CTV Programming Highlights: March 17 – 31

— March 17, 2014


Program Alert – March 17, 2014

CTV Programming Highlights: March 17 – 31

March continues with new episodes of CTV hit original series including new workplace comedy SPUN OUT, crime drama MOTIVE, and culinary competition series MASTERCHEF CANADA. CTV also welcomes the series premiere of the 90s-era comedy SURVIVING JACK, and the live broadcast of THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS, celebrating the biggest and best in Canadian music. Plus, new episodes of BELIEVE, THE FOLLOWING, CASTLE, THE GOLDBERGS, TROPHY WIFE, PERSON OF INTEREST, MIXOLOGY, ARROW, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI, GREY’S ANATOMY, KIRSTIE, GRIMM, W5, ONCE UPON A TIME, THE AMAZING RACE, and THE MENTALIST continue on CTV and CTV GO.

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Programming Highlights for March 17 – 31 on CTV include:

  • The home cooks are challenged to work with  less common ingredients, on MASTERCHEF CANADA (March 17).
  • Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), Max Hardy (Jessica Stroup), and Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore) discover information that leads them closer to uncovering the mole within the FBI, on THE FOLLOWING (March 17).
  • Kate (Malin Akerman) is in the middle of wedding planning, when her mother (Megan Mullally, WILL & GRACE) crashes the party on TROPHY WIFE (March 18).
  • Detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira) investigate the drowning death of a stunning socialite on MOTIVE (March 20).
  • Abby (Holly Deveaux) and Nelson (Al Mukadam) are convinced that Beckett’s (Paul Campbell) super fan is actually a stalker on SPUN OUT (March 21).
  • Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) and Tate (Jake McLaughlin) encounter a wealthy woman (Shohreh Aghdashloo, GRIMM) mourning the decades-old loss of her son, in BELIEVE (March 23).
  • Celebrating Canadian musical artists and bands, the live broadcast of THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS is co-hosted by JUNO Award-winners Serena Ryder, Classified, and Johnny Reid, and features performances by Tegan and Sara, Robin Thicke, The Sheepdogs, and more (March 30).


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Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for March 17 – 31. All programming is subject to change (all times ET/PT, visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Monday, March 17

8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF CANADA – “Great Canadian Bake Sale” – NEW EPISODE

The Top 9 home cooks raise their Mystery Boxes to reveal a jaw-dropping array of rare and challenging ingredients. They turn out to be a selection of the judges’ favourite things culled from their own restaurant kitchens. The home cook who can get creative with ingredients like durian, sea urchin, squab, and kimchi will get to choose what everyone else tackles in the Elimination Challenge – and this time the inspiration lies a lot closer to home with a distinctly Canadian dessert.

9 p.m. – THE FOLLOWING – “Unmasked” – NEW EPISODE

Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), Max Hardy (Jessica Stroup), and Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore) discover information that leads them closer to uncovering the mole within the FBI – which results in complications of its own. Meanwhile, Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) and Micah (Jake Weber) execute a plan that threatens the Korban cult in order to deliver a message to Ryan and the world.

10 p.m. – CASTLE – “The Way of the Ninja” – NEW EPISODE

When a Japanese ballet dancer is murdered, Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett's (Stana Katic) investigation into her secret life uncovers evidence that she was killed by a ninja, and that a ninja is now coming after them.

Tuesday, March 18


Marvel Studios has broken box-office records around the world and created a cinematic universe unlike any other in pop culture history through its blockbuster films. Beginning with Iron Man (2008) and continuing with MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and the theatrical release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier this April, the Marvel Cinematic Universe presents audiences with some of the most ground-breaking and dynamic storytelling in the world of entertainment. In this exclusive primetime documentary special, audiences are taken further into the Marvel Cinematic Universe than ever before, offering viewers a front row seat to the inception of Marvel Studios, the record-breaking films, the cultural phenomenon, and further expansion of the universe by Marvel Television.

9 p.m. – THE GOLDBERGS – “For Your Own Good” – NEW EPISODE

When Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) replaces Murray’s (Jeff Garlin) favourite easy chair with something new and "better," he flips out, and repays the favour to Beverly by removing the oven in the kitchen so she can cook food in the "better" microwave. Soon, it becomes a heated game of back and forth between the couple as more things around the house get changed.

9:30 p.m. – TROPHY WIFE – “The Wedding – Part Two” – NEW EPISODE

Wedding planning continues for Kate (Malin Akerman) who will not be fazed by all the stress and chaos around her, which is only amplified by the arrival of her mother (Megan Mullally, WILL & GRACE) and Pete's (Bradley Whitford) parents. However, things come to a screeching halt when the family gets some bad news.


The Machine assigns Root (Amy Acker) to seek out a janitor with a mysterious past, but when her very presence puts his life in danger, Finch (Michael Emerson) also receives his number.

Wednesday, March 19

7:30 p.m. – MIXOLOGY – “Cal & Kacey” – NEW EPISODE

Cal (Craig Frank) and Kacey (Vanessa Lengies) are both hopeless romantics and when the two meet, they think they're soul mates, until, of course, Bruce (Andrew Santino) and Tom (Blake Lee) get involved. Meanwhile, Fab (Frankie Shaw) and Jessica (Alexis Carra) have a traumatic encounter in the ladies room.

8 p.m. – ARROW – “Suicide Squad” – NEW EPISODE

Following Slade's (Manu Bennett) return and his promise to make good on his threat to destroy Oliver's (Stephen Amell) loved ones, Oliver prepares for battle with his former friend. Meanwhile, Diggle (David Ramsey) is recruited by Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) and A.R.G.U.S. to stop a warlord (Lee Majdoub, EMILY OWENS, M.D.) he knew from his time in Afghanistan. However, Diggle isn’t prepared when Amanda introduces him to the rest of the team – Deadshot (newcomer Michael Rowe), Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White, The Dark Knight), and Shrapnel (Sean Maher, THE PLAYBOY CLUB) – all criminals he and Arrow helped put away.

9 p.m. – CRIMINAL MINDS – “The Edge of Winter” – NEW EPISODE

As the BAU wraps up an investigation into unusual stabbings in Upstate New York, Morgan's (Shemar Moore) visit with one of the crime's survivors could uncover more questions left for the team to answer.

10 p.m. – CSI – “Uninvited” – NEW EPISODE

The CSIs are called to investigate when an entire family is reported to have been missing for a month.

Thursday, March 20

9 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY – “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” – NEW EPISODE

It's Richard's (James Pickens, Jr.) birthday and Bailey (Chandra Wilson) invites him to scrub in on the case of a lifetime. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) hires a research assistant to help with her portal vein project, and a scorned Callie (Sara Ramirez) gives Derek (Patrick Dempsey) quite the shock. Meanwhile, Shane (Gaius Charles) helps screen candidates for Cristina's (Sandra Oh) clinical trial, and meets a young expectant mother (Keke Palmer, TRUE JACKSON, VP) who needs his help.

10 p.m. – MOTIVE – “Overboard” – NEW EPISODE

A stunning socialite drowns after a celebration aboard her wealthy husband’s new yacht. Detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira) learn about the victim and her secret lover, but things soon become more complex, leading to an unlikely killer with an unexpected motive. Throughout the investigation, Angie must deal with increasing tension surrounding her relationship with Sergeant Cross (Warren Christie), as rumours about their past spread throughout the team.

Friday, March 21

8 p.m. – SPUN OUT – “Stalkblocker” – NEW EPISODE

Abby (Holly Deveaux) and Nelson (Al Mukadam) are convinced that Beckett’s (Paul Campbell) super fan is actually a stalker (Lauren Ash, SUPER FUN NIGHT). Dave (Dave Foley) helps Stephanie (Rebecca Dalton) master the art of elevator small talk. Gordon (Darcy Michael) knits Dave articles of clothing as presents after receiving compliments on them.

8:30 p.m. – KIRSTIE – “Arlo’s Birthday” – NEW EPISODE

After witnessing Arlo's (Eric Petersen) karaoke talent at his birthday party, Maddie (Kirstie Alley) is thrilled to find a connection between them and decides to make him a star. Against his wishes, she pulls some strings to try to set him up with a record producer.

9 p.m. – GRIMM – “The Show Must Go On” – NEW EPISODE

A double homicide leads Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) to a travelling carnival where the performers are not what they seem. To get a better understanding of what's going on behind-the-scenes, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) go undercover. On the wedding front, Monroe has a really important question for Nick.

Saturday, March 22

7 p.m. – W5 – NEW EPISODE

W5 shares the untold story of Canada's maple leaf flag, 50 years after the political intrigue involved in the attempt to change it. Then, W5 turns to the story of Pete McLeod, an air racer and bushpilot from Red Lake, Ont.

Sunday, March 23

7 p.m. – ONCE UPON A TIME – “The Tower” – NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

8 p.m. – THE AMAZING RACE – “Can’t Make Fish Bite” – NEW EPISODE
Synopsis currently unavailable.

9 p.m. – BELIEVE – “Origin” – NEW EPISODE
Trapped in Manhattan, Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) and Tate (Jake McLaughlin) encounter a wealthy woman (Shohreh Aghdashloo, GRIMM) mourning the decades-old loss of her son.

10 p.m. – THE MENTALIST – “White as the Driven Snow” – NEW EPISODE

Grace (Amanda Righetti) is kidnapped by the killer who has been hunting former CBI members, but when the prime suspect appears to have an airtight alibi, Jane (Simon Baker) must rely on all his skills to locate her before time runs out.

Monday, March 24

8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF CANADA – “Meals on Wheels” – NEW EPISODE

The Top 8 home cooks arrive at Toronto’s iconic City Hall, the location for a team challenge that tests their culinary skills and entrepreneurship. The red and blue teams must run their own food trucks during the busy lunch rush in Nathan Phillips Square, creating and selling one delicious crowd-pleasing dish to the masses. After the public votes with their wallets, with all proceeds going to charity, the shockingly close results are revealed to the home cooks. The losing team faces the most difficult Pressure Test yet in the MASTERCHEF CANADA Kitchen – an intimidating classic dessert that will leave one of them out in the cold.

9 p.m. – THE FOLLOWING – “Teacher’s Pet” – NEW EPISODE

As his power over the Korban cult grows, Joe (James Purefoy) sets a deadly plan in action using new acolytes to carry out his demands. Meanwhile, Ryan (Kevin Bacon) and Max (Jessica Stroup) devise a plan to contact Joe in hopes of tracking down his whereabouts, and Weston (Shawn Ashmore) meets with someone from his past.

10 p.m. – CASTLE – “The Greater Good” – NEW EPISODE

Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) investigate the murder of a Wall Street trader, but the case takes a shocking turn when they discover the victim was an undercover informant for the U.S. Attorney's office. To complicate matters further, the U.S. attorney involved is Elizabeth Weston (Salli Richardson-Whitfield, THE NEWSROOM), the estranged sister of Captain Gates (Penny Johnson Jerald).

Tuesday, March 25

10 p.m. – PERSON OF INTEREST – “Allegiance” – NEW EPISODE

Finch (Michael Emerson) and Reese (Jim Caviezel) must delve into the murky waters of international politics when they are given the number of a former government contractor who is stalking a UN diplomat. Also, an enemy attempts to gain the upper hand on Root (Amy Acker).

Wednesday, March 26

7:30 p.m. – MIXOLOGY – “Fab & Jessica & Dominic” – NEW EPISODE

Jessica (Alexis Carra) and Fab (Frankie Shaw) are still in a not-so-friendly competition over the super-hot bartender, Dominic (Adan Canto), but they are in for a rude awakening the more they get to know him. Meanwhile, Tom (Blake Lee) wants to make a move on Maya (Ginger Gonzaga), but he has no idea how. Cal (Craig Frank) is heartbroken over Kacey (Vanessa Lengies) so he and Bruce (Andrew Santino) take a huge risk and give up their table to look for better real estate in another part of the bar.

8 p.m. – ARROW – “Birds of Prey” – NEW EPISODE

When Frank Bertinelli (Jeffrey Nordling, KILLER WOMEN) is arrested, Oliver (Stephen Amell) knows it's only a matter of time before Frank’s daughter, Helena, AKA The Huntress (Jessica De Gouw, UNDERBELLY), returns to town. To make matters worse, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) is picked to try Frank's case, putting her right in the path of Helena. Oliver tells Sara (Caity Lotz) he will handle his ex-girlfriend, but when Helena takes hostages at the courthouse, including Laurel, the Canary will stop at nothing to save her sister.

Thursday, March 27


Based on best-selling author Justin Halpern’s autobiographical book, I Suck at Girls, and set in the 1990s, SURVIVING JACK tells the story of a man becoming a dad, as his son is becoming a man, in a time before “coming of age” was something you could look up on the internet. Jack Dunlevy (Emmy® nominee Christopher Meloni, TRUE BLOOD, LAW & ORDER: SVU), ex-military and an oncologist, is a no-bull kind of guy. His son Frankie (Connor Buckley, DECEPTION) is just starting his freshman year in high school. And with Jack’s wife, Joanne (Rachael Harris, SUITS), starting off her studies in law school, Jack is left as the primary caregiver for the very first time.

8:30 p.m. – SPUN OUT – “Gaycation” – NEW EPISODE

Nelson (Al Mukadam) is thrilled when Abby (Holly Deveaux) offers to do all “gay guy stuff” with his husband. But when Abby starts getting way too chummy with his hubby, Nelson wonders if maybe he’s just not gay enough for his man. Stephanie (Rebecca Dalton) is convinced a lucky bra is the secret to her newfound success at work. Bryce (J.P. Manoux) goes to great lengths to convince Gordon (Darcy Michael) to let him sit in his new, fancy office chair.

9 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY – “Do You Know?” – NEW EPISODE

Cristina (Sandra Oh) imagines the two routes her life can take based on one decision she makes. Meanwhile, one of the hospital's patients makes the difficult decision on whether or not to fight to live.

10 p.m. – MOTIVE – “Deception” – NEW EPISODE

A case hits close to home for the Homicide team when the victim is one of their own, coroner Dr. Matthews (Corbin Bernsen). Detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira) lead the investigation with dogged determination, and Dr. Rogers (Lauren Holly) honours the memory of her friend by taking his place in a high-profile trial, only to discover that Dr. Matthews may not be the person she thought he was. Meanwhile, Sergeant Cross (Warren Christie) blurs the line between professional and personal, which doesn’t sit well with Angie.

Friday, March 28

8:30 p.m. – KIRSTIE – “Little Bummer Boy” – NEW EPISODE

Hoping to lift Arlo's (Eric Petersen) spirits, Maddie (Kirstie Alley), Thelma (Rhea Perlman), and Frank (Michael Richards) decide to celebrate Christmas for once. Buoyed by the sudden holiday cheer, Arlo surprises Maddie with an unwelcome gift: her estranged mother (Cloris Leachman, RAISING HOPE).


Synopsis currently unavailable.

Saturday, March 29

7 p.m. – W5 – NEW EPISODE

W5 investigates several killings by the RCMP's emergency response team in Northern British Columbia.

Sunday, March 30

7 p.m. – ONCE UPON A TIME – “Quiet Minds” – NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

8 p.m. – THE AMAZING RACE – “Down and Dirty” – NEW EPISODE
Synopsis currently unavailable.


Broadcast from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS celebrates the best in Canadian music, honouring the artistic and technical achievements of artists and bands nationwide. The ceremony is co-hosted by JUNO Award-winners Serena Ryder, Classified, and Johnny Reid, and features performances by Tegan and Sara, Robin Thicke, The Sheepdogs, and more. Recently announced presenters for the evening include A Tribe Called Red, Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield, July Talk, Kardinal Offishall and Shad. The ceremony will also induct Winnipeg’s own Bachman-Turner Overdrive into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Monday, March 31


The Top 7 home cooks face a Mystery Box challenge that pits them against a teeming tank of Nova Scotia lobsters. The home cook who gets the most creative with their crustaceans wins not one, but two huge advantages in a very unique Elimination Challenge. Skill is paramount, but so is communication in a tense tag-team exercise with surprising results.


Synopsis currently unavailable.

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