CTV has an exciting line-up of new series coming this fall and some big-name shows were revealed in advance of the #BellMediaUpfront on June 10.
CTV’s new series include Lee Daniel's The Wonder Years; dance dram-com The Big Leap (starring Scandal's Scott Foley); drama Queens (with music icons Brandy, Eve and Naturi Naughton as a reunited 90s pop group) and more.
Here's everything you need to know about some of the big shows coming to CTV this fall.
The Wonder Years is a coming-of-age story set in the late 1960s that takes a nostalgic look at a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, through the point of view of 12-year-old Dean. With the wisdom of his adult years, Dean’s hopeful and humourous recollections show how his family found their “wonder years” in a turbulent time.
The Wonder Years stars Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda), narrating the series as adult Dean Williams, Elisha “EJ” Williams as Dean Williams, Dulé Hill (Suits) as Bill Williams, Saycon Sengbloh (Respect) as Lillian Williams, Laura Kariuki (Black Lightning) as Kim Williams, Julian Lerner (Yes Day) as Brad Hitman, Amari O’Neil (NCIS) as Cory Long, and Milan Ray (Modern Love) as Keisa Clemmons. Saladin Patterson serves as writer and executive producer. Lee Daniels (Empire) and Marc Velez (Good People) of Lee Daniels Entertainment are also executive produce along with original series star Fred Savage.
The Wonder Years will air Wednesdays at 7:30 pET on CTV this fall.
The Big Leap is all about second chances, chasing your dreams and taking back what’s yours. The series revolves around a group of diverse, down-on-their-luck characters attempting to change their lives by participating in a potentially life-ruining reality dance show that builds to a live production of “Swan Lake.”
The Big Leap stars Scott Foley (Scandal), Teri Polo (Meet The Parents franchise), Piper Perabo (Coyote Ugly), newcomer Simone Recasner, Ser’Darius Blain (Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle), Jon Rudnitsky (Catch-22), Raymond Cham Jr., Mallory Jansen, Kevin Daniels (Modern Family), and Anna Grace Barlow (The Goldbergs). The series comes from creator and executive producer Liz Heldens, director/executive producer Jason Winer (Modern Family), and executive producer Sue Naegle.
The Big Leap will air Mondays at 9 pET on CTV this fall.
Four women in their forties reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had as the “Nasty Bitches” – their 90s group that made them legends in the hip-hop world. The series stars some powerhouse women who have worked in the music industry including Ruff Ryder's Eve (Barbershop) as Brianna, a.k.a. Professor Sex; 3LW's Naturi Naughton (Power) as Jill, a.k.a. Da Thrill; Full Moon singer Brandy (Moesha) as Naomi, a.k.a. Xplicit Lyrics; Nadine Velazquez (Flight) as Valeria, a.k.a. Butter Pecan; as well as Taylor Selé (P-Valley) as Eric Jones and Pepi Sonuga (Famous In Love) as Lil Muffin.
Zahir McGhee, Sabrina Wind (Desperate Housewives), and Tim Story (Fantastic Four) are executive producers.
Queens will air Tuesdays at 10 pET on CTV this fall.
The Cleaning Lady is a thrilling and emotionally-driven drama about a whip-smart Cambodian doctor who comes to the U.S. for medical treatment to save her ailing son. However, when the system fails and pushes her into hiding, she refuses to be beaten down and marginalized. Instead, she becomes a cleaning lady for organized crime, using her cunning and intelligence to forge her own path in the criminal underworld.
The series stars Elodie Yung (The Hitman’s Bodyguard), Adan Canto (Designated Survivor), Martha Millan (The OA), and newcomers Valentino LaSalle and Sebastien LaSalle. The series is based upon the original Argentine series and comes from executive producer/writer Miranda Kwok (The 100), executive producer/showrunner Melissa Carter (Queen Sugar), executive producer/director Michael Offer (Homeland, How to Get Away with Murder), and executive producers Shay Mitchell (You, Pretty Little Liars), Rose Marie Vega, and Paola Suarez.
Our Kind of People takes place in the aspirational world of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, a historical stronghold where the rich and powerful Black elite have come to play for over 50 years. The series follows strong-willed, single mom Angela Vaughn (Yaya DaCosta, Chicago Med) as she sets out to reclaim her family’s name and make an impact with her revolutionary haircare line that highlights the innate, natural beauty of Black women. She soon discovers a dark secret about her own mother’s past that will turn her world upside down and shake up this community forever.
Our Kind of People is inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s critically acclaimed book, Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class. The project is written and executive produced by Karin Gist (Mixed-Ish). Lee Daniels, Marc Velez (Lee Daniels Entertainment); Pam Williams and Claire Brown (The Gist Of It Productions); Ben Silverman and Rodney Ferrell (Propagate); and Montrel McKay also serve as executive producers.
Our Kind of People will air Tuesdays at 9 pET on CTV this fall.
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