Canada’s CTV Slates New U.S. Series Stumptown, Bob Hearts Abishola


The 2019-2020 schedule of Canada’s CTV features a bevy of brand-new U.S. series, among them the new Chuck Lorre sitcom Bob Hearts Abishola.

The comedy Bob Hearts Abishola will lead off Monday nights this fall, paired with the new courthouse drama All Rise. The Good Doctor returns to close out the night.

Tuesdays see the addition of the character-driven genre thriller Emergence. It wraps up the evening in the 10 p.m. hour, with a lead-in from The Resident and This Is Us.

On Wednesdays, The Goldbergs returns, leading into the Canadian debut of The Masked Singer. Almost Family is then paired with the action drama Stumptown.

The Thursday schedule sees returning shows Young Sheldon, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder and Law & Order: SVU.

Fridays feature the new Jessica Alba-Gabrielle Union action drama LA’s Finest in the 8 p.m. slot, followed by returning hits Magnum P.I. and Blue Bloods.

Saturdays feature The Big Bang Theory with back-to-back episodes. Sundays see the return of God Friended Me, Shark Tank and The Rookie.

In 2020, CTV is adding the Rob Lowe-led 9-1-1: Lone Star, along with For Life, Kim Cattrall in Filthy Rich, the final season of Cardinal and the thriller neXt with John Slattery. Transplant promises a fresh take on the ensemble medical procedural. Also being added is the multi-camera family comedy Outmatched stars Maggie Lawson and Jason Biggs.

“The CTV fall schedule is the complete package, featuring the most sought-after, star-studded new programs with heart, launching alongside a veteran core of Top 20 franchises,” said Mike Cosentino, president of content and programming at Bell Media. “We are excited to debut this super-charged lineup to Canadians everywhere.”