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CTV Acquires The Rookie, Magnum P.I. & More U.S. TV Shows for 2018-19



Hollywood’s Biggest Gets THE ROOKIE and MAGNUM P.I. Lead CTV Acquisitions for 2018/19 Season

– CTV locks up the market’s “must-have” and highly anticipated cop drama THE ROOKIE starring Nathan Fillion –
– CTV acquires MAGNUM P.I., a modern take on the classic series starring Jay Hernandez –
– Most-“liked” series GOD FRIENDED ME and most-talked about drama WHISKEY CAVALIER join the CTV slate along with break-out series THE RESIDENT’s sophomore season –
– A-list star Alec Baldwin joins the CTV primetime roster as host of THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW –
– Ensemble, single-camera comedy series THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT and reality hit series AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS join the CTV slate –
– Gets also include big-buzz dramas THE ENEMY WITHIN, THE FIX, THE RED LINE, THE VILLAGE and GRAND HOTEL –
– ABBA: THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC, AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE joins CTV’s lineup of can’t-miss specials –
– CTV and CTV 2 to unveil their 2018/19 primetime schedules June 7 in Toronto –

May 31, 2018

TORONTO (May 31, 2018) – CTV announced today that it has landed Hollywood’s hottest, big-buzz new series at this year’s Los Angeles Screenings, securing deals with six leading studio partners for seven new dramas, two new dramedies, one new comedy, a talk show starring A-lister Alec Baldwin, and a hot-ticket special that pays tribute to one of the most influential groups of all time. In addition, CTV also confirmed today it has acquired break-out drama THE RESIDENT and a special edition of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS to expand its star-studded slate.

“Mission accomplished. CTV has secured the most coveted series from Hollywood, including two of the year’s biggest drama gets, THE ROOKIE and MAGNUM P.I.,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “Big stars, great stories and best-in-class drama, comedy and reality; we look forward to introducing Canadians to another winning lineup this Fall.”

The season’s new slate of series’ and specials includes:

THE ROOKIE, the sought-after and big-buzz new cop series marking the return of Nathan Fillion to primetime television as a man who pursues his dream of joining the LAPD in the midst of a mid-life awakening
MAGNUM P.I., the must-watch, fun-filled, and action-packed reboot of the classic series featuring ex-Navy SEAL turned private eye Thomas Magnum (Jay Hernandez)
GOD FRIENDED ME, a humorous and uplifting drama starring Brandon Micheal Hall.
WHISKEY CAVALIER, the high-octane, hour-long action dramedy named after the code name of super FBI agent Will Chase and starring fan-favourites Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan.
Legal thriller THE FIX, a courtroom drama with high-profile attorney and author Marcia Clark at the helm as executive producer
The eponymous, primetime interview series THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW, featuring the three-time Emmy® Award winner and his whip-smart brand of humour while in conversation with compelling personalities
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, a family-focused single-camera comedy about traditional Irish-Catholic family of 10, inspired by the 1970s childhood of acclaimed writer/executive producer Tim Doyle.
THE RED LINE, a timely, racially charged drama from Hollywood heavyweight producers Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti and starring TV veteran Noah Wyle
Fast-paced, spy-hunting thriller THE ENEMY WITHIN, in which an FBI agent enlists a locked up, ex-CIA operative(Jennifer Carpenter) to track down a criminal
THE VILLAGE, the heart-warming drama about neighbours who have found a home and a bonded family in an apartment building in Brooklyn
GRAND HOTEL, the soapy upstairs/downstairs drama executive produced by Hollywood A-lister Eva Longoria focusing on the scandals and explosive secrets hiding beneath the picture perfect exterior of a Miami Beach hotel
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS, featuring the very best “AGT” contenders from around the world
Long-awaited special ABBA: THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC, AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE, featuring the first new ABBA music in 35 years from the legendary pop group
And the sophomore season of compelling medical drama THE RESIDENT, starring fan-favourites Matt Czuchry and Canada’s Emily VanCamp
The CTV 2018/19 lineup features an incredible list of stars including Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Carpenter, Matt Czuchry, Nathan Fillion, Scott Foley, Joe Morton, Noah Wyle, and the iconic pop group ABBA. Among the acclaimed, heavy-hitting producers behind new CTV series are Greg Berlanti, Simon Cowell, Tim Doyle, Ava DuVernay, Simon Fuller, Mark Gordon, Peter Lenkov, and Eva Longoria.

CTV and CTV 2’s 2018/19 primetime schedules will be presented at the #CTVUpfront on Thursday, June 7 in Toronto. CTV concluded the 2017/18 season as Canada’s most-watched television network for the 17th year in a row.

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