CTV and CTV2 Fall 2018 Premiere Dates Announced ### CTV is Home to Hollywood’s Biggest Hits and Television’s Most-Anticipated Debuts of the Year
— August 28, 2018
– Most hotly anticipated, buzz-worthy new dramas and comedies land on CTV primetime this fall: MAGNUM P.I., GOD FRIENDED ME, THE ROOKIE, ROSEANNE spinoff THE CONNERS, and THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT –
– Fall schedule sees the return of 2017/18’s top series: THE BIG BANG THEORY returns for its 12th and final season on a special day along with YOUNG SHELDON, THE GOOD DOCTOR, THIS IS US, THE GOLDBERGS, GREY’S ANATOMY, and more –
– Alec Baldwin brings his interview chops and unpredictable outspoken humour to CTV with new primetime talk series THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW –
– NFL’s slate of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL and SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL regular-season games return to CTV2, along with a brand new season of THE VOICE –
– ETALK delivers exclusive look at CTV’s upcoming series in new 30-minute special CTV’s BIG FALL PREVIEW featuring exclusive series sneak peeks and interviews –
TORONTO (August 28, 2018) – CTV truly has something for every viewer this season, as the network confirmed today its fall premiere dates, featuring a primetime schedule filled with Hollywood’s hottest, big-buzz new series and returning, can’t-miss, fan-favourites bursting with compelling stories and unforgettable characters. The 2018/2019 television season kicks off with the THE 70th EMMY AWARDS on Monday, Sept. 17, live across the country at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT, exclusively on CTV.
This fall, Monday on CTV is solidified with MAGNUM P.I. and THE RESIDENT, while Tuesday is home to this season’s biggest new drama THE ROOKIE and highly anticipated new family comedy THE CONNERS, a spin-off of this year’s hit revival ROSEANNE. In addition, Canada’s favourite TV programs THE BIG BANG THEORY, YOUNG SHELDON, THE GOOD DOCTOR, THIS IS US, and more return to CTV’s primetime slate.
New Series on CTV this Fall:
Premiere week (Sept. 24-28) begins with the sophomore season of break-out medical drama THE RESIDENT, starring Matt Czuchry (THE GOOD WIFE) and Canada’s Emily VanCamp (REVENGE), premiering Monday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, before settling into its regular Mondays at 8 p.m. ET timeslot on Oct. 1.
Then, #MagnumMondays on CTV continue with this season’s most fun-filled and action-packed dramas, MAGNUM P.I.. Premiering Monday, Sept. 24 at9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, the reboot of the classic series stars Jay Hernandez as ex-Navy SEAL turned private eye Thomas Magnum.
The humorous and uplifting new aspirational drama GOD FRIENDED ME, starring Brandon Micheal Hall, airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beginning Sept. 30 (click here for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new series).
The premieres continue in October with THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW, airing Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beginning Oct. 14. The new primetime interview series features the three-time Emmy Award-winner and his whip-smart brand of humour while in conversation with compelling personalities.
Marking the return of Canada’s Nathan Fillion (CASTLE) to primetime TV as a man who pursues his dream of joining the LAPD in the midst of a mid-life awakening, the sought-after and big-buzz new cop series THE ROOKIE (Oct. 16) airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beginning Oct. 16. Also on Tuesdays, the new family comedy THE CONNERS (Oct. 16), a spin-off of this year’s hit revival ROSEANNE, premieres Tuesday, Oct. 16 at8 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the family-focused, single-camera 1970s-era comedy THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (Oct. 16) at 8:30 p.m. ET/ PT on CTV.
Returning Series on CTV:
Canada’s #1 series for eight straight years, THE BIG BANG THEORY returns for its 12th and final season on a special day and time, Monday,Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, followed by the sophomore season of the Sheldon Cooper backstory family comedy and last year’s #1 new series, YOUNG SHELDON, which also returns on a special day and time at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Both THE BIG BANG THEORY and YOUNG SHELDON settle into their regular Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET and 8:30 p.m. ET respective timeslots on Sept. 27, with brand new episodes.
A weekly house call caps off Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, with the return of Canada’s #1 drama, THE GOOD DOCTOR (Sept. 24), starring Freddie Highmore, whose role as surgical resident Shaun Murphy earned him a Golden Globe® nomination earlier this year.
Meanwhile, CTV’s fall schedule also sees the return of the widely beloved and emotionally raw family-driven Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominated drama THIS IS US (Sept. 25), alongside returning fan favourites THE GOLDBERGS (Sept. 26), which kicks off its sixth season by paying homage to the cult classic film, Sixteen Candles; AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (Sept. 26); Shondaland’s GREY’S ANATOMY (Sept. 26), which kicks off with a two-hour premiere; LAW & ORDER: SVU (Sept. 27), which kicks off its 20th season with a two-hour premiere; HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (Sept. 28), which moves to Fridays; BLUE BLOODS (Sept. 28); CRIMINAL MINDS (Oct. 3); STATION 19 (Oct. 4); SHARK TANK (Oct. 7), which celebrates its 200th episode with the Season 10 premiere airing at a special time (10 p.m. ET), before settling into its regular Sundays at 9 p.m. ET timeslot on Oct. 14; and BLINDSPOT (Oct. 12).
In celebration of THE GOLDBERGS’ movie-homage tradition of episodes and in anticipation of the new season, five back-to-back movie-themed episodes from the series’ past seasons will air Wednesday, Sept. 19, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET on CTV2. The list includes the series’ tribute episodes of The Goonies, The Princess Bride, Risky Business, Dirty Dancing, and The Breakfast Club. Plus, beginning Sept. 1, all 15 of THE GOLDBERGS’ 80s-related movie-themed episodes will be available for viewing online at CTV.ca.
Returning Series on CTV2:
A brand new season of THE VOICE returns Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV2 and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, beginning Sept. 24 with a two-hour premiere. Tuesday’s episodes of THE VOICE then moves back to CTV2, beginning Oct. 9. Also returning to CTV2, the Ellen DeGeneres executive-produced comedy SPLITTING UP TOGETHER returns for a second season, beginning Oct. 16 at 9:30 p.m. ET. Plus, NFL’s slate of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL and SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL regular-season games return on CTV2, beginning Sept. 6 and Sept. 9 respectively.
Specials and Live Events on CTV and CTV2:
CTV is home to must-watch, live, appointment-viewing, event specials this fall including THE 70TH EMMY AWARDS (Sept. 17) hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che, airing live across the country at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT), preceded by THE 70TH ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS ARRIVALS SPECIAL (Sept. 17) airing live at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT). The world’s largest fan-voted award show AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS (Oct. 9) airs live at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on CTV. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host Country music’s biggest night: the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS (CMAs) (Nov. 14) live at 9 p.m. ET on CTV2. Plus, the long-awaited ABBA: THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC, AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE special and THE 2018 CANADA’S WALK OF FAME AWARDS are also set to air on CTV this December.
CTV’s BIG FALL PREVIEW Special:
In advance of CTV’s highly anticipated fall premieres, Canada’s most-watched entertainment news program, ETALK, delivers an exclusive look at the upcoming series in CTV’s BIG FALL PREVIEW airing Monday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. The 30-minute special, hosted by ETALK anchors Ben Mulroney and Danielle Graham, features exclusive series sneak peeks and interviews with the stars of CTV and CTV2’s new and returning primetime series including Nathan Fillion (THE ROOKIE), Jay Hernandez (MAGNUM P.I.), Brandon Micheal Hall (GOD FRIENDED ME), and the cast of last season’s TV darling, THIS IS US.
Viewers can also look forward to the Season 6 finale ofTHE AMAZING RACE CANADA, airing Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO.
Meanwhile, Canada’s most-watched documentary series and North America’s longest-running investigative series, W5 returns for its 53rd season on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV. Hosted by Kevin Newman, the program delivers award-winning investigative journalism focusing on topical and timely issues across Canada and around the world.
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Full episodes of select CTV and CTV2 series will also be available live and on demand on CTV.ca and the CTV GO App. Previous seasons of select returning series are streaming now on CraveTV™.
See below for a list of premiere dates for new and returning series. All dates are subject to change. All times in ET/PT. Visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times.
FALL BASE SCHEDULES: CTV and CTV2 FALL 2018 Premiere Dates for CTV and CTV2 by date in Primetime:Monday, Sept. 3
7 p.m. – ETALK’s BIG FALL TV PREVIEW (CTV) – NEW SPECIALTuesday, Sept. 4
7 p.m. – ETALK (CTV) – SEASON 17 BEGINSThursday, Sept. 6
7:30 p.m. – NFL’s THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (CTV2)
Sunday, Sept. 9
8 p.m. – NFL’s SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (CTV2)
Monday, Sept. 17
7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT) – THE 70th EMMY AWARDS ARRIVALS SPECIAL (CTV) – NEW, LIVE EVENT SPECIAL
8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) – THE 70th EMMY AWARDS (CTV) – NEW, LIVE EVENT SPECIALSaturday, Sept. 22
7 p.m. – W5 (CTV)
Monday, Sept. 24
7 p.m. – THE RESIDENT (CTV) – NEW TO CTV / SPECIAL TIME (*Moves to Mondays at 8 p.m. ET beginning Oct. 1)
8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY (CTV) – SPECIAL DAY (*Settles into regular Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET timeslot on Sept. 27 with a brand new episode)
8 p.m. – THE VOICE (CTV2) – TWO-HOUR PREMIERE
8:30 p.m. – YOUNG SHELDON (CTV) – SPECIAL DAY (*Settles into regular Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET timeslot on Sept. 27 with a brand new episode)
9 p.m. – MAGNUM P.I. (CTV) – NEW
10 p.m. – THE GOOD DOCTOR (CTV) Wednesday, Sept. 26
8 p.m. – THE GOLDBERGS (CTV)
8:30 p.m. – AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (CTV)
9 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY (CTV) – TWO-HOUR PREMIERE; NEW NIGHTThursday, Sept. 27
8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY (CTV) – REGULAR TIMESLOT
8:30 p.m. – YOUNG SHELDON (CTV) – REGULAR TIMESLOT
9 p.m. – LAW & ORDER: SVU (CTV) – TWO-HOUR PREMIEREFriday, Sept. 28
9 p.m. – HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (CTV)
10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS (CTV)
Sunday, Sept. 30
8 p.m. – GOD FRIENDED ME (CTV) – NEW Monday, Oct. 1
8 p.m. – THE RESIDENT (CTV) – REGULAR TIMESLOTWednesday, Oct. 3
10 p.m. – CRIMINAL MINDS (CTV)
Thursday, Oct. 4
9 p.m. – STATION 19 (CTV)
Sunday, Oct. 7
10 p.m. – SHARK TANK (CTV) – SPECIAL TIME (*Moves to Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on CTV beginning Oct. 14)
Tuesday, Oct. 9
8 p.m. ET – AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS (CTV) – NEW, LIVE EVENT SPECIAL
8 p.m. – THE VOICE (CTV2) – REGULAR TIMESLOTFriday, Oct. 12
8 p.m. – BLINDSPOT (CTV)
Sunday, Oct. 14
9 p.m. – SHARK TANK (CTV) – REGULAR TIMESLOT
10 p.m. – THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW (CTV) – NEWTuesday, Oct. 16
8 p.m. – THE CONNERS (CTV) – NEW
8:30 p.m. – THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (CTV) – NEW
9:30 p.m. – SPLITTING UP TOGETHER (CTV2)
10 p.m. – THE ROOKIE (CTV) – NEWWednesday, Nov. 14
9 p.m. ET – COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS (CMAs) (CTV2) – NEW, LIVE EVENT SPECIAL
Source: Source: Numeris, 2017-18 Broadcast Season (Sept. 25, 2017 – May 27, 2018).
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