CBC Launches Fall Season With New Shows Like The Romeo Section

CBC-TV’s fall schedule will launch over the coming weeks, highlighted by new series such as The Romeo Section, returning hits, thought-provoking news and investigative content, documentaries, and arts programming. In all, the CBC-TV schedule features 11 new titles and 12 established returning programs this fall.

New CBC-TV titles include the hour-long serialized espionage drama The Romeo Section – from acclaimed showrunner Chris Haddock (Da Vinci’s InquestIntelligence), the series centres on spymaster Professor Wolfgang McGee, an academic who secretly manages a roster of espionage assets. These assets, referred to as Romeo or Juliet spies, are informants engaged in intimate relations with intelligence targets, as they use their powers of seduction to extract secrets and classified intel. Also new to the network is the family drama This Life; factual series Keeping Canada Alive; comedies Raised By Wolves; and Young Drunk Punk; arts series Crash Gallery, Exhibitionists and Interrupt This Program; and documentary strand Firsthand.

These new series will join the programming lineup alongside returning favourites including: Dragons’ Den, Canada’s Smartest Person, Heartland, Murdoch Mysteries, Coronation Street, Rick Mercer Report, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Nature of Things, Marketplace, and the fifth estate. CBC News’ flagship program, The National, continues nightly with special coverage leading up to the federal election, as well as reporting on the news of the day from around the world.


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