CTV, Comedy reveal premiere dates for mid-season originals

Corner Gas Animated, The Detail and the popular MasterChef Canada have found their place on Bell Media's schedules.

Bell Media announced three key premiere dates for its conventional and specialty schedules during its Sunday-night broadcast of Super Bowl LII.

First to bow will be the cop drama The Detail, which premieres March 25 on CTV. The 10-episode project starring Shenae Grimes, Wendy Crewson and Angela Griffin will settle into the Sunday night schedule. The Detail focuses on three female homicide detectives dealing with issues on the job and off. It’s produced by Ilana Frank’s ICF Films and eOne. Frank is also behind CBC’s new legal drama Burden of Truth. The trailer is available on Twitter.

Canadian reality show MasterChef Canada will return to CTV Apr. 3. The 12-episode season, produced by Proper Television, will feature returning judges Michael Bonacini, Claudio Aprile and Alvin Leung. Last year’s season of MasterChef Canada averaged 1.3 million viewers per episode, performing better in Canada than its American counterpart, which averaged less than 1.1 million viewers per episode during its summer broadcast. The trailer is also available on Twitter.

Meanwhile, on Comedy Network, Corner Gas Animated will debut Apr. 2 and air Monday nights. The 13-episode season will bring viewers back to Dog River for more adventures with the voice talent of the original cast, including Brent Butt, Fred Ewanuik and Tara Spencer-Nairn. Corrine Koslo will replace the late Janet Wright. Brent Butt (a.k.a. Dog River’s Brent Leroy) and David Storey from Prairie Pantoons and Virginia Thompson from Moving Mountoons, produce the project, in association with The Comedy Network. Watch the trailer here.