CBC renews 17 shows
Posted by Diane Wild in Uncategorized

From a media release:


CBC Television today confirmed a number of returning shows for the 2011-12 season. Among the returning fan favourites are BATTLE OF THE BLADES and DRAGONS’ DEN, which both regularly drew more than 1.5 million viewers this season, the Down East detective hit REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, Season 9 of THE RICK MERCER REPORT and Season 51 of THE NATURE OF THINGS WITH DAVID SUZUKI.

The following favourites have been renewed and will return to the programming schedule:

  • 22 Minutes
  • Battle of the Blades
  • Being Erica
  • Best Recipes Ever
  • Doc Zone
  • Dragons’ Den
  • the fifth estate
  • George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight
  • Heartland
  • InSecurity
  • Little Mosque on the Prairie
  • Marketplace
  • The Nature of Things
  • Republic of Doyle
  • The Rick Mercer Report
  • The Ron James Show
  • Steven & Chris

Meanwhile, new programming pickups for the 2011-12 season include Mr. D, starring Gerry D and produced by Topsail Entertainment; Michael Tuesdays and Thursdays, featuring the writing and acting talents of Bob Martin and produced by Rhombus Media; the co-production Camelot, from Take 5 Productions; Kevin O’Leary in Dealer to Leader, developed by Wide-Eyed Entertainment in conjunction with CBC; and Cover Me Canada, produced by 11 Entertainment.

Further information on the 2011-12 season will be released at a later date.

15 Responses to CBC renews 17 shows

  1. Men with Brooms canceled and InShitcurity renewed !?

    I hate CBC now.

  2. Glad to see that 22 Minutes is on the list. Hope they increase the number of episodes ordered.

  3. Depressing looking list of dumbed down dreck

  4. Glad to see that Little Mosque on the Prairie has been renewed for a sixth season!

    1. terrible show – February 13, 2011 @ 10:15am

      your joking right?

      1. No one’s joking, its a good show…maybe you should have an open mind and watch it. Its quite addicting!

  5. Donald Gray – February 12, 2011 @ 10:07am

    The bar to measure success is low at CBC it seems. Some of these shows (Mosque, Erica) have consistently lost viewers each season, but somehow that earns them renewal?

  6. Hank Sellers – February 17, 2011 @ 7:46pm

    Ron James is renewed? He’s the funniest man in Canada! If you’re a complete moron who’s bonked your head about 100 times.

  7. So happy that little mosque is renewed, it is by far one of my fav shows! The little jokes thrown in are subtle…but get you laughing–Love! THANKS CBC!!!!

  8. OH YEAH Republic of doyle!!! LOVE YA CBC!!! lol

  9. Longer season with more episodes of Republic of Doyle PLEASE!

  10. R.e. “Some of these shows (Mosque, Erica) have consistently lost viewers each season, but somehow that earns them renewal?”

    About $930 million of the CBC’s $1.3-billion annual budget comes from taxpayers, so apparently ratings don’t matter.

  11. Lorraine Robinson – October 2, 2011 @ 7:23pm

    Missing Republic of Doyle ~~~ we are hooked. now is it ‘were’ hooked?

    1. Republic of Doyle is on the list. It’s back in January.

  12. over that last 48 years CBC has produced one original and actually humorous show that may actually appeal to to normal tax payers. It even panders a little to minorities(or are they?). Men with Brooms. Well i guess I’ll go back to American content, hen their shows loose market share they cancel them even if they pander to minorities. It’s no wonder i think the CBC’s public funding should be cut say by about $930 million. I’m sure Rick Mercer could get work.

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