CBC renews 17 shows

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 thoughts on “CBC renews 17 shows”

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

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!!!

  4. 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.

  5. 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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