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May 26, 2016

CBC unveils fall-winter slate: Kim’s Convenience…


CBC News

A lifestyle show featuring Steven Sabados, a comedy inspired by the hit play Kim’s Convenience, an animated series based on Randi Zuckerberg’s kids book Dot and a crime thriller called Shoot the Messenger are among a diverse slate of new offerings from CBC coming this fall and winter.

The public broadcaster unveiled its new and returning television, radio and digital programming on Thursday.

“We are building on our commitment to invest in more original, premium content by offering our most ambitious, diverse programming slate ever, focused on authentic voices, unique perspectives and character-driven stories that inspire, challenge, empower and entertain on all our platforms,” Heather Conway, CBC’s executive vice-president of English services, said in a statement.

As announced Tuesday, Sabados is returning to CBC-TV’s daytime lineup with a new, as-yet-untitled lifestyle show in early October.

Sabados, whose earlier show Steven and Chris ended last summerafter the sudden death of his spouse and on-onscreen partner Chris Hyndman, will be joined by Jessi Cruickshank and other co-hosts to be announced in the coming weeks.

New TV dramas will include the hour-long shows Shoot the Messenger,a thriller centred on “the complicated relationship between crime reporters and the police,” and Pure, about a drug trafficking ring controlled by Mennonites.

Along with Kim’s Convenience — inspired by actor and playwright Ins Choi’s celebrated stage play — CBC-TV’s comedy slate will also introduce Catherine Reitman’s series Workin’ Moms and see the return of Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays, the critically lauded comedy last seen in 2011.

Two new factual series will turn the lens on young Canadians, exploringreal life at a B.C. secondary school in This is High School and on the edge of the Arctic in True North Calling.

More than two dozens favourites will be back on the CBC-TV lineup, including:

  • Coronation Street 
  • Dragon’s Den
  • Murdoch Mysteries
  • Heartland
  • Rick Mercer Report
  • This Hour Has 22 Minutes
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Mr. D
  • The Winnipeg Comedy Festival
  • The Halifax Comedy Festival
  • Just for Laughs: Galas
  • The Romeo Section
  • Canada’s Smartest Person
  • Crash Gallery
  • Exhibitionists
  • Hello Goodbye
  • Interrupt This Program
  • This Life
  • X Company
  • The National
  • Marketplace
  • the fifth estate
  • The Nature of Things
  • Firsthand