When you work in TV, you watch TV. You know your TV.
While our staff is hard at work preparing for the fall season, we are also working hard to prep our snacks and set our PVRs for the return of our favourite series. Hmmm. Popcorn or pizza? Cookies and candy? Nevermind! Just pass the remote, because the countdown to premiere week is officially on, and with it, the countdown to our personal fave returning shows.
Jim Quan – Senior Communications Manager, CTV NetworksTHE BIG BANG THEORYPremieres Monday, Sept. 21 at 7:30p.m. ET/PT on CTVSpoiler Alert: Couples on the rocks! Amy (Mayim Bialik) breaks up with Sheldon (Jim Parsons), and will Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) actually get hitched?
Which character do you relate to most? Raj. We both agree… Justice League of America super hero Aquaman is lame.
What would you bring to a viewing party for the show? It wouldn’t be a Big Bang party without Dungeons & Dragons, and some Thai food.
Scott Henderson – Vice-President, Communications, Bell MediaGOTHAMPremieres Monday, Sept. 21 at 8p.m. ET/PT on CTVSpoiler Alert in 10 words or less: Bye Bye Fish. Hello Penguin.
OMG! Rewind!: Bruce (David Mazouz) using his ultimate detective skills to reveal the Batcave.
Which character do you relate to most? Edward “The Riddler” Nygma (Cory Michael Smith). Who doesn’t love some good word-play!?
Which character do you love to hate? Jason “The Ogre” Skolimski (Milo Ventimiglia). About as creepy as it gets.
What would you bring to a viewing party for the show? Gingerbeer/Rum. What better way to watch GOTHAM than with a Dark and Stormy.
Tanya Koivusalo – Publicist, CTV NetworksTHE MYSTERIES OF LAURAPremieres Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. on CTV TwoSpoiler Alert: Recovering from a shooting, Jake asked Laura for another chance – only to forget the conversations a few minutes later. Uh-oh.
OMG! Rewind!: A WILL & GRACE reunion! Eric McCormack returned to share the small screen with Debra Messing, playing her ex-fiancé who is suspected of murder.
Season 2 will be amazing because: With a love triangle involving Laura, her ex-husband Jake, and hot chef Tony, the romantic intrigue will be as intense as the weekly NYPD cases.
What would you bring to a viewing party for the show? Red wine and cupcakes – though not ones made of raw meat and lard, like Laura accidentally ate at a modern art event! Oops!
Madison Kirshenblatt – Communications Coordinator, CTV NetworksTHE GOLDBERGSPremieres Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTVSpoiler Alert: Love is in the air! Barry (Troy Gentile) and Adam (Sean Giambrone) are in love and Murray (Jeff Garlin) bashfully shows Erica (Hayley Orrantia) affection.
OMG! Rewind!: The entire “Barry Goldberg's Day Off” episode – an homage to John Hughes’ Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Need I say more?
Season 3 will be amazing because: the Season 3 premiere episode will pay homage to Risky Business!
Which character do you love? Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) – she’s hilarious and slightly reminds me of my mother
What would you bring to a viewing party for the show? A ghetto blaster and a scrunchie.
Christy Sullivan – Communications Manager, CTV NetworksGREY’S ANATOMYPremieres Thursday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTVSpoiler Alert: Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) died. Although, I don’t know how anyone could have missed that.
Season 12 will be amazing because: It’s feels like not only a reboot for the show, but also for Meredith.
Which character do you relate to most? Is there anything better than Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) and her quippy one-liners? She may have a bit of a tough exterior, but she’s a teddy bear on the inside.
Matthew Almeida – Publicist, CTV NetworksSAVING HOPEPremieres Thursday, Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTVSpoiler Alert: We said goodbye to Hope Zion’s dreamy doc, Joel (Daniel Gillies) in Season 3, and we still don’t know who Alex’s (Erica Durance) baby daddy is!
Season 4 will be amazing because: Eye candy is prescribed to the max this season as charming new Brit, Dr. Patrick Curtis (Max Bennett) arrives and a slew of guest stars, including Travis Milne.
Which character do you relate to most? Charlie because I also find, that I talk out loud to myself (except I can’t use seeing ghosts as an excuse).
What would you bring to a viewing party for the show? Vagina cupcakes (the ones Maggie and Sydney baked for Alex’s baby shower last season), and a “Team Chalex” t-shirt.
Allie Page – Senior Communications Manager, CTV NetworksHOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Premieres Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10p.m. ET/PT on CTVSpoiler Alert in 10 words or less: Husband killed. Everyone is a suspect. Frank (Charlie Weber) is henchman.
OMG! Rewind! When Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) took off her make-up and ripped off her wig – my jaw dropped!
Which character do you relate to most? Wes Gibbins (Alfie Enoch). He is at least TRYING to do the right thing.
Which character do you love to hate? Frank and his well-groomed beard.
What would you bring to a viewing party for the show? Annalise’s favorite meal – vodka!
Laura Heath Potter – Communications Director, CTV NetworksONCE UPON A TIMEPremieres Sunday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTVSpoiler Alert in 10 words or less: The Saviour becomes the Dark One. HOLY CRAP!
Season 4 will be amazing because: Looking forward to seeing how the “Dark Swan” will use her dark magic “ink” blood to rewrite the destinies of the heroes and villains of Storybrooke.
OMG! Rewind!: Not so pure as the driven SNOW after all. Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) have a dark side too.
What would you bring to a viewing party for the show? “Poisoned” apple pie.
Matt Boswick – Communications SpecialistMARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTVSpoiler Alert: Ward flip flops, Skye Daisy (Chloe Bennet) isn’t quite human, and you gotta HAND it to Coulson.
Which character do you relate to most? Coulson, he’s a total fan boy deep down as well. (We both collect Marvel Cards)
Which character do you love to hate? Ward (Brett Dalton), heil this.
What would you bring to a viewing party for the show? My Marvel Comic Encyclopedia so I can look up every new character!
Ama Sechere – Communications CoordinatorCRIMINAL MINDSPremieres Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 9p.m. ET/PT on CTVSpoiler Alert in 10 words or less: Kate’s (Jennifer Love Hewitt) gone. Oh well! JJ’s (A.J. Cook) pregnant with baby number two.
Which character do you relate to most? Penelope Garcia aka “Garcia” (Kirsten Vangsness). I share her love of bright colours and accessories, but also love her big heart. She makes the BAU a family.
Which character do you love to hate? Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore), there are only so many “baby girls” I can take.
What would you bring to a viewing party for the show? A Killer Kocktail - Blood Orange Punch.
Tonia Addison – Senior Publicist, CTV NetworksTHE FLASHPremieres Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTVSpoiler Alert: Time travel confusion. Unstable wormhole. Eddie dies. But Reverse Flash lives… Right?
OMG! Rewind!: That episode where over the course of six minutes, Wells murders Cisco (Carlos Valdes), Iris (Candice Patton) professes her love for Barry, Barry reveals himself as The Flash to her, and he runs himself right back in time to… himself! How’s that for fast?
Which character do you love? Barry! With major props to corny/cool/megasmart/metahuman Cisco. He’s the unsung hero.
Jessica Charbonneau – Publicist, CTV NetworksGRIMMPremieres Friday, Oct. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTVSpoiler Alert: The finale alone had deaths, decapitated heads, a mansion brawl, and a helicopter escape (no, I’m not making that up…).
Season 5 will be amazing because: Is Juliette actually dead? What’s the deal with the small army gathering outside Nick’s house? Where is Martin taking baby Diana? There are endless questions after last season’s finale, which means a lot is going down this season!
Which character do you love? Nick’s permanent sidekick Monroe. He’s punny and sarcastic, has a tendency to answer his own questions, and is generally amazing. He’s fiercely protective and loyal to those he loves and always has Nick’s back.
Which character do you love to hate? There’s no love to hate with Juliette – it’s just hate. She broke Nick’s heart and got his mother killed.