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
CHRISTMAS WITH BONACINI (one-hour holiday special)
WATTS ON THE GRILL FOR THANKSGIVING (special)
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)
IF I SHOULD DIE
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
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.
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.
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.
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