CTV acquires spooky mid-season drama The River

The ABC Studios adventure-horror series is the latest acquisition by the top-rated broadcaster for its winter 2012 campaign.
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CTV has picked up ABC’s The River (pictured) for its mid-season schedule.

The adventure-horror series from Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli and ABC Studios will debut on CTV on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. as a simulcast.

The American spook-show will join previously announced mid-season U.S. shows to air this winter on CTV like the Debra Messing-starring musical drama Smash starting Monday, Feb. 6 at 10 p.m., and the grown up mean girls dramedy GCB from Sunday March 4 at 10 p.m.

Also bowing on CTV is the Ashley Judd-starrer Missing from Thursday, March 15 at 8 p.m.

On the local programming front, CTV is debuting in tandem with MuchMusic the relationship drama The L.A. Complex from Jan. 10.