CBC Television, currently in year two of a three-year plan to manage funding cuts, today confirmed a number of new and returning shows for 2013-14, including a brand new season of BATTLE OF THE BLADES, expanded (full) seasons of MURDOCH MYSTERIES and REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, a mini-series based on the award-winning Canadian novel THE BEST LAID PLANS (PDM Entertainment), and a television movie adaptation of THE BOOK OF NEGROES (Conquering Lion Pictures).
“We are very proud that, despite a very challenging financial climate, CBC continues to deliver a television schedule that features strong, proven Canadian programming along with some new made-in-Canada titles,” said Christine Wilson, Executive Director, Content for CBC English Services. “With a lineup that will also feature the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and a full season of Hockey Night In Canada, it is shaping up to be another great year for CBC Television.”
The following favorites have been renewed and will return to the programming schedule:
Battle of the Blades
Best Recipes Ever
the fifth estate
George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight
In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita
Just for Laughs
Murdoch Mysteries (full season – 18 episodes)
The Nature of Things
The Rick Mercer Report
The Ron James Show
Steven & Chris
Further information about the 2013-14 season will be announced at a later date.