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Fall 2018 Highlights
A brand new season of Hack My Life returns on Action this fall.
Besties – NEW! Series
Premiering in 2019, Besties is a multi-camera sitcom that explores friendship, identity, race, and class as two lifelong best friends use each other to get through some of the toughest challenges that they will ever face – figuring out who they are and who they want to be.
Good Trouble – NEW! Series
New series Good Trouble follows Callie (Maia Mitchell, The Fosters) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez, The Fosters) as they embark on the next phase of their young adult lives in Los Angeles, debuting in 2019.
The Bold Type (Season 3) – NEW! Season
A third season of The Bold Type this 2019 reveals a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for the global women’s magazine, “Scarlet.” The rising generation of Scarlet women leans on one another as they find their own voices in a sea of intimidating leaders. Together they explore sexuality, identity, love and fashion.
Grown-ish (Season 2) – NEW! Season
Grown-ish returns for another season in 2019, taking on contemporary current issues facing both students and administrators. The series follows Zoey (Yara Shahidi), Dre (Anthony Anderson, black-ish) and Rainbow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish) popular, entitled, stylish and socially active 17-year-old daughter as she heads into her freshman year of college at Cal U.
Siren (Season 2) – NEW! Season
Siren, the #1 ranked program on ABC Spark (A25-54 & A18-34)*****, returns for a second season in 2019. Siren takes viewers inside Bristol Cove – a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean.
Brand new seasons of returning series, including: Luther, Top Gear, Death in Paradise and Father Brown.
Brand new seasons of returning series on CMT this fall include: Drop The Mic, The Guest Book and Impractical Jokers.
Carnival Kings (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)
Fearlessly innovative artist and Michelin-starred chef Richie Farina is hitting the road in search of cutting-edge culinary competition at carnivals around the country.
Brand new specials and seasons of returning series on Cooking Channel Canada this fall include: Big Bad BBQ Brawl, Cheap Eats, Food: Fact or Fiction, Good Eats, Guy’s Big Bite, Man Fire Food, Southern and Hungry, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, Unique Eats and Unique Sweets.
Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48 (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)
Led by expert prosecutor and former defense attorney Marcia Clark, new original docu-series Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48 delves into some of America’s most shocking crimes that have remained unsolved or ended with controversial outcomes. Each two-hour episode will focus on a specific case and examine the first 48 hours after the crime to reveal new angles and unravel enduring mysteries.
Cults and Extreme Beliefs (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)
Elizabeth Vargas, alongside former members of controversial organizations, goes on a search to uncover how these sects use their influence to prey upon people’s desperation to create powerful and often destructive belief systems.
Each episode will take an immersive look at one currently active group through the eyes of past devotees and get perspective from believers and leaders that are still inside.
Brand new seasons of returning series on CI this fall include: The First 48, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath and Live PD Police Patrol.
Coop and Cami Ask the World – NEW! Series
Coming this fall is the live-action comedy series about Cooper (Dakota Lotus) and Cameron Wrather (Ruby Rose Turner), two middle-school siblings who make nearly all of their decisions – both mundane and madcap – by crowdsourcing opinions from the millions of followers of Cooper’s online channel, Would You Wrather.
Fast Layne – NEW! Series
Premiering in 2019, Fast Layne follows twelve-year-old over-achiever Layne, played by Sophie Pollono (The Young and the Restless), as she finds her orderly life thrown into a tailspin when she discovers a sophisticated talking car named “V.I.N.” hidden in an abandoned shed. With the help of her eccentric neighbor Zora, played by Sofia Rosinsky (The Other Side of the Door), Layne embarks on a high-speed adventure filled with bad guys, secret agents and other surprises to unlock the mystery behind V.I.N.’s creation.
Amphibia – NEW! Series
Debuting in 2019, Amphibia is a comedy series that chronicles the adventures of 13-year-old, self-centered Anne Boonchuy who is magically transported to the fictitious world of Amphibia, a rural marshland full of frog-people. With the help of an excitable young frog named Sprig, Anne will transform into a hero and discover the first true friendship of her life.
Kim Possible – NEW! Original Movie
In 2019, Sadie Stanley and Sean Giambrone will star as Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable in the live-action Kim Possible, a Disney Channel Original Movie based on the global hit animated series about an everyday high school girl who, in her spare time, saves the world from villains. The comedy adventure also stars Alyson Hannigan as brain surgeon Dr. Ann Possible (AKA Mom Possible); Connie Ray as grandmother Nana Possible; Todd Stashwick and Taylor Ortega as fan-favorite villians Drakken and Shego; Ciara Wilson as new high school student Athena; and Erika Tham (Make It Pop) will play Kim’s childhood frenemy, Bonnie.
Milo Murphy’s Law (Season 2) – NEW! Season
Season 2 of Milo Murphy’s Law returns this spring. The series follows Milo Murphy, who is the personification of Murphy’s Law where anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Suffering from Extreme Hereditary Murphy’s Law condition (EHML), Milo always looks to make the best of the cards he’s been dealt and his endless optimism and enthusiasm can turn any catastrophe into a wild adventure.
T.O.T.S. (Tiny Ones Transport Service) – NEW! Series
Debuting in 2019 is a heartfelt animated comedy for kids age 2-7 about the hilarious adventures of best friends Pip and Freddy, a tenacious penguin and a kind-hearted flamingo, who are the only non-stork delivery birds in-training at Tiny Ones Transport Service (T.O.T.S.). As new members of the esteemed team, these junior flyers must take tender care in transferring baby animals – kittens, cubs, calves, bunnies, puppies and joeys among them – from the nursery to their forever families around the globe.
Gigantosaurus – NEW! Series
Slated for 2019, four young dinosaur friends explore a pre-historic world of adventure where the most exciting mystery of all is Gigantosaurus, the biggest and fiercest dinosaur anyone has ever seen. Inquisitive Mazu, playful Tiny, timid Bill and courageous Rocky all want to discover the secrets of the elusive Gigantosaurus, and will find out they all have something to learn from him too.
Doc McStuffins (Season 5)– NEW! Season
Returning for a fifth season this fall, Doc McStuffins tells the story of a nurturing six-year-old girl who can talk to the stuffed animals and toys that she cares for in her playhouse clinic.
Elena of Avalor (Season 2)– NEW! Episodes
The #1 series on Disney Jr. last fall***, the animated series Elena of Avalor follows Princess Elena of Avalor, a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore.
The Lion Guard (Season 2)– NEW! Episodes
The third season of The Lion Guard returns this fall and continues the epic storytelling of The Lion King and follows the adventures of Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, and his diverse group of friends as they unite to protect the Pride Lands.
Puppy Dog Pals (Season 2) – NEW! Season
Back this fall, Puppy Dog Pals follows two fun-loving pug brothers, Bingo and Rolly, whose thrill-seeking appetites take them on exhilarating adventures throughout their neighborhood and around the globe.
Vampirina (Season 2)– NEW! Season
The first vampire series for preschoolers returns this fall. Vampirina blends spooky fun, heartfelt storytelling and Broadway-caliber music and follows Vampirina (aka “Vee”) as she faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town, including making friends and attending a new school in the human world.
Star Wars Resistance – NEW! Series
This fall, Star Wars Resistance is an exciting new animated adventure series about Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Featuring the high-flying adventure that audiences of all ages have come to expect from Star Wars, Star Wars Resistance will feature the beloved droid BB-8 alongside ace pilots, colourful new characters and appearances by fan favorites, including Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, voiced by actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively.
Brand new seasons of returning series on DIY Canada this fall include:
Texas Flip N Move, Barnwood Builders, The Vanilla Ice Project, Stone House Revival, First Time Flippers and Love Yurts.
Hunting Evidence (working title) (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)
Scientist and explorer Pat Spain sets out to solve mysteries that have baffled the world for decades. He hunts down previously unsolvable cases, carries out investigations and performs experiments in hopes of finding answers.
Finding Beasts (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)Wildlife expert Casey Anderson heads to the most remote corners of Alaska looking for proof that a beast called the Mega Bear exists. His journey takes him to Kodiak and Afognak is lands where he meets eyewitnesses, goes bear tracking and comes face-to-face with a giant bear.
Brand new seasons of returning series on DTOUR Canada this fall include:Bizarre Foods, Food Paradise, Ghost Adventures, Expedition Unknown: After the Hunt, Expedition Unknown: Search for the Afterlife and Most Terrifying Places in America.
Baked in Vermont – NEW! Series
Cookbook author, baker and teacher Gesine Prado hosts Baked in Vermont as she shares her pro baking tips and know-how while serving up delectable sweets and savoury meals at her Vermont farmhouse.
Fire Masters (spring 2019 / spring 2020) – NEW! Series
Debuting in spring, new food competition series Fire Masters puts teams of open-flame fanatics in a battle for fire supremacy and a cash prize. In every episode, three teams of chefs face off in three culinary challenges, pushing their talents to the limit to cook up mouth-watering flame-kissed dishes. One team is eliminated in each of the first two rounds and the last team standing faces an epic throw-down with a Fire Master’s judge. The final team has a chance to walk away with $10,000 and the coveted Fire Master title.
Girl Meets Farm – NEW! Series
Molly Yeh, cookbook author and food blogger with a big personality, embraces country life in her cozy farmhouse kitchen as she’s transplanted from city to farm and brings her own spin on classic comfort food in Girl Meets Farm, debuting this fall.
Iron Chef Canada (Fall 2018 / Fall 2019) – NEW! Series
This fall, Food Network Canada brings the world’s biggest, boldest food competition series north of the border for its own homegrown edition of Iron Chef Canada. In this Canadian version, renowned chefs from across the country face off against celebrated Canadian Iron Chefs in epic culinary battles. Each chef has 60 minutes to prepare five dishes using a featured “secret ingredient”. Their dishes are judged on taste, presentation and originality by a panel of culinary experts and industry professionals. The chef with the highest score wins that battle and supreme bragging rights. Cast will be announced at a later date.
Ultimate Food Bucket List – NEW! Series*Food Network Canada Original*
In Ultimate Food Bucket List, host John Catucci (You Gotta Eat Here!) takes viewers on one-of-a-kind food adventures across North America, as he checks off the most drool-worthy dishes and must-see culinary stops along the way. The new series premieres spring 2019.
Carnival Eats (Season 5)– NEW! Season
Host Noah Cappe is back on the hunt for the most mouth-watering and outrageous foods famously found at fairs and amusement parks in Carnival Eats, giving audiences an inside look at the wacky characters who create them and the culinary thrill-seekers who devour and delight in them.
Chopped (Seasons 36 & 37)– NEW! Episodes
New seasons of competition series Chopped, where chefs from across the country battle it out over three rounds utilizing a basket of mystery ingredients, features new resident judge, acclaimed cookbook author and lifestyle expert, Martha Stewart.
Man Fire Food (Season 7)– NEW! Season
New to Food Network Canada this fall, Canadian celebrity chef Roger Mooking joins the schedule with a new season of Man Fire Food as he discovers the inventive ways Americans cook with fire.
Top Chef Canada (Season 7)– NEW! Season
Canada’s most esteemed culinary competition and Canadian Screen Award-nominated series, Top Chef Canada returns for its seventh season off the heels of earning the title of Food Network Canada’s #1 show this spring.