CTV announced that the DC-inspired comedy series Powerless joins its Thursday night lineup beginning February 2nd at 8:30pm.
Vanessa Hudgens (Grease Live) stars as Emily Locke, the new Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a company that specializes in products that help make defenseless bystanders feel a little safer in a world full of Super Heroes and Villains.
A series about the people who keep civilians safe from the collateral damage of super battles, Powerless is paired with Canada’s most-watched series, The Big Bang Theory at 8pm – and it’s definitely a matchup that Sheldon Cooper would surely approve of. The stacked Thursday night schedule also includes the previously announced new CTV series Training Day at 10pm beginning Februart 2nd.
“With star power and a comedic take on the super hero genre, Powerless is a great addition to CTV’s midseason schedule,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President of CTV and Specialty at Bell Media. “We’ve created a strong Thursday night comedy block that benefits from the lead-in from established performer The Big Bang Theory.”
In the Powerless premiere, “Wayne Or Lose” (Thursday, February 2nd at 8:30pm), Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises run by Bruce Wayne’s cousin. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss and officemates. She quickly learns it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero.