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City Prime-time Programming Highlights: Monday, Dec. 21 to Sunday, Jan. 10

– Ring in the New Year with one million fans in Times Square, New York City with Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016, featuring performances by Carrie Underwood, One Direction, and Demi Lovato –
– All-new comedies Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life and animated series Bordertown join the Sunday night lineup, beginning January 3 –
– Bachelor Ben Higgins gets a second shot at love when his journey begins on the dramatic two-hour season premiere of The Bachelor, on OMNI Television –
– Cece and Schmidt task Nick and Jess to plan their engagement party; and Molly takes part in a radio interview without Peggy on the season premieres of New Girl and Mike & Molly, respectively –

Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for December 21 to January 10. All programming is subject to change.

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Tuesday, Dec. 22

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland : 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
**Special Presentation**
Andy Griffith (The Andy Griffith Show) and Shelley Winters (Lolita) lend their voices to this captivating cartoon about Frosty’s return to a small town. Along the way, he falls in love and plans to marry Crystal – but not if the evil Jack Frost can help it.

Saturday, Dec. 26

Illusions of Grandeur : 2 p.m. ET/PT, 3 p.m. MT, 1 p.m. CT
**OLN Original Series**
“San Francisco”
In the City by the Bay, Zack tries to recreate Harry Houdini’s 100-year-old upside down straightjacket escape, while dangling from a crane before a huge crowd.

Escape or Die! : 2:30 p.m. ET/PT, 3:30 p.m. MT, 1:30 p.m. CT
**OLN Original Series**
“Haunted Asylum Escape”
Ripley’s has challenged Dean to defend his “World’s Most Daring Escape Artist” title by breaking out of the West Virginia haunted asylum. As an extra challenge, Dean will also have to free his team, Ava, Cary, and Jeff – but first he will have to find them.

Illusions of Grandeur : 3 p.m. ET/PT, 4 p.m. MT, 2 p.m. CT
**OLN Original Series**
“Los Angeles”
Zack arrives at the end of his journey with one final goal – to become a member of The Magic Castle, an exclusive club for magicians. To pledge magic’s ultimate fraternity, Zack will have to overcome his fear of performing in front of other magicians. He hits the streets to practice leading up to his emotional audition.

Escape or Die! : 3:30 p.m. ET/PT, 4:30 p.m. MT, 2:30 p.m. CT
**OLN Original Series**
“Underwater Coffin”
On the anniversary of Houdini’s death, Dean attempts to escape from an underwater coffin. Having failed at this escape before, the pressure is on as he’s lowered into the depths of the shark-infested ocean.

Hockey Night in Canada : 7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT, 5 p.m. MT, 6 p.m. CT
“Montreal Canadiens vs. Washington Capitals”
Tune in as the Montreal Canadiens face off against the Washington Capitals in Washington. George Stroumboulopoulos hosts.

Sunday, Dec. 27

The Mindy Project : 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“Stay at Home MILF”
Mindy (Mindy Kaling) struggles to be the perfect stay-at-home mom and decides to give Danny (Chris Messina) a shot at the job. Meanwhile, Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) volunteers to help a friend in need by posing as her boyfriend.

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Hidden Crimes : 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
**Special Presentation: Canadian Movie**
When Julia Carver (Tricia Helfer, Battlestar Galactica) receives a postcard from her imprisoned brother Max (James Gallanders, The City), she soon discovers that it is the first of a number of clues meant to lead her to the nearly $20 million Max stole from a Philadelphia bank. It also places Julia in the path of Max's cut-throat accomplices, intent on retrieving their money at any cost.

Thursday, Dec. 31

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2016 (s/ABC): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**Special Presentation**
To ring in the New Year, music superstar Carrie Underwood headlines the evening with a performance of her hit songs for over 1 million fans in Times Square in New York City moments before the ball drops. The bi-coastal celebration will include hours of special performances – including performances by One Direction, Demi Lovato, and Luke Bryan – and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, as Ryan Seacrest leads the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square. Additionally, actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy will report live from Times Square, while pop star Fergie returns to host the Billboard Hollywood Party.

Sunday, Jan. 3

The Mindy Project : 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“Road Trip”
Danny (Chris Messina) is forced to take Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) on a road trip to California, and they make a surprise stop along the way.

Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (s/FOX): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
**Series Premiere**
“How to Survive Your Lovable Jackass”
Cooper Barrett (Jack Cutmore-Scott, Kingsman: The Secret Service) still doesn't have his dream job, he's possibly fallen for his across-the-hall neighbour, Kelly Bishop (Meaghan Rath, New Girl), and he can’t seem to avoid major trouble. He struggles through the messy and hilarious disasters of life after college – a night in jail, crazy ex-girlfriends, going broke – all the while giving us guidance so we can avoid the same mistakes. Justin Bartha (The Hangover) and Charlie Saxton (Betas) also star.

Family Guy (s/FOX): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“Candy, Quahog Marshmallow!”
The gang comes across an old VHS tape entitled "Winter/Summer," an Asian soap opera that Quagmire (Seth MacFarlane) starred in when he was living in Korea. Unable to find the final tape of the series, they travel to Korea to locate it.

Bordertown (s/FOX): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
**Series Premiere**
“The Engagement”
In this new animated comedy from executive producer Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), Bud Buckwald (Hank Azaria, The Simpsons) is furious when he learns that his daughter Becky (Alex Borstein, MADtv) is engaged to Ernesto Gonzalez's (Nicholas Gonzalez, Sleepy Hollow) nephew J.C. (Gonzalez), but is delighted when an anti-immigration law is passed that leads to his deportation.

Monday, Jan. 4

The Bachelor (s/ABC): 8 p.m. ET/PT/MT on OMNI 2, OMNI B.C., OMNI Alberta
**Two-hour Premiere**
Ben Higgins, left broken-hearted by Kaitlyn Bristow from the past season of The Bachelorette, embarks on his next search for love on The Bachelor’s landmark 20th season.

The Middle : 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
**New Time Slot**
“The Rush”
Episodic information currently unavailable

Scorpion (s/CBS): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“White Out”
In order to save a United States Special Forces unit from certain death, Team Scorpion must brave the sub-zero temperatures of Antarctica. When Happy (Jadyn Wong) becomes cut off from the team and lost in a blizzard, Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas) risks his life to find her.

Tuesday, Jan. 5

New Girl (s/FOX): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
“Big Mama P”
When Cece (Hannah Simone) and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) ask Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) to be their Maid of Honour and Best Man respectively, their first task is to plan the engagement party. Later, Cece is forced to make a surprising announcement when her mom is invited to join in the celebration.

Grandfathered (s/FOX): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
**New Time Slot**
“Perfect Physical Specimen”
After hearing that Jimmy (John Stamos) hasn't been to the doctor in more than 10 years, Sara (Paget Brewster) and Gerald (Josh Peck) trick him into seeing their family doctor, which results in an unsettling discovery. Dr. Phil McGraw (The Dr. Phil Show) guest stars.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (s/FOX): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
**New Time Slot**
“Hostage Situation”
Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) and Genevieve (Mary Lynn Rajskub) want to take their relationship to the new level, but his ex-wife, Eleanor (guest star Kathryn Hahn, Transparent), steamrolls their plans. Meanwhile, Amy (Melissa Fumero) asks Terry (Terry Crews) to write a recommendation letter with disastrous results.

The Grinder (s/FOX): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
**New Time Slot**
“Exodus Pt. 1”
Dean (Rob Lowe) takes it very hard when Stewart (Fred Savage) and Deb (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) ask him to find his own place. Meanwhile, Deb becomes reliant on Dean’s former stand-in, Andre (guest star Efren Ramirez, Napoleon Dynamite), who's crashing with the family.

Wednesday, Jan. 6

2 Broke Girls (s/CBS): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“And the Not Regular Down There”
Max (Kat Dennings) is both puzzled and curious when the new guy she is dating expresses hesitations about intimacy because he is "not regular down there." Meanwhile, Sophie (Jennifer Coolidge) and Oleg (Jonathan Kite) struggle to get pregnant.

Mike & Molly (s/CBS): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
“Cops on the Rocks”
Mike (Billy Gardell) and Carl (Reno Wilson) go to couples counselling to try and reconcile their partnership. Later, Molly (Melissa McCarthy) decides to do a promotional radio interview on her own after Peggy (Rondi Reed) decides not to participate.

Modern Family (s/ABC): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“Playdates”
Episodic information currently unavailable.

Black-ish (s/ABC): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
“Plus Two Isn’t a Thing”
Episodic information currently unavailable.

Thursday, Jan. 7

Mr. D : 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“Corporal Punishment”
Gerry (Gerry Dee) is inspired to deal with a difficult student after a visit from Francis (Kenneth Welsh). Meanwhile, Trudy (Bette MacDonald) uncovers more information on Malik’s (Suresh John) mysterious past.

Life in Pieces (s/CBS): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“Flight Bite Wing-Man Bonnie”
Episodic information currently unavailable.

Mom (s/CBS): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“Kreplach and a Tiny Tush”
Christy (Anna Faris) hosts a family dinner for Violet’s (Sadie Calvano) hard-to-please future mother-in-law, Phyllis (guest star Linda Lavin, Sean Saves the World). Later, Bonnie (Allison Janney) is hesitant when Steve (Don McManus) wants to take their relationship to the next level.

Friday, Jan. 8

World’s Funniest : 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
Former NFL player and actor Terry Crews hosts this unscripted, family-friendly comedy inspired by the wildly popular YouTube channel, FailArmy, which features hysterical fails gone viral. On each episode, a panel of comics and other celebrities analyze the latest videos and crown a “Fail of the Week.”

Saturday, Jan. 9

Hockey Night in Canada : 7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT, 5 p.m. MT, 6 p.m. CT
“Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators”
Tune in as the Boston Bruins face off against the Ottawa Senators in Ottawa. George Stroumboulopoulos hosts.

Sunday, Jan. 10

Bob’s Burgers (s/FOX) : 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, 8:30 p.m. MT, 6:30 p.m. CT
“The Cook, The Steve, The Gayle & Her Lover”
When Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) throws a dinner party to bond with his new friend, Gayle (Megan Mullally) uses the opportunity to introduce the family to her new love interest. Little does she know, Louise (Kristen Schaal) has a long-standing feud with Gayle's boyfriend and will stop at nothing to break them apart.

The Mindy Project : 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“Mindy and Nanny”
Mindy (Mindy Kaling) has to fire the world's most difficult nanny – her mother-in-law. Meanwhile, Jody (recurring guest star Garret Dillahunt) tries to save Jeremy (Ed Weeks) from his manipulative girlfriend.

Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (s/FOX): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“How to Survive Old Friends”
Episodic information currently unavailable.

Family Guy (s/FOX) : 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“The Peanut Butter Kid”
Stewie (Seth MacFarlane) gets cast in a peanut butter commercial and becomes the money maker for the family, which causes Lois (Alex Borstein) and Peter (Seth MacFarlane) to become crazy stage parents.

Bordertown (s/Fox): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
“Borderwall”
Bud (Hank Azaria) fights to get a border wall constructed, only to have it destroy the economy, leaving him jobless. He then begins smuggling immigrants under the barrier to make ends meet.

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