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City Prime-time Programming Highlights: Monday, Jan. 26 to Sunday, Feb. 1

– In a special television event, this season’s most popular and electrifying new drama Empire, starring Oscar® nominees Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, comes to City on Jan. 28 –
Ian’s new boss, none other than his sister’s scary ex-boyfriend, enlists him to win back her love on a new episode of original series Young Drunk Punk–

– Backstrom investigates the least likely suspect in an attempted murder case on an all-new episode –

Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for January 26 to February 1st. All programming is subject to change.

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Monday, Jan. 26

The Bachelor (s/ABC): 8 p.m. ET on OMNI 2., 9 p.m. on OMNI AB, 8 p.m. PT on OMNI BC
This week, bachelor Chris’s three sisters will pick the lucky bachelorette who will go on a special one-on-one date with their brother. Then Chris gets “down and dirty” with six bachelorettes as they travel to San Francisco, to participate in a grueling mud run – in wedding dresses. Later, the cocktail party leads to more revelations and confrontations, as one woman questions Chris’s motives for being there and he, in return, delivers a blunt message to the rest of the bachelorettes.

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Parks & Recreation : 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**Back-to-back episodes**
“Gryzzlbox”
Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) have a sneaking suspicion that Gryzzl is invading the privacy of Pawnee residents. Meanwhile, April (Aubrey Plaza) conducts a meeting with the new Parks and Rec interns. Plus, Tom (Aziz Ansari) advises Andy (Chris Pratt) about renegotiating a contract.

Parks & Recreation : 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“Save JJ’s”
Leslie (Amy Poehler) holds a rally in an attempt to keep JJ's Diner from closing and Tom (Aziz Ansari) surprises Donna (Retta) with the ultimate re-wedding gift.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Young Drunk Punk : 8:30 p.m. ET/PT 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
**City Original Series**
“Working for Cowboy”
Determined to not end up like his father, Ian (Tim Carlson) takes a construction job with Shinky (Atticus Mitchell) but gets more than he bargained for when the boss turns out to be his sister’s scary ex-boyfriend.

Empire (s/FOX): 9 p.m. ET on OMNI 2, 10 p.m. MT on OMNI AB, 9 p.m. PT on OMNI BC
**Special Television Event on City** (This episode will also air in simulcast on OMNI Television.)
“False Imposition”
Lucious (Terrence Howard) makes an attempt to steal a hot artist who's topping the charts from his rival at Safe House Records. Meanwhile, Jamal (Jussie Smollett) struggles with writer's block; and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) tries to mend her broken relationship with Hakeem (Bryshere Gray).

Thursday, Jan. 29

Sunnyside: 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**City Original Series**
“The Exploding Moon”
After a huge astronomical event, a new superhero, The Avenging Moth, emerges. Do-gooders Abbey (Kathleen Phillips) and Ferg (Rob Norman) have a homeless woman living in their garage. The Islington bar hosts an amateur Open Mic Night, that really delivers on its promise to be amateur.

Mom
(s/CBS): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“Kitty Litter and a Class A Felony”
Bonnie (Allison Janney) acts out following the death of a loved one and Christy (Anna Farris) is forced to try and do some damage control.

Scandal (s/ABC): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“Run”
Details of Olivia's (Kerry Washington) abduction from her own home are seen from her point of view.

Backstrom (s/FOX): 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
“Bella”
An arson investigator enlists the S.C.U.'s help after a firebug's latest crime gets escalated to attempted murder. Although evidence points to a local, Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) believes it may be someone who's the least likely suspect. Meanwhile, Valentine (Thomas Dekker) helps Niedermayer (Kristoffer Polaha) recover stolen evidence.


Friday, Jan. 30

World’s Funniest Fails (s/FOX): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“Horses: They Just Don’t Like Us”
This week’s panelists – Jamie Lee (writer, The Pete Holmes Show), Julian McCullough (Chelsea Lately), and Josh Wolf (Chesea Lately) – analyze videos which have exploded across the Internet and award one with the ultimate “Fail of the Week” title. Terry Crews hosts.

Glee (s/FOX): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“The Hurt Locker Part 2”
Sue (Jane Lynch) attempts to mend a relationship that she mistakenly thinks needs it. Meanwhile, Kitty (Becca Tobin) tries to help Rachel (Lea Michele) find the perfect set list for the invitational.

Saturday, Jan. 31
Hockey Night in Canada: 7 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. CT, 5 p.m. MT, 4 p.m. PT
Dallas @ Winnipeg
The Dallas Stars take on the Winnipeg Jets live in Winnipeg.

Sunday, Feb. 1

Rogers Hometown Hockey
: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Arizona @ Montreal
This week, host Ron MacLean is live from Dollard-des-Orneaux, QC, as the Montreal Canadiens take on the Arizona Coyotes. Featuring MacLean, along with other Sportsnet personalities, the broadcast will include interviews with celebrities, NHL alumni, and special guests with connections to the community, including features on local NHL players and grassroots stories.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
: 8 p.m. ET/PT 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“Jake and Sophia”
Jake's (Andy Samberg) new lady friend up end being the defense attorney for a criminal he's trying to put behind bars. Meanwhile, Gina (Chelsea Peretti) and Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) attempt to move past their relationship.

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