CITYTV PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11
- Squeaky-clean Jonas Brother Nick guest stars as a deadbeat dad on a holiday episode of Last Man Standing -
- For the first time in series history, The Biggest Loser brings back all of this season’s contestants to compete in a marathon for a spot in the finale -
- Celebrate the season with holiday episodes of How I Met Your Mother, Last Man Standing, The Middle, Suburgatory, Happy Endings and Community -
(Toronto – Friday, December 2, 2011) Next week, squeaky-clean, teen heartthrob Nick Jonas heads into town just in time for the holidays, guest starring as a deadbeat dad on Last Man Standing. Then, The Biggest Loser dishes out a wildcard, inviting all of this season’s past contestants to compete in a marathon, giving the winner an automatic spot in the finale.
Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for December 5 – December 11. All programming is subject to change. Please kindly note specific changes to network airings for
How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls and The Biggest Loser.
How I Met Your Mother (s/CBS): Monday, December 5 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“Symphony of Illumination”
When Robin (Cobie Smulders) receives bad news, she decides to lie about it to the gang. Meanwhile, Marshall (Jason Segel) hangs Christmas decorations on the house in the ‘burbs with help from his neighbour.
2 Broke Girls (s/CBS): Monday, December 5 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
“The Reality Check”
Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) try to find their horse Chestnut a job so he will have lodging for the winter. Meanwhile, Peach (Brooke Lyons, The Inner Circle) auditions for “Real Wives of Tribeca.”
Parks and Recreation: Monday, December 5 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
“The Trial of Leslie Knope”
Things come to a head for Leslie (Amy Poehler), Ben (Adam Scott) and Chris (Rob Lowe).
Louie: Monday, December 5 at 9:30pm ET/PT (10:30MT)
Louie’s brother Robbie (Robert Kelly) has an odd request: he needs Louie’s help getting his new girlfriend to sleep with him. Meanwhile, Louie’s estranged mom makes an unannounced visit and has shocking news to share with her sons.
Law & Order: UK: Monday, December 5 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
A botched robbery leaves an innocent hero dead and a cab driver taken hostage by the two thieves making a getaway. When the police capture one of the accused, Frank Donovan (Rob Jarvis, Hustle), they are desperate to know the whereabouts of his hostage who has a potentially fatal medical condition.
The Biggest Loser: Tuesday, December 6 at 6pm PT/10CT on Citytv (9ET on OMNI1/10MT on OMNI Alberta)
The stakes are higher than ever when all contestants return to the same spot where they had their first challenge to compete in a marathon. For the first time in the show’s history, the contestant who wins the race automatically becomes a finalist and eligible to compete for the $250,000 grand prize. But there’s extra incentive because the first five players who finish the race will also get to split $50,000. The only way to guarantee a spot in the finals is to either win the marathon – or be one of the contestants who stays above the red line at weigh-in.
Last Man Standing (s/ABC): Tuesday, December 6 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“Last Christmas Standing”
Mike’s (Tim Allen) Christmas spirit gets dampened when Ryan (Jonas Brother - Nick Jonas), the father of Kristen’s (Alexandra Krosney) baby, unexpectedly comes back to town after a long absence. Meanwhile, Ed (Hector Elizondo) hires Mandy (Molly Ephraim) as an elf at Outdoor Man, where she tries to unionize the other elves to get better perks.
2 Broke Girls: Tuesday, December 6 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
Two girls from very different backgrounds – Max (Kat Dennings, Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist), poor from birth, and Caroline (Beth Behrs), born wealthy but down on her luck – wind up as waitresses in the same colourful Brooklyn diner. Despite their differences, the two strike up an unlikely friendship that could lead to a successful business venture.
New Girl (s/FOX): Tuesday, December 6 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
“Bad in Bed”
When Jess (Zooey Deschanel) decides to take her relationship with Paul (Justin Long, He’s Just Not That Into You) to the next level, she consults with the guys for some sex advice. Meanwhile, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) worms his way into his boss’ baby shower to compete with his female counterpart at the office.
Raising Hope (s/FOX): Tuesday, December 6 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)
“The Men of New Natesville”
Burt (Garret Dillahunt) encourages Jimmy (Lucas Neff) to be more of a daredevil. So when Jimmy’s co-worker, Frank (Todd Giebenhain), invites him to a house party, Jimmy jumps at the chance to unleash his bolder side. As Jimmy and his new pal spend more time together, they discover they shared a common high school bully. In a series of flashbacks, Jimmy and Frank look back at their unhappy high school years as young Jimmy (Greyson Chance, Your Friends Will Never Believe You) and young Frank. But when the two try to take down their old nemesis, they’re surprised to learn that the bully has changed.
Body of Proof (s/ABC): Tuesday, December 6 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
“Your Number’s Up”
When a recent lottery winner is found brutally murdered, everyone becomes a suspect. Chrishell Stause (All My Children) and Chef Robert Irvine (Restaurant Impossible) guest star.
The Middle (s/ABC): Wednesday, December 7 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“A Christmas Gift”
On a tipsy whim – and against Mike’s (Neil Flynn) wishes – Frankie (Patricia Heaton) decides to throw a Christmas Eve party at the house. Mike buys Frankie a much needed new dishwasher for Christmas, but has a hard time keeping it a secret when she begs him to replace the old one before the party. Meanwhile, Sue (Eden Sher) calls on Reverend TimTom (Paul Hipp) to explain the meaning of Christmas to Brick (Atticus Shaffer); and Axl (Charlie McDermott) gets annoyed with Bob (Chris Kattan) when he tries too hard to be cool in order to befriend him while working together on a Christmas tree lot.
Suburgatory (s/ABC): Wednesday, December 7 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
When Tessa (Jane Levy) overhears George (Jeremy Sisto) break up with his girlfriend, Zoe, (Gloria Votsis) on Skype, she blames herself for his failed relationship and decides that she’s going to get them back together. Unbeknownst to her, though, George is enamored with Tessa’s cute art teacher, Aimee (Ellen Woglom). Later, George decides to embrace the holiday spirit with a tree trimming party complete with his ex-girlfriend, a potential new girlfriend and the Royces, but he soon finds himself under the mistletoe with a special someone.
Modern Family (s/ ABC): Wednesday, December 7 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
The family is gathered at Jay (Ed O’Neill) and Gloria’s (Sofia Vergara) pool on a sunny December day, and that’s where they realize everyone will be scattered this coming Christmas. If they want to celebrate together, it will have to be today! Everyone sets off with their respective duties for express Christmas: Mitchell, (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) Alex (Ariel Winter) and Lily get the tree; Jay and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) are in charge of gift wrapping; Phil (Ty Burrell) and Manny (Rico Rodriguez) get the groceries; Gloria and Luke (Nolan Gould) go retrieve the ornaments; and Claire (Julie Bowen) and Haley (Sarah Hyland) shop for all the gifts. When they all return in the evening, they find quite the holiday sight.
Happy Endings (s/ABC): Wednesday, December 7 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)
“Grinches Be Crazy”
Max, (Adam Pally) desperate for cash, agrees to dress up as Santa for Penny’s (Casey Wilson) charity event. Meanwhile, Jane (Eliza Coupe) accidently gives housekeeper Gita (Jamie Denbo) the envelope stuffed with money for their big Christmas getaway to Turks & Caicos, instead of the $200 Christmas tip she had planned.
Revenge (s/ABC): Wednesday, December 7 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
Emily (Emily Van Camp) questions Nolan’s (Gabriel Mann) loyalty when she discovers a secret of his, but eventually uses it to her advantage in her battle against Tyler (Ashton Holmes). Unfortunately, it sets in motion a chain of events that prove just how dangerous Tyler is. Meanwhile, Amanda (Margarita Levieva, How to Make it in America) makes herself more comfortable in the Hamptons as word of her presence spreads. Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) regains some power, and things get very ugly between her and Conrad (Henry Czerny).
Community (s/NBC): Thursday, December 8 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“Regional Holiday Music”
When the Greendale Glee Club is unexpectedly sidelined, the school’s effervescent choir director, Cory Radison (Taran Killam, Saturday Night Live), sets out recruiting the study group members to fill in. Skeptical at first, they eventually fall under his hypnotic spell, one-by-one, singing and dancing their way to the annual Christmas Pageant.
Rules of Engagement (s/CBS): Thursday, December 8 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
Jeff (Patrick Warburton) has high cholesterol and Audrey (Megyn Price) encourages him to eat healthier food, but he sneaks around with Brenda (Sara Rue, Eastwick) to eat junk food. Meanwhile, Russell (David Spade) can't keep up with his college intern at parties.
Person of Interest (s/CBS): Thursday, December 8 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
Detective Carter (Taraji P. Henson) becomes a person of interest, and Reese (Jim Cavaziel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) must protect her without exposing themselves.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (s/ABC): Friday, December 9
***Two-part episode*** Part one (s/ABC): 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT); Part two: 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 10MT)
“The Johnson-Goslee Family’
Wyzhir Johnson-Goslee is smart and charismatic 16-year-old. He dreams of becoming an interior designer and construction worker, dedicating his time to fixing up his family’s 80-year-old home and improvement projects throughout his community. A miter saw took Wyzhir’s left hand in 2010, a challenge that has not slowed him down. The team has seven days to build the Johnson-Goslee family a new home. Offering to lend a hand and delay his dream vacation to Santa Barbara, California is Wyzhir himself for the first-time in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition history.
Fringe (s/FOX): Friday, December 9 at 9pm ET/PT (8MT, 8CT)
“One Night in October”
The Fringe teams work together when a serial killer “over there” builds an impressive body count, but the case takes an interesting turn after the murderer's alternate identity “over here,” a forensic psychologist, is brought into the investigation. This opens up the possibility of transporting civilians from one universe to the other.
Dussault Inc.: Saturday, December 10 at 7:30pm ET/PT/MT/CT
***Citytv Original Series***
When Jason goes on stage with one of his favorite bands, Steel Panther, and begins staying late at the office, Mashiah thinks that he is not spending enough time on their relationship and suggests they see a couple’s therapist. While going through therapy sessions and working on their relationship, they discover Ayden has started having sex and must give him relationship advice.
Extraordinary Canadians: Sunday, December 11 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
***Citytv Original Series***
“Andrew Cohen on Lester B. Pearson”
Andrew Cohen opens up the many lives of Lester Pearson. A talented athlete and passionate soldier, Pearson is also the man who saved the Suez Crisis and became the prime minister of Canada.
The Quon Dynasty: Sunday, December at 11pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
***Citytv Original Series***
“I -Run Chefs”
Business is booming for the overworked crew at the Lingnan, and so, unfortunately, are Miles’ and Marty’s waistlines. Their bossy mom Amy launches them on a weight-loss program. Miles, worried about the Lingnan’s ongoing staffing crunch, puts Kinman in charge of hiring more help, with Mandy riding shotgun. They end up with a dubious assortment of applicants.
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