Republic Of Doyle

RepublicofDoyle2Back-to-back episodes will see out the latest season of Republic of Doyle on April 21.

On a special season finale featuring back-to-back episodes of Republic of Doyle, fortuitous timing allows Jake (Allan Hawco) to witness the biggest prison break in the province’s history, orchestrated by his arch nemesis Maurice Becker (Gordon Pinsent).

As cons flood the streets, Jake and the RNC have their hands full, but things get personal when the Doyles receive a perilous threat from Becker, against Tinny (Marthe Bernard). 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 »

CBC has announced its list of renewals for the new season of television and there are a few noticeable absentees.

Returning series include Dragons’ Den, Republic of Dyle, The Rick Mercer Report and Heartland.

New shows that have been announced include reality series called Over the Rainbow that will find the new Dorothy for the stage production of The Wizard of Oz. The show is based on a UK version featuring none other than Andrew Lloyd Webber on the judging panel.

Murdoch Mysteries has been acquired by CBC from Citytv, after the latter decided not to renew the crime series.

Absent from the list of renewals include Michael Tuesdays & Thursdays, Cover Me Canada and Battle of the Blades.

“We have put Battle of the Blades officially on a hiatus and we hope that we can, if financial circumstances improve, we can work with Insight Productions on bringing Battle of the Blades back,” said Julie Bristow, CBC head of scripted programming.

“CBC Television’s commitment to developing entertaining, engaging Canadian programming was rewarded with record ratings last season,” said Christine Wilson, executive director of content planning said in a press release.

“Despite financial challenges, the strength of those returning favourites combined with exciting new titles is setting the stage for an outstanding 2012-13 season.”

 

Full list of renewals:

22 Minutes

Arctic Air

Doc Zone

Dragons’ Den

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

Heartland

Marketplace

Mr. D

Republic of Doyle

The Big Decision

the fifth estate

The Nature of Things

The Rick Mercer Report

The Ron James Show

 

Full list of cancellations:

Being Erica

Little Mosque on the Prairie

Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays

InSecurity

Battle of the Blades

Cover Me Canada

The Debaters

 

Source: CBC

CBC Television is celebrating its most successful season premiere week ever, with a number of new and returning CBC comedy, drama, unscripted and current affairs programs winning their time blocks – and several with audiences of more than one million viewers.

“This record-setting week is a testament to great programming made for – and made by – Canadians,” said Kirstine Stewart, CBC Executive Vice-President, English Services. “At CBC, we’d like to thank our partners for creating such amazing hit shows, and we thank Canadians for choosing to watch them.”

On four different occasions, CBC’s Canadian programs won their time blocks over U.S.-produced content (MARKETPLACE, the fifth estate, MR. D and DRAGONS’ DEN). REPUBLIC OF DOYLE placed second in its time block just behind the People’s Choice Awards while HEARTLAND came behind only the NFL Playoffs.

 

Among the ratings highlights:

 

CBC’s new action/adventure drama ARCTIC AIR won the largest audience for the premiere of a new drama series in 20 years, with total viewership of 1.05 million.

New comedy MR. D premiered to 1.23 million viewers – the largest for a comedy since the debut of LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE in January, 2007.

Five shows captured audiences well over the one million mark – MARKETPLACE, MR. D, ARCTIC AIR, DRAGONS’ DEN and REPUBLIC OF DOYLE – while four others notched audiences of more than three-quarters of a million (the fifth estate, HEARTLAND, REDEMPTION INC and THE RICK MERCER REPORT.)

(All data from Bureau of Broadcast Measurement (BBM)).

CBC-TV’s smash hit detective series REPUBLIC OF DOYLE kicks off its third season with a very special guest star: ACADEMY AWARD® winning actor Russell Crowe joins series star Allan Hawco in the season premiere next Wednesday, January 11 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT).

The special season opener will also see Crowe reunite with the trio who played the Merry Men to his title character in Ridley Scott’s 2010 blockbuster “Robin Hood” – Alan Doyle (of Great Big Sea fame), Scott Grimes and Kevin Durand. The four play a group of troublemakers causing headaches for Doyle & company on the streets of St. John’s.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.cbc.ca/republicofdoyle/videos/episodes/temp-episode.html

REPUBLIC OF DOYLE stars Allan Hawco as the charming and irreverent detective who struggles daily to navigate the complications of running the family P.I. business while keeping his very volatile private life in check.

Also returning to the Republic are the individuals that help define the mystique surrounding the Doyle clan: former colleague and father Malachy Doyle (Sean McGinley); colleague (and de facto stepmother) Rose Miller (Lynda Boyd); vandal turned P.I. apprentice Des Courtney (Mark O’Brien); enterprising niece Tinny (Marthe Bernard) and charming Constable Leslie Bennett (Krystin Pellerin).

Gladiator actor Russell Crowe has confirmed he will be appearing on CBC comedy-drama Republic of Doyle.

Crowe signed on for a guest role in the series’ third season and shot some of his scenes last week in St John’s.

He tweeted: “…always find it hard to sleep before shooting…RoD, yes you heard it first,it’s your scoop.”

He later tweeted on Monday “Haven’t slept, at least I can see signal hill from the window today, yesterday was all fog. Seagulls are the soundtrack. Off to work.”

It is not known what character Crowe will be playing on the series.

Source: CBC

CBC Television today confirmed a number of returning shows for the 2011-12 season. Among the returning fan favourites are BATTLE OF THE BLADES and DRAGONS’ DEN, which both regularly drew more than 1.5 million viewers this season, the Down East detective hit REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, Season 9 of THE RICK MERCER REPORT and Season 51 of THE NATURE OF THINGS WITH DAVID SUZUKI.

The following favourites have been renewed and will return to the programming schedule:

 

22 Minutes

Battle of the Blades

Being Erica

Best Recipes Ever

Doc Zone

Dragons’ Den

the fifth estate

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

Heartland

InSecurity

Little Mosque on the Prairie

Marketplace

The Nature of Things

Republic of Doyle

The Rick Mercer Report

The Ron James Show

Steven & Chris

Meanwhile, new programming pickups for the 2011-12 season include Mr. D, starring Gerry D and produced by Topsail Entertainment; Michael Tuesdays and Thursdays, featuring the writing and acting talents of Bob Martin and produced by Rhombus Media; the co-production Camelot, from Take 5 Productions; Kevin O’Leary in Dealer to Leader, developed by Wide-Eyed Entertainment in conjunction with CBC; and Cover Me Canada, produced by 11 Entertainment.

Further information on the 2011-12 season will be released at a later date.

B.C. fan will get the chance to meet a swag of Canadian TV personalities when they come out to Burnaby in support of LiveRightNow.ca.

Well-known personalities including George Stroumboulopoulos, Heartland’s Graham Wardle and Dragons’ Den’s Brett Wilson will be on hand to entertain the crowd at Burnaby’s Metropolis at Metrotown with a range of activities planned.

The event takes place on Saturday January 29 at the shopping centre, beginning at 11am and running through to 5pm.

Others scheduled to appear include cast members of the likes of 18 to Life, Little Mosque on the Prairie, InSecurity, Steven and Chris, Marketplace, Republic of Doyle, CBc News Vancouver and CBC News Network.

A rough schedule is as follows:

11 a.m. Meet the stars of CBC News and CBC News Vancouver

1 p.m. Steven and Chris Live!

2 p.m. Pitching to a dragon, with Brett Wilson (to be confirmed)

2:30 p.m. An interview with George Stroumboulopoulos (to be confirmed)

3 p.m. Meet stars such as Graham Wardle (Heartland), Stacey Farber and Micheal Seater (18 to Life), Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle) and more.

Source: RoyalCityRecord.com

Rumrunners and drug dealers, gorgeous girls with amnesia or stolen chip trucks, racehorses or fiancées – there’s always something intriguing going on in the Republic.

Private Eye Jake Doyle returns for a raucous second season of CBC’s REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, solving cases, dodging punches and chasing criminals through the hilly, colourful streets of seaside St. John’s.

Season One of REPUBLIC OF DOYLE saw Jake proving himself to be a top-notch, gut instinct, rogue kind of a P.I. Season Two continues to deliver and entertain with killer cases from uncommon clients -– complete with all the laughs, fistfights, car chases, lager and family skirmishes that viewers have come to expect from any episode of this one-of-a-kind series.

So what lies ahead for the Doyles as they all face Mal’s mortality? Will Christian return and better yet, what will happen if he does? Can Jake clear him? And are Jake and Leslie really over? Is “The One” for Jake gone for good?

REPUBLIC OF DOYLE stars Allan Hawco as the charming and irreverent detective who struggles daily to navigate the complications of running the family P.I. business while keeping his very tangly private life in check.

Also returning to the Republic are the people that Jake can’t live with — or without: colleague (and defacto stepmother) Rose Miller (Lynda Boyd); vandal turned P.I. apprentice Des Courtney (Mark O’Brien); and enterprising niece Tinny (Marthe Bernard).

But the return of one Doyle remains uncertain. After a couple of massive back-to-back heart attacks and emergency surgery, what has become of Malachy Doyle (Sean McGinley)…and how are the Doyles moving forward?