Hot In Cleveland

8:30pm – Tuesday, March 6 on CTV

Victoria (Wendie Malick) and Joy (Jane Leeves) devise a plan to get revenge on prankster Colin Cook, Victoria’s smooth-talking nemesis and co-anchor at Chanel 7. Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) finds out that the new guy she is dating is a little too into her feet, and Elka (Betty White), has a surprising revelation upon her return from her European trip.

8:30pm – Tuesday, February 21 on CTV

Victoria’s daughter Emmy (guest star Jennifer Love Hewitt, GHOST WHISPERER) visits and Victoria enlists Elka (Betty White) to convince Emmy not to publish a tell-all book about her childhood. Meanwhile, Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) and Joy (Jane Leeves) meet a secret admirer who bids for one of their hearts.

8:30pm – Tuesday, February 14 on CTV

The ladies decide to go dancing to burn off the Cleveland pounds but need local gay best friends to go with. Meanwhile, Victoria (Wendie Malick) catches Leandro’s (Antonio Sabato Jr., GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT) eye, and Elka (Betty White) dukes it out with an old rival, uncovering a shocking link to her past.

7:30pm – Sunday, February 12 on CTV

When Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) suspects Joy (Jane Leeves) might be using drugs, she recruits their neighbour Rick (Wayne Knight) to help her find out the truth. Meanwhile, Elka (Betty White) teaches Victoria (Wendie Malick) how to act old for a musical version of the OSCAR-winning film Driving Miss Daisy.

8:30pm – Tuesday, January 31 on CTV

Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) decides to form a band with her friends and compete in a local ‘Battle of the Bands’ for her new column for Woman’s Day. Joy (Jane Leeves) takes it more seriously than the others, catching the attention of band rival Rick (Wayne Knight), who convinces Joy her childhood dream of being a rock star could actually be a reality.

8:30pm – Tuesday, January 24 on CTV

When the ladies fix each other up on dates, they get more than they bargained for. Guest stars include Frank Caliendo (FRANK TV), and Richard Bergi (CHUCK).

8:30pm – Tuesday, January 10 on CTV

Elka (Betty White) has gone missing and the women look for her in Amish country. Meanwhile, Joy (Jane Leeves) is a source of scandal as the Governor’s alleged mistress and faces deportation while Victoria (Wendie Mallick) finds herself a little too at home with the Amish.

CTV announced today its mid-season schedules for CTV and CTV Two, including its latest acquisition: the much buzzed-about adventure-horror series THE RIVER, from Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli and starring Canadians Bruce Greenwood and Leslie Hope.

THE RIVER brings to four the number of new series set to join the CTV schedules in early 2012, following a fall season that saw CTV deliver six out of the Top 6 new series on Canadian television.

A thrilling take on a search and rescue mission in the Amazon, THE RIVER joins the highly anticipated debuts of big ticket television series SMASH, MISSING, and GCB:

· Drama of Broadway proportions sets the stage for Steven Spielberg’s musical drama SMASH (Feb. 6), starring Debra Messing (WILL & GRACE) and AMERICAN IDOL runner-up and songwriter Katharine McPhee

· Texas-sized grown up mean girls comedy-drama is unleashed in GCB (March 4), starring Leslie Bibb (Iron Man) and Kristin Chenoweth (GLEE)

· A European backdrop of intrigue sets the scene for the riveting action-drama MISSING (March 15), starring Golden Globe nominee Ashley Judd.

 

“With its mix of big ticket drama, comedy, performance, competition, awards and sports, CTV’s new mid-season lineup is exactly what viewers have come to expect from Canada’s #1 network,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. “These new buzzed-about series coupled with fall hits and returning favourites ensure CTV remains the destination for Canadian viewers in every timeslot, night after night, week after week.”

Propelled to new heights last season with an average audience of 2.8 million viewers by the addition of judges J.Lo and Steven Tyler, last season’s #2 series AMERICAN IDOL makes its triumphant return to CTV’s mid-season schedule with a Jan. 18 season premiere. Returning hits also includes last years break-out hit, singing sensation THE VOICE, which premieres Feb. 5 immediately following SUPER BOWL XLVI®; the 20th season of Canada’s #1 reality series THE AMAZING RACE (Feb. 19); and Season 2, Part 2 of the award-winning hit comedy HOT IN CLEVELAND (Jan. 10) with Betty White and friends.

As announced earlier this month, CTV debuts, in tandem with MuchMusic, the new original no-holds-barred relationship drama THE L.A. COMPLEX in a special super-simulcast, conventional/specialty, television premiere event (Jan. 10).

Viewers can also look forward to the return of this fall’s new hit series on CTV, including Canada’s #1 new drama ONCE UPON A TIME (Jan. 8) and the #1 new comedy WHITNEY (Jan. 10), along with PAN AM (Jan. 8), UP ALL NIGHT (Jan. 12), and GRIMM (Jan. 13). Also back is Canada’s most-watched program THE BIG BANG THEORY (Jan. 12); surging comedy TWO AND A HALF MEN (Jan. 2); Emmy-favourite MIKE & MOLLY (Jan. 2); and Canada’s #1 drama GREY’S ANATOMY (Jan. 5).

CTV’s top-rated event programming continues with The 69th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS® (Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. on CTV); THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON (Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. on CTV); SUPER BOWL XLVI® (Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. on CTV); THE 83rd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS® (Feb. 26 at 8:30 p.m. on CTV) and THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS (April 1 on CTV).

On Canada’s third-ranked private network CTV Two, the top-rated AMERICAN IDOL audition (Jan. 19) and results episodes bolsters the network’s mid-season schedule along with all-new seasons of reality favourites UNDERCOVER BOSS (Jan. 15); AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (premiere date tba) with new judge Kelly Cutrone; and SHARK TANK (Jan. 20), among others.

 

MID-SEASON 2011 PREMIERE DATES:

 

New Series Premieres:

 

Monday, Feb. 6

SMASH at 10 p.m. (CTV)

 

Tuesday, Feb. 7

THE RIVER at 9 p.m. (CTV)

 

Sunday, March 4

GCB at 10 p.m. (CTV)

 

Thursday, March 15

MISSING at 8 p.m. (CTV)

 

Mid-Season Premieres:

 

Tuesday, Jan. 10

HOT IN CLEVELAND at 8:30 p.m. (CTV)

 

Sunday, Jan. 15

UNDERCOVER BOSS at 8 p.m. (CTV Two)

 

Wednesday, Jan. 18

AMERICAN IDOL at 8 p.m. (CTV)

 

Thursday, Jan. 19

AMERICAN IDOL (Audition/Results) at 8 p.m. (CTV Two)

 

Friday, Jan. 20

SHARK TANK at 8 p.m. (CTV Two)

 

Sunday, Feb. 5

THE VOICE at 10 p.m. (CTV)

 

Sunday, Feb. 19

THE AMAZING RACE at 8 p.m. (CTV)

 

Special Event Television:

 

Tuesday, Jan. 10

THE L.A. COMPLEX at 9 p.m. – Super-simulcast premiere in tandem with MuchMusic (CTV)

 

Sunday, Jan. 15

 The 69th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS® at 8 p.m. (CTV)

 

Sunday, Jan. 29

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON at 8 p.m. (CTV)

 

Sunday, Feb. 5

SUPER BOWL XLVI® at 6 p.m. (CTV)

 

Sunday, Feb. 26

THE 83rd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS® at 8:30 p.m. (CTV)

 

Sunday, April 1

THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS (CTV)

9:30pm – Wednesday, October 12 on CTV

The son that Joy (Jane Leeves) gave up for adoption stops by for a surprise visit. Meanwhile, the women are on high alert when they learn that Victoria’s (Wendie Malick) prison pen pal is headed their way.

9:30pm – Wednesday, October 5 on CTV

Elka (Betty White) has gone missing and the women look for her in Amish country. Meanwhile, Joy (Jane Leeves) is a source of scandal as the Governor’s alleged mistress and faces deportation while Victoria (Wendie Mallick) finds herself a little too at home with the Amish.