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This thread will discuss the schedule updates for City TV and OMNI broadcast networks from Rogers Media for the 2016-17 broadcast year.

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.

As a reminder, the following shows from the 2015-16 season have been cancelled by the U.S. network:

Bordertown (FOX)
Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (FOX)
Grandfathered (FOX)
The Grinder (FOX)
Mike & Molly (CBS)
The Muppets (ABC)
Rush Hour (CBS)
Undateable (NBC)
 

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City Scoops This Season’s Most Anticipated Series for 2016/2017 Prime-Time Schedule

The clock has been reset as City gears up for the strongest schedule to-date with the acquisition of three of next season’s biggest blockbusters: Lethal Weapon, 24: Legacy and Prison Break. Additional details on the City 2016/2017 prime-time schedule to be announced on June 6.

Lethal Weapon will join Modern Family and Black-ish this fall at 8 p.m. ET/PT on City’s Wednesday night lineup.

24: Legacy and Prison Break are scheduled for mid-season.
 

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Apparently, Global has decided not to renew Supergirl for season 2, so City picked it up. In the U.S., the show moved from CBS to CW, due to mediocre ratings.
 

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Fall Schedule

City Unveils 2016/17 Prime-Time Schedule

All times ET/PT; s = simulcast

Monday
8 p.m. The Middle
8:30 p.m. The Real O’Neals
9 p.m. 2 Broke Girls (s)
9:30 p.m. The Odd Couple (s) *NEW to City*
10 p.m. Scorpion (s)

Tuesday
8 p.m. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (s)
8:30 p.m. New Girl (s)
9 p.m. Scream Queens (s)

Wednesday
8 p.m. Lethal Weapon (s) *NEW*
9 p.m. Modern Family (s)
9:30 p.m. Black-ish (s)

Thursday
8 p.m. Thursday Night NFL (s) Sept. 15 - Oct. 20
As of Oct. 27:
8 p.m. The Mindy Project
8:30 p.m. Second Jen **New Original Series**
9 p.m. Mom (s)
9:30 p.m. Life in Pieces (s)

Friday
8 p.m. Hell’s Kitchen (s)

Saturday
Hockey Night in Canada

Sunday
7:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (s)
8 p.m. Nirvanna The Band The Show **New Original Series**
8:30 p.m. Son of Zorn (s) *NEW*
9 p.m. Family Guy (s)
9:30 p.m. The Last Man on Earth (s)

* *NOTE: Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (*NEW*), Hairspray Live! (*NEW*), Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (*NEW*), A Few Good Men (*NEW*), 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, 50th Annual Country Music Awards®, CMA Country Christmas , and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest will join City’s schedule – additional broadcast details to be announced.

My Comments: New show descriptions are in the press release.
New to City - The Odd Couple (dropped by CTV.)

Additional press release: City Greenlights Two Original Scripted Series, Second Jen and Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story

Continuing its commitment to delivering world-class Canadian content, City adds two new original scripted series to its lineup with millennial-focused, digital-first comedy Second Jen, and limited event drama Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story. Currently in pre-production, these new original series join the City 2016/2017 prime-time schedule alongside fan-favourite survivalist thriller, Between.
 

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Hmm, no Simpsons on their schedule like rumoured. Maybe wishful thinking, but I wonder if they plan to put it on FXX and make Simpsons World available in Canada?
 

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City Announces Fall 2016 Premiere Dates
All dates are subject to change. All times ET. (s) = simulcast

Thursday, Sept. 15
8 p.m. Thursday Night NFL (s) **Ends Oct. 13**
Tuesday, Sept. 20
8 p.m. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (s)
8:30 p.m. New Girl (s)
9 p.m. Scream Queens (s)
Wednesday, Sept. 21
8 p.m. Lethal Weapon (s) **NEW**
9 p.m. Modern Family (s)
9:30 p.m. black-ish (s)
Friday, Sept. 23
8 p.m. Hell’s Kitchen (s)
Sunday, Sept. 25
7:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (s)
8:30 p.m. Son of Zorn (s) **NEW**
9 p.m. Family Guy (s)
9:30 p.m. The Last Man on Earth (s)
Monday, Oct. 3
9 p.m. Scorpion (s) **Special Two-hour Season Premiere – Moves to its regular 10 p.m. timeslot on October 10**
Monday, Oct. 10
8 p.m. The Middle
8:30 p.m. The Real O’Neals
9 p.m. 2 Broke Girls (s) **Special One-hour Premiere**
Saturday, Oct. 15
7 p.m. Hockey Night in Canada
Monday, Oct. 17
9:30 p.m. The Odd Couple (s) **NEW to City**
Thursday, Oct. 20
8 p.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (s) **NEW – Two-hour Musical Event**
Thursday, Oct. 27
8 p.m. The Mindy Project
8:30 p.m. Second Jen **NEW – City Original Series**
9 p.m. Mom (s)
9:30 p.m. Life in Pieces (s)
Wednesday, Nov. 2
8 p.m. 50th Annual Country Music Awards (s) **Three-hour Special Presentation**
Wednesday, Dec. 7
8 p.m. Hairspray Live! (s) **NEW – Three-hour Musical Event**

Additional returning television events include CMA Country Christmas, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, and the 59 th Annual GRAMMY Awards – premiere dates to be announced at a later date.
 

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Starting Thursday next week, Thursday Night Football will be off CBS. In Canada, it will also be off City and go to SN exclusively. City then partly follows CBS Thursday (Mom and Life in Pieces).

However, TNF will be back OTA on week 11, Nov. 17, all the way to week 16. This time on NBC. What will City / Rogers do in this situation? Will City abandon its mid-Fall schedule and air TNF with simsub or will TNF stay on SN and thus losing simsub opportunity?
 

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Well SportNet can ask for a simsub from all providers, Bell, Cogeco, Rogers et al. The BDU has the option of simsubbing or not for a specialty service. What do you think Rogers Cable will do? Bell simsubs TSN a lot on its Satellite and Fibe services.
 

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Are you talking about Superbowl rule. That CRTC ruling only applies to the Superbowl not the rest of the season. In general if an OTA broadcaster requests a simsub then the BDU must carry it out. If a speciality service like TSN or SN asks then it is up to the BDU's discretion as to whether to carry the simsub out.
 

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Result of Let’s Talk TV hearings - Jan. 29 2015 - Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-25
...the Commission is of the view that BDUs should no longer be allowed to provide simultaneous substitution for specialty services and will amend the Regulations accordingly. This will contain simultaneous substitution to a narrow area of application, namely over-the-air signals.
Bell had appealed that policy and in Sept. 2016, the court ruled:
The court also dismissed an appeal of the CRTC policy that will disallow simsubs for specialty channels, such as Sportsnet and TSN, because that policy has not yet been implemented either.
I looked earlier today and still couldn't find any evidence that the CRTC actually changed the regulations, almost 2 years later.
 

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Wednesday, Dec. 7
8 p.m. Hairspray Live! (s) **NEW – Three-hour Musical Event**

This will preempt the 1st season fall finale of Lethal Weapon which City TV will show on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m.

A new episode of black-ish will also be preempted. ABC also has a new episode on Dec. 14 for the fall finale, which City TV will simulcast. It's possible that City TV will show the Dec. 7 episode out of order on Dec. 21.
 

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You are correct - I was reading too fast. Changed "season finale" to "1st season fall finale".
 
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