The Hilariously Brilliant Maya Rudolph and Canadian Comedy Legend Martin Short Star in the New Variety Show Maya & Marty Beginning Tuesday, May 31 at 10 pm ET/PT
From Executive Producers Robert and Michelle King (The Good Wife), New Comic-Thriller BrainDead Premieres Monday, June 13 at 10 pm ET/PT
Suspenseful New Murder Mystery American Gothic Joins the Schedule Wednesday, June 22 at 10 pm ET/PT
Reality favourite Big Brother returns Wednesday, June 22 for a Special Two-Hour Premiere at 8 pm ET/PT
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TORONTO, May 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Global celebrates summer with the ultimate primetime lineup chock-full of brand new dramas, a star-studded variety show, and returning fan favourite series.
Headlining the summer schedule is the previously announced new Canadian original drama Private Eyes, starring Jason Priestley and Cindy Sampson, debuting Thursday, May 26 at 9 pm ET/PT. Joining the new detective drama is a new comedic powerhouse duo, the multi-talented Maya Rudolph and Canadian icon Martin Short, in the new comedy variety show Maya & Marty premiering Tuesday, May 31 at 10 pm ET/PT. Global also welcomes two new event series BrainDead, a comic thriller from Executive Producers Robert and Michelle King (The Good Wife) premiering Monday, June 13 at 10 pm ET/PT and American Gothic, a suspenseful new murder mystery beginning Wednesday, June 22 at 10 pm ET/PT.
Along with the new series joining Global's schedule, summer's must-see favourites are back. Global gears up for more houseguest hijnks as long-standing, powerhouse reality series Big Brother is back with its 18th season. Promising more drama, scheming, and chaos Big Brother premieres in a special two-hour episode at 8 pm ET/PT on Wednesday, June 22. Also returning to Global is summer's most sizzling live event the Teen Choice 2016 honouring the year's stars from the best films, most-loved TV shows, fiercest music, and the top moments in fashion, digital, and comedy. The coveted Teen Choice Surfboards will be handed out live Sunday, July 31 at 8 pm ET/PT.
GLOBAL'S 2016 SUMMER SCHEDULE:
Private Eyes – Thursday, May 26 at 9 pm ET/PT (Series premiere)
The original crime-solving series Private Eyes is a 10-episode procedural drama that follows ex-pro hockey player Matt Shade (Jason Priestley) who irrevocably changes his life when he decides to team up with fierce P.I. Angie Everett (Cindy Sampson) to form an unlikely investigative powerhouse. Through their new partnership, Shade is forced to examine who he has become and who he wants to be. Ongoing episodes find Shade and Angie investigating high-stakes crimes in the worlds of horse racing, fine dining, Toronto's vibrant hip-hop scene, scandalous literature, magic clubs, and more.
Maya & Marty – Tuesday, May 31 at 10 pm ET/PT (Series premiere)
From Executive Producer Lorne Michaels, the incomparable Maya Rudolph and Martin Short join forces for an all-new comedy show jam-packed with music, stars, and the unique characters and charisma of two of the biggest icons in SNL history. Stars of stage and screen, Maya and Marty are beloved by audiences of all ages. With Kenan Thompson and a dream team of surprise celebrity guests joining them each week, this dynamic duo is ready to unleash the full range of their talents and bring down the house like never before.
The Night Shift – Wednesday, June 1 at 10 pm ET/PT (Season premiere)
The Night Shift is back for Season 3 with the overnight crew navigating wildly different paths. Relationships are changing, new doctors are arriving and everyone is looking at their lives from a fresh perspective.
BrainDead – Monday, June 13 at 10 pm ET/PT (Series premiere)
From Robert and Michelle King, acclaimed creators and executive producers of The Good Wife, Braindead is a comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, DC politics that follows Laurel (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who discovers two things: the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of Congress members and Hill staffers.
American Gothic – Wednesday, June 22 at 10 pm ET/PT (Series premiere)
American Gothic follows a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threatens to tear the family apart. American Gothic stars Juliet Rylance, Antony Starr, Virginia Madsen, Justin Chatwin, Megan Ketch, Elliot Knight, Stephanie Leonidas, and Gabriel Bateman.
BrainDead and American Gothic are internationally distributed by CBS Studios International.
Big Brother, Season 18 – Wednesday, June 22 at 8 pm ET/PT (Two-hour season premiere)
Hosted by Julie Chen, Big Brother 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. Each week, the House Guests will vote someone out of the house. At the end, the last remaining House Guest will receive the grand prize of $500,000.
You, Me & The Apocalypse – Wednesday, June 29 at 10 pm ET/PT (Series premiere new to Global)
You, Me and the Apocalypse follows an unusual assortment of mismatched characters, each coping with the impending end of the world in his or her own bizarre way. Perhaps the most complex is Father Jude (Rob Lowe), a rebellious and foul-mouthed priest who is tasked with being the "devil's advocate" with the aid of his new timid assistant, Sister Celine Leonti (Gaia Scodellaro). Rhonda (Jenna Fischer), a mild-mannered librarian, finds herself dangerously out of her depth when she is sent to a maximum security prison for a crime she did not commit. She unwillingly befriends Leanne (Megan Mullally), an unhinged white supremacist who takes a deeply reluctant Rhonda under her wing. Then there is Jamie (Mathew Baynton), a humble bank manager who is hopelessly stuck in a rut and still in mourning over the mysterious disappearance of his wife seven years ago. There are 34 days until the comet collides with Earth and some of these misfits are destined to make it to a bunker deep beneath the English suburbs of Slough. As a result, they will become the incredibly unlikely, and totally unsuitable, future of mankind.
Teen Choice 2016 – Sunday, July 31 at 8 pm ET/PT (Two-hour live event)
The two-hour live event honours the year's iconic stars from the best films, most-loved TV shows, fiercest music, and the top moments in fashion, digital, and comedy with coveted Teen Choice Surfboard awards.
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