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    CTV Announces 2019 Midseason Schedule

    https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/press/ct...mieres-on-ctv/

    CTV Announces 2019 Midseason Schedule Headlined by Hit Original Series THE LAUNCH and CARDINAL in January # # # New Drama WHISKEY CAVALIER Premieres on CTV

    – Buzzed-about AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS debuts Jan. 7 on CTV2 –
    – Season 3 of worldwide success story and homegrown hit CARDINAL returns Jan. 24 on CTV, as series begins production on fourth cycle Jan. 30 –
    – CTV hit original series THE LAUNCH returns for second season Jan. 30 –
    – Canada’s Top 3 programs THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE GOOD DOCTOR, and YOUNG SHELDON return with new episodes in January –

    December 20, 2018

    (L-R) CTV’s THE LAUNCH, CARDINAL and CTV2’s AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS
    TORONTO (December 20, 2018) – CTV announced today the network’s midseason schedule, headlined by winter premieres of worldwide success story and homegrown hit CARDINAL, which returns for its third season (Jan. 24), and hit original series THE LAUNCH returns for Season 2 (Jan. 30). The network also confirmed that new action-dramedy WHISKEY CAVALIER (Feb. 27) is set to premiere this winter. Kicking off midseason is the much buzzed-about international brand extension AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS (Jan. 7), featuring the very best “Got Talent” contenders from around the world.
    In addition to fresh titles, Canada’s Top 3 programs return in January with new episodes of THE BIG BANG THEORY and YOUNG SHELDON (Jan. 3), as well as THE GOOD DOCTOR (Jan. 14). The fall season’s #1 new series* THE CONNERS also resumes with new episodes, beginning Jan. 8 on CTV.
    CTV’s W5 – Canada’s most-watched documentary series, continues its unprecedented 53rd season of groundbreaking investigations, unveiling all-new episodes beginning Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV.

    More about CTV and CTV2’s 2019 Winter Lineup:

    New Series:
    AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS
    (Streaming Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Jan. 7 on CTV2, CTV.ca, and the CTV app)

    • The new series brings together 50 of the world’s most talented, memorable, and all-around fan-favourite acts from past seasons of “AGT”, as well as the other “Got Talent” franchises spanning 194 countries.
    • The all-star acts includes former winners and finalists such as Canadian illusionist Darcy Oake, singer Susan Boyle, ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer, magician Shin Lim, and more, who will once again take the stage to compete in a massive international competition with the hopes of being named the first-ever Got Talent World Champion.
    • Hosted by actor Terry Crews (BROOKLYN NINE-NINE), with Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel resuming their duties as judges.

    WHISKEY CAVALIER
    (Streaming Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Feb. 27 on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app)

    • CTV’s new action-dramedy follows Will Chase (codename: “Whiskey Cavalier”), played by Scott Foley (SCANDAL), who is assigned to work with badass CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: “Fiery Tribune”), played by Lauren Cohan (THE WALKING DEAD). Together, they lead an inter-agency team of flawed, funny, and heroic spies who periodically save the world—and each other—while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance, and office politics.

    THE VILLAGE
    (Streaming Tuesdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT, beginning March 12 on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app; then moves to Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning April 2 on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app)

    • THE VILLAGE follows a group of residents of a unique apartment building in Brooklyn, who have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors. Sarah’s a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen; Gabe’s a young law student who just got a much older and unexpected roommate; Ava must secure the future of her young, US-born son when ICE comes knocking; Nick’s a veteran who’s just returned from war; and the heart and soul of the building, Ron and Patricia, have captivating tales all their own. The series follows the hopeful, heartwarming and challenging stories of life that prove family is everything, even if it’s the one you make with the people around you.
    • The cast includes Moran Atias (THE RESIDENT), Dominic Chianese (THE GOOD WIFE), Warren Christie (MOTIVE), Frankie Faison (THE GOOD WIFE), Jerod Haynes (TALES), Daren Kagasoff (RED BAND SOCIETY), Michaela McManus (THE ORVILLE), Lorraine Toussaint (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), and Grace Van Dien (GREENHOUSE ACADEMY).
    • THE VILLAGE is executive produced by Mike Daniels (SONS OF ANARCHY) who also serves as Writer, Jessica Rhoades (THE AFFAIR), and Minkie Spiro (DOWNTON ABBEY) who also serves as Director.

    Returning CTV Original Series:
    CARDINAL
    (Streaming Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Jan. 24 on CTV, Super Écran, CTV.ca, and the CTV app)

    • Season 3 picks up immediately following the Season 2 cliffhanger finale surrounding the death of Detective John Cardinal’s (Billy Campbell) wife and follows the town’s latest gruesome double murder. Cardinal and Lise Delorme’s (Karine Vanasse) investigation brings them precariously close to a doomsday cult with nothing to lose, with Cardinal launching his own investigation into a case far more personal and dangerous. Click here for a preview.
    • As previously announced, CARDINAL has been renewed for a fourth season with production set to begin on six, all-new episodes on Jan. 30 in North Bay, Ont. and Toronto.
    • New this season, ETALK gives viewers an exclusive look at the making of CTV’s CARDINAL in the all-new companion series ETALK PRESENTS: INVESTIGATING CARDINAL – available Fridays following the broadcast beginning Jan. 25 on Fibe TV, Channel 1, or On Demand on the Fibe TV App. A special CARDINAL catch-up episode will be available on demand beginning Jan. 1.
    • Viewers can catch-up on Seasons 1 and 2 of CARDINAL on CTV.ca, the CTV app, Crave, and on CTV-branded VOD channels.
    • CARDINAL is produced by Sienna Films and Entertainment One (eOne) in association with CTV.

    THE LAUNCH
    (Streaming Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Jan. 30 in super simulcast on CTV, VRAK, CTV.ca, and the CTV app)

    • As previously announced, Season 2 celebrity mentors and producers include Bebe Rexha, Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, Nile Rodgers, Jann Arden, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Arkells’ Max Kerman, and more.
    • Also previously announced for Season 2 are Québec pop star Marie-Mai as a permanent mentor on the weekly celebrity panel alongside music industry powerhouse Scott Borchetta, while Liz Trinnear (ETALK) joins the series in the new role of host.

    Also returning to CTV and CTV2 with new seasons: GOTHAM (Jan. 3); THE VOICE (Feb. 25); WORLD OF DANCE, which kicks off with a two-hour premiere Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, before settling into its regular Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT timeslot, beginning March 3 on CTV; and FOR THE PEOPLE (March 7).

    Plus, following their fall finales, new episodes return of CTV’s CRIMINAL MINDS (Jan. 2), BLUE BLOODS (Jan. 4), SHARK TANK (Jan. 6), THE ROOKIE (Jan. 8), THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (Jan. 8), SPLITTING UP TOGETHER (Jan. 8), THE GOLDBERGS (Jan. 9), LAW & ORDER: SVU (Jan. 10), BLINDSPOT (Jan. 11), MAGNUM P.I. (Jan. 14), THE RESIDENT (Jan. 14), THIS IS US (Jan. 15), GREY’S ANATOMY (Jan. 16), HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (Jan. 17), GOD FRIENDED ME (Jan. 6), and STATION 19 (March 7).

    CTV is also home to the biggest live events including THE 76TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS® (Jan. 6) which kicks off the 2019 award season, SUPER BOWL LII (Feb. 3), and Hollywood’s most anticipated and glamourous night in film, THE OSCARS® (Feb. 24) – with broadcast details to be announced early in the New Year.

    Viewers can catch up on full episodes of CTV series live and on demand at CTV.ca and on the CTV app. Visit CTV.ca for full schedule and to confirm local broadcast times.

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    I don't see American Idol, they probably let it go again. Or will decide later.
    Also How to Get Away With Murder is mentioned for January 17th, Thursday as is For The People. Is SVU on the move? Or are those temporary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlguy View Post
    Also How to Get Away With Murder is mentioned for January 17th, Thursday as is For The People. Is SVU on the move? Or are those temporary.
    Since ABC decided to move A Million Little Things from current wed 10pm to thu 9pm (Citytv's conflict problem!), while Station 19 is on hiatus, and CTV keeps Grey's in pre-release wednesdays, guess they'll put HTGAWM in pre-release at 9pm instead of post fridays.
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    Cardinal is Thursday at 9pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlguy View Post
    Cardinal is Thursday at 9pm
    CTV will likely use this slot as filler for the first few weeks of the month until Cardinal makes its season debut on the 24th. So that means, well, what else...more Big Bang reruns on the 3rd and again on the 10th. How to Get Away with Murder will probably have a one-time Thursday airing on the 17th before moving back to its regular slot on Friday nights the following week.

    To sum up what the midseason lineups are going to look like for CTV and CTV2:

    Monday: CTV is sticking with The Resident, Magnum, P,I, and The Good Doctor, all of which return on January 14. CTV2 will be airing America's Got Talent: The Champions which premieres on January 7. Presumably, they will also be sticking with the next cycle of The Voice come February 25.

    They also previously picked up a couple of midseason replacements: NBC's The Enemy Within (February 25) and ABC's The Fix (March 18), the latter of which will take over for The Good Doctor. My guess is The Enemy Within will either move to CTV2 or perhaps even Bravo.

    Tuesday: CTV's lineup appears to be unchanged with The Conners, The Kids Are Alright, This Is Us and The Rookie, all resuming January 8. Ellen's Game of Games (not mentioned in the press release) will probably move over to CTV2 leading into more Big Bang filler and Splitting Up Together.. Once The Voice returns on February 26, it could go either way with the show either remaining on CTV2 or switching over to CTV, which will have American Housewife (replacing The Conners in Febuary) and The Kids Are Alright. As already mentioned in the press release, they have The Village, which debuts on March 12 at 7:00pm in pre-release for three weeks before moving to 9:00pm in April once This Is Us has finished for the season.

    Wednesday: It looks as though The Goldbergs could be on the move again back to CTV Two come January 30, with CTV planning to air season 2 of its reality competition series in the 8:00pm timeslot. Until then, any guesses as to what they will air at 8:30pm (since they did not pick up Schooled, which ended up going over to Global instead)? They will probably continue airing Grey's Anatomy in pre-release at 9:00pm (starting January 16) with the last episodes of Criminal Minds at 10:00pm through late February until Whiskey Cavalier premieres on the 27th. Match Game (also left out in the press release) will be airing new episodes starting January 9 at 10:00pm - they will probably air on CTV2. As of right now, it will probably be a block of CanCon movies to fill the night on CTV2.

    Thursday: No-brainer scheduling here. CTV continues to be pushing promos for Big Bang's final season so it remains untouched at 8 along with Young Sheldon at 8:30. That blocks Gotham, which also airs its final season over on CTV2. CTV original drama series Cardinal takes over at 9:00pm starting on January 24, followed by Law & Order: SVU. Barring any other network pickups, looks like a filler slot for 9:00pm on CTV2 with Criminal Minds reruns. Station 19 returns on March 7.

    Friday: CTV's lineup remains stable with Blindspot, How to Get Away with Murder and Blue Bloods. Once Murder finishes its run for the season in early March, it will be replaced with For the People. Nothing picked up for CTV2, so they will probably stick with more CanCon movies as they did in the fall.

    Sunday: Right through the Super Bowl, CTV's schedule is going to change each week for Sunday nights. They have the Golden Globes on January 6, so that will likely bump the winter returns of God Friended Me and Shark Tank over to CTV2. God Friended Me airs another original episode on the 13th before taking nearly a month off (with the return of Big Brother: Celebrity Edition on CBS in late January / early February). On January 20, they will have a championship game followed by a special episode of Magnum, P.I.

    Fast forward to early March, after the Oscars, CTV plans on airing the third season of World of Dance, which runs for two hours, in simulcast with NBC. Assuming that God Friended Me remains on Sundays, it will probably move to 7:00pm in pre-release to finish out its run for the season. Also by that time, American Idol will make its return to ABC and presumably simulcast on CTV2. Shark Tank stays on the schedule with new episodes airing at 10:00pm.

    Once spring arrives, CTV usually begins airing a new season of MasterChef Canada. Last season, it aired Tuesdays at 9:00pm after This Is Us finished. My guess is that it probably takes over the Wednesday 8:00pm slot after The Launch finishes its run.

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    Some noteworthy scheduling changes since the aforementioned press release and my last post on this thread:

    Ellen’s Game of Games - New episodes airing on CTV Tuesdays at 7:00pm (pre-NBC) beginning January 8. Bonus episode airs at 9:00pm for that night only.

    Match Game - Season 4 premiere on CTV Wednesday, January 9 at 9:00pm (pre-ABC). Moves to CTV2 as of January 16 at 10:00pm (s-ABC).

    How to Get Away with Murder - Winter premiere on CTV2 Thursday, January 17 at 10:00pm (s-ABC). Show is moving over from CTV as part of the annual midseason programming shuffle between the two channels. Not surprising, given that CTV opted to air the show out of simulcast back in the fall and it is no longer among ttheir top-rated shows.

    The Beaverton - Season 3 premiere on CTV Friday, January 18 at 9:00pm (according to advanced listings).

    Shark Tank - Reruns (Season 10) airing on CTV2 Tuesdays at 8:00pm beginning January 8. These are mostly encore episodes that started airing Sundays at 10:00pm on ABC during the fall when The Alec Baldwin Show was benched.
    CTV2 will continue showing the encore episodes at the same time as ABC in simulcast on Sunday nights.

    New year, same old Big Bang fillers...especially until midseason replacements Cardinal and The Launch return near the end of January. Yikes!
    Big Bang fillers on Monday 9:00pm and 9:30pm (January 7 only), Wednesday at 8:30pm (January 9 and 16), Thursday at 9:00pm and 9:30pm (January 10 and 17) and Friday at 9:30pm (January 18). This in addition to Tuesday 9:00pm (CTV2).

    Noticeably, CTV is using filler slots on Friday to kick off the new year for regular airings of W5 to compensate for its pre-emption on Saturdays due to the NFL playoffs - 8:00pm on January 4 and 9:00pm on January 11. Regular Saturday airings resume on January 19 at 7:00pm.
    More than anything, a measure to preserve their weekly CanCon commitments.

    Sunday January 6 - CTV has opted to air the late afternoon NFL Wild Card game leading into live coverage of the Golden Globe Awards. This is a rare and interesting move - my guess is the scheduled matchup is expected to draw huge viewing numbers. But just in case the game runs longer than expected, at the risk of going past 8:00pm, they have the TSN feeds. Of course for that night only, CTV’s regular Sunday lineup of God Friended Me and Shark Tank gets bumped over to CTV2.

    UPDATE (January 12): The Beaverton's season 3 premiere has been delayed although Bell Media's advertising sales section does have it airing Fridays at 9:00pm paired with well, what else, Big Bang reruns. They have another episode of W5 on January 18 then a two-hour movie on January 25. So that will push its season premiere to sometime in February. Why not pair it instead with one of their new CanCon original series they have commissioned for this season (new sitcom with Jann Arden perhaps)? Which leads to another question. What will CTV air after the Super Bowl this year? This year's post-Super Bowl show in the U.S. is the series premiere of The World's Best, another reality competition show but whose rights in Canada belong to Citytv. So perhaps CTV might use the slot to provide a sneak peek of something or another...
    Last edited by lostjon; 01-12-2019 at 04:06 AM.

 

 

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