CTV announced today the network’s midseason schedule, headlined by winter premieres of worldwide success story and homegrown hit Cardinal, which returns for its third season (January 24), and hit original series The Launch returns for Season 2 (Jan. 30). The network also confirmed that new action-dramedy Whiskey Cavalier (February 27) is set to premiere this winter. Kicking off midseason is the much buzzed-about international brand extension America's Got Talent: The Champions (Janiuary 7), featuring the very best “Got Talent” contenders from around the world.
In addition to fresh titles, Canada’s Top 3 programs return in January with new episodes of The Big Bang Theory (January 3), The Good Doctor (January 14), and Young Sheldon (January 3). The fall season’s #1 new series, The Conners, also resumes with new episodes, beginning January 8 on CTV.
CTV’s W5, Canada’s most-watched documentary series, continues its unprecedented 53rd season of groundbreaking investigations, unveiling all-new episodes beginning Saturday, January 26 at 7 p.m. ET.
Here’s more about CTV and CTV2’s 2019 Winter Lineup:
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS (Streaming Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, beginning January 7 on CTV2 and the CTV app)
- The new series brings together 50 of the world's most talented, memorable, and all-around fan-favourite acts from past seasons of series and around the world from the other "Got Talent" franchises spanning 194 countries.
- The all-star acts including former winners and finalists including Canadian Illusionist Darcy Oake, Susan Boyle, Ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer, Shin Lim, and more, will once again take the stage to compete in a massive global competition with the hopes of claiming the first-ever winter AGT Champion.
- America’s Got Talent: The Champions is hosted by actor Terry Crews with Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel resuming their duties as judges.
WHISKEY CAVALIER (Streaming Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, beginning February 27 on CTV and the CTV app)
- CTV’s new action-dramedy follows Will Chase (codename: “Whiskey Cavalier”), played by Scott Foley (Scandal), who is assigned to work with badass CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: “Fiery Tribune”), played by Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead). Together, they lead an inter-agency team of flawed, funny, and heroic spies who periodically save the world—and each other—while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance, and office politics.
THE VILLAGE (Streaming Tuesdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT, beginning March 12 on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app; then moves to Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning April 2 on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app)
- The Village follows a group of residents of a unique apartment building in Brooklyn, who have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors. Sarah's a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen; Gabe's a young law student who just got a much older and unexpected roommate; Ava must secure the future of her young, US-born son when ICE comes knocking; Nick’s a veteran who's just returned from war; and the heart and soul of the building, Ron and Patricia, have captivating tales all their own. The series follows the hopeful, heartwarming and challenging stories of life that prove family is everything, even if it's the one you make with the people around you.
- The cast includes Moran Atias (The Resident), Dominic Chianese (The Good Wife), Warren Christie (Motive), Frankie Faison (The Good Wife), Jerod Haynes (Tales), Daren Kagasoff (Red Band Society), Michaela McManus (The Orville), Lorraine Toussaint (Orange Is the New Black), and Grace Van Dien (Greenhouse Academy).
- The Village is executive produced by Mike Daniels (Sons of Anarchy) who also serves as Writer, Jessica Rhoades (The Affair), and Minkie Spiro (Downton Abbey) who also serves as Director.
Returning CTV Original Series:
CARDINAL (Streaming Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning January 24 on CTV and the CTV app)
- Season 3 kicks off as the autumn season starts to shroud Algonquin Bay, the glorious fall colours can’t hide the town’s most gruesome double murder. Detectives John Cardinal (Billy Campbell) and Lise Delorme’s (Karine Vanasse) investigation brings them precariously close to a doomsday cult with nothing to lose, with Cardinal launching his own investigation into a case far more personal and dangerous.
- As previously announced, Cardinal has been renewed for a fourth season with production set to begin on six, all-new episodes on Jan. 30 in North Bay, Ont. and Toronto.
- New this season, etalk gives viewers an exclusive look at the making of CTV’s Cardinal in the all-new companion series etalk Presents: Investigating Cardinal – available Fridays following the broadcast beginning Jan. 25 on Fibe TV, Channel 1, or On Demand on the Fibe TV App. A special Cardinal catch-up episode will be available on demand beginning Jan. 1.
THE LAUNCH (Streaming Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, beginning January 30 in super simulcast on CTV, VRAK, and the CTV app)
- As previously announced, Season 2 celebrity mentors and producers include Bebe Rexha, Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, Nile Rodgers, Jann Arden, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Arkell’s Max Kerman, and more.
- Also previously announced for Season 2 are Québec pop star Marie-Mai as a permanent mentor on the weekly celebrity panel alongside music industry powerhouse Scott Borchetta, while Liz Trinnear (etalk) joins the series in the new role of host.
Also returning to CTV and CTV2 with new seasons: Gotham (Jan. 3); The Voice (Feb. 25); World of Dance, which kicks off with a two-hour premiere Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. et/pt on CTV, before settling into its regular sundays at 8 p.m. et/pt timeslot, beginning March 3 on CTV; and For the People (March 7).
Plus, following their fall finales, new episodes return of CTV’s Criminal Minds (Jan. 2), Blue Bloods (Jan. 4), Shark Tank (Jan. 6), The Rookie (Jan. 8), The Kids Are Alright (Jan. 8), Splitting Up Together (Jan. 8), The Goldbergs (Jan. 9), Law & Order: SVU (Jan. 10), Blindspot (Jan. 11), Magnum P.I. (Jan. 14), The Resident (Jan. 14), This Is Us (Jan. 15), Grey’s Anatomy (Jan. 16), How to Get Away with Murder (Jan. 17), God Friended Me (Jan. 6), and Station 19 (March 7).
CTV is also home to the biggest live events including The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards® (Jan. 6) which kicks off the 2019 award season, Super Bowl LII (Feb. 3), and Hollywood’s most anticipated and glamourous night in film, The Oscars® (Feb. 24) – with broadcast details to be announced early in the New Year.