‘Republic of Doyle’ renewed for another season

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Allan Hawco, star of CBC TV’s “Republic Of Doyle,” is shown in a promo photo from the series. — Telegram file photo

“Republic of Doyle,” “Rick Mercer Report” and “22 Minutes” will be back on the air next season, CBC Television has announced.

CBC says 14 prime-time shows will be returning next season. The others are “Arctic Air” (which debuted to the largest audience for a drama in 15 years), “Doc Zone,” “Dragon’s Den,” “George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight,” “Heartland,” “Marketplace,” “Mr. D,” “The Big Decision,” “The Fifth Estate,” “The Nature of Things,” and “The Ron James Show.”

New programming for the 2012-13 season includes “Murdoch Mysteries,” crime drama “Cracked,” historical drama “Titanic: Blood and Steel” and “Over the Rainbow,” a live competition search for theatre’s newest Dorothy.

CBC announced two weeks ago it would be cutting six prime-time series from its programming next season. Details will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Despite financial challenges, the strength of those returning favourites combined with exciting new titles is setting the stage for an outstanding 2012-2013 season,” said Christine Wilson, executive director of content planning for CBC English services.

See Friday’s Telegram for more details.

Organizations: CBC, Over the Rainbow

Geographic location: Republic of Doyle, Arctic

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  • Rita
    April 20, 2012 - 20:36

    YES!!!!! I am sooooo happy to see that Heartland will be back for a season 6! Thank God, I can breathe now!

  • Marie
    April 19, 2012 - 13:47

    Great show - glad to know it will be back - gives me a little of home away from home here in Alberta

  • Jenns
    April 19, 2012 - 13:09

    Heartland? Oh please. There are much more believable storylines in Coronation Street. Boring!

  • Anne Edwards
    April 19, 2012 - 12:55

    The Rick Mercer Report is one of the best shows ever. I especially love his rant. I'm very happy to see it 's a keeper, at least for one more season. And as for Republic of Doyle, "Oh Yeah!" And Jon, I gotta tell you, Ron James is not funny.

  • Whammo
    April 19, 2012 - 12:05

    OH YEAH~!!!! Des by' are ya alright???

  • me
    April 19, 2012 - 10:57

    gotta be something better to put on tv besides ROD!!

    • J
      April 19, 2012 - 11:07

      For sure! A game-show where negative twits on the internet are rounded up and smacked across the head with mallets. We could call it Whack-a-Troll. Simple: if you don't like it, don't watch it. But it's created a lot of jobs for people here and it generates a lot of revenue. Quit moaning!

    • David
      April 20, 2012 - 16:26

      J: Here's a better take on your simple advice....if you like it, YOU pay for it! And leave the fleeced and abused taxpayer out of it for a change.

  • Wajac
    April 19, 2012 - 10:45

    Mostly good stuff. Nice to see 'Republic of Doyle', 'Rick Mercer Report' and '22 Minutes' are continuing. Dragon's Den should go. However that's my personal bias!

  • Oh Yah
    April 19, 2012 - 10:38

    So happy to see that Republic of Doyle is going to continue. It is an awesome program, not to mention the great selling feature for tourism. Looking forward to it, as are many of the local businesses who advertise during the program.

    • Anne Edwards
      April 19, 2012 - 12:59

      Unfortunately advertising from the local businesses are only seen locally. In Montreal, we see the Montreal businesses. But we love ROD as well as RMR and 22 Minutes.

  • Jon
    April 19, 2012 - 10:37

    Good news! But I seriously have to ask, who finds Ron James show funny?

  • isabel h c
    April 19, 2012 - 10:20

    thank you evening telegram for letting the world and our beautiful province informed on this great news, it all good

  • David
    April 19, 2012 - 10:19

    How much more Hibernia (errr.....Tourism) loot did that cost? Netflix it is.

    • Award Please
      April 19, 2012 - 10:58

      And the award for being constantly negative goes to David. Must be real hoot to live with.

    • David
      April 19, 2012 - 15:31

      Wanna cheer me up? Pass the hat, get me 20 or 30 thousand bucks, and I'll do a guest appearance on Doyle that'll make everyone forget Russell Crowe. I'll even do mine sober ---- and without the shades, so you can tell! But wass a few hunnerd tousan' bucks, eh? Gubment is loaded, right!?

  • James
    April 19, 2012 - 10:04

    Best Kind.........more of Heartland!!!!!

  • Scott Free
    April 19, 2012 - 09:50

    oh Yeah!