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A new year is upon us, which means new shows, new seasons, renewed subscriptions and of course, more great Canadian stories. And if you’re anything like us, you’ve just finished off the final episodes on your 2023 watchlists and are already seeking out fresh content to fill your downtime in 2024.
But of course, thanks to the plethora of series and streaming services available, deciding which shows to watch and which to skip can be a strangely daunting task. For fans of Canadian television, the search can be even more challenging; Canadian shows – despite their award-winning calibre – often don’t receive the same level of hype as major American hits.
Luckily for you, we’ve curated a list of five Canadian TV shows that we can’t wait to watch in 2024. We highly recommend you add these to your watch list. Let’s dive in!
Top 5 Canadian TV Shows 2025
Law & Order Criminal Intent: Toronto
The iconic “Law & Order” franchise is finally expanding into Canada! Set to premiere on February 22 on CityTV, “Law & Order: Toronto – Criminal Intent” brings the beloved procedural drama format to the streets of Toronto, promising a fresh Canadian perspective on crime-solving.
The show features an all-Canadian cast and will lean heavily into Toronto’s cultural nuances, landmarks, and politics, with some stories pulling directly from the city’s real-life news headlines. The first trailer for the series even highlights a story about a mayor embroiled in a crack-smoking scandal 🤔. We won’t be skipping this one!
Premiere: February 22nd
Where to watch: CityTV
One More Time
Premiering on January 9th, the new CBC original “One More Time” centers around D.J., a hearing-impaired manager of a used sporting goods store who is forced to deal with an offbeat team and clientele. According to CBC, the show is inspired by the real-life experiences of the show’s creator and star, D.J. Demers, reflecting what his life might have been like had he continued his teenage job at a similar store instead of pursuing other dreams.
Fun fact: TFS Acting Instructor John Tench makes an appearance in Episode 3!
Premiere: January 9th, 2024
Where to watch: CBC/CBC Gem
Set to premiere on Crave on January 19th, “Late Bloomer” is one of the most highly-anticipated comedy series coming out of Canada this year. The show stars comedian and YouTuber Jasmeet “Jus Reign” Raina and is inspired by his real-life experiences as a first-generation Indo-Canadian grappling with sudden online popularity.
Executive-produced by Canadian comedian Russell Peters, and delving into the chaotic world of content creators and influencers, “Late Bloomer” guarantees a fresh blend of humour, relevance, and social commentary. Be sure to check it out!
Premiere: January 19, 2024
Where to watch: Crave
The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down
Premiering on February 8th, “The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down” boasts a unique premise: a reality show that pits ten of Canada’s most talented potters against each other in a fierce pottery-making competition. Adding a touch of celebrity, Canadian actor Seth Rogen steps in as both the executive producer and a guest host, lending his star power and comedic presence to this niche reality offering.
Complementing Rogen, Jennifer Robertson of Schitt’s Creek fame takes on the role of full-time host. With Robertson’s renowned wit at the helm, the series promises to be an engaging experience for both dedicated art aficionados and newcomers to the pottery scene. This launch is particularly well-timed, considering the exploding popularity of pottery.
Premiere: February 8th, 2024
Where to watch: CBC/CBC Gem
Inspired by Holly Smale’s bestselling book series, “Geek Girl” is a new Netflix original about a neurodivergent girl named Harriet who – despite her geeky ways – finds herself thrust into the glamorous world of modelling. Much like the book series, “Geek Girl” is expected to resonate with a wide audience, particularly young viewers, as it deals with themes of growing up and self-acceptance.
Netflix and Canadian media company Corus Entertainment have partnered to produce the series, commissioning a total of ten 30-minute episodes.
Premiere: March, 2024
Where to watch: Netflix
2024: A Banner Year for Canadian TV
Looking at this list of brand-new original programming, it’s clear that Canadian television is set to have an exceptionally strong year in 2024. From the highly-anticipated “Law & Order: Toronto” to the Seth Rogen-produced “The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down,” this year is packed with a diverse range of series to get excited about. Happy watching!
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