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START THE CELEBRATIONS EARLY WITH
AIR FARCE NEW YEAR'S EVE ON CBC,
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2016 AT 8:00 PM!

New airdate and – for the first time in AIR FARCE history – the women outnumber the men!

PLUS, Jessica Holmes returns to AIR FARCE after a six-year hiatus!

*** Preview two sketches from the special below! ***


AIR FARCE’s long-standing New Year’s Eve tradition continues this year – but fans won’t need to wait quite as long to see it! AIR FARCE’s annual recap of the year gone by premieres one day early, Friday, December 30, 2016 at 8:00 PM (8:30 NT) on CBC.

  The cast of AIR FARCE NEW YEAR'S EVE 2016 greets the live studio audience (December 8, 2016): Don Ferguson, Luba Goy, Darryl Hinds, Aisha Alfa, Emma Hunter, Craig Lauzon, and -- returning for the first time in six years -- Jessica Holmes!

The cast of AIR FARCE NEW YEAR'S EVE 2016 greets the live studio audience (December 8, 2016): Don Ferguson, Luba Goy, Darryl Hinds, Aisha Alfa, Emma Hunter, Craig Lauzon, and -- returning for the first time in six years -- Jessica Holmes!

AIR FARCE NEW YEAR’S EVE 2016 stars founding troupe members Don Ferguson and Luba Goy, with Craig Lauzon, Aisha Alfa, Darryl HindsEmma Hunter, and Jessica Holmes – back in full Farce-mode for the first time since 2010!

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton (Luba Goy) finds Stranger Things even stranger than the U.S. election (with Craig Lauzon, Emma Hunter, Jessica Holmes).

VIDEO: Rihanna (Aisha Alfa) just wants Sophie (Jessica Holmes) and Justin Trudeau (Craig Lauzon) to get to "Work."

Joining the cast for the one-hour special are some very special guests: Yannick Bisson (Murdoch Mysteries) takes a side gig as a Canada 150 re-enactor; Peter Mansbridge prepares for his final sign-off with a stab at fake news; and soccer superstar Christine Sinclair fans the Olympic flame for a young admirer. There are also special appearances from Ron MacLean, party leaders Tom Mulcair and Elizabeth May, and MPs Tony Clement and David Christopherson.

  Yannick Bisson (centre) lends his leading-man looks to a Canadian Reenactors Society meeting.

Yannick Bisson (centre) lends his leading-man looks to a Canadian Reenactors Society meeting.

  Christine Sinclair goes toe-to-toe with a young soccer fan (Craig Lauzon).

Christine Sinclair goes toe-to-toe with a young soccer fan (Craig Lauzon).

And we're satirizing and saluting the biggest news stories, events, people, and pop culture phenomena of the past year, from Rihanna to Stranger Things to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. We're taking on the year’s biggest crazes, including zombies, Fitbit, and Pokemon Go. Capping off the special, as always, is the annual dropping of the infamous F-BOMB. Who will get splat on this year?

  The Obamas (Darryl Hinds, Aisha Alfa, right) get Trump'd by Donald (Craig Lauzon) and Melania (Emma Hunter).

The Obamas (Darryl Hinds, Aisha Alfa, right) get Trump'd by Donald (Craig Lauzon) and Melania (Emma Hunter).

  Sister Bessie (Jessica Holmes) is back to serve up an all-new political comedy catechism.

Sister Bessie (Jessica Holmes) is back to serve up an all-new political comedy catechism.

AIR FARCE is one of Canada's longest-running television comedies and highest-rated entertainment specials. 1.5 million Canadians watched AIR FARCE NEW YEAR’S EVE last year on CBC, with a total reach of more than 2.5 million viewers over the course of the NYE telecast (Source: Numeris).

And this year, you have THREE chances to catch the show!... (All times local with a 60-minute running time unless otherwise noted below.)

Friday, December 30, 2016
8:00 PM
(8:30 PM NT)

Saturday, December 31, 2016
10:00 PM ET/CT
11:00 PM AT*
12:01 AM NT*
12:05 AM MT/PT

Sunday, January 1, 2017
7:00 PM
(7:30 PM NT)


*30 minute version

  Watch out, Felicia and Fernando Mossenccop (Aisha Alfa, Darryl Hinds) and Dr. Von Rikkengord (Don Ferguson)! There's some major splashback from this year's F-Bomb Target of the Year.

Watch out, Felicia and Fernando Mossenccop (Aisha Alfa, Darryl Hinds) and Dr. Von Rikkengord (Don Ferguson)! There's some major splashback from this year's F-Bomb Target of the Year.