City Scoops This Seasonís Most Anticipated Series for 2016/2017 Prime-Time Schedule

Ė Buzzworthy new series Lethal Weapon joins the City fall lineup Wednesday nights Ė
Ė Fan-favourite franchises 24 and Prison Break find a new home on City with new mid-season reboots Ė

TORONTO (May 30, 2016) The clock has been reset as City gears up for the strongest schedule to-date with the acquisition of three of next seasonís biggest blockbusters: Lethal Weapon, 24: Legacy, and Prison Break. Reinvigorating three of the most iconic and beloved franchises in film and TV history Ė City will be the only place to catch the action-packed, adrenaline-fueled, canít-miss-a minute reboots this season. Additional details on the City 2016/2017 prime-time schedule to be announced on June 6.

ďWe went down to the screenings with the intent of bringing back the absolute best that television has to offer for our viewers, and weíre so excited to be the exclusive home of these marquee, appointment-viewing franchises in Canada,Ē said Colette Watson, Vice President, Broadcast and TV Operations, Rogers. ďThe addition of these instantly identifiable series to the schedule puts us in an unparalleled positon for success this season.Ē

Joining Modern Family and Black-ish this fall at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Cityís powerhouse Wednesday night lineup, Lethal Weapon, based on the hit movie franchise of the same name, follows iconic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. From the moment the brash and impulsive Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford, Rectify) meets prudent, by-the-book Roger Murtaugh (Emmy Award nominee Damon Wayans, My Wife and Kids, In Living Color), it seems as if this partnership is doomed. But after their first case together, both realize this arrangement might just work out after all Ė if only Riggs doesnít get them killed first.

Then, starting mid-season, the clock ticks again with the next evolution of the Emmy Award-winning franchise, 24: Legacy. The series chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil Ė in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series. Starring Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), Miranda Otto (Homeland), and Jimmy Smits (Sons of Anarchy), 24: Legacy reunites the award-winning producing team of Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto, and Evan Katz; director Stephen Hopkins; and Kiefer Sutherland, who all serve as executive producers.

Also starting mid-season, the next action-packed chapter of Prison Break finds a new Canadian home on City. Reuniting original series stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar, and Paul Adelstein, the much-loved characters embark on an all-new adventure spanning the globe. When clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael Scofield (Miller,The Loft) may be alive, his brother, Lincoln Burrows (Purcell, DCís Legends of Tomorrow), reunites with Michaelís wife, Sara (Callies, Colony, The Walking Dead), and Fox River State Penitentiaryís most notorious escapees to engineer the seriesí biggest breakout ever.

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