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Citytv Programming Highlights: Monday, March 8 – Sunday, March 14

Citytv Programming Highlights: Monday, March 8 – Sunday, March 14
(Toronto – March 5, 2010) Tune in to Citytv for brand new episodes of all your favourite shows, a Bachelor first – The Bachelor: Molly and Jason’s Wedding, a-list guest stars and a season premiere. Catch Judy Greer (13 Going On 30) on Modern Family, Katharine McPhee (House Bunny) on Community and Elizabeth Banks (Zach and Miri Make A Porno) and Micheal Sheen (Frost/Nixon) on 30 Rock. Then, Madonna, Ricky Gervais and Larry David join the panel for The Marriage Ref. Plus,football star Emmitt Smith finds out just who he thinks he is, Canada’s sweetheart Jillian Harris helps out on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and a brand new season of Murdoch Mysteries premieres - all this week - only on Citytv.
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The Bachelor: Molly and Jason’s Wedding (s/ABC): Monday, March 8 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT)
Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, the first Bachelor couple to ever walk down the aisle, will share a dramatic new chapter of their love story since getting engaged last October in The Bachelor: Molly and Jason’s Wedding. Viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look as the big day comes together - from Molly’s dress fitting to bachelor and bachelorette parties; to Jason and Molly planning the big day with their wedding planner. Then, it’s off to the alter for the spectacular wedding ceremony, with friends, family and past Bachelor and Bachelorette couples in attendance helping the couple celebrate this momentous occasion.

Chuck: Monday, March 8 at 10:00pm ET/PT (9:00pm CT, 8:00pm MT)
Chuck (Zachary Levi) feels like his life is falling apart when he can’t flash and gets left behind for a mission. When Shaw (guest star Brandon Routh), Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) go on a case without him, Chuck finds himself in a sticky situation back at the base.

The Biggest Loser (s/NBC): Tuesday, March 9 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9pm MT) This week kicks off with a wild challenge that will test the strength of both the blue and the black teams when each team has to pull a truck – and then put together a large puzzle with the crates they had to stop and load along the way. Then it’s work week for the contestants, with each competitor working eight-hour shifts at the food bank while also fitting in workouts in a specific time frame, a real-world task that proves very challenging for some. Later, the blue team squares off against the black team at a tense weigh in before another player is sent home.

Parenthood (s/NBC): Tuesday, March 9 at 10:00pm ET/PT (9:00pm CT, 8:00pm MT)
Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) come to terms with the fact that their son may have Asperger’s Syndrome. Sarah (Lauren Graham) is on the job hunt and Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) pushes her to dream big. Meanwhile, Crosby (Dax Shepard) bonds with his newly discovered son and Julia (Erika Christensen) deals with an aggravating mom from Sydney’s (Savannah Paige Rae) school.

Mercy (s/NBC): Wednesday, March 10 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT)
Veronica (Taylor Schilling) takes on extra shifts and rekindles her relationship with Dr. Sands (James Tupper) in an effort to avoid dealing with her recurrent PTSD symptoms triggered by the robbery. But when she makes a terrible discovery about a young patient, her impulsive reaction shocks everyone – including her. Meanwhile, Sonia (Jaime Lee Kirchner) is confronted with an agonizing ethical decision when her elderly home-care patient announces her plan to end her own life, and Chloe (Michelle Trachtenberg) gets the surprise of her life when she accompanies Briggs (James Van Der Beek) on a VIP house call.

Modern Family (s/ABC): Wednesday, March 10 at 9:00pm ET/PT (8:00pm CT, 10:00pm MT)
Phil (Ty Burrell)invites his high school girlfriend (guest star Judy Greer, 13 Going on 30 ) to the house; Jay ( Ed O’Neill) accidentally kills Manny's (Rico Rodriguez) pet turtle, then goes to extremes to cover his tracks; overworked Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) stands up to his boss.

Cougar Town (s/ABC): Wednesday, March 10 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pm CT, 10:30pm MT)
Jules (Courteney Cox) is determined to prove to Grayson (Josh Hopkins) that women and men can be friends without any sexual undertones. Meanwhile, with Jules’ encouragement, Andy (Ian Gomez) buys a motorcycle from Laurie (Busy Philipps) -- to Ellie’s (Christina Miller) dismay -- and Travis (Dan Byrd) joins Bobby (Brian Van Holt) on a man-trip for some “noodling,”and is mortified when he discovers the meaning of “noodling”.

Community (s/NBC): Thursday, March 11 at 8:00pm at ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT)
It’s Family Day at Greendale Community College and the gang’s families come to campus to join in the fun. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) agrees to help Pierce (Chevy Chase) connect with his stepdaughter Amber (guest star Katharine McPhee). Things take an interesting twist when Amber shows an interest in Jeff..

30 Rock (s/NBC): Thursday, March 11 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pm CT, 10:30pm MT)
Jack's (Alec Baldwin) dreams come crashing down when Avery (guest star Elizabeth Banks, Zach and Miri Make A Porno) informs him that a cable company is rumored to buy out NBC. Meanwhile Liz (Tina Fey) tracks down the man of her dreams whom she met in her dentist's waiting room, while Jenna (Jane Krakowski) reluctantly assists Tracy (Tracy Morgan) in pursuing a Tony Award. Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon) also guest stars.

Parks and Recreation (s/NBC): Thursday, March 11 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30pm CT, 9:30pm MT)
When a possum bites the mayor’s dog on a golf course, Leslie (Amy Poehler) is asked to form a task force to catch the pesky animal. Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) is upset when Mark (Paul Schneider) refuses to bend the rules for him.

The Marriage Ref (s/NBC): Thursday, March 11 at 10:00pm ET/PT (8:00pm MT, 9:00pm CT)
Jerry Seinfeld is back and in the producer’s chair for a funny and revealing comedy panel series about the hilarious institution commonly known as marriage. Each week couples from across the country will face off to settle their marital tiffs - all with the signature Seinfeld tone. The couples that present their problems will be given a call by the Ref, popular comedian Tom Papa with the declared winner walking away with a prize. Advising and influencing Tom's decision will be a rotating panel of “experts” offering their own wit, wisdom and unique opinions. Tonight's panelists include Madonna, Larry David and Ricky Gervais.

Who Do You Think You Are? (s/NBC): Friday, March 12 at 8:00pm ET/PT (9:00pm MT, 7:00pm CT)
Emmitt Smith is one of America’s most successful football players, winning the Super Bowl three times whilst playing for the Dallas Cowboys. But being a world-famous footballer came at a cost – and that cost was family. With his 40th birthday looming, Emmitt felt that the time had come to look back and find out who his ancestors were. He’s intrigued by his paternal grandmother Erma Lee Watson, who was rumoured to have Native American ancestry. Emmitt’s journey takes him deep into rural Alabama and colonial Virginia and back to his slave roots where he uncovers the horrifying truth about the domestic slave trade. A DNA test allows Emmitt to go even deeper into his family history, propelling him to Benin, in West Africa, in search of his genetic cousins.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (s/ABC): Sunday, March 14 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT)
On February 1, 2010, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition traveled to Slaughterville, Oklahoma, to meet Brian and Audra Skaggs, whose son, Jhett, survived a heart transplant at just 10 months of age. Although he’s made incredible progress over the past two years, the poor condition of the family’s moldy, rotting, termite-ridden home poses serious risks to Jhett’s weakened immune system. In only seven days, team leader Ty Pennington, the design team, plus celebrity guest designer Jillian Harris of The Bachelorette will help build a safe and healthy home.

Murdoch Mysteries (Citytv Original) Sunday, March 14 at 9:00pm ET/CT/PT (7pm MT) ***Season Premiere***
Set in 1895 Toronto, Murdoch Mysteries is a one-hour drama series that explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) a handsome young detective using radical forensic techniques, like fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders. The premiere episode finds Murdoch running for his life from British Intelligence agents accusing him of murder. He finds himself in Bristol, England with no memory of who he is, how he got there and why anyone would want him dead.

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