CBC Television today announced its 2009/2010 Arts & Entertainment and Factual prime-time programming, featuring two new comedies, a one-hour comedy-drama and two reality-based series, in addition to popular returning series.
“We look forward to another great season of entertaining, new homegrown series, as well as the return of many audience favourites,” said Kirstine Layfield, CBC’s executive director of network programming. “Plenty of surprises are in store with this all-Canadian lineup.”
BATTLE OF THE BLADES is an elimination-style challenge that teams up Canada’s top figure skaters with this country’s most daring and versatile hockey stars to compete against one another each week in a glitzy pairs figure skating performance.
THE RON JAMES SHOW showcases the talents of renowned comedian Ron James and his always entertaining, poetically charged observations on life in the modern world.
CANADA’S SUPER SPELLER, hosted by Evan Solomon, is a spelling game show/ elimination series that sees 12 young finalists vie for the crown of Canada’s Super Speller.
18 TO LIFE is the highly anticipated domestic comedy about a couple that does the unthinkable: they get married at the tender age of 18. Obviously their parents and even their friends disapprove, but they are determined that love will conquer all.
THE REPUBLIC OF DOYLE is a one-hour comedic drama about a father-son team of private investigators. Set against the rugged beauty of St. John’s Newfoundland, it’s an original, entertaining glimpse into the dynamics of the dysfunctional Doyle clan.
Returning series include RICK MERCER REPORT, BEING ERICA, THE BORDER, LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE, THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES, HEARTLAND, THE TUDORS, DRAGONS’ DEN and THE HOUR with George Stroumboulopoulos.