CBC releases fall schedule

Original programming and tried-and-true favourites are all on this year's line-up.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

The CBC network released its plans for a jam-packed fall TV season, and while there's a number of new programs hitting the home-grown station, a number of mainstays will be returning too.

New premieres include the reality competition-based show "Over the Rainbow" where hopefuls compete for the role of Dorothy in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new Canadian production of "The Wizard of Oz," as well as "Titanic: Blood & Steel," a limited series event starring Canadian actors Neve Campbell and Kevin Zegers, along with fan-favourite "Murdoch Mysteries," which is making its CBC debut. Meanwhile, shows like "The Rick Mercer Report" (celebrating its 10-year anniversary), "Dragons' Den" with new dragon, personal finance author, David Chilton, and "The Big Decision" are all coming back. The new CBC season begins on Friday, September 14th with "Marketplace" (now in it's 40th season) and "the fifth estate."

"Heartland" is back for a sixth season, as is fan-fave "Coronation Street," only this time in a new 7:30pm timeslot. The 60th season of "Hockey Night in Canada" returns, along with the 20th anniversary of "This Hour Has 22 Minutes."

CBC Television's powerhouse daytime line-up also returns with all-new seasons of "Steven and Chris," "Best Recipes Ever," and "In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita," beginning Monday, September 17th.

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