City Announces 2016 Mid-Season Schedule
Working toward a new you? Hoping to spend more quality time with family? Looking for love, or to spice things up in the kitchen? Whatever your New Year’s resolutions may be, City’s mid-season lineup is here to help, delivering three brand-new comedies and eight returning fan-favourites, beginning Sunday, Jan. 3.
Whether it’s a dose of unauthorized life advice from new comedy series Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, dysfunctional family fun from new comedies The Real O’Neals and the animated Bordertown, or brand-new seasons of returning hits The Bachelor and Hell’s Kitchen, City’s serving up something fun for everyone this season.
Plus, the laughs continue with all-new seasons of returning comedies New Girl, and Mike & Molly; and the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
2016 MID-SEASON SCHEDULE
All dates are subject to change. All times ET. (s) = simulcast.
8 p.m. – The Bachelor (s) on OMNI 2, OMNI BC, and OMNI Alberta **Season 20 premieres January 4**
8 p.m. – The Muppets
8:30 p.m. – The Middle
9 p.m. – Scorpion (s)
8 p.m. – New Girl (s) **Season 5 Premieres January 5**
8:30 p.m. – Grandfathered (s) **New Time Slot**
9 p.m. – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (s) **New Time Slot**
9:30 p.m. – The Grinder (s) **New Time Slot**
8 p.m. – 2 Broke Girls (s) **New Time Slot Beginning January 6**
8:30 p.m. – Mike & Molly (s) **Season 6 Premieres January 6**
9 p.m. – Modern Family (s)
9:30 p.m. – Black-ish (s)
**The Real O’Neals will join the schedule beginning March 2, 2015
8 p.m. – Mr. D
8:30 p.m. – Life in Pieces (s)
9 p.m. – Mom (s)
8 p.m. – Undateable (s)
9 p.m. – Hell’s Kitchen (s) **Season 15 Premieres January 15**
7 p.m. – NHL: Hockey Night in Canada
7:30 p.m. – Bob’s Burgers (s)
8 p.m. – The Mindy Project
8:30 p.m. – Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (s) **Premieres January 3**
9 p.m. – Family Guy (s)
9:30 p.m. – Bordertown (s) **Premieres January 3**
**The 58TH Annual GRAMMY Awards® air live, Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings).
MID-SEASON – NEW COMEDIES
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (s): Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings), beginning Sunday, Jan. 3
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life is a single-camera comedy that explores what we all go through on our way to figuring out what life is all about. Cooper Barrett (Jack Cutmore-Scott, Kingsman: The Secret Service) still doesn’t have the job he wants, and he’s accidently fallen in love with his across-the-hall neighbour, Kelly Bishop (Meaghan Rath, New Girl). One of his roommates, Neal (Charlie Saxton, Betas), just can’t seem to dump his bodybuilder girlfriend, while his other roommate, Barry (James Earl, Ground Floor), is a “loveable jackass” who can’t stop getting into trouble. Cooper’s 40-year-old-brother, Josh (Justin Bartha, The Hangover), a married father of two, is constantly popping in to come hang with the fellas. The one thing they do have is each other. As Cooper struggles to survive each of life’s many challenges, like a night in jail or an inappropriate text, he will guide us through the often-messy, always-hilarious ordeal.
Bordertown (s): Sundays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings), beginning Sunday, Jan. 3
Bordertown is a new animated comedy about two families living in a Southwest desert town on the U.S./Mexico border that takes a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring in America, where the U.S. Census forecasts that 2017, Caucasians will be a minority. Set against this increasingly diverse backdrop, the series explores family, politics, and everything else in between. Bordertown centers on two clans: the Buckwalds and the Gonzalezes. Bud Buckwald (Hank Azaria, The Simpsons) is a married father of three and a border patrol agent who is just a tad behind the times and feels threatened by the cultural changes transforming his neighborhood. He lives next door to Ernesto Gonzalez (Nicholas Gonzalez, Sleepy Hollow), an ambitious immigrant and family man, who has been in the country less than 10 years, but is already living the American Dream. As Bud and Ernesto’s paths begin to cross, their two families soon become bound by romance, conflict and, perhaps most importantly, friendship – a word that means the same, no matter what side of the border you’re from.
The Real O’Neals (s): Wednesdays beginning Mar. 2, Time TBC
The O’Neal Family is the picture of perfection; Eileen O’Neal (Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope) is the quintessential wife and mother; her husband, Pat O’Neal (Jay R. Ferguson, Mad Men), is a local cop and hero in their community; eldest son, 17-year-old, Jimmy (Matt Shively, Winx Club), is a handsome varsity wrestler and 14-year-old, Shannon (Bebe Wood, The New Normal), is known for charity work. And then there’s 16-year-old, Kenny (Noah Galvin, Futurestates), mom’s favourite, who’s decided to tell the family he’s gay. But before Kenny can share his news, everyone has their own announcement; Pat confesses that he and Eileen are contemplating divorce; Jimmy admits he’s anorexic and Shannon reveals she’s been stealing from her charities. When Kenny does come out, instead of destroying the family, everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.