Global Delivers Super-Charged Slate of New Series and Returning Primetime Hits this Fall

Global's Compelling Lineup of Buzzed About New Series Includes Supergirl, Minority Report, Limitless, Heroes: Reborn, Angel From Hell, People Are Talking, Heartbreaker, Chicago Med, Shades of Blue, and Containment

Highly Anticipated The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Joins the Schedule

Green Lights Three Canadian Series: Big Brother Canada Season 4, Houdini and Doyle and The Code

Hit Series The Blacklist, NCIS: New Orleans, Madam Secretary, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0 and The Good Wife Return with Blockbuster New Seasons

"…there's an awful lot to like about [SUPERGIRL]. So much, in fact, I've officially deemed it must-watch status." – Kenya Foy, Bustle

"Make sure you're prepared for Heroes' return - add the show to your binge-watching queue now!" – Shelli Weinstein, TV Guide

"The trailer for the 'Minority Report' TV show looks better than the original movie" – BusinessInsider.com

"…Chicago Med, the Chicago Fire/Chicago PD spinoff that will almost certainly be a crossover-happy hit…" – AVClub.com

"Any show [ANGEL FROM HELL] that's willing to just let Jane Lynch go full Jane Lynch is worth a viewing in our book." – Merrill Barr, screenrant.com

TORONTO, June 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Shaw Media announced Global's action-packed 2015/2016 fall schedule. Strengthening its already rock solid schedule of powerful dramas, Global is set to debut 13 new super-charged series. One of the most anticipated new shows for fall, with an astounding 12 million trailer views on YouTube in just two weeks, Supergirl joins Global's powerhouse fall lineup. From the DC Comics Universe, Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist (Glee, Whiplash) as a coffee-fetching assistant whose life takes a dramatic turn when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be. Giving Global a super one-two punch is the highly anticipated superhuman adventure series Heroes: Reborn, based on the Emmy® Award winning original series Heroes from creator Tim Kring, featuring a fresh crop of inspiring heroes with extraordinary abilities.

Global continues to up the ante with high-profile new series Limitless and Minority Report. Limitless, based on the 2011 film starring Bradley Cooper - who reprises his role as a guest star in the pilot and serves as an Executive Producer - follows Brian Finch (Jake McDorman, American Sniper) as he discovers the brain-boosting power of mysterious drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI to use his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases. Minority Report, based on the successful Steven Spielberg film and starring one of Variety's 10 TV Actors to Watch Stark Sands, picks up 10 years after the end of Precrime in D.C. where a Precog and an idealistic detective work together clandestinely to stop the future he sees. Also new to the schedule is electrifying medical drama Heartbreaker, starring Melissa George (The Slap) as Dr. Alex Panttiere – an outspoken, world-renowned heart-transplant surgeon who pushes the boundaries of medical science to impressive new heights.

In an epic entrance to late night television and a weeknight game changer, Global brings critically acclaimed television host and comedian Stephen Colbert to Canadians with The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The laughs continue with Golden Globe® and multiple Emmy® Award winner Jane Lynch (Glee) in Angel From Hell, a single camera comedy that follows Amy (Lynch), a colourful, brassy woman who insinuates herself into Allison's (Maggie Lawson, Two and a Half Men) perfect life, claiming to be her guardian angel. Rounding out a knock-out comedic slate is the unabashed new comedy People Are Talking starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Franklin and Bash, Saved By the Bell). People Are Talking follows two diverse couples who are neighbours and best friends, and nothing is off limits for this wildly outspoken foursome as they go through life side-by-side and analyze and obsess about everything.

"With compelling, buzzed about new shows, and huge stars joining the lineup this fall, Global has a formidable combination of dramas, comedies, and thrilling action series to build upon the massive success of returning hits like the NCIS franchise, The Good Wife, and The Blacklist," said Christine Shipton, SVP and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media. "Closing out primetime with The Late Show With Stephen Colbert five nights a week makes Global the place for Canadians to watch primetime programming from start to finish, every night this fall."

Hitting the Global schedule midseason is the gritty new drama Shades of Blue, featuring the multi-talented Jennifer Lopez as a sexy New York detective and single mom. New event series Containment and the latest installment to the uber-popular Chicago franchise Chicago Med starring Oliver Platt (The Good Wife, Fargo) join the schedule midseason.

Global makes way for more homegrown heavyweights with green lights of three Canadian original series, including ratings juggernaut Big Brother Canada which is set to return for a fourth season. This past season quickly became the most shocking, twisted, and dramatic season yet, captivating Canadians across the country. The show's third season, and its inaugural run on Global, grew its audience by 40% over its sophomore season on Slice* claiming its place as a top 20 series across all conventional programming since its premiere.** Fans flocked to bigbrothercanada.ca to engage and cast votes to impact the show and were glued to the live feeds with over 1.6 million hours of live streaming consumed during the season run, a 33% increase over last season.*** The Network also gets ready for the new procedural drama series The Code (working title) starring Jason Priestley - who also serves as an Executive Producer – as an ex-pro hockey player who uses his celebrity status and reputation as an enforcer on the ice in his new gig as a crime-solving PI. House creator David Shore returns with a new supernatural crime series, Houdini and Doyle, inspired by the real-life friendship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini.

Fan favourites anchor Global's fall schedule as the Network welcomes back its must-see dramatic series including last year's political powerhouse drama Madam Secretary and hit series NCIS: New Orleans. The Blacklist, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0, and The Good Wife continue to keep Global at the top of its game while the undeniably addictive Chicago Fire and Chicago PD plus NCIS and NCIS: LA franchises return with new seasons.   

GLOBAL'S FALL 2015 PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE
All times are ET and subject to change. New programs bolded and in capitals.

Monday
7:00pm             Entertainment Tonight
7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada
8:00pm             SUPERGIRL (November)
9:00pm             MINORITY REPORT
10:00pm           NCIS: LA
11:35pm           THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

Tuesday
7:00pm             Entertainment Tonight/Chicago Fire (November)
7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada
8:00pm             NCIS
9:00pm             NCIS: New Orleans
10:00pm           LIMITLESS
11:35pm           THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

Wednesday
7:00pm             Entertainment Tonight
7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada
8:00pm             Survivor
9:00pm             HEARTBREAKER (October)
10:00pm           Chicago PD
11:35pm           THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

Thursday
7:00pm             Entertainment Tonight
7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada
8:00pm             HEROES: REBORN
9:00pm             The Blacklist
10:00pm           Elementary (November)
11:35pm           THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

Friday
7:00pm             Entertainment Tonight
7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada
8:00pm             ANGEL FROM HELL (November)
8:30pm             PEOPLE ARE TALKING
9:00pm             Hawaii Five-0
10:00pm           Canadian Crime Stories
11:35pm           THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

Sunday
7:00pm             The Simpsons
7:30pm             The Simpsons
8:00pm             Madam Secretary
9:00pm             The Good Wife
10:00pm           Bones

Sources:
* Numeris (BBM Canada) PPM Data, S3 Global Total 3/23/15-5/25/15 (Mon, Wed, Sun Avg) vs. S2 Slice+ 3/3/14-5/1/14 (Wed, Thurs, Sun Avg 9p & 12a airings only), Total Canada
** Numeris (BBM Canada) PPM Data, 3/23/15-5/17/15, 3+ Airings, Total Canada (A18-49, A25-54, F18-49, F25-54)
*** Live Stream Analytics report via Secret Location, w/o March 23 to date

Global is a Shaw Media Network

About Shaw Communications
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company. Shaw serves 3.2 million consumers and businesses through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw provides consumers with broadband Internet, WiFi, Digital Phone and Video services. Shaw Business provides businesses with Internet, data, WiFi, telephony, Video and fleet tracking services, and ViaWest provides collocation, cloud and managed services. Shaw Media provides Canadians with engaging programming content through one of Canada's largest conventional television networks, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks, including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.

SOURCE Global Television

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Rachelle Marion - Publicity Coordinator, Global Television, Shaw Media, 416-324-7411, rachelle.marion@shawmedia.ca; Anne Vranic - Senior Publicist, Global Television, Shaw Media, 416-934-6999, anne.vranic@shawmedia.ca; Ashley Applebaum - Publicity Manager, Global Television, Shaw Media, 416-934-8481, ashley.applebaum@shawmedia.ca


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