CBC winter schedule includes Republic of Doyle, 18 to Life, Kids in the Hall

From a media release:

CBC TELEVISION OFFERS MORE GREAT CANADIAN ENTERTAINMENT WITH ITS NEW WINTER 2010 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Kirstine Stewart, general manager of CBC Television, today announced details of the network’s winter 2010 schedule that, along with a number of ongoing favourites, features the new Monday night family comedy 18 TO LIFE, the father-and-son P.I. series REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, the long-awaited return to the network of one of Canada’s most legendary comedy troupes with KIDS IN THE HALL: DEATH COMES TO TOWN, a two-part TV movie event based on the life of DON CHERRY, and a daytime lineup anchored by a new season of STEVEN AND CHRIS.

MORE ABOUT CBC TELEVISION’S WINTER 2010 SEASON

CBC’s daytime schedule starts with five hours of commercial-free programming every weekday morning with KIDS’ CBC’s award-winning series for young audiences. Canada’s favourite lifestyle duo STEVEN AND CHRIS are back, at 2 p.m., and CBC-TV teams up with Canadian Living magazine for a brand new cooking show BEST RECIPES EVER with host Kary Osmond at 3 p.m.

The new family comedy 18 TO LIFE, Mondays at 8 p.m., features two of television’s brightest young stars Stacey Farber (Degrassi: The Next Generation) and Gemini Award-winner Michael Seater (Life With Derek, The Zack Files), as 18-year-old newlyweds, along with their parents played by Peter Keleghan (The Newsroom, Love Letters), Al Goulem (The Tournament, Stardom), Ellen David (Surviving My Mother, Mambo Italiano) and Angela Asher (Degrassi: The Next Generation, Queer as Folk). LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE is back on Monday nights at 8:30 p.m. following 18 TO LIFE.

Gemini Award-winning Best Comedy Series RICK MERCER REPORT continues Tuesdays at 8 p.m., followed by 22 MINUTES at 8:30 p.m., and KIDS IN THE HALL: DEATH COMES TO TOWN at 9 p.m. All five of the original Kids in the Hall are back in this new gender-bending, boundary-pushing eight-part series that marks the return of the internationally-renowned comedy troupe to CBC, where they were first introduced to television audiences in 1988.

Gemini Award-winning Best Reality Series DRAGONS’ DEN continues Wednesdays at 8 p.m., followed by REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, a new father-and-son P.I. series starring Allan Hawco (ZOS: Zone of Separation, H20) as the unpredictable and irresistible rogue private investigator. Set against the backdrop of the eccentric underbelly of contemporary St. John’s, Newfoundland. Sean McGinley (Michael Collins, Braveheart) co-stars as Doyle’s partner-in-solving-crime father. The series also features Lynda Boyd, (Falcon Beach, On Thin Ice), Rachel Wilson (Man V. Minivan, 75 El Camino), Krystin Pellerin (The Tudors), Mark O’Brien (Above and Beyond, The One That Got Away) and Marthe Bernard (Sex, the rules of).

THE NATURE OF THINGS moves to Thursday nights at 8 p.m., starting Jan. 7, followed by DOC ZONE at 9 p.m. (after THE BORDER wraps up its current season with two episodes on Jan. 7 and 14).

Canada’s award-winning investigative consumer series MARKETPLACE launches its 37th season, Fridays at 8:30 p.m. (following an encore presentation of RICK MERCER REPORT), with hosts Erica Johnson and Wendy Mesley. THE FIFTH ESTATE continues Fridays at 9 p.m.

More than ever, Saturday nights are the home of hockey for millions of Canadians. In addition to a jam-packed line up of the biggest match ups all season long and coverage of all six Canadian teams, CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA will ring in the new year with two very special events. New Year’s Day has the Flyers battling the Bruins in the 2010 NHL Winter Classic from legendary Fenway Park in Boston, followed by the 10th annual Tim Hortons Hockey Day in Canada on Saturday, Jan. 30, from Stratford, Ont. The NHL season culminates on CBC with coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final. In addition to hockey, CBC presents Canada’s athletes competing against the world’s best at home and abroad, with coverage of the GMC ALPINE SKI SERIES ON CBC and the 2010 Canadian Figure Skating Championships on CBC.

HEARTLAND continues on Sunday nights at 7 p.m., followed at 8 p.m. by movies and specials, including: TEST THE NATION I.Q. on Jan. 24; LOVE LETTERS, a one-hour exploration of love, on Jan. 31, hosted by Gordon Pinsent, and created by and starring Leah Pinsent (Made In Canada) and Peter Keleghan (18 to Life, The Newsroom), and other real-life TV couples Sheila McCarthy and Peter Donaldson, Carlo Rota (Little Mosque on the Prairie, 24) and Nazneen Contractor (The Border, 24), Deb McGrath (Little Mosque on the Prairie) and Colin Mochrie (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), and Samantha Bee and Jason Jones (both of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart); and KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KID: THE DON CHERRY STORY, a special two-part movie event on March 28 and 29, starring Jared Keeso, documenting Don Cherry’s journey from obscurity to legendary status as the opinionated commentator on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada.

Weeknights, THE NATIONAL with Peter Mansbridge continues at 10 p.m., followed by local news and THE HOUR with George Stroumboulopoulos at 11 p.m.

CBC TELEVISION – WINTER 2010 FEATURES

(All times local; 30 minutes later in Newfoundland.)

MONDAYS

8 p.m. 18 TO LIFE (Premieres Jan. 4)

8:30 p.m. LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE (Returns Jan. 4)

9 p.m. CBC WINNIPEG COMEDY FESTIVAL

TUESDAYS

8 p.m. RICK MERCER REPORT (Returns Jan. 5)

8:30 p.m. 22 MINUTES (Returns Jan. 5)

9 p.m. KIDS IN THE HALL – DEATH COMES TO TOWN (Premieres Jan. 12)

9:30 p.m. HA!IFAX COMEDY FESTIVAL

WEDNESDAYS

8 p.m. DRAGONS’ DEN (Returns Jan. 6)

9 p.m. REPUBLIC OF DOYLE (Premieres Jan. 6)

THURSDAYS

8 p.m. THE NATURE OF THINGS

9 p.m. THE BORDER (Jan. 7 and 14)

9 p.m. DOC ZONE (Returns Jan. 21)

FRIDAYS

8 p.m. RICK MERCER REPORT (Encore)

8:30 p.m. MARKETPLACE

9 p.m. THE FIFTH ESTATE

SATURDAYS

6:30 p.m. ET CBC’s HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA

SUNDAYS

7 p.m. HEARTLAND (Returns Jan. 3)

8 p.m. SPECIALS and MOVIES

WEEKNIGHTS

10 p.m. THE NATIONAL with Peter Mansbridge

10:55 p.m. LOCAL NEWS

11:05 p.m. THE HOUR with George Stroumboulopoulos

DAYTIME

7 a.m. KIDS’ CBC

2 p.m. BEST RECIPES EVER

3 p.m. STEVEN AND CHRIS

SPECIALS

TEST THE NATION: I.Q.

Sunday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m.

LOVE LETTERS

Sunday, Jan. 31, at 8 p.m.

KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KID: THE DON CHERRY STORY
Sunday, March 28 and Monday, March 29, at 8 p.m.

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3 thoughts on “CBC winter schedule includes Republic of Doyle, 18 to Life, Kids in the Hall”

  1. Will there be anymore Being Erica shows on CBC for Janurary 2010? I don’t see any more new sessions.

  2. I can’t believe that CBC paid good money for The Republic of Doyle and Kids in the Hall rather than producing more episodes of Being Erica and The Border (two of the best shows on TV). The Republic of Doyle is a neat concept but the writing is so lame and inconsistence; and Kids in the Hall is just bad.

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