CBC announces its fall 2014 lineup premiere dates

August 25, 2014

Featuring the return of fan-favourite series and five all-new programs

CBC Television confirmed today the season premiere dates for its prime-time broadcast line-up. Anchored by returning fan-favourites and bolstered by five exciting new shows, CBC has a new way to look at smart with CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON, hosted by Jessi Cruickshank and Jeff Douglas beginning September 28; CBC Selects presents JANET KING from Australia's public broadcaster on Oct. 5, gritty western drama STRANGE EMPIRE on October 6; gripping political thriller THE HONOURABLE WOMAN starring Maggie Gyllenhaal on September 29 and continuing September 30, and the new six-episode, Canadian-produced original space drama ASCENSION, premiering November 25.

Visit FALLforCBC.ca for exclusive behind-the-scenes videos of CBC's fall prime-time series.

CBC Television kicks-off its fall season with brand new episodes of its flagship daytime lifestyle seriesSTEVEN AND CHRIS, every Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. (2:30 NT) beginning Sept. 22. In primetime, it all starts with the season eight premiere of long-running family drama HEARTLAND and the return of popular series MURDOCH MYSTERIES, THE RICK MERCER REPORT, THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES, DRAGONS' DEN, REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, THE NATURE OF THINGS, DOC ZONE, MARKETPLACE and the fifth estate.

See CBC's prime-time schedule below:

SUNDAY

7 P.M. HEARTLAND (Sept. 28)
8 P.M. CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON (Sept. 28)
9 P.M. CBC SELECTS: JANET KING (Oct. 5)


MONDAY

8 P.M. MURDOCH MYSTERIES (Oct. 6)
9 P.M. STRANGE EMPIRE (Oct. 6)

TUESDAY

8 P.M. THE RICK MERCER REPORT (Oct. 7)
8:30 P.M. THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES (Oct. 7)
9 P.M. THE HONOURABLE WOMAN (begins Monday, September 29 at 9 P.M. continues Sept. 30)

*ASCENSION begins airing at 9 P.M. on November 25

WEDNESDAY

8 P.M. DRAGONS' DEN (Oct. 15)
9 P.M. REPUBLIC OF DOYLE (Oct. 15)

THURSDAY

8 P.M. THE NATURE OF THINGS (Oct.9)
9 P.M. DOC ZONE (Oct.9)

FRIDAY

8 P.M. MARKETPLACE (Oct. 17)
9 P.M. the fifth estate (Oct. 24)

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