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City Acquires Smash-Hit Series Glee

– City to air the remainder of Season 5 in simulcast with FBC beginning Tuesday, Feb. 25 –
– The sixth and final season of the series will air on City in fall 2014 –
 
TORONTO (January 6, 2014) City is singing a new tune this winter as it welcomes the Golden Globe® Award-winning and GRAMMY® nominated series Glee to its celebrated prime-time lineup. Currently in Season 5, Glee joins City’s mid-season roster beginning Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings) and will continue to air every Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT in simulcast. Post-broadcast episodes will be available to viewers for online catch-up at Citytv.com. Canadian “Gleeks” can bid farewell to the beloved series when the sixth and final season of Glee  premieres on City this fall.
 
An international hit, Glee delivers an all-star mix of music, entertainment, and big-name guest stars that is a perfect fit with City’s young, urban demographic,” said Hayden Mindell, Vice-President of Programming and Content, Rogers Media. “This critically acclaimed series strengthens our Tuesday night lineup and we are proud to be its new home in Canada.”
 
"We are thrilled that Rogers will now step in to deliver this ground-breaking series to its devoted Canadian fans,” said Michael Murphy, Senior Vice-President and Managing Director, Twentieth Century Fox Incendo Television Distribution.  
 
Glee returns with an all-new episode, “Frenemies,” on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings) on City. Episodic details will be announced in the coming weeks.
 
Glee is executive produced and co-created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the creative masterminds behind FX Canada’s Emmy® Award-winning hit series American Horror Story.
 
Since its debut, Glee has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honours, including a Golden Globe Award and a Peabody Award, and singlehandedly made glee clubs cool again. The series boasts critical acclaim, a die-hard fan base, two GRAMMY Award nominations, two Platinum and five Gold albums, more than 43 million songs, and more than 13 million albums sold worldwide, two sold-out concert tours, a 3-D movie, four Emmy® Awards and three Golden Globes, including the award for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical.

A leader in multiplatform offerings, City delivers full episodes and exciting extras from hit programming on Citytv.com, available next day, post-broadcast. Fans can also catch up on their favourite series on Rogers on Demand, Rogers Anyplace TV, and with the free City Video App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch available on iTunes Canada. City’s premium content is also available on the City Video Mobile App for Android available at the Google Play Store, Android tablet and Windows mobile.
 
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About City
City™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, and Saskatchewan offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming.  A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, City 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 acquired prime-time entertainment programming.  City is 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 City stations and programming, visit Citytv.com.

Media Contacts
Stephanie Perron, City, stephanie.perron@rci.rogers.comSónia Brum, City, sonia.brum@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3194, 416.764.3253

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