CTV and CTV Two Fall 2012 Premiere Dates Announced

- ANGER MANAGEMENT encore sneak peek launches into the series premiere of the new comedy THE NEW NORMAL, Sept. 11 on CTV -
- New judges Demi Lovato and Britney Spears debut on an all-new season of THE X FACTOR, Sept. 12 on CTV -
- Country music stars align for CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY'S NIGHT TO ROCK, Sept. 17 on CTV -
- Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, THE 64th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS airs Sept. 23 on CTV -
- New all-star edition of DANCING WITH THE STARS premieres Sept. 24 on CTV -
- New season of CRIMINAL MINDS moves to Tuesdays beginning Sept. 25 on CTV -
- The final season of FLASHPOINT anchors new CTV Thursday night power block featuring hit series THE BIG BANG THEORY, TWO AND A HALF MEN, and GREY'S ANATOMY, beginning Sept. 27 -
- Launch dates for hot new series EMILY OWENS M.D., ARROW, and NASHVILLE confirmed -

ANGER MANAGEMENT
"Of all the reasons to check out Charlie Sheen's new sitcom, ANGER MANAGEMENT, the best one is the simplest. It's funny." - New York Daily News

THE NEW NORMAL
"…pushing boundaries and breaking new grounds…THE NEW NORMAL is easily one of the best comedy pilots…this Fall. The show is heartwarming, laugh-out-loud funny…THE NEW NORMAL is not to be missed…" - SpoilerTV.com

THE MOB DOCTOR
"The combination of a compelling pilot and Jordana Spiro's outstanding performance makes THE MOB DOCTOR irresistible." - The Huffington Post

ARROW
"ARROW is ripping good fun, heavy on the action and loaded with character drama." - The Toronto Star

NASHVILLE
"Undoubtedly one of the strongest new-show pilots of the upcoming TV season." - Winnipeg Free Press

To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/NyFpcM

TORONTO, Aug. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - CTV and CTV Two fall 2012 premiere dates are confirmed today for four new and 17 hit returning series on CTV, and three new and 10 returning hits on CTV Two. CTV's new fall lineup is headlined by the most-anticipated new comedy on television, Charlie Sheen's ANGER MANAGEMENT. The comedic superstar makes his big-buzz return to network television following a special sneak peek of the series premiere episode immediately following the LONDON 2012 Closing Ceremonies August 12 in all markets on CTV. Available across multiple platforms, the new recruits join the CTV and CTV Two fall schedules already jam-packed with established Top 20 hits.   

** Media Note ** Download photos at BellMediaPR.ca.

CTV

The fall season starts early when the hit "fairytale" procedural drama GRIMM returns for its sophomore season in a special summertime timeslot, Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, beginning August 13 on CTV for four weeks, following the London 2012 Olympic Games. In the fall, it moves back to its regular Friday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT timeslot, beginning Sept. 14 on CTV.

In addition to ANGER MANAGEMENT (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Sept. 11), dates for the premieres of new CTV series include THE NEW NORMAL (Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Sept. 11 a Tuesday night comedy about long-term couple Bryan and David, who look to create a new type of family - a surrogate family - with a single mother; and Sunday night medical crime drama THE MOB DOCTOR (Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Sept. 16) starring Jordana Spiro. Also joining the schedule on Saturday is the comedy series, THE NEIGHBORS, starring Jami Gertz and Lenny Venito. 

In addition, premiere dates are set for returning favourites including CTV's Thursday night power block, beginning Sept. 27. THE BIG BANG THEORY (8 p.m. ET/PT), Canada's #1 programs starts the night off followed by the country's #2 comedy, TWO AND A HALF MEN (8:30 p.m. ET/PT), leading into Canada's #1 drama GREY'S ANATOMY (9 p.m. ET/PT). The highly anticipated final season of the hit original series FLASHPOINT (10 p.m. ET/PT) caps the night off.

Last season's #1 new series THE X FACTOR returns Wednesday nights with new judges Demi Lovato and Britney Spears; Canada's #1 new drama ONCE UPON A TIME and #1 reality series THE AMAZING RACE are back in their regular Sunday night timeslots to kick-off the night; and Canada's #1 new comedy WHITNEY moves to Saturday night. Premiere dates are also set for returning primetime hits DANCING WITH THE STARS, CASTLE, CRIMINAL MINDS, THE MENTALIST, CSI, BLUE BLOODS, CSI: NY, and W5.

CTV also announced today that it will treat viewers with the perfect primer to the CTV and CTV Two fall 2012 seasons, an ETALK-powered ETALK PRESENTS: CTV FALL TV PREVIEW, airing Monday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.

Country music stars align as CTV spends a night in Nashville for CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY'S NIGHT TO ROCK, Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV. New to CTV, the three-hour star-studded primetime special features hosts Luke Bryan and The Band Perry's Kimberley Perry alongside performances from Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and more.

Finally, CTV also confirmed today that THE 64th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS, celebrating the best in television and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, airs Sunday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV live in all markets (check local listings) from the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles. The live awards broadcast is immediately preceded by EMMYS RED CARPET LIVE on CTV (CTV Two in Ontario and Quebec; check local listings).

CTV TWO

Premiere dates for CTV Two's three new dramas have also been set. Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 10, the action-packed ARROW (8 p.m. ET) starring Canada's own Stephen Amell, and the much-buzzed about NASHVILLE (10 p.m. ET) starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere both join CTV Two's lineup and the new medical drama EMILY OWENS, M.D. (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET, beginning Oct. 16) starring Mamie Gummer joins the CTV Two schedule Tuesdays.

The CTV Two schedule is also instantly strengthened with the addition of THE VOICE as well as results episodes of THE X FACTOR on Thursdays. Additionally, fan favourites returning to CTV Two this fall include LAW & ORDER: SVU on Wednesdays, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on Thursdays; NIKITA and SHARK TANK on Fridays; and AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL, MIKE & MOLLY, and UP ALL NIGHT on Sundays.

Catch up on full episodes of CTV and CTV Two series across CTV's digital platforms following their television broadcast on CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel on Bell Mobile TV, and through video on demand partners, such as Bell Fibe TV.

See below for a list of premiere dates for new series and returning series. All dates are subject to change. All times in ET. Visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times.

FALL 2012 PREMIERE DATES

Sunday, August 12
7 p.m. - ANGER MANAGEMENT *SNEAK PEEK* (CTV)

Monday, August 13
10 p.m. - GRIMM *SPECIAL DAY AND TIME* (CTV)

Sunday, August 26
7 p.m. - AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (CTV Two)

Monday, Sept. 10
8 p.m. - THE VOICE *NEW TO CTV TWO, TWO-HOUR PREMIERE* (CTV Two)

Tuesday, Sept. 11
9 p.m. - ANGER MANAGEMENT *ENCORE SNEAK PEEK* (CTV)
9:30 p.m. - THE NEW NORMAL *NEW* (CTV)

Wednesday, Sept. 12
8 p.m. - THE X FACTOR *TWO-HOUR PREMIERE* (CTV; Thursday night episodes air on CTV Two beginning Sept. 13)

Friday, Sept. 14
8 p.m. - SHARK TANK (CTV Two)
9 p.m. - GRIMM (Time Period Premiere) (CTV)

Sunday, Sept. 16
9 p.m. - THE MOB DOCTOR *NEW* (CTV)

Monday, Sept. 17
8 p.m. - CMA FESTIVAL: COUNTRY'S NIGHT TO ROCK (CTV)

Tuesday, Sept. 18
9 p.m. - ANGER MANAGEMENT (CTV)

Saturday, Sept. 22
7 p.m. - W5 (CTV)

Sunday, Sept. 23
8 p.m. - THE 64th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS (CTV)
8 p.m. - MIKE & MOLLY (CTV Two)
8:30 p.m. - UP ALL NIGHT (CTV Two)

Monday, Sept. 24
8 p.m. - DANCING WITH THE STARS *TWO-HOUR PREMIERE* (CTV)
10 p.m. - CASTLE (CTV)

Tuesday, Sept. 25
10 p.m. - CRIMINAL MINDS (New Time Period) (CTV)

Wednesday, Sept. 26
9 p.m. - LAW & ORDER: SVU *TWO-HOUR PREMIERE* (CTV Two)
10 p.m. - CSI (CTV)

Thursday, Sept. 27
8 p.m. - THE BIG BANG THEORY (CTV)
8:30 p.m. - TWO AND A HALF MEN (CTV)
9 p.m. - GREY'S ANATOMY (CTV)
10 p.m. - FLASHPOINT (CTV)

Friday, Sept. 28
8 p.m. - CSI: NY (CTV)
10 p.m. - BLUE BLOODS (CTV)

Saturday, Sept. 29
10 p.m. - THE NEIGHBORS *NEW* (CTV)

Sunday, Sept. 30
7 p.m. - ONCE UPON A TIME (CTV)
8 p.m. - THE AMAZING RACE (CTV)
10 p.m. - THE MENTALIST (CTV)

Wednesday, Oct. 10
8 p.m. - ARROW *NEW* (CTV Two)
10 p.m. - NASHVILLE *NEW* (CTV Two)

Thursday, Oct. 11
9 p.m. - THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (CTV Two)

Tuesday, Oct. 16
9 p.m. - EMILY OWENS, M.D. *NEW* (CTV Two)

Friday, Oct. 19
9 p.m. - NIKITA (CTV Two)

Saturday, Oct. 20
10:30 p.m. - WHITNEY (CTV)

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Twitter:
@CTV_PR
@CTV_Television

Facebook:
facebook.com/ctv

About CTV
CTV, Canada's Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's most-watched television network and lead broadcaster of the London 2012 Olympic Games. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at ctv.ca.

About CTV Two
Available from coast-to-coast, CTV Two features a dynamic mix of drama, comedy and reality programming on the second CTV conventional network. CTV Two spotlights day-to-day life in local communities in Vancouver/Victoria, Toronto/Barrie, Ottawa, London, Windsor and Atlantic Canada through its award-winning local news programming. CTV Two Alberta, the provincial educational broadcaster, features both formal educational programming and popular CTV Two series. Reaching 89% of English Canadian viewers and available in High Definition, CTV Two is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.

Source: BBM Canada, BY2011-12: Sept 19, 2011 - May 27, 2012

SOURCE: CTV

For further information:

Tonia Addison, CTV & CTV Two, 416.384.2194 or tonia.addison@bellmedia.ca

Matthew Almeida, CTV & CTV Two, 416.384.2629 or matthew.almeida@bellmedia.ca

Jacqui VanSickle, CTV & CTV Two, 416.384.5091 or jacqueline.vansickle@bellmedia.ca