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Citytv Programming Highlights: Monday, October 18 – Sunday, October 24

Citytv Programming Highlights: Monday, October 18 – Sunday, October 24





(Toronto –October 15, 2010) Tune in to Citytv for a week packed with exciting new episodes of your favourite comedy, dramatic and reality series. See below for programming highlights.

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How I Met Your Mother (s/CBS): Monday, October 18 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT)
Ted (Josh Radnor) becomes conflicted about pursuing his dream job of designing the new GNB headquarters after meeting a hot girl who's passionate about saving the landmark building that is being demolished to make room for it. Jennifer Morrison (House) guest stars as Zoey.
Rules of Engagement (s/CBS): Monday, October 18 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30pm CT, 9:30pm MT)
Audry (Megyn Price) wants to quit her job when she realizes it makes her unhappy. Allison (Taryn Southern) tells Timmy (Adhir Kalyan) that their relationship is moving too quickly.

The Event (s/NBC): Monday, October 18 at 9pm ET/PT (8pm CT, 10pm MT)
The biological threat intensifies and the CDC rushes to identify the contagion and treat the infected people, while the White House and Director of National Intelligence (Željko Ivanek) face a difficult dilemma in their negotiation with Thomas (Clifton Collins, Jr.). Meanwhile, Simon (Ian Anthony Dale) appeals to Sophia (Laura Innes) to turn on Thomas. Elsewhere, FBI Agent Collier (Heather McComb) closes in on Vicky (Taylor Cole) and Carter (guest star D.B. Sweeney, Criminal Minds), but appearances are not always what they seem.

Chase (s/NBC): Monday, October 18 at 10pm ET/PT (9pm CT, 8pm MT)
When a desperate fugitive convicted of defrauding investors of millions of dollars jumps bail and turns violent, the U.S. Marshals must find him before he disappears. Sparks fly between Annie (Kelli Giddish) and a bounty hunter (guest star Eddie Cibrian, CSI: Miami) who is also trying to capture the criminal, while Jimmy (Cole Hauser) and Luke (Jesse Metcalfe) begin to bond.

The Biggest Loser (s/NBC): Tuesday, October 19 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT)
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Five contestants who didn’t make it to the ranch in the premiere episode now return, all vying for a spot back in the competition. Whoever has the highest percentage of weight loss wins their way back in, and also wins one of the most important, game-changing decisions of the season. Contestants are split into blue and black teams and in their first challenge they race through food stations in downtown Los Angeles, answering food trivia questions. Later, the drama heats up when a rumour spreads of one team possibly throwing the weigh-in.

Parenthood (s/NBC): Tuesday, October 19 at 10pm ET/PT (9pm CT, 8pm MT)
Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) once again tries to go overboard with the Halloween celebration and is upset when Haddie (Sarah Ramos), Amber (Mae Whitman) and Drew (Miles Heizer) refuse to join in on the fun. Meanwhile, Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) are nervous about Max’s (Max Burkholder) new plans for the holiday. Sarah’s (Lauren Graham) relationship with Gordon (guest star William Baldwin, Dirty Sexy Money) gets complicated after she confronts him about their kiss.

Undercovers (s/NBC): Wednesday, October 20 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT)
Their mission is easy – Steven (Boris Kodjoe) and Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) are to find Shin Won, a North Korean physicist responsible for inventing a device that can change an object’s state of matter, and facilitate his defection. Things aren’t so simple when Shin Won refuses to leave unless they get his daughter out of North Korea. With Hoyt’s (Ben Schwartz) help, the Blooms must defy Shaw’s (Gerald McRaney) orders and travel to North Korea to rescue the young girl from danger. Trouble brews when Steven and Samantha learn they’re not the only ones on the mission and battle another couple to find the girl. Meanwhile, Samantha misses Lizzy’s (Mekia Cox) milestone celebration.

Modern Family (s/ABC): Wednesday, October 20 at 9pm ET/PT (8pm CT, 10pm MT)
The Dunphey family tries to avoid a total communication breakdown by going without their electronic devices. Meanwhile Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) shop for preschools for Lily; and Jay (Ed O’Neill) and Manny (Rico Rodriguez) worry about Gloria’s (Sofia Vergara) obsession with a neighbour’s barking dog.

Cougar Town (s/ABC): Wednesday, October 20 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pm CT,10:30pm MT)
Bobby (Brian Van Holt) decides it’s time for him to stop relying on Jules’ (Courteney Cox) financial help, but when she discovers what he’s given up, she comes up with a plan to continue supporting him; Ellie (Christa Miller) thinks she’s the smartest member of the cul-de-sac crew, but the gang is determined to prove her wrong; and Laurie (Busy Philipps) and Smith (Ryan Devlin) break up.

The Whole Truth (s/ABC): Wednesday, October 20 at 10pm ET/PT (9pm CT, 8pm MT)
Jimmy (Rob Morrow) represents an accused killer from his old "Hell's Kitchen" neighborhood, while Kathryn's (Maura Tierney) entire case relies on the testimony of a 12-year-old child with special needs and a photographic memory.

Community (s/NBC): Thursday, October 21 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT)
Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) gets inspired to create a religious film and asks Abed (Danny Pudi) for his creative input only to discover that he wants to make one of his own. Meanwhile, Pierce (Chevy Chase) comes to terms with being the oldest member of the group and is recruited by another set of students his own age.

30 Rock (s/NBC): Thursday, October 21 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30pm CT, 9:30pm MT)
Jack (Alec Baldwin) is having a perfect day and succeeding at every task. He tries to channel his winning streak into helping Liz (Tina Fey) figure out her relationship with Carol. Meanwhile, Jenna (Jane Krakowski) and Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) enlist the help of Kelsey Grammer (guest starring as himself) to pull off an ice cream scam. Elsewhere, Tracy (Tracy Morgan) is trying to shoot a commercial for the Boys and Girls Club.

Fringe (s/FOX): Thursday, October 21 at 9pm ET/PT (8pm CT, 10pm MT)
Walter (John Noble) recalls his experiments in the 1980’s as he tries to map out Peter’s (Joshua Jackson) improbable biography for Olivia (Anna Torv). Orla Brady guest stars as Peter’s mother.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (s/ABC): Sunday, October 24 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT)
Trisha Urban and her one-year-old daughter suffered a terrible tragedy with the untimely death of her husband. This week the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition design team rebuild their crumbling, 300-year-old log cabin and farm - transforming it into the dream home that Trisha and her late husband, Andy, had once hoped for. Celebrity volunteer and supermodel Christie Brinkley helps in the build and participates in a fundraiser at an American Heart Association event honouring Trisha's husband.

Conviction Kitchen, Season 2 (Citytv Original): Sunday, October 24 at 9pm ET/PT (8pm CT,10pm MT)
In season two of Conviction Kitchen, world-renowned executive chef, Marc Thuet, and his wife and business partner, Biana Zorich, head west to Vancouver to turn convicted felons with no culinary experience into restaurant waiters and cooks. The plan is to help overhaul owner Daniel Frankel’s martini bar in the heart of the city’s West End.  But can Marc and Biana handle the stress of running businesses in two time zones?  With limited time and funds, will they be forced to compromise their usual level of fine dining? Watch as they put this group of ex-cons through the culinary wringer in an attempt to reignite interest in a local martini bar and offer them a second chance to start a new life.

Check out for full episodes and exciting extras from some of your favourite Citytv programming, available 24 – 48 hours post broadcast. You can now also catch up on your iPad by downloading the free Citytv video app on iTunes.

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