Murdoch Mysteries Moving To CBC

Popular Citytv drama enters its sixth season on new network.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Although Citytv had put the brakes on the popular drama "Murdoch Mysteries" recently, the CBC has decided to take on a sixth season of the show.

Starring Jonny Harris ("Republic of Doyle"), Yannick Bisson ("The Listener," "My Mother's Secret"), Thomas Craig ("Hidden"), and Helene Joy ("The L.A. Complex," "Republic of Doyle"), "Murdoch Mysteries" takes place in the late 1800s and follows investigator William Murdoch as he uses advanced forensic techniques to solve some of the city's most gruesome murder cases.The show is based on a series of mystery novels written by author Maureen Jennings. A fifth season was announced in May 2011 by Rogers Media, and by September, the network had decided to cancel the show.

However, as of late, the CBC network has announced plans to continue the sixth season of the drama on their network. They first broke the news via Twitter. “With so many stories left to tell, we look forward to finally bringing 'Murdoch Mysteries' to a national audience and growing our passionate fan base in partnership with the team at CBC,” Christina Jennings, Shaftesbury chairman and CEO, later said in a statement (as reported by CBC News).

One of the show's biggest fans is Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who even made a cameo on the show during its fourth season.

Production on the next season of "Murdoch Mysteries" is expected to begin shortly, however a premiere date on the CBC has yet to be released.