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

– Get a sneak peek at new comedy series 1600 Penn, following the hilarious life of fictional U.S. president Dale Gilchrist and his family, starring Bill Pullman and Jenna Elfman –
– Indulge in a double-dose of comedy with two new back-to-back episodes of How I Met Your Mother –
– Keep the merriment going with more holiday episodes of fan-favourite shows, including How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Happy Endings, and Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 –
Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for December 17 to December 23. All programming is subject to change.

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Monday, Dec. 17:

: 9 a.m. ET/ PT/MT/CT
“Around the House”
Host Tracy Moore talks last-minute holiday details – from a guy’s perspective – with
chef Jason Parsons, tech expert Winston Sih, designer Yanic Simard, and Frankie Flowers.
Katie: 4 p.m. ET/ PT/MT/CT
In the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, Katie Couric dedicates her show to the latest updates from this quiet community rocked by tragedy, and the ripple effect it is having throughout the nation.
How I Met Your Mother (s/CBS): 8 p.m., ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**Two back-to-back episodes**
“The Final Page, Part One”
Robin (Cobie Smulders) takes steps to have Patrice (Ellen D. Williams) fired from WWN, while Marshall (Jason Segel) puts a curse on Barney (Neil Patrick Harris).
How I Met Your Mother (s/CBS): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“The Final Page, Part Two”
Christmas approaches and Ted (Josh Radnor) wrestles with whether to tell Robin (Cobie Smulders) about Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris) intentions involving Patrice (Ellen D. Williams). Meanwhile, Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) get a night away from Marvin.
2 Broke Girls (s/CBS): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“And the High Holidays”
Max and Caroline become involved with some sketchy people in order to pay their overdue rent.
1600 Penn (s/NBC): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
**Special Preview**
“Putting Out Fires”
Catch a sneak peek of the all-new comedy series following fictional U.S. president Dale Gilchrist (Bill Pullman, Independence Day) and his family. Dale's son, Skip (Josh Gad, star of Broadway sensation The Book of Mormon), is caught in a public mishap and escorted back to the White House, where he's kept under close surveillance. Meanwhile, Dale discusses a trade agreement with visiting South American leaders, and step-mom Emily (Jenna Elfman, Dharma and Greg) tries to make peace with Dale’s daughter Becca (Martha MacIsaac, Superbad). 1600 Penn premieres Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 10:30 p.m. on Citytv.
Tuesday, Dec. 18:
Cityline: 9 a.m. ET/ PT/MT/CT
“The Traditional Holiday Meal”
Host Tracy Moore dispels the myths around Christmas dinner and showcases easy and creative meal solutions. Guest experts include chef Randy Feltis, stylist Shoana Jensen, and Teatro Verde’s Shawn Gibson.
Katie: 4 p.m. ET/ PT/MT/CT
Hugh Jackman is an actor, father, and philanthropist – and Katie is one of his biggest fans! She sits down with the multi-talented star of one of the most buzzed-about movies of the season, Les Miserables. Plus, Rod Stewart stops by with a festive musical performance.
Private Practice (s/ABC): 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
“Georgia on my Mind”
Charlotte (KaDee Strickland) stresses the doctors out when she continues to run Saint Ambrose Hospital while she is supposed to be on bed rest. Meanwhile, Mason (Griffin Gluck), scared that Charlotte might never leave the hospital, begins acting out in school.
Wednesday, Dec. 19:
Cityline: 9 a.m. ET/PT/MT/CT
“Family Day”
Guest Experts chef Claire Tansey, Today’s Parent editor-in-chief Karine Ewart, parenting expert Nanny Robina, and fitness expert Stephanie Joanne join host Tracy Moore for guilt-free cupcakes and some easy, healthy recipes for this busy time of year. Plus, Tracy wraps up the 10-for-10 fitness challenge and reveals the final results.
Happy Endings: 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
**Special Day**
Nothing says the holidays like exposing a big lie. The gang is shocked to discover that Jane (Eliza Coupe) is really a Christmas baby and has been lying about her birthday because she hates being overshadowed by the holiday. The group makes an extra special effort to throw her a Christmas-free birthday celebration – but will the holiday spirit be too strong to fight?
Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23: 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
**Special Day**
“A Weekend in the Hamptons”
Chloe (            Krysten Ritter) drags June (Dreama Walker) and James (James Van Der Beek) on a weekend getaway to the Hamptons, where she plans to crash an exclusive party.
Thursday, Dec. 20:
Cityline: 9 a.m. ET/ PT/MT/CT
“Home Day”
Host Tracy Moore visits designer Karen Sealy’s house to see how she’s decorated her home for the holidays, then stops by designer Mary Dobson’s home to see the wine cellar she created for her husband.
Katie: 4 p.m. ET/ PT/MT/CT
Separately these two actors are hilarious, but together, they are a comedic force of nature. Bette Midler and Billy Crystal join Couric in-studio to talk about their upcoming film, Parental Guidance, and are later joined by co-star Marisa Tomei.
Friday, Dec. 21:
Fringe (s/ABC): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“Anomaly XB-6783746”
The team calls on Nina Sharp (Blair Brown) to help devise a plan to defeat the Observers, but time is running out in their quest to save the world.
Michael Bublé: Home for the Holidays:8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT/CT
**Encore Presentation**
This night is anything but silent when Canadian singing sensation Michael Bublé returns with another star-studded holiday Christmas special. Filmed in his hometown of Vancouver, the multi-Grammy-Award®-winning singer is joined by guest stars Rod Stewart, Blake Shelton, fellow Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen, and even Elmo, on songs including “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Let it Snow,” “All I want for Christmas is You,” and “Winter Wonderland.” Plus, with a little magic, Bublé performs a special duet with Bing Crosby of the classic "White Christmas.”
Saturday, Dec. 22:
The Liquidator: 8:30 p.m. ET/MT/PT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“Turn Over”
With the Direct Liquidation warehouse busier than ever, Jeff decides it's time to add a new member to his team. Say hello to Christine: a sweet, inexperienced 'librarian-in-training'. Meanwhile, Daniel the apprentice has let the boss down. But Jeff gives the kid another shot by sending him out on his first solo deal. Although Daniel benefitted from a bit of beginner's luck, the solo success goes straight to his head.
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