GLOBAL ANNOUNCES NEW COMPETITION REALITY SERIES FOR SUMMER 2020 WITH GAME ON! AND TOUGH AS NAILS JOINING THE TITAN GAMES

From Executive Producers Ben Winston and James Corden, and Hosted by Keegan-Michael Key, Game On! Debuts Wednesday, May 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Hosted and Created by Phil Keoghan, Tough As Nails Joins Global’s Wednesday Night Lineup Beginning July 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Season 2 of Dwayne Johnson’s The Titan Games Returns Monday, May 25 with a Special Two-Hour Episode at 8 p.m. ET/PT

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TORONTO, May 13, 2020 – It’s game time this summer on Global as the network announces the first round of new and returning series headlining the summer primetime lineup. Packed with competition reality series showcasing everyday people, professional athletes, and celebrities, Global welcomes new series including comedic game show Game On! and reality series Tough As Nails , along with Season 2 of Dwayne Johnson’s heavyweight hit The Titan Games. Additional summer programming on Global will be announced at a later date.

“More than ever, Canadians are connecting with Corus networks, whether through TV, online or streaming apps,” said Troy Reeb, EVP Broadcast Networks, Corus Entertainment. “Since the advent of social distancing in mid-March, we’ve seen a 28% increase in Global’s total audience versus earlier this year, powered by both Global News and our dynamic primetime lineup of scripted and reality series. And we’re thrilled to add even more muscle to the schedule with these new competition series.”

NEW SERIES

Game On! – Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT beginning May 27
Hosted by Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning actor, writer, and creator Keegan-Michael Key, new sports comedy entertainment show, Game On! premieres Wednesday, May 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global. As equal parts comedy and game show, the genre-busting series pits two teams of three, captained by tennis champion and entrepreneur Venus Williams and Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski, alongside comedians Bobby Lee and Ian Karmel and rotating sports stars, comedians and celebrities, against each other in over-the-top physical challenges, absurd trivia, and epic field competitions.

Tough As Nails – Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning July 8
Later this summer, Global welcomes Tough As Nails, a new 10-episode competition series debuting Wednesday, July 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. From Emmy® Award-winning producer Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race) who will also serve as host and executive producer, and his producing partner, Louise Keoghan, the series celebrates everyday people who roll up their sleeves and don’t think twice about working long hard hours and getting their hands dirty, in order to keep their country running. Competitors who consider the calluses on their hands a badge of honour will be tested for their strength, endurance, life skills and, most importantly, mental toughness in challenges that take place at real-world job sites.

RETURNING SERIES

The Titan Games – Mondays at 8 p.m. ET /PT beginning May 25
Kicking off the summer schedule is an all-new season of hit athletic competition series The Titan Games premiering in a special two-hour episode Monday, May 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global. Hosted by superstar Dwayne Johnson, the 13-episode series features a new crop of incredible athletes with inspiring stories as they go head-to-head in challenges designed to test the mind, body, and heart.

This season, six world-renowned athletes will also compete against the everyday Titans including two-time Olympic gold-medal winning and current undisputed boxing world champion Claressa Shields, NFL Iron Man Legend and 10x Pro-Bowler Joe Thomas, Super Bowl champion Victor Cruz, Olympic gold-medal winning snowboarder Hannah Teter, professional stunt woman and star American Ninja Warrior Jessie Graff, and five-time UFC champion Tyron Woodley.

The WallMondays at 9 p.m. ET beginning June 1
New episodes of The Wall also continue into the summer moving to Monday nights beginning June 1 at 9 p.m. ET on Global.  From executive producer and NBA superstar LeBron James and hosted and executive produced by actor, comedian, author and TV personality Chris Hardwick, The Wall offers a pair of teammates life-altering cash prizes. The rules are simple: get a question correct and a green ball will fall down the Wall and add the value of the slot to the players’ winning total. Miss a question and an ominous red ball will fall and deduct the value from the teams’ total. Teammates have to work together to build a huge cash prize.

This summer viewers can also stream Global’s award-winning lineup of hit series from New Amsterdam, and Nurses to Private Eyes and Survivor, on GlobalTV.com and the Global TV app. The Global TV App recently added Adult Swim and National Geographic to the platform, giving viewers even more premium content alongside its suite of top specialty networks including Food Network CanadaHGTV Canada, W Network, HISTORY®, Showcase, Slice, and free, 24/7 access to local and national news feeds from Global News. Download the Global TV App today and log in with a TV provider subscription to access shows like Rick & Morty, The Incredible Dr. Pol, Vikings, Island of Bryan, Top Chef Canada, Outlander, The Sinner, Vanderpump Rules and so much more. All series are available live and on demand with a subscription to that network.

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 the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels. The Global TV App is available on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku streaming players, Roku TV™ models and at watch.globaltv.com..

Game on! is produced by Eye Productions Inc. and Fulwell 73 Productions with CPL Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company. Executive producers for Fulwell 73 Productions are Ben Winston, James Corden and Emma Conway with David Taylor, Murray Boland and Danielle Lux serving as executive producers for CPL Productions. Rob Gronkowski, Elle Key, Keegan-Michael Key, Henry Penzi and Venus Williams also serve as executive producers.

Tough As Nails is produced by Raquel Productions Inc. in association with Tough House Productions Inc. Phil Keoghan, Louise Keoghan and Anthony Carbone are executive producers.

The Titan Games is produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio and Seven Bucks Productions. Dwayne Johnson, Arthur Smith, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Toby Gorman will serve as executive producers for the series.

The Wall is a collaboration between SpringHill Entertainment and Glassman Media with James, Hardwick, Maverick Carter and Andrew Glassman serving as executive producers. The Wall was developed by Glassman Media in conjunction with CORE Media and produced in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio.

Source: Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, A25-54 AMA(000), Confirmed data, Post Covid-19 announcements (March 16/20-May 3/20) vs. SP’20 STD Prior to Covid-19 pandemic announcements ( Dec 30/19-Mar 15/20)

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