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This thread will discuss the schedule updates for the Bell Media Specialty Channels for the 2021-22 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, VRAK and 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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In advance of the #BellMediaUpfront on June 10, the CTV group announced these new series. See the press release for series descriptions.

CTV Sci-Fi Channel expands its STAR TREK offering, which already includes STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS (returning Aug. 12), STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, and STAR TREK: PICARD, with the pick up of STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS and animated series, STAR TREK: PRODIGY. Also coming to CTV Sci-Fi is CHAPELWAITE and DAY OF THE DEAD.

CTV Drama Channel adds crime drama LEVERAGE: REDEMPTION, debuting July 15 with Season 1B premiering in the fall; WALKER, a reimagining of WALKER, TEXAS RANGER; and six-part anthology series FIRES.

CTV Life Channel lands an exclusive one-hour special from chef Jamie Oliver, made specifically for a Canadian audience and truTV's new home reno series BACKYARD BAR WARS.

EDIT: CTV Drama Channel: WALKER Premieres Wednesday, June 23 at 8 p.m. ET.
 

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Bell Media Original Programming Orders and Renewals for 2021/22 Season
(Click the link for details on these new programs.)

ROAST BATTLE CANADA – CTV Comedy Channel
JUST FOR LAUGHS STAND-UP – CTV Comedy Channel and Crave – six stand-up specials

MARY MAKES IT EASY – CTV Life Channel
UP THE DISH – CTV Life Channel
ONE BIG RECIPE HOLIDAY SPECIAL – CTV Life Channel

SURREALESTATE – CTV Sci-Fi Chanel

A CUT ABOVE – Discovery
MOTHER TRUCKERS – Discovery
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD SECRETS (working title) – Discovery


Bell Media’s Returning Original Programming Series Synopses for 2021/22
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Returning Series:

DR. KERI PRAIRIE VET (Season 4) – Animal Planet

HEAVY RESCUE: 401 (Season 6) – Discovery
HIGHWAY THRU HELL (Season 10) – Discovery
MUD MOUNTAIN HAULERS (Season 2) – Discovery
GUILD GARAGE (Season 6) – Discovery Velocity

CORNER GAS ANIMATED (Season 4) – CTV Comedy Channel
THE STAND-UP SHOW WITH JON DORE (Season 2) – CTV Comedy Channel – Premieres Monday, July 19 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
 

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EPIX announced that Chapelwaite, based on the short story Jerusalem's Lot by Stephen King, will premiere on Sunday, August 22. (Source) The series will air on CTV Sci-Fi Channel.

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Comedy Central set Awkwafina is Nora From Queens 10-episode second season premiere for Wednesday, August 18 with back-to-back episodes. (Source) Season 1 aired on Much and is available on Crave.
 

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We Got Love Teyana & Iman premieres August 18 on E! Canada. This may be the half-hour special that aired in the U.S. in June, since the series doesn't start until Thursday, September 2. (U.S. Press Release)

Kevin Hart's competition series Celebrity Game Face returns for a season two on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 10 p.m., immediately followed by the series premiere of Jason Biggs' Cash at Your Door at 11 p.m.
 

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Updates from CTV.ca

Discovery
Deadliest Catch: Bloodline
Premieres Aug. 25 at 9ET / 6PT (post-Discovery+ April 20)
Street Outlaws: Memphis Premieres Aug. 26 at 10ET / 7PT (post-Discovery U.S. July 19)
Disasters at Sea Premieres Sept. 8 at 10ET / 7PT (Bell Studios, post-Smithsonian Channel U.S. Jan. 3)
Gold Rush Premieres Sept. 28 at 9ET / 6PT

Dino Hunters Season 2 Premieres July 30 on Discovery U.S. (Source) Not on Discovery Canada yet.
Naked and Afraid Season Premiere Aug. 1 on Discovery U.S. (Source) Not on Discovery Canada yet.

Investigation Discovery
In Pursuit with John Walsh
Premieres Aug 18 at 8/9PT | 5/6PT

Reasonable Doubt Season 4 Premieres Monday, July 12 on ID U.S. (Source) Not on ID Canada yet.

Animal Planet
North Woods Law
Premieres Jul 29 at 8ET / 5PT (post-U.S. June 20)

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The Crave August overview mentioned that STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS premieres Thursday, August 12 on Crave and CTV Sci-Fi Channel at 9 p.m. ET.

Bell Media issued a press release announcing STAR TREK: PRODIGY will launch this fall and will stream on Crave and air on CTV Sci-Fi Channel.
 

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Syfy unveiled the first trailer for Day of the Dead, which will premiere in the U.S. in October. (Deadline) The series will air on CTV Sci-Fi Channel.

The Doctor Who Season 13 promo was released at Comic-Con, saying the series will return later this year. (Source) CTV Sci-Fi Channel shows the program in Canada.
 

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Naked and Afraid season premiere on Discovery Canada August 15 at 9 PM ET. (Zap2it)

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The new season of The Challenge: Spies, Lies and Allies will premiere on Wednesday, August 11 at 8:00 pm ET on MTV Canada, same time as U.S. (U.S. Press Release) MTV Cribs will follow at 9:30.

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E! U.S. announced that The Bradshaw Bunch Season 2 premieres on Wednesday, October 6. The half-hour The Bradshaw Bunch Season 2 Kickoff Special will air on Wednesday, August 11 at 9pm ET. (Source) E! Canada doesn't have the special on the schedule yet.
 

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Discovery U.S. announced it has picked up an additional two seasons of BattleBots, totaling 80 hours. The 2021 World Championships will tape from August 23 - September 4 in Vegas and air later this year on Discovery. The 2022 Championships will be held during the summer of 2022. (Source)

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Josh Gates Tonight premieres August 11 on Discovery U.S. (Source) CTV.ca has the show titled as Expedition Unknown: Josh Gates Tonight, but it's not on the schedule yet.

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South Park has been extended on Comedy Central through 2027, marking an unprecedented 30th season. (Source) Much airs first-run episodes in Canada, with later showings on CTV.
 

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Investigation Discovery (Zap2it)

Reasonable Doubt Season 4 Premieres Monday, Aug. 9 at 10 PM ET (post-ID U.S. July 12)
Deadly Women Season 14 Premieres Thursday, Aug. 12 at 10 PM ET (post-ID U.S. June 17)
In Pursuit with John Walsh Season 3 Premieres Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 10 PM ET (note the corrected time)
 

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The first three episodes of Doom Patrol season three premiere Thursday, September 23 on HBO Max, with subsequent episodes launching weekly every Thursday through November 11. (Trailer) CTV Sci-Fi and Crave will probably show 2 episodes for the first two weeks to sync up with the U.S. schedule.
 

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The Challenge: Spies, Lies & Allies: Global Activation special will air on Wednesday, August 11 at 7:00 pm ET on MTV Canada, just before the series premiere. (Twitter) The special aired yesterday in the U.S.

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MTV's 2021 VMAs will air Sunday, September 12 at 8 PM ET. (Source)
 

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Discovery Canada premieres

Wednesday, August 25
8 PM ET Expedition Unknown
9 PM ET Hunting Atlantis
10 PM ET Disasters at Sea

Thursday, August 26
9 PM ET Dino Hunters

The previous post that said Deadliest Catch: Bloodline premieres Aug. 25 and Street Outlaws: Memphis premieres Aug. 26 appears to be an error on CTV's showpage, since that doesn't match Zap2it or the schedule at CTV.ca.
 

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QUESTION PERIOD returns for its 51st season beginning this Sunday, Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. ET on CTV, CTV News Channel, CTVNews.ca, and the CTV News app. Encore presentations air Sundays at 5 p.m. ET on CTV News Channel, as well as through CTVNews.ca/QP, the CTV News app, via podcast, and Sundays at 12 noon ET on CTV Two (visit CTVNews.ca/QP for detailed listings). A radio broadcast of QUESTION PERIOD airs on iHeartRadio Canada news/talk stations across the country (check local listings)

POWER PLAY returns today (Monday, Aug. 16) with special extended two-hour editions for the duration of the election, weeknights from 5 – 7 p.m. ET on CTV News Channel, CTVNews.ca, and the CTV News app. (Bell Media Press Release)
 

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CTV Life Channel announced that the first batch of 12 half-hour episodes of its new original culinary series MARY MAKES IT EASY premieres Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Sept. 6. MARY MAKES IT EASY is available for streaming on CTV.ca, and the CTV app, with episodes encoring Saturdays at 12 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV2 beginning Sept. 11. Leading up to the premiere, MARY’s KITCHEN CRUSH is available now for streaming on CTV.ca and the CTV app with no subscription or sign-in required. Additional content and recipes will be available on CTV.ca, and in French on noovomoi.ca. (Bell Media Press Release)
 

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Day of the Dead premieres October 15 on Syfy. (Source) The 10-episode series will be on CTV Sci-Fi.

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MTV U.S. announced the Thursday, September 16 premieres of MTV Floribama Shore at 8 PM ET, followed by season three of Double Shot at Love at 9 PM ET. (Source)
 

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Discovery (Updates from CTV.ca)
Mighty Cruise Ships Premieres Thursday, August 26 at 10ET (Season 4)
Street Outlaws: Memphis Premieres Friday, September 3 at 10ET (New date)
Highway Thru Hell Premieres Monday, September 6
Deadliest Catch: Bloodline Premieres September 28 at 9ET (showpage updated, but that's the same time as Gold Rush)
 
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