By Patrick Munn | March 3, 2021 - 12:16 pm | No Comments
UKTV is losing one of its scripted co-productions. Canadian public broadcaster CBC has announced that they will not be picking up Frankie Drake Mysteries for a fifth season. The show's fourth and now final season is currently airing on CBC in Canada and on UKTVs Alibi channel here in the UK.
By Patrick Munn | May 27, 2020 - 7:35 pm | No Comments
Frankie Drake will continue to solve crimes in 1920s Toronto. UKTV co-production Frankie Drake Mysteries has been picked up a fourth season by Canadian public broadcaster CBC. The renewal comes mere weeks after fellow UKTV co-production Murdoch Mysteries was renewed for a fourteenth season.
By Patrick Munn | May 11, 2020 - 1:22 pm | No Comments
UKTV's longest running scripted co-production is coming back. Canadian public broadcaster CBC has renewed Murdoch Mysteries for a fourteenth season. The renewal comes just ahead of tonight's UK broadcast of the show's thirteenth season finale on Alibi.
By Patrick Munn | May 21, 2019 - 8:18 pm | No Comments
Colm Feore (The Umbrella Academy, House Of Cards) and Claire Goose (The Coroner, Casualty) have been tapped for guest starring roles on the thirteenth season of Murdoch Mysteries. There is no word on the nature of the characters they will be playing. Production on the show's eighteen-episode thirteenth season is now underway in Ontario, and is expected to wrap in November. Season 13 will air on CBC in Canada later this year and is expected to premiere on UKTV's Alibi channel in early 2020.
By Patrick Munn | October 8, 2018 - 4:34 pm | No Comments
Coroner is crossing the pond. NBCU's flagship UK channel Universal TV has acquired the UK rights to the eight episode M.R. Hall adaptation which is being produced for Canadian public broadcaster CBC. The series, toplined by Serinda Swan (Ballers), is expected to premiere in 2019.
By Patrick Munn | May 25, 2018 - 10:53 am | No Comments
Here's some cross-company synergy for UKTV. Alan Davies, who fronts As Yet Untitled on Dave, has landed a guest starring role on the second season of their co-production Frankie Drake Mysteries. The 1920s period drama launched on Alibi earlier this year and quickly proved to be a hit; improving the channel's slot-average by 210%. As a result of the strong ratings in both the UK and Canada, UKTV and CBC picked up a ten episode second season, which has now started filming.
By Patrick Munn | April 5, 2018 - 4:12 pm | No Comments
UKTV and CBC have renewed their co-production Frankie Drake Mysteries for a second season. Ten episodes have been ordered for the show's second season, which is expected to air later this year on CBC in Canada and early 2019 on Alibi in the UK, respectively.
By Patrick Munn | March 12, 2018 - 11:45 am | No Comments
Canadian period drama Murdoch Mysteries - which is co-produced by UKTV and airs on their Alibi channel - has been renewed for a twelfth season. Canadian public broadcaster CBC has commissioned 18 hour-long episodes. There will be no Christmas special for season twelve.