CTV acquires new comedy Mad Love for mid-season schedule

CTV announced today that it has inked a deal with Sony Pictures Television to acquire the new big buzz comedy MAD LOVE for its #1 Monday night comedy block.

Premiering appropriately on Valentine’s Day in simulcast with CBS, Monday, February 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET, MAD LOVE follows a twenty-something couple in love and their cynical best friends who despise each other.

The series will be paired Mondays with the much-anticipated new comedy MR. SUNSHINE (8 p.m. ET, beginning Feb. 7) starring Matthew Perry and Allison Janney, also from Sony Pictures Television (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times and complete series descriptions). 

Starring Canadians Sarah Chalke (SCRUBS) and Tyler Labine (REAPER) along with Jason Biggs (American Pie) and Judy Greer (Love & Other Drugs), MAD LOVE also airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT and Fridays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network beginning Feb. 17 and on demand at CTV.ca and TheComedyNetwork.ca. Meanwhile, the women of HOT IN CLEVELAND move their “hotness” to CTV’s Thursday night comedy block beginning Feb. 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET, following THE BIG BANG THEORY. 

“Matt Tarses and Jamie Tarses have assembled an incredibly talented and engaging ensemble cast. MAD LOVE has great potential and could be the next breakout comedy. It is the perfect addition to our Monday Night comedy block,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks, CTV Inc. 

Starring Ottawa’s Sarah Chalke and Brampton’s Tyler Labine, MAD LOVE is a comedy about a quartet of New Yorkers – two who are falling in love and another two who despise each other (at least for now). Ben (Biggs), a lawyer, is a hopeless romantic trying to build a relationship with Kate (Chalke), a beautiful, smart girl whom Ben thinks is the woman of his dreams. Larry (Labine), Ben’s unrefined best friend and co-worker, is a guy who doesn’t believe in love and has a long track record as the third wheel. Connie (Judy Greer, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT), Kate’s roommate, works as a nanny and finds Larry aggravating…or does she? Larry and Connie have a lot in common, but refuse to let their guard down long enough to see it.

In the series premiere of MAD LOVE (Monday, Feb. 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET), when Ben meets Kate atop the Empire State Building, quite by happenstance, it’s what you can call love-at-first-sight. All is going swimmingly until Ben’s girlfriend shows up… 

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