Corus Entertainment’s top specialty networks Showcase and W Network announced today a blockbuster lineup of summertime staples featuring the premieres of buzzworthy Pete Davidson-led series Bupkis, subversive comedy Everyone Else Burns, and family drama Dreamland. In addition to these new series, viewers will be treated to familiar favourites including crime-fighting comedy Code 404, beloved supernatural mystery series and top 20 specialty entertainment program Nancy Drew, and the highly anticipated Season 7 premiere of top 10 specialty entertainment program Outlander.
Premiering Thursday, May 25 at 9 p.m. ET, Bupkis, a half-hour comedy, follows Pete Davidson as he attempts to work through unique family dynamics and the complexities of fame to form meaningful relationships. The raw, semi-autobiographical series stars Davidson, Emmy® Award-winner Edie Falco, and Academy Award®-winner Joe Pesci alongside a star-studded supporting cast in a show that straddles reality and absurdity to best represent what it is to be Pete Davidson. Guest stars include Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, I Want You Back), Emmy® Award-winner Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond, Fargo), Simon Rex (Red Rocket, P Island), Emmy® Award-winner Ray Romano (Get Shorty, Made for Love), Emmy® Award-winner Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live), and Chase Sui Wonders (Bodies, Bodies, Bodies, City on Fire). This prolific list also includes newly announced guest stars La La Anthony, Charlamagne Tha God, Colson Baker (Machine Gun Kelly), Steve Buscemi, Bobby Cannavale, Philip Ettinger, Al Gore, Paul Walter Hauser, Sunita Mani, John Mulaney, Oona Roche, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Jon Stewart, and Marissa Jaret Winokur. Lorne Michaels serves as executive producer for Broadway Video, Judah Miller (showrunner) and Dave Sirus serve as writers and executive producers alongside executive producers Andrew Singer and Erin David. Directed by co-executive producer Jason Orley, the series comes from Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Broadway Video.
Following the premiere of Bupkis, a new arresting third season of crime-fighting comedy, Code 404, premieres Thursday, May 25 at 9:30 p.m. ET. On limited duties pending an investigation into their last case, Detective Inspectors Major (Daniel Mays) and Carver (Stephen Graham) find themselves at an all-time low. So, when one of their own within SIU is murdered, Major and Carver become hellbent on solving the case and proving their worth. But it’s bigger than they thought… They discover they’re dealing with a twisted serial killer whose sights are now set on them. With lives at stake, they need to work together, but tensions run high and fractures in their partnership begin to worsen.
It’s heating up on W Network with the premiere of Everyone Else Burns on Monday, May 29, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Blessings be upon the Lewises: a strictly religious family who believe the world will end within the decade. ‘Patriarch’ David (Simon Bird), who strives for the church to promote him as an Elder, long-suffering Fiona (Kate O’Flynn) hungers for a life beyond sermons and squash. Aaron (Harry Connor) is a model young believer – except his drawings feature the rest of the family burning in hell and anxious 17-year-old Rachel (Amy James-Kelly) is about to fall for someone who could save her social life, but also damn her soul. Everyone Else Burns is a subversive, authentic and bitingly funny exploration into what it feels like to balance faith, family and identity in a world that could end tomorrow (but probably won’t).
Fans of the romantic, time-traveling drama Outlander won’t want to miss the highly anticipated Season 7 premiere on Sunday, June 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The extended 16-episode season will be split into two parts, with the second half airing in 2024. Loyal fans will recognize Graham McTavish reprising his role as “Dougal MacKenzie,” Nell Hudson as “Laoghaire Fraser,” Steven Cree as “Old Ian Murray,” Andrew Whipp as “Brian Fraser,” Layla Burns as “Joan MacKimmie,” and Lotte Verbeek as “Geillis Duncan.” Several new actors will be joining the cast for Season 7, including Gloria Obianyo as “Mercy Woodcock,” a free Black woman navigating the hardships of life in Colonial America; Rod Hallett as “Benedict Arnold,” the notorious Revolutionary soldier turned traitor; Chris Fulton as “Rob Cameron,” a new acquaintance of Roger and Brianna; Diarmaid Murtagh as “Buck MacKenzie,” the illegitimate son of Dougal MacKenzie and Geillis Duncan, and Roger’s ancestor, a role previously played by Graham McTavish in Season 5, and Kristin Atherton as “Jenny Murray,” Jamie’s sister and Young Ian’s mother, a role originated by Laura Donnelly in Seasons 1 through 3. This rich list of talent joins the previously announced new additions to the “Outlander” family, Charles Vandervaart as “William Ransom,” Izzy Meikle-Small as “Rachel Hunter” and Joey Phillips as “Denzell Hunter,” who join returning fan-favourites Caitríona Balfe as “Claire Fraser,” Sam Heughan as “Jamie Fraser,” Sophie Skelton as “Brianna MacKenzie,” Richard Rankin as “Roger MacKenzie,” John Bell as “Young Ian,” David Berry as “Lord John Grey,” Caitlin O’Ryan as “Lizzie Beardsley” and Paul Gorman as “Josiah” and “Keziah Beardsley.” The Outlander television series, which is distributed by Sony Pictures Television, is inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, which have sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, with all nine of the books gracing the New York Times best-seller list. The Outlander television series has become a worldwide success with audiences, spanning the genres of history, science fiction, romance and adventure in one amazing tale. Outlander is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures and Story Mining & Supply Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
The bone-chilling, teeth-chattering fourth and final season of Nancy Drew premieres on Sunday, June 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Season 4 begins as legendary teen detective Nancy launches a new investigation to find a group of missing bodies from Horseshoe Bay’s cemetery that have been dug up and stolen – or have possibly risen. As Nancy is drawn into this ghostly case, a string of unexplained paranormal crimes leads the Drew Crew to believe that the literal sins of the town’s past have returned to haunt the living. Meanwhile, Nancy struggles with yearning for Ace, the man she loves. But when a slow-burning attraction begins between Nancy and the son of Ryan Hudson’s newest enemy, Nancy must decide whether this love interest is worth the ire of both her father and Ace – whose own heart may also be tempted by a new relationship. Nancy’s exploits this season will bring the Drew Crew numerous standalone cases, stunning twists, humour, and unexpected romances as they are drawn into a season-long mystery unlike any they have had to solve before.
Then, it’s all sun, sea, and secrets in the vibrant new comedy-drama, Dreamland, premiering on Monday, July 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Dreamland is a big-hearted drama about secrets, lies, loves and aspirations within a family of four sisters. Eldest sister Trish (Freema Agyeman) is pregnant for the third time with her partner Spence (Kiell Smith- Bynoe). And this time, she’s decided: it’s going to be a girl. Her two sisters Clare (Gabby Best) and Leila (Aimee-Ffion Edwards) rally around her with their mum (Frances Barber) and their Margate-legend nan (Sheila Reid), “manifesting” a little girl at Trish’s ‘mani-festival’. But when their other sister, Mel (Lily Allen), makes an unexpected reappearance back into their lives, her return threatens to destabilize the entire family. A knock on their door and their ‘Dreamland’ is no more. Set in the sundrenched British seaside town of Margate, the series is a dark comedic exploration of multi-generational female relationships, and their (somewhat dysfunctional) family dynamics.
W Network and Showcase can be streamed via STACKTV, available on Amazon Prime Video Channels, FuboTV, Rogers Ignite TV and Ignite Streaming. The networks arealso available through all major TV distributors, including Bell, Cogeco, Eastlink, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw, Shaw Direct, Telus and Videotron.
W Network have announced three new series coming as part of their Spring 2023 programming lineup! W Network can be streamed via STACKTV, available on Amazon Prime Video Channels, FuboTV, Rogers Ignite TV and Ignite SmartStream. The network is also available through all major TV distributors, including: Bell, Cogeco, Eastlink, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw, Shaw Direct, Telus, and Videotron.
Romantic Getaway Premieres Monday, April 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Romantic Getaway is a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde story, mixing classic romantic comedy moments with high octane, thrilling set-pieces and stars two of Britain’s most loved comedy talents. Allison (Katherine Ryan) and Deacon (Romesh Ranganathan) are desperate for a baby but they’ve run out of money to fund any more IVF treatment, so they decide to steal the money from their dodgy boss. Soon their web of lies starts them on a downward spiral into the criminal underworld of suburban Britain, pushing them and their relationship to the limit – all with hilarious consequences.
Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything Premieres Monday, April 17 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Rosie Molloy (Sheridan Smith) is addicted to everything – smoking, alcohol, Terry’s Chocolate Oranges, Xanax, Adderall, caffeine… the list goes on. After an embarrassing incident at her brother Joey’s wedding Rosie wakes up in the hospital and decides to change her life by ‘giving up everything.’ But as Rosie juggles her father’s ill health and the possibility of losing her job, she has the dawning realisation that her addictions are destroying everything – her friendships, her family and her work life. Harder still is the realisation that perhaps it isn’t the addictions that are the problem. If Rosie does give up everything, will she still be Rosie?
Funny Woman Premieres Thursday, May 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A young woman from Blackpool finds her voice in the male dominated world of the 1960s comedy scene, and in doing so takes London by storm. Gemma Arterton ( Quantum of Solace) stars as Barbara Parker – a Blackpool beauty queen with dreams of making it in London. It turns out London is not quite as swinging as the one she expected, but after a series of setbacks Barbara finds her uncompromising northern wit is her secret weapon, and she becomes a surprise hit with audiences in a new sitcom that will have an impact on British comedy for decades to come. Based on the Nick Hornby novel Funny Girl and also starring David Threlfall and Rupert Everett.
Corus Entertainment’s top 10 specialty network* W Network unveiled today a sizzling hot lineup of drama programming to keep viewers warm all winter long; featuring six brand new and returning hit series, plus a four-part W Network original movie special event, all available to stream live and on demand with STACKTV.
All roads lead to home with the premiere of Hallmark Channel Original Series The Way Home on Sunday, January 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The Way Home is a family drama following the lives of three generations of women – Kat Landry (Chyler Leigh), her teen daughter Alice (Sadie Laflamme-Snow) and Kat’s mother Del (Andie MacDowell), who are all strong, willful and independent. More than 20 years prior, life changing events prompted Kat to move away from her small, Canadian farm town of Port Haven and she remains estranged from Del to this day. Alice has never met her grandmother and is unaware of the reasons for their fractured family. As the three generations of women slowly work on finding their footing as a family, they embark on an enlightening – and surprising – journey none of them could have imagined as they learn how to find their way back to each other.
Highly anticipated limited series The Best Man: The Final Chapters premieres Thursday, March 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Based on the eponymous Universal film franchise written and directed by Malcom D. Lee (who also directed four episodes), the drama series will catch up with Harper, Lance, Murch, Quentin, Jordan, Robyn, Candace, and Shelby as relationships evolve and past grievances resurface in the unpredictable stages of midlife crisis meets midlife renaissance. Produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, the series reunites the film’s original cast including Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Harold Perrineau.
As the exclusive home of Hallmark Channel every weekend, year-round, W Network continues to warm hearts this season with Hallmark Channel’s New Year New Movies beginning January 1 with six all new exclusive premieres and back-to-back movies every weekend in January, including the continuation of the beloved The Wedding Veil sequel trilogy starring Lacey Chabert, Autumn Reeser and Alison Sweeney. Then in February, Hallmark Channel’s Loveuary returns with a month-long celebration of Valentine’s Day featuring brand new movie premieres.
Additional winter programming highlights include:
New episodes of Walker Independence continue Sunday, January 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The mystery unravels in the gripping new season of One of Us is Lying returning on Thursday, January 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The celebratory farewell season of A Million Little Things begins on Wednesday, February 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Like sands through the hourglass, Days of our Lives continues with new episodes Mondays to Fridays at 1 p.m. ET/PT.
Corus Entertainment’s top 10 specialty station*, W Network, brings good tidings to Canadians with the annual return of Canada’s favourite holiday programming event Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas beginning Friday, October 21 with two new premieres kicking off the stunt on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22. This year, W Network, the exclusive home for Hallmark Channel in Canada, will make spirits bright with 36 new holiday movie premieres every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting October 28 until December 18 and back-to-back festive flicks every day until New Year’s Eve.
“We are delighted that Canadians continue to ring in the holidays each year with W Network as the go-to destination for holiday entertainment,” said Daniel Eves, Senior Vice President, Networks, Corus Entertainment. “Spanning over three consecutive months and packed full of signature Hallmark Channel programming, star-studded premieres, and heartwarming holiday classics, Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas is the ultimate holiday TV event of the season.”
Last year, nearly 13 million Canadians tuned into Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas** and since it launched in Canada in 2018, W Network has remained the #1 specialty network overall with women during the programming event***.
Everyone’s favourite stars return in this season’s line-up of all-new holiday movies including, Canadians Andrew Walker, Benjamin Ayres, Brennan Elliott, Luke Macfarlane, Paul Campbell, and Tyler Hynes. Lacey Chabert, who stars in a record-breaking twelfth Christmas movie for Hallmark this year, is also joined by fan-favourites Alison Sweeney, Ashley Williams, Erin Cahill, Jonathan Bennett, Kristoffer Polaha, Marilu Henner, Nikki DeLoach, Ryan Paevey, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Taylor Cole, Will Kemp and more.
Also lighting up the screen this year are legendary new talent such as award-winning actress Marlo Thomas, Ann-Margret, Ellen Travolta, Greta Scacchi, Kara Wang, Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Ledisi, Emmy Award-winner Lynn Whitfield, Margaret Colin, Moira Kelly, Mykelti Williamson, Reginald VelJohnson, Reshma Shetty, Stephen Tobolowsky, Tamala Jones, and Yael Grobglas, among many others.
Featuring titles from Hallmark Channel, Lifetime and UPtv, W Network’s merry movie schedule boasts 25 Canadian productions including A Magical Christmas Village (Lighthouse), The Royal Nanny (Leif Films), A Fabled Holiday (Studio BRB (AFH Productions Inc.)) and more. Viewers can also stream all 2022 premieres live and on demand on STACKTV. See the W Network’s 2022 movie premiere schedule:
· Noel Next Door – Friday, October 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Natalie Hall (Charmed), Corey Sevier (Immortals)
· We Wish You a Married Christmas – Saturday, October 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Marisol Nichols (Riverdale), Kristoffer Polaha (Jurassic World Dominion)
· We Need a Little Christmas – Friday, October 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Erica Durance (Supergirl), Patrick Sabongui (The Flash), Lynn Whitfield (Greenleaf)
· Jolly Good Christmas – Saturday, October 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Reshma Shetty (Blindspot), Will Kemp (Christmas Waltz)
· A Kismet Christmas – Sunday, October 30 at 6 p.m. ET/PT Starring Sarah Ramos (Parenthood), Carlo Marks (Chesapeake Shores), Marilu Henner (Taxi)
· A Magical Christmas Village – Friday, November 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Alison Sweeney (Days of our Lives), Luke Macfarlane (Bros), Marlo Thomas (That Girl)
· Christmas Bedtime Stories – Saturday, November 5 at 6 p.m. ET/PT Starring Erin Cahill (Every Time a Bell Rings), Steve Lund (Schitts Creek), Charlie Weber (How to Get Away with Murder)
· Lights, Camera, Christmas! – Saturday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Kimberley Sustad (Travelers), John Brotherton (Fuller House)
· Ghosts of Christmas Always – Sunday, November 6 at 6 p.m. ET/PT Starring Kim Matula (LA to Vegas), Ian Harding (Pretty Little Liars), Beth Leavel (This Is Where I Leave You), Lori Tan Chinn (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens), Reginald VelJohnson (Die Hard, Family Matters)
· In Merry Measure – Friday, November 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Patti Murin (Frozen, Chicago Med), Brendan Penny (Chesapeake Shores), Jennifer Robertson (Schitt’s Creek)
· The Royal Nanny – Saturday, November 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Rachel Skarsten (Batwoman), Dan Jeannotte (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds), Greta Scacchi (The Terror)
· All Saints Christmas – Sunday, November 13 at 6 p.m. ET/PT Starring Ledisi (Selma), Roger Cross (Murdoch Mysteries)
· Inventing the Christmas Prince – Friday, November 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Tamera Mowry-Housley (The Santa Stakeout), Ronnie Rowe Jr. (The Porter)
· Three Wise Men and a Baby – Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Paul Campbell (Turner & Hooch), Tyler Hynes (Letterkenny), Andrew Walker (Merry & Bright), Margaret Colin (Chicago Med)
· Christmas at the Golden Dragon – Sunday, November 20 at 6 p.m. ET/PT Starring Kara Wang (Good Trouble), Osric Chau (The Flash), Sara Canning (Nancy Drew), Antonio Cupo (Blood & Treasure), Barbara Niven (Chesapeake Shores)
· A Royal Corgi Christmas – Friday, November 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Hunter King (Life in Pieces), Jordan Renzo (The Spanish Princess)
· A Tale of Two Christmases – Saturday, November 26 at 6 p.m. ET/P Starring Kat Barrell (Wynonna Earp), Chandler Massey (Days of our Lives), Evan Roderick (Arrow)
· Haul Out the Holly – Saturday, November 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Lacey Chabert (The Wedding Veil), Wes Brown (Sweet Pecan Summer), Ellen Travolta (Charles in Charge), Peter Jacobson (WeCrashed, House), Melissa Peterman (Reba), Stephen Tobolowsky (One Day at a Time, Spaceballs)
· When I Think of Christmas – Sunday, November 27 at 6 p.m. ET/PT Starring Shenae Grimes-Beech (The Detail), Niall Matter (The Predator), Beth Broderick (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
· A Holiday Spectacular – Sunday, November 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Ginna Claire Mason (Wicked), Derek Klena (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Eve Plumb (The Brady Bunch), Ann-Margret (Bye Bye Birdie, The Kominsky Method)
· My Southern Family Christmas – Friday, December 2 at 8 p.m.ET/PT Starring Jaicy Elliot (Grey’s Anatomy), Bruce Campbell (Ash vs Evil Dead), Ryan Rottman (Guidance), Moira Kelly (The Cutting Edge, Panic), Brian McNamara (Magnum P.I.)
· Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas – Saturday, December 3 at 6 p.m. ET/PT Starring Holland Roden (Mayans M.C.), Tyler Hynes (Letterkenny), Tenille Townes (The Lemonade Stand)
· A Fabled Holiday – Saturday, December 3 at 8 p.m ET/PT Starring Brooke D’Orsay (Royal Pains), Ryan Paevey (General Hospital)
· Long Lost Christmas – Sunday, December 4 at 6 p.m. ET/PT Starring Taylor Cole (Making Spirits Bright), Benjamin Ayres (Burden of Truth)
· Undercover Holiday – Sunday, December 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Noemi Gonzalez (Selena: The Series), Stephen Huszar (Tribal)
· The Most Colorful Time of the Year – Friday, December 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Katrina Bowden (30 Rock), Christopher Russell (Day of the Dead)
· The Holiday Stocking – Saturday, December 10 at 6 p.m. ET/PT Starring Nadine Ellis (Our Kind of People), B.J. Britt (Being Mary Jane, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Karon Riley (The Black Hamptons), Tamala Jones (Rebel, Castle), Mykelti Williamson (Fences, Law & Order: Organized Crime)
· Christmas Class Reunion – Saturday, December 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Aimeé Teegarden (Friday Night Lights), Tanner Novlan (The Bold and the Beautiful)
· A Tiny Home Christmas (UPtv) – Sunday, December 11 at 6 p.m. ET/PT Starring Rebecca Dalton and Christopher Seivright
· The Holiday Sitter – Sunday, December 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Jonathan Bennett (The Christmas House, Mean Girls), George Krissa (Road Trip Romance), Chelsea Hobbs (Poisoned in Paradise: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery)
· #Xmas – Friday, December 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Clare Bowen (Nashville), Brant Daugherty (Pretty Little Liars)
· The Gift of Peace – Saturday, December 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Nikki DeLoach (Five More Minutes), Brennan Elliott (UnREAL)
· Five More Minutes: Moments Like These – Sunday, December 18 at 6 p.m. ET/PT Starring Ashley Williams (Sister Swap: Christmas in the City), Lucas Bryant (Haven)
· Hanukkah on Rye – Sunday, December 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Starring Jeremy Jordan (Supergirl), Yael Grobglas (Jane the Virgin), Lisa Loeb (Gossip Girl, Hot Tub Time Machine 2)
· Well Suited Christmas (Lifetime) – Broadcast details to be announced at a later date Starring Mercedes de la Zerda, Franco Lo Presti, Xavier Sotelo, Stephanie Herrera, Gabriel Hudson
· World Record Christmas (Lifetime) – Broadcast details to be announced at a later date Starring Michelle Argyris, Andrew Bushell, Danny Vo
For the most up-to-date schedule and for more information about this year’s movies, visit wnetwork.com.
W Network is available on National Free Preview from November 1 to November 30, 2022. Please check local listings for additional information.
The upcoming 2022/2023 programming line-up for the Corus family of networks have been announced and they’re back and bigger than ever with several returning favourites and new programming, both on their networks and available for streaming!
A new streaming service from Corus called PLUTO TV launches in Canada this Fall. It will house 100 unique, curated channels and over 20,000 hours of content, the service will offer a full spectrum of free programming including drama, comedy, lifestyle, kids, movies, around-the-clock news, and more.
Some of the exciting programming you can expect:
NEW FALL PRIMETIME SERIES
Global’s first new pick-up joining the fall lineup is the much talked about light-hearted drama So Help Me Todd, which stars Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden as razor-sharp, meticulous attorney Margaret Wright (Harden), who hires her talented, but scruffy and aimless, son Todd (Astin) as her law firm’s in-house investigator.
Then, in Fire Country, former SEAL Team star Max Thieriot plays Bode Donovan, a young convict seeking redemption and a shortened prison sentence by joining an unconventional prison release firefighting program in Northern California, where he and other inmates are partnered with elite firefighters to extinguish massive, unpredictable wildfires across the region.
Next up, Monarch is a sweeping, multi-generational music drama about America’s first family of country music starring Academy Award winner Sarandon, multi-Platinum country music star and three-time Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award winner Trace Adkins and Golden Globe nominee Anna Friel, as they stop at nothing to protect their family’s legacy.
In addition, love is in the air on Global this fall with the new reality romance adventure The Real Love Boat, inspired by the classic hit scripted series The Love Boat, which brings singles together to travel the Mediterranean on a luxury cruise ship while looking for love. Destination dates, challenges and surprise singles will test the couples’ compatibility and chemistry as they navigate the romantic (and sometimes turbulent) waters ahead.
Also moving to Global’s comedy lineup this fall, entering its third season, Home Economics stars Topher Grace and takes a look at the heartwarming yet super uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating relationship between three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle-class and one barely holding on.
These shows join new seasons of Global’s returning hits like Survivor, CSI: Vegas, 9-1-1, The Equalizer, the NCIS and FBI franchises, Ghosts, Abbott Elementary, the farewell season of New Amsterdam, plus much more.
GLOBAL’S FALL PRIMETIME OFFERING DAY-BY-DAY
MONDAYS The week kicks off with the return of Global’s winning, action-packed lineup starting with last fall’s #1 drama 9-1-1**, followed by NCIS, now entering its landmark 20th season, and then the newest in the NCIS franchise, NCIS: Hawai’i,is back for its sophomore season.
TUESDAYS FBI night returns to Global this fall, kicking off with FBI: Most Wanted followed by Top 20 hits FBI and then the sophomore season of FBI: International**. Then, it’s the fifth and final season of the groundbreaking series New Amsterdam, which promises to be a truly celebratory event as viewers bid farewell to this inspiring hospital drama.
WEDNESDAYS Canada’s #1 show Survivor** is back for an adventurous 43rd season, which promises to be filled with more twists and turns than ever before.A full comedy hour follows, starting with the second season of critical darling Abbott Elementary and the hilarious new acquisition Home Economics. Romance caps off the night with new reality show The Real Love Boat – a steamy reimagining of the iconic scripted series.
THURSDAYS Thursdays on Global this fall feature some of network TV’s biggest shows and gets started with laughs from The Neighborhood followed by the return of last fall’s #1 new comedy Ghosts**.Then, one of the most talked about new shows – the quick-witted dramedySo Help Me Todd – makes its debut. The night concludes with the return of last fall’s most-watched new series CSI: Vegas** on a new day.
FRIDAYS The work week wraps up on Friday nights and it’s all about action kicking off with the night’s #1 show last season S.W.A.T.** leading into the new standout action series Fire Country, followed by Global’s internationally successful true-crime original Crime Beat– the #2 show in its timeslot last year***.
SATURDAYS ET Canada Weekend is back for a second season, with host Sangita Patel delivering all the biggest news headlines of the week. Then, 48 Hours lights up Saturdays with more real-life mysteries and intrigue and ends with laughs from Emmy® Award-winning, and Canada’s #1 late-night show for young adults, Saturday Night Live,returning for an unprecedented 48th season**.
SUNDAYS Emmy® Award-winning news magazine 60 Minutes kicks off Sunday nights followed by action-packed The Equalizer, a Top 20 hit among total viewers last season, will be back for a third season on Global** followed by the new country music drama series Monarch. The night finishes with a new season of the hit NCIS: Los Angeles, which was #1 in its timeslot last season**.
RETURNING DAYTIME, LATE NIGHT, SPECIALS AND NEWS SERIES In addition to Global’s new and returning primetime series, Global welcomes back perennial hits from day to night this fall.
DAYTIME, LATE NIGHT AND SPECIALS Back this fall to keep audiences entertained and informed all day long, daytime talk show series The Drew Barrymore Show, The Talk, Tamron Hall and Rachael Ray all return to Global. For the avid soap opera lovers, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless also return, while Global’s late-night offering finishes the day with an all-new season of Canada’s #1 late night talk show The Late Show With Stephen Colbert**.
Also this fall, the 2022 Canadian Country Music Awards presented by TD return to Global, celebrating their 40th award show and broadcasting live from Calgary on Sunday, September 11 at 8 p.m. ET. Stay tuned for more details to come.
NEWS AND ENTERTAINMENT Global News continues to break through the noise to provide award-winning journalism that Canadians can rely on. From international crises to dependable reporting on the pandemic, and timely local stories, Global News remains committed to serving audiences with fact-based, accurate, and comprehensive news coverage. As always, Canadians can turn to Global News as a trusted source of information on television, radio and online featuringflagship newscast Global National and daily local newscasts from coast to coast. New for this fall, veteran journalist Farah Nasser joins Global National as weekend anchor, with Dawna Friesen continuing to lead the weekday version of Canada’s most-watched evening national newscast. On weekends, Global News dives deeper into big issues and enterprise reporting with the current affairs program The New Reality on Saturdays and the political affairs talk show The West Block on Sundays.
The Morning Show is the most-watched Canadian late-morning TV show in Canada, balancing news and information with fun and entertainment. The show has grown its audience year over year, attracting over 1.2 million viewers a week****, featuring celebrity guests, lifestyle contributors and engaging segments. Hosted by the dynamic pair Jeff McArthur and Carolyn MacKenzie, The Morning Show dives into trending topics Canadians are talking about.
Then, fresh off of four Canadian Screen Awards wins including Best Talk Program or Series, ET Canada returns for an 18th season. ET Canada is the county’s go-to source for Hollywood news, straight from the red carpet at some of the world’s biggest events including the Emmy Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Cannes Film Festival. Hosted by Cheryl Hickey, with Sangita Patel, Carlos Bustamante, Keshia Chanté, and Morgan Hoffman, ET Canada continues to bring viewers exclusive interviews and specials, with the biggest celebrities in Hollywood.
CORUS FAMILY OF NETWORKS AND STREAMING
SCRIPTED DRAMA & ADULT COMEDY
As the exclusive home of marquee Peacock Original programming in English Canada, last year saw Top 10 specialty entertainment programs including Dr. Death, Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol****** and Bel-Air* driving massive audiences on linear specialty networks as well as on STACKTV, and this broadcast season will deliver even more new buzzworthy Peacock series backed by the biggest stars. Landing on Corus’ top drama networks, W Network or Showcase, the following must-watch series will also be available to stream live and on demand on STACKTV with full series and long-term stacking rights. More information and network details for these highly-anticipated series will be announced as the broadcast season progresses.
Coming soon to the schedule is Pitch Perfect (wt) starring Adam Devine who reprises his beloved character Bumper Allen from the hit film franchise as he moves to Germany to revive his music career when one of his songs becomes big in Berlin. True crime fans can look forward to the compelling limited drama series, A Friend of the Family,starring Anna Paquin, Jake Lacy, Colin Hanks, Lio Tipton, Mckenna Grace and Hendrix Yancey, and based on the harrowing true story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan was kidnapped multiple times over a period of years by a charismatic, obsessed family “friend.” Then, The Resort – from the creators of Palm Springs and Mr. Robot – is a dramedy about a multi-generational exploration of love, marriage, and family vacations, set amidst one of the Mayan Riviera’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries. Also coming soon, The Best Man: The Final Chapters, written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee, reunites the film’s original cast including Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Harold Perrineau nearly 25 years after the film premiered in theatres. Lovers of young adult fiction can sink their teeth into Vampire Academy, based on a series of young adult paranormal romance novels by international bestselling author Richelle Mead, and Saturday Night Live alumni Pete Davidson stars in Bupkis, a heightened, fictionalized version of his real life with Edie Falco playing his mom.
More premium scripted dramas include The Lazarus Project, a riveting, action thriller; Irreverent, a fish out of water crime drama; and The Midwich Cuckoos, a modern reimagining of the classic sci-fi novel led by the incomparable Keeley Hawes and Max Beesley. Upcoming drama series created, directed and co-written by Peter Kominsky, The Undeclared War, set in the world of cyber security and stars Hannah Khalique-Brown, Simon Pegg, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Edward Holcroft, Adrian Lester, Alex Jennings, German Segal, Tinatin Dalakishvili, Hattie Morahan, Ed Stoppard, Kerry Godliman and Mark Rylance; plus, Gemma Arterton stars in Funny Woman, a story of a young woman who finds her voice in the male dominated world of the 1960s sitcom.
Corus’ drama networkswill also see Tom Swift, an enthralling action-adventure mystery starring Tian Richards and Ashleigh Murray and inspired by the Tom Swift book series that hails from Stratemeyer Syndicate, which also publishes the Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and Bobbsey Twins books.Also coming this fall is Walker:Independence, a wild-west origin story to CW’s Walker set in the late 1800s, and later this year, DC comics fans can look out for Gotham Knights, a new superhero series featuring a team of mismatched fugitives who must band together to become its next generation of saviors known as the Gotham Knights.
In addition to this newly announced premium content, W Network, a Top 10 specialty network**,invites returning seasons of popular drama series including Season 2 of young adult drama series One of Us Is Lying; the sixth and final season of The Good Fight, Top 20 specialty entertainment program Nancy Drew, Season 2 of Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham which takes place in New Zealand, and Season 7 of Top 10 specialty entertainment program Outlander*.
New seasons of fan-favourite series will also return to Showcase including Season 2 of Top 10 specialty entertainment program Bel-Air*, Season 2 of horror series Chucky, Season 2 of the award-winning, music-infused comedy series We Are Lady Parts, Season 3 of hit DC series Pennyworth, and Season 5 of the critically-acclaimed drama seriesAll American.
Adult Swim, a Top 20 specialty network**, continues to offer the best in original animation and live action programming to its massive loyal fanbase of young adults. Adult Swim fans can look forward to Housing Complex C, which centres around Kimi who lives in a small, low-cost housing complex located in the seaside town of Kurosaki, where trouble seems to follow her wherever she goes and horrific incidents begin to occur. Also coming soon to Adult Swim in Canada are two new animated series Royal Crackers,which follows two brothers who live in their comatose father’s house waiting for him to die (he never does) so they can inherit his cracker company empire; and Uzumaki, a four episode mini-series based on the Shogakukan manga by legendary author Junji Ito. Plus, fans can get excited for an anime spin-off of the Emmy-winning series, Rick and Morty: The Anime,which will also be coming to the network.
New seasons of Rick and Morty, a Top 10 specialty entertainment program********, Harley Quinn, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy and The Eric Andre Showwill also return.
HALLMARK CHANNEL ON W NETWORK
Through Corus’ established partnership with Hallmark Channel, W Network continues to bring in significant audiences with its popular seasonal programming events and fulsome offering of heartfelt content which have built a dedicated Canadian fanbase. As Canada’s Christmas Network, the most-watched holiday programming event, Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas, has become an annual tradition in Canadian homes. The highly-anticipated seasonal stunt continues to be a top audience driver, propelling W Network to the #1 specialty station overall with Women 25-54 during the programming event again this year*******.
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Top 10 specialty network,** Food Network Canada is one of the most influential brands in the country, offering an always fresh lineup of premium culinary programming full of fan-favourite faces. This fall, viewers will be treated to new series Bobby and Sophie On the Coast, with Bobby Flay and his daughter Sophie setting off on an incredible food tour across the sunny California coastline. Come fall, Guy’s Ultimate Game Night will see Guy Fieri host Hollywood celebrities and their closest friends and family for an evening of off-the-hook food, drinks and games.
As the exclusive Canadian broadcast home of Magnolia content, Magnolia Network Canada is a collection of inspiring stories with something for everyone in the family. Curated by Chip and Joanna Gaines, featuring some of the most talented makers, artisans, chefs, designers, and entrepreneurs across home and design, food and gardening, the arts, and more. This summer, the brand-new special Silos Baking Competitionwill seetalented home bakers compete for $25,000 and an opportunity to get their winning dessert on the menu at Chip and Joanna’s Silos Baking Co. bakery. Later on, fans of home improvement content can look forward to new series In With the Old, following designers, builders, and old-home enthusiasts with a passion for transforming abandoned structures, and Making Modern with Brooke & Brice, featuring a married duo who launch a home remodeling business which flips the script on traditional home renovation roles by seeing Brooke as the builder and Brice as the designer. Come next year, new series The Retro Plant Shop with Mikey & Jo follows Mikey McCall, with help from her big sister Joanna Gaines, launching the business of her dreams: a retro-inspired plant shop that blends her passion for gardening with her love of unique, vintage items. Rounding out the schedule, Magnolia Table with Joanna Gainesand Restoration Road with Clint Harp both return for new seasons sure to delight viewers.
Top 10 specialty network,** HGTV Canada is a haven for design, renovation, and inspiration, and moves into the fall with brand new programming full of familiar faces and fabulous spaces. New series Christina in the Country will follow Christina Hall, star of mega-hit series Flip or Flop and Christina on the Coast, on her next adventure expanding her design business across the country and putting down roots at her Tennessee farm as a second home. Next year, the network will introduce Farmhouse Fabulous (wt)with Chelsea and Cole DeBoer,formerly known from Teen Mom 2,sharing a look into their new venture launching a full-time renovation and design business in South Dakota. Up next, Good Bones star and designer Mina Starsiak Hawk will take on the biggest renovation challenge of her career in the new spin-off series, Good Bones: Risky Business where she purchases and restores a heritage home to its former glory.
National Geographic, a Top 20 specialty network,** will see the premiere of the much-anticipated new series Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin, from Academy Award®-winning executive producers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. The series takes audiences inside the minds of elite adventure athletes through transformative stories of confronting fear, devastating personal loss and Mother Nature at her harshest. Also returning to the schedule are new seasons of fan-favourite series Cesar Milan: Better Human, Better Dog,where Cesar Millan will take on his most challenging cases yet, and Running Wild with Bear Grylls, with the famed survivalist pushing the bodies and minds of A-list celebrities to the limit in order to successfully complete the adventure of a lifetime.
Slice viewers can look forward to a buzzworthy slate of new and returning titles. New series Below Deck Adventure will delight fans of the Below Deck franchise, with the inaugural season set in Norway’s glacial fjords where wealthy thrill-seekers will experience dramatic adventures during their mega-yacht trip of a lifetime. Reality TV lovers can also look forward to the new series Real Girlfriends in Paris, with six bold twenty-something American women packing their bags for the City of Lights where they find each other, encounter a romantic rendezvous or two, and embrace the spontaneity that comes with living in an exciting new city. The third season of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, continuing to share the unconventional lives of successful women navigating an exclusive social circle in a city where religion, status and perfection are praised to the highest degree. Winter Housealso returns for a new season, with some of the most beloved Summer House and Southern Charm cast members and their friends packing their bags and bundling up for another cool winter getaway packed with wild parties, steamy hookups, and so much more.
Exploring stories of human endeavour, achievement and progress through award-winning series and specials, The HISTORY Channel is set to premiere a sensational slate of new content. This summer, fans of Alone can look forward to two brand-new franchise spin-offs with Alone: Frozen and Alone: Skills Challenge. Come fall, new series History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan goes inside the most unbelievable, elaborate real-life heists of all time, and History’s Greatest of All-Time with Peyton Manning will see the former star quarterback countdown the greatest achievers of all-time across categories. More Power features Tim Allen alongside his Home Improvement co-star Richard Karn and DIY expert April Wilkerson, as they task three of the best and brightest makers each episode to create mind-blowing builds for a chance to win $5,000.
YTV embraces its role as a leader in all things fun for families as the first dedicated network for kids in Canada. This fall, get ready for hit tween drama series The Next Step as it pirouettes over to YTV for Season 8 and a returning season of Are You Afraid of the Dark?.
Over on TELETOON, hilarious comedy, unexpected surprises and edge-of-your-seat action ensues through best-in-class animation. Coming this fall exclusively to TELETOON, the epic prequel Gremlins: The Secrets of Mogwai from HBO Max unlocks the mystery of how a 10-year-old Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 Gremlins movie) met the young Mogwai called Gizmo.
Treehouse is devoted to children from breakfast to bedtime providing a strong balance of educational, imaginative and entertaining programs in a safe place trusted by parents. This fall, the network welcomes Batwheels, a preschool animated action-adventure comedy series featuring the most heroic and iconic vehicles from the DC universe, and Bugs Bunny Builders, where at ACME Construction Company, Bugs Bunny and Lola Bunny manage a crew of builders who by working together as a team, use their tools and wild vehicles to pull off some of the looniest construction jobs ever.
For the newest Disney series and movies, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD are the go-to networks, providing entertainment for the whole family with exclusive programming airing day and date with the U.S. Coming soon to Disney Junior, families can enjoy a brand new season of Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends.
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W Network has got you covered for Valentine’s Day with a series of films as part of their LOVEUARY programming this February. Visit wnetwork.com for their updated schedule and more about their movie premieres below.
Premiering during LOVEUARY are the following:
Love in Action premieres Saturday, February 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PTAn outdoorsy fitness expert at a luxury wellness retreat must whip a bad-boy movie star into shape before shooting begins on his next action film. Starring Cindy Busby and Christopher Russell.
Cut, Color, Murder premieres Friday, February 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PTWhen a beauty pageant creator is found dead, a savvy hairdresser works with a detective and risks everything to clear the names of those she loves. Starring Julie Gonzalo and Ryan McPartlin.
The Wedding Veil encores Saturday, February 12 at 6 p.m. ET/PTFirst installment of a new trilogy in which longtime college friends Avery, Emma and Tracy buy an antique lace wedding veil said to bring true love to whoever possesses it. Starring Lacey Chabert, Kevin McGarry, Autumn Reeser and Alison Sweeney.
The Wedding Veil Unveiled premieres Saturday, February 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PTIn the second installment of the trilogy, Emma (Reeser) travels to Italy to teach and research a wedding veil said to bring its owner love. While there, she meets Paolo (Bernardini), the son of a local lace-making family. Starring Autumn Reeser, Paolo Bernardini, Lacey Chabert and Alison Sweeney.
The Wedding Veil Legacy premieres Saturday, February 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PTIn the third installment of the trilogy, Tracy (Sweeney) meets Nick (Webster) who helps her save an original draft of The New Colossus and in return she agrees to help him with his restaurant. As they grow closer, Tracy gets cold feet. Starring Alison Sweeney, Victor Webster, Lacey Chabert and Autumn Reeser.
Welcome to Mama’s premieres Saturday, February 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PTAfter she inherits an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, manager Amy teams up with a master chef to relaunch the establishment and make her loved ones proud. Starring Melanie Scrofano and Daniel di Tomasso.
Beginning October 22, 2021, W Network in Canada will be ready to get you into Holiday mode as they present to you, HALLMARK CHANNEL’S COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS with 41 festive premieres coming your way!
Titles this year include:
You, Me & The Christmas Trees, starring Danica McKellar ( The Wonder Years), Benjamin Ayres ( Suits), Jason Hervey ( The Wonder Years)
Boyfriends of Christmas Past, starring Catherine Haena Kim ( FBI), Raymond Ablack ( Ginny & Georgia), Paul Sun-Hyung Lee ( Kim’s Convenience)
The Santa Stakeout, starring Tamera Mowry-Housley ( The Real, Sister, Sister), Paul Campbell ( Battlestar Galactica), Joe Pantoliano ( The Matrix)
Christmas in Harmony, starring Ashleigh Murray ( Riverdale), Luke James ( Little, Star), Loretta Devine ( Queen Bees, Family Reunion), Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child, The Masked Singer), Basil Wallace ( Blood Diamond)
Coyote Creek Christmas, starring Janel Parrish ( Right in Front of Me), Ryan Paevey ( A Little Daytime Drama)
Christmas Sail, starring Katee Sackhoff ( The Mandalorian), Patrick Sabongui ( Firefly Lane), Terry O’Quinn ( Lost)
Open by Christmas, starring Alison Sweeney ( Days of our Lives), Erica Durance ( Smallville), Brennan Elliott ( Christmas in Vienna)
Next Stop, Christmas, starring Lyndsy Fonseca ( How I Met Your Mother), Chandler Massey ( Days of our Lives), Lea Thompson ( Back to the Future), Christopher Lloyd ( Back to the Future)
A Christmas Treasure, starring Jordin Sparks ( Sparkle, American Idol), Michael Xavier ( Christmas Comes Twice, Beware of the Midwife)
Christmas at Castle Hart, starring Lacey Chabert ( Sweet Carolina), Stuart Townsend ( Salem)
The Christmas Contest (wt), starring Candace Cameron Bure ( Fuller House), John Brotherton ( Fuller House), Barbara Niven ( Chesapeake Shores)
The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls (wt), starring Robert Buckley ( Chesapeake Shores), Ana Ayora ( In the Dark), Jonathan Bennett ( Mean Girls), with Sharon Lawrence ( NYPD Blue), Treat Williams ( Chesapeake Shores) and Brad Harder ( Aurora Teagarden Mysteries)
The Nine Kittens of Christmas, starring Brandon Routh ( The Rookie), Kimberley Sustad ( Christmas by Starlight), Gregory Harrison ( Chesapeake Shores)
Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday and Sister Swap: Christmas in the City starring Kimberly Williams-Paisley ( Darrow Mysteries, Father of the Bride), Ashley Williams ( Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater, The Jim Gaffigan Show), Mark Deklin ( Grace and Frankie, Designated Survivor), Keith Robinson ( Saints & Sinners, A Christmas Love Story), Susan Yeagley ( Mike Tyson Mysteries, Parks and Recreation) and Kevin Nealon ( Man with a Plan, Weeds)
The Christmas Promise, starring Torrey DeVitto ( Chicago Med), Dylan Bruce ( Orphan Black), Patrick Duffy ( Dallas)
Debbie Macomber’s A Mrs. Miracle Christmas, starring Kaitlin Doubleday ( Love on Iceland), Steve Lund ( Baby, It’s Cold Inside), Caroline Rhea ( Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
Small Town Christmas, starring Ashley Newbrough ( Love Under the Stars), Kristoffer Polaha ( Hearts of Christmas)
Swept Up by Christmas, starring Lindy Booth ( The Librarians), Justin Bruening ( Sweet Magnolias)
But what if there’s a movie from years past that you wanted to revisit again? No worries, you can stream all Hallmark Channel Movies Live and On Demand with STACKTV and the Global TV App!
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE! Hallmark Channel and W Network (in Canada!) have got you covered with new Romances premiering every Saturday all February!
We chat with the stars of deceptively-delicious Rom-Com MIX UP IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, which centers on a small-time chef named Josh (Jeremy Jordan) who aspires to be a big-time chef like his twin brother Julian. He enters a cooking competition – as Julian – and there he meets organizer named Meg (Jessica Lowndes). One thing, Meg thinks he’s Julian – who’s gay and married – but finds herself falling for him! What will happen if the truth comes to light and it becomes known that Josh is masquerading as his brother and Meg realizes he’s not who she thinks he is?
The scenic Comedy was filmed in gorgeous Malta over three weeks, wrapping only in December and already is before us! We learn about making MIX UP IN THE MEDITERRANEAN during the Pandemic, Josh and Meg‘s chemistry and exactly what would go into a Jeremy Jordan and a Jessica Lowndes Burger!
MIX UP IN THE MEDITERRANEAN airs on W Network in Canada Saturday,February 20, 2021 9 PM ET and can be streamed on StackTV!
Also, don’t forget to check-out Jordan and Lowndes‘ track ALIVE, out now!
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong/Hallmark Channel)
With over 39 premieres set to take place in the build-up to the Holidays, the W Network has all you need to keep you warm and festive! Movies to come include returning Hallmark Channel stars Lacey Chabert, Holly Robinson Peete, Autumn Reeser, Tamera Mowry, Bethany Joy Lenz, Sam Page and more! Movies will be premiering every night between Friday, November 20 until Sunday, November 29, 2020. An extra-special early Premiere will take place Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 9 PM ET.
Check-out their list of upcoming Premieres to come: