Shaw Media Acquires 'State of Affairs,' 'NCIS: New Orleans'

8:13 AM PST 06/05/2014 by Etan Vlessing

The Canadian broadcaster also came away from the L.A. Screenings with "Stalker," "Gracepoint" and the Tea Leoni-starrer "Madame Secretary."

TORONTO – Shaw Media has acquired State of Affairs, Katherine Heigl's return to TV, and the NCIS spinoff NCIS: New Orleans, after finishing up package buying at the Los Angeles Screenings.

The Canadian broadcaster bought in all 13 new series in Hollywood, and will air State of Affairs on Monday nights at 10 p.m., starting in November when it takes over from The Blacklist on Global Television.

NCIS: New Orleans, which stars Scott Bakula, will air on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m., after the original NCIS drama at 8 p.m.

The broadcaster also has NCIS: LA returning to its schedule on Monday nights at 8 p.m., before The Sleepy Hollow at 9 p.m.

Overall, Global Television came away from its annual L.A. shopping expedition with a host of U.S. network crime and law enforcement dramas, and political dramas set in Washington D.C.

For Wednesdays, Global acquired Kevin Williamson's CBS Stalker drama to air at 10:00 p.m., and Fox's 10-episode Broadchurch adaptation Gracepoint for Thursday nights at 9 p.m.

And Fridays will see Global continue to bet heavily on NBC series with the comedy Marry Me, to air at 8:30 p.m., while David Goyer's DC Comics adaptation Constantine will debut in October at 10 p.m.

The broadcaster also picked up the former SNL writer John Mulaney-starring comedy Mulaney for Sunday nights at 7 p.m., and the Tea Leoni-starring political drama Madam Secretary for 8 p.m., to be followed by the return of The Good Wife at 9 p.m.

Global's mid-season acquisitions include NBC's Heroes Reborn, and the Mark Burnett miniseries The Dovekeepers.

Rival Bell Media, which revealed its main network CTV pickups at the L.A. Screenings last week, has also unveiled key buys for its domestic cable channels.

These include E!'s The Royals, starring Elizabeth Hurley, for its E! Canada channel; TBS' Steve Carrell comedy Angie Tribeca; USA Network's Benched; and TBS the courtroom comedy Buzzy's.

Bell Media also secured the TNT drama Proof, starring Jennifer Beals and Matthew Modine, the USA Network's summer medical dramas Rush and Complications, and two TV Land comedies, Younger and Jennifer Falls, the latter of which stars Jaime Pressly.

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