Bell Media Sets 2022-23 Original Programming Slate of Nearly 100 Titles


Bell Media has revealed its “most robust original content slate ever,” with 973 hours and nearly 100 titles slated to debut or begin production during the 2022-23 broadcast year.

“Bell Media’s new slate of original programming is a powerful portfolio of content, showcasing the best Canadian stories from the most exciting creators in the country,” said Karine Moses, senior VP of content development and news for Bell Media and vice chair of Québec for Bell. “Our talented content team is committed to great storytelling that transcends genre, format and platform, and we are proud to work with independent partners who share that same goal.”

The new CTV original single-camera workplace comedy Shelved comes from Anthony Q. Farrell (The Office) and Counterfeit Pictures.

CTV has lined up new installments of award-winning returning hits, including a one-hour Jann holiday-themed special; season two of Mary Makes It Easy for CTV Life; a new season of CTV Sci-Fi’s SurrealEstate; and season three of Roast Battle Canada, which premieres its second season on June 13 on CTV Comedy Channel. This comes along with three previously announced CTV favorites: season three of Transplant, season eight of The Amazing Race Canada and season two of the family comedy Children Ruin Everything.

New series for the CTV Specialty lineup include the docuseries Listing Large and Dine Your Sign for CTV Life, the ghost-story series Paranormal Revenge for CTV Sci-Fi and the previously announced comedy Acting Good for CTV Comedy.

There are four new Crave original scripted comedy series: Bria Mack Gets a Life, created by Sasha Leigh Henry and from the producers of Letterkenny and Shoresy; One Day We’ll All Be Dead, based on Canadian culture writer Scaachi Koul’s book of essays; Late Bloomer, created by and starring Jasmeet Raina (JusReign); and Sisters, a dark comedy about family, culture and life in your 30s. New unscripted content for Crave includes the competition series Canada’s Drag Race: Canada Vs the World, with judges Brooke Lynn Hytes, Brad Goreski and Traci Melchor; factual comedy I Have Nothing, starring Carolyn Taylor (Baroness Von Sketch); and a collection of new Crave original documentaries. New French Crave original programming includes Désobéir: Le Choix De Chantale Daigle, a project with Sophie Lorain and Alexis Durand-Brault, and Bon Matin Chuck (Ou L’art De Réduire Les Méfaits), Crave’s first collaboration with writer and director Jean-François Rivard.