Bell Media Specialty Channel 2018-19 schedules
This thread will discuss the schedule updates for the Bell Media Specialty Channels for the 2018-19 broadcast year. Here is an alphabetical list of Bell Media Specialty Channels, including French channels:
Animal Planet, BNN Bloomberg, Bravo, Canal D, Canal Vie, Cinépop, Comedy, CP24, CTV News, CTV News Channel, Discovery, Discovery Science, Discovery Velocity, E!, ESPN Classic, Gusto, Investigation, Investigation Discovery, MTV, Much, RDS, RDS INFO, RDS2, Space, Super Écran, TSN, 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.
EDIT: I created a separate thread for Crave Schedules Including HBO, Starz, Showtime and Movies, which will contain future posts for HBO, the former The Movie Network and TMN Encore.
Chris Pine, Jessica Alba, Sandra Oh, Busy Philipps, Gabrielle Union, and other A-Listers Land on Bell Media Specialty Channels for 2018/19 Season
Bell Media announced today the acquisition of 10 marquee series for its entertainment specialty channels for the 2018/2019 broadcast year. Also joining Bell Media’s specialty lineup this season are dramas ARROW and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, with brand new seasons coming this fall.
Meanwhile, one-hour spy thriller KILLING EVE, starring Sandra Oh, gets its highly anticipated Canadian debut in THE HANDMAID’S TALE timeslot, beginning Sunday, July 22 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.
See below for the full list of new Bell Media Entertainment Specialty channel acquisitions:
L.A.’S FINEST (2019, 13 x :60)
DEADLY CLASS (2019, 10 x :60)
ONE DAY SHE’LL DARKEN (working title, Fall, 6 x :60)
GONE (Fall, 12 x :60)
THE OTHER TWO (2019, TBC x :30)
SOUTH SIDE (2019, TBC x :30)
2018 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS (Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on E!)
BUSY TONIGHT (working title, 2018, 10 x :30)
STATEN ISLAND 10310 (working title, 2018, TBC)
See the Full Press Release for description of the new programs.
L.A.’S FINEST is interesting because NBC did not pick that show up
I thought the same thing - Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow will end up on Space. Bell Media dropped Dancing with the Stars a couple of years ago and it went to City TV. This year they picked up The Resident from City and the new reboot of Magnum PI which will get the simsubs on Mondays.
Bell Media Announces First Wave of 2018/19 Original Canadian Entertainment Productions
Bell Media confirmed today its first wave of new and returning, English-language, original entertainment programming for 2018/19. A total of 13 new and 29 returning original series and specials are confirmed to-date, produced in partnership with independent producers and international content companies, as well as Bell Media Studios, the company’s in-house production arm.
The Comedy Network
Just For Laughs
VINTAGE TECH HUNTERS (14 x :30)
DISASTERS AT SEA
ALBERTA FLOODS: ROGUE EARTH (:60)
MARY MAKES IT EASY (30 x :30)
2018/19 Original Bell Media Studios Productions
The 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAs (CTV/Much)
WE DAY 2018 (CTV/MTV)
Joining DISASTERS AT SEA for Discovery, the fan-favourite MIGHTY TRAINS (Discovery) hits the rails for a second season while MIGHTY CRUISE SHIPS (Discovery) sets sail for Season 3
Half-hour docu-series WHERE TO I DO? (Gusto)
Half-hour docu-series DOG TALES RESCUE (Gusto)
Returning Bell Media Original Series Confirmed to Date for 2018/19 (by genre):
Season 3 of international dramatic adventure series FRONTIER (Discovery)
New to CTV in midseason, THE BEAVERTON has been greenlit for Season 3.
The Comedy Network’s CORNER GAS ANIMATED returns for Season 2.
The most-watched original series in Space’s history, KILLJOYS has been renewed for a fifth season ahead of its Season 4 premiere on July 20 at 10 p.m. ET.
HIGHWAY THRU HELL (Discovery) returns for Season 7.
CANADA’S WORST DRIVER (Discovery) enters its 14th season
HEAVY RESCUE: 401 (Discovery) returns for Season 3.
MAYDAY (Discovery) returns for Season 19.
Season 5 return of JADE FEVER (Discovery).
The second season of LAST STOP GARAGE (Discovery).
Season 2 of ROCKY MOUNTAIN RAILROAD (Discovery).
BONACINI’S ITALY (Gusto) returns for a second season.
Season 2 of SPENCER’S BIG 30 (Gusto)
Season 2 of FLOUR POWER (Gusto).
See the full press release for more details. CTV and CraveTV programs are listed in their threads.
Bell Media has a Specialty subsection in the Upfront section of their web site. Here's some additional info that hasn't been mentioned previously, such as channels for new programs.
L.A.’S FINEST (2019)
THE OTHER TWO (2019)
SOUTH SIDE (2019)
THE ROAST OF BRUCE WILLIS
LET'S GET PHYSICAL (Fall)
DEADLY CLASS (2019)
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (Returns to SPACE for season 2 in 2019 despite CBS All Access launching in Canada)
DOCTOR WHO (Returns for season 11)
ARROW and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW move from CTV2 - no mention of THE FLASH
SHOWTIME announced that the ninth season of SHAMELESS premieres on Sunday, September 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the series premiere of the new half-hour comedy series KIDDING, starring Jim Carrey. (Source) TMN shows Showtime content in Canada, but hasn't confirmed KIDDING.
Here are the events from the Upfront mini-site that are only available on the specialty channels:
Discovery - SHARK WEEK - SUNDAY, JULY 22ND
MTV - MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS - MONDAY, JUNE 18TH, 2018
MTV - MTV VMAS 2018 - MONDAY, AUGUST 20TH, 2018
MTV - MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2018
E! - E! LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET - FALL 2018 at Hollywood’s biggest celebrity events
E! - 2018 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2018
TSN/RDS - 106TH GREY CUP - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2018
TSN - THE MLS CUP - DECEMBER, 2018
TSN/RDS - 2018 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP - DECEMBER 26TH, 2018 – JANUARY 5TH, 2019
Starz Greenlights Second Season of "Vida" | TheFutonCritic.com
Vida season 1 aired on TMN Encore (to be rebranded with Starz in 2019.)
HBO Renews "Succession" for a Second Season | TheFutonCritic.com
IFC's original horror comedy Stan Against Evil will return for Season 3 on Wednesday, October 31 (IFC U.S. Press Release) Space Channel say "Season 3 coming soon."
Alessia Cara, Halsey, and Marshmello ft. Anne-Marie Announced as First Performers for The 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAs, August 26
The IHEARTRADIO MMVAs returns Sunday, August 26 at 9 p.m. ET simulcast on CTV, MTV, and Much. The night kicks off with THE IHEARTRADIO MMVA RED CARPET pre-show at 8 p.m. ET on MTV and Much.
In addition to its live simulcast on CTV and Much, the full, star-studded event livestreams on CTV.ca, CTV GO, and Much.com. For the second consecutive year, the IHEARTRADIO MMVAs will also livestream via the iHeartRadio app, iHeartRadio.ca, and across nine Virgin Radio stations in Toronto, Kitchener, London, Halifax, Montréal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver.
Expanding its far-reaching viewing options, THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAs have teamed up with Twitter for a livestream of both the red carpet and the awards show.
MTV announced that the second season of Jersey Shore Family Vacation will return this August. The season one finale airs tonight. (U.S. Press Release)
Comedy Central has scheduled the Bruce Willis Roast for July 29, (Source) which will be on The Comedy Network in Canada.
Comedy Central has set a September 26 premiere for Season 22 of South Park, which is shown on MUCH in Canada.
Starz has ordered an expanded ten-episode second season of Sweetbitter. (Source) Season 1 aired on TMN Encore (to be rebranded with Starz in 2019.)
Hey Doc, is there any news regarding the fate of The Flash? It is certainly not on CTV / CTV Two anymore but I have not seen any announcement for its move to (presumably) Space or Bravo.
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