CBC has announced broadcast and streaming premiere dates for its winter 2021 slate of original programming, including over 20 new and returning Canadian series reflecting a diverse range of storytelling and perspectives. The new winter primetime schedule launches Monday, January 4 on CBC TV and the free CBC Gem streaming service.
Mystery Mondays return on January 4 with new seasons of hit detective series "Murdoch Mysteries" (Season 14) and "Frankie Drake Mysteries" (Season 4). New weeknight primetime program "Canada Tonight With Ginella Massa" launches Monday, January 11 on CBC News Network.
CBC’s Tuesday night comedy lineup continues on January 5 with new episodes of "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" and "Baroness Von Sketch Show" The Final Season: Bonus Episodes, featuring never-before-aired sketches, followed by irreverent new series "Humour Resources".
Also, "Kim’s Convenience" returns with Season 5 beginning January 19, and new seasons of "Workin’ Moms" (Season 5) and "Tallboyz" (Season 2) debut on February 16.
British drama "Quiz" premieres January 13; Season 3 of procedural crime drama "Coroner" followed by new buddy-cop drama series "Pretty Hard Cases" premiere February 3.
Documentary Channel originals "Fear of Dancing", "Clydesdale: Saving the Greatest Horse" and "The Oslo Diaries" premiere on CBC TV, January 7 through 21.
Beginning January 28, legal drama "Burden Of Truth" returns with Season 4, and "The Fifth Estate" continues on a new night.
"Marketplace" continues on January 8, featuring an ongoing series, “Face Racism,”. The landmark 60th season of "The Nature Of Things" returns on January 8 with an ambitious archeological dig that peels away myths surrounding the last queen of Egypt in "Searching For Cleopatra", and the following week, a special five-part series, "Wild Canadian Weather", showcasing a cinematic journey through Canada’s most extreme and spectacular weather.
New docuseries "Anyone’s Game" launches on January 15, with all episodes available that day to stream on CBC Gem, and new family-friendly series "Arctic Vets" premieres February 26.
Audience favourite "Heartland" returns with a new season on January 10, followed by a four-week special event featuring back-to-back episodes of BBC’s acclaimed "Les Misérables" dramatic miniseries.
Starting on Valentine’s Day, February 14, Season 4 of "The Great Canadian Baking Show" welcomes a new batch of amateur bakers and two new hosts, Second City alumni Alan Shane Lewis and Ann Pornel, followed by the exclusive Canadian premiere of "Belgravia", highlighted in Vanity Fair’s Five New Juicy Costume Dramas to Add Glamour to Your Quarantine, centering on secrets and scandals amongst the upper echelon of London society in the 19th century.