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The Other CBC (Not the Congressional Black Caucus) Announces its Schedule

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It’s Winter Schedule day at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Diane at TV-Eh has the press release the CBC sent out today.

With the new Kids in the Hall limited-run reunion series, the Rockford Files-inspired Newfoundland mystery Republic of Doyle, a bunch of returning comedies, and the new comedy 18 to Life (which was originally announced as a CBC-ABC co-production, until the U.S. partner pulled out), it’s a very light, comedy-heavy lineup, apart from the Bush-era bad-assery of The Border.

This seems like an understandable strategy in times like these, though of course it may not be an intentional strategy; sometimes it just happens that the shows that make the schedule are relatively lighthearted shows. Anyway, it’s a reminder of how quickly network schedules and branding can change, because it was only a couple of years ago that the CBC was touting its “sexy” lineup.

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