Halle Berry Returns to TV with New Series Extant and John Malkovich Sizzles as Blackbeard in New Series Crossbones
Gear up for more blockbuster TV with returning favourites Under the Dome and Big Brother
TORONTO, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadians have the right to remain blue this season, as Global brings viewers the world premiere of its hit series Rookie Blue (May 19 at 10 pm ET/PT). All the Rookies are back – along with a couple new recruits to shake up 15 Division – for an action-packed fifth season. But that's not all – fugitives, houseguests, pirates and astronauts are just some of the colourful characters that Global's Sping/Summer primetime lineup has in store. Anchored by highly anticipated new series including 24: Live Another Day (May 5 at 8 pm ET/PT), Crossbones (May 30 at 10 pm ET/PT) and Extant (July 9 at 9 pm ET/PT), plus returning fan favourites like Big Brother (June 25 at 8 pm ET/PT) and Under the Dome (June 30 at 10 pm ET/PT), Global's schedule packs a powerful punch of exciting warm weather programming.
The complete Global Spring/Summer primetime lineup is listed below.
GLOBAL'S SPRING/SUMMER SCHEDULE:
24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY – Monday, May 5 at 8 pm & 9 pm ET/PT (back-to-back episodes)
Picking up four years after the season eight finale of 24, 24: Live Another Day once again follows the thrilling exploits of Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland). Now an exile in London, he is nevertheless willing to risk his life and freedom to avert yet another global disaster while being hunted down by American forces dispatched by President James Heller.
ROOKIE BLUE – Monday, May 19 at 10 pm ET/PT
Global's critically acclaimed drama returns for a fifth season and welcomes two new characters who shake up the familiar 15 Division dynamic. Inspector John Jarvis (Oliver Becker, Rent-A-Goalie) strolls into 15 Division with a serious agenda. He wants the real story: is this a division full of heroes or a minefield full of screw-ups? And brand-new rookie, Duncan Moore aka "Selfie" (Matthew Owen Murray, Degrassi: The Next Generation), is the picture of a fresh-faced millennial, but the officers soon have their hands full with this challenging and well-connected new recruit.
CROSSBONES – Friday, May 30 at 10 pm ET/PT
On the Bahamian island of New Providence diabolical pirate Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard (John Malkovich, Red) reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. But in a scheme designed to throw Blackbeard from his throne a highly skilled assassin, Tom Lowe (Richard Coyle, Covert Affairs), is sent to execute the pirate leader. But the closer Lowe gets the more be begins to admire the brilliant leader, and the more complicated his mission becomes.
BIG BROTHER, SEASON 16 – Wednesday, June 25 at 8 pm ET/PT
Returning for its sixteenth season, the hit series once again follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with more than 53 cameras and 97 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Hosted by Julie Chen, the show continues to broadcast three nights a week – Wednesdays at 8 pm ET/PT, Tuesdays at 9 pm ET/PT and Sundays at 8 pm ET/PT.
RECKLESS – Sunday, June 29 at 9 pm ET/PT
In sultry Charleston, where summer is long and secrets simmer behind every door, sex and crime walk hand in hand as two adversaries, a gorgeous Yankee litigator (Anna Wood, Deception) and a southern City Attorney (Cam Gigandet, Twilight), struggle to hide their intense attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal that threatens to implode the city.
UNDER THE DOME – Monday, June 30 at 10 pm ET/PT
Returning for a second season, the thriller (based on Stephen King's novel) continues to follow Chester's Mill's residents as they struggle to survive under a mysterious dome cutting them off from the outside world.
EXTANT – Wednesday, July 9 at 9 pm ET/PT
Astronaut Molly Watts (Halle Berry, Monster's Ball) returns home from a year-long solo mission and attempts to reconnect with her family. However, things become bigger than Molly as her experiences in space and at home lead to events that will change the course of human history.
HOTEL HELL – Monday, July 21 at 9 pm ET/PT
Gordon Ramsay is on a quest to fix horrid hotels, awful inns and just plain bad bed and breakfasts. He will endure hotels at their worst – from filthy bedrooms and mold-ridden bathrooms to dreadful room service and incompetent staff – all so unsuspecting guests don't have to. After he has uncovered all the dirty secrets, he puts the hotel owners and employees to work as he attempts to turn around these failing establishments.
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