#FIRSTLOOK: GLOBAL TELEVISION REVEAL 2023/2024 PROGRAMMING LINEUP
Ahead of the #CorusUpfront this afternoon, Global reveals its 2023/24 broadcast season slate featuring the most buzzworthy and talked about new series as well as the return of the network’s blockbuster hits. Delivering a solid 17 hours of simulcast programming in primetime, Global’s 2023/24 roster continues to bring audiences fresh, premium content across network TV and streaming on STACKTV and the Global TV App.
Leading this year’s TV offering is the brand new procedural drama Matlock with Oscar®-winner and screen legend Kathy Bates in the titular role. Next up is humorous new drama Elsbeth, starring Carrie Preston, based on and named after the fan favourite character from The Good Wife and The Good Fight. Also coming to Global in the coming year is new medical drama Doc, based on a massively successful Italian format and one of the most buzzed about series this broadcast season, and the hysterical comedy Poppa’s House starring Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr.
Global’s fall schedule wouldn’t be complete without the return of #1 reality series Survivor back for an unprecedented 45th season where fans can look forward to action-packed 90-minute episodes each week. Then, the highly-anticipated contemporary re-imagining of the Robin Hood legend, Robyn Hood, joins the Global lineup this fall. From acclaimed Canadian music video director and filmmaker Director X, the eight-episode, one-hour series stars Jessye Romeo, Nykeem Provo, Idrissa Sanogo, Daniela Kharlamova, Jonathan Langdon, Sydney Kuhne, Ian Matthews, Kira Guloien, Manuel Rodriguez-Saenz, and Lisa Michelle Cornelius.
Global’s 2023/24 season also welcomes back a strong returning slate, including last fall’s #1 new series So Help Me Todd and the high-octane drama Fire Country. Award-winning comedy and critical darling Abbott Elementary also returns along with #1 comedy Ghosts. Global’s schedule is rounded out with blockbuster franchises FBI and NCIS. In an exciting plot twist, LL COOL J moves from Los Angeles to the Aloha State in the upcoming season of NCIS: Hawai’i as a recurring guest star.
“Global’s fall schedule is full of fresh premium content and top performing reality series, delivering audiences a strong schedule supported by TV’s biggest hits,” said Troy Reeb, Executive Vice President, Broadcast Networks, Corus Entertainment. “By maximizing simulcast hours, and continuing to engage Canadians with a wide range of genres – from laugh-out-loud comedies, edge of your seat procedurals, and appointment-viewing reality – Global is poised to build on last fall’s string of top-rated series across primetime.”
NEW PRIMETIME SERIES FOR 2023/24
Global’s first new pick-up is Matlock starring Emmy and Academy Award winner Kathy Bates as Madeline “Matty” Matlock, a brilliant septuagenarian who achieved success in her younger years and decides to rejoin the workforce at a prestigious law firm where she uses her unassuming demeanour and wily tactics to win cases. Matty is assigned to Olympia (Skye P. Marshall), a senior attorney and key rainmaker with a thirst for justice. Olympia’s ex-husband, Julian (Jason Ritter), the son of the head of the firm, is intrigued by Matty and her clever skills. As Matty endeavours to establish herself in her new high-stakes world, she works alongside the firm’s younger associates – the charismatic Billy (David Del Rio) and the uber ambitious Sarah (Leah Lewis).
Next comes Elsbeth, starring Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni, an astute but unconventional attorney who utilizes her singular point of view to make unique observations and corner brilliant criminals alongside the NYPD. After leaving her successful legal career in Chicago to tackle a new investigative role in New York City, Elsbeth finds herself jockeying with the toast of the NYPD, Captain C.W. Wagner (Wendell Pierce). Working alongside Elsbeth is Officer Kaya Blanke (Carra Patterson), a stoic and ethical officer who quickly develops an appreciation for Elsbeth’s insightful and offbeat ways. Elsbeth is based on the character featured in The Good Wife and The Good Fight.
Then, Doc follows hard-charging Chief of Internal & Family Medicine Dr. Amy Elias after she suffers a brain injury during a car accident and loses her memory of the last eight years. Forced to re-acclimate to the present—with no recollection of a tragedy in her personal life and bereft of the medical knowledge she’s accrued over this time she must return to being an intern and somehow rebuild her life from the fractured pieces which remain. Based on the globally acclaimed Italian television series, Doc – Nelle tue mani, created by Lux Vide, a Freemantle company.
Big laughs are also on the Global schedule with Poppa’s House, starring Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr. Wayans stars as legendary radio host and happily divorced “Poppa” who has his point of view challenged at work when a new female co-host (Essence Atkins) is hired, and at home where he finds himself still parenting his adult son (Damon Wayans Jr.), a brilliant dreamer who is trying to pursue his passion while being a responsible father and husband.
Next, coming this fall, new Global original Robyn Hood follows Robyn Loxley, a young woman whose masked hip-hop band, The Hood, is known for their inventive videos and anti-authoritarian message. She lives in Sherwood Towers, a community of rental high-rises in a working-class corner of New Nottingham, where the cost of living has skyrocketed, leaving an ever-widening gap between the rich and everyone else. When Robyn finds herself fighting for her home and her family against local property developer John Prince and The Sheriff of New Nottingham, Robyn and her band The Hood decide to fight back, righting the wrongs of the corrupt elite to give back to the people.
Global is home to some of the most entertaining reality competition series. New to Global comes the high-octane Lotería Loca. In each episode, two players go head-to-head and take turns picking cards to get four-in-a-row, which is Lotería. Each time a card appears on their unique bingo-style card, they bank big money. Landing on one of the “Loca Cards” creates a twist in the game and gives players the opportunity to bank even more cash by competing in wild, interactive challenges. The player who gets the most “Loterías” on their board the fastest, moves on to the dramatic final round for a chance to win the ultimate show cash prize.
In addition, the hilarious new competition series Buddy Games, created and hosted by Josh Duhamel joins Global’s lineup later this year. Buddy Games is a reality competition inspired by executive producer Josh Duhamel’s real-life annual tradition with his lifelong friends. For the past 20 years, one weekend a summer, Duhamel reunites with his childhood friends to compete in a variety of competition-style games. Based on Duhamel’s own experience, Buddy Games will bring together best friends from different backgrounds and offer them the same opportunity to live together, compete in wild challenges and prove their bonds run deep.
These shows join Global’s returning fan favourites like Survivor, 911, CSI: Vegas, So Help Me Todd, Fire Country, Accused, The Equalizer, the NCIS and FBI franchises, Ghosts, Abbott Elementary, I Can See Your Voice, The Wall, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, plus much more.
RETURNING NEWS AND ENTERTAINMENT SERIES
In addition to Global’s new and returning primetime series, Global welcomes back award-winning news and entertainment programming.
Global News remains committed to delivering audiences award-winning, fact-based, and comprehensive news coverage. From international crises to timely local stories, audiences can turn to Global News as their trusted source of information on television, radio and online. Global News is home to Global National, led by this year’s winner of the Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor Dawna Friesen on weekdays and Farah Nasser on weekends. With daily local newscasts from coast to coast, plus the true crime series Crime Beat on Fridays, the current affairs program The New Reality and new series Crime Beat Most Wanted on Saturdays, and the political affairs talk show The West Block on Sundays, Global News reports on the stories that interest and impact Canadians.
The Morning Show was the most-watched Canadian late-morning TV show last fall, mixing news and information with light-hearted conversation.* The program grew 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 duo of Jeff McArthur and Carolyn MacKenzie, The Morning Show dives into the trending topics Canadians are talking about.
This fall, ET Canada returns for its monumental 19th season, delivering Canadian audiences the biggest names in entertainment with exclusive interviews and specials each and every week. Hosted by Cheryl Hickey and Sangita Patel along with Carlos Bustamante, Morgan Hoffman, Brittnee Blair, Jedson Tavernier, and Los Angeles correspondent Keshia Chante, the Canadian Screen Award-winning series is the country’s go-to source for entertainment news.
A full list of premiere dates and times from Global’s fall lineup will be announced in the coming months. For the latest updates, visit www.corusent.com.
Global’s lineup of hit series are available to stream anytime on STACKTV, the Global TV App and GlobalTV.com.
Global is a Corus Entertainment Network and is available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and STACKTV, streaming on Amazon Prime Video Channels, Rogers Ignite TV and Ignite Streaming and FuboTV platforms. The Global TV App is available on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Roku streaming players, Roku TV™ models, and at watch.globaltv.com.
#CORUSUPFRONT: OLIVER STARK, HANNAH GOTTESMAN, CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER, DANIEL EZRA, PAUL ADELSTEIN + MORE AT 2018 CORUS UPFRONTS
Continuing with all the Upfront festivities in Toronto this week, Corus Entertainment is the latest Television giant to unveil their 2018/2019 schedule at the CORUS USFRONT!
Canadian favourites like Big Brother Canada, Mary Kills People, Private Eyes and Entertainment Tonight Canada will be returning for another season. Lifestyle favourites Top Chef Canada, Holmes + Holmes, Property Brothers, Property Brothers: Buying and Selling, Carnival Eats and Ultimate Food Bucket List are among the new and returning.
New and exciting to Global’s Primetime Lineup are Series FBI, NEW AMSTERDRAM, HAPPY TOGETHER, ABBY’S, I FEEL BAD, THE NEIGHBOURHOOD and DANCING WITH THE STARS: JUNIORS.
In-town to ring-in the celebrations were the likes of Property Brothers, Cedric The Entertainer (The Neighbourhood), Zeeko Zaki (FBI), Jocko Sims (New Amsterdam), Daniel Ezra (All American), Paul Adelstein (I Feel Bad) and Oliver Stark (911). Stark’s partner Hannah Gottesman (Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2) also come out to support him!
See some Snaps:
Cedric The Entertainer
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#SPOTTED: ANNA PAQUIN, DONOVAN BAILEY, DAVID SUZUKI + MORE AMONG 2017 CANADA’S WALK OF FAME INDUCTEES
There aren’t many awards which Canadian-born Actress Anna Paquin hasn’t earned. The Winnipeg-born star has the distinction of being the second-youngest actress ever to win an Oscar for her work in Jane Campion‘s 1993 Film The Piano, and also a Golden Globe Award win too for her popular role in acclaimed HBO Series True Blood as Sookie Stackhouse. In addition to recent work starring in CBC series Alias Grace and Bellevue, the latter which brought her to Toronto earlier this year, Paquin has a high-profile recurring role as Rogue on the X-Men Franchise.
Despite being based in America, Paquin gets a heroine’s welcome home being honoured with a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. She sees herself honoured alongside national treasures like two-time Olympic Champion Donovan Bailey and Scientist/Activist David Suzuki. Receiving inductions post-humously are Humanitarian Viola Desmond (seen on our most recent $10 note), Telecommunications Pioneer Ted Rogers, and Musician Stompin’ Tom Connors (Cineplex Legends Inductee). JUNO Winner Shawn Hook received this year’s Allan Slaight Honour.
Paquin arrived at the 19th edition of the ceremony glamorous in shimmering flower adornments and black (dress by Pamella Roland), husband Stephen Moyer opening the door for her as she exited her SUV like the perfect gentleman he is. She now can count herself among the 173 notables honoured with stars along the walkways of Toronto’s Entertainment District. Singer/Songwriter Jann Arden filled Gala hosting duties.
Paquin and Moyer (born Emery) both recently collaborated together on upcoming Film The Parting Glass, filmed here in Toronto. Moyer directs, with their True Blood Co-Star Denis O’Hare penning the Script.
Beyond Famous: Canada’s Walk of Fame, an hour-long Documentary hosted by past Inductee Eric McCormack, airs on Global Television Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 8 PM ET.
See a Snap of the stunning Paquin and us:
More over at http://canadaswalkoffame.com.
Canada’s Walk of Fame is brought to us by Cineplex Entertainment, NBCUniversal, Slaight Communications, Air Canada and Global Television.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#SPOTTED: STARS IN TORONTO FOR 2017 CORUS UPFRONT
Last but certainly not least of the Canadian network Upfronts this week is the Corus Upfront which took over Rebel Night Club at the city’s waterside today. Unveiled today were some of the media giant’s new programming offerings for their 2017/2018 line-up. New series to appear on the Corus family of television stations include: THE SINNER, ABSENTIA, MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS, MARVEL’S CLOAK AND DAGGER, VALOR, KNIGHTFALL, THE BOLD TYPE and college-ish.
After successful runs int he past, these following series also make a return: TRANSPARENT, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, TRAVELERS, SUPERGIRL, MR. ROBOT, OUTLANDER and VIKINGS. This in addition to several additions to their lifestyle and kids’ slates including popular reality series like The Bachelor Canada and Top Chef Canada coming back, plus new and returning programs with loved and trusted stars Bryan Baeumler, Mike Holmes, Scott McGillivray, Sarah Richardson and the Scott Brothers.
See some of the names in-town to celebrate the Corus Upfront today including Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T.), LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles), Lucas Till (MacGyver), Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts), Eric McCormack (Travelers), Mike Vogel (The Brave) and more!
For more on their CORUS 2017/2018 line-up, click here.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong/Corus)
#SPOTTED: TAYLOR DAYNE IN TORONTO FOR LIVING ARTS CENTRE SHOW
Growing up in the late ’80s and early ’90s, it was impossible to avoid the powerful, resonating vocals of New York-born Diva, Taylor Dayne (nee Leslie Wunderman). Singles like Tell it to my Heart, Don’t Rush Me, With Every Beat of my Heart and the ever-moving Love Will Lead You Back have a timelessness to them which still to this day have a home on the Dancefloor and Adult Contemporary Radio.
The still-gorgeous Actress/Songstress is in town for a Show tonight at the Living Arts Centre and on a super-rare occasion, she did a round of Interviews early today promoting it with visits to CITY‘s Breakfast Television and Global Television‘s The Morning Show (National Edition). Looking a vision of perfection in red, it is somehow as if time had stood still as somehow she looks even more stunning than in the ’80s!
Dayne performed on Breakfast Television (watch here) after sitting down for a Chat with Dina Pugliese, before heading-off to her appearance on The Morning Show. Despite it being beyond freezing, she gestured to her many ardent fans outside the window, assuring them she’d be out momentarily to greet them. And she did!
You can always tell by the gleam in my eyes when I’m that extra-bit excited about meeting someone and I’ve waited my whole life to meet Taylor Dayne!
See our Snap:
Follow Dayne on Twitter here!
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#SPOTTED: EVANGELINE LILLY IN TORONTO FOR “THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG”
The beautiful Evangeline Lilly received a Heroine’s welcome home today as the Actress is in-town promoting The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as Tauriel, the Woodland Elf. Her Character was specifically written into the Film by The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Helmer Peter Jackson. Best known for her work in long-running Series LOST as Kate Austen, she has starred also in Academy Award-winning Best Picture, The Hurt Locker, and more recently Box Office Hit, Real Steel opposite Hugh Jackman.
The Actress did various Television Stop-offs earlier this morning including CITY‘s Breakfast Television were Fans were delighted by her illuminating smile and such was the case where more Fans and Photographers were in awe of her beauty outside Global Television‘s The Morning Show (National Edition) Studios! Lilly claims her biggest struggle filming the Movie was dealing her “Mommy Brain”, getting back into the flow of work after delivering her Baby Kahekili mid-2011.
Watch her Interview with Kris Reyes and Rosey Edeh below:
Billy and I were lucky enough to get a Snap with the Alberta-born, British Columbia-raised Star who was gracious to take a few moments of her hectic day to greet Fans. “You want me to take a Pic with your Dog?” she asked me, “Of course!”.
See our Snap:
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada releases The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Friday, December 13, 2013.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong | Video credit: Shaw Media)
#SPOTTED: JEFF TIMMONS IN TORONTO FOR “MEN OF THE STRIP” TOUR
After hosting a The Chippendales Event in Las Vegas to rousing success, 98° Member Jeff Timmons is now in Toronto taking it one step further with his MEN OF THE STRIP Tour! Touching-down at Uniun Nightclub last night, the Troupe of Exotic Male Dancers teased and pleased a packed Crowd of Women, demonstrating the choreography of Co-Founder Glenn Douglas Packard.
Las Vegas-Resident Timmons, Packard a sampling of the Dancers on the Tour including Keith and Joel, were out and about promoting the sizzling Affair around the City this morning. Stop-offs included KISS 92.5‘s The Roz & Mocha Show and also a visit to Global Television‘s The Morning Show (National Edition).
Just in Toronto earlier this year for the Megashow known as The Package Tour alongside New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men, the future currently is uncertain for 98°, one of the biggest Boy Bands of the ’90s, after releasing their latest Disc 2.0, which charted the U.S. Billboard Hot 200 Chart.
Still looking in top form, Timmons came-out and hugged a Fan he recognized from his Show last night, coming-out to support him again today. Perfect for the Holidays, we took a Snap by Shaw Media‘s gorgeous Holiday Tree, just put-up this weekend. Timmons et al. were of course amazingly nice, getting Billy in on the fun!
Click here to learn more about Men of the Strip. A Reality TV Series based on the Troupe also currently is in development!
See our Snap:
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)