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Citytv Programming Highlights: Monday, February 8 – Sunday, February 14

Media Alert:
Citytv Programming Highlights: Monday, February 8 – Sunday, February 14
(Toronto – February 4, 2009) Tune in to Citytv for brand new episodes of all your favourite comedy, drama and reality series! Catch the Olympic themed The Biggest Loser, with U.S. Olympians Julia Mancuso, Jeret “Speedy” Perterson, J.R Celski, Allison Jones and Rockne Brubaker. And don’t miss Barry Bostwick (Spin City) in Cougar Town, Pamela Reed (Jericho) and John Larroquette (Boston Legal) in Parks and Recreation, Elizabeth Banks (Zach and Miri Make a Porno) and Jon Bon Jovi in 30 Rock and Tyler Perry (Tyler Perry's House of Payne) in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

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Citytv programming highlights for the week of February 8 – 14 are as follows:

Chuck (s/NBC): Monday, February 8 at 7:00pm ET/PT/MT (6:00pm CT)
Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Hannah (guest star Kristin Kreuk, Smallville) unexpectedly become part of agent Daniel Shaw’s (guest star Brandon Routh,Superman Returns) latest mission. Much to Sarah’s (Yvonne Strahovski) chagrin, she gets paired with Shaw, who seems to be trying to get close to her. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) and Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) continue their mission to get to the bottom of Chuck’s secretive and strange behavior.

The Bachelor (s/ABC): Monday, February 8 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT)
Jake leaves his home for an emotional journey across the country to visit the final four women’s hometowns. His first stop is New York to visit Gia and her protective family. During the trip, Jake learns about Gia's insecurities and why she's been so reticent about falling in love. Next, Jake journeys to Massachusetts to see Ali. Ali’s main concern is about her mother’s opinion - does Jake make the cut? Then Jake heads to Oregon, to meet Tenley and her family. Jake has a lot on his mind, and wants to be assured that Tenley is truly over her divorce. For the last hometown date, Jake goes to Florida, where he visits Vienna and she confesses that her dad has never really liked any guy she's brought home. And this time is no different. Back in Los Angeles, one bachelorette makes a surprise visit to Jake’s room, disclosing a totally unexpected shocking revelation.

The Biggest Loser (s/NBC): Tuesday, February 9 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT)
It’s a star-studded Olympic-themed episode of The Biggest Loser! This week, the contestants head to Colorado to train like Olympic athletes at the Olympic training facility. Contestants are informed that the game is going from teams to singles, and multiple medal-winning paralympic athlete Allison Jones warmly welcomes them to the U.S.O.C. campus. Trainers Bob and Jillian invite two Olympians to help work out the contestants – gold medalist Julia Mancuso (Skiing) and Jeret “Speedy” Peterson, the Freestyle Skier famous for his “hurricane” jump. Then it’s off to a pop challenge involving a slide board, where U.S. Olympic Speed Skater J.R. Celski cheers them on. Later, they move on to this week’s last chance workout -- with pairs figure skater Rockne Brubaker!


Mercy (s/NBC): Wednesday, February 10 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT)
Thrilled to be back together with Sands (James Tupper), Veronica (Taylor Schilling) gets ready for their first official date – until a shocking encounter with a stranger turns everything upside down. Meanwhile, Chloe (Michelle Trachtenberg) is put to the test in the fast-paced, high-stakes world of the ER after she and Angel (Guillermo Diaz) get re-assigned by the arrogant new head of the ICU, Dr. Joe Briggs (James Van Der Beek). And as Sonia (Jaime Lee Kirchner) bonds with the rich son of her elderly patient, she begins to question the modest lifestyle she’s settled into with Valentino (Charlie Semine).
Modern Family (s/ABC):Wednesday, February 10 at 9:00pm ET/PT (8:00pm CT, 10:00pm MT)
Claire (Julie Bowen) and Phil (Ty Burrell) plan a Valentine's Day excursion; Jay (Ed O’Neill) takes Gloria (Sofia Vergara ) to a comedy show; Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson ) try to play cupid for Manny (Rico Rodriguez).

Cougar Town (s/ABC): Wednesday, February 10 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pm CT, 10:30pm MT)
Jules (Courteney Cox) looks to avoid spending Valentine’s Day alone. When everyone else makes plans for Valentine’s Day, Jules looks to Grayson (Josh Hopkins) for company, only to learn he hates the holiday. Meanwhile, Bobby (Brian Van Holt) and Jules are at an impasse over letting Travis (Dan Byrd) go to a party where he’ll undoubtedly be drinking, Ellie (Christa Miller) is determined to triumph as alpha dog over Grayson, and Laurie (Busy Philipps) meets Smith’s (Ryan Devlin) dad ( guest star Barry Bostwick, Spin City).

Community(s/NBC): Thursday, February 11 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT)
Jeff (Joel McHale) sets out to fix his relationship with Britta (Gillian Jacobs) after things get awkward with a drunken phone call. Meanwhile, Annie (Alison Brie) and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) make plans to humiliate Señor Chang (Ken Jeong) in order to defend Troy (Donald Glover) and Pierce’s (Chevy Chase) dignity.

Parks and Recreation (s/NBC): Thursday, February 11 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30pm CT, 9:30pm MT)
When Leslie (Amy Poehler) hears her mom’s (guest star Pamela Reed, Jericho) story about an old flame (John Larroquette, Boston Legal), she and her boyfriend Justin (guest star Justin Theroux, Tropic Thunder) track him down and reunite them on Valentine’s Day. Meanwhile, Andy (Chris Pratt) and his band are nervous about playing a gig at the Senior Centere.

30 Rock (s/NBC): Thursday, February 11 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pm CT, 10:30pm MT)
To avoid feeling lonely on Valentine's Day, Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) schedules a root canal but soon realizes she hasn’t thought it through. Meanwhile, Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) woos an attractive and successful CNBC host, Avery Jessup (guest star Elizabeth Banks, Zach and Miri Make a Porno ), and Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) is disappointed when her creepy stalker loses interest. Jon Bon Jovi makes a cameo as himself.


Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (s/ABC): Sunday, February 14 at 9:00pm ET/PT/MT (8:00pm CT) *** Time Change for Special 2 Hour Episode***
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition travels to Prince George’s County, MD – with celebrity volunteer Tyler Perry (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne) – to repair the Tripps crumbling home. Tripp’s father ran a bus ministry for a local Baptist Church. Now a generation later, Tripp and Tamara are continuing a family tradition of service and generosity. About 40 kids each week board the bus for fun and safe activities. Tripp and Tamara have taken on the role of mentors to many of these children. Since their church cannot afford to fund the activities available through the “Big Blue Bus,” the Tripps pick up the tab. Earning only modest salaries from their regular jobs, Tripp and Tamara have little left over to repair the crumbling house they share with their young sons, Micah, 5, Ethan, 3 and Aaden, 9 months.

Citytv™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and CityLine; as well as local Canadian and US acquired prime time entertainment programming. Citytv is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit www.Citytv.com

Media Contact: Stephanie Leslie, Rogers Media Television, 416.764.3191, Stephanie.leslie@rci.rogers.com


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