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This thread will discuss the schedule updates for the Corus Specialty Channels for the 2020-21 broadcast year. Here is an alphabetical list of Corus Specialty Channels, including French:

ABC Spark, Adult Swim (Canada), BBC CANADA, Cartoon Network, CMT (Canada), Cooking Channel, Cosmopolitan TV, Crime + Investigation, DejaView, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, DIY Network Canada, DTOUR, Food Network Canada, FYI, Global News, H2, HGTV Canada, Historia, HISTORY, IFC, La chaîne Disney, Lifetime, MovieTime, Nat Geo WILD, National Geographic, Nickelodeon (Canada), OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK, Séries+, Showcase, Slice, TELETOON, TÉLÉTOON, Treehouse, W Network, YTV

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.
 

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CORUS ENTERTAINMENT FORTIFIES ITS SPECIALTY PORTFOLIO LINEUP WITH 43 CANADIAN ORIGINAL TITLES, PREMIUM UNSCRIPTED SERIES, HIT DRAMAS, AND FAMILY-FRIENDLY PROGRAMMING

LIFESTYLE

Food Network Canada


Canada’s destination for culinary excellence, exhilarating competitions, informative travelogues, and in-the-kitchen programming, Food Network Canada greenlights 11 new and returning Canadian Original series. This spring, the network makes its first foray into the documentary realm with Cheese: A Love Story (6×60), an exploration of one of the world’s most beloved foods as host and the world’s youngest Maître fromager (Cheese Master), Afrim Pristine travels the globe in search of extraordinary cheeses and the people who make them. The schedule also sees renowned pastry chef Steve Hodge (Great Chocolate Showdown) guide struggling bakery businesses, alongside HGTV Canada’s design guru Tiffany Pratt (Family Home Overhaul), in the new series Bake or Break (wt) (10×60). Top 10 programs on Food Network Canada this spring, return for new seasons including Wall of Chefs (10×60), Great Chocolate Showdown (8×60), Top Chef Canada (8×60), the #2 program on the network and growing significantly year over year, along with a second season of kids competition series Junior Chef Showdown (8×60), the best Canadian Original new series on the network this broadcast year among total viewers. Big Food Bucket List (26×30) with John Catucci, and Carnival Eats (13×30) with host Noah Cappe, both return with all new seasons this fall, while grilling competition series Fire Masters (15×60) and holiday baking competition series The Big Bake (18×60) join the schedule in winter/spring.

Food Network Canada also debuts new stunt series, Chopped: Beat the Judge, where fearless returning winners compete for a chance to face off against Chopped judges, as well as Bakeaway Camp with Martha Stewart and Big Time Bake, hosted by Buddy Valastro. This fall, returning series include Restaurant: Impossible with Robert Irvine, Duff Takes the Cake featuring cake-master Duff Goldman, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, The Great Food Truck Race, and new episodes of Beat Bobby Flay and Guy’s Grocery Games.

For full descriptions of new and returning series on Food Network Canada, please click here.

HGTV Canada


The nation’s destination for home renovation and design, real estate and DIY projects, HGTV Canada welcomes eight new and returning Canadian Original series. This fall, the network debuts Corus Studios Original series, Family Home Overhaul (8×60), where HGTV Canada’s top contractors and designers transform households for deserving families, as well as east coast renovation series Rock Solid Builds (10×60). The winter warms up with Farmhouse Facelift (10×60) revealing stunning vintage farmhouse transformations, and the #1 series on the network and #3 entertainment specialty program, Island of Bryan (13×60) returns for a third season to give viewers an all-access pass to Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’s continued journey as they open their boutique resort in the Bahamas. Additional Original series returning include Property Brothers: Forever Home (40×60) with Drew and Jonathan Scott as they turn couples’ houses into their forever homes, and the #3 program on the network this spring Scott’s Vacation House Rules (13×60) with Scott McGillivray, and DIY-inspired series $ave My Reno (14×30) and Backyard Builds (8×30).

The network’s fall schedule offers new series Help! I Wrecked My House featuring Jasmine Roth as she helps homeowners overhaul their do-it-yourself disasters, and based in New Orleans, Selling the Big Easy highlights the buying and selling of beautiful historic properties. Celebrity IOU, the #1 freshman series on the network this broadcast year and a Top 10 entertainment specialty program, returns for another star-studded season with hosts Drew and Jonathan Scott as they help award-winning celebrities with a special renovation. New seasons of hit series Home Town, Christina on the Coast and Love It or List It also return to the schedule this year.

For full descriptions of new and returning series on HGTV Canada, please click here.

HISTORY


HISTORY
unveils seven new and returning Canadian Original series, including Big Timber (10×60) following the work of loggers on Vancouver Island debuting this fall, and docu-series Backroad Truckers (8×60) featuring the daring lifestyle of independent truckers in northern B.C., coming in winter 2021. The network also sees the final season of hit historical drama and consistent Top 20 entertainment specialty program*, Vikings (10×60), take its final bow later this year. Three Corus Studios Original series return including Rust Valley Restorers (12×60), following the Rocky Mountain-based restoration team, the fascinating documentary-series History Erased (6×60), and the family-owned demolition business is revisited in a new season of Salvage Kings (10×60). Additionally, Remembrance Day special Fight to the Finish (1×90) is a definitive account of Canada’s greatest war, set to debut this fall.

The highly-anticipated premiere of The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch launches this fall, featuring a team of scientists as they conduct a search of one of the most secretive locations of paranormal activities. The juggernaut reality series, and the #1 fall program for all of specialty, The Curse of Oak Island, returns for its eighth season later this year as the Lagina brothers continue with their exploration. Companion series, Beyond Oak Island, chronicling the team’s greatest hunts is set to premiere this fall along with limited series Grant, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, outlining the life of Ulysses S. Grant and spin-off series Swamp People: Serpent Invasion. New seasons of Mountain Men, Forged in Fire, Ancient Aliens, and Lost Gold of World War 2 also join the schedule.

For full descriptions of new and returning series on HISTORY, please click here.

National Geographic


The country’s destination for fascinating non-fiction and award-winning content, National Geographic debuts new series Barkskins, filmed in Quebec and starring Marcia Gay Harden (The Newsroom), high-octane competition survival series Race to the Centre of the Earth and Trafficked with Mariana Van Zeller as the Award-winning journalist investigates the global underworld.

The network also sees the return of the hotly-anticipated scripted miniseries on the life of Aretha Franklin, Genius: Aretha, as well as popular travelogue series Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, seeing Ramsay venturing even more off grid to explore global cuisines. Additional returning series include Running Wild with Bear Grylls, The Incredible Dr. Pol, Dr.Oakley: Yukon Vet, and Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa.

For full descriptions of new and returning series on National Geographic, please click here.

Slice


Known for big personalities, bold unscripted programming, and premium lifestyle content, Slice™ continues to be the exclusive broadcaster of The Real Housewives franchises, airing all series in tandem with the U.S. This year, the franchise has garnered over 5.5 million viewers to date,** and now welcomes the highly-anticipated new addition of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, coming soon.

For full descriptions of new and returning series on Slice, please click here.

DRAMA

W Network


For the third consecutive year, W Network remained the #1 entertainment specialty network in the fall, and this year delivers another unbeatable lineup of hit drama series and beloved made-for-television movies, strengthened by its partnership with Hallmark Channel. W Network bolsters its robust movie catalog with the exclusive worldwide premieres of My Birthday Boyfriend (1×120), Vintage Hearts (1×120) and Learning To Love Again, airing as part of Hallmark Channel’s Fall Harvest, and Starring Christmas and Inn for Christmas as part of Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas. Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas helped rank W Network as the #1 specialty station overall with Women 25-54 and placed W Network above conventional networks with Women 25-54 on weekends during the run of the event last year***, and this year the celebrated annual event will be bigger than ever before with W Network delivering sleigh-fulls of non-stop holiday movies airing 24/7 in November and December. Plus, complementing the slate of original titles and theatrical movies every weekend, Global News Morning Toronto host Jennifer Valentyne will continue to welcome guests into her home with new episodes of the interstitial series W Network’s Movie Date.

In addition to being the home of Hallmark Channel in Canada, W Network is also home to compelling dramas. The network’s fall schedule sees the Season 4 return of The Good Fight and premieres of star-studded comedic drama Why Women Kill; sophisticated thriller, Devils; and workplace sitcom Intelligence starring David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed. Additional returning series this year include Outlander, Nancy Drew and Charmed.

For full descriptions of new and returning series on W Network, please click here.

Showcase

This fall, escape the ordinary with Showcase, a Top 5 specialty network. Its dynamic fall lineup delivers more new hours in primetime than last season with new series including Tell Me A Story, a riveting anthology series; No Activity, a comedic series from Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Funny Or Die; Interrogation, a crime series with each episode structured around interrogations informed by real police case files; Bulletproof, an adrenalin-fueled action show which follows undercover cops as they chase down hardened criminals in London’s East End; and Strange Angel, inspired by the real-life story of rocket engineer Jack Parsons. This fall also sees the highly-anticipated Season 3 return of Absentia, starring Canadian Stana Katic as Emily Byrnes, who will stop at nothing to protect her family. Batwoman soared as the #2 overall entertainment specialty series last fall, and will be returning to Showcase in the 2020-2021 broadcast year along with new seasons of Supergirl, Pennyworth, The Sinner, Legacies, All American, and Roswell, New Mexico.

For full descriptions of new and returning series on Showcase, please click here.

ADULT SWIM

Celebrating the first anniversary of its launch in Canada this past April, Adult Swim has quickly grown into a powerhouse network, securing itself as a Top 20 specialty station and having more than doubled its audience****. This fall includes new seasons of Tigtone, Gemusetto Machu Picchu, Lazor Wulf, and the second half of Season 1 of prehistoric series, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal. Topping off the fall schedule are new seasons of fan favourites Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy. Fans can look forward to the Season 5 premiere of The Eric Andre Show in late 2020 and a brand new season of Archer will return this broadcast year.

For full descriptions of returning series on Adult Swim, please click here.

KIDS

YTV


YTV features a fun-filled family-friendly fall schedule with three new Nelvana-produced series, The Dog & Pony Show (26×30), Ollie’s Pack (26×30), and the live-action mystery drama, The Hardy Boys (13×60). Kids can prepare for another awesome year with Spencer, Tyra, Alex and Duhin from the YTV Dayparts crew on The Zone, The Zone Weekend, and Big Fun Movies. Plus, Spencer and Tyra become the hosts of PC Children’s Charity Presents Kid Food Nation (TBD) as they take viewers on a food tour to explore the science, ingredients and cultures of Canadian cuisine along with the help of KFN heroes and well-known Canadian chefs.

Additional buzzworthy series premiering this fall include Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, a brand-new animated spinoff of the beloved hit series, SpongeBob SquarePants and Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan, starring kid rapper and pint-sized powerhouse, Young Dylan. The non-stop fall action also includes new episodes of fan favourites including SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, Danger Force, and All That, as well as new seasons of The Casagrandes, Top Elf, and Are You Afraid of The Dark?

For full descriptions of new and returning series on YTV, please click here.

TELETOON

Cartoon lovers rejoice! This fall, best-in-class animation station TELETOON is the hub for two new series that feature familiar characters from iconic shows The Flintstones and Looney Toons, Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs and Looney Tunes Cartoons. The network’s fall lineup is chock-full with new seasons including Total Dramarama (26×30), DC Superhero Girls and The Tom and Jerry Show and new episodes of Bakugan®: Armored Alliance™, ThunderCats Roar, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, and Teen Titans Go!

For full descriptions of new and returning series on TELETOON, please click here.

Treehouse

Treehouse is the place to be for preschoolers and parents with an array of enriching series rooted in teaching important lessons and skills – all while having fun! Nelvana-produced series Esme & Roy (26×30), Miss Persona (20×30), and Ranger Rob (26×30) all return for new seasons. Plus, following its massive success on YouTube, Nelvana’s Toon Bops will boogie its way onto the network, with Season 1 (21×1:50) joining the schedule this summer and Season 2 (20×2) airing in the fall. New bedtime routines will include tuning into the must-see spin-off series, The Not-Too-Late-Show with Elmo. Then, later this year Treehouse delivers a new series, Pikwik Pack (26×30), following four adorable animals as they deliver magical packages filled with love to the kind citizens of Pikwik. In addition, new seasons of preschooler-approved favourites including Sesame Street, Blue’s Clues & You!, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Bubble Guppies, Thomas & Friends, and new episodes of Ricky Zoom and Peppa Pig continue this fall.

For full descriptions of new and returning series on Treehouse, please click here.

Disney Channel Canada, Disney Junior and Disney XD

This 2020-2021 broadcast season, Disney Channel pumps up the fun with returning popular series Raven’s Home, Bunk’d, Gabby Duran and the Unsittables, Sydney to the Max, The Owl House, and Amphibia.

Disney Junior returning preschooler favourites for 2020-2021 include Puppy Dog Pals, PJ Masks, Mira, Royal Detective, Vampirina, Fancy Nancy, Gigantosaurus, and Muppet Babies.

On Disney XD, a new season of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Maximum Venom swings onto the schedule for 2020-2021.

For full descriptions of new and returning series on Disney Channel Canada, Disney Junior and Disney XD, please click here.

TÉLÉTOON La Nuit

This spring, TÉLÉTOON La Nuit, the #1 destination for A18-34 & A18-4 in Quebec*****, will see the premiere of two new series Les Frères Apocalypse/Doomsday Brothers (18×30) which is also set to debut in English on Adult Swim in September and Le Télétoon Show/The Teletoon Show (10×30), the network’s first original live-action/cast variety show. Then, join Professor Zarbi and his loyal assistant, Benjamin for more absurd and wacky adventures in a second season of Les histoires bizarres du professeur Zarbi/The Bizarre Stories of Professor Zarbi (10×30) returning this spring.

For full descriptions of new and returning series on TÉLÉTOON La Nuit, please click here.
 

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CORUS ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO AIR PEACOCK ORIGINALS IN CANADA

Corus Entertainment announces today an agreement with NBCUniversal to air marquee Peacock Original programming in Canada. The exclusive deal includes a selection of original scripted and unscripted content, along with movies and specials, produced for Peacock airing across Corus networks and platforms.

The deal includes new series Girls5Eva; Dr. Death; Angelyne; Brave New World; Rutherford Falls; and returning comedy A.P. Bio; alongside the continuation of Punky Brewster; and Saved By The Bell.

Additional details about Peacock programming on Corus networks in Canada will be announced in the coming months.
 

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Absentia returns Thursdays this fall on Showcase. (Twitter) No start date was given.

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Hallmark has greenlit Good Witch for Season 7 and announced Kitten Bowl VIII, slated for February 2021. (Source) W Network shows both programs in Canada. The press release also lists the planned Hallmark movies and seasonal events.

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HGTV will begin production on the third season's 12 hour-long episodes of Christina on the Coast in late August for a spring 2021 premiere. The final six episodes of season two are set to premiere on Thursday, Aug. 6. (HGTV U.S. Press Release)
 

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FALL PREMIERE DATES FOR SHOWCASE AND W NETWORK
10 New Series Set To Premiere This Fall Across Both Networks

Showcase Premieres

Kicking off fall on Sunday, September 13 with three hot new shows back-to-back, viewers won’t want to miss Sundays on Showcase. Following the recent announcement that Corus will air marquee Peacock Original programming in Canada, Showcase welcomes Brave New World on Sunday, September 13 at 9 p.m. ET. The highly anticipated dystopian thriller based on the groundbreaking novel of the same name is the newest addition to the network’s fall schedule. The provocative story stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Ceasar!), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) and Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones), and is set in New London, a visually stunning environment filled with optimism and beauty, and raises the question of what society is willing to give up in pursuit of endless happiness.

Next in the stellar Sunday lineup is Intelligence, a workplace comedy based in the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters. Created by and starring Nick Mohammed (The Martian, Christopher Robin) alongside David Schwimmer (American Crime Story, Friends), Intelligence premieres Sunday, September 13 at 10 p.m. ET. The laughs continue with Hitmen at 10:30 p.m. ET, a comedic look at the inside world of contract killers. The British comedy follows best friends and mistfit duo Fran (Sue Perkins, Last Christmas) and Jamie (Mel Giedroyc, Spies of Warsaw) as they navigate being killers for hire.

Next on Showcase’s fall schedule is critically acclaimed series Absentia returning with its third season on Thursday, September 24 at 9 p.m. ET. Starring Canadian Stana Katic (Castle), Season 3 of the haunting drama sees Emily on a dangerous journey far from Boston, testing her like never before. Then, American true crime series Interrogation intrigues audiences with the story of a young man convicted of murdering his mother. Based on a case that spans 20 years, the chilling depiction debuts Thursday, September 24 at 10 p.m. ET. The series stars Peter Sarsgaard, Kyle Gallner, David Strathairn and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Bulletproof is the story of two childhood best friends from different backgrounds (Ashley Walters, Top Boy and Noel Clarke Brotherhood), who grow up to become two undercover cops, chasing down hardened criminals in London’s East End. Their friendship is put to the test as the series premieres Wednesday, September 30 at 9 p.m. ET. Following at 10 p.m. ET, settle in for story time with Tell Me A Story, the spellbinding series that puts a dark twist on three classic fairy tales, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and Hansel and Gretel. The first season stars James Wolk, Billy Magnussen, Dania Ramirez, Danielle Campbell, Dorian Missick, Michael Raymond-James, Davi Santos, Sam Jaeger, Zabryna Guevara, Paul Wesley and Kim Cattrall.

No Activity is a side-splitting series that follows two cops who lie in wait for movement from the drug cartel. This no-frills comedy from Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and the creators of Funny or Die premieres Sunday, October 25 at 10 p.m. ET.

Finally, gritty drama Temple completes the Showcase fall schedule beginning Sunday, November 15 at 9 p.m. ET. Temple is the story of a successful surgeon (Mark Strong, 1917) who, following a personal tragedy, sets up an underground clinic in the tunnels and spaces beneath London to assist criminals and the like for cash.

W Network Premieres

Court is back in session as The Good Fight returns for its much-anticipated fourth season on Thursday, September 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Season 4 sees the return of Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski, The Good Wife) along with her colleagues Liz Reddick (Audra McDonald, Beauty and the Beast), Adrian Boseman (Delroy Lindo, Get Shorty), Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo, Deadwater Fell), Marissa Gold (Sarah Steele, The Good Wife) and Jay Dipersia (Nyambi Nyambi, Mike & Molly) navigating a very different landscape after being forced to become a small subsidiary. This season also features Michael Boatman (Spin City), Zach Grenier (The Good Wife) and John Larroquette (The Librarians).

Joining the W Network schedule with another all-star, female-driven cast is Why Women Kill, premiering Sunday, September 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The darkly comedic series follows the lives of three women, Lucy Liu (Kill Bill), Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love) and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Good Place), as they each deal with infidelity in their marriages in three separate decades.

Then, the thrilling new series Devils premieres on Wednesday, September 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy) and Alessandro Borghi (Suburra), the drama unfolds when a murder investigation leads to the discovery of a worldwide financial conspiracy by a group of traders at a large investment bank.

In addition to delivering drama this fall, W Network continues to delight viewers with beloved Hallmark Channel seasonal events, with Hallmark Channel’s Fall Harvest starting September 12, followed by Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas starting November 1, spreading two full months of festive cheer. More details on the annual holiday celebration coming soon.

Showcase is available on National Free Preview from August 28 to September 30 and W Network is available on National Free Preview from November 1 to December 13.
 

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Delicious Miss Brown Season three returns to Food Network U.S. on Sunday, September 6. (Source)

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Chip and Joanna Gaines will rebrand DIY Network U.S. to Magnolia Network in partnership with Discovery and reboot their Fixer Upper series on that network in early 2021. (Deadline). Previous seasons aired on HGTV in the U.S. and Canada.

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Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller premieres January 1, 2021 on National Geographic U.S. In advance of its premiere, the network has commissioned a second season. (Source)

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Lifetime has picked up six new seasons — Seasons 12-17 — of Married at First Sight. Additionally, Lifetime has greenlighted a new spinoff series, Married at First Sight: Unmatchables with an eight-episode order. (Deadline)

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Disney has renewed T.O.T.S. for a third season ahead of the Season 2 premiere on Friday, August 7 in the U.S. (Deadline) Disney Junior Canada is still showing reruns of Season 1.
 
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