Rick Mercer announced on Monday (Sept. 25) that the Rick Mercer Report will conclude when its 15th season wraps in spring 2018.
“For the past 25 years, Rick has been part of the very fabric of CBC and part of the family in homes across this country, helping us laugh at ourselves and define what it means to be Canadian,” said Heather Conway, Executive-Vice President, English Services, at CBC. “Rick has always made us think as much as he has made us laugh, and we can’t thank him enough for his contribution to public broadcasting.”
Sally Catto, General Manager of Programming at the CBC adds: “Rick has travelled from coast to cast to shine the spotlight on Canadians like never before with incomparable authenticity, warmth and wit. We would gladly follow him across Canada for many more years, and congratulate Rick and his entire team on the final season of this remarkable program.”
The final season of the Rick Mercer Report will premiere tomorrow (Sept. 26) where Mercer makes a stop in Ottawa to train with athletes headed for Toronto’s Invictus Games before heading to a wildlife rescue centre on Vancouver Island. In the remainder of the season, Mercer will hit continue to hit the road with more cross-country exploits and learning experiences, from the Sea Cadet National Regatta in Kingston, Ontario, and a shipwreck Festival in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, to the Confederation Bridge in PEI and the Calgary Zoo with Jann Arden.
Rick Mercer Report airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC and cbc.ca/watch.
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— Rick Mercer (@rickmercer) September 25, 2017