TORONTO (July 24, 2019) – CTV today confirmed fall premiere dates across CTV and CTV2, featuring a strong mix of captivating new series and fan favourite returning hits. With strong female leads, compelling dramas, and a new Wednesday night lineup, CTV is poised to build on its industry-leading schedule.
For an unprecedented 18th year in a row, CTV delivered four of the Top 5 and eight of the Top 10 programs in Canada among all key demos for the 2018/19 television season. The network was also home to the top new program (THE CONNERS), #1 drama series (THE GOOD DOCTOR), and #1 program (THE BIG BANG THEORY).
“Television’s most compelling new series and top returning programs headline the CTV schedule this fall, and there’s something for all viewers,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “The schedule leverages the momentum of our strong 2018/19 slate, delivering a diverse mix of programming for must-see viewing every night of the week and in every timeslot.”
Celebrating excellence in the television industry, THE 71st EMMY AWARDS (Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT exclusively on CTV) kicks off the 2019/2020 television season, which gets underway on Sept. 23. CTV’s powerhouse lineup delivers humility and humour with depth throughout the schedule.
New Series on CTV this Fall
CTV’s dynamic premiere week begins with Chuck Lorre’s next big sitcom, BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA (8:30 p.m. ET/PT), and courthouse drama ALL RISE (9 p.m. ET/PT) on Sept. 23. Mystery thriller EMERGENCE (10 p.m. ET/PT) starring Allison Tolman enhances CTV’s primetime drama lineup beginning Sept. 24.
Wednesday’s all-new slate kicks-off with the biggest sensation of the year as THE MASKED SINGER (8 p.m. ET/PT) joins the schedule for Season 2 with a two-hour premiere beginning Sept. 25, followed by action drama STUMPTOWN (10 p.m.ET/PT), starring Cobie Smulders and Michael Ealy. Beginning Oct. 2 ripped-from-the-headlines drama ALMOST FAMILY (9 p.m. ET/PT) completed the new lineup.
In advance of CTV’s fall premieres, viewers can learn about the new series by tuning into Canada’s most-watched entertainment news program, ETALK, as they deliver an exclusive look at upcoming series in ETALK PRESENTS: CTV’s BIG FALL PREVIEW on Monday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app. 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’s new and returning primetime series, including Cobie Smulders and Michael Ealy (STUMPTOWN), Allison Tolman and Donald Faison (EMERGENCE), Kevin McKidd and Greg Germann (GREY’S ANATOMY), and more.
Before the hot new series get ready to enter CTV’s schedule in late September, LA’s FINEST, headlined by Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union, premieres Friday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.
Specials and Live Events on CTV and CTV2
CTV is home to can’t-miss, live event specials including:
- THE 71st EMMY AWARDS ( 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT), recognizing excellence in the television industry
- Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return as hosts for country music’s biggest night, the 53rd ANNUAL CMA AWARDS ( 13 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT on CTV2)
- The world’s largest fan-voted awards show, 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS ( 24 at 8 p.m. ET/8p.m. PT), celebrates 47 years
CTV and CTV2 Fall 2019 Premiere Dates
All times are ET/PT, and dates are subject to change. Visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times.
Monday, Sept. 2
7 p.m. – ETALK PRESENTS: CTV’S BIG FALL PREVIEW (CTV) – NEW SPECIAL
Thursday, Sept. 5
7:30 p.m. – NFL’s THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (CTV2)
Sunday, Sept. 8
8 p.m. – NFL’s SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (CTV2)
Friday, Sept. 13
8 p.m. – LA’s FINEST (CTV) – NEW SERIES
Saturday, Sept. 21
7 p.m. – W5 (CTV) – SEASON 54 PREMIERE
Sunday, Sept. 22
8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) – THE 71st EMMY AWARDS (CTV)
Monday, Sept. 23
8 p.m. – THE CONNERS (CTV) – NEW NIGHT
8 p.m. – THE VOICE (CTV2) – TWO-HOUR PREMIERE
8:30 p.m. – BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA (CTV) – NEW SERIES
9 p.m. – ALL RISE (CTV) – NEW SERIES
10 p.m. – THE GOOD DOCTOR (CTV)
Tuesday, Sept. 24
8 p.m. – THE RESIDENT (CTV) – NEW NIGHT
8 p.m. – THE VOICE (CTV2)
9 p.m. – THIS IS US (CTV)
10 p.m. – EMERGENCE (CTV) – NEW SERIES
Wednesday, Sept. 25
7:30 p.m. – THE GOLDBERGS (CTV)
8 p.m. – THE MASKED SINGER – NEW TO CTV; TWO-HOUR PREMIERE
8 p.m. – THE GOLDBERGS (CTV2)
10 p.m. – STUMPTOWN (CTV) – NEW SERIES
Thursday, Sept. 26
7:30 p.m. – YOUNG SHELDON (CTV) – NEW TIMESLOT
8 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY (CTV) – NEW NIGHT
9 p.m. – HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (CTV) – NEW NIGHT; FINAL SEASON
10 p.m. – LAW & ORDER: SVU (CTV)
Friday, Sept. 27
8 p.m. – AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (CTV2)
9 p.m. – MAGNUM P.I. (CTV) – NEW NIGHT
10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS (CTV)
Sunday, Sept. 29
8 p.m. – GOD FRIENDED ME (CTV)
9 p.m. – SHARK TANK (CTV)
10 p.m. – THE ROOKIE (CTV) – NEW NIGHT
Wednesday, Oct. 2
9 p.m. – ALMOST FAMILY (CTV) – NEW SERIES
Sunday, Nov. 24
8 p.m. ET – 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS (CTV)
Wednesday, Nov. 13
8p.m. ET – 53rd ANNUAL CMA AWARDS (CTV)
Source: Numeris, 2018-19 Fall-Winter-Spring Broadcast Year (Sept. 24, 2018 – May 28, 2019), Commercial Stations only.