Upfronts ’18: CityTV unveils 11 new shows, classic reboots

Canadian scripted dramas The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco and Bad Blood are among the series on the network's 2018/19 schedule.

Kim Coates Bad BloodCityTV has added 11 new shows to its primetime schedule for 2018/19, including the Omnifilm Entertainment-produced drama The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco (8 x 60 minutes).

The Rogers Media channel revealed Tuesday (June 5) that it had picked up the BritBox original in addition to a roster of international series. The Bletchley Circle will air at 8 p.m. on Friday.

Canadian mob thriller and City original Bad Blood (pictured) will also return, airing Thursdays at 8 p.m. for its second season.

 Also joining City’s primetime lineup are new international series such as a reboot of Murphy Brown, which wrapped two decades ago. The show will air Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. First premiering in the ’80s, the reboot will pick up with the FYI News reporter in the modern age of fake news, 24-hour news cycle and social media.

Also getting its second act is ’60s classic The Twilight Zone, which will air in midseason.

Meanwhile, The Simpsons, which has drawn audiences since launching in 1989, joins the network on Sundays at 8 p.m.

Also new to City is the adventure series The Gifted, which follows the antics of a Marvel superpower family and airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

The network’s roster of new shows range from heartfelt to cliffhanger with dramas A Million Little Things, airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m., and Manifest airing Mondays at 10 p.m.

The Cool Kids, a comedy about a group of rowdy retirees, airs Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. Single Parents and Rel, also newtake the 9:30 p.m. spot on Wednesdays and Sundays, respectively.

Reality shows are also back with the return of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette series, as well as America’s Got Talent, now in its 13th season. A new global reality show, The World’s Best, will debut, with broadcast details to be announced.

Joining Bad Blood on Thursday nights are Hell’s Kitchen, Modern Family and Mom.

And while Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and the 61st annual Grammy Awards will air next year, Hockey Night in Canada gets its play on Saturday nights.