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Global Winnipeg is pleased to announce it is the first local Winnipeg television station to broadcast in high-definition. With the launch of its new digital, over-the-air transmitter, Global Winnipeg viewers will now be able to catch their favourite Global Television programs – including Glee, Bones, ET Canada and Survivor – in full HD. 

“The move to HD affirms our position as a market leader, providing Winnipeg viewers with the benefits of an over-the-air high definition broadcast signal,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice-President, Content, Shaw Media. “This is the next logical step in providing an enhanced viewing experience with superior audio and video quality.”

Global Winnipeg’s high definition signal will provide a substantial increase in sharpness and clarity, along with a far superior color resolution and exceptional audio clarity over analog and standard definition TV broadcasts. The Global Winnipeg HD signal will be available on the following channels: 

Shaw Cable:  Channel 211
MTS Digital TV: Channel 455
Over the air: Channel 40

In addition to the new HD signal, Global Winnipeg’s current analog over-the-air signal will continue to be available to viewers. Global Winnipeg will broadcast an over-the-air signal in both an analog and a digital format until the summer of 2011, to coincide with the phasing-out of over-the-air analog television signals in major markets across Canada. 

In keeping with Global Television’s network-wide move to high-definition, Winnipeg is the fifth Global Television market to move to HD, following Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Toronto. 

 

Canadians have one more way to enjoy their favourite Global programs this holiday season, thanks to Shaw’s Global App for iPad. Released on December 4, it was the number one free download on the Canadian App Store during its entire week of launch.

The Global App for iPad offers viewers another exciting way to access the network’s blockbuster library of premium content, including full episodes of House, The Good Wife, NCIS: LA, The Office, Rookie Blue and Survivor, just to name a few.

“We’re always looking for innovative ways for our customers to access content whenever, wherever they want,” said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc. “Thanks to the exceptional video quality, super fast download capability and background footage, audiences will be amazed by the viewing experience with this new video application.”

Highlights of the Global App for iPad include:

– Full-length episodes and clips

– Superb video quality

– Sleek interface design with user-friendly features

– Progress bars to indicate runtime – allowing viewers to exit the application and to resume viewing at the same spot

– Schedule guide for Global programs with listings up to two weeks in advance

– Behind-the-scenes footage and Web-exclusive content

It’s a new year and Global continues to keep primetime fresh and exciting for its fans nationwide. The network kicks off its mid-season slate in January, and this is only the tip of the iceberg…

Front and centre is the gritty crime drama The Chicago Code, set to premiere in simulcast with FOX on February 7 – 9pm ET/PT as part of Global’s powerhouse Monday night lineup. The series presents the city of Chicago as a paradox that serves as the setting.

During a typical ride-along, a civilian spends a shift in the passenger seat of a squad car, observing the workday of a police officer, but here, the audience is the passenger, taking an unpredictable ride through the streets of Chicago and navigating crime and corruption with the most respected – and notorious – cops in the city.

From celebrated creator Shawn Ryan (The Shield, The Unit), The Chicago Code stars Jennifer Beals (The L Word), Delroy Lindo (Up, Cider House Rules), Jason Clarke (Public Enemies) and Matt Lauria (Friday Night Lights).

Wednesday nights will burn bright with the intense heat of the South American jungle when Off the Map premieres on January 12 – 10pm ET/PT in simulcast with ABC. From Emmy® nominated Shonda Rhimes and the creative team behind Grey’s Anatomy, Off the Map is a compelling medical drama that follows a group of young doctors struggling with the challenges of working in a remote clinic. The series stars Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights), Mamie Gummer (John Adams), plus Canadians Caroline Dhavernas (Passchendaele) and Rachelle Lefevre (Barney’s Version).

“Among the wealth of popular series returning over the next few months, Global’s primetime lineup is further strengthened with the premieres of The Chicago Code and Off the Map,” said Barb Williams, SVP, Content, Shaw Media. “These are smart and engaging dramas featuring compelling characters. We knew from the start they’d be a great fit with our schedule, and we’re looking forward to seeing how they resonate with our viewers.”

Additional premieres to look forward to include Winter Wipeout on Wednesday, January 6 – 8pm ET/PT, a fun twist on the original as 24 cold-climate-loving contestants bundle up to compete on all-new stunts such as the Spanker Sleds, the Wipeout Ski Lift and the Polar Bear Run for the title of “Wipeout Champion” and the $50,000 grand prize.

Bob’s Burgers, an all new half-hour animated comedy joins the network’s Sunday night lineup beginning Sunday, January 9 – 8:30pm ET/PT.

In addition to the new series, awards season is finally back and Global has some of the biggest fan favourites including the always crowd pleasing 36th Annual People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday, January 5 – 9pm ET/PT and the prestigious 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday, January 30 – 8pm ET/PT.

Come February the audiences are fully warmed up for the greatest celebration in music with the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards airing live on Sunday, February 13 – 8pm ET/PT. Drake, Neil Young, Arcade Fire, Michael Bublé and Justin Bieber lead the Canadian pack with the most nominations. Entertainment Tonight Canada’s Cheryl Hickey and Rick Campanelli will report live from the red carpet for a pre-show special – The GRAMMY® Awards: ET Canada Live kicks off at 7pm ET/PT.

Then, Kitchen Nightmares returns with its fourth season on Friday, January 21 – 8pm ET/PT. Chef Gordon Ramsay continues with his one-chef mission to help troubled restaurateurs hopefully reverse their fortune as well as reignite their passion for the business.

Also, Glee makes an indelible mark in the New Year with a special episode premiering in the coveted timeslot following the Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, February 6 at approximately 10:30pm ET. Gleeks nationwide can rest easy knowing that Global’s #1 comedy and the multiple-Golden Globe® nominee returns to its regular night starting Tuesday, February 8 – 8pm ET/PT.

Plus, reality fans should prepare for more intrigue and backstabbing when Survivor and Celebrity Apprentice return with new seasons launching in February and March, respectively.

 

Key dates for more returning fan favourites include (all times ET/PT):

 

Sunday, January 2: Brothers & Sisters – 10pm

Sunday, January 9:The Simpsons – 8pm, Family Guy – 9pm, The Cleveland Show – 9:30pm *New Time*

Monday, January 10: Lie to Me (2-HR) – 8pm, Hawaii Five-0 – 10pm

Tuesday, January 11: NCIS – 8pm, NCIS: LA – 9pm, The Good Wife – 10pm

Sunday, January 16: American Dad – 7:30pm *New Time*

Monday, January 17: House – 8pm

Thursday, January 20: Bones – 9pm *New Time*, The Office – 10pm *New Time*, Outsourced – 10:30pm *New Time*

Friday, January 21: Haven Season 1 – 9pm, 90210 – 10pm *New Time*

 

Viewers can also log onto www.GlobalTV.com to catch up on their favourites at anytime. 

Global Television and Entertainment Tonight Canada celebrate 2011 with ‘New Year’s Eve at Niagara Falls,’ a nationally televised New Year’s Eve bash for the entire nation.

On Friday, December 31 – 10pm ET/PT on Global, ET Canada’s two-hour live countdown to the New Year gets underway across from the world-famous Falls in the heart of Queen Victoria Park. One of Canada’s most celebrated live performers, Great Big Sea will kick off the second annual celebration followed by performances by international music sensation Kardinal Offishall and the GRAMMY® nominated and JUNO award-winning, Barenaked Ladies.

“Coming off of last year’s incredible show and enormous crowds, there was no question we would be returning to Niagara Falls for this amazing party,” said Barbara Williams, SVP of Content, Shaw Media. “Whether you’re in eastern, central or western Canada, audiences can tune in for off the chart performances, exclusive interviews by our ET Canada hosts and of course, a spectacular view of the Falls.”

Hosted by ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey and Rick Campanelli, this year’s fete promises to dazzle audiences with a breathtaking fireworks display at the stroke of midnight. With last year’s show having drawn crowds of up to 15,000 and a peak audience of 1.6 million viewers (national 2+) at 12:01am ET, ‘New Year’s Eve at Niagara Falls’ has firmly established itself as Canada’s foremost NYE celebration.

Event partners include: The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC), The City of Niagara Falls, Fallsview Tourist Area, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, Victoria Centre Tourist Area, Clifton Hill Tourist Area, VIA Rail, Celebrate Ontario and other stakeholders within the city. For more information, log on to the NPC’s website at www.niagaraparks.com.

ET Canada airs weeknights at 7:30pm ET/PT on Global and 11pm ET/8pm PT on SLICETM. To catch up on special episodes and all the latest in entertainment news, please visit etcanada.com.

Global kicks off their coverage of the 2010 Toronto International Film festival tonight at 7.30pm. 

It’s the classic frontier story….taken flight. Season One of Omni Film’s Ice Pilots NWT is a gripping 13-episode real-life docu series about a renegade Arctic airline that flies World War II planes in the Canadian North.

Beginning Friday, September 24th at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the series will air on Global Television as part of its powerful Fall programming schedule.  Please check local listings.

“We’re thrilled to be airing Season One of Ice Pilots NWT on Global,” says Omni partner and executive producer Gabriela Schonbach.  “With the incredible success of its premiere on History Television and the massive audience response internationally, we’re delighted to showcase the original adventures of Buffalo Air to an ever growing Canadian audience.”

Filmed over nine months of winter, Ice Pilots NWT follows rookie pilots and frostbitten ramp hands as they struggle to keep vintage warbirds flying despite blizzards, breakdowns and impossible jobs.  Young pilots with a taste for adventure come to Yellowknife-based Buffalo Airways to earn their wings and fly the same vintage aircraft their grandfathers flew in WWII. But it’s a different war now: a war against bitter cold and frequent mishaps, a war to haul people and supplies in the toughest conditions on Earth.

“It will be a great opportunity for fans to re-unite with their favourite Buffalo Air characters and re-live the extraordinary adventures of the rookie pilots, the antique planes, and the impossible jobs,” says series producer David Gullason.  “And for those who missed it during last year’s premiere, they get to watch it for the first time.”

The accompanying website, funded by the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, is packed with a variety of additional content: an interactive story map of the North, video extras, free ringtones, 3D renderings, podcasts, quizzes and a community for fans (www.icepilots.com).

Ice Pilots NWT is produced by Omni Film Productions Ltd. in association with Canwest and with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, the Rogers Cable Network Fund, the Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC, the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program. The series is created and produced by David Gullason, and executive produced by Gabriela Schonbach, David Gullason and Michael Chechik.

Coming off its most successful summer in years, Global is ready to launch another sizzling fall lineup. As fans prepare for television’s most exciting season, they can rest assured that Global continues with the best of primetime’s returning favourites and biggest new shows.

“There is enduring strength and stability in the Global schedule,” said Barbara Williams, EVP, Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “With 18 returning series enhanced by some of the most anticipated new hits of the season, we’re looking forward to having audiences sample our engaging lineup for themselves.”

With its robust rollout of premieres, the main spotlight on Global’s Fall 2010 schedule centers on the week of Monday, September 20. Launching with season 7 of television’s top rated medical drama House at 8pm ET/PT, loyal fans are in for a treat as House and Cuddy reach a new breakthrough with their explosive love/hate relationship.

Then Lone Star, a powerful and sexy, modern day soap set in the vast oil lands of Texas, continues Monday’s stellar lineup at 9pm ET/PT. This fall’s breakout star James Wolk portrays Robert Allen, a charismatic and brilliant schemer trying to keep his worlds from colliding when the lines begin to blur between his professional and personal lives. Oscar®-winner, Jon Voight (“National Treasure”) co-stars alongside David Keith (“CSI: Miami”) and Adrianne Palicki (“Friday Night Lights”).

Finally hang ten with McGarrett and Danno on Oahu’s gorgeous North Shore as the rebooted, high octane Hawaii Five-0 follows with its big debut at 10pm ET/PT. This fall’s most anticipated new show is already making some serious waves, and includes a talented cast with the likes of Alex O’Loughlin (“The Shield”), Scott Caan (“Ocean’s 11”), Daniel Dae Kim (“Lost”) and Canadian Grace Park (“Battlestar Galactica”).

Preceding the flurry of premiere week, Shattered, the high intensity drama officially kicks off the network’s fall schedule on Wednesday, September 1 – 10pm ET/PT. The Original series stars Callum Keith Rennie (“Californication,” “24”) as Ben Sullivan, an unconventional homicide detective harbouring the dark secret of his Multiple Personality Disorder. Rennie serves as the executive producer for Shattered, which also stars Camille Sullivan (“Da Vinci’s Inquest”) and Molly Parker (“Deadwood”) as Ben’s wife, Ella.

Mid-month, two reality titans are back. On September 15, Canada’s #1 series, Survivor launches its 21st season in Nicaragua on a new night: Wednesdays – 8pm ET/PT. Pitting young vs. old, the survivors will put their strength, agility and strategy to the ultimate test for the grand prize. The Apprentice returns to its original format the next night, with a special 2-hour premiere on Thursday, September 16 – 9pm ET/PT, with subsequent episodes airing at 10pm ET/PT. Trump ups the ante for season 7 as the contestants in competition for this high paying job have all been affected by the economic recession, and are battling for a second chance to play in the big league.

Plus, Outlaw, the new courtroom drama starring Emmy® Award winner Jimmy Smits (“NYPD Blue,” “Dexter”) and Canadian Carly Pope (“24”) makes its debut on Friday, September 17 – 10pm ET/PT.

The excitement increases as proven performers continue to light up each night. On Tuesday, September 21, a phenomenal lineup of sophomore premieres kick off with last year’s runaway hit and #1 new comedy, Glee at 8pm ET/PT followed by a special 2-hour premiere of the fast-paced, hi-tech thrills of NCIS: LA at 9pm ET/PT.

NCIS takes on Wednesday primetime with season 8 on September 22 – 9pm ET/PT. Plus, it’s a new night for Bones as season 6 moves to Thursdays this fall beginning September 23 – 8pm ET/PT, followed by a full hour of comedy with The Office Season 7 and the all-new series Outsourced premiering at 9pm and 9:30pm ET/PT, respectively.

Animation continues to rule on Sunday nights with Global’s powerhouse lineup starting September 26 – 8 pm ET/PT with The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show and Family Guy, while critically acclaimed drama Brothers & Sisters rounds out the evening at 10pm ET/PT.

Premiere month concludes on September 28 with The Good Wife Tuesdays – 10pm ET/PT. Adored by the critics and fans alike for its addictive storytelling, the series returns with a Golden Globe® in hand for Julianna Margulies and multiple Emmy nominations.

For Global’s complete NEW & RETURNING program information and primetime grid, please click on the following: www.canwesttvmedia.com

 

Global’s Fall 2010 Premiere Schedule At-A-Glance:

 

SHATTERED (ORIGINAL SERIES)                 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 – 10PM ET/PT

90210 SEASON 3 (CW)                                      SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 – 7PM ET/PT (PRE)

SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA (CBS)         WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 – 8PM ET/PT (NEW DAY)

THE APPRENTICE SEASON 7 (NBC)                     THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 – 9PM ET/PT

OUTLAW (NBC)                                             FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 – 10PM ET/PT

HOUSE SEASON 7 (FOX)                                  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 – 8PM ET/PT

LONE STAR (FOX)                                   MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 – 9PM ET/PT

HAWAII FIVE-O (CBS)                                             MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 – 10PM ET/PT

GLEE SEASON 2 (FOX)                                   TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 – 8PM ET/PT

NCIS: LOS ANGELES SEASON 2 (CBS)                   TUESDAY, SEPTEMPER 21 – 9PM ET/PT

NCIS SEASON 8 (CBS)                         WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – 9PM ET/PT (POST)

BONES SEASON 6 (FOX)               THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 – 8PM ET/PT (NEW DAY)

THE OFFICE SEASON 7 (NBC)                              THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 – 9PM ET/PT

OUTSOURCED (NBC)                                  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 – 9:30PM ET/PT

ICE PILOTS: NWT SEASON 1 (ORIGINAL SERIES)        FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 – 9PM ET/PT

THE SIMPSONS SEASON 22 (FOX)                      SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 – 8PM ET/PT

THE CLEVELAND SHOW SEASON 2 (FOX)              SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 – 8:30PM ET/PT

FAMILY GUY SEASON 9 (FOX)                                     SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 – 9PM ET/PT

BROTHERS & SISTERS SEASON 5 (ABC)               SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 – 10PM ET/PT

THE GOOD WIFE SEASON 2 (CBS)                  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 – 10PM ET/PT

AMERICAN DAD SEASON 7 (FOX)                                SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3 – 9:30PM ET/PT

LIE TO ME SEASON 3 (FOX)                   WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 – 10PM ET/PT (POST)

SECRET MILLIONAIRE                                                                               DATE & TIME TBC

16:9 SEASON 3 (ORIGINAL SERIES)                                                  DATE & TIME TBC

 

Fans can continue to catch up all their favourite shows at GlobalTV.com the day after broadcast.

Global Reality Channel made its anticipated broadcast debut on Thursday, July 1 and the viewership results are a clear indication that viewers love Canada’s first and only reality channel.

As the confirmed BBM audience data now shows, by the end of its launch weekend Global Reality Channel was already a Top 5 digital channel (A18-49), ranking above a variety of well-established digital channels.

This impressive out-of-the-gate achievement further proves that Global Reality Channel’s addictive all-reality schedule is striking a chord with television viewers.

Canadian Digital Channel Rankings – Confirmed Data for July 4, 2010:

Channel Rank (A18-49)

1 National Geographic Channel

2 Action

3 DIY Network

4 Teletoon Retro

5 Global Reality Channel

6 Showcase Diva

7 Dusk

8 BBC CANADA

9 Mystery T

10 Animal Planet

Source: BBM Canada PPM Data

 

All reality, all the time, the summer schedule is bursting with addictive series and marathons, offering viewers a 24/7 destination for hit reality programming.

Viewers can look forward to upcoming weekend marathons of Top Chef (July 25 and 26) and Survivor All Stars/Big Brother All Stars (July 31 and August 1), as well as new episodes of the smash-hit sensation, Big Brother, back-to-back every Tuesday from 8 – 11 pm ET.

Global Reality Channel launched on July 1, 2010 to over one million Rogers Digital VIP customers. Canwest is currently in discussions with additional television providers and further distribution announcements are forthcoming.

Viewers can visit globalreality.ca for more reality content including full episodes, reality tidbits and trivia, exclusive behind-the-scenes images and the always-entertaining Global Reality Channel blog.

Global Reality Channel also interacts with reality TV fans on Twitter (www.twitter.com/GlobalRealityTV) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/globalrealitychannel) – the engaging and topical social media pages have received a positive response from television fans and continue to grow and attract new fans and followers every day.

 

Barbara Williams, Executive Vice-President, Content, Canwest Broadcasting officially unveiled Global’s 2010-2011 Primetime Schedule at Yorkville’s Hazelton Hotel this afternoon.

“Global is heading into the new season with our most powerful schedule in years,” said Williams. “With 16 primetime returning series – including the #1 program on television and the #1 new hit of the year – plus the fall’s most talked-about new shows, Global is Canada’s home of the new hits.”

Headlining Global’s lineup of new acquisitions is the most buzz-worthy series of the year, the long-awaited reboot of the iconic hit HAWAII FIVE-O, already dubbed THE new show of the fall by Entertainment Weekly. Hawaii Five-O stars sexy up-and-comer Alex O’Loughlin (“The Shield”) who takes on the memorable role of Detective Steve McGarrett, and Scott Caan (“Oceans 11”) who stars as Detective Daniel “Danno” Williams.

Also joining Global’s Monday lineup is the sizzling new drama LONESTAR. From the creators of Party of Five and director Marc Webb (“500 Days of Summer”), the series is set against the backdrop of big Texas oil. Starring character actor Jon Voight and TV’s hottest newcomer James Wolk as a charismatic con artist entangled in a web from which he can’t break free.

Global will add two new programs to Thursday nights this fall. The first is a comedy following an American who is transferred to supervise a novelty company’s new call centre in India. OUTSOURCED stars fresh-faced funny-man Ben Rappaport and centres around the hilarious culture clash between the Midwest and the East.

Also joining the Thursday schedule is LOVE BITES, an anthology series from Cindy Chupack, the Emmy® Award-winning writer-producer of Sex and the City and the production company behind box office hits Love Actually and Bridget Jones’s Diary. Featuring three loosely connected stories of love, sex, marriage and dating each week, Love Bites stars Becki Newton (“Ugly Betty”), Jordana Spiro (“My Boys”) and Greg Grunberg (“Heroes”) with special guest star Jennifer Love Hewitt (“The Ghost Whisperer”).

Friday nights this fall, Global will introduce its highly-anticipated, bold new Original Canadian drama series SHATTERED, starring acclaimed actor Callum Keith Rennie (“Californication,” “24”) as an unconventional homicide detective harbouring the secret of his battle with Multiple Personality Disorder.

Also on Fridays, TV legend and Emmy Award winner Jimmy Smits (“NYPD Blue,” “The West Wing”) returns to the screen in OUTLAW, a new legal drama from Conan O’Brien’s production company. The series follows a Supreme Court judge (Smits) who abruptly quits his high-level position to return to private practice, and use his inside knowledge of the justice system to take- on today’s biggest legal cases.

For mid-season, Global has acquired RIDE-ALONG, a smart and gritty police drama starring Jennifer Beals (“The L Word,” “Lie To Me”) as Teresa Colvin, the newly appointed Chicago Chief of Police. Determined to implement changes before city politics clog her office, Colvin learns her difficult choices have made her powerful enemies. When a murder investigation yields certain evidence pointing straight to a dirty politician, Colvin is intent on bringing him to justice and cleaning up Chicago along the way.

Returning hits include House, Glee, NCIS: LA, The Good Wife, Survivor, NCIS, Lie To Me, Bones, The Office, 90210, The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, American Dad, Brothers & Sisters, 16:9 and The Celebrity Apprentice.

 

 

 

GLOBAL’S FALL 2010 PRIMETIME DAY-AT-A-GLANCE

(All times ET and subject to change. New programs in CAPS.)

Monday

7pm                  Entertainment Tonight

7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada

8pm                  House (Season 7)

9pm                  LONESTAR (1 hour; drama)

10pm                HAWAII FIVE-O (1 hour; drama)

 

Tuesday

7pm                  Entertainment Tonight

7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada

8pm                  Glee (Season 2)

9pm                  NCIS: Los Angeles (Season 2)

10pm                The Good Wife (Season 2)

 

Wednesday

7pm                  Entertainment Tonight

7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada

8pm                  Survivor: Nicaragua (Season 21)

9pm                  NCIS (Season 8)

10pm                Lie To Me (Season 3)

 

Thursday

7pm                  Entertainment Tonight

7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada

8pm                  Bones (Season 6)

9pm                  The Office (Season 7)

9:30pm             OUTSOURCED (30 min; comedy)

10pm                LOVE BITES (1 hour; comedy)

 

Friday

7pm                  Entertainment Tonight

7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada

8pm                  90210 (Season 3)

9pm                  SHATTERED (1 hour; drama)

10pm                OUTLAW (1 hour; drama)

 

Saturday

7-9pm               Saturday Night Movie #1

9-11pm             Saturday Night Movie #2

 

Sunday

6:30pm             16:9 (Season 3)

7pm                  Ice Pilots: NWT (Season 1)

8pm                  The Simpsons (Season 22)

8:30pm             The Cleveland Show (Season 2)

9pm                  Family Guy (Season 9)

9:30pm             American Dad (Season 7)

10pm                Brothers & Sisters (Season 5)

Mid-season changes to the schedule will include Ride-Along Mondays at 9pm ET/PT, NCIS moving to Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT, Glee sliding in behind Survivor Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT, plus a new season of The Celebrity Apprentice Sunday nights at 9pm ET/PT.

Viewers can also catch up on all their favourite new and returning primetime shows at www.GlobalTV.com. Every Global series (with the exception of The Simpsons – d’oh!) will be available for streaming following its on-air broadcast.

 

Keeping its momentum heading into May, Global Television’s slate of red-hot programming features some of the most highly-anticipated premieres, finales and specials of the year. From the return of fan favourite Friday Night Lights to the gripping conclusion of 24, in the coming weeks, Global continues to bring viewers TV worth talking about.

Yes, it’s back! Friday Night Lights returns with its fourth season on Friday, May 7 – 8pm ET/PT. In the premiere episode, a redistricting plan leaves Dillon a town divided. After being ousted from his role as head coach at Dillon High School, Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) finds himself faced with the daunting task of building a football team from scratch. Tensions follow Coach Taylor off the field as he and Tami (Connie Britton) find themselves increasingly at odds with one another. The new year will also focus on the fate of last season’s graduates Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch), Lyla Garrity (Minka Kelly) and Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford), as well as Julie Taylor (Aimee Teegarden) and Landry Clark (Jesse Plemons).

From football scrum to tribal council, the highly-anticipated conclusion of Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains culminates in the final showdown between good and evil on Sunday, May 16 – 8pm ET/PT. In the two-hour season finale, the five remaining castaways compete for the million-dollar prize. Will a season full of blindsides, scheming and strategizing come back to haunt them on their quest to be the ultimate survivor? A one-hour, live reunion special will air after the finale.

Following Survivor’s dramatic last vote, TV’s favourite cranky MD, Gregory House (Golden Globe® winner Hugh Laurie), brings another riveting season of the critically-acclaimed House to an end on Monday, May 17 – 8pm ET/PT. In this episode, the Princeton Plainsboro team joins forces with a search-and-rescue crew to provide medical attention at the scene of an emergency.

Then, after weeks of throwing each other under the bus, the remaining Celebrity Apprentice competitors complete their last task. In the final board meeting, two celebrities make their case to be crowned Donald Trump’s new “Celebrity Apprentice” in the two-hour season finale, Sunday, May 23 – 9pm ET/PT.

Also next month, the countdown is on to the two-hour, high-octane conclusion of 24 on Monday, May 24 – 8pm ET/PT.  Emotions run high as the harrowing day climaxes with resolute President Taylor (Cherry Jones) closing in on a world-changing objective. Then, Jack Bauer (Golden Globe® winner Kiefer Sutherland) is forced to take matters into his own hands for one last and unforgettable job.

Immediately following 24 is the NCIS: LA season finale on Monday, May 24 – 10pm ET/PT. Callen (Chris O’Donnell) is in a race with a ruthless adversary to locate a woman who knows the whereabouts of a forgotten fortune earmarked to fund a new war in the Middle East. But for Callen, the woman also holds the tantalizing key to his past and the answer to the haunting question of who he really is.

Global’s Tuesday night lineup rounds out a month-long slate of season enders with NCIS and The Good Wife on Tuesday, May 25 beginning at 8pm ET/PT. In the second episode of a two-part finale of NCIS, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) heads to Mexico for a showdown with a drug cartel intent on revenge. Gibbs has to reassess the rules by which he lives when he is forced to make a devastating choice to save the lives of his team.

And on The Good Wife, Alicia (Golden Globe® winner Julianna Margulies) must decide if she’ll stand by her man during Peter’s (Chris Noth) new political campaign or if she’ll pursue a relationship with Will (Josh Charles) instead.

Other season finales include:
Brothers & Sisters, Friday, May 14 – 10pm ET/PT
Saturday Night Live, Saturday, May 15 – 11:30pm ET/PT
Kitchen Nightmares, Wednesday, May 19 – 9pm ET/PT
Bones, The Office and 90210, Thursday, May 20 beginning at 8pm ET/PT
The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show and Family Guy, Sunday, May 23 beginning at 7pm ET/PT

In addition to a jam-packed schedule of new episodes and finales, Global’s animation lineup hits a milestone as Family Guy marks its 150th episode, titled “Brian and Stewie,” on Sunday, May 2 – 7pm ET/PT (special time). In this landmark episode, Brian and Stewie (both voiced by Seth MacFarlane) get locked in a bank vault and are forced to survive without any baby food or martinis while they hatch an escape plan.

Plus, comedic icon and multiple Emmy® Award winner Betty White hosts Saturday Night Live on Saturday, May 8 – 11:30pm ET/PT. In what promises to be a special Mother’s Day television event, the veteran actress will be joined by former female SNL cast members – most of whom happen to be moms – including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch. Multiple Grammy® Award winner Jay-Z will join White as the musical guest that night.

Viewers can also log onto www.GlobalTV.com to catch up on their favourite series at any time.