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Citytv Programming Highlights: Monday, Sept. 24 to Sunday, Sept. 30

Returning Hits and Fresh New Series Kick Off
Fall 2012 Premiere Week on Citytv
– Critically acclaimed new comedy Partners headlines must-see Monday night alongside the premieres of returning fan-favourites 2 Broke Girls and How I Met Your Mother –
– Turning up the laughs on Tuesday night is heart-warming new comedy Ben and Kate, hilarious new series The Mindy Project, and returning smash hit New Girl –
– Spend quality time with the season premieres of dysfunctional-family favourites Modern Family and The Middle on Wednesday night –
– Thursday night boasts the best in returning dramas with the season premieres of Person of Interest and Scandal –
– Seductive Sunday night features the premieres of thrilling new series 666 Park Avenue and returning cult hit Revenge –
Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for September 24 to September 30. All programming is subject to change. Check local listings for additional scheduling details.

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Monday, Sept. 24:

: 9 a.m. ET/CT/MT/PT
“Around the House”
Host Tracy Moore and bestselling cookbook authors Greta and Janet Podleski serve up sweet potato soup and pumpkin pie pancakes. Rose Reisman returns with her popular “Choose It or Lose It” segment, featuring fast food breakfast options. After all that food, tech-pert Winston Sih has the latest gadgets to motivate and inspire you to get fit and healthy. Then, Yanic Simard helps solve the TV-versus-décor dilemma with tips on positioning.
Katie: 4 p.m. ET/PT/CT, 3 p.m. MT
The legendary Barbra Streisand makes a rare television appearance to discuss her passion – women’s health and heart disease – and her return to Brooklyn for her first performance there in more than 50 years.
How I Met Your Mother (s/CBS): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
Robin's (Cobie Smulders) anxiety on the day of her wedding to Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) prompts Ted (Josh Radnor) to recount the time he insisted on leaving Victoria's (Ashley Williams, Margin Call) jilted fiancé a note before they drove off into the sunset together.
Partners (s/CBS): 8:30p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
**Series Premiere**
Joe (David Krumholtz) must decide whether or not to ask Ali (Sophia Bush) to marry him, but Louis (Michael Urie) and his good intentions threaten to get in the way of his best friend’s happiness.
2 Broke Girls (s/CBS): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
“And the Hidden Stash”
Max (Kat Dennings) joins Caroline (Beth Behrs) on her visit to a white-collar prison to see her father, Martin Channing (guest star Steven Weber, Wings), who encourages them to purchase a particular keepsake at the Channing estate auction.
Revolution (s/NBC):10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
“Chained Heat”
In order to rescue Danny (Graham Rogers), Miles (Billy Burke) knows that he and the gang will need help. Thus, the search for Nora (Daniella Alonso, Friday Night Lights) – a rebel fighter battling against the Militia – begins. Aaron (Zak Orth) confides in Maggie (Anna Lise Phillips), and Danny pays witness to what Captain Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) is capable of.
Tuesday, Sept. 25:
Cityline: 9 a.m. ET/CT/MT/PT
Dabble Day”
It’s Dabble Magazine Day with Kimberley Seldon, Michael Bonacini, Dabble DIY guy Nicholas Rosaci, Dabble trends designer Christine Da Costa and interior designer Shai De Luca-Tamasi. Things heat up with a Spanish theme, as host Tracy Moore explores Barcelona style in décor, food, and a great DIY project using maps.
Katie: 4 p.m. ET/PT/CT, 3 p.m. MT
Singer and actress Demi Lovato sits down with Katie Couric to discuss the emotional battle with anorexia and bulimia that nearly ruined her career. Later, Couric tackles the broader issue of eating disorders and the alarming growing trend in older women.
New Girl (s/FOX): 8 p.m., ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**Special Episode**
Schmidt (Max Greenfield) throws himself a "rebranding" party at which Jess (Zooey Deschanel), recently fired from her teaching job, volunteers to be a "shot girl," alongside a very jaded cocktail waitress (guest star Parker Posey, Louie). Meanwhile, Winston (Lamorne Morris) shows a different side of himself after drinking some of Nick's (Mark Jake Johnson) fruity concoctions, and Cece (Hannah Simone) introduces the gang to her new boyfriend.
Ben and Kate (s/FOX): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
**Series Premiere**
Kate (Dakota Johnson) enlists co-worker BJ (Lucy Punch) to help her prepare for what turns out to be a disastrous first date, while Ben (Nat Faxon) teams up with childhood pal Tommy (Echo Kellum) to stop an ex from getting married.
New Girl (s/FOX): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
Mistaken identity abounds as Jess (Zooey Deschanel) inadvertently captures the attention of a beer delivery guy, then pretends to be someone else when a handsome stranger thinks she is his blind date. Then, a regular at Nick's (Mark Jake Johnson) bar claims to be Nick from the future, and Winston's (Lamorne Morris) disapproving mother – who has a strong dislike for Schmidt (Max Greenfield) – comes to visit.
The Mindy Project (s/FOX): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
**Series Premiere**
Dr. Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) gets drunk and disorderly after an epic toast at her ex-boyfriend's (guest star Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live) wedding, prompting her to make some drastic changes to get her personal and professional life back on track. Ed Helms (The Office) also guest stars.
Private Practice (s/ABC): 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
Addison (Kate Walsh) settles into her new life after making a decision between Jake (Benjamin Bratt) and Sam (Taye Diggs). Meanwhile, Violet (Amy Brenneman) fears the worst when Pete (Tim Daly) doesn't show up to his preliminary court hearing; Charlotte (KaDee Strickland) swears Cooper (Paul Adelstein) to secrecy when she receives shocking news; Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) celebrates one year of sobriety; and Sheldon (Brian Benben) rekindles a romance with his ex-wife.
Wednesday, Sept. 26:
Cityline: 9 a.m. ET/CT/MT/PT
Host Tracy Moore welcomes guest experts Bryce Wylde, Claire Tansey, Karyn Gordon and Danielle Hodges. Get tips on how to prepare a delicious dinner and a mouth-watering no bake desert. Plus, is organic food really healthier? Health and wellness expert Bryce Wylde weighs in on the debate. Also, find out how to correct the most common dog behavior problems.
Katie: 4 p.m. ET/PT/CT, 3 p.m. MT
She’s funny, fearless, and fabulous – Modern Family star Sofia Vergara talks to Katie Couric about her long road to “overnight” success. Plus, is breastfeeding OK in class? American university professor and single mother Adrienne Pine joins Couric to discuss the controversy she recently accidentally created when she fed her sick toddler while teaching.
The Middle (s/ABC): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**Special One-Hour Season Premiere**
“The Last Whiff of Summer, Part 1 & 2”
Frankie's (Patricia Heaton) plans to recreate the magic of her own childhood summers are foiled when Mike (Neil Flynn) lets it slip that Axl (Charlie McDermott) is his favourite Heck child. Meanwhile, Brick (Atticus Shaffer) decides to grow a tomato for his summer project and Sue (Eden Sher) tries to bond with a reluctant Mike.
Modern Family (s/ABC): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
“Bringing Up Baby”
With his birthday fast-approaching, Jay (Ed O’Neill) once again attempts to keep things as low-key as possible. However, the Dunphys have other ideas in mind and Phil (Ty Burrell) takes Jay on a very unconventional fishing trip with his buddies, while Gloria (Sofia Vergara) struggles with how to break the pregnancy news to him. Meanwhile, Dylan (Reid Ewing) moves into the Dunphy household and Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) look into adopting a cat.
Revenge (s/ABC): 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
**Special Episode**
“The First Chapter”
Relive all of the dark, juicy moments and dive into the mysteries of the Hamptons’ most rich and powerful. Thehour-long special brings new Revenge viewers up to speed, while giving die-hard fans a refresher on last season’s hottest new show leading up to the Season 2 premiere on Sunday, Sept. 30.
Thursday, Sept. 27:
Cityline: 9 a.m. ET/CT/MT/PT
“Home Day”
Host Tracy Moore and guest experts Brian Gluckstein, Sharon Grech and Jackie Glass transform an outdoor space, makeover a living room and create a fall-themed harvest table setting.
Katie: 4 p.m. ET/PT/CT, 3 p.m. MT
The most listened-to woman on American radio, Delilah consoles eight million listeners every week with her spot-on advice and favourite "sappy love songs." In an exclusive interview, Katie Couric gets to know the woman behind the microphone as Delilah shares her zest for life despite the many hardships she has faced, including the loss of one of her 12 children.
Parks and Recreation: 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“Soda Tax”
Leslie (Amy Poehler) engages in her first mission as city councillor – passing a city-wide tax on giant sodas. Chris (Rob Lowe) helps Andy (Chris Pratt) get in shape to prepare for his police entrance exam. Meanwhile, Ben (Adam Scott) struggles to connect with the interns in his office.
Person of Interest (s/CBS): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
“The Contingency”
Reese (Jim Caviezel) asks Detectives Carter (Taraji P. Henson) and Fusco (Kevin Chapman) for help finding Finch (Michael Emerson), who was kidnapped by his nemesis (recurring guest star Amy Acker, The Cabin in the Woods).
Scandal (s/ABC): 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
“White Hat’s Off”
Information about Quinn's (Katie Lowes) real identity and past is revealed, a senator facing public disgrace asks Olivia (Kerry Washington) for help, and Cyrus (Jeff Perry) and Mellie (Bellamy Young) put President Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) in a compromising position.
Friday, Sept. 28:
Cityline: 9 a.m. ET/CT/MT/PT
“Fashion Friday”
Host Tracy Moore kicks off Fashion Friday with Lynn Spence and a fashion show with Cashmere-tissue dresses. Plus, celebrity stylist Tyler Colton and makeup artist Kirk Brierley give some lucky audience members the star treatment with full makeovers.
Katie: 4 p.m. ET/PT/CT, 3 p.m. MT
Katie Couric sits down with comedian, author and late-night talk show host Chelsea Handler.
Fringe (s/FOX): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
“Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11”
Peter (Joshua Jackson) and Etta (recurring guest star Georgina Haig, The Elephant Princess) search for Olivia (Anna Torv) in 2036 as the Fringe team, released from amber after 20 years, joins the rebellion to halt the Observers' world dominance.
Hail Mary: 10 p.m. ET/PT/MT, 9 p.m. CT
**Citytv Original Series**
“Not in Kansas Anymore”
The American hopefuls, including Joe Burnett and Orrin Thompson, arrive in Alberta and immediately experience culture shock. Eskimos GM Eric Tillman reminds them about the city’s high expectations for their CFL team and tells the players, including local boy Ryan King, that the “job interview” begins now.
Sunday, Sept. 30:
Revenge (s/ABC): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
In the wake of last summer’s events in the Hamptons, and with the ante even higher, what will Emily’s (Emily VanCamp) next move be? Will she be able to manage her heart and keep her emotions from getting in the way of her resolve to avenge her father?
666 Park Avenue (s/ABC): 10 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT/CT
**Series Premiere**
When Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) and Henry Martin (Dave Annable), an idealistic young couple from the Midwest, arrive in New York City, they are offered the opportunity to manage the historic Drake building by its wealthy owners, Gavin (Terry O’Quinn) and Olivia Duran (Vanessa Williams) –  and the seduction begins. Lured by the intoxicating lifestyle of New York's wealthy elite, they soon wonder what they've gotten themselves into. When they unwittingly bump into the dark embrace of the building's mysterious supernatural forces, they begin to suspect that not everything is what it seems.
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