9-1-1: LONE STAR, FOR LIFE, and STATION 19 Heat up CTV’s Winter 2020 Schedule

— December 17, 2019

– Rob Lowe’s new drama 9-1-1: LONE STAR (Jan. 19) is joined by new series FLIRTY DANCING (Dec. 29), OUTMATCHED (Jan. 23 on CTV2), FOR LIFE (Feb. 11), and ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST (Feb. 16) –
– STATION 19 and GREY’S ANATOMY return to steam up Thursdays with a two-hour crossover event on CTV (Jan. 23) –
– Beloved crime procedural CRIMINAL MINDS enters its 15th and final season with a special two-night premiere event beginning Jan. 8 –
– THE MASKED SINGER gets coveted post SUPER BOWL slot Feb. 2 –
– THE 77th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS® (Jan. 5), SUPER BOWL LIV (Feb. 2), THE OSCARS® (Feb. 9) lead CTV’s stellar lineup of live events –


TORONTO (December 17, 2019) – CTV is starting the New Year with stellar debuts, returning favourites, and big-ticket live events across CTV and CTV2, as the network today announced premiere dates for Winter 2020. Building on CTV’s strong fall schedule, the network is set to introduce five new series throughout January and February, headlined by highly anticipated new dramas 9-1-1: LONE STAR, starring Emmy Award®-nominee Rob Lowe, and serialized legal and family drama FOR LIFE, from executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

“CTV is set to deliver its most dynamic midseason schedule ever,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “With big-buzz new series, hit returning favourites, and the excitement of anticipated live events, the new year will deliver can’t-miss television, night after night on CTV.”

On CTV2, all-star acts compete for the ultimate title of World Champion when AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS returns to anchor the schedule for its second season. Plus new Maggie Lawson and Jason Biggs starrer, multi-camera comedy OUTMATCHED joins the CTV2 schedule in January.

New Series on CTV


  • New series FLIRTY DANCING premieres Sunday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, before settling into its regular Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT day and timeslot beginning Jan. 1 on CTV. Part performance and part blind date, this series is all about romantic chemistry. Hosted by actress, producer, and dancer Jenna Dewan, complete strangers are taught a dance routine and then meet for the first time on a blind date. Singles perform a different choreographed dance with each of their two potential love interests, before choosing the one with whom they have the strongest connection.



  • 9-1-1: LONE STAR premieres with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, 19 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, with the second episode airing Jan. 20 to kick-off the program’s regular Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT timeslot. Nearly 20 years ago, Owen Strand (Emmy Award®-nominee Rob Lowe, PARKS AND RECREATION, THE WEST WING) was the lone survivor of his Manhattan firehouse on 9/11. In the wake of the attack, Owen had the unenviable task of rebuilding his station. After a similar tragedy happens to a firehouse in Austin, Texas, Owen, along with his troubled firefighter son T.K. (Ronen Rubinstein, DEAD OF SUMMER), takes his progressive philosophies of life and firefighting to the station, where he helps them start anew. The series also stars Liv Tyler (THE LEFTOVERS), Sierra McClain (MINDHUNTER) Jim Parrack (THE DEUCE, TRUE BLOOD), Natacha Karam (THE BRAVE), Brian Michael Smith (QUEEN SUGAR), newcomer Rafael Silva, and Julian Works (AMERICAN CRIME), and is from co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear.



  • New multi-camera comedy OUTMATCHED airs Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning Jan. 23 on CTV2, and follows a blue-collar couple in Atlantic City as they raise their four kids – three of whom happen to be certified geniuses. The series stars Jason Biggs (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and the American Pie franchise) and Maggie Lawson (LETHAL WEAPON).



  • FOR LIFE airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning Feb. 11 on CTV, and is inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr. From executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, the fictional serialized legal and family drama follows prisoner Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock, COUNTERPART), who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves – his estranged wife (Joy Bryant, PARENTHOOD) and daughter (Tyla Harris, SIX) – and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. FOR LIFE will also, through the window of his ferocious struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden (Indira Varma), examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems. The series is from Hank Steinberg, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson via G-Unit Film & Television, Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan of Doug Robinson Productions and Isaac Wright Jr. FOR LIFE is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television Inc. and ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.



  • ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST premieres Sunday, Feb. 16 with a two-hour premiere beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT, before settling into its regular Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT timeslot. The new musical drama follows Zoey Clarke (Jane Levy, TWIN PEAKS), a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event, Zoey starts to hear the innermost wants and desires of the people around her through song. In addition to Levy, the star-studded cast also includes Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect), Peter Gallagher (THE O.C.), Alex Newell (EMPIRE), John Clarence Stewart (BLUE BLOODS), Carmen Cusack (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), and Mary Steenburgen (ELF).


Can’t-Miss Live Events on CTV


  • Ricky Gervais returns as host for THE 77TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS®, airing live from the Beverly Hilton in California on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CTV
  • From Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, SUPER BOWL LIV airs live Sunday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT on CTV
  • Hollywood’s most anticipated and glamourous night in film, THE OSCARS®, airs live from the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood on Sunday, 9 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT



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CTV and CTV2 Winter 2020 Premiere Dates
All times are ET/PT, and dates are subject to change. Visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times.

Sunday, Dec. 29
8 p.m. – FLIRTY DANCING (CTV) – NEW SERIES

Wednesday, Jan. 1
8 p.m. – FLIRTY DANCING (CTV) – REGULAR DAY AND TIMESLOT

Friday, Jan. 3
9 p.m. – MAGNUM P.I. (CTV)
10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS (CTV)

Sunday, Jan. 5
7 p.m. – GOD FRIENDED ME (CTV) – SPECIAL TIME
8 p.m. – THE 77TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS® (CTV)

Monday, Jan. 6
8 p.m. – AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS (CTV)
10 p.m. – ALL RISE (CTV) – SPECIAL TIME

Tuesday, Jan. 7
9 p.m. – ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES (CTV)
8 p.m. – PANDORA (CTV2) – NEW TO CTV2
8 p.m. – THE RESIDENT (CTV)
10 p.m. – EMERGENCE (CTV)

Wednesday, Jan. 8
9 p.m. – CRIMINAL MINDS (CTV) – TWO-NIGHT PREMIERE EVENT; *FINAL SEASON*
10 p.m. – STUMPTOWN (CTV)

Thursday, Jan. 9
9 p.m. – CRIMINAL MINDS (CTV) – PREMIERE EVENT – NIGHT TWO
10 p.m. – LAW & ORDER: SVU (CTV)

Monday, Jan. 13
10 p.m. – THE GOOD DOCTOR (CTV)

Tuesday, Jan. 14
9 p.m. – THIS IS US (CTV)

Wednesday, Jan. 15
7:30 p.m. – THE GOLDBERGS (CTV)

Friday, Jan. 17
8 p.m. – AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (CTV)

Sunday, Jan. 19
10 p.m. – 9-1-1: LONE STAR (CTV) – NEW SERIES; TWO-NIGHT PREMIERE EVENT

Monday, Jan. 20
8 p.m. – 9-1-1: LONE STAR (CTV) – PREMIERE EVENT – NIGHT TWO; REGULAR DAY AND TIMESLOT
8 p.m. – AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS (CTV2) – REGULAR TIMESLOT
9 p.m. – ALL RISE (CTV) – REGULAR TIMESLOT

Tuesday, Jan. 21
7:30 p.m. – THE CONNERS (CTV) – NEW NIGHT; NEW TIME

Thursday, Jan. 23
8 p.m. – STATION 19 (CTV) – TWO-HOUR CROSSOVER EVENT (Part 1)
8:30 p.m. – OUTMATCHED (CTV2) – NEW SERIES
9 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY (CTV) – NEW TIMESLOT; TWO-HOUR CROSSOVER EVENT (Part 2)

Saturday, Jan. 25
7 p.m. – W5 (CTV)

Sunday, Feb. 2
6 p.m. – SUPER BOWL LIV (CTV)
10 p.m. – THE MASKED SINGER (CTV)

Sunday, Feb. 9
8 p.m. – THE OSCARS® (CTV)

Tuesday, Feb. 11
10 p.m. – FOR LIFE (CTV) – NEW SERIES

Sunday, Feb. 16
8 p.m. – ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST (CTV) – NEW SERIES; TWO-HOUR PREMIERE

Wednesday, Feb. 19
9 p.m. – CRIMINAL MINDS (CTV) – SERIES FINALE

Sunday, Feb. 23
10 p.m. – THE ROOKIE (CTV)