CITYTV KICKS OFF THE FALL SEASON WITH THE HOTTEST NEW AND RETURNING PROGRAMS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 19
-Citytv kick starts the first week of the fall season with hot new series New Girl, Person of Interest, 2 Broke Girls, The Playboy Club, Revenge and original series Dussault Inc. -
- Critically-acclaimed series Raising Hope and The Middle find a new home on Citytv -
- Fan favourites return with The Biggest Loser, How I Met Your Mother, Body of Proof, Modern Family, Community, Parks and Recreation and Fringe -
(TORONTO – September 08, 2011) Citytv pumps up the drama, intrigue and laughter this fall with the highly-anticipated premieres of eagerly-awaited new shows and returning fan favourites. Kicking off week one of Citytv’s buzz-worthy new lineup this season are: Person of Interest from J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan; the ’60s era drama, The Playboy Club and New Girl, featuring indie darling Zooey Deschanel.
Girls take centre stage when Sex and the City creator Michael Patrick King’s new series 2 Broke Girls hits the screen starring the hilarious Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs. Then Canadian sweetheart Emily VanCamp shows viewers the darker side of New York’s elite in the glamorous and gripping new drama, Revenge. This fall, Citytv is the destination for side-splitting comedies and thrilling action-packed dramas, starting Monday, September 19 at 8pm ET/PT.
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Citytv’s Fall 2011 Prime Time Schedule, photography and program descriptions are available at www.rogersmediatv.ca. Please see below for premiere episodic descriptions.
Monday, Sept. 19
How I Met Your Mother (s) **Two Back-to-back Episodes** 8pm ET/ PT
“The Best Man”
While Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) prepares for his wedding to a mystery bride, he and Ted (Josh Radnor) reminisce about Punchy's wedding, including the moment when Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) announced they were having a baby. Meanwhile, Robin (Cobie Smulders) considers telling Barney she has feelings for him.
How I Met Your Mother (s) 8:30pm ET/ PT
“The Naked Truths”
When Marshall gets the job of his dreams, he worries that once the company discovers videos he made in the past, they may rescind the offer. Meanwhile, Ted can't decide who to bring to the Architects Ball. Martin Short (Damages) guest stars.
2 Broke Girls **NEW** (s) 9:30pm ET/PT
In this outrageous comedy series written by Emmy® Award winner Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) and stand-up comedian Whitney Cummings, two girls from very different backgrounds – Max (Kat Dennings, Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist), poor from birth, and Caroline (Beth Behrs), born wealthy but down on her luck –
wind up as waitresses in the same colourful Brooklyn diner. Despite their differences, the two strike up an unlikely friendship that could lead to a successful business venture.
The Playboy Club **NEW** (s) 10pm ET/ PT
When new bunny Maureen (Amber Heard, Zombieland) begins working at the Playboy Club, she quickly gets caught up in a dangerous situation with life-altering consequences. Coming to her aid is Nick Dalton (Eddie Cibrian, CSI: Miami), one of Chicago’s top attorneys and a regular at the club. Meanwhile, the other bunnies – Janie (Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Step Up), Alice (Canadian actress Leah Renee, True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet) and Brenda (Naturi Naughton, Fame) – each deal with their own personal issues and secrets; and manager Billy Rosen (David Krumholtz, Numb3rs) tries his best to keep the club running without interference from the mob.
Tuesday, Sept. 20
The Biggest Loser 7pm ET/PT
Season 12 kicks off with two new trainers joining Biggest Loser favourite Bob Harper: internationally renowned tennis star and certified trainer Anna Kournikova, and top fitness expert Dolvett Quince. For the first time in series history, the 15 new contestants will compete in a "Battle of the Ages" that will group participants by age. Host Alison Sweeney leads the contestants through their first game-changing decision which could impact their success in the competition.
New Girl **NEW** (s) 9pm ET/PT
Jess Day (Zooey Deschanel, (500) Days of Summer) is a young woman who, after discovering her long-term boyfriend is cheating on her, moves into a loft apartment with three male roommates: prickly bartender Nick (Jake Johnson, No Strings Attached), womanizer Schmidt (Max Greenfield, Ugly Betty) and competitive former athlete Winston (Lamorne Morris, Sex Love and Lies). Jess also meets Coach (guest star Damon Wayans Jr., Happy Endings), a former high school athlete who is subletting a room. Rounding out this group is Jess' childhood best friend, Cece (Canadian actress Hannah Simone, former Much Music VJ), a deadpan, somewhat cynical model. In the series opener, the guys try to help Jess get back on her feet and into the dating world.
Raising Hope **NEW to Citytv** (s) 9:30pm ET/ PT
When Jimmy (Lucas Neff) watches a home video of himself at 13, he discovers that he was a musical prodigy with a promising career – until a horrible accident rendered him talentless. Jimmy recruits Burt (Garret Dillahunt), Virginia (Martha Plimpton) and Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) to help him rediscover his lost abilities.
Body of Proof (s) 10pm ET/PT
“Love Thy Neighbour”
When a car careens out of control over an embankment, killing a middle-aged man in the driver's seat, Dr. Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) learns that all is not well on a pretty suburban cul-de-sac. Looking past the perfect picket fences, she and her team are startled by the lives spinning out of control and the ever-changing suspect roster. Rick Fox (He Got Game) guest stars.
Wednesday, Sept. 21
The Middle **NEW to Citytv** (s) 8pm ET/PT
Middle-aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country, Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond) is a harried wife and working mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humour to try to get her family through each day intact.
Modern Family **Two Back-to-back Episodes** (s) 9pm ET/PT
“Phil on A Wire”
Cam (Eric Stonestreet) announces that he’s going on a juice fast. Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), knowing that he’ll bear the brunt of Cam’s rage over his constant hunger pangs, heads it off by joining Cam on the fast. Jay (Ed O’Neill) and Gloria (Sofia Vergara) spar over Jay’s overindulgence of Stella, their new dog. Phil (Ty Burrell) is inspired by a documentary on tightrope walking, and takes it up himself. Haley (Sarah Hyland) is horrified to learn that her over-achieving little sister has been placed in her math class.
Modern Family (s) 9:30pm ET/PT
“When Good Kids Go Bad”
Mitchell and Cam are ready to adopt another baby, but Lily is perfectly happy as an only child. Feeling responsible for having coddled her too much, Cam allows her to have more independence, hoping it will ease the transition. Meanwhile, Gloria is faced with the task of humbling herself in front of the principal she charged with having a bias against Columbians when he accused Manny (Rico Rodriguez) of stealing a classmate’s necklace. And, Haley and Alex (Ariel Winter) devise a plan to get their own rooms.
Revenge **NEW** (s) 10pm ET/ PT
When Emily Thorne (Canadian actress Emily VanCamp, Brothers & Sisters) moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about her; but she already knows everything about them, including what they did to her family years ago. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay. Emily's main target is Victoria (Madeleine Stowe, We Were Soldiers), a powerful woman who holds the key to Emily's past... and perhaps her future. In the premiere episode, Emily returns to Southampton and rents the seaside home she shared with her father, David Clarke (Canadian James Tupper, Men in Trees), 17 years ago. With the help of her only friend, Ashley (Ashley Madekwe, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), she sets her sights on her first target and puts her carefully organized plan in motion. Her focus unexpectedly wavers when she comes across a friendly face from the past, makes a new romantic connection with the son of her sworn enemy, and is pushed into an uneasy alliance with the only person who knows her secret
Thursday, Sept. 22
Community (s) 8pm ET/PT
As the Greendale study group gathers in the library, they wonder whether they will see their old friend Pierce (Chevy Chase), who left the study group in a huff after last spring’s paintball game. Jeff (Joel McHale) quickly butts heads with their new biology teacher, Professor Kane (Michael K. Williams, The Wire), which leads to a crisis within the group. Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) is feeling empowered after a summer at "Dean Camp" but finds a new nemesis in Vice Dean Laybourne (guest star John Goodman, Roseanne), dean of the highly regarded Air Conditioning Repair Annex at Greendale.
Parks and Recreation (s) 8:30pm ET/PT
“I’m Leslie Knope”
Leslie (Amy Poehler) must decide whether to break up with Ben (Adam Scott) or follow her dream of running for office. Meanwhile, Ann (Rashida Jones) is forced to dispense medical advice after making an unexpected diagnosis, and Ron (Nick Offerman) prepares for the return of his first ex-wife, Tammy One (guest star Patricia Clarkson, One Day).
Person of Interest **NEW** (s) 9pm ET/PT
From The Dark Knight’s Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions (Fringe, Lost, Alias), this thought-provoking, crime-action drama follows former CIA agent Reese (Jim Caviezel, The Passion of the Christ) and his enigmatic partner Finch (Michael Emerson, Lost) as they race to solve crimes before they occur. Operating on a parallel track are New York detectives Carter (Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and the corrupt Fusco (Kevin Chapman, Mystic River), who must enforce the law while still abiding by it. Running counterpoint to Reese’s unconventional yet effective methods, Carter strives not only to collar criminals, but the evasive Reese as well.
Friday, Sept. 23
Fringe (s) 9pm ET/PT
The FBI's Fringe Division – Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), “fringe” scientist Walter Bishop (John Noble) and his jack-of-all-trades son, Peter (Canadian actor Joshua Jackson) – continues to explore new cases and endless impossibilities. Additional details of the alternate universe continue to emerge as the unlikely trio investigates the worlds of “fringe”…where there is more than one of everything.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Dussault Inc. **NEW Citytv Original Series** 8:30pm ET/PT
In the premiere episode, Jason decides to open a Dussault Apparel showroom in Vancouver after having shut down his million-dollar flagship store in Los Angeles. His better half, Mashiah, asks him to babysit their kids so she can close a deal for her business “Open Sundaes.” Jason, however, is torn between hanging out with his friends from Nickelback and doing the right thing.
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