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CBC ANNOUNCES NEW SERIES AND RENEWED TITLES FOR 2016-2017
Mar 31, 2016
Innovative new series include drama The Council, docu-series The School and True North Calling, comedy Four In The Morning, and crime miniseries Caught, based on the acclaimed book by Lisa Moore. Returning titles include Murdoch Mysteries and Heartland for their tenth seasons and new seasons of The Romeo Section, Hello Goodbye, This Life, Canada’s Smartest Person, X Company, Exhibitionists, Interrupt This Program and Crash Gallery.
CBC today announced five new original programs to its 2016-17 lineup of Canadian hits, along with the renewal of another 10 returning titles. Among the new titles are The Council (working title), a crime drama set in an isolated arctic outpost; observational seriesThe School (working title); Northern-Canadian docu-series True North Calling; comedy series Four In The Morning; and Caught, a dramatic miniseries based on Lisa Moore’s novel of the same name. Series renewed for new seasons as part of the CBC-TV lineup include Murdoch Mysteries, Heartland, The Romeo Section,Hello Goodbye, Canada’s Smartest Person, This Life, X Company, Exhibitionists, Interrupt This Program and Crash Gallery.
“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, programming, CBC Television. “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.”
CAUGHT – New
6×60 (Winter 2017) – Take the Shot Productions and Entertainment One Television (eOne Television)
Adapted from the book by acclaimed author Lisa Moore, Caught is a riveting tale of bravado and betrayal, of complex characters and treacherous seas, of love, loss and last chances. Allan Hawco stars as David Slaney, who after six years incarcerated in a Nova Scotia prison for smuggling marijuana, has escaped. Slaney sets off on an odyssey that takes him deep into Latin America to reconnect with his once best friend and partner-in-crime who left him holding the bag years earlier. Slaney tastes freedom, but trusts no one and sees cops everywhere he goes.
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Danielle Sefton, publicist, CBC