City Announces 2017 Mid-Season Schedule
TORONTO (December 20, 2016) After the clock strikes midnight on 2017, the countdown starts all over again with the season’s biggest blockbuster drama,24: Legacy. Anchoring City’s 2017 mid-season schedule, the reboot is joined by two brilliant new comedies – The Mick and Making History – highly anticipated new dramas – Prison Break and Shots Fired – and the three-hour live television event special, A Few Good Men. Plus, new to City is the final installment of fan-favourite series Bones. So settle in and stay warm with City’s hottest mid-season schedule, beginning Sunday, Jan. 1.
Rounding out the schedule is a new season of Fail Army, returning series New Girl,The Middle, and Hell’s Kitchen in new time slots, and The 59TH Annual GRAMMY Awards®, hosted by James Corden (The Late Late Show with James Corden). Additionally, all-new seasons of The Bachelor and game show To Tell the Truth are heading to OMNI Television, starting January 1.
2017 MID-SEASON SCHEDULE
All dates are subject to change. All times ET. (s) = simulcast.
· 8 p.m. – The Bachelor (s) on OMNI Television **Season 21 Premieres January 2; catch the one-hour special The Bachelor: Countdown to Nick on Sunday, Jan. 1 at 8 p.m.**
· 8 p.m. – The Middle
· 8:30 p.m. – The Real O’Neals
· 9 p.m. – 2 Broke Girls (s)
· 9:30 p.m. – The Odd Couple (s)
· 10 p.m. – Scorpion (s)
**24: Legacy (s) **NEW** debuts with a special two-night series premiere on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 10:30 p.m. before moving to its regular time slot, Mondays at 8 p.m. on February 6
· 8 p.m. – New Girl (s) **New time slot**
· 8:30 p.m. – The Mick (s) **NEW – Premieres January 3; catch a special sneak peek Sunday, Jan. 1 at 8 p.m.**
· 9 p.m. – Bones (s) **New to City – Season 12 Premieres January 3**
· 8 p.m. – Lethal Weapon (s)
· 9 p.m. – Modern Family (s)
· 9:30 p.m. – black-ish (s)
· 8 p.m. – Hell’s Kitchen (s) **New time slot – special two-hour episode on January 5**
· 9 p.m. – Mom (s)
· 9:30 p.m. – Life in Pieces (s)
**The Mindy Project and The Middle (new time slot) join the schedule beginning February 9 at 8 and 8:30 p.m. respectively
· 8 p.m. – Fail Army **Premieres January 6**
· 8:30 p.m. – Fail Army
· 9 p.m. – VICE on City
· 7 p.m. – NHL: Hockey Night in Canada
· 7:30 p.m. – Bob’s Burgers (s)
· 8 p.m. – Family Guy **In Syndication**
· 8:30 p.m. – Son of Zorn (s)
· 9 p.m. – To Tell the Truth (s) on OMNI Television **Season 2 premieres January 1**
· 9 p.m. – Family Guy (s)
· 9:30 p.m. – The Last Man on Earth (s) **Returns February 26**
· 10 p.m. – VICE on City
**Little Big Shots joins the schedule beginning March 5 at 8 p.m. (s)
**The 59TH Annual GRAMMY Awards® air live, Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. (s)
**The three-hour live television event, A Few Good Men: Live, airs Sunday, Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. (s)
**NOTE: New comedy Making History, new dramas Prison Break and Shots Fired, and returning favourite Brooklyn Nine-Nine will join the City 2017 mid-season schedule, with premiere dates to be announced at a later date.
MID-SEASON – NEW COMEDIES
The Mick (s): Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings) beginning January 3
** Special sneak peek Sunday, Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings)**
This single-camera comedy follows Mackenzie (Kaitlin Olson), aka “Mickey”, a hapless mess, hard-drinking, living-large kind of gal, always “between” jobs, and always broke. Hoping for a handout from her wealthy sister, Mickey pays her a visit, but instead ends up with a full-time baby-sitting gig. After her sister fled the country to avoid a federal indictment, Mickey must assume guardianship of her sister’s three high-maintenance children. Mickey will quickly learn what the rest of us already know – other people’s children are awful.
Making History : TBA
MID-SEASON – NEW DRAMAS
24: Legacy (s): Two-night series premiere beginning Sunday, Feb. 5 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT; moves to its regular time slot Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings) beginning February 6
Told in the same real-time format that propelled the original series, 24: Legacy chronicles a new adrenaline-fueled race against the clock. Military hero Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins) returns to the U.S. in a whole lot of trouble. With nowhere else to turn, Carter is compelled to ask the CTU for help in saving his life, while also attempting to stop what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.
Prison Break : TBA
Shots Fired : TBA
NEW TO CITY
Bones (s): Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings) beginning January 3
When the standard methods of identifying a body are useless, law enforcement calls on Dr. Temprance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) for her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim’s bones. The combination of Brennan’s scientific acumen and her partner FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth’s (David Boreanaz) people smarts makes them a formidable duo, both professionally and personally.
NEW EVENT SPECIAL
A Few Good Men: Live (s): Sunday, Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings)
**Three-hour Live Special**
If you can handle the truth, get ready for a groundbreaking live broadcast of Aaron Sorkin’s (The Social Network, The West Wing) electrifying original Broadway play that became the legendary Oscar-nominated film starring Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise. Executive Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Hairspray Live!, Hairspray, Chicago) team up with Executive Producer Sorkin, who will adapt his own work for this unique television production about military lawyers who uncover a conspiracy at the highest level – while defending their clients accused of murder.
Full episodes and exciting extras are available on Citytv.com next day post-broadcast, as well as on Rogers on Demand, Rogers Anyplace TV, and with the free City App for iOS, Android, and fourth-generation Apple TV. (Citytv)