CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries Greenlit for Season 11: William Shatner got nominated for CSA for his guest appearance as Mark TwainCurrent Show Status
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Storyline and cast
Murdoch Mysteries is a veteran Canadian historic criminal drama series that is based on the characters from the Maureen Jennings' novel series. Developed by R.B. Carney, Cal Coons and Alexandra Zarowny, the show is produced by Shattesbury Films, UKTV and ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The series follows the life of detective William Murdoch in Toronto in the end of the 19th century. Season 10 of Murdoch Mysteries premiered on CBC on October 10, 2016.
Detective Murdoch is a young servant of the Toronto Constabulary in 1895. Being young and prone to everything new, he enjoys following latest technological advances and believes that many of them can be applied to solving crimes. Fingerprinting, blood testing, surveillance, you name it – Murdoch picks up on up-and-coming technologies quickly and shocks his colleagues and the criminals with his swift and brilliant means of solving challenging murder cases. The tenth season premiere features a murderer on the loose as the debutantes in Toronto are pursuing the town’s most attractive bachelor. Simultaneously, the Great Fire creates chaos for Toronto’s inhabitants. Other cases in the current installment involve a female serial killer, the death of a valued pedigreed dog, and several others. Additionally, Murdoch’s relationship with his wife Julia is explored in depth as the couple considers adapting one more child.
Viewer reception and chances of renewal
Since it began airing on CBC starting with the sixth season, the series has become one of Canada’s most popular shows. The landmark 150th episode will be aired during the current 18-episode season. Murdoch Mysteries boasts exceptionally steady viewership, and season 10 premiere, which drew 1.4 million viewers, is perfect proof of that. With ratings as high as they currently are and the endless pool of possible topics, it’s not likely that the series will be cancelled any time soon. As such, we expect to see Murdoch Mysteries season 11 in the future.
UPDATED March 23, 2017: Just on the heels of the season 10 finale of the best-rated Canadian scripted series Murdoch Mysteries, the CBC network has officially announced the renewal of the hit mystery and crime drama for Season 11. The drama series continues impressing the audiences around the world and the critics year after year, garnering glowing reviews and expanding its think roster of award nominations and wins. The new chapter will be comprised of 18 sixty-minute episodes and one extended Christmas special episode. The premiere date for Season 11 of Murdoch Mysteries is yet to be finalized, but according to the show’s past release schedule, we can expect the crime drama to hit the small screens sometime in the fall of 2017.