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CBC announces fall 2019 premiere dates for new and returning series

From a media release:

CBC today announced broadcast and streaming premiere dates for its fall 2019 slate of new and returning original series, featuring a wide range of Canadian stories across drama, comedy, factual, arts, kids, news, and documentary programming. The fall schedule launches Monday, September 16 on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service.

CBC’s Fall 2019 primetime schedule launching Monday, September 16:

All following times local with the exception of Newfoundland, please add half an hour to all times.

MONDAYS
7:30 PM – CORONATION STREET (weekdays at 7:30 p.m., moves to 7 p.m. the week of December 23)

8 PM – MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 13 (18×60) premieres September 16

9 PM – FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES Season 3 (10×60) premieres September 16

TUESDAYS
7:30 PM – CORONATION STREET (weekdays at 7:30 p.m., moves to 7 p.m. the week of December 23)

7:30 PM – FAMILY FEUD CANADA (60×30) Tuesdays to Fridays; premieres the week of December 16 at 8 p.m., moves to its regular time of 7:30 p.m. beginning the week of December 23

8 PM – STILL STANDING Season 5 (13×30) premieres September 17

8:30 PM – THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES Season 27 (19×30) premieres September 17

9 PM – TALLBOYZ (8×30) new sketch comedy series from executive producer Bruce McCulloch premieres September 17

9:30 PM – BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW Season 4 (10×30) premieres September 17

WEDNESDAYS
7:30 PM – CORONATION STREET (weekdays at 7:30 p.m., moves to 7 p.m. the week of December 23)

7:30 PM – FAMILY FEUD CANADA (60×30) Tuesdays to Fridays; premieres the week of December 16 at 8 p.m., moves to its regular time of 7:30 p.m. beginning the week of December 23

8 PM – THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW Season 3 (8×60) premieres September 18

9 PM – NORTHERN RESCUE Season 1 (10×60) premieres September 18

THURSDAYS
7:30 PM – CORONATION STREET (weekdays at 7:30 p.m., moves to 7 p.m. the week of December 23)

7:30 PM – FAMILY FEUD CANADA (60×30) Tuesdays to Fridays; premieres the week of December 16 at 8 p.m., moves to its regular time of 7:30 p.m. beginning the week of December 23

8 PM – BATTLE OF THE BLADES (1×120, 6×60) premieres with a two-hour special September 19

9 PM – DRAGONS’ DEN Season 14 (10×60) premieres September 26

FRIDAYS
7:30 PM – CORONATION STREET (weekdays at 7:30 p.m., moves to 7 p.m. the week of December 23)

7:30 PM – FAMILY FEUD CANADA (60×30) Tuesdays to Fridays; premieres the week of December 16 at 8 p.m., moves to its regular time of 7:30 p.m. beginning the week of December 23

8 PM – MARKETPLACE Season 46 (22×30) premieres September 27

8:30 PM – IN THE MAKING Season 2 (8×30) premieres September 27

9 PM – THE NATURE OF THINGS Season 59 (18×60) premieres September 20 with two back-to-back episodes *NEW NIGHT*

11:30 PM – CBC ARTS: EXHIBITIONISTS Season 5 (6×30) premieres September 20

SATURDAYS
Mornings – MOLLY OF DENALI (38X30) *special premiere date Monday, September 2*

Mornings – TRUE AND THE RAINBOW KINGDOM Season 3 (10X30) premieres September 7

Afternoons – ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES Season 5

6:30 PM – HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA

SUNDAYS
7 PM – HEARTLAND Season 13 (10×60) premieres September 22

8 PM – ANNE WITH AN E Season 3 (10×60) premieres September 22

9 PM – THE FIFTH ESTATE Season 45 (14×60) premieres September 22

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CBC original legal aid drama Diggstown rolls on second season

From a media release:

Production is underway in Halifax, Nova Scotia on the second season of the CBC original one-hour drama Diggstown (6×60). Produced by Circle Blue Entertainment, Freddie Films Inc., and Waterstar Entertainment Inc. and created by Halifax’s Floyd Kane (Across The Line), the series will premiere in winter 2020 on CBC and stream on CBC Gem.

In the first season of Diggstown, viewers were introduced to the fierceness of Marcie Diggs (Vinessa Antoine, Being Erica, Heartland) and the emotionally and ethically devastating world of legal aid. Season 2 follows Marcie and her fellow crusaders at legal aid as they continue their fight against a criminal justice system that shows no mercy to their most at-risk citizens.

Marcie dives deeper into criminal law, testing her ethics as a lawyer at every turn. Pam (Stacey Farber, Grace and Frankie), focuses on her work as her personal life crumbles around her. While preoccupied with staving off her boss, Colleen (Natasha Henstridge,  Species), struggles to keep the Halifax Legal Aid team in line. Reggie (C. David Johnson, Street Legal) is surprised when a reluctant favour turns into a new exciting interest. Doug (Brandon Oakes, Arctic Air) makes a potentially devastating professional blunder and Iris (Shailene Garnett, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments) dives into her dream career.

Cory Bowles, Kelly Makin and Lynne Stopkewich are back as directors, with Sharon Lewis joining as an additional director.

A CBC original drama, Diggstown is co-produced by Circle Blue Entertainment, Freddie Films Inc., and Waterstar Entertainment Inc. Kane is creator, executive producer and showrunner, and Amos Adetuyi (Jean of the Jones), Brenda Greenberg (Being Erica), Karen Wentzell (Seed) and Todd Berger (Wynonna Earp) are executive producers.

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Links: Wynonna Earp, Season 4

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp: Emily Andras talks #Win4Wynonna
“I feel like I have PTSD and am so scared of getting tricked that this is some glorious prank. I’m just so happy and so relieved. I feel like a weight has been lifted from my beautiful Canadian shoulders, and I have now moved into typical writing mode where I’m terrified that I actually have to do it, write it and make it good enough to reward all the Earpers.” Continue reading. 

From Raju Mudhar of the Toronto Star:

Link: Wynonna Earp takes a victory lap into the San Diego Comic-Con
In the midst of all the news coming out of next week’s San Diego Comic-Con — the pre-eminent convention for all things genre — it will be part of a well-deserved victory lap for the cast, crew and fans of one beloved television series. Continue reading. 

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First images of killer Crave comedy New Eden unearthed

From a media release:

Never-before-seen images strongly suggest production has begun on the Crave Original Comedy, NEW EDEN, ending months of speculation. The fly-on-the-wall photos, seemingly taken in the late 1970s, offer clues to a story that’s never been told; about the most notorious women the world’s never heard of; orchestrating a utopia that never happened.

Spanning the 70s, 80s, and 90s over eight half-hour episodes, NEW EDEN is a hilariously complex, true crime parody that begins in 1977, when Katherine Wryfield (Kayla Lorette) and Grace Lee (Evany Rosen) attempt to start a large scale feminist utopia, “New Eden.” While intentions for this would-be utopia were noble, in the inexperienced hands of Lee and Wryfield, the community quickly devolves into drug addled, alien-goddess worshipping chaos…and murder. Definitely some murder.

In addition to Rosen and Lorette, NEW EDEN stars Tony Nappo as a small town sheriff with a grudge against “New Eden,” and Caitlin Howden as a former member of the commune. The series is directed by Aleysa Young. Rosen and Lorette serve as showrunners.

NEW EDEN is currently in production in North Bay, Ont, with production slated to conclude in Brampton and Hamilton in mid-August. Developed in partnership with Peacock Alley Entertainment,NEW EDEN hails from the brilliant comedic minds of its creators, showrunners, and stars Evany Rosen (PICNICFACE, BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW) and Kayla Lorette (KIM’S CONVENIENCE, SPACE RIDERS). NEW EDEN is slated to premiere on Crave later this year.

NEW EDEN joins Crave’s growing slate of comedic and factual original series which includes: DRAG RACE CANADA which begins production this fall; a new six-pack of the smash-hit LETTERKENNY set to debut on October 11; four all-new Crave Original stand-up specials taping at the upcoming Just For Laughs Festival in Montréal; the new documentary series WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE; a second season of MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH IN CONVERSATION WITH…; and two new series from Bell Media Studios, the UNTITLED ELAINE “LAINEY” LUI series featuring Lui as she dishes on some of Crave’s most buzz-worthy programming, and HEALTHY IS, showcasing a variety of healthy living tips from Chloe Wilde’s highly successful website, Healthy is Hot.

NEW EDEN is produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment Inc. in partnership with Crave, with the participation of Canadian Media Fund and Bell Fund. Carrie Mudd (TRAVELERS, SANCTUARY) is Executive Producer. Rosen and Lorette serve as writers and showrunners.

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