Murdoch Mysteries

MurdochMysteries12Murdoch Mysteries actor Yannick Bisson has scored a new gig in a new preschool series.

Bisson will play Mister Anthony in The Adventures of Napkin Man for CBC.

His character is a preschool teacher who draws a superhero named Napkin Man for his students. The creation comes to life in an animated world to aid the kids with their feelings.

Bisson said, “I was instantly smitten by the series, and look forward to The Adventures of Napkin Man captivating both children and parents alike. Caringly crafted, the series is completely fresh and different, and I believe elevates preschool television to a new level of entertainment and child development. I am proud to be a part of this extraordinary new children’s series.” Continue reading »

MurdochMysteries2CBC has confirmed a number of new and returning shows for the 2013-14 season.

“We are very proud that, despite a very challenging financial climate, CBC continues to deliver a television schedule that features strong, proven Canadian programming along with some new made-in-Canada titles,” said Christine Wilson, Executive Director, Content for CBC English Services. “With a lineup that will also feature the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and a full season of Hockey Night In Canada, it is shaping up to be another great year for CBC Television.” Continue reading »

The wait is over, as CBC’s critically-acclaimed period crime-drama, Murdoch Mysteries, returns with a captivating sixth season, beginning Monday, January 7 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC Television.

In a season full of surprises, super-sleuth Detective Murdoch is back facing some of his most challenging cases to date, while working to overcome unforeseen hurdles in his newly formed relationship with Julia.

Set in Toronto during the turn of the century, home-spun series Murdoch Mysteries stars Yannick Bisson as William Murdoch, a handsome young detective using radical forensic techniques for the time, to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders.

Helping him crack the case is Constable George Crabtree (Jonny Harris), pathologist Dr. Emily Grace (Georgina Reilly) and pathologist-turned-psychiatrist Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy). Continue reading »

Saturdays may become re-run nights on CBC if the hockey lock-out continues into 2013.

The broadcaster is considering filling the vacant Hockey Night in Canada slot with repeats of part of its weekly line-up.

English service boss Kirstine Stewart said the current classic NHL games running in the timeslot are just a temporary fix.

The news comes as CBC announced their winter season line-up, which boasts the likes of Murdoch Mysteries, Republic of Doyle, Arctic Air and Mr. D. Continue reading »

CBC today announced its 2013 winter broadcast season, showcasing a brand new Canadian one-hour crime drama and a roster of home grown hits.

With buzz-worthy new programming and some fresh new faces, combined with and a strong slate of established Canadian favourites, CBC Television offers a dynamic and entertaining line-up this winter season.

New this season is the hour-long crime procedural drama, Cracked. Inspired by real life experiences of frontline police officers and mental-health workers, Cracked premieres Tuesday, January 8 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC Television. Continue reading »

From captivating dramas and engaging live series, to biting comedies and award-winning news and investigative programs, CBC Television offers Canadians a diverse range of entertaining programming this fall.

The new schedule features the anticipated premieres of Over the Rainbow, Titanic: Blood & Steel and Murdoch Mysteries, as well as new seasons of established viewer-favourites Dragons’ Den, Rick Mercer Report, The Big Decision, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and more. It all starts Friday, September 14 with the season premieres of Marketplace and the fifth estate. Continue reading »

Tuesday, August 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. CT, 11 p.m. MT on Citytv

“Twentieth Century Murdoch”

Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) investigates the claims of a man who says his time travels to the future allowed him to prevent crimes from happening. Meanwhile, the New Year’s Eve Policemen’s Ball offers exciting personal possibilities for the 20th century.

Tuesday, August 28 on 10 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. CT, 11 p.m. MT on Citytv

“Twentieth Century Murdoch”

Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) investigates the claims of a man who says his time travels to the future allowed him to prevent crimes from happening. Meanwhile, the New Year’s Eve Policemen’s Ball offers exciting personal possibilities for the 20th century.

Tuesday, August 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. CT, 11 p.m. MT on Citytv

“Murdoch Night in Canada”

Toronto’s hockey championship fortunes rest on Murdoch’s (Yannick Bisson) shoulders when he investigates the death of the team captain.

Tuesday, August 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. CT, 11 p.m. MT on Citytv

“Staircase to Heaven”

After a high-stakes card game involving Dr. Grace (Georgina Reilly) ends with the death of a player, Murdoch is shocked to learn the true cost of their wagers – their lives. Meanwhile, Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) is saddled with the care of Ned Watts (Jamie Robinson, Celeste in the City), a criminal set to testify against a vengeful mastermind known as “The Razor.”