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Murdoch Mysteries has been renewed by CBC for Season 12, as announced by Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings at Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala, filming started May 2018. The season will have the usual 18 episodes but no holiday stand-alone special this season. Season 12 premiered on Monday, September 24, 2018. It premieres Monday, December 24, 2018 on AcornTV and on Alibi Channel (UK) on January 14, 2019.

  • The series won the 2017 Golden Screen Award for TV Drama or Comedy given to the most-watched series. The show is watched around the world and draws an average of 1.2 million viewers per week on CBC. With millions of fans worldwide, Murdoch Mysteries boasts one of the most engaged fan communities in the world, including over 130,000 likes on Facebook and 146,000 followers for the series and its cast on Twitter.
  • One of Canada’s most successful and longest-running dramas, Murdoch Mysteries (12 seasons; 168 x one-hour episodes; 3 x two-hour specials) is a staple for CBC and broadcasters around the world with its winning formula that brings together compelling crime mysteries, unique slices of turn-of-the-century history, ingenious inventions and personal moments for each character. The series is licensed to broadcasters in 110 countries and territories including the U.S., U.K., France, Finland and China.
  • Murdoch Mysteries is based on Maureen Jennings’ popular Detective Murdoch series of novels and premiered in Canada in January 2008. Murdoch Mysteries is developed and produced by Shaftesbury, in association with CBC, ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment and UKTV, and with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the COGECO Program Development Fund. Shaftesbury Sales Company and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment hold worldwide distribution rights for the series. The series is executive produced by Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Yannick Bisson and Peter Mitchell, who also serves as showrunner, and produced by Stephen Montgomery and Julie Lacey.
  • June 20-21, 2018, Murdoch Mysteries returned to a favourite location for filming, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada, centering around the Hotel Carlyle and Restaurant on John Street; then, August filming in Cobourg, Penetanguishene, and in the town of St. Marys.
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Season 12 Storylines and other tidbits:

From showrunner Peter Mitchell: "Normally, we pick it up three or four months later and I think that’s so we can start off on a fresh foot while doing some housekeeping as to what happened last year...

  • We have an idea that Julia and Murdoch might be writing a book togethe, which could be fun (ep.1211). 
  • We might actually find George’s girl of his dreams this year.
  • There might be some interesting developments in the Brackenreid household and the wedding bells will indeed ring for Henry Higgins.
  • I think we might have Alexander Graham Bell back—he’s a fun character—and introduce the architect Frank Lloyd Wright… a couple historical figures we haven’t seen yet and a couple we’ve seen in the past. We’re just getting started."
  • The Official Murdoch Mysteries Fan Newsletter delivered via email on August 14th: countdown 41 days until Season 12 premiere!
  • Hélène Joy and Yannick Bisson make the September cover of Beyond Fashion prior to the Season 12 premiere and reveal "a year of new beginnings, of pushing upwards and onward":
    • Dr. Ogden moves into the field of surgery.
    • Established characters will be more fleshed out with highlight episodes (hint: “someone has a child we don’t know about”)!
    • A very famous Canadian comedian returns...
    • More inventions, possible advent of television…but not quite what one expects (ep.1213).
    • In addition, characters who formed William Murdoch at an early age.
  • MM Production team has a new Costume Designer Joanna Syrokomla on board.
  • Downton Abbey’s Sophie McShera (Daisy) guest stars in Murdoch Mystery Mansion.

Showrunner Peter Mitchell confirms that there will not be a holiday special this season but a standout Halloween episode is promised; Mitchell has alluded on social media, there are going to be some heart-wrenching episodes and some dark places as the season evolves.

In March 2020, the 24th WGC Screenwriting Awards includes a nomination for Sins of the Father, written by Simon McNabb.

On May 8, 2020, Murdoch Mysteries makes the 2020 Aurora Award ballot for Best Visual Presentation (Ep. 10-18 of Season 12 and Ep. 1-9 of Season 13), Peter Mitchell and Christina Jennings, Shaftesbury Films). The Aurora Awards are nominated by members of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association.


1201 Peter Mitchell Gary Harvey
Murdoch Mystery Mansion September 24, 2018
After being designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Murdoch and Ogden’s house is rocked by an explosion that claims a man’s life.
1202 Mary Pedersen Harvey Crossland
Operation: Murder October 1, 2018
Murdoch is enlisted to investigate a possible operating room sabotage when a patient dies during a routine procedure.
1203 Simon McNabb Gary Harvey
My Big Fat Mimico Wedding October 8, 2018
A guest at Higgins and Ruth's wedding makes repeated attempts to kill the groom.
1204 Dan Trotta Harvey Crossland
Murdoch Without Borders October 15, 2018
Brackenreid regrets letting his carpenter go when he is suspected of murder.
1205 Simon McNabb Alison Reid
The Spy Who Loved Murdoch October 22, 2018
When Murdoch impersonates a dead diplomat to save a treaty, political and sexual intrigue complicate matters.
1206 Peter Mitchell Craig David Wallace
Sir. Sir? Sir!!! October 29, 2018
Murdoch investigates an astronomical phenomenon with a strange impact on his colleagues' behaviour and dire implications for Toronto. This is a standalone out-of-the-box Halloween episode.
1207 Paul Aitken Craig David Wallace
Brother's Keeper November 5, 2018
Detective Watts kills a man in self-defense who had a criminal past.
1208 Noelle Girard Alison Reid
Drowning in Money November 12, 2018
When a wealthy, high society couple are found drowned in their pool in an apparent double suicide, Murdoch suspects murder.
1209 Peter Mitchell Leslie Hope
Secrets and Lies November 26, 2018
Brackenreid puts his life in danger when he goes on a solo mission to search for a missing woman.
1210 Dan Trotta Leslie Hope
Pirates of the Great Lakes January 7, 2019
Brackenreid comes home to a cold letter while Murdoch and Crabtree help an eccentric detective hunt for stolen treasure.
1211 TBA Sherren Lee
Annabella Cinderella January 14, 2019
An axe murderer escapes during her transfer to a prison to seek revenge on the people who testified against her.
1212 Lori Spring Sherren Lee
Six of the Best January 21, 2019
Murdoch's distressing childhood memories are evoked while investigating the death of an orphan under the care of the same Jesuit priest who taught him.
1213 Paul Aitken Mina Shum
Murdoch and the Undetectable Man January 28, 2019
Murdoch enlists inventor Nikola Tesla to help with the murder investigation of a man experimenting with invisibility.
1214 Simon McNabb Mina Shum
Sins of the Father February 4, 2019
When a man dies in a deliberately set fire, Murdoch's investigation reveals some shocking personal history.
1215 Maureen Jennings Mars Horodyski
One Minute to Murder February 11, 2019
When a man is electrocuted during a typing contest with Crabtree and Louise Cherry, Murdoch suspects the reporter was the intended target.
1216 Paul Aitken and Robert Rotenberg Warren Sonoda
Manual for Murder February 18, 2019
After the release of Murdoch and Ogden's book, a series of copycat murders begin to take place.
1217 Mary Pedersen Peter Mitchell
Darkness Before the Dawn Part 1 February 25, 2019
As Murdoch seeks a promotion, a constable is shot in a botched raid on an opium den led by Watts.
1218 Simon McNabb and Noelle Girard Peter Mitchell
Darkness Before the Dawn Part 2 March 4, 2019
Murdoch suspects John is being framed for murder by Inspector McWorthy and Brackenreid goes after the corrupt copper.
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