Hump day seems up for grabs this coming season. After 13 years, Survivor is starting to show its age in Canada, leaving room open for others to finally knock it off the island.
For CBC, this may help sustain its No. 1 show, Dragon’s Den, as well as re-launch at 9 an-extended season of Republic of Doyle as a fall start up.
CTV has young viewers early with The Tomorrow People and Arrow and owns boomers at 10 with still crazy popular Criminal Minds. There’s little flow but some favourites on City, with Revolution leading into Modern Family and, later, Nashville. City’s also hopes to cash in with a Big Bang-like supper hour boost by double pumping Modern Family at 7.
The big get among the new shows is Michael J. Fox. His new comedy will open big, although Global loses the simulcast by pre-releasing this a day earlier than NBC.
Don’t be surprised if Global switches Fox to Thursdays once they get past those first three Glee episodes, especially the Cory Monteith salute. Until then, how Fox goes, so goes Global on this crowded night.
The Tomorrow People (7 p.m., CTV; 9 p.m., The CW. Premieres Oct. 9).
The folks at Warners Television and The CW seem determined to employ the entire Amell family. Stephen’s younger brother Robbie stars here as a teen (named Stephen!) who discovers he can zap himself across town and do other cool stunts. He’s one of the Tomorrow People! Trouble is, these bad guys are out to get he and his posse of super friends who all look like they stepped out of a Joe Fresh ad. Based on a cult ’70s series from Britain.