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    City 2018 /19 Primetime Schedule

    Check back here on Tuesday, June 5 when details for City's lineup for Fall 2018 will be announced and posted here, including the primetime schedule. Rogers Media will be holding their annual upfronts.

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    Imagine More – More New, More Favourites, More Choice. Citytv Unveils 11 New Shows for 2018/19 Prime-Time Schedule

    – Citytv brings drama to the 10 p.m. slot with A Million Little Things and Manifest
    – Citytv adds hottest reboots Murphy Brown and The Twilight Zone to its lineup –
    – Bart and Homer are heading to Citytv, with the addition of The Simpsons on Sundays –
    – Citytv’s #1 hit reality and awards shows, America’s Got Talent and the GRAMMYs® , return with multi-year deals, alongside 16 powerhouse renewals for the 2018/19 season –

    TORONTO (June 5, 2018) – Imagine a prime-time schedule packed with more programming that stirs excitement and captures the hearts of Canadian TV lovers. Today Rogers Media unveils Citytv’s 2018/19 schedule, anchored by last season’s proven hits and strengthened by highly-anticipated buzzy new shows. Rick Brace, President of Rogers Media, Colette Watson, Senior Vice President of Television & Broadcast Operations, together with the executive team, will present Citytv’s new Fall and midseason schedules to advertisers and media this afternoon at Toronto’s iconic Massey Hall.

    The new Citytv schedule boasts 11 new shows, the return of 16 fan favourites, 3 live events and specials, and underscores a renewed investment in the 10 p.m. timeslot with two nights of compelling new dramas. While Hockey Night in Canada reigns supreme on Saturday nights, viewers will discover exciting new shows every other night of the week during the 2018/19 season.
    “Canadians love TV. Last year, more than 30 million Canadians watched television every week, and they currently spend nearly 10x more time watching TV than they do browsing social platforms – that’s because TV delivers an experience unmatched by any other entertainment medium,” said Brace. “TV is the place where Canadians come for an immersive and emotional connection to characters and stories, and where advertisers have the greatest reach and impact. That’s the power of television.”

    “We have created the strongest schedule in Citytv’s history, delivering more of what viewers want,” added Watson. “We know viewers tune in for family and friendship, to see trailblazing women who spark greatness, action and intrigue with unpredictable plot twists, and stories of everyday people who make us laugh, cry, and capture our imagination. Our 2018/19 season delivers a dynamic mix of comedy, drama and reality series, and the result is a pure entertainment schedule that reflects our Citytv brand.”

    Stories with Heart
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    Whether bonded by blood or by choice, the power of family and friendship runs deep through Citytv’s 2018/19 lineup, with dramas and live-event programming that explore these complicated, messy, and tender relationships with the people who – for better or worse – matter the most. Rocked by the sudden loss of one of their own, Boston friends support each other through love, loss, and life in A Million Little Things – the fall season’s most anticipated breakout hit drama. New drama Manifest explores the unsettling lives of the long-missing passengers and crew of Montego Air Flight 828 as they try to understand what happened to them – and what they’re meant to do with second chances. Parenthood is tough – and family life in the Marvel Universe is no exception when mom and dad discover their kids have mutant super powers in the new-to-Citytv family adventure The Gifted. And renegades with retro style are coming to Citytv this Fall, as the code-cracking crime-solving Bletchley women take their formidable skills stateside to tackle new mysteries in the Citytv originalThe Bletchley Circle: San Francisco.

    Lighten Up:
    Life is tough, take a break and laugh-it-out with another season of celebrated Citytv comedies! In one of the most anticipated comedy reboots of the year, Murphy Brown returns to FYI News – two decades later – bringing her whip-smart newsroom skills and biting wit into today’s era of ‘fake news’, 24/7 cable news cycles, and social media. Thirty years in, The Simpsons is still making audiences laugh-out-loud with their irreverent take on the world today. Bart, Homer, Marge and the gang are bringing their outrageous antics to Citytv this Fall. Single Parents finds the funny in navigating parenthood alone…except for those well-meaning, nosy, pushy fellow single parent friends determined to ‘help’. If you ever wondered what became of those rowdy kids at the back of the class, The Cool Kids are wreaking havoc in their retirement community – because growing old with dignity is for chumps! And in new comedy Rel, Rel becomes a single, long-distance dad after discovering his wife’s affair – with his own barber – and he’s not sure which loss is the bigger blow.

    A Dose of ‘Reality’ :
    A new perspective can change the world. This season, Citytv brings audiences stories of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, people transformed by events and inspired to do more and be more. In midseason, a contemporary take on a dramatic sci-fi classic, The Twilight Zone returns, reimagined with metaphorical stories for a modern era by Get Out director Jordan Peele. From reality TV heavyweights Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell, Citytv celebrates incredible talent in The World’s Best – a global competition show with a twist.

    Fan Favourites:


    Proven hits and fan favourites return as Citytv confirms the renewal of 16 prime-time series, delivering more laugh-out-loud moments, dramatic plot twists, and thrilling competition through the 2018/19 season. Returning series are Citytv’s #1 show America’s Got Talent, his-and-hers The Bachelor / The Bachelorette franchise,Canadian mob thriller and Citytv original Bad Blood, Black-ish, Bob’s Burgers, fan favourite Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dancing with the Stars, Family Guy, Hell’s Kitchen, Hockey Night in Canada, Lethal Weapon, Life in Pieces, Modern Family, Mom, and last year’s breakout comedy hit The Orville .

    The iconic New Year’s Eve countdown celebrationDick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards® also return to Citytv this season. Then in 2019, an all-new live musical production of the Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent brings the unforgettable story of friendship, love, and hope among seven struggling artists in New York’s gritty East Village to a whole new audience.

    All programming is available on Citytv.com and on mobile through the City Video app for iOS and Android, and on all Citytv+ digital platforms launching this Fall. Premiere dates will be announced soon; shows not listed on the Fall schedule below will be announced at a later date.

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

    Monday
    · 8 p.m. Dancing with the Stars (s)
    · 10 p.m. Manifest *NEW* (s)

    Tuesday
    · 8 p.m. The Gifted *NEW to Citytv* (s)
    · 9 p.m. Lethal Weapon (s)
    · 10 p.m. Mom · 10:30 p.m. Mom

    Wednesday
    · 8 p.m. Black-ish (post-release)
    · 8:30 p.m. Cool Kids *NEW* (pre-release)
    · 9 p.m. Modern Family (s)
    · 9:30 p.m. Single Parents *NEW* (s)
    · 10 p.m. A Million Little Things *NEW* (s)

    Thursday
    · 8 p.m. Bad Blood *Citytv original*
    · 9 p.m. Mom (s)
    · 9:30 p.m. Murphy Brown *NEW* (s)
    · 10 p.m. Mom
    · 10:30 p.m. Mom

    Friday
    · 8 p.m. The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco *NEW Citytv original*
    · 9 p.m. Hell’s Kitchen (s)
    · 10 p.m. Mom · 10:30 p.m. Mom

    Saturday
    · Hockey Night in Canada

    Sunday
    · 8 p.m. The Simpsons *NEW to Citytv* (s)
    · 8:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (s)
    · 9 p.m. Family Guy (s)
    · 9:30 p.m. Rel *NEW* (s)
    · 10 p.m. Mom
    · 10:30 p.m. Mom

    * *NOTE: Broadcast details for the following Citytv programs will be announced in the coming months: new series The Twilight Zone and The World’s Best; new live musical Rent; returning awards show the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®; and iconic New Year’s Eve countdown celebration Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.


    CITYTV NEW SERIES DESCRIPTION

    New Series :

    A MILLION LITTLE THINGS
    60-minute scripted drama series
    Wednesdays at 10 p.m.
    Friendship isn’t one big thing – it’s a million little things. This is true for a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances. Some have achieved success, and others are struggling in their careers and relationships – but all of them feel stuck. When one of them suddenly dies, it’s an urgent wake-up call for the rest to start really living. And as they do, they discover that these friendships may be the only thing to save them from themselves.
    PRODUCTION COMPANY: ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: James Griffiths, Dana Honor, Aaron Kaplan, and DJ Nash
    CAST: David Giuntoli (13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghzi), Lizzy Greene (Macbeth), Ron Livingston (Band of Brothers), Romany Malco (Weeds), Allison Miller (13 Reasons Why), Christina Moses (The Originals), Christina Ochoa (Valor), James Roday (Psych), and Stephanie Szostak (The Blacklist )

    THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE: SAN FRANCISCO
    60-minute scripted Citytv original drama series
    Fridays at 8 p.m.
    Meet the original women who code. The first Bletchley Circle series followed a group of four female codebreakers at the elite Second World War code-breaking centre Bletchley Park, who used their skills to investigate a series of complex crimes. This new season picks up three years later in 1956, as Jean and Millie depart London for San Francisco to investigate the murder of a close friend. They are joined there by North American code-breakers Iris and Hailey who, like their British counterparts, find themselves undervalued and overlooked despite their indispensable war efforts. With renewed purpose, the code-breaking-turned-crime-solving team teases out an array of mysteries in the Bay Area.

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: Produced by Omnifilm Entertainment in Association with BritBox and World Productions
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Brian Hamilton, Jake Lushington, and Michael MacLennan
    CAST: Crystal Balint (Prison Break), Julie Graham ( Doc Martin), Chanelle Peloso (Level Up), and Rachael Stirling (Detectorists)

    THE COOL KIDS
    30-minute scripted comedy series
    Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.
    This rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community break every rule to have fun – at their age, what do they have to lose? Hank is the leader of this motley crew, a gruff, opinionated, 21st century Archie Bunker who will go to great lengths to have a good time. His loyal (but less than helpful) friends include Charlie, a bumbling storyteller who goes on frequent tangents about some bizarre, barely believable episode from his life; and Sid, a naysaying, pill-popping hypochondriac who shoots down every scheme…but still gets roped in. Margaret, a brash and confident woman, complicates matters by forcing her way into their group and refusing to leave (she doesn’t take crap from anyone – especially not these three!). They are united by their shared belief that they’re not done living yet – not by a long shot.

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television and FX Productions
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Kevin Abbott (pilot), Charlie Day, Nick Frenkel, and Don Scardino (pilot)
    CAST: David Alan Grier (In Living Color), Leslie Jordan (American Horror Story), Vicki Lawrence ( The Carol Burnett Show), and Martin Mull (Veep)

    MANIFEST
    60-minute scripted drama series
    Mondays at 10 p.m.
    When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent-but-routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, they lost five years. Seeing their life in fast-forward, they discover that their friends, families and colleagues had mourned their loss – and then moved on. With a second chance, their new realities become clear, and a deeper mystery unfolds as some of the returned passengers discover they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible.

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: Warner Bros. Television and Compari Entertainment
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: David Frankel (pilot), Jeff Rake, Jack Rapke, and Robert Zemeckis
    CAST: Luna Blaise (Fresh Off the Boat), Josh Dallas ( Once Upon a Time), Athena Karkanis (Wild Kratts), Parveen Kaur (The Strain) J.R. Ramirez (Power), and Melissa Roxburgh (Supernatural)

    MURPHY BROWN
    30-minute scripted comedy series
    Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.
    She’s back! In a world of 24-hour cable, social media, ‘fake news’, and a vastly different political climate, the world needs Murphy Brown more than ever! The revival of the ground-breaking comedy about the eponymous broadcast news legend and her biting take on current events returns amid a divided America, chaotic discourse, and rampant attacks on the press. Murphy is back with her original FYI team: lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood, investigative journalist Frank Fontana, and producer Miles Silverberg. Murphy’s son, Avery, shares his mother’s competitive spirit and quick wit, and has followed in her journalistic footsteps – perhaps too closely. Now back in the game, Murphy is determined to draw the line between ratings-grabbing headlines and honest reporting.

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: Bend in the Road Productions Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Candice Bergen and Diane English
    CAST: Candice Bergen (Boston Legal), Tyne Daly ( Cagney & Lacey), Nik Dodani (Atypical)
    Faith Ford (Hope & Faith), Jake McDorman (Limitless), Joe Regalbuto (Side Order of Life), and Grant Shaud ( Oliver Beene)

    REL
    30-minute scripted comedy series
    Sundays at 9:30 p.m.
    Based on the life of Lil Rel Howery, Rel stars Howery as a loving husband and father living on the West Side of Chicago, who discovers his wife is having an affair – and not just any affair – an affair with Rel’s own barber. It’s the worst, because as hard it is to find a good spouse, it’s even harder to find a reliable barber. Plus, the barbershop is the epicenter of neighbourhood gossip, so his marital business is known by everyone. Rel’s tough-talking, no-B.S. best friend, Brittany; his recently out-of-jail younger brother, Nat; and Rel’s Dad all pitch in to lend support – whether he wants it or not. After his kids move to Cleveland with their mom, Rel begins rebuilding his life as a long-distance dad and dips his toe in the dating pool. Ever the optimist, Rel continues his search for love, respect...and a new barber.

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Kevin Barnet, Jerrod Carmichael, Lil Rel Howery, Josh Rabinowitz, and Mike Scully
    CAST: Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Jordan L. Jones ( NCIS: Los Angeles) Jess “Hilarious” Moore (Wild ’N Out), and Sinbad (The Sinbad Show)

    SINGLE PARENTS
    30-minute scripted comedy series
    Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m.
    Will is a man lost in a world of parenting, princesses, and PTA meetings. This single dad has been so focused on raising his daughter that he’s lost sight of who he is as a man – but there’s help! A group of other single parents of seven-year-old kids help Will rediscover that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing your grownup self.

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Liz Meriwether, JJ Philbin, Katharine Pope, and Jason Winer
    CAST: Devin Trey Campbell (Broadway’s “Kinky Boots”), Jake Choi ( Hawaii Five-0), Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond), Grace Hazelett (Why Him?), Sadie Hazelett (Why Him?), Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Kimrie Lewis (Peeples ), Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl), and Tyler Wladis ( A Christmas Story)

    THE TWILIGHT ZONE
    60-minute scripted anthology drama series
    Midseason
    The original 1959-1964 The Twilight Zone series took viewers to another dimension -- a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of the mind. The seminal sci-fi anthology series explored humanity’s hopes and despair in ways conventional drama could not. With a contemporary twist on the classic The Twilight Zone returns, reimagined by Get Out director Jordan Peele for the Trump-era.
    PRODUCTION COMPANY: CBS Television Studios in association with Monkeypaw Productions and Genre Films
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Audrey Chon, Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele, Marco Ramirez, Win Rosenfeld, and Carol Serling
    CAST: TBA

    THE WORLD’S BEST
    60-minute unscripted reality competition series
    Midseason
    From reality TV heavyweights Mark Burnett (The Voice) and Mike Darnell (American Idol), The World’s Best is the first-of-its-kind global talent competition that features acts from every genre, from every corner of the planet. The performers need to impress a panel of three American judges – and break through the “wall of the world,” featuring 50 of the world’s most accomplished experts from every field of entertainment. The winning act will ultimately be crowned The World’s Best.

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: MGM Television and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mark Burnett, Mike Darnell, Alison Holloway, Brooke Karzen, Barry Poznick, and Dan Sacks
    JUDGES: TBA

    New to Citytv :

    THE GIFTED
    60-minute scripted drama series
    Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

    Set in Marvel’s “X-Men” universe, this family adventure series tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins an underground network of mutants and fights for survival.

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jim Chory, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Matt Nix, and Bryan Singer
    CAST: Amy Acker (Person of Interest), Coby Bell (Burn Notice), Jamie Chung (Gotham), Emma Dumont (Aquarius), Natalie Alyn Lind (Gotham), Stephen Moyer (Shots Fired), Blair Redford (Satisfaction), Sean Teale (Reign), and Percy Hynes White (Night at the Museum 3)

    THE SIMPSONS
    30-minute animated comedy series
    Sundays at 8 p.m.

    D'oh! The Simpsons joins the Citytv lineup for an incredible 30th season, continuing to strike a chord with fans for irreverently poking fun at anything and everything. The longest-running scripted prime-time series on television, the show is set in the fictional middle-America town of Springfield and follows the dysfunctional antics of the Simpson family, including Homer, the oafish beer-swilling donut-loving father; Marge, the hardworking homemaker mother and wife; Bart, the 10-year-old skateboarding troublemaker; Lisa, the unappreciated eight-year-old genius; and Maggie, the silent pacifier-loving baby. Friends, colleagues, and neighbours – featuring some of the notable actors from stage and screen – round out The Simpsons experience.

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: Gracie Films production in association with 20th Century Fox Television
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Al Jean
    CAST: Bart (Nancy Cartwright), Homer (Dan Castellaneta), Marge (Julie Kavner), Lisa (Yeardley Smith)…and Maggie

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    The get The Simpsons and The gifted...Chicago Med and Chicago Fire nowhere to be found...Did CTV picked them up? Are they that unpopular that nobody did? Also The Blacklist is gone...Did it also go to CTV or did nobody picked it up as well??

    Great news for Twilight Zone, I expected this to be on CBS All Access.

    According to their Master Planner, probably subject to change, but right now they have The Orville at 8pm and Twilight Zone at 10pm on Thursdays.

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    NBC scheduled Blacklist to mid-season.

    RECAP of new fall scripted series :

    ABC
    - The Kids Are Alright -> CTV
    - The Rookie -> CTV
    - Single Parents -> City
    - A Million Little Things -> City
    CBS
    - The Neighborhood -> Global
    - Happy Together - Global
    - Magnum, P.I. -> CTV
    - FBI -> Global
    - Murphy Brown -> City
    - God Friended Me -> CTV
    NBC
    - Manifest -> City
    - New Amsterdam -> Global
    - I Feel Bad -> Global
    Fox
    - Last Man Standing -> no canadian broadcaster !
    - The Cool Kids -> City
    - Rel -> City
    The CW
    - All American -> W
    - Legacies -> Showcase
    - Charmed -> W

    Something weird, City picked Fox's "Cool Kids" (fridays 8:30pm on Fox), but City airs it in pre-release wednesdays, opting for a Canadian original at 8pm. They also got rid of ABC's Speechless (fri 8:30pm), which went to CHCH, which passed on Fox's Last Man Standing revival in order to simsub Fresh off the Boat... Bell Media's next press release should help putting the pieces together.
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    All American and Charmed are on W Network and Legacies is on Showcase. Roswell, New Mexico was also bought by W Network.
    http://www.channelcanada.com/fall-tv...alty-fall-2018

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    Forgot about The Blacklist Midseason.

    Corus announced all 3 CW shows for W (All American and Charmed with Roswell midseason) and Showcase (Legacies) yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlguy View Post
    Corus announced all 3 CW shows for W (All American and Charmed with Roswell midseason) and Showcase (Legacies) yesterday.
    Damnit Corus ! Well, this keeps the episodes from being available the next day on Netflix, but on the positive side, Bell Media didn't pick them, resulting in them being exclusive to CraveTV. (In other words, I can find S1 & S2 of Supergirl on Neflix, but not The Flash, Arrow, Legends, etc.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlguy View Post
    Forgot about The Blacklist Midseason.
    Has City dropped this show, I don't see it mentioned anywhere in the fall preview info that was released today?!

    It doesn't debut until January 2019 but they mentioned 2 other mid-season shows (brooklyn nine-nine & Life in Pieces).

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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    NBC scheduled Blacklist to mid-season.

    RECAP of new fall scripted series :

    ABC
    - The Kids Are Alright -> CTV
    - The Rookie -> CTV
    - Single Parents -> City
    - A Million Little Things -> City
    CBS
    - The Neighborhood -> Global
    - Happy Together - Global
    - Magnum, P.I. -> CTV
    - FBI -> Global
    - Murphy Brown -> City
    - God Friended Me -> CTV
    NBC
    - Manifest -> City
    - New Amsterdam -> Global
    - I Feel Bad -> Global
    Fox
    - Last Man Standing -> no canadian broadcaster !
    - The Cool Kids -> City
    - Rel -> City
    The CW
    - All American -> W
    - Legacies -> Showcase
    - Charmed -> W

    Something weird, City picked Fox's "Cool Kids" (fridays 8:30pm on Fox), but City airs it in pre-release wednesdays, opting for a Canadian original at 8pm. They also got rid of ABC's Speechless (fri 8:30pm), which went to CHCH, which passed on Fox's Last Man Standing revival in order to simsub Fresh off the Boat... Bell Media's next press release should help putting the pieces together.

    If past seasons are any indication, I don't think we should be expecting any big surprises beyond what we already know.

    CTV already released their full list of acquisitions ahead of their upfronts on Thursday. As it stands so far, they lost The Gifted to City in exchange for The Resident.

    Among the fall shows, three of them should find a spot on CTV in simulcast (Magnum, P.I., The Rookie and God Friended Me). Only one show, being a sitcom, The Kids Are Alright will likely end up on CTV Two just so it can be simulcast with ABC.

    Everything else picked up will arrive midseason (Whiskey Cavalier, Grand Hotel, The Fix, The Red Line, The Village, The Enemy Within, America's Got Talent: The Champions).

    That being said, we should not expect anything new for CTV Two. It is highly unlikely that they got the rights for Chicago Med and Chicago Fire which have been dropped by Global. Aside from The Voice and two nights of NFL Football, I think their schedule will consist of more fillers. Besides, if those shows got picked up, it would have been mentioned in last week's press release.


    Other observations:

    CW shows airing on Canadian broadcasters: Anyone notice a trend here? For this fall, almost all of The CW shows are being transferred exclusively to specialty channels and/or streaming services like Netflix. DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow are among the latest to join the list, joining Supernatural, Supergirl and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend among the established veterans. Newcomers including All American and Charmed will be premiering on W while Legacies will be airing on Showcase. The rest of the lineup including Black Lightning, Riverdale and Dynasty are on Netflix. That leaves The Flash as the only show whose status is yet to be determined. At this rate, it would not come as a surprise if that show also gets moved to specialty and/or streaming with a potential second run window on a Canadian broadcast network down the road.
    Global is already doing this with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend airing the latest season overnight on Sundays at 1:00am.

    Established shows being dropped from Canadian broadcasters: We've seen this happen before. 90210 was dropped from Global and moved to Netflix for its final seasons. Scandal was dropped from City and got picked up by Netflix. Though it's being held for midseason, The Blacklist went from Global where it aired for four seasons to City, and now that show's been dropped. Considering that Netflix already has the rights to previous seasons, it would not surprise me if they obtain the rights for next season.

    As for Chicago Med and Chicago Fire, I can see why Global chose to drop the rights to those shows. Both were time-shifted for the most part last season and did not deliver the ratings they would have hoped. Chicago Med aired often in pre-release on Mondays, as it got blocked by NCIS: New Orleans on Tuesdays and Chicago Fire wound up airing on Fridays, because it conflicted with S.W.A.T. on Thursdays. Considering the output deal that Global with CBS Studios, it seems that they were better off keeping most of the CBS shows (which performed better for the most part) and were willing to let go of some of the Universal properties. Since there was no mention of those two shows on Corus' specialty channels, then the only possibilities I can think of at this point are Netflix or maybe Rogers' new Citytv NOW service, but more likely the former.

    Last Man Standing aired on City for the first three seasons then on CHCH for the next three. Since then, reruns of the show have been airing on CMT, so perhaps very quietly with little announcement, Corus will acquire the rights and episodes from the next season will turn up there. Or like all the other shows without a Canadian broadcaster, they will turn up on Netflix, which also has the rights to previous seasons.

    So far in this upfront season, it seems that the Canadian broadcasters were willing to take more risks in acquiring new shows and air them in simulcast (of course, it's only a matter of time whether they sink or swim) and in doing so, trade off the rights to established and proven shows, which become an asset for streaming services like Netflix.
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    As for Daytime, ABC decided 3 weeks ago to cancel afternoon show The Chew and replace it with a 3rd hour of Good Morning America, which was a bad decision since GMA hours can't be syndicated and sold to Canada...
    https://tvline.com/2018/05/23/the-ch...-season-8-abc/

    Anyways, how will Rogers fill the void? One more Murdoch rerun? A new syndicated ABC sitcom? (like "black-ish")
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    I'm looking for the replacement to be Canada's version of The Chew ... The Choke.

    The Choke will visit the Big Smoke ... Toronto Ontario, for its pilot episode. Pot Brownies will be served to special guest: Don Cherry (cherries are tart, not smart).

    And if we're still not cancelled, episode 2 will feature Hogtown ... Toronto Ontario. Doug Ford will join us at the table for a delicious meal of porky pig ... That's all Folks !!!
    Warning: I'm not playing with a full deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    As for Daytime, ABC decided 3 weeks ago to cancel afternoon show The Chew and replace it with a 3rd hour of Good Morning America, which was a bad decision since GMA hours can't be syndicated and sold to Canada...
    https://tvline.com/2018/05/23/the-ch...-season-8-abc/

    Anyways, how will Rogers fill the void? One more Murdoch rerun? A new syndicated ABC sitcom? (like "black-ish")
    With another syndicated show. Rogers Media has quietly acquired DailyMail TV, another one of those newsmagazine / tabloid shows (like Inside Edition), which will be replacing The Chew in its current timeslot. DailyMail TV debuted last fall, but this marks the first time that it will be airing on a Canadian network.

    City stations have also been airing similar syndicated series including Crime Watch Daily hosted by Chris Hansen (formerly of Dateline NBC) and Top 30 (promoted as 30 stories in 30 minutes) which they have buried overnights at 2:30am, lost in between reruns of their cancelled CanCon original sitcoms and specialty fare from OLN.

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    Citytv Announces 2018 Fall Premiere Dates
    http://www.rogersmediatv.ca/pr_detail.php?id=1476

    2018 FALL PREMIERE DATES

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

    Sunday, Sept. 9
    8 p.m. Rel (s) **NEW – airs Sundays at 9:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 30**

    Monday, Sept. 10
    10 p.m. Entertainment City: Citytv Fall Preview

    Friday, Sept. 14
    8 p.m. The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco **NEW – Citytv Original Series**

    Monday, Sept. 24
    8 p.m. Dancing with the Stars (s) **Season 26**
    10 p.m. Manifest (s) **NEW**

    Tuesday, Sept. 25
    8 p.m. The Gifted (s) **NEW to Citytv – Season 2**
    9 p.m. Lethal Weapon (s) **Season 3**

    Wednesday, Sept. 26
    8:30 p.m. The Cool Kids **NEW**
    9 p.m. Modern Family (s) **Season 10**
    9:30 p.m. Single Parents (s) **NEW**
    10 p.m. A Million Little Things (s) **NEW**

    Thursday, Sept. 27
    9 p.m. Mom (s) **Season 6**
    9:30 p.m. Murphy Brown (s) **NEW**

    Friday, Sept. 28
    9 p.m. Hell’s Kitchen (s) **Season 18**

    Sunday, Sept. 30
    8 p.m. The Simpsons (s) **NEW to Citytv – Season 30**
    8:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (s) **Season 9**
    9 p.m. Family Guy (s) **Season 16**

    Thursday, Oct. 11
    8 p.m. Bad Blood **Season 2 – Citytv Original Series**

    Wednesday, Oct. 17
    8 p.m. black-ish **Season 5**
    "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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    Small detail, but it looks like back in june, Rogers decided to revert back the "Citytv" brand name, re-adding the "tv" bit they suppressed a few years ago.
    It's noticeable when comparing the 1st message of this thread and last season's primetime schedule announcement, but also the on-air announcer for fall shows.
    "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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