CTV hopes Super Bowl Sunday and superheroes fit snugly together.
A new episode of rookie superhero series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will air immediately following CTV’s broadcast of Super Bowl 50, on Sunday, Feb. 7.
What this means is, if you’re tuned to a CTV channel for the Super Bowl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will follow the game. If you’re tuned to a CBS channel, a special episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will follow the game.
CTV had to come up with its own plan because while it owns Canadian rights to the Super Bowl, it does not own Canadian rights to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which debuted last week, originates on CW in the United States. It regularly airs Thursdays on CW and CTV.
So the new episode CTV is showing after the Super Bowl on Feb. 7 won’t be seen on CW until the following Thursday, Feb. 11. On that day, CTV will repeat the post-Super Bowl episode, to get back in sync with CW.
Source and more: Toronto Sun