CTV to air Young Shel­don, Grey’s spinoff and Roseanne re­vival

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TORONTO — Spinoffs of “The Big Bang The­ory” and “Grey’s Anatomy” and a re­vival of “Roseanne” with the orig­i­nal cast are among the new shows headed to CTV.

The Cana­dian net­work’s 2017/18 sea­son ac­qui­si­tions un­veiled Tues­day in­clude the com­edy “Young Shel­don,” about the child­hood of “Big Bang The­ory”’s Shel­don Cooper.

Also on the sched­ule are two Shonda Rhimes projects — one is a yet-to-be-ti­tled “Grey”’s spinoff about a group of Seat­tle fire­fight­ers, and the other is the le­gal drama “For the Peo­ple.”

CTV un­veiled a to­tal of 13 new se­ries for the new sea­son — four come­dies and nine dra­mas — ahead of its full prime-time sched­ule an­nounce­ment on June 7.

Cana­dian showrun­ner and “House” cre­ator David Shore is be­hind the hos­pi­tal drama “The Good Doc­tor,” star­ring Fred­die High­more.

Mean­while, fel­low Canuck showrun­ner Tassie Cameron is be­hind the mys­tery thriller “Ten Days in the Val­ley,” star­ring Kyra Sedgwick.

And Cana­dian screen­writer Martin Gero is co­ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer of “De­cep­tion,” about a crime­solv­ing ma­gi­cian.

Other buzzy ti­tles in­clude the com­edy “The Mayor,” in which Bran­don Micheal Hall plays a young rap­per who be­comes mayor of a Cal­i­for­nia town.

The com­edy “Me, My­self and I” stars Bobby Moyni­han of “Satur­day Night Live” fame and John Lar­ro­quette in the story of a man’s life over a 50-year span.

Ja­son Ritter plays a down-on-his­luck guy who be­lieves he’s turn­ing into an an­gel in the fan­tasy drama “The Gospel of Kevin.”

And in the mys­tery “The Cross­ing,” which is be­ing called the next “Lost,” a small U.S. fish­ing town is in­un­dated with Amer­i­cans flee­ing a war that takes place in the fu­ture.

CTV will also air two new Mar­vel fran­chise se­ries — “Mar­vel’s In­hu­mans” and “The Gifted.”


Iain Ar­mitage in a scene from the news se­ries, “Young Shel­don”. The “Big Bang” spinoff is cen­tred on star Jim Par­sons’ char­ac­ter as a pre­co­cious 9-year-old Texas high school stu­dent.

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