GLOBAL ANNOUNCES 2018-2019 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE WITH COVETED NEW SERIES AND ESTABLISHED HITS

Hotly Anticipated Series FBI and New Amsterdam Join Global’s Robust Roster of Dramas including 9-1-1, Bull, the NCIS Franchise, S.W.A.T., and More This Fall

Monday Night Comedy Block Welcomes Newcomers The Neighborhood and Happy Together While Thursday Night Sees Fresh New Series I Feel Bad following Breakout Revival Will & Grace

A New Spin on a Reality Show Favourite, Dancing with the Stars: Juniors Takes Centre Stage on Sundays this Fall

Global Greenlights New Seasons of Mary Kills People and Big Brother Canada

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TORONTO, June 4, 2018 – Today Global unveiled its 2018-2019 rock-solid primetime lineup featuring two highly sought-after new dramas, four fresh comedies, and one new family-friendly reality show. Combining strong, character-driven dramas with compelling storytelling and light-hearted and relatable comedies, the new series join the network’s 20 returning fall hits to round out its robust fall schedule with 17 hours of simulcast – the highest number of simulcast hours Global has ever achieved on record.

The seven new series joining Global’s 2018-2019 programming schedule include:

  • FBI – From the incomparable Emmy® Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, this fast-paced drama centres on the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and stars Canadian Missy Peregrym (Rookie Blue), Zeeko Zaki (Valor), Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) and Ebonée Noel (Wrecked).
  • New Amsterdam – Touted as one of the most anticipated new fall series, comes a heartfelt, character-driven medical drama starring The Blacklist’s Ryan Eggold and based on New York City’s historic Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in America.
  • The Neighborhood – A hilarious new comedy starring the charismatic actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer (Barber Shop) as an opinionated neighbour who is wary of his new neighbours (Max Greenfield, New Girl).
  • Happy Together – Starring one of the most in-demand actors from pilot season, Damon Wayans Jr. (New Girl), and Amber Stevens West (Ghosted), this new comedy follows a 30-something happily married couple who begin to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when an exuberant young pop star unexpectedly moves in with them.
  • I Feel BadExecutive produced by the multi-talented actress, comedian, director, and writer Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), this new family comedy stars Sarayu Blue (No Tomorrow) as a mom, boss, friend, wife and daughter who is perfectly okay with being imperfect.
  • Dancing with the Stars: Juniors – A new take on an established favourite, the reality series pairs celebrity kids with professional junior ballroom dancers to perform choreographed routines, which will be judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts.
  • Abby’s (midseason) From the producers of The Good Place comes a hilariously aspirational new comedy about the best bar in San Diego – home to good prices, great company and of course, Abby! Filmed outdoors in front of a live studio audience, this ensemble comedy features Natalie Morales (Parks and Recreation) and Neil Flynn (The Middle).

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“This year we secured the most coveted new drama New Amsterdam, and focussed on selecting new programming that complements our strong roster of established hits,” said Maria Hale, Senior Vice President, Global Entertainment & Content Acquisition, Corus Entertainment. “Creating a well-balanced schedule with compelling dramas, new comedy lineups, and some of the best reality series, Global is positioned for a successful fall season.”

GLOBAL’S FALL 2018-2019 SCHEDULE

Mondays – Global kicks off the week with an all-new Monday night lineup, including a new comedy block with The Neighborhood and Happy Together, followed by last winter’s break-out hit 9-1-1, and Top 10 series Bull, which garnered an average of nearly two million viewers (2+) each week* in its sophomore run.

Tuesdays – High-octane drama takes over Tuesday nights with franchise heavyweights NCIS: New Orleans and NCIS, paired with Global’s new dramas, the Dick Wolf executive produced FBI and character-driven medical drama New Amsterdam.

Wednesdays – Last fall’s established Wednesday night lineup remains strong and intact with the #1 reality series Survivor* returning for a 37th season called Survivor David vs. Goliath, emotionally gripping Top 20 series SEAL Team*, and fan favourite Chicago P.D.  

Thursdays – Global’s two-hour comedy block kicks off with a laugh as the loveable workplace comedy Superstore returns, followed by the delightfully clever The Good Place, Top 10 hit revival Will & Grace*, and newcomer I Feel Bad, all leading into the action-packed series S.W.A.T.

Fridays – Starring Canadian François Arnaud, last summer’s new supernatural thriller Midnight, Texas joins Global’s Friday night powerhouse series MacGyver and Hawaii Five-0.

Saturdays – Emmy® Award-winning and Canada’s #1 late-night show*, Saturday Night Live returns for a ground-breaking 44th season.

Sundays – Global ends the week with a show stopper as Dancing with the Stars: Juniors joins Sunday night standouts NCIS: Los Angeles and political drama Madam Secretary.

MIDSEASON

The momentum continues into Global’s midseason lineup as last winter’s big juggernaut reality series Big Brother: Celebrity Edition and fan-favourite Big Brother Canada return for more must-see moments and outrageous houseguest antics. Both series were ratings champions for the network with Big Brother: Celebrity Edition becoming the most-watched entertainment series during the Olympics***, leading into Big Brother Canada, which grew audiences from its previous season, most notably with a 21% increase in the coveted A18-34 demo**.

The new year also welcomes a variety of compelling and thought-provoking dramas including the third and final chapter of the Canadian Screen Award-winning series Mary Kills People. Additional returning dramas include a new season of international hit Private Eyes, which is currently sold in 110 territories worldwide, the second season of critically acclaimed Instinct, starring Alan Cumming and Bojana Novakovic, and Season 7 of modern Sherlock Holmes series Elementary.

Rounding out the midseason lineup is new comedy Abby’s starring Natalie Morales (Parks and Recreation) joining Global’s hit comedies including the sophomore season of A.P. Bio, produced by Seth Meyers, and Season 3 of family comedy Man With a Plan.

GLOBAL’S FALL 2018 SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE
All times are ET and subject to change. New programs bolded.

Monday
7 p.m.               Entertainment Tonight
7:30 p.m.          Entertainment Tonight Canada
8 p.m.               The Neighborhood
8:30 p.m.          Happy Together
9 p.m.               9-1-1
10 p.m.             Bull
11 p.m.             Global News at 11
11:35 p.m.        The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Tuesday
7 p.m.               NCIS: New Orleans
8 p.m.               NCIS
9 p.m.              FBI
10 p.m.             New Amsterdam
11 p.m.             Global News at 11
11:35 p.m.        The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Wednesday
7 p.m.               Entertainment Tonight
7:30 p.m.          Entertainment Tonight Canada
8 p.m.               Survivor
9 p.m.               SEAL Team
10 p.m.             Chicago P.D.
11 p.m.             Global News  at 11
11:35 p.m.        The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Thursday
7 p.m.              Entertainment Tonight
7:30 p.m.          Entertainment Tonight Canada
8 p.m.               Superstore
8:30 p.m.          The Good Place
9 p.m.               Will & Grace
9:30 p.m.          I Feel Bad
10 p.m.             S.W.A.T.
11 p.m.             Global News at 11
11:35 p.m.        The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Friday
7 p.m.               Entertainment Tonight
7:30 p .m.         Entertainment Tonight Canada
8 p.m.               MacGyver
9 p.m.               Hawaii Five-0
10 p.m.             Midnight, Texas
11 p.m.             Global News at 11
11:35 p.m.        The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Saturday
11 p.m.             Global News at 11
11:30 p.m.        Saturday Night Live

Sunday
8 p.m.              Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
9 p.m.               NCIS: Los Angeles
10 p.m.             Madam Secretary
11 p.m.             Global News at 11

 

Sources: *Numeris PPM data, Total Canada, FL17 (Sept11/17 – Dec17/17) vs. same weeks in FL16, AMA(000), Ranker based on: National Cdn Conv Eng stns, 4+ airings, A25-54 & W25-54 unless otherwise noted, **Numeris PPM data, Total Canada, BB Canada S6 (Jan1-May13/2018) vs. BB Canada S5 (Jan2-May21/2017), AMA(000), A25-54, W25-54, A18-34 unless otherwise noted, ***Numeris PPM data, Olympic dates (Feb 9-25/2018), Total Canada, AMA(000), Ranker based on: National Cdn Conv Eng stns,  1+ airings

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