City announces fall premiere dates
Canuck series, including Package Deal (pictured), Storage Wars Canada and Meet the Family, join the lineup this fall.
Rogers Media’s City channel on Friday announced the premiere dates for its fall lineup, which includes four homegrown series and a slew of new pick-ups.
Starting Monday, Sept. 9, new game show Million Second Quiz, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, will air for two weeks, with participants battling each other in trivia for 12 consecutive days and nights. Then, starting Monday, Sept. 23, the night is anchored by comedy, with returning series How I Met Your Mother (one-hour premiere) and 2 Broke Girls at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. respectively. New series Mom hits screens at 9:30 p.m., followed at 10 p.m. by homegrown series The Project: Guatemala, which will air simultaneously on OLN. On Sept. 30, How I Met Your Mother returns to its regular half-hour run time, and Canuck comedy Package Deal begins at 8:30 p.m., bolstered by the Monday comedy lineup.
On Tuesdays, City brings a block of comedy, with new Seth McFarlane series Dads premiering on Sept. 17 at 8 p.m., followed by Brooklyn Nine-Nine, also new to the lineup. Returning series New Girl and The Mindy Project follow at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. respectively. The following Tuesday, Sept. 24, City tops the comedy block with new scripted drama Lucky 7 at 10 p.m.
Wednesdays see J.J. Abrams’ dystopian drama Revolution join the sked at 8 p.m. starting Sept. 25, followed by a one-hour premiere of Modern Family at 9 p.m. and Nashville, which comes to City from CTV, at 10 p.m. As Modern Family returns to its regular half-hour run time on Oct. 2, new comedy Super Fun Night premieres at 9:30 p.m. On Nov. 6, City will air the Academy of Country Music Awards at 8 p.m.
Starting Thursday, Sept. 26, Parks and Recreation premieres with a one-hour episode at 8 p.m., followed by new series The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams at 9 p.m. Scandal returns to the Thursday lineup on Oct. 3 at 10 p.m., while new drama Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, a spinoff of Once Upon a Time, joins the night on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. Parks and Rec will then move to a later time on the sked, TBA.
Returning series The Middle and new James Caan series Back in the Game, about a baseball team of young misfits, round out Fridays at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. respectively, starting Sept. 27. The Carrie Diaries returns at 8 p.m. starting Oct. 25, while Raising Hope and Enlisted join the sked in late fall on Nov. 8, at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., as The Middle and Back in the Game go on a break.
Sunday nights kick off with two new unscripted Canadian series. Storage Wars Canada starts Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. with back-to-back episodes, followed by Meet the Family at 8:30 p.m. Revenge returns to the lineup at 9 p.m., followed by a new scandalous drama, Betrayal, at 10 p.m.