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Citytv Programming Highlights: Monday, May 10 – Sunday, May 16

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Citytv Programming Highlights: Monday, May 10 – Sunday, May 16

ROB LOWE STOPS BY THE PAWNEE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

ELIZABETH BANKS, JON HAMM, JULIANNE MOORE AND MICHAEL SHEEN, GUEST STAR ON 30 ROCK

A CITYTV ORIGINAL ROCK OF AGES OPENING NIGHT IN TORONTO: A CITYNEWS SPECIAL
 
(Toronto –May 6, 2010) Tune in to Citytv for a week packed with celebrity guest stars, inspiring reality shows and revealing family dramas. See below for highlights of brand new episodes airing next week.
 
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Chuck: Monday, May 10 at 9:00pm ET/PT (8:00pm CT, 10:00pm MT)
Chuck (Zachary Levi) struggles with disturbing dreams and believes his most recent dream predicts danger for a visiting head of state. General Beckman (Bonita Friedericy), however, is unconvinced and assigns Chuck to meet with a CIA psychiatrist Dr. Leo Dreyfus (guest star Christopher Lloyd, Back to the Future). Meanwhile, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) gets surprising news and Anna (Julia Ling) returns to the Buy More to talk to Morgan (Joshua Gomez).

How I Met Your Mother (s/CBS): Monday, May 10 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT)
When Ted (Josh Radnor), Marshall (Jason Segel), Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) crash a highfalutin party at a swanky New York apartment, Ted gets the chance to mingle with the snooty guests and show off his intellectual side. Peter Bogdanovich, (The Sopranos) guest stars.

ROCK OF AGES Opening Night in Toronto: A CityNews Special (Citytv Original): Tuesday May 11 at 6:30pm ET/MT/PT (10:30pm CT)
CityNews at Six rocks out LIVE from Opening Night of the smash-hit broadway musical ROCK OF AGES with the exclusive broadcast of ROCK OF AGES Opening Night in Toronto, A CityNews Special. Citytv personalities, Kevin Frankish, Dina Pugliese, and Tracy Moore, bring Citytv viewers all of the action with celebrity interviews from the red carpet at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, exclusive back-stage access, and interviews with the Toronto cast and Los Angeles producers, Matthew Weaver and Carl Levin.

The Biggest Loser (s/NBC): Tuesday, May 11 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT)
This week, the remaining five contestants are surprised by a visit from Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. They also get a visit from past winners Helen Phillips and Erik Chopin, who talk to them about the challenges and strategies for keeping the weight off once they leave the ranch. Then the contestants face what could be their toughest challenge yet – putting all of their weight back on and racing up and down sixteen hills of sand while dropping their weekly weight loss incrementally as it was lost during the season. Then the five players weigh in, but this time, a red line will determine this season’s final four..

Parenthood (s/NBC): Tuesday, May 11 at 10:00pm ET/PT (9:00pm CT, 8:00pm MT)
Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) makes his presence known while crashing with Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter). Elsewhere, Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) focuses on her art instead of focusing on her husband. Trying to get her father out of debt, Julia (Erika Christensen) enlists the help of her old college flame much to Joel’s (Sam Jaeger) chagrin. Meanwhile, Amber (Mae Whitman) feels guilty about betraying Haddie (Sarah Ramos) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) thinks about settling down with Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Jabbar (Tyree Brown).

Mercy: Wednesday, May 12 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT) ***Season Finale***
When two boys get trapped in an abandoned building, Veronica (Taylor Schilling) finds herself in the right place to help them. Chloe (Michelle Trachtenberg) pressures doctors to perform a risky surgery to save her comatose boyfriend from brain death, and Sonia (Jaime Lee Kirchner) treats a psychic patient (guest star Aida Turturro, Sopranos) who makes a mysterious prediction about her future. Meanwhile, Briggs (James Van Der Beek) tries frantically to raise the funds needed to pay off his high-stakes debt with the mafia,and Sands (James Tupper) considers a job offer to return to Afghanistan. Jennifer Esposito (Crash) also guest stars.

Cougar Town (s/ABC): Wednesday, May 12 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pm CT, 10:30pm MT)
Jules (Courteney Cox) encourages Travis (Dan Byrd) to submit a graduation speech. Despite Grayson’s (Josh Hopkins) warning, a curious Jules reads the speech without permission and is left crushed when she finds she hasn’t been acknowledged. Meanwhile, Ellie (Christa Miller) uncharacteristically does something nice for Laurie (Busy Philipps), and Bobby (Brian Van Holt) tries to restrain himself from embarrassing Travis on his big day.

Modern Family (s/ABC): Wednesday, May 12 at 9:00pm ET/PT (8:00pm CT, 10:00pm MT)
An unexpected reality check dampens Jay's (Ed O’Neill) plans for relaxation, Phil (Ty Burrell) tries to make the trip romantic for Claire (Julie Bowen), and the kids get into mischief when left to their own devices.

Parks and Recreation (s/NBC): Thursday, May 13 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30pm CT, 9:30pm MT)
Leslie (Amy Poehler) is disappointed when her new park plans are put on hold by a visit from two state auditors (guest stars Adam Scott, Party Down and Rob Lowe, Brothers and Sisters). April (Aubrey Plaza) has plans for Andy (Chris Pratt) at her birthday party, and Ann (Rashida Jones) tries to piece together a romantic mystery.

30 Rock (s/NBC): Thursday, May 13 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pm CT, 10:30pm MT)
Jack (Alec Baldwin) becomes even more entangled in his love triangle between Avery Jessup (guest star Elizabeth Banks, Zach and Miri Make a Porno) and Nancy Donovan (guest star Julianne Moore, Chloe), and he turns for advice to Liz (Tina Fey), who is focusing on her own romantic problems. When Liz can't find a date to Floyd’s (guest star Jason Sudeikis, SNL) wedding, she revisits her old boyfriends in hope that a spark will reignite. Meanwhile, Tracy (Tracy Morgan) continues his journey to earn his EGOT. Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon) and Dean Winters (Rescue Me) also guest star.

The Marriage Ref (s/NBC): Thursday, May 13 at 10:00pm ET/PT (9:00pm CT, 8:00pm MT)
This week, new feuding couples bring their problems to Marriage Ref, Tom Papa, in the funny and revealing comedy series about the unpredictable and hilarious institution of marriage. Bette Midler, Craig Robinson and Howie Mandel serve on the celebrity panel this week offering their “expert” opinions to the Ref, advising and influencing his decision.

Check out Citytv.com for full episodes and exciting extras from some your favourite Citytv programming, available 24 – 48 hours post broadcast.
 
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.


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