Windy City(tv) Wednesdays. Powerhouse Chicago Franchise Anchors 2019/20 Schedule as Citytv Unveils 15 New Shows

– Citytv scoops the buzziest new shows and big stars for Fall, with Jimmy Smits’s legal drama Bluff City Law and Bradley Whitford’s ensemble comedy Perfect Harmony
– 17 series and events return to Citytv, including A Million Little Things, Manifest, and the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards®
– Citytv greenlights Season 2 of original hit series Hudson & Rex, with new Canadian shows Dead Still and Vagrant Queen joining the schedule in 2020 –
– Superstar Kelly Clarkson joins Citytv with daytime talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show

TORONTO (May 30, 2019) With curated additions and celebrated returns to capture the hearts of Canadian TV lovers, Citytv today announced its 2019/20 schedule, featuring 15 new shows and 17 returning favourites. Rick Brace, President of Rogers Media, and Colette Watson, SVP of TV & Broadcast Operations, will unveil Citytv’s new Fall schedule and mid-season lineup at a media event this morning.

“The power of TV is stronger than ever, and that power comes from compelling content. Whether viewers are watching on a big screen in their living room or a smartphone on the go, these deep connections are unique to the TV content experience,” said Brace. “Last fall, Canadians watched more television than the year before*. They fall in love with the characters who feel like family, they connect to the relationships and stories that unfold over time. And this is why they keep coming back.”

The 2019/20 schedule offers audiences and advertisers a winning mix of compelling drama, smart comedy, and water-cooler reality shows. Additions to Citytv’s lineup feature new shows starring A-list talent including Kelly Clarkson, Jimmy Smits, Bradley Whitford, Kristin Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Tom Everett Scott, Anna Camp, and Forest Whitaker; and projects by heavyweight producers Dick Wolf, Jerry Bruckheimer, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Mindy Kaling. Building on Citytv’s commitment to prime-time drama, go-to comedy blocks, and can’t-miss reality competitions, the 2019/20 schedule is designed to engage and grow its loyal, largely-female audience.

“With curated additions that complement our returning series, we are seamlessly guiding our viewers through a great night – and week – of entertainment,” said Watson. “We’ve stacked the hit new-to-CitytvChicago franchise on Wednesday, paired emotionally-potent dramas A Million Little Things and Four Weddings and a Funeral on Thursday, and boosted Sunday’s must-see animation block with Bless the Harts. This is our strongest and most diverse schedule ever.”

Proven hits and fan favourites return as Citytv dishes up drama, loads of laughs, and can’t-miss reality competition throughout the 2019/20 season. Last season’s hit dramas, A Million Little Things and Manifest return to Citytv, along with his-and-hers The Bachelor / The Bachelorette franchise , Black-ish, Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dancing with the Stars, Family Guy, Hockey Night in Canada, Hudson & Rex, Little Big Shots, Mom, The Simpsons, and Citytv’s weekly dose of XOXO with the Fall in Love Fridays movies block. The iconic New Year’s Eve countdown celebrationDick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® also return to Citytv this season.

Here’s a look at Citytv’s 2019 Fall schedule, day-by-day:

Citytv delivers all the dramatic twists and turns…of ballroom dancing…when Dancing with the Stars returns for two-hours of star-studded, sequin-dusted competition at 8 p.m. (s). Then, father-daughter legal team tackles David-and-Goliath cases with the buzziest new drama of the year – Bluff City Law, starring Jimmy Smits, at 10 p.m. (s).

Citytv’s #1 Canadian series returns as Hudson & Rex cop-and-canine duo tackle new cases at 8 p.m. At 9 p.m. (s), new prequel seriesmixed-ish is paired with black-ish at 9:30 p.m. (s) for an insightful – and funny – hour of Tracee Ellis Ross.

Citytv blows away the competition on Wednesdays with a blockbuster stack from the Windy City. Chicago Med at 8 p.m. (s),Chicago Fire at 9 p.m. (s), and Chicago PD at 10 p.m. (s) deliver three hours of tried-and-tested Dick Wolf drama that brings loyal viewers back week after week.

The West Wing alums are back-to-back as Emmy- and Academy Award-winner Allison Janney returns with Mom at 8 p.m., followed by the launch of the year’s most anticipated comedy Perfect Harmony at 8:30 p.m. (s) starring Bradley Whitford. Then, it’s a pair of dramas with all the feels with the return of last season’s must-see hit A Million Little Things at 9 p.m. (s), followed by the new Mindy Kaling-produced series Four Weddings and a Funeral at 10 p.m.

Starting the weekend with hearts and flowers, Citytv presents Fall in Love Fridays at 8 p.m., a weekly movie block featuring rom-coms and feel-good flicks.

Canada’s game reigns supreme on Saturdays as Ron MacLean and Don Cherry deliver another season of Canada’s most-watched sports program, Hockey Night in Canada.

Citytv’s Sunday night animation domination continues. Back for a record 31 st season, The Simpsons leads the night at 8 p.m. (s), followed by the new animated series Bless the Harts with the incomparable voice talent of Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph at 8:30 p.m. (s). The laughs continue with Bob’s Burgers at 9 p.m. (s) andFamily Guy at 9:30 p.m. (s).

For viewers who can’t wait for prime time, superstar Kelly Clarkson headlines an all-new talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, weekdays at 4 p.m. (s).

Full episodes and past seasons are available on Citytv Now online, on Rogers on Demand, and on the authenticated Citytv app for iOS, Android, and fourth-generation Apple TV.