Global TV’s 2017 primetime summer lineup includes returning fans favourites, along with a few new series, including Season 2 of Global’s Private Eyes, Big Brother Season 19, and Somewhere Between, just to name a few.
Kicking off Global’s summer schedule is the return of last summer’s hit new detective series Private Eyes, starring Jason Priestley and Cindy Sampson. Private Eyes, Season 2 premieres Thursday, May 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Here’s a Complete look at Global’s 2017 Summer Schedule:
Emerald City – Monday, May 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (Series premiere)
Swept up into the eye of a tornado, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona) is transported to another world – a mystical land where an all-powerful ruler (Vincent D’Onofrio) governs over one kingdom, has outlawed magic, and faces not only the wrath of a growing cauldron of witches but a looming disaster brought on by a mythical force. Epic, romantic, and fantastical, Emerald City is an empowering tale of a young woman finding her true strength and identity even as she battles to bring a divided world together.
Private Eyes – Thursday, May 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (Season 2 premiere)
Ex-pro hockey player Matt Shade (Jason Priestley) irrevocably changed his life when he decided to team up with fierce PI Angie Everett (Cindy Sampson) to form an unlikely investigative powerhouse. Now, this dynamic duo has found their rhythm both on and off the case. They still view the world through different lenses, but have learned to use each other’s strengths to their mutual advantage…mostly. With their new equal partnership comes a booming business, and they opt to hire an assistant in the form of quirky Zoe Chow (Samantha Wan). Zoe also acts as a buffer and translator when Shade and Angie fall into their old habits. With new cases come new faces, each with their own indelible story and effect on Shade and Angie. Private Eyes is produced by Entertainment One (eOne) in association with Corus Entertainment, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and COGECO Program Development Fund.
The Wall – Monday, May 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (Series premiere)
Hosted by comedian Chris Hardwick and from executive producer and NBA superstar LeBron James comes The Wall, a heart-stopping game with more than $12 million on the line every night – and up to $3 million on a single drop. The rules are simple, get a question correct and a green ball falls down the wall and adds the value of the slot that the ball falls into to the players’ winning total. Miss a question and an ominous red ball falls and deducts the value from the team’s total. Teammates have to work together to build a huge cash prize. At four-stories high and with tremendous cash prizes at stake, “The Wall” was built for one purpose – to change peoples’ lives.
Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge – Monday, June 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (Season 2 premiere)
Inspired by the creators of the world’s most demanding obstacle course races, Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge raises the bar on team competitions. Groups of friends, families, and co-workers must work together as they race across specially designed Spartan courses, engineered to test their determination, endurance, and will. Teams of five compete on one of the most demanding courses ever devised and have to push through the pain for the chance to win $250,000.
The Night Shift – Thursday, June 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (Season 4 premiere)
The night shift team of doctors and nurses at San Antonio Memorial’s emergency room are anything but ordinary. The risks they take to save lives straddle the line between heroic and impulsive, but are always worth it. As season three concluded, the fate of the night shift was uncertain – Paul Cummings (Robert Bailey Jr.) led a staff walk-out after his father (James McDaniel) bought the hospital and fired Topher Zia (Ken Leung). Overseas, TC Callahan (Eoin Macken) was left unconscious after a bombing on a refugee camp. Season four picks up just forty-eight hours later with the crew navigating the consequences of their decisions.
Big Brother – Wednesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (Season 19 premiere)
Back for its 19th season and hosted by Julie Chen, Big Brother follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 87 HD cameras and more than 100 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving the grand prize of $500,000.
Indspire Awards 2017 – Saturday, July 1 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
Representing the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon its own achievers, the Indspire Awards recognize Indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding career achievement. They promote self-esteem and pride for Indigenous communities and provide outstanding role models for Indigenous youth.
Salvation – Wednesday, July 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (Series premiere)
Salvation centers on tech superstar Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera) and MIT grad student Liam Cole (Charlie Rowe), who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows (Jennifer Finnigan) a staggering discovery – that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth.
Somewhere Between – Monday, July 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (Series premiere)
Somewhere Between features Laura Price (Paula Patton), a superstar news producer in San Francisco and fiercely loving mom. She isn’t crazy, Laura knows her daughter, Serena, is going to be killed. She doesn’t know why, but she knows exactly when it will happen, where, and how. As time runs out, she attempts to keep her daughter safe and fight her fiercest enemy: fate.
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update – Thursday, August 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Coming to primetime with a four-episode order, the half-hour broadcast features Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che as they comment and satirize the news and current affairs of the week, with additional Saturday Night Live cast members also set to make appearances.
Teen Choice 2017 – Coming this summer
The two-hour live event honours the year’s most iconic stars from the best films, most-loved TV shows, fiercest music, and the top moments in fashion, digital, sports and comedy with coveted Teen Choice Surfboard awards.
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