Rogers Media has announced Citytv’s lineup for the upcoming 2019-2020 television season.
Citytv has acquired NBC’s ‘Chicago’ franchise which previously aired on Global. New acquisitions include Jimmy Smits’ Bluff City Law and Bradley Whitford’s Perfect Harmony.
Mindy Kaling’s Four Weddings and a Funeral, which debuts in the U.S. this summer (July 31 on Hulu), will make its Canadian debut this fall on Citytv. Kelly Clarkson’s daytime talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show will air weekdays at 4 p.m, where it joins General Hospital, The Price is Right and Let’s Make A Deal.
Citytv has commissioned a second season of original scripted series Hudson & Rex, which will debut in the fall. The Canadian network has also ordered two new original shows, Dead Still and Vagrant Queen, which will debut in 2020.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine will return in midseason.
Full episodes and past seasons will be made available on Citytv Now online, through on demand and the Citytv apps on iOS, Android and Apple TV.
Full new series descriptions are below the schedule.
Citytv’s Fall 2019 Schedule:
8 p.m. — Dancing with the Stars (s/ABC)
9 p.m. — Bluff City Law (s/NBC)
8 p.m. — Hudson & Rex
9 p.m. — Mixed-Ish (s/ABC)
9:30 p.m. — Black-Ish (s/ABC)
10 p.m. — Mom (R)
10:30 p.m. — Mom (R)
8 p.m. — Chicago Med (s/NBC)
9 p.m. — Chicago Fire (s/NBC)
10 p.m. — Chicago PD (s/NBC)
8 p.m. — Mom (pre-release CBS)
8:30 p.m. — Perfect Harmony (s/NBC)
9 p.m. — A Million Little Things (s/ABC)
10 p.m. — Four Weddings And A Funeral
8 p.m. — Fall in Love Fridays (romantic-comedy movie night)
10 p.m. — Hudson & Rex (R)
7 p.m. — Hockey Night in Canada
8 p.m. — The Simpsons (s/Fox)
8:30 p.m. — Bless the Harts (s/Fox)
9 p.m. — Bob’s Burgers (s/Fox)
9:30 p.m. — Family Guy (s/Fox)
10 p.m. — Mom (R)
10:30 p.m. — Mom (R)
BLESS THE HARTS — Always broke and forever struggling to make ends meet, Jenny Hart is a single mom and waitress in the small town of Greenpoint, NC. While Jenny’s the head of her family, she’s often at odds with – or scheming with – her lottery scratcher-obsessed mother Betty, and her witty daughter Violet. Jenny’s doting boyfriend of 10 years, Wayne Edwards, is a charming dreamer who may never hit the big time, but he’s not going to give up the fight. The Harts may not have much, but with friends, family, and laughter they just might have everything they need. Voice Cast: Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) as Jenny Hart, Maya Rudolph ( The Good Place) as Betty Hart, Jillian Bell (Workaholics) as Violet Hart, and Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors) as Wayne Edwards (Guest voice cast: Fortune Feimster as Brenda, Drew Tarver as Randy, Mary Steenburgen as Crystalynn).
BLUFF CITY LAW — 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 ﬁrm. 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. 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).
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL — 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. 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).
THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW — 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.
MIXED-ISH — 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 highlight the challenges of figuring out who you are when the rest of the world can’t decide where you belong. 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).
PERFECT HARMONY — 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. 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).
THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY (Midseason) — 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. 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).
COUNCIL OF DADS (Midseason) — 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. 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 (Midseason) — 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. Cast: Michael Smiley (Luther), Kerr Logan (Alias Grace), Eileen O’Higgens (Brooklyn), and Mark Rendall ( Versailles).
GODFATHER OF HARLEM (Midseason) — 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. 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).
LINCOLN (Midseason) — 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 proﬁling, 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. 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).
VAGRANT QUEEN (Midseason) — 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. Cast: Adriyan Rae (Light as a Feather), Tim Rozon ( Wynona Earp), and Paul du Toit (Maze Runner).