Fan-Favourite Franchises. Beloved Stars. Citytv Delivers “The Rock” Solid 2020/21 Schedule
– 21 proven hits return to Citytv, including powerhouse Chicago franchise, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, and the star-studded 63 rd Annual GRAMMY Awards® –
– Christopher Meloni reprises his role as Elliot Stabler in new Dick Wolf drama Law & Order: Organized Crime –
– New comedies join the Citytv slate with Young Rock (Dwayne Johnson) and Mr. Mayor (Ted Danson) –
– Returning to FX is a roster of acclaimed dramas and comedies, including FX on Hulu originals A Teacher, The Old Man, and Y: The Last Man, plus returning FX hits Pose, Fargo, American Horror Story, and American Crime Story –
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TORONTO (June 22, 2020) Serving up more blockbuster nights of smash-hit dramas, laugh-out-loud comedies, and “O-M-G” reality shows, Citytv today announced its 2020/21 schedule, featuring four new shows and 21 returning fan-favourite series and events coming to Citytv and Citytv NOW.
Building on the success of last year’s schedule, Citytv’s prime-time tuning is up 37% year-over-year*. Star-studded Hollywood heavyweights joining the Citytv lineup this season include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ted Danson, Holly Hunter, Will Forte, Christopher Meloni, and legendary producers Dick Wolf, Tina Fey, and Nahnatchka Khan.
“We’ve all seen that more and more Canadians have turned to their screens over the past several months to find a little distraction during COVID, and our Citytv 2020/21 schedule delivers on our commitment to continue being a source of comfort and entertainment for Canadian TV fans, whether it’s live or on-demand, and across all major platforms,” said Julie Adam SVP of TV & Radio, Rogers Sports & Media. “I’m excited for what’s ahead in my new role, and proud of the outstanding schedule that Hayden Mindell and our team have built.”
“We’ve gone bigger this year to create blockbuster nights of entertainment that take viewers through the week with the shows and characters they’ve come to love,” added Hayden Mindell, VP of TV Programming & Content, Rogers Sports & Media. “We continue to be the destination for Bachelor Nation, animation domination on Sundays, and the exclusive home for Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise and his new highly-anticipated drama Law & Order: Organized Crime.”
New to Citytv this fall is Law & Order: Organized Crime on Thursdays, where Christopher Meloni reprises his beloved role as Elliot Stabler . Then, Citytv brings three new comedies into the mid-season mix with global superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in single-cam comedy Young Rock, focusing on and inspired by his formative years. Tiny Fey and Robert Carlock’s Mr. Mayor stars Ted Danson as a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons. Plus, follow the Alaskan adventures of the Tobin family in The Great North, as a single dad does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close.
Citytv brings the drama, belly laughs, and must-watch reality again and again with a roster of returning hits throughout the 2020/21 season. An outstanding lineup of comedies – black-ish, Bless the Harts, Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Duncanville, Family Guy, mixed-ish, Mom, and The Simpsons – will have you howling with laughter. Popular dramas – Citytv originalHudson & Rex,Manifest, and A Million Little Things – will have you coming back week-after-week. Plus, Citytv has fan-favourite franchisesThe Bachelor / Bachelorette and Chicago Med / Fire / P.D., and knock-your-socks-off competition series Dancing with the Stars. And it doesn’t stop there! The iconic Hockey Night In Canada, the63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards®, and the New Year’s Eve countdown celebration Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve also return to Citytv with a bang.
Additionally, FX and FX NOW in Canada showcase a world-renowned lineup of buzzy dramas, comedies and docuseries from both FX and FX on Hulu originals. New series includeThe Old Man, A Teacher, and Y: The Last Man. Returning dramas include American Crime Story, American Horror Story, Fargo, Mayans M.C., Pose, and Snowfall, while acclaimed comedies are Atlanta, Better Things, Breeders, Dave, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Mr Inbetween, and What We Do in the Shadows.
Full episodes and past seasons are available on Citytv NOW and FX NOW online, Rogers on Demand, and on the authenticated Citytv and FX App for iOS, Android, Apple TV, and most recently Amazon Fire TV.
Here’s a look at Citytv’s 2020/21 schedule, day-by-day:
All dates/times are subject to change. (s) = simulcast
Citytv delivers all the glitz, glam, glitter, and gloss as Dancing with the Stars returns with two-hours of star-studded, toe-tapping competition at 8 p.m. (s). Then, fasten your seatbelts and prepare for takeoff as an all-new season of Manifest headlines Monday nights at 10 p.m. (s).
Bachelor Nation will (finally!) get its two-hour fix as a new batch of eligible bachelors vie for the heart of The Bachelorette, Clare Crawley, at 8 p.m. (s).
Citytv blows away the competition on Wednesdays with all-new seasons of the blockbuster stack from the Windy City.Chicago Med at 8 p.m. (s), Chicago Fire at 9 p.m. (s) , and Chicago P.D. at 10 p.m. (s) deliver three hours of must-watch Dick Wolf drama that brings loyal viewers back week after week.
Love. Loss. Mystery. And don’t forget laughs! Citytv is giving you all the feels on Thursdays with the trials and tribulations of Christy (played by Anna Faris) and Bonnie (played by Allison Janney) in Mom at 8 p.m., then the funniest precinct (no doubt!) in Brooklyn Nine-Nine at 8:30 p.m. (s), followed by a group of friends bonded by tragedy in A Million Little Things at 9 p.m., and new criminal drama spin-off by Dick Wolf in Law & Order: Organized Crime at 10 p.m. (s).
Citytv brings a weekly dose of XOXO with Fall in Love Fridays, featuring a selection of romance movies to fall for at 8 p.m.
Canada’s favourite weekend pastime returns with Hockey Night in Canada. As hockey’s biggest stars lace up once again, Canadians can look forward to the NHL post-season as the league’s top teams battle for hockey’s Holy Grail.
On Sunday, Citytv’s animation block keeps the laughs coming all night long with Season 32 of The Simpsons at 8 p.m. (s) and the incomparable voice talent of Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph in Bless the Harts at 8:30 p.m. (s). Then, join the Belcher family in Bob’s Burgers at 9 p.m. (s) and the Griffin family in Family Guy at 9:30 p.m. (s) on a slew of new adventures.
*Numeris, Total Canada, P2+, Mo-Su 2a-2a, 3/16-5/24/2020 vs 3/18-5/26/2019, Prime = M-F 7-11p.
Citytv’s New Series Description – Fall
All dates are subject to change. All times ET/PT. (s) = simulcast
LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME
60-minute scripted drama series (s)
New criminal drama spin-off Law & Order: Organized Crime by heavyweight producer Dick Wolf. The drama features Christopher Meloni reprising his beloved role as Elliot Stabler, who returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. However, the city and police department have changed dramatically in the decade he’s been away, and he must adapt to a criminal justice system in the midst of its own moment of reckoning. Throughout the series, viewers can follow Stabler’s journey to find absolution and rebuild his life while leading a new elite task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful criminal syndicates one by one.
PRODUCTION COMPANY : Universal Television in association with Wolf Entertainment
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS : Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski and Arthur W. Forney
CAST : Christopher Meloni ( Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Harley Quinn)
Citytv’s New Series Descriptions – Mid-Season
Dates to be announced in the coming months. (s) = simulcast
30-minute scripted comedy series (s)
Produced by Nahnatchka Khan (Fresh Off the Boat) and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson himself, Young Rock is a single-cam comedy focusing on and inspired by the formative years of the global superstar.
PRODUCTION COMPANY : Universal Television in association with Seven Bucks Productions, and Fierce Baby Productions
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS : Nahnatchka Khan, Dwayne Johnson, Jeff Chiang, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz, and Jennifer Carreras
CAST : Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Ballers, Jumanji: The Next Level)
30-minute scripted comedy series (s)
Tiny Fey and Robert Carlock’s Mr. Mayor stars Ted Danson as a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons. Once he wins, he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff, and connect with his teenage daughter, all while controlling the coyote population.
PRODUCTION COMPANY : Universal Television in association with Little Stranger, Bevel Gears and 3 Arts Entertainment
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS : Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, Jeff Richmond, David Miner, and John Riggi
CAST: Ted Danson (The Good Place, Cheers), Holly Hunter (Succession, Bless the Harts), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), Mike Cabellon (Orange is the New Black), Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Dollface) Kyla Kenedy ( The Walking Dead).
THE GREAT NORTH
30-minute scripted animated comedy series (s)
From creator Loren Bouchard (Bob’s Burgers), The Great North follows the Alaskan adventures of the Tobin family, as a single dad does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close, especially as the artistic dreams of his only daughter lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of the local mall.
PRODUCTION COMPANY : 20th Century Fox Television and FOX Entertainment
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS : Loren Bouchard, Minty Lewis, Wendy Molyneux, Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin
CAST : Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, Devs), Megan Mullally (Parks and Recreation, Will & Grace), Jenny Slate (Zootopia, Bob’s Burgers), Will Forte (Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons), Paul Rust (Arrested Development), Aparna Nancherla (A Simple Favor, Bob’s Burgers), Dulcé Sloan ( Chick Fight, Baby Mama’s Club)
Citytv offers viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, and culturally-diverse content through its seven television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, and Montreal, plus the award-winning Citytv Video app. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv delivers an entertaining mix of Canadian and acquired prime-time programming, news, and local-interactive formats with influential brands such as Cityline, CityNews, and Breakfast Television. Citytv is part of Rogers Sports & Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit Citytv.com.
FX features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning dramas and comedies, including the exclusive FX on Hulu originals. FX’s unique content includes original Canadian programming, movies, and FX original series such as American Crime Story, American Horror Story, Pose, Snowfall, Dave, Fargo, and Atlanta. FX is part of Rogers Sports & Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit FXNowCanada.ca.
Charmaine Khan, Citytv and FX, Charmaine.Khan@rci.rogers.com , 416.277.0450
Alessia Staffieri, Citytv and FX, Alessia.Staffieri@rci.rogers.com , 647.262.8412
Andrea Goldstein, Rogers Sports & Media, Andrea.Goldstein@rci.rogers.com , 647.801.4394