Upfronts ’19: CTV, CTV Two release schedules

The broadcaster will air all new series on Wednesdays, including Stumptown, starring Canadians Cobie Smulders and Tantoo Cardinal.
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Bell Media has revealed the fall schedule for its CTV, CTV Two channels. The lineup is driven by its recent L.A. screening pickups, with a raft of new series, including the Canadian-led Stumptown (pictured), as well as rejigged schedules for returning shows.

All weeknights will begin with eTalk at 7 p.m. followed by reruns of The Big Bang Theory on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays, The Goldbergs occupies the spot, while on Thursdays, Young Sheldon, no longer tethered to “old” Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory, will air in an earlier time slot than it has for previous seasons.

Mondays will start with a comedy block: Roseanne spin-off The Conners moves to a new night to open the block, and new Chuck Lorre comedy Bob Hearts Abishola follows. That’s followed by the new courtroom procedural All Rise and closed out by ratings powerhouse The Good Doctor.

Tuesdays will focus on drama, with returning shows The Resident and This is Us starting the night, and new series Emergence capping it off.

Wednesdays is a trio of new pickups: The Masked Singer at 8, Almost Family and 9 and Stumptown at 10.

Thursdays will perhaps look the most different this year, although none of the series that night are new. While the 8 to 9 p.m. block was previously filled by fan favourites Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon, with the former now off the air and the latter moved up to 8:30, Thursdays have taken a dramatic turn. Grey’s Anatomy kicks off primetime, followed by How To Get Away With Murder. Law & Order: SVU closes out the night.

Finally, Friday will feature a mix of new and returning cop dramas, including new pickup L.A’s Finest at 8, Magnum P.I. at 9 and Blue Bloods at 10.

Sundays will continue to be anchored by CTV’s NFL content before leading into the returning God Friended Me at 8 p.m. The Rookie has also moved to Sundays, taking the 10 p.m. spot.

Meanwhile, CTV2 will continue to be the host of The Voice (Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m.), while Criminal Minds reruns will now air on the network Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday  nights at 10 p.m. Thursday Night Football will continue to be a tentpole on CTV Two, and new series American Housewife will hit the network on Fridays at 8 p.m. Mary’s Kitchen Crush comes to CTV Two on Saturdays, and Sunday nights will also play host to a football block.

This story originally appears in Media in Canada