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Citytv Programming Highlights: Monday, December 6 – Sunday, December 12


MEDIA ALERT:
Citytv Programming Highlights: Monday, December 6 – Sunday, December 12

LET THE HOLIDAY GAMES BEGIN! MINUTE TO WIN IT GETS FESTIVE WITH A HOLIDAY SPECIAL

MARIAH CAREY HELPS OUT ON A HOLIDAY THEMED EPISODE OF EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION

ALAN ALDA GUEST STARS IN A FESTIVE EPISODE OF 30 ROCK

COMMUNITY CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH A SPECIAL STOP-MOTION ANIMATION EPISODE

SEE THE EMOTIONAL SEASON FINALE OF CONVICTION KITCHEN AND SEASON FINALE OF LAW & ORDER: UK

(Toronto –December 2, 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, December 6 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT)
When Ted's (Josh Radnor) new friendship with Zoey (guest star Jennifer Morrison, House) tests the theory that men and married women can't be friends, he invites her husband, "The Captain," (guest star Kyle MacLachlan, Desperate Housewives) to hang out with them. Meanwhile, Marshall (Jason Segal) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) decide to spend alone time together.

Chase (s/NBC): Monday, December 6 at 10pm ET/PT (9pm CT, 8pm MT)
Marshals Annie Frost (Kelli Giddish) and Luke Watson (Jesse Metcalfe) pursue fugitive Chris Novack (Omari Hardwick), who takes the city of Houston hostage after escaping from the county courthouse, in violent pursuit of his best friend and girlfriend. Meanwhile, the day’s events allow Luke to understand his place in the force and Jimmy Godfrey (Cole Hauser) looks at girlfriend, Natalie (Siena Goines), in a new light.

Minute To Win It (s/ NBC): Tuesday, December 7 at 8pm ET/PT ***HOLIDAY SPECIAL***
Minute To Win It celebrates the holidays! Contestants will participate in exciting holiday themed games and win major prizes in addition to the usual cash. There will also be a special grand prize of $3 million, numerous audience giveaways, Christmas carolers, surprise musical performances and of Santa's helpers.

The Biggest Loser (s/NBC): Tuesday, December 7 at 9pm ET/PT (8pm CT, 10pm MT)
The final four contestants leave the ranch and transition back to life at home, showing off their new slimmer selves to family and friends and facing the temptations and challenges of everyday life. Six weeks later, they return to the ranch to run 26.2 miles, cheered on by loved ones. Then a final weigh-in determines who the two finalists will be – and which two contestants fall below the dreaded yellow line, leaving America to vote in the third finalist to compete for the grand prize of $250,000.

Modern Family (s/ABC): Wednesday, December 8 at 9pm ET/PT (8pm CT, 10pm MT)
The first school dance for Luke (Nolan Gould) and Manny (Rico Rodriguez) prompts an eventful trip to the mall for Jay (Ed O’Niell) and Phil (Ty Burrell). Meanwhile, Claire (Julie Bowen) gets some “help” from Gloria (Sofia Vergara) on the parent’s dance committee and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) are surprised by Lily’s antisocial behaviour at the playground.


Cougar Town (s/ABC): Wednesday, December 8 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pm CT,10:30pm MT)
Jules (Courteney Cox) wants to help Bobby (Brian Van Holt) gain his confidence back and thinks fixing up his boat and getting it back in the water will do the trick. Meanwhile, Ellie (Christa Miller) looks to dig up some dirt on Grayson (Josh Hopkins) and discovers a hilarious fact about his past, Kirsten grows jealous of the obvious connection between Travis (Dan Byrd) and Laurie (Busy Philipps), and Bobby tries to qualify for a golf tournament with Andy (Ian Gomez) as his caddie.

Hell’s Kitchen: Wednesday, December 8 at 10pm ET/PT (9pm CT, 8pm MT)
This weeks challenge is to create a blanced fusion dish, with top LA Chefs Philip Dubose (Asia de Cuba),Helene An (Crustacean) and Lee Hefter (Spago) judging the creations. Then at dinner service – tempers flare and Chef Ramsay must intervene.

Community (s/NBC): Thursday, December 9 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT)
When Abed (Danny Pudi) wakes up in stop-motion animation, he takes it as a sign that he and the group must re-discover the meaning of Christmas. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) become growingly concerned about Abed’s mental health and enlist the help of Professor Duncan (John Oliver). The group undergoes hypnosis to explore Abed’s winter wonderland and soon unravel the truth behind Abed’s madness.
30 Rock (s/NBC): Thursday, December 9 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30pm CT, 9:30pm MT)
Liz (Tina Fey) and Avery (guest star Elizabeth Banks, Scrubs) convince Jack (Alec Baldwin) to come clean about things that he’s been keeping from his mother (guest star Elaine Stritch, Monster-in-Law) when she visits him for Christmas. Later, Liz attempts to mend Jenna’s (Jane Krakowski) relationship with Paul (guest star Will Forte, Saturday Night Live). Meanwhile, Tracy (Tracy Morgan) buys the rights to a film he shot so that it will never be released and compromise his new, more serious persona. Alan Alda (M*A*S*H) also guest stars.

Fringe (s/FOX): Thursday, December 9 at 9pm ET/PT (8pm CT, 10pm MT)
When the Fringe Team investigates a case where a victim had his heart extracted, it’s just the beginning of a series of mysterious and reanimating events tied together. Meanwhile, Peter (Josh Jackson) comes to terms with the reality of his relationship with Olivia (Anna Trov).

Law and Order: UK: Thursday, December 9 at 10pm ET/PT (9pm CT, 8pm MT) **Season Finale**
It’s a whirlwind of action as our team pursues a serial killer across London and the Crown Prosecutor finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Defending himself against an allegation of altering the course of justice, he battles for his career and his freedom.

Breakfast Television: Friday, December 10 from 6am - 9am ET (Toronto Only)
Kick off the holiday season with the fourth annual BT/Home Depot Tree Sale in Breakfast Television’s very own backyard at Yonge-Dundas Square. The biggest tree lot in the city opens at 6am with all proceeds benefiting Daily Bread Food Bank. Join Breakfast Television’s Kevin Frankish, Dina Pugliese, Frank Ferragine and Jennifer Valentyne as you browse for your very own Christmas tree for a good cause. Enjoy great music and free hot beverages to keep you warm while you choose from 1000 Balsam Fir trees (6-8ft tall) for a minimum donation of ten dollars. LIVE coverage of the tree sale begins at 6am on BT - be there with bells on!

Supernanny (s/ABC): Friday, December 10 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT)
A little dictator named Dylan rules the roost in the Van Ackers’ Oak View, California home and parents Jessica, 34, and Kevin, 35, need to be liberated from his relentless tantrums and disrepect. Now three years old, Dylan refuses to be potty-trained and, worse, he’s become anemic from his unbending preference for sugary snacks over vegetables and other nutritious foods. Supernanny Jo Frost embarks on a family revolution to instill parental discipline for the benefit of all. It’s a primetime clash of wills with more at stake than calm and discipline, as Jo tries to create a new household order necessary for Dylan’s health.

Extreme Makeover (s/ABC): Sunday, December 12 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT)
The holidays get into full swing when international superstar Mariah Carey helps the EM: HE team create a Winter Wonderland in Pensacola, Florida for Finis Gaston and his niece and two nephews. The spirit of giving is all around, from the moment Mariah Carey steps off the EM: HE bus to give this deserving family the surprise of a lifetime to the snowy reveal. Christmas parade revelers dance to Mariah’s new holiday hit “Oh Santa!,” as volunteers and the community welcome the family to their festively-decorated new home.

Conviction Kitchen, Season 2 (Citytv Original): Sunday, December 12 at 9pm ET/PT (8pm CT,10pm MT)***Season Finale***
It’s the last week of the project, and Biana and Marc are planning a celebrity-studded graduation party. Then a major argument erupts when Cassandra orders the Front of House staff to clean up, Danielle discovers she is pregnant and will be forced to choose between methadone and her baby and Biana performs an emergency mini-makeover on Etarre. Also, there are tears all around as Biana and Marc finally say goodbye to the trainees and Justin heads off to rehab.

Check out Citytv.com 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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