Citytv is full of big news today, with a number of press releases from the network hitting the wires – they've revealed their 2012-2013 prime-time schedule and have green-lit two original comedy series for mid-season.
Also, the new host of "The Bachelor Canada" has been announced.
Coming off its most successful broadcast year in network history, Citytv’s 2012-13 fall and mid-season prime-time schedule includes nine new comedies, four new dramas, a hit reality franchise series, the acquisition of late-night’s ‘it’ show, and the triumphant return of award-winning journalist Katie Couric to daytime television. “Citytv’s prime-time schedule is the strongest – and most competitive – in network history with critically-acclaimed fan-favourites, proven winners from last season and the most buzzed about new series with both big-name stars and fresh faces,” said Scott Moore, President of Broadcast, Rogers Media, in an official release. Joining proven winners from last season, "New Girl," "2 Broke Girls," "Suburgatory," "Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23," and "Last Man Standing" are four hilarious new situational comedies for the fall season from the funniest minds in the industry: "Partners," "Ben and Kate," "The Mindy Project," and "Malibu Country."
Citytv also announced today it has greenlit two new original comedy series – "Package Deal" (a multi-camera original comedy about three overly close brothers and the woman who comes between them) and "Seed" (which offers a fresh take on the family comedy).
Finally, the new host of "The Bachelor Canada," premiering this fall, has been announced, and it is Calgary native Tyler Harcott, who is well-known for hosting 14 programs, including "Wired," "Junkyard Wars," "Guess Who’s Coming to Decorate?", and "Miss America: Countdown to the Crown."