Canada’s CTV has acquired eight new series that launched internationally last week at the LA Screenings.
The Canuck network bought Designated Survivor and Conviction from Entertainment One Television; This is Us and The Exorcist from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Notorious from Sony Pictures Television; American Housewife from Disney Media Distribution; and Time After Time and Training Day from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.
These are among the first deals the Hollywood studios have closed since the network Upfronts earlier in the month. Leading Canadian channels are shown the studios’ latest pilots before the rest of the international market.
The acquisitions will be part of Bell Media-owned CTV’s new season slate, with the channel’s primetime slate set to be announced on June 8.
“Original, emotional, supercharged, and salacious, next season’s lineup is without question a game-changing collection of titles,” said Mike Cosentino, senior VP, programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV.
Among the new shows, Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as a lowly US cabinet member who becomes president after a deadly attack on Washington, while The Exorcist is a inspired by the 1970s movie of the same name.