Global unveiled its 2020/21 programming slate for fall, leading into the new year.
On the heels of Monday’s announcement about shows 60 Minutes and 48 Hours coming to Global, the network is adding three new primetime shows to its fall lineup.
Starring Emmy winner Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) and Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music, Beginners), the North American debut of Global Original event series Departure lands this fall on Global, along with The Equalizer starring Queen Latifah (Chicago, Bessie) and sci-fi drama neXt starring John Slattery (Mad Men).
These new series join Global’s 19 returning primetime shows.
“During an unprecedented time of uncertainty with production shutdowns, Global has built a balanced and trusted schedule with content ready to air this fall,” said Troy Reeb, Executive Vice President, Broadcast Networks, Corus Entertainment.
“Featuring buzz-worthy new dramas and proven successful hits, Global is positioned to deliver viewers a solid and entertaining fall lineup.”
Departure is a six-part event series that follows the investigation into the shocking disappearance of Flight 716, a passenger plane that vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean. Brilliant investigator Kendra Malley (Panjabi) is brought in by her mentor Howard Lawson (Plummer) to lead the team looking into the crash.
Premiere: Thursday, Oct. 8, 10 p.m. ET
The Equalizer is a reimagining of the classic series starring Academy Award nominee Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. McCall presents to most as an average single mom quietly raising her teenage daughter. But to a trusted few, she is The Equalizer – an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who’s also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption.
From creator and executive producer Manny Coto (24: Legacy) and executive producers and directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (This Is Us), neXt is a propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that combines pulse-pounding action with a layered examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand.
Premiere: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 9 p.m. ET
Returning series & specials
Global welcomes back 30 shows across all TV genres this fall.
The dramas returning to Global include medical drama New Amsterdam; psychological thriller Evil; Dick Wolf’s FBI and FBI: Most Wanted; crime thriller The Blacklist; action-adventure series MacGyver; military drama SEAL Team; legal drama Bull; and franchise series NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans.
NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humour, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations. From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, these special agents investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties.
Premiere: November 2020
NCIS: Los Angeles is a drama about the high-stakes world of a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals that pose a threat to the nation’s security. Armed with the latest in high-tech gear and sent regularly into life-threatening situations, this tight-knit unit relies on each other to do what is necessary to protect national interests.
Premiere: November 2020
NCIS: New Orleans is a drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment, and decadence.
Premiere: November 2020
Last fall and spring’s most-watched series, reality show Survivor returns for a 41st season at some point in 2021.
Big Brother Canada will also have a new season on Global in the new year. Big Brother: All-Stars currently airs on Global on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursday nights.
New reality show I Can See Your Voice is an adaptation of the South Korean series of the same name, premiering Sept. 23 at 9 p.m.
The Neighborhood stars Cedric the Entertainer in a comedy about what happens when the friendliest guy in the Midwest moves his family to a neighbourhood in Los Angeles where not everyone looks like him or appreciates his extreme neighbourliness.
Detective series Private Eyes Season 4 is also coming up, most likely in 2021. Corus Entertainment and independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) have also confirmed the show’s renewal for Season 5.
News, factual & entertainment
Global News continues into 2020/21 with flagship newscast Global National, and local daily newscasts across the country. Global News has also become the No. 1 digital news brand in Canada (according to April 2020 ComScore).
As previously mentioned, Emmy Award-winning newsmagazine 60 Minutes, and law and justice series 48 Hours: Suspicion join Global’s crime repertoire, along with a new season of Crime Beat, a true crime series that takes viewers deep into some of Canada’s most infamous criminal cases.
For lifestyle and entertainment lovers, The Morning Show returns with a new season featuring celebrity guests, lifestyle contributors, and informative segments alongside the trending topics that Canadians are talking about. Always delivering the latest in entertainment news, ET Canada is returning for a 16th season.
The 2020 Canadian Country Music Awards
Global celebrates the best of Canadian country music with the 2020 Canadian Country Music Awards, airing Sunday, September 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. This year’s broadcast will take place in both Toronto and Nashville and feature performances, collaborations, and some surprise moments.
Daytime & Late Night
Global offers content throughout the day with returning daytime talk show series The Talk, Tamron Hall and Rachael Ray. Global’s late night offering returns with a new season of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Season 2 of A Little Late with Lilly Singh and Emmy Award-winning series Saturday Night Live.
Looking ahead to 2021
Last fall’s Prodigal Son returns for its sophomore season, along with Season 4 of 9-1-1 and S.W.A.T. Global Original legal drama Family Law debuts, starring Jewel Staite (Firefly) and Victor Garber (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow). Season 2 of Global original breakout hit Nurses, from ICF Films and eOne, also joins the 2021 schedule.
Global’s lineup of TV shows are available to stream anytime on GlobalTV.com and the Global TV app. All series are available live and on demand with a subscription to that network.
Global is a Corus Entertainment Network and is available through all major TV distributors, including Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels. The Global TV App is available on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku streaming players, Roku TV™ models and at watch.globaltv.com.
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