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    Schedule Update: CTV & CTV Two April 16 - 22

    CTV & CTV Two Primetime Schedule
    April 16 - 22

    All Times EDT / PDT unless otherwise noted
    Schedule subject to change

    Monday April 16
    CTV

    7:00pm etalk
    7:30pm The Big Bang Theory (strip)
    8:00pm The Voice (s-NBC) (live ET / tape-delayed PT)
    10:00pm The Crossing (s-ABC) (new)

    CTV Two
    7:00pm The Big Bang Theory (strip)
    7:30pm etalk
    8:00pm American Idol (s-ABC) (new)
    10:00pm The Goldbergs (strip)
    10:30pm Seinfeld (strip)

    Tuesday April 17
    CTV
    7:00pm etalk
    7:30pm Roseanne (pre-ABC) (new)
    8:00pm
    The Voice (s-NBC) (live ET / tape-delayed PT)
    9:00pm MasterChef Canada (new)
    10:00pm For the People (s-ABC) (new)

    CTV Two
    7:00pm The Big Bang Theory (strip)
    7:30pm etalk
    8:00pm The Flash (s-CW) (new)
    9:00pm Living Biblically (post-CBS 4/16) (new)
    9:30pm Splitting Up Together (s-ABC) (new)
    10:00pm Alex, Inc. (post-ABC) (new)
    10:30pm Seinfeld (strip)


    Wednesday April 18

    CTV
    7:00pm etalk
    7:30pm The Big Bang Theory (strip)
    8:00pm
    The Voice (s-NBC) (live ET / tape-delayed PT)
    9:00pm Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (s-NBC) (new)
    10:00pm Designated Survivor (s-ABC) (new)

    CTV Two
    7:00pm The Big Bang Theory (strip)
    7:30pm etalk
    8:00pm The Goldbergs (s-ABC)
    8:30pm Alex, Inc, (s-ABC) (new)
    9:00pm The Big Bang Theory
    9:30pm American Housewife (s-ABC)
    10:00pm The Goldbergs (strip)
    10:30pm Seinfeld (strip)


    Thursday April 19

    CTV
    7:00pm Grey’s Anatomy (pre-ABC) (new)
    8:00pm The Big Bang Theory (s-CBS) (new)
    8:30pm Young Sheldon (s-CBS) (new)
    9:00pm Station 19 (s-ABC) (new)
    10:00pm Criminal Minds (post-CBS 4/18 - part 1) (new)

    CTV Two
    7:00pm The Big Bang Theory (strip)
    7:30pm etalk
    8:00pm Gotham (s-FOX) (new)
    9:00pm Arrow (s-CW) (new)
    10:00pm The Goldbergs (strip)
    10:30pm Seinfeld (strip)


    Friday April 20
    CTV
    7:00pm etalk
    7:30pm The Big Bang Theory (strip)
    8:00pm Blindspot (s-NBC) (new)
    9:00pm Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (s-ABC) (new)
    10:00pm Criminal Minds

    CTV Two

    7:00pm The Big Bang Theory (strip)
    7:30pm etalk
    8:00pm MasterChef Junior (s-FOX) (new)
    9:00pm MasterChef Junior (s-FOX) (new)
    10:00pm Once Upon a Time (post-ABC) (new)


    Saturday April 21
    CTV

    7:00pm W5 (new)
    8:00pm CTV Movie: Love in the Vineyard (2016)
    10:00pm The Detail (Sunday encore)

    CTV Two
    7:00pm MasterChef Canada (Tuesday encore)
    8:00pm Flashpoint (S4)
    9:00pm 19-2 (S3)
    10:00pm W5 (new)


    Sunday April 22

    CTV
    7:00pm The Big Bang Theory
    7:30pm The Big Bang Theory

    8:00pm Lucifer (pre-FOX 4/23) (new)
    9:00pm The Detail (new)
    10:00pm Deception (s-ABC) (new)

    CTV Two
    7:00pm Corner Gas
    7:30pm Corner Gas
    8:00pm American Idol (s-ABC) (new)
    10:00pm The Goldbergs (strip)
    10:30pm Seinfeld (strip)
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    Criminal Minds airs Thursday a day late and one again Roseanne is on at 7:30.

    I hope in September CTV has their schedule straightened out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinepowell View Post
    Criminal Minds airs Thursday a day late and one again Roseanne is on at 7:30.

    I hope in September CTV has their schedule straightened out.
    We hear you complain, again, about the scheduling, but we don't hear a proposed solution from you.

    So let's see... You expect them to air Roseanne at 8pm in simulcast, a big-bang-theory filler at 8:30pm, flush Masterchef and put The Voice in post-release at 9pm ? Or dump The Flash to cable and move tuesday's Voice on CTV Two in simulcast ? Ignore extra wednesday's Voice ? What's your plan ?
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    A big bang filler? As for the rest i have no what you're talking about.

    Roseanne airs Tuesdays Big Bang airs Thursdays.

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    *sigh*. How would you fill the tuesday 8:30pm to 9pm slot then?
    You do know what the word "filler" means, right ? How could you not be aware CTV uses TBBT and CM everytime there's a schedule hole?
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    Nope. If Big Bang isn't a new episode I don't watch it. Same goes for any TV show that's currently airing.

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    All things considered, scheduling in the fall is less of a problem compared to scheduling in midseason.

    Having said that, the current lineup cannot be exactly used as a baseline for what to expect in September this early on - it's too soon until the upfronts take place in May and June, where everybody starts off with a clean slate for the next television season and
    the networks have combed out for the most part all the pilots picked up to series, other new shows plus those that are being renewed and cancelled or ended their run.

    It takes a few months before those plans are executed, depending on which new and returning shows are planned to air in the fall, but of course there are always last minute changes. So there is a window that gives enough time for viewers to be able to follow along and plan their viewing schedules. And if not, well, there's other alternatives - on demand, DVR, streaming and so on forth.

    While it's official that Roseanne will be returning next season, we don't know yet whether it will be in the fall or midseason. Criminal Minds is on the bubble for renewal - CBS could move it to another night or timeslot.

    And for the Canadian networks, it's a constant juggling act throughout the season, especially in the spring
    . Some shows come and go from the schedule either due to low ratings, their runs finishing early and/or having to make room for replacements (either a new or returning show). Some networks manage to pull off some last-minute scheduling changes within short notice (extended episodes, extra night of episodes, developing news story).

    The U.S. networks end up dictating how CTV, Global and City can program their lineups as long as they remain dependent on simsubs from the U.S. programming they have acquired and which as we know, have proven to become moneymakers year after year.
    If that was not the case, Canadian lineups would look radically different - the catch being that the money they make from simsubs has been used to invest in original CanCon programming and yet, they settle for less desirable timeslots that do not conflict with the shows they have available for simulcast.

    At the end of the day, the Canadian networks have little choice but to work with the new shows they've acquired and with the returning ones they already have (sometimes dropping a few here and there). And yes, that means filling holes in your lineup with fillers like Big Bang Theory and Criminal Minds reruns (as annoying as they may become) as the season wears on - heck, even into the summer months.

    Bell having two channels to program can be seen as both a blessing and a curse. They have the luxury of owning the rights to a huge number of shows that can be programmed between CTV and CTV Two primarily for simsub purposes. Otherwise, they would just end up spreading them out among their specialty channels or even making them exclusive to CraveTV, either at the same time the shows are airing in the U.S. or long after their original premieres.

    As we already discussed in another post, CTV hangs on to the top-rated shows and those more often that not get first simsub priority. If a show is well-rated enough to remain on CTV but does not get the simsub priority, it can be aired in pre-release (provided that it has the clearance to do so) or ends up in post-release, because it cannot air in pre-release or is in conflict with another show they already have available to simulcast. As for everything else, it goes to CTV Two, Bell's other specialty channels or CraveTV, following the same formula. Lather, rinse, repeat.

    Unless a massive change to Canada's broadcasting industry takes place, where simsubs are removed altogether, and Canadian media companies look to other alternatives that will continue to make them profitable and keep them on the air, this process will continue whether we like it or not. To say that not everyone is pleased with this and that is understandable - well, that is the truth for the most part, and definitely an understatement,
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    From what I've been reading Criminal Minds *should* be back next season. Especially with a two hour cliff hanger finale.

    Too bad CBS moved it to ten last fall. It worked in the mine timeslot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinepowell View Post
    From what I've been reading Criminal Minds *should* be back next season. Especially with a two hour cliff hanger finale.

    Too bad CBS moved it to ten last fall. It worked in the mine timeslot.
    Prospects for renewal look good, but it's never official until an announcement is made or press release is put out by the network. So it's pending until further notice.

    Regarding the last statement, I totally agree. Yet it goes back to what I was saying where the Canadian networks have to work with the decisions made by the U.S. networks. Prior to this season, CTV consistently aired Criminal Minds in simulcast or on the same night as CBS. Citing low ratings with the move to 10:00pm this season and with Law & Order: SVU actually pulling in better numbers in the 9:00pm timeslot for NBC, I'm guessing that would explain why CTV's decision to air Criminal Minds in various timeslots as they have done this season. Criminal Minds has been off the schedule for CBS over longer periods this season - it was even off the air entirely for the month of February replaced by inflated episodes of The Amazing Race opposite the Winter Olympics.
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    Criminal Minds is a much better show in my opinion. I used to watch SVU but stopped a few years ago.

    I hope CBS puts Crimimal Minds back at home next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostjon View Post
    Bell having two channels to program can be seen as both a blessing and a curse. They have the luxury of owning the rights to a huge number of shows that can be programmed between CTV and CTV Two primarily for simsub purposes. Otherwise, they would just end up spreading them out among their specialty channels or even making them exclusive to CraveTV, either at the same time the shows are airing in the U.S. or long after their original premieres.
    From a Toronto, Vancouver and english-Ottawa point of view, CTV Two is a blessing to OTA viewers. For everyone else who notice Citytv has so many Modern Family fillers in their primetime schedule, and CTV shows dumped to CTV2 mid-season, Global picking up CW shows and dumping them to cable, it's a disaster. You think maybe if Bell dropped the CTV2 network entirely, maybe Citytv, CHCH and YesTV would gain a better lineup, but Bell is motivated to keep shows away from Netflix so they won't likely give away to Citytv a broadcast show they can offer on CraveTV...

    I checked out old messages from 2006-2007-2008 on this very forum. CTV was simulcasting realityTV like Dancing and American Idol, but also figure skating, cable show Nip/Tuck, kept the 10pm drama shows... When CTV took over /A\, they also took all the good shows airing on Citytv, leaving Rogers with sscraps and some movies filled the slots. Oh, and Jay Leno had his Tonight Show at 10pm from september until the Olympics in february and NBC affiliates complained of lower newscast ratings due to Leno as a lead-in.
    Back then, the TV landscape wasn't perfect, but they managed with counter-programming. Nowadays, our canadian networks are programmed to provide a PVR rendez-vous, which is why we're stuck with so many fillers like TBBT, CM, Modern Family, Border Security, and 10pm sitcom strips like if they were telling us « go away, there's probably something interesting at our competitor. »
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