CITYTV PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6
-Comedian Louis C.K. recaptures his youth through the eyes of an old crush in a new episode of Louie-
- New Girl Zooey Deschanel returns with new episodes-
-Glenn Close helps out a sergeant returning from Iraq in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition-
(Toronto –Thursday, October 27, 2011) Stay tuned for tricks and treats this week on Citytv. There is trouble in paradise on Terra Nova when the colony experiences its first murder Monday night on an all-new episode. Then, Citytv welcomes New Girl Jess Day (Zooey Deschanel) and the boys back to the Tuesday night lineup.
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Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for October 31 – November 6. All programming is subject to change. Please kindly note specific changes to network airings for How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls next week.
How I Met Your Mother (s/CBS): Monday, October 31 at 7pm PT/8MT/10CT on Citytv (8pm ET on OMNI 2)
“The Slutty Pumpkin Returns”
Ted (Josh Radnor) finally meets his mystery girl in the “Slutty Pumpkin” costume (Katie Holmes, The Kennedys). Meanwhile, Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) learns he is part Canadian, and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) has pregnancy brain.
2 Broke Girls (s/CBS): Monday, October 31 at 7:30PT/8:30MT/10:30CT on Citytv (8:30pm ET on OMNI 2)
“And the Pretty Problem”
Caroline (Beth Behrs) drags Max (Kat Dennings) to a cake-decorating class to increase their skill level and learn how to make more attractive cupcakes for their business.
Terra Nova (s/FOX): Monday, October 31 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
Jim (Jason O’Mara) and Taylor (Stephen Lang) investigate the colony’s first murder. Meanwhile, Skye (Allison Miller) helps Josh (Landon Liboiron) find a way to get his girlfriend from 2149 to the past; and Elisabeth (Shelley Conn) and Zoe (Alana Mansour) race to help an unborn Ankylosaurus survive.
Parks and Recreation: Monday, October 31 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
“Meet N Greet”
Ben (Adam Scott) is mad when Andy (Chris Pratt) and April (Aubrey Plaza) decide to throw a Halloween party at their house without asking him. Tom (Aziz Ansari) emcees an event for Leslie’s (Amy Poehler) campaign but manages to also promote his company. Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) and Ann (Rashida Jones) give Andy and April an unusual wedding present.
Louie: Monday, October 31 at 9:30pm ET/PT (10:30MT)
During a game of poker with his fellow comedians, Louie is educated on the gay lifestyle and the ill effects of homophobia. When Louie’s divorce is finalized, it affects him more than he anticipated; hoping to recapture his youth, he looks up an old high-school crush.
Law & Order: UK: Monday, October 31 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 11MT)
Lying in a pool of blood, a call girl seems to have only one admirer capable of her murder – a man who was with her that night, a man without an alibi, a man with everything to lose if his secret obsession with her was revealed. Alesha (Freema Agyeman) begins to suspect someone has reason to frame the accused. Dogged in her pursuit of the truth, she unearths a betrayal of such enormity that proves there are no winners in this case.
The Biggest Loser: Tuesday, November 1 at 7pm ET/PT (6CT, 9MT(s/NBC))
The competition shakes up this week when contestants change teams and trainers in a high-stakes, calorie-counting challenge. After the teams are re-aligned, dramatic confrontations follow between some players and trainers as they all try to adjust to their new reality. Later, the new teams face their first challenge together – racing down a water slide on a hill to unscramble block letters that reveal the winning team’s prize. Later, an especially emotional elimination follows a weigh-in revealing noteworthy results from the trainer/team switch.
New Girl (s/FOX): Tuesday, November 1 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT/MT)
Jess (Zooey Deschanel) accidentally walks in on Nick (Jake Johnson) naked, sending his self-confidence to an all-time low – just after an attractive co-worker (Lake Bell, How to Make it in America) agrees to go out on a date with him. Meanwhile, Winston (Lamorne Morris) becomes obsessed with learning pop-culture references online.
Raising Hope (s/FOX): Tuesday, November 1 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT/MT)
Virginia (Martha Plimpton), Burt (Garret Dillahunt), Jimmy (Lucas Neff), Sabrina (Shannon Woodward), Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) and Hope (Baylie Cregut and Rylie Cregut) camp out on the front lawn after their house becomes tented for termites. After the family learns that Hope hit a boy at day care, they attempt to stop arguing, fearing that she will follow in her serial killer mom’s footsteps.
Body of Proof (s/ABC): Tuesday, November 1 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 11MT)
When a popular 17-year-old high school student is found dead after a rave, the team must decipher various unknown drugs in his system and multiple bruises to figure out the cause of death. Meanwhile, Meghan (Dana Delany) is finally starting to date again after the divorce, but her ex-husband springs some shocking news on her and her daughter, causing tension at home.
The Middle (s/ABC): Wednesday, November 2 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“Heck’s Best Thing”
Frankie (Patricia Heaton) and Mike (Neil Flynn) are convinced that their slacker son Axl (Charlie McDermott) will blow his interview with a football scout, which could jeopardize a potential scholarship to college. Meanwhile, Sue (Eden Sher) and Brick (Atticus Shaffer) begin a texting marathon; and Frankie attempts to be completely attentive to the family’s needs when she realizes that she’s more considerate to outsiders than her own kin.
Suburgatory (s/ABC): Wednesday, November 2 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
Irritated by all the cafeteria waste at school, Tessa (Jane Levy) motivates the student body to get involved with giving back. Unfortunately, their charity of choice involves helping residents of Florida improve their complexions. When Tessa introduces a homeless transsexual to the student body as part of a lesson, they decide that Tessa is really the person in need. Meanwhile, George (Jeremy Sisto) receives a large dental bill from Noah (Alan Tudyk), which puts a strain on their relationship.
Modern Family (s/ ABC): Wednesday, November 2 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
Hanging out with Shorty (Chazz Palminteri, Running Scared) and his girlfriend, Darlene (Jennifer Tilly, Liar Liar), makes Gloria (Sofia Vergara) envious of how much those two do as a couple, so she gives Jay (Ed O’Neill) an ultimatum to step it up for a night of salsa dancing or else. Meanwhile, Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) takes a bet a little too far when Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) challenges him to get a hot girl's (Leslie Mann, Funny People) number at the bar; and Phil (Ty Burrell) builds a tree house for Luke (Nolan Gould), but ends up being the one to make a new friend (Kevin Hart, Soul Plane).
Happy Endings (s/ABC): Wednesday, November 2 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)
When Brad (Damon Wayans, Jr.) hears that Jane’s (Eliza Coupe) old sorority sister is coming for a visit, he lies and says he has a work retreat out-of-town, but he’s actually on “staycation” in a fancy hotel in the city. Meanwhile, Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) meets a new guy, Liam (Josh Casaubon, Too Big to Fail), but his dates are over-the-top; and Max (Adam Pally) and Dave (Zachary Knighton) make a commercial to promote the “Steak Me Home Tonight” food truck.
Revenge (s/ABC): Wednesday, November 2 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
The Graysons’ 25th wedding anniversary is a less than celebratory occasion when their desire to lay low is interrupted with a high-profile story in the paper and a volatile family dinner featuring unwanted guests. The fate of Lydia (Amber Valletta, Hitch) hangs heavy over everyone, and Frank (Max Martini, The Unit) desperate to prove his steadfast loyalty to Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), digs deep into Emily’s (Emily VanCamp) past and uncovers too much.
Community (s/NBC): Thursday, November 3 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
When Pierce (Chevy Chase) learns that he and his Hawthorne wipes have become extremely popular, he decides to throw a big party… until his overbearing father, Cornelius Hawthorne (Larry Cedar, Deadwood) shows up and puts the kibosh on his plans. Meanwhile, Troy (Donald Glover) finds himself being courted by Vice Dean Laybourne (John Goodman) and his secretive Air Conditioning Repair Annex, as well as Greendale’s resident janitor, Jerry (Jerry Minor, Lucky Louie).
Rules of Engagement (s/NBC): Thursday, November 3 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
“Audrey is Dumb”
Audrey (Megyn Price) can't speak following throat surgery, which is heaven for Jeff (Patrick Warburton); and Russell (David Spade) tells Timmy (Adhir Kalyan) he can have a raise only if he'll fire someone for him so he doesn't have to do it.
Person of Interest (s/CBS): Thursday, November 3 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
Reese (Jim Caviezel) finds himself captivated by their latest person of interest, a beautiful, shrewd and remarkably resourceful woman adept at problem-solving.
Private Practice (s/ABC): Thursday, November 3 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
“If I Hadn’t Forgotten…”
Charlotte’s (KaDee Strickland) painful memories of a horrible tragedy are triggered as Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) continues her downward spiral; Addison (Kate Walsh) takes one step closer to motherhood when she finally chooses a sperm donor; Cooper (Paul Adelstein) faces a difficult decision when he realizes his patient’s parents have been drugging their son in an effort to control his supposed ADHD; and Pete’s (Tim Daly) trust issues prevent him from repairing his fragile relationship with Violet (Amy Brenneman).
Fringe (s/FOX): Friday, November 4 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT/MT)
"And Those We’ve Left Behind"
The Fringe team must find the pattern between tragic time loop anomalies. As the investigation unfolds, Raymond (Stephen Root, King of the Hill), an electrical engineer, and his wife Kate (Romy Rosemont, Glee), a professor of theoretical physics, enter the picture and time becomes a matter of life and death.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Friday, November 4
***Two-part episode*** Part one (s/ABC) airing at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT); part two airing 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 10MT)
“The Hill Family”
While serving in Iraq, Staff Sergeant Allen Hill was almost killed in a roadside bombing and now suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). After receiving in-patient treatment he wants to reunite with his family, but their home is surrounded by PTSD triggers. Nominating the Hill family and donating land for the project is Glenn Close. She’s the founder of Bring Change 2 Mind, an organization working to combat the stigma of mental illness. The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team has one-week to build a new home, while the Hill family heads to Yosemite park on a dream vacation.
Dussault Inc: Saturday, November 5 at 7:30pm ET/PT/MT/CT ***Citytv Original Series***
Jason hates the way Mashiah dresses their three-year-old son Ronin so he creates a new Dussault babies’ line. Against Mashiah’s wishes, he uses Ronin as the main model. Meanwhile, Mashiah writes and draws a children’s book dedicated to Ronin and finds out how difficult the publishing industry can be.
Last Man Standing: Sunday, November 4 at 7:30pm ET (6:30 CT, 7PT/MT)
Mike (Tim Allen) must decide which way he will vote when the all-male Outdoor Man's softball team gets a mandate to allow females to play. Also, while helping a reluctant Mandy (Molly Ephraim) fill out college applications, Kristin (Alexandra Krosney) makes some decisions about her own future. Mike hopes Mandy will go to his alma mater, Michigan State, but Vanessa (Nancy Travis) wants her to attend her alma mater, the rival Ohio State.
The Quon Dynasty: Sunday, November 6 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
***Citytv Original Series***
“Wonton o’ Fun”
Mandy feels that the family needs some bonding time away from the restaurant and sells them on the romantic idea of a camping getaway — even though they have never attempted anything more rustic than a patio barbecue. They stuff themselves into a rented van and head to the mountains for an outdoor adventure they’ll never forget (no matter how hard they may try).
Extraordinary Canadians: Sunday, November 6 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
“Lewis Desoto on Emily Carr”
Join Lewis DeSoto as he travels through the life of Emily Carr and her beloved landscape of British Colombia. From childhood talent through struggles for acceptance in a male-dominated art world, Carr’s drive to paint and her unique vision shine through her paintings and her life story.
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