– THIS IS US is Canada's #1 new series among adults aged 18-34 –
– Bravo lines up a marathon of the first 10 episodes of THIS US IS, Thursday, Dec. 22 –
– All past episodes of the hit series become available on CTV.ca and the CTV GO app, beginning Dec. 23 at 9 a.m. ET until Jan. 1 at 6 a.m. ET–
– All THIS IS US episodes also made available on CTV On Demand through participating TV service providers –
– All-new episodes of THIS IS US return to CTV Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 9 p.m. ET –
– To tweet this release: bmpr.ca/2hQSs10 –
"This show takes the most adept balancing act in television and turns it into the most compelling family drama on TV." – Eric Deggans, NPR.org
"THIS IS US comes along at a time when we need it most" – Shinan Govani, Toronto Star
"There's something to be said about THIS IS US and the way it brings people together by being different." – Leigh Blickley, HuffingtonPost.com
TORONTO, (UPDATED) Dec. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Just in time for the holidays, CTV and Bravo are giving viewers the chance to catch from the very beginning one of the most-talked about hits of the fall season, the Golden Globe®-nominated THIS IS US.
Starting this Thursday, Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. ET, viewers can reunite with the Pearson family with a marathon of the first 10 episodes of Season 1 on Bravo leading into the season finale of PROJECT RUNWAY at 9 p.m. ET Following the Bravo marathon, every single past episode of THIS IS US becomes available on CTV.ca and the CTV GO app beginning Friday, Dec. 23 at 9 a.m. ET until Sunday, Jan. 1 at 6 a.m. ET. Viewers can also revisit the entire series on CTV On Demand through participating TV providers, including Bell Fibe TV. THIS IS US returns to CTV with all-new episodes on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
"Everyone has been talking about this uniquely compelling series since its surprise twist in the series premiere," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty, Bell Media. "Just in time for the holidays, our THIS IS US cross-platform stunt will give existing fans a chance to see it again, but more importantly, allow the series to be newly discovered by others as it continues to build audience and critical momentum."
From the very beginning, with a pilot Entertainment Weekly called one of the "The 10 Best TV Episodes of 2016," THIS IS US has been a hit on CTV, making it the #1, most-watched new series with millennial audiences aged 18-34. THIS IS US also ranks as a Top 10 series in Canada overall among total viewers and all key adult demos.
Beloved by audiences and critics alike, the new drama received three Golden Globe® nominations: for Best Television Series – Drama, as well as Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for both series' stars Mandy Moore (A Walk to Remember) and Christy Metz (AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW). Emmy®-winner Sterling K. Brown (THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY) has also received a Screen Actors Guild Awards® nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his role in THIS IS US.
Refreshingly honest and provocative, THIS IS US follows a unique ensemble of characters whose paths cross and life stories intertwine in curious ways, with several of them sharing the same birthday, and so much more than anyone would expect. From the writer and directors of Crazy, Stupid, Love the series is a smart, modern dramedy that challenges everyday presumptions about the people everyone thinks they know.
THIS IS US stars Sterling K. Brown as Randall, Milo Ventimiglia (GILMORE GIRLS) as Jack, Mandy Moore as Rebecca, Justin Hartley (THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) as Kevin, Chrissy Metz as Kate, Chris Sullivan (THE KNICK) as Toby, Ron Cephas Jones (MR. ROBOT) as William, and Susan Kelechi Watson (THE BLACKLIST) as Beth. Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love) serves as writer and executive producer. Jess Rosenthal, Charlie Gogolak and directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra also executive produce. THIS IS US is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Rhode Island Ave. Productions.
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. 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.
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