New Chuck Lorre Comedy Joins 18 Hit Series Returning to CTV This Fall

— June 23, 2020

– Ratings successes and fan-favourite series are back, as THE GOOD DOCTOR, GREY’S ANATOMY, STATION 19, THIS IS US, THE MASKED SINGER, YOUNG SHELDON, THE CONNERS, and BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA return to Canada’s most-watched network –
– CTV lands the most-coveted new series of the season, Chuck Lorre’s comedy B POSITIVE, as Season 2 of CTV Original series JANN is confirmed to premiere this fall –
– Also new this fall on CTV: SUPERMARKET SWEEP hosted by Leslie Jones, and FILTHY RICH starring Gerald McRaney and Kim Cattrall –

TORONTO (June 23, 2020) – Building on last season’s strong momentum which saw CTV grow its audience year-over-year and become Canada’s most-watched television network for an unprecedented 19th year in a row, the network today unveiled its 2020 fall primetime schedule. Featuring 18 series returning to the network this fall, CTV delivers established ratings hits and fan-favourite programs that propelled the network to deliver the most Top 10, Top 20, and Top 30 programs with total viewers, A18-49, and A25-54 in 2019/20.

The announcement comes in advance of the #CTVHomefront virtual presentation this afternoon, at which time Bell Media’s original entertainment productions for its English-language services will be announced.

“Following the success of last season, we are in a position to deliver an incredibly stable schedule full of series with established audiences and ratings wins this fall,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “We’re excited to confirm that CTV is the home of the season’s only must-get series, as Chuck Lorre’s sensational new comedy B POSITIVE joins a fall lineup bursting with Canada’s most-watched TV programs.”

With more returning hits than any other network, CTV’s fall schedule includes Canada’s #1 drama series, THE GOOD DOCTOR, and the #1 comedy series, YOUNG SHELDON, along with Top 5 series THE MASKED SINGER and GREY’S ANATOMY, Top 10 series STATION 19, and Top 20 series THIS IS US and THE ROOKIE.

CTV’s comedy slate expands with the new Chuck Lorre comedy B POSITIVE, airing Thursday nights following YOUNG SHELDON. CTV’s strong comedy roster also features BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, Canada’s #1 new comedy; THE CONNERS, Canada’s most-watched comedy for A25-54 and A18-49; and Season 2 of JANN, the most-watched new Canadian comedy of 2018/19.

CTV also confirms today that Canada’s #1 new series, 9-1-1: LONE STAR, and hit drama THE RESIDENT, return to the schedule in midseason (details to be announced at a later date).

CTV FALL SCHEDULE 2020

All times ET. New programs are BOLD.

MONDAYS

8 p.m. JANN
8:30 p.m. BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA
9 p.m. ALL RISE
10 p.m. THE GOOD DOCTOR


TUESDAYS

8 p.m. FILTHY RICH
9 p.m. THIS IS US


WEDNESDAYS

7 p.m. ETALK
7:30 p.m. THE CONNERS
8 p.m. THE MASKED SINGER
9 p.m. THE AMAZING RACE
10 p.m. STUMPTOWN


THURSDAYS

7 p.m. STATION 19
8 p.m. YOUNG SHELDON
8:30 p.m. B POSITIVE
9 p.m. GREY’S ANATOMY
10 p.m. LAW & ORDER: SVU



FRIDAYS

8 p.m. SHARK TANK
9 p.m. MAGNUM P.I.
10 p.m. BLUE BLOODS



SATURDAYS

7 p.m. W5
8 p.m. AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE
8:30 p.m. JANN (encore)
9 p.m. CTV Movie



SUNDAYS

7 p.m. NFL (cont’d)
7:30 p.m. NFL ON CTV POSTGAME
8 p.m. SUPERMARKET SWEEP
9 p.m. WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE
10 p.m. THE ROOKIE



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