Global sets summer schedule

The network will debut one new series, alongside a number of returning shows including Private Eyes and ratings juggernaut Big Brother.
Private Eyes 2016 season one

By Catherine Phillips 

Global has officially announced its summer schedule, unveiling a new series and return dates for fan favourites.

New series Reverie premieres May 30 and will air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. The drama series centres around a former hostage negotiator tasked with saving people caught in a virtual reality program. From Universal Television and Amblin Television, the pilot filmed in Vancouver in 2017.

While Reverie is the only new summer series revealed thus far, Global will roll out numerous returning series, including eOne’s Private Eyes. As previously announced, the remaining nine episodes of the second season of Private Eyes will debut Sunday (May 27) at 9 p.m.

Also returning is the second season of suspense thriller Salvation (Mondays at 9 p.m., beginning June 25) and the U.S. edition of Big Brother, which will return for Season 20 on Wednesday, June 27. Following the premiere, new episodes will air Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. and Sundays at 8 p.m.

Big Brother has consistently been one of Global’s top summer shows. Last summer, the series ranked as the fifth-most-watched show of all summer programming, with an AMA of 1.12 million viewers from May 29 to Aug. 20 (although its AMA had dropped slightly from the same period in 2016). It was the highest-ranked series from Global during the season.

For live events, Global will once again serve as the Canadian broadcaster for the annual Teen Choice Awards. The ceremony will air Sunday, Aug. 12 at 8 p.m.

From Media in Canada