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The top eight acts are revealed in this week’s America’s Got Talent
Vienna and Kasey’s reign ends and Jake gains some allies on Bachelor Pad
(Toronto –Thursday, August 18, 2011) Tune in to Citytv for a week packed with exciting episodes of your favourite drama and reality shows. See below for programming highlights.

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Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for August 22 – August 28. All programming is subject to change.

Bachelor Pad, Season 2 (s/ABC): Monday, August 22 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
The balance of power shifts as Vienna and Kasey’s control of the Pad begins to unravel and Jake gains some allies. Meanwhile, Melissa grows furious with Blake, and Michael and Holly — who were once engaged — share what could be a defining moment in their relationship. In this week’s challenge, the contestants will showcase their rock-hard abs and sexy curves as they take to the pool in a must-see synchronized swimming event. Alas, when all the fun and games are over, someone must leave the Pad in what will be the closest rose ceremony yet.

America’s Got Talent (s/NBC): Tuesday, August 23 at 9pm ET/PT/MT (8CT) ***LIVE***
The first group of 12 acts from the semi-finals perform live in Hollywood for a chance at making it to the top eight. Howie Mandel, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne star as the celebrity panel of judges and Nick Cannon hosts.

It’s Worth What?: Wednesday, August 24 at 7pm ET/PT/MT (6CT)
“Mommy Knows Best”
A mother-and-daughter team play for the $1 million top prize.

America’s Got Talent (s/NBC): Wednesday, August 24 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT) ***LIVE***
The votes are in and four acts from the previous night move on to the top eight. Those acts will continue their pursuit of the $1 million prize and will be one step closer to being voted the most talented act in America. Howie Mandel, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne star as the celebrity panel of judges and Nick Cannon hosts.

Murdoch Mysteries: Wednesday, August 24 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 8MT)
A series of brazen daylight bank robberies by a dashing masked man, who steals from the banks to give to the poor, sends Detective Murdoch on an unpopular chase. The thief has become a hero to the citizenry, thanks in no small part to Toronto Gazette reporter Paddy Glynn (Ephraim Ellis), whose articles have raised the bandit to near Robin Hood status. Meanwhile, Ruby Ogden (Sarah Gadon) surprises Dr. Ogden by arriving in town to assist with – and then take over – Julia’s wedding planning. It also becomes clear that Ruby has doubts that her sister is marrying the right man. As Murdoch struggles with the idea of Julia’s impending nuptials, he also has to deal with a thief who seems to anticipate his every move. But when a beautiful bank employee is murdered in cold blood during a robbery, Murdoch has to rethink his approach… before more people are killed.

Karaoke Battle USA (s/ABC): Friday, August 26 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
The quest continues for America’s King and Queen of Karaoke. Joey Fatone (*NSYNC, Dancing with the Stars) hosts and the judges -- singer/songwriter and TV host Carnie Wilson (Bridesmaids), music journalist Joe Levy (Maxim, Rolling Stone) and 2009 National Karaoke Champion Brian “The Cowboy” Scott -- assess the competitors, along with officials from the pre-eminent Karaoke World Championships USA organization. Tonight’s winner joins the other regional champions at the semi-finals in Los Angeles at the House of Blues.

Check out for full episodes and exciting extras from some of your favourite Citytv programming, including the summer hit America’s Got Talent, available next day, post broadcast. You can now also catch up on your iPad by downloading the free Citytv video app on iTunes Canada. Breakfast Television Toronto and CityLine, both stream live online and on the Citytv iPad app from 6:00 am to 9:00am ET and between 9:00am-10:00amET respectively.

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