CITYTV’S BIGGEST FALL LINEUP TO DATE CONTINUES WITH BUZZ-WORTHY PREMIERES DURING THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 25
– Eagerly-awaited series Terra Nova and Suburgatory join dynamic lineup –
– Returning favourites include Happy Endings and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition with special guest First Lady Michelle Obama –
– Private Practice makes its debut on Citytv –
(TORONTO – September 15, 2011) Following a premiere week chock-full of new and established hits, Citytv continues its hot streak with the series and season openers of even more highly-anticipated programs, beginning Sunday, September 25.
Headlining week two of the fall season are epic, action-adventure drama Terra Nova (Sept. 26) and cheeky new sitcom Suburgatory (Sept. 28), starring Jeremy Sisto (Law & Order) and Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm). Also, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Sept. 25) kicks off its ninth season with First Lady Michelle Obama making a guest appearance and hit comedy Happy Endings starring Elisha Cuthbert begins its sophomore season on Sept. 28. Rounding out the week, fan-favourite Private Practice makes its network debut on Sept. 29, only on Citytv.
Citytv’s Fall 2011 Prime Time Schedule, photography and program descriptions are available at www.rogersmediatv.ca. Please see below for premiere episodic descriptions.
Sunday, Sept. 25
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition **Two-hour Premiere** 7:30pm ET/ 7pm PT
Featuring an appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama, the ninth season premiere follows the story of Barbara Marshall, a 15-year navy veteran, who is fighting to end homelessness among her fellow female veterans. Unfortunately, helping these women has become more challenging as her resources are limited. Michelle Obama and paratroopers from the U.S. army join host Ty Pennington and the design team to help make Barbara’s dreams come true. Then, the first lady gives viewers a special tour of the White House grounds and chats with Ty in an exclusive one-on-one interview.
Monday, Sept. 26
Terra Nova **NEW** (s) **Two-hour Premiere** 8pm ET/PT
From executive producers Steven Spielberg, Peter Chernin, Brannon Braga, René Echevarria and Aaron Kaplan comes an epic family adventure 85 million years in the making. Terra Nova follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with the majority of plant and animal life extinct. The future of mankind is in doubt, and its only hope for survival is in the distant past.
Wednesday, Sept. 28
Suburgatory **NEW** (s) 8:30pm ET/PT
With her motorcycle boots and oversized backpack, 16-year-old Tessa (Jane Levy, Shameless) is perfectly at ease navigating the urban jungle she grew up in – New York City. But when her dad, George (Sisto), a handsome architect in his late 30s, relocates her to greener pastures in the suburbs, Tessa goes into culture shock. In her new “suburgatory,” she begins drawing a lot of unwanted attention from overbearing suburban moms, including the blonde, bronze and buxom Dallas Royce (Hines), the mother of her new nemesis, Dalia (Carly Chaikin, The Last Song), who is intent on spending more time with George.
Happy Endings (s) 9:30pm ET/PT
“Blax, Snake, Home”
Penny (Casey Wilson) buys her first home, an “amah-zing” condo complete with a wine fridge and Italian marble. But will her new digs really signal “the year of Penny” and turn her life around? Meanwhile, on the one-year anniversary of their almost-marriage, Jane (Eliza Coupe) encourages Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) and Dave (Zachary Knighton) to finally be honest with each other.
Thursday, Sept. 29
Private Practice **NEW to Citytv** (s) 10pm ET/PT
Sam (Taye Diggs), Cooper (Paul Adelstein), Charlotte (KaDee Strickland) and Amelia
(Caterina Scorsone) team up to save the life of their friend Pete (Tim Daly) after he suffers a heart attack. Meanwhile, Addison’s (Kate Walsh) desire to have a baby leads her to see Jake Reilly (Benjamin Bratt), her recent mystery man, in a most surprising place; and Sheldon (Brian Benben) tries to help Amelia in her battle with alcohol.
Check out Citytv.com for full episodes and exciting extras from some of your favourite Citytv programming. You can 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-10:00am ET respectively.
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Stephanie Leslie, Publicist, Rogers Media Television, 416-764-3191
Sónia Brum, Senior Publicist, Rogers Media Television, 416-764-3194