Hot in Cleveland

Press Release: More + Better: CTV’s 2015/2016 Schedule Revealed

CTV (logo via

CTV (logo via

TORONTO (June 4, 2015) – As the curtain closes on one of its most successful seasons ever, CTV unveiled today a new primetime schedule that reinforces North America’s most stable television schedule with some of next season’s most anticipated new series. Building upon a youthful foundation of Canada’s most-watched returning programming, CTV’s 2015/16 schedule will be presented by Phil King, President – CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming, at the #CTVUpfront celebration of conventional television today in Toronto.

Among the highlights from CTV’s 2015 fall primetime schedule:

More Hits:

  • 11 returning Top 20 hits – more than all other Canadian networks combined.
  • Returning are Canada’s #1 series and #1 comedy, THE BIG BANG THEORY; Canada’s #1 drama MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.; #1 new series, THE FLASH; and #1 Canadian series MASTERCHEF CANADA.
  • Four new dramas debut this fall, with three new dramas on deck for midseason.

Better Schedule:

  • 17 hours of simulcast, more than any other Canadian network.
  • Fewer timeslot changes than any other Canadian network.
  • Top 15 lead-ins for nearly every new series.

Remarked King: “We’ve made a concerted effort to evolve our schedule while maintaining its incredible strength. We are presenting a new schedule full of Top 20 hits, but where 12 of our 18 core primetime series are just three years old or younger. This speaks not only to our strength and stability, but also our future potential for growth.” Continue reading


Press Release: Season 3 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Headlines CTV’s Summer 2015 Schedule, Beginning July 8

CTV (logo via

CTV (logo via

TORONTO (May 25, 2015) – CTV’s summer programing was finalized today with announcement of the return of the most-watched television program in Canada last summer, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, headlining the network’s Summer 2015 schedule with its third season premiere Wednesday, July 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO.  Canada’s most-watched Canadian series is joined by previously announced blockbuster summer event series ZOO, airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, beginning June 30.

An all-new season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and ZOO join a summer lineup featuring new and returning fan-favourite hits including: Betty White and the gang in Part 1 of the farewell season of HOT IN CLEVELAND (May 26), as well as another celebrity filled season of HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT (July 7).

CTV remains the destination for live events and award shows this summer, with the previously announced FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ matches beginning June 6.

Click here for more

(Featured Image: Screenshot via

Press Release: CTV’s Heroic 2014/2015 Schedule: The Power of Comedy, Proven Hits, and Premium Storytelling

CTV (logo via

CTV (logo via

TORONTO (June 5, 2014) – CTV unveiled today a powerful 2014/15 primetime schedule featuring a peerless mix of returning Top 20 hits and television’s most-promising new programs, immediately strengthening Canada’s most-watched network. Delivering the most reliable television schedule available in North America, CTV has maximized scheduling opportunities, made strategic timeslot moves, and introduced key new series on four out of seven nights and in all timeslots. In addition to its previously announced new acquisitions of nine new dramas and two new comedies, CTV also revealed today it has secured two more instant hits for its fall schedule: America’s #1 new comedy, THE MILLERS, and Sunday-night success story RESURRECTION. In total, CTV’s fall schedule features 19 hours of primetime simulcast programming weekly, more than any other Canadian network. CTV’s 2014/15 schedule – featuring six new dramas and two new comedies premiering this fall – will be presented by Phil King, President – CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming, at the #CTVUpfront presentation today in Toronto.

Continue reading

Press Release: CTV Unveils 2014 Summer Lineup, Headlined by Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Beginning July 8

CTV (logo via

TORONTO (May 5, 2014) – Following an extreme winter, Canadians have earned an amazing summer, and CTV is ready to help heat things up with a summer schedule full of 12 new and returning series. Canada’s most-watched network today unveiled its Summer 2014 schedule, anchored by THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (@AmazingRaceCDA). The most-watched Canadian television series on record kicks off its heart-pounding second season on Tuesday, July 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. As also announced today, new to the schedule this summer is the buzzed-about reality series RISING STAR (June 22), which reinvents the traditional singing competition by giving viewers the final say as they vote for competitors in real time as they perform.

 CTV’s summer schedule also features fan-favourite returning hits including the CTV original series THE LISTENER (@ListenerTV) (May 26), as well as MASTERCHEF (May 26), ANGER MANAGEMENT (May 27),UNFORGETTABLE (June 29), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (May 28), MISTRESSES (June 2), and HOT IN CLEVELAND (June 15). CTV also remains the destination for live events and award shows as well as hit movies, delivering THE 2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS (May 18), Much’s CTV takeover for a super simulcast of the 2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS (@Much) (June 15), and the Canadian broadcast premiere of TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (June 8).

This summer, CTV also puts the spotlight on an amazing year from Bell Media’s specialty division with encore presentations of the nuanced, character-driven Bravo original series 19-2 (June 5). The most-watched Space original series on record, thriller BITTEN, and Season 2 of the acclaimed Space original series ORPHAN BLACK are also set to join the schedule later this summer.

For more click here