CTV Programming Highlights: May 17 – 24

— May 15, 2015

May concludes with the highly anticipated season finale of CTV’s culinary competition MASTERCHEF CANADA, and the season finales of THE FLASH and THE VOICE. CTV also delivers the season premiere of MASTERCHEF, as well as all-new episodes of THE GOLDBERGS, CTV’s original crime drama MOTIVE, and the live broadcast of the 2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS. Plus, CTV delivers the Canadian television premiere of the sci-fi film, REEL STEAL starring Hugh Jackman. To tweet this alert:  http://bmpr.ca/1A71nly Programming Highlights for May 17 – 24 on CTV and CTV GO include: Chrissy Teigen and Ludacris host THE 2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS (May 17) ETALK travels to the Middle East for an exclusive interview with Michael Bublé during his first-ever concert in Dubai (May 18) Hugh Jackman (X-Men) stars in the Canadian broadcast premiere of the sci-fi drama REEL STEAL (May 18) The winner is crowned and awarded the grand prize on the live Season 8 finale of THE VOICE (May 19) In the season finale of THE FLASH, Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber, MOTIVE) and Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell, The Duff) return to help the S.T.A.R. Labs team with their final fight (May 19) Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot return along with new judge Christina Tosi for the Season 6 premiere of the culinary hit series MASTERCHEF (May 20) After surviving a season of extraordinary challenges, the final two home cooks go head-to-head in a three-course culinary battle on the highly anticipated Season 2 finale of MASTERCHEF CANADA airing at a special time (May 24) ** Media Note **– Download photos for CTV programming at BellMediaPR.ca. Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for May 17 – 24. All programming is subject to change (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).  Sunday, May 17 7 p.m. – MASTERCHEF CANADA – “The Trip to Bountiful” – NEW EPISODE The final four home cooks arrive at a beautiful Niagara vineyard for their next challenge, where they learn they’ll be cooking for their lives with the bounty of the area. Each home cook must create a restaurant-quality plate for the judges and the 18 local farmers who supplied them with their fresh regional ingredients. The winner of the Niagara challenge automatically moves forward to the finale, and one home cook is asked to leave the competition. The remaining two finalists cook off in a Pressure Test where they must replicate three magnificent chocolate desserts. 8 p.m. – THE 2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS – SPECIAL – LIVE Broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, THE 2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS is co-hosted by TV host and supermodel Chrissy Teigen and Grammy Award®-winning hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris. The ceremony includes performances by upcoming MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS host Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Kelly Clarkson, Meghan Trainor, John Legend, Hozier, Nick Jonas, Mariah Carey, Fall Out Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa, Van Halen, Kanye West, and more. Monday, May 18 7 p.m. – ETALK PRESENTS: BUBLÉ IN DUBAI – SPECIAL Canada’s #1 entertainment show ETALK travels to the Middle East for an exclusive backstage pass to Michael Bublé’s first ever concert in Dubai. ETALK Senior Reporter Devon Soltendieck sits down one-on-one with the Grammy and JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter for one of Bublé’s most candid interviews yet – where the duo discuss love, loss, and fatherhood. ETALK also takes viewers behind-the-scenes, just moments before Bublé takes the stage for the first time ever in Dubai. 8 p.m. – CTV MOVIE: REEL STEAL – CANADIAN BROADCAST PREMIERE Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman, X-Men) was a prizefighter but lost his chance to win a title when 2,000 lb eight-foot tall steel robots took over the boxing ring. After hitting rock bottom, Charlie reluctantly teams up with his estranged son, Max (Dakota Goyo, Thor), to build and train a championship robot for a last shot at redemption. Tuesday, May 19 8 p.m. – THE FLASH – “Fast Enough” – SEASON FINALE In the season finale of THE FLASH, Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) presents Barry (Grant Gustin) with a life-changing choice. Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber, MOTIVE) and Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell, The Duff) return to help the S.T.A.R. Labs team with this final fight. 9 p.m. – THE VOICE – “Live Finale, Part 2” – SEASON FINALE – LIVE On the Season 8 finale of THE VOICE, host Carson Daly reveals America’s choice for the winner of the title and grand prize. Wednesday, May 20 8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF – “Top 40 Compete/Top 22 Compete” – TWO-HOURS – SEASON PREMIERE In the Season 6 premiere of MASTERCHEF, 40 of the best home cooks in America present their signature dishes to the distinguished judging panel: Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, and new this season, acclaimed pastry chef Christina Tosi. In order to move to the next round, the home cooks must have an immense passion for food and be determined to out-cook their rivals in a series of head-to-head battles to earn a coveted white apron and compete for a chance to win the MASTERCHEF title, a cookbook deal, and the $250,000 grand prize. Thursday, May 21 9 p.m. – THE GOLDBERGS – “Just Say No” – NEW EPISODE As the presidential election approaches, Erica (Hayley Orrantia) finds herself strongly supporting candidate Walter Mondale. After learning Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) always votes for whomever Murray (Jeff Garlin) tells her to vote for, Erica sets out to educate her mother and it goes horribly wrong when Beverly favours another candidate. Meanwhile, Barry (Troy Gentile) wants to appear on an athletic game show to prove his prowess after being embarrassed during a confrontation between the JTP and Meadowbrook Mafia. Adam makes an audition tape for his brother but sends it to AMERICA'S FUNNIEST VIDEOS instead. Saturday, May 23 8 p.m. – CTV MOVIE: ALONG CAME A NANNY – CTV MOVIE PREMIERE Hoping to catch a burglar, a cop (Cameron Mathison, ALL MY CHILDREN) goes undercover as a nanny in an upscale community. As he looks for leads, he becomes involved with a high-maintenance family and a pretty caregiver (Sarah Lancaster, The Judge) nearby. The film also features Brendan Penny (MOTIVE) as Dean Bartons. Sunday, May 24 8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF CANADA – “Ring of Fire” – SEASON FINALE – SPECIAL TIME After surviving a season of extraordinary challenges, the final two home cooks go head-to-head in a three-course culinary battle. With their families and former competitors there to cheer them on, they battle it out for $100,000, the MASTERCHEF CANADA trophy, and a life-changing title. 10 p.m. – MOTIVE – “The Amateurs” – NEW EPISODE Detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman), Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira), and Brian Lucas (Brendan Penny) each have their hands full with their own homicide investigations. But a common thread across all three murders leads the team to the centre of one of the city’s largest criminal organizations and an unexpected motive.

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