What to watch on CBC Gem in September 2021

Releases include a new season of Next Stop, Tanya Talaga's Spirit To Soar, Moonshine, and the Kim's Convenience spinoff Strays

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      Here’s everything new coming to CBC Gem in September 2021, including these shows highlighted by our critics.

      Next Stop (Season 2)

      Creators Jabbari Weekes, Tichaona Tapambwa, and Phil Witmer’s DIY web series—revolving around the conversations of a handful of Black Torontonians about where to get the best Jamaican patty, or whether it might be better to move to the U.S.—got the green light for a second season about a year ago, with Amar Wala joining as an executive producer. So now we’ll get to see what Next Stop looks like with a little more breathing room, and a little more money. If you haven’t seen the first season, all four episodes are right here; you can watch the whole thing in under half an hour. (And you should! It’s great!) September 24

      Tanya Talaga returns to Thunder Bay in Spirit To Soar
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      Spirit To Soar: Mashkawi-Manidoo Bimaadiziwin

      Following up on the events chronicled in her 2017 book Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, And Hard Truths In A Northern City, journalist and author Tanya Talaga returns to Thunder Bay with codirector Michelle Derosier to revisit the stories and the community impact of the First Nation high school students who were found dead between 2000 and 2011—all of whom had been removed from their homes in remote communities to attend high school in Thunder Bay. CBC is making this documentary available in both English and Anishinaabemowin in advance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. It’ll join a collection of themed programming already streaming on the site, including the documentary We Were ChildrenSeptember 24


      The Kim’s Convenience spinoff—announced immediately after the series’ cancellation earlier this year—finds Nicole Power’s Shannon moving to Hamilton, Ontario, to run an animal shelter and manage a staff even more eccentric than the team at Handy Car Rental. The ensemble cast is packed with Canadian talent: stage veterans Kevin Vidal (Come From Away) and Frank Cox-O’Connell (Hamlet, Hedda Gabler), Pretty Hard Cases’ Tony Nappo, Second Jen’s Tina Jung, The Sounds’ Emily Piggford, and Workin’ Moms’ Nikki Duval. September 14


      From Call Me Fitz creator Sheri Elwood comes a new dramedy about “a dysfunctional clan of adult half-siblings battling for control of the ancestral business”, a failing summer getaway called the Moonshine. Jennifer Finnigan, Emma Hunter, Anastasia Phillips, Tom Stevens, and Alexander Nunez are the squabbling Finley-Cullens, with Corrine Koslo and Peter MacNeill as their exhausted parents. So basically it’s Succession meets Schitt’s Creek, which…sounds like a pretty good idea, actually. September 14

      The full list of new titles available on CBC Gem in September 2021 by date:

      September 3

      Ripper Street (season 1)
      Stath Lets Flats (season 1)
      The Story Of Late Night (all episodes)
      Topping Out: Race To The 2021 Ouray Ice Climbing Championship

      September 4


      September 9

      Race Against The Tide (season 1 premiere)

      September 10

      9/11: Unfinished Business
      Grand Designs New Zealand (season 5)
      The Hummingbird Project
      Sherlock (season 1)
      Surviving 9/11

      September 13

      Murdoch Mysteries (season 15 premiere)

      September 14

      Moonshine (season 1 premiere)
      Strays (season 1 premiere)
      This Hour Has 22 Minutes (season 28 premiere)

      September 16

      Race Against The Tide (new episode)

      September 17

      A Colony
      Escape To The Country (season 25b)

      September 20

      Murdoch Mysteries (new episode)

      September 21

      Moonshine (new episode)
      Strays (new episode)
      This Hour Has 22 Minutes (season premiere)

      September 23

      Race Against The Tide (new episode)

      September 24

      Ghosts (season 2)
      Junior Baking Show (season 6)
      Next Stop (season 2)
      Spirit To Soar: Mashkawi-Manidoo Bimaadiziwin

      September 27

      Family Feud Canada (season 3 premiere)
      Murdoch Mysteries (new episode)

      September 28

      Moonshine (new episode)
      Strays (new episode)
      This Hour Has 22 Minutes (new episode)

      September 30

      Race Against The Tide (new episode)