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    Fall 2019 - New Canadian Network Acquisitions for 2019/20

    NOTE: This post will continue to be updated throughout the next weeks as the Canadian broadcasters announce their fall schedules and hold their upfront presentations.


    Following the fall schedule announcements from the Canadian networks and their new acquisitions (so far...)

    Updated 9/13/2019


    NEW SHOWS without a confirmed Canadian broadcaster (conventional and/or specialty) or SVOD

    FALL
    All new shows scheduled to premiere this fall have confirmed rights in Canada.
    Batwoman and Nancy Drew (The CW) have been acquired by Corus and will be airing on specialty channels Showcase and W respectively.


    MIDSEASON
    Deputy (FOX drama)
    Duncanville (FOX animated comedy)
    The Great North (FOX animated comedy)
    Indebted (NBC sitcom)
    The Kenan Show (NBC sitcom)
    United We Fall (ABC sitcom)
    Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (NBC drama)


    UNSCRIPTED
    Ultimate Tag (FOX)



    RETURNING SHOWS without a confirmed Canadian broadcaster (conventional and/or specialty) or SVOD

    FALL
    Bless This Mess (ABC) - Tuesday 8:30pm
    No Canadian broadcaster for season 1, co-production of ABC Studios and 20th Century FOX, distributed by 20th Television
    Projection: Netflix Canada, theoretically could air on CTV or Bell Media specialty channels based on studio package

    Fresh Off The Boat (ABC) - Friday 8:30pm
    Seasons 4 and 5 aired on CHCH / CHEK (indieNET), reruns of previous seasons airing on Comedy (off-network rights)
    Projection:
    Based on current studio package, rights theoretically go to Bell Media with Comedy eventually picking up rights to all seasons.



    UNSCRIPTED
    America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC) - Sunday 7:00pm
    Last carried on indieNET (yesTV) for 2015-2016 season, reruns of previous seasons airing on Corus specialty channels (off-network rights)

    Dateline (NBC) - Saturday 8:00pm and Friday 9:00pm
    Saturday Night Mystery block previously aired on indieNET (CHCH) for 2015-16 season


    MIDSEASON
    Last Man Standing (FOX) - Thursday 8:00pm
    To date, no Canadian broadcaster has signed on since moving from ABC to FOX. Seasons 1-3 aired on Citytv and sesaons 4-6 aired on CHCH.
    Reruns previously aired on CMT and available for streaming on Netflix Canada but have since been dropped. CHEK (Victoria) airing reruns from earlier seasons sporadically.

    The Orville (FOX)
    Last aired on Citytv for seasons 1 and 2, was notably missing from their list of returning shows in the press release or on Rogers Media website
    Projection: Shelved to premiere midseason and remain on Citytv

    UNSCRIPTED
    Hell's Kitchen (FOX)
    All seasons to date aired on Citytv, so far renewed for seasons 19 and 20, slated to air sometime in 2019-20, also not mentioned in list of returning shows in the press release or on Rogers Media website
    Projection: Shelved to premiere at some point in 2019-20 and remain on Citytv


    RETURNING SHOWS with a confirmed Canadian broadcaster (conventional and/or specialty) or SVOD

    FALL

    UNSCRIPTED
    The Masked Singer (FOX) - Wednesday 8:00pm
    No Canadian broadcaster for season 1 (debuted January 2019). Seasons 2 and 3 picked up by CTV for fall and midseason respectively.and will air in simulcast with FOX


    RETURNING SHOWS CHANGING NETWORKS

    FALL
    Chicago Med - Wednesday 8:00pm (NBC)
    Moves from Global to Citytv

    Chicago Fire - Wednesday 9:00pm (NBC)
    Moves from Global to Citytv

    Chicago P.D. - Wednesday 10:00pm (NBC)
    Moves from Global to Citytv

    Modern Family - Wednesday 9:00pm (ABC)
    Moves from Citytv to Global for 11th and final season

    Single Parents - Wednesday 9:30pm (ABC)
    Moves from Citytv to Global


    UNSCRIPTED
    None to report.


    SPORTS
    None to report.
    Last edited by lostjon; 09-14-2019 at 03:06 AM.

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    Regarding The Orville (Citytv), I noticed that its missing as well and I am curious as to why they dropped it. It doesn't premiere until mid-season and airs on Fridays where Citytv currently has a movie block scheduled so they have room for it in their schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDN Viewer View Post
    Regarding The Orville (Citytv), I noticed that its missing as well and I am curious as to why they dropped it. It doesn't premiere until mid-season and airs on Fridays where Citytv currently has a movie block scheduled so they have room for it in their schedule.
    I highly doubt that it will be on Fridays seeing how FOX will have WWE Smackdown Live! to program for two hours on Friday year-round starting in October. The only rare exception would be if it conflicts with the World Series, which in this case it would air on one of their cable sports channels.

    For now anyway, I figure that The Orville is not included since the Canadian networks tend to put more emphasis on their new and returning shows for the fall, followed by the midseason, especially in their press releases.

    While we know that FOX is bringing back The Orville next season, they probably don't know where it's going to air yet - it's looking more like sometime later than January or heading into the spring of 2020. Same thing goes for Hell's Kitchen. Barring any sudden changes, I expect that the Canadian rights to both shows will remain with Citytv.

    I thought Citytv would have added WWE Smackdown Live! to their lineup to take advantage of network simsub opportunities, and given that Rogers presently has the Canadian rights to all WWE programming. But I guess they are happy enough with their CanCon romantic movie block on Friday nights.
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    I highly doubt that it will be on Fridays seeing how FOX will have WWE Smackdown Liwe! to program for two hours on Friday year-round starting in October.
    Forgot that Smackdown will be airing on Fox in the fall, I was referring to this season where it aired on Fridays.

    I thought Citytv would have added WWE Smackdown Live! to their lineup to take advantage of network simsub opportunities, and given that Rogers presently has the Canadian rights to all WWE programming.
    Interesting, they probably decided not to simulcast Smackdown because Smackdown doesn't really fit with the rest of their schedule and likely won't bring in a lot of viewers as Citytv likely skews more towards the female demo. Also, WWE right now is not doing very well, the viewership of their shows has been declining for a while now so a movie might do better then wrestling?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDN Viewer View Post
    Forgot that Smackdown will be airing on Fox in the fall, I was referring to this season where it aired on Fridays.
    FOX aired the recent season of The Orville on Thursdays following Gotham. All episodes aired in simulcast on Citytv.

    FOX’s Friday lineup consisted of Last Man Standing, The Cool Kids and Proven Innocent. The Cool Kids was the only show out of the three that aired on a Canadian broadcaster - Citytv ran it in pre-release on Wednesdays. Last Man Standing went on to be renewed, while the other shows got cancelled.

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    With regards to Modern Family. In Canada was it not on CTV originally then to City and now Global. Can't think of a show that has moved more in recent history. Reminds me of when CHCH would pick up a show that became a hit and then CTV or Global would scoop it. Is Modern Family not that popular in Canada or does it's scheduling just make it hard to schedule around.
    LOSat

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOSat View Post
    With regards to Modern Family. In Canada was it not on CTV originally then to City and now Global. Can't think of a show that has moved more in recent history. Reminds me of when CHCH would pick up a show that became a hit and then CTV or Global would scoop it. Is Modern Family not that popular in Canada or does it's scheduling just make it hard to schedule around.
    Modern Family has been on Citytv since the very first season. It never moved networks throughout its run, but the show is heading into its final season with ratings having been on the decline in recent years, and has never really cracked the Top 30 in Canada, so Citytv opted to give it up in exchange for a more valuable commodity such as the #OneChicago franchise that they could air in simulcast.

    Heading in to this fall, Global already had a jam-packed lineup on Wednesday nights with all the CBS shows, so it was no longer feasible to keep the Chicago shows after what happened last season, when two of the three shows aired out of simulcast and in post-release.

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    The Neighborhood (CBS) seems to be missing a Canadian broadcaster.
    Global aired Season 1 in simulcast with CBS on Mondays, though that will change with 9-1-1 (FOX) now moving to the same timeslot and getting primary simsub opportunities.

    Possible scenarios:
    On the shelf and ready to come off the bench to fill any holes in their schedule later in the season
    First-run premiere on Global's website to be available for streaming the day after the original broadcast
    Dropped by Corus and becomes available exclusively to stream on CBS All Access Canada.

    UPDATE: Currently available for streaming on CBS All Access Canada.
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    With all the major upfronts now out of the way, the list of acquisitions at the top of this thread have been updated...for now.

    To date, only one new fall show has no Canadian broadcaster and that is NBC sitcom Sunnyside set to air Thursday 9:30pm. This is not meant to be in confusion with the Canadian show of the same name that aired on Citytv a few years ago. Unless someone picked up the rights for this show in Canada, it will quietly end up on Netflix Canada.

    There are also a number of returning shows in the fall where no Canadian broadcaster has been confirmed and they happen to be all sitcoms. The most intriguing one is Fresh Off the Boat, although this is pending confirmation of full details of the fall schedule for CHCH when it becomes available.

    The rest are all shows that debuted last year and are all heading into their second seasons. Global aired season 1 of both sitcoms The Neighborhood and Schooled, but their status for season 2 remains a question mark. If Global chose to drop The Neighborhood altogether, it will be exclusive for streaming on CBS All Access Canada. As for Schooled, being a spin-off of The Goldbergs, it would have made logical sense for Bell Media to pick it up for airing on CTV / CTV2. but as we've learned not all spin-offs go to the same network already carrying the original series - Global airs
    9-1-1 but the spinoff Lone Star went to CTV.

    UPDATE:
    The Neighborhood will continue airing on Global for season 2, in pre-release Monday nights at 7:30pm.
    Meanwhile, the next season of Fresh Off the Boat will be without a Canadian broadcaster, as it has been dropped from the fall schedule for CHCH. It is one of three ABC sitcoms airing this fall without a Canadian broadcaster, joining Schooled and Bless This Mess.

    UPDATE (9/13): Schooled continues to air on Global, but new episodes will premiere exclusively on their website on Thursday (the following day after the original ABC broadcast).
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    Schooled stays on Global, but with new episodes streaming on their website on Thursdays after the original broadcasts on ABC.
    https://www.globaltv.com/shows/schooled/

    Global has also picked up NBC sitcom Sunnyside, as a Digital Exclusive starting Friday, September 27.
    https://www.globaltv.com/shows/sunnyside/

 

 

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