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City Programming Highlights: Monday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 29

– City welcomes Hollywood’s top talent, including Academy Award® winner Robin Williams, Anna Faris, and Academy Award® nominee James Caan, in the series premieres of all-new comedies The Crazy Ones, Mom, and Back in the Game –
– Season premieres of returning hits How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, and The Middle round out City’s robust comedy roster
– Eagerly awaited new dramas Lucky 7 and Betrayal make their series debuts, and returning favourites Revenge, Revolution, and Nashville (new to City) are back with all-new seasons –
Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for September 23 to 29. All programming is subject to change.
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Monday, Sept. 23:
How I Met Your Mother (s/CBS): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
**One-hour Episode**
“The Locket/Coming Back”
Robin (Cobie Smulders) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) make an unsettling family discovery while in Long Island, NY for their wedding weekend. Meanwhile, Lily (Alyson Hannigan) has a confrontation with Ted (Josh Radnor) over his long-standing attachment to Robin, and Marshall (Jason Segel) scrambles to find transportation to the wedding.
2 Broke Girls (s/CBS): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
“And the Soft Opening”
Business is booming at Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline's (Beth Behrs) new cupcake walk-up window after word spreads about a shocking incident involving a rock star.
Mom (s/CBS): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
**Series Premiere**
Christy (Anna Farris, Scary Movie) is a newly sober, single mother whose sobriety is tested when her recovering alcoholic mom, Bonnie (Allison Janney, The West Wing), comes back into the picture with a laundry list of Christy’s questionable choices and mistakes. Along with her mom, Christy’s ex and father to her son, Baxter (Matt Jones, Breaking Bad), is always around to stir up trouble. Still, in the face of her dysfunction, Christy tries to remain positive as she pursues her new path in life and relationship with her boyfriend Gabriel (Nate Corddry, Harry’s Law) – who also happens to be married, and her boss.
The Project: Guatemala: 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
**OLN Original Series**
**Series Premiere on City**
“The Reveal”
The premiere episode follows the cast as they depart for rural Guatemala. After a quick meeting with host Ray Zahab (Running the Sahara), the participants party through the night and a love connection is made. The next morning, Zahab reveals what their six-week adventure really is – to build a community centre for orphaned and abandoned children in rural Guatemala – and gives everyone a chance to decide on whether or not they want to stay. Later, the group attends a Mayan ceremony and set up their “cozy” living accommodations. Soon, fights start to break out amongst the group and the real work begins when they meet the local Guatemalan crew who will help them complete the build.
The Project Live:11 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 10 p.m. CT
**Half-hour Digital After Show**
Each week, following the broadcast of The Project: Guatemala, catch the series’ digital after show, The Project Live,online at by Rachel David (Rogers Your World This Week) and Adam Wylde (KISS 92.5) the half-hour program gives fans the opportunity to interact with the host and cast about what happened on The Project: Guatemala that week.
Tuesday, Sept. 24:
Dads (s/FOX): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“Heckuva Job, Brownie”
Eli (Seth Green) and Warner (Giovanni Ribisi) discover the trick to getting along with their dads after David (Peter Riegert) and Crawford (Martin Mull) inadvertently consume a batch of "medicinally enhanced" baked goods intended to get Eli's creative juices flowing.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (s/FOX): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“The Tagger”
Jake (Andy Samberg) is assigned to investigate a graffiti case that he feels is beneath him, but things get complicated when he learns that the offender is the deputy commissioner's son. Meanwhile, Gina's (Chelsea Peretti) psychic friend visits the precinct and reads Charles (Joe Lo Truglio).
New Girl (s/FOX): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
When Jess (Zooey Deschanel) desperately tries to fit in with a clique of "mean girl" teachers at her new school, she (mistakenly) turns to Nick (Jake Johnson) for advice on how to deal with them. Meanwhile, an office party is anything but fun for Schmidt (Max Greenfield); and Winston (Lamorne Morris) plots revenge while cat-sitting for Daisy (recurring guest star Brenda Song) – whom he suspects is cheating on him.
The Mindy Project (s/FOX): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
“The Other Dr. L”
As if Mindy's (Mindy Kaling) long-distance relationship with Casey (Anders Holm) isn't hard enough, now she has to deal with her new nemesis, Dr. Paul Leotard (recurring guest star James Franco), taking over the office. Meanwhile, Danny (Chris Messina) discovers a new pastime in the wake of his break-up with Christina (recurring guest star Chloe Sevigny). Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live) also guest stars.
Lucky 7 (s/ABC): 10 p.m. ET/PT, 11 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
**Series Premiere**
Seven gas station employees – Matt Korzak (Matt Long, Mad Men), Nicky (Stephen Louis Grush, Detroit 1-8-7), Samira Lashari (Summer Bishil, Towelhead), Denise Dibinsky (Lorraine Bruce, Eden Lake), Leanne Maxwell (Anastasia Phillips, Bomb Girls), Bob Harris (Isiah Whitlock, Jr., The Wire), and Antonio Clemente (Luis Antonio Ramos, The Ruins) – in Queens have dreamed about winning the lottery together for years. When the group finally hits the jackpot, they get more than they bargained for as the money starts to create problems instead of solving them.
Wednesday, Sept. 25:
Revolution (s/NBC): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
“Born in the U.S.A.”
Miles (Billy Burke), Aaron (Zak Orth), and Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) find themselves in a small town in Texas, where Rachel comes across a figure from her past. Meanwhile, Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) is on a mission in the Plains Nation, and Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) and Jason (JD Pardo) search a refugee camp for a loved one.
Modern Family (s/ABC): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
**One-hour Episode**
“Suddenly, Last Summer/First Days”
The Pritchett clan's end-of-summer shenanigans include Phil (Ty Burrell) and Claire (Julie Bowen) trying to align their kids' activities in order to have some time alone. Meanwhile, Luke (Nolan Gould) and Manny (Rico Rodriguez) start high school, and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) becomes a substitute teacher, leaving Mitchell to get Lily ready for preschool on the day of an important work meeting.
Nashville (s/ABC): 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
**New to City**
**Season Premiere**
“I Fall to Pieces”
Deacon (Charles Esten) awaits sentencing while Rayna (Connie Britton) lies in a coma. Meanwhile, Teddy (Eric Close) tries to come to terms with the news of Peggy's (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) pregnancy; and Maddie (Lennon Stella), still reeling from the revelation about her true paternity, confides in Juliette (Hayden Panettiere).
Thursday, Sept. 26:
Parks and Recreation (s/NBC): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
**One-hour Episode**
“London Part 1 & 2”
Leslie (Amy Poehler) travels to London with Ben (Adam Scott), Andy (Chris Pratt), April (Aubrey Plaza), and Ron (Nick Offerman) to be honoured at an award ceremony. Back home, Tom (Aziz Ansari) is on the hunt for the mysterious businessman who's trying to shut down Rent-a-Swag, while Ann (Rashida Jones) and Chris (Rob Lowe) adjust to the next phase of their relationship. Heidi Klum (America’s Got Talent) guest stars.
The Crazy Ones (s/CBS): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
**Series Premiere**
A single-camera, half-hour comedy set in the world of advertising, The Crazy Ones revolves around the dynamics between a father, Simon (Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting), and his daughter, Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Buffy the Vampire Slayer). In the series premiere, Simon must pull out all the stops and convince Grammy® Award winner Kelly Clarkson (guest starring as herself) to record a new twist on a classic advertising jingle for their biggest client.
Friday, Sept. 27:
The Middle: 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
“The Drop Off”
Axl (Charlie McDermott) heads to college and the whole family goes along for the ride, despite his protests. Along the way, Sue (Eden Sher) loses her cool when she learns that Frankie (Patricia Heaton) forgot to fax an important essay; and Brick (Atticus Shaffer) misplaces his new cell phone.
Back in the Game: 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
**Series Premiere**
Terry Gannon Jr. (Maggie Lawson, Psych) was an all-star softball player until life threw her a couple of curve balls – a baby, a lost college scholarship, and a cheating loser for a husband. After striking out on her own, Terry and her son, Danny (Griffin Gluck, Private Practice), move back in with her estranged father, Terry Sr. (James Caan, Las Vegas), a.k.a. "The Cannon." Despite Terry Jr.’s efforts to keep Danny away from the sports-driven lifestyle that corrupted her youth, he insists on playing baseball. However, when Danny and a group of other athletically challenged hopefuls fail to make the local youth baseball team, Terry Sr. reluctantly offers to help coach the team of misfits.
Sunday, Sept. 29:
Entertainment City: Package Deal: 7:30 p.m. ET/MT/PT, 6:30 p.m. CT
**Half-hour Special**
Entertainment City goes behind the scenes of City’s new original comedy series Package Deal, about one man’s pursuit of the perfect woman and the brothers who stand in his way. Host Riaz Meghji (Breakfast Television Vancouver) takes viewers on set in Vancouver for interviews with the cast – Randal Edwards (The Killing), Julia Voth (Bitch Slap), Harland Williams (There’s Something About Mary), and Jay Malone (Monk) – and for a sneak peek of this season’s guest stars, including Pamela Anderson (8 Simple Rules).
Storage Wars Canada: 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**OLN Original Series**
**Series Premiere on City**
“Northern Lights, Northern Fights”
Six buyers and a veteran auctioneer travel to Aurora, ON, to begin their hunt for abandoned treasure. Roy, “The Instigator,” spots a hidden gem while Rick and Cindy, “The Veterans,” uncover an item worth investigating. Later, Paul and Bogart, “The High Roller and The Kid,” battle against the buyers for a valuable locker, while Ursula, “The Knockout,” quickly learns that there are no friends at the auction.
Meet the Family: 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
**City Original Series**
**Series Premiere**
“Christmas Mom”
Meet The Family featuresone couple with one challenge: can a new love interest last an entire evening when he or she has to ‘Meet the Family’?  Each episode turns a normally mundane encounter into an excruciating test of resolve and commitment as the new love interest becomes an unwitting participant in a totally fake and outrageous family gathering. Unaware that they’ve been set-up by their partners, they enter a house filled with actors whose task it is to make their encounter as uncomfortable as possible, as multiple hidden cameras record their every move. The series premiere sees Michelle introduce her partner David to her Christmas-obsessed mom, downsized dad, pot-head brother and sister Hannah – who is obsessed with David. 
Revenge (s/ABC): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
After a whirlwind of events in the Hamptons that led Emily (Emily VanCamp) to confess to Jack (Nick Wechsler) that she is Amanda Clarke, her path of revenge is renewed and given an unexpected timeline. Meanwhile, Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) deals with a surprise visit from her long-lost son, and a glimpse into the future shows a wedding that may lead to Emily’s ultimate demise.
Betrayal (s/ABC): 10 p.m. ET/PT, 11 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
**Series Premiere**
A chance meeting between photographer Sara Hanley (Hannah Ware, Shame) and top attorney Jack McAllister (Stuart Townsend, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) leads to an undeniable attraction and, ultimately, an affair. But their secret is in jeopardy when Sara’s husband Drew (Chris Johnson, xXx: State of the Union) becomes the prosecutor in a high-profile murder case, in which Jack is the prime suspect’s attorney.
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