Five New Primetime Series Coming To CBC’s Summer Schedule

CBC Television unveiled its summer 2016 schedule with five new series, returning home-grown hits and comprehensive coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The prime-time schedule includes comedies Baroness von Sketch Show and Four In The Morning; international crime drama Follow The Money; inspiring docu-series The Special Needs Hotel; political thriller Undercover; firsthand documentary special Perfect; CBC documentary special Newfoundland at Armageddon; popular returning series Still Standing with Jonny Harris; new episodes of the Ha!ifax Comedy Fest hosted by Mark Critch; and When Calls The Heart, based on the bestselling novel by Janette Oke. CBC will also showcase a roster of Canadian movies on Saturday nights this summer, including Passchendaele, Monsieur Lazhar, John A: Birth of a Country, Uvanga and more.

“We have taken creative risks to develop a slate of distinctive original programming that recognizes the CBC’s unique role as Canada’s public broadcaster,” said Sally Catto, general manager of programming at CBC Television, in a press release. “We’re delighted to announce the addition of new Canadian stories to our already vibrant offering of original programming. Audience favourites such as Murdoch and Heartland attained their highest ratings to-date this past season, Schitt’s Creek and The Book of Negroes swept the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards.”
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