Global TV Fall Primetime Line-up Announced

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THUNDER BAY – ENTERTAINMENT – The CLE is over, the news stream has announcements on hockey, and now on the fall television line-up. No we are not pushing for a fast end to summer, but with only two weeks left in August, the countdown seems to have started.

Global gears up for another powerful fall with the most compelling and buzz-worthy new and returning series this season, igniting its primetime schedule this September and October with more star power and groundbreaking storytelling.

Global kicks off fall with a brand-new addition to the primetime lineup adding the buzzed about three-part series The Case Of: JonBenét, a docu-thriller that re-examines the unsolved JonBenét Ramsey murder 20 years later, premiering on Sunday, September 18. The series reunites the original investigators in the case with new experts, and together, they take a hard look at the mysterious case that captivated the world.

The fall schedule continues to unfold with Ted Danson and Kristen Bell delighting audiences in the heavenly new comedy The Good Place, premiering with back-to-back episodes on Monday, September 19, followed by return of comedy king Kevin James in the new series Kevin Can Wait. NCIS alum Michael Weatherlyreturns to the Network on Tuesday, September 20 as the iconoclastic Dr. Jason Bull in the highly anticipated drama Bull. Global’s premiere week continues with one of fall’s most sought-after new dramas Pitch joining the schedule on Thursday, September 22, starring Montreal native Kylie Bunbury as the first woman to play Major League Baseball. Plus, Friday night welcomes the reimagining of the iconic action series MacGyver, starring Lucas Till, premiering Friday, September 23.

The fall lineup continues to ignite adventure, laughter, and drama as new premieres carry on into October. The thrilling new time travel adventure series Timeless, starring Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, and Malcolm Barrettpremieres on Monday, October 3. Global adds two new laugh out loud comedies to its primetime schedule, with Man With a Plan starring Matt LeBlanc premiering Monday, October 24, and The Great Indoorsstarring Joel McHale joining the lineup later that week on Thursday, October 27.  Then, unique medical drama Pure Geniusfrom the executive producer of Parenthood and Friday Night Lights and starring Dermot Mulroney, rounds out the schedule on Thursday, October 27.

Complementing Global’s robust slate of new series are long-standing fan favourite hits including the NCISfranchise with NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans both premiering Tuesday, September 20, followed by the premiere of NCIS: LA the next month on Sunday, October 2. Millennials compete against Gen Xers when reality champ Survivor premieres on Wednesday, September 21, and “blacklisters” rejoice as Raymond Reddington returns on The Blacklist beginning Thursday, September 22. Global’s Chicago franchise sets the fall schedule ablaze, beginning with Chicago PD on Wednesday, September 21, and Chicago Med onThursday, September 22, followed by Chicago Fire on Monday, October 10. Plus Friday night favouriteHawaii Five-0 takes audiences into the weekend beginning Friday, September 23, then Sunday night staplesMadam Secretary and Elementary round out the week premiering on Sunday, October 2.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert kicks off late night on Global weeknights at 11:35 pm, starting onTuesday, September 6. Then it’s over to television’s #1 late night show Saturday Night Live with new episodes joining the schedule later this fall.

For a full list of Global’s fall premiere dates, please see below.

GLOBAL’S FALL 2016 PREMIERE DATES and TIMES
All times are ET and subject to change. New series bolded.

Tuesday, September 6th
11:35 pmThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Sunday, September 18th
8:30 pmThe Case Of: JonBenét Part 1

Monday, September 19th
7:30 pm The Good Place
8 pmThe Good Place
8:30 pmKevin Can Wait
9 pm The Case Of: JonBenét Part 2

Tuesday, September 20th
8 pmNCIS
9 pmBull
10 pmNCIS: New Orleans

Wednesday, September 21st
7 pmChicago PD
8 pmSurvivor

Thursday, September 22nd
7 pmChicago Med
8 pmSuperstore
8:30 pm The Good Place (moves to regular time slot)
9 pmPitch
10 pmThe Blacklist

Friday, September 23rd
8 pmMacGyver
9 pmHawaii Five-O

Sunday, September 25th
8 pm – The Simpsons
8:30 pmThe Case Of: JonBenét Part 3

Sunday, October 2nd
8 pmNCIS: LA
9 pmMadam Secretary
10 pmElementary

Monday, October 3rd
10 pmTimeless

Monday, October 10th
9 pmChicago Fire

Monday, October 24th
8:30 pmMan With A Plan     

Thursday, October 27th
7 pmPure Genius
8:30 pmThe Great Indoors