The 2018-2019 TV season is on its way, and on Monday morning Global announced an array of new shows will be joining its primetime lineup in the fall, including two highly sought-after new dramas, four fresh comedies and one new family-friendly reality show.
These highly anticipated new series join the network’s 20 returning hits to round out a rock-solid fall schedule boasting 17 hours of simulcast — the highest number of simulcast hours Global has ever achieved.
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”).
“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.”