CITYTV PRIMETIME PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: MONDAY, MAY 14 – SUNDAY, MAY 20
– It’s the moment Canada’s been waiting for as one act is crowned Canada’s most talented in the live one-hour season finale of Canada’s Got Talent; featuring performances by pop-rockers Hedley and America’s Got Talent 2010 runner-up Jackie Evancho –
– America’s Got Talent returns with a two-hour season premiere and an all-new attitude as edgy, unedited radio host Howard Stern joins the judging panel –
– Southern sweetheart Emily Maynard continues her search for love when Season 8 of The Bachelorette premieres –
– No laugh track needed with the hysterical season finales of hit comedies How I Met Your Mother, Suburgatory and 30 Rock –
– Catch the dramatic season finales of Scandal, Private Practice, Person of Interest and Who Do You Think You Are? –
Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for May 14 – 20. All programming is subject to change.
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Monday, May 14:
Canada’s Got Talent: 7pm ET/PT/MT/CT ***LIVE***
***Season Finale***Citytv Original Presentation***
After 11 weeks of performances, sweat and tears – who will be named the most talented act in the country? Down from 39 acts in the semifinals, the Top 12 finalists put their dreams on the line in hopes of earning the most votes from viewers and becoming Canada’s Most Talented Act. The live finals results show features performances by Canadian chart-toppers Hedley, 12-year-old classical soprano prodigy and America’s Got Talent finalist, Jackie Evancho, and special guest appearance by famed celebrity interviewer Jiminy Glick (Martin Short).
America’s Got Talent: 8pm ET/PT (s/NBC) and 8pm MT/CT ***Two-Hour Season Premiere***
The hit summer series returns with outspoken, unedited radio personality, television host and author Howard Stern joining the judging panel. Stern teams up with returning judges comedian, TV host and producer Howie Mandel and daytime TV host, reality producer and music manager Sharon Osbourne. Actor, producer and comedian Nick Cannon returns as host. The premiere kicks off with auditions in Los Angeles and St. Louis.
How I Met Your Mother (s/CBS): 8pm ET/PT on OMNI 2/BC and 9pm OMNI Alberta
***Season Finale: Two Back-to-Back Episodes ***
“The Magician’s code – Part 1”
While Marshall (Jason Segel) is in Atlantic City with Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), Lily (Alyson Hannigan) goes into labour, leaving him desperate to make it back to New York before the baby is born. Meanwhile, Ted (Josh Radnor) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) try to distract Lily during her painful contractions.
“The Magician’s code – Part 2”
On Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris) future wedding day, when his wife is finally revealed, the gang reminisces about the time they encouraged Ted (Josh Radnor) to follow his heart and go after the one that got away.
Canada’s Got Talent: 10pm ET/PT/MT/CT ***LIVE***
***Encore Presentation***Citytv Original Presentation***
See synopsis above for 7pm ET/PT/MT/CT broadcast.
The Bachelorette (s/ABC): 9:30pm ET/10:30pm MT on OMNI 2/OMNI Alberta and 11pm CT/6pm PT on City Winnipeg and City Vancouver.
*** 1.5 Hour Season Premiere***
The battle for Bachelorette Emily Maynard’s heart begins, as the southern sweetheart kicks off her journey for true love in her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. As the car brigade of her 25 suitors begins, the one-upsmanship and testosterone-driven drama follows as the men battle for her roses and affection.Coming from all over the country, the eager eligible bachelors include Nova Scotia-native and biology teacher Aaron, mushroom farmer Alejandro, marine biologist Jean-Paul and ex-professional football player Ryan. Later, when host Chris Harrison reveals the first impression rose, it causes tension and finger-pointing by two of the men.
Tuesday, May 15:
Cougar Town: 7pm ET/PT/ MT, 6pm CT
***Two Back-to-Back Episodes***
Grayson (Josh Hopkins) moves in with Jules (Courtney Cox) after the hurricane damages his house, but the sudden togetherness makes them wonder if they’re going to make the same mistakes in their upcoming marriage that they made in their past relationships.
“It’ll All Work Out”
Jules (Courtney Cox) plans a spring Thanksgiving after realizing the gang didn't celebrate the holiday together. Meanwhile, Ellie's (Christa Miller) parenting skills are called into question when Stan gets a hold of Jules’ prize-possession – “Big Carl”.
America’s Got Talent (s/NBC): 8pm ET/PT 7pm CT, 9pm MT
***Two Hour Episode***
Judges Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Howard Stern continue to search for the most talented act in America as auditions continue in San Francisco.
Private Practice (s/ABC):10pm ET/PT, 8pm MT
“Gone, Baby, Gone”
When Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) goes into labour, the Seaside doctors come to her side as she faces the hardest decision of her life. Meanwhile, after Pete (Tim Daly) finds himself in life-changing trouble, he and Violet (Amy Brenneman) realize what they mean to one another.
Wednesday, May 16:
The Middle (s/ABC): 8pm ET/PT, 7pm CT, 9pm MT
It seems like Frankie (Patricia Heaton) has eyes in the back of her head when she busts Sue (Eden Sher) and Axl (Charlie McDermott) making some bad choices that they thought no one would ever find out about. Meanwhile, Axl's weekend getaway is jeopardized when Sue discovers him sneaking into the house past curfew and black mails him into doing whatever she commands.
Suburgatory (s/ABC): 8:30pm ET/PT, 7:30pm CT, 9:30pm MT
The residents of Chatswin go all out in celebration of their moms, leaving a noticeable void for Tessa (Jane Levy), and Dalia (Carly Chaikin) chooses to go to Israel without Dallas (Cheryl Hines). Meanwhile, George (Jeremy Sisto) and Eden (guest star Alicia Silverstone, Clueless) attend the Lerners’ baby shower and Eden reacts to the endangered animal theme.
Modern Family (s/ABC): 9pm ET/PT, 8pm CT, 10pm MT
The family is in turmoil as it seems everyone has a bone to pick: Jay (Ed O’Neill) and Gloria (Sophia Vergara) get on each other's nerves while ordering lunch,,Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Claire (Julie Bowen) clash on how to discipline children and Manny (Rico Rodriguez) is upset with Luke (Nolan Gould) for accepting an award under false pretenses. All the tension spells trouble for Alex (Ariel Winter) who is counting on them to all work together for a school project.
Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 (s/ABC): 9:30pm ET/PT, 8:30pm CT, 10:30pm MT
“It’s Just Sex”
Chloe (Krysten Ritter) takes it upon herself to teach June (Dreama Walker) to be sexually empowered, encouraging her to dabble in some casual encounters. However, Chloe's own sex life catches up to her, and to James (playing himself, James Van Der Beek), when their old sex tape gets leaked to the public.
Revenge (s/ABC):10pm ET/PT, 8pm MT, 9pm CT
A painful loss forges a stronger bond between Emily (Emily Van Camp) and Jack (Nick Wechsler), Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) forms a new alliance that could seal Conrad’s (Henry Czerny) fate, and Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) sets out on a personal vendetta with Declan (Connor Paolo) as the target.
Thursday, May 17:
Community (s/NBC): 8pm ET/PT, 7pm CT, 9pm MT
“Digital Estate Planning”
Pierce (Chevy Chase) is summoned to Hawthorne Enterprises to discuss his inheritance with his deceased father’s former right-hand man, Gilbert Lawson (guest star Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad). The study group goes with him for moral support, and find out they must team up to play the video game of their life on Pierce’s behalf to win his inheritance..
30 Rock (s/NBC): 8:30pm ET/PT, 7:30pm CT, 9:30pm MT
“What Will Happen to the Gang Next Year”
Determined to prove his marriage has survived Avery's (Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games) kidnapping unscathed, Jack (Alec Baldwin) asks Liz (Tina Fey) to officiate their vow renewal. Meanwhile, Criss (guest star James Marsden, X-Men) tries to convince Liz that he’s worth sticking around for and Tracy (Tracy Morgan) meets with Cornel West (guest star as himself, Ghetto Physics) to discuss his influence as a black celebrity.
Person of Interest (s/CBS): 9pm ET/PT, 8pm CT, 10pm MT
When a psychologist's number comes up, Reese (James Caviezel) must protect her from one of her patients, all while eluding capture by the FBI who are closing in fast. Meanwhile, Finch (Michael Emerson) receives an unwelcome visit from an old acquaintance.
Scandal (s/ABC): 10pm ET/PT, 8pm MT, 9pm CT
“Grant: For the People”
When Quinn (Katie Lowes) finds herself in a tragic and compromising position, Olivia (Kerry Washington) and the team rush to her side; all the while, a reluctant Cyrus (Jeff Perry) must turn to Olivia when Billy Chambers (guest star Matt Letscher, Bent) makes an announcement that shakes Fitz’s (Tony Goldwyn) presidency to its core.
Friday, May 18:
Who Do You Think You Are? (s/NBC): 8pm ET/PT, 7pm CT, 9pm MT
There are a lot of holes in Paula Deen’s (Paula’s Best Dishes) family tree since the loss of her parents. A visit to her aunt in Albany, Georgia, provides Paula with information that takes her back 150 years in her family’s history. As she digs deeper into her heritage she uncovers her ancestor’s political ties and connection to a dark time in America’s history. Further exploration reveals a heartbreaking event that deeply impacted her ancestors during the Civil War.
Community: 9pm ET/PT, 8pm CT, 10pm MT
***Two Back-to-Back Presentations***Special Day and Time***
“The First Chang Dynasty”
With Chang (Ken Jeong) in control of Greendale, the study group develops an elaborate plan to infiltrate the campus without being detected. While Chang becomes distracted planning a big birthday bash for himself, Jeff (Joel McHale) and the group launch their attack
“Introduction to Finality”
When Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) and Pierce (Chevy Chase) have a disagreement over their sandwich shop; Jeff (Joel McHale) agrees to argue on Shirley’s behalf, but Pierce retains Jeff’s former colleague Alan Connor (guest star Rob Corddry, Hot Tub Time Machine) for their face-off. Meanwhile, Vice Dean Laybourne (guest star John Goodman, Roseanne) makes one last ditch effort to win Troy (Donald Glover) over to his Air Conditioning Repair Annex.
Mantracker: 10pm ET/PT, 9pm CT, 8pm MT
“Bruce & Sabrina”
“Team Aussie” is what Bruce calls his pairing with in-law and friend Sabrina. Sabrina, the Martial Arts Champion and mother of two, keeps pace with her whip-cracking, outback wild man as they battle Mantracker and the bugs in Northern British Columbia.
Saturday, May 19:
Glenn Martin DDS: 7pm ET
“Bust ‘em Up”
Jackie's (Catherine O’Hara) frustration about the lack of romance in their marriage leads Glenn (Kevin Nealon) to book a spa weekend to help rekindle the magic. Unknown to Jackie, their romantic get-away is actually a hidden camera reality show, hosted by Howie Mandel (guest starring as himself, America’s Got Talent), in which contestants are tested to see if they'll stay together.
What’s Cooking: 7pm PT/CT/MT
“From Earth to Table”
Looking to the land for inspiration, this week’s menu includes eggplant rollatini, chocolate chip zucchini loaf, and roasted three-pepper pasta primavera. Later, author, blogger and entrepreneur extraordinaire, Erica Diamond, drops by with recipe suggestions for busy moms.
Out There with Melissa DiMarco: 7:30pm ET/PT/CT/MT
“Girls Gone Wilder”
When a case of mistaken identity causes her to miss an Adam Sandler (Just Go With It) interview, the network wants Melissa to change her name. Featuring guest stars Ewan McGregor (Beginners), Russell Peters (Breakaway) and Sir Michael Caine (The Dark Knight).
Canada’s Got Talent: 8pm ET/PT/CT/MT
***Encore Presentation***Citytv Original Presentation***
“The Finals – Performance Show”
The final performance round begins as the 12 remaining finalists go head-to-head for the coveted title of Canada’s most talented act. The winner will walk away with $100,000, a chance at a Las Vegas show, a brand new 2013 Nissan GT-R, a performance spot on Citytv’s New Year’s Bash and an all-inclusive trip to Tobago.
Murdoch Mysteries: 10pm ET/PT/CT/MT
When the director of an organization that helps abandoned children find homes,is found trampled by his horses, Murdoch’s (Yannick Bisson) investigation leads him to believe that the man was not as nice as he appeared.
Sunday, May 20:
America’s Funniest Home Videos (s/ABC): 7pm ET/PT, 6pm CT and 8pm MT on OMNI Alberta
***Season Finale: Part Two***
In part two of the season finale, the season's funniest video will take home this year's grand prize – a membership in the Disney Vacation Club®, where the winner is able to choose exotic getaways from over 500 dazzling locations from around the world. Tom Bergeron hosts from Disney Resort & Spa Aulani in Ko'Olina Hawaii.
Two and a Half Men: 7pm MT
***Two Back-to-Back Encore Presentations***
“The Sea is a Harsh Mistress”
Charlie's (Charlie Sheen) attempt to woo a beautiful young girl by surfing goes awry. He later tells Alan (Jon Cryer) that when his life was hanging in the balance, their deceased father came to him and made a request that Charlie's not keen on fulfilling.
“A Pot Smoking Monkey”
Alan's (Jon Cryer) break-up with Kandi (April Bowlby) has cost him his condo and his car, but he draws the line at his dog. In an attempt to hold onto him, he hires the best lawyer for the job.
Murdoch Mysteries: 10pm CT, 8pm MT
“Blood and Circuses”
The station is awash in rowdy and cunning misfits when Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) arrests the entire circus during the course of his investigation into the death of Kitty the Tiger Tamer.
Great Movie – Ocean’s Eleven (1960): 9pm ET/PT/CT, 10pm MT
Danny Ocean (Frank Sinatra, The Frank Sinatra Show) gathers a group of his finest World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together, the 11 friends plan the robbery of a lifetime to rip off five Las Vegas casinos in one night.
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