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Snotty Nose Rez Kids act, Allan Hawco returns, Baroness Von Sketch creators tackle menopause in CBC lineup | CBC News

Snotty Nose Rez Kids act, Allan Hawco returns, Baroness Von Sketch creators tackle menopause in CBC lineup | CBC News

CBC’s upcoming scripted lineup is full of familiar faces, with hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids, writer-actor Allan Hawco and comedy collaborators Jennifer Whalen and Meredith MacNeill leading new series.

The public broadcaster announced a fall and winter slate Thursday that includes the half-hour scripted show Snotty Nose Rez Kids, bound for early 2025.

It tells the “not even true, real life story” of the Haisla Nation artists’ rise to fame and stars Quinton Nyce and Darren Metz, also known as Yung Tribez and Young D, respectively, who jump to TV after earning accolades in the music scene.

The video for their track Damn Right took home the Prism Prize for best music video and their fifth album, I’m Good, HBU? was shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize last year.

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Snotty Nose Rez Kids on making history

In this exclusive interview with CBC Indigenous, the Haisla rappers Darren “Young D” Metz and Quinton “Yung Trybez” Nyce reveal the inspiration behind their music and promise to visit Saskatchewan on their next tour.

Also slated for early 2025 is the return of Republic of Doyle star Hawco, who is co-showrunner and star of Saint-Pierre. The crime procedural centres on an inspector with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary who is exiled to work in the French territory of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, just off the coast of Newfoundland.

Hawco will run the show with Robina Lord-Stafford, who has writing credits on Wild Cards and Pretty Hard Cases.

Meanwhile, the workplace sitcom Small Achievable Goals, also set for early 2025, sees the Baroness Von Sketch Show co-creators Whalen and MacNeill play podcast producers who are both going through menopause.

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Allan Hawco as Detective Gerry Belliveau in CBC series The Detectives. Hawco will be co-showrunner and star of the upcoming show Saint-Pierre. (CBC)

Comedy series North of North, from the director and producers of The Grizzlies, follows a young Inuk mother looking to start over after a divorce. It premieres in 2025.

The new programming follows a slew of high-profile cancellations, including the Bilal Baig-led Sort Of and the Andrew Phung-created Run the ‘Burbs. Likewise, D.J. Demers’s One More Time, was not renewed for a second season.

Longtime returning favourites include Heartland and Murdoch Mysteries — both of which launch 18th seasons this fall — and Son of a Critch, back with a fourth season in 2025.

Unscripted shows includes a new offering from Toronto-based food writer Suresh Doss, who will host Locals Welcome to shine a light on lesser-known eateries.

The Great Canadian Baking Show and Dragon’s Den will also return — the latter with multiple episodes featuring Kim’s Convenience breakout Simu Liu as a “celebrity guest Dragon.”

Idris and Sabrina Elba are among the executive producers on Paid in Full, a docuseries slated for fall on the history of Black artists in the music industry, narrated by Jully Black.

Meanwhile, journalist Tanya Talaga writes and directs The Knowing, a documentary series on her family’s eight-decade long search for their matriarch, which is also due out in the autumn.

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