New DC-Inspired Comedy Series POWERLESS Joins Forces with CTV's Thursday Night Lineup, Beginning February 2

– Thursdays get a little more super as POWERLESS is paired with Canada's favourite series THE BIG BANG THEORY, with the laughter starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT –
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TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2017 /CNW/ - CTV announced today that the DC-inspired comedy series POWERLESS joins its all-star Thursday night lineup beginning Feb. 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Vanessa Hudgens (GREASE LIVE) stars as Emily Locke, the new Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a company that specializes in products that help make defenseless bystanders feel a little safer in a world full of Super Heroes and Villains.

A series about the people who keep civilians safe from the collateral damage of super battles, POWERLESS is paired with Canada's most-watched series, THE BIG BANG THEORY at 8 p.m. ET/PT – and it's definitely a matchup that Sheldon Cooper would surely approve of. The stacked Thursday night schedule also includes the previously announced new CTV series TRAINING DAY at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning Feb. 2.

"With star power and a comedic take on the super hero genre, POWERLESS is a great addition to CTV's midseason schedule," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty, Bell Media. "We've created a strong Thursday night comedy block that benefits from the lead-in from established performer THE BIG BANG THEORY."

In the POWERLESS premiere, "Wayne Or Lose" (Thursday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT), Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises run by Bruce Wayne's cousin. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss and officemates. She quickly learns it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don't need superpowers to be a hero.

POWERLESS also stars Danny Pudi (COMMUNITY), Christina Kirk (A TO Z), and Ron Funches (DRUNK HISTORY), and is produced by Warner Bros. Television and based on the characters from DC Comics.

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For further information: Jesse Wanagas, CTV Networks, 416.384.3193 or jesse.wanagas@bellmedia.ca; Christy Sullivan, CTV Networks, 416.384.3624 or christy.sullivan@bellmedia.ca


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