Kirstine Stewart, Interim Executive Vice-President, English Services, CBC Television, today previewed the network’s Winter 2011 schedule, including the launch of new spy comedy INSECURITY, the return of the hit Down East detective series REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, the premiere of the groundbreaking new series VILLAGE ON A DIET and the 50th anniversary of THE NATURE OF THINGS.
New programming includes INSECURITY, an action-comedy following the exploits of agents at a fictional spy agency who have unorthodox and sometimes hilarious methods, but somehow manage to keep Canada safe—often unwittingly; VILLAGE ON A DIET, which follows the residents of Taylor, B.C., as they try to lose a ton of collective weight in three months, and PILLARS OF THE EARTH, a sweeping epic of good and evil set in the 12th century and starring Gordon Pinsent and Donald Sutherland.
Returning favourites include REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, a one-hour comedic drama starring Allan Hawco that follows the lives of a not-so-everyday family of detectives in Newfoundland, the internationally acclaimed comedy LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE, and the second season of the provocative family comedy 18 TO LIFE.
Meanwhile, award-winning CBC journalist Tom Harrington joins Erica Johnson as co-host of Canada’s most trusted consumer affairs program, MARKETPLACE. And this winter, the 50th season of THE NATURE OF THINGS with David Suzuki continues. Highlights include a two-hour special looking at the Alberta oil sands conflict, and a celebration of 50 years of programming, exploring and highlighting key elements in the history of a Canadian institution.
CBC Television’s Winter 2011 Schedule
(all times local; thirty minutes later in Newfoundland)
SUNDAYS (beginning January 2)
7 p.m. HEARTLAND
MONDAYS (beginning January 3)
8 p.m. 18 TO LIFE
8:30 p.m. LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE
9 p.m. VILLAGE ON A DIET
TUESDAYS (beginning January 4)
8 p.m. RICK MERCER REPORT
8:30 p.m. INSECURITY
9 p.m. THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH
WEDNESDAYS (beginning January 5)
8 p.m. DRAGONS’ DEN
9 p.m. REPUBLIC OF DOYLE
THURSDAYS (beginning January 6)
8 p.m. THE NATURE OF THINGS
9 p.m. DOC ZONE
FRIDAYS (beginning January 7)
8 p.m. RICK MERCER REPORT – Encore
8:30 p.m. MARKETPLACE
9 p.m. the fifth estate
6:30 p.m. CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA
10 p.m. THE NATIONAL, with Peter Mansbridge
10:55 p.m. CBC NEWS LATE NIGHT
11:05 p.m. GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT
7 a.m. KIDS’CBC
2 p.m. STEVEN AND CHRIS
3 p.m. BEST RECIPES EVER