From a media release:
CBC today announced a new, one-hour weekly primetime show, WHATâ€™RE YOU AT? WITH TOM POWER, premiering this Sunday, April 5 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC TV and CBC Gem. Welcoming audiences into his home for a weekly national catch up during these unprecedented times, award-winning host Tom Power will share an uplifting and inspiring mix of interviews, storytelling, musical performances and perspectives as he checks in with Canadians across the country.
Each Sunday, Power will connect virtually with Canadians on the frontlines and from all walks of life, including artists and storytellers, musicians offering intimate performances from their homes, and everyday heroes helping their families and communities. Each show will incorporate a mix of live and pre-taped segments. This Sundayâ€™s debut episode will feature an interview with Schittâ€™s Creek co-creator, showrunner and star Daniel Levy ahead of the hit comedyâ€™s finale; a performance by groundbreaking JUNO Award-winning singer and songwriter Jessie Reyez, and conversations with Canadians in their communities sharing how they are navigating this challenging time, including three first responders.
â€œBack home in Newfoundland when you see someone you ask â€˜What’re you at?â€™ There is a debate on the spelling but it generally means â€˜How are you?â€™ or â€˜How are you holding up?â€™,â€ said Power. â€œAt a time when weâ€™re all searching for meaning and connection, I am honoured to have this opportunity to check in with how Canadians are doing each week and celebrate those who are making a difference in their communities.â€