CTV Programming Highlights: June 3 – 15

— June 3, 2014

Program Alert – June 3, 2014
  

CTV’s summer schedule kicks off this June with new episodes of CTV’s original dramatic series THE LISTENER and the Season 5 premiere of HOT IN CLEVELAND, featuring special guest star Dave Foley from CTV’s SPUN OUT. CTV also has the series finale of BELIEVE. Then, the biggest street party in the world hits downtown Toronto with the 2014 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, airing live in super simulcast on CTV and Much. Plus, CTV delivers new episodes of ANGER MANAGEMENT, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, GANG RELATED, MASTERCHEF, MISTRESSES, 19-2, and BITTEN.

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Programming Highlights for June 3 – 15 on CTV include:

  • Alec Baldwin (30 ROCK) guest-stars on LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (June 3)
  • Ryan (Ramon Rodriguez) and the Gang Task Force bring a Colombian snitch to Federal Court to testify on GANG RELATED (June 5)
  • The Autobots are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons during the Canadian broadcast premiere of TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (2011) (June 8)
  • Bravo’s hit original drama 19-2 returns to CTV (June 5)
  • Space’s most-watched original series BITTEN premieres on CTV (June 7)
  • The remaining 20 home cooks compete in the biggest field challenge in series history, on MASTERCHEF (June 9)
  • Toby (Craig Olejnik) and the IIB team investigate the abduction of a ballerina after being tipped to corruption at a dance company on THE LISTENER (June 9)
  • April (Rochelle Aytes) throws caution to the wind and begins a blissful affair with handsome artist Daniel Zamora (Ricky Whittle, THE 100) on MISTRESSES (June 9)
  • Dave Foley (SPUN OUT), Cedric the Entertainer (THE SOUL MAN), Georgia Engel (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND), Ken Jeong (COMMUNITY), and Alex Trebek all guest star on the Season 5 premiere of HOT IN CLEVELAND (June 15)
  • Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the 2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, co-hosted by Kendall and Kylie Jenner airs live in super simulcast on CTV and Much, featuring performances by Grammy® Award-winners Lorde and Imagine Dragons, Juno award-winner Hedley, as well as Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran.

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Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for June 3 – 15. All programming is subject to change (all times ET/PT, visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Tuesday, June 3

8 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT – “Charlie Cops a Feel” – NEW EPISODE

A female cop makes Charlie's (Charlie Sheen) life a living hell after he breaks up with her.

9 p.m. – LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT – “Criminal Stories” – NEW EPISODE

Renowned New York Ledger columnist Jimmy MacArthur (Alec Baldwin, 30 ROCK) is given full access to Sergeant Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and the squad for an inside look at the city's Special Victims Unit. When the rape case of a young Muslim woman (Summer Bishil, LUCKY 7) escalates to a hate crime, Jimmy stays one step ahead of the investigation and declares the entire crime a hoax. With the victim under fierce public scrutiny, Benson struggles to keep the case on solid ground and fears a rapist will go free.

Wednesday, June 4

8 p.m. – SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE – “Auditions #2” – NEW EPISODE – TWO HOURS

Justin Bieber and his choreographer Nick DeMoura appear to showcase top dance crews as the search for ‘America's Favourite Dancer’ continues with auditions in Chicago and Los Angeles. Gifted dancers, skilled in a variety of dance styles all compete for a prized spot on the live shows in Los Angeles.

Thursday, June 5

9 p.m. – GANG RELATED – “Pecados del Padre” – NEW EPISODE

Ryan (Ramon Rodriguez) and the Gang Task Force bring a Colombian snitch to Federal Court to testify, but are ambushed en route. Ryan is torn between his Task Force duties, and giving up the snitch's location to help Javier (Cliff Curtis) and the Acosta family go legit.

10 p.m. – 19-2 – “Partners” – RETURNS TO CTV

In the series premiere, guilt ridden Officer Nick Barron (Adrian Holmes) returns to work following a deadly shooting; Ben Chartier’s (Jared Keeso) transfer to Station 19 from Québec’s rural police force turns rocky after a split-second decision triggers an internal investigation. Season 1 of 19-2 airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on CTV.

Saturday, June 7

8 p.m. – THE NEIGHBORS – “Balle Balle!” – NEW EPISODE

Marty (Lenny Venito) and Debbie (Jami Gertz) are worried when Larry Bird (Simon Templeman) tells them his Indian co-worker at the coffee shop has invited him to a traditional Indian wedding. Despite their pleas, Larry decides to attend without their approval and he and Jackie (Toks Olagundoye) get carried away when trying to come up with a wedding gift. After Larry does research on Indian weddings, he concludes all weddings take place in "Bollywood" and decides to give his friend a full scale Bollywood number.

8:30 p.m. – THE NEIGHBORS – “A Night in (Lou Ferrigno's Hibachi) Heaven” – NEW EPISODE

Marty (Lenny Venito) and Debbie (Jami Gertz) are feeling like they are in a rut, so Marty plans a date night, but it doesn’t turn out exactly as Debbie envisioned it. Meanwhile, Dick (Ian Patrick) falls madly in love with the new babysitter (Rachel Dratch, 30 ROCK).

10 p.m. – BITTEN – “Summons” – SERIES PREMIERE – NEW TO CTV

After the mauled body of a girl shows up on the outskirts of Bear Valley in Upstate New York, Elena Michaels (Laura Vandervoort), the world’s only female werewolf, is forced to choose between her new ‘human’ life in Toronto with new love, Philip (Paul Greene) and her previous life with The Pack, at Stonehaven. Even though it’s been a year since she abandoned her life among the werewolves, Elena still feels the sting of having forsaken her old world, while trying to build a new and “normal” life. Season 1 of BITTEN airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. on CTV.

Sunday, June 8

8 p.m. – TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (2011) – CTV MOVIE – CANADIAN BROADCAST PREMIERE

The Autobots, led by Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen), are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia, to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky (Shia LeBeouf) has to come to the aid of his Transformer allies.

Monday, June 9

8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF – “Top 20 Compete” – NEW EPISODE

It's the ultimate culinary war when the remaining 20 home cooks compete in the biggest field challenge in MASTERCHEF history: feeding an army of 500 servicemen and women on a desert army base. In their first team challenge, the contestants split into two teams to create a hearty meal. Tempers flare as both teams struggle with consistency, and every dish counts as the troops vote for their favourite dish to determine the winning team. Later, the losing team faces an intense pressure test featuring the all-American classic, blueberry pie.

9 p.m. – THE LISTENER – “Dancing with the Enemy” – NEW EPISODE

On the trail of a story about corruption at a ballet company, Tia Tremblay (Melanie Scrofano) is stunned to discover Jewel Harper (Laura Miyata, SUITS) – the prima ballerina who contacted her about nefarious activities – has disappeared. At IIB headquarters, Becker (Anthony Lemke) is reluctant to take the case until Toby (Craig Olejnik) and Michelle (Lauren Lee Smith) convince him the vanishing dancer has media cachet.

10 p.m. – MISTRESSES – “Boundaries” – NEW EPISODE

April (Rochelle Aytes) throws caution to the wind and begins a blissful affair with handsome artist Daniel Zamora (Ricky Whittle, THE 100). Meanwhile, Joss (Jes Macallan) and Harry (Brett Tucker) seem to clash over everything when they're hired to throw a lavish party for a wealthy housewife (Krista Allen, THE L.A. COMPLEX). Savi (Alyssa Milano) returns to the firm and bristles at sharing an office with stunning new attorney Antonia Ruiz (Rebeka Montoya, ANGER MANAGEMENT), who appears to have no sense of personal boundaries.

Tuesday, June 10

8 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT – “Charlie, Lacey & The Dangerous Plumber” – NEW EPISODE

Charlie (Charlie Sheen) tries to keep Lacey (Noureen DeWulf) from hooking up with a dangerous ex-con.

9 p.m. – LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT – “Downloaded Child” – NEW EPISODE

Single mom Jenny Aschler (Meghann Fahy, CHICAGO FIRE) is arrested for child endangerment. Not trusting anyone to take care of her young daughter Maddie (Ella Anderson, DOG WITH A BLOG), she instead leaves her home alone for days. Jenny's fierce motherly instincts and fear of men leads Sergeant Benson (Mariska Hargitay) to suspect she may have been a victim of child abuse. With help from Dr. Lindstrom (Bill Irwin, CSI), Jenny recovers deeply repressed memories of violence, rape, and neglect.

Wednesday, June 11

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

The search for ‘America's Favourite Dancer’ continues tonight with auditions in Los Angeles and Philadelphia. Christina Applegate (UP ALL NIGHT) appears as a Guest Judge in Los Angeles; Billy Porter (LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT) and American ballet dancer Misty Copeland are Guest Judges in Philadelphia.

Thursday, June 12

9 p.m. – GANG RELATED – “Perros” – NEW EPISODE

The Gang Task Force discovers a sex-trafficking ring run by a Russian mafia family, which eventually leads them to a gruesome discovery. Ryan (Ramon Rodriguez) is faced with a difficult decision when he moves to put the gang's leader behind bars, but learns that doing so will significantly delay Javier's (Cliff Curtis) plans to get his family on a better track.

(This episode will air on Friday, June 13 at 9 p.m. on CTV in Ontario.)

10 p.m. – 19-2 – “Deer” – NEW TO CTV

A showdown between rival street gangs goes terribly wrong, leaving Ben’s (Jared Keeso) life in danger. Squad 19 gathers at Marie’s (Jayne Heitmeyer) for the Sergeant’s party and Isabelle (Maxim Roy) discovers Nick (Adrian Holmes) may have feelings for someone else.

(This episode of 19-2 will air Friday, June 13 at 10 p.m. on CTV in Ontario.)

Saturday, June 14

8 p.m. – THE NEIGHBORS – “Uncle Benjamin” – NEW EPISODE

Debbie's (Jami Gertz) estranged wild child mother (Rhea Perlman, KIRSTIE) invites the Weavers to come to her timeshare in San Diego and meet her newly adopted son - he's 10. Debbie agrees to the trip provided that Larry (Simon Templeman) & Jackie (Toks Olagundoye) come too as a buffer. Meanwhile, Marty (Lenny Venito) tries to cure Abby (Isabella Cramp) of her fear of the ocean.

8:30 p.m. – THE NEIGHBORS – “The Gingerbread Man” – NEW EPISODE

Larry Bird (Simon Templeman) uses his experience as supreme leader to help Debbie (Jami Gertz) navigate PTA politics, specifically officious president Linda (Nora Dunn, ENTOURAGE). Meanwhile, Jackie (Toks Olagundoye) tries to help Marty (Lenny Venito) coach soccer, until her cutthroat competitive nature kicks in.

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

At Stonehaven, Elena (Laura Vandervoort) tracks the killer Mutt, while avoiding the advances of Clay Danvers (Greyston Holt), her former lover. Haunted by her own past as a killer, Elena is desperate to get back to her human life, but is delayed when a second body is discovered, this time on Stonehaven property.

Sunday, June 15

7:30 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND – “Stayin’ Alive” – SEASON PREMIERE

After Victoria's (Wendie Malick) husband, Emmet (Alan Dale, Captain America: The Winter Soldier), escapes prison, Victoria and the other women go to a hideout that Elka (Betty White) knows. When they arrive, they discover the hideout is double-booked with other criminals. Dave Foley (SPUN OUT), Cedric the Entertainer (THE SOUL MAN), Georgia Engel (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND), Ken Jeong (COMMUNITY), and Alex Trebek all guest star.

8 p.m. – BELIEVE – “Second Chance” – SERIES FINALE

When an enraged Dani (Mia Vallet, Forelsket) concentrates her powers on the destruction of Orchestra and Bo (Johnny Sequoyah), Skouras (Kyle MacLachlan) turns to Winter (Delroy Lindo) and Channing (Jamie Chung) for help. Bo and Tate's (Jake McLaughlin) attempt to start fresh on their own is short-lived when Bo has intense visions of Dani and pulls them back into danger.

9 p.m. – 2014 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS – LIVE – SPECIAL TWO HOURS

Much and CTV give fans the experience of a lifetime by putting them as close as humanly possible to their favourite artists and celebrities at the 2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, celebrating its 25th Anniversary. The awards special airs live on Sunday, June 15 at 9 p.m. ET on Much, CTV, and CTV GO. Gorgeous “it girls” and style authorities Kendall and Kylie Jenner co-host the Awards, with a megastar roster of artists nominated, including Drake and Hedley, tied at the top with six nominations each, as well as Katy Perry, SonReal, and The Weeknd. Reigning pop royalty and Grammy® Award-winner Lorde and Grammy Award-winning alternative rock sensation Imagine Dragons are also both nominated, and are set to perform in what will be the biggest street party on the planet.

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For more information, please contact:

Buddy Jarjoura, CTV Networks, 416.384.3016 or buddy.jarjoura@bellmedia.ca.