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Citytv Programming Highlights: Monday, Dec. 3 to Sunday, Dec. 9

– Max and Caroline prepare for opening day at the cupcake shop on an all-new 2 Broke Girls –
– Penny’s prescription helmet gets in the way of her love life on Happy Endings
– Kick off the holiday season with Tim Burton’s visionary remake of a hit classic, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dec. 9 –
Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for December 3 to December 9. All programming is subject to change.

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Monday, Dec. 3:

: 9 a.m. ET/ PT/MT/CT
“Around the House”
Host Tracy Moore talks with technology journalist Winston Sih about the do’s and don’t’s of holiday shopping online, and the Looney Spoons – Janet and Gretta Podleski – drop by to serve up family-friendly hors d’oeuvres. Plus, trend reporter Arren Williams suggests unique and quirky gift ideas, and interior designer Yanic Simard showcases new uses for the traditional bar cart.
How I Met Your Mother (s/CBS): 8 p.m., ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“Lobster Crawl”
Robin (Cobie Smulders) contemplates one last fling with Barney (Neil Patrick Harris). Meanwhile, Ted (Josh Radnor) steps in as baby Marvin's nanny, and Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) realize there's a definite motive behind the move.
Happy Endings: 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“P & P Romance Factory”
Penny (Casey Wilson) meets a terrific new guy, Pete (guest star Nick Zano, 2 Broke Girls), but their romance is limited by her frantic attempts to hide the prescription helmet she must wear due to her concussions.
2 Broke Girls (s/CBS): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“And the New Boss”
Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) hire an intern to help get their cupcake shop ready for opening, but Max experiences trouble in her new managerial role.
Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23: 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
“Whatever it Takes”
June (Dreama Walker) is faced with a moral dilemma when she is offered her dream job. Meanwhile, James (James Van Der Beek) is frustrated when he is paired with the worst dancing partner on Dancing with the Stars.
Tuesday, Dec. 4:
Cityline: 9 a.m. ET/ PT/MT/CT
“Makeover Madness”
Host Tracy Moore welcomes stylist Ingrie Williams and fabulous fashions from Jacob. Plus, hair stylists Bill Rowley, Grace Tartaglia, and Maurice Fiorio, skincare specialist Derek Selby, and makeup artists Dino Dilio and Kirk Brierley stop by for the audience makeovers. 
Raising Hope (s/FOX): 8 P.M. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“Squeak Means Squeak”
Jimmy (Lucas Neff) complains that Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) never does any of the difficult parenting work with Hope. Meanwhile, Virginia (Martha Plimpton) and Burt (Garret Dillahunt) try to catch a squirrel that's been bullying the other squirrels on the block.
Ben and Kate (s/FOX): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“The Trip”
Kate (Dakota Johnson) and Will (recurring guest star Geoff Stults) go on a camping trip together, but their romantic getaway is interrupted by some unwelcome guests. Meanwhile, BJ (Lucy Punch) tries to help Tommy (Echo Kellum) get over his feelings for Kate.
New Girl (s/FOX): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Winston (Lamorne Morris) want to get a bathtub for the loft. Meanwhile, Nick (Jake Johnson) encounters a beautiful customer at the bar, and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) must decide between his boss and Cece (Hannah Simone).
The Mindy Project (s/FOX): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
“Two to One”
Mindy (Mindy Kaling) decides to be her own boss when she feels disrespected by Danny (Chris Messina) and Jeremy (Ed Weeks). Meanwhile, Shulman's (recurring guest star Stephen Tobolowsky) practice gets competition from midwives who are poaching patients.
Private Practice (s/ABC): 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
“Life Support”
Follow Cooper's (Paul Adelstein) story from the moment of his conception through a nasty fight with Charlotte (KaDee Strickland), which inadvertently threatens the lives of their triplets. Meanwhile, Violet (Amy Brenneman) comforts a friend who is being advised to take her partner off life support.
Wednesday, Dec. 5:
Cityline: 9 a.m. ET/ PT/MT/CT
“Family Day”
Tracy Moore hosts “Family Day” with health and wellness expert Bryce Wylde, parenting expert Nanny Robina, food expert Sandi Richard, and writer/parenting expert Kathy Buckworth. Find out how to prepare an easy dinner for this busy time of year and get a quick muffin mix that makes mornings a breeze. Plus, learn more about age-appropriate tech gifts, and natural ways to keep healthy during the holidays.
The Middle (s/ABC): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“Christmas Help”
Christmas is not a merry one for Mike (Neil Flynn) when he helps his brother Rusty (recurring guest star Norm MacDonald, Grown Ups) move furniture into the Heck house garage and discovers that Rusty doesn't actually own the items. Meanwhile, Frankie (Patricia Heaton) hatches a plan to take a part-time holiday job in a department store to get an employee discount.
Modern Family (s/ABC): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
**Encore Presentation**
“Express Christmas”
The family is gathered at Jay (Ed O'Neill) and Gloria's (Sofía Vergara) pool on a sunny December day, when they realize that everyone will be scattered this coming Christmas. It’s now or never if they want to celebrate it together, so everyone sets off with their respective duties in order to pull together an “express Christmas.”
Suburgatory (s/ABC): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
George (Jeremy Sisto) grants Tessa's (Jane Levy) wish to spend Christmas in New York City with her mother. Meanwhile, Ryan (Parker Young) finds out he was adopted, turning the Shay house upside down.
Thursday, Dec. 6:
Cityline: 9 a.m. ET/ PT/MT/CT
“Home Day”
Interior designers Brian Gluckstein, Stacy McLennan, Mary Dobson, and Antonio Bellusci join host Tracy Moore for “Home Day,” featuring neat ways to use photography in interior décor and easy DIY projects for the dining room table.
30 Rock (s/NBC): 8 P.M. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“My Whole Life is Thunder”
Jenna (Jane Krakowski) starts to push the newly married Liz (Tina Fey) over the edge with her wedding envy. Meanwhile, Jack (Alec Baldwin) tries to break his pattern of perpetually disappointing his mother, and Tracy (Tracy Morgan) works to lift Kenneth’s (Jack McBrayer) spirits with the help of a small-screen icon.
Parks and Recreation: 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“Ron and Diane”
Ron (Nick Offerman), Diane (Jeanne Simpson), and Leslie (Amy Poehler) attend a wood working awards dinner after one of Ron's (Nick Offerman) handcrafted chairs is nominated. Meanwhile, Jerry (Jim O'Heir) hosts a holiday party and some of his friends are shocked to find they were not invited.
Person of Interest (s/CBS): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
Finch (Michael Emerson) and Reese’s (Jim Caviezel) surveillance skills are pushed to the limit when a New York City cab driver’s number comes up and any one of his passengers could be involved in the impending crime.
Scandal (s/ABC): 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
“Happy Birthday, Mr. President”
A national tragedy forces Olivia (Kerry Washington) to return to work at the White House. Meanwhile, Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) tackles his first few days of presidency.
Friday, Dec. 7:
Cityline: 9 a.m. ET/ PT/MT/CT
“Fashion Friday”
Hair stylist Max Pereira and makeup artist Tracy Peart join host Tracy Moore for a great in-studio makeover of one lucky audience member. Plus, Stylist Sandra Pittana showcases designer looks from The Room at The Bay and trendy looks from Top Shop.
Last Man Standing (s/ABC): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“Circle of Life”
When Mike (Tim Allen) brings home a duck he shot for dinner, Kristin (Alexandra Krosney) is horrified that he would expose young Boyd ( Flynn Morrison) to the violence of death.
Malibu Country (s/ABC): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“Bro Code”
Reba's (Reba McEntire) attempts to gather information on Bobby's (Jeffrey Nordling) past life from his ex-bandmate Pete (guest star Steven Weber, 2 Broke Girls) are foiled by the "bro code."
Fringe (s/ABC): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“The Human Kind”
Peter's (Joshua Jackson) observation of Windmark puts him in grave danger, while Olivia (Anna Torv) goes on a mission to find equipment for Walter (John Noble) and meets a woman with remarkable intuition.
Saturday, Dec. 8:
The Liquidator: 8:30 p.m. ET/MT/PT, 7:30 p.m. CT
**Canadian Original Series**
“Heads…or Tail Between Legs”
The world of liquidation brings a mix of highs and lows. A quick sale gives Jeff a hit of the high, but he’s brought back down to earth when he gets a taste of his own medicine. He is reminded of one of the cardinal rules of liquidation: Never fall in love with your inventory.
Sunday, Dec. 9:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
When eccentric candy man Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp, Dark Shadows) promises a lifetime supply of sweets and a tour of his chocolate factory to five lucky kids, penniless Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore, The Art of Getting By) seeks the priceless golden ticket that will make him a winner. Thanks to his Grandpa Joe (David Kelly, Stardust), Charlie gets the prize of his dreams – but a far more wonderful surprise than he could ever imagine awaits him.
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