CITYTV PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: MONDAY, JANUARY 9 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 15
- Liz Lemon and the gang bring back the laughs to Thursday nights in the Season 6 premiere of
30 Rock -
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition goes out with a bang in the tear jerking series finale -
- Ben brings the ladies home to sunny California, where romance ignites and drama explodes on an all-new episode of The Bachelor -
- The boys shake their moneymakers in a new episode of Work It -
(Toronto – Friday, January 6, 2011) Next week, Citytv says farewell to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in a special two-hour series finale. Join the team as they conclude the series in style with their biggest build ever, helping tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri. Then, everyone’s favourite, hilariously dysfunctional TV team returns when Liz Lemon and the gang reclaim Thursday nights in the side-splitting season premiere of 30 Rock. Plus, drama erupts on a new episode of The Bachelor when Ben brings the remaining 18 bachelorettes to his hometown of Sonoma, California.
Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights January 9 – January 15. All programming is subject to change. Please kindly note specific changes to network airings for The Biggest Loser.
The Bachelor (s/ABC): Monday, January 9 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
The 18 remaining bachelorettes travel to the lush vineyards in Ben’s hometown of Sonoma, California, where two lucky women get romantic one-on-one dates. Then, the group date gives 12 bachelorettes an unusual opportunity to show Ben another side of their personalities, as they audition for and perform in a community theatre production written entirely by children. But it doesn’t take long for the women to get under each other’s skin, and the production ends in tears for some of the bachelorettes. At the end of the night, only 16 women will remain in the chase for Ben’s heart.
How I Met Your Mother: Monday, January 9 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 8MT)
“The Best Man”
While Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) prepares for his wedding to a mystery bride, he and Ted (Josh Radnor) reminisce about Punchy's wedding, including the moment when Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) announced they were having a baby. Meanwhile, Robin (Cobie Smulders) considers telling Barney she has feelings for him.
2 Broke Girls: Monday, January 9 at 10:30pm ET/PT (9:30CT, 8:30MT)
“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.
The Biggest Loser: Tuesday, January 10 at 8pm ET on OMNI.1 (s/NBC); 6pm MT/PT (10CT) on Citytv
The stakes get higher when representatives of each team bid on the percentage of weight they think their team will lose at the weigh-in. The highest bidder gets a five-pound advantage if they hit their target, or lose the advantage to the other team if they don’t hit their mark. Then, the black and red teams square off in a fast-paced challenge of turning an anchor wheel to retrieve puzzle pieces, and then race against the clock to put the puzzle together. Later, the players get a sobering wakeup call when Dr. Huizenga reveals their real “inner ages,” before the weigh-in.
Last Man Standing (s/ABC): Tuesday, January 10 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“Take Your Daughter To Work”
Ed (Hector Elizondo) hires his daughter Gabriella (guest star Jamie-Lynn Sigler, The Sopranos) to replace Mike (Tim Allen) as Outdoor Man’s new marketing consultant.
Work It (s/ABC): Tuesday, January 10 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
“Shake Your Moneymaker”
When the newly employed Lee (Ben Koldyke) and Angel (Amaury Nolasco) go out into the field as sales reps for the first time dressed as women, former salesman Lee is confident he’ll be successful, and Angel is concerned his background as a mechanic will not serve him well. But when Angel’s flirtatious ways earn him sales while Lee constantly strikes out, Lee tries to subtly elicit advice from wife, Connie (Beth Lacke), on ways a woman can flirt with a man.
New Girl (s/FOX): Tuesday, January 10 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
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 (guest star 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, January 10 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)
“Henderson, Nevada -Adjacent”
Virginia (Martha Plimpton), Burt (Garret Dillahunt), Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) go to Las Vegas when Delilah (Amy Sedaris) plans a big wedding. Virginia is jealous of her cousin's fancy ceremony because she never had one. Meanwhile, Jimmy hopes his luck with Sabrina will improve in Sin City.
Body of Proof (s/ABC): Tuesday, January 10 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
“Shades of Blue”
When an undercover cop is found executed at a truck stop, the search for the killer hits close to home.
The Middle (s/ABC): Wednesday, January 11 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
After attending Aunt Ginny’s funeral, Frankie (Patricia Heaton) begins to fear the family is missing out on important life milestones and vows to begin celebrating all of them. Meanwhile, Axl (Charlie McDermott) accidentally eats Brick’s (Atticus Shaffer) Indiana dough school map project and is tasked with creating a new one.
Suburgatory (s/ABC): Wednesday, January 11 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
“Out in the Burbs”
When Tessa (Jane Levy) is asked to show new student Josh Sherman (Dan Byrd, Cougar Town) around school, she becomes convinced that he’s gay, when in fact he’s an undercover narcotics officer. Lisa (Allie Grant) becomes deeply infatuated with Josh, and Tessa inadvertently convinces Mr. Wolfe (Rex Lee) to make a special announcement to the student body. Meanwhile, George (Jeremy Sisto) reevaluates his relationship with Dallas (Cheryl Hines).
Modern Family (s/ABC): Wednesday, January 11 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
Luke (Nolan Gould) and Manny's (Rico Rodriguez) egg-capsule project triggers Claire’s (Julie Bowen) and Jay's (Ed O'Neill) competitive instincts. Elsewhere, Phil (Ty Burrell) ropes Haley (Sarah Hyland) and Gloria (Sofia Vergara) into providing audience support during his work presentation, and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) try to impress potential birth mothers as their search for a surrogate continues.
Happy Endings (s/ABC): Wednesday, January 11 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)
“Meet the Parrots”
Dave’s (Zachary Knighton) father, “Big” Dave (guest star Michael McKean, The Grand), comes to town to introduce his new girlfriend, who shockingly happens to be Penny’s mother, Dana (guest star Megan Mullally, Will and Grace). Penny couldn’t be more thrilled that her thrice divorced mother has a new man in her life, but Dave reacts childishly to the news. Meanwhile, Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) decides to adopt an adorable parrot that turns out to be not so charming, spewing non-stop racist and homophobic rhetoric.
Revenge (s/ABC): Wednesday, January 11 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
Emily (Emily VanCamp) sets her sights on a new target when a famed author with deep ties to both the Graysons and the Clarkes returns to town. Conrad (Henry Czerny) proves how dirty he’s willing to get when Daniel (Josh Bowman) gets dragged into the divorce, and Jack (Nick Wechsler) finally lets his guard down with Amanda (Margarita Levieva). Then, a stunning revelation becomes a game changer for Emily and the Graysons.
30 Rock (s/NBC): Thursday, January 12 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“Dance Like Nobody’s Watching”
As everyone returns from holiday break, NBC’s new talent competition, “America’s Kidz Got Singing,” is a hit, but Jenna’s (Jane Krakowski) role as the judge everyone loves to hate causes Jack (Alec Baldwin) to question the show’s family value. Much to Tracy’s (Tracy Morgan) chagrin, his usual antics fail to aggravate Liz (Tina Fey), while Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) takes the day off to do his dream chores as he awaits the Rapture.
Parks and Recreation (s/NBC): Thursday, January 12 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
“The Comeback Kid”
Leslie (Amy Poehler) enlists everyone’s help in staging an attention-getting event. Ben (Adam Scott) explores a new hobby, while April (Aubrey Plaza) and Andy (Chris Pratt) adopt a pet.
Person of Interest (s/CBS): Thursday, January 12 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
Reese (Jim Caviezel) works the computer while Finch (Michael Emerson) does the legwork with their latest target, a building superintendant who keeps too close an eye on his tenants. Meanwhile, Detective Carter (Taraji P. Henson) may finally get a glimpse into one of their cases, so she can decide whether she wants to join the team.
Private Practice (s/ABC): Thursday, January 12 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
“The Standing Eight Count”
Newly single, Pete (Tim Daly), Violet (Amy Brenneman), Sam (Taye Diggs) and Addison (Kate Walsh), each deal with their new lives in various ways. While Addison begins to question how much she wants a baby, Violet is considering accepting a date offer. A night at a local bar is in the works for Sam and Pete. Meanwhile, Charlotte (KaDee Strickland) is faced with an ethical quandary after Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) discovers a secret about Mason’s mother.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Friday, January 13 at 7pm ET/PT (6CT, 8MT)
***Two-Hour Series Finale***
“The Joplin Families”
The heart-tugging original feel-good series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition concludes its ninth and final season with its biggest build ever. The team rallies a volunteer “army” of 13,000 people and travels to tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri, where they take on the task of building seven homes in seven days for some of the tornado’s victims. In addition, they work to refurbish a local park, create a new playground and establish a poignant memorial site to volunteers who came to the aid of others during and after the tornado. L.A. Laker Kobe Bryant, Kansas City Chiefs’ Matt Cassel and Clark Hunt as well as Good Morning America’s Sam Champion all stop by to lend a hand and say goodbye.
Fringe (s/FOX): Friday, January 13 at 8pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
“Back to where you’ve never been”
Peter (Joshua Jackson) takes a dangerous journey to the alternate universe to confront Walternate, while Olivia (Anna Torv) hears an ominous prediction from an Observer.
Dussault Inc.: Saturday, January 14 at 7:30pm ET/PT/MT/CT
***Citytv Original Series***
“What Happens in Vegas”
When Jason forgets Mashiah’s birthday, she goes to celebrate it in Las Vegas with her best friend Fiona, but Jason runs after them, with the help of his friend Carrot Top. Jason hatches a plan to get hitched at a local chapel, but little does he know that Mashiah is thinking about breaking up, not making up.
The Quon Dynasty: Sunday, January 15 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT on Citytv Edmonton)
***Citytv Original Series***
“Chow Mein Event”
After participating in a charity run wearing a gorilla suit, Mandy decides to create a fundraising gala of her own, hosted by the Lingnan. The boys suspect their princess sister is just doing it for the attention, but when Mandy takes firm control of the project (much to Miles’ surprise), the whole family belatedly jumps on the bandwagon.
**Please note, original one-hour documentary Home Ice Advantage: Hockey in Calgary airs in this time slot at 9pm MT on Citytv Calgary**
Extraordinary Canadians: Sunday, January 15 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
***Citytv Original Series***
“Nino Ricci on Pierre Elliot Trudeau”
Who is the real Pierre Elliot Trudeau? Join Nino Ricci as he weaves together the life of a man bred to lead a separatist Quebec, but who ultimately becomes the greatest voice for a united and egalitarian Canada.
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