CITYTV PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30
- Exclusive preview of eagerly-awaited FX Canada series American Horror Story, Wilfred and The League, guest starring Seth Rogan -
- Serve up the laughs and scare up the screams with Halloween episodes of The Biggest Loser, The Middle, Suburgatory, Happy Endings, Community, Modern Family and Last Man Standing -
(Toronto –Thursday, October 20, 2011) Next week, Citytv offers a sneak peek at FX Canada before its launch on October 31st, with a preview of critically-acclaimed FX series American Horror Story, Wilfred and The League on Monday, October 24. Tricks and treats come early this year with Halloween episodes of The Biggest Loser, The Middle, Suburgatory, Happy Endings, Community, Modern Family and Last Man Standing. See below for programming highlights.
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Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for October 24 – October 30. All programming is subject to change. Please kindly note specific programming changes due to the FX Canada preview on Monday, October 24.
How I Met Your Mother (s/CBS): Monday, October 24 at 8 ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
The gang begins to realize their romantic partners remind them of one of their parents. Meanwhile, Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Nora’s (Nazanin Boniadi, General Hospital) planned romantic evening is ruined by a string of bad events.
2 Broke Girls (s/CBS): Monday, October 24 at 8:30 ET/PT (7:30CT, 9MT)
“The Disappearing Bed”
Caroline (Beth Behrs) tries to build herself a Murphy bed (the kind that fold into the wall) in Max’s (Kat Dennings) apartment. Meanwhile, the chemistry between Max and Johnny (Nick Zano, What I Like About You) heats up.
American Horror Story: Monday, October 24 at 9pm ET/PT (9CT, 10MT)
***Exclusive FX Canada Preview***
The Harmon family moves from Boston to L.A., and takes up residence in an old mansion that hides dark secrets within its walls. As they settle into their new home, Vivien (Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights) discovers a disturbing mural hidden under wallpaper; Violet (Taissa Farmiga, Higher Ground) makes a new but dangerous friend; Ben (Dylan McDermott, The Practice) meets a former resident of the house who has his own tragic tale to tell; and the family hires an unusual housekeeper (Frances Conroy, Six Feet Under). The series also stars Academy Award® winner Jessica Lange (Grey Gardens) and Denis O’Hare (True Blood).
Wilfred: Monday, October 24 at 10pm ET/PT/CT (11MT)
***Exclusive FX Canada Preview ***
Ryan (Elijah Wood, Lord of the Rings), a young man in his 30s, has just printed his suicide note, ingested smoothie full of prescription medications and is waiting for the inevitable to happen… only it doesn’t. After revising his suicide note for the fourth time and watching the sunrise he realizes that he’s going to have to consider other options. When his attractive new neighbour Jenna (Fiona Gubelmann, Blades of Glory) asks him to watch her dog Wilfred (Jason Gann, The Wedge), Ryan is completely dumfounded by her canine pet. Everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, but Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit. While leading him through a series of comedic and existential adventures, Wilfred the dog shows Ryan the man how to overcome his fears and joyfully embrace the unpredictability and insanity of the world around him.
The League: Monday, October 24 at 10:30pm ET/PT/CT (11:30MT)
***Exclusive FX Canada Preview***
The League is a half-hour comedy about male friendship, marriage, parenting, suburbia and growing up – or refusing to grow up – through a circle of friends in a fantasy football league. In the season three premiere of the terrible reign of Ruxin (Nick Kroll, I Love You, Man) as League Champion continues, while the guys devise a grand plan with Rafi (Jason Mantzoukas, Baby Mama) and Dirty Randy (Seth Rogen, Superbad) for Andre’s (Paul Scheer, Bride Wars) final Sacko.
The Biggest Loser (s/NBC): Tuesday, October 25 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
For Halloween, the contestants face a crazy candy temptation and a very spooky challenge. The contestants learn they’ll all be playing as one team this week and if they collectively lose 100 lbs., everyone will be safe for another week. A cauldron of candy hanging on a Biggest Loser scale tempts the players in more ways than one. This week’s challenge finds players racing through a haunted maze trying to collect as many apples as possible, with another weigh-in advantage – and disadvantage – hanging over them. Then, a big secret shared by two contestants is revealed and one player ties a Biggest Loser record on the scale before another contestant is sent home.
Body of Proof (s/ABC): Tuesday, October 25 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
A champion equestrian is killed and potential drug use is suspected, but when Megan’s (Dana Delany) daughter, who also rides, overhears details of the case, she leads the team to a clue and possibly the murderer.
The Middle (s/ABC): Wednesday, October 26 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
After being embarrassed over wearing a childish costume at a high school Halloween costume party and being ignored by the boys, Sue (Eden Sher) asks a flabbergasted Mike (Neil Flynn) for his advice on what boys want when it comes to girls. Meanwhile, Frankie (Patricia Heaton) reluctantly volunteers to take Brick’s (Atticus Shaffer) socially awkward school social skills group trick-or-treating; and Axl (Charlie McDermott) and his friends devise a plan to trick rather than treat the neighbourhood kids on Halloween.
Suburgatory (s/ABC): Wednesday, October 26 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
Tessa (Jane Levy) channels her inner “suburban girl” for a Halloween costume, but it ends up spooking her friends and everyone at school since she reminds them of a recently “departed” resident of Chatswin. George (Jeremy Sisto) is determined to prove to Dallas (Cheryl Hines )—who hates Halloween — that being scared can be fun, but gets a scare of his own when Dallas’ husband, Steven Royce (Jay Mohr, Gary Unmarried) finally comes home from one of his many business trips.
Modern Family (s/ABC): Wednesday, October 26 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
***Halloween Episode***Encore presentation***
Claire (Julie Bowen) loves Halloween and is gearing up to spookify the Dunphy house for the trick- or- treaters. She gives each family member a role to play, but none of it goes quite right. Meanwhile, Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) can't shake a traumatic childhood experience and hates the holiday; Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) has had a terrible day at work; and Gloria (Sofia Vergara) is acting weird after Jay (Ed O’Neill) and Manny (Rico Rodriguez) teased her about her accent.
Happy Endings (s/ABC): Wednesday, October 26 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)
Jane (Eliza Coupe) and Brad (Damon Wayans Jr.) spend a scary Halloween house sitting for friends in the suburbs. Meanwhile the rest of the gang heads to a warehouse party, where their respective costumes don’t quite have the effect they anticipated, especially for Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) and Dave (Zachary Knighton).
Revenge (s/ABC): Wednesday, October 26 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
The Grayson 4th of July parties are legendary, but this year’s festivities ignite the wrong kind of fireworks when an incriminating surveillance video breaks the bond of trust between the Graysons and their head of security, Frank (Max Martini, The Unit). Frank won’t go down without a fight, which will spell trouble for Nolan (Gabriel Mann) and Emily (Emily VanCamp). Meanwhile, the tension between Emily and Tyler (Ashton Holmes) will come to a head; Daniel (Josh Bowman) can’t seem to catch a break; and both of the Porter boys make bold moves to get their girl.
Community (s/NBC): Thursday, October 27 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps”
When Britta (Gillian Jacobs) runs anonymous personality tests on everyone for a psychology class, one of the test results seems to indicate that someone in the group is deeply disturbed. At the group’s Halloween pre-party, she enlists Jeff (Joel McHale) to help draw out the potential sociopath and the two of them lure everyone into telling their favourite horror stories. The results are…spooky.
Rules of Engagement (s/NBC): Thursday, October 27 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
“Bros Before Nodes””
Episodic information not available
Person of Interest (s/CBS): Thursday, October 27 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
Episodic information not available
Private Practice (s/ABC): Thursday, October 27 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT,9CT)
Addison (Kate Walsh) begins in vitro fertilization treatments with Jake’s (Benjamin Bratt) help; unbeknownst to Sam (Taye Diggs), Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) is deeply conflicted when her terminally-ill friend, Michelle (Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Knight Rider), asks her assistance in her suicide; and Sam and Violet (Amy Brenneman) contend with a patient who refuses his anti-psychotic medication.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Friday, October 28
***Two-part episode*** Part one (s/ABC) airing at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 8MT); part two airing 10pm ET/PT (9MT, 9CT)
C.J. and Lindsay McPhail dedicated their lives to others and started the Southern Oregon Chapter of Sparrow Clubs, a non-profit organization that aids children with medical issues. While starting a new Sparrow Club chapter in Portland, the McPhail’s eldest son Sawyer was diagnosed with a form of Autism and their other son Thatcher began to show signs of Autism as well. To aid their sons’ progress, they re-located to be with Lindsay’s parents on a 50-acre property. Their property is great for the children, but not equipped for the family’s needs. The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition design team has seven days to build the McPhail’s a new home. Helping out the team is Autism advocate, Dr. Temple Grandin, acclaimed author, professor and livestock handling facility designer. In addition, a volunteer from the international organization Autism Speaks will help the family light the town blue to enhance Autism Awareness.
Fringe (s/FOX): Friday, October 28 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
Some things are not meant to be tampered with. In the aftermath of recent shocking events, the translucent shapeshifters return. As the threat and circumstances intensify, a former Massive Dynamic scientist,Malcolm Truss (Arye Gross, Minority Report), enters the fold. Meanwhile, Nina Sharp (Blair Brown) pays Walter (John Noble) a visit in the lab.
Last Man Standing: Sunday, October 23 at 7:30pm ET (6:30 CT, 7PT/MT)
“Last Halloween Standing”
Mike (Tim Allen) feels let down when his daughters aren't into celebrating Halloween with him the way they used to. He decides that his two-year-old grandson, Boyd, can be his perfect trick or treat partner. But Kristin (Alexandra Krosney), Boyd's mother, adamantly tells him that she doesn't want her son to go out on Halloween. Mike sneaks him out -- with a plan to get the child home before Kristin gets back from work. When Mike, dressed as John Wayne from The Green Berets, gets to Ed's (Hector Elizondo) house with Boyd, they are greeted at the door by Ed's lady friend, Elvira (Cassandra Peterson, Elvira's Movie Macabre).
Dussault: Saturday, October 29 at 7:30pm ET/PT/MT/CT
“The Ultimate Fight”
Jason challenges mixed martial arts fighting champ Nate Quarry to a round in the ring. If Jason wins, Nate will sign his line of athletic shorts called Assault by Dussault. Meanwhile, in an effort to be healthy, Mashiah challenges Ayden to a cook-off. At work, she also decides to revamp her Open Sundaes products by using eco-friendlier packaging.
The Quon Dynasty: Sunday, October 30 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“Spring Rolls Royce”
Larry, Moe and Curly (aka Miles, Marty and Ajit) decide to purchase and refit a rusty, clunky catering truck. Their half-baked objective: to make some easy money by taking the Lingnan brand to the downtown streets. Mandy, miffed at being left on the sidelines of this boys-only misadventure, launches a money-making scheme of her own.
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