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No matter where you live—with stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Montreal, we reach 88% of Canadians—City’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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Bad Blood is a story of family, loyalty, deceit, power, greed and ultimately revenge. Montreal Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto is a criminal anomaly – the only man to bring peace among the disparate wings of the Montreal crime world who would serve as a de facto CEO while ensuring a lucrative payday for all. When Rizzuto is suddenly arrested and extradited to Colorado’s Supermax Prison for the 1981 murders of three Bonanno crime family members, the powerful empire he built begins to crumble. Rizzuto watches helplessly as his family and friends are killed one by one. Upon his release from prison in October 2012, a Shakespearean-level revenge tale unfolds, leading to the brutal murders of his closest companions, and ultimately, to the death of Rizzuto himself.
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 landmark 25th 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.
In this spin-off of the Canadian cult hit mockumentary FUBAR, head-bangers Terry and Dean, two lovable, beer-guzzling everymen, clash with the modern digital age. This season finds them fleeing the wildfires of Fort McMurray, as they retreat to Terry’s cousin Shank’s illegal basement suite in Calgary, where Terry discovers high-speed Internet and Dean embarks on an epic journey to record his concept album, ‘3069.’
A cynical skeptic (Craig Robinson) and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal (Adam Scott) are hired by a secret government agency to look into “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles. Their investigations lead the unlikely pair to scary and hilarious places as they attempt to uncover the truth and save the human race from aliens.
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.
LA to VEGAS is a single-camera, ensemble comedy about a self-involved airline crew and the eccentric passengers who every weekend take a roundtrip flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. The series follows this group of dreamers and underdogs who will eventually go from being strangers on an airplane, to an unconventional family from Friday to Sunday, whether they like it or not.
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.
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.
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.
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.).
As brilliant as he is baffling, Raymond “Red” Reddington – one of the F.B.I.’s “10 Most Wanted” – eluded law enforcement for more than two decades before voluntarily surrendering in exchange for immunity. According legend, Red cleverly controlled a web of underground enterprises with an unmatched ability to gather useful information, especially on other criminals. And while the criminal life is now in his past, Red still craves the game. Working with a hand-picked profiler – and always staying one step ahead – Red reveals to her the critical information the FBI needs to run down his own “Most Wanted” list, one bad guy at a time.
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.
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.
An idealistic young doctor (Manish Dayal) begins his first day eager to save lives. Under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident (Matt Czuchry), he’ll soon discover his chosen profession is not what he imagined and that ethical lines are often blurred. The Resident is a provocative new medical drama that rips back the curtain to reveal the truth of what happens behind the scenes at hospitals.
Maya DiMeo will do anything for her husband, Jimmy, and their kids Ray, Dylan and JJ, her eldest son with cerebral palsy. As Maya fights injustices – both real and imagined – the family works to make a new home for themselves and searches for just the right person to help give JJ his “voice.”
Outstanding political strategist and master manipulator, Louis XIV “invents” Versailles in order to keep the French nobles under control, progressively transforming Versailles into a golden prison. He is also inclined to Romanesque passions – but how to indulge when one is the greatest king of the world? It’s a revealing look at a gilded and gritty world of betrayal and intimate secrets, of political manoeuvres and war.