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City Prime-time Programming Highlights: Monday, Dec. 23 to Sunday, Jan. 5

– Ring in the New Year with the six-hour Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014 special, plus live coverage of City’s annual celebrations in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square
– The Greendale gang is back in the Season 5 premiere of Community, with two back-to-back episodes featuring guest stars Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) –
– The two-part premiere of The Bachelor kicks off with the one-hour special The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo, Jan. 5 –
 
Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for December 23 to January 5. All programming is subject to change.
 
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Monday, Dec. 23:
 
24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs: Road to the NHL Winter Classic: 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
The groundbreaking 24/7 reality franchise, which has garnered 17 Sports Emmy® Awards, joins forces again with the National Hockey League for the all-access reality series 24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs: Road To The NHL Winter Classic. Head coaches Mike Babcock of the Red Wings and Randy Carlyle of the Maple Leafs, along with a host of key players, are in the spotlight as the two clubs battle through busy December schedules.
 
Tuesday, Dec. 24:
 
City Carol Sing: 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**One-hour Special**
Carollers assemble to bring holiday cheer with City’s fifth annual Carol Sing, hosted by CityNews anchor Gord Martineau along with Canadian actors Cynthia Dale (Street Legal) and R.H. Thomson (Chloe) at Toronto’s Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Performances include the True North Bass, the Viva! Youth Singers of Toronto, the Larkin Singers, the Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Choir, and the Christ Church Deer Park Choir.
 
Saturday, Dec. 28:
 
Great Canadian Movie – Abducted (1986):
City-girl Renee (Roberta Weiss, The Dead Zone) is enjoying a jog in the peace and quiet of the Canadian Rockies when she suddenly finds herself being chased by a crazed mountain man named Vern (Lawrence King-Phillips, The Man Upstairs). Try as she might to escape, Vern soon catches her and takes her away to his remote cabin hideout. All may look lost for Renee, but Joe (Dan Haggerty, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams), Vern’s outdoorsman father, is determined to come to her rescue.
 
Sunday, Dec. 29:
 
Great Canadian Movie – Blind Trust (2007): 9 p.m. ET/CT/PT, 10 MT
When a woman goes on trial for killing her best friend and boyfriend in the heat of passion, the best criminal defender in town takes her case. But when things don’t go her way, she goes on the lam to find out who set her up. On her own and way out of her league, she works against the clock to gather hard evidence – all the while trying to stay a step ahead in order to survive and prove her innocence. Starring Jessica Capshaw (Grey’s Anatomy), Art Hindle (Paradise Falls), and Chad Willett (Cole).
 
Monday, Dec. 30:
 
24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs: Road to the NHL Winter Classic: 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
The groundbreaking 24/7 reality franchise, which has garnered 17 Sports Emmy® Awards, joins forces again with the National Hockey League for the all-access reality series 24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs: Road To The NHL Winter Classic. Head coaches Mike Babcock of the Red Wings and Randy Carlyle of the Maple Leafs, along with a host of key players, are in the spotlight as the two clubs battle through busy December schedules.
 
Tuesday, Dec. 31:
 
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014: 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**Six-hour Special**
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, Jenny McCarthy, and Fergie, the New Year’s Eve festivities kick off with a two-hour countdown of the 30 greatest female artists in music. The party continues with a music spectacle as Seacrest shines the spotlight on some of the year’s hottest artists and songs, while Fergie hosts festivities in Los Angeles, and McCarthy anchors the celebrations from Times Square in New York City. Throughout the six-hour broadcast, viewers can check in on celebrations north of the border with coverage of City’s annual celebrations in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square, hosted by favourite City on-air personalities. 
 
Thursday, Jan. 2:
 
Community: 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
**Two Back-to-back Episodes**
“Re-pilot”
Jeff (Joel McHale) returns to Greendale when his former law partner Alan Connor (guest star Rob Corddry, Hot Tub Time Machine 2) recruits him to gather evidence for a lawsuit he is pursuing. Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) is thrilled to see Jeff back at Greendale and organizes a reunion for the study group in hopes that Jeff is there to help save the school.
 
Community: 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“Introduction to Teaching”
Jeff (Joel McHale) settles into a new job at Greendale and adjusts to the expectations of being on staff. Professor Hickey (guest star Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad) shows him the ropes and shares some pointers on how to manage unruly and demanding students. Meanwhile, Abed (Danny Pudi) convinces the study group to take a new class, “Nicolas Cage: Good or Bad,” with Professor Garrity (guest star Kevin Corrigan, The Dictator).
 
The Crazy Ones (s/CBS): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“The Face of a Winner”
Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar) becomes a video-game addict after Simon's (Robin Williams) mix-up has her working on a video-game account.

Package Deal: 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
**City Original Series**
“It’s My Party”
When Sheldon (Harland Williams) lands a party-planning gig for an important judge, Danny (Randal Edwards) steps in to make sure everything runs smoothly. Plus, Ryan’s (Jay Malone) new therapist, Dr. Sydney Forbes (recurring guest star Pamela Anderson) falls for him, threatening their professional relationship.
 
Friday, Jan. 3:
 
Last Man Standing (s/ABC): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“Pledging”
Vanessa (Nancy Travis) encourages Mandy (Molly Ephraim) to join a sorority, which could lead to the end of her romance with Kyle (Christoph Sanders). Elsewhere, Ed (Hector Elizondo) pretends to be a loading-dock employee in order to investigate productivity problems.
 
Back in the Game: 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“Safety Squeeze”
Terry (Maggie Lawson) looks out for Dudley (Brandon Salgado Telis) when his parents forget to pick him up from practice and learns that they're getting a divorce. Meanwhile, the “Cannon” (James Caan) and Dick (Benjamin Koldyke) attend sensitivity training after an incident at an Angles practice.
 
Sunday, Jan. 5:
 
The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo: 8 p.m. ET on OMNI 1 (s/ABC), 9 p.m. MT on OMNI AB (s/ABC), 6 p.m. PT on OMNI BC
**One-hour Special**
Get an intimate sneak peek into the everyday life of the newest bachelor, sexy single dad Juan Pablo, in his hometown of Miami. Meet his adorable four-year-old daughter Camila, and hear stories of Juan Pablo’s childhood growing up in Venezuela from his devoted parents, loving siblings, and cousins. Plus, get an all-access pass behind the scenes of The Bachelor casting process with never-before-seen submission tapes from seasons past and casting interviews from the women vying for Juan Pablo's heart this season.
 
Revenge(s/ABC): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“Homecoming”
After a shocking twist of events led Daniel (Joshua Bowman) to shoot Emily (Emily VanCamp) on their honeymoon, Emily wakes up in the hospital with no recollection of who she is or what transpired. Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) uses Emily’s amnesia as leverage to gain further control over Daniel and turn him against her.
 
Betrayal(s/ABC): 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
“…the Karsten Way”
Jack's (Stuart Townsend) confession sends shockwaves through the McAllister and Karsten families. As Elaine (Wendy Moniz), Valerie (Elizabeth McLaughlin), Victor (Braeden Lemasters), and T.J. (Henry Thomas) come to grips with a future of Jack being in prison, the truth about Lou Mrozek's (James Keane) murder finally becomes clear. Meanwhile, Sara (Hannah Ware) is resolved to exonerate her lover and tries to find evidence to clear him by revisiting their past.
 
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