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CITYTV PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS:MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27 – SUNDAY, MARCH 4

 
­ Lights! Camera! Talent! The most anticipated series of the year – Canada’s Got Talent – premieres Sunday night
 Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon returns to 30 Rock in a hysterical new episode on Thursday night
–Country music legend Reba McEntire discovers new ties to her family in Who Do You Think You Are? –
Ben and the final three bachelorettes explore the Alps and get a jarring surprise from a past participant in a dramatic episode of The Bachelor – 
 
(Toronto – Thursday, February 23, 2012) Next week, catch the eagerly-awaited premiere of Canada’s Got Talent,which kicks off with an exciting audition tour stop in Toronto. Also, Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon returns to 30 Rock as Frank’s girlfriend in a hilarious new episode on Thursday night. Then, country superstar Reba McEntire discovers family ties to one of the darkest periods in America’s history in a compelling episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Plus, as Ben and the remaining three ladies explore the Alps, a former bachelorette returns looking for answers in an emotionally-charged new episode of The Bachelor.
 
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Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for February 27 – March 4. 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. 27 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“Karma is a Bitch”
Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) tries to pursue Quinn (guest star Becki Newton, Ugly Betty), even after learning she is a stripper. Meanwhile, Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) introduce Robin (Cobie Smulders) to life in the suburbs, and Ted (Josh Radnor) tries to figure out what to do with Robin's old room.
 
2 Broke Girls (s/CBS):Monday, Feb. 27 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
“And the One-night Stands”
Max (Kat Dennings) joins Caroline (Beth Behrs) on a trip to visit her father in prison.
 
Alcatraz (s/FOX):Monday, Feb. 27 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
“Clarence Montgomery”
Clarence Montgomery (guest star Mahershala Ali, Alphas), was the only innocent man in Alcatraz, but all that changes when he returns to San Francisco on a crime spree. The team must figure out what has propelled him to commit these crimes after all this time.
 
The Bachelor:Monday, Feb. 27 at 8pm ET (9MT) on OMNI.2 (s/ABC) and OMNI Alberta (s/ABC); 6PT (10CT) on Citytv 
Ben and the final three bachelorettes head to Switzerland, the latest destination on their romantic journey around the world. While in the majestic country, Ben takes his ladies on exciting one-on-one dates that are followed by the ultimate temptation of the fantasy suite..But, before the romance fully ignites, a rejected bachelorette returns in search of closure, confronting Ben about his choice to send her home. Later, at another emotionally-charged and dramatic rose ceremony, Ben chooses the final two women who will join him in the remaining stage of his quest for love. 
 
The Biggest Loser (s/NBC): Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 8pm ET on OMNI.1; 6MT/PT (10CT) on Citytv
This week, the 11 remaining players are put to the test when they all go home for 18 days with a chance to gain immunity by losing five per cent of their body weight. They’ll also compete individually in a home-rowing challenge that will award the winner $10,000 at the weigh-in. Later, the contestants return to the ranch for gruelling last chance workouts. Then another player goes home in the most emotional elimination of this season.
 
Last Man Standing (s/ABC): Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“Ding Dong Ditch”
The Baxters are constantly awakened by an early morning prankster who rings their doorbell and runs away. When Mike (Tim Allen) catches the teenage boy, the kid injures himself and his litigious father expects Mike to pay the doctor’s bill. Also, single working mom Kristin (Alexandra Krosney) starts college.
 
Cougar Town (s/ABC): Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
“Lover’s Touch”
Jules (Courtney Cox) is in full “AWATT” (All Wedding All the Time) mode until Travis (Dan Byrd) is in an accident and rushed to the hospital. Meanwhile, Grayson (Josh Hopkins) is feeling neglected by Jules, so the guys try to cheer him up by inventing a new game called “D-Ball,” but it gets dangerous when Laurie (Christa Miller) and Ellie (Busy Philipps) want to play.
 
New Girl (FOX): Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
***Encore Presentation***
“The Landlord”
Against Nick's (Jake M. Johnson) wishes, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) makes it her mission to get the loft's cantankerous landlord to like her. In doing so, she inadvertently jeopardizes their living situation and the guys are forced to admit they've made some "unofficial" changes to the apartment. Meanwhile, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) tries to decipher what he thinks are mixed signals from his boss Kim (guest star Gillian Vigman, The Hangover).
 
Body of Proof (s/ABC): Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 10:00pm ET/PT (9:00CT, 11:00MT)
“Home Invasion”
When the parents of a “perfect” family are murdered and discovered by their son, the team soon realizes that things are not as they seem. Meanwhile, Curtis (Windell D. Middlebrooks) struggles with his new position and Megan’s (Dana Delany) new love life heats up.
 
The Middle (s/ABC): Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“The Leap Year”
Sue’s (Eden Sher) birthday falls on a leap year causing her to be overly excited about celebrating her big day in a big way. But, given her parents’ track record with celebrations, she may need to lower her expectations. Meanwhile, Frankie (Patricia Heaton) discovers that Mike (Neil Flynn) has been taking care of a stray cat at work for years; Brick (Atticus Shaffer) falls for a pretty girl in his social skills class; and Axl (Charlie McDermott) becomes enthralled with vacuuming the house.
 
Suburgatory(s/ABC): Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
“Poetic Injustice”
When Fred Shay (Chris Parnell) and Sheila (Ana Gasteyer) initiate a croquet match with Dallas (Cheryl Hines) and George (Jeremy Sisto), Fred misreads Sheila’s interest in George. Later, Fred tells George that Sheila is fantasizing about him and asks him to seduce her. Meanwhile, Tessa (Jane Levy) desperately wants to impress the new poetry teacher, Ms. Evans (guest star Jackie Geary, Rizzoli & Isles) but she seems to prefer Dalia’s (Carly Chaikin) prose.
Modern Family (s/ABC): Wednesday,Feb. 29 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
“Lead Day”
Cameron's (Eric Stonestreet) birthday falls on Leap Day, and with opportunities to celebrate so few and far between, the pressure for Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) to get it right is exceptional. Meanwhile, Jay's (Ed O’Neill) machismo is in question, and Phil's (Ty Burrell) plans to celebrate Leap Day with the boys is thwarted by the girls.

Happy Endings (s/ABC):
Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)
“Cocktails and Dreams”
Once Dave (Zachary Knighton) gets a liquor license for the “Steak Me Home Tonight” truck, it suddenly becomes the next big trendy place in Chicago. He thinks his friends are avoiding him because they’re jealous of his newfound fame, but there’s another reason: His signature drink is giving everyone – except Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) – sex dreams… about Dave.
 
30 Rock(s/NBC): Thursday, Mar. 1 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“Alexis Goodlooking and the Case of the Missing Whisky”
In order to hide his relationship with Lynn (guest star Susan Sarandon, Stepmom), Frank (Judah Friedlander) convinces his mother (guest star Patti LuPone, Oz) that he is dating Liz (Tina Fey). Meanwhile, Tracy (Tracy Morgan) and Jenna (Jane Krakowski) team up to try to solve the case of Pete’s (Scott Adsit) missing whisky; and Jack (Alec Baldwin) teaches Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) how to take down his first business nemesis.
 
Parks and Recreation (s/NBC): Thursday, Mar. 1 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
“Campaign Shake-up”
Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) are caught off-guard when her opponent hires a high-profile campaign manager from Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) reluctantly interviews replacements for Leslie after things start falling through the cracks at the office.
 
Person of Interest(s/CBS): Thursday, Mar. 1 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
“Get Carter”
Reese (Jim Caviezel) assumes the persona of a wealthy investor to get close to a stock trader at an investment bank who has become a person of interest.
 
Private Practice (s/ABC): Thursday, Mar. 1 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
***Encore Presentation***
“Who We Are”
Amelia's (Caterina Scorsone) colleagues stage an intervention for her when she returns from her drug binge, and she reluctantly goes into rehab. Cooper's (Paul Adelstein) growing bond with his son is tested by his allegiance to a patient. Meanwhile, Pete (Tim Daly) and Violet's (Amy Brenneman) marriage reaches a tipping point, and Addison's rigorous fertility treatments get to her.
 
Who Do You Think You Are? (s/NBC): Friday, Mar. 2 at 8pm ET/PT (9MT, 7CT)
“Reba McEntire
With little knowledge about her mother’s family, Reba McEntire looks to find which of her ancestors was first to step foot in America. Her search takes her to Raleigh, North Carolina, where she discovers an ancestor who was a prominent member in the community but also connected to one of the darkest periods in American history.
 
Canada’s Got Talent: Sunday, Mar. 4 at 8pm ET/PT/MT/CT ***Series Premiere***
***Citytv Original***
“Toronto Auditions – Part One”
The spotlight is on as the nation’s largest talent search series gets underway with the eagerly-awaited premiere of Canada’s Got Talent. Hosted by Dina Pugilese (BT Toronto) and featuring celebrity judges Martin Short, Measha Brueggergosman and Stephan Moccio, Canada’s Got Talent is the largest national talent search in Canadian television history. The seriesshowcases a colourful array of hopeful stars, including comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists, dancers and singers all vying for a chance to perform on national television and win the coveted title. In the premiere episode the judges kick off a six-city audition tour in Toronto.
 
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