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- CTV's new workplace sitcom SPUN OUT delivers the laughs along with new
comedy additions KIRSTIE and SURVIVING JACK -
- CTV's hit original murder drama MOTIVE returns for Season 2, beginning March 6 -
- Live event programming continues with SUPER BOWL XLVIII on Feb. 2, THE OSCARS® on March 2, and THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS on March 30 -
- Late night gets a refresh as Jimmy Fallon takes over THE TONIGHT SHOW on February 17, while February 24 sees the debut of LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -
- CTV Two features the return of Shakira and Usher in Season 6 of THE VOICE on February 24, and the addition of new mystical thriller BELIEVE on March 10 -
- Plus, spring season premieres with all-new episodes of hit series ONCE UPON A TIME and GREY'S ANATOMY -
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TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - CTV announced today that its mid-season schedule is about to get SPUN OUT as the network confirmed the second wave of winter premieres airing on CTV and CTV GO. Anchored by CTV's original workplace multi-cam comedy SPUN OUT, the mid-season schedule is packed with laughs as KIDS IN THE HALL alumnus Dave Foley returns to TV as Dave Lyons, the president of Dave Lyons Public Relations (DLPR).
Following the ups and downs of DLPR and the staff who can spin everyone's problem but their own, SPUN OUT launches as a two-part premiere event beginning Thursday, March 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, strategically scheduled following the most-watched television program in Canada, THE BIG BANG THEORY, with the night beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET with a simulcast of TWO AND A HALF MEN . Premiering during Canadian Screen Week, SPUN OUT launches the same night as the return of last year's #1 new Canadian drama and CSA nominee MOTIVE at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Then, SPUN OUT moves to its regular Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT timeslot, paired with the new Kirstie Alley sitcom, KIRSTIE (8:30 p.m. ET/PT), delivering a Friday night comedy power hour.
SPUN OUT and KIRSTIE are joined by another new comedy on CTV's mid-season schedule, the coming-of-age "Mr. Mom" sitcom SURVIVING JACK on March 27. Also on deck are a new season of reality powerhouse THE AMAZING RACE (Feb. 23), and the spring season premieres of fan favourites GREY'S ANATOMY (Feb. 27), and ONCE UPON A TIME (March 9).
CTV also lights up March with marquee live events SUPER BOWL XLVIII (Feb. 2), THE OSCARS® (March 2), and THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS (March 30), and CTV Two's schedule will be bolstered with the return of hit reality competition series THE VOICE (Feb. 24), and the debut of J.J. Abrams' mystical drama BELIEVE (March 10).
In all, four new series, five returning CTV and CTV Two hits, and some of Canada's most-watched tent-pole events join the schedule throughout February and March (scheduling details below).
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"Following a strong fall and early success in January, we're excited to cement our mid-season offerings as we continue to deliver the quality original programming and consistent fan favourites our viewers and advertisers have come to expect," said Phil King, President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. "We're proud to continue to position our original homegrown series for optimal success, including premiering SPUN OUT following THE BIG BANG THEORY, and scheduling MOTIVE following established hit GREY'S ANATOMY."
Highlighting the second wave of CTV's mid-season schedule:
New to the Schedule:
CTV culminates its broadcast of the 2013-14 NFL season with exclusive Canadian coverage of SUPER BOWL XLVIII featuring the AFC Champions Denver Broncos taking on the NFC Champions Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Feb. 2 (pre-game coverage begins at 12 noon ET; game coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET).
The stars will be out for one of the biggest live events of the year during THE OSCARS, hosted by the hilarious Ellen Degeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show), airing live from the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood on Sunday, March 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CTV, following OSCARS RED CARPET LIVE beginning at 7 p.m. ET. ETALK's Ben Mulroney will also deliver all the celebrity interviews from the carpet during ETALK AT THE OSCARS (airing on CTV Two Ontario at 6 p.m. ET, CTV Two Atlantic at 7 p.m. AT, and on CTV BC at 3 p.m. PT, and CTV Alberta at 4 p.m. MT), while celebrity arrivals are captured from an exclusive balcony position. And the biggest stars of Canadian music take centre stage on Sunday, March 30 during THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS, broadcast live from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.
Late night television sees three big changes on CTV and CTV Two in February, with Jimmy Fallon stepping into the spotlight as the new host of THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON beginning Monday, Feb. 17 at midnight ET on CTV Two (moves to regular timeslot of 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21), after taking over for Jay Leno. Then, weekdays at 12:30 a.m. ET, Seth Meyers hosts LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS (Feb. 24), and KEVIN NEWMAN LIVE also joins the CTV schedule airing weeknights at 2:30 a.m. ET following its 9 p.m. ET CTV News Channel broadcast beginning Monday, Feb. 3, with an additional best of episode airing weekly on Sundays at 12 p.m. ET.
February also signals the return of all-new episodes of fan favourites GREY'S ANATOMY (Feb. 27), followed by ONCE UPON A TIME (March 9) on CTV and CTV GO.
Viewers can catch up on full episodes of CTV series live and on demand at CTV.ca and the CTV GO App (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Plus, catch exclusive online features, behind-the-scenes extras, and cast interviews for many hit CTV programs.
FEBRUARY / MARCH 2014 CTV AND CTV TWO PREMIERE DATES:
All dates are subject to change. Visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times.
Sunday, Feb. 2
SUPER BOWL XLVIII with pre-game coverage beginning at 12 noon ET and game coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. (CTV) - *BIG EVENT SPECIAL*
Monday, Feb. 17
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON at midnight (CTV Two and CTV GO) - *SPECIAL TIMESLOT - NEW HOST*
Friday, Feb. 21
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON at 11:30 p.m. (CTV Two and CTV GO) - *REGULAR TIMESLOT*
Sunday, Feb. 23
THE AMAZING RACE at 8 p.m. (CTV and CTV GO) - *SEASON PREMIERE*
Monday, Feb. 24
THE VOICE at 8 p.m. (CTV Two and CTV GO) - *SEASON PREMIERE*
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS at 12:30 a.m. (CTV and CTV GO) - *NEW HOST*
Thursday, Feb. 27
GREY'S ANATOMY at 9 p.m. (CTV and CTV GO) - *SPRING SEASON PREMIERE*
SAVING HOPE at 10 p.m. (CTV and CTV GO) - *SPECIAL TIME - SEASON FINALE*
Saturday, March 1
ETALK'S ULTIMATE OSCARS GUIDE at 7 p.m. (CTV and CTV GO) - *SPECIAL*
Sunday, March. 2
ETALK AT THE OSCARS (6 p.m. ET on CTV Two Ontario; 7 p.m. AT on CTV Two Atlantic; 3 p.m. PT on CTV BC; 4 p.m. MT on CTV Alberta and CTV GO) - *BIG EVENT SPECIAL*
OSCARS RED CARPET LIVE! at 7 p.m. (CTV and CTV GO) - *BIG EVENT SPECIAL*
THE OSCARS at 8:30 p.m. (CTV and CTV GO) - *BIG EVENT SPECIAL*
Thursday, March. 6
SPUN OUT at 8:30 p.m. (CTV and CTV GO) - *PREMIERE - NEW*
MOTIVE at 10 p.m. (CTV and CTV GO) - *SEASON PREMIERE*
Friday, March. 7
SPUN OUT at 8 p.m. (CTV and CTV GO) - *REGULAR TIMESLOT - NEW EPISODE*
KIRSTIE at 8:30 p.m. (CTV and CTV GO) - *PREMIERE - NEW*
Sunday, March. 9
ONCE UPON A TIME at 7 p.m. (CTV and CTV GO) - *SPRING SEASON PREMIERE*
Monday, March. 10
BELIEVE at 10 p.m. (CTV Two and CTV GO) - *PREMIERE - NEW*
Sunday, March 16
BELIEVE at 9 p.m. (CTV Two and CTV GO) - *REGULAR TIMESLOT - NEW EPISODE*
Sunday, March. 30
THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS (CTV and CTV GO) - *BIG EVENT SPECIAL*
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