Canada’s City Channel Sets 2014-15 Schedule


TORONTO: The Canadian channel City has unveiled a diverse lineup of eight comedies, three dramas, three reality series and two live events, in addition to its exclusive NHL games.

On Mondays, City simulcasts 2 Broke Girls and Mom, leading into the newly acquired freshman series Scorpion at 9 p.m. Tuesdays begin with the reality series Utopia, which it acquired the rights to simulcast, followed by New Girl and The Mindy Project. Wednesdays pair the returning series Hell's Kitchen and Modern Family with the new pickup Black-ish. The City original program The Bachelor Canada returns on Thursdays, as a lead in to Scandal. On Fridays, another City original, Package Deal, starts the prime-time lineup, leading into The Middle and more Utopia.

For the weekend schedule, NHL: Hockey Night in Canada takes over Saturdays as a new addition to the City lineup. Sundays feature NHL: Hometown Hockey, also new to City, along with the return of Revenge.

The network is also set to broadcast the 57th annual Grammy Awards, the Country Music Awards and the new musical event special Peter Pan Live!

"With the most competitive schedule to date, from hockey to comedies, dramas to reality, the 2014/15 City schedule truly has something for everyone," said Hayden Mindell, the VP of television programming and content at Rogers Media. "Featuring the most diverse variety of programming on any conventional network in Canada, we are offering our viewers the programming they want most, while delivering to our clients reliable and consistent audiences each and every week."

"I'm excited for City to join in a time-honored Canadian tradition this year with the addition of Hockey Night in Canada and Hometown Hockey," Mindell added. "Hockey is the most coveted content in Canada, and we have PVR-proofed Saturday and Sunday nights on City to become must-see TV for all Canadians."