Original programs highlight AMI-tv's 2019 fall schedule

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For the first time in Accessible Media Inc.'s history, original series will be the focus of AMI-tv's primetime lineup on weeknights at 8 p.m. Eastern. This move further establishes our commitment to telling the stories of Canadians of all abilities. 

AMI This Week kicks off AMI-tv's fall programming slate on September 9 at 8 p.m. ET. Season eight of the weekly magazine show—featuring host Victoria Nolan and Bureau Reporters Grant Hardy (Vancouver), Beth Deer (Edmonton), Alex Smyth (Toronto) and Laura Bain (Halifax)—continues its distinct community focus, sharing events and interesting stories from coast to coast.

Season three of Thomas Howe Associate's award-winning series Employable Me returns on October 23, with a new group of Canadian job seekers determined to show that having a physical disability or neurological condition shouldn’t make them unemployable. In Season one of Double Tap TV, co-hosts Steven Scott and Marc Aflalo lead cutting-edge discussions on everything tech with news, reviews and interviews, all with an eye on accessibility. Season three of Eyes for the Jobpremiering on September 10follows handyman Chris Judge, who is blind, and Alex Haider as they take on their biggest do-it-yourself projects yet and welcome equally large personalities into their community workshop.

New local original documentaries in the Our Community series include the journey of two communities building barrier-free baseball diamonds, and a pilot who flies children of all abilities in his four-seater airplane.

AMI-tv’s newest acquired series in described video is Frankie Drake Mysteries. Lauren Lee Smith stars as Frankie Drake, who—along with the female-only members of Drake Private Detectives—solves crimes in 1920s Toronto. Returning favourites to primetime in described video include Murdoch Mysteries, Elementary, Monk, Blue Bloods, Rescue Me, Suits, The Shield, Breaking Bad, Drug Wars, Schitt’s Creek and Kim’s Convenience.

And, don't forget, feature films are available every Saturday night on AMI-tv. Grab your popcorn and check out The Paper, starring Michael Keaton; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, with Jim Carrey; The Border, with Jack Nicholson; Fried Green Tomatoes, starring Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy; and Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, this fall.

Stream past episodes of AMI original programming on demand post-broadcast at AMI.ca or via the AMI-tv App on iOS and tvOS.

AMI-tv’s fall premieres (all times Eastern)

Monday, Sept. 9

8 p.m. – AMI This Week
8:30 p.m. – AMI originals repeats
9 p.m. – Murdoch Mysteries (Mon.-Thur.)
10 p.m. – Elementary

Tuesday, Sept. 10

8 p.m. – Eyes for the Job
8:30 p.m. – Double Tap TV
10 p.m. – Blue Bloods

Wednesday, Sept. 11

8 p.m. – Employable Me
8:30 p.m. – Employable Me
10 p.m. – Rescue Me

Thursday, Sept. 12

8 p.m. – Our Community
8:30 p.m. – AMI This Week repeats
10 p.m. – Frankie Drake Mysteries

Friday, Sept. 13

8 p.m. – AMI originals repeats
9 p.m. – The Shield
10 p.m. – Breaking Bad
11 p.m. – Drug Wars

Saturday, Sept. 14

7 p.m. – AMI originals repeats
8 p.m. – Kim’s Convenience
8:30 p.m. – Schitt’s Creek
9 p.m. – Saturday Night Movie

Sunday, Sept. 15

7 p.m. – Frankie Drake Mysteries
8 p.m. – Murdoch Mysteries
9 p.m. – Monk
10 p.m. – Suits