CBC Announces Winter Schedule

A new Canadian drama and many returning hits are on the grid.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

The CBC network recently announced its plans for their winter schedule, and in addition to a new series there are also a number of returning favourites.

“CBC’s winter television season is built on a foundation of returning Canadian shows that are proven successes,” said Kirstine Stewart, executive vice president of English Services at CBC, in a release that came out yesterday. “CBC’s shows continue to be popular with Canadian audiences and this will be another exciting season of programs that showcase some of our country’s best talent and brightest stars.”

The crime drama "Cracked" will debut this winter – inspired by real-life experiences of frontline police officers and mental-health workers, the series stars David Sutcliffe ("Gilmore Girls") as Detective Aidan Black, a seasoned officer dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder and his new partner, psychiatrist Stefanie von Pfetten ("Battlestar Galactica") as Dr. Daniella Ridley. It begins on Tuesday, January 8 at 9pm.

"March To The Top" is a groundbreaking, multi-platform programming event that follows the story of 12 wounded Canadian soldiers as they train and summit the 20,305-foot high summit of Island Peak. It chronicles the journey as they embark on the climb and face their own personal rediscovery of self, and emotional, physical and mental rehabilitation. It’s about what these soldiers are doing next in their lives, and what they need to do to get there. "March To The Top" airs Wednesday, January 30 at 8pm.

And a number of CBC tried-and-true faves are back, like "Murdoch Mysteries," "Dragons' Den," "Mr. D.," "Arctic Air," "Republic of Doyle," and "The Ron James Show."

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