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Citytv Programming Highlights: Monday, Sept. 17 to Sunday, Sept. 23

– Brave the blackout with the series premiere of dystopian drama Revolution, from television dream team J.J. Abrams, Jon Favreau, and Eric Kripke –
– Senators John McCain, Olympia Snowe and Barbara Boxer guest star in the season premiere of returning comedy favourite Parks and Recreation –
– Katie Couric chats with the author of 50 Shades of Grey, sits down with Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend, and explores the epidemic of dating violence this week on Katie –
Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for September 17 to September 23. All programming is subject to change.

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Monday, Sept. 17:

: 4 p.m. ET/PT/CT, 3 p.m. MT
Author E L James sits down with Katie in her first extended television interview since the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy passed the milestone of 25 million copies sold. Katie talks with James about the phenomenon of her books, how she self-published the literary sensation of the year, and what this cultural marvel says about our society.
Revolution (s/NBC):10 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. CT, 8 p.m. MT
**Series Premiere**
Set in a post-apocalyptic society, the thrilling one-hour drama follows a family’s struggle to reunite in an American landscape where every single piece of technology – computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights – has mysteriously blacked out forever. Charlie (Canadian Tracy Spiridakos, Being Human) and a rogue band of survivors set out for Chicago to seek help from Charlie’s estranged uncle Miles (Billy Burke, The Twilight Saga) after her brother Danny (Graham Rogers, Memphis Beat) is kidnapped by the militia – namely, Captain Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad). Along the way, Charlie makes the acquaintance of a mysterious archer named Nate (JD Pardo, The Burning Plain) who helps her crew out of a jam but may be harbouring an agenda of his own.
Tuesday, Sept. 18:
Katie: 4 p.m. ET/PT/CT, 3 p.m. MT
Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend, talks for the first time on North American television about the murder case that made international headlines. In his discussion with Katie, Sollecito describes his time spent in an Italian prison and shares details about his reunion with Knox.
Great MovieTwilight:8 p.m. ET/MT/PT, 7 p.m. CT
Never one to run with the crowd, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman) has always been a little bit different. After her mother remarries, she chooses to live with her father in Forks, WA, and doesn’t expect anything to change – until she meets Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson, Cosmopolis) and her whole world is turned upside down. Instantly, they are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance. Edward is unlike any other boy Bella’s ever met – he can run faster than a mountain lion, stop a moving car with his bare hands, and hasn’t aged a day since 1918 – because he is a vampire.
Wednesday, Sept. 19:
Katie: 4 p.m. ET/PT/CT, 3 p.m. MT
Katie explores the world of kids and contact sports, as experts answer questions every parent should be asking about how to protect their children on the playing field. She sits down with neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Cantu, author of Concussions and Our Kids, and a woman whose son died after suffering a series of concussions. Later, Katie talks food addiction with Dr. Pamela Peeke, author of The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction.
Thursday, Sept. 20:
Katie: 4 p.m. ET/PT/CT, 3 p.m. MT
Katie explores the epidemic of dating violence in her exclusive interview with Sharon and Lexie Love, whose daughter and sister, Yeardley, was murdered two years ago by her ex-boyfriend at the University of Virginia.
Parks and Recreation: 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 7:30 p.m. CT, 9:30 p.m. MT
**Season Premiere**
“Ms. Knope Goes to Washington”
Senators John McCain, Olympia Snowe, and Barbara Boxer guest star in the Season 5 opener, which finds Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Andy (Chris Pratt) in Washington, D.C., visiting Ben (Adam Scott) and April (Aubrey Plaza) at their new jobs. Back in Pawnee, Ron (Nick Offerman) hosts a barbecue for the entire Parks and Recreation staff.
Friday, Sept. 21:
Katie: 4 p.m. ET/PT/CT, 3 p.m. MT
Hair! It’s a billion-dollar business and one of the nation’s most secret obsessions. From when to go gray to the natural hair movement, Katie spends the hour dishing all things hair. Talk show personality Wendy Williams (The Wendy Williams Show) stops by with her famous wig collection. Plus, Katie tries hair extensions and dares to go gray herself in front of her studio audience.
Great MovieAustin Powers in Goldmember: 9 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. CT, 10 p.m. MT
Following their escape from prison, Dr. Evil (Mike Meyers, Inglourious Basterds) and Mini Me (Verne Troyer, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) team up with Goldmember (Mike Meyers) to kidnap Austin Powers’s (Mike Meyers) father and re-instate their plan for world domination. Powers chases them through time, stopping off in 1975 to connect with an old girlfriend, Detective Foxxy Cleopatra (Beyonce Knowles, 4), and ask for her help in tracking down the villains.
Saturday, Sept. 22:
Hail Mary: 10 p.m. ET/PT/MT, 9 p.m. CT
**Citytv Original Series**
“Fake It Won’t Make It”
It's the last open tryout of the year in Atlanta. Eskimos Assistant General Manager Paul Jones is disappointed with one ex-NFL player but impressed enough with another to give him a ticket to training camp in Edmonton. Also in the spotlight is linebacker Simoni Lawrence, who was scouted and invited to training camp by GM Eric Tillman.
The Beat: 10:30 p.m. ET/PT/MT, 9:30 p.m. CT
**Canadian Original Series**
A new club scene bordering the Downtown Eastside gives police major headaches. Meanwhile, Sergeant Hinton is hoping hot yoga will promote team building within the unit. Later, all hands are on deck in the search for a missing person.
Sunday, Sept. 23:
The Liquidator: 9 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. CT, 10 p.m. MT
**Canadian Original Series**
**Four Back-to-Back Episodes**
 “The Flip”
With his warehouse busting at the seams, Jeff gets a call about a truck full of mattresses on its way to his store. Knowing that mattresses are in high demand, Jeff can’t bear to turn them away. With calls in to everyone he knows, Jeff walks away with an outcome that surprises even those who consider themselves tough negotiators. 
“Of Mensch and Men”: 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 8:30 p.m. CT, 10:30 p.m. MT
You never know who’s going to walk through the doors of Direct Liquidation. After an intense round of negotiations with a no-nonsense bailiff, Jeff is experiencing buyer’s remorse. Later, another tough customer shows up and things go from bad to worse, forcing Jeff to face the facts and deal with the consequences.
“Up in Smoke”: 10 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. CT, 11 p.m. MT
Jeff scoops up a shipment of furniture that might have been used to sell drugs. With the stench of marijuana thick in the air, will Jeff be able to find the right buyer for this special merchandise?
“No Way, Jose”: 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. CT, 11:30 p.m. MT
Jeff meets Linda, a props enthusiast with an eye for his blues musician statue. He thinks the negotiation will be a walk in the park, but Linda has other ideas. Then, an over-stocked warehouse leaves Jeff desperate for storage, forcing him to call upon his sometimes friend, sometimes foe – Jose.
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