Rogers Media unveiled City’s 2017-18 schedule on Tuesday (June 6).
Three returning U.S. shows have found a place on the City schedule: Dancing with the Stars will move from CTV to City, along with Speechless, while The Blacklist makes its move to the Rogers-owned network from Global.
New comedies premiering on the network this fall are The Orville and Ghosted. LA to Vegas will also air on City this midseason. Based on the cult Canadian film Fubar, CIty’s new comedy Fubar: The Age of the Computer will also premiere this fall. Returning comedies include Black-ish, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, Last Man on Earth, Life in Pieces, The Mick, The Middle, Modern Family, Mom, Nirvanna The Band Show, and New Girl.
Although it’s not listed on the schedule at the moment, the final season of The Mindy Project will air on City, according to a spokesperson for City. The Mindy Project’s sixth and final season is scheduled to debut on Hulu this September.
On the drama front, City has picked up The Resident for midseason. In the fall, the network will debut its original production, Bad Blood, following the true-crime saga of one of Canada’s most notorious mob families. City is also set to air Versailles in 2018. The Canal+ series was previously broadcast in Canada by Super Channel (season one) and later The Movie Network (season two).
Returning dramas include Lethal Weapon and Scorpion. Reality shows returning include The Bachelor franchise (although The Bachelor Canada will air this fall on Corus Entertainment’s W Network) and Hell’s Kitchen.
Hockey Night in Canada is also back. This year’s specials include Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards and The 51st Annual Country Music Awards. City will also broadcast the live ‘event’ musicals of A Christmas Story and Rent.
City’s fall 2017 schedule:
8 p.m. — Dancing with the Stars (s/ABC)
10 p.m. — Scorpion (s/CBS)
8 p.m. — Lethal Weapon (s/Fox)
9 p.m. — The Mick (s/Fox)
9:30 p.m. — Brooklyn Nine-Nine (s/Fox)
* Returns of Mom will fill the 10 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. timeslots on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.
8 p.m. — The Blacklist (s/NBC)
9 p.m. — Modern Family (s/ABC)
9:30 p.m. — Black-ish (post-release ABC)
8 p.m. — Bad Blood / The Orville
9 p.m. — The Orville (s/Fox)
** Late Fall **
8 p.m. — The Orville (pre-release Fox)
9 p.m. — Mom (s/CBS)
9:30 p.m. — Life in Pieces (s/CBS)
8 p.m. — Hell’s Kitchen (s/Fox)
9 p.m. — The Middle (post-release ABC)
9:30 p.m. — Speechless (post-release ABC)
Hockey Night in Canada
8 p.m. — TBD
8:30 p.m. — Ghosted (s/Fox)
9 p.m. — Family Guy (s/Fox)
9:30 p.m. — The Last Man on Earth (s/Fox)
10 p.m. — Nirvanna, The Band, The Show
10:30 p.m. — Fubar: The Age of the Computer
Inspired by reputed mobster Vito Rizzuto, and based on the best-selling book, Business or Blood: Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto’s Last War by Antonio Nicaso and Peter Edwards, Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story is a six-part limited event series. While imprisoned in Colorado’s Supermax Prison for the murders of three Bonanno family members, Rizzuto watches helplessly as the thriving empire he built is dismantled, and his closest friends and family members are mysteriously murdered one by one. When Rizzuto is finally released from prison, a Shakespearean-level revenge tale plays out – leading to the brutal murders of his closest companions, and ultimately the death of Rizzuto himself.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Michael Konyves, Simon Barry
CAST: Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace), Kim Coates ( Sons of Anarchy), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint)
FUBAR: THE AGE OF THE COMPUTER
Based on the beloved film franchise and hurdling it into the modern age, Fubar: The Age of the Computer finds Terry and Dean fleeing from the wildfires of Fort McMurray in a desperate retreat to Calgary, with nothing but emergency government debit cards to their names. Discovering high-speed Internet for the first time, Terry is exposed to a world of commerce and social media and attempts to harness the web to make a profit. Meanwhile, Dean embarks on a journey to record a triple-concept album using his burnt bass guitar and extreme falsetto voice.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Michael Dowse
CAST: David Lawrence (Freezer Burn), Paul Spence ( It’s All Gone, Pete Tong)
In the most unlikely of partnerships, a cynical skeptic and a genius paranormal “true believer” are tasked with an epic mission: saving the human race from aliens. Leroy Wright and Max Jennifer are recruited by a secret government agency to look into “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles. Their investigations lead them to scary, thrilling and hilarious places as they attempt to uncover the truth and keep Earth rotating on its axis for at least one more day.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Tom Gormican, Kevin Etten, Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Naomi Scott, Oly Obst, Mark Schulman, Jonathan Krisel
CAST: Craig Robinson (The Office, This Is the End), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation, Big Little Lies), Ally Walker (Colony, Sons of Anarchy), Adeel Akhtar ( Unforgotten, The Night Manager)
LA TO VEGAS
Boarding passes, please. Welcome to Jackpot Airlines, a budget carrier whose roundtrip junket flight from LA to Vegas and back again, is filled with dreamers looking for that big score. The flight manifest includes long-suffering flight attendant Ronnie; Captain Dave, the narcissistic pilot whose fighter-pilot dreams never quite worked out; Bernard, the always-positive career flight attendant who thinks there’s no flight more magical than the LA-to-Vegas; Artem the genial professional gambler who serves as the plane’s resident (but unofficial) bookie; and Nichole the sweet-natured, part-time stripper who’s a lot savvier than people realize. This group of dreamers and underdogs eventually go from being strangers on a plane to an unconventional Friday-to-Sunday family – whether they like it or not.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Will Ferrell, Lon Zimmet, Steve Levitan, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Owen Burke
CAST: Kim Matula (UnREAL), Ed Weeks (The Mindy Project), Nathan Lee Graham (The Comeback, Hitch), Olivia Macklin ( The Young Pope), Peter Stormare (The Big Lebowski), Dylan McDermott (The Practice, American Horror Story)
In 400 years, Earth is part of the Planetary Union, a far-reaching, advanced and mostly peaceful civilization with a fleet of 3,000 ships. Aboard the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel, its crew – both human and alien – face the wonders and dangers of outer space while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace. Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer Ed Mercer finally gets his chance to command one of the ships, a task complicated by his ex-wife, Kelly Grayson, newly assigned as his First Officer. Ed assembles a qualified but eccentric crew, including his best friend Gordon Malloy, who has problems with authority; Dr. Claire Finn, one of the Union’s most accomplished physicians; Bortus, an alien from a single-sex species; Isaac, an artificial life-form from a machine society; and others. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Seth MacFarlane, Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman, Jason Clark, Liz Heldens, Jon Favreau (pilot)
CAST: Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), Adrianne Palicki ( Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Friday Night Lights), Penny Johnson Jerald (24, The Larry Sanders Show), Scott Grimes (ER, Justified ), Peter Macon (Shameless, Bosch), Halston Sage (Neighbors, Goosebumps), J. Lee (Family Guy, The Cleveland Show), Mark Jackson (That Royal Today), Chad Coleman (The Walking Dead), Norm Macdonald ( The Middle, Saturday Night Live)
An idealistic young doctor begins his first day eager to save lives. Under the supervision of a brilliant but unconventional senior resident, the young doctor soon discovers his chosen profession is not what he imagined and that ethical lines are often blurred. The once-optimistic young doctor soon discovers that the practice of medicine is a business, like any other, and realizes that not all patients are angels and not all doctors are gods.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Antoine Fuqua, Amy Holden Jones, David Boorstein, Oly Obst, Phillip Noyce
CAST: Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife, Gilmore Girls), Emily VanCamp ( Revenge), Manish Dayal (Halt and Catch Fire), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Billions), Valerie Cruz (The Following), Bruce Greenwood (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story)