Canada’s most watched drama Murdoch Mysteries renewed for Season 12

From a media release:

Canada’s #1 homegrown drama, Murdoch Mysteries, has been renewed by CBC for Season 12 (18 x 60), as just announced by Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings at tonight’s Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala. The series, which won the Golden Screen Award for TV Drama or Comedy given to the most-watched series, is watched around the world and draws an average of 1.2 million viewers per week* on CBC.

Season 11 continues tomorrow night with the season’s penultimate episode, “Shadows are Falling.” In the episode, Murdoch and Ogden must put aside dealing with a personal matter when an old friend is charged with murder. The episode airs tomorrow night at 8:00pm/8:30pm NT on CBC.

The current season of Murdoch Mysteries concludes next week with “Free Falling.” In the intense finale, an argument leads Murdoch to help a man search for his missing wife, while Crabtree considers his future with Nina, and the Station House No. 4 team work to solve a grisly murder.

Murdoch Mysteries stars Yannick Bisson, Hélène Joy, Jonny Harris and Thomas Craig, and airs Mondays at 8:00pm/8:30pm NT on CBC.

One of Canada’s most successful and longest-running dramas, Murdoch Mysteries (12 seasons; 186 x one-hour episodes; 3 x two-hour specials) has become a staple for CBC and broadcasters around the world with its winning formula that brings together compelling mysteries, unique slices of turn-of-the-century history, ingenious inventions and personal moments for each character. The series is licensed to broadcasters in 110 countries and territories including the U.S., U.K., France, Finland and China.

With millions of fans worldwide, Murdoch Mysteries also boasts one of the most engaged fan communities in the world, including over 130,000 likes on Facebook and 146,000 followers for the series and its cast on Twitter.

Murdoch Mysteries is based on Maureen Jennings’s popular Detective Murdoch series of novels and premiered in Canada in January 2008. Murdoch Mysteries is developed and produced by Shaftesbury, in association with CBC, ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment and UKTV, and with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the COGECO Program Development Fund. Shaftesbury Sales Company and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment hold worldwide distribution rights for the series. The series is executive produced by Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Yannick Bisson and Peter Mitchell, who also serves as showrunner, and produced by Stephen Montgomery and Julie Lacey.



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19 thoughts on “Canada’s most watched drama Murdoch Mysteries renewed for Season 12”

  1. I am so thrilled to know that this wonderful Murdoch Mysteries will continue hopefully for as long as I live…..Congratulation to you all …God Bless you all

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  2. I love Yanni and Julia and Brackenread and Crabtree…I just love them all. They relax me and make the most of my Mondays…I felt the episode where the man gets hit and trapped by a motorcar thereby losing his life because a major artery was severed was the most sad. I had tears streaming down my face. The cinematography as the man was released from behind the vehicle and the women took over was amazing. It was so effective adding a smober, tragic, and passionate mood to the piece.

  3. Thank goodness! What would we do without this always top notch series? Love the fact all the characters get airtime and are always growing. Love Brackenreid.

  4. About time that Canadian talent gets the recognition it deserves not just in OUR OWN country, but also internationally. Thanks CBC for continuing to support and promote the incredible pool of talent we have in the True north–keep it up. Looking forward to many more seasons of Murdoch Mysteries(and Frankie Drake)

  5. Every time the end of the season approaches, I find myself unable to breathe when I look for the news whether this show would be renewed. I’m thrilled that season 12 will exist. I honestly wish this show lasts for as long as I live. It fills the hole left by Agatha Christie, A.C. Doyle, Castle, Murder She Wrote, … It’s my favorite show.

    Congratulations to all the cast, crew, and everyone else responsible for this show. I love you all!

  6. I love watching Murdoch Mysteries and I love the character George Crabtree because he is the smartest and the sexiest one the show andI reckon William Murdoch is the most boring person and the dumbest character on the show
    From the number one Murdoch Mysteries fan in Australia

    1. Aside from Julia, Murdoch is actually probably the most intelligent character on the show with a deep understanding and love for science combined with a deep faith in Catholicism, a relatively rare combination these days. Crabtree, while I do like the character, is actually quite dimwitted and simple minded with a curiosity of science of his own, but he’s written that way.

  7. excellente nouvelle de savoir que cette formidable série continue avec une douzième saison la raison de ce succès pour nous en France pas ou peu de violence, humour et beaucoup de charme Yannick Bisson et la très belle Hélène joy (le couple William Julia ne doit jamais ètre séparé c’est le principal atout de cette formidable aventure qui est réaliste dans beaucoups de domaines mème a notre époque actuelle au 21 siècle sans oublié Thomas, Georges ,Margaret et Henry qui sont merveilleux et les autres acteurs actrices pour la douzième saison de France nous vous souhaitons un immense bonheur et succès a vous toutes et tous pour ces très belles aventures de Murdoch Mystéries dont nous avons le grand plaisir et le bonheur de voir chez nous en France merci a vous.

  8. So please this show is renewed for another season. My favourite show on TV. I always dread the end of the season waiting to hear if there is going to be another. I hope it goes on for years to come.

  9. This is the best mystery series I have seen since Poirot. Iam glad it will be returning for season 12.
    Great job to the cast and crew of the show.
    I watch the show on Acorn Media.

  10. I live in the USA and wished that Hollywood could come up with something as great as the Murdoch Mysteries. I lovethe series so much that when I first saw it on Netflix and they discontinue it I subscribe to Acorn TV so thatI could continue to watch it and just Murdoch Mysteries. Love the characters and the history lessons that the show brings with the drama and the comedy. Excellent chemistry between Yannick Bisson and Helene Joy, love George (great houmor) and The Brackeneids. Thank you to the writters, the camera people, the directors, the producers, and the actors for such an excellent series. I bow down to the excellent work that you do to entertain us. Kudos to you all… Love me some MM!!

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