The 2012–13 network television schedules for the five major English commercial broadcast networks in Canada covers primetime hours from September 2012 through May 2013. The schedule is followed by a list per network of returning series, new series, and series canceled after the 2011–2012 season, for Canadian, American and other series.
CBC Television was the first to announce its fall schedule on May 10, 2012, followed by Citytv on May 29, 2012 and Global on May 30, 2012; this will be followed by CTV and CTV Two on May 31. As in the past, the commercial networks' announcements come shortly after the networks have had a chance to buy Canadian rights to new American series.
- Light blue indicates Local Programming.
- Grey indicates Encore Programming.
- Light green indicates sporting events.
- Orange indicates movies.
- Canadian content shows, which is programming that originated in Canada. Red indicates
- burning off and other irregularly scheduled programs, including specials. Magenta indicates series being
- Cyan indicates Various Programming.
- New series are highlighted in bold.
- All times given are in Canadian Eastern Time and Pacific Time (except for some live events or specials).
- Most CBC programming airs at the same local time in all time zones, except Newfoundland time (add 30 minutes).
- For commercial stations in the Central Time Zone, subtract one hour.
- For commercial stations in the Atlantic and Mountain time zones, add one hour for programming between 8:00 and 10:00 PM. Programs airing at 10:00 PM ET/PT will generally air at 8:00 PM local on stations in these areas. For viewers in the Newfoundland time zone, add an additional 30 minutes to the Atlantic time schedule.
- Notwithstanding the above, timeslots may occasionally vary further in some areas due to local simultaneous substitution considerations, compliance with watershed restrictions, or other factors.
|CBC||Heartland||Over the Rainbow||Encore Programming||The National|
|Citytv||Fall||Local Programming||30 Rock||Happy Endings||Revenge||666 Park Avenue|
|CTV||Once Upon a Time||The Amazing Race||The Mob Doctor||The Mentalist|
|CTV Two||America's Next Top Model||Mike & Molly||Up All Night||CTV Movie|
|Global||Fall||Animation Rules||The Simpsons||Bob's Burgers||Family Guy||American Dad!||The Good Wife|
|Follow-up||Animation Rules||The Cleveland Show|
|CBC||Over the Rainbow||Who Do You Think You Are?||Murdoch Mysteries||The National|
|Citytv||How I Met Your Mother||Partners||2 Broke Girls||Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23||Revolution|
|CTV||Dancing with the Stars||Castle|
|CTV Two||The Voice||Encore Programming|
|CBC||Dragons' Den||Titanic: Blood and Steel||The National|
|Citytv||The Middle||Suburgatory||Modern Family||The Bachelor Canada|
|CTV||Fall||The X Factor||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation|
|CTV Two||Arrow||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Nashville|
|Global||Survivor||Go On||Guys with Kids||Chicago Fire|
|CBC||The Nature of Things||Doc Zone||The National|
|Citytv||30 Rock||Parks and Recreation||Person of Interest||Scandal|
|CTV||The Big Bang Theory||Two and a Half Men||Grey's Anatomy||Flashpoint|
|CTV Two||Fall||The X Factor||The Vampire Diaries||Encore Programming|
|CBC||Marketplace||Encore Programming||The Fifth Estate||The National|
|Citytv||Fall||The Middle||Community||Fringe||Encore Programming|
|Follow-up||Last Man Standing|
|CTV||CSI: NY||Grimm||Blue Bloods|
|CTV Two||Shark Tank||Nikita||Dateline NBC|
|Global||Touch||Made in Jersey||Rookie Blue|
|CBC||Hockey Night in Canada|
|CTV||The Big Bang Theory||The Neighbors||Hot in Cleveland|
|Global||Recipe to Riches||Encore Programming||Close Up|
Not returning from 2011–12:
Not returning from 2011–12:
Not returning from 2011–12:
Not returning from 2011–12:
Top weekly ratings
- Note: English Canadian television only by viewers age 2 and up
- Data sources: BBM Canada official website
|August 27-September 2||The Big Bang Theory||2.250||CTV|
|September 3-September 9||The Big Bang Theory||2.101||CTV|
|September 10-September 16||The Big Bang Theory||1.931||CTV|
|September 17-September 23||Survivor: Philippines||2.885||Global|
|September 24-September 30||The Big Bang Theory||4.242||CTV|
|October 1-October 7||The Big Bang Theory||3.940||CTV|
|October 8-October 14||The Big Bang Theory||4.286||CTV|
|October 16-October 21||The Big Bang Theory||4.565||CTV|
|October 22-October 28||The Big Bang Theory||4.357||CTV|
|October 29-November 4||The Big Bang Theory||4.222||CTV|
|November 5-November 11||The Big Bang Theory||3.993||CTV|
|November 12-November 18||The Big Bang Theory||3.860||CTV|
|November 19-November 25||100th Grey Cup||5.464||TSN|
|November 26-December 2||The Big Bang Theory||3.461||CTV|
|December 3-December 9||The Big Bang Theory||3.949||CTV|
|December 10-December 16||The Big Bang Theory||3.930||CTV|
|December 17-December 23||NCIS||2.727||Global|
|December 24-December 30||CTV National News||1.464||CTV|
|December 31-January 6||The Big Bang Theory||4.688||CTV|
|January 7-January 13||The Big Bang Theory||4.119||CTV|
|January 14-January 20||Hockey Night in Canada||3.317||CBC|
|January 21-January 27||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2.269||CTV|
|January 28-February 3||Super Bowl XLVII||6.447||CTV|
|February 4-February 10||The Big Bang Theory||3.561||CTV|
|February 11-February 17||The Big Bang Theory||3.877||CTV|
|February 18-February 24||85th Academy Awards||6.065||CTV|
|February 25-March 3||NCIS||2.847||Global|
|March 4-March 10||The Big Bang Theory||3.611||CTV|
|March 11-March 17||The Big Bang Theory||3.745||CTV|
|March 18-March 24||NCIS||2.731||Global|
|March 25-March 31||Hockey Night in Canada||2.334||CBC|
|April 8-April 14||The Big Bang Theory||2.458||CTV|
|April 15-April 21||Hockey Night in Canada||2.410||CBC|
|April 22-April 28||The Big Bang Theory||3.471||CTV|
|April 29-May 5||The Big Bang Theory||3.119||CTV|
|May 6-May 12||The Big Bang Theory||3.117||CTV|
|May 13-May 19||Hockey Night in Canada||5.155||CBC|
|May 20-May 26||Criminal Minds||2.046||CTV|
|May 27-June 2||Hockey Night in Canada||2.035||CBC|
|June 3-June 9||Hockey Night in Canada||2.240||CBC|
|June 10-June 16||Hockey Night in Canada||2.572||CBC|
|June 17-June 23||Hockey Night in Canada||2.698||CBC|
|June 24-June 30||Hockey Night in Canada||3.401||CBC|
|July 1-July 7||Under the Dome||1.609||Global|
|July 8-July 14||Under the Dome||1.784||Global|
|July 15-July 21||Amazing Race Canada||2.986||CTV|
|July 22-July 28||Amazing Race Canada||2.871||CTV|
|July 29-August 4||Amazing Race Canada||2.909||CTV|
|August 5-August 11||Amazing Race Canada||2.425||CTV|
|August 12-August 18||Amazing Race Canada||2.870||CTV|
- CBC LAUNCHES 2012-13 SEASON ANCHORED IN STRONG, PROVEN, CANADIAN PROGRAMMING
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- Kinos-Goodin, Jesse (2012-05-10). "CBC-TV fall lineup: Network is 'transforming' with several new series plus old stalwarts". National Post. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
- Citytv Unveils 2012-2013 Prime Time Schedule Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine, Broadcaster Magazine, May 29, 2012.
- Global Unveils 2012-2013 Primetime Lineup Archived 2016-03-05 at the Wayback Machine, Broadcaster Magazine, May 30, 2012.
- "Tweet from CTV Communications". Twitter. 2012-05-28. Retrieved 2012-05-30.
- "Republic of Doyle, Mercer, 22 Minutes all renewed". CBC News. 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
- "CBC picks up Murdoch Mysteries". Toronto Star. 2011-11-16. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
- "Murdoch Mysteries to move to CBC". CBC News. 2011-11-15. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
- "CBC fall season reflects reduced budget". CBC News. 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
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- Gamei, Tariq (2011-02-12). "Being Erica – Season 4 confirmed to be the final season". Spoiler TV. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
- "CBC axes Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune". The Chronicle Herald. 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
- "CBC not renewing Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune". Toronto Star. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
- "Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy dropped from CBC-TV fall schedule". The Guardian. 2012-05-01. Archived from the original on 2013-01-01. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
- "Citytv Greenlights Two New Original Comedy Series". Broadcaster Magazine. 2012-05-29. Archived from the original on 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
- "CTV Unveils 2012-2013 Primetime Schedules". Broadcaster Magazine. 2012-05-31. Archived from the original on 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2012-05-31.
- "CTV Orders New Original Drama Series". Broadcaster Magazine. 2012-05-31. Retrieved 2012-05-31.[permanent dead link]
- Ng, Philiana (May 21, 2012). "Syfy's 'Sanctuary' Will Not Return for Season 5". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
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