Vinessa Antoine’s Diggstown Premieres March 6 on CBC


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General Hospital fan-favourite Vinessa Antoine’s Diggstown will premiere this Wednesday, March 6, at 8 p.m. ET (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC.

The Toronto-native plays Marcie Diggs, a star corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. Antoine, who has also starred on Being Erica and Heartland, wrapped up her four-year stint as General Hospital’s Jordan Ashford (the role has since been recast) last summer to star on CBC’s newest legal drama, which filmed in Halifax.

Antoine is the first Black Canadian woman to star in a prime-time Canadian drama. “Growing up in Toronto, seeing faces on television like your own was virtually non-existent. But if a young person turns on the television in the future and thinks that they are being represented, that there is a possibility out there for me, then hopefully things will change,” said the actress in an interview with the Toronto Star. In addition to exploring the themes of racism, poverty and gender bias, Diggstown will also look at the under-represented segment of the historic Black community in Nova Scotia — which at one point, represented 37% of the country’s total Black population.

The first season of Diggstown will consist of six episodes and will also star Natasha Henstridge (The Secret Circle), Stacey Farber (Degrassi), Tim Rozon (Schitt’s Creek), Shailene Garnett (Shawdowhunters) and C. David Johnson (OG Street Legal).

Diggstown airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC, with episodes available to stream at and the CBC Gem app.


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