Cracked is a Canadian television drama series, which aired from January 8 to November 25, 2013 on CBC Television.
The series created by writer Tracey Forbes and Toronto Emergency Task Force officer Calum de Hartog and executive produced by Peter Raymont and Janice Dawe of White Pine Pictures. It premiered on January 8, 2013.
The series was announced in May as part of CBC's autumn and winter schedule, which featured only three new shows and Murdoch Mysteries moving from Citytv to CBC. Principal photography began in Toronto in July 2012.
The show was selected as a MIPCOM Hot Pick in October 2012. On October 4, 2012, White Pine Pictures announced that they secured the program sale of the series to Astral's Québec fiction channel Séries+ pre-MIPCOM. On January 15, 2013, they announced the sale of the series by German distributor BetaFilm to Canal+ in France. Cracked went to air on the newly branded free TV channel, D8, Fridays at 8.45pm, commencing April 19, 2013. The theme music is performed by Wintersleep and is titled 'Weighty Ghost'.
On April 2, 2013, CBC renewed Cracked for a second season, which began airing September 30, 2013, with the season premiere entitled "Swans."
On May 22, 2013, Brooke Nevin was unveiled as the new psychiatrist, Dr. Clara Malone, who would join the cast for Season Two.
The first season premiered in the US on ReelzChannel cable on August 30, 2013 with the second season picked up for 2014.
On March 17, 2014, CBC cancelled the series due to government budgetary cuts after losing the Hockey Night in Canada rights to Rogers Media and Sportsnet.