CTV Programming Highlights: April 14 – 30

— April 14, 2014


Program Alert – April 14, 2014

April concludes with the highly anticipated season finale of CTV’s original culinary competition series, MASTERCHEF CANADA, and the Season 2 finale of the thrilling drama, THE FOLLOWING. CTV also delivers new episodes of its hit original series - workplace comedy SPUN OUT and crime drama MOTIVE – as well as a special presentation of Space original series ORPHAN BLACK. Devastating fallout from the events in Captain America: The Winter Soldier also continues on new episodes of MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Plus, CTV has new episodes of PERSON OF INTEREST, ARROW, SURVIVING JACK, GREY’S ANATOMY, KIRSTIE, W5, MIXOLOGY, ONCE UPON A TIME, THE AMAZING RACE, BELIEVE, THE MENTALIST, CASTLE, THE BIG BANG THEORY, TWO AND A HALF MEN, GRIMM, BLUE BLOODS, THE GOLDBERGS, TROPHY WIFE, CRIMINAL MINDS, and CSI.

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Programming Highlights for April 14 – 30 on CTV include:

  • The final five home cooks are tasked with preparing a special family reunion dinner on MASTERCHEF CANADA (April 14).
  • The fallout from the events in Captain America: The Winter Soldier continues for Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team on MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., airing at a special time at 9 p.m. ET (April 15).
  • Jack (Christopher Meloni) and Joanne (Rachael Harris) finally plan a passionate night for themselves on SURVIVING JACK (April 17).
  • Callum Keith Rennie (CALIFORNICATION) guest stars on an all-new episode of MOTIVE (April 17).
  • Singles keep on mingling with surprising results in MIXOLOGY, airing Saturday at a special time (8 p.m. ET) (April 19).
  • The final four home cooks face the tough love of American MASTERCHEF judge Joe Bastianich on MASTERCHEF CANADA (April 21).
  • Jane Lynch (HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT) returns to guest star as Dr. Freeman on TWO AND A HALF MEN (April 24).
  • Musical guest Best Coast appears on SPUN OUT (April 25).
  • After surviving a season of extraordinary challenges, the final two home cooks go head-to-head in a three-course culinary battle on the highly anticipated Season 1 finale of MASTERCHEF CANADA (April 28).
  • Joe Carroll’s (James Purefoy) final plan unfurls, with only Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) in the way to stop it on the thrilling Season 2 finale of THE FOLLOWING (April 28).

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Below is a chronological listing of programming highlights for April 14 – 30 on CTV and CTV GO. All programming is subject to change. (All times ET/PT; visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Monday, April 14

8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF CANADA – “Family Style” – NEW EPISODE

The final five home cooks are tasked with preparing a special family reunion dinner to be served in the MASTERCHEF CANADA Banquet Room. Emotions go through the roof when it’s revealed that the families they’re preparing a meal for are their own! After cooking for their parents and significant others, some of the home cooks face a dramatic Pressure Test requiring perfect instinct and timing.

9 p.m. – THE FOLLOWING – “The Reaping” – NEW EPISODE

Ryan (Kevin Bacon) tracks down the location of the Korban compound with hopes to infiltrate the cult and capture Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), but all doesn't go exactly as planned. Meanwhile, Claire (Natalie Zea) asks Carrie (Sprague Grayden, LOW WINTER SUN) to deliver a message to Joe, and Weston (Shawn Ashmore) makes a decision that will change the course of his life forever.

Tuesday, April 15


As the fallout from the events in Captain America: The Winter Soldier continues, Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team now have Colonel Glenn Talbot (Adrian Pasdar, BURN NOTICE) hot on their trail. With the help of Agent Eric Koenig (Patton Oswalt, THE GOLDBERGS), the team seeks refuge in the last place anyone would look, where they begin to uncover S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most dangerous secrets.

10 p.m. – PERSON OF INTEREST – “Death Benefit” – NEW EPISODE

Reese (Jim Caviezel) poses as a Secret Service agent to get close to the latest POI, a U.S. congressman who may hold the key to derailing Decima's plans to bring a second Machine online.

Wednesday, April 16

8 p.m. – ARROW – “The Man Under The Hood” – NEW EPISODE

Oliver (Stephen Amell), Canary (Caity Lotz), Diggle (David Ramsey), and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) return to the lair and find Slade (Manu Bennett) waiting for them. An epic battle breaks out and one member of Team Arrow is sent to the hospital. Thea (Willa Holland) hits her breaking point, but just as Oliver is about to reach her, Slade intervenes and Oliver is faced with a choice – his battle with Slade or his family.

Thursday, April 17

7:30 p.m. – SURVIVING JACK – “Rhythm is a Dancer” – NEW EPISODE

It's homecoming night, but Frankie (Connor Buckley) is bummed that his crush, Heather (Lili Reinhart, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT), is promised to another date. Meanwhile, with the kids out of the house, Jack (Christopher Meloni) and Joanne (Rachael Harris), plan a passionate night for themselves.

9 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY – “Go It Alone” – NEW EPISODE

Cristina (Sandra Oh) enlists Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) to help her prepare an acceptance speech for her possible Harper-Avery win, and while Owen (Kevin McKidd) offers to attend the ceremony with her, she insists on going alone. Meanwhile, Derek (Patrick Dempsey) feels overwhelmed with his responsibilities at home and at the hospital.

10 p.m. – MOTIVE – “Pitfall” – NEW EPISODE

Detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira) are pulled away from Vega’s father’s wedding to investigate a skydiving jump gone wrong. With clues that indicate a compassionate killer (Callum Keith Rennie, CALIFORNICATION), the team realizes they have a challenging case on their hands. While working the case, Angie makes an effort to regain Vega’s trust by sharing a sensitive file that contains information on Sergeant Cross (Warren Christie).

Friday, April 18

8 p.m. – SPUN OUT – “Thrill of the Chaste” – NEW EPISODE

When Stephanie (Rebecca Dalton) deflowers a virginal pop singer – who is also a huge DLPR client – making her the most hated woman in the world, Beckett (Paul Campbell) and Nelson (Al Mukadam) must find a way to help her out of her mess. Things are further complicated when the band member announces their engagement. When faced with the choice between saving his client and saving his daughter, Dave (Dave Foley) is shocked to discover that his instincts were to save his client and decides to become less of a ruthless shark, and more of a ‘dear old Dad’.                                 

8:30 p.m. – KIRSTIE – “Like a Virgin” – NEW EPISODE

When Maddie (Kirstie Alley) learns Arlo (Eric Petersen) is a virgin, she enlists her understudy Brittany (Kristin Chenoweth, GLEE) to deflower him in exchange for a chance to go onstage. When Arlo falls in love, Maddie storms the theater to avenge his broken heart.

9 p.m. – LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT – “Gambler’s Fallacy” – NEW EPISODE

Detective Amanda Rollins' (Kelli Giddish) addiction drives her to an illegal gambling club, where waitress Clare Wilson (Stefanie Scott, Wreck-It Ralph) recognizes her as a cop. To protect her job, Rollins strikes a deal with the club managers (Donal Logue, SONS OF ANARCHY, and Sherri Saum, THE FOSTERS) to make their illegal transgressions disappear. But when the debt isn't paid to their liking, she doubles down and loses, forcing Sergeant Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Detective Tutuola (Ice-T) to suspect one of their own of an unthinkable crime.

Saturday, April 19

7 p.m. – W5 – NEW EPISODE

W5 investigates how veal is raised, including troubling undercover footage that shows conditions at one farm. Then, up close and personal with the NBA’s top draft pick, Anthony Bennett.

8 p.m. – MIXOLOGY – “Jessica and Ron” – NEW EPISODE

Jessica (Alexis Carra) regrets sending a naked photo to Ron (Adam Campbell) and sets out to get him to delete it after realizing she barely knows him. Meanwhile, Liv (Kate Simses) complicates things between Jessica and Ron, and Maya (Ginger Gonzaga) hits it off with an attractive guy who gives her an offer she can't refuse. And the chance to hook up is in Bruce's (Andrew Santino) favour when he meets a woman who is into redheads, but things quickly begin to look grim when a famous redhead also enters the bar.

Sunday, April 20

7 p.m. – ONCE UPON A TIME – “Bleeding Through” – NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

8 p.m. – THE AMAZING RACE – “Donkeylicious” – NEW EPISODE
Synopsis currently unavailable.

9 p.m. – BELIEVE – “Bang and Blame” – NEW EPISODE

After an intense confrontation with Zepeda (Nick Tarabay, BURN NOTICE) leaves Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) vulnerable, Winter (Delroy Lindo) turns to guardians from Bo's past to protect her once again. As Tate (Jake McLaughlin) and Winter take risky action to help Bo, revisiting the girl's past reveals surprising information about Channing's (Jamie Chung) history. At Orchestra, Skouras (Kyle MacLachlan) pushes Sean (Owen Campbell, THE FOLLOWING) to control his telekinetic abilities, with dangerous results.

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

When a woman is found murdered near a remote men's social club, Jane (Simon Baker) must find a way to manoeuvre himself into the insular group and gain their trust in order to find the killer.

Monday, April 21

8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF CANADA – “Not-Your-Average Joe” – NEW EPISODE

It’s the most challenging Mystery Box of the season when the final four home cooks face the tough love of American MASTERCHEF judge Joe Bastianich, and create a dish with his favourite ingredients. The winning home cook gets a strategic advantage in the Elimination Challenge that determines who goes through to the MASTERCHEF CANADA finale.

9 p.m. – THE FOLLOWING – “Silence” – NEW EPISODE

Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) puts his final plan into action, threatening the lives of many, as Ryan (Kevin Bacon) and Mike (Shawn Ashmore) go to great lengths to stop him and prevent more innocent lives being lost. Meanwhile, Claire (Natalie Zea) makes a decision that leads her into dangerous territory, and killer twins Mark and Luke (Sam Underwood) attempt to figure out their next move.

10 p.m. – CASTLE – “That ’70s Show” – NEW EPISODE

When construction workers find the body of an infamous New York mobster who disappeared in the seventies, Beckett (Stana Katic) and Castle (Nathan Fillion) try to solve this three decade-old Mafia hit. Unfortunately, their only witness is a man who thinks it's still the 1970s, so to uncover what he knows, they must play into his delusion and party like it's the last days of disco.

Tuesday, April 22

8 p.m. – MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – “The Only Light in the Darkness” – NEW EPISODE

Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team continue to struggle as the fallout from Hydra’s coordinated attack and the events seen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier continues.

Wednesday, April 23

8 p.m. – ARROW – “Seeing Red” – NEW EPISODE

The mirakuru sends Roy (Colton Haynes) into an uncontrollable rage and he unleashes on the city. After Roy's deadly fight with a police officer, Oliver (Stephen Amell) realizes the mirakuru has taken over Roy completely and must figure out a way to stop him. Things get more complicated after Sara (Caity Lotz) declares that Roy is too far gone and the only way to stop him is to kill him.

Thursday, April 24

7:30 p.m. – SURVIVING JACK – “Something to Talk About” – NEW EPISODE

During an evening of inopportune timing, Frankie (Connor Buckley) introduces his new girlfriend, Heather (guest star Lili Reinhart, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT), to Joanne (Rachael Harris), who has just gotten her tubes tied and is still on pain medication. Instead of taking care of Joanne post-surgery, Jack (Christopher Meloni) has his hands full policing Frankie and Rachel (Claudia Lee). Meanwhile, George (Kevin Hernandez) and Mikey (Tyler Foden) try to retrieve a porn video they disguised in a Casablanca VHS case that has been placed into the wrong hands at the Dunlevy house.

8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY – “The Anything Can Happen Recurrence” – NEW EPISODE

When Sheldon (Jim Parsons) tries to be spontaneous, it leads to unexpected friction between Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Amy (Mayim Bialik), and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch). Meanwhile, Raj (Kunal Nayyar) seeks Howard's (Simon Helberg) help in preparing for a date with Emily (Laura Spencer, SLEEPY HOLLOW).

8:30 p.m. – TWO AND A HALF MEN – “Lotta Delis in Little Armenia” – NEW EPISODE

Dr. Freeman (Jane Lynch, HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT) returns to help Walden (Ashton Kutcher) address his co-dependency issues. Meanwhile, Alan (Jon Cryer) stumbles upon a new opportunity to make money.

9 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY – “Change of Heart” – NEW EPISODE

Jackson (Jesse Williams) is given the daunting task of delivering disappointing news to the doctors. Meanwhile, Derek's (Patrick Dempsey) sister Amelia (Caterina Scorsone, PRIVATE PRACTICE) drops by for a surprise visit; Richard (James Pickens, Jr.) surprises Catherine (Debbie Allen, FAME) in Boston; and when Bailey (Chandra Wilson) gets frustrated by the slow pace of her research, she makes a risky decision.

10 p.m. – MOTIVE – “Angels With Dirty Faces” – NEW EPISODE

When a young man is found unconscious after what appears to be an erotic encounter gone wrong, Detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira) must find the attacker (Paul Campbell, SPUN OUT) before he returns to finish the murder. And when Angie tries to fast-track the investigation, she calls in a professional favour that proves costly.

Friday, April 25

8 p.m. – SPUN OUT – “Toy Stories” – NEW EPISODE

Forced to work on a Saturday, Beckett (Paul Campbell) and Nelson’s (Al Mukadam) friendship is tested when they argue about a project they did together in elementary school.  Dave (Dave Foley) enlists Abby’s (Holly Deveaux) help on a secret project that makes Stephanie (Rebecca Dalton) jealous... until she discovers the project is a heartfelt and touching surprise just for her. The episode also features musical guest, Best Coast.

8:30 p.m. – KIRSTIE – “Maddie vs Maddie” – NEW EPISODE

Maddie (Kirstie Alley) confronts a secret from her past when she runs into the real Madison Banks (Kristen Johnston, THE EXES), a former actress Maddie screwed over to get her big break, and who now wants to prove that she should be the Broadway star.

9 p.m. – GRIMM – “Nobody Knows The Trubel I’ve Seen” – NEW EPISODE

Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) investigate a dangerous female suspect (newcomer Jacqueline Toboni) leaving a trail of Wesen in her wake. Elsewhere, Adalind (Claire Coffee) takes measures into her own hands, even if that means forging a dangerous alliance.

10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS – “Custody Battle” – NEW EPISODE

When Erin (Bridget Moynahan) is assigned to investigate a case in which an on-duty police officer is accused of killing a suspect already in custody, Frank (Tom Selleck) urges her to stick to the facts to avoid a publicity scandal for the NYPD. Meanwhile, Jamie (Will Estes) urges Eddie (Vanessa Ray, SUITS) to forgive her father for his past mistakes.

Saturday, April 26

7 p.m. – W5 – NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

8 p.m. – ORPHAN BLACK – “Nature Under Constraint and Vexed” – SPECIAL ENCORE PRESENTATION – ON CTV, ONE TIME ONLY

In a special presentation of the Season 2 premiere of hit original Space series ORPHAN BLACK, Sarah (Tatiana Maslany, Cas & Dylan) is out of options, on the run, and pursued by deadly adversaries. Desperate to find her daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler, ALPHAS), Sarah’s scorched earth tactics spark a war with “pro-clone” Rachel (Maslany). Meanwhile, with Alison’s (Maslany) carefully crafted suburban world spinning out of control, and the genetic illness affecting Cosima (Maslany) threatening them all, Sarah must negotiate a dangerous world of new enemies and shifting allegiances to get to the bottom of the experiment that made them who they are. Viewers can catch the second episode of Season 2 immediately following this broadcast, at 9 p.m. ET on Space.

9:30 p.m. – MIXOLOGY – “Dominic & Kacey” – NEW EPISODE

After countless meaningless hookups, Kacey (Vanessa Lengies) confronts Dominic (Adan Canto) about their relationship status and is taken aback by his response. Dominic then finds himself in unfamiliar territory and turns to Tom (Blake Lee) for advice. Meanwhile, Maya (Ginger Gonzaga) and Fab (Frankie Shaw) try to help a drunken Liv (Kate Simses) after they spot a flock of bar vultures eyeing her. And the chance of hooking up with someone is being hampered for Bruce (Andrew Santino) and Cal (Craig Frank), as they fend off a table interloper.

Sunday, April 27

7 p.m. – ONCE UPON A TIME – “A Curious Thing” – NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

8 p.m. – THE AMAZING RACE – “Accidental Alliance” – NEW EPISODE
Synopsis currently unavailable.

9 p.m. – BELIEVE – “Together” – NEW EPISODE

Worried that Skouras (Kyle MacLachlan) has developed the ability to locate Bo (Johnny Sequoyah), Winter (Delroy Lindo) sends Channing (Jamie Chung) on a mission to infiltrate the Orchestra campus. Despite Winter's instructions to keep a low profile, Bo is compelled to help a family man who is in over his head.

10 p.m. – THE MENTALIST – “Brown Eyed Girls” – NEW EPISODE

A chance encounter with a suspicious-looking individual leads Jane (Simon Baker) and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) to uncover a vast human smuggling ring. Meanwhile, Lisbon remains tempted by Pike's (Pedro Pascal) offer to move to D.C. with him.

Monday, April 28

8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF CANADA – “And Then There Were 2” – SEASON FINALE

After surviving a season of extraordinary challenges, the final two home cooks go head-to-head in a three-course culinary battle. With their families and former opponents cheering them on, they battle it out for $100,000, the MASTERCHEF CANADA trophy, and a life-changing title.

9 p.m. – THE FOLLOWING – “Forgive” – SEASON FINALE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

10 p.m. – CASTLE – “Law & Boarder” – NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

Tuesday, April 29

8 p.m. – MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – “Nothing Personal” – NEW EPISODE

Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders, The Avengers) returns to MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. in a time of betrayal and uncertainty, as the fallout from Hydra’s coordinated attack continues.

9 p.m. – THE GOLDBERGS – “The Age of Darkness” – NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

9:30 p.m. – TROPHY WIFE – “There’s No Guy In Team” – NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.


As Decima uses Samaritan's feeds to hunt Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Shaw (Sarah Shahi), Greer (John Nolan) exploits Finch's (Michael Emerson) greatest weakness in an attempt to lure him out of hiding: his love for his former fiancée, Grace Hendricks (Carrie Preston).              

Wednesday, April 30

8 p.m. – ARROW – “City of Blood” – NEW EPISODE

After Slade (Manu Bennett) threatens to take everything Oliver (Stephen Amell) loves away, Oliver decides the fastest way to stop further bloodshed is to surrender to his enemy. Knowing that surrender will surely lead to Oliver's death, Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) go to extreme measures to keep Oliver from confronting Slade. Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) considers leaving town, and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) resumes her crusade against Sebastian Blood (Kevin Alejandro, TRUE BLOOD).


When victims are found dead from arsenic poisoning in Long Beach, California, handwritten death threats and other clues have the BAU looking for an UnSub fascinated with Greek mythology. Meanwhile, Hotch (Thomas Gibson) has concerns about participating in Jack's third grade career day.

10 p.m. – CSI – “Kitty” – NEW EPISODE

The CSIs investigate the cyber-related murder of a prominent casino owner's wife and receive help from the FBI's Cyber Crime Division.

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