TORONTO – CTV announced today a second wave of winter premieres, bolstering the network’s midseason lineup of heavy-hitting debuts, returning favourites, and big-ticket special events. Joining the winter schedule is the new, fast-paced spy-hunting thriller THE ENEMY WITHIN (March 3); the much-anticipated 10-episode television event from executive producer Marcia Clark, THE FIX (March 18), two-hour special THANK YOU CANADA (Feb. 10), and the new six-episode eponymous comedy JANN (March 20).
Along with new seasons of returning favourites THE VOICE (Feb. 25), WORLD OF DANCE (March 3), AMERICAN IDOL (March 3), STATION 19 (March 7), and FOR THE PEOPLE (March 7), these hot new winter programs join previously announced new series WHISKEY CAVALIER and THE VILLAGE, along with CTV Originals THE LAUNCH and CARDINAL.
CTV also announced today the expansion of its original international format series THE LAUNCH, adding a bonus seventh episode to round out the series’ sophomore season. From Bell Media Studios, the final episode of Season 2 unites all six launched artists and joins them as their lives completely change after they are chosen to record and release a new, original song. Episode 7 of THE LAUNCH airs Wednesday, March 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.
Rounding out CTV’s 2019 midseason lineup are the soon-to-be-announced premieres of delectable new original series MARY’S KITCHEN CRUSH and the return of ratings hit MASTERCHEF CANADA.
CTV’s 2019 midseason schedule additions highlights include:
(Streaming Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca and the CTV app, beginning March 3)
- Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter, DEXTER) is a brilliant former CIA operative now known as the most notorious traitor in American history, serving life in a supermax prison. Against every fibre of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut, ROSEWOOD) enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. For Keaton, it’s not easy to trust the woman who cost him so much. While Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch a spy… they must think like one.
- THE ENEMY WITHIN also stars Raza Jaffrey (CODE BLACK), Kelli Garner (PAN AM), Cassandra Freeman (Inside Man), and Toronto-born Noah Mills (THE BRAVE).
- THE ENEMY WITHIN was created by Ken Woodruff (GOTHAM, THE MENTALIST), who executive produces alongside Matt Corman, Chris Ord and Charles Beeson. Mark Pellington
(Streaming Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca and the CTV app, beginning March 18)
- Starring Robin Tunney (THE MENTALIST), Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje (LOST), and Scott Cohen (THE AMERICANS), THE FIX follows Maya Travis (Tunney), an L.A. district attorney who suffers a devastating defeat after prosecuting an A-list movie star for double murder. With her high-profile career derailed, she flees for a quieter life in rural Washington. Eight years later, when this same star is under suspicion for another murder, Maya is lured back to the DA’s office for another chance at justice.
- THE FIX is executive produced/co-written by Elizabeth Craft & Sarah Fain (FOR THE PEOPLE) and Marcia Clark (Guilt By Association).
- Michael Katleman (ZOO) is an executive producer along with Laurie Zaks (CASTLE), David Hoberman (The Fighter), and Todd Lierberman (The Fighter).JANN(Streaming Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca and the CTV app, beginning March 20)
- Starring multi-platinum award-winning Canadian singer, songwriter, broadcaster, author, and 2019 Order of Canada recipient Jann Arden as a fictionalized version of herself, CTV’s all-new original JANN is a six-episode comedy with heart that bridges fame and family.
(Streaming Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV2, CTV.ca and the CTV app, beginning February 25)
(Kicks off on CTV premiering Tuesday, March 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, before hitting the schedule on a regular basis Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, beginning April 23.)
- The four-time Emmy ® Award-winning THE VOICE returns with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show’s new season.
- John Legend joins veteran coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton for Season 16, and Carson Daly returns as host.
(Streaming Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV2, CTV.ca and the CTV app, beginning March 3)
- A new journey begins as America’s iconic singing competition series returns for a new season on CTV2. Returning to help discover the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
- Emmy®-winning producer Ryan Seacrest also returns to helm the music competition series as host, along with famed radio DJ, comedian, best-selling author, and DANCING WITH THE STARS champion Bobby Bones, who joins as the program’s in-house mentor.
- The groundbreaking series launched the careers of superstars Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Katharine McPhee, Jordin Sparks, Adam Lambert, and Chris Daughtry among many others.
- Idol alumni are responsible for 13 Grammys®, over 61 million album sales, 47 Platinum records, 95 Gold records, 444 Billboard No. 1 hits, 257 million digital downloads, two Golden Globes®, and one Academy Award®.
(Streaming Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app, beginning March 7)
- The GREY’S ANATOMY spinoff follows a group of heroic firefighters at Seattle Fire Station 19 – from captain to newest recruit – risking their lives and hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock.
- Season 2 picks up from the fall finale’s literal cliffhanger with Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz, Girls Trip) and Captain Robert Sullivan (Boris Kodjoe, HOUSE OF CARDS) hanging off a cliff after their ambulance went off the road.
FOR THE PEOPLE
(Streaming Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV2, CTV.ca, and the CTV app, beginning March 7)
- Set in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the Shondaland series follows six talented young lawyers on opposite sides of the law, handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country.
- Season 2 stars Britt Robertson (GIRLBOSS) as Sandra Bell alongside Jasmin Savoy Brown (THE LEFTOVERS) as Allison Adams. Charles Michael Davis (THE ORIGINALS) joins the cast this season as a new series regular.
THANK YOU CANADA
(Streaming Sunday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca and the CTV app)
- Featuring some of the biggest household names in the history of figure skating, the two-hour special is anchored by five-time Olympic medallists, three-time world champions, and eight-time national champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who also perform in the special. Also on board to perform new and fan-favourite routines that put them on the top of podiums around the world are skating greats including Patrick Chan, Elvis Stojko, Kaetlyn Osmond, Meagan Duhamel, and Eric Radford, and Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje. For more information, click here.
- Encore presentation airs Monday, Feb. 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN1/4/5.
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