CBC today announced the details of its 2015-16 schedule, highlighting a slate of new series, returning favourites, thought-provoking news and investigative content and marquee cultural events.
Included are 11 bold original productions, along with the renewal of 14 series. The schedule to date offers new premium dramas (THE ROMEO SECTION, THIS LIFE), compelling comedies (FOOL CANADA with Will Sasso, Bruce McCulloch’s YOUNG DRUNK PUNK), factual programming (KEEPING CANADA ALIVE, HELLO GOODBYE and STILL STANDING with Jonny Harris), and perennial hits. CBC will also bring Canadians acclaimed titles from abroad, including WHEN CALLS THE HEART; BANISHED; LOVE CHILD; PLEASE LIKE ME; RAISED BY WOLVES and JEKYLL AND HYDE.
CBC is excited to launch an innovative, cross-platform approach to covering the arts, CBC ARTS, which is set to launch this summer. This hub for the arts will be all-encompassing, bringing together content from across the network, with new material appearing on multiple platforms, including CANADA IN THE FRAME, THE RE-EDUCATION OF EDDY ROGO and THE COLLECTIVE, as well as TV series EXHIBITIONISTS and INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM.
CBC is Canada’s Olympic Network and with its award-winning tradition of compelling storytelling in live sports broadcasting, Canadians will continue to enjoy a front row seat on our athletes’ journey in 2015-16 with comprehensive coverage of big events including the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, Rio 2016 Olympic Games and much more both on TV and through the soon to be released CBC Sports App.
“Last year at this time we signalled a shift in our content strategy, looking for programs that take creative risks, are unmistakably Canadian, and that ultimately can compete with the best,” said Heather Conway, Executive Vice-President, English Services, CBC. “We delivered on that promise and next year’s lineup will see even more of what Canadians want from their public broadcaster, including a new Arts strategy that will connect with Canadians’ passion for the arts. We’re ambitious, driving for relevance and working with the very best writers, producers and actors in the country. No one else in Canadian media is doing what CBC is doing.”