Stephen Colbert, Supergirl coming to Global this fall
TORONTO — Stephen Colbert and Supergirl are coming to Global this fall, the network announced Monday.
Shaw Media said it is adding 13 new series to the Global line-up this year, including the highly-anticipated Supergirl starring Melissa Benoist (Glee) to prime time and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to late night.
“With compelling, buzzed about new shows, and huge stars joining the lineup this fall, Global has a formidable combination of dramas, comedies, and thrilling action series to build upon the massive success of returning hits,” said Christine Shipton, SVP and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media, in a release.
Also new will be the made-in-Toronto Heroes Reborn, a reboot of the series that ran for four seasons beginning in 2006. It stars Zachary Levi (Chuck) and Ryan Guzman (The Boy Next Door) as well as original stars Jack Coleman and Masi Oka.
Minority Report, based on the 2002 film, is also coming to Global. The pilot episode was filmed in Toronto.
Another movie-turned-series on the fall schedule is Limitless, starring Jake McDorman (American Sniper) and Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter).
Melissa George (The Slap) stars in the medical drama Heartbreaker.
New comedies include Angel From Hell starring Jane Lynch (Glee) and People Are Talking with Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved By The Bell).
Midseason shows coming to Global include Jennifer Lopez in Shades of Blue and Chicago Med, a spin-off of Chicago Fire and Chicago PD that will star Ontario-born Oliver Platt and S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order).
The wildly popular Big Brother Canada will be back for a fourth season.
Jason Priestley is an ex hockey player who becomes a private investigator in a new drama series tentatively titled The Code and Houdini and Doyle is a new series inspired by the friendship of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini.
Global hits like Madam Secretary, NCIS: New Orleans, NCIS: LA, NCIS, The Blacklist, Elementary, Hawaii Five-O, The Good Wife, Bones, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD will all be back. The medical drama Remedy, though, will not return for a third season.
Of course, Sunday nights will continue to feature The Simpsons.
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