CTV and /A\ hit a home run with every new series picked up for full season

CTV is the only network in Canada that has seen its entire rookie slate picked up for the full season. The network confirmed today that all eight of its new series on CTV and /A\ this Fall have been given full season orders.

The confirmation comes as CTV continues to deliver four of Canada’s Top 5 new programs with break-out hits BLUE BLOODS, $#*! MY DAD SAYS, NO ORDINARY FAMILY, and THE DEFENDERS.

In addition to having four of Canada’s Top 5 new series, CTV also has more new series in the ranking of Canada’s Top 20 most-watched shows than any other network with BLUE BLOODS (#16), $#*! MY DAD SAYS (#18) and NO ORDINARY FAMILY (#19). Finally, the network lays claim to the #1 new program of the season with $#*! MY DAD SAYS for both A18-49 and A18-34.*

“As we said in June, our goal was to freshen our schedule, and it worked,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “These new hits represent timeslots in every hour of prime, on every night of the week.”

Meanwhile, four new series on /A\ have also been given full-season orders, including MIKE & MOLLY, NIKITA, HELLCATS and LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES. LOLA moves to CTV as of tomorrow, airing in a special 8 p.m. ET timeslot. Next week, the series settles into its regular timeslot of Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET beginning Nov. 3, following CRIMINAL MINDS at 9 p.m. ET and THE DEFENDERS at 8 p.m. ET.

CTV reinforced its  #1 schedule this Fall with a diverse mix of new series following what has become a very a successful acquisitions mission last Spring. The Fall 2010 CTV Primetime Schedule was refreshed with new programs on every night and in every timeslot from Sunday to Friday.

Fresh and dynamic, /A\ is home to established Top 20 hits, critical favourites and big-buzz new series in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and British Columbia as well as in Alberta on ACCESS in certain primetime hours. /A\ spotlights day-to-day life in local communities in Victoria/Vancouver, Barrie/Toronto, Ottawa and London through its award-winning /A\ News programming. /A\ is owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia, Canada’s premier multi-media company. More information about /A\ may be found at www.atv.ca.

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