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Returning Fall to Citytv: Fall 2010- 2011 Programming Line Up

Returning Fall to Citytv…
Fall 2010 - 2011 Programming Line Up 

RETURNING PRIMETIME PROGRAMS THIS FALL:
 

30 ROCK
– Season 5 (s/NBC)
Half-hour comedy 

Synopsis:

Multiple award-winning comedy series 30 Rock is told through the comedic voice of Emmy and Golden Globe ® winner Tina Fey as variety show producer Liz Lemon and features Emmy and Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin as top network executive Jack Donaghy and Tracy Morgan as Tracy Jordan, the unpredictable star of Lemon’s hit variety show, "TGS with Tracy Jordan." Lemon constantly has her hands full, juggling corporate interference from Donaghy and off-the-handle star antics from Jordan, all while attempting to salvage her own personal life. 

Cast:

Liz Lemon - Tina Fey (Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls)
Jack Donaghy - Alec Baldwin (The Aviator, The Cooler)
Tracy Jordan - Tracy Morgan (Saturday Night Live,The Longest Yard)
Jenna Maroney - Jane Krakowski (Ally McBeal)
Kenneth Parcell - Jack McBrayer (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) 

Executive Producers:

Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live)
Marci Klein (Saturday Night Live)
David Miner
Robert Carlock (Joey) 

THE BIGGEST LOSER – Season 10 (s/ABC)
One-hour reality

Synopsis:
Not your average make-over show, The Biggest Loser focuses on exercising the right way, losing weight naturally and promoting positive and healthy living. After years of failed diets and unsuccessful exercising, a group of overweight people will begin a journey together in hopes of reaching their goal of weight loss, getting in-shape and being healthy. This cast of diverse and dynamic individuals will get the chance to compete for prizes, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and most importantly, their opportunity to be self-confident about their accomplishments and physical appearance. 

Host:
Alison Sweeney - (Days of Our Lives)

Trainers:
Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels Executive producers: Ben Silverman, Dave Broome, JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson and Mark Koops

Co-executive producers:
Howard Owens, Todd Lubin, Alex Katz 

COMMUNITY – Season 2 (s/NBC) Half-hour comedy 

Synopsis:

When his college degree is revoked, fast-talking lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) is forced to return to school. As he reluctantly joins a study group of misfit fellow students, including businessman Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase), Jeff soon realizes that the easy way out is no guarantee for survival in community college. 

Cast:

Jeff Winger - Joel McHale (Spider-Man 2)
Britta - Gillian Jacobs (The Book of Daniel)
Shirley - Yvette Nicole Brown (Hotel for Dogs)
Abed - Danny Pudi (Greek)
Annie - Alison Brie (Mad Men)
Pierce Hawthorne - Chevy Chase (Emmy® Award winner, Saturday Night Live)
Executive Producers:
Russ Krasnoff (The Soloist)
Dan Harmon (The Sarah Silverman Program)
Garrett Donovan (Scrubs)
Neil Goldman (Scrubs)
Joe Russo (Arrested Development)
Anthony Russo (Arrested Development)
Gary Foster (The Soloist) 

CONVICTION KITCHEN
– Season 2
One-hour reality 

Synopsis:

What do you get when you take one of the country’s top chefs, throw in a kitchen crew of ex-cons with no culinary experience, and give them just weeks to open a high-end restaurant from scratch? In season two of Conviction Kitchen, world-renowned executive chef, Marc Thuet, and his wife and business partner, Biana Zorich, put their reputations on the line again – this time in Vancouver – with another high-stakes challenge that will push them and their charges to the limit.

Hosts:
Marc Thuet – Executive Chef
Biana Zorich – Partner 

COUGAR TOWN – Season 2 (s/ABC)
Half-hour comedy 

Synopsis:
Courteney Cox stars as Jules Cobb in her Golden Globe® nominated role as a recently divorced mom in her forties facing the often humorous challenges, pitfalls and rewards of life’s next chapter. Along for the journey is her teenage son, ex-husband, and friends
who together make up her dysfunctional, yet supportive and caring extended family… even if they have a funny way of showing it sometimes. 

Executive Producers:
Courteney Cox
David Arquette 

Cast:
Jules - Courteney Cox (Dirt, Friends)
Ellie - Christa Miller (Scrubs, The Drew Carey Show)
Laurie - Busy Philipps (ER)
Travis - Dan Byrd (Heroes)
Bobby - Brian Van Holt (John from Cincinnati)
Grayson - Josh Hopkins (Private Practice)
Andy - Ian Gomez (Rita Rocks) 

EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION
– Season 8 (s/ABC)
One-hour reality 

Synopsis:
Put together one very run-down house, a deserving family, several opinionated designers, seven days and what do you get? The answer is Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Joining the series for Season 8 will be Jillian Harris (a successful designer who previously was featured as The Bachelorette in Season 5), Xzibit (performer in music, film and television) and Leigh Anne Tuohy (a successful interior decorator best known as being portrayed by Sandra Bullock in the Oscar-winning film The Blind Side). Each episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition features a race against time on a project that would ordinarily take at least four months to achieve, involving a team of designers, contractors and several hundred workers who all have just seven days to totally rebuild an entire house. And continuing for Season 8, “Get On the Bus” will feature more big-name celebrities as volunteers!
Cast:
 Ty Pennington (Trading Spaces) Paul DiMeo (3rd Rock from the Sun) Paige Hemmis Michael Moloney (Clean House) Ed Sanders (Fear Factor U.K) Tracy Hutson Eduardo Xol John Littlefield (Another World) Jillian Harris (The Bachelorette)
Xzhibit
Leigh Anne Tuohy 

Executive Producer: Anthony Dominici (America's Next Top Model) 

GLENN MARTIN, DDS - Season 2
Half-hour animated comedy 

Synopsis:
Glenn Martin, DDS is the first television series produced by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Animation. It is a primetime animated series that follows the adventures of Glenn Martin and his family as they leave suburbia behind and embark on a cross-country adventure in their toothbrush-topped mobile dental RV. Glenn and his family discover that life on the road has more twists and turns than they bargained for. Buckle up for this hilarious road trip that the whole family will enjoy. 

Cast:

Glenn Martin - Kevin Nealon (SNL, Weeds)
Jackie Martin - Catherine O’Hara (Six Feet Under)
Courtney Martin - Jackie Clarke
Conor Martin - Peter Oldring
Wendy - Judy Greer (Arrested Development)
Executive Producers:
Sivert Glarum (Rules of Engagement)
Michael Jamin (Rules of Engagement)
Eric Fogel (Celebrity Deathmatch) 

HELL’S KITCHEN – Season 8
Synopsis:
Gordon Ramsay, the Michelin-starred chef that contestants love to hate is back for an eigth action-packed season. Back behind the hotplate and cooking on gas, Gordon is certain to make temperatures rise as more restaurateur hopefuls pit their wits and cooking skills against each other, under his watchful eye. 

Cast
Head Chef - Gordon Ramsay (Hell’s Kitchen S1-7) 

Executive Producers
Arthur Smith (Kitchen Nightmares)
I Survived a Japanese Game Show)
Kent Weed (Kitchen Nightmares)
I Survived a Japanese Game Show) 

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER - Season 6 (s/CBS):
Half-hour comedy 

Synopsis:
How I Met Your Mother is a comedy about Ted (Josh Radnor, Judging Amy) and how he fell in love. It all started when Ted’s best friend, Marshall (Jason Segel, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), dropped the bombshell that he was going to propose to his long-time girlfriend, and now wife, Lily (Alyson Hannigan, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), a kindergarten teacher. At that moment, Ted realized that he had better get a move on if
he too hopes to find true love. Helping him in his quest is Barney (Neil Patrick Harris, Stark Raving Mad), a friend with endless, sometimes outrageous opinions, a penchant for suits and a foolproof way to meet women. When Ted met Robin (Cobie Smulders, The L Word), it was love at first sight, but when things didn’t work out, Ted realized destiny must have something else in store. The series is narrated through flashbacks from the future. 

Cast
Ted - Josh Radnor (Judging Amy)
Marshall - Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall)
Lily- Alyson Hannigan (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Barney - Neil Patrick Harris (Stark Raving Mad)
Robin - Cobie Smulders (The L Word) 

Executive Producers
Carter Bays
Craig Thomas 

LAW & ORDER: UK – Season 2
One Hour Drama 

Synopsis:

A host of top British acting talent comes together to form the ensemble of this British adaptation of the seminal Emmy-winning legal and crime drama, Law & Order. Employing the original series iconic two-part structure that focuses first on the investigation of a crime at the police level and then shifts in its second half to the prosecution of the suspects, Law & Order: UK approaches the format and characters from a uniquely English perspective.
Bradley Walsh (Coronation Street)
Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica)
Harriet Walter (Atonement)
Ben Daniels (The State Within)
Freema Agyeman (Dr Who)
Bill Paterson (Little Dorrit). 

MANTRACKER

one-hour reality series 

Synopsis:
Mantracker is an adventure-documentary series that injects outdoor education with exciting action. Witness a thrilling manhunt in North America’s untamed wilderness. Terry Grant is Mantracker, a veteran tracker trained to work with the RCMP. He uses forensic expertise and proven tracking strategies to guide him through the wilderness. In each episode he has to track down a new pair of wily adventurers - before they escape to a destination point.
But this isn’t a game show - there are no prizes and no rules. This is a dynamic study of human behavior. When the gun goes off, the “prey” must come together to confront both physical and mental challenges. Each side will travel roughly 40km over the course of 2 days through remote regions of Canada and the US with each unique landscape
revealing an awesome range of natural diversity. 

Cast

Terry Grant 

Executive Producers
Ihor Macijiwsky 

MODERN FAMILY – Season 2 (s/FOX)
Half-hour comedy 

The half-hour comedy, Modern Family, takes an honest and often hilarious look at the composition and complexity of family life in 2009. Take for example Phil and Claire, two parents who want to have that open, healthy, honest relationship with their three kids. Phil wants to be the “cool dad,” while Claire is just trying her best to run a tight ship. Then there’s Jay, a true guys’ guy who is having a bit of a mid-life crisis and his much younger wife Gloria who comes with an 11-year-old helpless romantic son, Manny. And lastly there’s Mitchell and his partner of five years, Cameron. They’ve just adopted a child together from Vietnam. Cameron has a wonderfully big personality whereas Mitchell is the more serious of the two. But they balance each other out and are already doting fathers. These three families, it turns out, are not three but one... one big, blended family, with Jay the patriarch and Claire & Mitchell his grown kids. Yet it’s just such surprises that make things so interesting in this window into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted embrace of the modern family. 

Cast:
Jay - Ed O'Neill (John from Cincinnati)
Gloria – Sofa Vergara (Dirty Sexy Money)
Mitchell - Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Do Not Disturb)
Cameron - Eric Stonestreet (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
Phil - Ty Burrell (Back to You)
Claire – Julie Bowen (Boston Legal)
Haley - Sarah Hyland (Lipstick Jungle)
Manny - Rico Rodriguez (Navy NCIS: Naval Crime Investigative Service)
Luke - Nolan Gould (Space Buddies)
Alex - Ariel Winter (ER) 

Executive Producers:
Steven Levitan (Just Shoot Me!)
Christopher Lloyd (Frasier) 

MURDOCH MYSTERIES
One-hour drama 

Synopsis:
Set in 1895 Toronto, Murdoch Mysteries explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Bisson), a handsome young detective using radical forensic techniques, like fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. Though his unconventional approach elicits ridicule from fellow officers and skepticism from his boss, Inspector Brackenreid (Craig), Murdoch is often the only one who can crack the case. Murdoch’s small circle of confidantes includes pathologist Julia Ogden (Joy), a staunch ally who shares the detective’s fascination with forensic science, and
Constable George Crabtree (Harris), Murdoch’s eager but inexperienced right-hand man. Both are valuable allies who help Murdoch solve his varied cases and traverse the many stratums of Victorian society. 

Cast:
Inspector William Murdoch - Yannick Bisson (Sue Thomas FBI)
Julia Ogden - Helene Joy (M.V.P., Durham County)
Inspector Brackenreid - Thomas Craig (Coronation Street)
Constable George Crabtree - Jonny Harris (Hatching,
Matching & Dispatching)
Executive Producers:
Christina Jennings (The Summit)
Cal Coons (ReGenesis)
Scott Garvie (The Summit)
Noel Hedges (Durham County) 

PARENTHOOD – Season 2 (s/NBC):
One-hour drama 

Short Synopsis:
Meet the colorful and imperfect Braverman family - four grown siblings who share the headaches, heartaches, and joy of being parents. When Sarah Braverman, a financially strapped single mother, returns to her family home she is greeted by her father Zeek, mother Camille, and brothers Crosby and Adam – the Braverman reunion is just what they need to face the everyday challenges of modern family life. 

Full Synopsis:
From the executive producers of the box-office hit Parenthood, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), and writer/executive producer Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights), comes the story of the colorful and imperfect Braverman family - four grown siblings sharing the headaches, heartaches, and joy of being parents. When Sarah Braverman (Tierney), a financially strapped single mother, returns to her family home she is greeted by her opinionated father, Zeek (Nelson), and strong mother, Camille (Bedelia), who are privately dealing with their own marital issues. As Sarah is reunited with her siblings -- sister, Julia (Christensen), and brothers Crosby (Shepard) and Adam (Krause) -- all struggling with issues of their own, it’s clear that the Braverman reunion is just what they need to face the everyday challenges of modern family life. 

Cast:
Sarah Braverman - Maura Tierney (ER)
Zeek - Craig T. Nelson (Coach)
Camille - Bonnie Bedelia (Heart Like A Wheel)
Julia - Erika Christensen (Traffic)
Crosby - Dax Shepard (Baby Mama)
Adam - Peter Krause (Six Feet Under) 

Executive Producers:

Ron Howard (Arrested Development)
Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind)
SURVIVORMAN
one-hour adventure series 

Synopsis:
Each episode of Survivorman finds filmmaker and naturalist Les Stroud in a remote wilderness location demonstratingprimitive methods of survival… starting fire without matches, building a shelter and finding food are all elements that Les brings to the viewer. Apart from his rugged determination, camera equipment is the one thing he’s not lacking. With his unique filming-rigs and an abundance of black humor he documents his seven-day journey on film as he overcomes seemingly insurmountable obstacles and explores the amazing and beautiful natural world around him. 

Cast:
Les Stroud 

Executive Producers:

Les Stroud
Bill Howard (Storm Chasers)
David W. Brady 

THE MOST AMAZING
half-hour documentary 

Synopsis:
The Most Amazing is a fast, fun look at popular culture’s highlights and lowlights. Each episode presents a new topic and gathers the people, moments and events that made headlines.Your favorite acting families and the naughtiest bad girls in Hollywood. Big screen nerds and hot British imports. On-set hook-ups and off-screen playboys. The Most Amazing is fascinating series of personal stories starring the biggest names in entertainment.
The celebrity experience is a worldwide obsession. Our thought-provoking documentary includes interviews with actors, actresses, directors and writers. 

Executive Producer:
Kirstie McLellan Day 

WHAT’S COOKING
half-hour cooking series 

Synopsis:
What's Cooking welcomes viewers to join the hosts as they cook together and share their passion for food all while learning helpful tips and tricks to make everyday meals simple, nutritious and delicious. Each 30-minute program will feature Jack and Warren who will be showcasing three simple and delicious recipes based on the episode’s theme (e.g. 2010 Culinary Trends, Boys’ Night, Cooking with Kids, etc.) while Richard will be serving up a side dish of the latest culinary trends, uncovering the best in Canadian food addresses, discussing accessible wine and beer pairings and providing valuable tips on the art of living well. The show will occasionally feature segments with
registered dietician, Patricia Chuey, who will give a healthy spin to the shows. 

Hosts:
Jack Hourigan
Warren Assaly
Richard Cazeau 

Executive Producers:
Alexander Bain
Steve Kerr 

RETURNING MID SEASON PROGRAMMING: 

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT
– Season 5
One-hour reality 

Synopsis
A talent search open to acts of all ages, America's Got Talent has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing performers from across the country. The series features a colorful array of hopeful stars, including singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all vying for their chance to strut and perform on stage hoping to win the $1 million prize. Nick Cannon hosts and celebrity judges Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan and Howie Mandel bring a dynamic and entertaining perspective to the judging panel in an effort to help contestants take their talents to the next level. 

Host:

Nick Cannon (The Killing Room)
Judges:
Howie Mandel (Deal or No Deal)
Piers Morgan
Sharon Osbourne 

Executive Producers:
Simon Cowell (American Idol)
Cecile Frot-Coutaz (American Idol)
Jason Raff (Clash of the Choirs)
Ken Warwick (American Idol)
Georgie Hurford-Jones (Britain’s Got Talent) 

MURDOCH MYSTERIES – Season 4
One-hour drama 

Synopsis:
Set in 1895 Toronto, Murdoch Mysteries explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Bisson), a handsome young detective using radical forensic techniques, like fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. Though his unconventional approach elicits ridicule from fellow officers and skepticism from his boss, Inspector Brackenreid (Craig), Murdoch is often the only one who can crack the case. Murdoch’s small circle of confidantes includes pathologist Julia Ogden (Joy), a staunch ally who shares the detective’s fascination with forensic science, and Constable George Crabtree (Harris), Murdoch’s eager but inexperienced right-hand man. Both are valuable allies who help Murdoch solve his varied cases and traverse the many stratums of Victorian society. 

Cast:
Inspector William Murdoch - Yannick Bisson (Sue Thomas FBI)
Julia Ogden - Helene Joy (M.V.P., Durham County)
Inspector Brackenreid - Thomas Craig (Coronation Street)
Constable George Crabtree - Jonny Harris (Hatching,
Matching & Dispatching) 

Executive Producers:
Christina Jennings (The Summit)
Cal Coons (ReGenesis)
Scott Garvie (The Summit)
Noel Hedges (Durham County) 

THE BACHELOR – Season 15
One-hour reality 

Synopsis:
One lucky man gets the opportunity to find the woman of his dreams--and hopefully his bride-to-be--in this one-hour prime time reality series. Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelor embarks on a romantic journey meeting 25 women, then selecting 15 as potential mates. After getting to know each one, he continues to narrow the field, from 10 to five, then six, and ultimately, the one woman to whom he propose marriage in the series' dramatic finale. At the end of the journey, he will have had an unforgettable experience and, quite possibly, found true love. But the big mystery is: If he pops the question, will she accept? 

Hosts: Chris Harrison 

Executive Producer:
Mike Fleiss (Hitched or Ditched) David Bohnert (The Mole) Martin Hilton 

THE MARRIAGE REF – Season 2
One-hour reality 

Synopsis:
The Marriage Ref features opinionated celebrities, comedians, sports personalities and international A-list stars who candidly comment, judge and offer different strategies to real-life couples in the midst of a classic marital dispute. At the centre of the action is comedian and Hollywood actor Tom Papa who plays the role of Marriage Ref and makes ‘the call’ determining the victor of each spat. Papa,who has toured with Jerry Seinfeld for the past eight years, was personally chosen by Seinfeld for this role. The couples that present their problems are given a call by the Ref, just like in sports. Advising and
influencing the Ref ’s decision is a rotating panel of “experts” comprised of top celebrities, comedians and sports stars who will weigh in and offer their own wit, wisdom and unique opinions. The Marriage Ref marks Jerry Seinfeld’s first television series since Seinfeld ended its record-breaking nine year run in May 1998. 

Cast:
Marriage Ref - Tom Papa (The Informant!, The New
Adventures of Old Christine) 

Executive Producers:
Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld)
Ellen Rakieten (The Oprah Winfrey Show) 

MINUTE TO WIN IT

One-hour game show
Minute To Win It, hosted by chef and television personality Guy Fieri, features competitors participating in a series of simple, yet nerve-wracking, games that can lead to a $1 million prize. In each one-hour episode competitors will face 10 challenges that escalate in level of difficulty using everyday household items. Each game has a one minute time limit and failure to finish the task on time will eliminate the contestant. At various points throughout the game, the competitor can walk away with the money earned up to that point - but it’ll take nerves of steel to complete all 10 tasks to win $1 million. 

Host:

Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives) 

Executive Producers:
Mattias Olsson
Jock Millgardh 

MY RONA HOME
– Season 2
One-hour reality 

Synopsis:

The reality series My Rona Home, hosted by Elissa Lansdell, follows two families as they compete to design, construct and decorate brand new homes over the course of just ten weeks. With the help of a team of experts and friends, each family must complete one room per episode and the public votes on who did the best job each week. After the intensity and stress of fierce competition and the back-breaking labour of building the homes, the family that receives the most total votes wins their home, with everything inside. 

Host:

Elissa Lansdell 

Executive Producers:
Daniel Harvey 

PARKS AND RECREATION
– Season 3 (s/NBC)
Half-hour comedy 

Short Synopsis:

Parks and Recreation is a hilarious mockumentary set in the ever exciting world of local Government - from the Emmy Award-winning producers of The Office. The cameras follow Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana as she attempts to beautify her town and advance her career. 

Cast:
Leslie Knope - Amy Poehler (SNL, Baby Mamma)
Ann Perkins - Rashida Jones (The Office)
Tom Haverford - Aziz Ansari (Human Giant,Scrubs)
Mark Brendanawicz - Paul Schneider (Lars and the Real Girl)
April - Aubrey Plaza (Mayne Street) 

Executive Producers:
Michael Schur (The Office)


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