The Playboy Club

Monday, October 3 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 8MT) on Citytv

“A Matter of Simple Duplicity”

Carol-Lynne (Laura Benanti) and Billy (David Krumholtz) decide to hire Doris (guest star Carrie Coon, Rebuilt), a new bunny at the club, only to learn she has her own hidden agenda. Tension grows between Nick (Eddie Cibrian) and Carol-Lynne as he gets into the political race and his potential campaign manager Sean (guest star Sean Maher, Make It or Break It) sets him up with Frances Dunhill (guest star Cassidy Freeman, Smallville), a wealthy socialite. Meanwhile, Maureen (Amber Heard) gets close to John Bianchi (guest star Troy Garity, Barbershop) in order to keep herself safe, but learns nothing is ever easy when dealing with the mob.

Monday, September 26 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 8MT) on Citytv

“The Scarlett Bunny”

The bunnies are excited to learn there will be a contest to be a Playboy magazine cover girl, but for some, it means revealing their past. New bunny mother Carol-Lynne (Laura Benanti) begins training the women to be the perfect bunny – especially new bunny Maureen (Amber Heard). Meanwhile, Nick (Eddie Cibrian) gets Mayor Daley’s (guest star Art LeFleur, Hostage) support to run for District Attorney with a little help from an unlikely source.

Citytv pumps up the drama, intrigue and laughter this fall with the highly-anticipated premieres of eagerly-awaited new shows and returning fan favourites.

Kicking off week one of Citytv’s buzz-worthy new lineup this season are: Person of Interest from J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan; the ’60s era drama, The Playboy Club and New Girl, featuring indie darling Zooey Deschanel. 

Girls take centre stage when Sex and the City creator Michael Patrick King’s new series 2 Broke Girls hits the screen starring the hilarious Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs.

Then Canadian sweetheart Emily VanCamp shows viewers the darker side of New York’s elite in the glamorous and gripping new drama, Revenge.

This fall, Citytv is the destination for side-splitting comedies and thrilling action-packed dramas, starting Monday, September 19 at 8pm ET/PT. 

 

Monday, Sept. 19 

How I Met Your Mother (s) **Two Back-to-back Episodes** 8pm ET/ PT 

“The Best Man” 

While Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) prepares for his wedding to a mystery bride, he and Ted (Josh Radnor) reminisce about Punchy’s wedding, including the moment when Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) announced they were having a baby. Meanwhile, Robin (Cobie Smulders) considers telling Barney she has feelings for him. 

 

How I Met Your Mother (s) 8:30pm ET/ PT 

“The Naked Truths” 

When Marshall gets the job of his dreams, he worries that once the company discovers videos he made in the past, they may rescind the offer. Meanwhile, Ted can’t decide who to bring to the Architects Ball. Martin Short (Damages) guest stars. 

 

2 Broke Girls **NEW** (s) 9:30pm ET/PT 

In this outrageous comedy series written by Emmy® Award winner Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) and stand-up comedian Whitney Cummings, two girls from very different backgrounds – Max (Kat Dennings, Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist), poor from birth, and Caroline (Beth Behrs), born wealthy but down on her luck – 

wind up as waitresses in the same colourful Brooklyn diner. Despite their differences, the two strike up an unlikely friendship that could lead to a successful business venture. 

 

The Playboy Club **NEW** (s) 10pm ET/ PT 

When new bunny Maureen (Amber Heard, Zombieland) begins working at the Playboy Club, she quickly gets caught up in a dangerous situation with life-altering consequences. Coming to her aid is Nick Dalton (Eddie Cibrian, CSI: Miami), one of Chicago’s top attorneys and a regular at the club. Meanwhile, the other bunnies – Janie (Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Step Up), Alice (Canadian actress Leah Renee, True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet) and Brenda (Naturi Naughton, Fame) – each deal with their own personal issues and secrets; and manager Billy Rosen (David Krumholtz, Numb3rs) tries his best to keep the club running without interference from the mob. 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 20 

The Biggest Loser 7pm ET/PT 

Season 12 kicks off with two new trainers joining Biggest Loser favourite Bob Harper: internationally renowned tennis star and certified trainer Anna Kournikova, and top fitness expert Dolvett Quince. For the first time in series history, the 15 new contestants will compete in a “Battle of the Ages” that will group participants by age. Host Alison Sweeney leads the contestants through their first game-changing decision which could impact their success in the competition. 

 

New Girl **NEW** (s) 9pm ET/PT 

Jess Day (Zooey Deschanel, (500) Days of Summer) is a young woman who, after discovering her long-term boyfriend is cheating on her, moves into a loft apartment with three male roommates: prickly bartender Nick (Jake Johnson, No Strings Attached), womanizer Schmidt (Max Greenfield, Ugly Betty) and competitive former athlete Winston (Lamorne Morris, Sex Love and Lies). Jess also meets Coach (guest star Damon Wayans Jr., Happy Endings), a former high school athlete who is subletting a room. Rounding out this group is Jess’ childhood best friend, Cece (Canadian actress Hannah Simone, former Much Music VJ), a deadpan, somewhat cynical model. In the series opener, the guys try to help Jess get back on her feet and into the dating world. 

 

Raising Hope **NEW to Citytv** (s) 9:30pm ET/ PT 

“Prodigy” 

When Jimmy (Lucas Neff) watches a home video of himself at 13, he discovers that he was a musical prodigy with a promising career – until a horrible accident rendered him talentless. Jimmy recruits Burt (Garret Dillahunt), Virginia (Martha Plimpton) and Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) to help him rediscover his lost abilities. 

 

Body of Proof (s) 10pm ET/PT 

“Love Thy Neighbour” 

When a car careens out of control over an embankment, killing a middle-aged man in the driver’s seat, Dr. Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) learns that all is not well on a pretty suburban cul-de-sac. Looking past the perfect picket fences, she and her team are startled by the lives spinning out of control and the ever-changing suspect roster. Rick Fox (He Got Game) guest stars. 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 21 

The Middle **NEW to Citytv** (s) 8pm ET/PT 

Middle-aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country, Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond) is a harried wife and working mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humour to try to get her family through each day intact. 

 

Modern Family **Two Back-to-back Episodes** (s) 9pm ET/PT 

“Phil on A Wire” 

Cam (Eric Stonestreet) announces that he’s going on a juice fast. Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), knowing that he’ll bear the brunt of Cam’s rage over his constant hunger pangs, heads it off by joining Cam on the fast. Jay (Ed O’Neill) and Gloria (Sofia Vergara) spar over Jay’s overindulgence of Stella, their new dog. Phil (Ty Burrell) is inspired by a documentary on tightrope walking, and takes it up himself. Haley (Sarah Hyland) is horrified to learn that her over-achieving little sister has been placed in her math class. 

 

Modern Family (s) 9:30pm ET/PT 

“When Good Kids Go Bad” 

Mitchell and Cam are ready to adopt another baby, but Lily is perfectly happy as an only child. Feeling responsible for having coddled her too much, Cam allows her to have more independence, hoping it will ease the transition. Meanwhile, Gloria is faced with the task of humbling herself in front of the principal she charged with having a bias against Columbians when he accused Manny (Rico Rodriguez) of stealing a classmate’s necklace. And, Haley and Alex (Ariel Winter) devise a plan to get their own rooms. 

 

Revenge **NEW** (s) 10pm ET/ PT 

When Emily Thorne (Canadian actress Emily VanCamp, Brothers & Sisters) moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about her; but she already knows everything about them, including what they did to her family years ago. Now, one by one, she’s going to make them pay. Emily’s main target is Victoria (Madeleine Stowe, We Were Soldiers), a powerful woman who holds the key to Emily’s past… and perhaps her future. In the premiere episode, Emily returns to Southampton and rents the seaside home she shared with her father, David Clarke (Canadian James Tupper, Men in Trees), 17 years ago. With the help of her only friend, Ashley (Ashley Madekwe, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), she sets her sights on her first target and puts her carefully organized plan in motion. Her focus unexpectedly wavers when she comes across a friendly face from the past, makes a new romantic connection with the son of her sworn enemy, and is pushed into an uneasy alliance with the only person who knows her secret 

 

Thursday, Sept. 22 

Community (s) 8pm ET/PT 

“Biology 101” 

As the Greendale study group gathers in the library, they wonder whether they will see their old friend Pierce (Chevy Chase), who left the study group in a huff after last spring’s paintball game. Jeff (Joel McHale) quickly butts heads with their new biology teacher, Professor Kane (Michael K. Williams, The Wire), which leads to a crisis within the group. Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) is feeling empowered after a summer at “Dean Camp” but finds a new nemesis in Vice Dean Laybourne (guest star John Goodman, Roseanne), dean of the highly regarded Air Conditioning Repair Annex at Greendale. 

 

Parks and Recreation (s) 8:30pm ET/PT 

“I’m Leslie Knope” 

Leslie (Amy Poehler) must decide whether to break up with Ben (Adam Scott) or follow her dream of running for office. Meanwhile, Ann (Rashida Jones) is forced to dispense medical advice after making an unexpected diagnosis, and Ron (Nick Offerman) prepares for the return of his first ex-wife, Tammy One (guest star Patricia Clarkson, One Day). 

 

Person of Interest **NEW** (s) 9pm ET/PT 

From The Dark Knight’s Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions (Fringe, Lost, Alias), this thought-provoking, crime-action drama follows former CIA agent Reese (Jim Caviezel, The Passion of the Christ) and his enigmatic partner Finch (Michael Emerson, Lost) as they race to solve crimes before they occur. Operating on a parallel track are New York detectives Carter (Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and the corrupt Fusco (Kevin Chapman, Mystic River), who must enforce the law while still abiding by it. Running counterpoint to Reese’s unconventional yet effective methods, Carter strives not only to collar criminals, but the evasive Reese as well. 

 

Friday, Sept. 23 

Fringe (s) 9pm ET/PT 

The FBI’s Fringe Division – Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), “fringe” scientist Walter Bishop (John Noble) and his jack-of-all-trades son, Peter (Canadian actor Joshua Jackson) – continues to explore new cases and endless impossibilities. Additional details of the alternate universe continue to emerge as the unlikely trio investigates the worlds of “fringe”…where there is more than one of everything. 

 

Saturday, Sept. 24 

Dussault Inc. **NEW Citytv Original Series** 8:30pm ET/PT 

“New Showroom” 

In the premiere episode, Jason decides to open a Dussault Apparel showroom in Vancouver after having shut down his million-dollar flagship store in Los Angeles. His better half, Mashiah, asks him to babysit their kids so she can close a deal for her business “Open Sundaes.” Jason, however, is torn between hanging out with his friends from Nickelback and doing the right thing.

Summer may be winding to a close but things are just starting to heat up on Citytv, as the Fall season ushers in some of the hottest and most highly-anticipated new and returning shows of the season.  

Citytv today confirmed the premiere dates for nine new and 10 returning hit series to Citytv’s Fall prime-time lineup beginning Monday, Sept. 19. Three newly-acquired returning series will now also debut on Citytv.

Showcasing writing and producing from industry heavyweights such as Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight), the 2011-12 schedule features the character-driven new dramas Terra Nova, The Playboy Club, Revenge, and Person of Interest, as well as the newly-acquired fan-favourite Private Practice.

From the creative geniuses behind 30 Rock, Modern Family, Sex in the City and Hung come hilarious new comedies New Girl, 2 Broke Girls, Suburgatory, Last Man Standing, and newly-acquired Raising Hope and The Middle. Also joining the lineup is the Citytv original series Dussault Inc.

Complementing Citytv’s trailblazing new roster for the Fall 2011 schedule are returning hit dramas Body of Proof and Fringe, as well as comedy series Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, Happy Endings, Community, Parks and Recreation, and Rules of Engagement. Reality favourites The Biggest Loser and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition are also back for another emotional season this Fall.

 

FALL 2011 PREMIERE DATES

Dates are subject to change. All times ET. (s) = simulcast

 

Monday, Sept. 19

·         8pm – How I Met Your Mother (s)

·         9:30pm – 2 Broke Girls **NEW** (s)

·         10pm – The Playboy Club **NEW** (s)

 

Tuesday, Sept. 20

·         7pm – The Biggest Loser

·         9pm – New Girl **NEW** (s)

·         9:30pm – Raising Hope **New to Citytv** (s)

·         10pm – Body of Proof (s)

 

Wednesday, Sept. 21

·         8pm – The Middle **New to Citytv** (s)

·         9pm – Modern Family **two back-to-back episodes** (s)

·         10pm – Revenge **NEW** (s)

 

Thursday, Sept. 22

·         8pm – Community (s)

·         8:30pm – Parks and Recreation (s)

·         9pm – Person of Interest **NEW** (s)

 

Friday, Sept. 23

·         9pm – Fringe (s)

 

Saturday, Sept. 24

·         8pm – Rules of Engagement (s)

·         8:30pm – Dussault Inc. **NEW**

 

Sunday, Sept. 25

·         7:30pm – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

 

Monday, Sept. 26

·         8pm – Terra Nova **NEW** **TWO HOUR PREMIERE** (s)

 

Wednesday, Sept. 28

·         8:30pm – Suburgatory **NEW** (s)

·         9:30pm – Happy Endings (s)

 

Thursday, Sept. 29

·         10pm – Private Practice **New to Citytv** (s)

 

Sunday, Oct. 16

·         7:30pm – Last Man Standing **NEW**

Citytv announced today its new 2011-12 primetime schedule that includes two new, Canadian series, Canada’s Got Talent and Secret Millionaire Canada, along with the acquisition of six new dramas, five new comedies, and four newly acquired series — representing the very best new television programs produced by the top studios.

Showcasing writing and producing from industry heavyweights like Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight), the 2011-12 schedule features the character driven new dramas Terra Nova, The Playboy Club, Revenge, Person of Interest, along with newly acquired Private Practice and midseason series Alcatraz and Scandal.

From the creative geniuses behind 30 Rock, Modern Family, Sex in the City and Hung come hilarious new comedies 2 Broke Girls, New Girl, Suburgatory, Last Man Standing, and newly acquired Raising Hope and The Middle. Midseason comedy, Apartment 23 and the newly acquired critically acclaimed drama, Shameless join the Citytv lineup.

Supported by the bold acquired programming schedule, Rogers Media heads into an exciting new era of audience interaction with the launch of Canada’s Got Talent and Secret Millionaire Canada and the new, 24-hour CityNews Channel.

“Rogers Media has the unique ability to reach Canadians across all platforms, and what is really exciting about the Citytv schedule is that we have acquired the rights to make these new series available on all screens,” commented Keith Pelley, President, Rogers Media Inc. “Bringing together our resources across all media, our continued investment in seamless integration and distinctive, destination content positions Rogers as innovative, entertaining, informative and bold.”

“We are excited to be launching a competitive schedule that balances the proven strength and stability of returning hits with innovative new programming,” said Scott Moore, President, Rogers Broadcasting Ltd. “With the addition of Canada’s Got Talent and Secret Millionaire Canada, along with the launch of the CityNews Channel, Rogers Broadcasting will significantly increase our domestic production capabilities to match our strongest ever primetime line-up.”

“Building upon our strong foundation of critically acclaimed comedies, dramas and top-rated reality programming, we’re taking our 2011-2012 primetime schedule to new heights with the addition of even more premium scripted series and Canadian programming,” said Malcolm Dunlop, Executive Vice President, Programming, Rogers Media Television. “From the latest dramas from proven hit makers, Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams, to the most buzzed about new comedies featuring breakout stars such as Zooey Deschanel and Kat Dennings, Citytv’s fall lineup showcases very best television has to offer.”

Along with Citytv’s trailblazing new roster, the Fall 2011 schedule also features the return of hit dramas Body of Proof and Fringe and returning comedy series, Modern Family, Happy Endings, How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement, Parks and Recreation, and Community. Reality series The Biggest Loser and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition are back for another emotional season this Fall. Midseason premieres include returning new seasons of original Canadian series, Murdoch Mysteries and proven fan favourites Cougar Town and 30 Rock –that also returns five nights a week in syndication, starting this Fall.

Epic new family adventure series, Terra Nova, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, kick starts Monday nights leading into veteran favourite How I Met Your Mother. Michael Patrick King’s highly anticipated new comedy 2 Broke Girls is up next followed by the provocative new, one-hour drama, The Playboy Club, which transports viewers back to mob-ruled Chicago and the birth of an icon that irrevocably changed American culture.

Citytv’s Tuesday night is the home of proven hits as The Biggest Loser and Body of Proof bookend the night making room for the arrival of hilarious new comedy New Girl, starring indie-darling Zooey Deschanel (500 Days of Summer) and newly acquired returning comedy, Raising Hope.

Wednesday nights become LOL Wednesday’s bringing appointment television to a whole new level as the newly acquired comedy, The Middle, starring two-time Emmy® award winner, Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond), kicks off the night followed by the brand new comedy, Suburgatory. Citytv’s top-rated comedy, Modern Family, coupled with critically acclaimed, Happy Endings leads straight into Wednesday’s must-see new drama, Revenge starring Canadians Emily Van Camp and Henry Czerny.

Thursday balances comedy and drama starting off with the return of back-to-back fan favourites, Community and Parks and Recreation. Two-time Emmy® award winner J.J. Abrams’ (Fringe, Lost) new high-octane drama, Person of Interest leads into newly acquired returning medical drama, Private Practice.

Ratings winner Extreme Makeover: Home Edition heads to Friday nights followed by another gripping season of J.J. Abrams’ hit drama, Fringe.

Saturday’s returning hit comedy, Rules of Engagement kicks-off the night followed by Canadian movies and original series, Dussault Inc.

Sunday starts with non-stop laughter featuring Tim Allen’s (Home Improvement) new comedy series Last Man Standing, followed by new Canadian series The Quon Dynasty/Extraordinary Canadians. 

 

The Citytv primetime schedule is as follows (all times Eastern): 

 

MONDAY 

8-9pm – Terra Nova (s-FOX) **NEW** 

9-9:30pm – How I Met Your Mother 

9:30-10pm – 2 Broke Girls **NEW ** 

10-11pm – The Playboy Club (s-NBC) **NEW** 

 

TUESDAY 

7-9 pm – The Biggest Loser (NBC) 

9-9:30pm – New Girl (s-FOX) **NEW ** 

9:30-10pm – Raising Hope (s-FOX) **NEW to Citytv** 

10-11pm – Body of Proof (s-ABC) 

 

WEDNESDAY 

8-8:30pm – The Middle (s-ABC) **NEW** 

8:30-9pm – Suburgatory (s-ABC) **NEW** 

9-9:30pm – Modern Family (s-ABC) 

9:30-10pm – Happy Endings (s-ABC) 

10-11pm – Revenge (s-ABC) **NEW** 

 

THURSDAY 

8-8:30pm – Community (s-NBC) 

8:30-9pm – Parks and Recreation(s-NBC) 

9-10pm – Person of Interest (s-CBS) **NEW** 

10-11pm – Private Practice (s-ABC) **NEW to Citytv** 

 

FRIDAY 

8-9pm – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (s-ABC) 

9-10pm – Fringe (s-FOX) 

 

SATURDAY 

8-8:30pm – Rules of Engagement (s-CBS) 

8:30-9pm –Dussault Inc. **NEW** 

9-11pm – Canadian Movie 

 

SUNDAY 

7-7:30pm– Last Man Standing **NEW** 

7:30-8pm – The Quon Dynasty/Extraordinary Canadians **NEW** 

8-9pm – Beyond Survival 

9-10pm – Murdoch Mysteries 

 

* Schedule subject to change. 

 

2011-12 New Series Descriptions

 

Visit rogersmediatv.ca for full show descriptions and photography, and schedules for Pacific, Mountain and Central time zones. 

 

DRAMAS: 

Terra Nova – From executive producers Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park), Peter Chernin, René Echevarria (Castle, The 4400) and Brannon Braga (24) comes an epic family adventure 85 million years in the making. Terra Nova follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with the majority of plant and animal life extinct. The future of mankind is in jeopardy, and its only hope for survival is in the distant past. Click here for full description 

The Playboy Club – From Academy Award® -winning executive producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), The Playboy Club is a provocative new drama about a time and place that challenged the social mores, where a visionary entrepreneur created an empire and an icon changed American culture. It’s the early ’60s, and the legendary Playboy Club in Chicago is the door to all of your fantasies — and the key is the most sought-after status symbol of its kind. Click here for full description 

Revenge – Revenge is written and executive-produced by Mike Kelley (Swingtown), along with executive producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (Twilight), wealth, beauty and status define the people in this town, but one woman is willing to destroy everyone for the sake of revenge. EMILY THORNE (Emily Van Camp, Brothers & Sisters, Everwood) is new to the Hamptons. She’s met some of her wealthy neighbours, has made a few new friends and seemingly blends into the town. But something is a little odd about a young girl living in a wealthy town all on her own, and the truth is that Emily isn’t exactly new to the neighbourhood. Click here for full description 

Person of Interest – Jim Caviezel (The Thin Red Line), Michael Emerson (Lost) and Taraji P. Henson (Hustle & Flow) team up in this thought-provoking crime action drama from The Dark Knight’s Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions (Fringe, Lost, Alias). Set in New York City, with all of its multifaceted elements of justice (i.e., cops, criminals, corruption), this procedural centers on an ex-CIA agent, presumed dead, who partners with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes. Click here for full description 

Private Practice – Following a failed attempt at marriage reconciliation, neonatal surgeon Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) moves to Santa Monica, California for sunnier weather and happier possibilities. Click here for full description 

 

COMEDIES: 

2 Broke Girls –A lot of young girls move to New York City to “make it.” Max and Caroline are just trying to make their rent. In this fun, outrageous comedy series written by Emmy® Award winner Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) and white-hot stand-up comedian Whitney Cummings, two girls from very different backgrounds — Max, poor from birth, and Caroline, born wealthy but down on her luck — wind up as waitresses in the same colorful Brooklyn diner and strike up an unlikely friendship that could lead to a successful business venture. All they need to do is come up with $250,000 in start-up expenses. Click here for full description 

Suburgatory – Manicured lawns. Cookie-cutter homes. Big lips. Little nose jobs. Synchronized sprinkler systems. A massive mall featuring the latest in animal print and food-court cuisine. Welcome to the suburbs, heaven for many. But for one teenage transplant from New York City, the suburbs represent her unique version of hell. Forget purgatory — this is suburgatory.Click here for full description 

New Girl – A new single-camera comedy from Liz Meriwether (No Strings Attached) New Girl features a young ensemble cast and takes a fresh and outrageous look at modern male/female relationships. JESS DAY (Zooey Deschanel, (500) Days of Summer) is an offbeat and adorable girl in her late 20s who, after a bad breakup, moves in with three single guys. As their relationships progress, the friends come to realize they need each other more than they ever thought they would and end up forming a charmingly dysfunctional family. Click here for full description 

Last Man Standing – Today it’s a woman’s world, and this man’s man is on a mission to get men back to their rightful place in society. Tim Allen returns to in this new comedy from Jack Burditt (30 Rock). Men may have built civilizations, invented the locomotive and created ESPN, but they’re about to find out that it’s not a man’s world anymore. Click here for full description 

Raising Hope – Raising Hope is a new single-camera family comedy from Emmy® Award winner Greg Garcia that follows the Chance family as they find themselves adding an unexpected new member into their already terribly flawed household. 

The Middle – Patricia Heaton stars as Frankie Heck in this warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations. Click here for full description 

 

NEW MIDSEASON: 

 

Canada’s Got Talent – With no age limit and no act too obscure, Canada’s Got Talent will embark on a nation-wide search for Canada’s favourite performer, celebrating the diverse and eclectic homegrown talent from across the country. Much more than a singing or dancing competition, Canada’s Got Talent will showcase the top acts from magicians to jugglers, contortionists to fire eaters, singers and dancers – anything goes. 

Alcatraz – From executive producer J.J. Abrams (Fringe, Lost, Star Trek) and showrunner Elizabeth Sarnoff (Lost, Deadwood) comes Alcatraz, a chilling new drama revolving around America’s most infamous prison and onetime home to the nation’s worst criminals. Click here for full description 

Apartment 23 – After a naive Midwestern girl’s big city dreams are dashed her first week in New York, she finds herself living with her worst nightmare in this hilarious, contemporary comedy about a female odd couple who are surrounded by an outrageous cast of characters. Created and written by Nahnatchka Kahn (American Dad), Apartment 23 is executive-produced by Kahn, Jason Winer (Modern Family), Dave Hemingson (American Dad, How I Met Your Mother) and Jeff Morton (Modern Family). Click here for full description 

Scandal – From the creator and executive producers of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice comes a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her dysfunctional staff. Click here for full description 

Shameless – Meet Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) proud, working-class patriarch to a motley brood of six smart, spirited and independent kids who, without him, would be… better off. Click here for full description