CITYTV PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27
– 2 Broke Girls become two broke elves in a new episode Tuesday night –
– Catch two back-to-back episodes of The Biggest Loser Tuesday night, featuring a special “Where are they now?” episode –
– Guest stars Jerry Van Dyke and Molly Shannon join Thanksgiving dinner on The Middle –
(Toronto – Friday, November 18, 2011) Next week, Citytv doubles up on two back-to-back epsidoes of The Biggest Loser on Tuesday night. Featuring a “Where are they now?” episode, the special includes catch ups with favourite past participants, contestant updates, never-before-seen bloopers and the inside perspective on this season from the trainers. Plus, Hollywood legend Jerry Van Dyke (Coach) and comedian Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live) guest star in an all-new American Thanksgiving-themed episode of The Middle.
Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for November 21 – November 27. All programming is subject to change. Please kindly note specific changes to network airings for How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls and the Tuesday night lineup.
How I Met Your Mother (s/CBS): Monday, November 21 at 7pm PT/8MT/10CT on Citytv (8pm ET on OMNI 2)
“The Rebound Girl”
Ted (Josh Radnor) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) discuss making a life-changing decision together, and Robin (Cobie Smulders) tries to discourage Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) from moving to Long Island.
2 Broke Girls (s/CBS): Monday, November 21 at 7:30PT/8:30MT/10:30CT on Citytv (8:30pm ET on OMNI 2)
“The Very Christmas Thanksgiving”
To earn extra money, Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) work as elves at a local department store’s “Santa Land.”
Terra Nova (s/FOX): Monday, November 21 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
While Taylor (Stephen Lang) searches for the “Sixer” mole in Terra Nova, Jim (Jason O'Mara) stumbles onto an old murder, and Taylor is the prime suspect.
Parks and Recreation: Monday, November 21 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
Leslie (Amy Poehler) uses her new tourist attraction as a way to spend more time with Ben (Adam Scott). Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) and April (Aubrey Plaza) encourage Andy (Chris Pratt) to go to college, and Chris (Rob Lowe) tasks Tom (Aziz Ansari) and Jerry (Jim O’Heir) with revamping the Parks and Rec logo.
Louie: Monday, November 21 at 9:30pm ET/PT (10:30MT)
Louie learns that things are different in the south when he visits Birmingham, Alabama. There, he is forced into an impromptu meeting with a fan by her imposing brother; and is held by gunpoint before being saved by the local sheriff.
Law & Order: UK: Monday, November 21 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 11MT)
The team struggles to understand the involvement of 12-year-old Kaden Blake (Jamie Cummings, Standups in Love) in the shooting of mother and caregiver, Lia Brown. DS Matt Devlin (Jamie Bamber) is drawn to this damaged boy, saddened to see a life doomed by circumstance, and furious that local gang leader, Mark Ellis (Charles Mnene, 7lives), remains untouchable by the law.
The Biggest Loser: Tuesday, November 22 at 7pm ET/PT (6CT, 9MT)
***Two back-to-back episodes***
The contestants start their week with a holiday food temptation involving Thanksgiving favourites and amazing prizes, including a coveted three-pound advantage. Later, trainers Bob Harper, Anna Kournikova and Dolvett Quince prepare a healthy Thanksgiving dinner for the players, and everyone shares what they are most thankful for, with one trainer making a surprising revelation.
***Special episode*** 9pm ET/PT (7MT, 8CT)
“Where are they now?”
In this inspiring special, viewers can catch up with some of their favourite contestants, watch never-before-seen footage and – for the first-time ever – view hilarious bloopers featuring the trainers, host Alison Sweeney and the contestants.
The Middle (s/ABC): Wednesday, November 23 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
Frankie’s (Patricia Heaton) parents, Pat (Marsha Mason, Bride & Prejudice) and Tag (Jerry Van Dyke, Coach), invite the Hecks to spend a few days at their house to celebrate Thanksgiving together. But the festivities begin to fall apart quickly when Frankie’s sister Janet (Molly Shannon, Saturday Night Live) and the rest of her family join in, causing the siblings to fight over their widely differing parenting techniques.
Suburgatory (s/ABC): Wednesday, November 23 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
Depressed that she has to spend Thanksgiving in the suburbs, Tessa (Jane Levy) convinces Dallas (Cheryl Hines) to take her to the city for a girls’ day out. During their fun day, they run across George (Jeremy Sisto) making-out with a woman while he was supposed to be “working.” Angry with George for lying to her, Tessa confronts him during Thanksgiving dinner at the Royces.
Modern Family (s/ABC): Wednesday, November 23 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
When an old neighbourhood kid returns to town as a hugely successful internet billionaire, it gets Phil (Ty Burrell) thinking of what could have been. Jay (Ed O’Neill) feels Manny (Rico Rodriguez) could use a little dose of constructive criticism, and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) is offended when Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) questions the authenticity of his colourful childhood stories. It all comes to a head at Thanksgiving with the family divided between the "dreamers" and the "Pritchetts” – and nothing settles the score like a punkin chunkin challenge.
Happy Endings (s/ABC): Wednesday, November 23 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)
“Full Court Dress”
Jane (Eliza Coupe) needs a dress to wear to her charity event, but she’s a little leery when Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) offers to design one for her. Meanwhile, Penny (Casey Wilson) helps a panicked Max (Adam Pally) babysit his niece and nephew; and Dave (Zachary Knighton) and Brad’s (Damon Wayans, Jr.) new friendship with their oddball mailman, Drew (Rob Riggle, Saturday Night Live), isn’t quite what they had hoped for.
Revenge (s/ABC): Wednesday, November 23 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 8MT)
Having discovered that her most valuable ally has turned against her, Emily (Emily Van Camp) desperately reaches out to her mentor Satoshi (Hiroyke Sanada, Speed Racer) for advice. Victoria’s (Madeleine Stowe) worst nightmare comes true when she finds herself totally alone both in her life and her home, while the threat of Tyler’s (Ashton Holmes, Nikita) negative influence continues to grow.
Parks and Recreation: Thursday, November 24 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“Ron and Tammy’s”
Leslie (Amy Poehler) is forced to intervene when Tammy One (guest star Patricia Clarkson, Easy A) re-enters Ron’s (Nick Offerman) life and begins controlling his every move. Ben (Adam Scott) tries to help Tom (Aziz Ansari) balance the books at his new company, while Ann (Rashida Jones) makes a PSA starring Chris (Rob Lowe). Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) and Detlef Schrempf also guest star.
Rules of Engagement (s/CBS): Thursday, November 24 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
Audrey (Megyn Price) thinks she needs to shake things up in the bedroom; and Russell (David Spade) invites Timmy (Adhir Kalyan) on a trip, hoping he'll keep his mind off of his flying phobia.
Person of Interest (s/CBS): Thursday, November 24 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
***Two-episode encore presentation***
Reese (Jim Caviezel) joins a gang of thieves to infiltrate a crime ring.
Thursday, November 24 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
A young prosecutor becomes a person of interest in the opener of the series following a presumed-dead ex-CIA agent (Jim Caviezel) and a billionaire software genius (Michael Emerson) who try to stop crimes before they happen.
The Middle (s/ABC): Wednesday, November 25 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
Mike's (Neil Flynn) brother Rusty (Norm Macdonald, Saturday Night Live) and father Big Mike (John Cullum, The Conspirator) join the family for Thanksgiving dinner, and Frankie (Patricia Heaton) encourages the macho men to share their feelings. Bob (Chris Kattan, Saturday Night Live) brings his librarian girlfriend, much to Brick's (Atticus Shaffer) delight and Sue's (Eden Sher) plan to start a mother-daughter pie-baking tradition backfires.
Rules of Engagement: Friday, November 25 at 8:30pm ET/PT (9:30MT, 7:30CT)
***Three-episode encore presentation***
Audrey (Megyn Price) wants to quit her job when she realizes it makes her unhappy, while Allison (Taryn Southern) tells Timmy (Adhir Kalyan) that their relationship is moving too quickly
Friday, November 25 at 9pm ET/PT (10MT, 8CT)
Audrey (Megyn Price) starts her own cookie business after she gets bored with not having a job. Timmy (Adhir Kalyan) tries to fit in with the other guys.
Friday, November 25 at 9:30pm ET/PT (10:30MT, 8:30CT)
Jeff (Patrick Warburton) and Audrey (Megyn Price) find a surrogate, and Russell (David Spade) gets a visit from his mother (Joan Collins).
Dussault Inc.: Saturday, November 26 at 7:30pm ET/PT/MT/CT
***Citytv Original Series***
“Cowboys and Angels”
When Jason goes to the Calgary Stampede, he challenges his cowboy cousin Todd to a steer wrestling competition. Meanwhile, Mashiah is forced to accompany him and tries to fit in the family’s culture by learning how to become a real cowgirl. Back home, Ayden spends time on a film set to learn more about a potential future career behind the camera.
The Quon Dynasty: Sunday, November 27 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
***Citytv Original Series***
“The Choy of Cooking”
Amy is both flattered and terrified when she receives a surprise request to teach a cooking class. Can she rope Miles into serving as her sidekick (and safety net)? At the restaurant, the kids convince a reluctant Kinman to try out an art course (which would also get him out from underfoot). His first class, featuring an attractive female live model, helps Kinman rediscover his passion for sketching!
Extraordinary Canadians: Sunday, November 27 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
***Citytv Original Series***
“David Adams Richards on Lord Beaverbrook”
A brilliant entrepreneur and self-made millionaire, the great merger manipulator Max Aitken has a life of great success and bitter disappointments. David Adams Richards tells the story of one of the most powerful men of the 20th century, from humble beginnings in small-town Ontario, to lord and politician in the U.K.
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