CTV Programming Highlights: February 22 – 28

— February 20, 2015

February comes to a close with the biggest night in Hollywood, beginning with Canada’s only live OSCAR® red carpet special ETALK AT THE OSCARS, followed by THE OSCARS®, hosted by the critically-acclaimed star of stage and screen Neil Patrick Harris. CTV also delivers the season finales of: MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, and the Season 26 premiere of THE AMAZING RACE. To tweet this alert: http://bmpr.ca/17Bd4TX Programming Highlights for February 22 – 28 on CTV and CTV GO include:
  • CTV’s ETALK is live at the OSCARS® as the only Canadian outlet on the red carpet on ETALK AT THE OSCARS ( 22)
  • Live from the red carpet at THE OSCARS®, OSCARS® OPENING CEREMONY: LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET showcases the best and worst in celebrity fashion, and special pre-show interviews with nominees and presenters ( 22)
  • Neil Patrick Harris hosts Hollywood’s biggest awards show of the year, THE OSCARS®, broadcast live from Dolby Theatre™ at the Hollywood & Highland Center®. ( 22)
  • A new junior home cook is crowned on the Season 3 finale of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR on a special CTV broadcast ( 24)
  • Peggy Carter’s (Hayley Atwell) mission comes to an end during the season finale of MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER ( 24)
  • In the Season 26 premiere of THE AMAZING RACE, 11 new teams begin their ultimate blind date, and race for the one million dollar grand prize, on a special day and time ( 25)
  • Annalise (Viola Davis) and the Keating Five feel the heat in a nerve wracking Season 1 finale of HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER ( 26)
** Media Note **– Download photos for CTV programming at BellMediaPR.ca Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for Feb. 22 – 28. All programming is subject to change (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Sunday, Feb. 22 6:30 p.m. – ETALK AT THE OSCARS – RED CARPET SPECIAL - LIVE On Oscar night, Canada’s official live red carpet special, the 12th annual ETALK AT THE OSCARS, offers two sought-after positions on the red carpet, including the exclusive balcony position, capturing all the red carpet arrivals from a bird’s-eye view. As the only Canadian outlet on the Oscar red carpet, ETALK Anchor Ben Mulroney chats with the hottest stars, delivering celebrity interviews from the red carpet, while ETALK Co-Anchor Danielle Graham and ETALK and THE SOCIAL’s Lainey Lui are positioned on the balcony, delivering a first-hand look on all the fashions of the night. Red carpet coverage begins on CTV Ontario at 6:30 p.m. ET, CTV Atlantic at 7 p.m. AT, CTV Vancouver at 3 p.m. PT, CTV Alberta at 4 p.m. MT, and CTV Winnipeg and Saskatchewan at 5:30 p.m. CT (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). 7 p.m. – OSCARS® OPENING CEREMONY: LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET – SPECIAL – LIVE The exclusive lead-in to the live broadcast of THE OSCARS® hosted by Neil Patrick Harris showcases the nominees, presenters, and performers arriving on the red carpet. The 90-minute special highlights the incredible journey many of the nominees have taken to get to Hollywood’s most prestigious night. Hosted by GOOD MORNING AMERICA anchors Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer, LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL co-host Michael Strahan, and joined by Jess Cagle, editorial director of People and Entertainment Weekly, and Yahoo! fashion editor Joe Zee. 8:30 p.m. – THE OSCARS® – SPECIAL – LIVE Hosted by award-winning star of the stage and screen Neil Patrick Harris, THE 87th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS® air live across the country from the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood and Highland Center® in Hollywood. Confirmed presenters include last year’s Oscar winners Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey, and Lupita Nyong’o; Oscar nominees Marion Cotillard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, and Reese Witherspoon; and A-listers Jennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller, David Oyelowo, Chris Pratt, John Travolta, Kerry Washington, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Shirley Maclaine, Chris Pine, Miles Teller, and Naomi Watts. Confirmed performers at this year’s awards show include Oscar and Grammy-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson, country superstar Tim McGraw, Brit Phenom Rita Ora, Oscar nominees Common with John Legend, Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and actor Adam Levine, and Canadian pop duo Tegan and Sara reteam with comedy-music trio The Lonely Island. Plus, actress and singer Anna Kendrick will make a special performance. Monday, Feb. 23 8 p.m. – GOTHAM – “Red Hood” – NEW EPISODE Following several bank robberies, Detective Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Detective Bullock (Donal Logue) investigate the Red Hood gang. Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) continues to bond with Barbara (Erin Richards), and Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) tries to reclaim her position in the underworld. 9 p.m. – FOREVER – “Memories of Murder” – NEW EPISODE The death of a young college woman sends Henry (Ioan Gruffudd) and Jo (Alana de la Garza) back to the cultural hotbed that was New York in the 1970s. The murder victim’s fascination with authentic ‘70s attire is more than just a fashion statement; it is revealed that she had an unhealthy obsession with the past. The investigation ironically leads Henry and Jo back to college professor Molly Dawes (aka Iona Payne, the dominatrix, Hilarie Burton, ONE TREE HILL), who taught the victim in a course on sexual identity. Molly not only agrees to help in the search for the killer, but she and Henry spark a hot, romantic connection. 10 p.m. – CASTLE – “The Wrong Stuff” – NEW EPISODE When an astronaut training for a trip to Mars is mysteriously killed inside a Mars simulation, Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) don spacesuits to investigate. But when they discover no one inside the sealed simulation could have committed the murder, and no one from the outside could get in, the case takes a shocking turn. Tuesday, Feb. 24 8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF JUNIOR – “THE FINALE” – SEASON FINALE – SPECIAL BROADCAST In the exciting Season 3 finale of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, the two finalists compete head-to-head and prepare the most important menu of their young lives. The winning junior home cook earns the MasterChef trophy and a $100,000 prize. 9 p.m. – MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER –“Valediction” – SEASON FINALE Peggy (Hayley Atwell) faces the full fury of Leviathan, as Howard Stark (Dominic Copper) makes his return in the explosive season finale. 10 p.m. – PERSON OF INTEREST – “Blunt” – NEW EPISODE John Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) must protect Harper (Annie Ilonzeh, ARROW), a street-smart grifter, when her plan to steal cash from a medical marijuana dispensary goes up in smoke. Wednesday, Feb. 25 8 p.m. – ARROW – “Nanda Parbat” – NEW EPISODE Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) is captured by Ra's al Ghul (Matt Nable, Riddick) and taken to Nanda Parbat. Because of his love for Thea (Willa Holland), Oliver (Stephen Amell) considers saving Merlyn. Ray (Brandon Routh) is obsessed with finishing his Atom suit so he can save the city, but Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) fears he is heading down the same path as Oliver and tries to pull him out of the lab. 9:30 p.m. – AMAZING RACE – “Great Way to Start A Relationship” – SEASON PREMIERE – SPECIAL DAY AND TIME – 90-MINUTES In the Season 26 premiere of THE AMAZING RACE, 11 new teams of dating duos race around the globe for the opportunity to win a $1 million prize. The twist: six teams are pre-existing couples, and five duos meet for the very first time at the starting line when they are set up on the most extreme blind date ever. Thursday, Feb. 26 7 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY – “Staring at the End” –– NEW EPISODE The doctors become fascinated with Dr. Herman's (Geena Davis) case when Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) gives a lecture detailing the intricacies of the surgery. Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and Dr. Herman continue to bond over the amount of cases they are trying to complete before the big surgery. Meanwhile, Bailey (Chandra Wilson) brings them a case of a pregnant woman who is close to her heart. 8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY – “The Intimacy Acceleration” – NEW EPISODE As a joke, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) try an experiment designed to make participants fall in love. Also, Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Amy (Mayim Bialik), Raj (Kunal Nayyar) and Emily (Laura Spencer, BONES) spend the evening trying to escape a room with a "zombie." 8:30 p.m. – THE ODD COUPLE – “The Ghostwriter” – NEW EPISODE When Oscar (Matthew Perry) is hired to ghostwrite the autobiography of Murph (Geoff Stults, ENLISTED), a retired baseball player, Felix  (Thomas Lennon) offers his "help" by advising Murph to go in a different direction, making Oscar's job more difficult. 9 p.m. – HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – “The Night Lila Died” / “It’s All My Fault” – TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE Synopsis currently unavailable. Friday, Feb. 27 8 p.m. – THE AMAZING RACE – “I Got the Smartest Dude”– NEW EPISODE – REGULAR DAY AND TIME Synopsis currently unavailable. Saturday, Feb. 28 7 p.m. – W5 – “Gambling on Extinction” – NEW EPISODE International investigation into the illegal trade that is wiping out endangered species.

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