CBC has previewed its programming schedule for 2011-2012 and has a handful of returning faves as well as several new shows on the line-up. “As we head into our 75th anniversary season, we’re in an exceptionally strong position, with record-breaking audiences for our great Canadian entertainment, sports, music and information programming,” Kirstine Stewart said in an official release. “Next season’s line-up reflects and realizes the promise CBC has made in its five-year strategy, Everyone, Every way: to help connect Canadians to their country, to their communities and to each other.”
Here are the top 10 CBC shows to watch for in the coming fall/winter season.
– "Republic of Doyle"
– "Battle of the Blades"
– "The Nature of Things with Dr. David Suzuki"
Canadian icon David Suzuki is back to continue his stint hosting Canada’s longest-running documentary series.
– "Cover Me Canada"
This new elimination-style competition gives audiences the chance to rediscover some of the best Canadian music of all time.
– "Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays"
Airing on Wednesday nights this fall, this new program is from actors/writers Bob Martin and Don McKellar.
– "Mr. D"
Don't forget to catch this network series debut for popular Canadian comic Gerry Dee.
– "Arctic Air"
An original new drama-adventure series, "Arctic Air" is following in the footsteps of other high-adventure (and chilly) shows like "Ice Pilots NWT."
– "The Debaters"
Sure to be a hit, this new program will be a television version of the hit CBC Radio series of the same name.
– "Dragons' Den"
With a brand new dragon in the den, the most successful Canadian reality series of all time is back once again for season 6.
– "Redemption Inc."
This provocative new reality-based series hosted by outspoken dragon Kevin O’Leary is one of the most highly anticipated shows of the upcoming CBC season.