– Most highly anticipated series in primetime this fall with THIS IS US (Sept. 20) and DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (Sept. 21) –
– Additional big-buzz new dramas on CTV include NOTORIOUS (Sept. 22), THE EXORCIST (Sept. 23), and CONVICTION (Oct. 3), plus new comedy AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (Oct. 15) –
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TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's most-watched television network confirmed today its fall premiere dates, as the most highly anticipated and big-buzz series of the season land on CTV. THE 68TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. ET exclusively on CTV) kicks off of the 2016/2017 television season with four powerful new dramas arriving in Premiere Week (Sept. 19-23) to strengthen CTV's #1 schedule.
The refreshingly honest and smartly provocative new relationship dramedy THIS IS US – whose record-breaking trailer topped 80 million views online – debuts Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the 10 p.m. ET/PT time period for two weeks, before settling into its regular 9 p.m. ET/PT timeslot, beginning Oct. 11 on CTV; the political conspiracy thriller DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, starring Kiefer Sutherland, airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beginning Sept. 21; criminal law and media collide in NOTORIOUS, airing Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beginning Sept. 22 and psychological thriller THE EXORCIST, based on the 1973 horror film, airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beginning Sept. 23.
The premieres continue in October with the political legal drama CONVICTION, starring Hayley Atwell, airing Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beginning Oct. 3. Plus, hilarity ensues with the new family comedy AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, airing Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beginning Oct. 15.
Meanwhile, last season's top new series BLINDSPOT (Sept. 14) and QUANTICO (Sept. 25) return on CTV, along with returning Top 20 hits and fan favourites including THE BIG BANG THEORY (Sept. 19), LUCIFER (Sept. 19), and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (Sept. 22). The sophomore season of SECRETS AND LIES (Sept. 25) also returns to CTV; while an all new season of THE VOICE (Sept. 19), with Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys joining the judges panel, and CODE BLACK (Sept. 28) return on CTV Two.
Plus, GOTHAM (Sept. 19), MARVEL's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (Sept. 20) and THE FLASH (Oct. 4) continue their heroic runs on CTV, as Season 5 of ARROW (Oct. 5) and Season 2 of DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Oct. 13) join the CTV Two schedule.
In advance of CTV's hotly anticipated fall premieres, ETALK delivers an exclusive look at the upcoming series in CTV's BIG FALL PREVIEW airing Friday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. The one-hour special hosted by ETALK Anchor and YOUR MORNING Co-Host Ben Mulroney and ETALK Senior Reporter Devon Soltendieck features exclusive series sneak peeks and interviews with the stars of CTV's new and returning primetime series including Kiefer Sutherland (DESIGNATED SURVIVOR) and Viola Davis (HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER).
Viewers can also look forward to the Season 4 finale of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, airing Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, followed by the live, one-hour after-show special, AFTER THE RACE, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. Also this fall, Canada's most-watched documentary series celebrates 50 years of award-winning journalism with an all-new, special one-hour episode of W5, airing Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.
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Full episodes of CTV and CTV Two 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 CTV Two
FALL 2016 Premiere Dates for CTV and CTV Two:
Monday, Sept. 12
8 p.m. – DANCING WITH THE STARS (CTV Two) – Season 23
Tuesday, Sept. 13
8 p.m. – THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (CTV) – Season 4 Finale
9 p.m. – AFTER THE RACE (CTV) – Live Special
Wednesday, Sept. 14
10 p.m. – BLINDSPOT (CTV) – Season 2 (Airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on CTV, beginning Sept. 21)
Friday, Sept. 16
8 p.m. – CTV's BIG FALL PREVIEW (CTV) – NEW
Sunday, Sept. 18
8 p.m. – THE 68TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (CTV)
Monday, Sept. 19
7:30 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY (CTV) – Season 10 (Airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on CTV, beginning Oct. 27)
8 p.m. – GOTHAM (CTV) – Season 3
8 p.m. – THE VOICE (CTV Two) – Season 11
9 p.m. – LUCIFER (CTV) – Season 2
Tuesday, Sept. 20
8 p.m. – MARVEL's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (CTV) – Season 4 (Airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on CTV, beginning Oct. 11)
8 p.m. – THE VOICE (CTV Two) – Season 11
10 p.m. – THIS IS US (CTV) – NEW (Airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on CTV, beginning Oct. 11)
Wednesday, Sept. 21
8 p.m. – THE GOLDBERGS (CTV Two) – Season 4 (Airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on CTV, beginning Oct. 27)
9 p.m. – LAW & ORDER: SVU (CTV) – Season 18 (Airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on CTV Two, beginning Oct. 12)
10 p.m. – DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (CTV) – NEW
Thursday, Sept. 22
8 p.m. – GREY'S ANATOMY (CTV) – Season 13 (Airs Thursdays at 7 p.m. on CTV, beginning Oct. 27)
9 p.m. – NOTORIOUS (CTV) – NEW
10 p.m. – HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (CTV) – Season 3
Friday, Sept. 23
8 p.m. – SHARK TANK (CTV) – Season 8
9 p.m. – THE EXORCIST (CTV) – NEW
10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS (CTV) – Season 7
Saturday, Sept. 24
7 p.m. – W5 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (CTV) – NEW
Sunday, Sept. 25
8 p.m. – ONCE UPON A TIME (CTV) – Season 6
9 p.m. – SECRETS AND LIES (CTV) – Season 2
10 p.m. – QUANTICO (CTV) – Season 2
Wednesday, Sept. 28
9 p.m. – CRIMINAL MINDS (CTV) – Season 12
10 p.m. – CODE BLACK (CTV Two) – Season 2
Saturday, Oct. 1
7 p.m. – W5 (CTV) – Season 51 Premiere
Monday, Oct. 3
10 p.m. – CONVICTION (CTV) – NEW
Tuesday, Oct. 4
8 p.m. – THE FLASH (CTV) – Season 3
Wednesday, Oct. 5
8 p.m. – ARROW (CTV Two) – Season 5
Thursday, Oct. 13
8 p.m. – DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW – Season 2
Saturday, Oct. 15
8:30 p.m. – AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (CTV) – NEW
Friday, Oct. 21
8 p.m. – THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (CTV Two) – Season 8 (Final Season)
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