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No matter where you live—with stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Montreal, we reach 83% of Canadians—Citytv’s approach to broadcasting is to be raw and spontaneous. We promote television that reflects urban-oriented and culturally diverse audiences, features dynamic on-air personalities, as well as an entertaining blend of news and local-interactive formats, plus the best in Canadian and US-acquired productions.
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60-minute scripted drama series
Friendship isn’t one big thing – it’s a million little things. This is true for a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances. Some have achieved success, and others are struggling in their careers and relationships – but all of them feel stuck. When one of them suddenly dies, it’s an urgent wake-up call for the rest to start really living. And as they do, they discover that these friendships may be the only thing to save them from themselves.
Executive Producers: DJ Nash, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, and James Griffiths
Cast: David Giuntoli (13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghzi), Ron Livingston (Band of Brothers), Romany Malco (Weeds), Allison Miller (13 Reasons Why), Christina Moses (The Originals), Christina Ochoa (Valor), James Roday (Psych), Stephanie Szostak (The Blacklist), and Lizzy Greene (Macbeth)
30-minute scripted comedy series
This rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community break every rule to have fun – at their age, what do they have to lose? Hank is the leader of this motley crew, a gruff, opinionated, 21st century Archie Bunker who will go to great lengths to have a good time. His loyal (but less than helpful) friends include Charlie, a bumbling storyteller who goes on frequent tangents about some bizarre, barely believable episode from his life; and Sid, a naysaying, pill-popping hypochondriac who shoots down every scheme…but still gets roped in. Margaret, a brash and confident woman, complicates matters by forcing her way into their group and refusing to leave (she doesn’t take crap from anyone – especially not these three!). They are united by their shared belief that they’re not done living yet – not by a long shot.
Executive Producers: Charlie Day, Kevin Abbott (pilot), Nick Frenkel, and Don Scardino (pilot)
Cast: David Alan Grier (In Living Color), Martin Mull (Veep), Leslie Jordan (American Horror Story), and Vicki Lawrence (The Carol Burnett Show)
60-minute scripted drama series
When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent-but-routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, they lost five years. Seeing their life in fast-forward, they discover that their friends, families and colleagues had mourned their loss – and then moved on. With a second chance, their new realities become clear, and a deeper mystery unfolds as some of the returned passengers discover they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible.
Executive Producers: Jeff Rake, David Frankel (pilot), Robert Zemeckis, and Jack Rapke
Cast: Melissa Roxburgh (Supernatural), Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time), Athena Karkanis (Wild Kratts), J.R. Ramirez (Power), Luna Blaise (Fresh Off the Boat), and Parveen Kaur (The Strain)
30-minute scripted comedy series
She’s back! In a world of 24-hour cable, social media, “fake news,” and a vastly different political climate, the world needs Murphy Brown more than ever! The revival of the ground-breaking comedy about the eponymous broadcast news legend and her biting take on current events returns amid a divided America, chaotic discourse, and rampant attacks on the press. Murphy returns with her original FYI team: lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood, investigative journalist Frank Fontana, and producer Miles Silverberg. Murphy’s son, Avery, shares his mother’s competitive spirit and quick wit, and has followed in her journalistic footsteps – perhaps too closely. Now back in the game, Murphy is determined to draw the line between ratings-grabbing headlines and honest reporting.
Executive Producers: Diane English and Candice Bergen
Cast: Candice Bergen (Boston Legal), Faith Ford (Hope & Faith), Joe Regalbuto (Side Order of Life), Grant Shaud (Oliver Beene), Jake McDorman (Limitless), Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey), and Nik Dodani (Atypical)
30-minute scripted comedy series
Based on the life of Lil Rel Howery, Rel stars Howery as a loving husband and father living on the West Side of Chicago, who discovers his wife is having an affair – and not just any affair – an affair with Rel’s own barber. It’s the worst, because as hard it is to find a good spouse, it’s even harder to find a reliable barber. Plus, the barbershop is the epicenter of neighbourhood gossip, so his marital business is known by everyone. Rel’s tough-talking, no-B.S. best friend, Brittany; his recently out-of-jail younger brother, Nat; and Rel’s Dad all pitch in to lend support – whether he wants it or not. After his kids move to Cleveland with their mom, Rel begins rebuilding his life as a long-distance dad and dips his toe in the dating pool. Ever the optimist, Rel continues his search for love, respect…and a new barber.
Executive Producers: Jerrod Carmichael, Mike Scully, Lil Rel Howery, Josh Rabinowitz, and Kevin Barnet
Cast: Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Sinbad (The Sinbad Show), Jess “Hilarious” Moore (Wild ’N Out), and Jordan L. Jones (NCIS: Los Angeles)
30-minute scripted comedy series
Will is a man lost in a world of parenting, princesses, and PTA meetings. This single dad has been so focused on raising his daughter that he’s lost sight of who he is as a man – but there’s help! A group of other single parents of seven-year-old kids help Will rediscover that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing your grownup self.
Executive Producers: JJ Philbin, Liz Meriwether, Katharine Pope, and Jason Winer
Cast: Taran Killam (How I Met Your Mother), Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl), Kimrie Lewis (Peeples), Jake Choi (Hawaii Five-0), Tyler Wladis (A Christmas Story), Devin Trey Campbell (Broadway’s “Kinky Boots”), Grace Hazelett (Why Him?), Sadie Hazelett (Why Him?), and Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond)
Recently nominated for a 2017 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Animated Program, and currently in production on its record-annihilating 29th season, The Simpsons continues to strike a chord with viewers for irreverently poking fun at anything and everything. With its subversive humor and delightful wit, the series has made an indelible imprint on American pop culture, and its family members – Homer (Dan Castellaneta), Marge (Julie Kavner), Bart (Nancy Cartwright), Lisa (Yeardley Smith) and Maggie – are television icons. Already the longest-running scripted series in television history, the Emmy® Award-, Annie Award- and Peabody Award-winning animated comedy will surpass Gunsmoke‘s record of 635 episodes for a scripted television series next spring
60-minute scripted Canadian drama series
Meet the original women who code. The first Bletchley Circle series followed a group of four female codebreakers at the elite Second World War code-breaking centre Bletchley Park, who used their skills to investigate a series of complex crimes. This new season picks up three years later in 1956, as Jean and Millie depart London for San Francisco to investigate the murder of a close friend. They are joined there by North American code-breakers Iris and Hailey who, like their British counterparts, find themselves undervalued and overlooked despite their indispensable war efforts. With renewed purpose, the code-breaking-turned-crime-solving team puzzles though Bay Area mysteries together.
Executive Producers: Guy Burt, Jake Lushington, and Brian Hamilton
Cast: Rachel Stirling (Detectorists), Julie Graham (Doc Martin), Crystal Balint (Prison Break), and Chanelle Peloso (Level Up)
60-minute scripted drama series
Set in Marvel’s “X-Men” universe, this family adventure series tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins an underground network of mutants and fights for survival.
Cast: Stephen Moyer (Shots Fired), Amy Acker (Person of Interest), Sean Teale (Reign), Jamie Chung (Gotham), Coby Bell (Burn Notice), Emma Dumont (Aquarius), Blair Redford (Satisfaction), Natalie Alyn Lind (Gotham), and Percy Hynes White (Night at the Museum 3)
60-minute scripted anthology drama series
The original 1959-1964 The Twilight Zone series took viewers to another dimension — a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of the mind. The seminal sci-fi anthology series explored humanity’s hopes and despair in ways conventional drama could not. With a contemporary twist on the classic The Twilight Zone returns, reimagined by Get Out director Jordan Peele for the Trump-era.
Executive Producers: Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, Marco Ramirez, Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, and Carol Serling
On the heels of the most viewed season in five years, the 13th season of “America’s Got Talent” is back with creator and judge Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.
Supermodel, entrepreneur and CEO, Tyra Banks, joins the team as host and the series returns to Los Angeles this summer with live shows from the famed Dolby Theatre. With the search open to acts of all ages and talents, “America’s Got Talent” has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing unique performers from across the country. The series is a true celebration of creativity and talent, featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars, all vying to win America’s hearts and the $1 million prize.
60-minuted scripted dramatic series
Season 2 picks up five years after Vito Rizzuto’s death and his former right-hand man, Declan Gardiner (Kim Coates), is the reigning king of the Montreal drug trade – that is, until a new breed of mafiosos arrive from Europe to wage war in an attempt to wrestle the city from his grasp. Declan comes up against rivals, both old and new, who want to start dealing more dangerous substances; meanwhile, the Organized Crime Task Force gets ready to take everyone down with the help of a confidential informant. Although he prefers to work alone, Declan soon realizes that, in order to remain on top, he’ll need to enlist some help.
Executive Producers: New Metric Media (Letterkenny, What Would Sal Do?), Sphère Média Plus (19-2, This Life) – produced in association with Rogers Media Inc.
Cast: Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), Louis Ferreira (Breaking Bad, S.W.A.T.), Anna Hopkins (Shadow Hunters), and Melanie Scrofano (Wynonna Earp), Daniel Kash (In Contempt, The Strain), Lisa Berry (19-2, Supernatural), Sharon Taylor (Bellevue, Ghost Wars), Dylan Taylor (Rogue, Covert Affairs), Franco Lo Presti (Letterkenny, Schitt’s Creek)
Interactive game show Beat Shazam, hosted by award winning actor and musician Jamie Foxx, returns for a second season. The series pits teams of two against the clock and each other as they attempt to identify the biggest hit songs of all time.
In the end, the team with the most money banked will outlast the competition and go against Shazam, the popular song identification app, for the chance to win up to one million dollars. Additionally, actress, model and writer Corinne Foxx, daughter of Jamie Foxx, joins as the new deejay. Celebrity guests to appear this season include Demi Lovato, Shaquille O’Neal, Smokey Robinson and Michael Bolton, among others.
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.
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.
Enjoy even more sizzling salsas, sambas and spray-tans as a brand new celebrity cast vies for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy when Dancing with the Stars joins City for its 26th season. The hit series will showcase celebrities performing choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts.
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.
Lethal Weapon combines action and drama with humor as Detective Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) is joined in season three by Seann William Scott (American Pie films), who plays a new character that folds into a partnership with Murtaugh. As always, Murtaugh is also navigating some challenging times at home, alongside his wife, Trish (Keesha Sharp) and kids, Riana (Chandler Kinney) and RJ (Dante Brown), while working a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles with Captain Brooks Avery (Kevin Rahm), fellow detective Sonya Bailey (Michelle Mitchenor), police psychiatrist, Dr. Maureen Cahill (Jordana Brewster) and CSI tech/filmmaker Scorsese (Johnathan Fernandez).
Meet the Short family—this is their Life in Pieces.
Unfolding in four short stories each week, the show follows their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately heartfelt milestone moments—as told by its various members. There’s recently divorced middle child Matt (Thomas Sadoski), coddled youngest brother Greg (Colin Hanks), eldest sibling and stay-at-home mom Heather (Betsy Brandt), as well as eccentric parents Joan and John (Oscar winner Dianne Wiest and Emmy winner James Brolin).
Created by Justin Adler (Less Than Perfect, Better Off Ted), the success of the Life in Pieces landed the producer and writer a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television—the studio behind the well-received comedy series—to not only continue as showrunner, but develop new projects as well.
Hosted by Andy Cohen, the second season of the iconic syndicated series Love Connection returns this summer.
Each hour of Love Connection will feature single men and/or women in search of romance. After the singles are sent on three blind dates, they will dish the dirt in front of a live studio audience, with Watch What Happens host Cohen overseeing. The reboot will feature “all versions of couples,” including same-sex pairings.
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family with Jay Pritchett sitting at the head. By his side is his vivacious, younger second wife, Gloria, and together they are navigating life with their youngest son, Joe, and Gloria’s son, Manny, who is heading off to college to explore the world on his own terms. Meanwhile, Jay’s grown daughter, Claire, and her husband, Phil, are learning to navigate life as empty-nesters with the youngest, Luke, now out of high school and looking to his next move; middle daughter Alex is learning how to balance academia and a social life, and eldest Haley is still living at home as she pursues a career and love. Then there’s Claire’s brother and Jay’s grown son, Mitchell, and his husband, Cameron, who are about to enter the dreaded middle-school years with their newly discovered, gifted daughter, Lily. These three families are unique unto themselves, and together they give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
Anna Faris and Emmy® winner Allison Janney star in this hilarious and often heart-wrenching comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly). Christy (Faris) is a single mom who, after years of questionable choices, is now sober and trying to get her life on track. She’s tested daily by her mother, Bonnie (Janney), who Christy still considers the root of her troubles, even though she has also gotten sober. Now mother and daughter are working to overcome their past mistakes and build a better future for their family. Christy has gone back to school and is pursuing her dream of becoming a lawyer, while Bonnie attempts to have a healthy romantic relationship with her fiancée Adam and figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. Through all this, Christy and Bonnie rely on her support system from AA, including wise Marjorie, the wealthy and sometimes misguided Jill; and the overly emotional Wendy. Together, they help each other stay sober and face whatever life throws at them.
The Orville is a comedic sci-fi action-adventure set 400 years in the future. It follows the voyages of The Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar Fleet. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before.