CTV adds nine for fall
Anderson Cooper joins the daytime lineup for the Bell Media-owned CTV and CTV Two.
Bell Media’s first fall season of programming at CTV includes nine new shows and 15 returning hits.
CTV is adding CBS’s Anderson Cooper-hosted daytime talk show, Anderson weekday afternoons at 5 p.m., following the Dr. Oz Show, which fills the gap left by Oprah, at 4 p.m. Anderson will also air at 3 p.m. on the recently rebranded CTV Two.
Also joining CTV daytime is The Ellen DeGeneres Show, weekdays at 2 p.m. on CTV, and 4 p.m. on CTV Two.
New on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. is Unforgettable, the CBS cop drama about a woman who remembers everything.
Wednesdays at 8 p.m. is Simon Cowell’s newest talent search program, The X Factor, from Fox. The new show is followed by returning comedy Hot in Cleveland at 9:30 p.m., and CSI in its new spot at 10 p.m.
Thursday kicks off with the new incarnation of Charlie’s Angels at 7 p.m., with NBC’s new comedy about modern love, Whitney, at 8:30 p.m. The Big Bang Theory returns in its spot at 8 p.m.
Friday nights are lead with the new supernatural series, Grimm, about a cop who can see fairytale creatures breaking laws, at 8 p.m.
Saturdays mark a new female focused programming strategy for the network, with two-hour competition series The Sing Off at 8 p.m, followed by Crimetime at 10 p.m.
The family-focused Once Upon A Time, about a fairytale set in modern times, leads CTV’s Sunday night schedule at 7 p.m., with The Amazing Race returning at 8 p.m. and Desperate Housewives at 10 p.m.
Also returning to the network are The Mentalist, Dancing with the Stars, Castle and CSI: New York.
Joining the CTV schedule mid-season is the Steven Spielberg-produced musical drama Smash, about the heartbreak and joy of Broadway theatre; G.C.B., about a social queen who returns to her Texas hometown after her personal life falls apart; and Missing, a drama starring Ashley Judd about a mother’s search for her missing son.
CTV Two is also adding five new shows to its prime-time lineup, starting with ABC’s Man Up about three modern guys who are forced to face reality on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m., followed by The Protector, about a LAPD police officer and single mother at 9 p.m.
New on Wednesday is NBC’s Up All Night, a comedy starring Will Arnett and Christina Applegate as new parents at 8 p.m. and the Hank Azaria-starring workplace comedy Free Agents at 8:30 p.m.
The results show of The X-Factor airs on CTV Two on Thursdays at 8 p.m.
CTV will host its upfront presentation Thursday afternoon.