22 Minutes, Republic of Doyle among CBC programs renewed

Tara Bradbury
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CBC has renewed “22 Minutes,” “Republic of Doyle” and “The Rick Mercer Report” for the 2014-2015 season, it has announced.

This Hour Has 22 Minutes” cast members (from left) Susan Kent, Mark Critch, Cathy Jones and Shaun Majumder — Telegram file photo

The three Newfoundlander-created shows made the cut, along with 11 other programs: “Murdoch Mysteries,” “Steven and Chris,” “The Nature of Things,” “Mr. D,” “Just for Laughs,” “Marketplace,” “Heartland,” “The Fifth Estate,” Dragon’s Den” (with a new panel of dragons), “Doc Zone” and the “Winnipeg/Halifax Comedy Festival.”

The network will also continue to carry “Coronation Street.”

Among the shows that have been cut are “Arctic Air,” “Cracked” and “Best Recipes Ever,” along with the previously cancelled “Ron James Show” and “George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.” Stroumboulopoulos will be anchoring NHL coverage and hosting “Hockey Night in Canada” for Rogers Media.

The new schedule also includes comedy series “Schitt’s Creek,” starring Eugene Levy, Dan Levy and Catherine O’Hara, and drama “Strange Empire,” as well as “Canada’s Smartest Person” and “Of All Places.”

CBC says additional renewals will be announced at a later date.

Organizations: CBC, NHL, Strange Empire

Geographic location: Republic of Doyle, Canada, Winnipeg Arctic

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Recent comments

  • Bob
    April 04, 2014 - 18:20

    ROD has outlived its usefullness and needs to be put out of its misery.It's well stale now.Was never that good to begin with.

  • Cast
    April 04, 2014 - 14:56

    Everybody says that show just isn't what it once was. Look at the cast. You have Shaun Majumder (age 42) with his boy-ish brand of comedy that he is just too old for now. It is kind of like how Adam Sandler aged out of his own brand of comedy. Then, you have Cathy Jones, who just doesn't put the energy and flare into the show like she did even 10 years ago. Then, there is Mark Critch, who is pretty funny, but the show was better off when he was just a writer. And last, you have Susan Kent, who is the energetic, bright spot of the show now... the closest thing to what the show had 20 years ago.

    • Robb
      April 04, 2014 - 20:51

      Hey "Cast"....didn't you mean to say "Congratulations"?? Love to see all the locals doing well.