CTV today announced key dates for its Spring 2021 schedule featuring three new buzzed-about series, returning favourites, and big-ticket live events across CTV and CTV2, and the all-new CTV.ca and CTV app.
New drama REBEL starring Katey Sagal (THE CONNERS, SONS OF ANARCHY) is set to headline the network’s Spring 2021 lineup. From executive producer Krista Vernoff of GREY’S ANATOMY and STATION 19, and executive producer Erin Brockovich, the new 10-episode series airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beginning April 8. Inspired by Brockovich’s life today, REBEL follows a brilliant and fearless legal advocate who will win at almost any cost.
Starring and executive produced by Topher Grace (THAT ‘70s SHOW), new half-hour comedy HOME ECONOMICS from Lionsgate Television examines the heartwarming yet super uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating relationship between three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle-class, and one barely holding on. Paired alongside THE CONNERS on CTV, the comedy – inspired by the life of writer and executive producer Michael Colton (Penguins of Madagascar) – premieres Wednesday, April 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, before moving to its regular Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT timeslot, beginning April 14.
Also debuting next month is the all-new, female-led reboot of the 1970s David Carradine series, KUNG FU, starring Olivia Liang (LEGACIES) as Nicky, who uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice – all while searching for the assassin who killed her mentor. From the BLINDSPOT team of writer-executive producer Christina M. Kim (HAWAII 5-0), creator-executive producer Martin Gero (BLINDSPOT), and executive producers Greg Berlanti (DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW) and Sarah Schechter (THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT), KUNG FU airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV2, beginning April 7.
A new mystery begins with deeper secrets and bigger twists when David E. Kelley’s (BIG LITTLE LIES) drama BIG SKY returns with all-new episodes, airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beginning April 13.
Additionally, can’t-miss live events continue on CTV with Hollywood’s most anticipated and glamorous night in film when THE OSCARS® air live from Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood on Sunday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Celebrating the best in music, this year’s BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS air Sunday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
New Series on CTV and CTV2:
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Airs: Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beginning April 8
Inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich today, Annie “Rebel” Bello is a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree. She’s a funny, messy, brilliant, and fearless woman who cares desperately about the causes she fights for and the people she loves. When Rebel applies herself to a fight she believes in, she will win at almost any cost. REBEL stars Katey Sagal (THE CONNERS, SONS OF ANARCHY) as Annie “Rebel” Bello, John Corbett (TO ALL THE BOYS film series) as Grady Bello, James Lesure (GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO DIVORCE) as Benji, Lex Scott Davis (THE L WORD) as Cassidy, Tamala Jones (9-1-1: LONE STAR) as Lana, Ariela Barer (RUNAWAYS) as Ziggy, Kevin Zegers (DIRTY JOHN) as Nate, Sam Palladio (NASHVILLE) as Luke, and Andy Garcia (BALLERS, Oceans film series) as Cruz. REBEL is executive produced by Krista Vernoff (GREY’S ANATOMY, STATION 19) and Alexandre Schmitt of Trip the Light, Erin Brockovich, John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment, Andrew Stearn, Marc Webb and Adam Arkin. The series is produced by ABC Signature in association with Sony Pictures Television. ABC Signature, alongside 20th Television, is a part of Disney Television Studios.
Premieres: Wednesday, April 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT before moving to its regular timeslot: Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beginning April 14
Starring and executive produced by Topher Grace, HOME ECONOMICS takes a look at the heartwarming yet super uncomfortable, and sometimes frustrating, relationship between three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle-class, and one barely holding on. The comedy is inspired by the life of writer and executive producer Michael Colton (Penguins of Madagascar). The series stars Topher Grace (THAT 70s SHOW) as Tom, Caitlin McGee (BLUFF CITY LAW) as Sarah, Jimmy Tatro (The King of Staten Island) as Connor, Karla Souza (HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER) as Marina, and Sasheer Zamata (WOKE) as Denise. Also starring is Shiloh Bearman as Gretchen, Jordyn Curet (RAVEN’S HOME) as Shamiah, Chloe Jo Rountree as Camila, and JeCobi Swain (HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS) as Kelvin. HOME ECONOMICS was created by writers Michael Colton and John Aboud (Penguins of Madagascar). They serve as executive producers alongside Topher Grace and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST) of The Tannenbaum Company, whose Jason Wang (ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST) will co-executive produce. The series is produced by Lionsgate and ABC Signature. ABC Signature, alongside 20th Television, is a part of Disney Television Studios.
Airs: Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV2, beginning April 7
A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman, Nicky Shen, to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption. Nicky will rely on her family and friends, as well as her martial arts skills and Shaolin values, to protect her community and bring the criminals to justice…all while searching for the ruthless assassin who killed her mentor. The series stars Olivia Liang (LEGACIES) as Nicky, Kheng Hua Tan (Crazy Rich Asians) as Mei-Li, Shannon Dang (THE L WORD: GENERATION Q) as Althea, Eddie Liu (NEVER HAVE I EVER) as Henry, Gavin Stenhouse (9-1-1) as Evan, Vanessa Kai (NEW AMSTERDAM) as Pei-Ling, Tony Chung as Dennis, Tzi Ma (Mulan) as Jin, Gwendoline Yeo as Zhilan, Jon Prasida (RECKONING) as Ryan, and Ludi Lin (Power Rangers) as Kerwin. The series is from writer-executive producer Christina M. Kim (HAWAII 5-0), creator-executive producer Martin Gero (BLINDSPOT), and executive producers Greg Berlanti (DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW) and Sarah Schechter (THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT, BATWOMAN). Inspired by the original series created by Ed Spielman.