteries will be running. I, like the person above me, was very worried they just cancelled another great show.
    I can’t imagine the undertaking and detail it takes to produce this show, especially with the victorian setting (which I love).
    The cast is great and Yannick Bisson is a rare talent.
    I could go on about all the wonderful things I love about this refreshing, intellligent tv show, but I’ll stop with “it’s in my top three favourite TV shows of all time”.
    Here’s to season number 3:)

  15. I’ve spent the winter reading Maureen Jennings Murdoch Mysteries. Fantastic read. So kept an eye on her site which said she would notify when the new series would start.
    To date she hasn’t posted it but I see from here it is up and running and tonight I got my fix. The new series is fantastic and the cast is brilliant once again. I’m absolutely thrilled it is back on.

  16. lol Iden My Bad. Yeah I discovered it was season one BUT HOT OFF THE PRESS this morning citytv commercial came on ANNOUNCING starting Wed. March 4 at 10pm the premiere of Murdoch Mysteries.
    Does the Happy Dance. I just know it is going to be another smash hit!!!

  17. Mystery with some History hit the Showbiz section of the Toronto Sun and what a picture of Murdoch! Now that is a keeper white collar and all which by the way beats Don Cherry.
    When I was reading the Murdoch books I dug out online an 1890’s Toronto Map to see the area which his station patrols and from memory back in the
    1950’s-1960’s that section hadn’t changed all that much. I love the history behind the series as I grew up border of Toronto/Scarborough.
    Thomas Craig plays Brackenreid to a ‘T’ and George, Jonny Harris, is just excellent.
    Can you tell I’m so thrilled Murdoch is back!!!

  18. This is one of the best programs on TV….Canada should be proud….makes us think of what mystery solving was all about before the new
    CSI series….extremely enjoyable TV series

  19. Boy oh boy this season is fantastic. I haven’t missed an episode. I sure hope they win everything there is to win this year and would consider doing a third season. I got several folk who didn’t know about the program hooked and they are tunning in every week also. Kudos to everyone involved.

  20. I just hope there will be a third series, maybe if they get enough comments it would help. My Tuesday wont be the same after the last one of series two showing this week.

  21. OMG!!! I just heard that tonight is the last night of the Murdoch series!!! I can’t get over the fact the season is done. Thirteen is not enough…Like what’s wrong with a round number of 32? Things were just getting started in the love department…Like catching Jeff Douglas as the coroner’s (Dr. Julia Ogden) escort…lol
    I sure hope they consider a Season 3. All the very best to everyone.

  22. I am thrilled with the Murdoch Mystery series and try not to miss an episode. Last night’s program took place on the west coast at a place called Pringle Creek. Does this place actually exist?

  23. May 29 2009
    Thank you for a show worth watching. Hope there will be a third season.
    All the other garbage on TV is not worth the time watching.
    Thank you, thank you again for a show worth watching.

  24. Mudock mysteries is agreat series & I never miss it, I even watch the repeats it’s that good murdock makes agreat detective as does the good dr I hope one day they get together.
    to the writers keep up the good work & thank you for making such a good series.

  25. Will the Murdock Mysteries be filming a new series this year? Yannick Bisson is terrific as Detective Murdock.

  26. What a joy to be watching murdoch mysteries again. Never mind repeats, they are all good programming, and what actors/actresses? Keep up the good work, on a weekly basis, and please all us oldies who thoroughly enjoy inspector, detective and doctor. Thank you, thank you, for making life interesting.

  27. I don’t understand why this show isn’t promoted more. I think it to be the best and all the stars are so suited to their parts not to mention how interesting it is with the author having the setting in T.O……Yay to hear season 3 is coming out.

  28. I’m hoping this program will be returned for a third and fourth season. It is one of the best Canadian mysteries we have on TV right now. The stars make the story line and I watch every program and hope to see more.

  29. You may think this is rather small to mention but on one Episode they were talking about a STREET in Toronto called Spadina Avenue which is pronounced just like it is spelled, so it caught me off-guard when they called it Spadeena Avenue instead. Did anyone else notice that?

  30. In 2009 an episode with Stephen McHattie, they were in a place called Pringle Creek, BC. Was this location actually in Ontario and if so where?

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