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CTV Programming Highlights: Dec. 3 – 31


Program Alert – December 3, 2013

CTV Programming Highlights: Dec. 3 – 31

It’s a bustling December as CTV wraps up the year with season finales of CTV’s original undercover cop drama PLAYED, THE AMAZING RACE, and THE VOICE, and fall finales for GREY’S ANATOMY and ONCE UPON A TIME. Plus, new episodes of THE MENTALIST, HOSTAGES, THE GOLDBERGS, TROPHY WIFE, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, ARROW, THE BIG BANG THEORY, TWO AND A HALF MEN, THE NEIGHBORS, GRIMM, W5, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI, and BLUE BLOODS.

Just ahead of the winter Season Premiere of SAVING HOPE, CTV gets viewers caught up with an eight-day marathon beginning Dec. 25.

For viewers looking for a little holiday spirit this month, CTV and CTV Two schedules are trimmed with new blockbuster films, timeless classics, and a fresh batch of holiday movies. To view CTV’s 2013 full holiday programming, CLICK HERE.

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Programming Highlights for Dec. 3 - 31 on CTV, and the CTV GO App include: 

  • #AmellWednesdays continue with cousins Robbie and Stephen Amell in new episodes of THE TOMORROW PEOPLE and ARROW (Dec. 4)
  • It’s the final race for the finish line, and an incredible grand prize, on the two-hour Season 23 finale of THE AMAZING RACE (Dec. 8)
  • Prepare for a double-header of fantasy with back-to-back episodes of GRIMM (Dec. 13)
  • One competitor takes the title on the two-hour live Season 5 finale of THE VOICE (Dec. 17)
  • CTV’s original undercover cop drama PLAYED reaches its gripping season finale, with back-to-back episodes (Dec. 19)
  • Catch-up before the new season begins with a marathon of SAVING HOPE (Dec. 25)


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Below is a chronological listing of regular programming highlights for Dec. 3 – 31. All programming is subject to change. (All times ET/PT; visit to confirm local broadcast times).


Tuesday, Dec. 3

9 p.m. – THE GOLDBERGS – “Shopping” – NEW EPISODE

Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) can't resist a good sale, even if it is something the family doesn't really need. Murray (Jeff Garlin) tells Beverly to stop her bargain hunting despite her protests that she is saving the family money in the long run. So when Erica (Hayley Orrantia) gets a job at the local department store, Beverly's dream comes true and Erica's nightmare begins. Meanwhile, Pops (George Segal) takes Barry (Troy Gentile) and Adam (Sean Giambrone) to the racetrack for an afternoon of fun.

9:30 p.m. – TROPHY WIFE – “Russ Bradley Morrison” – NEW EPISODE

When Kate (Malin Akerman) tries to play matchmaker with Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) and another parent on a field trip, she soon learns that Diane is more challenging to set up than she originally thought. Meanwhile, Jackie (Michaela Watkins) decides to nurse Pete (Bradley Whitford) back to health, and Hillary (Bailee Madison) helps Bert (Albert Tsai) get on his teacher's good side.

Wednesday, Dec. 4


Stephen (Robbie Amell) is determined to uncover what he hopes is the key to finding his father, and crafts a plan with the Tomorrow People that involves getting inside Jedikiah's (Mark Pellegrino) head. Meanwhile, Cara (Peyton List) and Russell (Aaron Yoo) encounter an uninvited visitor in the subway tunnel base, and Stephen takes a risky opportunity and snoops around Ultra.

8 p.m. – ARROW – “The Scientist” – NEW EPISODE

A seemingly impossible robbery at Queen Consolidated's Applied Sciences Division brings Central City police scientist Barry Allen (Grant Gustin, GLEE) to town. Barry offers to help Oliver (Stephen Amell) and his team with the investigation. Oliver senses there is more to Barry than meets the eye, but he's distracted by the similarities between this current case and something that happened on the island. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) takes a liking to Barry, which doesn't go unnoticed by Oliver.

Thursday, Dec. 5

8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY – “The Discovery Dissipation” – NEW EPISODE

Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) help Sheldon (Jim Parsons) cope with the shame he's feeling after his accidental contribution to science is disproved. Meanwhile, Raj (Kunal Nayyar) must stay with Howard (Simon Helberg) and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) for a week.

8:30 p.m. – TWO AND A HALF MEN – “Numero Uno Accidente Lawyer” – NEW EPISODE

Walden's (Ashton Kutcher) date with an accident-prone model goes longer than expected, and Alan (Jon Cryer) dates a woman who shares some surprising personal information with him.


April's (Sarah Drew) sisters arrive to help celebrate her upcoming nuptials and quickly get on her nerves, and Matthew (Justin Bruening) and Jackson (Jesse Williams) are forced to work together when they witness a terrible accident. Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) work hard to re-establish their relationship, and Cristina (Sandra Oh) is pressured to live stream an upcoming surgery.

10 p.m. – PLAYED – “Secrets” – NEW EPISODE

Rebecca (Chandra West) finally has the informant she’s been waiting for in Angie Sarich (Camille Sullivan, MOTIVE), the accountant for elusive and powerful drug kingpin Thomas Novak (John Ralston, LIFE WITH DEREK). Angie wants to work with the C.I.U. to take Novak down and start a new life for her and her son, but a shocking connection between Rebecca and Novak puts everyone at risk.

Friday, Dec. 6

8:30 p.m. – THE NEIGHBORS – “Supreme Like Me” – NEW EPISODE

When a water pipe bursts in the Weaver house, Mother Joyner (Meredith Baxter, COLD CASE), and Father Kersee (Reginald VelJohnson, FAMILY MATTERS) help the Weavers clean up the mess. Marty (Lenny Venito) and Debbie (Jami Gertz) are so eager to finally have the company of warm, supportive parents that they don't realize they're inadvertently causing a rift between Jackie (Toks Olagundoye) and her parents. Meanwhile, Larry (Simon Templeman) steps up his job hunting to prove to Jackie's parents that he can get a job and support his family.


Nick (David Giuntoli) faces his toughest challenge yet when he and Hank (Russell Hornsby) investigate a case that combines religious phenomenon with the dark dealings of the Wesen Council. Meanwhile, Rosalee (Bree Turner) is torn when Nick's case challenges her Wesen loyalties. Elsewhere, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) leaves town to tend to some ‘family matters.’

Saturday, Dec. 7

7 p.m. – W5

Synopsis currently unavailable.

10 p.m. – PLAYED – “Secrets” – ENCORE BROADCAST

Catch an encore presentation of this week’s episode of CTV’s new original drama PLAYED. Please see Dec. 5 for a full synopsis.

Sunday, Dec. 8

7 p.m. – ONCE UPON A TIME – “The New Neverland” – NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

8 p.m. – THE AMAZING RACE – “Amazing ‘Crazy’ Race” – TWO HOUR SEASON FINALE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

10 p.m. – THE MENTALIST – “Green Thumb” – NEW EPISODE

The FBI reluctantly enlists Jane's (Simon Baker) help to find a missing computer programmer, but he won't help unless Lisbon is brought on board as well.

Monday, Dec. 9

8 p.m. – THE VOICE – “Live Semi-Final Performances” – NEW EPISODE – LIVE

The top artists perform live in front of coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, CeeLo Green, and Christina Aguilera for America's vote. Carson Daly hosts.

10 p.m. – HOSTAGES – “The Cost of Living” – NEW EPISODE

When Brian (Tate Donovan) goes to the police to expose Duncan (Dylan McDermott) and his team, he decides against telling the truth after Burton (Larry Pine) shows up and shows him evidence of Ellen (Toni Collette) and Duncan getting close. Meanwhile, Duncan's trip to New York City puts a snag in the plans to kill the President (James Naughton).

Tuesday, Dec. 10

8 p.m. – MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – “The Bridge” – NEW EPISODE

Coulson (Clark Gregg) takes the war back to Centipede, and this time he brings Mike Peterson (J. August Richards, ANGEL) for some super-soldier support. As they get closer to the truth, startling secrets are revealed and an unexpected twist threatens the team.

9 p.m. – THE GOLDBERGS – “Kara-te” – NEW EPISODE

Barry (Troy Gentile) decides to sign up for the school's holiday talent show but is bummed when the school doesn't approve karate as a talent. Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is livid and brow beats the teacher in charge to change his mind. After the family watches Barry's routine, everyone wonders whether he will be able to pull off the performance... or if he’ll crack under the pressure. Meanwhile, Erica (Hayley Orrantia) gets coerced by Pops (George Segal) to also perform in the talent show.

9:30 p.m. – TROPHY WIFE – “Twas the Night Before Christmas... or Twas It?” – NEW EPISODE

Pete (Bradley Whitford), Kate (Malin Akerman), Diane (Marcia Gay Harden), and Jackie (Michaela Watkins) wake up Christmas morning hung-over with the house in a state of complete disaster. They try to piece together the events of last night's Christmas Eve festivities while also trying to save Christmas for the kids.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

7 p.m. – THE TOMORROW PEOPLE – “Death’s Door” – NEW EPISODE

When John (Luke Mitchell) finds himself in a dangerous situation, Stephen (Robbie Amell) is unable to help without revealing himself to Ultra. Not satisfied with the answer he has discovered about his father's disappearance, Stephen decides to take drastic measures with the help of his fellow Tomorrow People to find out the truth. Meanwhile, Cara (Peyton List) and Russell (Aaron Yoo) negotiate a trade with Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino), which ultimately makes Jedikiah take a big risk.

8 p.m. – ARROW – “Three Ghosts” – NEW EPISODE

After a fight with Cyrus Gold, AKA the Acolyte (Graham Shiels, THE MENTALIST), Oliver (Stephen Amell) is drugged and left for dead. Determined to cure him, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) makes a risky decision. The cure causes Oliver to hallucinate, and what he sees forces him to confront his past. Meanwhile, Barry (Grant Gustin, 90210) continues to help Felicity, and their connection grows stronger. The Arrow asks Lance (Paul Blackthorne) to look into Gold, but when the stakeout on Gold goes bad, someone is killed.


The BAU is called to Kansas City to investigate a series of murders. A tense reunion ensues between Blake (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and her father (Tom Bower, GREY’S ANATOMY), a retired police captain, and her brother (Brennan Elliott, CEDAR COVE), a detective, who all must work together to help solve the crime.

10 p.m. – CSI – “The Lost Reindeer” – NEW EPISODE

When a man is found murdered at an elaborate holiday party complete with real snow and live reindeer, the CSI team is brought in to investigate.

Thursday, Dec. 12

8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY – “The Cooper Extraction” – NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

8:30 p.m. – TWO AND A HALF MEN – “On Vodka, On Soda, On Blender, On Mixer” – NEW EPISODE

Walden (Ashton Kutcher) helps Jenny (Amber Tamblyn) get a second date with a one-night stand and Alan's (Jon Cryer) transgender girlfriend's ex-wife (Diane Farr, THE MENTALIST) hits on him. Meanwhile, in the spirit of the holidays, Alan receives a Japanese delicacy from Jake (Angus T. Jones) for Christmas, and Walden's Malibu house is alive with questionable Christmas carol lyrics.

9 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY – “Get Up, Stand Up” – FALL FINALE

On the day of April's (Sarah Drew) wedding, the Grey Sloan Memorial doctors are all preoccupied with their own drama. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Cristina (Sandra Oh) continue to argue about their research and careers, Bailey (Chandra Wilson) comes clean to Ben (Jason George) about her feelings regarding him moving back to Seattle, and Shane (Gaius Charles) puts himself in a risky situation. Meanwhile, Derek (Patrick Dempsey) gets a phone call that will change his life.

10 p.m. – PLAYED – “Untouchables” – NEW EPISODE

Diplomatic immunity prevents the homicide police from investigating a murder which occurs at an Eastern European consulate, and the C.I.U. is called in on the case. Rebecca (Chandra West) and Maria (Lisa Marcos) try to get through to the Consular Aide (Liane Balaban), while Moreland (Vincent Walsh) and Khali (Agam Darshi) take on the forceful, eccentric Consul (Noam Jenkins). The team unravels an international network of human trafficking, but will the Consul face justice?

Friday, Dec. 13

8 p.m. – GRIMM – “Cold Blooded” – NEW EPISODE – SPECIAL TIME

Synopsis currently unavailable.

9 p.m. – GRIMM – “Twelve Days of Krampus” – NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS – “Mistaken Identity” – NEW EPISODE

Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Baez (Marisa Ramirez) investigate a local bombing, but meet with tension and resistance from the community during the investigation. Meanwhile, Frank (Tom Selleck) must deal with the political fallout when a man punches an officer who was overly aggressive in his questioning.

Sunday, Dec. 15

7 p.m. – ONCE UPON A TIME – “Going Home” – FALL FINALE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

Monday, Dec. 16

8 p.m. – THE VOICE – “Live Final Performances” – NEW EPISODE – TWO HOURS – LIVE

In the final phase of the competition, Carson Daly hosts as the remaining artists perform in front of coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, CeeLo Green, and Christina Aguilera during a live broadcast.

10 p.m. – HOSTAGES – “Fight or Flight” – NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

Tuesday, Dec. 17


Synopsis currently unavailable.


Celebrity coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, CeeLo Green, and Christina Aguilera cheer on the remaining competitors as the competition comes to a close and Carson Daly reveals who America has chosen as the winner on the Season 5 finale of The Voice.

Thursday, Dec. 19

9 p.m. – PLAYED – “Hitmen” – NEW EPISODE

In back-to-back episodes, PLAYED’s finale night begins with an episode that follows Devil’s Guard, a notorious biker gang that is behind the murders of innocent people. The C.I.U.’s one chance to infiltrate the gang is to trust the biker’s hit man, Richard Dansky (Joseph Kell, Lies and Deception). Together, he and Moreland (Vincent Walsh) discover why the gang is targeting innocent people, and in a showdown with the volatile and erratic gang leader, they bring the bikers to their knees. 

10 p.m. – PLAYED – “Revenge” – SEASON FINALE

In the gripping season finale of CTV original series PLAYED, all bets are off when Moreland’s worst nightmare comes true. Eight years ago, he infiltrated Charlie Mulcair’s (Shaun Benson, Populaire) gang. In the shoot-out that led to Mulcair’s arrest, his 12-year-old son was killed. Now out on parole, the convicted armed robber is bent on revenge. The vicious ex-con has been looking for Moreland and runs into him with his daughter, Emily (Zoé De Grand Maison, SAVING HOPE).  

Friday, Dec. 20

10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS – “Ties That Bind” – NEW EPISODE

Danny's (Donnie Wahlberg) loyalty is tested when he is assigned to the case of his childhood friend Mickey (Tom Cavanagh, THE GOLDBERGS), who is under investigation for having ties to an infamous mob family. Meanwhile, Frank (Tom Selleck) gets word that crime is on the rise due to a recent judicial ruling about the legality of the "stop and frisk" policy.

Wednesday, Dec. 25

10 p.m. – SAVING HOPE – “I Watch Death” – SEASON 2 MARATHON

Alex (Erica Durance) and Charlie (Michael Shanks) are caught in the middle of a shooting on their way to their first shift back at Hope Zion Hospital, and it’s all hands on deck when the victims of the shooting end up at Hope Zion. While in the midst of the commotion, Alex has to treat a bullied teenager and deal with her own emotions with everything that’s happened in the past year of her life.

Thursday, Dec. 26

10 p.m. – SAVING HOPE – “Why Waste Time” – SEASON 2 MARATHON

Alex (Erica Durance) is trying to get her life back to normal with Charlie (Michael Shanks), and at Hope Zion Hospital – but with Charlie’s head in the clouds and the pressure to find her medical niche – she’s struggling. Inspiration comes in the form of an immigrant doctor who needs Alex to save his wife’s life, and in return, helps her find her calling.

Friday, Dec. 27

10 p.m. – SAVING HOPE – “Defense” – SEASON 2 MARATHON

The doctors at Hope Zion Hospital are forced to deal with people from their past as Alex (Erica Durance), Charlie (Michael Shanks), and Joel (Daniel Gillies) take on the daunting task of operating on a malpractice lawyer known for suing every doctor in his path. Meanwhile, Zach (Ben Ayres) is tested when the last person he wants to treat comes into his E.R., and a patient from Season 1 returns with some difficult insight for Charlie and Alex.

Saturday, Dec. 28

7 p.m. – W5

Synopsis currently unavailable.

10 p.m. – SAVING HOPE – “The Face of the Giant Panda” – SEASON 2 MARATHON

Alex (Erica Durance) must become the unlikely advocate for a violent young prisoner brought in to Hope Zion Hospital, while Joel (Daniel Gillies) connects with a disfigured refugee and tries to convince Dr. Dana Kinney (Wendy Crewson) to come back to operate on him. Meanwhile, a spirit who is familiar to many Hope Zion doctors shows up in the morgue when Charlie (Michael Shanks) is about to do a routine procedure.

Sunday, Dec. 29

7 p.m. – SAVING HOPE – “All Things Must Pass” – SEASON 2 MARATHON

After a young, healthy, and hunky fireman dies suddenly at Hope Zion Hospital, Alex (Erica Durance) must take the stand at Hope Zion’s Morbidity and Mortality Rounds to find out what went wrong and who is to blame. Meanwhile, Charlie (Michael Shanks) deals with a nervous aspiring Nun, and Joel (Daniel Gillies) has to decide if he can be the man that comes through for Sonja (Erin Karpluk, BEING ERICA).

Sunday, Dec. 30

10 p.m. – SAVING HOPE – “Bed One” – SEASON 2 MARATHON

When a heat wave hits the city, Alex (Erica Durance) is appointed Trauma Team Leader as the hospital is faced with an influx of patients during a blackout. With no back-up power available, Dawn (Michelle Nolden) and Charlie (Michael Shanks) must figure out a way to continue their surgery as Joel (Daniel Gillies) and Maggie (Julia Taylor Ross) attempt to keep a patient alive while stuck in an elevator.


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