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City Announces 2015 Mid-Season Schedule

 – Homegrown Canadian series Sunnyside and Young Drunk Punk headline mid-season schedule –
– Exclusive Canadian red carpet coverage on Entertainment City: Live at the GRAMMYs, followed by The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® 
– Beloved series Glee, Parks and Recreation, and Cougar Town come to an emotional end in their final seasons –
– Feel the heat with an all-new spicy season of Hell’s Kitchen –

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TORONTO (December 11, 2014) Viewers can enjoy the gift that keeps on giving long after the holidays are over, with a roster of eagerly awaited new and returning smash-hit series coming to City’s mid-season lineup. Two new original Canadian series and brand-new seasons of four returning favourites heat up the small screen all winter long, beginning January 8 on City.
 
Furthering City’s commitment to delivering world-class Canadian programming, two all-new original series headline the network’s 2015 mid-season lineup of must-see TV. Premiering January 8, Sunnyside, starring a talented ensemble cast featuring the hilarious Kathleen Phillips (Dan for Mayor, Mr. D) and Pat Thornton (Satisfaction, The Jon Dore Show), brings a bold, fresh new flavour of sketch comedy to prime time. From hipsters and young professionals to yoga moms and romantic crooks, Sunnyside is a quirky neighbourhood in transition, where residents aren’t always what they seem and surprises lurk around every slightly dingy corner. Additionally, acclaimed Canadian comedian Norm MacDonald (Saturday Night Live) joins the cast as the voice of “The Hole” – an open manhole that replaces the Internet in Sunnyside, where residents line up to ask questions.
 
The truly original and hilarious coming-of-age journey Young Drunk Punk, premiering January 21 and starring creator, writer, and executive producer Bruce McCulloch (Kids in the Hall), is a scripted-comedy series inspired by McCulloch’s life and told through his unique point-of-view. The series follows Ian (Tim Carlson, Gracepoint) and Shinky (Atticus Mitchell, Fargo) as they embark on a hilarious and rebellious search to find out who they are, somewhere in the lost years between high school and “what’s next.”
 
Rounding out the lineup is fiery reality competition series Hell’s Kitchen (March 3), and the final seasons of smash-hit series Glee (January 9), quirky comedy Parks and Recreation (January 13), and wine-soaked comedy Cougar Town (February 19). 
 
Plus, City amps up the star power as the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of The 57TH Annual GRAMMY® Awards, airing live on February 8. Leading up to Music’s Biggest Night®, viewers get a front-row seat to exclusive Canadian coverage of the celebrity arrivals as part of the Entertainment City: Live at the GRAMMYs red carpet special. Details to be announced in the coming weeks.
 
Also returning to the mid-season schedule are new episodes of fan-favourites 2 Broke Girls, Black-ish, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Mike & Molly, The Middle, The Mindy Project, Modern Family, Mom, New Girl, Revenge, Scandal, and Scorpion. Plus, high-octane sports programming continues every Saturday and Sunday night with Hockey Night in Canada and Rogers Hometown Hockey.
 
Full episodes and exciting extras are available on Citytv.com next day post-broadcast, as well as on Rogers on Demand, Rogers Anyplace TV, and with the free City Video App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and on the City Video Mobile App for Android.
 
2015 MID-SEASON SCHEDULE
All dates are subject to change. All times ET. (s) = simulcast. Additional programming details to be announced.
 
MONDAYS
8 p.m. – 2 Broke Girls (s)
8:30 p.m. – Mike & Molly (s)
9 p.m. – Scorpion (s)
 
TUESDAYS
8 p.m. – Parks and Recreation (s) **Premieres January 13**  
8:30 p.m. – Parks and Recreation (s)
9 p.m. – New Girl (s)
9:30 p.m. – The Mindy Project (s)
**Replacing Parks and Recreation as of March 3: 8 p.m. – Hell’s Kitchen (s) **Premieres March 3**
 
WEDNESDAYS
8 p.m. – The Middle (s)
8:30 p.m. – Young Drunk Punk **City Original Series – Premieres January 21**
9 p.m. – Modern Family (s)
9:30 p.m. – Black-ish (s)
 
THURSDAYS
8 p.m. – Sunnyside **City Original Series – Premieres January 8**
8:30 p.m. – Mom (s)
9 p.m. – Scandal (s)
**Replacing Sunnyside as of February 19: 8 p.m. – Cougar Town **Premieres February 19**
 
FRIDAYS
9 p.m. – Glee (s) **Premieres January 9**
 
SATURDAYS
7 p.m. – NHL: Hockey Night in Canada
 
SUNDAYS
7 p.m. – NHL: Rogers Hometown Hockey
10 p.m. – Revenge (s)
**Replacing NHL: Rogers Hometown Hockey as of April 12: 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (s) – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
 
**NOTE: City original series Between will join City’s mid-season schedule in Spring 2015.
 
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About City
City™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal and Saskatchewan offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming.  A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, City engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats, such as Breakfast Television and Cityline, as well as local Canadian and acquired prime-time entertainment programming.  City is part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI), which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on City stations and programming, visit Citytv.com.

Media Contacts

Stephanie Perron, City, stephanie.perron@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3253
Stephanie Leslie, City,
stephanie.leslie@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3191


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