Five New And Nine Returning Series On CTV’s 2017 Midseason Schedule

John Lithgow returns to primetime television in new fish-out-of-water comedy "Trial and Error."

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Bolstering a previously announced Winter 2017 schedule, CTV revealed its full midseason lineup, featuring new comedies and dramas as well as returning favourites.

In the newest addition to CTV’s midseason schedule, Trial & Error, true crime and mockumentary collide in John Lithgow’s (3rd Rock From The Sun, Dexter) return to primetime television (March 7th). The series goes into the heart of a quirky, small Southern town to follow the arrest and murder trial of a beloved poetry professor (Lithgow) and a young “Northeastern” lawyer (Nicholas D’Agosto, Gotham) hired to defend him.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is joining the series premiere of Kevin Williamson’s (The Vampire Diaries) fantastical cat and mouse adventure series Time After Time (March 5th).

“The addition of buzzed about new comedy Trial & Error is primed to strengthen an already solid Tuesday night lineup,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President of CTV and Specialty. “With enormous star power in both new and established series, the return of fan favourites Masterchef Canada on Thursdays and the highly anticipated final season debut of Saving Hope on Sundays, CTV is primed for appointment viewing all season long.”

CTV’s hit culinary series Masterchef Canada serves up an all-new fourth season Thursday nights with another helping of food-driven drama (March 2nd). The all-new powerhouse Thursday night lineup also features previously announced new series Powerless (February 2nd) and Training Day (February 2nd), and perennial blockbuster The Big Bang Theory.

The much-anticipated fifth and final season of CTV’s hit original drama Saving Hope (March 12th) joins Time After Time (March 5th), as both series anchor the network’s Sunday night lineup.

On Tuesday, March 7, the season finale of this season’s breakout hit This Is Us airs at a special time, 10pm on CTV. Tuesdays also sees the pairing of hit series The Flash with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on CTV Two, in a new two-hour superhero block (February 28th).

Following Cardinal’s six-part event run (Wednesdays at 10pm on CTV), March also sees the return of the fall’s most-watched new series Designated Survivor* starring Kiefer Sutherland (March 8th). Meanwhile, the sophomore season of The Catch settles into its new home on CTV Two (March 9th).

Plus, Phil Keoghan and a new batch of racers return as the long-awaited all-new 29th season of multi-Emmy Award-winning The Amazing Race returns with a two-hour premiere on CTV (April 21st).