CTV Programming Highlights: June 16 – 30

— June 13, 2014

CTV wraps up the month of June with the series premiere of the new revolutionary reality series RISING STAR, and the Season 3 premiere of UNFORGETTABLE. Plus, CTV delivers new episodes of MASTERCHEF, THE LISTENER, MISTRESSES, HOT IN CLEVELAND, LAW & ORDER: SVU, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, GANG RELATED, 19-2, and BITTEN.

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Programming Highlights for June 16 – 30 on CTV and CTV GO include:

  • In their second Mystery Box Challenge this season, the Top 18 Home Cooks from across America compete in an intimidating seafood challenge on MASTERCHEF (June 16)
  • While the team investigates a botched magic stunt that killed an investment guru, Becker’s (Anthony Lemke) scrutiny threatens to expose Toby’s (Craig Olejnik) secret on THE LISTENER (June 16)
  • Carlos' (Reynaldo Gallegos) decision to take matters into his own hands backfires on GANG RELATED (June 19)
  • Canadian viewers vote in real time via an app to determine if a singer will advance in the new competition series RISING STAR (June 22), premiering with a live, two-hour event with host and mentor Josh Groban and experts Brad Paisley, Kesha, and Ludacris
  • The search continues tonight for America's Favourite Dancer when SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE heads to Pasadena, California for call-backs (June 25)
  • The Secret Service enlists Carrie (Poppy Montgomery) and Al's (Dylan Walsh) help when a murder investigation leads them to uncover a counterfeiting ring run by an assassin on the season premiere of UNFORGETTABLE (June 29)

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Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for June 16 – 30. All programming is subject to change (all times ET/PT, visit
CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Monday, June 16

8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF – “Top 18 Compete” – NEW EPISODE

In their second Mystery Box Challenge this season, the competition heats up when the Top 18 competitors take on an intimidating seafood challenge. The winner of the challenge gets a significant advantage in the next round, as they determine which classic dessert the remaining home cooks must prepare in the elimination round.

 

9 p.m. – THE LISTENER – “Smoke and Mirrors” – NEW EPISODE

At the 50th anniversary gala for an esteemed magic club, illusionist Dante Blake (James Cade) accidently kills an investment guru, Felix Barclay (David Patrick Green, ER), during a botched magic stunt. As Toby (Craig Olejnik), Michelle (Lauren Lee Smith), and Dev (Rainbow Sun Francks) look into a malfunction of the illusion, they fail to find any signs of sabotage. Toby doubts the illusionist’s guilt, and instead gets images of a jealous and ruthless competitor named Mellini (Julian Richings, ORPHAN BLACK). An encore presentation of this episode will air Saturday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

10 p.m. – MISTRESSES – “Open House” – NEW EPISODE

Joss (Jes Macallan) is caught in the middle when Savi (Alyssa Milano) and Harry (Brett Tucker) – still not talking to each other – clash over selling their home. Back at the office, Toni (Rebeka Montoya, ANGER MANAGEMENT) continues to be a thorn in Savi's side. When April (Rochelle Aytes) learns she has to throw a lavish party for the parents at Lucy's expensive new private school, it's Mickey (Joseph May, Resident Evil) to the rescue with a bash that no one will soon forget.

 

Tuesday, June 17

9 p.m. – LAW & ORDER: SVU – “Beast's Obsession” – NEW EPISODE

After William Lewis (Pablo Schreiber, PERSON OF INTEREST) escapes from prison and begins another killing rampage, a manhunt for the sadistic murderer begins. When Lt. Declan Murphy (Donal Logue, GOTHAM) is assigned to be commanding officer of SVU, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is given a 24 hour security detail and instructed to stay at the precinct.

Wednesday, June 18

8 p.m. – SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE – NEW EPISODE – TWO HOURS

The search continues for America's Favourite Dancer as SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE heads to Atlanta, GA. Viewers see what happens when the best dancers – skilled in everything from Ballroom and Ballet, to Salsa, Jive, Hip Hop, and Krump – all compete for a ticket to call-backs.

Thursday, June 19

9 p.m. – GANG RELATED – “Invierno Cayó” – NEW EPISODE

Carlos (Reynaldo Gallegos) taints another gang's meth shipment in order to drive business toward Los Angelicos' fishscale supply. But his plan backfires and causes a world of trouble for his family and for the GTF.

10 p.m. – 19-2 – “Welfare Day” – NEW TO CTV

The first of the month brings “Welfare Day” to 19 – Nick (Adrian Holmes) and Ben (Jared Kesso) handle an array of belligerent civilians, before the day caps off with a cataclysmic domestic disturbance.

Saturday, June 21

8 p.m. – THE NEIGHBORS – “Close Encounters of the Bird Kind” – NEW EPISODE

Marty (Lenny Venito) and Debbie (Jami Gertz) love their new Friday night bowling league but Debbie is terrible, and the other two teammates ask Marty to kick her off the team. Meanwhile, when word gets out that the alien colony is getting a little too Americanized, Larry's (Simon Templeman) father sends an ominous figure (Joshua Sasse, ROGUE) to possibly take over the mission.

10 p.m. – BITTEN – “Trespass” – NEW TO CTV

Tension grows between the Pack and angry locals when another victim is discovered. Meanwhile, old chemistry resurfaces as Elena (Laura Vandervoort) and Clay (Greyston Holt) work together to track the killer Mutt to a warehouse rave.

Sunday, June 22

7:30 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND – “Surprise!” – NEW EPISODE

Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) shocks Alec (Jay Harrington) with the news that she's pregnant, while an FBI agent keeps an eye on the women in the wake of Emmet's (Alan Dale) disappearance. The episode guest stars Jaime Pressly (MY NAME IS EARL) and Thomas Lennon (THE ODD COUPLE).

9 p.m. – RISING STAR – SERIES PREMIERE – TWO HOURS

From executive producers Ken Warwick (American Idol) and Nicolle Yaron (The Voice), RISING STAR completely reinvents the traditional singing competition as – for the first time ever – the audience has the final say of who stays and who goes home in real time. The new competition series follows a group of aspiring singers as they audition live. During the performances, viewers (including Canadians) can vote via an app to determine if the singer will advance in the competition. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on, and performers can see how the voting is progressing during their performance – making the feedback immediate and dramatic. Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Josh Groban acts as the series’ host and mentor, while country music superstar Brad Paisley, pop music sensation Kesha, and hip hop artist and actor Ludacris are the panel of experts. The Rising Star App serves as the viewer’s judging tool, and puts the power directly in their hands. Viewers will decide the fate of each singer before their performance is over, as they decide who will be the next Rising Star. Available on The App Store, The Google Play Store, and The Windows store.    

Monday, June 23

8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF – “Top 17 Compete” – NEW EPISODE

In the next team challenge, contestants must prepare an upscale seafood menu for a beachfront wedding. The team who most successfully finishes the dinner is safe from elimination, while the losing team faces the pressure test featuring a traditional American meal with steak and fries.

9 p.m. – THE LISTENER – “Game Over” – NEW EPISODE

Toby (Craig Olejnik), Michelle (Lauren Lee Smith), and Dev (Rainbow Sun Francks) investigate the death of Duncan Quinn (Christopher Russell, NIKITA), a successful game developer. A close friend of Dev’s, Duncan also had his share of enemies – including many of his employees and associates who are overworked and underappreciated. Feeling compelled to solve his friend’s murder and save his legacy, Dev enlists help from his pals in the hacker community, who reveal a complex computer conspiracy. An encore presentation of this episode will air Saturday, June 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

10 p.m. – MISTRESSES – “Friends with Benefits” – NEW EPISODE

Savi (Alyssa Milano) finds a surprising connection with a man (Jason Gerhardt, VEGAS) other than Dom (Jason George). Then, after a series of dating disasters, Karen (Yunjin Kim) hits rock bottom emotionally.

Tuesday, June 24

9 p.m. – LAW & ORDER: SVU – “Post-Mortem Blues” – NEW EPISODE

In the moments after a tragic death, Sergeant Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is rescued by the SVU squad, but her torment continues. The Internal Affairs investigation of her actions is deemed inconclusive, and with no evidence to corroborate her story, Prosecutor Derek Strauss (Greg Germann, BLUE BLOODS) convenes a grand jury and calls for Benson's arrest.

Wednesday, June 25

8 p.m. – SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE – NEW EPISODE – TWO HOURS

The search continues for America's favourite dancer as SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE heads to Pasadena, CA for call-backs. Viewers find out what happens when the best dancers from all five audition cities compete against each other for a coveted spot in the Top 20.

Thursday, June 26

9 p.m. – GANG RELATED – “Entre Dos Tierras” – NEW EPISODE

Daniel (Jay Hernandez) puts himself at risk in an attempt to make up for money he unintentionally mismanaged, while Carlos (Rey Gallegos) grows increasingly mistrustful of Javier's (Cliff Curtis) plan to "legitimize" Los Angelicos.

 

10 p.m. – 19-2 – “The Party” – NEW TO CTV

Tyler (Benz Antoine) botches a takedown of a gang of rapists that nearly costs Nick (Adrian Holmes) his life, and leaves Ben (Jared Keeso) questioning Tyler's fitness on the job. Nick brings Harvey (Vincent Graton) to Houle’s (Conrad Pla) BBQ, which goes crudely awry.

Saturday, June 28

8 p.m. – THE NEIGHBORS – “All That Jazzy Jeff” – NEW EPISODE

Larry's (Simon Templeman) good-looking brother, DJ Jazzy Jeff (Joshua Sasse), arrives in the community and tells everyone he is just there to visit his family, but in reality, he is secretly working with his father to bring everyone home to Zabvron.

 

10 p.m. – BITTEN – “Grief” – NEW TO CTV

While tensions grow between Elena (Laura Vandervoort) and Clay (Greyston Holt), Jeremy (Greg Bryk, NIKITA) sends the pair to track a new Mutt threat.

Sunday, June 29

7:30 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND – “Dr. Who?” – NEW EPISODE

Joy’s (Jane Leeves) baby daddy, Simon (guest star Craig Ferguson, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON), meets his son and grandson for the first time, as they pretend to be a happy family to get Wilbur (Finn Carr) into a prestigious pre-school. Meanwhile, Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) and Elka (Betty White) try to find the perfect doctor. The episode also guest stars Angela Kinsey (NEW GIRL) and Jason Kravits (THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW).

8 p.m. – UNFORGETTABLE – “New Hundred” – SEASON PREMIERE

The Secret Service enlists Carrie (Poppy Montgomery) and Al's (Dylan Walsh) help when a murder investigation leads them to uncover a counterfeiting ring run by an assassin.

9:00 p.m. RISING STAR – NEW EPISODE – TWO HOURS – LIVE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

 

Monday, June 30

8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF – “Top 16 Compete” – NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

9 p.m. – THE LISTENER – “Man in the Mirror” – NEW EPISODE

When a prominent psychiatrist is found murdered in a shady part of town, Toby (Craig Olejnik), Michelle (Lauren Lee Smith), and Dev (Rainbow Sun Francks) interview her colleagues and comb through her patient list to find a suspect. Dr. Mallory Kesler (Natalie Brown, BITTEN) had reported the victim missing and Toby’s visions suggest a friendly relationship between the women. As Toby interrogates one of the psychiatrist’s former patients, his visions offer an array of perspectives that suggest they’re dealing with a man with multiple personalities. The question is, did one of his identities take the life of his shrink? An encore presentation of this episode will air Saturday,  July 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

10 p.m. – MISTRESSES – “Playing With Fire” – NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

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