Primetime live: CTV Two's amazing 2013/14 schedule to feature PVR-proof hits

- CTV Two becomes home to Canada's top unscripted programs five nights a week -
-  CTV acquires MIKE & MOLLY and HOT IN CLEVELAND strips for CTV Two -
-  Top 20 hit CASTLE anchors Monday night -

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TORONTO, June 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Appointment-driven, mass-audience, PVR-proof hits, every night of the week. CTV announced today it is moving DANCING WITH THE STARS, THE VOICE (Tuesdays), THE X FACTOR, AMERICAN IDOL, and UNDERCOVER BOSS to CTV Two to create a unique, complementary new schedule for its companion network. With the acquisition of two new comedy strips, the revitalized lineup takes CTV Two in a completely new direction and immediately strengthens its schedule as Canada's primetime home of unscripted and comedy programming. The CTV Two schedule will be presented by Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports, at the #CTVUpfront presentation today in Toronto.

"Viewers will truly know what they are getting on CTV Two," said King. "This is the strongest schedule yet for CTV Two, and as a result, we predict the network's highest-ratings ever."

Creating a distinct personality and identity for CTV Two, the new scheduling strategy sees four Top 20 reality series find exclusive homes in core primetime on CTV Two, featuring DANCING WITH THE STARS (Mondays), THE VOICE (Tuesdays), THE X FACTOR (Wednesdays and Thursdays), and in mid-season, AMERICAN IDOL, all in simulcast. On Fridays, CTV Two will feature both UNDERCOVER BOSS and SHARK TANK, both in simulcast. Overall, CTV Two will feature 13 hours of simulcast each week.

The scheduling strategy also extends to new comedy programming on CTV Two. CTV announced today it has acquired the syndication rights to hit series MIKE & MOLLY and HOT IN CLEVELAND, two exclusive strip comedies coming to Canada one year before the rest of the world. Meanwhile, an additional airing of THE BIG BANG THEORY strip will now also air on CTV Two.

The new CTV Two schedule complements that of its sister network CTV. Viewers can watch encore episodes of THE BIG BANG THEORY on CTV Two at 7 p.m., delivering audience momentum from Canada's most-watched program into primetime on CTV Two. Later in the evening, the MIKE & MOLLY and HOT IN CLEVELAND strips provide comedic counter-programming to 10 p.m. dramas on other networks. Additional comedies on CTV Two include Canada's #1 new comedy series ANGER MANAGEMENT, and new CTV Original Comedy SATISFACTION.

The CTV Two schedule will continue to feature drama programming, and is strengthened by the addition of Top 20 hit CASTLE, which will anchor Mondays at 10 p.m. Also coming to CTV Two are encore broadcasts of MuchMusic's new younger-skewing historical drama REIGN, Thursdays at 9 p.m., as well as THE VAMPIRE DIARIES.

THE CTV TWO FALL 2013 PRIME TIME SCHEDULE
All times ET. New programs are BOLD. (S) = Simulcast

MONDAYS
7 p.m.   THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
7:30 p.m.  ETALK
8 p.m.   DANCING WITH THE STARS (S)
10 p.m.  CASTLE (S)
 
TUESDAYS
7 p.m.   THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
7:30 p.m.  ETALK
8 p.m.   ANGER MANAGEMENT
8:30 p.m.  HOT IN CLEVELAND
9 p.m.   THE VOICE (S)
10 p.m.  MIKE & MOLLY
10:30 p.m.  HOT IN CLEVELAND
 
WEDNESDAYS
7 p.m.   THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
7:30 p.m.  ETALK
8 p.m.   THE X FACTOR (S)
10 p.m.  MIKE & MOLLY
10:30 p.m.  HOT IN CLEVELAND
 
THURSDAYS
7 p.m.   THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
7:30 p.m.  ETALK
8 p.m.   THE X FACTOR (S)
9 p.m.   REIGN (S)
10 p.m.  MIKE & MOLLY
10:30 p.m.  HOT IN CLEVELAND
 
FRIDAYS
7 p.m.   THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
7:30 p.m.  ETALK
8 p.m.   UNDERCOVER BOSS (S)
9 p.m.   SHARK TANK (S)
10 p.m.  MIKE & MOLLY
10:30 p.m.  HOT IN CLEVELAND
 
SATURDAYS
7 p.m.   CTV MOVIE
9 p.m.   W5
10 p.m.  MIKE & MOLLY
10:30 p.m.  HOT IN CLEVELAND
 
SUNDAYS
7 p.m.   THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
7:30 p.m.  SATISFACTION
8 p.m.   THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
9 p.m.   CASTLE
10 p.m.  MIKE & MOLLY
10:30 p.m.  HOT IN CLEVELAND
 
WEEKDAYS
10 a.m.  THE ELLEN DEGENERS SHOW
11 a.m.  THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW
12 p.m.  ETALK
12:30 p.m.  HOT IN CLEVELAND
1 p.m.   DAILY PLANET
2 p.m.   THE SOCIAL
3 p.m.  BETHENNY (S)
4 p.m.   THE DR. OZ SHOW (S)
5 p.m.   DR. PHIL (S)

About CTV Two
Available across the country, CTV Two features a dynamic mix of drama, comedy, and reality programming on CTV's second conventional network. CTV Two is also home to award-winning local CTV News broadcasts that spotlight the day-to-day life in local communities including Vancouver/Victoria, Toronto/Barrie, Ottawa, London, Windsor, and Atlantic Canada. Reaching 89% of English Canadian viewers and available in high definition, CTV Two is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. 

 

 

SOURCE: CTV Two

For further information:

Scott Henderson, Vice-President, Communications, Bell Media, 416.384.5305, 
scott.henderson@bellmedia.ca
Emily Young Lee, Director of Communications, CTV, 416.384.4633, 
emily.younglee@bellmedia.ca 

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