CBC is sticking with William Murdoch and the Toronto Constabulary.
In announcing their 2015-2016 schedule, the Canadian public broadcaster today confirmed that they had renewed hit period drama Murdoch Mysteries for a ninth season. CBC has ordered 18 episodes for the show’s ninth season, which is set to premiere this Fall.
Based on the series of novels by Maureen Jennings, Murdoch Mysteries is set at the turn of the 20th century and revolves around Detective William Murdoch of the Toronto constabulary, who uses ground-breaking forensic techniques to close his cases. The drama series is produced by Canadian production company Shaftesbury Films and stars Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris and Georgina Reilly.
The ninth season order comes as the show’s 18 episode eighth season is currently unspooling on Monday nights on CBC. Since re-locating from CityTV in 2012, Murdoch Mysteries has been a hit for CBC and frequently draws an overnight audience of more than one-million viewers.
As with previous seasons, UKTV is returning to co-produce and will air the ninth season on their crime focused channel Alibi in the UK in 2016. ITV Studios Global Entertainment is also a partner on Murdoch Mysteries, having sold the series to a range of broadcasters in more than 100 countries, including Ovation in the United States.