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Citytv Programming Highlights: Monday, January 11 –Sunday, January 17

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Citytv Programming Highlights: Monday, January 11 –Sunday, January 17

(Toronto – January 7, 2009 ) Tune in to Citytv for brand new episodes of all your favourite comedy, drama and reality series! Plus, don’t miss a week packed with some talented and hilarious guest stars including Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) on Mercy, Scott Foley (Felicity) on Cougar Town, Will Arnett (Arrested Development) and Justin Theroux (Tropic Thunder) on Parks and Recreation, Angie Harmon ( Law & Order) and Brandon Routh, (Superman Returns) on Chuck . See below for programming highlights from next week’s shows!


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The Bachelor (s/ABC): Monday, January 11 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT)
The 15 remaining bachelorettes move into their luxurious villa in Malibu to begin their fairytale. The first group date of the season is a runway thriller, with Jake taking six women to a glamorous photo shoot for InStyle magazine. Next, Jake hijacks one lucky woman, draped in diamonds, on the back of his motorcycle to the airport. He reveals that he will personally pilot a private plane to take her to Palm Springs on a romantic dream date. But Jake has an even bigger surprise in store for the bachelorette, escorting her to a private concert by the classic rock superstar band CHICAGO. And – never before on the Bachelor : One of the 15 bachelorettes has crossed a line that should never have been crossed — with devastating results.



Mercy (s/NBC): Wednesday, January 13 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT)

Veronica (Taylor Schilling) has her hands full when a trio of promiscuous college students is admitted with meningitis and their soapy love triangle has the entire Mercy staff drawing comparisons to Veronica’s own complicated love life. Meanwhile, Chloe (Michelle Trachtenberg) helps with wedding plans when a bride-to-be (Eva Amurri) comes in with the flu and receives a much more serious diagnosis. Sonia (Jaime Lee Kirchner) manages a defiant hand transplant patient (Michael Imperioli) who wants his donor hand amputated after discovering it once belonged to a pedophile and Dr. Sands (James Tupper) gets a surprise visit from his freewheeling sister (Jill Flint).

Cougar Town (s/ABC): Wednesday, January 13 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pm CT, 10:30pm MT)

Jules (Courtney Cox) freaks out when things when things heat up with her boyfriend (Scott Foley , Felicity) while Laurie (Busy Philipps) seeks diversion sex with an unsuspecting friend and Andy (Ian Gomez) spills the beans about his big secret.

Parks and Recreation (s/NBC): Thursday, January 14 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30pm CT, 9:30pm MT)
Ann (Rashida Jones) sets Leslie (Amy Poehler) up on a blind date with a co-worker (guest star Will Arnett, Arrested Development), which does not go as well as Leslie hoped. An old friend of Ann's (guest star Justin Theroux, Tropic Thumder) makes Mark (Paul Schneider) feel insecure.



30 Rock (s/NBC): Thursday, January 14 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pm CT, 10:30pm MT)
When Liz (Tina Fey) and Danny (Cheyenne Jackson) further their relationship, Jack (Alec Baldwin) becomes jealous and plans to break them apart. Meanwhile, Tracy (Tracy Morgan) recruits Sue (Sue Galloway) into his entourage, and Jenna (Jane Krakowski) auditions for a role on “Gossip Girl.”



Supernanny (s/ABC): Friday, January 15 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pmMT)

Patricia and Greg are grandparents who should be enjoying their golden years. Instead, 25-year-old daughter Kristin Hallenbeck still lives at home, and has two terrors -- Jordon (6) and Jaydon (4), whom she expects her mother to raise while she surfs the net, watches TV and texts friends. Kristin doesn’t get along with her own parents and the lack of respect has carried into the next generation. The boys completely act out and, like their mother, have no respect for Patricia and Greg. They walk all over their grandparents who are exhausted by their constant fighting, backtalk and misbehavior. Kristen openly criticizes and undermines her mother over things like what her kids eat and whether or not the children need to follow their grandparents’ wishes. Jo candidly admits she’s horrified, disgusted and “gobsmacked” by Kristin’s selfishness, and plans a serious wake-up call for this family.



Chuck (s/NBC): Sunday, January 17 at 9:00pm ET/PT (8pm CT/MT)
When Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) is mistaken for a super spy by the evil Sydney Price (Angie Harmon, Law & Order), Chuck (Zachary Levi) must become Awesome's handler and show him the spy ropes. While on a mission for The Ring, they meet the mysterious Daniel Shaw (Brandon Routh, Superman Returns). Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) gets promoted to assistant manager at the Buy More and must deal with the latest hijinks from Jeff (Scott Krinsky) and Lester (Vik Sahay).



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Veronica Logue, Rogers Media Television, 416.764.3195, veronica.logue@rci.rogers.com


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