Global TV adds true crime, comedy to mid-season schedule

The network's line-up features a Renee Zellweger limited series debut and a new Pete Holmes comedy.
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Global TV is hoping that true crime pays in high ratings, bringing a new small-screen series featuring two-time Oscar winner Renée Zellweger to its mid-season schedule.

The six-episode limited series The Thing About Pam, based on the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria, a State Farm insurance worker, and the duplicitous role her colleague played in her demise, debuts March 8 at 10 p.m.  ET/PT. Counting Josh Duhamel and Judy Greer among its co-stars, the series is produced by Blumhouse Television, NBC News Studios and Big Picture Co., and was previously covered on five episodes of Dateline NBC.

Also new to the Global mid-season slate is How We Roll, a scripted comedy series based on the real life of professional bowler Tom Smallwood and starring Boston stand-up comedian Pete Holmes (Crashing). The show’s protagonist loses his job at a car assembly plant and turns to bowling to provide for his family. The 11-episode first season premieres on Global on March 31 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. Katie Lowes, Chi McBride, Julie White and Mason Wells co-star in this CBS Studios-produced effort.

Global’s 2021 winter additions – Ghosts, Good Sam, Abbott Elementary and I Can See Your Voice – continue with new episodes, as do the Fall 2021 Top 20 breakout dramas NCIS: Hawai’i and FBI: International.

The 42nd episode of perennial number one reality series Survivor premieres on March 9 and the landmark 10th season of Big Brother Canada also debuts sometime during the month.

On Wednesday, February 2, Celebrity Big Brother returns for its third season (8 p.m. ET/PT) with a celebrity roster featuring two-time NBA champion Lamar Odom, former Real Housewives Cynthia Bailey and Teddi Mellencamp, as well as Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan living together under the same Big Brother roof. Hosted by Julie Chen Moonves, the finale airs Wednesday, February 23.

In the drama department, the Fall’s number two show, 9-1-1, dials back in with the final eight new shows of its 18-episode fifth season on March 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Rounding out the Global returns are new episodes of proven favourites like NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, New Amsterdam and The Equalizer.