CBC Announces Winter Schedule

Schitt's Creek, Interrupt This Program return, along with several new series.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

CBC recently announced premiere dates for its winter 2017 television season – it includes five new primetime titles and five returning series spanning comedy, drama, factual and arts programming.

New additions to CBC’s primetime lineup include drama series Pure, premiering Monday, January 9th, which tells the story of a Mennonite pastor battling drug trafficking within his community; Catherine Reitman’s bold new comedy Workin’ Moms, premiering  Tuesday, January 10th, which tests the modern ideal that women really can have it all; acclaimed BBC One drama The A Word, premiering Sunday, January 15, centering on a messy, extended family with an autistic child; docu-series True North Calling, premiering Friday, February 17th, which offers an intimate look at Canada’s North and young Canadians living in one of the harshest environments in the world; and drama series Bellevue, premiering Monday, February 20th, which stars Oscar® and Golden Globe® award-winner Anna Paquin, Allen Leech and Shawn Doyle and unravels the mystery of a missing transgender teen in a small blue-collar town.

January will also bring all-new episodes of returning primetime favourites to viewers. Beginning Tuesday, January 10, Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Catherine O’Hara,  Annie Murphy and Chris Elliott are back with a new season of hit comedy series Schitt’s Creek; and World War II espionage drama X Company returns on Wednesday, January 11 with a thrilling series finale, as the first group of operatives from Camp X complete their final covert mission.

Picking up five years after the critically acclaimed Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Matt Watts, Bob Martin and Don McKellar return to CBC with Michael: Every Day, with weekly back-to-back episodes beginning Sunday, January 15th.

Photo: CBC/Schitt’s Creek