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Citytv Announces Fall 2012 Premiere Dates and Online Previews
- Two new talk shows, two new dramas, and four new comedies complement Citytv’s hit returning prime time schedule -
- Citytv delivers most returning new series of any Canadian network including powerhouse fan favourites Revenge, Modern Family, and 2 Broke Girls -
- New series feature high-calibre industry leaders J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau, with starring performances by Vanessa Williams, Terry O’Quinn, and Mindy Kaling -
- Digital previews of the season’s most eagerly-awaited series The Mindy Project and Ben and Kate, available on Citytv.com and additional Rogers online offerings beginning August 27 -
“Last year, Citytv stepped up to the plate as a major player in Canadian television. This year they've scored a hit – several hits, actually – covering all the bases with an impressive roster of new and returning shows.” – Rob Salem, The Toronto Star
TORONTO (August 8, 2012) Hot off the network’s most successful broadcast year to date, Citytv announced today its fall 2012 premiere dates for eight new and 18 returning hit series. With the most eagerly-awaited season of television just a month away, Citytv delivers more hits, more laughs, and more suspense this fall with a winning combination of proven hits and fresh new series added to the 2012 lineup, beginning Monday, Sept. 10. Rounding out its most acclaimed fall schedule yet, Citytv will also be launching two digital previews on Citytv.com for two of this season’s most buzz-worthy new comedies.
Kicking off Citytv’s fall season is the most anticipated new daytime talk show in recent years – Katie. Starring trusted journalist and former news anchor Katie Couric, the show’s “smart, with heart” approach highlights her fresh vision for an engaging and insightful hour of television for Citytv viewers.
From daytime talk to late-night laughs, critically-acclaimed host Jimmy Kimmel joins the lineup this fall. After helming his successful series Jimmy Kimmel Live! for more than a decade, Kimmel brings his quick-witted, caustic humour to Citytv each night.
Also new to the roster are a slew of eagerly-awaited comedies and dramas featuring a pedigree of talent both in front of and behind the cameras. From director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Iron Man 2), and imagination geniuses J.J. Abrams (Lost, Person of Interest) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural), the 2012 schedule features the all-new dystopian drama Revolution, in addition to the nail-biting, psychological thriller 666 Park Avenue – based on the book series by Gabriella Pierce.
Then, delivering more laughs than ever before, new comedy The Mindy Project,from Emmy® Award-nominated writer/producer and New York Times best-selling author Mindy Kaling (The Office), headlines laughs on Citytv this fall alongside David Kohan and Max Mutchnick’s (Will & Grace) all-new situational comedy Partners. Academy Award® -winning writer (The Descendants) Nat Faxon starsin the hilarious new series Ben and Kate, while the reigning queen of country Reba McEntire (Reba) joins the schedule with Malibu Country.
Giving viewers an advanced look at some of this season’s most buzzworthy comedies – The Mindy Project
and Ben and Kate
– Citytv is offering an exclusive two-week digital preview of both series beginning Monday, Aug. 27 on Citytv.com
, as well as Rogers’ suite of online offerings, including Rogers Anyplace TV
and the Citytv Video App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
With the most returning new series of any Canadian network, Citytv welcomes back appointment television dramas including last season’s guilty pleasures Revenge and Person of Interest, along with Private Practice, Fringe, and Scandal. Family-favourite comedies Modern Family and The Middle also return, as well as the off-beat, critically-acclaimed comedies New Girl, 2 Broke Girls, Parks and Recreation, How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, and Community. Plus, Suburgatory, Raising Hope, Happy Endings, Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, and Last Man Standing round out Citytv’s robust comedy lineup this fall.
Beyond the television and mobile experience, Citytv is everywhere as a multiplatform brand, accessible to viewers on several mediums with a dynamic array of content. Citytv.com
offers full episodes and exciting extras from Citytv’s hit programming, available post broadcast.
Broadcast details for Citytv original programming will be released at a later date.
FALL 2012 PREMIERE DATES
All dates are subject to change. All times ET. (s) = simulcast
Monday, Sept. 10
4 p.m. – Katie (s) *NEW*
Monday, Sept. 17
10 p.m. – Revolution (s) *NEW*
Thursday, Sept. 20
8:30 p.m. – Parks and Recreation
Monday, Sept. 24
8 p.m. – How I Met Your Mother (s)
8:30 p.m. – Partners (s) *NEW*
9 p.m. – 2 Broke Girls (s)
12 midnight – Jimmy Kimmel Live! (s)
Tuesday, Sept. 25
8 p.m. – New Girl **Special All New Episode** (s)
8:30 p.m. – Ben and Kate (s) *NEW*
9 p.m. – New Girl **Season Premiere/Regular Time Slot** (s)
9:30 p.m. – The Mindy Project (s) *NEW*
10 p.m. – Private Practice (s)
Wednesday, Sept. 26
8 p.m. – The Middle (s)
9 p.m. – Modern Family (s)
Thursday, Sept. 27
9 p.m. – Person of Interest (s)
10 p.m. – Scandal (s)
Friday, Sept. 28
9 p.m. – Fringe (s)
Sunday, Sept. 30
9 p.m. – Revenge (s)
10 p.m. – 666 Park Avenue (s) *NEW*
Tuesday, Oct. 2
8 p.m. – Raising Hope (s)
Thursday, Oct. 4
8 p.m. – 30 Rock (s)
Wednesday, Oct. 17
8:30 p.m. – Suburgatory
Sunday, Oct. 21
8:30 p.m. – Happy Endings
Monday, Oct. 22
9:30 p.m. – Don’t Trust the B----- in Apartment 23
Friday, Nov. 2
8 p.m. – Last Man Standing (s)
Sunday, Nov. 4
8 p.m. – Malibu Country *NEW*
Social Media Links
Official Website, Citytv: Citytv.com
Citytv™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Saskatchewan offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and CityLine; as well as local Canadian and US acquired prime time entertainment programming. Citytv is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit www.Citytv.com
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