CTV reveals today a first look at the sizzling summer schedule anchored by returning favourites and fresh new series, including the highly-anticipated new summer drama SCOUNDRELS (June 20), the return of LAW & ORDER: CI (June 20) and the new reality game series DOWNFALL (June 22).
As previously announced, anchoring it all is perennial audience pleaser SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (May 27), which returns for a seventh season in high definition (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
Additionally, encore episodes of FLASHPOINT (June 4) and THE BRIDGE (July 10) air in simulcast with CBS, while additional CTV original series return with the premiere of all-new episodes, seasons and movies, including: DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION (May 30), HICCUPS and DAN FOR MAYOR (June 7), COMEDY INC. AND COMEDY NOW! (June 12) and CTV Original Movies TURN THE BEAT AROUND (May 30) and D:NYC – DEGRASSI TAKES MANHATTAN (TBA).
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE – Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET beginning May 27 and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. beginning June 2 – NEW SEASON
* Moves to regular Thursday timeslot at 9 p.m. ET beginning June 10
Season 7 offers new moves with some exciting new changes including only 10 finalists competing, one dancer eliminated per week and finally, new competitors will be paired with show and fan favourite “all star” dancers from previous seasons. The all-star dance partners include contemporary dancer Ade Obayomi from Season 5, jazz/contemporary dancer Allison Holker from Season 2, ballroom dancer Anya Garnis from Season 3, hip-hop krumper Comfort Fedoke from Season 4, jazz dancer Courtney Galiano from Season 4, break dancer Dominic “D-trix” Sandoval from Season 3, contemporary dancer Kathryn McCormick from Season 6, jazz/hip hop dancer Lauren Gottlieb from Season 3, jazz/contemporary dancer Mark Kanemura from Season 4, jazz dancer Neil Haskell from Season 3, ballroom dancer Pasha Kovalev from Season 3, and krumper Stephen “tWitch” Boss from Season 4. Encore episodes air on MuchMusic beginning Saturday, May 29 at 2 p.m. ET.
DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION – Sundays at 7 and 7:30 p.m. ET beginning May 30 – NEW EPISODES
Sav and Anya have been planning for their Spring Formal for as long as they can remember. That’s until Sav’s parents announce that their family friends the Hassans are coming for a visit that night and are bringing their daughter Farrah – Sav’s maybe-possible-future wife. Unable to come clean with Anya, Sav digs himself deeper trying to please his family. Will Sav go to prom with Anya? Or is the girl his parents chose for him the solution to all his troubles?
CTV Movie TURN THE BEAT AROUND – Sunday, May 30 at 8 p.m. ET – NEW MOVIE
Featuring the choreography of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA judge Tré Armstrong and starring Season 1 Top 20 competitor Romina D’ugo and Top 4 finalists Miles Faber and Natalli Reznik, TURN THE BEAT AROUND follows dancer Zoe Benjamin (Romina D’Ugo) as she strives to make it in the cutthroat L.A. dance scene. When Zoe comes up with the idea to revive the disco dance scene, she convinces wealthy club owner Michael, (David Giuntoli, PRIVILEGED) to open a new disco club. The movie also features a special performance by Pop/R&B sensation Jason Derulo (“Whatcha Say”) in his first on-screen role.
FLASHPOINT – Fridays at 9 p.m. ET beginning June 4 – ENCORE EPISODES
The Gemini Award-winning series FLASHPOINT starring Enrico Colantoni (VERONICA MARS), Hugh Dillon (DURHAM COUNTY), Amy Jo Johnson (FELICITY) and David Paetkau (WHISTLER) returns to CTV this summer. Canada’s #1 drama series follows the SRU, a unique group of cops trained in negotiating, profiling and getting inside the subject’s head at the very emotional breaking point that triggered the crisis.
HICCUPS – Mondays at 8 p.m. ET beginning June 7 – NEW EPISODES
Continuing on HICCUPS, Millie (Nancy Robertson) is jealous of Stan’s (Brent Butt) new client and Crystal (Emily Perkins) tries to sabotage Anna’s (Paula Rivera) opportunity to become “the dirty duchess”.
DAN FOR MAYOR – Mondays at 8:30 p.m. ET beginning June 7 – NEW EPISODES
As the election draws nearer, Dan gets embroiled in a potential career-ending muffin issue. Meanwhile, campaign manager Jeff (Paul Bates) is in trouble at his own employment. Toronto Mayor David Miller makes a cameo appearance.
COMEDY NOW! – Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET beginning June 12 – NEW SEASON
Entering its 12th season, this hilarious all-Canadian, star-making stand-up series has won awards all over North America. A TV calling card for comedic success, COMEDY NOW! has featured some of Canada’s most successful comedians, including Brent Butt, Jeremy Hotz, Harland Williams, Shaun Majumder, Gavin Crawford, Gerry Dee, Nikki Payne, Roman Danylo and Russell Peters. Starring in the all-new 12th season are Ian Bagg, Dylan Rhymer, Dave Hemstad, JP Mass, Allyson Smith, Darcy Michael, Debra DiGiovanni, Ivan Decker, Kelly Taylor, Nick Beaton, Dana Alexander, Tyler Hawkins, Trent McClellan and Simon King.
COMEDY INC. – Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. ET beginning June 12– NEW SEASON
Winner of the prestigious Gold Medal Award at the New York Festivals for three years in a row, sketch series COMEDY INC. returns for a fifth season of social satire and uninhibited physical comedy. The series stars Roman Danylo, Jen Goodhue, Terry McGurrin, Jenn Robertson, Winston Spear, Gavin Stephens, Albert Howell, Ian Sirota, Renee Percy, and features Sarah Cornell, Bob Kerr, Leslie Seiler, and a wealth of talent from the Canadian comedy community.
SCOUNDRELS – Sundays 9 p.m. ET beginning June 20 – NEW SERIES
SCOUNDRELS follows a family of small-time criminals who try to go straight after the father is sent to prison. Virginia Madsen, Independent Spirit Award winner as well as an Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee (Sideways, The Astronaut Farmer), plays Cheryl West, the mother who must take charge and try to keep her kids on the straight and narrow. SCOUNDRELS also stars David James Elliott (CLOSE TO HOME) as Wolfgang “Wolf” West; Patrick Flueger (THE 4400) as Logan West/Calvin “Cal” West; Leven Rambin (GREY’S ANATOMY) as Heather West; Vanessa Marano (GILMORE GIRLS) as Hope West and Carlos Bernard (24) as Sergeant Mack.
LAW & ORDER: CI – Sundays at 10 p.m. ET beginning June 20 – NEW SEASON
In the Season 9 premiere, Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) investigate the murder of a wealthy businessman and his girlfriend, who were embarking on pirate-hunting exhibitions off the coast of Africa. Elsewhere, Ross receives a lucrative offer.
DOWNFALL – Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET beginning June 22 – NEW SERIES
DOWNFALL is a unique, high-stakes, adrenaline-charged and larger-than-life game show played atop a tall building in the middle of a metropolitan landscape. The game has contestants quickly answer a series of trivia questions against the clock. If they play the perfect game, they could leave with a million dollars in cash and prizes. But if not, they could just as easily see their hopes and dreams slip through their fingers and off the side building – literally.
THE BRIDGE – Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET beginning July 10 – ENCORE EPISODES
THE BRIDGE, returns to CTV for a summer run after a highly successful first season as Canada’s #1 new drama, averaging more than one million viewers each week. The series follows beat cop Frank Leo (Aaron Douglas, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) as he is voted into office as the police union’s dynamic leader. He begins his quest to put street cops first and clean up the force from the ground up as he battles criminals on the street, police department brass and corruption in the ranks.
CTV Original Movie D:NYC – Degrassi Takes Manhattan – NEW MOVIE
DEGRASSI concludes its summer run on CTV with an all-new two-hour movie featuring original songs and celebrity cameos. DEGRASSI grads and friends dive into the summer that will change their lives forever. And what’s summer without a little romance – or a wedding… Best friends Jane and Holly J head to New York City, with big hopes and even bigger dreams. Jane’s dream to front a hot indie band collides with a love she never saw coming. Meanwhile, Holly J’s determined to make her mark as a TVM intern in Times Square, and settle into her role as Park Avenue Princess with New Yorker boyfriend Declan at her side. Back in Toronto, Spinner’s summer is hotter than he ever anticipated and with friends Jay, Manny and Emma in town – there’s never a dull moment. When Spinner’s hopes for the future turn to dust – he needs to learn how to rebuild and move on.