Canada's CTV Acquires ABC's 'The River' For Mid-Season Schedule

 Bob D'Amico/ABC

TORONTO – Canadian broadcaster CTV has picked up the ABC spookshow The River for its mid-season schedule.

The ABC Studios TV series from Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli stars Canadians Bruce Greenwood and Leslie Hope, along with Joe Anderson, Jeff Galfer, and Thomas Kretschmann.

The action adventure series will be simulcast along with the ABC airdate stateside from February 7, 2012 on CTV.

The River joins a CTV mid-season schedule that includes Fox’s American Idol juggernaut returning for its 11th season on January 18, and the debut of the previously-announced rookie shows Smash, the Debra Messing-starring musical drama from Steven Spielberg, the mean girls comedy GCB, and the action-drama Missing, which stars Ashley Judd.

And returning U.S. series on the CTV and CTV Two schedules include Whitney, Pan Am, Up All Night, The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy and Two and a Half Men.

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