Rogers Media Upfront

New 2019 Citytv Fall Programming

60-minute scripted drama series

Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (s); New to Citytv

Treating critical cases and ethical dilemmas with high doses of courage, compassion, and state-of-the-art medical care, the trauma centre team at Chicago’s busiest emergency department work to hold it all together.  Supervising attending physician Dr. Will Halstead struggles to balance the ED with his relationship with pediatrics resident Dr. Natalie Manning.  Heart surgeon Dr. Connor Rhodes tackles a new challenge in close proximity to his former rival; Dr. Daniel Charles remains the Sherlock Holmes of psychiatry; former Navy flight surgeon Dr. Ethan Choi brings his battlefield skills to the ED front lines; and hospital head Sharon Goodwin, faces intense fiscal scrutiny to preserve the bottom line while ensuring all patients receive exceptional care – while answering to the newly-hired COO, Gwen Garrett.  But to really know what is going on at the Gaffney Chicago Medical Centre, check with the nurses – stat!

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  Dick Wolf, Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Michael Waxman, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Arthur W. Forney, Peter Jankowski

CAST:  Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless), Yaya DaCosta (The Butler), Torrey DeVitto (Pretty Little Liars), Colin Donnell (Arrow), Brian Tee (Deadland), Marlyne Barrett (Night Call), Norma Kuhling (Fallen), S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order), and Oliver Platt (The Three Musketeers)

60-minute scripted drama series

Wednesdays at 9 p.m. (s); New to Citytv

While all others flee, the firefighters, rescue squad, and paramedics of Firehouse 51 risk their lives to save and protect Chicago citizens when their world is burning around them.  It takes a special team to embrace danger, day in and day out.  Lt. Matthew Casey leads the truck company and brash Lt. Kelly Severide runs the rescue squad, supported by their extended “fire family” which includes Battalion Chief Wallace Boden, firefighters Stella Kidd and 51 veteran Christopher Herrmann, and paramedics Gabriela Dawson and Sylvie Brett.

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  Dick Wolf, Derek Haas, Todd Arnow, Andrea Newman, Michael Gilvary, Michael Brandt, Arthur Forney, and Peter Jankowski

CAST:  Jesse Spencer (House), Taylor Kinney (Vampire Diaries), Monica Raymund (Lie to Me), Kara Killmer (Chicago PD), David Eigenberg (Sex and the City), Miranda Rae Mayo (Pretty Little Liars), Yuri Sardarov (Argo), Joe Minoso (Boss), Christian Stolte (Boss), and Eamonn Walker (Oz)

60-minute scripted drama series

Wednesdays at 10 p.m. (s); New to Citytv

To protect and serve, Det. Sgt. Hank Voight and his Intelligence team, considered rules as guidelines more than actual laws.  But now, it’s a new day in Chicago and police are under siege and under a microscope, their every moved watched by citizen, politicians, and the government – and Voight’s team feels the pressure.  As racial tensions, political agendas, and new federal regulations accelerate police reform, the team is challenged to find new ways to achieve their ultimate goal: justice.

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  Dick Wolf, Rick Eid, Peter Jankowski, Arthur Forney, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt and Eriq La Salle

CAST:  Jason Beghe (Californication), Jon Seda (Treme), Jesse Lee Soffer (The Mob Doctor), Patrick John Flueger (The 4400), Marina Squerciati (Gossip Girl), LaRoyce Hawkins (The Express), Amy Morton (Boss), and Tracy Spiridakos (Bates Motel); Anne Heche (The Brave) is a recurring guest star

60-minute scripted drama series

Mondays at 10 p.m. (s)

Coming from a Memphis family famous for confronting injustice, brilliant lawyer Sydney Strait worked at her father Elijah’s celebrated law firm until their rocky relationship drove her away.  After barely speaking to her dad for years, Sydney is suddenly thrust back into the family fold when her philanthropist mother dies unexpectedly.  In the wake of their loss, hoping to reconnect with the daughter he loves, Elijah asks Sydney to rejoin his ?rm.  She agrees, because despite her lingering resentment and distrust, she knows that working alongside her father is her best hope at changing the world… if they can ever get along.

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  Universal Television in association with David Janollari Entertainment

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  Dean Georgaris, Michael Aguliar, David Janollari

CAST:  Jimmy Smits (NYPD Blue), Caitlin McGee (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Barry Sloane (Revenge), Michael Luwoye (The Gifted), MaameYaa Boafo (Thru 25), Stony Blyden (Hunter Street), and Jayne Atkinson (House of Cards)

30-minute scripted comedy series

Tuesdays at 9 p.m. (s)

In the 1980s, Rainbow Johnson lived with her mixed-race family on an idyllic hippy commune – until they didn’t.  When her parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from the commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family, Bow and her siblings must navigate the intricacies of school culture in which they’re perceived as neither black nor white.  Their experiences highlights the challenges of figuring out who you are when the rest of the world can’t decide where you belong.


EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  Peter Saji, Kenya Barris, Tracee Ellis Ross, Randall Winston, Artists First (Brian Dobbins), Cinema Gypsy (Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland), and Anthony Anderson

CAST:  Arica Himmel (Thanksgiving), Tika Sumpter (Gossip Girl), Gary Cole (Chicago Fire), Christina Anthony (Key & Peele), Mykal-Michelle Harris (Big Little Lies), and Ethan Childress (Black-ish)

30-minute scripted comedy series

Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. (s)

When former Princeton music professor Arthur Cochran unexpectedly stumbles into choir practice at a small-town church, he finds a group of singers that are out of tune in more ways than one.  Even with clashing personalities and perspectives, Arthur and his newfound cohorts may just be the perfect mix to help each other reinvent and rediscover a little happiness – just when they each need it most.

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  20thCentury Fox Television and Small Dog Picture Company

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  Lesley Wake Webster, Jason Winer, Bradley Whitford, Adam Anders and Jon Radler

CAST:  Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Tymberlee Hill (Drunk History), Rizwan Manji (Schitt’s Creek), Will Greenberg (Wrecked), Geno Segers (Banshee), and Spencer Allport (Zero)

Four Weddings and a Funeral

60-minute scripted drama series

Thursdays at 10 p.m.

Four American friends reunite for a fabulous London wedding, but when a bombshell at the altar throws their lives into turmoil, a tumultuous year of romance and heartbreak follows.  Relationships are forged and broken, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned, love affairs ignited and doused, and of course, there are four weddings… and a funeral.

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  MGM Television and Universal Television

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  Mindy Kaling, Tracey Wigfield, Richard Curtis, Matt Warburton, Jonathan Prince, Howard Klein of 3Arts Entertainment, Charlie Grandy, Tristram Shapeero, and Charles McDougall

CAST:  Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey), Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), Guz Khan (Turn Up Charlie), Sophia La Porta (The Five), Harish Patel (Coronation Street), Nikesh Patel (Indian Summers), John Reynolds (Stranger Things), Rebecca Rittenhouse (The Mindy Project), and Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re the Worst)

60-minute talk show

Weekdays at 4 p.m. (s)

Award-winning superstar Kelly Clarkson offers a daily dose of charm, celebrity, and chat with The Kelly Clarkson Show.  Following her critically-acclaimed eighth studio album and tour this year, Clarkson’s all-new talk show brings viewers remarkable stories, celebrity guests, spontaneous surprises, humour, heart, and great music!  With Clarkson’s openness and warmth, The Kelly Clarkson Show makes the world feel a little bit smaller by celebrating all of the good things people have in common.

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  Kelly Clarkson, Alex Duda, and Brandon Blackstock

HOST:  Kelly Clarkson

New 2019/2020 Citytv Mid Season Programming

60-minute scripted romantic comedy series (s)

Daniel Garcia is working in the family bakery and doing everything that his loving Cuban parents and siblings expect him to do.  But on a wild Miami night, he meets international superstar and fashion mogul Noa Hamilton and his life moves into the spotlight.  Will this unlikely couple upend their lives to be together and pull their families into a culture clash?  The Baker and the Beauty is based on a hit Israeli show created by Assi Azar, originally for Keshet Broadcasting.

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  Universal Television and ABC Studios, in association with Keshet Studios

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  Dean Georgaris, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, and Assi Azar

CAST:  Victor Rasuk (Lords of Dogtown), Nathalie Kelley (Vampire Diaries), Carlos Gómez (The Glades), Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal), Lisa Vidal (Being Mary Jane), David Del Rio (The Troop), Belissa Escobedo (Sid is Dead), and Michelle Veintimilla (Gotham)

60-minute scripted drama series (s)

When Scott’s life is turned upside-down by a health scare, the father of four calls on a few of his closest allies to step in as back-up dads for every stage of his growing family’s life.  Scott’s assembled group of role models includes Anthony, his oldest friend; Larry, his AA sponsor; and Oliver, his surgeon.  Together with Scott’s wife Robin, these men commit to supporting and guiding Scott’s family through all of life’s triumphs and challenges life – just in case he can’t be there himself.

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  Universal Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Midwest Livestock Productions

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  Tony Phelan, Joan Rater, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, and KristieAnne Reed

CAST:  Sarah Wayne Callies (Colony), Clive Standen (Vikings), Tom Everett Scott (13 Reasons Why), J. August Richards (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Blue Chapman (Preschool in L.A.), Emjay Anthony (Bad Moms), Michele Weaver (Love Is_), Thalia Tran (Little), Steven Silver (13 Reasons Why), and Michael O’Neill (Scandal)

Dead Still

60-minute scripted drama series (Canadian)

Dying for the ultimate selfie?  Set in 1880s Ireland, Dead Still follows a master photographer with the macabre specialty of “memorial photography” – taking pictures of the dead.  But not every photo captures tranquil and eternal repose, and the photographer finds himself embroiled in his subjects’ mysterious deaths or murders.

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  A Canada/Ireland treaty co-production, coproduced by Shaftesbury

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  Christina Jennings and Scott Garvie

CAST:  Michael Smiley (Luther), Kerr Logan (Alias Grace), Eileen O’Higgens (Brooklyn), and Mark Rendall (Versailles)

60-minute scripted true-life drama series

This all-star limited series tells the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s, returned from 10 years in prison to find the neighbourhood he used to rule in shambles and his power gone.  With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy takes on the Five Families to regain control.  To do so, he enlists the help of radical preacher Malcolm X — catching Malcolm’s political rise in the crosshairs of social and political upheaval


EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  Chris Brancato, Paul Eckstein, Forest Whitaker, Nina Yang Bongiovi, James Acheson, and Markuann Smith

CAST:  Forest Whitaker (Last King of Scotland), Paul Sorvino (Bad Blood), Vincent D’Onofrio (Men in Black), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), and Lucy Fry (Bright)


60-minute scripted drama series (s)

In this thrilling series inspired by best-selling book The Bone Collector, former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was forced out of field work by a serious accident at the hands of a serial killer.  When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer with a gift for pro?ling, finds herself closing in on the killer’s trail, Rhyme discovers a new partner for this game of cat and mouse.  As the unlikely duo joins forces to crack the city’s most confounding cases, they also race to take down the enigmatic “Bone Collector” who brought them together.

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television and in association with Keshet Studios

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  VJ Boyd, Mark Bianculli, Seth Gordon, Avi Nir, Peter Traugott, and Rachel Kaplan

CAST:  Russell Hornsby (Fences), Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries), Brían F. O’Byrne (Million Dollar Baby), Tate Ellington (Shameless), Courtney Grosbeck (Parenthood), Ramses Jimenez (Fear the Walking Dead), Brooke Lyons (The Affair), Roslyn Ruff (Madam Secretary), and Michael Imperioli (Californication)

60-minute scripted sci-fi drama series (Canadian)

Driven from her throne as a child, queen Elida has wandered the galaxy for 15 years, scavenging for space junk and trying to evade a Republic government out to extinguisher her millennia-old bloodline.  When an old frenemy shows up claiming her mother is still alive, Elida returns home to stage a rescue.

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  A Canada/South Africa treaty co-production coproduced by Blue Ice, with Hulu and Syfy as the lead commissioners

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  Lance Samuels, Daniel Iron, and Armand Leo

CAST:  Adriyan Rae (Light as a Feather), Tim Rozon (Wynona Earp), and Paul du Toit (Maze Runner)

Returning 2019 Citytv Fall Programming

A Million Little Things

60-minute scripted drama series

Friendship isn’t one big thing – it’s a million little things. This is true for a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances. Some have achieved success, and others are struggling in their careers and relationships – but all of them feel stuck. When one of them suddenly dies, it’s an urgent wake-up call for the rest to start really living. And as they do, they discover that these friendships may be the only thing to save them from themselves.

Executive Producers: DJ Nash, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, and James Griffiths

Cast: David Giuntoli (13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghzi), Ron Livingston (Band of Brothers), Romany Malco (Weeds), Allison Miller (13 Reasons Why), Christina Moses (The Originals), Christina Ochoa (Valor), James Roday (Psych), Stephanie Szostak (The Blacklist), and Lizzy Greene (Macbeth)


60-minute scripted drama series

When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent-but-routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, they lost five years. Seeing their life in fast-forward, they discover that their friends, families and colleagues had mourned their loss – and then moved on. With a second chance, their new realities become clear, and a deeper mystery unfolds as some of the returned passengers discover they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible.

Executive Producers: Jeff Rake, David Frankel (pilot), Robert Zemeckis, and Jack Rapke
Cast: Melissa Roxburgh (Supernatural), Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time), Athena Karkanis (Wild Kratts), J.R. Ramirez (Power), Luna Blaise (Fresh Off the Boat), and Parveen Kaur (The Strain)

One lucky man gets the opportunity to find the woman of his dreams — and hopefully his bride-to-be — in this one-hour prime time reality series. The Bachelor embarks on a romantic journey meeting 25 women, then selecting 15 as potential mates. After getting to know each one, he continues to narrow the field, from 10 to 5, then 6, and ultimately, the 1 woman to whom he propose marriage in the series’ dramatic finale.

The show also takes an in-depth, behind- the-scenes look at the lives of each participant involved in this unique courtship. America’s most eligible single man travels to exciting romantic locations with the ladies, introduces them to his closest friends and family and visits their hometowns to meet their parents. At the end of the journey, he will have had an unforgettable experience and, quite possibly, found true love. But the big mystery is: If he pops the question, will she accept?


Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson has a great job, a beautiful wife, four kids and a colonial home in the ‘burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family? That’s the question posed by hit comedy Black-ish, which takes a fun yet bold look at one man’s determination to establish a sense of cultural identity for himself and his family.

Black-ish brings together a talented ensemble including star Anthony Anderson (All About the Andersons, Law & Order), film and television veteran Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), actress Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends) and newcomer Marcus Scribner. Since debuting in 2014, the show’s commitment to social and political commentary have helped it gain critical recognition with multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, as well as winning a prestigious Peabody Award in 2016.

Bob’s Burgers

A third-generation restaurateur, Bob Belcher has big ideas about burgers, condiments and sides—but only a few thoughts on customer service and business management. His misadventures in fast food are chronicled in the animated series Bob’s Burgers, where the focus of each episode typically boils down to three essential ingredients: a man, his family and their burger joint.

Bob’s Burgers was created by Loren Bouchard (Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil), whose talents include animator, voice actor, screenwriter, producer, television director and composer. He conceived the show after developing the series Home Movies many years earlier. With consecutive nominations for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 2012 and 2013, Bob’s Burgers finally bagged the prize in 2014.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

From Emmy Award®-winning writer/producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation), starring Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winner Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live) and Emmy Award® winner Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age, Homicide: Life on the Street), the Golden Globe® Award-winning Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a single-camera ensemble comedy about what happens when a talented, but carefree, detective gets a new captain with a lot to prove. Detective Jake Peralta (Samberg) is a good enough cop that he’s never had to work that hard or follow the rules too closely. Perhaps because he has the best arrest record among his colleagues, he’s been enabled – if not indulged – throughout his entire career. That is, until the precinct gets a new commanding officer, Captain Ray Holt (Braugher), who reminds this hotshot cop to respect the badge.

Dancing with the Stars

Enjoy even more sizzling salsas, sambas and spray-tans as a brand new celebrity cast vies for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy when Dancing with the Stars joins City for its 26th season. The hit series will showcase celebrities performing choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts.

Family Guy

These are the (mis)adventures of Peter Griffin—an endearingly ignorant patriarch of the Griffin clan—and his hilariously offbeat family of middle-class New Englanders in Quahog, Rhode Island. Lois, Peter’s wife, is a stay-at-home mom with no patience for her brood’s antics: 18-year-old Meg is an outcast at school and the Griffin family punching bag; 13-year-old Chris is a socially awkward teen who doesn’t have a clue about the opposite sex; and one-year-old Stewie is a diabolically clever baby whose burgeoning sexuality is very much a work in progress. Rounding out the Griffin household is Brian, the family dog and a ladies’ man who is one step away from AA.

With its razor-sharp humour, spot-on parodies, well-executed animation and orchestra-backed, original music, Family Guy continues to entertain its die-hard audience. Since premiering in 1999, the Seth MacFarlane creation has reached bona fide cult status among fans and has garnered numerous awards, including an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series—only the second animated series in TV history to be receive that nom.

Detective Charlie Hudson (John Reardon), a cunning Major Crimes detective for the St. John’s Police Department, teams up with an unusual partner – Rex (Diesel von Burgimwald), a former-K9 German Shepherd, whose heightened senses keep Charlie hot on the trail of his suspects. Together, they investigate puzzling crimes, from a kidnapping which reveals a much larger conspiracy at play to an art theft murder which runs deep into the world of high society. With Charlie’s deft detective work and Rex’s keen canine senses, this crime-fighting pair is unstoppable.

Hudson & Rex is a lighthearted police procedural starring John Reardon (Van Helsing), Mayko Nguyen (Killjoys), Kevin Hanchard (Orphan Black), and Justin Kelly (Wynonna Earp).

Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

The Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actress, comedian and producer Melissa McCarthy joins as the new host of Little Big Shots, from Executive Producer Ellen DeGeneres, for an all-new and totally reinvented season. Melissa will introduce us to a new generation of amazing kids from the U.S. and beyond, who will show off the surprising, smart, funny and downright awesome things they can do. From brainy little whiz kids to mini virtuosos, it’s going to be an exciting, inspiring and adorable time for all! And with the invincible pairing of Ellen and Melissa – two of the funniest, most talented women in Hollywood – at the helm, kids who defy the odds, reject stereotypes and conquer their dreams will give us a peek at what today’s cutest – and tomorrow’s biggest – talents look like!

57%Female audience
30%Viewers are adults 25-54
21%Likely to be the primary shopper of the household
19%Likely to be married


Anna Faris and Emmy® winner Allison Janney star in this hilarious and often heart-wrenching comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly). Christy (Faris) is a single mom who, after years of questionable choices, is now sober and trying to get her life on track. She’s tested daily by her mother, Bonnie (Janney), who Christy still considers the root of her troubles, even though she has also gotten sober. Now mother and daughter are working to overcome their past mistakes and build a better future for their family. Christy has gone back to school and is pursuing her dream of becoming a lawyer, while Bonnie attempts to have a healthy romantic relationship with her fiancée Adam and figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. Through all this, Christy and Bonnie rely on her support system from AA, including wise Marjorie, the wealthy and sometimes misguided Jill; and the overly emotional Wendy. Together, they help each other stay sober and face whatever life throws at them.

The Simpsons

Recently nominated for a 2017 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Animated Program, and currently in production on its record-annihilating 29th season, The Simpsons continues to strike a chord with viewers for irreverently poking fun at anything and everything. With its subversive humor and delightful wit, the series has made an indelible imprint on American pop culture, and its family members – Homer (Dan Castellaneta), Marge (Julie Kavner), Bart (Nancy Cartwright), Lisa (Yeardley Smith) and Maggie – are television icons. Already the longest-running scripted series in television history, the Emmy® Award-, Annie Award- and Peabody Award-winning animated comedy will surpass Gunsmoke‘s record of 635 episodes for a scripted television series next spring

Citytv presents Fall in Love Fridays. Brand new romance and mystery movies to fall for every Friday!

Recognizing outstanding achievements in the music industry, The 62ND Annual GRAMMY Awards® will broadcast live from The Staples Centre in Los Angeles

42%Male audience
58%Female audience
23%Viewers are females 25-54
12%Viewers are likely to have a household income of $100K+
32%Viewers are likely to be individuals with children 12-17

2019 City Fall Schedule

Select day:
Dancing with the Stars Special Premiere
Bluff City Law Special Premiere
Hudson & Rex Special Premiere
Mixed-Ish Special Premiere
Black-ish Special Premiere
Mom Special Premiere
Mom Special Premiere
Chicago MED Special Premiere
Chicago FIRE Special Premiere
Chicago PD Special Premiere
Mom Special Premiere
Perfect Harmony Special Premiere
A Million Little Things Special Premiere
Four Weddings and a Funeral Special Premiere
Fall in Love Fridays Special Premiere
Hudson & Rex Special Premiere
Hockey Night in Canada Special Premiere
The Simpsons Special Premiere
Bless the Harts Special Premiere
Bob's Burgers Special Premiere
Family Guy Special Premiere
Mom Special Premiere
Mom Special Premiere
* All times EST

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