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Lots of young girls move to New York City to “make it”. But Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Bahrs)? They are just trying to make their rent. From Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) and comedian Whitney Cummings, 2 Broke Girls—one of television’s top-rated comedies—remains as fun and topical today as when it premiered in 2011. The series is the ultimate proof that life can be good… even if you haven’t got a dime!
A frequent Emmy nominee, 2 Broke Girls is also known for its revolving door of star cameos. Guest appearances have included Martha Stewart, Kim Kardashian West, Lindsay Lohan, 2 Chainz and more.
The clock ticks again with 24: Legacy, the newest evolution of the Emmy-winning 24. Only this time around, the adrenaline-fueled rollercoaster is giving Kiefer Sutherland’s embattled Jack Bauer the day off. In his place is Corey Hawkins’ (The Walking Dead, Straight Outta Compton) elite Army Ranger, Eric Carter. And much like his predecessor, Carter will soon uncover a sophisticated terrorist network that forces him to ask: “Who can I trust?”
The original 24 was a game changer in primetime television. Each season comprised 24 episodes and covered 24 hours in its protagonist’s life, utilizing the real time method of storytelling. The concept proved so strong that 24 seamlessly morphed into a limited 12-episode series—first in 24: Live Another Day, and now in 24: Legacy. The latest reboot premiered as the lead-out program for Super Bowl LI and was the most watched show in the franchise’s history.
After a mysterious disease wipes out everyone over age 22 in the small town of Pretty Lake, and the government quarantines the survivors, it’s every man (and woman) for themselves. Welcome to Between—a Canadian science fiction drama that marks the first creative collaboration between City and Netflix.
City aired an exclusive first-look at Between during its broadcast of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, offering viewers a sneak peek of Michael McGowan’s (Saint Ralph, One Week, Still Mine) ensemble conspiracy-theory soap opera. The series, starring Jennette McCurdy (iCarly, Sam & Cat) as Wiley Day, places special focus on Wiley and Pretty Lake’s fellow teen ‘inmates’—whose desperate desire to escape their prison risks spreading a deadly disease to the entire planet.
Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson has a great job, a beautiful wife, four kids and a colonial home in the ‘burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family? That’s the question posed by hit comedy Black-ish, which takes a fun yet bold look at one man’s determination to establish a sense of cultural identity for himself and his family.
Black-ish brings together a talented ensemble including star Anthony Anderson (All About the Andersons, Law & Order), film and television veteran Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), actress Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends) and newcomer Marcus Scribner. Since debuting in 2014, the show’s commitment to social and political commentary have helped it gain critical recognition with multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, as well as winning a prestigious Peabody Award in 2016.
A third-generation restaurateur, Bob Belcher has big ideas about burgers, condiments and sides—but only a few thoughts on customer service and business management. His misadventures in fast food are chronicled in the animated series Bob’s Burgers, where the focus of each episode typically boils down to three essential ingredients: a man, his family and their burger joint.
Bob’s Burgers was created by Loren Bouchard (Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil), whose talents include animator, voice actor, screenwriter, producer, television director and composer. He conceived the show after developing the series Home Movies many years earlier. With consecutive nominations for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 2012 and 2013, Bob’s Burgers finally bagged the prize in 2014.
When the standard methods of identifying a corpse prove fruitless, law enforcement turns to Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel)—a skilled forensic anthropologist and crime fiction author. Brennan’s intelligence, her drive for the truth and her spectacular lack of social skills, make her a challenging colleague to work with. Enter FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz), whose people-smarts make the perfect foil for Brennan’s scientific acumen. Their formidable alliance shapes the premise of Bones—the long-running comedic procedural, beloved by millions of fans around the world.
Loosely based on the life and writings of real life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs—who also produces the program—Bones debuted in 2005. Its title character was named after the protagonist of Reichs’ crime novel series. And in a wink to Reichs’ fans, the hero of Brennan’s mystery novels is a fictional forensic anthropologist named “Kathy Reichs”. Bones is a fan favourite having received multiple People’s Choice Award nominations for Favourite TV Crime Drama.
Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live) and Andre Braugher (Homicide: Life on the Street, Men of a Certain Age), are the heart and soul of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, an ensemble comedy about what happens when a talented—but carefree—detective gets a new captain with something to prove. The result? A cop shop that can quickly dissolve into chaos—and an audience that can quickly dissolve into heaps of laughter.
Created by Emmy-winning writer/producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation), Brooklyn Nine-Nine premiered in 2013. Expectations were high as the series aired in a prestigious spot as one of Super Bowl XLVIII’s lead-out programs. It delivered, receiving top reviews, not only for the effective pairing of Emmy-winners Samberg and Braugher, but as an intelligently written take on the cop show format.
These are the (mis)adventures of Peter Griffin—an endearingly ignorant patriarch of the Griffin clan—and his hilariously offbeat family of middle-class New Englanders in Quahog, Rhode Island. Lois, Peter’s wife, is a stay-at-home mom with no patience for her brood’s antics: 18-year-old Meg is an outcast at school and the Griffin family punching bag; 13-year-old Chris is a socially awkward teen who doesn’t have a clue about the opposite sex; and one-year-old Stewie is a diabolically clever baby whose burgeoning sexuality is very much a work in progress. Rounding out the Griffin household is Brian, the family dog and a ladies’ man who is one step away from AA.
With its razor-sharp humour, spot-on parodies, well-executed animation and orchestra-backed, original music, Family Guy continues to entertain its die-hard audience. Since premiering in 1999, the Seth MacFarlane creation has reached bona fide cult status among fans and has garnered numerous awards, including an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series—only the second animated series in TV history to be receive that nom.
Gordon Ramsay is a celebrity chef, a restaurateur and a television personality. But he is probably best known for his fiery temperment. Season after season, a fresh slate of 20 aspiring restaurateurs brave his wrath. Their motivation? Simple. These competitors are being put through an intense culinary academy by the explosive Ramsay to prove they possess the right stuff to win a life-changing grand prize. Leave the pleasantries at the door—it’s Hell’s Kitchen and the heat is on!
Doubling as host and executive producer, Gordon Ramsay has claimed 16 Michelin stars for his restaurants. In 2015, Forbes pegged Ramsay’s earnings at $60 million for the previous year, ranking him the 21st highest earning celebrity in the world.
Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective Martin Riggs moves to California for a new beginning with the LAPD. There, he’s partnered with Roger Murtaugh, who’s returning to the job after a near-fatal heart attack. Riggs’ penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire clashes with Murtaugh’s prudent, by-the-book technique. Their mismatched partnership seems doomed from the outset, yet instant chemistry and growing camaraderie suggests their unlikely union might just work after all. If only Riggs doesn’t get them killed first…
As originally proven with the hugely successful Lethal Weapon movie franchise—which spanned four feature films between 1987-1998—the Riggs and Murtaugh partnership (this time brought to life by Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans) is the gold standard of the ‘buddy cop’ formula. No wonder this sharp, funny TV update has quickly become both a critical and an audience hit.
Life in Pieces is a single camera comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members. Of the three siblings, middle child Matt may have just found his true love, his co-worker Colleen; his coddled, youngest brother Greg and his wife Jen are overwhelmed by the birth of their first child; and the eldest, Heather, and her husband Tim are dreading their impending empty nest so much, they’re considering having another baby. Their parents are Joan, the family’s adoring matriarch who would do anything for her kids – as long as she agrees with it – and John, the gregarious patriarch who’s searching for ways to soften the blow of turning 70. As the family’s lives unfold in four short stories each week, they try to savor these little pieces of time that flash by but stay with you forever, because these moments add up to what life’s all about.
Showcasing unique kids from all over the world, Little Big Shots features never-before-seen acts—everything from a pint-sized cowboy and snail whisperer to a professional animal caller, plus remarkable young experts in anatomy, geography and even Shakespeare. Adding to the fun are kids who are incredibly gifted in music, as well as those who take the Internet by storm with viral videos.
Comedian and television personality Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show, Family Feud) hosts the feel-good, family-friendly series—sharing executive producer duties with Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show)—and frequently goes toe-to-toe in hilarious exchanges with the talented tykes.
Follow three friends (Adam Pally, Leighton Meester and Yassir Lester) from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their everyday lives. Making History is a rollicking historical adventure and contemporary comedy about love, friendship and trying to fit into an increasingly complex and impersonal world.
Produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street), and created and written by Julius “Goldy” Sharpe (Family Guy, The Grinder), Making History premiered in 2016 to critical acclaim. The series’ high-concept premise received particular praise, with the trio of pals involved in hijinks across multiple eras—from traveling back to 1775 and ensuring the American Revolution actually happens, to making a stop in 1919 so they can place a bet on the fixed World Series.
Take one patriarch, his gorgeous younger wife, her son from a previous relationship, their son together, his daughter and son from his previous marriage, their husbands and their four children combined – and what you get is Modern Family, the hit comedy which takes an honest and hilarious look at the complexity of contemporary family life.
Modern Family is one of the most celebrated programs of its time. The series has racked up 21 Emmys, on top of repeat honours at the Screen Actors, Writers and Directors Guild Awards. And, in something of a rarity for an ensemble comedy, all the primary cast members (Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet) have traded nominations and wins at every major awards show. Clearly, this Modern Family’s foundation is a strong one.
After years of questionable choices, single mom Christy (Anna Faris) is sober and determined to get her life back on track. Her biggest hurdle? Having to move back in with her meddlesome mother, Bonnie (Allison Janney), whom Christy considers the root of her troubles—despite the fact that Bonnie has also quit drinking. Now mother and daughter are working to overcome their past mistakes and build a better future for their family. Together, they must help each other stay on the wagon and face whatever life throws at them.
Premiering in 2013, the Emmy-winning Mom fast became primetime staple. Hardly surprising, since it’s from renowned producer Chuck Lorre, creator of such comedy hits as Grace Under Fire, Cybill, Dharma & Greg, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly.
Jess Day is “adorkable”. Goofy, optimistic, vulnerable and honest to a fault, Jess has faith in people, even when she shouldn’t. Prone to friendships with women, she’s not used to hanging with the boys—especially at home in the quirky she shares with three single guys.
A comedy series from executive producer and writer Liz Meriwether (No Strings Attached), New Girl stars actress and singer-songwriter Zooey Deschanel. Premiering in 2011 and nominated for multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Awards since, it takes a fresh look at modern relationships.
Matt and Jay can’t catch a break. Jay is a savant: a talented musician who can play any song on piano by listening to just a few bars. Matt is the brains. Together, they are Nirvanna the Band—and they’re trying to make it big in the Toronto music scene.
From the creative team behind the independent films The Dirties (2013) and Operation Avalanche (2016), this scripted series is created by and stars childhood friends Matt Johnson and Jay McCarrol.
Prison Break is back and ready for its biggest escape yet. In the thrilling new sequel—which takes place seven years after the original series aired—the cast has all returned. Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies), Sucre (Amaury Nolasco), T-Bag (Robert Knepper), C-Note (Rockmond Dunbar) and Paul Kellerman (Paul Adelstein) reunite for a globe-spanning adventure that features the thrills and cliffhangers that were hallmarks of the original.
An immediate critical and ratings hit when it premiered in 2005, Prison Break revolved around two brothers—one who had been sentenced to death for a crime he had not committed, and the other who devised an elaborate plan to help him escape and clear his name. It garnered Golden Globe nominations for Best Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Miller). The original producing team, including series creator Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead, all return for the reboot.
Inspired by a true story, Scorpion is the high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel) and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age.
As Homeland Security’s new think tank, O’Brien’s “Scorpion” team includes Toby Curtis (Eddie Kaye Thomas), an expert behaviorist who can read anyone; Happy Quinn (Jadyn Wong), a mechanical prodigy; and Sylvester Dodd (Ari Stidham), a statistics guru. Pooling their extensive knowledge to solve mind-boggling predicaments amazes federal agent Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick), who shares a harrowing history with O’Brien. However, while this socially awkward group is comfortable with each other’s humor and quirks, life outside their circle confounds them, so they rely on Paige Dineen (Katharine McPhee), who has a young, gifted son, to translate the world for them. At last, these quirky masterminds have found the perfect job: a place where they can apply their exceptional brainpower to solve the nation’s crises, while helping each other learn how to fit in.
Caught between cultures and generations, Mo and Jen are best friends who move into their own apartment to prove to their immigrant families, and themselves, they can make it on their own. They experience all of life’s firsts—first apartment, first job and first love.
A coming-of-age comedy is based on real-life experiences, Second Jen is the groundbreaking City original scripted series created by, written by, and starring Filipino-Canadian Amanda Joy (Devil’s Mile, Anxietyville) and Chinese-Canadian Samantha Wan (Sudden Master, Ruby Skye P.I.).
A sports announcer once said he aimed to give his listeners a view from every seat in the house. Well, what if an event series exploring race relations in the United States and the policing of African-Americans did just that? Better yet, what if a 10-hour film was created that asked difficult questions and sparked real conversation and change? Shots Fired is that “What if?”
From Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights, The Secret Life of Bees, Love & Basketball) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (Notorious, New York Undercover, Get on the Bus), Shots Fired examines the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small southern town—providing an explosive autopsy of the American criminal justice system.
Son of Zorn is a live-action/animated hybrid—a comedy series that can only be described as utterly unique. The series main character is an animated warrior, Zorn (voice of Jason Sudeikis), who comes home for the first time in a decade. Zorn soon discovers that reconnecting with his live-action son Alan (Johnny Pemberton) and ex-wife Edie (Cheryl Hines)—while suffering through a mundane office job and the banality of suburban life—is harder than waging actual war in his distant, mystical homeland of Zephyria.
Son of Zorn is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Lord Miller. In a wink to its animated roots, the series’ opening title cards are rendered in the style of late 1960s Hanna-Barbera superhero cartoons, including Birdman and the Galaxy Trio, The Herculoids, Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor, and Samson & Goliath.
Broadcast live exclusively on City, the GRAMMYs are the world’s most popular—and prestigious—televised music awards show. Seen in more than 190 territories worldwide, “Music’s Biggest Night” not only delivers once-in-a-lifetime GRAMMY moments, but honours the top music makers of the year in such categories as Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best New Artist and many more.
Strap yourself in for romance, roses and, of course, drama—it’s The Bachelor! Twenty seasons in the winning formula that made this reality series a pop culture staple remains the same: an eligible Bachelor embarks on a romantic journey, gets to know a bevy of beautiful bachelorettes, and gradually narrows the field to the one woman he may propose to in the dramatic season finale.
Created by producer Mike Fleiss (Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?) and hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelor’s intoxicating blend of fireworks, surprises, big city adventures and exotic locations have ensured that the series remains one of television’s top social media and water-cooler shows. Its success has led to several spin-offs including The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, Bachelor in Paradise, and Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise.
After a deadly virus sweeps the planet in 2020, only one man is left: The Last Man on Earth is Phil Miller, an average joe who has inadvertently become humanity’s best hope.
Partially inspired by the documentary series Life After People—where scientists, structural engineers and other authorities theorize about what may happen to Earth should the human race instantly disappear—The Last Man on Earth is a collaboration between writer/producer Will Forte (Saturday Night Live) and red-hot directors/producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street). The show was nominated for four 2015 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Forte), Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Forte) and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Lord and Miller).
Mackenzie (aka “Mickey”) is a brash, two-bit hustler who has spent her entire adult life in search of the next easy payday. Could assuming guardianship of her estranged sister and billionaire brother-in-law’s high-maintenance, ill-parented children be the ticket? Or will Mickey learn that family and a little responsibility is the best payday of all?
The Mick stars Kaitlin Olson of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia fame, who also serves as an executive producer.
Middle-aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country, Frankie Heck is a harried wife and mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humor to get her family through each day. The Middle is a warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations.
Two-time Emmy-winning Patricia Heaton is no secret to the family dynamic in a hit show. For nine seasons, she played Ray Romano’s wife on the much loved Everybody Loves Raymond. The Middle’s sitcom pedigree doesn’t stop with Heaton either—the series was created by former Roseanne and Murphy Brown writers Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline, and co-stars Neil Flynn who played the irascible Janitor on Scrubs.
There once was a girl who was in love with love—yet hopeless at finding it. Emmy-nominee Mindy Kaling both creates and stars in this comedy as a thirty-something doctor whose entire outlook on relationships has been formed by a lifelong obsession with romantic comedies. But while her fixation on movie happy endings might have set her expectations unrealistically high, she won’t give up looking for that perfect leading man—and takes her fans for a quirky rom-com romp along the way.
After stealing the spotlight for nine seasons as chatterbox Kelly Kapoor on The Office, The Mindy Project propels Kaling into a groundbreaking role. And since its premiere in 2012, The Mindy Project has been nominated or won a host of honours including an Emmy, and several People’s Choice and Teen Choice awards.
Hosted by Black-ish star Anthony Anderson, To Tell the Truth reinvents the classic game show where a person of some notoriety or talent, and two imposters, attempt to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The panelists must determine who is telling the truth and who is not.
This time-tested, truth-seeking contest promises laughs alongside the deception, as well as some intriguing new twists.