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City Unveils Prime-Time Schedule for 2013-14 Season

8 new comedies, 6 new dramas, 2 new reality series anchor City lineup  

– 7 original series join City prime-time schedule –

– Blockbuster music events - GRAMMY® Awards and CMAs – added to City prime time

– Smash hit comedy Modern Family to air in strip, weeknights from 7 to 8 p.m. –

– New talk show, original series Bollywood Star, and trio of returning hits on OMNI Television –

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TORONTO (June 4, 2013) With five consecutive years of prime-time growth in the key A25-54 demographic*, the momentum at City continues with this year’s most exciting new series joining a winning lineup of returning hits.  Scott Moore, President of Broadcast, Rogers Media, today unveils City’s 2013-14 fall and mid-season prime-time schedule, featuring 16 new acquired series (eight comedies, six dramas, two reality series), an unprecedented seven original series, and three blockbuster music events, including the GRAMMY® Awards.

Coming off its best year in which the network’s audience grew 6% year-over-year in A25-54**, City remains Canada’s leader in comedy with five of the top 10 comedies in the country.  Nearly half (46%) of all minutes tuned for sitcoms in Canada last season were for comedies on City***. 

“Our focus last year was to continue the growth of the City network and expand its footprint to reach more viewers in more homes than ever before.  The result has been tremendous, with the network growing 7% this year to reach 9.6 million homes, as we deliver our world-class content on a national stage,” said Moore. 

“Staying true to our younger, urban-oriented audience, we continue to build City’s world-class programming slate with the best new shows, returning proven hits, and exciting event programming that are relevant to our viewers.  This year’s schedule is the strongest in network history,” added Malcolm Dunlop, Executive Vice President of Programming & Operations, Rogers Media.

Comedy is king on City this fall with five nights of unmatched comedy blocks.  Joining proven ratings winners How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Modern Family, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Parks and Recreation, Raising Hope, and The Middle are seven hilarious new acquired situational comedies and an original comedy series: Mom, Dads, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Super Fun Night, The Crazy Ones, Enlisted, and Back in the Game, as well as City original Package Deal.  For mid-season, new acquired comedy series Us & Them and new original animated adult comedy Mother Up! join the roster of returning comedy favourites Mike & Molly, Suburgatory, Community, and Season 2 of original comedy Seed.

Adding to its all-star prime-time lineup, which features 20 series in simulcast, the City fall schedule offers the most competitive early-evening block with the addition of back-to-back episodes of multi-award winning ratings juggernaut Modern Family in strip, weeknights from 7 to 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Dramas heat up on City this fall with the return of breakout hit series Revolution, the #3 new show in Canada last season.  Joining other returning favourites Scandal, Revenge, and The Carrie Diaries are six new exciting and suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat series: Lucky 7, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, and Betrayal this fall, while Killer Women, Crisis, and Resurrection will air mid-season. New to the City fall schedule is sultry sophomore drama Nashville.

The reality and competition genre finds a home on City with a mix of fresh acquired and original series. Leading into fall, the most buzz-worthy new contest series The Million Second Quiz heads to City for two electrifying weeks of live competition from September 9 to 19.  Canadians will also be able to engage online with the 24-hour series at citytv.com and play along on a customized Canadian app and website.  New original reality series The Project: Guatemala, Storage Wars Canada, and Meet the Family add a dose of real-life drama to the City fall schedule alongside Season 4 of The Liquidator.  The competition continues into the mid-season when Hell’s Kitchen returns joined by new adventure reality series, Quest.

Live event programming joins the City fall and mid-season schedule this year with the acquisition of two of the music industry’s most sought-after awards shows – the GRAMMY® Awards and the Country Music Association Awards (CMA Awards).  Along with the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights to these annual awards shows, the deal includes broadcast rights to the GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live! and the CMA Country Christmas special.  Also joining the City fall schedule is The Sound of Music, a live three-hour broadcast special of the smash-hit musical starring country music superstar, Carrie Underwood, as Maria.

Katie Couric returns to the City schedule with Katie airing weekdays at 4 p.m. ET in simulcast in addition to the return of red-hot funny-man Jimmy Kimmel, with Jimmy Kimmel Live!, airing weekdays at 12 midnight ET in simulcast.

Late night TV heats up on OMNI Television with the return of famed talk show host Arsenio Hall in The Arsenio Hall Show, starting September 9 and airing weeknights at 10 p.m. ET in simulcast.  Also returning to OMNI Television this fall is comedy series Rules of Engagement in strip weekdays at 5 and 5:30 p.m. ET, The Biggest Loser  Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, in simulcast weeknights at 12:35 a.m. ET.  In mid-season, the glitz and glamour behind Bollywood are revealed through the new OMNI Television original documentary series, Bollywood Star.

City remains committed to enhancing the viewer experience for its hit TV content with digital videostarts up 32% and mobile starts up 62% this year****.  City was the first Canadian network to launch a video app for Android on both mobile and tablet last year, while another first was the four-screen live stream of daily Canadian shows, such as Breakfast Television Toronto and Cityline.  City will continue to drive forward in 2013-14 and engage audiences on multiple platforms with co-viewing apps, live chats, blogs, social engagement, and exclusive content along with full episodes of its prime-time lineup. 

On Mondays

Fan-favourite How I Met Your Mother, the #4 comedy in Canada, heads into its last season kicking off a two-hour comedy block at 8 p.m. ET, leading into highly-anticipated new original comedy Package Deal, followed by hit returning series – and #3 comedy in Canada – 2 Broke Girls.  From the comedy genius of Chuck Lorre, new comedy series Mom, starring Anna Faris, debuts at 9:30 p.m. ET before new one-hour original reality series The Project: Guatemala takes the 10 p.m. ET timeslot.

On Tuesdays

The laughs continue on Tuesday with two new comedy series: Dads, starring Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi, is a live-action, multi-camera comedy from Emmy® Award-winner Seth MacFarlane at 8 p.m. ET, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine starring Andy Samberg, a single-camera ensemble comedy about a quirky New York police squad at 8:30 p.m. ET.  Returning hit comedies New Girl (#8 comedy in Canada) and The Mindy Project  round out the night at 9 p.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. ET, respectively, before leading into the new one-hour drama Lucky 7 at 10 p.m. ET, executive produced by Steven Spielberg and centering on a group of seven gas station employees who unexpectedly strike it rich.

On Wednesdays

Breakout sophomore drama Revolution heads to a new home on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the return of award-winning comedy series – and #5 comedy in Canada – Modern Family at 9 p.m. ET.  New comedy Super Fun Night gets the party started with star Rebel Wilson at 9:30 p.m. ET, followed by the smouldering returning series Nashville, which joins the City schedule this fall at 10 p.m. ET.

On Thursdays

Thursday is the home for buzz-worthy new and returning series – mixing comedy and drama starting at 8 p.m. ET with the magical new one-hour drama Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.  The 9 p.m. ET hour ushers in Robin Williams’s triumphant return to television in the new comedy series, The Crazy Ones Critically-acclaimed series Parks and Recreation returns at 9:30 p.m. ET, followed at 10 p.m. ET by the sexy one-hour scandalous sophomore drama Scandal.

On Fridays

Friday night is family night when returning series The Carrie Diaries and Raising Hope head to a new day and new timeslots this season at 8 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET, respectively, followed by new heartfelt, single-camera family comedy series Enlisted at 9:30 p.m. ET.  Rounding out the night at 10 p.m. ET are back-to-back episodes of the hit returning original half-hour docu-series The Liquidator.

On Saturdays

Catch up on Saturdays with encore presentations of original series The Project: Guatemala at 8 p.m. ET, and unwind with the classic Great Canadian Movies time block at 9 p.m. ET.

On Sundays

Sundays light up with new original series Storage Wars Canada at 8 p.m. ET and Meet the Family at 8:30 p.m. ET.   At 9 p.m. ET, hit drama Revenge sizzles before leading into the new edge-of-your-seat sultry drama thriller Betrayal at 10 p.m. ET

 

City Fall Schedule
All times ET/PT; s = simulcast
Monday
8 p.m.          How I Met Your Mother (s)
8:30 p.m.       Package Deal *NEW Original Series*
9 p.m.          2 Broke Girls (s)
9:30 p.m.       Mom (s) *NEW*
10 p.m. The Project: Guatemala *NEW OLN Original Series*
Tuesday
8 p.m.          Dads (s) *NEW*
8:30 p.m.       Brooklyn Nine-Nine (s) *NEW*
9 p.m.          New Girl (s)
9:30 p.m.       The Mindy Project (s)
10 p.m. Lucky 7 (s) *NEW*
Wednesday
8 p.m.          Revolution (s) 
9 p.m.          Modern Family (s)
9:30 p.m.       Super Fun Night (s) *NEW*
10 p.m. Nashville (s) *NEW to City*
Thursday
8 p.m.          Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (s) *NEW*
9 p.m.          The Crazy Ones (s) *NEW*
9:30 p.m.       Parks and Recreation
10 p.m. Scandal (s)
Friday
8 p.m.          The Carrie Diaries (s)
9 p.m.          Raising Hope (s)
9:30 p.m.       Enlisted (s) *NEW*
10 p.m.         The Liquidator *OLN Original Series*
10:30 p.m.      The Liquidator *OLN Original Series*
Saturday
8 p.m.          The Project: Guatemala *NEW OLN Original Series* (encore presentation)
9 p.m.          Great Canadian Movies
Sunday
8 p.m.          Storage Wars Canada *NEW OLN Original Series*
8:30 p.m.       Meet the Family *NEW Original Series*
9 p.m.          Revenge (s)
10 p.m. Betrayal (s) *NEW*

**NOTE: The Middle and Back in the Game will join City’s fall schedule – Date and time TBC

New Series Descriptions

s = simulcast

FALL – NEW COMEDIES

PACKAGE DEAL**City Original Series**

Mondays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

Package Deal is the story of three overly close brothers and the woman who comes between them.  Danny is the smart, good looking, and successful lawyer brother; Sheldon is the stubborn, politically incorrect, and bossy salesman older brother; and Ryan is the sensitive, slightly metrosexual, and former house-husband brother.  Sharing more than just a last name, they are overly involved in each others lives until Kim, a beautiful, smart, and funny woman, begins dating Danny and finally cuts his umbilical cord from his brothers.
ALL-CANADIAN EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Andrew Orenstein (Malcolm in the Middle, 3rd Rock from the Sun), Tim Gamble (Mr. Young, The Funny Pit), Michael Shepard (Mr. Young, Endgame)

ALL-CANADIAN CAST: Danny (Randal Edwards, The Killing, Degrassi: The Next Generation), Kim (Julia Voth, Bitch Slap), Ryan (Jay Malone, Monk), and Sheldon (Harland Williams, Theres Something About Mary)

MOM

Mondays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT (s)

In a new comedy from Chuck Lorre, Anna Faris plays Christy, a single mom whose newly found sobriety has given her the ability to see her life clearly – and she does not like the view.  Now, she must try to untangle years of reckless decisions in order to make a better life for her and her kids.  But everywhere she looks there are challenges: she is trying to stop drinking in wine country; have a healthy romance with her unavailable boss; raise her young son to be a good man despite his father's influence; convince her troubled teenage daughter to make better choices than she did; and – perhaps the most difficult task – forgive her estranged mother, Bonnie, played by Emmy® Award-winner Allison Janney, for not giving her any of the tools she needed to handle life in the first place.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Warner Bros. Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS/ WRITERS (PILOT): Chuck Lorre (Mike & Molly, The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men), Eddie Gorodetsky (The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men), and Gemma Baker (Two and a Half Men)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR (PILOT): Pamela Fryman (How I Met Your Mother)
CAST: Christy (Anna Faris, The House Bunny, What’s Your Number?), Bonnie (Allison Janney, The West Wing), Baxter (Matt Jones, Breaking Bad), Gabriel (Nathan Corddry, The Invention of Lying, The Ugly Truth), Luke (Spencer Daniels, Star Trek), Violet (Sadie Calvano, J. Edgar)

Rudy (French Stewart, 3rd Rock from the Sun), and Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal, Crazy Eyes)

DADS

Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT (s)

Dads is a new live-action, multi-camera comedy from Emmy® Award-winner Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, and Wellesley Wild, the creatively outrageous team behind Ted and FOX’s Family Guy. Dads stars Emmy® Award-winner Seth Green and Emmy® Award-nominee Giovanni Ribisi as two successful guys – and childhood best friends – whose lives get turned upside down when their pain-in-the-neck patriarchs (Martin Mull and Academy Award®- and Emmy® Award-nominee Peter Riegert) move in.    

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, Fuzzy Door Productions
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted), Alec Sulkin (Family Guy, Ted), and Wellesley Wild (Family Guy, Ted)

CAST: Warner (Giovanni Ribisi, Gangster Squad, Ted), Eli (Seth Green, Family Guy, Robot Chicken) , Veronica (Brenda Song, New Girl, Scandal) , Camilla (Vanessa Lachey, True Beauty, The Bold and the Beautiful) , Crawford (Martin Mull, Two and a Half Men) , David (Peter Riegert, The Good Wife, The Sopranos), and Edna (Tonita Castro, Go On)

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT (s)

From Dan Goor and Michael Schur, the Emmy® Award-winning writers/producers of Parks and Recreation, this single-camera comedy stars Emmy® Award-winners Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an ensemble comedy about what happens when a detective who doesn’t take anything seriously gets a new “by-the-book” boss who wants him to grow up and respect the badge.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Universal
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS/WRITER (PILOT): Daniel J. Goor (Parks and Recreation) and Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: David Miner (30 Rock) and Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live)
DIRECTORS (PILOT): Phil Lord (How I Met Your Mother, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) and Chris Miller (How I Met Your Mother, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs)
CAST: Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg, Saturday Night Live), Ray Holt (Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age, Homicide: Life on the Street) , Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero, One Life to Live, Gossip Girl), Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews, Bridesmaids, Everybody Hates Chris), Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio, Wreck-It Ralph, Superbad), Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz, Modern Family, The Closer), and Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti, Parks and Recreation)

SUPER FUN NIGHT

Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT (s)

Starring popular Australian comedian Rebel Wilson, Super Fun Night is a new half-hour, single-camera comedy series that follows three nerdy female friends in their mid-to-late 20s on their "funcomfortable" quest to have fun every Friday night – even if it kills them.  Kimmie, Helen-Alice, and Marika have been best friends for 13 years, united by a love for warrior princesses, rock parties (with actual rocks), and fantasizing about one day having a boyfriend.  Every Friday night they are "always together, always inside!"  But after Kimmie is promoted at her law firm and invited to drinks by Richard, the cute new lawyer from London, she realizes the friends haven't been out since... well, since prom.  Now, the ladies – super smart and totally uncool – are preparing to brave New York and have a super fun night... every Friday.  From the comedic mind of Rebel Wilson herself, along with Conan O'Brien's Conaco Productions, and director/executive producer John Riggi.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Warner Bros. Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/WRITER/DIRECTOR: John Riggi (30 Rock, Will & Grace)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Conan O'Brien (Conan), David Kissinger (Eagleheart), Jeff Ross (Conan)
CAST: Kimmie (Rebel Wilson, Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect), Helen-Alice (Liza Lapira, 21, Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23), Marika (Canadian Lauren Ash, Lars and the Real Girl), Felicity (Kelen Coleman, The Newsroom), Richard (Kevin Bishop, Muppet Treasure Island)

Jason (Alan Ritchson, Blue Mountain State), Jazmine (Ashley Tisdale, High School Musical)

THE CRAZY ONES

Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT (s)

A single-camera, half-hour comedy set in the world of advertising, The Crazy Ones revolves around the dynamics between a father, played by Academy Award®-winner Robin Williams, and his daughter, played by Emmy® Award-winner Sarah Michelle Gellar.

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, David E. Kelley Productions
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/WRITER: David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, The Practice)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Jason Winer (Modern Family)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Dean Lorey (Arrested Development), Bill D’Elia (Chicago Hope), Mark Teitelbaum (Life…and Stuff), John Montgomery

CAST: Simon Roberts (Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting, Night at the Museum), Sydney Roberts (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Andrew Keaneally (Hamish Linklater, The New Adventures of Old Christine), Lauren Slotsky (Amanda Setton, The Mindy Project, One Life to Live), Zach Cropper (James Wolk, Mad Men, Happy Endings, Shameless)

ENLISTED

Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT (s)

Enlisted is an irreverent and heartfelt single-camera, family comedy set in the military. Starring Geoff Stults, the series follows three brothers and the group of misfits who surround them as they get reacquainted on a small Florida Army base.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television
DIRECTOR: Phil Traill (All About Steve)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Mike Royce (Everybody Loves Raymond)       
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/WRITER (PILOT): Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town)

CAST: Pete Hill (Geoff Stults, How I Met Your Mother, Ben and Kate), Derrick Hill (Chris Lowell, Private Practice), Randy Hill (Parker Young, Suburgatory), Sgt. Major Cody (Keith David, The Bible), Sgt. Jill Perez (Angelique Cabral, Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23)

BACK IN THE GAME

Date and time TBC

When Terry Gannon, a recently divorced single mother, temporarily moves in with her estranged father, a beer-swilling former baseball player, she reluctantly starts coaching her son's underdog little league team and is drawn back into the world of sports she vowed to leave behind.

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, Kapital Entertainment, FX Productions
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS/WRITERS: Robb Cullen (Lucky, Las Vegas), Mark Cullen (Las Vegas)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS/DIRECTORS: John Requa (Bad Santa, Crazy, Stupid, Love), Glenn Ficarra (Bad Santa, Crazy, Stupid, Love)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Aaron Kaplan (The Neighbors)

CAST: Terry Jr. (Maggie Lawson, Psych), Terry “The Cannon” Gannon, Sr. (James Caan, Las Vegas), Gigi (Lenora Crichlow, Being Human, Fast Girls), Danny (Griffin Gluck, Private Practice), Dick (Ben Koldyke, How I Met Your Mother), David (Cooper Roth), Michael (J.J. Totah, Jessie), Vanessa (Kennedy Waite, I-Doll)

FALL – NEW DRAMAS

LUCKY 7

Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT (s)

Every day across the country, Americans imagine what it would be like to strike it rich. They dream of new houses, new cars, new everything.  It could never happen to them – but what if it did?  In Queens, New York, a group of seven gas station employees have been chipping into a lottery pool for months, hoping – but never thinking – they'd actually win. Money could solve problems for each of them. Matt could pay to get his girlfriend and two kids out of his mother's house. Matt's brother Nicky, an ex-con, could pay off the gangsters he's indebted to. Samira, a second-generation immigrant, could afford to go to Juilliard. Denise, a plucky cashier, could focus on rebuilding her crumbling marriage. Leanne, a young mother, could help her daughter realize her dreams. Bob, the store's manager, could finally retire. And Antonio could give his wife and kids a whole new life. Two of the employees hatch a plan to make some quick cash, but the plan goes south. If only they'd waited, they'd find they were about to hit the jackpot – a $45 million one to be exact.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: ABC Studios
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS/WRITERS: Jason Richman (Detroit 1-8-7), David Zabel (ER)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Paul McGuigan (Devious Maids)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), Kay Mellor (The Syndicate), Justin Falvey (The Americans), Darryl Frank (The Americans)

CAST: Matt (Matt Long, Mad Men, Private Practice), Nicky Korzak (Stephen Louis Grush, Detroit 1-8-7, The Mob Doctor), Samira Rajpur (Summer Bishil, Towelhead), Denise (Lorraine Bruce, Eden Lake, The Syndicate), Mary (Christine Evangelista, 666 Park Avenue, The Joneses), Leanne (Canadian Anastasia Phillips, Bomb Girls, Stoked), Antonio (Luis Antonio Ramos, The Ruins), Bob Harris (Isiah Whitlock Jr., The Wire)

NASHVILLE

Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT (s)

Set against the backdrop of Nashville's thriving contemporary music scene and political world, executive producers Callie Khouri and RJ Cutler take you inside the cutthroat world of country music, family, and politics – from the concert tours to the romantic entanglements, to the halls of power, and old demons that threaten to derail a career.            

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Lionsgate
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/WRITER: Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: R.J. Cutler (The September Issue)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Dee Johnson (Boss, The Good Wife)
Steve Buchanan (CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock)

CAST: Rayna James (Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights, American Horror Story), Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere, Heroes), Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten, Enlightened, Big Love), Scarlett O’Connor (Clare Bowen, Dead Man’s Burden), Lamar Wyatt (Powers Boothe, MacGruber, 24), Teddy Conrad (Eric Close, Chaos, Without a Trace), Avery Barkley (Jonathan Jackson, General Hospital), Coleman Carlisle (Robert Wisdom, Burn Notice, The Wire), Gunnar Scott (Sam Palladio, Episodes)

ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND

Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT (s)

In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole.  An invisible cat, a hookah-smoking caterpillar, and playing cards that talk are just some of the fantastic things she's seen during this impossible adventure. Surely this troubled girl must be insane, and her doctors aim to cure her with a treatment that will make her forget everything.  Alice seems ready to put it all behind her, especially the painful memory of the genie she fell in love with and lost forever – the handsome and mysterious Cyrus.  But deep down, Alice knows this world is real and, just in the nick of time, the sardonic Knave of Hearts and the irrepressible White Rabbit arrive to save her from a doomed fate. Together the trio will take a tumble down the rabbit hole to this Wonderland where nothing is impossible.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: ABC Studios
DIRECTOR: Ralph Hemecker (Blue Bloods, Once Upon a Time)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS/WRITERS: Edward Kitsis (Once Upon a Time), Adam Horowitz (Once Upon a Time)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Steve Pearlman (Once Upon a Time), Zack Estrin (Zero Hour, Prison Break)

CAST: Alice (Sophie Lowe, Beautiful Kate), Cyrus (Peter Gadiot, The Forbidden Girl), Queen of Hearts (Emma Rigby, Hollyoaks), Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha, This Is England), White Rabbit (John Lithgow, 3rd Rock From the Sun)

BETRAYAL

Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT (s)

 Based on the Dutch series Overspel, Betrayal follows Sara and Jack, two lovers caught in an affair, and an impossible situation – on opposite sides of a murder investigation.  Photographer Sara Hadley and attorney Jack McAllister’s chance meeting leads to an instant and undeniable attraction.  Sarah's husband, Drew, is a successful prosecutor with political aspirations, while Jack is married to Elaine, the daughter of his boss, Thacher Karsten.  When Karsten's brother-in-law is murdered, all evidence points to Karsten's son, T.J. As the company's lead counsel, Jack acts as T.J.’s defense, but for Sara's prosecutor husband, Drew, this is the kind of high-profile murder case that can secure his political future.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: ABC Studios
DIRECTOR (PILOT): Patty Jenkins (Monster, The Killing)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/WRITER: David Zabel (ER)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Alon Aranya (Hostages), Rob Golenberg (Red Widow)

CAST: Sara Hadley (Hannah Ware, Boss), Jack McAllister (Stuart Townsend, Robot Chicken, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman), Thacher Karsten (James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum), Drew Hadley (Chris J. Johnson, The Vampire Diaries), T.J. (Henry Thomas, Without A Trace, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), Elaine McAllister (Wendy Moniz, Damages, One Life To Live), Victor McAllister (Braeden Lemasters, Men of a Certain Age), Valerie McAllister (Elizabeth McLaughlin, The Clique)

FALL – NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES AND SPECIALS

THE MILLION SECOND QUIZ

September 9-13 and 15-19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (s)

The Million Second Quiz is a state-of-the-art, electrifying, live competition where contestants test the limits of their knowledge, endurance, and will to win as they battle each other in intense bouts of trivia for 12 consecutive days and nights. Live from a gigantic hourglass-shaped structure in the heart of Manhattan, this setting will also serve as the living quarters of the reigning champions – the four players who have remained in the game the longest. The show will be the first, fully convergent television experience, where viewers will be able to play along at home in real time and sync to the live prime-time broadcast. When the million seconds draw to a close, the champions will battle it out, and the ultimate winner could claim an unprecedented cash prize of up to $10 million.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Stephen Lambert (Undercover Boss), Eli Holzman (Project Runway), David Hurwitz (Fear Factor)

THE PROJECT: GUATEMALA **OLN Original Series**

Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Hosted by ultra-marathon runner and adventurer Ray Zahab, The Project: Guatemala follows nine privileged young adults who believe theyve been selected for a reality adventure in an exotic location.  However, when they arrive at their destination in Tecpan, Guatemala, they quickly learn what theyll be doing has little to do with sand, surf, and luxury.  Instead, they are enlisted to give back and help a local Guatemalan charity organization build a structure for The Project Somos Childrens Village.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Canadian Sean Buckley (Canadas Best Beauty Talent, Saw Dogs), Peter Tortorici (3rd Rock from the Sun, Chicago Hope, Murphy Brown, Cosby)

CAST: Host (Canadian Ray Zahab, Running the Sahara)

STORAGE WARS CANADA **OLN Original Series**

Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Storage Wars Canada is a modern-day treasure hunt, as six professional buyers use their knowledge, expertise, and wit to bid on the contents of abandoned, repossessed, and forgotten storage containers. With mere minutes to scan the contents of a locker using only the beam of a flashlight, the high-stakes fun begins when the buyers have to out-bid each other for the locker, which could be full of trash – or treasure.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Proper Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Guy O’Sullivan (Come Dine With Me Canada), Allison Grace (Tribute Bands), Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media (The Bachelor Canada)

ALL-CANADIAN CAST: Don Reinhart (Auctioneer), Roy Dirnbeck (“The Instigator”), Ursula Stolf (“The Knock Out”), Cindy Hayden and Rick Coffill (“The Veterans”), Paul Kenny and Bogart Kenny (“High Roller and The Kid”)

MEET THE FAMILY **City Original Series**

Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

Produced by Frantic films and based on the successful UK series, Meet the Parents, each episode of this original reality series features one couple with one challenge: can a new love interest last an entire evening when he or she has to ‘Meet the Family’?  Meet the Family turns a normally mundane encounter into an excruciating test of resolve and commitment as the new love interest becomes an unwitting participant in a totally fake and entirely outrageous family gathering.  Unaware that they’ve been set-up by their partner, they enter the parents’ house filled with actors whose task it is to make their encounter as uncomfortable as possible, as multiple hidden cameras record their every move.  If the new partner sticks around for long enough and successfully completes every “endurance challenge,” he or she will win a luxury holiday for the couple.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Frantic Films

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Canadian Jamie Brown (Til Debt Do Us Part), Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media (The Bachelor Canada)

CMA AWARDS

November 7 at 8 p.m. ET (s)

Each November, American music takes centre stage with the CMA Awards, featuring live performances from country music’s top talent, unique collaborations, and highly coveted awards presentations in 12 categories.

CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

Date and time TBC

The magic of the holidays is captured in the two-hour CMA Country Christmas telecast.  More than a dozen stars perform their favourite classic and original Christmas music, and share family memories and holiday traditions. The 2014 special marks the fourth year for this already beloved holiday special.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

December 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (s)

A live broadcast of The Sound of Music, based on the original Broadway musical, takes place in pre-Second World War Austria and profiles the romantic true story of Maria, an aspiring nun who leaves the abbey to become governess for the widower Captain von Trapp's seven children. Maria finds herself falling in love with her employer and questioning her religious calling. The Broadway musical premiered in 1959, where it broke box-office records and won the Tony Award® for Best Musical. Today it is an evergreen classic – as popular in opera houses and outdoor amphitheatres as it is in high school auditoriums. The Sound of Music features a libretto by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, and score by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics).

CAST: Maria (Carrie Underwood, country music superstar)

MID-SEASON – NEW COMEDIES

US & THEM

Date and time TBC

Based on the hugely popular and multiple-award-winning BBC 3 series Gavin & Stacey, Us & Them is an ensemble, single-camera comedy starring Emmy® Award-nominee Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel about a young couple whose path to happily-ever-after is complicated by the screwed-up circus of people closest to them.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Sony Pictures Television
DIRECTOR (PILOT): Michael Patrick Jann (Community, Suburgatory)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: David J. Rosen (I Just Want My Pants Back), Steve Coogan (Tropic Thunder), James Corden (Gavin & Stacey), Julie Gardner (Doctor Who), Ruth Jones (Gavin & Stacey), Henry Normal (Gavin & Stacey), Jane Tranter (What Not To Wear)

CAST: Gavin (Jason Ritter, Parenthood), Stacey (Alexis Bledel, Gilmore Girls), Pam (Jane Kaczmarek, Malcolm in the Middle), Nessa (Ashlie Atkinson, Rescue Me), Michael (Kurt Fuller, Scandal, Psych), Gwen (Kerri Kenney-Silver, Wanderlust), Smithy (Dustin Ybarra, Californication)

MOTHER UP! **City Original Series**

Date and time TBC

Starring Eva Longoria, Mother Up! is an animated adult comedy series about a former street-smart – but now disgraced – big-city music executive-turned-suburban supermom with one catch: she is not a very good parent.

SHOWRUNNER/HEAD WRITER: Canadian Greg Lawrence (Crash Canyon, Kevin Spencer)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), Michael Shipley (American Dad), Yair Landau (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), Susan Purcell (Live Music), Canadian Fred Fuchs (Transporter: The Series), Ira Levy (Less Than Kind), Canadian Peter Williamson (Kenny vs. Spenny), Barry Ward (Bobs Burgers), Delna Bhesania (Bobs Burgers), and Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media (The Bachelor Canada)

CAST: Rudi Wilson (Eva Longoria, Desperate Housewives), Dick (Canadian Jesse Camacho, Less Than Kind), Sarah (Canadian Gabrielle Miller, Corner Gas), 2Bit (Canadian Cle Bennett, Flashpoint), Jenny (Canadian Helen Taylor), Apple (Canadian Rebecca Husain), and Greg (Canadian Scott McCord)

MID-SEASON – NEW DRAMAS

KILLER WOMEN

Date and time TBC

Of all the notorious lawmen that have ever patrolled the violent Texas frontier, none are more storied than the Texas Rangers.  But being the only female ranger in this elite squad isn't going to stop badass Molly Parker, who is committed to finding the truth and seeing justice served. While she's surrounded by law enforcement colleagues who want to see her fail, including Police Lieutenant Guillermo Salazar, the Rangers, led by Company Commander Luis Zea, have her back.  On the verge of getting divorced from her smarmy husband, Jake, Molly begins an affair with sexy DEA Agent Dan Winston.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: ABC Studios
WRITER (PILOT): Hannah Shakespeare (The Raven)
DIRECTOR (PILOT): Lawrence Trilling (Parenthood, Pushing Daisies)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Luis Balaguer (Las chicas de oro), Martin Campbell (Casino Royale), Ben Silverman (The Biggest Loser, Ugly Betty), Jimmy Fox (Fashion Star)

CAST: Molly Parker (Canadian Tricia Helfer, Battlestar Galactica, Canada’s Next Top Model), Dan Winston (Marc Blucas, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Nessa (Marta Milans, Shame), Luis Zea (Alex Fernandez, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Billy (Michael Trucco, Battlestar Galactica)

CRISIS

Date and time TBC

From writer/producer Rand Ravich comes an emotionally charged, action thriller.  It begins with a field trip for the students of Ballard High School, a place that educates the children of Washington, D.C.'s elite, top-of-their-industry CEOs, international diplomats, political power players, and even the president's son.  But when their bus is ambushed on a secluded rural road, the teenagers and their chaperones are taken, igniting a national crisis.  Now with some of the country's most powerful parents at the mercy of one vengeful mastermind, the question arises: how far would you go to ensure your child's safe return?  With so many parents and dignitaries put into play with nowhere to turn and no one to trust, this unthinkable scenario grows from the select families at risk to an entire nation at stake.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR (PILOT): Phillip Noyce (Salt, Revenge)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS (PILOT): Rand Ravich (Life, The Astronaut's Wife), Far Shariat (Life, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind)

CAST: Bill Gibson (Dermot Mulroney, New Girl, My Best Friend’s Wedding), Meg Fitch (Gillian Anderson, Hannibal, The X Files), Susie Dunn (Rachael Taylor, Grey’s Anatomy), Marcus Finley (Lance Gross, House of Payne), Mr. Nash (James Lafferty, One Tree Hill), Koz (Max Martini, Revenge), Director Olsen (Michael Beach, The Client List, Sons of Anarchy), Beth Ann Gibson (Stevie Lynn Jones, Battleforce), Amber Fitch (Halston Sage, How to Rock), Ian Martinez (Max Schneider, How to Rock), Anton Roth (Joshua Erenberg, Suburgatory)

RESURRECTION   

Date and time TBC

A dramatic series based on the novel by Jason Mott, the people of Arcadia, Missouri, are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly appear.  Jacob, an eight-year-old American boy, wakes up alone in a rural Chinese province with no identification and no idea of  how he got there.  Details begin to emerge when the boy recalls that his hometown is Arcadia, Missouri, and an immigration agent, Martin Bellamy, elects to take him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by an elderly couple, Harold and Lucille Garland, who lost their son Jacob more than 30 years ago in a drowning accident.  While they look different, young Jacob recognizes them as his parents.  Lucille wants to believe the boy but Harold cannot accept it.  Those closest to the family try to unravel this impossible mystery, including Sheriff Fred Garland, whose wife Barbara also drowned 30 years ago trying to save Jacob.  But this boy who claims to be the deceased Jacob knows secrets about the events of his own death that no one else knows – secrets that Fred's daughter Gail will begin to investigate and discover to be true.  The child's return will have everyone questioning faith, miracles, and the supernatural. When other mysterious strangers start to arrive in Arcadia, we come to know that Jacob is not the only one.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: ABC Studios
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR (PILOT): Charles McDougall (The Office)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Aaron Zelman (The Killing), JoAnn Alfano (30 Rock), Dede Gardner (The Tree Of Life), Jeremy Kleiner (Eat Pray Love), Jon Liebman (Ringer), Brad Pitt (The Tree Of Life)
CAST: Jacob (newcomer Landon Gimenez), Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps, House), Elaine (Samaire Armstrong, The O.C.), Sheriff Fred Garland (Canadian Matt Craven, Crimson Tide), Lucille (Frances Fisher, Touch, Titanic), Connor Cuesta (Nicholas Gonzalez, The O.C.)
Caleb (Sam Hazeldine, Lightfields), Tom Hild (Canadian Mark Hildreth, The Tudors)

Gail (Devin Kelley, Covert Affairs), Harold (Kurtwood Smith, That ‘70s Show)

MID-SEASON – NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES AND SPECIALS

GRAMMY AWARDS®
January 26, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET (s)

Bringing together thousands of music industry creative and technical professionals from all over the world, the GRAMMY Awards® are the recording industry's most prestigious honour. Recognizing excellence in the recording arts and sciences, the GRAMMY Awards® are presented annually by The Recording Academy.  The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® will broadcast from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

QUEST

Date and time TBC
From the producer of the blockbuster movie franchise The Lord of the Rings, and the creators and producers of The Amazing Race, Quest is a reality adventure series that follows 12 lucky contestants as they embark on the journey of a lifetime to the world of “Everealm”.  In a land of magic and malevolence, where mythical creatures lurk in the woods and agents of darkness stir in the shadows, 12 lucky souls enter a fantastic world and come alive in a unique competition series where players will engage in epic challenges.  Fantasy meets reality when one player emerges as a real-life hero. 
PRODUCTION COMPANY: ABC Studios

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Bertram Van Munster (The Amazing Race), Elise Doganieri (The Amazing Race), Mark Ordesky (The Lord of the Rings), Jane Fleming (Lovely Molly), Rob Eric (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), Michael Williams (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy)

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*BBM Canada, Total Canada, A25-54, Sept 24-Dec 16/12, Dec 31-Apr 7/13 vs. similar weeks year-over-year, Mo-Su 8p-11p AMA (000)
** BBM Canada, Total Canada, A25-54, Sept 24-Dec 16/12, Dec 31-Apr 7/13, Mo-Su 2a-2a AMA (000)
*** BBM Canada, Total Canada, A25-54, Sept 24-Dec 16/12, Dec 31-Apr 7/13, % of minutes tuned to City sitcoms vs. all sitcoms

****Omniture Sept 12/Mar 13 vs. Sept 11/Mar 12

Media Contacts 
Andrea Goldstein, Rogers Media, andrea.goldstein@rci.rogers.com, 647.801.4384

Michelle Lomack, Broadcast, Rogers Media, michelle.lomack@rci.rogers.com, 416.819.2783

Sónia Brum, Broadcast, Rogers Media, sonia.brum@rci.rogers.com, 647.338.7381

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