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  Citytv sets the mood with all-new Valentine’s day episodes of The Middle, Suburgatory, Happy Endings, and a special one-hour episode of 30 Rock

– Martin Short returns as Marshall’s boss on a new episode of How I Met Your Mother –

– Greg Kinnear guest stars as Phil’s new business partner with a special interest in Claire on an

all-new Modern Family –

Kim Kardashian guest-stars on a brand new episode of Last Man Standing


(Toronto – Friday, February 3, 2012) Next week, it’s all about love and laughter on Citytv, with hilarious Valentine’s Day episodes of The Middle, Suburgatory, Happy Endings, Modern Family and a one-hour special episode of 30 Rock. Still craving romance?  Tune in as passion ignites on The Bachelor when Ben and the bachelorettes head to Panama. Then, Lily and Marshall settle into their new place with a housewarming party that descends into chaos when Ted comes head-to-head with Marshall’s boss, played by guest star Martin Short, on a side-splitting new episode of How I Met Your Mother.



Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for February 6 – February 12. All programming is subject to change. Please kindly note specific changes to network airings for The Bachelor and The Biggest Loser.


How I Met Your Mother (s/CBS): Monday, Feb. 6 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)

“The Burning Beekeeper”

Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and Marshall (Jason Segel) throw a housewarming party, where Ted (Josh Radnor) nearly comes to blows with Marshall's boss (Martin Short, Canada’s Got Talent), and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) hits on a crazy divorcee.


2 Broke Girls (s/CBS): Monday, Feb. 6 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)

“And The Blind Spot”

Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) must prove their cleaning skills to Sophie (Jennifer Coolidge, American Pie) in order to be hired as maids for her cleaning business.


Alcatraz (s/FOX): Monday, Feb. 6 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)

“Guy Hastings”

Former Alcatraz guard Guy Hastings (Jim Parrack, True Blood) resurfaces in San Francisco.  Although Guy is a good man at heart, he is forced into appalling tasks and soon comes face-to-face with an old acquaintance.


The Bachelor: Monday, Feb. 6 at 8pm ET (9MT) on OMNI.2 (s/ABC) and OMNI Alberta (s/ABC); 6PT (10CT) on Citytv

With only nine bachelorettes remaining, Ben heads to Panama for another exotic and romantic adventure escorting the ladies on a tour of an Embera Indian Village. Things get steamy when Ben whisks one lucky lady on dream date that leaves the two secluded on a deserted island. Later, Ben heads out on a two-on-one date to learn some sexy salsa dance moves – but is it true what they say about three being a crowd? Then, as they prepare for their next stop in beautiful Belize, three hopefuls are sent home.


The Biggest Loser (s/NBC): Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 8pm ET on OMNI.1; 6MT/PT (10CT) on Citytv

This week’s challenge addresses the excuse: “I can’t lose weight on my own.” Trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince are suspended over water in a wild dunk tank-like challenge in which the red and black teams have to use their strength to keep their trainer from landing in the pool. The losing team has to do without their trainer until the last chance workout, but one contestant admirably steps up to lead their group while their trainer is away. Later, a heated elimination sends another player home.


Last Man Standing (s/ABC): Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)

***Two Back-to-Back Episodes***

“House of Spirits”

When Vanessa (Nancy Travis) gives Mike (Tim Allen) a history of their house for his birthday, they discover that a woman who lived there more than 100 years ago died upstairs. Now the family suspects the mysterious things going on in the house are linked to the woman's ghost. Meanwhile, Ed (Hector Elizondo) claims to never have cash on him and keeps borrowing from money-strapped Kyle (Christoph Sanders).


“Tree of Strife” (s/ABC): Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
When the overzealous Mandy (Molly Ephraim) gets the chance to meet her idol, Kim Kardashian, things don't go exactly as planned. Meanwhile, Mike (Tim Allen) doesn't want "The Man" ordering him to cut down a damaged tree on his own property, and rallies the family to protest down at City Hall.


New Girl (s/FOX): Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)

“The Landlord”

Jess (Zooey Deschanel) goes against Nick's (Jake  Johnson) wishes when she makes it her mission to befriend the loft's landlord, who is notoriously cranky. In doing so, Jess inadvertently jeopardizes their living situation. Meanwhile, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) is convinced that his boss is sending him mixed signals.


Raising Hope (s/FOX): Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)

“Tarot Cards”

With tax season looming, a very stressed Burt (Garret Dillahunt) resorts to hiring Barney (Gregg Binkley) to manage his finances, but the stress of this situation causes him to blurt out a hurtful remark about Virginia’s (Martha Plimpton) career. Offended, she decides to start a new business as a tarot-card reader. Meanwhile, Jimmy (Lucas Neff) is left to wonder if Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) will be moving to Africa with Wyatt (Ryan Doom, The Roomate).


The Middle (s/ABC): Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)

***Valentine’s Day Episode***

“Valentine’s Day III”
A skipped romantic gesture leaves Mike (Neil Flynn) on Frankie's (Patricia Heaton) bad side on Valentine's Day. Elsewhere, Axl (Charlie McDermott) and Brick (Atticus Shaffer) struggle with writing assignments for school; and Sue (Eden Sher) is puzzled by her boyfriend's (Moises Arias, Hannah Montana) sudden lack of skill when it comes to kissing.

Suburgatory (s/ABC): Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)

***Valentine’s Day Episode***

“Sex and the Suburbs”

George (Jeremy Sisto) panics when he thinks Tessa's (Jane Levy) relationship with Scott Strauss (Thomas McDonell, Prom) may be heating up, so he tries to keep an eye on her by planning game nights at home with her friends. Meanwhile, Tessa gets a kick out of showing off her romance to Dalia (Carly Chaikin), but, oddly enough, becomes less attracted to Scott the more time they spend together.


Modern Family (s/ABC): Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)

***Valentine’s Day Episode***
“Me? Jealous?”
Phil (Ty Burrell) is so preoccupied with impressing his new business partner, Tad (Greg Kinnear,

The Kennedy’s) that he doesn't notice what Claire (Julie Bowen) believes is Tad being overtly inappropriate with her. Meanwhile, Jay (Ed O’Neill) and Gloria (Sophia Vergara) invite Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) to be their temporary house guests while their home is being fumigated.


Happy Endings (s/ABC): Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)

***Valentine’s Day Episode***

“The St. Valentine’s Day Maxssacre”

The road to romance is rocky for the entire gang. Penny (Casey Wilson) has a new boyfriend she wants to dump; Dave (Zachary Knighton) is afraid his new girlfriend is about to dump him; Alex (Elisha Cuthbert), an expert on all things Valentine’s Day, goes looking for a party in the sketchy part of town; and Brad’s (Damon Wayans, Jr.) hopes for a perfect night out with Jane (Eliza Coupe) are dashed when a dental appointment goes terribly wrong. Plus, Max picks up a couple with his limo only to find that one of the passengers is the boyfriend he broke up with a year ago to the day.


Revenge (s/ABC): Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)


In an atmosphere of nervous excitement for Emily (Emily Van Camp) and Daniel's (Joshua Bowman) upcoming engagement party, things quickly start to unravel. Conrad's (Henry Czerny) father (William Devane, 24) visits the Hamptons, and Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) tries to regain the upper hand by using Conrad's own father against him. Meanwhile, Jack (Nick Wechsler) finds himself wandering deeper into the fray.


30 Rock (s/NBC): Thursday, Feb. 9 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)

***One-Hour Valentine’s Day Episode***

“Hey, Baby, What’s Wrong? Part One and Two”

Criss (James Marsden) and Liz (Tina Fey) decide to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but they need to buy a dining room table first. Jack (Alec Baldwin) entertains his mother-in-law, Diana (Mary Steenburgen, Curb Your Enthusiasm), as Jenna (Jane Krakowski) frantically looks to Pete (Scott Adsit) to fill in last-minute as the producer of her first live performance on “America’s Kidz Got Singing.”


Person of Interest (s/CBS): Thursday, Feb. 9 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)

“Wolf and Cub”

The Machine identifies a teenager whose brother was just murdered as the next person of interest. This leads Reese (Jim Cavaziel) scrambling to protect the teen before he avenges his brother’s death. Meanwhile, Finch (Michael Emerson) is concerned that the son of his former business partner is dangerously close to finding out about the Machine.


Private Practice (s/ABC): Thursday, Feb. 9 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)

“Too Much”

When Sam (Taye Diggs) finds his estranged sister, Corinne (Rosanna Arquette, What About Brian?), in jail, heavily medicated and near-catatonic, he brings her to Sheldon (Brian Benben) for help. Meanwhile, Erica (A.J. Langer) begins secret treatments for her cancer and refuses to let Cooper (Paul Adelstein) and Charlotte (KaDee Strickland) tell Mason (Griffin Gluck)..


Who Do You Think You Are? (s/NBC): Friday, Feb. 10 at 8pm ET/PT (9MT, 7CT)

“Marisa Tomei”

Marisa Tomei grew up hearing that her great-grandfather was murdered for being a womanizer and gambler. In order to uncover the truth, she travels to Italy to sort through the facts and discover what really lead to his death.


Fringe (s/FOX): Friday, Feb. 10 at 9pm ET/PT (10MT, 8CT)

“Welcome to Westfield”

Peter (Joshua Jackson), Olivia (Anna Torv) and Walter (John Noble) are trapped in a town from which there is no escape during a mysterious Fringe event.


The Quon Dynasty: Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)

***Encore Presentation***Citytv Original Series***

“Spring Rolls Royce”
Larry, Moe and Curly (a.k.a. Miles, Marty and Ajit) decide to purchase and refit a rusty, clunky catering truck. Their half-baked objective is 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.


Check out for full episodes and exciting extras from some of your favourite Citytv programming, 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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