Hosted by Gavin Crawford, a new TV adaptation of CBC Radio's hit news quiz show BECAUSE NEWS joins the fall lineup on October 18
Season 2 of acclaimed comedy PEN15 to premiere exclusively in Canada on CBC Gem on October 16
September 10, 2020 - CBC today 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.
Beginning October 5, new thriller THE SOUNDS kicks off the Monday night drama lineup, followed by Season 2 of acclaimed drama series PURE.
Beginning October 18, 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.
Beginning Thanksgiving Monday, October 12, 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 EmmyTM-nominated comedy series PEN15 on Friday, October 16. The complete list of new titles streaming on CBC Gem in September is available here.
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 directed by Albert Shin (October 2); AMERICAN WOMAN directed by Semi Chellas (October 16), and RED SNOW directed by Marie Clements (October 23).
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 ( Mary Poppins Returns ); heartwarming CBC/Radio-Canada original series REMY & BOO about a girl and her robot; and quirky comedy LOVE MONSTER based on the bestselling series of books by Rachel Bright.
CBC will feature the following award celebrations this fall, showcasing Canadian creators, musical artists and storytellers:
POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE SHORTLIST CELEBRATION AND WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT
Streaming on CBC Gem, on CBC Music's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts, and around the world at CBCMusic.ca/polaris on October 19.
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