CTV plays catch-up with Instant Star

You almost need a playbook to follow the teen drama's slot-jumping.

The third season of homegrown teen drama Instant Star returned to the CTV prime-time schedule last evening at 9:30 p.m. ET with the first of 13 new episodes, just one week after wrapping its second season on June 19.

The show was bounced around the CTV schedule and aired only half of its second season last summer, before returning with the remaining six last month. Star will move to its regular Sunday 7:30 p.m. time slot beginning July 8.

Following the tradition of past seasons, CTV will again release an original companion CD on July 3. The network will also broadcast episodes of season three the day after their original airdate on its broadband network. Meanwhile, production is underway on season four of the half-hour drama, which will shoot 13 new episodes in Toronto until November 5.

This story first appeared in Playback Daily.