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Bell Media Specialty Channel 2019-20 schedules

This thread will discuss the schedule updates for the Bell Media Specialty Channels for the 2019-20 broadcast year. Here is an alphabetical list of Bell Media Specialty Channels, including French channels:

Animal Planet, BNN Bloomberg, Canal D, Canal Vie, Cinépop, CP24, CTV Comedy Channel, CTV Drama Channel, CTV Life Channel, CTV Sci-Fi Channel, CTV News Channel, Discovery, Discovery Science, Discovery Velocity, E!, Investigation, Investigation Discovery, MTV, Much, Super Écran, VRAK, Z

I post schedule updates, series premieres and specials based on press releases as well as series renewals and cancellations as they are announced. I don't usually post on-going episode information, repeats, program descriptions or "PR-speak," so if you want more info, you can click on the associated link in the post. I don't post sports news since that is best discussed in the sports forum.

There is a separate thread for Crave Schedules Including HBO, Starz, Showtime and Movies.

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Bell Media Studios’ Slate Expands with Two New Productions for 2019/20

Commissioned by Discovery Canada:
MIGHTY TRAINS – Season 3
MIGHTY CRUISE SHIPS – Season 4
DISASTERS AT SEA – Season 2

Commissioned by Gusto:
WHERE TO I DO? - Season 3

See the full press release for more details. CTV and Crave programs are listed in their threads.
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Bell Media Confirms 70 Original Productions for 2019/2020 Season

In advance of tomorrow’s #CTVUpfront, Bell Media confirmed today its first wave of new and returning original entertainment programming for the 2019/20 season. With 31 new original programs announced to date, and more to be confirmed in the coming days and weeks, a total of 70 original English-language programs will be produced in the coming season in partnership with independent production companies and in-house at Bell Media Studios.

In addition to the productions announced by Bell Media Studios last week, Bell Media’s 2019/20 Original Productions slate includes the following:

NEW Bell Media Original Series and Specials for 2019/20 (by channel):

CTV Life Channel
LET’S BRUNCH
CHRISTMAS WITH BONACINI (one-hour holiday special)
WATTS ON THE GRILL FOR THANKSGIVING (special)

Discovery
MAKE IT TO THE MOON
VW WOODSTOCK BUS (one-hour special)
CLEARED FOR CHAOS: 9/11 (documentary special)
UNABOMBER: THE MAD TRUTH (four-part series)

Investigation Discovery
IF I SHOULD DIE
UNEXPLAINED 911

Much Studios
POSITIVE (A Much Studios’ Original Documentary)

Returning Bell Media Original Productions Confirmed to Date for 2019/20 (by channel):

CTV Comedy Channel
THE STAND-UP SHOW WITH JON DORE and four unique presentations from Just For Laughs Television.
CORNER GAS ANIMATED premieres Season 2 on July 1 with 11 all-new episodes.

CTV Drama Channel
CARTER is currently in production for Season 2, which is set to debut later this year, exclusively on CTV Drama.

CTV Life Channel
SPENCER’S BIG 30 Season 3
BONACINI’S ITALY returns for a second season.
WATTS ON THE GRILL Season 2

CTV Sci-Fi Channel
KILLJOYS returns July 19

Discovery
MAYDAY is currently in the first half of its 19th season, Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.
HELLFIRE HEROES returns this fall for Season 2.
HIGHWAY THRU HELL is back for Season 8 in 2019.
HEAVY RESCUE: 401 returns for Season 4 in early 2020.

Animal Planet
BIGGEST AND BADDEST returns for a third season.
KERI: PRAIRIE VET returns for a third season.
WILD BEAR RESCUE returns for Season 3 on June 14.

Investigation Discovery
FEAR THY NEIGHBOUR returns for Season 6 this fall.

See the full press release for new show descriptions. CTV and Crave news will be posted in their respective threads.

Please use the Rebrand thread to discuss the new channel names: CTV Drama Channel, CTV Sci-Fi Channel, CTV Comedy Channel, and CTV Life Channel.

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Bolstered by New Acquisitions, New CTV Suite of Specialty Channels to Be Unveiled Sept. 12

CTV’s Entertainment Specialty Channels’ New 2019-20 Acquisitions:

CTV COMEDY CHANNEL
COLD AS BALLS (Fall, 11 x 30)
MAD ABOUT YOU (2019, 12 x :30)
TACOMA FD (Fall, 10 x :30)
Returning series: THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH and FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE.

CTV SCI-FI CHANNEL
RESIDENT ALIEN (2020, 10 x 60)
Previously announced: STAR TREK: PICARD
Returning series: STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and CASTLE ROCK.

CTV DRAMA CHANNEL
GOLD DIGGER (Fall, 6 x :60)
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (Fall, 10 x :60)
Returning series: KILLING EVE and THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Season 3 premieres this Sunday, June 9 at 9 p.m. ET)

CTV LIFE CHANNEL
JAMIE’S ULTIMATE VEG (Fall, 6 x :60)
Returning series: JAMIE AND JIMMY’S FOOD FIGHT CLUB, ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY, MARTHA AND SNOOP’S POTLUCK DINNER PARTY, and home-cooked series BONACINI’S ITALY and WHERE TO I DO.

Additional marquee programming rolls out across other Bell Media Entertainment Specialties this fall, including:

Discovery: programming block SHARKWEEK returns Sunday, July 28, and MAKE IT TO THE MOON is slated to premiere this summer.
Much: comedy favourites DRUNK HISTORY, SOUTH PARK, and TOSH.O return this fall.
MTV: JERSEY SHORE: FAMILY VACATION and THE CHALLENGE are all back.
E!: TEMPTATION ISLAND returns, the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS lands on November 10, and E! red carpet specials fuel fashion-hungry viewers all award-season long.
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CTV announced today an innovative brand and content agreement with Harlequin Studios, which will see CTV commission more than 20 made-for-television films for its newly rebranded CTV Drama Channel. The initial commitment represents more than 40 hours of new Canadian content for CTV Drama. The movies are set to debut as part of the just -announced CTV Drama Channel lineup in a Harlequin-branded program block.

The first title has a planned Canadian premiere in Q4 2019 on CTV Drama as well as Bell Media’s VRAK French-language specialty channel. Production on Harlequin Movies will take place in Canada and abroad with more new titles debuting in 2020 and beyond. Additional production details will be announced in the coming months.

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Canadian TV Icon Mike Holmes Joins CTV, Announces New Series HOLMES FAMILY RESCUE

CTV announced live today from the #CTVUpfront in Toronto that Canadian TV icon Mike Holmes and his family are coming to Bell Media. The new partnership is anchored by the development and production of the all-new original television series HOLMES FAMILY RESCUE, featuring Holmes teaming up with his children Mike Jr. and Sherry in their biggest show yet, a Summer 2020 tent-pole series for CTV.

Also announced as part of this extensive new partnership and solidifying the Holmes family as CTV Life Channel’s foremost personalities is a second 12-episode series, HOLMES 911, premiering this fall on CTV Life Channel. CTV Life Channel will also feature a vast library of previous programming from the family’s Make It Right production company, including the 2018 series HOLMES: NEXT GENERATION, which will be available to Canadian viewers for the very first time.
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MTV has renewed Floribama Shore for a third season for a fall premiere. (MTV U.S. Press Release)

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Comedy Central announced a greenlight for the third and final season of Corporate, set to premiere in 2020. (Source) Much shows the series in Canada.
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Production for the next season of Bravo's Project Runway will commence this summer in New York City. (Bravo U.S. Press Release) The series was shown on Bravo Canada.

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www.bellmedia.ca/upfront/specialty/ has the series Pandora with a CTV Sci-Fi logo, but it wasn't mentioned in any press release. The series premieres on The CW Tuesday, July 16.

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truTV announced the 13-episode second season order for Tacoma FD, which is slated for release in 2020. (Source) CTV Comedy Channel will show the 10-episode first season in the fall.
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E! U.S. has picked up a fifth season of ten hour-long episodes of Total Bellas for premiere in early 2020. (Deadline)

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Queen of the South Season 4 premiere in Fall 2019 on CTV Drama, aka Bravo. (https://www.bellmedia.ca/wp-content/...he-South-1.pdf)
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Wynonna Earp has been greenlit to start production for its fourth season, which is expected to debut in Summer 2020 on Space in Canada and SYFY in the US. (Full Press Release)
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MTV Canada Retweeted "MakingTheBand is BACK 2020!!" - MTV U.S. Press Release: MTV and Sean "Diddy" Combs Announce the Epic Return of "Making the Band" in 2020
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The brand-new season of ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE premieres Sunday, August 4 on Discovery Channel U.S. (Source)

Comedy Central today announced that the 23nd season of South Park will premiere on Wednesday, September 25 (Source) The series will return to Much this fall.
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Star Trek: Picard will premiere in early 2020. Brent Spiner (Commander Data), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker) and Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi) will make appearances in the new series. Photos and trailer available here. The series will be available on Space, Z, and Crave.

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There will be six new STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS. (Source)

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Doom Patrol has been renewed for a second season in 2020 on WarnerMedia's streaming services in the U.S. (Source) Space (CTV Sci-Fi) has the Canadian rights.
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