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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    Well, let's take into consideration The CW signed a deal with Netflix so CTV lost out on Black Lightning, Dynasty, Riverdale, The 100... so they jumped at the opportunity of Life Sentence from Doozer Productions, which features Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale. I guess advertisers are the boss, if they're willing to pay more for LS than L&O...So, the 1st season will air on CTV, and if it gets a renewal, it'll be dumped to CTV Two...
    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post

    On Bravo, Suits *may* get a ratings bump with the departure of Meghan Markle and the upcoming Katherine Heigl effect.
    I was not necessarily implying that CTV would air Life Sentence in simulcast. I only mentioned it in my last post since it was added to the list of shows on CTV’s page for Television Sales on the Bell Media website.

    Besides, where would they have room on CTV and CTV Two on Wednesdays at this point?

    CTV already has The X-Files (through March 21), Criminal Minds (returning March 7) and Designated Survivor (returning February 28). After The X-Files wraps, Criminal Minds gets back the 8:00pm slot through early May (when Code Black takes over) and presumably Law & Order: SVU reclaims the 9:00pm timeslot.

    CTV Two has built a sitcom block with The Goldbergs, newcomer Alex Inc., and American Housewife. They don’t have anything to simulcast at 9:00pm, so it will probably be sitcom reruns.

    Unless Life Sentence takes off following its premiere on March 7, I would not be surprised if CTV keeps it on the shelf until late spring / early summer or just airs it in a weekend timefiller slot like Sunday at 7:00pm (at this point, anything is better than back-to-back Big Bang reruns) or even Saturday at 5:00pm (which has been used for more sitcom reruns and lately, weekly encores of The Launch).
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    They are really bad at updating their Media site. Most of the specialty channels haven't been updated since summer, some a little bit in the fall. Why bother making a site if you are not going to update it. They still have Falling Water on Bravo's page and it premieres on Space next week. They moved that Life Sentence to CTV's page, saw that too. Even worst for their actual channels internet site. I don't get that in this day and age all Canadian providers don't bother making updated websites. Maybe for Book TV or other zombie channels, they should put a little effort into them. Very sad sites they have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlguy View Post
    They are really bad at updating their Media site. Most of the specialty channels haven't been updated since summer, some a little bit in the fall. Why bother making a site if you are not going to update it. They still have Falling Water on Bravo's page and it premieres on Space next week. They moved that Life Sentence to CTV's page, saw that too. Even worst for their actual channels internet site. I don't get that in this day and age all Canadian providers don't bother making updated websites. Maybe for Book TV or other zombie channels, they should put a little effort into them. Very sad sites they have.
    Life Sentence has been removed from the CTV page and is now back on the Bravo page. A look at the schedule on the Bravo website indicates that they will premiere the show on the same night as The CW (Wednesday March 7) in pre-release at 8:00pm ET. This avoids conflict with the upcoming season of Suits which returns Wednesday 9:00pm starting March 28.

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    Bell Media has reacquired the Canadian broadcast rights to AMERICAN IDOL which will air on CTV Two

    http://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/press/ico...-two-march-11/


    I did not expect see the show returning to the CTV schedule. But when they released their midseason plans late last month, there were some gaps to be filled for CTV Two, which has been currently airing movies on Sundays and Mondays. That helps to explain why sitcom Living Biblically ends up getting bumped to Tuesdays in post-release.

    Rewind back to 2014, the last year that Bell Media had the rights to the original edition when it aired on FOX and it was exclusive to CTV Two. Those rights were then dropped and picked up by yesTV for the final two seasons before ending in 2016.

    Not only does Living Biblically get bumped from simulcast, but so does DC's Legends of Tomorrow - presumably to Monday 10:00pm in post-release.

    And with The Voice settling on CTV beginning next week (Monday and Tuesday), Lucifer gets bounced around the schedule for a few weeks:
    Sunday, February 25 at 8:00pm (pre-FOX)
    Monday, March 5 at 10:00pm (post-FOX) (The Good Doctor is pre-empted that week for The Bachelor season finale and they have the Oscars the night before)
    Sunday, March 18 at 8:00pm (post-FOX 3/12) - for the first time, CTV delays an original episode almost one week after the original airing on FOX
    Sunday, March 18 at 9:00pm (pre-FOX 3/19) - special time, brand new episode

    Presumably it will settle on Sundays 8:00pm in pre-release (leading into new CanCon drama The Detail and new series Deception)




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    With numbers like they got with Roseanne, will they really move it out of simulcast for the Voice?

    http://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/press/fam...iewers-on-ctv/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlguy View Post
    With numbers like they got with Roseanne, will they really move it out of simulcast for the Voice?

    http://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/press/fam...iewers-on-ctv/
    I see what you’re saying. Meanwhile, ABC is running an encore of the two episodes this Sunday at 7:00pm.

    Upon last check, CTV is keeping with its regular lineup of back-to-back Big Bang reruns for the hour. Heck, they even scrapped an encore airing of Lucifer at 8:00pm for another full hour of Big Bang reruns. Why not simulcast the full hour of the Roseanne premiere encore at 7:00pm instead?

    Right now anyways, the plan is to air Roseanne in pre-release Tuesdays at 7:30pm. However, if those numbers continue to hold, then I suppose there’s no ruling out the possibility of moving it in simulcast at 8:00pm.

    However, it raises a number of questions, which in turn produces a domino effect for the rest of the schedule between CTV and CTV Two:

    What does CTV schedule at 8:30pm?
    Another Big Bang rerun? Unless there’s another half-hour show they have acquired, perhaps encores of the new Corner Gas Animated show one night after premiering on Comedy? New ABC sitcom Splitting Up Together is also off to a strong start in the U.S. (helped by the lead-in ratings), but was picked up for CTV Two in simulcast, so maybe it gets moved over to CTV to fill the slot? And scheduling for the rest of Tuesday evening is rather tight now especially with MasterChef Canada at 9:00pm.

    Does The Voice go over to CTV Two in simulcast? If that’s the case, that bumps The Flash to another timeslot - most likely in post-release? Certainly no loss if sitcom Living Biblically already airing in post-release, gets bumped elsewhere, given it’s horrendous ratings in the U.S. - there’s a filler slot they have on Wednesdays at 9:00pm (currently used for what else, Big Bang reruns) between the ABC sitcoms Alex, Inc, and American Housewife.
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    Sure, a sitcom revival results in huge ratings for its premiere, the curiosity effect, but Roseanne is labeled as a pro-Trump sitcom. Will canadians be turned away by its support for a very bad president or stay for the laughs ?

    As of writing this, Zap2It for tue Apr 10th lists :
    CTV : 8pm Roseanne, 8:30pm TBBT, 9pm MCC, 10pm FtP.
    CTV Two : 8pm Flash + 9pm Living + 9:30pm Splitting + 10pm sitcoms fillers.

    Tuesday's Voice timeshifted to wednesday? or specialty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    Sure, a sitcom revival results in huge ratings for its premiere, the curiosity effect, but Roseanne is labeled as a pro-Trump sitcom. Will canadians be turned away by its support for a very bad president or stay for the laughs ?

    As of writing this, Zap2It for tue Apr 10th lists :
    CTV : 8pm Roseanne, 8:30pm TBBT, 9pm MCC, 10pm FtP.
    CTV Two : 8pm Flash + 9pm Living + 9:30pm Splitting + 10pm sitcoms fillers.

    Tuesday's Voice timeshifted to wednesday? or specialty?
    It’s another filler episode (“The Road to the Lives”) bridging the gap between the knockout round and the start of the live episodes so nothing significant is being missed here and routinely, is pre-empted on CTV.

    So it makes sense that CTV is using this opportunity to air Roseanne in simulcast. Now if those numbers continue to hold, it may be tempting enough to keep it that way for the remainder of the season, and hence creating some sort of domino effect on the rest of the schedule for the evening on both channels. We shall see...

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    I do not consider this show a Pro Donald Trump show. Yes Roseanne is on his side, but most of the other characters aren't and the writers of the show are not.
    Not because Donald and Donald Jr tweets that this is a pro Donald show it doesn't mean it is. I watched it and I saw both sides. Yes we see <the other side> that we don't usually see in most shows, but we see both sides.

    I haven't heard people on the Democrats or liberal sides say they didn't like it because of that. I don't see that being an issue moving forward. Yes if it was only his side, but you see the characters debating Roseanne on this, so I don't see an issue because of that.

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    CBS programmed a 2-hours season finale of Criminal Minds on wed Apr 18 starting at 9pm.

    I expected best case scenario, Designated Survivor in pre-release at 8pm and simsub the CM finale, dumping L&O:SVU to CTV2 this week... None of that.
    On that night, NBC pre-empts a Blacklist rerun by an additional Voice episode, so Zap2It lists CTV will simsub that, keep L&O:SVU at 9pm and DS at 10pm.
    Thursday, new eps of TBBT+YS+S19, and 1 free hour at 10pm where the 1st CM hour could air there. Friday Apr 20, Blidspot is back at 8pm, new Agents of SHIELD at 9pm, but CBS programmed a Blue Bloods rerun. Hmmm, I suspect SHIELD in pre-release thursday 10pm and CM in post-release friday 9pm to 11pm ? We'll see...

    Apr 7 update : Zap2It lists an unspecified CM rerun thu Apr 19 at 10pm...

    Apr 9 update : Listings for fri Apr 20 remains intact with Blue Bloods rerun in simsub, and sat apr 21, there's a 2016 canadian TV movie with Miss Vaugier...
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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    CBS programmed a 2-hours season finale of Criminal Minds on wed Apr 18 starting at 9pm.

    I expected best case scenario, Designated Survivor in pre-release at 8pm and simsub the CM finale, dumping L&O:SVU to CTV2 this week... None of that.
    On that night, NBC pre-empts a Blacklist rerun by an additional Voice episode, so Zap2It lists CTV will simsub that, keep L&O:SVU at 9pm and DS at 10pm.
    Thursday, new eps of TBBT+YS+S19, and 1 free hour at 10pm where the 1st CM hour could air there. Friday Apr 20, Blidspot is back at 8pm, new Agents of SHIELD at 9pm, but CBS programmed a Blue Bloods rerun. Hmmm, I suspect SHIELD in pre-release thursday 10pm and CM in post-release friday 9pm to 11pm ? We'll see...
    Coming up on Sunday, April 15, Deception is being pre-empted by ABC for a news special. As of right now, CTV has a Criminal Minds rerun filling the slot. This could have been potentially used for airing the first hour of the finale unless CTV did not get the greenlight to air a new episode in pre-release three nights before CBS, which is likely the case.

    Too much happening on Wednesday, April 18 especially with the extra episode of The Voice for that week. No room on CTV Two given that it is packed with all the ABC sitcoms including two new episodes of Alex, Inc.

    At the early stages, the first hour of the Criminal Minds finale will most likely air on Thursday, April 19 at 10:00pm. As for the second hour, who knows? It's not like they have any free spots heading into the following week, so maybe they will need to tinker with their lineup on Friday, April 20. Perhaps moving Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to a pre-release airing at 7:00pm to make room for Criminal Minds at 9:00pm. Moving a show to CTV Two won't help either since they have two hours of MasterChef Junior along with Once Upon a Time airing in post-release.

    I suppose they could air the second hour on Sunday, April 22 but that's when the regular lineup of Lucifer, The Detail and Deception return intact. Maybe pre-release Lucifer at 7:00pm and then follow it with Criminal Minds at 8:00pm?

    After that, there is not really any room left and on Wednesday, April 25, that's when Code Black takes over for Criminal Minds on the schedule. Law & Order: SVU is a repeat.

    Then on Thursday, April 26, Quantico fills the 10:00pm timeslot and that continues very well into the summer months.

    Needless to say, CTV got blindsided by both NBC's decision to air an extra episode of The Voice and CBS's decision to air a two-hour finale of Criminal Minds on the very same evening.

    Worst case scenario: CTV does nothing and winds up shelving the second hour of the Criminal Minds finale until an open slot becomes available during the May Sweeps period. In that case, they will just end up annoying viewers in the process, who will choose to watch it on CBS.

    That being said, between now and towards the end of the regular season, there are not really any empty slots (barring some low-rated show getting pulled from the schedule).

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    Looks like the 2nd episode of Alex Inc on April 18th is not happening anymore. So that could work for one of the episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlguy View Post
    Looks like the 2nd episode of Alex Inc on April 18th is not happening anymore. So that could work for one of the episode.
    ABC opted to air a bonus episode of Alex Inc. on Tuesday, April 17 following Roseanne, pre-empting The Middle. The listings still have CTV Two airing two new episodes on the 18th, with the regularly scheduled episode in simulcast at 8:30pm followed by another one (presumably the bonus Tuesday episode) at 9:30pm. Either that or they will eventually make some changes in the upcoming days. How about scrapping the Big Bang filler at 9:00pm on this occasion? Meanwhile that same evening, ABC has scheduled a rerun of American Housewife at 9:30pm where the bonus episode of Alex, Inc. was originally scheduled.
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    Memo to CTV: Now you have room for the Criminal Minds two-hour season finale stretched across two nights in the same timeslot.

    A potential spot has opened up for Friday, April 20 at 10:00pm. CBS originally scheduled a rerun of Blue Bloods for the evening, but will be pre-empted after announcing yesterday that they will be airing a news special on Meghan Markle, who of course is set to wed Prince Harry next month.

    So, ideally this is how it should be scheduled:


    Thursday, April 19 - 10:00pm "Mixed Signals" (post-CBS 4/18 9pm)
    Friday, April 20 - 10:00pm "Believer" (post-CBS 4/18 10pm)

    Let's wait and see what happens...

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    ABC shuffled the schedule for Tue Apr 24 : 4 back-to-back reruns of Roseanne, followed by a new episode Deception at 10pm (that show normal slot is sundays 10pm. Pre-empting a rerun of For the People).

    Doesn't change a thing for CTV, busy with Voice and Masterchef as Roseanne are reruns and CTV carries both FtP and Deception. CTV Two usually simsubs CW's Flash at 8pm, then CBS's Living Biblically in post-release at 9pm, and simsubs ABC's Splitting Up Together at 9:30pm. The latter still shows up on Zap2It. Could be a shelf rerun, or they could simsub Roseanne's 9:30pm episode, or their could move Biblically monday 10pm and simsub both 9pm Roseanne reruns... not important.

    On thu Apr 19, episode 21 of Criminal Minds is scheduled at 10pm, Zap2It says it and CTV's website says it's "new". Still unknown where they'll put episode 22.

    Edit : On wed Apr 25, NBC has reruns for L&O:SVU & PD, so CTV naturally scheduled the CM season finale there at 9pm.

    Edit2: As aformentionned, on Fri Apr 20 at 10pm, CTV finally opted to replace the Blue Bloods rerun with a Criminal Minds... rerun and keep the season finale wed Apr 25. That's stupid...
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    On Apr 19, CBS pulled Living Biblically from the schedule. TBBT reruns will fill the schedule hole. That doesn't change anything for CTV, Biblically aired in tuesdays post-release on CTV2 and the network has plenty of TBBT episodes ready to go...
    http://tvline.com/2018/04/19/living-...-cbs-season-1/
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    The Crossing, which premiered April 2nd and was declared as cancelled on May 11 after the 6th episode, will wrap-up its 11-episodes run on saturday June 9 with 2 back-to-back episodes starting at 8pm.
    No Hallmark Channel movie for CTV that night ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    The Crossing, which premiered April 2nd and was declared as cancelled on May 11 after the 6th episode, will wrap-up its 11-episodes run on saturday June 9 with 2 back-to-back episodes starting at 8pm.
    No Hallmark Channel movie for CTV that night ?
    That's highly likely. Or they could just as easily move it over to CTV Two. We'll see.

    UPDATE: CTV will air the two-hour series finale of The Crossing (s-ABC) on Saturday, June 9 at 8:00pm.
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    Fox finally scheduled the two "bonus" episodes of Lucifer, which were filmed in anticipation for a season 4 renewal. It'll be monday May 28.
    On that night, CTV scheduled 2-hours of NBC's American Ninja Warrior (May 17) and ABC's Crossing. The previous day, sunday, CTV has a new Detail at 9pm and the 2h series finale of ABC's Deception, and on tuesday, CTV has TBBT fillers, Masterchef Canada at 9pm and NBC's World of Dance premiere in simsub at 10pm... The obvious choice would be to scrap Ninja Warrior and simsub Lucifer's finale.

    May 24 edit : As predicted, CTV will simsub the Lucifer series finale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    Fox finally scheduled the two "bonus" episodes of Lucifer, which were filmed in anticipation for a season 4 renewal. It'll be monday May 28.
    On that night, CTV scheduled 2-hours of NBC's American Ninja Warrior (May 17) and ABC's Crossing. The previous day, sunday, CTV has a new Detail at 9pm and the 2h series finale of ABC's Deception, and on tuesday, CTV has TBBT fillers, Masterchef Canada at 9pm and NBC's World of Dance premiere in simsub at 10pm... The obvious choice would be to scrap Ninja Warrior and simsub Lucifer's finale.

    May 24 edit : As predicted, CTV will simsub the Lucifer series finale.
    CTV has pushed back the American Ninja Warrior: All-Stars special (originally aired May 17 on NBC) to Monday, June 4 in order to make room for the two bonus episodes of Lucifer. Sound scheduling there.

    Also, CBS has scheduled two back-to-back episodes of the now cancelled drama Code Black on Wednesday, May 30 at 9:00pm. Problem for CTV is they already have the two-hour season premiere of MasterChef at 8:00pm, meaning they only have room for one of the episodes at 10:00pm.
    Perhaps CTV should consider scrapping its one hour of Big Bang reruns on Tuesday, May 29 at 8:00pm for one of the Code Black episodes in pre-release, or run MasterChef in pre-release at 7:00pm to accommodate the two episodes of Code Black and air them in simulcast with CBS.

    As already indicated in another thread on the CTV forum, Quantico looks to be staying in its Thursday 10:00pm timeslot for the time being, meaning it airs in pre-release one night before ABC. At least until American Ninja Warrior moves from Fridays back to Mondays starting June 18 - CTV will probably keep the new season of American Ninja Warrior on Fridays 8:00pm for the first three weeks, where it will air in simulcast with NBC, which will be showing encores of the Wednesday episodes. Meanwhile, ABC will be burning off the remaining Quantico episodes on Fridays at 8:00pm through early August.

    With The Detail wrapping up on June 3, CTV will be bringing back a new season of The $100,000 Pyramid on June 10 as part of its Sunday lineup, and on that evening, they will have the annual Tony Awards in simulcast with CBS. There are some holes to fill on Sundays this summer - hopefully it won't be one game show sandwiched between two hours of Big Bang reruns and one hour of Criminal Minds reruns.

 

 

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