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    CTV Unveils 2019/20 Primetime Schedule

    CTV Unveils 2019/20 Primetime Schedule, Featuring Dynamic Dramas with Big Stars and Big Stories

    — June 6, 2019

    – Strong female characters anchor the network’s fall schedule, with mix of returning favourites and this fall’s five must-see new drama series –

    – Hot new Wednesday lineup features this year’s new Hollywood standout STUMPTOWN, highly anticipated new drama ALMOST FAMILY, and TV’s newest phenomenon THE MASKED SINGER –

    – CTV delivers an acclaimed slate of Canadian Original Productions for the 2019/20 season, headlined by new ensemble medical procedural TRANSPLANT and internationally successful crime drama CARDINAL –


    **MEDIA NOTE** Download schedules, photography, and program descriptions for new and returning series at TheLede.ca. For trailers of new series, visit CTV.ca/coming-soon

    TORONTO (June 6, 2019) – CTV unveiled today its Fall 2019 primetime schedule, featuring a unique mix of compelling new series and the beloved returning hits that have helped CTV maintain its unrivalled record of success as Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 18 years. CTV’s fall lineup features strong female leads across new and returning programs, and a slate of dynamic dramas that will keep Canadians on the edge of their seats, and a hot new Wednesday night filled with this year’s most buzzed-about new series. Mike Cosentino, Bell Media’s President of Content and Programming, is set to present the 2019/20 schedule today at the #CTVUpfront in Toronto.

    CTV’s 2019/20 schedule has been carefully curated to offer a variety of programs for key demographics, using the same expertise that has been the hallmark of the network’s success and has led to CTV delivering the #1 new program of the year for the past nine consecutive seasons.

    "The CTV Fall schedule is the complete package, featuring the most sought-after, star-studded new programs with heart, launching alongside a veteran core of Top 20 franchises,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “We are excited to debut this super-charged lineup to Canadians everywhere.”

    Among the highlights from CTV’s 2019/20 primetime schedule:

    Big-Buzz New Series and Specials

    CTV’s fall schedule features a slew of exciting new series, including:


    • A slate of gripping dramas, including crime drama STUMPTOWN, featuring Canada’s Cobie Smulders, courthouse drama ALL RISE, mystery thriller EMERGENCE, and the ultimate family drama ALMOST FAMILY
    • From hit-making producer Chuck Lorre (THE BIG BANG THEORY, YOUNG SHELDON) comes the new comedy BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA
    • THE MASKED SINGER makes its Canadian debut on CTV after dazzling audiences in its inaugural season as America’s #1 new show

    Female Star Power

    Adding to the likes of GREY’S ANATOMY, STATION 19, and THE CONNERS, CTV’s slate of new programming features a multitude of prominent female protagonists, including Smulders (STUMPTOWN), Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union (LA’S FINEST), Simone Missick (ALL RISE), Folake Olowofoyeku (BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA), Allison Tolman (EMERGENCE), and Brittany Snow (ALMOST FAMILY).

    Dramatic Storylines
    Canada’s #1 drama, THE GOOD DOCTOR, headlines a schedule that features five dramas that ranked in the Top 10 most-watched programs last year. The addition of dramas such as STUMPTOWN, ALL RISE, EMERGENCE, and ALMOST FAMILY boost CTV’s primetime dramas this season to 13 hours in simulcast.

    All-New Wednesdays

    Wednesdays on CTV feature three consecutive hours of new programming to get Canadians over the mid-week hump. The evening kicks off with the TV phenomenon THE MASKED SINGER, followed by ALMOST FAMILY. Wednesdays are capped off with the much buzzed-about and new U.S. series frontrunner, STUMPTOWN.

    Returning Hits

    In a testament to success of CTV’s character-driven series, returning to the schedule are:


    • #1 new series THE CONNERS
    • YOUNG SHELDON, the #1 sophomore comedy
    • #1 drama series THE GOOD DOCTOR
    • THIS IS US, fresh off its best season yet
    • GREY’S ANATOMY and STATION 19, which both return after rating as Top 10 programs last year



    Fall Debuts

    CTV’s fall schedule is packed with new programming, as well as returning Top 20 series, totalling 17.5 hours of simulcast in primetime:

    Mondays


    • 8:30 p.m. – Chuck Lorre’s next big sitcom, BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, an unexpected love story and comedic examination of immigrant life in America
    • 9 p.m. – Simone Missick stars in ALL RISE, a courthouse drama that follows the chaotic, hopeful, and sometimes absurd lives of its judges, prosecutors, and public defenders



    Tuesdays


    • 10 p.m. – In the character-driven genre thriller EMERGENCE, Police Chief Jo Evans (Allison Tolman), takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened



    Wednesdays


    • 9 p.m.ALMOST FAMILY, the dramatic story of an unusual family formed through extreme odds
    • 10 p.m. – Action drama STUMPTOWN stars Canadian Cobie Smulders as Dex Parios – a strong, assertive and sharp-witted army veteran in Portland, Ore. with a complicated love life, gambling debt, and a brother to take care of



    Fridays


    • 8 p.m.LA’S FINEST, starring Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union as a pair of LAPD detectives with complicated pasts, who find common ground while taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles



    Mid-season Premieres

    In 2020, CTV unveils a slate of highly anticipated new acquisitions and returning hits:


    • 9-1-1: LONE STAR, from co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear, starring Rob Lowe as a sophisticated New York cop who, along with his son, re-locates to Austin, Tex.
    • FOR LIFE, a fictional, serialized, legal dramainspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit
    • FILTHY RICH, a southern Gothic family drama starring Kim Cattrall and Gerald McRaney in which wealth, power, and religion collide – with outrageously soapy results
    • CARDINAL, the internationally successful and critically acclaimed crime drama starring Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse, culminates with its final season
    • neXt, a propulsive, fact-based thriller starring John Slattery, about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence
    • TRANSPLANT, a fresh take on an ensemble medical procedural, starring Hamza Haq, Laurence Leboeuf, and John Hannah, telling the story of a brilliantly skilled emergency medicine doctor who flees Syria to Canada and is challenged to make a place for himself in a new hospital and country
    • OUTMATCHED, a multi-camera family comedy focusing on a blue-collar couple (Maggie Lawson and Jason Biggs) in Atlantic City trying to raise four kids – three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses



    NFL

    As the exclusive television broadcast partner of the NFL in Canada, Bell Media continues to deliver games in all of the league’s broadcast windows across CTV, CTV2, TSN, and RDS. With the league celebrating its historic 100th season this fall, CTV delivers NFL Sunday games at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., with SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL and THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL availableon CTV2. CTV also brings viewers complete coverage of the NFL playoffs, including SUPER BOWL LIV live from Miami.

    News

    CTV News continues to be Canada’s most-watched news organization, delivering a total of 740 hours of original news production each week with a distinctly Canadian perspective. CTV News brings viewers the most significant international and domestic news stories of the day, led by CTV NATIONAL NEWS, the country’s most-watched national newscast, as well as locally focused weekday evening newscasts at both 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., the latter being the top local choice in all diary markets it competes in.

    The award-winning W5, Canada’s most-watched documentary series, returns for a 54th season Saturdays at 7 p.m. on CTV, while QUESTION PERIOD, CTV’s current political affairs program,returns Sunday mornings.

    TALK

    CTV’s daytime schedule continues to engage audiences with Canada’s strongest daytime lineup, including THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, DR. PHIL, THE VIEW, LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN, and THE DR. OZ SHOW along with the Top 2 Canadian lifestyle series, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW and THE SOCIAL. Canadians can continue to start their day with Canada’s most-watched national morning show, YOUR MORNING.

    Kicking off weeknights in primetime is ETALK, Canada’s most-watched entertainment newsmagazine.

    Late-Night Favourites

    CTV continues to carry a stellar line-up of late-night talk shows, including THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, and CONAN, with CTV2 carrying THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON and LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS.


    Events

    CTV is set to deliver another year of the world’s biggest TV events, including THE 92ndACADEMY AWARDS®, SUPER BOWL LIV, THE 77th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS, THE 71st PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS, THE IHEARTRADIO MMVAS, THE 53rd COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, THE 74th TONY AWARDS, THE 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, CANADA’S WALK OF FAME AWARDS, and THE 2020 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS.


    CTV2


    CTV2 delivers another strong primetime schedule with 13.5 hours of simulcast in primetime this fall, featuring a blend of classic comedies, riveting dramas, and big NFL games:


    • THE VOICE takes the stage for two hours Mondays and one hour Tuesdays
    • Football fans continue to get their fill of action, with the FOX NFL PRE-SHOW and THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on Thursday, and FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA and SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on Sunday.
    • Comedy hits THE GOLDBERGS and AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE provide the laughs on Wednesdays and Fridays, respectively
    • Two powerhouse reality shows airing in mid-season: AMERICAN IDOL and Season 2 of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS

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    THE CTV FALL 2019 NIGHT-BY-NIGHT PRIMETIME SCHEDULE:

    All times ET. New programs are BOLD. (S) = Simulcast

    MONDAYS

    7 p.m. ETALK
    7:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
    8 p.m.THE CONNERS
    8:30 p.m. BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA (S)
    9 p.m. ALL RISE (S)
    10 p.m. THE GOOD DOCTOR (S)

    TUESDAYS

    7 p.m. ETALK
    7:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
    8 p.m. THE RESIDENT (S)
    9 p.m. THIS IS US (S)
    10 p.m. EMERGENCE (S)

    WEDNESDAYS

    7 p.m. ETALK
    7:30 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS
    8 p.m. THE MASKED SINGER (S)
    9 p.m. ALMOST FAMILY (S)
    10 p.m. STUMPTOWN (S)

    THURSDAYS

    7 p.m. ETALK
    7:30 p.m. YOUNG SHELDON
    8:00 p.m. GREY’S ANATOMY (S)
    9 p.m. HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
    10 p.m. LAW & ORDER: SVU (S)

    FRIDAYS

    7 p.m. ETALK
    7:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
    8 p.m. L.A.’S FINEST
    9 p.m. MAGNUM P.I. (S)
    10 p.m. BLUE BLOODS (S)

    SATURDAYS

    7 p.m. W5
    8 p.m. CTV MOVIE
    10:00 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY
    10:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY

    SUNDAYS

    7 p.m. NFL (S – cont’d)
    7:30 p.m. NFL ON CTV POSTGAME
    8 p.m. GOD FRIENDED ME (S)
    9 p.m. SHARK TANK (S)
    10 p.m. THE ROOKIE (S)

    WEEKDAYS ON CTV

    6 a.m. YOUR MORNING
    9 a.m. LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN (S)
    10 a.m. THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW
    11 a.m. THE VIEW (S)
    12 noon CTV NEWS AT NOON
    1 p.m. THE SOCIAL
    2 p.m. DR. PHIL (S)
    3 p.m. THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW (S)
    4 p.m. THE DR. OZ SHOW
    5 p.m. CP24 LIVE AT 5
    5:30 p.m. CP24 LIVE AT 5:30
    6 p.m. CTV NEWS AT SIX

    WEEKDAY LATENIGHTS ON CTV

    11 p.m. CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME
    11:30 p.m. CTV NEWS
    12 midnight THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH
    12:30 a.m. THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN (S)
    1:30 a.m. CONAN

    THE CTV2 FALL 2019 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE:

    MONDAYS
    7 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
    7:30 p.m. ETALK
    8 p.m. THE VOICE (S)
    10 p.m. CRIMINAL MINDS

    TUESDAYS
    7 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
    7:30 p.m. ETALK
    8 p.m. THE VOICE (S)
    9 p.m. SEINFELD
    9:30 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS
    10 p.m. CRIMINAL MINDS

    WEDNESDAYS
    7 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
    7:30 p.m. ETALK
    8 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS (S)
    8:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY
    9 p.m. SEINFELD
    9:30 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS
    10 p.m. CRIMINAL MINDS

    THURSDAYS
    7 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
    7:30 p.m. THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRE-GAME SHOW (S)
    8:30 p.m. THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (S)

    FRIDAYS
    7 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
    7:30 p.m. ETALK
    8 p.m. AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (S)
    8:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY
    9 p.m. CTV MOVIE

    SATURDAYS
    7 p.m. MARY’S KITCHEN CRUSH
    7:30 p.m. CTV Life Channel Block
    8 p.m. Discovery Block
    9 p.m. Canadian Crimetime
    10 p.m. W5

    SUNDAYS
    7 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY
    7:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY
    8 p.m. FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA
    8:30 p.m. SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (S)

    WEEKDAYS ON CTV TWO

    10 a.m. THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW
    11 a.m. THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW
    12 noon ETALK
    12:30 p.m. CELEBRITY STYLE STORY
    1 p.m. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
    1:30 p.m. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (S)
    2 p.m. THE SOCIAL
    3 p.m. THE DR. OZ SHOW (S)
    4 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS
    4:30 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS
    5 p.m. DR. PHIL (S)
    6 p.m. CTV NEWS BARRIE

    WEEKDAY LATENIGHTS ON CTV2

    11 p.m. CTV LOCAL NEWS
    11:30 p.m. THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON (S)
    12:30 a.m. LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS (S)
    1:30 a.m. ETALK

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    This is pretty much what I was predicting, except for LA's Finest on Friday where I had American Houewive and the Goldberg.

    They say The Goldeberg are on CTV2 but at the same time put it in pre-release on Wednesday. probably an error, one or the other.
    Doesn't say if The Conners are in Post or pre release, I hope in pre-release.

    I don't see them using as much TBBT filler next year. ANd I mean as much, not none, as the show itself has ended and we usually don't see show not on the air anymore neign use as fillers. But again, we may see as much, we'll see.

    Of note on CTV2, they moved the comedy repeat that were in the 10pm hour (Goldbergs/Seinfeld) to the 9pm hour most nights to have the 9pm Criminal Minds move to 10pm. So the switch is notable.

    For weeksdays on CTV, they put this

    3 p.m. THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW (S)
    4 p.m. THE DR. OZ SHOW
    5 p.m. CP24 LIVE AT 5
    5:30 p.m. CP24 LIVE AT 5:30

    I assume this is for Toronto only, and local schedule will depend on station.

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    I didn't see CTV scheduling Young Sheldon in pre-release at 7:30pm and put Grey's back in simulcast with ABC. I presumed CTV would go nuclear on YS simsub opportunities & schedule fillers the same way they went ballistic with TBBT.

    HTGAWM in pre-release at 9pm thursdays makes sense as Million Little Things rights are owned by Citytv while CTV2 is busy with american football simsub. Million will probably have a winter break with Station 19 taking back its 9pm slot, but that's a conversation for another day.

    Spectrum Original "LA's Finest" received bad reviews, and I was surprised by that show for "broadcast" pickup. But hey, it's better than TBBT rerun fillers.

    Zero shows from The CW on either CTV or CTV2.
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    So The Conners are confirmed in Pre-ABC.

    I expect Young Sheldon to drop dramaticaly without TBBT. They probably think so too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlguy View Post
    So The Conners are confirmed in Pre-ABC.

    I expect Young Sheldon to drop dramaticaly without TBBT. They probably think so too.
    Young Sheldon is far from being the monster hit that Big Bang Theory was in its earlier seasons. If you recall from seasons 1 to 3, Big Bang Theory aired on Mondays, but it was in the third season (2009-2010) when ratings really took off for the show. At the time, it certainly did not hurt leading out of Two and a Half Men, which was still one of the hit sitcoms on network TV. Then it made the big move to Thursday nights, and from there, the rest is history.

    Of course, so much has changed from ten years ago.

    I seriously doubt that we will see another sitcom currently airing on network TV get huge ratings like BBT did in its prime, and for those that did, most of them had a long run and have since already ended. Then there are the remaining few like Modern Family that will be saying their final goodbye one year from now.

    Some have tried - like the recent revivals of Roseanne and Last Man Standing. But those strong starts quickly fizzled and are now levelling off to numbers that would have been equal to cancellation in the past decades. Meanwhile, most new sitcoms are lucky to survive by the skin of their teeth even with modest ratings because it's a win for the studios and the money they stand to make once they reach the number of episodes necessary for syndication.



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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    I didn't see CTV scheduling Young Sheldon in pre-release at 7:30pm and put Grey's back in simulcast with ABC. I presumed CTV would go nuclear on YS simsub opportunities & schedule fillers the same way they went ballistic with TBBT.
    The only way that could happen down the road is if Young Sheldon has a huge breakout year like The Big Bang Theory did in its third season. Frankly, I doubt that will happen but then again this is CTV we are talking about. They've done many things that seem so absurd when it comes to their programming. At the very least, it could very well get the weekday strip syndication format within the next year or two, kind of like what we saw with The Goldbergs after its first four seasons.

    Other than that, CTV has Wednesdays covered with its lineup of new shows, so it only seems logical to put Grey's Anatomy back on Thursdays and in simulcast, with Young Sheldon airing in pre-release at 7:30pm.

    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    HTGAWM in pre-release at 9pm thursdays makes sense as Million Little Things rights are owned by Citytv while CTV2 is busy with american football simsub. Million will probably have a winter break with Station 19 taking back its 9pm slot, but that's a conversation for another day.

    Once football is done, CTV2 will have a full night of shows to program on Thursdays including a couple of the new FOX shows such as the sitcom Outnumbered and comedy-drama Filthy Rich, along with How to Get Away with Murder, which switched over from CTV.

    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    Zero shows from The CW on either CTV or CTV2.

    Corus took all of the new shows from The CW for their specialty channels. Last season, the only new show from The CW that Bell picked up was In The Dark, which is currently airing on Bravo and will get an encore run this summer on CTV. This time around, they picked up a sci-fi show called Pandora, which will actually be premiering later this summer on The CW. Bell Media's Advertising Sales page has the show airing on CTV2 while the Specialty section in their Upfronts side is indicating CTV Sci-Fi Channel (presently Space).
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    By the way, here are the full 24 hour schedules for CTV and CTV2

    CTV
    https://www.bellmedia.ca/downloader?...e-Schedule.pdf

    CTV2
    https://www.bellmedia.ca/downloader?...e-Schedule.pdf

    CTV 2019 Upfront site
    https://www.bellmedia.ca/upfront/

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    Based on the pages for CTV and CTV2 in Bell Media's Advertising Sales page of their website:

    Among the midseason shows, dramas For Life (ABC) and 9-1-1: Lone Star (FOX) are slated to air on CTV.

    The sitcom Outmatched along with dramas neXt and Filthy Rich all from the FOX network are on the list of shows for CTV2. For now, FOX plans to air Outmatched and Filthy Rich on Thursdays after the NFL regular season has wrapped up.

    The lone show from The CW to be picked up by Bell Media is Pandora, a sci-fi drama that will be premiering next month but is listed to air midseason on CTV2. The Upfronts site has it listed on CTV Sci-Fi Channel. For whatever reason, any mention of this show was missing from the press releases issued yesterday and today.

    However, there are show pages available:
    https://www.bellmedia.ca/sales/tv/ctv-two/pandora/
    https://www.bellmedia.ca/upfront/specialty/ (Click on the box for Pandora to view show details)




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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlguy View Post
    They say The Goldeberg are on CTV2 but at the same time put it in pre-release on Wednesday. probably an error, one or the other.
    I have a feeling that at the end of the day, they will give the Wednesday 7:30pm timeslot on CTV back to another Big Bang Theory rerun and leave The Goldbergs in simulcast on CTV2.

    Less disruptions to deal with and it already fits in with most of the sitcom blocks filling their programming schedule outside of The Voice and NFL Football.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostjon View Post
    this is CTV we are talking about. They've done many things that seem so absurd when it comes to their programming.
    Based on the forum's past threads, CTV acquired TBBT back in may 2007, but couldn't give it a timeslot. CTV acquired the /A\ channels and dumped it there for its entire 1st season. For season 2, TBBT wasn't there at all on either CTV or CTV2, but popped up in december during Dancing with the Stars break, then in simulcast for the rest of the season. Season 3 had fall season on /A\, then simulcast on CTV starting january 2010. Remained in simsub for the rest of its run.

    Grey's is expected a yearly 2-months break from mid-november to mid-january.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    Based on the forum's past threads, CTV acquired TBBT back in may 2007, but couldn't give it a timeslot. CTV acquired the /A\ channels and dumped it there for its entire 1st season. For season 2, TBBT wasn't there at all on either CTV or CTV2, but popped up in december during Dancing with the Stars break, then in simulcast for the rest of the season. Season 3 had fall season on /A\, then simulcast on CTV starting january 2010. Remained in simsub for the rest of its run.

    Grey's is expected a yearly 2-months break from mid-november to mid-january.
    That's true. The Big Bang Theory was essentially a bench player during its first three seasons on Monday nights.

    I was also looking back at the past threads on this forum, and it was very interesting to see how The Big Bang Theory was constantly getting bounced back and forth between CTV and /A\. During the fall months, it was second in line, having been blocked by Dancing with the Stars, so it only got promoted to the main network in the winter and spring months.

    Also, in its first season (2007-08), that's when they had the writer's strike so many scripted shows at the time went on a long hiatus in the winter months. For that season only, CTV never got to premiering original episodes of The Big Bang Theory first and in simulcast.

    BBT only became a regular part of the CTV lineup in season 2 after the fall cycle of Dancing with the Stars wrapped up, and stayed there until the beginning of season 3, which would be the last time the show aired on Monday nights.

    Indeed for season 3, it remained in simulcast on CTV from January 2010 onwards. It temporarily moved to /A\ for two weeks during the Winter Olympics in February that year when they had the rights at the time.

    Looking back now, when CBS made the decision to move it to Thursday nights, not only was it the boldest move but it was the best possible way for CTV to get out of this scheduling conundrum.

    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    Grey's is expected a yearly 2-months break from mid-november to mid-january.

    Perhaps Young Sheldon might get a few runs in simulcast during that point in the season, paired with either sitcom reruns or a half-hour Canadian series.

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    Based on advanced listings for Wednesday, September 25:

    CTV will air the season 7 premiere of The Goldbergs (pre-ABC) at 7:30pm. (Episode title: Vacation)

    CTV2 has The Goldbergs at 8:00pm but no episode description is provided, so it would appear that the entire night is going to be all reruns, with Big Bang Theory, another episode of The Goldbergs, then Seinfeld and Crriminal Minds. They passed on a simsub opportunity, even though it's only for 30 minutes.

    Similar situation on Friday, except with sitcom American Housewife being the only show for the evening in simulcast, followed by Big Bang Theory and a two-hour movie to round out the evening.

    It figures that they could have easily picked up the new season of ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, which was dropped by CHCH and whose earlier seasons are running on CTV Comedy Channel, but nope, they instead hang on to more Big Bang Theory reruns...

    UPDATE (9/14): Season premiere date and time confirmed with advanced listings on Bell Fibe TV EPG and show page for The Goldbergs on CTV's website.

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    According to Videotron and Zap2it tv listing, the 8pm The Golbergs on CTV2 is now also listed as the season premiere (S07E01). Weird that they would do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlguy View Post
    According to Videotron and Zap2it tv listing, the 8pm The Golbergs on CTV2 is now also listed as the season premiere (S07E01). Weird that they would do that.
    From my original post above, I first saw the advanced listings on TVPassport
    https://www.tvpassport.com/tv-listin.../39/2019-09-25
    https://www.tvpassport.com/tv-listin...229/2019-09-25

    Still no episode info, so presumably a rerun.

    Listings for TV Guide are also showing The Goldbergs at 8:00pm on CTV2 as the season premiere.

    Ever since Zap2it removed the option to view the listings just for a particular channel or using the 5-day weekly grid format, I rarely consult the listings on that site. I supose those features are limited to those with a subscription.

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    I know I was so not happy with the Zap2it change, not being able to get the schedule for 1 channel only and scroll down looking for NEW. Much easier.
    But thanks to you I now found the tv Passport I was not aware of. ;)

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    Looking ahead to election night on Monday, October 21: CTV will begin live news coverage at 7:00pm.

    Unlike four years ago, CTV will not be shifting its regular primetime schedule over to CTV2 so all markets across the country will not be missing anything.

    Coincidentally, this is the week that several of CTV's regularly scheduled shows will be pre-empted (The Resident, The Masked Singer and Almost Family). With these shows being from FOX, their weekly primetime schedule (except Monday) will be taking a backseat to the World Series, so CTV has timeslots to fill with some of the pre-empted shows from election night.

    Here's what is known so far (thanks to the show-searching feature on Zap2it):

    The Good Doctor will air Sunday, October 20 at 9:00pm (pre-ABC 10/21) replacing a new episode of Shark Tank.

    The Conners will air Tuesday, October 22 at 8:00pm (s-ABC) and Bob Hearts Abishola will follow at 8:30pm (post-CBS 10/21). Both shows replace The Resident, being pre-empted for Game 1 of the World Series.

    All Rise
    will air Wednesday, October 23 at 8:00pm (post-CBS 10/21), as both The Masked Singer and Almost Family will be pre-empted for Game 2 of the World Series. CTV will fill the 9:00pm timeslot on that evening with a Criminal Minds rerun.
    Last edited by lostjon; 10-08-2019 at 10:14 PM. Reason: Added airtimes for All Rise on Wednesday, October 23

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    CTV's live election coverage is scheduled to run until 2:00am ET (3:00am AT / 1:00am CT / 12 midnight MT and Sask / 11:00pm PT).

    As a result, there will be numerous pre-emptions for the late night lineup across various markets.

    British Columbia: No pre-emptions, all shows including late evening local news are expected to run as regularly scheduled.

    Alberta / Saskatchewan: Only pre-emptions are late local news and a bonus airing of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, with first-run episode scheduled for 3:00am. Regular latenight lineup resumes following CTV National News.

    Manitoba: Same pre-emptions as Alberta and Saskatchewan, and an encore airing of The Dr. Oz Show. The Late Late Show with James Corden airs in special timeslot at 2:00am. Conan follows CTV National News.

    Ontario / Quebec: Numerous pre-emptions including late local news, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and bonus airings of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and The Dr. Oz Show. Following CTV National News are episodes of Conan, The Daily Show, MTV show Ridiculousness and etalk.

    Atlantic Canada: Following CTV National News are The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and etalk. All other shows are pre-empted including original episodes of Conan and The Late Late Show with James Corden.

    The pre-emption of The Late Late Show in the Eastern markets is somewhat of a headscratcher as it could have aired simultaneously for one night only with the Pacific and Mountain time zones (instead of an MTV show). Also, they could have made room for Conan in the Atlantic time zone.

    In any event, this is how things stand on Election Night. As always, check local listings for airtimes in your area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostjon View Post
    The Conners will air Tuesday, October 22 at 8:00pm (s-ABC)
    ABC scheduled the annual "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" that night, so CTV will have a Connors rerun, which is preferable compared to a TBBT filler.
    "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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    ABC's Emergence was not expected on oct 22nd, and they scheduled an ABC News special thingy, which caused a domino effect of CTV's schedule.

    - Good Doctor in pre-release sunday remains.
    - On tuesday Oct 22, All Rise at 8pm, This Is Us remains in simsub with NBC, followed by Bob Hearts at 10pm and a random rerun of Goldbergs at 10:30pm.
    - On wed Oct 23, new Goldbergs in pre-release at 7:30pm, followed by Wolverine (2013) movie at 8pm for 2.5 hours. ABC's Stumptown is the pilot rerun that night. Guess what will wrap the remaining 30 minutes? Heh...
    "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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