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CTV launches fall sked

U.S. shows include 'Juniors,' 'Whoopi,' 'Cold Case'

TORONTO — CTV kicked off its fall launch in Toronto Monday with five American series and three Canuck.

New Canadian fare “Comedy Inc.,” a half-hour sketch comedy series, will be sandwiched between the returning “Comedy Now!” and “The Osbournes,” on Saturday nights.

“Corner Gas,” about the comings and goings at a gas station in Dog Rivers, Saskatchewan, and a new drama called “Keys Cut Here” have yet to be skedded.

The U.S. skeins are “American Juniors,” “Whoopi,” starring Whoopi Goldberg as a New York hotelier, “Cold Case,” a Philadelphia-based crime series that is similar to CTV’s own “Cold Squad,” “Nip/Tuck,” about Miami plastic surgeons, and “Joan of Arcadia,” about a small-town girl has visions of God.

The network’s movie slate includes the Sophia Loren miniseries “Lives of the Saints,” a gay coming of age comedy titled, “My Own Private Oshawa,” and a new strand of dramatic movies headlined Heroes, Champions and Villains.

The documentary slate will include 11 new titles.