– John Lithgow (3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, DEXTER) returns to primetime television in new
fish-out-of-water comedy TRIAL & ERROR, premiering March 7 –
– Vanessa Hudgens stars in new DC-inspired comedy series POWERLESS, beginning Feb. 2 –
– All-new season of MASTERCHEF CANADA (March 2) joins CTV's new powerhouse
Thursday night lineup alongside THE BIG BANG THEORY, POWERLESS, and TRAINING DAY –
– Kevin Williamson's new time travel drama TIME AFTER TIME (March 5) and the final season of
CTV's hit original drama SAVING HOPE (March 12) anchor CTV's Sunday night lineup –
– All-new season of multi-EMMY Award-winning THE AMAZING RACE is back April 21 with a
two-hour premiere –
– THE FLASH is paired with DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on CTV Two in new two-hour
superhero block, beginning Feb. 28 –
– Second season of THE CATCH joins CTV Two's schedule, beginning March 9 –
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TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2017 /CNW/ - Bolstering a previously announced Winter 2017 schedule, CTV revealed today its full midseason lineup, featuring more star power, new comedies and dramas, hit returning favourites, and live, big ticket special events.
In the newest addition to CTV's midseason schedule, TRIAL & ERROR, true crime and mockumentary collide in John Lithgow's (3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, DEXTER) return to primetime television (March 7). The series goes into the heart of a quirky, small Southern town to follow the arrest and murder trial of a beloved poetry professor (Lithgow) and a young "Northeastern" lawyer (Nicholas D'Agosto, GOTHAM) hired to defend him.
Paired with the co-viewing, four-quadrant blockbuster vocal competition series THE VOICE, the fish-out-of-water comedy joins CTV's Tuesday night lineup alongside MARVEL's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Also joining CTV's 2017 midseason schedule is the series premiere of Kevin Williamson's (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) fantastical cat and mouse adventure series TIME AFTER TIME (March 5).
"The addition of buzzed about new comedy TRIAL & ERROR out of THE VOICE is primed to strengthen an already solid Tuesday night lineup," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty. "With enormous star power in both new and established series, the return of fan favourites MASTERCHEF CANADA on Thursdays and the highly anticipated final season debut of SAVING HOPE on Sundays, CTV is primed for appointment viewing all season long."
CTV's hit culinary series MASTERCHEF CANADA serves up an all-new fourth season Thursday nights with another helping of food-driven drama (March 2). The all-new powerhouse Thursday night lineup also features previously announced new series POWERLESS (Feb. 2) and TRAINING DAY (Feb. 2), and perennial blockbuster THE BIG BANG THEORY.
The much-anticipated fifth and final season of CTV's hit original drama SAVING HOPE (March 12) joins TIME AFTER TIME (March 5), as both series anchor the network's Sunday night lineup.
On Tuesday, March 7, the season finale of this season's breakout hit THIS IS US airs at a special time, 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV. Tuesdays also sees the pairing of hit series THE FLASH with DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on CTV Two, in a new two-hour superhero block (Feb. 28).
Following CARDINAL's six-part event run (Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), March also sees the return of the fall's most-watched new series DESIGNATED SURVIVOR* starring Kiefer Sutherland (March 8). Meanwhile, the sophomore season of THE CATCH settles into its new home on CTV Two (March 9).
Plus, Phil Keoghan and a new batch of racers return as the long-awaited all-new 29th season of multi-EMMY Award-winning THE AMAZING RACE returns with a two-hour premiere on CTV (April 21).
CTV is also home to big ticket live events and star wattage specials this winter with SUPER BOWL LI (Feb. 5), THE 89th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS® (Feb. 26), and THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS (April 2), while the IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS airs on CTV Two March 5.
CTV's 2017 KEY WINTER SCHEDULE DATES:
Viewers can catch up on full episodes of CTV series live and on demand on the CTV GO app and at CTV.ca. All times ET/PT. Visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times.
8 p.m. – GOTHAM (CTV) – Winter finale airs Jan. 30 on CTV
8 p.m. – THE VOICE returns Feb. 27 on CTV – *SEASON 12 PREMIERE*
9 p.m. – LUCIFER (CTV) – Winter finale airs Jan. 30 on CTV
10 p.m. – QUANTICO (CTV)
8 p.m. – THE FLASH (CTV) – moves to CTV Two on Feb. 28
8 p.m. – THE VOICE new episodes continue Feb. 28 (two-hour episode) on CTV – *SEASON 12 PREMIERE, PART 2*
9 p.m. – THIS IS US (CTV) – Season finale airs at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV on March 7
9 p.m. – DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (CTV Two)
9:30 p.m. – TRIAL & ERROR premieres March 7 on CTV; new episodes air at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m ET/PT, beginning March 14 on CTV – *NEW SERIES PREMIERE*
10 p.m. – MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (CTV)
8 p.m. – BLINDSPOT (CTV)
9 p.m. – CRIMINAL MINDS (CTV)
10 p.m. – CARDINAL (CTV) – *NEW SERIES*
10 p.m. – DESIGNATED SURVIVOR returns March 8 on CTV
7 p.m. – GREY'S ANATOMY (CTV)
8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY (CTV)
9 p.m. – MASTERCHEF CANADA returns March 2 on CTV – *NEW SEASON*
10 p.m. – HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER returns Jan. 26 on CTV, before moving to Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beginning Feb. 2
8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF JUNIOR returns Feb. 9 on CTV Two – *SEASON 5 PREMIERE*
8:30 p.m. – POWERLESS premieres Feb. 2 on CTV – *NEW SERIES PREMIERE*
9 p.m. – REIGN premieres Feb. 9 on CTV Two – *THE FINAL SEASON*
10 p.m. – TRAINING DAY premieres Feb. 2 on CTV – *NEW SERIES PREMIERE*
10 p.m. – THE CATCH returns March 9 on CTV Two – *NEW SEASON*
8 p.m. – GRIMM (CTV) – *THE FINAL SEASON*
8 p.m. – THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (CTV Two) – *THE FINAL SEASON*
9 p.m. – SHARK TANK (CTV)
9 p.m. – SLEEPY HOLLOW (CTV Two) – *NEW SEASON*
10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS (CTV)
8 p.m. – THE AMAZING RACE returns April 21 (two-hour premiere) on CTV – *NEW SEASON*
8 p.m. – ONCE UPON A TIME returns March 5 on CTV
9 p.m. – TIME AFTER TIME premieres March 5 (two-hour premiere) on CTV – *NEW SERIES PREMIERE*
10 p.m. – SAVING HOPE returns March 12 on CTV – *THE FINAL SEASON*
6 p.m. – SUPER BOWL LI airs in triple-simulcast Feb. 5 on CTV, CTV Two, and TSN – *LIVE EVENT SPECIAL*
7 p.m. – THE 89TH OSCARS airs live Feb. 26 on CTV – *LIVE EVENT SPECIAL*
8 p.m. – THE IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS airs March 5 on CTV Two – *LIVE EVENT SPECIAL*
TRIAL & ERROR – Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning March 7 on CTV
(Airs at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning March 14 on CTV)
In the spirit of true crime documentaries, this outrageous fish-out-of-water comedy centers on bright-eyed New York lawyer Josh Simon (Nicholas D'Agosto, GOTHAM), who heads to a tiny Southern town for his first big case. His mission? To defend an eccentric "rollercizing" poetry professor (John Lithgow, DEXTER) accused of the bizarre murder of his beloved wife. Settling into his makeshift office behind a taxidermy shop and meeting his quirky team of local misfits, Josh suspects that winning his first big case will not be easy, especially when his client is always making himself look guilty. The cast also includes Jayma Mays (GLEE), Sherri Shepherd (THE VIEW), Steven Boyer (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), and Krysta Rodriguez (SMASH). Jeff Astrof (FRIENDS) and Matt Miller (FOREVER) serve as writers and executive producers. Jeffrey Blitz (THE OFFICE) directs and also serves as an executive producer. TRIAL & ERROR is produced by Barge Productions and Good Session Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
TIME AFTER TIME – Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning March 5 on CTV
Based on the novel and movie TIME AFTER TIME, executive producer/writer Kevin Williamson (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, Scream franchise, DAWSON'S CREEK) delivers a fantastical cat-and-mouse adventure through time when famed science fiction writer H.G. Wells is transported to modern day Manhattan in pursuit of Jack the Ripper. Once H.G. arrives in New York City, he finds a world he never thought possible and a young woman who captivates him. TIME AFTER TIME stars Freddie Stroma (UNREAL) as H.G. Wells, Josh Bowman (REVENGE) as John Stevenson, aka Jack the Ripper, Genesis Rodriguez (Big Hero 6) as Jane Walker, and Regina Taylor (DIG) as Vanessa Anders. Executive producer Kevin Williamson (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), wrote the pilot, and executive producer Marcos Siega (BLINDSPOT, THE FOLLOWING) served as its director. TIME AFTER TIME is from Outerbanks Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television.
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*Source: Numeris, with A18-49 and A25-54 demos, Fall 2016 (Sept. 19-Dec. 11, 2016)
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