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The time has arrived once again to look at the major Canadian networks and see what programming they will be offering in the fall. This year should be a little more interesting than usual once you find out what could be in store for CTV, CHCH, and even CBC looks better this year. Let's start there:


CBC

Canada's oldest network has started to show its age lately with viewership hitting low numbers and its shows appealing mainly to older audiences. In its continuing efforts to become younger, hipper, and more relevant to a newer generation, and to make more gains financially after Sportsnet agreed with the NHL 4 years ago to take on all revenues made from "Hockey Night In Canada" which had previously belonged to CBC, the network has brought back a couple of old favorites with new names involved.

I am happy and excited to announce that CBC will be bringing back "Battle Of The Blades", the popular reality series hosted by HNIC's Ron McLean and Olympic champion Kurt Browning which had been absent for a few years but is now coming back due to popular demand. The show pairs former NHL players with retired figure skaters to see who can make the best skating routines. This year's group of stars will include Canadian women's hockey Olympic champion Natalie Spooner and former Calgary Flames player Sheldon Kennedy. Canadian pairs champs Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will be among the judges.

Another familiar brand will be getting a new Canadian makeover as comedian Gerry Dee, the longtime star of "Mr. D", will end his sitcom to become the host of "Family Feud Canada". The show and format will be the same as the US version that we're all used to but there will be a few differences that will be unique to Canadian audiences.

Other new shows coming to the CBC will be the sketch comedy "Tallboyz" and drama series "Fortunate Son", "The Sounds", and "Back In Time For Winter".

Returning series will include "Hockey Night In Canada", "Schitt's Creek", which will enter its 6th and final season, "Kim's Convenience", "Dragon's Den", "Murdoch Mysteries", "Baroness Von Sketch Show" and the perennial favorite "Heartland" back for its 13th season.

You can watch "Heartland" and all current CBC series, plus a few older ones like "Being Erica", on CBC's new free VOD service CBC Gem which was launched for Canadians last December.

CBC FALL 2019 SCHEDULE

MONDAYS
8 PM – MURDOCH MYSTERIES *Season 13* (FALL/WINTER)
9 PM – FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES *Season 3* (FALL)
10 PM – THE NATIONAL

TUESDAYS
7:30 PM – FAMILY FEUD CANADA *NEW SERIES* (LATE FALL)
8 PM – STILL STANDING *Season 5*(FALL)
8:30 PM – THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES *Season 27* (FALL/WINTER)
9 PM - TALLBOYZ *NEW SERIES* (FALL)
9:30 PM – BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW *Season 4*
10 PM – THE NATIONAL

WEDNESDAYS
7:30 PM – FAMILY FEUD CANADA *NEW SERIES* (LATE FALL)
8 PM – THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW *Season 3*(FALL)
9 PM – NORTHERN RESCUE *Season 1*(FALL)
10 PM – THE NATIONAL

THURSDAYS
7:30 PM – FAMILY FEUD CANADA *NEW SERIES* (LATE FALL)
8 PM – MARKETPLACE *Season 47*(FALL/WINTER)
8:30 PM – IN THE MAKING *Season 2* (FALL)
9 PM – THE NATURE OF THINGS *Season 59* (FALL/WINTER) - New Night
10 PM – THE NATIONAL
11:30 PM – CBC ARTS: EXHIBITIONISTS (FALL/WINTER)

FRIDAYS
7:30 PM – FAMILY FEUD CANADA *NEW SERIES* (LATE FALL)
8 PM – MARKETPLACE *Season 47*(FALL/WINTER)
8:30 PM – IN THE MAKING *Season 2* (FALL)
9 PM – THE NATURE OF THINGS *Season 59* (FALL/WINTER) - New Night
10 PM – THE NATIONAL
11:30 PM – CBC ARTS: EXHIBITIONISTS (FALL/WINTER)

SATURDAYS
Afternoon – ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES *Season 5* (FALL/WINTER)
6:30 PM – HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA (FALL/WINTER)

SUNDAYS
Afternoon – ROAD TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES *Season 5* (FALL/WINTER)
7 PM – HEARTLAND *Season 13* (FALL)
8 PM – ANNE WITH AN E *Season 3*(FALL)
9 PM – THE FIFTH ESTATE *Season 45*
10 PM – THE NATIONAL

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Despite placing a solid 2nd to CTV in the overall ratings for 2019 on the strength of its hit dramas and reality shows, Global will be looking to close the gap and make gains on its competition by making major changes to its primetime lineup with several new primetime series and the end of an old one. The highlight of Global's fall lineup will be the final season of "Modern Family" which they picked up from CityTv. It will air on Wednesdays at 9 pm after another season of "Survivor" and before another sitcom which it claimed from CityTv, "Single Parents". The rest of the week will feature 2 new dramas ("Prodigal Son" and "Evil") plus 2 new sitcoms: "The Unicorn" and "Carol's 2nd Act" starring veteran sitcom favorite Patricia Heaton. Both are from CBS and will be part of what looks like a strong Thursday night lineup starting with "Superstore" at 8 followed by "The Unicorn", "The Good Place", and "Carol's 2nd Act".

The mid-season will feature more additions: a new sitcom "Broke" and 2 new dramas "FBI: Most Wanted" and "Tommy". Other new series to watch for: A reboot of "Kids Say The Darndest Things" Sundays at 8 pm hosted by Tiffany Haddish, daytime talk show "Tamron Hall", nighttime talk show "A Little Late With Lilly Singh" at 1:35 am on weekdays, and Canadian series "Departure", "Nurses" and "Big Brother Canada". Returning series include the NCIS trilogy, "FBI", "Bull", "Seal Team" and "SWAT".

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CITY TV

Today was a rather strange day on the Canadian upfronts schedule. Rogers Media, owner of CITY TV and many specialty channels including Sportsnet, was supposed to deliver their big presentation to advertisers today, but for some reason, they cancelled their turn a month before, preferring for a more private environment. But they were still nice enough to send out plenty of info via social media and it is from these links which I will post below that I will tell you about CITY TV's new fall schedule.

This year, CITY TV will have 15 new series and 17 returning shows, to make what they hope will be a winning lineup of comedies, dramas, reality, and talk shows. The biggest acquisitions are in the form of the 3 hit NBC Chicago dramas that will make up their Wednesday night prime time lineup, which they are calling "Windy CITY Wednesdays." It will have Chicago Med at 8 pm, followed by Chicago Fire at 9, and Chicago PD at 10. All 3 were previously seen on Global. Also new to the fall lineup will be dramas "Bluff City Law" and "Four Weddings And A Funeral", based on the hit movie, plus new sitcoms "Mixed-ish" (ABC), "Bless The Harts" (FOX), and "Perfect Harmony" (FOX). I don't expect any of the three sitcoms to last very long so enjoy them while you can.

Speaking of having 'perfect harmony', CITY's best new series may be found in the daytime hours. One of my favourite performers, Kelly Clarkson, will be launching her new talk show "The Kelly Clarkson Show" on Sept. 9 at 4 pm where she will interview stars from music and other fields and sing a few of her many hits as well. This looks like a real winner to me! For the other series which will inevitably fail, their mid-season replacements on CITY will be "The Baker and the Beauty", "Council Of Dads", "Dead Still", "Godfather Of Harlem", "Lincoln", and "Vagrant Queen".

Returning series include "The Bachelor", "The Bachelorette", "Dancing With The Stars", "Black-ish", "Brooklyn Nine Nine", "Mom", "Family Guy", and "The Simpsons".

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YES TV

While we are still waiting for CHCH to deliver their fall schedule, including their much anticipated retro daytime lineup, their IndieNET colleagues at YES TV have released theirs and, not surprisingly, it doesn't look very impressive. The station likes to bill itself as "Canada's Favorite Family Station" but that title may be in serious jeopardy if they continue to deliver clunkers every season. Speaking of "Jeopardy", one of their few smarter offerings, it will be back next season at its usual time of 7:30 pm after "Wheel Of Fortune" with a new host and new champions that will most likely not stay on for a whole month. While that hour remains solid, the other shows are anything but.

Everything that was part of last fall's lineup will remain, except that they were all shifted to different time slots, some more drastic than others, such as moving "Frasier" to 12:30 am, which is simply ridiculous. The best way to illustrate this is by first showing you last fall's schedule followed by this year's lineup and noticing how almost everything has changed.


YES TV - Sept. 2018

2:00 pm Highway To Heaven
3:00 Touched By An Angel
4:00 Hot Bench
4:30 Hot Bench
5:00 Judge Judy
5:30 Everybody Loves Raymond
6:00 Frasier
6:30 Judge Judy
7:00 Wheel Of Fortune
7:30 Jeopardy

9:00 Blue Bloods (Sept.)/Judging Amy (Jan. 2019)

10:30 Little Mosque On The Prairie

1:00 am Chicago Hope
2:00 am The Wonder Years
2:30 am Highway To Heaven

Now compare that old schedule to this new one:

YES TV - Sept. 2019

2:00 pm Everybody Loves Raymond
2:30 The Wonder Years
3:00 Chicago Hope
4:00 Hot Bench
4:30 Hot Bench
5:00 Judging Amy
6:00 Judge Judy
6:30 Judge Judy
7:00 Wheel Of Fortune
7:30 Jeopardy

9:00 Blue Bloods

10:30 Little Mosque On The Prairie

12:00 am Doogie Howser MD
12:30 am Frasier

1:00 am Touched By An Angel
2:00 Highway To Heaven

That's a lot of time shifting to keep track of and it can get very confusing. Whoever decided to put "Judge Judy" after "Judging Amy" must have a strange sense of humour, not to mention extremely poor "Judge"-ment. Another strange item that you may have noticed: There is not one new addition to that group. It's the same faces in new places and it ends up looking like one big mess.

On the bright side, the best is yet to come. CTV has their turn tomorrow and next week, I should have CHCH's new lineup ready. I saw a short clip of their upfront presentation last week and I can confirm that both "St Elsewhere" and "Hill Street Blues" will be on the fall schedule. Stay tuned for further details. Once I have them, they will appear here.

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CTV has been Canada's #1 network for more than a decade and this fall they don't appear to be slowing down. In the just completed 2018-19 season, CTV had the most watched series in Canada (The Big Bang Theory) and the top 3 sitcoms (The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, and The Conners). The latter 2 were also the highest rated new sitcoms in Canada during the last 2 seasons. CTV also had Canada's #1 drama series and 2nd most watched series overall in "The Good Doctor".

So it's natural that they would be confident about their new acquisitions because, as recent history has shown, there should be more hits to follow, plus a neat bit of clever scheduling that I will talk about later.

CTV will have 2 new sitcoms, one in the fall ("Bob Hearts Abishola")(CBS) and one in mid-season ("Outmatched")(FOX). The new drama series also include a few promising newcomers: "All Rise", "Emergence", "Almost Family", "Stumptown", and "LA's Finest". They also landed the biggest surprise hit of the past season with the reality series "The Masked Singer".

Returning to CTV along with the series I already mentioned will be "The Resident", "This Is Us", "Grey's Anatomy", "How To Get Away With Murder", "The Voice", and "The Goldbergs". All these look like great moves but the best one yet can be found in a couple of scheduling quirks that involve their 2 most popular sitcoms.

Thursdays at 8 pm, CBS will show "Young Sheldon", but CTV will have it on at 7:30 pm, a half-hour earlier. "The Conners" will return to the CTV lineup on Mondays at 8 pm, one full night before ABC has it at 8 pm on Tuesdays. These scheduling oddities are the exceptions to the norm since all Canadian networks like to simulcast their US imports on the same night and time on which they're supposed to be seen. But it's still a lot of fun!

Last season, CTV announced that they were going to rebrand 4 of their specialty channels with new shows to follow. These channels were to be called: CTV Life, CTV Sci-Fi, CTV Drama, and CTV Comedy. A full year has passed and that still hasn't happened but it will finally become reality when all 4 make their official debuts on Sept. 12. One highlight from the launch will be the new rebooted "Mad About You" appearing on CTV Comedy. Hopefully, they'll find room for the original series as well. That can be found online at their CTV Throwback VOD page. Overall, it looks like CTV is in for another big season!

Canadian Top 20 Final TV Ratings - 2018-19

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Coming Soon: Fall Preview

CTV Throwback

THE CTV FALL 2019 NIGHT-BY-NIGHT PRIMETIME SCHEDULE:

All times ET. New programs are BOLD. (S) = Simulcast

MONDAYS

7 p.m. ETALK
7:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
8 p.m.THE CONNERS
8:30 p.m. BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA (S)
9 p.m. ALL RISE (S)
10 p.m. THE GOOD DOCTOR (S)

TUESDAYS

7 p.m. ETALK
7:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
8 p.m. THE RESIDENT (S)
9 p.m. THIS IS US (S)
10 p.m. EMERGENCE (S)

WEDNESDAYS

7 p.m. ETALK
7:30 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS
8 p.m. THE MASKED SINGER (S)
9 p.m. ALMOST FAMILY (S)
10 p.m. STUMPTOWN (S)

THURSDAYS

7 p.m. ETALK
7:30 p.m. YOUNG SHELDON
8:00 p.m. GREY’S ANATOMY (S)
9 p.m. HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
10 p.m. LAW & ORDER: SVU (S)

FRIDAYS

7 p.m. ETALK
7:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
8 p.m. L.A.’S FINEST
9 p.m. MAGNUM P.I. (S)
10 p.m. BLUE BLOODS (S)

SATURDAYS

7 p.m. W5
8 p.m. CTV MOVIE
10:00 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY
10:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY

SUNDAYS

7 p.m. NFL (S – cont’d)
7:30 p.m. NFL ON CTV POSTGAME
8 p.m. GOD FRIENDED ME (S)
9 p.m. SHARK TANK (S)
10 p.m. THE ROOKIE (S)

WEEKDAYS ON CTV

6 a.m. YOUR MORNING
9 a.m. LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN (S)
10 a.m. THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW
11 a.m. THE VIEW (S)
12 noon CTV NEWS AT NOON
1 p.m. THE SOCIAL
2 p.m. DR. PHIL (S)
3 p.m. THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW (S)
4 p.m. THE DR. OZ SHOW
5 p.m. CP24 LIVE AT 5
5:30 p.m. CP24 LIVE AT 5:30
6 p.m. CTV NEWS AT SIX

WEEKDAY LATENIGHTS ON CTV

11 p.m. CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME
11:30 p.m. CTV NEWS
12 midnight THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH
12:30 a.m. THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN (S)
1:30 a.m. CONAN

THE CTV2 FALL 2019 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE:

MONDAYS
7 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
7:30 p.m. ETALK
8 p.m. THE VOICE (S)
10 p.m. CRIMINAL MINDS

TUESDAYS
7 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
7:30 p.m. ETALK
8 p.m. THE VOICE (S)
9 p.m. SEINFELD
9:30 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS
10 p.m. CRIMINAL MINDS

WEDNESDAYS
7 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
7:30 p.m. ETALK
8 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS (S)
8:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY
9 p.m. SEINFELD
9:30 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS
10 p.m. CRIMINAL MINDS

THURSDAYS
7 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
7:30 p.m. THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRE-GAME SHOW (S)
8:30 p.m. THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (S)

FRIDAYS
7 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
7:30 p.m. ETALK
8 p.m. AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (S)
8:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY
9 p.m. CTV MOVIE

SATURDAYS
7 p.m. MARY’S KITCHEN CRUSH
7:30 p.m. CTV Life Channel Block
8 p.m. Discovery Block
9 p.m. Canadian Crimetime
10 p.m. W5

SUNDAYS
7 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY
7:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY
8 p.m. FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA
8:30 p.m. SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (S)

WEEKDAYS ON CTV TWO

10 a.m. THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW
11 a.m. THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW
12 noon ETALK
12:30 p.m. CELEBRITY STYLE STORY
1 p.m. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
1:30 p.m. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (S)
2 p.m. THE SOCIAL
3 p.m. THE DR. OZ SHOW (S)
4 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS
4:30 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS
5 p.m. DR. PHIL (S)
6 p.m. CTV NEWS BARRIE

WEEKDAY LATENIGHTS ON CTV2

11 p.m. CTV LOCAL NEWS
11:30 p.m. THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON (S)
12:30 a.m. LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS (S)
1:30 a.m. ETALK

Both schedules courtesy of ChannelCanada.com

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Last Friday, just prior to the long Canada Day weekend, CHCH finally announced their fall TV schedule and ---spoiler alert!--- I like it! I really like it!

I mentioned last month that CHCH will add the award-winning dramas "St Elsewhere" and "Hill Street Blues" to their great daytime retro schedule and that is now official. They will be premiering in the afternoons beginning in Sept. (Note: Premiere dates for all series have not been announced yet. I will post those when they become available.) That's not all. A couple of popular sitcoms will be debuting as well along with "Laverne & Shirley" which will return to the morning lineup at 11:00 am.

The 1970s hit sitcom "Good Times" starring John Amos, Esther Rolle, and Jimmie Walker was supposed to debut in the summer at 12 pm but it was literally replaced at the last minute by "MASH" which will not be back this fall. Instead, "Good Times" will finally be arriving at 3:00 followed by "Taxi". Replacing "MASH" at 12:00 noon is the teen drama "The Wonder Years" which in the last couple of years had been relegated, and completely wasted, by fellow IndieNET channel YES TV, in the late night hours.

The last new addition is likely the best of all but, sadly, it will also be the shortest. It is "Gidget" starring the delightfully perky Sally Field in the series that made her a star but only lasted for one full season after which she moved on to do "The Flying Nun" which might show up on CHCH in the near future now that they have "Gidget". I am keeping my fingers crossed just in case. Meanwhile, here is the new fall retro schedule in all its glory:



10:00am I Dream of Jeannie
10:30am Bewitched
11:00am Laverne & Shirley (August 27)
11:30am Gidget (August 15)
12:00pm The Wonder Years
12:30pm One Day at a Time
1:00pm The Jeffersons
1:30pm The Partridge Family
2:00pm St. Elsewhere
3:00pm Good Times
3:30pm Taxi
4:00pm Hill Street Blues
5;00pm Cheers
5:30pm Happy Days


The evening primetime schedule is nothing special and not very good, highlighted by US imports "Empire", "60 Minutes", and "20/20", but it does include a couple of series "Franklin & Bash" and "Justified" that are also prominently featured in the CTV Throwback web page (see CTV fall preview on the previous page to take a look). So, if you want to know what might be coming soon on both platforms, a good way to tell would be to check its counterpart.

WEEKNIGHTS
6:00pm Evening News at Six
7:00pm Inside the Story
7:30pm Access
11:00pm Evening News at Eleven

MONDAY
8:00pm The X Factor
10:00pm British Drama Night

TUESDAY
8:00pm Franklin & Bash
9:00pm Empire (season 6)
10:00pm Justified

WEDNESDAY
8:00pm CHCH at the Movies

THURSDAY
8:00pm CHCH at the Movies

FRIDAY
8:00pm Unforgettable
9:00pm 20/20

SATURDAY
7:00pm Inside the Story
7:30pm Tiny Talent Time
8:00pm CHCH at the Movies
10:00pm 48 Hours

SUNDAY
7:00pm 60 Minutes
8:00pm Sunday Blockbuster

CHCH Media Kit - Fall 2019

Channel Canada - CHCH Fall Primetime Schedule

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I hope there is a change at VISION TV this fall. Tired of "Highway to Heaven," "LHOTP," "The Waltons" ....and how long are they going to keep "Murder, She Wrote" going?

I think I was expecting something more from CHCH, but I'm glad that "Bewitched," "The Jeffersons" and "Cheers" will continue to air, and I'm happy to see that "Taxi" is coming back.
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I'm glad to see Good Times on CHCH and a better timeslot for Taxi. Since they're showing Gidget maybe they'll take a chance on other 1960s shows with shorter runs like Mayberry RFD or Nanny & the Professor.

I've been watching MeTV lately and they really do classic TV right. CHCH could learn a thing or two from them.
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I'm glad to see Good Times on CHCH and a better timeslot for Taxi. Since they're showing Gidget maybe they'll take a chance on other 1960s shows with shorter runs like Mayberry RFD or Nanny & the Professor.

I've been watching MeTV lately and they really do classic TV right. CHCH could learn a thing or two from them.

That's interesting because I keep thinking the opposite. Me-TV could learn from CHCH. When was the last time they had these shows that you mentioned, and could show them at a decent hour instead of filling up the daytime with all those dumb Westerns?

Anyway, I'm going to repost their list of shows again along with the most likely premiere dates for each series (according to Titan TV):



10:00am I Dream of Jeannie
10:30am Bewitched
11:00am Laverne & Shirley (Tue August 27)
11:30am Gidget (Thu August 15)
12:00pm The Wonder Years (Thu Sept. 12)
12:30pm One Day at a Time
1:00pm The Jeffersons
1:30pm The Partridge Family
2:00pm St. Elsewhere (late Sept.)
3:00pm Good Times (Fri Aug. 23)
3:30pm Taxi (Fri. Aug. 23)
4:00pm Hill Street Blues (Early Oct.)
5;00pm Cheers
5:30pm Happy Days (back to Season 1 - Mon. August 26)


"The Wonder Years" will replace MASH which is now also on weekends at 4 and 4:30 pm for about another month. Does that show ever go away??


More news: Comedy Gold will no longer exist after this summer. It will mercifully go off the air on August 30, to be replaced by CTV Comedy on Sept. 12. I don't see much of a future for DejaView either (Canada's other alleged classic TV channel) so CHCH will be the best we can hope for at the moment --- and so far they have delivered in a big way. I'll have more "last-minute" fall lineups and news later this month after I get the info. The first item I will look for is what will replace "Gidget" in October (Oct. 8, to be exact) since it's only 32 episodes long but it will be fun to watch while it lasts and it begins this Thursday. My guess is that it will be Sally Field's next series "The Flying Nun" but no matter what happens, it will be a pleasant surprise.
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CHCH is about to go through an interesting series of schedule changes to their retro schedule as it transitions from its summer to fall lineup which should be complete in about two weeks. Going through the lineup show by show, this is what will happen:


10:00 am I Dream Of Jeannie
10:30 Bewitched

11:00 Sanford and Son

The final "Sanford and Son" episode "School Daze" will be seen tomorrow at 11:00 am. The next day --- and for the next week --- CHCH will show all 6 filmed episodes of its short-lived, ill-fated spinoff "Sanford Arms" which can also be found online at CTV Throwback. On Wed. Sept. 4, Sanford will be replaced by "Laverne & Shirley".

11:30 Gidget

"Gidget"'s one and only season began running on CHCH last Thursday August 15 and should end sometime early in October.

12:00 pm The Wonder Years --- Debuts Mon. Sept. 2

12:30 One Day At A Time
1:00 The Jeffersons
1:30 The Partridge Family

2:00 Starsky & Hutch

3:00 Good Times
3:30 Taxi

Both series aired their debut episodes last Friday August 23, replacing "Fantasy Island".

4:00 The Facts Of Life
4:30 Who's The Boss?
5:00 Cheers

5:30 Happy Days

"Happy Days" aired its final 2-part episode "Passages" on CHCH last Friday. This week, CHCH will show 5 episodes from the final season that were also first seen after the last episode had finished. These extra episodes which clearly represent the lowest point of the series are: "So How Was Your Weekend?", "Low Notes". "School Dazed", "Good News, Bad News", and "Fonzie's Spot". After that, next Monday, Sept. 2, "Happy Days" will finally switch back to the first episode "All The Way" which will remind us all how great it was when it began.
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Something I noticed by chance, but starting tomorrow (Monday August 26, 2019) MTV Canada will be airing episodes of "The Facts of Life," from 6am to 5pm, daily, for the whole week. On Saturday August 31st the show will air from 6am to 3pm and on Sunday September 1st it will air from 6am to 9am. It looks like they'll be airing the whole series beginning from the year that Jo joined the show, season 2.

Beginning on Monday September 2nd, MTV Canada will begin airing "The Nanny" every weekday from 9am to 10am, repeating the episodes at 3pm and the following day at 5am.

Also beginning on Monday September 2nd, "Who's the Boss" will air from 7pm to 8pm, with a repeat showing at midnight.

I'm in shock from seeing this schedule, especially as I've been watching MTV Canada today and yesterday, and there's been no mention of this schedule change at all.

ETA - All times eastern.
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Something I noticed by chance, but starting tomorrow (Monday August 26, 2019) MTV Canada will be airing episodes of "The Facts of Life," from 6am to 5pm, daily, for the whole week. On Saturday August 31st the show will air from 6am to 3pm and on Sunday September 1st it will air from 6am to 9am. It looks like they'll be airing the whole series beginning from the year that Jo joined the show, season 2.

Beginning on Monday September 2nd, MTV Canada will begin airing "The Nanny" every weekday from 9am to 10am, repeating the episodes at 3pm and the following day at 5am.

Also beginning on Monday September 2nd, "Who's the Boss" will air from 7pm to 8pm, with a repeat showing at midnight.

I'm in shock from seeing this schedule, especially as I've been watching MTV Canada today and yesterday, and there's been no mention of this schedule change at all.

ETA - All times eastern.


I noticed that this morning and to me it seems like a great move and a welcome change from all those awful reality shows they normally have. Now if you thought that was a big surprise, check out the former MuchMusic channel, now simply called Much. They are currently showing a "Married With Children" marathon which began this morning and will run on the exact same dates and times as the "Facts Of Life" marathon on MTV Canada. So there's something else to look forward to this fall if that's what they're planning to do.


All this seems to me to be a lot of strategic posturing and maneuvering leading up to Sept. 12, when CTV will launch 4 new specialty channels and get rid of a few old ones like Comedy Gold which will officially end on Friday. Both MTV Canada and MUCH are also owned by CTV and Bell Media and it looks as though they could get re-branded into more of a sitcom-heavy format. If they can include more shows like "Facts Of Life" and "Married With Children", then count me in as well!
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I noticed that this morning and to me it seems like a great move and a welcome change from all those awful reality shows they normally have. Now if you thought that was a big surprise, check out the former MuchMusic channel, now simply called Much. They are currently showing a "Married With Children" marathon which began this morning and will run on the exact same dates and times as the "Facts Of Life" marathon on MTV Canada. So there's something else to look forward to this fall if that's what they're planning to do.


All this seems to me to be a lot of strategic posturing and maneuvering leading up to Sept. 12, when CTV will launch 4 new specialty channels and get rid of a few old ones like Comedy Gold which will officially end on Friday. Both MTV Canada and MUCH are also owned by CTV and Bell Media and it looks as though they could get re-branded into more of a sitcom-heavy format. If they can include more shows like "Facts Of Life" and "Married With Children", then count me in as well!
I hope you're right. It feels like a long time since multiple channels offered such diverse options.

Just having CHCH offer so many retro shows was great, but if more channels go in that direction, all the better!
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That's interesting because I keep thinking the opposite. Me-TV could learn from CHCH. When was the last time they had these shows that you mentioned, and could show them at a decent hour instead of filling up the daytime with all those dumb Westerns?
I've seen a recorded episode of Mayberry RFD with the MeTV logo, don't know when it aired. I don't watch westerns either. What I really meant is that MeTV's overall schedule is focused on the 1960s and 70s (my favorite eras) with shows like Green Acres, Beverly Hillbillies, My Three Sons, Night Gallery, Cannon, etc. and some from earlier like Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 77 Sunset Strip, and The Three Stooges, although the timeslots on some of these is pretty bad. I guess that's understandable since they're on 24/7. CHCH is leaning a bit more 1970s to 80s it seems. It's amazing that they're showing Gidget and Sanford Arms at all I guess and in daytime too. I just hope they don't forget about the 1960s.
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I noticed that this morning and to me it seems like a great move and a welcome change from all those awful reality shows they normally have. Now if you thought that was a big surprise, check out the former MuchMusic channel, now simply called Much. They are currently showing a "Married With Children" marathon which began this morning and will run on the exact same dates and times as the "Facts Of Life" marathon on MTV Canada. So there's something else to look forward to this fall if that's what they're planning to do.


All this seems to me to be a lot of strategic posturing and maneuvering leading up to Sept. 12, when CTV will launch 4 new specialty channels and get rid of a few old ones like Comedy Gold which will officially end on Friday. Both MTV Canada and MUCH are also owned by CTV and Bell Media and it looks as though they could get re-branded into more of a sitcom-heavy format. If they can include more shows like "Facts Of Life" and "Married With Children", then count me in as well!
I also was flipping through the channels the other day and noticed the same.

Quite the surprise randomly seeing The Facts of Life on MTV Canada. For the non-Canadians, I want to elaborate on why: 1) MTV Canada, in terms of sitcoms, has really only been airing things like Friends and The King of Queens - recent, very standard, popular sitcoms. They have not to my recollection at any time aired 1980's era sitcoms (someone correct me if I'm wrong). 2) The Facts of Life does not air on any sister networks (so it's not like how in the US all the Viacom networks share stuff and it's not a total surprise when something just pops up). Maybe CTV Throwback online has the show but I don't check that so not really sure.

The weirdest part of this whole thing is that the show doesn't appear on the regular MTV Canada schedule starting in September, so what is the deal with this? Similarly, Married with Children does not appear on the MUCH fall schedule (https://www.tvpassport.com/tv-listin...wMIezUBWU8Adi8). I have been using that website to scroll through the various networks and see what their fall schedules are.

MUCH, much to my surprise, now has Seinfeld airing at 4-5PM and same episodes again from 8-9PM. Their schedule looks like the Comedy Network, only 1 hour of music related programming from 12-1PM and mainly sitcoms or comedic programming of some sort otherwise as opposed to before there was more reality type stuff or things like that.

Very interesting to see The Nanny and Who's the Boss suddenly come to the MTV Canada schedule.

Sal, do you have info on these new CTV networks that will be coming? Curious what's going on with these comings and goings of 80s/90s sitcoms on MUCH/MTV Canada and if this is a sign of things to come.

I wish I got CHCH in Montreal...
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