THE VOICE Returns to CTV, Joining New Series TRAINING DAY and New Original Event Series CARDINAL, to Anchor the Network's 2017 Winter Schedule

– All-new 12th season of THE VOICE set to bolster Monday and Tuesday nights on CTV, beginning Feb. 27/28 –
– Buzzed-about new series TRAINING DAY premieres Feb. 2 on CTV –
– Previously announced new, six-part CTV Original Event Series CARDINAL premieres Jan. 25
– The final season of the hit supernatural crime drama GRIMM premieres Jan. 6 on CTV –
Alec Baldwin hosts a second season of  game show revival MATCH GAME, Jan. 4 on CTV – 
– CONVICTION (Starring Hayley Atwell) joins CTV's Sunday night lineup, beginning Jan. 1
– Hit thriller QUANTICO move to Mondays beginning Jan. 23 on CTV –
– New seasons of SLEEPY HOLLOW (Jan. 6), MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Feb. 9), and the final season of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Jan. 13) continues on CTV Two –
– TV's most-watched live events continue in 2017 with the 74TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS on Jan. 8, followed by SUPER BOWL LI on Feb. 5, and THE 89TH OSCARS® on Feb. 26

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TORONTO, Dec. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - The new year hits all the right notes as CTV announced today premiere dates for the network's 2017 winter schedule, headlined by fan favourite THE VOICE. Coming off a third Emmy® Award for Best Reality Competition Series, and with Gwen Stefani returning as coach – alongside returning coaches Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton – the co-viewing, four-quadrant blockbuster vocal competition series moves back to CTV, anchoring the network's Monday and Tuesday night lineups (Feb. 27/28). Also bolstering CTV's 2017 winter schedule is the series premiere of the gritty, emotional, darkly humorous, and terrifically intense TRAINING DAY (Feb. 2) and the previously announced, highly-anticipated, new six-part CTV Original Event Series CARDINAL (Jan. 25).

"On the heels of its third Emmy® win, and with momentum building, THE VOICE is poised to star on CTV's 2017 winter schedule," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty. "In addition to the much-anticipated debuts of the buzzed-about TRAINING DAY and CTV's new original can't miss event-series CARDINAL, plus the return of fan-favourite hits and TV's most-watched big ticket live events such as THE OSCARS and SUPER BOWL LI, CTV and CTV Two are primed for an extraordinary start to the new year."

Kicking off the new year, perennial Friday night favourite GRIMM begins its sixth and final season (Jan. 6) and game show revival MATCH GAME, hosted by Alec Baldwin (SNL), returns for its second season (Jan. 4). The legal drama CONVICTION moves to CTV's Sunday night lineup (Jan. 1), while can't-miss thriller QUANTICO move to Mondays (Jan. 23). Hit series HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (Jan. 19) and THE FLASH (Jan. 24) continue in their regular timeslots with all-new episodes.

On CTV Two, SLEEPY HOLLOW (Jan. 6), MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Feb. 9), and the final season of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Jan. 13) all return. DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW gets a new home on CTV Two, continuing with new episodes (Jan. 24).   

CTV officially kicks off awards season in January with THE 74th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS (Jan. 8), hosted by Jimmy Fallon and airing live from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Then on Feb. 26, Jimmy Kimmel takes the stage to honour the best in film as host of THE 89TH OSCARS®. Big ticket live event programming ensues, as CTV is home to SUPER BOWL LI (Feb. 5), featuring a halftime show headlined by pop superstar Lady Gaga.

Broadcast plans for the final season of SAVING HOPE, the return of MASTERCHEF CANADA, THE AMAZING RACE, and new spring series will be announced in the new year.

Viewers can catch up on full episodes of CTV series live and on demand on the CTV GO app and at All times ET/PT. Visit to confirm local broadcast times.

8 p.m. – GOTHAM returns Jan. 16 on CTV
9 p.m. – LUCIFER returns Jan. 16 on CTV
10 p.m. – QUANTICO returns Jan. 23 on CTV
8 p.m. – THE VOICE returns Feb. 27 on CTV – *SEASON 12 PREMIERE*

9 p.m. – THIS IS US returns Jan. 10 on CTV
10 p.m. – MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Jan. 10 on CTV
8 p.m. – THE FLASH returns Jan. 24 on CTV and moves to CTV Two on Feb. 28
9 p.m. – DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW returns Jan. 24 on CTV Two
8 p.m. – THE VOICE new episodes continue Feb. 28 on CTV – *SEASON 12 PREMIERE, PART 2*

8 p.m. – BLINDSPOT returns Jan. 4 on CTV
9 p.m. – CRIMINAL MINDS returns Jan. 4 on CTV
10 p.m. – MATCH GAME returns Jan. 4 on CTV and moves to CTV Two on Feb. 15
10 p.m. – CARDINAL premieres Jan. 25 on CTV – *NEW SERIES PREMIERE*

8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY returns Jan. 5 on CTV
8:30 p.m. – THE GOLDBERGS returns Jan. 5 on CTV
7 p.m. – GREY'S ANATOMY returns Jan. 19 on CTV
10 p.m. – HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER returns Jan. 19 on CTV before moving to Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beginning Feb. 2.
10 p.m. – TRAINING DAY premieres Feb. 2 on CTV – *NEW SERIES PREMIERE*
8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF JUNIOR returns Feb. 9 on CTV Two – *SEASON 5 PREMIERE*

8 p.m. – GRIMM returns Jan. 6 on CTV – *THE FINAL SEASON*
9 p.m. – SHARK TANK returns Jan. 6 on CTV
9 p.m. – SLEEPY HOLLOW returns Jan. 6 on CTV Two – *SEASON 4 PREMIERE*
10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS returns Jan. 6 on CTV
8 p.m. – THE VAMPIRE DIARIES returns Jan. 13 on CTV Two – *THE FINAL SEASON*

10 p.m. – CONVICTION returns Jan. 1 on CTV (*Jan. 8 episode of CONVICTION airs at 10 p.m. ET on CTV Two)

CARDINAL – CTV Original Event Series – Wednesdays at 10 p.m., beginning Jan. 25 on CTV
Adapted from author Giles Blunt's award-winning John Cardinal Mysteries series, CARDINAL is a six-episode dramatic thriller that follows Detective John Cardinal (Billy Campbell, THE KILLING) on a chilling hunt for a brutal killer in a small Northern Ontario town. Demoted for a hunch about a case that he wouldn't let go, Cardinal is brought back to the Homicide Unit when the body of missing 13-year-old Katie Pine is discovered, proving his instincts correct. Back on the case, his search for her murderer soon becomes an all-consuming race to stay ahead of a serial killer. Meanwhile, Cardinal must manage his own precarious family issues and secrets, and keep a watchful eye on his new partner, Detective Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse, REVENGE), who he believes may have her own secret agenda.

TRAINING DAY – Thursdays at 10 p.m. beginning Feb. 2 on CTV
Gritty, emotional, darkly humorous and terrifically intense, TRAINING DAY is a reimagining of the ground-breaking film of the same name, beginning 15 years later, and exploring modern-day Los Angeles in all its guts and glory. The LAPD's Kyle Craig (Justin Cornwell, EMPIRE) is one of the good guys. A rookie cop bumped up to detective in the elite and elusive Special Investigation Section (S.I.S.), a unit that goes after the worst of the worst, he's been tasked by Deputy Chief Lockhart (Marianne Jean-Baptiste, BLINDSPOT) to expose the corruption of veteran cop Frank Rourke (Bill Paxton, BIG LOVE), a charming but crooked detective – and the head of S.I.S. The morally ambiguous Frank lives by the law of the jungle and he's willing to do whatever it takes to bring down the bad guys, and to continue the chase where the law won't. When Kyle learns that Frank was his father's partner and may be able to help him solve his father's murder, he keeps his judgment at bay. Having Kyle, a politically correct poster boy for the new police order, as his trainee could be beneficial for Frank as they maneuver the streets and track the city's most dangerous offenders. As the bullets fly in the undercover world of S.I.S. with these partners who don't trust each other, the question becomes who's training who? TRAINING DAY also stars Lex Scott Davis (TONI BRAXTON: UNBREAK MY HEART) as Alyse Arredondo, Katrina Law (ARROW) as Rebecca Lee, Drew Van Acker (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) as Tommy Campbell, and Julie Benz (DEXTER) as Holly Butler. TRAINING DAY is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Fuqua Films in association with Warner Bros. Television.



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