From a media release:
Today Global unveiled its 2020/21 programming slate loaded with new, high profile series and returning hits to create a dynamic and solid schedule of premium content. On the heels of yesterday’s announcementÂ about new pickups 60 Minutes and 48 Hours, Global adds three new primetime shows to its fall lineup. Starring EmmyÂ® winner Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) and OscarÂ® winner Christopher Plummer (All The Money In The World),Â the much-anticipated North American debut of Global Original event series DepartureÂ landsÂ this fall on Global, along withÂ licensed series The Equalizer starring Queen Latifah (Chicago, Bessie), who also serves as executive producer, and sci-fi drama neXtÂ starringÂ John Slattery (Mad Men). These new series join Global’s 19 returning primetime hit shows offering compelling dramas, hilarious comedies, and beloved reality series.
Plus, fresh off its win of the coveted Golden Screen AwardÂ for Canada’s most-watched comedy or drama, smash-hit detective series Private EyesÂ Season 4 joins Global’s fall lineup. Featuring 12 new episodes,Â Shade (Jason Priestley) and Angie (Cindy Sampson) are back on the case and have their hands full of new twisty, thrilling, and dangerous cases to solve. Production partners Corus Entertainment and leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) are also proud to announce the renewal for Season 5 of the popular international hit series, which will air on Global later in 2021.
NEW FALL PRIMETIME SERIES
DepartureÂ is a six-part event series that follows the investigation into the shocking disappearance of Flight 716, a passenger plane that vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean. Brilliant investigator Kendra Malley (Panjabi) is brought in by her mentor Howard Lawson (Plummer) to lead the team looking into the crash.