CBC sets winter schedule for new, returning series

Workin' Moms (pictured), Pure, Bellevue and True North Calling will receive their broadcast premieres in January and February.

catherine reitmanThe CBC has released its winter programming schedule, with premiere dates for five new and five returning series.

Nova Scotia-shot drama Pure (6 x 60 minutes), produced by Two East Production and Cineflix Media, premieres on Monday, Jan. 9 at 9:30 p.m., while Workin’ Moms (13 x 30 minutes) debuts the following day in the same timeslot. The half-hour comedy is created by Catherine Reitman. 

Meanwhile, Anna Paquin-starring drama Bellevue (8 x 60 minutes), produced by Muse Entertainment (The Kennedys) and Back Alley Film Productions (Durham County), make its debut the following month on Monday, Feb. 20 at 9 p.m. Bellevue is created by CFC Writers’ Lab graduate Jane Maggs and Back Alley co-founder Adrienne Mitchell and went to camera in Montreal this September.

Three nights earlier, factual series True North Calling (6 x 30 minutes) bows Friday, Feb. 17 at 8:30 p.m. Produced by Proper Television, the series follows the lives of young Canadians living in the harsh Canadian North.

The A Word, which CBC acquired from BBC earlier this year, premieres at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15.

CBC also set the return dates for the third seasons of both Schitt’s Creek (Not A Real Company Productions) and X Company (Temple Street). The new season of Schitt’s (13 x 30 minutes) premieres on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 9:30, while the final season of X Company (10 x 60 minutes) debuts the following night at 9 p.m.

Also returning for its second season, after a five-year hiatus, is Michael: Every Day (6 x 30 minutes), as well as the second seasons of Crash Gallery (5 x 30 minutes) and Interrupt This Program (5 x 30 minutes).