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    [PR] City 2017/18 Primetime Schedule

    City’s Fall Schedule
    All times ET/PT; s=simulcast

    Monday
    8 p.m. Dancing with the Stars (s) *NEW to City*
    10 p.m. Scorpion (s)


    Tuesday
    8 p.m. Lethal Weapon (s)
    9 p.m. The Mick (s)
    9:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (s)
    10 p.m. Mom
    10:30 p.m. Mom


    Wednesday
    8 p.m. The Blacklist *NEW to City* (s)
    9 p.m. Modern Family (s)
    9:30 p.m. Black-ish (s)
    10 p.m. Mom
    10:30 p.m. Mom


    Thursday

    Early Fall:
    8 p.m. Bad Blood *NEW, Canadian original*
    9 p.m. The Orville (s) *NEW*
    10 p.m. Mom
    10:30 p.m. Mom


    Late Fall
    8 p.m. The Orville (pre-release) *NEW*
    9 p.m. Mom (s)
    9: 30 p.m. Life in Pieces (s)
    10 p.m. Mom
    10:30 p.m. Mom

    Friday

    8 p.m. Hell’s Kitchen (s)
    9 p.m. The Middle
    9:30 p.m. Speechless *NEW to City*
    10 p.m. Mom
    10:30 p.m. Mom

    Saturday

    Hockey Night in Canada

    Sunday
    8 p.m. TBD
    8:30 p.m. Ghosted (s) *NEW*
    9 p.m. Family Guy (s)
    9:30 p.m. The Last Man on Earth (s)
    10 p.m. Nirvanna, The Band, The Show *Canadian original*
    10:30 p.m. Fubar: The Age of the Computer *NEW, Canadian original*

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    *NOTE: Broadcast details for the following City programs will be announced in the coming months: new series The Resident, LA to Vegas, and Versailles, new live musicals A Christmas Story and Rent, returning awards shows the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards® and 51st Annual Country Music Awards®, and iconic New Year’s Eve countdown celebration Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

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    https://www.citytv.com/toronto/fallpreview/
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    Rogers Media Release: City Unveils its 2017/18 Prime-Time Schedule

    – City By The Numbers: 5 new comedies, 4 new dramas, 3 new Canadian titles, 2 live musical events, and 1 fan-favourite competition series join proven performers on City’s 2017/18 schedule –

    – Creative power behind new comedies: Seth MacFarlane, Will Ferrell, and Jon Favreau –

    Marquee live events include new musicals A Christmas Story and Rent –

    To Tweet This Release: #RogersUpfront


    TORONTO (June 6, 2017) –
    Proven, powerful, and pedigreed.Today Rogers Media unveils City’s 2017/18 programming schedule, building on last season’s proven hits with bold new additions backed by some of the most creative minds in television today. Rogers Media president, Rick Brace, and senior vice president of television & broadcast operations, Colette Watson, together with the executive team will present the new schedule to advertisers and media this afternoon at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.


    “With 10x the viewing hours of Netflix and nearly 10x the hours spent on social media, TV is still the most relevant way to reach consumers today,” said Brace. “And Canadians come to us to be entertained. Rogers Media properties reached more than 96% of Canadians last season – and we’re ready to welcome them back this year to be entertained with even more of what they love.”

    Adding 12 new titles to a roster of proven hits, City’s schedule strikes a balance between proven performers, premium dramas, event programming, and laugh-out-loud comedies. The mix of fresh titles and fan favourites delivers something for everyone, every night of the week.

    “The draw of the characters and the calibre of storytelling was the key to our success last season – Lethal Weapon is a great example,” added Watson. “Powered by the strength of the movie franchise, stellar cast, and fresh stories, the series boosted the previous timeslot by 169%. We made some strategic refinements to our schedule for 2017/18 and we expect the creative pedigree behind some of these new titles to have a similar impact.”


    Comedies

    This broadcast year, City had three of the Top 10 and eight of the Top 20 comedy hits, and City will continue to bring the laughs with five new comedy series for the 2017/18 season. Joining the fall lineup, The Orville, from Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane and director Jon Favreau, is an irreverent workplace sci-fi adventure comedy set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, an exploratory spaceship, and the familiar and funny everyday challenges of its human and alien crew. The weird and wonderful out-of-this-world theme continues with Ghosted, when a cynical skeptic (Craig Robinson,The Office) and a genius “true believer” (Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation, Big Little Lies) are recruited to investigate unexplained phenomena in Los Angeles – all the while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race. Canadian cult classic Fubar moves to the small screen, propelling beloved characters Terry and Dean into the modern age. New-to-City, Speechless starring Minnie Driver joins the schedule in mid-season, along with new Will Ferrell-produced commuter comedy LA to Vegas .

    Dramas


    Power and political games drive City’s scripted drama slate for the 2017/18 season with four new series joining the lineup. A City original, Bad Blood follows the true-crime saga of one of Canada’s most notorious mob families, a revenge story of Godfather-like proportions. New-to-City this fall, hit series The Blacklist joins the schedule with prime-time’s favourite fugitive-turned F.B.I informant, “Red” Reddington (James Spader), as he teams up with his hand-picked profiler to work through his own “most wanted” list of criminals. Coming in 2018, Versailles is a lush Canadian drama about Louis XIV, and the darkness, ambition, and manipulation that simmers just beneath the gilded surface of the Sun King’s court. Also, a young doctor’s ethics are tested when The Resident, starring Canadians Emily VanCamp and Bruce Greenwood, joins City’s schedule in mid-season.


    Reality / Live Events


    Enhancing City’s strength in powerhouse reality franchises, Dancing with the Stars moves to City for the 2017/18 season, bringing a new cast of celebrity ballroom dancers together in competition for the coveted Mirrorball trophy. Building on the success of marquee live event programming, City presents a live musical event for the holidays, A Christmas Story, based on the beloved and iconic movie about Ralphie, whose only wish is for a Red Ryder BB gun under the tree. In 2018, an all-new live musical production of the Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent will bring the unforgettable story of friendship, love, and hope among seven struggling artists in New York’s gritty East Village to a whole new audience in mid-season.


    Returning Favourites


    Proven hits and fan favourites return as City confirms the renewal of 16 prime-time series, delivering more laugh-out-loud moments, dramatic plot twists, and thrilling competition through the 2017/18 season. Returning series include The Bachelor franchise , Black-ish, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, Hell’s Kitchen, Hockey Night in Canada, Last Man on Earth, Lethal Weapon, Life in Pieces, The Mick, The Middle, Modern Family, Mom, New Girl , Nirvanna The Band The Show, and Scorpion.


    The iconic New Year’s Eve countdown celebration Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards®and the 51st Annual Country Music Awards® also return to City this season.

    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 soon; shows not listed on the Fall schedule below will be announced at a later date.

    Source:
    http://rogersmediatv.ca/pr_detail.php?id=1422
    https://www.citytv.com/toronto/fallpreview/
    Last edited by lostjon; 06-06-2017 at 09:21 AM.

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    CITY NEW SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

    New Series :

    BAD BLOOD

    60-minute Canadian scripted drama series
    Thursdays at 8 p.m.
    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 limited event series. 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 PRODUCERS: Michael Konyves, Simon Barry
    CAST: Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace), Kim Coates ( Sons of Anarchy), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint)



    FUBAR: THE AGE OF THE COMPUTER

    30-minute Canadian scripted comedy series
    Sundays at 10:30 p.m.
    National broadcast

    Based on the beloved film franchise and hurdling it into the modern age, Fubar: The Age of the Computer finds Terry and Dean fleeing from the wildfires of Fort McMurray in a desperate retreat to Calgary, with nothing but emergency government debit cards to their names. Discovering high-speed Internet for the first time, Terry is exposed to a world of commerce and social media and attempts to harness the web to make a profit. Meanwhile, Dean embarks on a journey to record a triple-concept album using his burnt bass guitar and extreme falsetto voice.


    PRODUCTION COMPANY: Busted Tranny Productions Ltd Cardinal Film Inc., Vice Studio Canada
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Michael Dowse
    CAST: David Lawrence (Freezer Burn), Paul Spence ( It’s All Gone, Pete Tong)



    GHOSTED

    30-minute scripted comedy series
    Sundays at 8:30 p.m.
    National broadcast

    In the most unlikely of partnerships, a cynical skeptic and a genius paranormal “true believer” are tasked with an epic mission: saving the human race from aliens. Leroy Wright and Max Jennifer are recruited by a secret government agency to look into “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles. Their investigations lead them to scary, thrilling and hilarious places as they attempt to uncover the truth and keep Earth rotating on its axis for at least one more day.


    PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Tom Gormican, Kevin Etten, Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Naomi Scott, Oly Obst, Mark Schulman, Jonathan Krisel
    CAST: Craig Robinson (The Office, This Is the End), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation, Big Little Lies), Ally Walker (Colony, Sons of Anarchy), Adeel Akhtar ( Unforgotten, The Night Manager)


    LA TO VEGAS

    30-minute scripted comedy series
    Spring 2018
    National broadcast

    Boarding passes, please.Welcome to Jackpot Airlines, a budget carrier whose roundtrip junket flight from LA to Vegas and back again, is filled with dreamers looking for that big score. The flight manifest includes long-suffering flight attendant Ronnie; Captain Dave, the narcissistic pilot whose fighter-pilot dreams never quite worked out; Bernard, the always-positive career flight attendant who thinks there’s no flight more magical than the LA-to-Vegas; Artem the genial professional gambler who serves as the plane’s resident (but unofficial) bookie; and Nichole the sweet-natured, part-time stripper who’s a lot savvier than people realize. This group of dreamers and underdogs eventually go from being strangers on a plane to an unconventional Friday-to-Sunday family – whether they like it or not.


    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, Gary Sanchez Productions

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Will Ferrell, Lon Zimmet, Steve Levitan, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Owen Burke
    CAST: Kim Matula (UnREAL), Ed Weeks (The Mindy Project), Nathan Lee Graham (The Comeback, Hitch), Olivia Macklin ( The Young Pope), Peter Stormare (The Big Lebowski), Dylan McDermott (The Practice, American Horror Story)


    THE ORVILLE

    60-minute science-fiction comedy series
    Thursdays at 9 p.m. in early Fall, then moves to 8 p.m. in late Fall (dates TBD)
    National broadcast

    In 400 years, Earth is part of the Planetary Union, a far-reaching, advanced and mostly peaceful civilization with a fleet of 3,000 ships. Aboard the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel, its crew – both human and alien – face the wonders and dangers of outer space while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace. Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer Ed Mercer finally gets his chance to command one of the ships, a task complicated by his ex-wife, Kelly Grayson, newly assigned as his First Officer. Ed assembles a qualified but eccentric crew, including his best friend Gordon Malloy, who has problems with authority; Dr. Claire Finn, one of the Union’s most accomplished physicians; Bortus, an alien from a single-sex species; Isaac, an artificial life-form from a machine society; and others. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before.


    PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Seth MacFarlane, Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman, Jason Clark, Liz Heldens, Jon Favreau (pilot)
    CAST: Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), Adrianne Palicki ( Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Friday Night Lights), Penny Johnson Jerald (24, The Larry Sanders Show), Scott Grimes (ER, Justified ), Peter Macon (Shameless, Bosch), Halston Sage (Neighbors, Goosebumps), J. Lee (Family Guy, The Cleveland Show), Mark Jackson (That Royal Today), Chad Coleman (The Walking Dead), Norm Macdonald ( The Middle, Saturday Night Live)


    THE RESIDENT

    60-minute scripted drama series
    Spring 2018
    National broadcast

    An idealistic young doctor begins his first day eager to save lives. Under the supervision of a brilliant but unconventional senior resident, the young doctor soon discovers his chosen profession is not what he imagined and that ethical lines are often blurred. The once-optimistic young doctor soon discovers that the practice of medicine is a business, like any other, and realizes that not all patients are angels and not all doctors are gods.

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Antoine Fuqua, Amy Holden Jones, David Boorstein, Oly Obst, Phillip Noyce
    CAST: Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife, Gilmore Girls), Emily VanCamp ( Revenge), Manish Dayal (Halt and Catch Fire), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Billions), Valerie Cruz (The Following), Bruce Greenwood (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story)



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    THE BLACKLIST

    60-minute scripted drama series
    Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
    National broadcast

    As brilliant as he is baffling, Raymond “Red” Reddington – one of the F.B.I.’s “10 Most Wanted” – eluded law enforcement for more than two decades before voluntarily surrendering in exchange for immunity. According to legend, Red cleverly controlled a web of underground enterprises with an unmatched ability to gather useful information, especially on other criminals. And while the criminal life is now in his past, Red still craves the game. Working with a hand-picked profiler – and always staying one step ahead – Red reveals to her the critical information the FBI needs to run down his own “Most Wanted” list, one bad guy at a time.

    PRODUCTION COMPANYS: Davis Entertainment, Universal Television, Sony Pictures Television
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp, John Davis, John Fox, Michael Watkins, James Spader, Lukas Reiter, J.R. Orci, Daniel Cerone
    CAST: James Spader (Boston Legal, The Practice) , Megan Boone ( Law & Order: Los Angeles), Harry Lennix (Ray), Diego Klattenhoff (Homeland), Ryan Eggold (90210), Amir Arison (The Visitor), Hisham Tawfiq (Redemption), Mozhan Marnò ( House of Cards)


    DANCING WITH THE STARS

    Two-hour reality competition series
    Mondays at 8 p.m.
    National broadcast
    Enjoy even more sizzling salsas, sambas and spray-tans as a brand new celebrity cast vies for the coveted Mirrorball Trophywhen Dancing with the Stars joins City for its landmark 25th season. The hit series showcases celebrities performing choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts.
    PRODUCTION COMPANY: BBC Worldwide Productions
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ashley Edens-Shaffer, Joe Sungkur
    HOST AND JUDGES: Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews as hosts; Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, and Bruno Tonioli are judges


    SPEECHLESS

    30-minute comedy series
    Spring 2018
    National broadcast
    Maya DiMeo will do anything for her husband, Jimmy, and their kids Ray, Dylan and JJ, her eldest son with cerebral palsy. As Maya fights injustices – both real and imagined – the family works to make a new home for themselves and searches for just the right person to help give JJ his “voice.”
    PRODUCTION COMPANY: Twentieth Century Fox Television and ABC Studios
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Scott Silveri, Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar
    WRITER: Scott Silveri
    CAST: Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting, The Riches), John Ross Bowie (Episodes), Mason Cook (Spy Kids: All the Time in the World), Micah Fowler ( Labor Day), Kyla Kenedy (The Walking Dead), Cedric Yarbrough (BoJack Horseman)


    VERSAILLES

    60-minute historical drama series; Canadian series
    Spring 2018
    National broadcast
    Outstanding political strategist and master manipulator, Louis XIV “invents” Versailles in order to keep the French nobles under control, progressively transforming Versailles into a golden prison. He is also inclined to Romanesque passions – but how to indulge when one is the greatest king of the world? It’s a revealing look at a gilded and gritty world of betrayal and intimate secrets, of political manoeuvres and war.
    PRODUCTION COMPANY: Capa Drama, Zodiak Media Group, Incendo Productions
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Aude Albano, Jean Bureau, Claude Chelli, Simon Mirren, Anne Thomopoulos
    CAST: Georges Blagden (Vikings, Les Misérables), Alexander Vlahos (The Adventures of Merlin), Tygh Runyan (Dark Harvest), Anna Brewster (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens)


    New Live Musicals
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    A CHRISTMAS STORY

    Live television event
    Date and time TBC (December)
    National broadcast
    “You’ll shoot your eye out!”Based on the Broadway musical version of the beloved holiday film, A Christmas Story is about a Midwestern boy named Ralphie who wants nothing more than a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. Building on the Broadway experience, this live musical event will feature several new original songs.
    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: FOX and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Jonathan Tolins, Robert Cary CAST: TBA


    RENT

    Three-hour live television event
    Date and time TBC (2018)
    National broadcast
    How do you measure a year in the life? A contemporary take on the classic Puccini opera La Boèhme, Rent is set in New York City’s gritty East Village and tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. The Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Marc Platt, Estate of Writer/Composer Jonathan Larson, Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson, Vince Totino, Scott Hemming, Marla Levine
    CAST: TBA

    About City
    City™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal and Saskatchewan offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, City engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats, such as Breakfast Television and Cityline, as well as local Canadian and acquired prime-time entertainment programming. City is part of Rogers Media Inc., a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI), which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on City stations and programming, visit Citytv.com.

    Media Contacts

    Michelle Lomack, Broadcast, Rogers Media,michelle.lomack@rci.rogers.com, 416.819.2783
    Andrea Goldstein, Rogers Media, andrea.goldstein@rci.rogers.com, 647.801.4394

    Source:
    http://rogersmediatv.ca/pr_detail.php?id=1422
    https://www.citytv.com/toronto/fallpreview/
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    Early observations:

    - As expected, City acquired the bulk of the new FOX shows for next season, except for The Gifted, which went over to CTV.

    - Other key additions include The Blacklist (dropped from Global) and Dancing with the Stars, the latter of which will no longer be airing on CTV Two Sunday nights in post-release. Speechless did not have a Canadian broadcaster in its first season, but it is a co-production of 20th Century FOX and ABC Studios, and ties in with their existing output deal.

    - An interesting pickup is Versailles, which has already been renewed for a third season. Canadian rights went to Super Channel but those were dropped. Subsequently, The Movie Network took over those rights having aired the first season. Season 2 premieres June 10 in Canada, several months after it originally aired in France. Seems to me like Rogers picked up the second window broadcast rights, if not the exclusive rights to the third season set to air in 2018.

    - Among their sitcoms, only The Mick, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern Family and the FOX Sunday shows are scheduled to air in simulcast while Black-ish, The Middle and Speechless are in post-release. I thought they would have added American Housewife to complement Modern Family on Wednesday. I assume that Bob's Burgers will also be returning even though it's not listed. And with 2 Broke Girls cancelled, it looks like the weeknight strip reruns have also ended, in favor of Mom.

    - I predicted that the Bad Blood miniseries would get the Thursday 8:00pm timeslot, seeing that City lost the rights to Thursday Night Football. It's less risky and makes sense since they do not have anything to simulcast in that hour and they will not have The Big Bang Theory to contend with. In terms of violence, well, there's also Gotham airing in the same hour.

    - Finally, expect the gaps in the schedule to be filled with stuff from VICE, for which they have reserved a block Sundays at 10:00pm.
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    Llike I had mentioned in CTV's thread they should give it to City...Dancing with the stars is now on City. Made sense. Besides that not much surprise. I guess Bell either retain Gotham for Space or in case something failed or not. They are showing Blackish as simulcast on their schedule...

    Sunday at 8 empty, probably repeats until Bob comes back. There is also the last season of The Mindy Project to schedule, but ignored on press release so maybe they dropped it?
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    ABC's Speechless (wed 8:30pm) conflicts with NBC's Blacklist, it's dumped to the friday night death slot along with The Middle in post-release... but Speechless is set for "Spring 2018". In the above-schedule, there's no mention of anything occupying that timeslot for the fall...

    The Monday DWTS pickup was weird, but logic. This year, CTV & Global have sudden interest in sitcoms so City had nothing to simulcast (NBC's Voice to CTV, CW's Supergirl & Valor to Showcase, CBS's sitcoms to CTV & Global)...

    I keep wondering why Rogers keeps playing the "our schedule is full" card. They could easily schedule Middle & Black-ish tuesdays 10pm & 10:30pm, Speechless wednesdays 9:30pm, and swap the shows in simulcast whenever the other-show-at-the-same-time are in reruns or pre-empted, just like CTV and Global does... most of the time... One of the nasty consequences of waiting for the right time for advertisers to pay maximum for a show on the air is obviously the episodes taken hostage, online, which is unacceptable in 2017 when you can find a selection of shows tomorrow morning on Netflix.
    "It's not a rerun if you haven't watched it yet." (© 2010 by TVViewer)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlguy View Post
    Llike I had mentioned in CTV's thread they should give it to City...Dancing with the stars is now on City. Made sense. Besides that not much surprise. I guess Bell either retain Gotham for Space or in case something failed or not. They are showing Blackish as simulcast on their schedule...
    Space has Supernatural in the Thursday 8:00pm timeslot, so highly unlikely that Gotham will air on Space, more likely on CTV Two.

    Blackish showing as simulcast is obviously a typo. Rogers probably overlooked the fact that ABC has moved the show to Tuesday nights.

    Quote Originally Posted by mtlguy View Post
    Sunday at 8 empty, probably repeats until Bob comes back. There is also the last season of The Mindy Project to schedule, but ignored on press release so maybe they dropped it?
    Bob's Burgers usually airs Sunday at 7:30pm (only on weeks when FOX is not airing NFL overruns), so not sure how that would impact what is on at 8:00pm. My guess is that City will fill the gap with reruns of their CanCom sitcoms. They could use that slot for The Mindy Project, but all indications are that it may have been dropped. It's not listed among the shows returning to City on their website. The first five seasons of The Mindy Project is available for streaming on Netflix Canada, so it's possible they may have acquired the Canadian rights for the sixth and final season.




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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    ABC's Speechless (wed 8:30pm) conflicts with NBC's Blacklist, it's dumped to the friday night death slot along with The Middle in post-release... but Speechless is set for "Spring 2018". In the above-schedule, there's no mention of anything occupying that timeslot for the fall...
    I have noticed some inconsistencies in Rogers' press release and the fall preview page on the City website. My guess is that Speechless will air beginning in the fall along with The Middle - they list it as Fall 2017 on Fridays. There is also Versailles, airing Friday nights in midseason - supposedly when Hell's Kitchen ends its season. As for The Resident airing Mondays in midseason, that is clearly an error, seeing that FOX has not even scheduled where it would air yet. And they would face scheduling conflicts with The Bachelor, unless for whatever reason, it gets moved over to OMNI.

    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    The Monday DWTS pickup was weird, but logic. This year, CTV & Global have sudden interest in sitcoms so City had nothing to simulcast (NBC's Voice to CTV, CW's Supergirl & Valor to Showcase, CBS's sitcoms to CTV & Global)...
    There's also FOX's Lucifer and The Gifted to CTV.

    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    I keep wondering why Rogers keeps playing the "our schedule is full" card. They could easily schedule Middle & Black-ish tuesdays 10pm & 10:30pm, Speechless wednesdays 9:30pm, and swap the shows in simulcast whenever the other-show-at-the-same-time are in reruns or pre-empted, just like CTV and Global does... most of the time... One of the nasty consequences of waiting for the right time for advertisers to pay maximum for a show on the air is obviously the episodes taken hostage, online, which is unacceptable in 2017 when you can find a selection of shows tomorrow morning on Netflix.
    Outside of Global and CTV, other Canadian networks have not bothered programming primetime shows in the 10:00pm hour, except only when there is a simsub opportunity. On that note, I wish that I had a reasonable answer regarding Rogers' annoying practice of holding shows hostage after all this time - honestly I do not, but I can say with certainty that this only alienates viewers and will drive them away to suitable alternatives. At this point, they've given up trying to understand their logic.

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    It's possible FOX has told City they intend to schedule The Resident Monday night's midseason. As for The Bachelor, it's been on Omni for the past 2 or 3 years at least. Only Bachelorette and Paradise are on City. But that can change this year of course and it can be a mistake also of course.

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    City 2017/2018 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 (s)
    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 Black-ish (Strip)
    4:00pm Family Feud
    5:00pm CityNews at 5
    6:00pm CityNews at 6

    WEEKNIGHTS
    7:00pm Modern Family (back-to-back episodes)
    11:00pm CityNews Tonight

    LATENIGHT
    12:00am Crime Watch Daily
    1:00am Extra
    1:30am Young Drunk Punk (CanCon)
    2:00am Mr. D (CanCon)

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

    SUNDAYS
    7:00pm Sunnyside (CanCon)
    7:30pm Bob's Burgers (s-FOX) (on weeks without NFL)
    8:00pm Family Guy (Strip)

    Source:
    https://www.rogersmedia.com/wp-conte...er-Planner.pdf
    https://www.rogersmedia.com/wp-conte...er-Planner.pdf


    Information taken from Master Planners on the Rogers Media website.

    Notes:
    City has picked up the weekday strip syndication rights for Black-ish. It replaces Celebrity Name Game which has been cancelled after three seasons.

    Outside of Toronto, CityNews is replaced with reruns of Murdoch Mysteries, although that is expected to change with Rogers' announcement to expand CityNews across all markets except for Saskatchewan.

    The Master Planners list Bob's Burgers on Sunday nights at 7:30pm for both fall and midseason. Also rounding out the Sunday schedule are reruns of cancelled CanCon sitcom Sunnyside at 7:00pm and old episodes of Family Guy at 8:00pm.

    As for the midseason newcomers, it notes LA to Vegas on Sunday nights and The Resident on Monday nights. No mention of Versailles. Rounding out the list of annual specials is the CMA Country Christmas.

    No mention of The Mindy Project, so it looks like Rogers Media has dropped their rights to the show for its final season. I would expect Netflix to pick it up seeing that they already have all seasons to date available for streaming,

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    2017 FALL PREMIERE DATES

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

    Sunday, Sept. 10
    8 p.m. The Orville (s) **NEW**
    **The Orville moves to Thursdays at 9 p.m., beginning Sept. 21, and continues in the 8 p.m. timeslot, beginning Nov. 2

    Monday, Sept. 18
    8 p.m. Dancing with the Stars (s) **NEW to City – Season 25**

    Thursday, Sept. 21
    8 p.m. Bad Blood **NEW – City Original Series**

    Monday, Sept. 25
    10 p.m. Scorpion (s) **Season 4**

    Tuesday, Sept. 26
    8 p.m. Lethal Weapon (s) **Season 2**
    9 p.m. The Mick (s) **Season 2**
    9:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (s) **Season 5**

    Wednesday, Sept. 27
    8 p.m. The Blacklist (s) **NEW to City – Season 5**
    9 p.m. Modern Family (s) **Season 9**

    Friday, Sept. 29
    8 p.m. Hell’s Kitchen (s) **Season 17**
    9:30 p.m. Speechless **NEW to City – Season 2**

    Sunday, Oct. 1
    7:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (s) **Season 8**
    8:30 p.m. Ghosted (s) **NEW**
    9:00 p.m. Family Guy (s) **Season 15**
    9:30 p.m. The Last Man on Earth (s) **Season 4**

    Wednesday, Oct. 4
    9:30 p.m. black-ish **Season 4**

    Friday, Oct. 6
    9 p.m. The Middle **Season 9**

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

    Thursday, Nov. 2
    9 p.m. Mom (s) **Season 5**
    9:30 p.m. Life in Pieces (s) **Season 3**

    Sunday, Nov. 5
    10 p.m. Nirvanna the Band the Show **Season 2 – Original Series**
    10:30 p.m. Fubar: Age of Computer **NEW – Original Series**

    Sunday, Dec. 17
    7 p.m. A Christmas Story (s) **NEW – Three-hour Musical Event**

    http://www.rogersmediatv.ca/pr_detail.php?id=1429
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    City Announces 2018 Mid-Season Schedule

    TORONTO (December 7, 2017) The seatbelt sign is on and the doctor is in. Whether it’s high-flying hijinks and fantasy suites or medical malpractice and more Mindy you’re after, City is serving up the most laughs and gasps this winter with its must-see 2018 mid-season schedule, beginning Monday, Jan. 1.

    Joining the City schedule are the season’s most-buzzed-about new medical drama, The Resident, and high-larious new comedy, LA to Vegas. Returning favourites include the sixth and final season of beloved comedy, The Mindy Project, a brand-new search for love on Season 22 of The Bachelor, featuring former fan-favourite contestant Arie Luyendyk Jr., and The 60TH Annual GRAMMY Awards® , with returning host James Corden ( The Late Late Show with James Corden).


    Full episodes and exciting extras are available on Citytv.com next day post-broadcast, as well as on Rogers on Demand, Rogers Anyplace TV, and with the free City App for iOS, Android, and fourth-generation Apple TV.


    2018 MID-SEASON SCHEDULE

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

    MONDAYS

    8 p.m. – The Bachelor (s) **Season 22 Premieres January 1 – moves to the 7 p.m. time slot beginning January 22**
    9 p.m. – The Resident (s) **NEW – regular time slot beginning January 22; catch the series premiere on a special night and time, Sunday, Jan. 21 at 10 p.m.**
    10 p.m. – Scorpion (s)

    TUESDAYS

    8 p.m. – Lethal Weapon (s)
    9 p.m. – LA to Vegas (s) **NEW – Premieres January 2**
    9:30 p.m. – The Mick (s)

    WEDNESDAYS

    8 p.m. – The Blacklist (s)
    9 p.m. – Modern Family (s)
    9:30 p.m. – black-ish

    THURSDAYS

    8 p.m. – The Mindy Project **Season 6 Premieres January 4, airing back-to-back new episodes every Thursday**
    8:30 p.m. – The Mindy Project
    9 p.m. – Mom (s)
    9:30 p.m. – Life in Pieces (s)

    FRIDAYS

    8 p.m. – Hell’s Kitchen (s)
    9 p.m. – The Middle
    9:30 p.m. – Speechless

    **Beginning February 22, tune in for romantic movie favourites every Friday night from 8-10 p.m.

    SATURDAYS

    7 p.m. – Hockey Night in Canada

    SUNDAYS

    7:30 p.m. – Bob’s Burgers (s)
    8 p.m. – Family Guy **In syndication**
    8:30 p.m. – Ghosted (s)
    9 p.m. – Family Guy (s)
    9:30 p.m. – The Last Man on Earth (s)
    10 p.m. – Versailles **NEW to City – Premieres January 7**

    **The 60TH Annual GRAMMY Awards® (s) air live, Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
    "It's not a rerun if you haven't watched it yet." (© 2010 by TVViewer)
    "Ne jamais s'obstiner avec un épais. Il va vous abaisser à son niveau et vous battre avec l'expérience."

 

 

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