Coming off its most successful summer in years, Global is ready to launch another sizzling fall lineup. As fans prepare for television’s most exciting season, they can rest assured that Global continues with the best of primetime’s returning favourites and biggest new shows.
“There is enduring strength and stability in the Global schedule,” said Barbara Williams, EVP, Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “With 18 returning series enhanced by some of the most anticipated new hits of the season, we’re looking forward to having audiences sample our engaging lineup for themselves.”
With its robust rollout of premieres, the main spotlight on Global’s Fall 2010 schedule centers on the week of Monday, September 20. Launching with season 7 of television’s top rated medical drama House at 8pm ET/PT, loyal fans are in for a treat as House and Cuddy reach a new breakthrough with their explosive love/hate relationship.
Then Lone Star, a powerful and sexy, modern day soap set in the vast oil lands of Texas, continues Monday’s stellar lineup at 9pm ET/PT. This fall’s breakout star James Wolk portrays Robert Allen, a charismatic and brilliant schemer trying to keep his worlds from colliding when the lines begin to blur between his professional and personal lives. Oscar®-winner, Jon Voight (“National Treasure”) co-stars alongside David Keith (“CSI: Miami”) and Adrianne Palicki (“Friday Night Lights”).
Finally hang ten with McGarrett and Danno on Oahu’s gorgeous North Shore as the rebooted, high octane Hawaii Five-0 follows with its big debut at 10pm ET/PT. This fall’s most anticipated new show is already making some serious waves, and includes a talented cast with the likes of Alex O’Loughlin (“The Shield”), Scott Caan (“Ocean’s 11”), Daniel Dae Kim (“Lost”) and Canadian Grace Park (“Battlestar Galactica”).
Preceding the flurry of premiere week, Shattered, the high intensity drama officially kicks off the network’s fall schedule on Wednesday, September 1 – 10pm ET/PT. The Original series stars Callum Keith Rennie (“Californication,” “24”) as Ben Sullivan, an unconventional homicide detective harbouring the dark secret of his Multiple Personality Disorder. Rennie serves as the executive producer for Shattered, which also stars Camille Sullivan (“Da Vinci’s Inquest”) and Molly Parker (“Deadwood”) as Ben’s wife, Ella.
Mid-month, two reality titans are back. On September 15, Canada’s #1 series, Survivor launches its 21st season in Nicaragua on a new night: Wednesdays – 8pm ET/PT. Pitting young vs. old, the survivors will put their strength, agility and strategy to the ultimate test for the grand prize. The Apprentice returns to its original format the next night, with a special 2-hour premiere on Thursday, September 16 – 9pm ET/PT, with subsequent episodes airing at 10pm ET/PT. Trump ups the ante for season 7 as the contestants in competition for this high paying job have all been affected by the economic recession, and are battling for a second chance to play in the big league.
Plus, Outlaw, the new courtroom drama starring Emmy® Award winner Jimmy Smits (“NYPD Blue,” “Dexter”) and Canadian Carly Pope (“24”) makes its debut on Friday, September 17 – 10pm ET/PT.
The excitement increases as proven performers continue to light up each night. On Tuesday, September 21, a phenomenal lineup of sophomore premieres kick off with last year’s runaway hit and #1 new comedy, Glee at 8pm ET/PT followed by a special 2-hour premiere of the fast-paced, hi-tech thrills of NCIS: LA at 9pm ET/PT.
NCIS takes on Wednesday primetime with season 8 on September 22 – 9pm ET/PT. Plus, it’s a new night for Bones as season 6 moves to Thursdays this fall beginning September 23 – 8pm ET/PT, followed by a full hour of comedy with The Office Season 7 and the all-new series Outsourced premiering at 9pm and 9:30pm ET/PT, respectively.
Animation continues to rule on Sunday nights with Global’s powerhouse lineup starting September 26 – 8 pm ET/PT with The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show and Family Guy, while critically acclaimed drama Brothers & Sisters rounds out the evening at 10pm ET/PT.
Premiere month concludes on September 28 with The Good Wife Tuesdays – 10pm ET/PT. Adored by the critics and fans alike for its addictive storytelling, the series returns with a Golden Globe® in hand for Julianna Margulies and multiple Emmy nominations.
Global’s Fall 2010 Premiere Schedule At-A-Glance:
SHATTERED (ORIGINAL SERIES) WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 – 10PM ET/PT
90210 SEASON 3 (CW) SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 – 7PM ET/PT (PRE)
SURVIVOR: Nicaragua (CBS) WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 – 8PM ET/PT (NEW DAY)
THE APPRENTICE SEASON 7 (NBC) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 – 9PM ET/PT
OUTLAW (NBC) FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 – 10PM ET/PT
HOUSE SEASON 7 (FOX) MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 – 8PM ET/PT
LONE STAR (FOX) MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 – 9PM ET/PT
HAWAII FIVE-O (CBS) MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 – 10PM ET/PT
GLEE SEASON 2 (FOX) TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 – 8PM ET/PT
NCIS: LOS ANGELES SEASON 2 (CBS) TUESDAY, SEPTEMPER 21 – 9PM ET/PT
NCIS SEASON 8 (CBS) WEDNESDAY, september 22 – 9PM ET/PT (post)
BONES SEASON 6 (FOX) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 – 8PM ET/PT (NEW DAY)
THE OFFICE SEASON 7 (NBC) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 – 9PM ET/PT
OUTSOURCED (NBC) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 – 9:30PM ET/PT
ICE PILOTS: NWT SEASON 1 (ORIGINAL SERIES) FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 – 9PM ET/PT
THE SIMPSONS SEASON 22 (FOX) SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 – 8PM ET/PT
THE CLEVELAND SHOW SEASON 2 (FOX) SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 – 8:30PM ET/PT
FAMILY GUY SEASON 9 (FOX) SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 – 9PM ET/PT
BROTHERS & SISTERS SEASON 5 (ABC) SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 – 10PM ET/PT
THE GOOD WIFE SEASON 2 (CBS) TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 – 10PM ET/PT
AMERICAN DAD SEASON 7 (FOX) SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3 – 9:30PM ET/PT
LIE TO ME SEASON 3 (FOX) WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 – 10PM ET/PT (POST)
SECRET MILLIONAIRE DATE & TIME TBC
16:9 SEASON 3 (ORIGINAL SERIES) DATE & TIME TBC