Being Erica, Wild Roses coming to CBC

Erin Karpluk stars as Erica Strange in the new comedy/drama series BEING ERICA on CBC Television, debuting in January 2009.
Erin Karpluk stars as Erica Strange in the new comedy/drama series BEING ERICA on CBC Television, debuting in January 2009.

From a media release:


This winter, CBC Television presents two new shows that look at age-old problems through 21st century eyes. The comedy-drama BEING ERICA looks at how our lives might change, for better or worse, if we could go back in time to make things right; and two western families clash over property, loyalty, wealth and power in the passionate, captivating drama of WILD ROSES.

“These two shows are terrific, with intriguing characters, compelling situations and plenty of heart and soul,” said Kirstine Layfield, CBC-TV’s executive director of network programming. “BEING ERICA is all about second chances and what life would be like if we could relive and revise our pasts, and WILD ROSES looks at two sisters who are caught up in a larger-than-life drama where Alberta ‘new money’ is pitted against the old ranch tradition.” These great additions join CBC-TV’s slate of returning favourites beginning January 5.

In BEING ERICA, which debuts Monday, Jan. 5, at 9 p.m., thirty-something Erica Strange’s life changes forever when she meets Dr. Tom, a mysterious therapist who enables her to re-live her most regretted moments. Erica is played by Erin Karpluk (The L Word, Godiva’s) and Gemini award-winner Michael Riley (This is Wonderland, Power Play) plays Dr. Tom. BEING ERICA also stars Tyron Leitso (Wonderfalls, Edgemont), Reagan Pasternak (Just Buried), and Devon Bostick (Adoration, The Stone Angel). Joining BEING ERICA on Monday nights are Little Mosque on the Prairie at 8 p.m. and Sophie at 8:30 p.m.

WILD ROSES, premiering Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 9 p.m., explores dreams and schemes in Canada’s new west at a time when wealth and power reign in Alberta’s booming oil industry. The series stars Sarah Power (Random Passage, American Pie: Beta House) as Lucy Henry, Michelle Harrison (Paycheck, Traveling) as her sister Kate Henry, and Gary Hudson (Dynasty, Smallville) as ruggedly handsome David McGregor, CEO of an oil exploration company.

Also airing this winter:
What happens when more women take a break and leave their husbands in charge for seven days? The hit reality series THE WEEK THE WOMEN WENT returns for a second season on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m. for more drama, more hilarity and more personal transformations than ever before. This season, the women of the town of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia disappear for one week, leaving the men to fend for themselves and their families.

Hosts Wendy Mesley and Erica Johnson return for another season of consumer investigations on CBC News: MARKETPLACE. The real stories behind marketing gimmicks and advertising claims are uncovered on a new day and time beginning Friday, Jan. 9 at 8:30 p.m.

Must-see TV for fashionistas, FASHION FILE and host Adrian Mainella deliver all the news on runway sensations and red carpet style, with celebrity tips on style trends and shopping hot spots. FASHION FILE airs weekdays at 4 p.m. and 12 a.m.

With a recent International Emmy® nomination, CANADA’S NEXT GREAT PRIME MINISTER is back on Wednesday, March 18 at 8 p.m. The search continues for the nation’s brightest emerging political star.


3 thoughts on “Being Erica, Wild Roses coming to CBC”

  1. Didn’t the CBC have something planned called “The Session”? Is “Being Erica” just a re-titling of that series (the therapist angle seems to suggest it)?

  2. I just did a research panel for the print ads for Being Erica and I have to say, after seeing the ads and a clip… it looks like a winner

  3. I really enjoy this show. Erica Strange is a believable character. I like when she goes back and sometimes things still go wrong. I hope this show stays on for a long time.

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