CTV, CTV Two unveil fall schedules
The new schedule for Bell Media's CTV channel includes short-order series sharing timeslots four nights a week.
Bell Media’s CTV and CTV Two have unveiled their fall schedules, with the main network anchoring each night in what it calls co-viewing opportunities.
In addition to the 11 shows the channel purchased at the L.A. Screenings, the channel has picked up two more shows from other Canadian channels: The Millers from Global and Resurrection from City.
Bell Media also announced a second season order for Canadian comedy Spun Out, as well as ordering up a festive special edition of MasterChef Canada, MasterChef Canada: A Holiday Special.
The Big Bang Theory starts off CTV’s Monday night schedule, moving ahead of simulcast with CBS’ switch of the comedy to Monday nights because of its Thursday night NFL games. That provides a strong lead into new Batman origin story drama Gotham at 8 p.m., the first of a series of co-viewing opportunities at 8 p.m. each night. At 9 p.m. is new immortality-based crime drama Forever, with Castle finishing the block at 10 p.m.
Arrow spinoff The Flash starts Tuesday nights at 8 p.m., with Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at 9 p.m. in its new timeslot switching to Agent Carter partway through the season and back to S.H.I.E.L.D. to finish the season in the timeslot, the first of a series of short season ordered timeslot sharing on the network this season. Person of Interest airs Mondays at 10 p.m.
Wednesday starts off with the second season of Arrow at 8 p.m., leading into Criminal Minds at 9 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy will air out of simulcast in its new timeslot at 10 p.m. for the first part of the season, switch to a new season of Canadian medical drama Saving Hope partway through the season before moving back to Grey’s.
Thursday starts off with another simulcast episode of The Big Bang Theory at 8 p.m. That leads into new-to-CTV comedy The Millers at 8:30 p.m. Two and a Half Men is on in its new timeslot at 9 p.m. until it finishes its short season then switches to new comedy The Odd Couple in that slot. New family sitcom The McCarthys is on at 9:30 p.m. and recently acquired drama How to Get Away with Murder at 10 p.m. for the first part of the season before switching to Secrets & Lies.
The Amazing Race kicks off Friday nights in its new simulcast timeslot at 8 p.m. That leads into a new season of drama Grimm at 9 p.m. and Blue Bloods at 10 p.m.
Saturdays aren’t offering up much counter-hockey programming with a Comedy Night on CTV starting at 8 p.m.
Once Upon a Time leads off the Sunday night programming in its new timeslot at 8 p.m., with new drama Resurrection at 9 p.m. for the first part of the season, switching to American Crime partway through. CSI leads off the season at 10 p.m. in its new timeslot, with the show switching to new spinoff CSI: Cyber partway through the year.
CTV Two’s week starts with The Voice in simulcast at 8 p.m., leading into Anger Management at 10 p.m. and Mike and Molly at 10:30 p.m., which will be shown in strips during the hour-long timeslot on weekdays.
Tuesday night starts with the second weekly episode of The Voice at 8 p.m., with The Goldbergs in its sophomore season at its new 9 p.m. timeslot, leading into Anger Management at 9:30 p.m.
New crime family drama The Mysteries of Laura starts off Wednesday nights at 8 p.m., leading into Law & Order: SVU at 9 .p.m.
Thursday nights start with The Vampire Diaries at 8 p.m., followed by Reign in its new timeslot at 9 p.m.
MasterChef Junior kicks Friday night’s schedule off at 8 p.m. and leads into Shark Tank at 9 p.m.
Saturday night leads off with rerun episodes of Flashpoint at 8 p.m. and Motive at 9 p.m. Sunday night starts with Dancing with the Stars in its new 8 p.m. timeslot.