From a media release:
- Summer’s No.1 Series Canadian Idol Returns for Sixth Season June 3
- New Canadian Drama Series Flashpoint Premieres July 11 on CTV & CBS along with new seasons of Canadian series Instant Star, Comedy Now! and Comedy Inc.
Sundays: Instant Star
Mondays: Canadian Idol
Tuesdays: Canadian Idol
Saturdays: Comedy Now!, Comedy Inc.
Canadian Idol (Season Premiere)
- Premieres Tuesday, June 3 with first Audition Episode
- Continues Monday, June 9 and Tuesday, June 10 with additional Audition Episodes
- Top 200 episodes air Monday, June 16 and Tuesday, June 17
- Top 22 episodes air Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning June 23
- Top 10 episodes air Mondays and Tuesdays beginning July 14
Canada’s most-watched original series returns for its sixth season, kicking off with two weeks of audition shows featuring some of the thousands of competitors who auditioned in 10 cities across Canada. For the first time in North America and only the second time in the world, Canadian Idol Online Auditions were held, casting the net even wider and resulting in an 11th virtual city stop. In Week 3, two back-to-back “Top 200” episodes lead to the reveal of the Top 22, followed by the start of live performance and results episodes in Week 4. Back for Season 6 is host Ben Mulroney who, along with judges Farley Flex, Jake Gold, Sass Jordan and Zack Werner, welcome a fresh new voice to the Canadian Idol cast, JUNO Award-winner Jully Black.
Instant Star (Season Premiere)
- Sundays at 7 p.m. beginning June 8 leading into The Hills
- Episodes also available on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca
- 13 x :30
In the fourth season of CTV’s original drama series Instant Star, Jude’s on her way to being an adult and will be facing adult-sized problems. Fortunately for her, Jude has Tommy Q by her side, but being in a serious relationship with your record producer sure comes with its own set of pitfalls. This year Jude has earned the freedom to be her own girl – woman that is. Jude’s biggest challenge will be discovering who she is, and what her real music is, while the rock and roll world takes her on a wild ride.
Comedy Now! (Season Premiere)
- Saturdays at 10 p.m. beginning June 14 on CTV
- Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning June 15 on The Comedy Network
- 13 x :30
Set to kick-off its eleventh season, Comedy Now! has featured more than 100 comics over the years and won numerous accolades, including several international awards and multiple Geminis. The all-Canadian, uncensored stand-up series has helped pave the way for numerous Canadian writer/comedians including Brent Butt, Jeremy Hotz, Roman Danylo, Nikki Payne, Shaun Majumder, Sean Cullen, Gavin Crawford, Brigitte Gall and Elvira Kurt. This season’s line-up of all-Canadian laughs features comics Big Daddy Tazz, Johnny Gardhouse, Terry McGurrin, Peter Anthony, Rob Pue, Ron Sparks, Jon Steinberg, Phil Hanley, Kevin Foxx, Casey Corbin, Jenn Grant, Sean Proudlove, Paul Myrehaug, Dean Jenkinson and Sean Lecomber.
Comedy Inc. (Season Premiere)
- Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. (Premier date TBA)
- Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT (Premiere date TBA) on The Comedy Network
- 13 x :30
CTV’s original comedy series Comedy Inc. returns for a fifth season of edgy sketch, social/political satire and uninhibited physical comedy. The ensemble cast stars “comic’s comic” Roman Danylo (Comedy Now!) and co-stars Second City alumni Jen Goodhue (Comedy Now!), comedians Terry McGurrin (Gutter
Ball Alley), Jenn Robertson (To Die For), Winston Spear (Comedy Now!), Gavin Stephens (Comedy Now!), Albert Howell (Improv Heaven and Hell) and Ian Sirota (Gutter Ball Alley).
Flashpoint (Series Premiere)
- Fridays at 10 p.m. beginning July 11
- 13 x :60
Starring Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars), Hugh Dillon (Durham County), Amy Jo Johnson (Felicity) and Whistler’s David Paetkau, Flashpoint is an emotional journey into the tough, risk-filled lives of a group of cops in the Strategic Response Unit (inspired by Toronto’s Emergency Task Force). They’re
unique cops that can do what ordinary police officers can’t: rescue hostages, bust gangs, defuse bombs, climb the sides of buildings and talk down suicidal teens. Members of a highly-skilled tactical team, they’re also trained in negotiating, profiling and getting inside the suspect’s head at the very emotional breaking point (the “flashpoint”) that triggered the crisis. They’ll do whatever it takes to diffuse the situation to try to save lives – all in a day’s work. Flashpoint is by Pink Sky Entertainment and Avamar Entertainment in association with CTV and CBS Paramount Network Television.