CITYTV PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: MONDAY, DECEMBER 26 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 8
- Tune in for live coverage from Citytv’s annual New Year’s Eve Bash in both Toronto
and Calgary -
- Check out new comedy series Work It and all-new seasons of reality favourites The Bachelor and The Biggest Loser -
- New episodes of 2 Broke Girls, Body of Proof, The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, Happy Endings, Revenge, and Private Practice kick off the New Year -
(Toronto – Thursday, December 22, 2011) Citytv kicks off 2012 by bringing viewers the hottest year-end party in Canada with the 27th annual Citytv New Year’s Bash, featuring live broadcasts from Toronto and Calgary. Then, catch the all-new hilarious comedy series Work It, where two ‘guy’s guys’ get their only shot at a successful career while dressed in drag. Plus, tune in to new seasons of The Bachelor, The Biggest Loser and all-new episodes of fan favourites 2 Broke Girls, Body of Proof, The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, Happy Endings, Revenge, and Private Practice.
Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights of new episodes from December 26 – January 8. All programming is subject to change. Please kindly note specific changes to network airings for 2 Broke Girls, The Biggest Loser, and Last Man Standing.
Last Man Standing (s/ABC): Tuesday, December 27 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
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.
Raising Hope (s/FOX): Tuesday, December 27 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)
When Hope catches a cold, Virginia (Martha Plimpton) goes into panic mode because the family doesn't have health insurance and locks Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) in her bedroom to avoid getting sick. However, when Jimmy (Lucas Neff) realizes that he can't afford to take Hope to a doctor without insurance, he figures out a way to secure a second job at the grocery store where Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) works.
Law & Order: UK: Thursday, December 29 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
A murder enquiry is launched when a concerned citizen alerts the police to a shocking video on the web in which a teenage girl is attacked and shot that is spreading like wildfire. The investigation is hampered by the lack of a body and the fact the crime happened several weeks earlier but the video provides enough clues to eventually put a name to the victim and then track down her attackers.
Dussault Inc.: Sunday, December 31 at 7:30pm ET/PT/CT/MT
“The Swimsuit Issues”
Mashiah gets jealous when Jason goes to Miami to launch his bikini line at a big boat party. In retaliation, she agrees to be the centerfold of Urban Male Magazine, which in turn, embarrasses Ayden. Ayden learns how to drive and gets tips from several family members including Jason, Mashiah, his dad Jesse and grandma Barb.
Citytv New Year’s Bash: Sunday, December 31 at 10pm
Tune in to Citytv’s 27th annual New Year’s Eve Bash featuring live coverage from Canada’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration. For the first time, Calgary joins the hottest party in the nation bringing this free event with a live broadcast downtown to Olympic Plaza, with hosts Jill Belland, Tara Slone,Ted Henley and Andrew Schultz. Hitting the stage in Calgary for musical performances are country music sensation George Canyon, R&B artist Raghav, multi-platinum selling artist Alyssa Reid and award-winning Canadian band Down with Webster. In Toronto, the party rocks-on at Nathan Phillips Square with hosts Gord Martineau, Tracy Moore, Dina Pugliese and Kevin Frankish. Check out live performances from hit singer Karl Wolf, Canadian hip-hop artist JRDN, pop rock band Neverest, pop star Aleesia, the Cast of Green Day’s highly-anticipated musical American Idiot, Howie D of the Backstreet Boys and Canadian pop singer/songwriter Anjulie.
The Bachelor (s/ABC): Monday, January 2 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
In the season 16 premiere, handsome winemaker Ben Flajnik embarks on his journey to find true love and meets 25 potential soul mates. The women work to leave a lasting first impression on Ben in unique and unusual ways. As the party begins and the “first impression” rose is brought out, the competition ramps up and storm clouds begin to brew. The commotion and cat-fighting culminate in one bachelorette dissolving into uncontrollable tears. Then, Ben must choose only 18 hopefuls to remain on this romantic adventure in his quest to find “the one.”
How I Met Your Mother: Monday, January 2 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
Marshall (Jason Segel) tailgates at his father's grave to keep a tradition alive. Ted (Josh Radnor) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) start their own bar. Meanwhile, Robin (Cobie Smulders) is pressed into service when a news anchor is too drunk to go on the air.
2 Broke Girls: Monday, January 2 at 10:30pm ET/PT (9:30CT, 8:30MT)
“The Secret Ingredient”
Caroline (Beth Behrs) becomes obsessed with collecting coupons and discovers the secret ingredient to Max's (Kat Dennings) cupcakes.
The Biggest Loser: Tuesday, January 3 at 6pm PT (10CT, 6MT) on Citytv; 8pm ET (s/NBC) on OMNI.1
Hosted by Alison Sweeney, The Biggest Loser returns with a bang for season 13 as contestants arrive at the ranch and receive one of the biggest surprises in the series’ history. They arrive in teams of two, all eager to change their lives together. But they’re shocked to discover that they will not only be split up – they will also be competing against the person they came with. They’ll be pushed out of their comfort zones in a way they have never been before – and one team won’t even make it on to the ranch as the season of “No Excuses” begins. Following the initial challenge, each of the pairs will be divided into two new competing groups of individual players who will be trained by either Bob Harper or Dolvett Quince, both fiercely competitive, determined to whip their contestants into shape, and to deliver the season’s $250,000 grand prize winner.
Last Man Standing (s/ABC): Tuesday, January 3 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“Moon Over Kenya”
When a rising young star on the pro fishing circuit has dinner at the Baxter’s and the conversation turns to traveling the world for work, Vanessa (Nancy Travis) wonders if Mike (Tim Allen) is feeling tied down now that he spends more time at home. Meanwhile, Kristin (Alexandra Krosney) and Eve (Kaitlyn Dever) think Mandy's (Molly Ephraim) decision to become a vegan is another one of her passing phases.
Work It (s/ABC): Tuesday, January 3 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30CT)
***New Series Premiere***
Lee Standish (Ben Koldyke, Big Love), a quick-witted and likable family man, and his best friend, Angel Ortiz (Amaury Nolasco, Prison Break), a hotheaded ladies’ man with no filter, worked at Pontiac until the company went out of business. Out of work for a year, their job prospects don’t look too bright. They’ve learned the hard way that the current recession is more of a “man-cession” and that their skills aren’t in high demand. Then the almost-broke Lee finds out that Coreco Pharmaceuticals is looking to hire sales reps – albeit female sales reps. He takes a chance and goes into the interview dressed in heels, a skirt and make-up. The transformed Lee gets hired – but as a woman. Hearing from Lee what he has to do to land a job at Coreco, Angel – who is miserable working at a fast food dump – is desperate to make a change and decides to swallow his pride and go for it. Unfortunately, he tanks his interview – but when he fixes the boss's car, he too is hired.
New Girl (s/FOX): Tuesday, January 3 at 9pm (8CT, 10MT)
Cece (Hannah Simone) convinces Jess (Zooey Deschanel) that Nick (Jake Johnson) likes her as more than just a roommate and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) tries to seal the deal with Cece.
Raising Hope (s/FOX): Tuesday, January 3 at 9:30ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)
When the Chance family visits a lawyer to prepare wills and assign guardianship for Hope, Burt's (Garret Dillahunt) feelings are hurt when Jimmy (Lucas Neff) chooses Sabrina (Shannon Marie Woodward) over him. Meanwhile, Sabrina feels overwhelmed by her new responsibility and Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) takes up arms when she thinks that mongooses are infesting the house.
Body of Proof (s/ABC): Tuesday, January 3 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 11MT)
“Falling for You”
After a bride plummets to her death on her wedding day, everyone from the angry ex-boyfriend to the overbearing father is a suspect. Meanwhile, Ethan (Geoffrey Arend) is falling hard for the new girl, Dani (Nathalie Kelley), but she already seems to have found a love interest with someone else on the team.
The Middle (s/ABC): Wednesday, January 4 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“Year of the Hecks”
Frankie (Patricia Heaton) offers a buffet meal to family members who can keep their New Year's resolutions for a full week, but this proves to be a real challenge when the resolutions include Sue (Eden Sher) trying out for less activities, Mike (Neil Flynn) smiling more, and Brick (Atticus Shaffer) reading less.
Suburgatory (s/ABC): Wednesday, January 4 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
“Driving Miss Dalia”
New driver Tessa (Jane Levy) is hired by Dalia (Carly Chaikin) to help her stalk her crush, but the plan might backfire when Tessa discovers a mutual attraction with her nemesis' obsession. Meanwhile, George (Jeremy Sisto) jumps through hoops to join the local country club.
Modern Family (s/ ABC): Wednesday, January 4 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
Manny's dad (Benjamin Bratt, Private Practice) pays another surprise visit, this time to take his son to the racetrack as a belated birthday present. Meanwhile, Phil (Ty Burrell) starts to get his affairs in order after a doctor's appointment coincides with the end of his lifetime supply of razors; and Mitchell's (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) environmental-law award kicks off a trophy competition.
Happy Endings (s/ABC): Wednesday, January 4 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)
“The Shrink, the Dare, Her Date and Her Brother”
Dave (Zachary Knighton) has an odd reaction when his shrink (Ken Marino, Role Models) starts dating Penny (Casey Wilson). Meanwhile, Jane (Eliza Coupe) and Max (Adam Pally) fight over ownership of a sweater and end up in another one of their strange competitions and Jane urges Brad (Damon Wayans Jr.) and Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) to try and “bond.”
Revenge (s/ABC): Wednesday, January 4 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 8MT)
An unwelcome and unstable visitor makes a nightmare of Daniel’s (Josh Bowman) intimate birthday celebration with family and friends; Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) becomes a pawn in Conrad (Henry Czerny) and Victoria’s (Madeleine Stowe) bitter divorce battle; and Emily (Emily VanCamp) watches her ultimate plan begin to unravel.
Private Practice (s/ABC): Thursday, January 5 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
“Are You My Mother?”
Cooper (Paul Adelstein) struggles with whether or not to punish Mason after he catches him stealing; Pete (Tim Daly) and Violet (Amy Brenneman) find it hard to split time with Lucas now that they’re living apart; Addison (Kate Walsh) makes changes in her home life to prepare for a potential new baby; and Violet and Jake (Benjamin Bratt) work with two women and a man involved in a polyamorous triad. Meanwhile, Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) returns to the practice and realizes how badly she hurt Sheldon (Brian Benben) when she was abusing drugs.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (s/ABC): Friday, January 6 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“The Gibbs Family”
***Episodic information currently unavailable***
Dussault Inc.: Saturday, January 7 at 7:30pm ET/PT/MT/CT
***Citytv Original Series***
When Jason goes on stage with one of his favorite bands, Steel Panther and starts spending too much time at the office, Mashiah is concerned that he’s not working enough on their relationship and suggests couple’s therapy. While going through therapy sessions and working on their relationship, they discover that Ayden has started having sex and must give him relationship advice.
The Quon Dynasty: Sunday, January 8 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
***Citytv Original Series***
“Chow Fun Down Under”
The boys cater “Australia Day” at a mountain ski resort - giving them a thinly disguised excuse to hit the road and cut loose. And cut loose they do, amid mobs of unruly Aussies competing in eating contests and “human curling.” At home, a small local magazine asks Amy for a recipe—plus a photo spread. Amy, predictably, goes into supermodel mode.
Extraordinary Canadians: Sunday, January 8 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
***Citytv Original Series***
“M.G. Vassanji on Mordecai Richler“
The literary biography of Canada’s most loved satirical writer, this episode takes viewers to the Montreal of Mordecai Richler’s childhood - revealing the truth behind this man of fiction, who universalizes the Canadian Jewish experience for all.
Tough Choices with Gord Martineau: Sunday, January 8 at at 9pm ET/PT (9CT, 10MT)
***Two back-to-back episodes***
Featuring the first two parts of a four-part docu series, hosted by CityNews anchor Gord Martineau Tough Choices explores a range of social issues. In part-one of the series, Beyond Disaster, Martineau and GlobalMedic founder Rahul Singh examine Canadian foreign aid systems at work. In part-two, Labour Pains, Martineau investigates the state of Canadian public unions.
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