Seventeen New Series And 25 Returning Titles On CBC’s 2017-18 Programming Slate

New Canadian original series include legal drama "Burden of Proof," "Caught" with Allan Hawco and Paul Gross, and the comedy "Little Dog."

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

CBC announced its 2017-18 programming lineup showcasing a wide-ranging slate of new and returning original drama, comedy, factual, arts, kids, sports, news and documentary content across television, radio and digital platforms.

“Our 2017-18 slate is a tribute to the talent and authenticity of Canada’s top creators, who are choosing CBC as the destination to share the stories they want to tell, including compelling new drama, comedy, factual, arts and documentary series,” said Heather Conway, executive-vice president of English Services at CBC, in a media release. “By launching one of our largest programming lineups to date reflecting the diversity of perspectives and voices in this country, CBC continues to reach, connect with and entertain Canadians across all platforms, guided by how audiences choose to engage with us.”

New CBC original television series announced today for the 2017-18 season include:

Burden of Proof (winter 2018), a legal drama starring Kristin Kreuk as a big city lawyer passed over for partnership who returns to her hometown to take on what she thinks is a simple case, only to find herself in a fight for justice for a group of sick girls.

Caught (winter 2018), Allan Hawco’s new drama set in 1978, adapted from Lisa Moore’s acclaimed novel. Locked up after a drug deal goes wrong, David Slaney (Hawco; Republic of Doyle; The Book of Negroes) makes a daring break from a New Brunswick prison to attempt one more deal with his former partner (Eric Johnson, Fifty Shades Darker, The Knick, Smallville) – all this with a dogmatic police officer, Patterson (Paul Gross, Alias Grace, Hyena Road, Passchendaele), at his heels.

The Detectives (fall 2017), a true crime series that brings to life the real cases of Canadian detectives by blending first-person interviews with scripted drama.

Little Dog (winter 2018), a comedy from author, musician and actor Joel Thomas Hynes (Mary Kills People, Orphan Black) and showrunner Sherry White (Rookie Blue, Saving Hope) that tells the story of lightweight Newfoundland boxer Donny “Little Dog” Ross and his haphazard quest for redemption after quitting a fight.

The Stats of Life (fall 2017), a factual series that reveals surprising truths about how Canadians are living today based on recent population statistics.