CITYTV PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20
- Canadian comedian Norm Macdonald returns as quirky Uncle Rusty on a Thanksgiving episode of The Middle –
- Catch guest star Justin Long (He’s Just Not That Into You) as he joins Jess and the gang in a new episode of New Girl on Tuesday night -
- Citytv airs The 2011 Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Induction Special on November 19 -
(Toronto – Friday, November 11, 2011) Next week, Canadian funny man Norm Macdonald (Saturday Night Live) returns to The Middle in a special Thanksgiving episode. Plus, Justin Long (He’s Just Not That Into You) makes a guest appearance on New Girl as Jess’ crush.
Then, on two back-to-back episodes of Private Practice, Dr. Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) reaches her breaking point.
Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for November 14 – November 20. All programming is subject to change. Please kindly note specific changes to network airings for How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls and Person of Interest next week.
How I Met Your Mother (s/CBS): Monday, November 14 at 7pm PT/8MT/10CT on Citytv (8pm ET on OMNI 2)
“Tick, Tick, Tick”
Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) find themselves in an uncomfortable situation when they hide a secret from their significant others. Meanwhile, Marshall (Jason Segel), Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and Ted (Josh Radnor) attend a concert.
2 Broke Girls (s/CBS): Monday, November 14 at 7:30PT/8:30MT/10:30CT on Citytv (8:30pm ET on OMNI 2)
“And The Really Petty Cash”
Johnny’s (Nick Zano, What I Like About You) girlfriend, Cashandra (Kelly Beckett, Blessed), has a devious plan in mind when she hires Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) to bake cupcakes for an art show featuring Johnny’s work.
Terra Nova (s/FOX): Monday, November 14 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
Maddy (Naomi Scott) starts interning for the colony’s greatest scientist, and her life is put in danger when she discovers a terrible secret. Meanwhile, Josh (Landon Liboiron) makes a deal with the devil in order to solidify his plan to bring his girlfriend from the future to Terra Nova.
Parks and Recreation: Monday, November 14 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
Leslie (Amy Poehler) enlists the help of Ben (Adam Scott), Andy (Chris Pratt) and April (Aubrey Plaza) to host a mock U.N. for Pawnee Central High School. Chris (Rob Lowe) asks Ann (Rashida Jones) for her advice on love when a date cancels on him. Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) struggles to find a replacement for Tom (Aziz Ansari).
Louie: Monday, November 14 at 9:30pm ET/PT (10:30MT)
Louie meets a fellow single parent at his first PTA meeting, and they decide to set up a play-date for their kids. While the kids play, Louie and Pamela commiserate about the trials, tribulations, and even boredom of raising kids...
Law & Order: UK: Monday, November 14 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 11MT)
Stabbed to death while they slept, the killings of David and Elaine Lerner prove a mystery to Ronnie (Bradley Walsh) and Matt (Jamie Bamber). Universally loved, there’s not a single lead that points to grievances held or enemies made. The previous owner of the house soon emerges as a much more likely target for attack - Camilla Mallon (Anna Wilson-Jones), a banker embroiled in a hedge fund scandal.
The Biggest Loser: Tuesday, November 15 at 7pm ET/PT (6CT, 9MT)
The competition heats up as host Alison Sweeney tells the remaining seven players that they will be competing in a pentathlon – and they can only rely on themselves as this week the game goes to singles. Contestants will earn points in each of the five events, which will test everything from speed to strength to nutrition knowledge. The pentathlon winner gets the coveted prize of immunity, while the loser gets a weigh-in disadvantage. The players get a very special surprise when eight-time Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno arrives to lead the contestants through their final event.,Later, the weigh-in is followed by the most emotional elimination of the season so far.
New Girl (s/FOX): Tuesday, November 15 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT/MT)
Jess invites Paul (Justin Long, He’s Just Not That Into You), a music teacher from her school who she has a crush on, to the gang’s big Thanksgiving dinner at the loft, which naturally goes horribly awry.
Raising Hope (s/FOX) Tuesday, November 15 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT/MT)
Jimmy (Lucas Neff), Virginia (Martha Plimpton), Burt (Garret Dillahunt), Sabrina (Shannon Woodward), Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) and Hope borrow a house to impress Burt’s wealthy parents (guest stars Lee Majors, The Six Million Dollar Man; and Shirley Jones, The Partridge Family ) who have decided to celebrate Thanksgiving with the family. Things get interesting when the real homeowners return early, and Burt’s folks get a taste of what life is really like for Burt and Virginia.
Body of Proof (s/ABC): Tuesday, November 15 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 11MT)
A pharmaceutical rep is found dead in the Schuykill River, but when Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) and the team investigate, there’s no blood found in her body. The team must locate the original crime scene to see if they can find the cause of death, but with suspects who have access to hundreds of unknown drugs, they may never know who or what killed her.
The Middle (s/ABC): Wednesday, November 16 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
Frankie (Patricia Heaton) is thrilled when she learns that the Orson Community Theatre is putting on a production of The Wizard of Oz, and that kids don’t need to audition to be munchkins as they will be automatically cast – which is a perfect scenario for a hapless Sue (Eden Sher). But things quickly go awry when Frankie is cast in a singing role and learns the director is not happy with Sue’s performance and may cut her from the play. Meanwhile, Brick (Atticus Shaffer) asks his unreliably quirky Uncle Rusty (Norm Macdonald, Saturday Night Live) to attend his school’s “Special Friends Day” – with disastrous results.
Suburgatory (s/ABC): Wednesday, November 16 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
When Tessa (Jane Levy) tells Dallas (Cheryl Hines) that she wants a simple get-together for her 16th birthday, Dallas convinces her to let Dalia (Carly Chaikin) plan the ultimate birthday extravaganza at the country club, complete with a live performance by her favourite band, specialty drinks and go-go cages. Meanwhile, George (Jeremy Sisto) throws his back out and Sheila Shay (Ana Gasteyer) takes it upon herself to care for him - even though George is terrified of her.
Modern Family (s/ ABC): Wednesday, November 16 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
“After the Fire”
After a neighbour's home burns down, the whole family rallies and organizes a community drive to help do some good, however, during the process: Jay (Ed O’Neill) throws out his back; Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) does some posturing with a huge moving truck; Claire (Julie Bowen) discovers that Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Gloria (Sofia Vergara) have been spending a lot of time together; and Luke (Nolan Gould) and Manny (Rico Rodriguez) get their hands on some of the donated toys.
Happy Endings (s/ABC): Wednesday, November 16 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)
“The Code War”
Angie (Riki Lindhome, The Last House on the Left), Max’s (Adam Pally) high school girlfriend whom he dated before he figured out he was gay, moves back to town, and her arrival affects everyone. Meanwhile, when Jane (Eliza Coupe) finds out Brad (Damon Wayans, Jr.) has a “work wife,” she decides to get herself a “work husband” and sets her sights on the slightly unhinged head of human resources (Hayes MacArthur, Life As We Know It)
Revenge (s/ABC): Wednesday, November 16 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 8MT)
Victoria’s (Madeleine Stowe) unstable relationship with her family grows increasingly more tense when an unwanted pawn in Emily's game heads to the Hamptons with questionable intentions. Meanwhile, Lydia’s (Amber Valletta, Hitch) memory is a growing concern for the Graysons, and a recently embittered friend begins to play dirty.
Community (s/NBC): Thursday, November 17 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“Documentary Filmmaker: Redux”
When the school board asks Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) to make a new commercial for the school, he enlists the study group to star in his production. As he gets swept away with the project, more of the student body is pulled into the fray, including Magnitude (Luke Youngblood, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Fat Neil (Charley Koontz), Garrett (Erik Charles Nielsen), Leonard (Richard Erdman), Star-Burns (Dino Stamatopoulos, Mad TV) and even Greendale alum and genuine celebrity, Luis Guzman (How to Make it in America). Meanwhile, Abed (Danny Pudi) films all the activities for a documentary.
Rules of Engagement (s/NBC): Thursday, November 17 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
Jeff (Patrick Warburton) uses an app on his phone that automatically puts his calls through to Audrey's (Megyn Price) voicemail. Meanwhile, Adam (Oliver Hudson) befriends a clothing salesman who helps defend him against his friends when he makes some questionable clothing choices.
Private Practice (s/ABC): Thursday, November 17 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
***Two back-to-back episodes***
“Who we are”
The Seaside Wellness group stages an intervention for a defensive and volatile Amelia (Caterina Scorsone), who has resurfaced after disappearing on a 12-day drug binge with her boyfriend, Ryan. During the intervention, Amelia mercilessly attacks her friends one-by-one, and Addison (Kate Walsh), in particular, has trouble seeing her sister-in-law in her present condition.
“The Breaking Point”
Amelia (Caterina Scorsone), makes the hard decision to enter a rehab facility, and finds strength in an 18 year-old girl, as they both go through the painful detox process. Meanwhile, Cooper’s (Paul Adelstein) strengthening bond with his son is tested by his allegiance to a patient in need; Pete (Tim Daly) and Violet’s (Amy Brenneman) marriage reaches a tipping point; and Addison (Kate Walsh) collapses from her rigorous fertility treatments.
Person of Interest (s/CBS): Thursday, November 17 at 10pm CT (11PT) on Citytv (9pm ET on OMNI 1, 10pm MT on OMNI Alberta)
Reese (James Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) discover that their high-tech expertise is all but useless when they try to protect their newest person of interest, a man with Cold War espionage connections that have come back to haunt him.
Fringe (s/FOX): Friday, November 18 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT/MT)
While Olivia (Anna Torv) copes with migraines, she and her team investigate an invisible force which kills its victims and causes the body to turn a shade of ghostly white. As they trace the pattern of deaths, the Fringe team realizes that the force is linked to someone who died of an unknown genetic disorder.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Friday, November 18
***Two-part episode*** Part one (s/ABC): 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT); part two: 10pm ET/MT(s/ABC)/PT (9CT)
“The Dunning Family”
Dale Dunning founded “Just Sooup” while studying in Bible College, with just a crock-pot and a hot-plate to make soup for her classmates. Now Dale, along with husband Ken and son Brooks, provide meals at 17 soup kitchens for those in need across Delaware. Currently, their rented home makes it difficult to run their operation.Their dream is to create the “Just Sooup” Ranch where they could run a large-scale kitchen to feed needy families across the state. The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team comes to lend a hand and turn the Dunning family dream into a reality. The team heads to the hit game-show Who Wants To Be a Millionaire to help raise funds for the ranch. Then, Chef Michael Symon from The Chew, shows up with a surprise for a Thanksgiving Feast.
Dussault Inc.: Saturday, November 19 at 7:30pm ET/PT/MT/CT
***Citytv Original Series***
“A Place to Call Home”
Jason wonders if he should dig into his family’s savings to create a $250,000 pair of jeans for a United Way charity auction. Meanwhile, forest fires force Mashiah’s family from Kelowna to camp out at her place, so Ayden decides to move into his father Jesse’s place.
2011 Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Induction Special: Saturday, November 19 at 8pm ET/PT/MT/CT
***Special Rogers Media Presentation***
Celebrate the best in Canadian sports with a special presentation of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 2011 induction ceremony. The 60-minute special highlights the greatest moments from the prestigious evening attended by the who’s-who of the Canadian sports world, hosted by Sportsnet’s Jamie Campbell. The ceremony honours six Canadian sports icons as they are inducted into the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.
The Quon Dynasty: Sunday, November 20 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
***Citytv Original Series***
“Soya Think You Can Sing”
A starry-eyed (but borderline delusional) Marty wants to live out his pop-singer ambitions by recording an original love song and shooting a music video. His family ridicules this as just another pipe dream, but Marty’s determined to prove them wrong. Meanwhile, Miles takes his dad to a fancy wine tasting, in a quest to choose a classier house wine for the restaurant. Kinman, however, ends up sampling a few too many.
Extraordinary Canadians: Sunday, November 20 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
***Citytv Original Series***
“Margaret MacMillan on Stephen Leacock”
Margaret MacMillan shows us the other side of Canada’s first funny man – world-famous satirist and professor of political economy, Stephen Leacock..The first true champion of Canada, he showed us how to be proud of being Canadian.
Check out Citytv.com for full episodes and exciting extras from some of your favourite Citytv programming, 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.
Follow us on Twitter @Citytv_PR
Citytv™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and CityLine; as well as local Canadian and US acquired prime time entertainment programming. Citytv is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit www.Citytv.com