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CITYTV PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: MONDAY, DECEMBER 19 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25

- Life on prehistoric earth changes forever in the two-hour season finale of Terra Nova -

- Mike lays down the law with a new set of house rules on Last Man Standing -

- Gord Martineau gives an in-depth look into the life changes the Herbie Fund delivers in documentary special Second Chances -

(Toronto – Friday, December 16, 2011) Next week, life in prehistoric paradise is forever altered in the two-hour season finale of Terra Nova Monday night. Then, Mike (Tim Allen) dishes out a new set of house rules, after his daughter’s boyfriend accidently sleeps over, in a hilarious episode of Last Man Standing. Plus, follow CityNews anchor Gord Martineau as he highlights the work of the Herbie Fund in the documentary special Second Chances, airing Saturday night.

Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights December 19 – December 25. All programming is subject to change. Please kindly note specific changes to network airings for 2 Broke Girls, Last Man Standing and The Quon Dynasty.

How I Met Your Mother: Monday, December 19 at 8pm ET on OMNI 2 (s/CBS), 7PT/8MT/10CT (s/CBS) on Citytv
***Encore presentation***

“Change of Heart”
The gang gets mad at Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) when he lies to Nora (Nazanin Boniadi) and says he wants to get married and have a family to impress her, and Robin (Cobie Smulders) begins dating a guy who possesses several canine characteristics.

2 Broke Girls: Monday, December 19 at 8pm ET on OMNI 2 (s/CBS), 7:30PT/8:30MT/10:30CT (s/CBS) on Citytv
***Encore presentation***

“The 90’s Horse Party”
Caroline (Beth Behrs) and Max (Kat Dennings) throw a ‘90s-themed party at the diner to attract rich hipsters and raise money for their cupcake business. Caroline is horrified when her rich ex-boyfriend, William (Travis Van Winkle, 90210), comes into the diner.

Terra Nova (s/FOX): Monday, December 19 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
***Two-hour season finale***

“Occupation/Resistance”
The 11th Pilgrimage arrives in Terra Nova and the mysterious Phoenix Group in 2149 makes its move to pillage the past with the help of Lucas (Ashley Zuckerman) and Mira (Christine Adams). Meanwhile, Jim (Jason O’Mara) and Taylor (Stephen Lang) team up in a last stand against the Phoenix Group, a colonist makes the ultimate sacrifice, and a decision is made that will change life in Terra Nova forever.

Last Man Standing: Tuesday, December 20 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“House Rules”
Mike (Tim Allen) sets new house rules for his daughters after Kyle (Christoph Sanders) innocently falls asleep in Kristin’s (Alexandra Krosney) bedroom after a date.

New Girl
(s/FOX): Tuesday, December 20 at 9pm (8CT, 10MT)
***Encore presentation***

“Bells”
Jess (Zooey Deschanel) gets jealous when Winston (Lamorne Morris) joins her troubled youth handbell quartet and instantly becomes a natural. Meanwhile, Nick (Jake Johnson) and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) engage in class warfare when the toilet breaks and they each have their own idea of how to get it fixed.

Raising Hope (s/FOX): Tuesday, December 20 at 9:30ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)
***Holiday episode***

“Toy Story”
Every year when Jimmy (Lucas Neff) was a kid, Burt (Garrett Dillahunt) would get the season’s hottest toy and sell it off for money, leaving Jimmy disappointed and without the coolest toys. This year, Burt lets Jimmy in on his scheme, but Jimmy makes him promise to save one toy for Hope. Meanwhile, Virginia (Martha Plimpton) signs up the family to participate in the church’s living nativity scene in order to gain respect from the church members.

Body of Proof (s/ABC): Tuesday, December 20 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
***Encore presentation***

“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.

The Middle (s/ABC): Wednesday, December 21 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
***Encore presentation***

“Bad Choices”
As the Heck home begins to fall apart, Frankie (Patricia Heaton) and Mike (Neil Flynn) consider leaving homeownership behind and moving the family to an apartment. Meanwhile, Axl (Charlie McDermott) attempts to fake Frankie out by pretending he’s sick in order to get out of taking a school test – and must later convince her that he’s well enough to attend a party that evening.

Suburgatory (s/ABC): Wednesday, December 21 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
***Encore presentation***

“Thanksgiving”
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) kissing 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, December 21 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
***Encore presentation***

“When Good Kids Go Bad”
Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) 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 (Sofía Vergara) 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.

Happy Endings (s/ABC): Wednesday, December 21 at 9:30pm ET/PT (10:30MT, 8:30CT)
***Encore presentation***

“Baby Steps”
Alex’s (Elisha Cuthbert) cute line of slogan t-shirts for babies – “Put Me to Bed” – become inappropriately popular with teen girls, who make her store their newest hangout. Meanwhile, Jane (Eliza Coupe) channels her inner mom as she goes in search of her “egg daughter,” the now 11-year-old girl she thinks is the result of the egg she donated in college.

Revenge (s/ABC): Wednesday, December 21 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
***Encore presentation***

“Guilt”
Victoria’s (Madeleine Stowe) more vulnerable side shows through when lingering feelings of guilt over her involvement in David Clarke’s demise and an unforgivable rift with her daughter become too much to bear. Meanwhile, Lydia (Amber Valletta, Hitch) returns with a vendetta against Emily (Emily VanCamp) and the Graysons that will soon come back to haunt her. Daniel (Josh Bowman) decides to make a major life change, and Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) and Declan (Connor Paolo) find themselves in an unlikely predicament together.

Parks & Recreation: Thursday, December 22 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
***Encore presentation***

“The Treaty”
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).

Rules of Engagement (s/CBS): Thursday, December 22 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
***Encore presentation*** ***Holiday episode***

“Little Bummer Boy”
Russell (David Spade) takes Adam’s (Oliver Hudson) idea for holiday gift-giving, surprising everyone in the office, and Audrey (Megyn Price) is determined to make people laugh at Jeff's (Patrick Warburton) holiday party.

Person of Interest (s/CBS): Thursday, December 22 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
***Encore presentation***

“Judgement”
When the Machine produces the social security number of a judge renowned for his tough sentencing, Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) have the added challenge of investigating a person of interest who wants nothing to do with their brand of vigilante justice.

Law & Order: UK: Monday, December 22 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
“Trial”
The murder of an elderly janitor, Jonathan Waldman, was so carefully planned and executed that  police are left without a single piece of forensic evidence to pursue in the hunt for the killer. Adding to the mystery of the case, the highly elaborate crime is documented in precise detail in a manual purchased three weeks earlier in the victim’s name.

The Quon Dynasty: Friday, December 23 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 8MT)
***Citytv Original Series*** ***Two back-to-back episodes***

“Chop Suey on the Prairie”
A museum curator offers to showcase the Lingnan, one of Alberta’s oldest Chinese restaurants, at the opening of a travelling exhibit called “Chop Suey on the Prairie.” Amy dithers over what outfit to wear for the occasion, but Miles is more worried about having to leave the restaurant in the hands of his greenhorn siblings. Mandy and Marty quash his concern since, after all, it’s only for a few hours. What could go wrong?

“Wok on the Wild Side”
Mandy decides to fulfill a lifelong dream – skydiving – sending her worrywart mother into a rapidly spiralling meltdown. Meanwhile, Miles finally takes a break from his workaholic life to hit the town with some new buddies: rockabilly dudes that he met at the Lingnan. Now, Amy frets about him, too. Is her only daughter about to leap to her certain death? And will Miles come home with a tattoo?

Fringe (s/FOX): Friday, December 23 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
***Encore presentation***

“Alone in the World”
When two 12-year-old kids bully another boy, they are found dead. Hours after dying, their bodies are shockingly in an advanced state of decomposition. As the Fringe team investigates the mysterious case, they uncover an amorphous figure claiming more victims. Meanwhile, Walter (John Noble) becomes increasingly distracted by his hallucinations.

Dussault Inc.: Saturday, December 24 at 7:30ET/PT/CT/MT
***Citytv Original Series***

“Hollywood Dreaming”
Jason discovers that restaurants and bars have a program called Barwatch where they ban patrons who wear clothes associated with gangs or organized crime – and Dussault Apparel is on the list. Jason thinks it is against basic human rights to profile customers on their attire. As a result, he creates a line called Barwatch Babies to denounce the Barwatch rule. Meanwhile, Ayden designs a new Dussault skateboard line while Mashiah rekindles her dream of being an actress, without Jason’s blessing.

Second Chances: Saturday, December 24 at 8pm ET/PT/CT/MT
Every year the Herbie Fund helps children from around the world come to Toronto's hospital for sick children to get the life saving surgical help they can't get at home. In Second Chances, children from around the world get a second chance at life through the Herbie Fund and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Citytv Carol Sing: Saturday, December 24 at 11pm ET/PT/CT/MT
***Holiday Special***

Carollers assemble to bring holiday cheer with Citytv’s third annual Carol Sings, hosted by Gord Martineau at Toronto’s Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Special guest tenor Richard Margison of Leoncavallo's I Pagliaci performs, along with his daughter, soprano Lauren Margison. Other performances include the High Park Choirs of Toronto, the Larkin Singers and the Yorkminster Park Baptist Church and Christ Church Deer Park choirs.  Viewers are able to spread the holiday joy by making a donation to a local food bank in their region by contacting the number located at the bottom of the screen.

Citytv Yule Log: Saturday, December 25 at 2am ET/PT/CT/MT
***Holiday Special***
Curl up on the couch and relax by an amber glow and sounds of crackling flames and carols, as Citytv brings the fire into each and every home with the classic holiday Yule Log.

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, iPhone and iPod touch by downloading the free Citytv video app on iTunes Canada. Breakfast Television Toronto and CityLine, both stream live online and on the Citytv video app from 6:00 am to 9:00am ET and between 9:00am-10:00amET respectively.

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