CITYTV PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18
- The scale doesn’t lie on the season finale of The Biggest Loser -
- The Community gang steps into a whimsical winter wonderland in a special episode featuring stop-motion animation -
- Get a double dose of laughs with two back-to-back episodes of 2 Broke Girls on Monday night -
(Toronto – Friday, December 9, 2011) Next week, it’s the moment everyone’s been “weighting” for on The Biggest Loser. Tune in to the live season finale Tuesday, as all contestants return to reveal their new figures and see who will take home the $250,000 grand prize. Then, Community steps into a winter wonderland with special holiday episode, featuring the whole crew in stop-motion animation. Plus, it’s two times the laughs as the 2 Broke Girls nickel and dime their way to buy a new oven in two back-to-back episodes Monday night.
Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights December 12 – December 18. All programming is subject to change. Please kindly note specific changes to network airings for 2 Broke Girls, The Biggest Loser and Last Man Standing.
2 Broke Girls (s/CBS): Monday, December 12 at 7pm PT/8MT/10CT on Citytv; 8pm ET on OMNI 2 (s/CBS)
***Two back-to-back episodes***
“The Pop-Up Sale”
Caroline (Beth Behrs) holds a jewelery sale in the restaurant so she and Max (Kat Dennings) can earn enough money to buy a new oven.
“The Rich People Problems”: Monday, December 12 at 7:30pm PT/8:30MT/10:30CT on Citytv (8:30pm ET on OMNI 2)
Max (Kat Dennings) gets a taste of Caroline's (Beth Behrs) posh life when they break into her former town house to retrieve her night guard. Nick Zano (Cougar Town) guest stars.
Terra Nova (s/FOX): Monday, December 12 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
Lucas (Ashley Zuckerman) races to assemble the final pieces of his mystery device in advance of the 11th Pilgrimage’s arrival. Also, Jim (Jason O’Mara) and Taylor (Stephen Lang) confront the colony’s “Sixer” mole, Skye (Allison Miller) is reunited with a familiar face and Terra Nova prepares for war.
Parks and Recreation: Monday, December 12 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
Unable to get work done from inside the Parks Department, Leslie (Amy Poehler) forms a citizen action group and fights from the outside. Meanwhile, everyone in the office brainstorms ideas for what to get Leslie for Christmas.
Louie: Monday, December 12 at 9:30pm ET/PT (10:30MT)
Determined not to fall into despair when his daughters spend a week with their mother, Louie attempts to embrace his freedom and be productive. When all else fails, he decides to adopt a dog from the pound, but he may have picked one that is a little long in the tooth.
Law & Order: UK: Monday, December 12 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 11MT)
A deathbed confession to the murder of teenager Amanda Bennet leaves DS Ronnie Brooks (Bradley Walsh) shaken to the core as he is forced to reopen a case he thought was closed 14 years ago. At the time of Amanda’s murder, her wealthy businessman father, Simon (Tim McInnerny, Notting Hill), was accused and convicted of killing her. Now, a more sober Ronnie is forced to ask if mistakes were made in the original investigation.
The Biggest Loser: Tuesday, December 13 6pm PT/10CT on Citytv; 9pm ET on OMNI 2 (s/NBC), 10pm MT on OMNI Alberta (s/NBC)
*** Live Season Finale***
In this must-see live finale, the contestants return for a special reunion and a chance to weigh in one last time – and show America how much weight they’ve lost since beginning their journey. Those who have been eliminated will compete for the $100,000 “at home” prize. Then, it’s the moment viewers have been waiting for, when one of the three finalists is named this season’s “Biggest Loser” and wins the coveted $250,000 grand prize.
Last Man Standing (s/ABC): Tuesday, December 13 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
***Two back-to-back episodes***
“The Passion of Mandy”
Mike (Tim Allen) takes Mandy (Molly Ephraim) under his wing at work when she offers to start an Internet campaign to keep Ed’s (Hector Elizondo) favourite barber shop hangout from closing. Also, an exhausted Vanessa (Nancy Travis) insists that she can still take care of the household despite her hectic work schedule, until she falls asleep during her own business presentation.
“Home Security”: Tuesday, December 13 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
When a neighbour’s home gets broken into, Mike (Tim Allen) thinks his fists and a cabinet full of rifles are enough to keep a home intruder at bay. But Vanessa (Nancy Travis) thinks otherwise and rallies the neighbours to start a Neighbourhood Watch program. While Mike patrols the block, he gets wrapped up in some neighbourhood gossip, which gets him into hot water.
New Girl (s/FOX): Tuesday, December 13 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
The gang attends Schmidt’s (Max Greenfield) holiday office party, and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) frets when she receives an expensive gift from Paul (Justin Long, He’s Just Not That Into You).
Raising Hope (s/FOX): Tuesday, December 13 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)
“It's a Hopeful Life”
In a nod to the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life, the Chances go to the movies and are surprised when they discover that the film they’re watching is strikingly similar to their own family life. Meanwhile, Jimmy (Lucas Neff) is transported into a cinematic dream-like state and experiences the world as though he never met Hope’s serial killer mom Lucy (Bijou Phillips, Almost Famous). But when he returns to reality, he soon realizes that life without Hope would not be nearly as sweet.
Body of Proof (s/ABC): Tuesday, December 13 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
Megan (Dana Delany) investigates the death of a young nanny run down by a car and discovers that her five-year-old charge has been kidnapped and requires medication. A handsome FBI agent, Derek Ames (Cliff Curtis, The Last Airbender), is assigned to the case.
The Middle (s/ABC): Wednesday, December 14 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
After being mortifyingly humiliated due to a family member’s actions, Frankie (Patricia Heaton) has a meltdown and decrees that major changes need to take place in every aspect of the Heck household – and then packs up and abruptly leaves. But Frankie’s not gone for good. She heads to her mother’s house for a little TLC and motherly advice to help her through the humiliation.
Suburgatory (s/ABC): Wednesday, December 14 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
Irritated by all the cafeteria waste at school, Tessa (Jane Levy) motivates the student body to get involved with giving back. Unfortunately, their charity of choice involves helping residents of Florida improve their complexions. When Tessa introduces a homeless transsexual to the student body as part of a lesson, they decide that Tessa is really the person in need. Meanwhile, George (Jeremy Sisto) receives a large dental bill from Noah (Alan Tudyk), which puts a strain on their relationship.
Modern Family (s/ABC): Wednesday, December 14 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
The entire Pritchett/Dunphy clan head to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to spend a week on a dude ranch. Once there, Claire (Julie Bowen) is forced to accept that Dylan (Reid Ewing) is always going to be a part of their lives; Phil (Ty Burrell) attempts to impress Jay (Ed O’Neill) with his cowboy skills; Mitchell hopes the trip will help him learn how to do all of the father/son things he missed out on with his dad; and Alex (Ariel Winter) gets her first kiss.
Revenge (s/ABC): Wednesday, December 14 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
With unexpected assistance from her new ally, Nolan (Gabriel Mann), Emily (Emily VanCamp) makes it her mission to destroy the political and professional life of the district attorney who convicted her father. Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) very privately grieves the loss of her only true love while plotting to confirm her suspicions about Emily’s past. Meanwhile, Daniel (Josh Bowman) exposes a side of himself that Emily finds impossible to resist.
Community (s/NBC): Thursday, December 15 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas”
When Abed (Danny Pudi) wakes up in stop-motion animation, he takes it as a sign that he and the group must re-discover the meaning of Christmas. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) become growingly concerned about Abed's mental health and enlist the help of Professor Duncan (John Oliver). The group undergoes hypnosis to explore Abed's winter wonderland and soon unravel the truth behind Abed’s madness.
Rules of Engagement (s/CBS): Thursday, December 15 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
Audrey (Megyn Price) orders an arm chair that she won't admit she hates and that Jeff (Patrick Warburton) pretends to love. Meanwhile, Russell (David Spade) accuses Timmy (Adhir Kalyan) of sexual harassment.
Person of Interest (s/CBS): Thursday, December 15 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
Reese (Jim Cavaziel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) go into overtime when the Machine gives them the numbers of four persons of interest. Meanwhile, Carter (Taraji P. Henson) deals with the aftermath of the recent assassination attempt on her, and Reese’s past resurfaces.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (s/ABC): Friday, December 16
***Two-part episode*** Part one: 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT); part two: 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
“The Rhodes Family”
The Rhodes family is a tight-knit, hard-working, loving and joyous clan who have always put family first. When grandpa James and grandma Jackie’s daughter, Makia, was diagnosed with a potentially deadly brain tumor leaving her unable to work and in need of daily care, they did not hesitate to take Makia and her kids into their 941-square foot home. Now with seven people living in this small dilapidated house, the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team arrives to brighten their spirits and build them a larger and safer home. Joining the team this week are members from the band Journey. Then, just in time for Christmas, 65 Santas stop by from the Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas to assist in the demolition. Plus, as a very early Christmas present, the family learns their mortgage has been paid off.
The Quon Dynasty: Sunday, December at 18 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
***Citytv Original Series***
“That’s the Way the Fortune Cookie Crumbles”
During a fortune-telling session with clairvoyant/hairdresser Ricky, Amy plaintively asks if she will be lonely in her old age. Little does she realize her daughter Mandy, who still lives with her mom, has decided to go condo shopping. Meanwhile, Ricky also gets Amy worrying about Kinman's health. Determined to get him active, she convinces him to take up the sport of his youth – bowling – and his ultra-competitive sons come along for the ride.
Extraordinary Canadians: Sunday, December 18 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
***Citytv Original Series***
“Jane Urquhart on L.M. Montgomery”
The creator of the most famous literary orphan in the world, Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s life was not as rosy as her stories. Jane Urquhart combs through Mongomery’s diaries and novels to reveal the deep depression that plagued her throughout her life, and the strength of spirit that lead her to create some of the most beloved characters of all time.
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