CBC Television welcomes 2007 with a powerful lineup of new programming
From ground-breaking new comedy, home-grown Canadian specials, original miniseries and film drawn from the pages of Canadian literature to new afternoon lifestyle series, CBC introduces a new slate of programming for 2007.
“We’re excited about the lineup of great new shows we have coming in the new year to entertain our viewers,” said Kirstine Layfield, executive director of network programming, CBC Television.
The year starts with a bang, as viewers are introduced to hilarious antics in the fictional town of Mercy-small town Canada with a little Muslim twist! LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE premieres Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 8:30 p.m. Beginning Monday, Jan. 15, the series moves to its regular timeslot at 9 p.m. (repeating Wednesdays at 8 p.m.). An unabashedly comedic look at a small Muslim community living side by side with the residents of a little prairie town, this entertaining, witty comedy is a humorous look at relationships, family, love, the generation gap and balancing Muslim beliefs and traditions in a prairie setting.
LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE joins a successful lineup of comedy on CBC. RICK MERCER REPORT, ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FARCE and THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES have never been stronger, consistently drawing close to one million viewers each week.
January also brings the miniseries DRAGON BOYS, a high-octane thriller featuring one of the most star-studded Asian-Canadian casts ever assembled. Airing Sunday, Jan. 7 and Monday, Jan. 8 at 8 p.m., the gritty drama opens a window onto the world of Asian organized crime on Canada’s West Coast. The all-star cast includes Byron Mann, Steph Song, Eric Tsang, Lawrence Chou and Tsi Ma.