Reality bites Citytv’s summer sked

The new shows are a mix of comedy, drama and reality series that are more 'real' than ever - including More to Love, a dating competition for full-figured singles.

Citytv announced its summer lineup, which includes a couple of series that take a new twist on the ever-popular The Bachelor format.

Hitched or Ditched is about people who are very different from marriage hopefuls on The Bachelor series. Targeting women 18 to 49, the show, which debuted this week and airs on Tuesdays at 9 pm, is about long-term couples who are reluctant to walk the aisle. Each of the six one-hour episodes focuses on a couple who has been nominated by a so-called friend to set a wedding date in seven days. After a series of relationship-testing exercises they make the decision to either say their vows or call the whole thing off.

Also new this week is The Goode Family, a half-hour animated comedy series from Mike Judge (King of the Hill) about a family obsessed with doing the ‘right’ thing environmentally, politically and socially. Their every move is carefully considered against a self-imposed social conscience – for instance their dog Che is raised vegan (but satisfies his meat cravings by devouring neighborhood pets). The show, targeting adults 18 to 34, is scheduled for Wednesdays at 9 pm, for six episodes.

Based on the successful series from producer Dick Wolf, Law and Order UK debuts on Thursday, June 11, at 10 pm. The one-hour series, targeting adults aged 25 to 54, follows a pair of detectives (played by Bradley Walsh, Coronation Street and Jamie Bamber, Battlestar Galactica) as they solve gruesome crimes committed in Great Britain.

Krod Mandoon is a comedy set in a medieval fantasy world that follows reluctant leader Krod Mandoon (Sean Maguire, Meet the Spartans) and his band of incompetent freedom fighters, including a gorgeous yet fierce warrior (India de Beaufort Run, Fatboy, Run) and his oafish servant (Steve Speirs, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest). Together, the unlikely heroes fight a sinister ruler, overcoming countless evil barriers in a quest to save the world. The six-episode series premieres Wednesday, July 8, at 10 pm, and will run two half-hour episodes back to back for three weeks.

From the creator of The Bachelor comes a new dating series about full-figured singles. More to Love premieres Tuesday, July 28, and centres on a single, average guy with a big waist romancing several confident plus-size women. Each week he will wine and dine the group until the competition is narrowed down and he decides on one full-figured lady to become his true love. The show, targeting women aged 18 to 49, is scheduled to run for six episodes.

Regis Philbin is back on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in a two-week long special event honouring the 10th anniversary of the game show. Appealing to the adult 25- to 54-year-old demo, the 11-episode run will air Sunday through Thursday starting Aug. 9 at 8 pm.