The seven new series joining Global’s 2018-2019 lineup include:
“FBI” – from the incomparable Emmy-winning producer Dick Wolf, this fast-paced drama centres on the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and stars Canadian Missy Peregrym (“Rookie Blue”), Zeeko Zaki (“Valor”), Jeremy Sisto (“Suburgatory”) and Ebonée Noel (“Wrecked”).
New Amsterdam” – touted as one of the most anticipated new fall series, this heartfelt, character-driven medical drama stars Ryan Eggold (“The Blacklist”) as a doctor working in New York City’s historic Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in America.
“The Neighborhood” – this hilarious new comedy stars charismatic actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer (“Barber Shop”) as an opinionated suburbanite who is wary of his new neighbour (Max Greenfield, “New Girl”).
“Happy Together” – starring one of the most in-demand actors from pilot season, Damon Wayans Jr. (“New Girl”), and Amber Stevens West (“Ghosted”), this new comedy follows a 30-something happily married couple who begin to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when an exuberant young pop star unexpectedly moves in with them.
“I Feel Bad” – executive produced by the multi-talented actress, comedian, director, and writer Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”), this new family comedy stars Sarayu Blue (“No Tomorrow”) as a mom, boss, friend, wife and daughter who is perfectly OK with being imperfect.
“Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” – A new take on an established favourite, the reality series pairs celebrity kids with professional junior ballroom dancers to perform choreographed routines, which will be judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts.
“Abby’s” (midseason) – From the producers of “The Good Place” comes a hilariously aspirational new comedy about the best bar in San Francisco — home to good prices, great company and of course, Abby! Filmed outdoors in front of a live studio audience, this ensemble comedy features Natalie Morales (“Parks and Recreation”) and Neil Flynn (“The Middle”).
The Australian deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, claims that he is considering charging Depp with “perjury” after the actor and his then-wife, Amber Heard, allegedly smuggled two dogs into the country despite knowing it wasn’t legal.
Pistol and Boo, the Yorkshire terriers involved in the incident, were not declared to Australian customs when Heard and Depp arrived in the country by private jet in 2015. Heard pleaded guilty to making a false customs declaration and paid a $1,000 fine, and the couple released an “apology” video. (The maximum penalty for the charge is 10 years in prison.) They avoided conviction by meeting those criteria, and Gold Coast magistrate Bernadette Callaghan accepted the oversight as a paperwork snafu.
The Mandel Co., defending itself against Depp’s accusations about money mismanagement, alleges that he “falsely claimed to authorities and in public press interviews that the incident was a big misunderstanding because he supposedly believed his staff had obtained the necessary paperwork.”
WATCH BELOW: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard apologize for not declaring dogs
According to the statement of defence, Depp “pressured one of his long-term employees to take the fall” when Australian authorities confronted him. Joyce vows to “have a look” at the legal documents.
“If the allegation is correct, there is a word for that – it is called perjury,” Joyce said to ABC on Tuesday. “That is another question that, if that was true, Mr. Depp would have to answer for. We’re an island continent and we take biosecurity very seriously. It doesn’t matter if you think that you’re Mr. Who’s Who of Hollywood, you’re going to obey our laws.”
“You don’t want your kids running around the park with dogs with rabies or going out to the bush and finding wild dogs with rabies. What is the most likely mechanism of it coming into the nation? Some dipstick bringing in some salt and pepper dogs or whatever they call them. If the allegations that have been made against him are correct, and I’m not saying if they are or aren’t, then that would be perjury,” he concluded to News Corp.
At the time of the incident, Joyce initially threatened to have the dogs killed unless they were sent back to the U.S.
Depp mocked Joyce on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in May 2016, calling him “inbred with a tomato” and some kind of “sweaty, big-gutted man from Australia.”
Multiple legal sources immediately dismissed Joyce’s suggestion of perjury charges, saying that Depp couldn’t be charged with perjury when he made no representations or sworn statements in the court case; only Heard took part, so it would be difficult to charge the actor.
Heard and Depp finalized their divorce in August of 2016.
“This year we secured the most coveted new drama “New Amsterdam”, and focused on selecting new programming that complements our strong roster of established hits,” said Maria Hale, Senior Vice President, Global Entertainment & Content Acquisition, Corus Entertainment. “Creating a well-balanced schedule with compelling dramas, new comedy lineups, and some of the best reality series, Global is positioned for a successful fall season.”
During a campaign rally in South Carolina on Monday, Trump launched into a rant about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Canada’s dairy industry and the G7 summit.
“Canada! Nice guy, nice guy, prime minister Justin. I say, ‘Justin, what’s your problem, Justin?’” Trump tells the crowd. “So, Canada. Oh Canada, I love their national anthem, O Canada. I like ours better, however. No, Canada’s great, I love Canada.”
The president told the crowd that the world leaders at the G7 summit were “in love” and how he made “some change” to an agreement signed by the world leaders during their meeting in Quebec earlier this month.
WATCH: Donald Trump says he likes ‘O Canada’
“I left and everybody was happy,” Trump said. “I get onto Air Force One, and he doesn’t understand that Air Force One has 22 televisions. They have televisions in closets they have televisions in areas that no place has televisions, unlimited budget Air Force One.
“So I get onto the plane and I see Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada, saying ‘Canada will not be bullied by the United States,’ I said ‘What are we doing here?’” Trump said.
Following Trump’s departure from the G7 summit, the president launched into a multi-day tirade over trade and Canada’s response to tariffs imposed by the Trump administration. The issue of trade was the most controversial heading into the G7 summit in La Malbaie, with Trump launching multiple barbs in Canada’s direction in the days leading up to his arrival.
“That fact is that Canada has a 275 per cent tariff on dairy products, little thing called dairy products,” Trump told the crowd Monday.
WATCH: Trudeau says Canadians ‘will not be pushed around’ over U.S. tariffs
Canada’s dairy sector is heavily sheltered under a government system which controls how much it produces and also sets prices that are far above those in the United States for domestic consumers. The system falls outside of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump, who has frequently threatened to walk away from the pact, is now threatening tariffs on auto imports.
“So, lumber is a disaster, energy is a disaster and I see Justin saying ‘We fought World War One together. We fought World War Two together,’ that’s true,” Trump said. “We love Canada, but Canada is charging almost 300 per cent tariffs on dairy products and many other things.
“I said, ‘Look if you wanna do that, we’re gonna put a little tariff on your cars coming in.’ And you know cars are a biggie,” the president said.