Starting tonight, CTV will be airing original series from parent company Bell Media’s specialty network, exposing them to potentially bigger audiences during the summer lull in new programming.
Saturday evenings, Orphan Black season three and Bitten season two air back to back. The second season of 19-2 will air on Wednesdays. Previous seasons are available on CraveTV.
From a media release:
Starring two-time CSA Best Actress winner Tatiana Maslany, Season 3 of ORPHAN BLACK (9 p.m. ET/PT) plunges the clone sisterhood into unexpected territory with the realization that they’re not alone, while Season 2 of thriller BITTEN (10 p.m. ET/PT), finds The Pack on a quest to capture an enemy only to uncover a more sinister force threatens the existence of the werewolf species.
Bravo’s acclaimed original series 19-2, which was recognized with 10 CSA nominations this year and a win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, returns to CTV for its second season Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, beginning July 8. Centred on embattled beat partners Nick Barron (Adrian Holmes) and Ben Chartier (CSA winner Jared Keeso), the second season of 19-2 picks up where the first season left off, with Ben working to uncover the identity of a mole at Station 19.The emotionally-charged episode that begins the season focuses on a school shooting and has been hailed by critics as “… a riveting hour of television…” “…a powerful, compelling, exhausting hour – one that definitely should not be missed.” and “…60 of the most breathtaking minutes on television…”.
In the Season 3 premiere of ORPHAN BLACK, entitled “The Weight of This Combination” (Saturday, July 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) fights to locate a disappeared Helena (Maslany) and must repel a lethal investigator from the mysterious shadow corporation Topside, who threatens the Leda sisters’ lives. Meanwhile, Cosima (Maslany) appears to be rebounding from her illness, while Alison (Maslany) and Donnie (Kristian Bruun) face newfound financial woes. When the menace of Castor rears its head once more, Sarah and her entire family must come together to survive.
In the Season 2 premiere of BITTEN, entitled “Bad Blood” (Saturday, July 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), Elena (Laura Vandervoort) and The Pack are on the hunt for Malcolm (James McGowan). Meanwhile, back at Stonehaven, Jeremy (Greg Bryk) receives an ultimatum from the Council of International Alphas that challenges his leadership over North America.
In the emotionally-charged Season 2 premiere of 19-2, entitled “School” (Wednesday, July 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), the entire squad is embroiled in an intensely tragic school shooting with consequences that profoundly impacts all of their lives. Featuring a haunting uninterrupted, 13-minute, single-camera tracking shot, the tragic events that unfold during the season premiere set the stage for 19-2’s overarching themes of introspection, trust, and loyalty during Season 2.