CBC announces winter series premiere dates

CBC has announced its winter 2019 broadcast and streaming premiere dates, set to kick off Sunday, Jan. 6.

The public broadcaster’s winter television offerings are highlighted by Season 12 of family drama Heartland; new female-driven procedural drama Coroner, starring Serinda Swan; and a Tuesday night comedy lineup featuring new seasons of Kim’s Convenience, Schitt’s Creek and Workin’ Moms.

Other new series include drama Unspeakable, focused on Canada’s tainted blood scandal, starring Sarah Wayne Callies and Shawn Doyle; and new comedy Cavendish, from the creators of Picnicface.

Premiering in March, the reboot of Street Legal with Cynthia Dale; new Halifax legal aid drama Diggstown, starring Vinessa Antoine and Natasha Henstridge; and new Arlene Dickinson reality vehicle Under New Management, which matches budding entrepreneurs with the businesses of their dreams.

CBC will also debut digital-first family adventure drama Northern Rescue, starring William Baldwin and Kathleen Robertson, with its streaming premiere date to be announced.

Find the full CBC winter 2019 primetime schedule here:

SUNDAYS
11 AM (12 PM AT) – THE WEEKLY WITH WENDY MESLEY Season 2 continues January 6
7 PM –  HEARTLAND Season 12 (11×60) premieres January 6
8 PM – THE NATURE OF THINGS – Season 58 continues with “Food for Thought,” offering the latest in nutritional science, on January 6
9 PM – THE FIFTH ESTATE Season 44 continues January 6
10 PM – THE NATIONAL CBC News’ flagship program continues Sunday to Friday each week

MONDAYS
7:30 PM – CORONATION STREET (weekdays, back-to-back episodes on Mondays starting at 7 PM)
8 PM –  MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 12 (18×60) continues January 7
9 PM – CORONER New procedural drama (8×60) premieres January 7

9 PM – STREET LEGAL The iconic legal drama returns (6×60) March 4

TUESDAYS
8 PM –  KIM’S CONVENIENCE Season 3 (13×30) premieres January 8
8:30 PM – THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES Season 26 (19×30, 1×60) continues January 8
9 PM
 – SCHITT’S CREEK Season 5 (14×30) premieres January 8
9:30 PM – WORKIN’ MOMS Season 3 (13×30) premieres January 8

WEDNESDAYS
8 PM – BURDEN OF TRUTH Season 2 (8×60) premieres January 9
8 PM – DIGGSTOWN (6×60) New Halifax legal aid drama premieres March 6
9 PM 
– UNSPEAKABLE (8×60) Limited drama about Canada’s tainted blood scandal premieres January 9

THURSDAYS
8 PM – DRAGONS’ DEN Season 13 (20×60) continues January 10
9 PM – CAVENDISH (8×30) New comedy from the creators of Picnicface premieres January 10
9:30 PM – LITTLE DOG Season 2 (8×30) premieres January 10

FRIDAYS
8 PM – MARKETPLACE Season 46 continues January 11
8:30 PM – THE STATS OF LIFE Season 2 (8×30) premieres January 11
8:30 PM – UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Factual series hosted by Arlene Dickinson (4×30) premieres March 15
9 PM – CBC DOCS POV Season 3 continues with “Pugly,” about the upswing in pug ownership and what makes them so loveable January 11
11:30 PM
 – CBC ARTS: EXHIBITIONISTS Season 4 (26×30) continues

SATURDAYS
6:30 PM – HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA continues
Afternoon – ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES Season 4 continues

CBC will also broadcast THE JUNO AWARDSlive from London, ON, in all time zones on CBC and global livestream at cbcmusic.ca/junos at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) March 17;
CANADA READS
 – CBC, CBC Radio One and cbcbooks.ca March 25 –28; and the CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS – broadcast on CBC and livestreamed at cbc.ca/arts at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. AT/9:30 NT) March 31.


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Connie Thiessen
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