City Prime-time Programming Highlights: Monday, Jan. 11 to Sunday, Jan. 17
– Rapper Ice Cube, comedian Kevin Hart, and singer Amos Lee stop by to help Ben on his quest for love on The Bachelor, on OMNI Television –
– John Stamos welcomes long-time friend Bob Saget (Full House) as a guest star on this week’s episode of Grandfathered –
– Eighteen new hopefuls face the wrath of world-renowned chef Gordon Ramsay in pursuit of the Head Chef title on the season premiere of Hell’s Kitchen –
– VICE visits controversial chemical plants in Ontario and marijuana plants in British Columbia on two back-to-back episodes of Best of VICE Canada –
Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for January 11 to 17. All programming is subject to change.
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Monday, Jan. 11
The Bachelor (s/ABC): 8 p.m. ET/PT on OMNI 2, OMNI B.C., 9 p.m. MT on OMNI Alberta
Ben takes 10 of the women back to school where they battle it out to become Homecoming Queen. Later, actor and musician Ice Cube and comedian Kevin Hart show up on a date, and singer Amos Lee performs for Ben and one lucky bachelorette.
The Middle : 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“Birds of a Feather”
Feeling the guilt of her decision, Cindy (recurring guest star Casey Burke) worries about telling Brick (Atticus Shaffer) that she kissed another boy. Meanwhile, Sue's (Eden Sher) professor challenges her to stop seeing the world in a positive light for a writing assignment.
Tuesday, Jan. 12
New Girl (s/FOX): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“What About Fred?”
Jess (Zooey Deschanel) jumps back into the dating pool after she meets Fred (guest star Taran Killam, Saturday Night Live), but things get complicated when she falls in love with his perfect parents (guest stars Henry Winkler, Parks and Recreation, and Julie Haggarty, Happy Endings). Meanwhile, Nick (Jake Johnson) and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) have very different ideas about how to run the bar.
Grandfathered (s/FOX): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“The Sat Pack”
When Jimmy (John Stamos) reunites with his old buddies in the "Sat Pack," Ronnie (guest star Bob Saget, Full House) gives him a hard time about his new life as a family man. Later, Gerald (Josh Peck) is blindsided by Frankie's (recurring guest star Lyndsy Fonseca, How I Met Your Mother) confession.
Wednesday, Jan. 13
2 Broke Girls (s/CBS): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“And the Coming Out Party”
In the 100th episode, Caroline's (Beth Behrs) grandmother awakens from a coma without knowledge of her family's money scandal, so Caroline attempts to keep the truth hidden by hosting a fancy luncheon.
Mike & Molly (s/CBS): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“One Small Step for Mike”
Molly (Melissa McCarthy) hopes a fitness tracking device will encourage Mike (Billy Gardell) to be more active and take better care of himself, but Mike has other plans for it.
Modern Family (s/ABC): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“Spread Your Wings”
Sick of having the ducklings around the house, Claire (Julie Bowen) and the kids seize an opportunity to help expedite the ducks’ departure while Phil (Ty Burrell) is visiting Alex (Ariel Winter) at college. Meanwhile, Gloria (Sofia Vergara) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) plan a hot-pepper heist in order to meet a big hot sauce delivery deadline.
Black-ish (s/ABC): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
When Ruby (Jenifer Lewis) invites Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) to meet the new man in her life, Dre goes on the defensive. Later, Junior (Marcus Scribner) meets a girl on a dating site and his siblings convince him he’s being scammed.
Thursday, Jan. 14
Mr. D : 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
Gerry (Gerry Dee) has an encounter with an attractive police officer during a lockdown drill and is determined to meet her again. Meanwhile, Simon (Mark Little) shows Frank (Bill Wood) how to use science to protect the school.
Life in Pieces (s/CBS): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“Party Lobster Gym Sale”
Greg (Colin Hanks) joins Colleen's (Angelique Cabral) gym and goes overboard preparing for his first workout. Back at the house, Tyler (Niall Cunningham) and Samantha (Holly J. Barrett) throw a party; and the family has second thoughts about eating lobster for dinner.
Mom (s/CBS): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“Snickerdoodle and a Nip Slip”
When Christy (Anna Faris) catches the eye of Candace's (recurring guest star Sara Rue) wealthy, charming father, Candace and Baxter (Matt Jones) are outraged. On the other hand, Bonnie (Allison Janney) pushes Christy to give him a chance.
Friday, Jan. 15
Hell’s Kitchen (s/FOX) : 9 p.m. ET, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“18 Chefs Compete”
18 new chefs will be tested and challenged as Chef Gordon Ramsay puts them through a series of grueling challenges and dinner services. The crew of hopefuls must prove they have what it takes to win a Head Chef position at BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas.
Saturday, Jan. 16
Hockey Night in Canada : 7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT, 5 p.m. MT, 6 p.m. CT
“Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins”
Tune in as the Toronto Maple Leafs face off against the Boston Bruins in Boston. George Stroumboulopoulos hosts.
Bob’s Burgers (s/FOX): 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, 8:30 p.m. MT, 6:30 p.m. CT
“The Cook, the Steve, the Gayle & Her Lover”
When Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) throws a dinner party to bond with his new friend, Gayle (Megan Mullally) uses the opportunity to introduce the family to her new love interest. Little does she know, Louise (Kristen Schaal) has a long-standing feud with Gayle's boyfriend and will stop at nothing to break them apart.
The Mindy Project : 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
When Mindy's (Mindy Kaling) fertility practice faces financial trouble, she finds herself forced to take on an unlikely business partner.
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (s/FOX): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“How to Survive Being a Plus One”
When Kelly (Meaghan Rath) gets invited to her ex-boyfriend's wedding in Mexico, she doesn't want to show up alone – so she decides to bring Cooper (Jack Cutmore-Scott) as her plus one. When getting to the wedding becomes a south-of-the-border nightmare, Cooper enlists his friends to come to their rescue.
Family Guy (s/FOX): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
Lois (Alex Borstein) and her mom have a relaxing spa day, leaving Peter (Seth MacFarlane) to entertain Lois's father. Later, the boys fall for an email scam and have to go to Africa to get their money back.
Bordertown (s/FOX): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
The reverend of Bud's (Hank Azaria) “megachurch” asks him to lure Ernesto (Nicholas Gonzalez), the town's biggest church donor, away from the local Mexican Catholic church. Ernesto is seduced by the glitziness of the church, and the reverend scrambles to bring over all the other Mexican residents by "Hispandering."
Best of VICE Canada : 10 p.m. ET/PT, 11 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
**Two Back-to-back Episodes**
“The Chemical Valley”
VICE host Patrick McGuire visits Sarnia, ON, the home of more than 60 refineries and chemical plants that produce gasoline, synthetic rubbers, and other materials that the world’s industries require to create commercial products. The city’s most prominent and profitable attraction is an area about the size of 100 city blocks known as The Chemical Valley, where 40 per cent of Canada’s chemical industry can be found packed together like a noxious megalopolis.
Best of VICE Canada : 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, 11:30 p.m. MT, 9:30 p.m. CT
“Canadian Cannabis: The Dark Grey Market”
With the legal fate of weed still in the balance, VICE host Damian Abraham travels to British Columbia to visit grows operating illegally, or semi-illegally, meet concentrate manufacturers making large quantities of oil in spite of the law, and check in on the exploding dispensary scene that the federal Conservative government is trying to shut down.
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