While Rogers and Shaw Media also have to juggle their schedules to accommodate what they'll be simulcasting from U.S. networks, Bell Media/CTV might have it just a little worse, thanks to three reality shows that take up some heavy real estate. "Dancing With the Stars" and "The X Factor" aren't new to CTV, but "The Voice"'s first foray into fall means some major rejigging for the network.

Bell announced its two fall schedules Thursday morning, revealing seven new series and many shows airing out of simulcast,which means we'll get pre-releases (yay!) and post-releases (boo!) of many of our favourites.

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  • "Arrow"

    Not much information has been revealed for "Arrow," but we know that it's about DC Comics' Green Arrow character. <em>(All Photos Courtesy of Bell Media)</em>

  • "Anger Management"

    Charlie Sheen stars as "Charlie," a successful yet non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management. He has a successful private practice, holding sessions with his group of primary patients each week, as well as performing pro-bono counselling for an inmate group at a state prison.

  • "Do No Harm"

    Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale) is a brilliant neurosurgeon battling a borderline sociopathic personality that wreaks havoc in his life. Every night at the same hour, something inside Jason changes, leaving him almost unrecognizable - seductive, devious, borderline sociopathic.

  • "Emily Owens, M.D."

    As Emily Owens, Gummer brings effortless charm to her role as a first-year intern at Denver Memorial Hospital. There, Emily has the chance to work with world-famous cardiologist Dr. Gina Beckett (Necar Zadegan) and not-so-coincidentally alongside her med school crush and fellow intern Will Rider (Justin Hartley). So why does everyone keep warning her that the hospital is just like high school? She'll find out soon enough.

  • "Golden Boy"

    This cop drama follows the meteoric rise of ambitious NYC officer Walter William Clark, Jr. (Theo James), who becomes the youngest police commissioner in the history of New York City. During an interview, Clark reflects on his hard-fought journey from street kid to the most powerful man in law enforcement after only three years as a beat cop.

  • "Nashville"

    In this powerful new big budget drama, a story of love, sex, power, money, music and family. At the centre of it all, critically-acclaimed actress and fan-favourite Connie Britton brings her Emmy-nominated talents to the role of Rayna James, a country legend who's had a career any singer would envy. Lately her popularity is starting to wane and her record label thinks a concert tour, opening for aggressive up-and-comer Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), is just what Rayna needs.

  • "The Family Tools"

    Leah Remini joins the CTV family in this new comedy. The sitcom follows the hilarious happenings of habitual screw-up Jack Shea (Kyle Bornheimer), who is forced to take over the family handyman business when his father Tony (J.K. Simmons) has a heart attack.

  • "The Following"

    This much buzzed-about psychological thriller stars Kevin Bacon in his broadcast television debut. The FBI estimates there are currently over 300 active serial killers in the United States. What would happen if these killers had a way of connecting with each other and were able to work together to form alliances across the country? What if one brilliant psychotic serial killer was able to bring them all together and activate a following?

  • "The Mob Doctor"

    A young thoracic surgeon becomes indebted to the South Chicago Mafia and is forced to moonlight as a mob doctor, while also working full-time at Chicago's most prominent hospital.

  • "The Neighbors"

    This sci-fi family comedy follows one family's attempt at a normal life in the suburbs, only to discover that the neighbours are aliens masquerading as suburbanites. Debbie (Jami Gertz) and Marty Weaver (Lenny Venito) recently bought a home in Hidden Hills, a coveted gated community in New Jersey, to provide a better life for their three kids. It's clear from day one that the residents of Hidden Hills are a little different.

  • "The New Normal"

    This is a hilarious and heart-warming look at what happens when two gay guys enlist a Midwestern single mother as their surrogate baby mama. Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) are a Beverly Hills couple who have successful careers and a committed and loving partnership. But there is one thing missing -- a baby. Just when they think the stars will never align, an extraordinary young woman enters their life.

  • "Zero Hour"

    Marking the return of Anthony Edwards to primetime, this is an intriguing religious conspiracy theory drama with a modern twist on the classic Jekyll and Hyde. As the publisher of a paranormal enthusiast magazine, Hank Galliston (Edwards) has spent his career following clues, debunking myths and solving conspiracies. But when his beautiful wife, Laila (Jacinda Barrett), is abducted from her antique clock shop, Hank gets pulled into one of the most compelling mysteries in human history.

But, first, let's delve into what's new on CTV and CTV2. This fall marks the return of Charlie Sheen in his comedy, "Anger Management." Co-starring Selma Blair, it follows an unconventional therapist specializing in ... well ... something Sheen knows first-hand (ask his ex-wives). That's paired with "The New Normal," which is a heartwarming tale of two gay guys who enlist a single mother to be their surrogate. Other new series include the musical drama from ABC, "Nashville," starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, and the comedy "The Neighbors," starring Jami Gertz. CW shows "Arrow" and "Emily Owens, M.D.", and Fox's "The Mob Doctor," which scored the plum post-"Amazing Race," pre-"Mentalist" timeslot (CBS moved the Simon Baker series back to Sunday, where it debuted back in 2008), round out the new shows.

It might just be me, but there's nothing there that I'm dying to see, with the exception of "Nashville," only because I like any show where singing's involved (um, slightly off-topic, but can "New Girl" please have a musical episode?) and I like Connie Britton when she's more Tami Taylor-like, and not in scary "American Horror Story" mode. Shudder.

And since "The Mentalist" was booted from its Thursday-at-10 home, CTV is taking advantage by throwing "Flashpoint" into the coveted slot for the police-drama's final season. Way to go out with a bang.

On tap for midseason includes the psychological thriller, "The Following," which stars Kevin Bacon as an FBI agent chasing a network of serial killers; "Zero Hour," which sounds similar to the 1992 movie "The Vanishing" but instead of Kiefer Sutherland and Sandra Bullock, the series stars Anthony Edwards and Jacinda Barrett; Steven Pasquale stars in the Jekyll and Hyde-inspired "Do No Harm"; Kyle Bornheimer and Leah Remini headline "The Family Tools," a comedy about a habitual screw-up; and finally, the CTV original drama "Motive" takes the formula of the crime procedural and turns it upside down as it follows a sassy female Vancouver homicide detective who matches wits with killers.

Here's what CTV's fall schedule looks like, followed by CTV2 (all times in ET). If you're like me and don't like a ton of change, and have your PVR-ing perfected to a T, prepare to be dismayed. But on the bright side, you'll find some love for Bell once you see what shows we get to watch before the U.S. Hey, let's take any bragging rights we can get.



7 p.m. Once Upon a Time
8 p.m. The Amazing Race
9 p.m. The Mob Doctor
10 p.m. The Mentalist


8 p.m. Dancing With the Stars
10 p.m. Castle


8 p.m. Dancing With the Stars
9 p.m. Anger Management
9:30 p.m. The New Normal
10 p.m. Criminal Minds


8 p.m. The X Factor
10 p.m. CSI


8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory
8:30 p.m. Two and a Half Men
9 p.m. Grey's Anatomy
10 p.m. Flashpoint


8 p.m. CSI: NY
9 p.m. Grimm
10 p.m. Blue Bloods


7 p.m. W5
8 p.m. Crimetime
9 p.m. Crimetime
10 p.m. The Neighbors
10:30 p.m. Whitney



7 p.m. America's Next Top Model
8 p.m. Mike and Molly
8:30 p.m. Up All Night
9 p.m. CTV Movie


8 p.m. The Voice
10 p.m. Flashpoint (repeats)


8 p.m. The Voice
9 p.m. Emily Owens, M.D.
10 p.m. The Mentalist


8 p.m. Arrow
9 p.m. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
10 p.m. Nashville


8 p.m. The X Factor
9 p.m. The Vampire Diaries
10 p.m. The Mentalist


8 p.m. Shark Tank
9 p.m. Nikita
10 p.m. Dateline


7 p.m. The Listener
8 p.m. The L.A. Complex
9 p.m. Saving Hope
10 p.m. The Borgias

OK, before you write in and complain, I triple-checked and, yes, that is "The Mentalist" on CTV's schedule and twice on CTV2. Considering how many other shows the networks are shoving on to Saturday nights (a.k.a. TV's dead zone), I'm not sure why repeats of the CBS drama are necessary. And while I love a pre-release just as much as the next person, I'm sad that CTV has broken up the pairing of "Criminal Minds" (which will be Prentiss-less next season) and "CSI" (which has resurged significantly, thanks to the star power and likability of Ted Danson and Elisabeth Shue).

Finally, the saddest thing about the CTV schedule is the absence of "CSI: Miami." I know, I know, it has nothing to do with CTV and everything to do with CBS cancelling the show, but this is my last chance to write how much I'll miss Horatio Caine, his cheesy poses, badly delivered one-liners, and his sunglasses of justice.