From a media release:
NEW CANADIAN PRIME TIME PROGRAMS THIS FALL:
CONVICTION KITCHEN â€“ A Citytv Original Production – 10 PM Sunday
World-renowned executive chef, Marc Thuet, and his wife and business partner, Biana Zorich, put their reputations on the line with a high-stakes challenge that will push them â€“ and their charges â€“ to the limit In Conviction Kitchen, Marc and Biana have just three weeks to train a staff of former bank robbers, thieves and minor offenders, completely outfit a brand new business, and create an Italian menu around fresh and seasonal ingredientsâ€¦ But the real challenge will be making it beyond opening night â€” Because once the eatery opens, the restaurant’s motley crew have only three months to turn a profit – or their bosses will pull the plug, and they’ll lose their second, and for many – the last chance to turn their lives around.
FORD MODELS SUPERMODEL OF THE WORLD CANADA â€“ A Citytv Original Production â€“ 8:00 PM Saturday (Sept. 5 â€“ 26)
Hosted by Dina Pugliese of Breakfast Television Toronto and Laura Lanktree, Editor of Teenflare.com, the nationwide search for the next face in fashion will air this September on Citytv. Ford Models Supermodel of the World Canada is a four part series including the exciting live broadcast finale from Citytv’s new state-of-the-art production facility in the heart of downtown Toronto. The winner will represent Canada in the global final of FORD Models Supermodel of the World competition.
MY RONA HOME â€“ A Citytv Original Productionâ€“ 9:00 PM Sunday (Starting Oct. 4)
Hosted by Elissa Lansdell, My RONA Home, follows two families as they compete to design, construct and decorate brand new homes over the course of just ten weeks. With the help of a team of experts and friends, each family must complete one room per episode and the public votes on who did the best job each week. After the intensity and stress of fierce competition and the back breaking labour of building the homes, the family that receives the most votes per episode wins their home, with everything inside.
RETURNING CANADIAN PRIMETIME PROGRAMS THIS FALL:
MURDOCH MYSTERIES â€“ Season 3 – A Citytv Original Production â€“ 7:00 PM Saturday
Set in 1895 Toronto, Murdoch Mysteries explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson, Sue Thomas F.B. Eye), a handsome young detective using radical forensic techniques, like fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. Though his unconventional approach elicits ridicule from fellow officers and scepticism from his boss, Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig, Coronation Street), Murdoch is often the only one who can crack the case. Murdoch’s small circle of confidantes includes pathologist Julia Ogden (HÃ©lÃ¨ne Joy, Durham County), a staunch ally who shares the detective’s fascination with forensic science, and Constable George Crabtree (Jonny Harris, Hatching, Matching and Dispatching), Murdoch’s eager but inexperienced right-hand man. Both are valuable allies who help Murdoch solve his varied cases and traverse the many stratums of Victorian society.
OUT THERE WITH MELISSA DIMARCO â€“ A Citytv Original Production â€“ 8:30 PM Saturday (Starting Oct. 3)
This award-winning dramedy parodies the perks and pitfalls of celebrity entertainment journalist, “Melissa” (Melissa DiMarco, Degrassi-The Next Generation). Struggling to keep her sanity, she and her oddball team produce a weekly entertainment show. This scripted series goes ‘behind-the-scenes’ to reveal Melissa’s funny, and sometimes outrageous, interactions with industry-types and celebrity guests. Watch for appearances from notable A-listers including Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Paris Hilton, Ricky Gervais, Queen Latifah, Angelina Jolie, Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Sir Ben Kingsley, Cate Blanchett, Alicia Keys, Kevin Costner, Gene Simmons, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Kim Catrall, Gerard Butler, Ludacris and many more.
RETURNING CANADIAN MID SEASON PROGRAMMING:
LESS THAN KIND â€“ Season 2 â€“ A Citytv Original Production
Picking up where season one left off – Sam Blecher (Maury Chaykin, Blindness) is knocking on Death’s door. Anne’s (Wendel Meldrum, Queen of the Lot) anxiety is ratcheted up as she tries to be matriarch, nurse, entrepreneur and housewife. Josh (Benjamin Arthur, That One Night) is torn between his duties to his family, himself, his girlfriend â€“ but mostly himself. Clara (Nancy Sorel, Cashing In) is the only somewhat sober, somewhat sane family member holding it together. Sheldon (Jesse Camacho, 12 and Holding) deals with further changes at school as his best friend Miriam (Brooke Palsson) is becoming more than just a friend. Sheldon and Miriam inherit a feral new partner to navigate the baffling maze of adolescence: Danny Lubbe (Tyler Johnston, Smallville).