January 16, 2013
CTV Programming Highlights: Jan. 17-31
January ends with the series premieres of THE FOLLOWING, THE TASTE, DO NO HARM, and the Season 12 premiere of AMERICAN IDOL. Plus, catch all-new episodes of ARROW, CSI, GREY’S ANATOMY, CSI: NY, SHARK TANK, BLUE BLOODS, ANGER MANAGEMENT, CASTLE, HOT IN CLEVELAND, THE NEW NORMAL, CRIMINAL MINDS, W5, THE MENTALIST, THE BIG BANG THEORY, and TWO AND A HALF MEN on CTV.
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Programming Highlights for Jan. 17-31 on CTV include:
• BIG BANG NIGHT ON CTV continues with themed back-to-back episodes of Canada’s #1 television series, THE BIG BANG THEORY. The gang’s sportsmanship is tested in the “Geeks Get their Game On” themed episodes (Jan. 19)
• Charlie (Charlie Sheen) blows up at his sister’s baby shower in ANGER MANAGEMENT on a special day and time (Jan. 20)
• When a notorious serial killer (James Purefoy) escapes from death row, the FBI calls on former agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) in the super-simulcast premiere of THE FOLLOWING (Jan. 21) on CTV and CTV Two
• In the series premiere of THE TASTE, superstar chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert chef and author Ludo Lefebvre, and chef/restaurateur Brian Malarkey judge competitors dishes based on a blind taste test (Jan. 22)
• Grand Slam Champion Chris Evert, three-time Grand Slam Champion Lindsay Davenport, and announcer and former tennis pro Justin Gimelstob guest star as themselves on CSI (Jan. 23)
• In the series premiere of DO NO HARM (Jan. 31), Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale) is a highly respected neurosurgeon who has it all – a lucrative career, confident charm, and the gift of compassion. But he also has a deep, dark secret.
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Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for Jan. 17-31. All programming is subject to change (all times ET/PT; visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
Thursday, Jan 17
9 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY – “The End is the Beginning is the End – NEW EPISODE
Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Derek (Patrick Dempsey), Cristina (Sandra Oh), and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) receive big news regarding their plane crash lawsuit. Richard (James Pickens, Jr.) avoids Catherine’s (Debbie Allen) romantic advances and Jackson (Jesse Williams) takes on one of Mark Sloane’s (Eric Dane) old patients. Meanwhile, Derek begins recovery on his hand.
Friday, Jan. 18
8 p.m. – CSI: NY – “Nine Thirteen” – NEW EPISODE
The CSI team investigate when a masked man is found at the bottom of a notorious skyscraper known for its history of mysterious deaths.
9 p.m. – SHARK TANK – NEW EPISODE TO CTV
Will the Sharks seal the deal with a kiss when two guys from Utah ask them to sample their flavoured mix-and-match lip balm kissing product? Plus, a newlywed who lost her job the day before coming to the Tank, hopes the Sharks will invest in her and her husband’s line of innovative and clever kitchen products.
10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS – “Framed” – NEW EPISODE
When Danny's (Donnie Wahlberg) car matches an NYPD description of a vehicle involved in a drug deal, he is stopped and taken into custody when a bag of cocaine is found in his trunk.
Saturday, Jan. 19
2 p.m. – 2013 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS – LIVE
The Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships continue with Ice Dance Short Dance Programs from the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, ON.
7 p.m. – 2013 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS – LIVE
The Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships continue with Men’s and Pair Free Programs from the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, ON.
BIG BANG NIGHT ON CTV continues featuring themed back-to-back episodes of THE BIG BANG THEORY. This week gang’s sportsmanship is tested in the “Geeks Get their Game On” themed episodes:
9 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY – “The Rothman Disintegration” – BIG BANG NIGHT ON CTV
When an office at the University opens up, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) must compete for it with his archenemy, Kripke (John Ross Bowie). Meanwhile, a gift from Amy (Mayim Bialik) makes Penny (Kaley Cuoco) uncomfortable.
9: 30 – THE BIG BANG THEORY – “The Cornhusker Vortex” – BIG BANG NIGHT ON CTV
Sheldon (Jim Parsons) teaches Leonard (Johnny Galecki) how to understand football while a kite-fighting incident threatens Howard (Simon Helberg), and Raj’s (Kunal Nayyar) friendship.
Sunday, Jan. 20
2 p.m. – NFC – AFC Championship
San Francisco 49ers vs. the Atlanta Falcons
6:30 p.m. – NFC – NFC Championship
Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots
10 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT – “Charlie Loses it at a Baby Shower” – SPECIAL DAY AND TIME
Charlie (Charlie Sheen) blows up at his sister’s baby shower.
Monday, Jan. 21
8 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT – “Charlie’s Dad Starts to Lose It” – NEW EPSIODE
Charlie (Charlie Sheen) isn’t sure if his father, Martin (Martin Sheen), is developing Alzheimer’s.
9 p.m. – THE FOLLOWING – “Pilot” – SERIES PREMIERE
When notorious serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) escapes from death row and embarks on a new killing spree, the FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), a psychologically-scarred veteran who captured Carroll nine years earlier, after Carroll murdered 14 female students on a college campus where he taught literature. Knowing Carroll better than anyone, Hardy works closely with an FBI team, and soon discovers that Carroll was not only communicating with a network of killers in the outside world, but has much more planned than just a prison escape. The series also stars Richmond, B.C.-native Shawn Ashmore (X-Men). THE FOLLOWING makes its highly anticipated debut Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT in super-simulcast on both CTV and CTV Two.
10 p.m. – CASTLE – “Death Gone Crazy”– NEW EPISODE
Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) enter the world of adult entertainment when the founder of “College Girls Gone Crazy” is murdered.
Tuesday, Jan. 22
8 p.m. – THE TASTE – SERIES PREMIERE (PART 1)
The all-new one-hour cooking competition series puts 16 culinary competitors – pro chefs to home cooks – to the fire when four of the world's most notable masters of the food world judge their creations based on a blind taste test. THE TASTE features four culinary superstars including no-holds barred chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert chef and author Ludo Lefebvre, and chef/restaurateur Brian Malarkey as mentors. In the series premiere, the pressure is on when the judges put 29 professional chefs and home cooks through their first gruelling round of blind taste tests – in which just a single spoonful decides whether or not they make it past the audition phase and into the competition.
9 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND – “Rubber Ball” – NEW EPISODE
When Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli), Joy (Jane Leeves) and Victoria (Wendie Malick) try to join a prestigious Cleveland country club, they discover that Elka (Betty White) has a long history with the club's president (Golden Globe® Award-winner Ed Asner, MARY TYLER MOORE), and he’s bent on revenge.
9:30 p.m. – THE NEW NORMAL – “Gaydar” – NEW EPISODE
When Shania (Bebe Wood) meets Rocky’s (NeNe Leakes) new crush, Chris (Mark Consuelos, ALL MY CHILDREN), she claims that her “gaydar” is going off and that Chris might be more interested in men.
10 p.m. – CRIMINAL MINDS – “Magnum Opus” – NEW EPISODE
While Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) copes with a loss in his personal life, the rest of the BAU travels to San Francisco to investigate victims discovered in the Mission District.
Wednesday, Jan. 23
7 p.m. – ARROW – “Trust but Verify” – NEW EPISODE
The next person on Arrow’s (Stephen Amell) list is Diggle’s (David Ramsey) commanding officer and mentor from Afghanistan, Ted Gaynor (Ben Browder, STARGATE SG-1). Oliver suspects Ted is responsible for recent armoured truck robberies, but Diggle defends Ted and takes a job at Ted’s security company to keep an eye on him.
8 p.m. – AMERICAN IDOL – NEW EPISODE
The AMERICAN IDOL auditions continue as the judges continue in their quest to find the next singing superstar.
10 p.m. – CSI – “Double Fault” – NEW EPISODE
The CSIs are surprised to hear Hodges (Wallace Langham) is engaged to an Italian bombshell (super model Catrinel Menghia). This episode also includes appearances from Grand Slam Champion Chris Evert, three-time Grand Slam Champion Lindsay Davenport, and announcer, and former tennis pro Justin Gimelstob who guest star as themselves.
Thursday, Jan. 24
9 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY – “Walking on a Dream” – NEW EPISODE
The Seattle Grace doctors are on edge when a new medical professional enters the hospital. Plus, Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) struggles with the emotional and physical pain of a phantom limb, and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) is confronted with her worst fear.
Friday, Jan. 25
9 p.m. – SHARK TANK – NEW EPISODE TO CTV
The Sharks question and debate the morality of investing in an app that ultimately makes it easier for people in relationships to cheat.
Saturday, Jan. 26
7 p.m. – W5 – “To Serve & Collect” – NEW EPISODE
W5 investigates cops, quotas, and tickets.
Sunday, Jan. 27
9 p.m. – THE TASTE – SERIES PREMIERE (PART 2) – SPECIAL DAY AND TIME
The judges continue to put 29 professional chefs and home cooks through their first gruelling round of blind taste tests.
10 p.m. – THE MENTALIST– “The Red Barn” – NEW EPISODE
Synopsis currently unavailable
Monday, Jan. 28
8 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT– “Charlie and the Ex-Patient” – NEW EPISODE
Charlie (Charlie Sheen) begins a questionable romantic relationship with an ex-patient.
9 p.m. – THE FOLLOWING – "Chapter Two" - NEW EPISODE
Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), Agent Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore), and FBI Specialist Debra Parker (Annie Parisse), who is brought in to lead the investigation into Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) and his followers, dive deeper into the history of Carroll's psyche. To do so, they enlist the help of Carroll's ex-wife, and Hardy's former love, Claire Matthews (Natalie Zea). Meanwhile, Emma (Valorie Curry), Jacob (Nico Tortorella) and Paul (Adan Canto) keep Claire's son Joey (Kyle Catlett) at a house in the country as they prepare for their next move.
Tuesday, Jan. 29
8 p.m. – THE TASTE – NEW EPISODE
In this pressure-packed competition series, the taste in a single spoonful can catapult a contender to the top, or send them packing. THE TASTE features four culinary superstars including no-holds barred chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert chef and author Ludo Lefebvre, and chef/restaurateur Brian Malarkey as THE TASTE mentors.
9 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND – “Everything Goes Better with Vampires” – NEW EPISODE
Joy (Jane Leeves) dates a guy she thinks is her teen crush, Rick Springfield (Grammy Award®-winner, Rick Springfield), Victoria (Wendie Malick) wants to fire the cleaning-averse housekeeper, and Melanie’s (Valerie Bertinelli ) date with a pretentious professor makes her feel stupid.
Wednesday, Jan 30
7 p.m. – ARROW – “Vertigo” – NEW EPISODE
Thea (Willa Holland) is in trouble with the police after she gets caught using a drug called vertigo. Oliver (Stephen Amell) thinks the only way to keep his sister out of jail is to find the dealer, a man who goes by the name of “The Count” (Seth Gabel, NIP/TUCK), and turns to McKenna Hall (Janina Gavankar, TRUE BLOOD), an old flame and current cop, for help.
8 p.m. – AMERICAN IDOL – NEW EPISODE
The AMERICAN IDOL auditions continue as the judges carry on in their quest to find the next singing superstar.
Thursday, Jan 31
8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY – "The Cooper/Kripke Inversion" – NEW EPISODE
Sheldon (Jim Parsons) is forced to work with Barry Kripke (John Ross Bowie, WHITNEY) and faces a crisis of confidence. Meanwhile, Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) spend $1,000 on action figures of themselves.
8:30 p.m. – TWO AND A HALF MAN – “Run, Steve Staven! Run!” – NEW EPISODE
Synopsis currently unavailable.
9 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY – “Bad Blood” – NEW EPISODE
Synopsis currently unavailable.
10 p.m. – DO NO HARM – SERIES PREMIERE
Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale, RESCUE ME) is a highly respected neurosurgeon who has it all – a lucrative career, confident charm, and the gift of compassion. But he also has a deep, dark secret. One morning after waking up disoriented in a wrecked hotel room amidst women he’s never seen before, he knows it’s happened again. Every night at the same hour, something inside Jason changes, leaving him almost unrecognizable, seductive, devious, and borderline sociopathic. This new man is his dangerous alternate personality, who goes by the name Ian Price. For years Jason has battled Ian, keeping him in check with a powerful experimental sedative. But now his - their - body has developed a resistance to the serum, setting Ian free once again. Will they find some common ground, or will they bring each other down? Hell hath no fury like an alter ego scorned.
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