L.A. Screenings: CTV Picks Up 'Quantico,' 'Blindspot'


The Canadian network also acquired the hospital drama 'Code Black,' 'Oil' and 'The Catch' during the Canadians annual Hollywood shopping expedition.

Top-rated Canadian broadcaster CTV has acquired eight new U.S. shows at the Los Angeles Screenings, including a raft of ABC Studios' titles that include the conspiracy drama Quantico, Oil and Code Black, a co-production with CBS Television Studios.

The Canuck network also picked up ABC's Shonda Rhimes drama The Catch for its mid-season after earlier finding ratings gold with Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away With Murder. And CTV picked up from another traditional supplier, Warner Bros. Television, Greg Berlanti's mystery thriller Blindspot, Lucifer and the Arrow/The Flash spin-off DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

CTV already has the superhero dramas Arrow and The Flash in its stable north of the border. And the broadcaster acquired for its secondary CTV Two network the fall series Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris, and ordered the third season of Sleepy Hollow while in Los Angeles. 

CTV plans a glitzy Upfront presentation to Canadian advertisers on June 4 to pitch its new fall and mid-season shows. Rival networks City and Global Television, which have yet to unveil their LA Screenings buys, by contrast plan low-key agency presentations to advertisers in early June.