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  1. #1
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    Mar 2007

    [PR] Global Midseason 2018 Schedule


    Highly Buzzed-About Big Brother Celebrity Edition Debuts February 7 Followed by a New Season of Homegrown Hit Big Brother Canada on March 7

    Global’s Facebook Page Will Live Stream the Season 2 Premiere of Mary Kills People January 1 in Advance of the Broadcast Premiere January 3

    New Series Instinct Joins the Schedule Along with New Episodes of Fall’s Top 20 Hits SEAL Team, Will & Grace, and S.W.A.T.

    Toronto, Canada – Global celebrates the New Year bigger than ever as juggernaut Big Brother claims two spots on the podium with the first-ever U.S. Big Brother Celebrity edition and a brand new season of fan favourite Big Brother Canada. The reality series join a full slate of winners including a new season of the compelling Mary Kills People, and new crime-drama Instinct, plus the return of Top 20 hits including SEAL Team, Will & Grace, Bull, S.W.A.T., MacGyver, and Survivor.

    The champagne continues to flow into the New Year as Mary and her killer cocktail return to Global with the highly anticipated Season 2 premiere of Mary Kills People on Wednesday, January 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Recently named one of Variety’s best 20 shows of 2017, fans will get the exclusive first look at the premiere on Global’s Facebook page with a special live stream of the first episode on January 1 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. Following the live stream, the premiere of the critically acclaimed original drama will launch across Global’s digital platforms including and Global GO. In advance of Mary’s return, viewers can catch up on Season 1 online now on and Global GO.

    Global’s winter lineup also welcomes the wildest house party yet as the first-ever U.S. celebrity edition of the hit Big Brother franchise debuts Wednesday, February 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by Julie Chen, the compressed celebrity version includes 13-episodes airing throughout two-and-a-half weeks, and features Head of Households, Power of Veto competitions, live evictions, and of course, undeniable drama. Stay tuned for more information on the all-star cast in the New Year.

    And if that wasn’t enough, Global delivers a double dose of Big Brother gameplay, as Big Brother Canada returns Wednesday, March 7 for an explosive sixth season. Hosted by Arisa Cox, additional broadcast details, plus cast, theme, live feeds, and grand prize, will be announced in the coming months. In the meantime, fans can catch up on all the best moments from Season 5 on

    Another new series joining the winter lineup is the crime-solving drama Instinct premiering Sunday, March 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Global alum Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), the new drama follows Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Cumming), a gifted author, university professor, and former CIA operative, who is lured back to his old life by NYPD Detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic) to help her stop a serial killer who is using Dylan’s first book as a tutorial. Daniel Ings, Naveen Andrews, and Sharon Leal also star.

    Rounding out the winter lineup are new episodes from Global’s solid fall hits including Top 20 series NCIS (Tuesday, January 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT), Top 10 series Bull (Tuesday, January 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT), Top 20 series SEAL Team (Wednesday, January 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT), Top 10 series Will & Grace (Thursday,January 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT), Top 20 series S.W.A.T. (Thursday, January 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT), and fall’s #1 reality series Survivor returns with a new season called Survivor: Ghost Island ( Wednesday, February 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT).

    Viewers can catch up on all their favourite episodes from Global’s primetime lineup on and Global GO, now available for Apple TV.

    For a full list of Global’s winter premiere dates, please see below.


    All times are ET and subject to change. New seasons joining the winter lineup are bolded.

    Monday, January 1
    9 p.m. – Chicago Med

    Tuesday, January 2
    8 p.m. – NCIS
    9 p.m. – Bull
    10 p.m. – NCIS: New Orleans
    11:35 p.m. – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    Wednesday, January 3
    8 p.m. – Mary Kills People
    9 p.m. – SEAL Team
    10 p.m. – Chicago PD

    Thursday, January 4
    8 p.m. – Superstore
    8:30 p.m. – The Good Place
    9 p.m. – Will & Grace
    9:30 p.m. – Great News
    10 p.m. – S.W.A.T.

    Friday, January 5
    8 p.m. – MacGyver
    9 p.m. – Hawaii Five-0
    10 p.m. – Chicago Fire

    Sunday, January 7

    7:30 p.m. – The Simpsons
    8 p.m. – Wisdom of the Crowd
    9 p.m. – NCIS: Los Angeles
    10 p.m. – Madam Secretary

    Monday, January 8
    10 p.m. – The Brave

    Saturday, January 13
    11:30 p.m. – Saturday Night Live

    Monday, January 15
    8 p.m. – Kevin Can Wait
    8:30 p.m. – Man With A Plan

    Sunday, January 21
    8 p.m. – The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

    Wednesday, February 7
    8 p.m. – Big Brother (Celebrity Edition) – SERIES DEBUT

    Wednesday, February 28
    8 p.m. – Survivor: Ghost Island

    Wednesday, March 7
    Big Brother Canada

    Sunday, March 11
    8 p.m. – Instinct – SERIES DEBUT





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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Some takeaways from the press release and other notes:

    - Global is opting to shelve its one hour of Monday comedy block (Superior Dounts and 9JKL) in favour of new episodes of Chicago Med airing in pre-release one night ahead of NBC. Also on the shelf is returning NBC midseason drama Taken, originally scheduled for Fridays 10:00pm in post-release. But with Chicago Fire occupying that timeslot (having been bumped by S.W.A.T. from Thursday), suddenly it has no place on the schedule. .

    - Other benched programming includes NBC game show The Wall (Mondays at 8:00pm) which will likely air there for two weeks until Kevin Can Wait and Man with a Plan both return from their holiday hiatus. NBC reality show Better Late Than Never first aired after the Summer Olympic Games in 2016, and returns for Season 2 airing Mondays at 9:00pm but since Global has Chicago Med currently scheduled there...

    At this point, I would expect many of these shows to come off the shelf during the Olympics in February - most of Global's regular schedule comes from NBC which will be pre-empted during that time.

    - There is also a second season of the drama Ransom on tap, probably slated for later in the year when CBS gets to announcing a premiere date and timeslot.

    - New midseason shows debuting in January that have not been picked up by a Canadian broadcaster thus far: 9-1-1 (FOX) and Child Support (ABC). I figured that none of these shows would find room on Global's lineup to begin with.

    - Like most of The CW shows not already picked up by major broadcasters in Canada, the latest newcomer Black Lightning (premiering January 16) will be streaming on Netflix. I figured that this would have been picked up for Showcase.



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