APTN fall sked brings Adam Beach back to prime time

A new small-town comedy, two investigative news shows and expanded children's programming are on the way this month.

The fall programming season at APTN kicks off Monday with three original new shows and four network premieres.

Moose TV, a new half-hour comedy original to the network, stars actor Adam Beach (Law & Order: SVU; Walker, Texas Ranger), the show chronicles life in a small town after a local television station is re-opened. It debuts on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 9:30 p.m. ET on APTN East.

The other two original shows are In Focus and APTN Investigates, both featuring original news programming. Debuting on Sept. 11 at 6:30 pm ET on APTN East, In Focus is a half-hour analytical news show focusing on current events and featuring interviews with experts, reporters and news sources. APTN Investigates is an investigative news show focusing on Aboriginal-specific stories. It runs on alternating weeks on the same day and time slot as In Focus, debuting Friday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. ET on APTN East.

All three shows have a target demographic of 25- to 54-year-old Aboriginal people in Canada.

For kids, also joining the network this fall is Double Trouble, an Australian show about Aboriginal twin girls who swap lives, broadcasting on Fridays at 4:30 p.m. ET on APTN East starting on Sept. 11. Children’s show Little Bear, chronicling the adventures of a bear and his friends, debuts on the APTN East network on Monday Sept. 7 at 9:30 a.m. ET, and will broadcast regularly on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. ET.

APTN will also add two new French-language shows to its APTN East lineup: C’est parti mon tipi on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET starting Sept. 7 and Makusham, launching the same day at 1 p.m. ET and broadcasting in the same time slot throughout the season.