CBC’s Fall 2019 Schedule


cbc fall schedule 2019

CBC has announced its lineup for the upcoming 2019-2020 television season.

Canada’s public broadcaster has developed a Canadian version of hit game show Family Feud, which will be hosted by Gerry Dee and will air weeknights (Tuesdays through Fridays) following Coronation Street. 

Battle of the Blades is making a comeback with Ron MacLean returning as host while Kurt Browning will also be back as the head judge. Guest judges include Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. The series will also feature hockey players Sheldon Kennedy and Natalie Spooner as well as figure skaters Vanessa James and Violetta Afanasieva. Look for Battle of the Blades to debut this fall with a 2-hour premiere.

New seasons have been announced for Diggstown, Ha!ifax Comedy Fest, Just for Laughs: Galas, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, When Calls the Heart, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and Workin’ Moms. The final season of Schitt’s Creek will debut in winter, along with a new season of Kim’s Convenience.

Aurora Browne and Carolyn Taylor of Baroness von Sketch Show will be hosting the third season of The Great Canadian Baking Show.

CBC’s new comedy pick up is sketch series Tallboyz, based on the Toronto troupe TallBoyz II Men. The network has picked up three new drama series that will debut this winter: Fortunate Son, The Sounds and The Trickster. 

Samuel L. Jackson’s Enslaved will join CBC’s documentary roster in the winter. Also coming to CBC next season is Back in Time for Winter, Fridge Wars, High Arctic Haulers and You Can’t Ask That (new series descriptions will follow the schedule below).

Highlights for streaming platform CBC Gem include new seasons of How to Buy a Baby and Jensplaining along with Rob Lowe’s Wild Bill, the Canadian premiere of Das Boot (starring Lizzy Caplan), Bill Hader and Fred Armisen’s Documentary Now!, Alexander Skarsgård’s The Little Drummer Girl, Richard Gere’s MotherFatherSon, and new seasons of Luther (season 5) and Portlandia (seasons 6-8).

CBC’s Fall 2019 Schedule:

7 p.m. — Coronation Street
7:30 p.m. — Coronation Street
8 p.m. — Murdoch Mysteries
9 p.m. — Franke Drake Mysteries
10 p.m. — The National

7 p.m. — Coronation Street
7:30 p.m. — Family Feud Canada
8 p.m. — Still Standing
8:30 p.m. — This Hour Has 22 Minutes
9 p.m. — Tallboyz
9:30 p.m. — Baroness Von Sketch Show
10 p.m. — The National

7 p.m. — Coronation Street
7:30 p.m. — Family Feud Canada
8 p.m. — The Great Canadian Baking Show
9 p.m. — Northern Rescue
10 p.m. — The National

7 p.m. — Coronation Street
7:30 p.m. — Family Feud Canada
8 p.m. — Battle of the Blades
9 p.m. — Dragons’ Den
10 p.m. — The National

7 p.m. — Coronation Street
7:30 p.m. — Family Feud Canada
8 p.m. — Marketplace
8:30 p.m. — In the Making
9 p.m. — The Nature of Things
10 p.m. — The National
11:30 p.m. — CBC Arts: Exhibitionists

Afternoon — Road to the Olympic Games
6:30 p.m. — Hockey Night in Canada

Afternoon — Road to the Olympic Games
7 p.m. — Heartland
8 p.m. — Anne with an E
9 p.m. — The Fifth Estate
10 p.m. — The National

TALLBOYZ features the four members of acclaimed Toronto-based sketch comedy troupe TallBoyz II Men – Tim Blair, Guled Abdi, Franco Nguyen, and Vance Banzo – as they alternate between playing heightened versions of themselves and sliding into absurd sketches about friendship, politics, bro culture and everyday life. Executive producers are Bruce McCulloch (The Kids in the Hall, Young Drunk Punk) and Susan Cavan (The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town, Young Drunk Punk).

FORTUNATE SON from the producers of Heartland and the producers of Motive, is a spy drama set in the social and political chaos of 1968, inspired by a true story. Pursued into Canada by the FBI, the matriarch of an American activist family helps smuggle Vietnam war deserters and draft dodgers across the border. What she doesn’t know is that one of the deserters is an agent of the CIA sent to spy on her. Created by Andrew Wreggitt (Jack, Borealis (Survival Code)) who also serves as showrunner, the series is executive produced by Tom Cox, Jordy Randall and Erin HaskettStefan Schwartz (The Americans, Dexter) is the show’s lead director.

THE SOUNDS is a striking take on the relationship-driven thriller. Welcome to Pelorus Sounds, New Zealand – the sleepy settlement where nothing, including the visiting Cabbotts, is quite what it seems. Grieving wives, cheating husbands, epic embezzlement and historic crime all collide to weave a complicated web stretching through the Sounds’ hidden valleys and deep waters. Created by New Zealand-based author Sarah-Kate Lynch and directed by Peter Stebbings (Frankie Drake MysteriesThe Disappearance).

THE TRICKSTER, adapted from the ‘Son of a Trickster’ trilogy of books by award-winning author Eden Robinson and co-created by Michelle Latimer (Rise, The Inconvenient Indian) and Tony Elliott (12 Monkeys, Orphan Black), THE TRICKSTER is a darkly humorous coming-of-age story — a mash-up of dysfunctional family drama and supernatural thriller.  The series follows Jared, an Indigenous teen struggling to keep his family above water when a mysterious stranger, Wade, blows into town and turns his already chaotic life inside out. And when weird things start happening, it becomes clear that he’s also the mythic magical being the Trickster. What begins as an unnerving slow burn of strange events in Jared’s already-messy life crescendos to an epic clash of magic, monsters and mayhem.

ENSLAVED, a blue-chip documentary series led by Samuel L. Jackson and directed by Canadian filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici (The Naked Archaeologist) that charts the history of slavery through underwater archaeology. The series coincides with the 400-year anniversary of the first African brought to the New World as a slave, and will retrace the harrowing sea voyage that brought millions to a life of slavery.

BACK IN TIME FOR WINTER (7×60, Winter 2020 – 3Bird Media, eOne) Based on the audience favourite Back in Time for Dinner, this series follows one modern family on a winter time-travelling adventure, as they take on 60 years of iconic outdoor activities and trends in cold-weather food, fashion, domestic work and technology. Beginning in the 1940s, each week the Carlson family will leave their modern comforts behind and enter a new era of winters’ past. They’ll experience firsthand how growing affluence, innovations in style, technology, and increasing global influence have transformed Canadian winterlife.

BATTLE OF THE BLADES, Canada’s most-watched English-language original format* returns with athletes from two of Canada’s favourite sports — figure skating and hockey — as they pair up in a live, high-stakes figure skating competition for the charity of their choice. CBC today announced that Canadian icons Ron MacLean of Hockey Night in Canada and Rogers Hometown Hockey and four-time Canadian and four-time World champion figure skater Kurt Browning will return for the new season as host and head judge, respectively, while beloved Olympic ice dance champions, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, will appear as guest judges. Participating in the competition are hockey players Sheldon Kennedy and Natalie Spooner and figure skaters Vanessa James and Violetta Afanasieva.

FAMILY FEUD CANADA, One of television’s longest-running and top-rated game shows watched by audiences around the world comes to CBC with a Canadian spin. Hosted by actor and comedian Gerry Dee (Mr. D), FAMILY FEUD CANADA will showcase Canadian families from across the country as they compete to guess the most popular answers to fun, family-friendly survey questions from a sample of Canadians. First introduced in the U.S. in 1976, the much-loved, iconic game show has been picked up in 71 international markets to date.

FRIDGE WARS is a new original unscripted format that will showcase Canadian families across the country by revealing what’s in their fridge, and pits two celebrity chefs against one another to make the best meal possible using only the ingredients they find in the families’ kitchens.

HIGH ARCTIC HAULERS follows the high-stakes drama at sea as shipping crews battle ice and treacherous tides to keep the towns at the top of the world supplied and alive.  It’s an obstacle course of a delivery route that extends to the most Northerly town in Canada. For the people who live in the High Arctic, there is no option – the haul MUST get through.

YOU CAN’T ASK THAT, based on the unscripted format from ABC Australia. Each episode asks a group of people with the same disability the awkward, inappropriate or uncomfortable questions you were always too afraid to ask. It’s an audacious, touching and funny series that is guaranteed to entertain while challenging assumptions about life with a disability. This is the first CBC series to use Integrated Described Video (IDV).


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