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CITYTV PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: MONDAY, AUGUST 15 - SUNDAY, AUGUST 21


Catch the wildcard acts when they perform this week on America’s Got Talent

See an all-new sizzling episode of Bachelor Pad

J.B. Smoove, Larry Miller and Rachael Ray sit on the celebrity panel on The Marriage Ref

(Toronto –Thursday, August 11, 2011) Tune in to Citytv for a week packed with exciting episodes of your favourite drama and reality shows. See below for programming highlights.

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Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for August 15 – August 21. All programming is subject to change.

Hell’s Kitchen: Monday, August 15 at 7pm ET/PT/MT (6CT)
It’s a new day in Hell’s Kitchen, and that means it’s time for a new challenge! Chef Ramsay gathers the remaining nine contestants in the dining room and tells them that this week is all about…romance! It’s also going to be the first ever Date Night in Hell’s Kitchen, and to prepare for it, the chefs will be tasked with only one hour to make a romantic and delicious dessert. The reward is a trip to Sin City, where the winning team will spend a night in Las Vega’s luxurious Ceasar’s Palace – complete with butlers and five bedrooms! Then, Date Night in Hell’s Kitchen begins and couples of all ages are in the dining room hoping for a special evening and a tasty meal. The Red Team is off to an icy start as tensions rise between Carrie and Elise, and in the Blue Kitchen, repeated mishaps have Chef Ramsay fuming. The losing team must nominate two members for elimination, and for one chef, the honeymoon is over.

Bachelor Pad, Season 2 (s/ABC): Monday, August 15 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
There’s a target on everyone’s back this week – literally. The girls and guys take turns throwing paint-soaked balls at the bulls-eye on each other’s backs, aiming for those they want thrown out of the house. Despite receiving the third rose from Jake and Jackie last week, Vienna conspires with boyfriend Kasey to send Jake packing. The losers face elimination while the winners go on three-on-one dates, either to explore a haunted hospital or to spend the night on a yacht.

America’s Got Talent (s/NBC): Tuesday, August 16 at 9pm ET/PT/MT (8CT) ***LIVE***
It’s the wildcard acts! The judges bring back their favourite 12 previously eliminated acts to compete again live for a spot in the semi-finals. Howie Mandel, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne star as the celebrity panel of judges and Nick Cannon hosts.

It’s Worth What?: Wednesday, August 17 at 7pm ET/PT/MT (6CT)
“Best Buds”
Two best-bud coworkers from California team up to play for the $1 million top prize.

America’s Got Talent (s/NBC): Wednesday, August 17 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT) ***LIVE***
The votes are in and four more acts from the wildcard performances move on to the semi-finals. The acts will continue their pursuit of the $1 million prize and be one step closer to being named the most talented act in America.

Murdoch Mysteries: Wednesday, August 17 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 8MT)
“Blood Lust”
When a young schoolgirl is found dead of an apparent drowning and blood loss, Detective Murdoch finds himself in the midst of the late 19th-century vampire craze, created by the recent publication of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Constable Crabtree is convinced that a vampire is responsible for the murder, earning him the wrath of Inspector Brackenreid. But the facts fit Crabtree’s theory, even more so when Murdoch discovers that three other schoolgirls met with a mystery man and bear mysterious bite marks on their necks. Toronto Gazette reporter Paddy Glynn (Ephraim Ellis) stirs up a public outcry and soon, reports of vampires are rolling in from all over the city. Even Dr. Julia Ogden (Helene Joy) is swept up by Stoker’s tale of forbidden sexuality, struggling to control her yearning for Murdoch despite her engagement to Dr. Darcy Garland (Johnathan Watton). When another schoolgirl is attacked, Murdoch uncovers the identity of the mystery man and the motive behind his deadly quest for blood. But is this man a killer? The answer to that question is found in the realms of youthful lust and jealousy.

Karaoke Battle USA (s/ABC): Friday, August 19 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
Karaoke Battle USA continues to follow the search for America’s King and Queen of Karaoke, as the show heads to the heartland for a new regional championship. Joey Fatone (*NSYNC, Dancing with the Stars) hosts, and the judges -- singer/songwriter and TV host Carnie Wilson (Bridesmaids), music journalist Joe Levy (Maxim, Rolling Stone) and 2009 National Karaoke Champion Brian “The Cowboy” Scott -- size up the competitors, along with officials from the pre-eminent Karaoke World Championships USA organization. The winners from tonight’s episode will join the other regional champions at the semi-finals in Los Angeles at the House of Blues.

The Marriage Ref :Sunday, August 21 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 8MT)
In this all-new episode of The Marriage Ref, celebrity panelists J.B. Smoove, Larry Miller and Rachael Ray take turns hearing the cases of three feuding couples. An annoyed wife begs her husband to quit his habit of chewing on the television remote; a couple find themselves at odds over how many kitchen gadgets are appropriate to keep around; and a husband says he needs his wife to work at his cigar bar against her wishes. The hilarious panelists pick a winning spouse from each couple, leaving it to the studio audience to vote on which winner is the “Rightest of the Right.” Tom Papa hosts.

Check out Citytv.com for full episodes and exciting extras from some of your favourite Citytv programming, including the summer hit America’s Got Talent, available next day, post broadcast. You can now also catch up on your iPad by downloading the free Citytv video app on iTunes Canada. Breakfast Television Toronto and CityLine, both stream live online and on the Citytv iPad app from 6:00 am to 9:00am ET and between 9:00am-10:00amET respectively.

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