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Allan Hawco confirms end of Republic of Doyle

May 29, 2014

CBC has confirmed hit show Republic of Doyle will be filming its final season this summer.

Allan Hawco, who plays lead character Jake Doyle, said Thursday the season set to begin filming in St. John's this summer will be the last.

"Our decision to endRepublic of Doyle on season six was tough, but I think you'll [the audience]

love that we're going out with a bang," Hawco said on Twitter.

At a CBC event in Toronto on Thursday, Hawco said the decision to end the show was made midway through filming season five.

CBC-TV released its 2014-15 programming slate on Thursday, which included season six of the Newfoundland and Labrador-based series.

Last week, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, an arm's-length watchdog group, speculated CBC executives had planned to make cuts to programming, including axing shows like Republic of Doyle.

A CBC spokesperson said the reports were speculation and inaccurate.

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