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City Prime-time Programming Highlights: Monday, Dec. 8 to Sunday, Dec. 14

Molly returns home to Chicago with some big news on the season premiere of Mike & Molly –
– The festive family fun continues with The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and CMA Country Christmas –
– The Christmas spirit turns sour on all-new holiday-themed episodes of New Girl, The Mindy Project, and Black-ish –
This week on Rogers Hometown Hockey, host Ron MacLean is live from St. Catherines, ON as the Calgary Flames take on the Chicago Blackhawks
Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for December 8 to 14. All programming is subject to change.
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Monday, Dec. 8:
2 Broke Girls (s/CBS): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“And the Model Apartment”
After Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) decide to rent their apartment on Airbnb, claiming it offers an authentic "Williamsburg experience," a group of supermodels decides it would be a great place for a girls' weekend.
Scorpion (s/CBS): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
Sylvester (Ari Stidham) is seriously injured when he accidentally triggers an explosive device during an investigation; and Team Scorpion searches for who is responsible.
Mike & Molly (s/CBS): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 10:30 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
“The Book of Molly”
Molly (Melissa McCarthy) returns home to Chicago after an eight-week writing workshop with big news that her book is being published.
Tuesday, Dec. 9:
The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic: 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**One-hour Special**
In this fascinating special, viewers will get a rare look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and unprecedented access to the creative team that brought the Academy Award®-winning film Frozen to life. Fans will also hear from Frozen stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for more on the making of this modern movie based on a timeless tale that became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans nearly overnight.
New Girl (s/FOX): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
The gang can use a little help from Santa as they prepare to scatter for the holidays but end up getting up stuck at the airport.
The Mindy Project (s/FOX): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
Mindy (Mindy Kaling) wonders if Danny will propose as the holidays approach. Meanwhile, Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) has an ideal date thanks to a case of mistaken identity.
Wednesday, Dec. 10:
Hell’s Kitchen (s/FOX): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**Back-to-back Episodes**
“Six Chefs Compete”
The remaining six chefs receive their black jackets and compete in their first individual challenge – creating a unique dish using Omaha steaks. Later, dinner service finds the contestants facing their toughest competition so far this season.
Hell’s Kitchen (s/FOX): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“Five Chefs Compete”
The remaining five chefs cook gourmet dinners for “glampers.”
Modern Family: 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
“Haley’s 21st Birthday”
Haley (Sarah Hyland) turns 21 and the family decides to take her to a bar to celebrate, but Claire (Julie Bowen) hopes her oldest daughter will start to see her as a friend instead of just her mom. Meanwhile, Jay (Ed O’Neill) and Phil's (Ty Burrell) errand to pick up Haley's gift – a new car – takes a wrong turn.
Black-ish: 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, 8:30 p.m. MT, 9:30 p.m. CT
“Black Santa/White Christmas”
Dre (Anthony Anderson) campaigns to be the new Santa at the annual office Christmas party, but when the honour goes to Angelica (guest star Ana Ortiz, Devious Maids), the head of HR, he goes to great lengths to unseat her. Meanwhile, Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) is tired of competing with Ruby (guest star Jenifer Lewis, Think Like a Man Too) over who will cook the big Christmas Eve dinner.
Thursday, Dec. 11:
Mom (s/CBS): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“Extra Mashed Potatoes and a Drunk Clown”
Christy (Anna Faris) attempts to right some wrongs. Meanwhile, Bonnie (Allison Janney) wants to be honest with Alvin (Kevin Pollak) about her past.
The Muppet Christmas Carol: 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10:00 p.m. MT, 8:00 p.m. CT
**Two-hour Special**
Delight in this beloved adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless classic, A Christmas Carol, narrated by Gonzo as Dickens himself (with the help of Rizzo the Rat), and featuring Michael Caine (Interstellar) as the old miser Ebenezer Scrooge, Kermit the Frog as his long-suffering but ever-hopeful employee Bob Cratchit, and Miss Piggy as Cratchit's wife.
Friday, Dec. 12:
CMA Country Christmas: 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**Two-hour Special**
Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles hosts a magical night of celebration, featuring some of the biggest names in country music – including Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, and LeAnn Rimes – as they perform fan-favourite Christmas classics and share some of their most treasured holiday memories.
Saturday, Dec. 13:
Hockey Night in Canada:7 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. CT, 5 p.m. MT, 4 p.m. PT
Anaheim @ Winnipeg
The Anaheim Ducks take on the Winnipeg Jets live in Winnipeg.
Sunday, Dec.14:
Rogers Hometown Hockey: 7:30 p.m. ET, 6:30 p.m. CT, 5:30 p.m. MT, 4:30 p.m. PT
Calgary @ Chicago
This week, host Ron MacLean is live from St. Catherines, ON as the Calgary Flames take on the Chicago Blackhawks. Featuring MacLean, along with other Sportsnet personalities, the broadcast will include interviews with celebrities, NHL alumni, and special guests with connections to the community, including features on local NHL players and grassroots stories.
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