DESPITE CHALLENGES, CBC TV ANNOUNCES A STRONG ROSTER OF CANADIAN SHOWS FOR THE 2012-13 SEASON
April 19, 2012 – Buoyed by very strong ratings last season, CBC Television today announced that 14 Canadian favourites will be returning for the 2012-13 season. ARCTIC AIR, the hit show which debuted to the largest audience for a drama in 15 years, will fly high again; MR D. will be back in class for a second season; and established prime time favourites will return to the lineup.
New programming includes MURDOCH MYSTERIES, produced by Shaftesbury Films; crime drama CRACKED produced by White Pine Pictures; historical drama TITANIC: BLOOD AND STEEL from the De Angelis Group (and the team behind CAMELOT and THE TUDORS) and OVER THE RAINBOW – the live competition search for theatre’s newest Dorothy produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Mirvish Productions.
The list of returning prime time shows is:
George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight
Republic of Doyle
The Big Decision
the fifth estate
The Nature of Things
The Rick Mercer Report
The Ron James Show
Full details plus information on specials planned for 2012-13 will be announced in the coming weeks.