History meets food in the Canadian version of the British show Back In Time For Dinner where a family gets to see what it was like to eat in 6 consecutive decades: 1940s-1990s. Carlo Rota will host the CBC version. Back In Time For Dinner debuts June 14 at 8 pm (all times 30 minutes later in Newfoundland).
Summer on the CBC feels a bit lighter since Still Standing and Baroness von Sketch Show got promoted to the CBC fall lineup. Still there are a few new shows to take in for summer viewing.
Canadians have been able to stream Crawford, the offbeat comedy with Jill Hennessy and raccoons (in that order), since February 2. The show gets its 12-episode run on CBC starting June 14 at 9 pm. For U.S. viewers without a CBC feed, Comedy Central will eventually carry the program though no details are available.
When Calls the Heart, the CBC show that runs on the Hallmark Channel in the United States, is back for its fourth season starting June 17.
Taken, a true-crime documentary series on Canada's missing and murdered Indigenous women, gets a second summer season starting June 22.
We heard Eli Glasner tease about about a second season for The Filmmakers on his Glasner on Film podcast. The 8-episode run starts July 28.
Global is running the last half of Season 2 of Private Eyes with 9 new episodes. Season 3 will be on Global in 2019 with 12 new episodes. Ion TV will start running Season 2 for U.S. viewers on June 24.
Even outside of The Filmmakers, the CBC will hopefully run Canadian films this summer. A friend of mine noted that the channel recently broadcast the Sarah Polley film Take This Waltz uncut, including full frontal nudity. The CBC may do that late at night, but this is a nice reminder that Canadians aren't as uptight about such things as opposed to some Americans.
photo credit: Back In Time For Dinner/CBC