CTV Programming Highlights: January 20 – 30

— January 20, 2015

CTV ends January with the return of all-new episodes of fan favourites including THE FLASH, ARROW, GREY’S ANATOMY, and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, as well as a special simulcast network premiere of the new original documentaryCLARA’S BIG RIDE, chronicling Bell Let’s Talk spokesperson Clara Hughes’ journey across Canada. CTV also delivers new episodes of hit original series SAVING HOPE, along with THE BIG BANG THEORY, GOTHAM, MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER,THE MENTALIST, CASTLE, and more. To tweet this alert: http://bmpr.ca/1CMtweq Programming Highlights for January 20 – 30 on CTV and CTV GO include:
  • Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller) and Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) team up again as Captain Cold and Heat Wave on the mid-season return of THE FLASH (Jan. 20)
  • In the Season 2 premiere of 19-2 Canadian Screen Award Best Drama nominee depicts an intensely tragic school shooting on a special commercial-free encore presentation (Jan. 20)
  • The team deals with the aftermath of Oliver's (Stephen Amell) disappearance on the mid-season return of ARROW(Jan. 21)
  • Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance) and Dr. Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross) are faced with a complex procedure to save a woman’s child on SAVING HOPE (Jan. 21)
  • On THE MENTALIST, Jane (Simon Baker) worries for Lisbon's safety when the FBI gets between an assassin and his target (Jan. 22)
  • Monroe's (Silas Weir Mitchell) life hangs in the balance on GRIMM (Jan. 23)
  • The team investigates a homicide at a convention for murder memorabilia collectors, and later the murder of a young victim dressed as a superhero on back-to-back episodes of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (Jan. 25)
  • Marvel legend and creator Stan Lee makes a special appearance on MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER (Jan. 27)
  • Ben Savage (BOY MEETS WORLD) guest stars in an all-new episode of CRIMINAL MINDS that looks back on an old case (Jan. 28)
  • Derek (Patrick Dempsy) prepares for his move to Washington DC, as Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) keeps herself busy at the hospital on the mid-season return of GREY’S ANATOMY (Jan. 29)
  • A day after Sam’s(Tom Verica) murder, professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) calls in her students to help find her missing husband on the mid-season return of HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (Jan. 29)
** Media Note **– Download photos for CTV programming at BellMediaPR.ca. Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for Jan. 20 – 30. All programming is subject to change (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Tuesday, Jan. 20 8 p.m. – THE FLASH – “Revenge of the Rogues” – MID-SEASON RETURN Leonard Snart a.k.a Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller, PRISON BREAK) returns to Central City with a new hotheaded partner in tow – Mick Rory a.k.a Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell, PRISON BREAK). The duo plan to steal a multi-million dollar painting, but Cold has another agenda while in town – to set a trap for The Flash (Grant Gustin). Snart and Rory kidnap someone close to The Flash and threaten to kill them unless The Flash shows up for a battle of fire and ice. Barry (Grant Gustin) tells Joe (Jesse L. Martin) he isn't sure he should take on Snart again after the casualties that happened the last time they fought. Meanwhile, Barry asks Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) to help him double his training efforts so he's ready for the Reverse Flash when he returns to Central City. 10 p.m. – 19-2 – “School” – SPECIAL ENCORE PRIMETIME BROADCAST In the emotionally charged Season 2 commercial-free premiere of Canadian Screen Award Best Drama nominee 19-2, the entire squad is immersed in an intensely tragic school shooting with consequences that will profoundly impact all of their lives. Featuring a haunting uninterrupted, 13-minute, single-camera tracking shot, the commercial-free CTV broadcast is followed by a short vignette about the making of the episode. Season 2 episodes of 19-2 continue on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo. Wednesday, Jan. 21 8 p.m. – ARROW – “Left Behind” – MID-SEASON RETURN In the aftermath of Oliver's (Stephen Amell) fight with Ra's al Ghul (Matt Nable, K-11), Diggle (David Ramsey) and Arsenal (Colton Haynes) continue to protect the city in the Arrow's absence. However, after three days without hearing from Oliver, they begin to fear the worst may have happened to their friend. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) refuses to believe that Oliver could be dead until Merlyn (John Barrowman) pays the team a surprise visit. Thea (Willa Holland) suspects there is something more behind Oliver's disappearance and asks Merlyn for a favour. Meanwhile, Ray (Brandon Routh) tests a part of his new suit and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) takes up the mantle of the Black Canary. 9 p.m. – CRIMINAL MINDS – “Anonymous” – NEW EPISODE The BAU searches Tallahassee for a serial killer who calls the authorities to report the crimes prior to committing murder. Also, as Rossi (Joe Mantegna) prepares for a weekend visit with his daughter, Joy (Amber Stevens, GREEK), he receives startling news about the death of a comrade in Vietnam. 10 p.m. – SAVING HOPE – “Trading Places” – NEW EPISODE   Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance) and Dr. Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross) are faced with an intricate procedure to save a woman’s child when she and her partner refuse to be seen by Hope Zion Hospital’s top OB/GYN Dr. Sydney Katz (Stacey Farber). Meanwhile, Dr. Joel Goran’s (Daniel Gillies) father is in town to receive an award for stem?cell research, but Joel has the feeling he’s hiding something. Plus, Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) suspects foul?play when a boy and his grandmother come in. This episode of SAVING HOPE is directed by Gregory Smith (ROOKIE BLUE). Thursday, Jan. 22 8:30 p.m. – THE GOLDBERGS – “Love is A Mix Tape” – New to CTV After spending the summer apart from Dana (Natalie Alyn Lind) and unsure of their relationship, Adam (Sean Giambrone)makes a mix tape to express his feelings... only to have it intercepted by Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) who thinks it's meant for her. Adam must carefully navigate not hurting Beverly's feelings as his relationship with Dana progresses. Meanwhile, Barry (Troy Gentile) gets a fake ID, but after showing it off to the entire school, it's confiscated, and Barry needs to make good on some promises he made to his classmates. 9 p.m. – TWO AND A HALF MEN – “For Whom The Booty Calls” – NEW EPISODE Walden (Ashton Kutcher) joins a group for adoptive fathers, and finds it to be a nice escape from Alan (Jon Cryer). 10 p.m. – THE MENTALIST – “The Whites of His Eyes” – NEW EPISODE Jane (Simon Baker) worries for Lisbon's (Robin Tunney) safety when the team puts itself in the line of fire to protect a murder investigation witness from a skilled assassin.   Friday, Jan. 23 9 p.m. – GRIMM – “Tribunal” – NEW EPISODE After Monroe's (Silas Weir Mitchell) abduction by the Wesenrein, Nick (David Giuntoli) gathers the whole team, including Wu (Reggie Lee), to track him down and return him to Rosalee (Bree Turner). As the search intensifies, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) learns more about her new reality as a Hexenbiest.   Sunday, Jan. 25 9 p.m. – CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION – “Merchants of Menace” – NEW EPISODE The CSI team investigates a homicide at a convention for people who collect macabre murder memorabilia. 10 p.m. – CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION – “Hero to Zero” – NEW EPISODE The CSI team investigates the murder of a young victim dressed as a superhero.   Monday, Jan. 26 8 p.m. – GOTHAM – “Welcome Back, Jim Gordon” – NEW EPISODE When the key witness in a homicide ends up dead while being held for questioning by the police, Gordon (Ben McKenzie) suspects that it's an inside job and looks to an old friend for information. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) takes control of one of Fish Mooney's (Jada Pinkett Smith) prized possessions, as she gets a small taste of her own medicine.   Tuesday, Jan. 27 8 p.m. – THE FLASH – “The Sound and the Fury” – NEW EPISODE Dr. Wells’ (Tom Cavanagh) former protégée, Hartley Rathaway (Andrew Mientus, Les Misérables), returns to seek revenge on his mentor after being affected by the particle accelerator explosion. Now able to manipulate sound waves, the brilliant Rathaway is a dangerous threat to both Wells and The Flash (Grant Gustin). Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) is thrilled when she's hired by the Central City Picture News as their newest cub reporter. Unfortunately, her editor (Tom Butler,GRACEPOINT) pairs her with a veteran reporter, Mason Bridge (Roger Howarth, GENERAL HOSPITAL), who wants nothing to do with her. 9 p.m. – MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER –“The Blitzkrieg Button” – NEW EPISODE As Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) closes in on Howard Stark's (Dominic Cooper) stolen technology, Peggy's secret mission could unravel when the SSR arrests Jarvis (James D'Arcy) and a secret is revealed. Marvel creator Stan Lee makes a special appearance. 10 p.m. – CSI – “The Last Ride” – NEW EPISODE – Special Day The CSI team investigates a death involving a vintage Rolls Royce and a chrome-covered victim. Wednesday, Jan. 28 7 p.m. – CLARA’S BIG RIDE – CTV & CTV Two – NEW SPECIAL Premiering in primetime on CTV during Bell Let’s Talk Day (Jan. 28), the original one-hour Bell Media documentary CLARA’S BIG RIDE chronicles an unprecedented 11,000 km bicycle journey across Canada by six-time Olympic medallist and Bell Let’s Talk spokesperson Clara Hughes. Throughout the journey, Hughes spreads a hopeful message designed to break the silence surrounding mental illness and helps create a stigma-free Canada. Directed by multi-award winning filmmaker Larry Weinstein (Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, Our Man in Tehran, TSN’s THE 13th MAN), the documentary recounts Hughes’ epic 110-day journey through 105 communities and 235 events in varied and often extreme weather conditions from coast to coast to coast. 8 p.m. – ARROW – “Midnight City” – NEW EPISODE Arsenal (Colton Haynes) and Diggle (David Ramsey) confront Laurel (Katie Cassidy) about trying to step into her sister's shoes and warn her to stop before she gets herself killed. However, when Brick (Vinnie Jones, Snatch) kidnaps the city's aldermen and threatens to kill them all unless the police evacuate The Glades, it's all suits on deck. Meanwhile, Ray (Brandon Routh) steps in to help Lance (Paul Blackthorne) and the police force fight Brick, showing Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) a new side of her boss. Malcolm (John Barrowman) tells Thea (Willa Holland) that Ra's al Ghul (Matt Nable) is after him and his family and they must leave town immediately. 9 p.m. – CRIMINAL MINDS – “Nelson's Sparrow” – NEW EPISODE The BAU revisits its origins when they look at one of Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and Gideon's (Mandy Patinkin) old cases to track a killer that got away. Ben Savage (BOY MEETS WORLD) guest stars as young Gideon, and Arye Gross (CASTLE) guest stars as Donnie Mallick. 10 p.m. – SAVING HOPE – “Remains of the Day” – NEW EPISODE Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance), Dr. Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross), and Dr. Rian Larouche (Danso Gordon) could use a little help studying for their surgical board exams. So when a high school English teacher comes in for treatment, Alex finds herself receiving a few life lessons of her own. Meanwhile, Dr. Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies) is consumed with a patient’s vanishing bones. And a patient, who is very particular with her lists, has Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) working through a long list of medical reasons as to why she could be flatlining in the OR. Plus, the future of a teenage girl rests in Dawn’s (Michelle Nolden) hands – and a future she doesn’t know if she’s ready for weighs heavily on her heart. Thursday, Jan. 29 7 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY – “Where Do We Go From Here” – MID-SEASON RETURN – NEW TIME As Derek (Patrick Dempsey) prepares for his move to DC, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) keeps herself busy at the hospital. Meanwhile, Jackson (Jesse Williams) and April (Sarah Drew) deal with difficult news, and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) discuss how to best approach Dr. Herman (Geena Davis, Stuart Little). 8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY– “The Anxiety Optimization”– NEW EPISODE In the hopes of achieving a scientific breakthrough, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) invites his friends to challenge him. Meanwhile, Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) invents an embarrassing game about Raj (Kunal Nayyar). 9 p.m. – TWO AND A HALF MEN – “A Beer-Battered Rip-Off” – NEW EPISODE When Alan (Jon Cryer) breaks up with their social worker to get back together with Lyndsey (Courtney Thorne-Smith), Walden (Ashton Kutcher) worries it will affect Louis' (Edan Alexander) adoption. 10 p.m. – HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – “Hello Raskolnikov” – MID-SEASON RETURN It’s the day after Sam’s (Tom Verica) murder and the students are called in to help Annalise (Viola Davis) find her missing husband, but just how much does Annalise know? And when a surprise visitor shows up in town, getting away with this murder might not be as easy as the students had hoped.   Friday, Jan. 30 8 p.m. – THE MENTALIST – “Copper Bullet” – NEW EPISODE – NEW DAY AND TIME When Abbott's (Rockmond Dunbar) old boss, Agent Peterson (Dylan Baker) threatens Abbott's career – and possibly his freedom – Jane (Simon Baker) devises a risky plan to protect his friend's future. 9 p.m. – GRIMM – “Death Do Us” – NEW EPISODE Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) are finally off on their honeymoon, but that doesn't mean trouble isn't stirring in Portland. When Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) are called to a shocking homicide at an abandoned residence many Portland locals think is haunted, even the survivors swear a ghost committed the murder. Meanwhile, on the heels of Juliette's (Bitsie Tulloch) startling revelation Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) seeks the help of a mystical woman (Garcelle Beauvais, FRANKLIN & BASH) from his past. 10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS – “Love Stories” – NEW EPISODE Detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) and Detective Maria Baez (Marisa Ramirez) investigate when a homeowner shoots an intruder, only to find out that the intruder is a hitman. Also, a young attorney attempts to bring justice to his mother who Erin (Bridget Moynahan) put away on a murder charge 12 years ago.

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