Rogers TV’s new fall season lights up Tuesday, September 3rd on cable 20, with a lively line-up of local shows and returning favourites.  

“We’re set to launch several new series catering to a wide variety of interests including cooking, fitness, drama, and even the paranormal.  That’s all above and beyond our signature shows like Inside Brant and Political Roundtable,” says Greg Grimes, Director of Operations for Rogers TV.  “We’re proud to move into the new season with strong local content produced by local volunteers.”

This season, the channel will unveil five new series all conceived and produced by local viewers.  The Brant Advocate, a community journal, brings its unique style to Rogers TV.  Starting Tuesday, September 3 at 2:00 PM & 10:30 PM, Advocate Television brings viewers the untold stories of our community with intriguing conversations with some of the most interesting people in Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations.

Marc Laferriere, who began his experience with Rogers TV in the early 90’s as a high school co-op student, serves alongside Lucas Duguid as the Community Producer and Co-Host of the show,

“We’re really excited to see our show launch on the channel this fall.  There is something very empowering about seeing and hearing the stories of your own community,” says Laferriere.    “Rogers TV’s team has been very supportive, and we really appreciate their guidance and enthusiasm for our project.”

Also this fall, Michael Petrella, a master trainer and coach to world champion power lifters and owner of a St. George training facility, dispels common training myths and shows viewers safe and effective ways to build strength and lean muscle mass with In the Gym with Michael Petrella, Sundays at 5:30 PM, Mondays 9:00 AM, Tuesdays 9:30 PM and Fridays at 10:30 PM.    Learn the game of chess or take your game to the next level with the guidance from Chess Master Hans Jung game on Chess Check It Out, Tuesdays at 6:30 PM, Thursdays at 9 PM and Fridays at 2:00 PM. 

Paranormal investigators Marc Larocque and Trevor Bishop delve into the strange and mysterious on Paranormal Around the Region, Sundays at 10:00 PM, Thursdays at 8:30 PM and Saturdays at 4:30 PM.   Film maker Torin Langen brings viewers a bone chilling collection of dark tales on Writers’ Craft:  The Sordid Stories of Clifford Straus Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 PM.   

Among viewers’ favourites, Inside Brant, weekdays at Noon, 5:00 PM & 10:00 PM, with Ted Lehman returns to keep viewers connected to what’s happening in and around Brantford and Brant County.  Beginning Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00 PM, Mary O’Grady moderates Political Roundtable with local guests debating municipal, provincial and federal politics and issues.  Beginning Wednesday, September 4 LIVE at 7:00 PM, connect with Brantford Mayor Chris Friel the first Wednesday of every month on Brantford LIVE, an open-line discussion with the mayor on today’s city issues. Giovanni Petitti continues to provide the entertainment as he connects viewers looking to buy, sell or trade their new and used goods on Swap Shop Saturdays at 5:00 PM. 

See Rogers TV’s fall line-up highlights below and visit www.rogerstv.com for a full schedule.



Advocate Television- Tuesdays 2:00 PM & 10:30 PM/Wednesdays 9:30 PM / Thursdays 7:00 PM / Sundays 1:30 PM

The Brant Advocate brings its unique style to Rogers TV, offering viewers the untold stories of the people in our community. Join Community Producers and Hosts, Marc Laferierre and Lucas Duguid for intriguing conversations with some of the most interesting people in Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations. From local politicians and activists to the authors, artists and musicians living here in our community, Advocate Television is all about the people you know, the people you don’t and the people you thought you knew. 


In the Gym with Michael Petrella   – Sundays 5:30 PM/Mondays 9:00 AM/ Tuesdays 9:30 PM/Fridays 10:30PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Inch your way towards your fitness goals! Follow Michael Petrella, master trainer and coach to world champion power lifters, through this 6-part series as he dispels common training myths and misconceptions while demonstrating safe and productive methods to keep you building strength and lean muscle mass. 


Paranormal Around the Region   – Sundays 10:00 PM/ Thursdays 8:30 PM/Saturdays 4:30 PM 

Delve into the strange and mysterious.  Join paranormal investigators, Mark Larocque and Trevor Bishop, as they travel to local haunts with a history of supernatural activity. Locations include Doon Mills, Queens Inn Hotel in Stratford, the Guelph Little Theatre, the Old Coronet Hotel, Southworks Mall in Cambridge, EJ’s Bar & Grill, and a home investigation in Brantford.


Writer’s Craft:  The Sordid Stories of Clifford Straus  – Saturdays & Sundays at 11:00 PM  

Turn off the lights and prepare for unspeakable terror!  In this new dramatic horror series, film maker Torin Langen brings viewers inside the mind of the fictional Clifford Straus, a revered horror writer who has produced works for every macabre magazine and pulp publication on the market. Enjoy the ride as Straus’ bone chilling collections of dark tales come to life on Rogers TV – an experience sure to leave your heart pounding and your mind racing.


Chess Check it Out  – Tuesdays at 6:30 PM/ Thursdays 9:00 AM & 9 PM/Fridays at 2:00 PM / Sunday at 9:00 PM

Learn the game of chess or take your game to the next level with the guidance from one of the best chess players in the region! Chess Master Hans Jung shares his knowledge and passion for the game on Chess Check It Out. From basics like learning the game pieces and key concepts, to exploring the game’s history and demonstrations of strategic approaches, this new series will appeal to beginners and players of all levels.

Returning  Favourites


Inside Brant – Weekdays Noon/ 5 PM / 10 PM

He’s got the whole city talking!  Beginning Tuesday, September 3 at noon watch Inside Brant with Ted Lehman and discover the great local organizations, events, food and people here in Brantford and Brant County. 


Political Roundtable – Tuesdays 7:00 PM/ Wednesdays 4:00 PM/ Saturdays 6:00 PM

Get the views from left to right on Political Roundtable.  Each week, host Mary O’Grady moderates a round table discussion about local, provincial and federal issues with local pundits. 


Brantford LIVE – 1st Wednesday of the Month 7 PM

Connect with Brantford Mayor Chris Friel! Join the mayor and host Syd Bolton the first Wednesday of every month for Brantford LIVE, an open-line discussion on today’s city issues.  Send your questions to the mayor by phone, email, Facebook or Twitter.


Brantford City Council – Mondays 6 PM / Tuesdays 9 AM / Wednesdays 1 PM

Our ongoing coverage of Brantford City Council keeps residents informed on the decisions and issues taking place at City Hall. 


Swap Shop – Saturdays 5 PM

Join the wildly entertaining Giovanni Petitti as he connects buyers and sellers from across Waterloo Region, Brantford, Guelph and Stratford on Swap Shop.  It’s LIVE, it’s FREE and it’s on ROGERS TV!


TV Bingo – Wednesdays 8 PM

Play to win weekly cash prizes. Rogers TV’s long-standing tradition of supporting local Lions Clubs and charities continues with TV Bingo. Bingo cards are available at local retailers. Visit www.rogerstv.com for more information.


Rogers TV is a unique TV channel where community members take an active role in conceptualizing and producing programming for local audiences. Our staff and volunteers produce informative and entertaining local programming, reinforcing Rogers’ commitment to the communities we serve. Rogers Communications is Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services. Rogers TV is only available to Rogers’ customers, including the company’s 2.3 million cable customers in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. For more information on Rogers Communications Inc., visit www.rogers.com. For more information on Rogers TV, visit www.rogerstv.com.


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