CITYTV PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26
– Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Wilmer Valderrama guest star on an all-new episode of Suburgatory –
– Scrubs star Ken Jenkins returns to Cougar Town as Jules’ dad “Chick” –
– Blair Underwood embarks on an unforgettable journey to discover his ancestry on a brand-new episode of Who Do You Think You Are? –
(Toronto – Friday, February 17, 2012) Next week, the shore invades the ‘burbs as reality star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino guest stars on an uproarious new episode of Suburgatory along with That ‘70s Show’s Wilmer Valderrama. Then, Ken Jenkins guest stars in Cougar Town as Jules’ dad “Chick” to give Grayson a dose of family hospitality when he asks for permission to marry Jules. Plus, Blair Underwood takes family matters into his own hands, pushing past roadblocks and obstacles to investigate his ancestory on a brand-new episode of Who Do You Think You Are?
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Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for February 20 – February 26. 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. 20 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
When Robin (Cobie Smulders) breaks up with Kevin (Kal Penn), Ted (Josh Radnor) confesses his feelings to her. Meanwhile, Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) is on a mission to find something private of Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily's (Alyson Hannigan).
2 Broke Girls (s/CBS): Monday, Feb. 20 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
“And The Kosher Cupcakes”
Max (Kat Dennings) tries to pass off her cupcakes as kosher when she and Caroline (Beth Behrs) serve them at a boy’s Bar Mitzvah.
Alcatraz (s/FOX): Monday, Feb. 20 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
Madsen (Sarah Jones) and Hauser (Sam Neill) hunt down Johnny McKee (guest star Adam Rothenberg, The Ex List), a former Alcatraz inmate and vicious killer with a background in chemistry. It’s a race against time as the team tries to catch McKee before he horrifically poisons more innocent victims. Meanwhile, more details emerge about Madsen’s grandfather, a former prisoner at Alcatraz.
The Bachelor: The Bachelor: Monday, Feb. 20 at 8pm ET on OMNI.2 (s/ABC) and at 9pm MT on OMNI Alberta (s/ABC); 6PT (10CT) on Citytv
The stakes are high as Ben criss-crosses the country on an exciting and emotionally-charged trip to the final four womens’ hometowns. Travelling to Florida, Tennessee, Texas and Arizona, Ben’s feelings are challenged when he learns more about the ladies through their family and elements of their pasts. One finalist’s father is filled with skepticism about his daughter’s relationship with Ben, and another’s own mother questions her daughter’s sincerity. Back in Los Angles, Ben sadly says good-bye to one heartbroken bachelorette at a tense and emotional rose ceremony.
The Biggest Loser (s/NBC): Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 8pm ET on OMNI.1; 6MT/PT (10CT) on Citytv
This week, the contestants are faced with a temptation competition involving their favourite foods. The winner gains game-changing power to arrange the two teams however they like – all while remaining anonymous. After an unpopular decision to switch up the teams is made, tensions rise and suspicion grows about the identity of the competition winner. Later, after a drama-fuelled weigh-in and elimination, another contestant is sent home.
Last Man Standing (s/ABC): Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“Baxter and Son”
When Mike's (Tim Allen) younger brother and father, Bud (guest star Robert Forster, The Descendants) visit, a sibling rivalry ensues. Then, Eve (Kaitlyn Dever), Mandy (Molly Ephraim) and Kristin (Alexandra Krosney) try to help Bud find a girlfriend.
Cougar Town (s/ABC): Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
“A Mind with a Heart of Its Own”
Jules (Courtney Cox) ends up asking both Ellie (Busy Philipps) and Laurie (Christa Miller) to be her “co-maids” of honour because she can’t stand to hurt anyone’s feelings. Meanwhile, Grayson (Josh Hopkins) tries to ask Chick (guest star Ken Jenkins, Scrubs) for Jules’ hand in marriage, and Chick decides to have a little fun in the process before giving his blessing.
New Girl (s/FOX): Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
When Jess (Zooey Deschanel) tries to intervene with a classroom bully, she finds herself the target of the “bad seed student.” Meanwhile, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) is thrilled over his post-Valentine's sexcapades, but hates that his lover wants to keep it a secret; and Nick (Jake M. Johnson) goes into a tailspin when Julia (guest star Lizzy Caplan, Mean Girls) sends him a cactus.
Raising Hope (s/FOX): Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)
As Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina’s (Shannon Woodward) relationship continues to grow, they both begin to realize that they’ve been hiding some of their bad habits from each other. They agree to let their guards down and start acting like themselves completely, but when Sabrina reveals an unusual childhood phobia, Jimmy decides to help her overcome her fear in a startling way.
Body of Proof (s/ABC): Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10:00pm ET/PT (9:00CT, 8pm MT)
After a car accident reveals a dead body in the trunk, the team is led to another body, leaving them with two cases to solve. Meanwhile, Megan (Dana Delany) is reconnected with an old acquaintance and Kate’s (Jeri Ryan) job is threatened.
The Middle (s/ABC): Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
“The Sit Down”
Axl (Charlie McDermott), Sue (Eden Sher) and Brick (Atticus Shaffer) call a sit-down meeting to accuse a shocked Frankie (Patricia Heaton) of being a nag and Mike (Neil Flynn) of giving out crazy punishments without ever hearing their sides of the story. In return, all they ask is for a chance to do what they're supposed to do - on their own - without constantly being harassed by their parents. But, the kids learn to be careful what they wish for when Frankie and Mike agree to their terms and find themselves taking a relaxing break from responsibility.
Suburgatory (s/ABC): Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
“Fire with Fire”
When Jill Werner (Gillian Vigman, The Hangover) turns to the newly single Dallas (Cheryl Hines) for inspiration and support, her marriage to Noah (Alan Tudyk) goes on the rocks. Meanwhile, Dallas begins spending a lot of time with her hot younger boyfriend, Yoni (guest star Wilmer Valderrama, That ‘70s Show), which causes tension with George (Jeremy Sisto). When Dalia (Carly Chaikin ) befriends Lisa (Allie Grant) to get back at Tessa (Jane Levy) for dating Scott Strauss (guest star Thomas McDonell, Prom) —Tessa decides to take action and recruits Kimantha (Abbie Cobb) to make Dalia jealous. Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino also guest stars.
Modern Family (s/ABC): Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
“Guns and Dolls”
It's a day of disturbing realizations when Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) manages to ruin one of Jay's (Ed O’Neill) proudest golf moments, Phil (Ty Burrell) overhears something that may forever change how he sees his little girl, and Gloria (Sophia Vergara) stumbles upon Claire's (Julie Bowen) dangerous little secret.
Happy Endings (s/ABC): Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30CT, 10:30MT)
“The Butterfly Effect”
Some people wait for the groundhog to signal the end of winter, but instead, the friends wait for Brad (Damon Wayans, Jr.) and Jane’s (Eliza Coupe) annual “spring smackdown.” This yearly domestic squabble heralds in spring letting them all know when Max (Adam Pally) will come out of hibernation and winter will end.
30 Rock (s/NBC): Thursday, Feb. 23 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)
The "TGS" gang celebrates leap day. Jack (Alec Baldwin) learns that Leap Day is more than just an extra day to do business while Liz (Tina Fey) spends her first intercalary holiday helping Jenna (Jane Krakowski) seduce an Internet billionaire. Tracy (Tracy Morgan) rallies the writers to help him use a nearly expired Benihana gift card worth so much that it will take a Leap Day miracle to spend.
Parks and Recreation (s/NBC): Thursday, Feb. 23 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT)
Leslie (Amy Poehler) realizes that the department has forgotten Jerry’s (Jim O’Heir) birthday and decides to throw a party for him at a special location. Meanwhile, Tom (Aziz Ansari) is flabbergasted when he finds out Ann (Rashida Jones) doesn’t share his taste in music.
Person of Interest (s/CBS): Thursday, Feb. 23 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 10MT)
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Private Practice (s/ABC): Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10pm ET/PT (8MT, 9CT)
Sam (Taye Diggs) tries to take care of his sister, Corinne (guest star Anika Noni Rose, Dreamgirls), but her mental condition makes that nearly impossible. Meanwhile, Sheldon (Brian Benben) learns that Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) has life-changing news, and the flirtation between Addison (Kate Walsh) and Jake (Benjamin Bratt) continues.
Who Do You Think You Are? (s/NBC): Friday, Feb. 24 at 8pm ET/PT (9MT, 7CT)
Blair Underwood (The Event) has always wanted to trace both of his parents’ ancestry, but has encountered roadblocks in the past. With limited information, he uncovers articles that reveal the hardships and unexpected triumphs of his ancestors. Taking a DNA test to dig deeper into his family roots, Blair unlocks the secret of his family’s origin and embarks on a journey he will never forget.
Fringe (s/FOX): Friday, Feb. 24 at 9pm ET/PT (10MT, 8CT)
“The End of all Things”
A series of life-threatening events call for extraordinary measures by Peter (Joshua Jackson) and the rest of the Fringe team.
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