amazing consistency: Ctv announces canada’s premiere 2013/14 primetime lineup
– CTV reinvents Tuesday night with MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D, THE GOLDBERGS, and TROPHY WIFE – ### – CTV nabs instant Top 20 hit PERSON OF INTEREST –
– CTV acquires the season’s two biggest event dramas HOSTAGES and INTELLIGENCE – ### – CTV picks up three additional coveted dramas including THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, PLAYED, and BELIEVE –
– CTV expands comedy leadership with the addition of six hilarious new series – ### – THE SOCIAL and BETHENNY bolster daytime; LATE NIGHT moves to CTV –
– MASTERCHEF CANADA comes to CTV in winter 2014 – ### – New CTV lineup to be available on CTV GO this fall –
TORONTO (June 6, 2013) – CTV unveiled today an amazing 2013/14 primetime schedule featuring an unparalleled level of genre diversity, timeslot strength, scheduling balance, and quality programming that builds upon the strength of Canada’s most-watched network. With more returning hits than any other network, CTV has strategically selected just four new big-buzz dramas, two new comedies, and one new unscripted series for primetime this fall, joining what has become the most stable schedule in North America. In addition to changes in daytime and adjustments to late-night, CTV also announced today it has nabbed last season’s fastest-growing sophomore series PERSON OF INTEREST, adding an instant Top 20 hit to its schedule. CTV’s 2013/14 schedule will be presented by Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports, at the #CTVUpfront presentation today in Toronto.
“Year-after-year, CTV offers programming consistency and durability not found anywhere else,” said King. “It’s tough to crack the CTV lineup, but when programs do, they have the best chance of success on CTV. We’re very excited to bring a powerhouse lineup to viewers and advertisers that features some of the most compelling programming available.”
Although CTV is scheduling the least amount of new programs compared to any other Canadian network this fall, its refreshed schedule still features new programming on every night of the week (Monday-Friday), and in every timeslot (7-11 p.m.). In total, CTV’s fall schedule features 17.5 hours of simulcast programming weekly, more than any other Canadian network.
CTV’s new 2013/14 programs reflect an enviable pedigree of some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Marvel Studios; producers J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Nolan, and Joss Whedon; acclaimed actors Kirstie Alley, Toni Collette, Tate Donovan, Michael Emerson, Clark Gregg, Marg Helgenberger, Josh Holloway, Dylan McDermott, Christopher Meloni, and Bradley Whitford; hot newcomers Robbie Amell, Jake McLaughlin, and Meghan Ory; and brands unto themselves, Bethenny Frankel and Gordon Ramsay, among others.
As announced earlier today, CTV’s entire new lineup will be available on the network’s new TV Everywhere platform CTV GO, scheduled to debut this fall. With CTV GO, viewers will be able to access a live stream of CTV’s broadcast channel and more premium on-demand programming than ever before.
CTV also announced today it is moving DANCING WITH THE STARS, THE VOICE (Tuesdays), THE X FACTOR, AMERICAN IDOL, and UNDERCOVER BOSS to CTV Two this fall to create an all-new, unique, complementary schedule for its companion network.