Winter TV and the CFC: Where to See Our Alumni This Season

By Cory Angeletti-Szasz ● December 15, 2017 09:40

This list will be updated as additional premiere dates are announced.

Are you ready to dive into new series and seasons this winter? We’ll be tuning into hit shows featuring work by CFC alumni, both in front of and behind the camera. From laugh-out-loud comedies to emotionally charged dramas, be sure to check out the following hotly anticipated series.


CraveTV has a Christmas gift for LETTERKENNY fans! Six new episodes of this award-winning original comedy, executive produced by alumnus Mark Montefiore (New Metric Media) and edited by Jonathan Eagan, will launch on December 25, 2017. Seasons 1 to 3 are currently streaming on CraveTV and the series is also available on iTunes and Google Play.

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Mary Kills People

Mary Kills People

After a critically acclaimed first season, the highly anticipated second season of the hit series created by CFC alumna Tara Armstrong premieres on Global on Wednesday, January 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (the Season 2 premiere will be available on January 1 on and Global Go).

The series won a DGC award in October 2017, with CFC alumna Holly Dale taking home the prize for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series. Additional alumni involved in the series include Tassie Cameron (writer and executive producer), Amy Cameron (executive producer), Marsha Greene (writer), David Wellington (director), Michael Goldbach (writer), Roslyn Kalloo (editor), Joel Thomas Hynes (actor) and Pat Smith (co-producer).

For a peek at what you can expect to see in Season 2, CLICK HERE


On January 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, you can also tune into ABC Spark for the second episode of the new series Grown-ish, a spinoff of the ABC series Black-ish, directed by alumna Stella Meghie

Cardinal: Blackfly Season

Cardinal: Blackfly Season

Catch Actors Conservatory alumni Alex Paxton-Beesley, Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs and Patrick Kwok-Choon in Cardinal: Blackfly Season. Season 2 premieres on Thursday, January 4 on CTV and also features several CFC alumni in key roles behind the camera: Patrick Tarr (writer/executive producer), Sarah Dodd (writer/executive producer), Shannon Masters (writer), and Jennifer Kawaja (executive producer), with music by The Slaight Family Music Lab alumnus Todor Kobakov, and current Slaight resident Sarah Slean wrote the song for this season's final episode (with Todor!). [Check out an interview with Alex about her role in the new season HERE.]

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Beginning Friday, January 5 you can catch Season 2 of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, edited by alumnus Kye Meechan, on Netflix. 

Settle in for a night of laugh-out-loud entertainment on Tuesday, January 9 with back-to-back airings of two of CBC’s hilarious original comedies, Schitt’s Creek and Workin’ Moms.

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Schitt's Creek

Schitt's Creek

The Rose family returns to Schitt’s Creek for a fourth season of this much-loved comedy series on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC. CBC Actors Conservatory alumna Annie Murphy shines as Alexis Rose alongside Dan and Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Chris Elliot. Alumni Paul Fox (director) and Andrew Barnsley (executive producer) are also involved in the series.

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Workin' Moms

Workin’ Moms

After Schitt’s Creek, stay tuned to CBC at 9:30 p.m. (10 NT) for the premiere of Season 2 of this acclaimed CBC original series, which follows the lives of four women as they juggle love, careers, and parenthood. Five CFC alumni are involved in this comedy – Paul Fox and Molly McGlynn (directors), Jonathan Eagan (editor), and Varun Saranga and Gabe Grey (actors).

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Burden of Truth

Burden of Truth

The following day, catch the premiere of CBC’s new original legal drama Burden of Truth starring Kristin Kreuk on Wednesday, January 10 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT). The series is supported by alumni Jordan Canning (director), Kyle Irving (executive producer), Lynn Coady (consulting producer and writer), Roslyn Kalloo (editor), and Shannon Masters, Eric Putzer and Laura Good (writers).



On Monday, February 26 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) tune in to CBC for the premiere of this original series edited by alumnus James Patrick. Set in 1978, the drama follows a convicted drug dealer (played by Allan Hawco) who attempts one more deal after a daring prison break.

Little Dog

Catch the premiere of this new original series created by CFC alumnus (and recent recipient of the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award for fiction) Joel Thomas Hynes on Thursday, March 1 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC. The series follows the story of lightweight boxer Tommy "Little Dog" Ross (played by Joel) and his haphazard quest for redemption. It is developed and produced by alumnae Tassie and Amy Cameron of Cameron Pictures, executive produced by Joel, directed by Molly McGlynn (two episodes), written by Lisa Rose Snow and Cory Bowles, edited by John Nicholls and Dev Singh, and Sherry White serves as showrunner and executive producer.

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Cory Angeletti-Szasz

Manager, Communications