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    [PR] Rogers Media - City 2016/17 Primetime Schedule

    Bigger. Bolder. Better. City Unveils 2016/17 Prime-Time Schedule

    – Most talked about new series of the year Lethal Weapon, 24: Legacy, and Prison Break join proven performers in City’s strongest schedule to date –
    Three all-new original series join City’s slate : Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story, Nirvanna The Band The Show, and digital-first comedy, Second Jen
    – Eight new and returning event specials join the City roster –
    Four new dramas and three new comedies added to 2016/17 schedule

    TORONTO (June 6, 2016) City today unveiled a new prime-time schedule that strengthens its position as Canada’s most dynamic network, combining next season’s most anticipated new series with the country’s favourite returning programming. Building upon a youthful foundation of Canada’s most-watched returning programming, City’s 2016/17 schedule will be presented this afternoon by Rick Brace, President, Rogers Media and the executive team at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

    “This is the strongest programming lineup City has ever had. Our investment in producing and securing world-class content for the City schedule reflects our deep and continued commitment to Canadians’ love of television and the success of this powerful medium,” said Brace. “As the media industry continues to evolve, the one thing that remains constant is that TV is still the most relevant medium for viewers and advertisers and is the best place to reach a mass audience.”

    Among the highlights of City’s 2016/2017 prime-time schedule are:


    • The season’s most recognized and highly anticipated new dramas – 24: Legacy, Prison Break, and Lethal Weapon
    • Eight new and returning television event specials
    • Three all-new original series – Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story, Nirvanna The Band The Show, and digital-first comedy, Second Jen
    • Four new dramas and three new comedies join the 2016/17 City schedule


    “Our 2016/17 schedule reflects a powerhouse of competitive content every night of the week,” said Colette Watson, Vice President, Television and Broadcast Operations, Rogers Media. “Our schedule this year has the perfect blend of proven performers, premium dramas, event programming, and laugh-out-loud comedies. Built for stability and success on every night of the week, our schedule has something for everyone.”

    Newly acquired content for the 2016/17 season includes the most sought-after dramas of the year, with the acquisition of three of next season’s biggest blockbusters: Lethal Weapon, 24: Legacy, and Prison Break. Reinvigorating three of the most iconic and beloved franchises in film and TV history City will be the only place to catch the action-packed, adrenaline-fuelled, can’t-miss-a minute reboots this season.

    “24: Legacy, Prison Break, and Lethal Weaponall come from world-renowned franchises that can be summed up in just one word – blockbusters,” added Watson. “Instantly recognizable titles that are synonymous with the quality and entertainment viewers know and love, these series have a built-in audience base that will propel them to success this season.”

    Comedy is still King on Sundays when new live-action/animated hybrid Son of Zorn joins the Sunday night comedy lineup. Featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis (The Last Man On Earth, Horrible Bosses, We’re the Millers), Son of Zorn follows an animated warrior who returns to Orange County, CA to win back the love of his live-action ex-wife (Cheryl Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm) and teenage son (Johnny Pemberton, 21 Jump Street).Also new to the Sunday comedy block is original series,Nirvanna The Band The Show,joining all-new seasons of Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers,and The Last Man on Earth.

    Also heading to the fall schedule are the new-to-City comedy, The Odd Couple,and just announced original series, Second Jen,a relatable coming-of-age comedy about two second-generation millennials who move out to prove to their immigrant families, and themselves, that they can make it on their own.

    Adding to the lineup of premium scripted content, City continues to build strength in established marquee event programming. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a brand-new reimagining of the cult-classic midnight movie is set to take over the City schedule this fall, along with the new must-see family musical event Hairspray Live! and Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.Weekends remain the home of must-see sports programming with Hockey Night in Canada heading back to City every Saturday night, and Thursday Night NFL returns for six weeks this fall.

    The 59thAnnual GRAMMY Awards®returns to the City mid-season schedule in 2017, along with the highly anticipated Aaron Sorkin television event special, a live production of A Few Good Men.

    Anchoring the lineup of soon-to-be hits, City is staying true to established audiences through the 2016/17 season with a stable of returning hits from all genres, including Scorpion, 2 Broke Girls, Modern Family, Mom, Black-ish, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Life in Pieces, Hell’s Kitchen, New Girl, The Middle,and The Mindy Project .

    Joining the City mid-season schedule are new titles Shots Fired, The Mick, and Making History, alongside returning series and Little Big Shots.
    All programming is available on Citytv.com, and on mobile through the City Video app for iOS and Android. Fall premiere dates will be announced in the coming months; shows acquired but not yet listed on the schedule will premiere at a later date in the 2016/17 season.


    Fall Schedule
    All times ET/PT; s = simulcast

    Monday

    8 p.m. The Middle
    8:30 p.m. The Real O’Neals
    9 p.m. 2 Broke Girls (s)
    9:30 p.m. The Odd Couple (s) *NEW to City*
    10 p.m. Scorpion (s)


    Tuesday

    8 p.m. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (s)
    8:30 p.m. New Girl (s)
    9 p.m. Scream Queens (s)


    Wednesday

    8 p.m. Lethal Weapon (s) *NEW*
    9 p.m. Modern Family (s)
    9:30 p.m. Black-ish (s)


    Thursday

    8 p.m. Thursday Night NFL (s) Sept. 15 - Oct. 20

    As of Oct. 27:
    8 p.m. The Mindy Project
    8:30 p.m. Second Jen **New Original Series**
    9 p.m. Mom (s)
    9:30 p.m. Life in Pieces (s)

    Friday
    8 p.m. Hell’s Kitchen (s)

    Saturday

    Hockey Night in Canada

    Sunday

    7:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (s)
    8 p.m. Nirvanna The Band The Show **New Original Series**
    8:30 p.m. Son of Zorn (s) *NEW*
    9 p.m. Family Guy (s)
    9:30 p.m. The Last Man on Earth (s)


    *
    *NOTE: Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (*NEW*), Hairspray Live! (*NEW*), Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (*NEW*), A Few Good Men (*NEW*), 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, 50th Annual Country Music Awards®, CMA Country Christmas , and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest will join City’s schedule – additional broadcast details to be announced.

    Source: http://rogersmediatv.ca/pr_detail.php?id=1363

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    City New Series Descriptions

    NEW SERIES:

    24: LEGACY
    60-minute scripted action series
    Mondays at 8 p.m. (Coming Winter 2017)
    National broadcast

    Told in the same real-time format that propelled the original series, 24: Legacy chronicles a new adrenaline-fueled race against the clock. Military hero Eric Carter returns to the U.S. in a whole lot of trouble. With nowhere else to turn, Carter is compelled to ask the CTU for help in saving his life, while also attempting to stop what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox, Imagine, Teakwood Lane
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Evan Katz, Manny Coto, Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Kiefer Sutherland, Stephen Hopkins
    CAST: Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), Miranda Otto (Homeland, The Lord of the Rings Franchise), Teddy Sears (The Flash), Dan Buctinsky (Scandal), Anna Diop (The Messengers), Ashley Thomas (The Veteran), Charlie Hofheimer ( Mad Men), Coral Pena (Drooler), Sheila Vand (Argo), Jimmy Smits (Sons of Anarchy)


    LETHAL WEAPON
    60-minute scripted comedy series
    Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT (s)
    National broadcast

    Based on the hit movie franchise of the same name, Lethal Weapon tells the story of classic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, as they work in modern-day Los Angeles. Grief stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective Martin Riggs moves to California to start over at the LAPD. He's paired up with Roger Murtaugh, who's just coming back to the job after a near-fatal heart attack. Rigg’s penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh's prudent, by-the-book technique. But during their first case together, the cautious cop feels more alive than he has in years. Riggs also realizes he may have found something worth living for – a partner and friend in Murtaugh. This arrangement might just work out after all. If Riggs doesn't get them killed first...

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: Warner Brothers
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Matt Miller (Chuck), Dan Lin (The Lego Movie), McG (The O.C),
    CAST: Clayne Crawford (Rectify), Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids, In Living Color), Keesha Sharp (Are We There Yet?), Jordana Brewster (Fast and the Furious Franchise), Kevin Rahm (Desperate Housewives), Chandler Kinney (Battlefield America), Johnathan Fernandez (Mansome), Dante Brown (Won’t Back Down)


    MAKING HISTORY
    30-minute scripted comedy series
    Sundays at 8:30 p.m. (Coming Spring 2017)
    National broadcast

    The single camera comedy series Making History revolves around three unlikely friends who travel through time, complicating their personal lives in 2016. The story centers on Dan, a nerdy computer science professor at a small college, who’s extreme intelligence comes off as odd. Dan is viewed as the “failure” in his accomplished family, and is equally unpopular with both students and colleagues on campus. Hoping to get a fresh start and meet less shallow people, Dan invented time travel. This invention allows Dan to live a double life in the colonial age where he has a girlfriend, Deborah. The show depicts Dan as the “nerd rage” guy having a hard time in the present, and the cooler more carefree guy in the past.

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox, Lord Miller
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Phil Lord, Chris Miller (The Last Man On Earth), Julius Sharpe (Family Guy)
    CAST: Adam Pally (The Mindy Project), Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl), Yassir Lester (The Bet)



    PRISON BREAK
    60-minute scripted drama series
    Tuesdays at 9 p.m. (Coming Spring 2017)
    National broadcast

    As a sequel to the action-packed series, Prison Break picks up with T-Bag bringing shocking intel to Lincoln, suggesting that Michael may be alive. Indeed, Michel is held up in a grim Yemeni prison. Michael has been sending cryptic messages to Lincoln and C-Note to hopefully secure an exit. With these new clues surfacing, Sara teams up with Lincoln to engineer the series biggest escape ever.

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Paul Scheuring (The Experiment)
    CAST: Wentworth Miller (The Flash), Dominic Purcell (Legends of Tomorrow), Amaury Nolasco (2 Fast 2 Furious), Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), Robert Knepper (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Rockmond Dunbar (The Path), Marina Benedict (T orchwood)



    SHOTS FIRED
    60-minute scripted drama series
    Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (Coming Winter 2017)
    National broadcast

    Shots Fired is a compelling event series examining the dangerous aftermath of a racially charged shooting, involving a black officer and a white teen, in a small Southern town. Considering the unusual circumstances of this case, two out-of-town black prosecutors are brought in to sort through the evidence and find out what really happened. As the community grows anxious and the country is buzzing, Preston Terry and Ashe Bell must keep personal bias and suspicions to themselves to seek the truth.

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Imagine TV, 20th Century Fox
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Reggie Rock Bythewood (New York Undercover), Francie Calfo (Empire), Brian Grazer ( The Bastard Executioner, 24: Legacy), Gina Prince-Bythewood (Daddy’s Girl)
    CAST: Sanaa Lathan (The Perfect Guy), Stephan James (Race, Selma), Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets, The Sessions), Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws, Madoff), Stephen Moyer (The Bastard Executioner, True Blood).



    SON OF ZORN
    30-minute scripted comedy series
    Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT (s)
    National broadcast

    Zorn, a fully animated, legendary warrior, leaves his war-torn village from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean to return to Orange County. Upon arriving home for the first time in 10 years, Zorn attempts to reconnect with his live-action, ex-wife, Edie, and moody teenage son, Alan. The warrior quickly realizes that suffering through a mundane office job and the banality of suburban life is harder than waging actual war in his distant, mystical homeland of Zephyria.

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Seth Cohen (The Last Man on Earth)
    CAST: Jason Sudeikis (The Last Man on Earth, Horrible Bosses), Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Johnny Pemberton ( 21 Jump Street)


    THE MICK
    30-minute scripted comedy series
    Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. (Coming Spring 2017)
    National broadcast

    The Mick is a single-camera comedy that follows Mackenzie, aka “Mickey”, a hapless mess, hard-drinking, living-large kind of gal, always ‘between’ jobs, and always broke. Hoping for a handout from her wealthy sister, Mickey pays her a visit, but instead ends up with a full-time baby-sitting gig. After her sister fled the country to avoid a federal indictment, Mickey must assume guardianship of her sister’s three high-maintenance children. Mickey will quickly learn what the rest of us already know – other people’s children are awful.

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Dave Chernin, John Chernin, Nick Frenkel (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Oliver Obst (Black Box), Ira Ungerleider (Friends)
    CAST: Kaitlin Olson (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) Sofia Black-D’Elia (Gossip Girl), Thomas Barbusca ( The Last Time You Had Fun), Jack Stanton, Carla Jimenez (Nacho Libre), Susan Park (Fresh Off the Boat)


    NEW TO CITY:

    THE ODD COUPLE
    30-minute scripted comedy series
    Mondays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT (s)
    National broadcast

    Endearing slob Oscar Madison and uptight neat freak Felix Unger are two former college buddies who become unlikely roommates after the demise of their marriages. Oscar’s jack-of-all-trades assistant, Dani, and his long-time agent, Teddy, try to maintain Oscar’s career as a sports radio host as he deals with his new house guest. Fortunately, their quirky next door neighbour Emily helps Felix adapt to his new life as a bachelor and rein in his copious oddities. Despite how exasperated Oscar and Felix make each other, in the end, these mismatched friends agree they can help each other move on from their divorces and somehow make this crazy living arrangement work.

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: CBS Television Studios
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Matthew Perry (Mr. Sunshine), Eric Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men), Kim Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men), Sarah Timberman (Elementary), Carl Beverly (Elementary)
    CAST: Matthew Perry (Friends), Thomas Lennon (Bob’s Burgers), Lindsay Sloane (Horrible Bosses Franchise), Yvette Nicole Brown ( Community), Wendell Pierce (The Wire)



    NEW EVENT SPECIALS:

    A FEW GOOD MEN
    Live television event
    Date and time TBC
    National broadcast

    Set in 1986 in Washington, D.C., A Few Good Men centers on Lt. Daniel Kaffee, a military lawyer asked to defend two U.S. Marines. The accused are charged with killing a fellow Marine at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Although Kaffee is known for seeking plea bargains, a fellow lawyer, Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway, convinces him that the marines were most likely carrying out an order from a commanding officer. With this new information, Kaffee makes the risky move of attempting to unveil the conspiracy by calling Col. Nathan R. Jessep to the stand. A Few Good Men is a live recreation of the 1992 film of the same title.

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Universal Television, Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Craig Zadan (A Few Good Men (1992)), Neil Meron (The Wiz Live!, Chicago), Aaron Sorkin ( A Few Good Men (1992))
    CAST: TBA


    DOLLY PARTON’S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS: CIRCLE OF LOVE
    Two-hour television event
    Date and time TBC
    National broadcast

    In an all-new holiday sequel to Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, the Partons, a family of humble means living in the mountains of Tennessee, face a devastating event that challenges their will. An unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family, while at the same time, Dolly’s father (and his kids) makes sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his loving wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. Meanwhile, an important person in little Dolly’s life begins to see that her amazing voice and musical gift might just be made for something bigger than rural Tennessee.

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Magnolia Hill Entertainment, Dixie Pixie Productions, Warner Brothers
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Pamela K. Long (Twice in a Lifetime), Sam Haskell, Dolly Parton (Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors)
    CAST: Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, Alyvia Alyn Lind (Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors), Gerald McRaney (Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, House of Cards)


    HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
    Three-hour live television event
    Date and time TBC
    National broadcast

    Set in 1962, the live event tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a plus-sized teen with big dreams. To the surprise of many, Tracy becomes an overnight sensation after appearing on a segregated Baltimore TV dance show. With her newfound popularity, she twists and shakes while teaching the people in her town a thing or two about racial equality, body image – and of course, the power of big hair! Surrounded by the vibrant characters she meets along the way, Tracy is determined to make a change on the big stage.

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: Universal Television
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Craig Zadan, Neil Meron (Hairspray, The Wiz Live!)
    CAST: Harvey Fierstein (Mrs. Doubtfire), Jennifer Hudson (Dream Girls), Martin Short (The Cat in the Hat, Saturday Night Live), Derek Hough (Dancing with the Stars)


    THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
    Two-hour television event
    Date and time TBC
    National broadcast

    In the re-imagination of the 1975 cult classic, this two-hour television event brings together the weird and wonderful. Newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when their car halts in a storm. They both look for cover, only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a scientist. They are welcomed in, and are offered a place to stay. But Brad and Janet are reluctant to remain there, especially when they meet the houseful of wild characters and Transylvanians. Then, through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: Fox 21 Television Studios
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Gail Berman (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
    CAST: Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Victoria Justice (Victorious), Ryan McCartan (Liv and Maddie), Reeve Carney ( Penny Dreadful), Christina Milian (Grandfathered), Annaleigh Ashford (Frozen), Staz Nair (Game of Thrones), Adam Lambert (American Idol, Glee), Ben Vereen (All that Jazz), Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975))


    NEW ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

    BAD BLOOD: THE VITO RIZZUTO STORY
    60-minute scripted drama series
    Date and time TBC
    National broadcast

    Inspired by reputed mobster Vito Rizzuto, and based on the best-selling book, Business or Blood: Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto’s Last War by Antonio Nicaso and Peter Edwards, Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story is a six-part, 60-minute scripted limited event series debuting on City and FX in 2017. While imprisoned in Colorado’s Supermax Prison for the murders of three Bonanno family members, Rizzuto watches helplessly as the thriving empire he built is dismantled, and his closest friends and family members are mysteriously murdered one by one. When Rizzuto is finally released from prison, a Shakespearean-level revenge tale plays out - leading to the brutal murders of his closest companions, and ultimately the death of Rizzuto himself.

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: New Metric Media, Sphere Media, and DHX Media
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Michael Konyves (Barney's Version) and Simon Barry (Van Helsing).
    CAST: TBA


    NIRVANNA THE BAND THE SHOW

    30-minute scripted comedy series
    VICELAND Canadian Original
    Date and time TBC
    National broadcast

    Matt and Jay can’t catch a break. Jay is a savant, a talented musician who can play any song on piano by listening to just a few bars. Matt is less musically inclined, but is somehow the brains of the operation. Together, they are Nirvanna The Band and are trying to make it big in the Toronto music scene. Nirvanna The Band The Show is based on the popular web series, Nirvana The Band The Show, created by and starring childhood friends Matt Johnson and Jay McCarrol.

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: VICE Studio Canada, Zapruder Films
    CAST: Matt Johnson (The Dirties, Project Avalanche) & Jay McCarrol (The Dirties)


    SECOND JEN
    30-minute scripted comedy series; digital-first
    Date and time TBC
    National broadcast

    Created by and starring Samantha Wan (Sudden Master) and Amanda Joy (Trapped in Terra),Second Jen is a coming-of-age comedy about two second-generation Chinese and Filipino-Canadian millennials and best friends experiencing all of life’s “firsts”.

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: Don Ferguson Productions
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Don Ferguson, Lucy Stewart and Kevin Wallis of Don Ferguson Productions
    CAST: Samantha Wan (Sudden Master), Amanda Joy (Little Moments)


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    Interesting moves...

    - The Odd Couple had a somewhat irregular broadcast on CTV mainly due to CBS burning episodes on mondays and thursdays, but CTV could have kept it anyway and dump it on CTV Two.
    - Rogers also had the option to simulcast NBC's thursday NFL games starting Nov 17 and timeshift CBS sitcoms to friday. But they didn't.
    - CW's Supergirl is nowhere to be found. Showcase or Shomi are more likely.
    - Also rumoured but turned out false is Citytv picking up Simpsons...
    - Citytv made a bold move to premiere two original shows for the fall. Thumbs up.
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    I'd like to see Netflix Canada snatch Supergirl.

    But not likely, especially because of the possible CW streaming service for the Americans:

    http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/14/107...in-new-cw-deal
    [CW streaming service in the works?]

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    Then there's the rumour of a summer launch for a Canadian version of Amazon's streaming service. What's taking so long? How lame will it be? Is this rumour also going to crash and burn?
    Warning: I'm not playing with a full deck.

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    Nothing in the 10pm hour outside of Scorpion on Monday nights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    Nothing in the 10pm hour outside of Scorpion on Monday nights?
    - Mondays : ABC's Conviction (s-CTV), NBC's Timeless (s-Global), CBS's Scorpion (s-City)
    - Tuesdays : ABC's SHIELD (s-CTV), CBS's NCIS:NO (s-Global) and NBC's Chicago Fire (pre-Global)
    - Wednesdays : NBC's Chicago PD (s-Global), CBS's Code Black (s-CTV/CTV2) and ABC's Designated Survivor (s-CTV/CTV2)
    - Thursdays : ABC's HTGAWM (s-CTV), NBC's Blacklist (s-Global sept-oct) and CBS's Pure Genius (s-Global nov-dec)
    - Fridays : CBS's Blue Bloods (s-CTV), ABC's 20/20 (s-CHCH) and NBC's Dateline.
    - Sundays : ABC's Quantico (s-CTV) and CBS's Elementary w/ football overruns (s-Global), NBC's NFL.

    Guess there was no room for any other 10pm show for Citytv to pickup.
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    City Fall 2016 Programming - Toronto Base Schedule

    New shows in BOLD

    City

    WEEKDAYS (MONDAY-FRIDAY)
    5:30am BT Early Start
    6:00am Breakfast Television
    9:00am Cityline
    10:00am The Doctors (New to City)
    11:00am The Price is Right (s-CBS)
    12:00pm Let's Make a Deal
    1:00pm The Chew (s-ABC)
    2:00pm General Hospital (s-ABC)
    3:00pm Family Feud
    4:00pm Celebrity Name Game
    5:00pm CityNews at 5
    6:00pm CityNews at 6

    WEEKNIGHTS
    7:00pm Modern Family
    10:00pm 2 Broke Girls
    10:30pm Two and a Half Men
    11:00pm CityNews Tonight

    LATENIGHT
    12:00am Crime Watch Daily
    1:00am Extra
    2:00am Mr. D (CanCon)

    WEEKENDS
    6:00pm CityNews Weekend
    11:00pm CityNews Weekend Late

    SUNDAYS
    7:00pm Sunnyside (CanCon)
    10:00pm VICE on City

    Source: http://www.rogersmedia.com/wp-conten...er-Planner.pdf

    Information taken from Master Planners on the Rogers Media website.

    Notes:
    City has picked up the Canadian rights for the syndicated talk show The Doctors. It replaces CityLine encores on the daytime schedule.

    Outside of Toronto, CityNews is replaced with reruns of Murdoch Mysteries.

    Rounding out the latenight programming schedule are reruns and marathons of recent Canadian productions, most of which have since been cancelled including Package Deal, Seed and Young Drunk Punk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostjon View Post
    City Fall 2016 Programming - Toronto Base Schedule

    New shows in BOLD

    City

    WEEKDAYS (MONDAY-FRIDAY)
    5:30am BT Early Start
    6:00am Breakfast Television
    9:00am Cityline
    10:00am The Doctors (New to City)
    11:00am The Price is Right (s-CBS)
    12:00pm Let's Make a Deal
    1:00pm The Chew (s-ABC)
    2:00pm General Hospital (s-ABC)
    3:00pm Family Feud
    4:00pm Celebrity Name Game
    5:00pm CityNews at 5
    6:00pm CityNews at 6

    WEEKNIGHTS
    7:00pm Modern Family
    10:00pm 2 Broke Girls
    10:30pm Two and a Half Men
    11:00pm CityNews Tonight

    LATENIGHT
    12:00am Crime Watch Daily
    1:00am Extra
    2:00am Mr. D (CanCon)

    WEEKENDS
    6:00pm CityNews Weekend
    11:00pm CityNews Weekend Late

    SUNDAYS
    7:00pm Sunnyside (CanCon)
    10:00pm VICE on City

    Source: http://www.rogersmedia.com/wp-conten...er-Planner.pdf

    Information taken from Master Planners on the Rogers Media website.

    Notes:
    City has picked up the Canadian rights for the syndicated talk show The Doctors. It replaces CityLine encores on the daytime schedule.

    Outside of Toronto, CityNews is replaced with reruns of Murdoch Mysteries.

    Rounding out the latenight programming schedule are reruns and marathons of recent Canadian productions, most of which have since been cancelled including Package Deal, Seed and Young Drunk Punk.
    Interesting that CityNews isn't mentioned on the Sunday schedule...

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    Quote Originally Posted by j_levent View Post
    Interesting that CityNews isn't mentioned on the Sunday schedule...
    I presume that CityNews will continue to air on both Saturday and Sunday just like they are already doing, and based on what is listed below:

    WEEKENDS
    6:00pm CityNews Weekend
    11:00pm CityNews Weekend Late

    The supper newscasts normally run for a full hour - the only exception will be on Saturday when they air the pre-game show for Hockey Night in Canada.

    Also, during NHL season, City Toronto had been running an extra edition of CityNews Weekend on Saturday at 10:00pm, in addition to the regular newscasts at 11:00pm. I assume that this will continue in the fall.
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    Yay ! One less Murdoch Mysteries filler in the morning ! :p
    Unless WCAX (Vermont's CBS affiliate) moves its syndicated shows around the schedule, this is what Citytv Montreal daytime may look like :

    WEEKDAYS (MONDAY-FRIDAY)
    6:00am Breakfast Television
    9:00am Cityline
    10:00am The Doctors (s-WCAX)
    11:00am The Price is Right (s-CBS)
    12:00pm Family Feud
    1:00pm The Chew (s-ABC)
    2:00pm General Hospital (s-ABC)
    3:00pm Let's Make a Deal (s-WCAX)
    4:00pm Celebrity Name Game
    5:00pm Cityline
    6:00pm Murdoch Mysteries

    There's not much room for US networks to counter-program shows to avoid simsub. WCAX is curently lucky with Global not pursuing Rachael Ray at 9am and The Doctors at 10am (Global has Morning Show, 100 Huntley, Anna Olsen and Chuck's Day Off fillers in the 9-11 period), but now that City has the Doctors, with network programming 12:30 to 3pm, there's no purpose in swapping timeslots of syndicated shows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    Yay ! One less Murdoch Mysteries filler in the morning ! :p
    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    Unless WCAX (Vermont's CBS affiliate) moves its syndicated shows around the schedule, this is what Citytv Montreal daytime may look like :

    WEEKDAYS (MONDAY-FRIDAY)
    6:00am Breakfast Television
    9:00am Cityline
    10:00am The Doctors (s-WCAX)
    11:00am The Price is Right (s-CBS)
    12:00pm Family Feud
    1:00pm The Chew (s-ABC)
    2:00pm General Hospital (s-ABC)
    3:00pm Let's Make a Deal (s-WCAX)
    4:00pm Celebrity Name Game
    5:00pm Cityline
    6:00pm Murdoch Mysteries

    There's not much room for US networks to counter-program shows to avoid simsub. WCAX is curently lucky with Global not pursuing Rachael Ray at 9am and The Doctors at 10am (Global has Morning Show, 100 Huntley, Anna Olsen and Chuck's Day Off fillers in the 9-11 period), but now that City has the Doctors, with network programming 12:30 to 3pm, there's no purpose in swapping timeslots of syndicated shows.
    More like one less CityLine encore in daytime. According to the Fall Master Planner for Montreal, this is what City's daytime lineup will look like:

    WEEKDAYS (MONDAY-FRIDAY)
    6:00am Breakfast Television
    9:00am Cityline
    10:00am Murdoch Mysteries
    11:00am The Price is Right (s-CBS)
    12:00pm The Doctors
    1:00pm The Chew (s-ABC)
    2:00pm General Hospital (s-ABC)
    3:00pm Let's Make a Deal (s-WCAX)
    4:00pm Celebrity Name Game
    5:00pm Family Feud
    6:00pm Murdoch Mysteries (except Thursday)

    Reruns of Only in Montreal air Thursday and Saturday 6:00pm
    Sportsnet Central Montreal (half-hour magazine show) airs Thursday 6:30pm and Friday 11:00pm

    If the current weekend and latenight schedules remain unchanged, that means a whole lot of Murdoch Mysteries reruns to fill out their CanCon programming quotas.
    Rounding out the latenight offerings are syndicated shows like Crime Watch Daily and Extra, plus reruns of original CanCon sitcoms Mr. D, Young Drunk Punk, Seed, and a repeat of CityLine from the day before.
    Weekends are Murdoch Mysteries reruns on overload...Yikes!

    City could use more live sports programming year round on weekends aside from hockey.

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    City Announces Fall 2016 Premiere Dates

    FALL 2016 PREMIERE DATES

    All dates are subject to change. All times ET. (s) = simulcast

    Thursday, Sept. 15
    8 p.m. Thursday Night NFL (s) **Ends Oct. 13**

    Tuesday, Sept. 20
    8 p.m. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (s)
    8:30 p.m. New Girl (s)
    9 p.m. Scream Queens (s)

    Wednesday, Sept. 21
    8 p.m. Lethal Weapon (s) **NEW**
    9 p.m. Modern Family (s)
    9:30 p.m. black-ish (s)

    Friday, Sept. 23
    8 p.m. Hell’s Kitchen (s)

    Sunday, Sept. 25
    7:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (s)
    8:30 p.m. Son of Zorn (s) **NEW**
    9 p.m. Family Guy (s)
    9:30 p.m. The Last Man on Earth (s)

    Monday, Oct. 3
    9 p.m. Scorpion (s) **Special Two-hour Season Premiere – Moves to its regular 10 p.m. timeslot on October 10**

    Monday, Oct. 10
    8 p.m. The Middle
    8:30 p.m. The Real O’Neals
    9 p.m. 2 Broke Girls (s) **Special One-hour Premiere**

    Saturday, Oct. 15
    7 p.m. Hockey Night in Canada

    Monday, Oct. 17
    9:30 p.m. The Odd Couple (s) **NEW to City**

    Thursday, Oct. 20
    8 p.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (s) **NEW – Two-hour Musical Event**

    Thursday, Oct. 27
    8 p.m. The Mindy Project
    8:30 p.m. Second Jen **NEW – City Original Series**
    9 p.m. Mom (s)
    9:30 p.m. Life in Pieces (s)

    Wednesday, Nov. 2
    8 p.m. 50th Annual Country Music Awards® (s) **Three-hour Special Presentation**

    Wednesday, Dec. 7
    8 p.m. Hairspray Live! (s) **NEW – Three-hour Musical Event**

    Full article : http://www.rogersmediatv.ca/pr_detail.php?id=1382

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    Noteworthy : CBS has a NFL game scheduled Oct 20th, but it's obviously dumped to Sportsnet in order to simulcast Fox's "Rocky Horror Picture Show" live special.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    Noteworthy : CBS has a NFL game scheduled Oct 20th, but it's obviously dumped to Sportsnet in order to simulcast Fox's "Rocky Horror Picture Show" live special.
    That is going to be an interesting date to watch out for. The Canadiens are scheduled to play on October 20 so if the hockey game is carried on City Montreal, the live special gets bumped until after the game. It might also become a scheduling dilemma for Sportnset, as the MLB playoffs are happening at the same time, and they have the Canadian broadcast rights to just about every playoff game, so the NFL game may end up being transferred to Sportsnet One or Sportsnet 360.

    With Thursday Night Football being split between CBS and NBC for five games each this coming season, it looks like City will be carrying four of the five games airing on CBS, and then Sportsnet will be carrying the five additional NBC games in November and December. Overall, Rogers retains the Canadian rights to the Thursday NFL games.

    And With FOX scheduling the live Rocky Horror Picture Show musical on Thursday, October 20, both Rosewood and new series Pitch will be on the air for four weeks (beginning September 22) to start off the season. The World Series could also pre-empt both shows for one, possibly two weeks depending on the schedule. Global has a three-week window (from October 27 to November 10) when both CBS and NBC will be running their regular primetime lineups, so in the event that FOX's Pitch gets benched due to the World Series, Global has some flexibility in moving Chicago Med into the Thursday slot and airing in simulcast with NBC. Of course, that also depends on the eventual crossovers between the Chicago shows, something that NBC will be looking to take advantage just before the NFL games start airing in November.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostjon View Post
    That is going to be an interesting date to watch out for. The Canadiens are scheduled to play on October 20 so if the hockey game is carried on City Montreal
    As hinted by blogger Fagstein, Rogers released its 2016-17 Canadiens schedule, all 38 regional games will air on Sportsnet East. No more hockey games on Citytv Montreal except saturday Hockey Night in Canada, where we all know Toronto Leafs have priority on CBC and, just like last winter, eastern Winnipeg games have priority on Citytv. Canadiens games may popup on Citytv as last resort.

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/s...cast-schedule/

    Thanks to ever-complaining Quebecor whose TVA Sports channel struggles financially and most likely asked Rogers to stop giving the games away for free on basic cable / over the air.


    As for City Montreal, Rogers just gave up on the station since last january when they yanked all regional games, operating it like FX or G4. Example, last june, Global Montreal Morning News lost both its anchor and weather lady, while CTV axed Canada AM. Instead of trying to do something to pickup strayed viewers to BT Montreal, they just treated BT like any airing of Murdoch Mysteries. Advertisement insertion is done in Toronto, so they go on and advertise Rogers Ignite, the triple-play (with TV and Internet) while french-broadcaster TVA will air Rogers cellphone promos that never airs ever on City Mtl. HELLO !!! Rogers has no cable service whatsoever in Quebec (except a few townships in Gaspésie near the N-B border), and ends at the Ottawa/Gatineau border, at the river.

    Also problematic is the low-level 1-minute long "Canada Protection Plan" life insurance commercial they keep playing at almost every commercial break during BT Montreal, and yes, they go on a commercial break every 8-10 minutes. When you get hammered with the same platitude 5-6 times in an hour during a live morning show you less likely PVR and FF» commercials, you will WANT to switch channel.

    Next saturday, City Montreal will air 9 hours of Murdoch Mysteries, and next sunday, 10 hours, while City Toronto gets 6 hours on saturday and 8 hours on sunday. On weekdays, we get 3 Murdoch episodes per day corresponding to all 3 hours of Toronto local news.

    The next day, Rogers complains to the CRTC that City Montreal is losing a loaded s**t of money so they need to do major licence changes, for the worse... Well, that's what happens when you run a local station like s**t !
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    The problem is even if these conglomerates ran these stations well, they would still be money losers. One can make the arguments that since the big three broadcasters own the majority of cable customers and specialty channels, they should be willing to operate the stations at a loss but as we all know, none of the broadcasters are willing to do this long term. The problem is there is just no money in advertising driven model. Local channels are likely going to have to adopt a specialty channel subscription model and/or direct subscription streaming model.

    I would not be surprised to see all of the CTV Two affiliates shut down at the end of their license term next year and I can see the exact same fate for CHCH and CHEK. I've also read that both Thunder Bay stations are on life support too.

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    One thing that is apparent now then it was 5+ years ago is online programming. Today you can get the same programming via Netflex.Crave TV ,Shomi and other online services.

    Now grant you I'm "old school" and watch my programs the old fashion way by network watching and see the commercials. I'm not sure if Crave TV, Shomi Netflex or other online services have commercials or not., but online programming has takebn quite "bite" out the regular TV watching.

    Lets face it TV watching is changing, as the "boomers" are more or less watching TV the old fashion way, the younger generation(under the 40-45 age )are watching via online services.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigoranget View Post
    The problem is even if these conglomerates ran these stations well, they would still be money losers. One can make the arguments that since the big three broadcasters own the majority of cable customers and specialty channels, they should be willing to operate the stations at a loss but as we all know, none of the broadcasters are willing to do this long term. The problem is there is just no money in advertising driven model. Local channels are likely going to have to adopt a specialty channel subscription model and/or direct subscription streaming model.
    That's exactly what Canwest did when it turned its CH system into its version of the American E! channel, and look what came of that. Few viewers were willing to watch the imported celebrity/reality garbage from the American E! and they thought the E! format sucked, which sank the E! system and was one of the contributors toward Canwest's eventual demise.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigoranget View Post
    I would not be surprised to see all of the CTV Two affiliates shut down at the end of their license term next year and I can see the exact same fate for CHCH and CHEK. I've also read that both Thunder Bay stations are on life support too.
    Personally, I'd rather not see that happen (although the station owners are bringing this on themselves through greed and poor management - a huge reason why the big media companies need to be broken up like Standard Oil was stateside over a century ago). I'm thinking that Bell should keep CFPL and CHWI and bring those stations into the main CTV network and sell CHRO off to Corus (which could then turn it into a Global station). I'm also thinking that the Jim Pattison Group should buy CHEK, then buy and merge CIVI into CHEK, thus expanding its staff and adding to its program catalogue (there is precedent with such a move as some American stations have been purchased and merged into bigger stations before, like when Portland, Oregon stations KPTV and KLOR merged under KPTV's licence in 1957, or when on this side of the border, CJOH bought and merged Cornwall's CJSS-TV in 1963, turning the latter into the former's repeater). As for CHCH...

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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    As for City Montreal, Rogers just gave up on the station since last january when they yanked all regional games, operating it like FX or G4. Example, last june, Global Montreal Morning News lost both its anchor and weather lady,
    Laura Casella was replaced with Aalia Adam during her maternity leave. Aalia was let go in beginning of april, and figured out she went to CTV Montreal in the same month.

    Joanne Vrakas is coming back from maternity leave Sept 26. Since there's no more "live eye" or field cam, Laura is out of a job. Aforementionned blogger confirmed yesterday Laura is becoming the new Global Montreal morning news anchor starting Oct 3rd.

    Yep, Rogers didn't do s**t ! They just keep BT Montreal on the air to keep their end of the "local commitment" bargain, zero effort to on-air personnalities and promotion. They just gave up.

    Zapping this morning. CTV's Your Morning is just Toronto news broadcast nationally. No interest here.
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    That's exactly what Canwest did when it turned its CH system into its version of the American E! channel, and look what came of that.
    I don't mean brand the channel as a specialty channel, what I mean is CTV, CTV 2, Global, Citytv and other independent stations are going to have to go to a subscription model and charge consumer for access. Right now you get them free OTA and the cable systems carry the channels at no charge. That is going to have to change at some point. Many people record shows and skip commercials or they wait until they are available on demand with limited or no commercials. There is basically no real money left in ad only revenue which is why most medium and small market stations lose money.

 

 

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