20 new and returning Canadian series reflecting a diverse range of storytelling and perspectives. The new winter primetime schedule launched Monday, January 4 on CBC TV and the free CBC Gem streaming service.
Named one of the best TV shows of 2020 by The New York Times, historical drama BELGRAVIA from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes premieres exclusively in Canada on February 14
Buddy cop drama PRETTY HARD CASES (formerly Lady Dicks) starring Meredith MacNeill and Adrienne C. Moore premieres February 3
New weeknight primetime program CANADA TONIGHT WITH GINELLA MASSA launches Monday, January 11 at 8 p.m. 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, starring Jon Dore and featuring comedians including Sarah Silverman, Aisha Brown, Tom Green, Scott Thompson and Ronny Chieng.
British drama QUIZ, based on the true story of a former British army major who was caught cheating on the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and starring Matthew Macfadyen (Succession), premieres January 13.
Season 3 of procedural crime drama CORONER starring Serinda Swan, followed by new buddy-cop drama series PRETTY HARD CASES (formerly Lady Dicks), starring Meredith MacNeill (Baroness von Sketch Show) and Adrienne C. Moore (Orange Is The New Black), 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.
MARKETPLACE continues on January 8, featuring an ongoing series, “Face Racism,” hosted by Asha Tomlinson, which follows people in search of justice in their communities, the marketplace and the workplace, often bringing them face-to-face with company executives and government officials.
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 (formerly Orangeville Prep), offering an inside look at the competitive, high-pressure world of basketball's most successful preparatory program at The Athlete Institute in Orangeville, Ontario, launches on January 15, with all episodes available that day to stream on CBC Gem.
New family-friendly series ARCTIC VETS, offering an up-close look at the wildlife that inhabits Canada's north and the veterinarians at the Assiniboine Park Conservancy who work tirelessly to keep them safe, 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, starring Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Lily Collins and Olivia Colman.
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.
A new CBC Podcast original series:
Dozens of women from around the world have accused the fast-fashion mogul Peter Nygard of rape, sexual assault and human trafficking in incidents across four decades and at least four countries. He denies it all. Co-produced with THE FIFTH ESTATE and hosted by CBC investigative journalist Timothy Sawa, EVIL BY DESIGN shares the stories of the women and men who have stepped forward, and explores the broken systems that allowed Nygard to get away with the alleged crimes for so long. New episodes available weekly beginning Thursday, January 28 on CBC Listen and everywhere podcasts are available.
CBC's winter 2021 schedule on CBC TV and CBC Gem:
All following times local. For Newfoundland and Labrador, please add half an hour to all times.
7 PM - HEARTLAND Season 14 (10x60) premieres January 10
8 PM - LES MISÉRABLES (8x60) the BBC miniseries premieres January 10 with back-to-back episodes
8 PM - MARKETPLACE Season 48 (22x30) continues January 8
8:30 PM - ANYONE'S GAME (formerly Orangeville Prep, 6x30) a new factual series about basketball's most successful preparatory program premieres January 15
8:30 PM - ARCTIC VETS (10x30) a new factual series featuring the wildlife of Canada's north premieres February 26
9 PM - THE NATURE OF THINGS Season 60 (13x60) continues with an ambitious archeological dig in SEARCHING FOR CLEOPATRA on January 8
Afternoon - ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES Season 6 continues
6:30 PM - HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA begins January 16
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