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Bell Media confirms 70 original productions for 2019/2020 season


From a media launch:

Prematurely of tomorrow’s #CTVUpfront, Bell Media confirmed as we speak its first wave of latest and returning unique leisure programming for the 2019/20 season. With 31 new unique packages introduced so far, and extra to be confirmed within the coming days and weeks, a complete of 70 unique English-language packages will probably be produced within the coming season in partnership with unbiased manufacturing corporations and in-house at Bell Media Studios.

With Canada’s prime packages, together with unique packages and homegrown hits, extra Canadians make Bell Media their selection for viewing than some other media firm. As Canada’s most-watched community in primetime for 18 years in a row, CTV is residence to:

  • THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the #1 summer time collection amongst A25-54 for a sixth season in a row
  • Probably the most-watched Canadian comedy of the yr, JANN
  • The highest Canadian every day way of life packages, Bell Media Studios’ THE SOCIAL and THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW
  • Probably the most-watched leisure newsmagazine for 9 years operating, ETALK
  • Canada’s most-watched nationwide morning present, YOUR MORNING

Along with the productions introduced by Bell Media Studios final week, Bell Media’s 2019/20 Unique Productions slate consists of the next:

NEW Bell Media Unique Collection and Specials for 2019/20 (by channel):


CTV introduced at the moment that Hamza Haq, Laurence Leboeuf, and John Hannah will star within the one-hour, primetime medical procedural, with manufacturing starting this month. TRANSPLANT tells the story of a brilliantly expert emergency drugs physician who fled Syria to Canada, as he’s challenged to make a spot for himself in a brand new hospital and nation. The drama blends the story of a brand new immigrant with an ensemble medical procedural, providing audiences a recent tackle a beloved style. The primary season consists of 13 episodes, with manufacturing set to start in Summer time 2019. (NBCUniversal Worldwide Studios with Sphère Média Plus)

One-hundred-and-fifty years sooner or later, detective Vivien Coleman is dispatched to the sting of our photo voltaic system to research a scientist’s mysterious demise on board an remoted area station. She quickly finds herself trapped and reduce off from Earth, together with the station’s small crew of sensible scientists – all homicide suspects, and all harbouring their very own secrets and techniques… What begins as a basic homicide thriller evolves right into a struggle for survival which will threaten the way forward for our species. (eOne)

This eight-episode collection has one aim: to inform the richest, most fascinating tales from the continued historical past of pop music. Every stand-alone episode is a documentary portrait with its personal distinctive voice, fashion, and imaginative and prescient. Via unique interviews and unprecedented entry, archival depth, and significant takes, POP EVOLUTION dives deeper into the style than ever earlier than. (Banger Movies)
CTV Life Channel

This pleasant cooking collection is devoted to everybody’s favourite leisurely and decadent mid-morning meal. Hosted by the bubbly Vanessa Gianfrancesco (ONE WORLD KITCHEN), LET’S BRUNCH provides a brunch menu for each event, showcasing candy and savory recipes, together with the occasional refreshing beverage or cozy latte. (Gusto Worldwide Media)

On this charming one-hour vacation particular set in Michael Bonacini’s festive kitchen, the superstar chef and his son Oscar prepare dinner up a chic and flavourful feast of their favorite Christmas recipes. (Gusto Worldwide Media)

In his upcoming particular, host Spencer Watts exhibits viewers learn how to barbecue like a professional all through the vacation season. (Gusto Worldwide Media)

Canada’s status leisure providing just lately introduced an entire slate of upcoming conversation-worthy Crave Originals, headlined by:

Crave heads to Montréal for the JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL this summer time, capturing a collection of 4 new specials that includes acclaimed Canadian comedians. These 4 new specials convey the Crave Unique standup collection complete to 10 specials. (Simply For Laughs Tv)

A sensible, distinctive, and caustic documentary concerning the finish of the world, the most recent unique collection from Crave goes into manufacturing this summer time. Drawing collectively science, psychology, popular culture, and philosophy, WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE meets viewers’ fascination with the apocalypse head-on. Every episode explores one of many ways in which humanity might meet its finish – from nuclear warfare and asteroids to aliens – with the last word hope that humankind can come collectively to make the world a greater place. (90th Parallel Productions)

Government produced by Martin Scorsese, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard, this documentary function is a confessional, cautionary, and infrequently humorous story of Robertson’s younger life and the creation of one of the enduring teams within the historical past of in style music. Impressed by Robertson’s bestselling memoir, Testimony (Penguin/Random Home, 2017), the movie blends uncommon archival footage and interviews with lots of Robertson’s pals and collaborators, together with Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Scorsese, Taj Mahal, Peter Gabriel, David Geffen, and Ronnie Hawkins, amongst others. (Think about Documentaries/White Pine Footage/Bell Media Studios/Common Music Canada)

Manufacturing kicks off June 17 in North Bay, Ont. on the darkly humorous “true crime” comedy from two of Canada’s hottest comedic voices, Evany Rosen (PICNICFACE, BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW) and Kayla Lorette (THE BEAVERTON, SPACE RIDERS). (Peacock Alley Leisure)


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the primary moon touchdown, MAKE IT TO THE MOON (narrated by Canadian actor Stephan James) options 4 trailblazing groups – contracted by NASA – who take up President Kennedy’s problem to land a person on the moon by the top of the last decade. These ‘unsung heroes of the unsung heroes’ should invent from scratch the revolutionary know-how essential to create the lunar module spacecraft, the onboard pc, the moon go well with, and monitor all of it by means of area. (eOne)

On the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, VW WOODSTOCK BUS is a one-hour particular that explores the inspiring story of Dr. Bob, the person who painted the unique Woodstock hippie bus with symbols he believed would usher within the daybreak of a brand new age. (Arcadia Productions)

This documentary particular tells the gripping story of how air visitors controllers in Gander, Newfoundland pulled off the unattainable on September 11, 2001. (Bristow International Media)

This four-part collection tells the story of the nationwide manhunt for the terrorist recognized solely because the “Unabomber,” which lasted from 1978 – 1995, till a tip led the FBI to a distant cabin within the Montana mountains. The tip that finally took down Ted Kaczynski, a.okay.a. the Unabomber, got here from his youthful brother, David, and David’s spouse, Linda. (Yap Movies)

Investigation Discovery

As investigators piece collectively a homicide thriller, typically the sufferer speaks from past the grave, speaking by way of their revelatory phrases written in a diary, journal, or personal on-line weblog. IF I SHOULD DIE explores how these emotional phrases can present unimaginable perception into the sufferer’s life – and typically into their darkest secrets and techniques. (Cream Productions)

This immersive new collection reveals the true-life tales of police and different members of regulation enforcement who discovered themselves face-to-face with unusual and weird occasions. Every episode investigates instances involving ghostly haunting, demonic possession, alien abduction, and different supernatural emergency calls that includes the women and men who’ve devoted their lives to serve and shield. (Cream Productions)
A lot Studios

A A lot Studios’ Unique Documentary, POSITIVE profiles the lives of 5 numerous HIV+ millennials by way of a roundtable dialogue and stigma-busting private narratives. Moderated by A lot Studios’ Michael Rizzi, the documentary creates an intimate and protected area for the group to debate the themes of id, group, intercourse, and the continued misconceptions surrounding HIV.

Returning Bell Media Unique Productions Confirmed to Date for 2019/20 (by channel):


Internationally profitable and critically acclaimed collection CARDINAL has wrapped manufacturing on its last season with stars Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse. (Sienna Movies/eOne)

The half-hour satirical information sensation THE BEAVERTON returns to CTV for Season three, premiering July 23. (Pier 21 Movies)

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the most-watched collection of the summer time, is about to ship its seventh season Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT starting July 2 on CTV. Hosted by Olympic gold medallist Jon Montgomery, the a number of Canadian Display Award-winning collection returns as 9 all-new groups be a part of fan favourites from Season 1, Jet & Dave, who have been chosen as Canada’s Option to race once more. The 10 groups head to the beginning line to push themselves out of their consolation zones in a continuous, action-packed race. (Perception Productions)

New episodes of unique culinary collection MARY’S KITCHEN CRUSH proceed Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV as host Mary Berg shares her scrumptious twists on basic dishes impressed by her household and shut associates. (Correct Tv)

THE 2019 CANADA’S WALK OF FAME AWARDS, delivering the awards’ 21st anniversary this November. (Perception Productions)


Named a “should watch” collection by the New York Occasions and an award-winning Canadian comedy program, an all-new six-pack of LETTERKENNY premieres on Oct. 11 and manufacturing on one other season begins this summer time in Sudbury, Ont. (New Metric Media)
CTV Comedy Channel

Coming to the CTV Comedy lineup within the 2019-20 broadcast yr are THE STAND-UP SHOW WITH JON DORE and 4 distinctive @JFL gala shows from Montréal’s Place des Arts. (Simply For Laughs Tv)

Probably the most-watched unique collection ever on CTV Comedy, CORNER GAS ANIMATED (CTV Comedy) premieres Season 2 on July 1 with 11 all-new episodes. The brand new season features a star-studded lineup of cameos, that includes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Chris Hadfield, and EPIC MEALTIME’s Harley Morenstein, with a particular visitor star look by Michael J. Fox. (Prairie Pantoons/Shifting Mountoons)

CTV Drama Channel

The sunshine hearted mystery-crime drama CARTER, starring Jerry O’Connell (BILLIONS) is at present in manufacturing for Season 2. Shot in North Bay, Ont., the sophomore season is about to debut later this yr, solely on CTV Drama. (Sony Footage Tv)

CTV Life Channel

Season three of SPENCER’S BIG 30 showcases wholesome, hearty meals that may be ready in 30 minutes. (Gusto Worldwide Media)
Italian cooking collection BONACINI’S ITALY, starring MASTERCHEF CANADA’S Michael Bonacini, returns for a second season. (Gusto Worldwide Media)

Season 2 of WATTS ON THE GRILL continues to have fun all issues grilled with chef extraordinaire Spencer Watts. Every half-hour episode exhibits viewers find out how to barbecue like a professional, from scorching steak, smoked hen and steamy seafood, to fruit, cheese, and scrumptious desserts. Ideas, tips, and attractive recipes are all on Watts’ menu as he evokes viewers to think about elements in a different way and check out new issues on the grill. (Gusto Worldwide Media)

CTV Sci-Fi Channel

The fifth and last season of CTV Sci-Fi’s most-watched unique collection KILLJOYS returns July 19. Within the Quad, a planetary system getting ready to a bloody interplanetary class warfare, a fun-loving trio of bounty hunters makes an attempt to stay neutral as they chase lethal warrants. Reprising their roles for the final time, Hannah John-Kamen (ANT MAN AND THE WASP) returns as Yelena “Dutch” Yarden / Aneela, together with Canadian Display Award nominee for greatest lead actor Aaron Ashmore (CARDINAL) as John Jaqobis, and Luke MacFarlane (THE NIGHT SHIFT) as D’avin Jaqobis. (Temple Road Productions)


The fascinating collection MAYDAY, presently within the first half of its 19th season, Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET, continues to disclose the usually harrowing fact behind aircraft crashes, offering viewers a singular, behind-the-scenes take a look at the world’s most catastrophic aviation accidents seeking clues which may forestall comparable tragedies from occurring once more. (Cineflix/Nationwide Geographic Channels Worldwide/Canal D)

HELLFIRE HEROES returns this fall for Season 2. That includes tales of power, fearlessness, and dedication, a uniquely versatile group of firefighters danger their lives to serve and shield the residents of remoted areas of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. (Pixcom Productions)

HIGHWAY THRU HELL is again for Season eight in 2019, chronicling the lives of heroic rescue groups who typically put their very own lives in danger to assist maintain very important transport highways open and communities protected. (Thunderbird Leisure Group)

HEAVY RESCUE: 401, a Prime 5 collection on Discovery, returns for Season four in early 2020, documenting dramatic recoveries alongside Ontario’s 400-series highways – extending from Windsor within the west to the Québec border within the east. (Thunderbird Leisure Group)

Animal Planet

Biologist Niall McCann travels the world to know the connection between people and a number of the world’s most charismatic and formidable animals within the upcoming third season of the award-winning BIGGEST AND BADDEST. (Gryphon/Wild Planet Productions)

KERI: PRAIRIE VET returns for a 3rd season, persevering with to comply with the action-packed lifetime of travelling vet Dr. Keri Hudson Reykdal, on the street 24/7 to look after “all creatures huge and small.” (Benefit Morion Footage)

WILD BEAR RESCUE, probably the most lovable unique Canadian collection, returns for Season three on June 14 with heartwarming tales of injured and orphaned bear cubs at Northern Lights Wildlife Society in Smithers, B.C. (Omnifilm Leisure)
Investigation Discovery

FEAR THY NEIGHBOUR returns for Season 6 this fall. This true-crime thriller follows the disturbing tales of these with the misfortune to unwittingly take up residence inside a stone’s throw of a psychopath or killer. (Cream Productions)


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