Bell Media Unveils 1,000-Plus Hours of Programming for 2023-24


Bell Media has unveiled its English- and French-language original content slate for 2023-24, totaling 96 titles and 1,037 hours.

The programming lineup includes two versions of the hit international format The Traitors: The Traitors: Canada for CTV and Les Traîtres for Nova. Karine Vanasse (Cardinal) will host both versions.

CTV’s schedule will also include the new lifestyle reality special The Take Back, which gives Canadians across the country a second chance at their canceled celebrations.

The CTV Comedy Channel’s upcoming programming features The RP4 Hosted by Russell Peters, hosted by Canadian comedian Russell Peters, who is also the subject of the new Crave documentary Russell Peters.

CTV Sci-Fi Channel will be the exclusive home of the comedy horror series Reginald the Vampire, while the CTV Drama Channel will feature The Squad, unveiling the story behind the 1991 arrest of Wanda Holloway in Texas.

Notable names at the helm of Crave original series are The Kids in the Hall’s Bruce McCulloch, who presents the sketch comedy series The Dessert; Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who hosts The Optimist’s Guide to the Planet with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; Alex Wolff, Thea Sofie Loch Næss, Anna Torv and Noah Taylor, who star in the international co-production So Long, Marianne, about Leonard Cohen’s infamous love song; and Jae and Trey Richards in The Office Movers.

More Crave originals include the comedy series The Trades from the producers of Trailer Park Boys; first-ever short-form series Nesting; the Indigenous comedy series Don’t Even; and a slew of groundbreaking documentaries.

Returning to the lineup are Sullivan’s Crossing, Farming for Love, The Amazing Race Canada, Children Ruin Everything, Transplant, Mary Makes it EasyRoast Battle Canada, Acting Good, Canada’s Drag Race, Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. The World, We’re All Gonna Die (Even Jay Baruchel) and Pillow Talk. Discovery Networks will see the return of Fear Thy Neighbor, Highway Thru Hell, Last of the Giants and Forensic Factor. Survivor Québec will return for another season for Nova.

Bell Media Studios also ordered new seasons of CTV Your Morning, The Social and etalk, along with the new daytime series The Good Stuff with Mary Berg.

“Our 2023-24 slate illustrates Bell Media’s unwavering commitment to developing and creating original programming,” said Karine Moses, senior VP of content development and news for Bell Media and vice chair for Québec for Bell. “We take great pride in collaborating with our visionary production partners to deliver compelling content that reflects Canadian experiences yet resonates around the world.”