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CITYTV PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Citytv’s favourite cougar Jules Cobb returns in the Season 3 premiere of Cougar Town on Tuesday night

– The doctors in Private Practice head to Seattle Grace Hospital to get advice on a risky surgery in a special crossover episode with Grey’s Anatomy –

– Hilarious stand-up comedian Louis C.K. guest stars as Leslie’s ex-boyfriend on an all-new episode of Parks and Recreation –

– Fall in love with Citytv’s Valentine’s Day episodes of How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, The Biggest Loser, New Girl and Raising Hope 

 

(Toronto – Thursday, February 9, 2012) Next week, Jules Cobb returns to Citytv for an all-new season of Cougar Town beginning Tuesday, February 14 at 8:30pm ET. Also, Canadian comedian Louis C.K. and Ashley Tisdale guest star in hilarious new episodes of  Parks and Recreation and Raising Hope, respectively. Then, in a special crossover episode with Grey’s Anatomy, the Private Practice team consults with colleagues on a risky surgery at Seattle Grace Hospital.   Plus, Cupid’s arrow hits Citytv with Valentine’s Day episodes of How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, The Biggest Loser, New Girl and Raising Hope.

  

Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for February 13 – February 19. All programming is subject to change. Please kindly note specific changes to network airings for The Bachelor and The Biggest Loser.

 

How I Met Your Mother (s/CBS): Monday, Feb. 13 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)

***Valentine’s Day Episode***

“The Drunk Train”

For Valentine's Day, Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and Marshall (Jason Segel) invite Robin (Cobie Smulders) and Kevin (Kal Penn) on a weekend getaway to Vermont, where Kevin and Robin discuss taking their relationship to the next level.  Meanwhile, Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) realizes he has finally met his match.

 

2 Broke Girls (s/CBS): Monday, Feb. 13 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)

***Valentine’s Day Episode***

“And The Broken Hearts”

Caroline (Beth Behrs) and Max (Kat Dennings) find themselves spending Valentine's Day in the E.R. when Earl (Garrett Morris) has a heart attack after being overwhelmed by Sophie's (guest star Jennifer Coolidge, American Pie) beauty.

 

Alcatraz (s/FOX): Monday, Feb. 13 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)

“Paxton Petty”

San Francisco gets an explosive scare when an Alcatraz inmate resurfaces and begins planting bombs throughout highly populated areas in the city.

 

The Bachelor: Monday, Feb. 13 at 8pm ET (9MT) on OMNI.2 (s/ABC) and OMNI Alberta (s/ABC); 6PT (10CT) on Citytv

With only six bachelorettes remaining, Ben heads to the sunny beaches of Belize for another romance-filled week. On an adventurous group date, Ben pushes the womens’ boundaries when they go diving with sharks. Then, on another romantic date, he takes one woman to the Mayan ruins where he is caught off-guard by a surprising confession. Later, at the rose ceremony, two women are sent home, and Ben announces he will be visiting the hometowns of his final four bachelorettes.

 

The Biggest Loser (s/NBC): Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 8pm ET on OMNI.1; 6MT/PT (10CT) on Citytv

***Valentine’s Day Episode***

This week, one player from each team will be going home with their trainer and that player’s weight will be the only amount that counts at the next weigh-in. It’s also Valentine’s Day at the Biggest Loser ranch, and the team that wins the weekly challenge will receive letters from loved ones at home. The red and black teams do their best to burn calories while their trainers are away, and one contestant gets help preparing a special meal from Biggest Loser nutritionist Rachel Beller. Then, the trainers and the two players they went home with return for a tense weigh-in before another contestant is eliminated.

 

Last Man Standing (s/ABC): Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)

“Adrenaline”

When Mike (Tim Allen) gets 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and his race car to jazz up the Outdoor Man retail space, he realizes how much he misses the adrenaline rush he used to get from his adventures on the road. Right before Tony shows up for the opening, Kyle (Christoph Sanders) finds a way to give Mike a taste of that excitement once again.

 

Cougar Town (s/ABC): Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)

“Ain’t Love Strange”

In the Season 3 premiere, Jules (Courtney Cox) is miffed when Grayson (Josh Hopkins) calls her “predictable” – but she doesn’t know he has an ulterior motive for pushing her buttons. Meanwhile, Ellie (Christa Miller) frets that little Stan is turning into a “devil child,” or even worse, could grow up to be like Laurie (Busy Philipps); and Travis (Dan Byrd) likes his new off campus housing until Bobby (Brian Van Holt) tries to convince him to take dog Travis.

 

New Girl (s/FOX): Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)

***Valentine’s Day Episode***

“Valentine’s Day”

Schmidt (Max Greenfield) agrees to be Jess' (Zooey Deschanel) wingman when she sets out to have a one-night stand on Valentine's Day. Elsewhere, Nick's (Jake M. Johnson) romantic plans for the holiday are foiled when he finds himself spending more time with Julia's (guest star Lizzy Caplan, Mean Girls) male assistant than with her.

 

Raising Hope (s/FOX): Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)

***Valentine’s Day Episode***

“Jimmy’s Fake Girlfriend”

Jimmy's (Lucas Neff) spirits are low when Sabrina's (Shannon Woodward) relationship with Wyatt (guest star Ryan Doom, The Roomate) becomes serious, so Virginia (Martha Plimpton) and Burt (Garret Dillahunt) convince him to get a fake  girlfriend to make Sabrina jealous. When Barney (Gregg Binkley) invites Jimmy to his improv class, he meets Mary-Louise (guest star Ashley Tisdale, High School Musical), who agrees to play along with his plan to win over Sabrina. But when their acting becomes too convincing and Sabrina falls for their fake relationship, Jimmy realizes his plan may backfire.

 

Body of Proof (s/ABC): Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 10:00pm ET/PT (9:00CT, 11:00MT)

“Cold Blooded”

When the owner of an Italian restaurant turns up dead in the freezer, Dr. Hunt (Dana Delany) and the team take a deeper look into his family matters. Meanwhile, Detective Baker (Sonja Sohn) must face her own haunted past.

 

The Middle (s/ABC): Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)

“The Concert”

Frankie (Patricia Heaton) pulls out all of the stops in an effort to get an over-excited Sue (Eden Sher) tickets to a Justin Bieber concert. Meanwhile, Mike (Neil Flynn) is thrilled with Brick's (Atticus Shaffer) enthusiasm to win the school's spelling bee and coaches him for the event; and Axl (Charlie McDermott) and his friends attempt to break a road sign's 15-mile-per-hour speed limit – on foot.

 

Suburgatory (s/ABC): Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)

“The Body”

When Tessa (Jane Levy) realizes that she's failing gym class, she decides to run for student body president in hopes of changing Chatswin High's obsession with sports. Meanwhile, Ryan (Parker Young) is injured during a wrestling match and finds himself mourned by his family. George (Jeremy Sisto) takes Ryan under his wing and introduces him to people who have moved forward from setbacks.

 

Modern Family (s/ABC): Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
“Aunt Mommy”

After closing the sale of a house to Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam's (Eric Stonestreet) friends, Phil (Ty Burrell) and Claire (Julie Bowen) take the two of them out for a celebratory dinner. Over-drinking  leads to some over-sharing, which leads to the gang waking up the next morning hung over and begging the question - if you'll do anything for family, shouldn't there still be a line drawn somewhere?

 

Happy Endings (s/ABC): Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)

“Everybody Loves Grant”

When the whole gang, with the exception of Dave (Zachary Knighton), falls in love with Grant (guest star James Wolk, Lone Star), Max (Adam Pally) wonders if he really is good enough to date the "perfect" guy. Meanwhile, Dave sets out to prove he's way cooler than Max's new boyfriend.

 

Revenge (s/ABC): Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)

“Chaos”

The splendor of Emily (Emily Van Camp) and Daniel's (Joshua Bowman) engagement party quickly turns to terror when her vendetta takes a dark, unexpected turn, putting those she loves and hates in imminent danger. Meanwhile, Jack (Nick Wechsler) resolves to find Amanda (Margarita Levieva); and Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) takes desperate measures to soothe the pain of her family's betrayal.

 

30 Rock (s/NBC): Thursday, Feb. 16 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)

“The Tuxedo Begins”

Fed up with New York City after being mugged, Jack (Alec Baldwin) sets out to protect the safety of the city’s elite by announcing his run for mayor. Meanwhile, Liz (Tina Fey) revels in sacrificing the good of the city to look out for her own interests; and Jenna (Jane Krakowski) and Paul (Will Forte, SNL) are thrilled by the perversion of acting like a normal couple.

Parks and Recreation (s/NBC): Thursday, Feb. 16 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)

 

While trying to get an endorsement from the Chief of Police, Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) awkwardly run into Leslie’s old flame, Dave (guest star Louis C.K., Louie). Meanwhile, Andy (Chris Pratt) and the rest of the office work on a theme song for Leslie’s campaign.

 

Person of Interest (s/CBS): Thursday, Feb. 16 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)

“Blue Code”

Reese (Jim Cavaziel) discovers there's more to the story after he infiltrates a smuggling ring to get close to his latest person of interest.

 

Private Practice (s/ABC): Thursday, Feb. 16 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)

*** Special Crossover Episode with Grey’s Anatomy***

“You Break My Heart”

In a crossover episode with Grey’s Anatomy, Cooper (Paul Adelstein) and Charlotte (KaDee Strickland) take Erica (A.J. Langer) to Seattle Grace Hospital to meet with Derek (Patrick Dempsey, Grey’s Anatomy), Lexie (Chyler Leigh, Grey’s Anatomy) and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone, Grey’s Anatomy) regarding a very risky surgery. Meanwhile, Scott (Stephen Amell) tells Violet (Amy Brenneman) that he would like to take their relationship to the next level; and Addison (Kate Walsh) finds herself caught in the middle of Sam (Taye Diggs) and Jake's (Benjamin Bratt) fight about a patient.

 

Tough Choices with Gord Martineau (s/NBC): Friday, Feb. 17 at 8pm ET/PT (9MT, 7CT)

 ***Encore Presentation***Citytv Original Documentary***

“Beyond Disaster”

Veteran Citytv news anchor Gord Martineau has witnessed first-hand the work of GlobalMedic, a Canadian relief organization founded by Toronto paramedic Rahul Singh, which assists those affected by natural disasters and complex emergencies. Throughout this compelling documentary, Martineau follows Singh and the GlobalMedic team to Cambodia to learn about landmine victims and the small ways in which their basic necessities can be improved. Then, the duo travels to Haiti and sheds light on the ongoing challenges for citizens and relief organizations following the earthquake that devastated the country almost two years ago. Beyond Disaster also explores the role of Canadian foreign assistance, the obstacles aid organizations face, the positive outcomes of emergency relief and the importance of fostering independent sustainability following a crisis.

 

Fringe (s/FOX): Friday, Feb. 17 at 9pm ET/PT (10MT, 8CT)

“A Better Human Being”

As the Fringe team investigates a mentally ill patient who appears to be connected to a series of murders, frightening clues and connections are uncovered that lead Olivia (Anna Torv) to some shocking revelations.

 

The Quon Dynasty: Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)

***Encore Presentation***Citytv Original Series***

“Wonton o’ Fun”

Mandy feels that the family needs some bonding time away from the restaurant and sells them on the romantic idea of a camping getaway – even though they have never attempted anything more rustic than a patio barbecue. The Quons stuff themselves into a rented van and head to the mountains for an outdoor adventure they’ll never forget…no matter how hard they may try.

 

 

Extraordinary Canadians: Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)

***Encore Presentation***Citytv Original Series***

“Rudy Wiebe on Big Bear”

Rudy Wiebe tells the story of one of the greatest leaders Canada has ever known – Big Bear. A non-violent believer in discussion and diplomacy, Big Bear is the earliest example of the traits Canadians pride themselves on today.

 

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.

 

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Stephanie Leslie, Rogers Media Television, 416.764.3191, stephanie.leslie@rci.rogers.com

Cathleen Saville, Rogers Media Television, 416.764.3189, cathleen.saville@rci.rogers.com

 

 

 

 

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