11 SEP 2020


The fall 2020 slate includes 1300 new hours and 24 series that showcase distinct perspectives and voices Canadian audiences.


"Enslaved" (Courtesy of CBC)


CBC announced broadcast and streaming premiere dates for its fall 2020 slate of new and returning original programming, spanning 1300 new hours and 24 series that showcase distinct perspectives and voices Canadian audiences won’t find anywhere else. The new fall primetime schedule launches Monday, October 5 on CBC TV and the free CBC Gem streaming service.

Mondays: The new thriller "The Sounds" kicks off the Monday night drama lineup, followed by Season 2 of acclaimed drama series "Pure".

Tuesdays: CBC’s hit Tuesday night comedy lineup returns with the final season of "Baroness Von Sketch Show", followed by new seasons of "Still Standing", "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" and "Catastrophe".

Wednesdays: Highly anticipated drama "Trickster" debuts after making its World Premiere at TIFF 2020, preceded by the Canadian premiere of the new international version of "War Of The Worlds".

Thursdays: "Battle Of The Blades" returns to the ice, followed by the 15th season of "Dragons’ Den" in a reinvented Den as entrepreneurs deal with COVID-19 challenges, launching October 22.

Fridays: New seasons of "Marketplace" and "You Can’t Ask That" premiere followed by "Landscape Artist Of The Year Canada", hosted by Sook-Yin Lee and featuring top Canadian artists in a battle of the brushes. The landmark 60th anniversary season of "The Nature Of Things" with David Suzuki begins November 6.

Sundays: The groundbreaking documentary series "Enslaved" led by Samuel L. Jackson debuts, following the premiere of a new TV adaptation of CBC Radio’s "Because News" hosted by Gavin Crawford.

Weeknights: "Family Feud Canada" returns for an all-new season with Canadian families and host Gerry Dee.

CBC Gem Exclusives this fall include acclaimed Radio-Canada original series "C’est Comme Ça Que Je T’aime" (Happily Married) on Wednesday, September 16, and the exclusive Canadian premiere of Season 2 of Emmy™-nominated comedy series "PEN15" on Friday, October 16. 

Reflecting and reframing a range of perspectives at the heart of the Canadian experience, original CBC Films premiering on CBC Gem this fall include "The Disappearance At Clifton Hill"; "American Woman", and "Red Snow".


With a new fall lineup launching this week, CBC continues to entertain and inform young Canadians with trusted original programming including "The Adventures Of Paddington", a new version of a familiar bear featuring the voice of Ben Whishaw; heartwarming CBC/Radio-Canada original series "Remy & Boo"; and quirky comedy "Love Monster".