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Allan Hawco, ‘Snotty Nose Rez Kids’ among familiar faces joining upcoming CBC lineup

Written by on May 23, 2024

TORONTO — CBC’s slate of upcoming scripted fare features familiar faces, with hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids, writer-actor Allan Hawco and comedy collaborators Jennifer Whalen and Meredith MacNeill leading new series.

The half-hour scripted show “Snotty Nose Rez Kids,” set to premiere in 2025, tells the “not even true, real life story” of the Haisla Nation artists’ rise to fame.

It stars Quinton Nyce and Darren Metz, also known as Yung Tribez and Young D, who jump to TV after earning accolades in the music scene including a nomination for last year’s Polaris Music Prize and winning the Prism Prize for best music video for their track “Damn Right.”

CBC revealed its programming plans this morning, also touting the return of “Republic of Doyle” star Hawco, who is co-showrunner and star of “Saint-Pierre.” The crime procedural about the French territory of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, just off the coast of Newfoundland, is set to premiere in early 2025.

“Small Achievable Goals,” also set for early 2025, is a new workplace sitcom from Whalen and MacNeill, in which the co-creators of “Baroness Von Sketch Show” star as podcast producers who are both going through menopause.

Comedy series “North of North” from the director and producers of “The Grizzlies,” follows a young Inuk mother looking to start over after a divorce and premieres in 2025.

Long-time returning favourites include “Heartland” and “Murdoch Mysteries” — which each launch 18th seasons this fall — and “Son of a Critch,” back with a fourth season in 2025.

Toronto-based food writer Suresh Doss will host “Locals Welcome,” a new unscripted series that shines a light on lesser-known eateries.

Unscripted series including “The Great Canadian Baking Show” and “Dragon’s Den” will also return — the latter with an episode featuring “Kim’s Convenience” breakout Simu Liu as a “celebrity guest Dragon.”

Idris Elba will serve as an executive producer on “Paid in Full,” a docuseries slated for fall on the history of Black artists in the music industry, narrated by Jully Black.

Meanwhile, Tanya Talaga writes and directs “The Knowing,” a documentary series on her family’s eight-decade long search for their matriarch, which is also due out in the autumn.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 23, 2024.

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