Seven New Series Join CTV and CTV Two's Mid-Season Schedules

Kevin Bacon Headlines TV's Most Buzzed-About New Drama THE FOLLOWING, 
Premiering Jan. 21 
# # # 
CTV's Original Series MOTIVE Gets Prime Post-SUPER BOWL Timeslot, Feb. 3 
- Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Leah Remini, Chi McBride, Kristin Lehman, Steven 
Pasquale, Matthew Davis, and Canadian Jessica Lucas headline new mid-season 
shows -
- New drama series CULT and RED WIDOW, joining previously announced new series 
DO NO HARM, THE FOLLOWING, GOLDEN BOY, FAMILY TOOLS and MOTIVE -
- AMERICAN IDOL gains superstar judging power and returns for its 12(th) 
season -
- TV's most-watched live events SUPER BOWL XLVII, THE OSCARS(®), THE GOLDEN 
GLOBE AWARDS(®) and THE 2013 Juno Awards take centre stage -
- The stars align for SMASH as Jennifer Hudson, Sean Hayes, Liza Minnelli, and 
Jesse L. Martin guest star this season on CTV Two - 
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MOTIVE 
"MOTIVE turns the police-procedural on its ear" - National Post 
THE FOLLOWING 
"The most suspenseful...the most action-packed...the best new show of the 
season" - Huffington Post 
CULT
"CULT may be the cult hit of the new TV season." - TVGuide.ca 
DO NO HARM
"…medical drama with a Jekyll & Hyde twist." - Deadline.com 
Red Widow
"I love me a good mob story, and this [RED WIDOW] pilot delivered." - 
TVGuide.ca 
Golden Boy
"buzzed-about drama" - Variety 
TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - CTV announced today its hot mid-season 
schedules, including the much buzzed-about psychological thriller, THE 
FOLLOWING (Jan. 21) and new original drama series MOTIVE (Feb. 3). The two 
series are among seven brand-new programs coming to CTV and CTV Two in 2013, 
including DO NO HARM (Jan. 31), GOLDEN BOY (March 8), CULT (Feb. 19), RED 
WIDOW (March 3), and FAMILY TOOLS (May 1). The CTV schedule is also bolstered 
by the return of ratings stalwart AMERICAN IDOL, critical darling SMASH, and a 
new season of Top 3 hit THE AMAZING RACE. 
Highlighting CTV's mid-season schedule: 


    --  THE FOLLOWING (Jan. 21 on CTV): From THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
        creator Kevin Williamson and starring Golden Globe(®)-winning
        actor Kevin Bacon in his headlining broadcast television debut,
        the suspenseful thriller follows an FBI agent chasing a network
        of serial killers.
    --  DO NO HARM (Jan. 31 on CTV): Starring Steven Pasquale (RESCUE
        ME), DO NO HARM follows Dr. Jason Cole, a highly respected
        neurosurgeon who has it all - a lucrative career, confident
        charm, and the gift of compassion. But he also has a deep, dark
        secret. Hell hath no fury like an alter ego scorned.
    --  MOTIVE (Feb. 3 on CTV): Starring Kristin Lehman (THE KILLING),
        Gemini Award-winning Louis Ferreira (SGU STARGATE UNIVERSE),
        and Lauren Holly (NCIS), MOTIVE is a captivating one-hour crime
        drama that follows feisty female homicide detective Angie Flynn
        on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that has already
        been revealed to viewers.
    --  CULT (Feb. 19 on CTV Two): Starring Matthew Davis (THE VAMPIRE
        DIARIES) and Canadian Jessica Lucas (MELROSE PLACE), CULT
        tracks the investigation of a string of mysterious deaths and
        disappearances surrounding the show-within-a-show.
    --  RED WIDOW (March 3 on CTV Two): From Melissa Rosenberg, writer
        of the Twilight Saga films and co-executive producer of DEXTER,
        RED WIDOW stars Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill) as a woman who
        gets caught up in the organized crime world and has to fight to
        keep her family safe.
    --  GOLDEN BOY (March 8 on CTV): This new cop-drama follows the
        meteoric rise of an ambitious NYC officer, Walter William
        Clark, Jr. (Theo James, BEDLAM), who becomes the youngest
        police commissioner in the history of New York City. Much to
        his disappointment, Walter is paired up with veteran Detective
        Don Owen (Chi McBride, BOSTON PUBLIC), a gruff lifer just two
        years shy of retirement.
    --  FAMILY TOOLS (May 1 on CTV Two): Starring Leah Remini (THE KING
        OF QUEENS), FAMILY TOOLS is a new comedy about a habitual
        screw-up (Kyle Bornheimer, ROMANTICALLY CHALLENGED) who is
        forced to take over the family handyman business and
        unexpectedly discovers that he may have found his calling. 

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"As we said in June, we've saved our best new programs for mid-season. The 
wait is finally over for this season's most anticipated new series, including 
THE FOLLOWING and MOTIVE, which anchor CTV's powerhouse mid-season schedule," 
said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. "Each featuring unique 
premises, and headlined by the one-and-only Kevin Bacon and Canada's own 
Kristin Lehman respectively, these new series set the tone for what is 
expected to be a dramatic mid-season for Canada's #1 network."

CTV Returning Series
Chart topper AMERICAN IDOL (Jan. 16) makes its triumphant return to CTV's 
mid-season schedule with new superstar judges including global icon and the 
best-selling female recording artist of all time Mariah Carey, renowned 
rapper, singer and songwriter Nicki Minaj, and country music superstar Keith 
Urban, who join returning judge Randy Jackson this season. Canada's #1 reality 
series THE AMAZING RACE (Feb. 17) also returns to the schedule.

CTV's top-rated event programming continues with THE 70(th) ANNUAL GOLDEN 
GLOBE AWARDS(®) (Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. on CTV); SUPER BOWL XLVII(®) (Feb. 3 at 6 
p.m. on CTV); THE 85(th) ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS(®) (Feb. 24 at 8:30 p.m. on 
CTV), and THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS (April 21 on CTV).

In January, viewers can also look forward to the return of this fall's new hit 
series on CTV, including the #1 new comedy of the season ANGER MANAGEMENT, 
which returns to anchor a new comedy block, fan favourite ARROW (Jan. 16) and 
THE NEW NORMAL paired with a new season of HOT IN CLEVELAND (Jan. 8). Also 
back is Canada's most-watched program THE BIG BANG THEORY (Jan. 3); comedy 
veteran and Canada's #2 overall series TWO AND A HALF MEN (Jan. 3); Canada's 
#1 drama with key adult demos GREY'S ANATOMY (Jan. 10); fantasy drama ONCE 
UPON A TIME (Jan. 6); reality series favourite SHARK TANK (Jan. 4), and more.

CTV Two Returning Series
The top-rated AMERICAN IDOL (Jan. 17) bolsters the network's mid-season 
schedule. Back for a sophomore season, Broadway drama sensation SMASH (Feb. 5) 
returns with an a-list guest star lineup including Academy Award(®)-winner 
Jennifer Hudson, EMMY(®) Award-winner Sean Hayes, and Academy(®) 
Award-winner Liza Minnelli. CTV Two also welcomes back all-new seasons of 
comedy series WHITNEY (Jan. 2); and the hilarious hidden-camera comedy BETTY 
WHITE'S OFF THEIR ROCKERS (Jan. 8). Additional returning fan favourites 
include reality series UNDERCOVER BOSS (Jan. 4); cut-throat drama NASHVILLE 
(Jan. 9); teen drama THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Jan. 16); and more.

Catch up on full episodes of most CTV and CTV Two serieson demand on CTV.ca, 
the CTV App for iPhone and iPad,and on CTV Mobile.Plus, catch exclusive 
online features, behind-the-scenes extras, and cast interviews for many hit 
CTV and CTV Two programs.

See below for a list of premiere dates for new series, new returning series, 
returning fall series and special event television. All dates are subject to 
change. All times in ET/PT. Visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times.

MID-SEASON 2013 PREMIERE DATES:

Tuesday, Jan. 8
BETTY WHITE'S OFF THEIR ROCKERS at 8 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. (CTV Two) - *RETURNING*
HOT IN CLEVELAND at 9 p.m. (CTV) - *RETURNING*

Sunday, Jan. 13
The 70(th) ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS(®) at 8 p.m. (CTV) - *BIG EVENT SPECIAL*

Wednesday, Jan. 16
AMERICAN IDOL at 8 p.m. (CTV) - *RETURNING*

Thursday, Jan. 17
AMERICAN IDOL (Audition/Results) at 8 p.m. (CTV Two) - *RETURNING*

Monday, Jan. 21
THE FOLLOWING at 9 p.m. (CTV) - *NEW*

Thursday, Jan. 31
DO NO HARM at 10 p.m. (CTV) - *NEW*

Sunday, Feb. 3
SUPER BOWL XLVII(® )at 6 p.m. (CTV) - *BIG EVENT SPECIAL*
MOTIVE immediately following SUPER BOWL XLVII(® )(CTV) - *NEW*

Tuesday, Feb. 5
SMASH Two-Hour Premiere at 9 p.m., regular timeslot, Tuesdays at 10 p.m.
(CTV Two) - *RETURNING*

Sunday, Feb. 17
THE AMAZING RACE at 8 p.m. (CTV) - *RETURNING*

Tuesday, Feb. 19
CULT at 9 p.m. (CTV Two) - *NEW*

Sunday, Feb. 24
THE 85th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS(®) at 8:30 p.m. (CTV) - *BIG EVENT SPECIAL*

Sunday, Mar. 3
RED WIDOW Two-Hour Premiere at 9 p.m., regular timeslot, Sundays at 10 p.m.
(CTV Two) - *NEW*

Friday, Mar. 8
GOLDEN BOY at 9 p.m. (CTV) - *NEW*

Sunday, April 21
THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS (CTV) - *BIG EVENT SPECIAL*

Wednesday, May 1
FAMILY TOOLS at 8:30 p.m. (CTV Two) - *NEW*

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About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality 
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been 
Canada's most-watched television network for the past 10 years in a row. CTV 
is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading 
assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, 
NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about 
CTV can be found on the network's website at ctv.ca.

About CTV Two
Available from coast-to-coast, CTV Two features a dynamic mix of drama, comedy 
and reality programming on CTV's second conventional network. CTV Two 
spotlights day-to-day life in local communities in Vancouver/Victoria, 
Toronto/Barrie, Ottawa, London, Windsor and Atlantic Canada through its 
award-winning local news programming. Reaching 89% of English Canadian viewers 
and available in stunning High Definition, CTV Two is a division of Bell 
Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest 
communications company.

Source: BBM Canada, Fall 2012 = 9/24/2012 - 12/9/2012

Tonia Addison, CTV & CTV Two, 416.384.2194 ortonia.addison@bellmedia.ca 
Matthew Almeida, CTV & CTV Two, 416.384.2629 ormatthew.almeida@bellmedia.ca 
Jacqui VanSickle, CTV & CTV Two, 416.384.5091 
orjacqueline.vansickle@bellmedia.ca

SOURCE: CTV

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