I Hate My Teenage Daughter

Wednesday, March 21 – 9:30pm ET/PT on Global

In an attempt to bond with the girls, Annie decides to take the entire gang on a road trip in Matt’s tour bus. But the bond starts to wear thin, as the girls are less than thrilled to be trapped with their parents on a road trip.

Thursday December 22 – 8:30pm ET/PT on Global

Annie is reluctant to let her daughter, Sophie go out on a date when she learns the boy is older. Meanwhile, Nikki and Mackenzie give Jack a make-over.

Wednesday December 14 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

As the girls prepare for the father-daughter dance, Annie and Jack suspect Sophie’s father (Matt) will bail as usual. Meanwhile, Mackenzie doesn’t want her mother to attend the dance and embarrass her again, but it’s her father who ends becoming the centre of attention.

Friday December 9 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

In an effort to reconnect with the girls, Annie brings back the tradition of “Family Night” and nothing goes right: the girls try to escape; Nikki becomes outraged after learning her ex- husband is dating someone new; and Annie is thrown for a loop when Jack shows up with a hot date.

Friday December 2 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

Annie (Jaime Pressly) and Nikki (Katie Finneran) are two mothers who tried to give their daughters everything they didn’t have while growing up. Unfortunately they inadvertently created two over-privileged, mean girls just like the ones who teased them in high school.

Ramping up for television’s most exciting season, it’s all about star power and Global has it in spades. From the network’s buzz-worthy selection of new series and its stable slate of returning favourites, the new fall schedule boasts an incredible roster of talent across the board.

Among Global’s existing lineup, there’s no shortage of A-list pedigree with all new seasons of Survivor: South Pacific (Wednesday, September 14 – 8pm ET/PT), Hawaii Five-0, last year’s #1 new drama (Monday, September 19 – 10pm ET/PT), Glee (Tuesday, September 20 – 8pm ET/PT), NCIS: LA (Tuesday, September 20 – 9pm ET/PT), The Good Wife (Sunday, September 25 – 10pm ET/PT), House (Monday, October 3 – 9pm) and Bones (Thursday, November 3 – 9pm ET/PT), just to name a few.

Now adding to this, the gritty crime series Prime Suspect premieres Thursday, September 22 – 10pm ET/PT. The highly anticipated new drama that is creating an early sensation, stars Maria Bello (A History of Violence) in the lead role as Jane Timoney, the tough-as-nails detective who doesn’t know when to quit.

Outside of being rude and reckless, she’s a brilliant cop always remaining focused on one thing: the prime suspect. The series also co-stars Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall) and is directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights).

Global also launches its new Thursday primetime comedy block beginning that same night. Season eight of The Office kicks off the lineup and loyal fans can tune in on September 22 at 9pm ET/PT to find out who will take over the reins at the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin. And what happens after your husband of 18 years tells you he is gay? Fran Drescher shares the hilarity of this situation in her new series Happily Divorced at 9:30pm. The following week on September 29 – 8:30pm ET/PT, How to be a Gentleman gives new meaning to the term “life coach.” Andrew (David Hornsby, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) is an uptight man who learns to live his life with the help of his old high school classmate, Bert (Kevin Dillon, Entourage), a genial guy who doesn’t quite grasp the concept of boundaries. Canadian Dave Foley also stars in this new comedy.

Kicking off the network’s fall schedule on Tuesday, September 13 – 10pm ET/PT, Global keeps it in the family with Parenthood. Set around the large and colourful Braverman household living amidst love and dysfunction, the series stars Peter Krause (Six Feet Under), Dax Shepherd (Baby Mama), Erika Christensen (Traffic) and Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls). The critically-acclaimed series makes its Global debut with an all-new season three.

Harry’s Law, another new series coming to the Global primetime schedule stars Oscar® winner Kathy Bates (Misery) as the curmudgeonly Ms. Harry Korn. Created by Emmy® Award-winning writer/producer David E. Kelley (Boston Legal), season two premieres Wednesday, September 21 – 9pm ET/PT. Fans can expect higher stakes cases, new energy and even more drama as Harry continues to lay down the law.

At the week’s end, fans will have a lot to look forward to when A Gifted Man premieres on Friday, September 23 – 8pm ET/PT. An exceptional neurosurgeon’s life is changed forever when his deceased ex-wife begins to teach him the meaning of life from the “hereafter.” The series stars Patrick Wilson (HBO’s Angels in America, The A-Team) as Dr. Michael Holt.

Finally, Global’s animation night returns in full force on Sunday, September 25 starting at 8pm ET/PT with The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show (8:30pm) and Family Guy (9pm), American Dad (9:30pm). The new animated series, Allen Gregory joins the powerhouse lineup as of October 30.

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


Global’s Fall 2011 Premiere Schedule At-A-Glance:


PARENTHOOD SEASON 3                                      TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 – 10PM ET/PT

SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC                              WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 – 8PM ET/PT

RINGER                                                                       FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 – 10PM ET/PT

NCIS SEASON 9                                                         MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 – 8PM ET/PT

HAWAII FIVE-0 SEASON 2                                         MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19– 10PM ET/PT

GLEE SEASON 3                                                       TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 – 8PM ET/PT

NCIS: LOS ANGELES SEASON 3                              TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 – 9PM ET/PT

HARRY’S LAW SEASON 2                                   WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 – 9PM ET/PT


THE OFFICE SEASON 8                                        THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – 9PM ET/PT

HAPPILY DIVORCED                                          THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – 9:30PM ET/PT

PRIME SUSPECT                                                             THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – 10PM ET/PT

A GIFTED MAN                                                   FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 – 8PM ET/PT

THE SIMPSONS SEASON 23                                      SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – 8PM ET/PT


FAMILY GUY SEASON 10                                           SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – 9PM ET/PT

AMERICAN DAD SEASON 8                                     SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – 9:30PM ET/PT

THE GOOD WIFE SEASON 3                                    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – 10PM ET/PT

HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN                             THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 – 8:30PM ET/PT

HOUSE SEASON 8                                                              MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 – 9PM ET/PT

ALLEN GREGORY                                                        SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 – 8:30PM ET/PT

BONES SEASON 7                                                                 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 – 9PM ET/PT

I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER                                  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 – 9PM ET/PT


Fans can catch up on their favourite series via GlobalTV.com or on their Global Video App, available from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, or on demand through cable and satellite providers across the country.

In an exclusive presentation at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts this afternoon, Shaw Media will reveal the much anticipated 2011/12 Primetime Schedule for Global TV.

“This is an opportunity to make some strategic additions to our great programming and create an even more powerful primetime schedule,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice-President,Content, Shaw Media.

“We have the proven performance of established, returning favourites like Survivor and Glee, now infused with a fresh slate of new shows from across all genres such as the most anticipated fall drama Prime Suspect and several new additions to our comedy slate including How to be a Gentleman. Without a doubt, Global has the most stable – and competitive – schedule being offered to viewers this fall.”

Global viewers will be happy to see many of their favourites are returning this fall including Bones,Family Guy,Glee,The Good Wife,House,NCIS, NCIS: LA,The Office, The SimpsonsandSurvivor. By far the biggest, most dependable lineup in Canada.

Headlining Global’s lineup of new acquisitions is Prime Suspect, the must-see drama this fall from director Peter Berg (Hancock,The Kingdom) and starring actress Maria Bello (A History of Violence, ER). Inspired by the U.K. series of the same name, Prime Suspect follows Jane Timoney, the tough-as-nails police detective who doesn’t know when to quit. An outsider who has just transferred to a new, male-dominated precinct, Jane is forceful, rude and reckless but a brilliant cop. Ultimately, Jane remains focused, keeping her eye on one thing – the prime suspect.

Other new compelling dramas joining the Global slate include A Gifted Man starring Patrick Wilson (Insidious,Watchmen) as a renowned surgeon whose world is turned upside down after his ex-wife (Jennifer Ehle, The King’s Speech) dies and begins offering guidance from the afterlife; The Finder, fromBones creator and Canadian Hart Hanson, is a spinoff centered on Walter Sherman, a former military policeman who can find anything; Canadian original series The Firm, based on the blockbuster feature film and best-selling novel by world-renowned author, John Grisham, continues the story of Mitchell McDeere 10 years after we last saw him; Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) returns to primetime in Ringer, a series about a woman who takes over her estranged twin sister’s identity in order to avoid jail; and finally, The 2-2,which isexecutive produced by Robert De Niro and follows six NYPD rookie cops as they learn the beat on the streets of Manhattan.

In addition, two established dramas are joining the Global schedule this fall –Harry’s Law and Parenthood. Created by David E. Kelley, Harry’s Law follows Harriet (Academy Award®winner, Kathy Bates) as she pursues her new passion in being a criminal defence lawyer while running her office out of a shoe store. The critically acclaimed Parenthood is produced by Ron Howard and Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights) and is based on the 1989 film of the same name. Starring Peter Krause (Six Feet Under), Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) and Dax Shepard (Baby Mama), the series addresses the modern challenges of raising kids in this post-technological world.

Sure to bring the laughs this fall is one of the season’s most talked about new series, How to be a Gentleman. David Hornsby (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) stars as Andrew Carlson, an etiquette columnist whose devotion to ideals from a more civilized time has led to a life detached from modern society.When Andrew’s editor, Jerry (Canadian Dave Foley, Kids in the Hall), tells him to put a modern, sexy twist on his column or be fired, he hires Bert (Kevin Dillon, Entourage) as a life coach in the hopes of learning to be less “gentle man” and more “real man.”

That’s not all. Global is serving up five more fresh new comedies, including Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea. Inspired by comedian and talk-show host Chelsea Handler’s best-selling memoir, this half-hour comedy is about Chelsea Hanson (Laura Prepon, That ‘70s Show), a fresh-faced, highly opinionated, single cocktail waitress who loves to drink; animated series Allen Gregory follows Allen Gregory De Longpre (voiced by Jonah Hill, Superbad), a precocious seven-year-old who leaves the safety of his father’s homeschooling to attend elementary school with children his own age; I Hate My Teenage Daughter stars Emmy® Award winner Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl) and Tony Award® winner Katie Finneran (Wonderfalls) as two best friends struggling to raise their teenage daughters; Napoleon Dynamite, based on the hit film and featuring voices from the original cast,this animated comedy continues the adventures of America’s most awesomely awkward teenager; and Happily Divorced focuses on Los Angeles florist Fran (Fran Drescher, The Nanny) as she deals with dating after finding out her realtor husband of 18 years (John Michael Higgins, Kath & Kim) is gay.

Outside the primetime lineup, Global has some key additions this fall including its newest daytime offering, The Talk. This engaging daytime program features Leah Remini (King of Queens), Sara Gilbert (Roseanne), Sharon Osbourne (America’s Got Talent), Holly Robinson Peete (For Your Love), and Julie Chen (Big Brother) all discussing family issues, current events, celebrity gossip and personal stories.Also coming to Global this fall is the always hilarious The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.



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



7pm                  Entertainment Tonight

7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada

8pm                  NCIS (Season 9 / Pre-release)

9pm                  House (Season 8 / Simulcast)                                                               

10pm                Hawaii Five-0 (Season 2 / Simulcast)



7pm                  Entertainment Tonight

7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada

8pm                  Glee (Season 3 / Simulcast)

9pm                  NCIS: Los Angeles (Season 3 / Simulcast)

10pm                PARENTHOOD (Season 3 / Simulcast)



7pm                  Entertainment Tonight

7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada

8pm                  Survivor: South Pacific (Season 23 / Simulcast)

9pm                  HARRY’S LAW (Season 2 / Simulcast)

10pm                Kitchen Nightmares (Season 5 / Pre-release)



7pm                  Entertainment Tonight

7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada

8pm                  The Office (Season 8 / Pre-release)

8:30pm             HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN (30 mins; comedy / Simulcast)

9pm                  Bones (Season 7 / Simulcast)

10pm                PRIME SUSPECT (1 hour; drama / Simulcast)        



7pm                  Entertainment Tonight

7:30pm             Entertainment Tonight Canada

8pm                  A GIFTED MAN (1 hour; drama / Simulcast)        

9pm                  I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (30 mins; comedy / Post-release)

9:30pm            HAPPILY DIVORCED (30 mins; comedy)

10pm                RINGER (1 hour; drama)



7-8pm               16:9 (Season 4)

8-9pm               RECIPE TO RICHES (1 hour; reality)

9-11pm             Movie



7:30pm             The Cleveland Show (Season 3 / Simulcast)  

8pm                  The Simpsons (Season 23 / Simulcast)

8:30pm             ALLEN GREGORY (30 mins; comedy / Simulcast)

9pm                  Family Guy (Season 10 / Simulcast)

9:30pm             American Dad (Season 8 / Simulcast)

10pm                The Good Wife (Season 3 / Post-release)  


Midseason additions to the schedule include new series Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, The Finder, The Firm, Napoleon Dynamite andThe 2-2, as well as returning favourites Bob’s Burgers andThe Celebrity Apprentice.

Viewers can watch their favourite shows this fall at GlobalTV.com or on their Global Video App, available from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, or on demand through cable and satellite providers across the country.