CBC Announces 2021-2022 Programming Schedule

cbc fall schedule 2021

CBC announced its plan for the upcoming 2021-2022 broadcast season on Tuesday, June 2.

Returning dramas include Coroner, Diggstown, Heartland, Murdoch Mysteries and Pretty Hard Cases. CBC has also partnered with BET+ on 1920s drama The Porter, about the truth story of railway workers from both Canada and the United States. Dramedy Moonshine, starring Jennifer Finnigan, about a dysfunctional group of half-siblings battling control of a summer resort in Nova Scotia.  

Another dramatic comedy, Sort Of, about a fluid millennial who straddles various identities will premiere on CBC Gem a month before it debuts on broadcast. The series is produced by Bilal Baig (who also stars) and Fab Filippo.

Kim’s Convenience spin-off Strays (starring Nicole Power) is also new to the network’s comedy slate, along with Andrew Phung’s Run the Burbs, about a young family living life to the fullest in the suburbs, and Son of Critch, which is based on the award-winning memoir from Mark Critch. These new comedies join returning series Tallboyz, This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Workin’ Moms. Returning comedy festivals include Ha!ifax Comedy Fest, The New Wave of Standup and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

Coronation Street will continue to air weekdays while the second season of World of the War will premiere this fall. Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy, which was broadcast on broadcast in the UK last year and first made its way to Canada in December on Acorn TV, will also air on CBC this fall. The second season of ITV’s Victoria will also air this fall.

CBC has also greenlit new Indigenous investigative series The Red from Métis creator and writer Marie Clements and will star Sarah Podemski and Sarah Gadon and will be ready for the 2022-2023 season.

Bay of Fundy sand sculpture series Race Against the Tide hosted by Shaun Majumder joins returning factual shows Arctic Vets, Dragons’ Den, Family Feud Canada, The Great Canadian Baking Show and Still Standing.

Documentary programming includes The Passionate Eye, The Nature of Things, Hot Docs, as well as Harold Ballard: Power Player directed by Jason Priestley, Spirit to Soar directed by Tanya Talaga and Michelle Derosier, and Superfan which focuses on Nav Bhatia and is directed by Amar Wala.

CBC Gem’s slate of short-form series include Jensplaining, Next Stop, True Dating Stories, Frick I Love Nature, Hello (Again), Revenge of the Black Best Friend, and Who Do You Think I Am?

CBC’s Fall 2021 Schedule


  • 7 p.m. – Coronation Street
  • 7:30 p.m. – Family Feud Canada (Season 3 premieres September 27)
  • 8 p.m. – Murdoch Mysteries (Season 15 premieres September 13)
  • 9 p.m. – Victoria (Season 2 premieres September 13)
  • 10 p.m. – The National


  • 7 p.m. – Coronation Street
  • 7:30 p.m. – Family Feud Canada
  • 8 p.m. – This Hour Has 22 Minutes (Season 29 premieres September 14)
  • 8:30 p.m. – Strays (Premieres September 14)
  • 9 p.m. – Moonshine (Premieres September 14) / Sort Of (Premieres November 9 after premiering on CBC Gem on October 5)
  • 10 p.m. – The National


  • 7 p.m. – Coronation Street
  • 7:30 p.m. – Family Feud Canada
  • 8 p.m. – War of the Worlds (Season 2 premieres October 6)
  • 9 p.m. – Diggstown (Season 3 premieres October 6)
  • 10 p.m. – The National


  • 7 p.m. – Coronation Street
  • 7:30 p.m. – Family Feud Canada
  • 8 p.m. – Race Against the Tide (Premieres September 9 with back-to-back episodes) / Dragons’ Den (Season 16 premieres October 14)
  • 9 p.m. – The Fifth Estate (Season 47 premieres October 14)
  • 10 p.m. – The National


  • 7 p.m. – Coronation Street
  • 7:30 p.m. – Coronation Street
  • 8 p.m. – Marketplace (Season 49 premieres October 1)
  • 8:30 p.m. Travel Man: 48 Hours In… (Best of all seasons launches September 17)
  • 9 p.m. – The Passionate Eye (Premieres 17) / The Nature of Things (Season 61 premieres October 22)
  • 10 p.m. – The National


  • Afternoon – Road to the Olympic Games
  • Evening – Hockey Night in Canada


  • Afternoon – Road to the Olympic Games
  • 7 p.m. – Heartland (Season 15 premieres October 17)
  • 8 p.m. – The Great Canadian Baking Show (Season 5 premieres October 17)
  • 9 p.m. – A Suitable Boy (Premieres October 17)
  • 10 p.m. – The National

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