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CBC is yet to decide if Murdoch Mysteries will be back for another season or not

Release Date of #MurdochMysteries S11: To be announced
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The forensic detective has always had a seat at the table of entertainment since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle invented and popularized the character of Sherlock Holmes. Since then, the perceptive investigator has been featured in every type of media and in every generation. This may not always be the genius mind that was in the spirit of the Sherlock Holmes franchise. The greatest success has been found lately by shows like CSI and Hawaii Five-0, which are essentially adventures in forensic investigation with more humdrum human beings taking the cases a lot of action involved. These shows are perennials on network television, often spanning over 10 seasons and featuring prominently on top-10 lists in terms of viewers.

Despite the triumph of these gritty portrayals of detectives, the artful Sherlock Holmes with his comic book hero fantastical powers of deduction and macguyver-esque foresight in getting out of quandaries has not died out at all, either. Robert Downey Jr. starred in two blockbusters with such a protagonist in recent years and Benedict Cumberbatch even now does the same on television to high acclaim. Murdoch Mysteries features a lesser known Canadian variant of this archetype named William Murdoch.

He is Downy Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes in all but name. The world he inhabits is a steampunk world. At first glance, it looks attractively like early 20th century Canada (which looks a lot like early 20th century England). We come to see that Murdoch the detective is an independent spout of marvelous inventions that we vaguely recognize as our recent technology with a 19th century accent.

This all seems to go over well with the audience. The show has already lasted 10 seasons on Canadian broadcast television, which means that its drawing power is high indeed. Users are as content with the series as the general public is with other long-lasting police investigation dramas. It currently holds an 8.1 out of 10 on IMDb. People are also still tuning in in droves to watch the show even after a decade on the air. The last season, season 9, received about 1.5 million viewers per episode. By US standards, this is scant, but in Canada it is a high number. The Amazing Race, the country’s most popular show, typically gets between 2.5 million and 3 million viewers on average per season.

Cast and production team members were recently interviewed regarding the 10th anniversary of the show. The actors who play lead characters William Murdoch and Julia Ogden are very positive about the show’s future, stating that the show only seems to be getting better and more popular. Significantly, they also seem to be thankful for their roles and don’t seem to show any signs of wanting to distance themselves from it. Yannick Bisson and Helene Joy were struggling actors before they signed on for #MurdochMysteries. Now they are household names in Canada with a steady paycheck.

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Season 9 is said to be this sleuth series’ best in terms of ratings, so it hasn’t plateaued yet. The quality of the acting and plotlines is also still very consistent with what it was early on. It is likely that we’ll get at least another half a decade out of this one. The announcement for the 11th season should come shortly after the end of the 10th season. In the meantime, you have several more months of Murdoch episodes to keep you occupied.

Sign up for our email notification list down below lest you forget to check up on #MM. We’ll send you a convenient email when future seasons are announced. When the curtain falls on this show (in a fairly distant future,

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no doubt), we’ll also send you a notification to that effect.

What do you think of the current state of MM? Do you think Crabtree and Emily Grace will get into a real relationship anytime soon? Do you think the birth or adoption of a child on a long-term basis by the lead couple would negatively impact the show? What has been your favorite invention featured so far? Give us your comments and opinions down below.


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belinda puzder
belinda puzder
8 months 29 days ago

I tried to est the release date alert. But it did not set. What should I do?

Katherine
Katherine
8 months 24 days ago

Still looking for Season 10 of this show in the Unites States. Anybody know what channel, day, and time it is on?

Dawn
Dawn
7 months 3 days ago

On ovation channel on Mondays at 4pm pst new season 10 episodes

Dawn
Dawn
7 months 3 days ago

it is called now
The Artful Detective on Ovation at 4 pm … PST

George
George
2 months 15 days ago

Acorntv.com, not the rental camera company. Acorntv costs $2.99 a month and well worth it. Has 10 seasons of Murdoch without commercials. Sorry for the plug.

Gustavo
Gustavo
1 month 10 days ago

If u have Amazon prime u can watch…..need to add acorn tv

Pat
Pat
8 months 8 days ago

I am not in favor of adding a child to the Murdoch family, it would take away from the intent of the show as a mystery and crime drama. This would just complicate the characters lives, we already saw that with the adoption of the little boy. Please avoid doing that and keep the intent of the series focused on crimes.

sally gustafson
sally gustafson
7 months 21 days ago

love the show just keep it coming, a child might be a great addition.

Michelke
Michelke
3 months 29 days ago

am an avid fan of Murdoch Mysteries totally hooked and always watch can’t wait for season 11 the “Cliffhanger” season 10 had me on edge of my seat

Suzanne
Suzanne
3 months 1 day ago

I totally LOVE this show and so does my husband!

Arthur Graves
Arthur Graves
2 months 23 days ago

I just finish what is part1 of a Murdoch Mysteries. Where Murdoch is on the lamb for murdering a witness.and his wife has been kidnap by the one framing him. What is the next show to finish this?????

Lorie
Lorie
2 months 22 days ago

That will be season 11

Lorie
Lorie
2 months 22 days ago

My favorite show all decade. Definitely would like to See William

Dinaroil
Dinaroil
2 months 17 days ago

BIG Fan!

Katie Murphy
Katie Murphy
2 months 15 days ago

Tried to get alert too. Would not work.

Gail schwartz
Gail schwartz
2 months 7 days ago

I’m a deadicated fan. I’ve watched season 1-7 on net flicks. Searched many sites found 8-10 on daily motion. Now I’m watching the whole series again because can’t get enuff, please release many more seasons your devoted fan will be heart broken if you don’t also hope net flicks will pickup season 8-10 so I can watch on my TV not my IPad. Thanks for listening and I hope all our show will come back.

Gail

Gail schwartz
Gail schwartz
2 months 5 days ago

How do you log in to vote on people’s comments

Betty Bood
Betty Bood
1 month 29 days ago

A child, perhaps. George & Emily, definitely- Wm and Julia, would like to see a more close relationship. Sometimes they act like they are at work all the time. More passion, more fun! Like the end of Bloodlust or the Vaudeville show. I was disappointed in the ending of “Cometh the Archer”. The last Wm knew was Julia was in a coma, yet after Eva Pierce is killed, he acted as if Julia was never shot. Where was the passion, hugging, glad you are alive??

Linda Dunkin
Linda Dunkin
1 month 17 days ago

I would like to know where the series is filmed. My husband and I want to visit the sets.

Linda Dunkin
Linda Dunkin
1 month 17 days ago

I LOVE this show!!!

Silvita
Silvita
1 month 10 days ago

Love the show love, please don’t stop now!!!

Silvita
Silvita
1 month 10 days ago

Love the show love, please don’t stop now!!!

Inez
Inez
1 month 9 days ago

I love the way they set the time period, and the crime inventions they bring into play.
The clothes and sets are so real. I feel like I have steped back in time

Inez
Inez
1 month 9 days ago

What time will it continue to show in Dayton, Ohio?

Donita
Donita
3 days 2 hours ago

I tried to sign in for release dates and it would not set – what should I do? Also, I need to catch up with seasons 9 & 10 – what networks were/are they on? I leave in PA?

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