CBC Announces Season Premieres For 2016-17 Season

CBC announced its 2016–17 fall and winter season, featuring a pretty Canadian slate of new and returning original dramas, comedies, factual, news, documentaries, sports, and more.

The 2016–17 television slate includes an all-new one-hour weekday daytime lifestyle series (title to be announced) launching on October 3rd. Hosted by a team including beloved personalities Steven Sabados and Jessi Cruickshank, the program will bring a fresh approach to daytime, offering playful inspiration and information on food, home, fashion and health. Additional hosts will be announced in the coming weeks.

New primetime series include crime-thriller Shoot The Messenger, focused on the complicated relationships between crime reporters and the police, and Pure, a dramatic miniseries about Mennonites who control one of the most efficient drug-trafficking operations in North America. CBC continues to increase its investment in smart, premium comedy with Kim’s Convenience, the funny, heartfelt story of a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store in Toronto, based on the award-winning play by Ins Choi; Workin’ Moms, a brash comedy from Catherine Reitman that tests the modern ideal that women really can have it all; and the return of the acclaimed Michael: Tuesdays And Thursdays.

With an extensive digital reach that includes 52 percent of all online millennials across Canada every month, CBC is also investing in its largest slate of digital original programming to date, including new comedies Coming In, from the creators of Shit Girls Say, My 90-year-old Roommate, The Amazing Gayl Pile, The Whole Truths, This Is That and That’s What Sheena Said! at CBC Comedy; a wide-ranging slate of short-form digital documentaries at cbc.ca/shortdocs; and arts titles Disrupting Design with Matt Galloway, and Jet Age and Meet Your Maker for CBC Arts, expanding CBC’s multiplatform arts strategy announced last fall.

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