City Unveils 2014/15 Prime-Time Schedule

- Diverse fall lineup with eight comedies, three dramas, three reality series, 
two live event series, and exclusive national NHL games - 
- Peter Pan Live! joins lineup alongside returning blockbuster music events, 
the 57(th) Annual GRAMMY Awards(®) and CMAs - 
- Smash-hit comedy series 2 Broke Girls and Two and a Half Men to air in 
strip, weeknights from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. - 
TORONTO, June 3, 2014 /CNW/ - With four consecutive years of growth*, City 
continues to deliver world-class content with this year's most diverse 
schedule of exciting new shows, live events, and NHL programming joining a 
seasoned stable of returning hits. Hayden Mindell, Vice President of 
Television Programming & Content, Rogers Media, today unveils City's 2014/15 
fall and mid-season prime-time schedule to the Canadian advertising community 
during the annual Rogers Upfront event. 
"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 
Mindell. "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." 
Up five per cent year over year in audiences P2+*, the City fall/mid-season 
schedule builds upon a successful foundation of 17 returning series and events 
with the addition of two new dramas, one new comedy series, and one reality 
program. Newly acquired programming for the 2014/15 season includes scripted 
series Scorpion, Black-ish, and Backstrom, alongside new reality series, 
Utopia, and the new live musical event special Peter Pan Live!  All-new 
seasons of sophomore original series The Bachelor Canada and Package Deal join 
the prime-time lineup, along with two NHL games each week - Hockey Night in 
Canada on Saturdays and Hometown Hockey on Sundays. 
"I'm excited for City to join in a time-honoured Canadian tradition this year 
with the addition of Hockey Night in Canada and Hometown Hockey," said 
Mindell. "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 
Doubling-down on live events programming this year, City remains Canada's 
leader in comedy with three of the top five comedies in the country last 
season, including the #1 new comedy Mom*. With the highest skewing percentage 
of prime-time viewers under 55 of any conventional network in Canada at 72 per 
cent*, City is staying true to its younger, urban-oriented audiences through 
the 2014/15 season by continuing to deliver the programming that most 
resonates with these viewers, including returning hits 2 Broke Girls, New 
Girl, and The Mindy Project. 
Other series returning for the 2014/15 season are The Bachelor, Brooklyn 
Nine-Nine, Hell's Kitchen, The Middle, Mike & Molly, Modern Family, Parks and 
Recreation, Revenge, and Scandal. 
For the remainder of 2014, City continues to be the home to some of the most 
top-rated live musical event series in the country, including the Country 
Music Association Awards (CMA Awards) and CMA Country Christmas, as well as 
Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve with Ryan Seacrest. The highest rated 
program in network history*, the 57(th) Annual GRAMMY Awards(®) returns to 
the City mid-season schedule in 2015, along with GRAMMY(®) Nominations 
Concert Live!. 
Following the double-digit growth of the 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. timeslots last 
year with the addition of beloved comedy Modern Family in strip (up 25 per 
cent nationally and 13 per cent in the P2+ and A25-54 demos, respectively*), 
City continues to offer audiences the programming consistency and stability 
they value by extending this strategy to the 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. timeslots 
with strip episodes of fan-favourites 2 Broke Girls and Two and a Half Men. 
Fall premiere dates will be announced in the coming months; shows acquired but 
not yet listed on the schedule will premiere at a later date in the 2014/15 
City Fall Schedule
All times ET/PT; s = simulcast 
8 p.m.              2 Broke Girls (s)
8:30 p.m.         Mom (s)
9 p.m.              Scorpion (s) *NEW* 
8 p.m.              Utopia (s) *NEW*
9 p.m.              New Girl (s)
9:30 p.m.         The Mindy Project (s) 
8 p.m.              Hell's Kitchen (s)
9 p.m.              Modern Family (s)
9:30 p.m.         Black-ish (s) *NEW* 
8 p.m.              The Bachelor Canada *City Original Program*
9 p.m.              Scandal (s) 
8 p.m.              Package Deal *City Original Program*
8:30 p.m.         The Middle
9 p.m.              Utopia (s) *NEW* 
7-10 p.m.         NHL: Hockey Night in Canada *NEW to City* 
7-10 p.m.         NHL: Hometown Hockey *NEW to City*
10 p.m.            Revenge (s) 
**NOTE: 57(th) Annual GRAMMY ® Awards, The Country Music Awards, and Peter 
Pan Live! (*NEW*) will join City's fall schedule - date and time TBC. 
New Series Descriptions
s = simulcast 
30-minute scripted comedy series
Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT (s)
National broadcast 
Black-ish depicts the life of Andre 'Dre' Johnson, who has a great job, a 
beautiful wife, four kids, and a colonial home in the 'burbs. But has success 
brought too much assimilation for this black family? With the help of Dre's 
dad, the family attempts to establish a sense of cultural identity that 
honours their past while also embracing the future. 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Larry Wilmore (The Bernie Mac Show), Anthony Anderson 
(The Departed), Laurence Fishburne (Hannibal), Helen Sugland (Akeelah and the 
Bee), Peter Principato (The Joneses), Paul Young (Mad Max), Brian Dobbins 
(Matumbo Goldberg), and newcomer Tom Russo
CAST: Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson, Guys With Kids), Rainbow Johnson (Tracee 
Ellis Ross, Girlfriends), Pops (Laurence Fishburne, Hannibal) 
60-minute scripted drama series
Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT (s)
National broadcast 
Inspired by a true story, Scorpion is a high-octane drama about an eccentric 
genius, Walter O'Brien, and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the 
last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As 
Homeland Security's new think tank, O'Brien's "Scorpion" team includes Toby 
Curtis, an expert behaviourist who can read anyone; Happy Quinn, a mechanical 
prodigy; and Sylvester Dodd, a statistics guru. Pooling their extensive 
technological knowledge to solve mind-boggling predicaments amazes everyone, 
including federal agent Cabe Gallo, who shares a harrowing history with 
O'Brien. However, while this socially awkward group is comfortable with each 
other's humour and quirks, life outside their circle confounds them, so they 
must rely on Paige Dineen, who has a young, gifted son, to translate the world 
for them. At last, these nerdy masterminds have found the perfect job: a place 
where they can apply their exceptional brainpower to solve the nation's 
crises, while also helping each other learn how to fit in. 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/WRITER: Nick Santora (Prison Break)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Nicholas Wootton (NYPD Blue), Alex Kurtzman & Roberto 
Orci (Amazing Spider-Man 2), Heather Kadin (Sleepy Hollow), Scooter Braun 
(Justin Bieber: Never Say Never), and Walter O'Brien
CAST: Walter O'Brien (Elyes Gabel, World War Z), Toby Curtis (Eddie Kaye 
Thomas, American Pie franchise), Happy Quinn (Jadyn Wong, Cosmopolis), 
Sylvester Dodd (Ari Stidham, Huge), Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick, Identity 
Thief), Paige Dineen (Katharine McPhee, Smash) 
60-minute reality series
Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT & Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT (s)
National broadcast 
Utopia is a ground-breaking social television experiment in which 15 
individuals, all pioneers of our time, get one year to build an entirely new 
society - from scratch. They will be leaving their current lives behind to 
create the 'perfect world' on a secluded piece of land with no facilities, no 
laws, and no rules. Will it lead to ultimate happiness? Or complete chaos? 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Conrad Green (Dancing with the Stars) and Jon Kroll (Big 
Brother, The Amazing Race) 
Three-hour live performance special
Date and time TBC
National broadcast 
A bold, new, live television production of the classic Broadway musical will 
bring together friends, families, and anyone who refuses to ever grow up. 
Following in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful The Sound of Music 
LIVE! comes this musical masterpiece that tells the beloved story of Peter 
Pan, the mischievous little boy who ran away to Neverland. Get ready for 
show-stopping stars, stunning costumes, extravagant sets, and delightful music 
in this three-hour live event. 
60-minute scripted drama series
Date and time TBC
National broadcast 
Backstrom is a subversive and comic crime procedural about an unhealthy, 
offensive, irritable - albeit brilliant - detective, Everett Backstrom, who is 
brought back from exile to run the Portland Police Bureau's Special Crimes 
Unit (S.C.U.). Tasked with navigating the city's most sensitive and serious 
cases, Backstrom must solve each crime as he tries, and fails, to change his 
own self-destructive ways. To no one's surprise, his return is far from 
well-received, especially by his commanding officer, Police Chief Anna 
Cervantes. Backstrom's second-in-command and the person who supervises the 
day-to-day operations of the S.C.U. is Detective Nicole Gravely - the 
ambitious and optimistic yin to Backstrom's yang. Meanwhile, Gregory 
Valentine, who serves as Backstrom's tenant, decorator, and underworld 
connection, has a genuine fondness for the abrasive cop. Using his dark 
instincts and peculiar abilities, Backstrom always manages to outsmart his 
foes, manipulate his peers and, with the help of his eccentric team, solve the 
PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20(th) Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Leif G.W. Persson (Backstrom novelist), Kevin Hooks (Last 
Resort), Niclas Salomonsson (Once Upon a Time) and Mark Mylod (Shameless)
CAST: Everett Backstrom (Rainn Wilson, The Office), Nicole Gravely (Genevieve 
Angelson, House of Lies), Peter Niedermayer (Kristoffer Polaha, Ringer), John 
Almond (Dennis Haysbert, The Unit), Nadia Chichikov (Beatrice Rosen, The Dark 
Knight), Gregory Valentine (Thomas Dekker, The Secret Circle) 
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urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct 
alternative to other conventional television stations, City engages its 
viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of 
news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and Cityline; as 
well as local Canadian and US acquired prime time entertainment programming. 
City is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers 
Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian 
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*BBM Canada, broadcast year 2013/14 to date (Aug 26-Dec15'13, 
Dec30'13-Feb9'14, Feb24-Apr20'14) vs. same weeks in previous years.  2+ Mo-Su 
2a-2a AMA (000) unless otherwise noted.

SOURCE  Rogers Media 
Media Contacts Andrea Goldstein, Rogers 
Media,,647.801.4394 Michelle Lomack, 
Broadcast, Rogers Media,,416.819.2783 
Charmaine Khan, Broadcast, Rogers Media,, 
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