CTV Programming Highlights: February 1 – 15

— January 30, 2015

CTV kicks off February with the most-watched television event in Canada, SUPER BOWL XLIX, followed by the Season 2 premiere of CTV’s Canadian culinary smash-hit MASTERCHEF CANADA. CTV also delivers new episodes of THE FLASH, ARROW, THE BIG BANG THEORY, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, GOTHAM, MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER, GREY’S ANATOMY, THE MENTALIST, CASTLE, hit original series SAVING HOPE, and the Season 15 finale of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION. To tweet this alert: http://bmpr.ca/1yg0eBH Programming Highlights for February 1 – 15 on CTV and CTV GO include:
  • SUPER BOWL Sunday pits the New England Patriots against the Seattle Seahawks to determine a National Football League champion in the live presentation of SUPER BOWL XLIX, featuring a performance by Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show (Feb. 1)
  • Canadian home cooks audition for a spot in the MASTERCHEF CANADA kitchen in the Season 2 premiere, airing immediately after the SUPER BOWL (Feb. 1)
  • Fish Mooney (Jada Pickett-Smith) takes back her power in a special two-part episode of GOTHAM (Feb. 2 and Feb. 9)
  • Barry (Grant Gustin) finds a new love connection, Linda Park (Malese Jow, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), at the local karaoke bar and asks her out on a date on THE FLASH (Feb. 3)
  • Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) leads her own mission on MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER (Feb. 3)
  • ETALK Anchor Ben Mulroney makes a guest appearance on CTV’s hit original drama SAVING HOPE ( Feb. 4)
  • What appears to be the dead body of an ordinary old man, turns out to be a person of royal lineage with an unusual connection to Henry (Ioan Gruffudd) on FOREVER (Feb. 9)
  • In a special two-part episode of CASTLE, clues in a murder implicate Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett's (Stana Katic) nemesis, Dr. Kelly Nieman (Annie Wersching, 24) (Feb. 9 and Feb. 16)
  • Robbie Amell (THE TOMORROW PEOPLE) returns as Ronnie Raymond, and Victor Garber (Titanic) begins his re-occurring role as Dr. Martin Stein on THE FLASH (Feb. 10)
  • Oliver (Stephen Amell) returns to Starling City and is thrown by the changes within the team on ARROW (Feb. 11)
  • A shocking discovery in Sam's (Tom Verica) case changes everything for Annalise (Viola Davis) on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (Feb. 12)
** Media Note **– Download photos for CTV programming at BellMediaPR.ca. Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for Feb. 1 – 15. All programming is subject to change (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Sunday, Feb. 1 6 p.m. – SUPER BOWL XLIX – SPECIAL EVENT – LIVE The New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks battle for the SUPER BOWL XLIX championship title. CTV’s SUPER BOWL XLIX broadcast team features NBC Sports’ Al Michaels (play-by-play) and Cris Collinsworth (analyst), marking the second time the multi-Emmy Award®-winning duo is in the booth to call the SUPER BOWL. They are joined by Michele Tafoya, who reports from the sidelines. Katy Perry performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show, alongside legendary Grammy Award®-winner Lenny Kravitz. For a full list of SUPER BOWL XLIX programming please click HERE. Immediately following Super Bowl XLIX – MASTERCHEF CANADA – “Fit to Be Tied” –SEASON 2 PREMIERE In the Season 2 premiere of MASTERCHEF CANADA, immediately following SUPER BOWL XLIX, the final selected home cooks audition for the opportunity to become Canada’s next MasterChef. With $100,000 and a life-changing title on the line, each home cook presents their signature dish for tasting by renowned judges Michael Bonacini, Claudio Aprile, and Alvin Leung. Only those with the most impressive plates earn a coveted white MASTERCHEF CANADA apron and move forward in the competition. Monday, Feb. 2 8 p.m. – GOTHAM – “The Fearsome Dr. Crane” – NEW EPISODE – SPECIAL TWO-PART EVENT – PART 1 of 2 In Part 1 of a special two-part episode of GOTHAM, Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) reveals a secret of Oswald Cobblepot's (Robin Lord Taylor), prompting Maroni (David Zayas) to take him on a trip to test his loyalty. Meanwhile, Detective Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Detective Bullock (Donal Logue) hunt down a killer who targets victims with severe phobias, and Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) confronts Gordon for failing to make progress on his parents' murder case. Part 2 of this special two-part episode of GOTHAM continues Monday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV. 9 p.m. – FOREVER – “Hitler on the Half Shell” – NEW EPISODE When a man ends up in the morgue, it starts an explosive chain of events with Henry (Ioan Gruffudd) and Jo (Alana De La Garza) racing to track not just a murderer, but to also solve a decades-old notorious art crime. Meanwhile, Adam (Burn Gorman) pays an unsuspecting Abe (Judd Hirsch) a visit, and Henry's paternal instincts force a face-off with his nemesis. 10 p.m. – CASTLE – “I, Witness” – NEW EPISODE Castle (Nathan Fillion) is hired to determine if a client's husband is having an affair, but the case takes a shocking turn when Castle witnesses the client's murder – by her husband. With no proof that the killing took place, Castle and Beckett (Stana Katic) must investigate to expose the truth. Tuesday, Feb. 3 8 p.m. – THE FLASH – “Crazy for You” – NEW EPISODE Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) decides that she and Barry (Grant Gustin) need to move on from Ronnie (Robbie Amell, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE), and Iris (Candice Patton), and find new loves, so she takes him for a night out at the local karaoke bar. Caitlin doesn't have any luck making a love connection, but Barry meets Linda Park (Malese Jow, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), a sports reporter for the Central City Picture News, and asks her out on a date. When Barry tells Iris he has a date, she is surprised by her reaction. Meanwhile, Cisco (Carlos Ramon) considers Hartley's (Andy Mientus, SMASH) dangerous offer, and the team searches for Shawna (Britne Oldford, AMERICAN HORROR STORY), a meta-human with teleportation powers. 9 p.m. – MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER – “The Iron Ceiling” – NEW EPISODE Peggy (Hayley Atwell) is finally trusted with a mission and calls upon her trusted Howling Commandos squad for backup. But her cover could be at risk when SSR Chief Dooley (Shea Whigham) also sends Agent Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) with her. 10 p.m. – PERSON OF INTEREST – “M.I.A.” – NEW EPISODE John Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Root's (Amy Acker) hunt for Shaw (Sarah Shahi) takes them to a small town in upstate New York where it becomes apparent that not everything is as idyllic as it seems. Also, Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman) teams with a former POI to tackle the newest number. Wednesday, Feb. 4 8 p.m. – ARROW – “Uprising” – NEW EPISODE Still operating without Oliver (Stephen Amell), and desperate to stop Brick (Vinnie Jones, Snatch), Team Arrow is forced to consider Malcolm's (John Barrowman) offer to help shut Brick down, as Malcolm has a personal score to settle with the felon. Roy (Colton Haynes) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) point out that the team could use some help to save the innocents of The Glades, but Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is adamantly against it. They look to Diggle (David Ramsey) to make the final decision. Meanwhile, the flashbacks chronicle Malcolm's descent from kind-hearted father and husband to cold-blooded killer after the murder of his wife. 9 p.m. – CRIMINAL MINDS – “Hero Worship” – NEW EPISODE When an Indianapolis coffee shop is blown up and a hero emerges from the wreckage, the BAU tries to protect him and his family while searching for the UnSub, before more incidents occur. 10 p.m. – SAVING HOPE – “A Simple Plan” – NEW EPISODE  Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance) finds herself under the thumb of her overprotective birth partner – leading her to wonder what kind of plans are truly worth making. When a patient comes in two days before he’s set to go to prison, Alex and Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) must sift through his many secrets to find out the truth about what really happened to him to help save his life. Dr. Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross) and Dr. Zach Miller (Ben Ayres) treat a couple on their way to see the Northern Lights, when a surprise diagnosis changes their futures forever – leading Zach to open up to Maggie about his own family secrets. Dr. Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies) enlists Dr. Shahir Hamza’s (Huse Madhavji) help to get a young bride ready to walk down the aisle. Charlie finds a spirit loitering in the halls, and when he discovers why, he finds himself facing a very emotional flash from his past. ETALK Anchor Ben Mulroney makes a guest appearance on this episode. Thursday, Feb. 5 7 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY – “The Bed's Too Big Without You” – NEW EPISODE – NEW TIME April (Sarah Drew) stays optimistic as Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) begins testing on her baby; Dr. Herman (Geena Davis) plans out a crash course in fetal surgery; and Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Callie (Sara Ramirez) encourage each other to get back into the dating scene. Meanwhile, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Maggie (Kelly McCreary), and Bailey (Chandra Wilson) use the 3D printer to gain a better understanding of their patient's tumour. 8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY– “The Troll Manifestation”– NEW EPISODE Synopsis currently unavailable. 9 p.m. – TWO AND A HALF MEN – “Boompa Loved His Hookers” – NEW EPISODE Walden (Ashton Kutcher) fears that if he breaks up with Ms. McMartin (Maggie Lawson), it will jeopardize his adoption of Louis (Edan Alexander). Also, Alan (Jon Cryer) hesitates when Lyndsey (Courtney Thorne-Smith) asks him to move in with her. 10 p.m. – HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – “Best Christmas Ever” – NEW EPISODE School is back in session after the holiday break and the entire university is talking about Annalise's (Viola Davis) missing husband. The Keating Five continue to be questioned by the police, and deal with the guilt of killing Sam (Tom Verica). Meanwhile, Annalise tries to keep things business as usual by taking on a new client, but Hannah (Marcia Gay Harden, THE NEWSROOM) continues to pressure her for answers Friday, Feb. 6 8 p.m. – THE MENTALIST – “Nothing Gold Can Stay” – NEW EPISODE – NEW DAY AND TIME Jane (Simon Baker) takes extreme measures when the team tries to apprehend a deadly gang of armored car robbers before their desperation to remain free costs more innocent people their lives. 9 p.m. – GRIMM – “Marechaussee” – NEW EPISODE Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) investigate a series of murders that lead back to the Wesen Council and a mysterious bounty hunter (Arnold Vosloo, BONES). Elsewhere, Juliette's (Bitsie Tulloch) meeting with Henrietta (Garcelle Beauvais, FRANKLIN & BASH) brings about more disturbing news than she was expecting. 10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS – “The Poor Door” – NEW EPISODE Detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) and Detective Maria Baez (Marisa Ramirez) investigate a murder of a lower income resident in a luxury building where 20 percent of the units are made affordable for lower income housing. Also, Frank (Tom Selleck) takes issue with a detective friend of Gormley's (Robert Clohessy), who takes advantage of his position with legal loopholes. Saturday, Feb. 7 7 p.m. – W5 – “Faking it” – NEW EPISODE A W5 and TSN hidden camera investigation into counterfeit tickets and goods at sporting events. 8 p.m. – CTV Movie: HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy (Daniel Radcliffe, The Woman in Black) with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Sunday, Feb. 8 7 p.m. – MASTERCHEF CANADA – “Patriotic Pantry” – NEW EPISODE – REGULAR DAY AND TIME After the final aprons are handed out, the remaining home cooks face their first challenge: creating a stunning dish using an array of Canadian-inspired red and white ingredients. After a dramatic round of tastings, the judges choose the most talented home cooks to move forward. 8 p.m. – CTV MOVIE: THE HUNGER GAMES Based on the best-selling young-adult novel by author Suzanne Collins, THE HUNGER GAMES tells the dark tale of 16-year-old girl Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle), who volunteers to compete in a vicious televised tournament in which 24 teenagers from a post-apocalyptic society fight to the death for the entertainment of the masses. Monday, Feb. 9 8 p.m. – GOTHAM – “The Scarecrow” – NEW EPISODE – SPECIAL TWO-PART EVENT – Part 2 of 2 Detective Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Detective Bullock (Donal Logue) set out to stop Gerald Crane (Julian Sands, CROSSBONES), a biology teacher who has been harvesting the glands of his murder victims. Meanwhile, after finding herself in an unusual setting, Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) continues plotting to gain power, and Falcone (John Doman) attempts to change Maroni's (David Zayas) plan for the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor). Then, Bruce (David Mazouz) takes a treacherous hike. 9 p.m. – FOREVER – “The King of Columbus Circle” – NEW EPISODE What appears to be the dead body of an ordinary old man turns out to be a person of royal lineage with an unusual connection to Henry (Ioan Gruffudd). A familiar scar and radioactive poison point Henry and Jo (Alana De La Garza) to the man being an assassinated king in exile. The mystery deepens when other members of this royal family are poisoned and it is revealed that the king has an heir. Meanwhile, Abe (Judd Hirsch) continues to investigate his roots and discovers something amazing about his bloodline. 10 p.m. – CASTLE – “Resurrection” – NEW EPISODE –SPECIAL TWO-PART – Part 1 of 2 In Part 1 of a special two-part episode of CASTLE, clues in a murder implicate Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett's (Stana Katic) nemesis, Dr. Kelly Nieman (Annie Wersching, 24), and Castle is called in to consult on the case. But as the team delves deeper into the investigation, they uncover connections to notorious serial killer Jerry Tyson (Michael Mosley, LONGMIRE). Part 2 of this special two-part episode of CASTLE continues Monday, Feb. 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV. Tuesday, Feb. 10 8 p.m. – THE FLASH – “The Nuclear Man” – NEW EPISODE After Ronnie (Robbie Amell, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE) attacks a physicist (Bill Dow, ONCE UPON A TIME), Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team realize they need to go after Caitlin's (Danielle Panabaker) fiancé who is now a dangerous meta-human. They deduce the best way to track Ronnie is to find Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber, POWER), who was working on a project called F.I.R.E.S.T.O.R.M. Barry struggles to balance his duties as The Flash and his relationship with Linda Park (Malese Jow, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) enlists Cisco's (Carlos Valdes) help to reinvestigate the murder of Barry’s mother (Michelle Harrison, CONTINUUM). 9 p.m. – MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER –“A Sin to Err” – NEW EPISODE Peggy (Hayley Atwell) discovers the shocking truth about Leviathan, but doesn't realize that her true enemies are even closer than she imagined. Meanwhile, Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) is close to confirming the truth about Peggy and may just put her in the crosshairs of the SSR. 10 p.m. – PERSON OF INTEREST – “Guilty” – NEW EPISODE When the Machine arranges for Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) to sit on the jury of a murder trial, he begins to suspect that a fellow juror is set to rig the proceedings. Meanwhile, John Reese (Jim Caviezel) begins to open up to the department's therapist. Wednesday, Feb. 11 8 p.m. – ARROW – “Canaries” – NEW EPISODE Oliver (Stephen Amell) is thrown by the changes within Team Arrow. He's used to calling the shots but sees that the team has evolved in his absence and tensions quickly escalate in the lair. Oliver is furious that Laurel (Katie Cassidy) has been going out as the Black Canary and tells her to stop risking her life, but when Vertigo (Peter Stormare, Fargo) hits the streets again, Laurel goes against Oliver's wishes and tracks down Vertigo, who hits her with a full dose of the drug. Laurel's biggest fears revolve around her sister Sara (Caity Lotz, MAD MEN), so the Vertigo causes her to hallucinate an epic fight between Canary and Black Canary. 9 p.m. – CRIMINAL MINDS – “Scream” – NEW EPISODE Victims in California have the BAU searching for an UnSub who may have witnessed abuse as a child. Meanwhile, Kate (Jennifer Love Hewitt) shows parental concern when her niece, Meg (Hailey Sole), makes a date with a friend to meet a boy they met online. 10 p.m. – SAVING HOPE – “Fearless” – NEW EPISODE Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance) and Dr. Dana Kinney (Wendy Crewson) work to save the life of a single mother – whose used to calling the shots in her daughters’ lives. Dr. Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies) works to save the mobility of a promising young hockey player – only to realize time and resources might not be on his side. Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) is given advice on how to win back Alex’s love, and a visit from someone close to Dr. Sydney Katz (Stacey Farber) has her coming clean. Directed by actor Gregory Smith (ROOKIE BLUE), the episode guest stars Wesley Morgan (LESS THAN KIND), Linda Kash (WORKING THE ENGELS), Jordan Johnson-Hinds (THE L.A. COMPLEX), and Supinder Wraich (GUIDESTONES). Thursday, Feb. 12 7 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY – “All I Could Do Was Cry” –– NEW EPISODE – NEW TIME After several discussions with Dr. Herman (Geena Davis), April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson (Jesse Williams) must face their situation head on and make a difficult decision regarding their unborn child. Catherine (Debbie Allen) arrives in Seattle and bumps into Richard (James Pickens Jr.) at the hospital. Meanwhile, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) tries to find someone to take care of the kids so she can visit Derek (Patrick Dempsey) for the weekend, and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) shows Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton) some tough love when they work together on a case. 9 p.m. – TWO AND A HALF MEN – “Don’t Give A Monkey A Gun” – NEW EPISODE Synopsis currently unavailable. 9:30 p.m. – THE MCCARTHYS – “Family Therapy” – NEW EPISODE When the family finds out that Ronny (Tyler Ritter) sees a therapist, they crash his appointment and wind up in an impromptu family session where they air their grievances about one another. 10 p.m. – HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – “She’s a Murderer” – NEW EPISODE A shocking discovery in Sam's (Tom Verica) case changes everything for Annalise (Viola Davis) and the students of Middleton Law School. Friday, Feb. 13 8 p.m. – THE MENTALIST – “Byzantium” – NEW EPISODE A young man claiming to have psychic powers offers his help to the FBI in solving a pair of murders, but when he leads them to additional victims, Jane (Simon Baker) and the team begin to suspect that he is in fact the killer they're hunting. 9 p.m. – GRIMM – “Trial by Fire” – NEW EPISODE When an arson case looks to have Wesen origins, Nick (David Giuntoli) finds himself reluctantly having to ask an old foe for help. Elsewhere, Viktor (Alexis Denisof, FINDING CARTER) teaches Adalind (Claire Coffee) the effectiveness of well-played diplomacy. Meanwhile, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) finds herself in a confrontation sooner than expected. 10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS – “Power Players” – NEW EPISODE When a star witness in a double murder case drops out, Erin (Bridget Moynahan) is tasked with bringing a protected mob informant back to New York for a case. She must keep him safe, with help from Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Baez (Marisa Ramirez). Also, Frank (Tom Selleck) enters into tense negotiations with Mayor Poole (David Ramsey, ARROW) about police officer benefits. Saturday, Feb. 14 7 p.m. – W5 – NEW EPISODE Synopsis currently unavailable. 8 p.m. – CTV Movie: HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS Harry (Daniel Radcliffe, The Woman in Black) ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him. Sunday, Feb. 15 7 p.m. – MASTERCHEF CANADA – “Constant Cravings” – NEW EPISODE The home cooks face their first Mystery Box Challenge in the MASTERCHEF CANADA kitchen. A classic and highly versatile ingredient sends them in both sweet and savoury directions. The winner of the Mystery Box Challenge must choose which of the judges’ favourite Asian food cravings the other home cooks tackle, and a shocking elimination reminds everyone that they are only as good as their last dish. 9 p.m. – CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION – “TBA” –SEASON FINALE – TWO-HOURS Synopsis currently unavailable.

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