CTV Programming Highlights: May 19 – 31

— May 16, 2014


Program Alert – May 16, 2014

May ends with the season finales of CTV’s original workplace comedy SPUN OUT, and crime drama MOTIVE, as well as the season finales of LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, MIXOLOGY, KIRSTIE, and THE VOICE. CTV also kicks off its summer schedule with the Season 5 premiere of CTV’s original dramatic series THE LISTENER, and the season premieres of MASTERCHEF and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Plus, all-new episodes of BELIEVE and ANGER MANAGEMENT continue.

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Programming Highlights for May 19 – 31 on CTV include:

  • The finalists hit the stage for the last time on the final live performance episode of THE VOICE (May 19)
  • Host Carson Daly reveals who viewers have crowned as the grand prize winner on the live season finale of THE VOICE (May 20)
  • Two back-to-back hours of LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT  conclude with the season finale, featuring returning guest star John Munch (Richard Belzer) (May 21)
  • The Mayor is in trouble again and desperately in need of an image makeover, so DLPR steps up to land him as a client on the season finale of SPUN OUT (May 23)
  • It’s last call at the bar, and the night is rapidly coming to an end in the season finale of MIXOLOGY (May 24)
  • Host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich, and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot return for the Season 5 premiere of the culinary smash hit MASTERCHEF (May 26)
  • Toby (Craig Olejnik) and Dev (Rainbow Sun Francks) investigate a serial killer who leaves live snakes with his victims on the Season 5 premiere of THE LISTENER (May 26)
  • SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE returns for its 11th season (May 28)
  • Detective Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) is forced to come clean with secrets from a past case involving Sergeant Cross’ (Warren Christie) on the season finale of MOTIVE (May 29)

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Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for May 19 – 31. All programming is subject to change (all times ET/PT, visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).


Monday, May 19

8 p.m. – THE VOICE – “Live Final Performances” – NEW EPISODE – TWO HOURS – LIVE

In the final phase of the competition, the Top 3 artists Josh Kaufman, Jake Worthington, and Christina Grimmie perform in front of the coaches during the live broadcast, but only one singer will be named "The Voice."


Tuesday, May 20

8 p.m. – DANCING WITH THE STARS – “The Road to the Finals” – SPECIAL

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9 p.m. – THE VOICE – “Live Finale” – SEASON FINALE – TWO HOURS – LIVE

In the two-hour, live season finale, host Carson Daly reveals who America has chosen as the winner of THE VOICE as coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira, and Usher learn which one of the competitors is the last one standing.


Wednesday, May 21

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

Under the guidance of Lieutenant Murphy (Donal Logue), Sergeant Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and the SVU take an active approach to catching sex offenders, targeting Simon Wilkes (Joshua Malina, SCANDAL), a well-regarded photographer with a secret life. An undercover investigation finds Simon’s graphic fantasies may have crossed the line into reality, at a child's expense.


Amaro's (Danny Pino) recklessness once again makes him the target of Internal Affairs, and he has no choice but to face the consequences. With his professional and personal life at risk, he looks to his friend John Munch (Richard Belzer) for advice. Meanwhile, an online ad for escorts leads to the rape and robbery of several male tourists, and one of the suspects has a surprising connection to Sergeant Benson (Mariska Hargitay) that may change her life forever.


Thursday, May 22

10 p.m. – MOTIVE – “Kiss of Death” – NEW EPISODE

After a bestselling murder mystery author is poisoned with a rare toxin, Detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira) must determine fan from foe. Detective Lucas’ (Brendan Penny) personal life takes a hit, while Angie receives a pleasant surprise.


Friday, May 23

8 p.m. – SPUN OUT – “This is Gonna Take Awhile” – SEASON FINALE

In hopes of landing the Mayor as a client (Marty Adams, HEMLOCK GROVE), Dave (Dave Foley) throws a charity casino night at the firm. But when the casino permit isn’t properly filed, Dave is placed under house arrest, leaving Stephanie (Rebecca Dalton) in charge of landing the mayor. Abby (Holly Deveaux) convinces Beckett (Paul Campbell) to tell Stephanie how he feels, and Nelson (Al Mukadam) tries to keep the fact that he and his husband have broken up a secret.


8:30 p.m. – KIRSTIE – “The Dinner Party” – SEASON FINALE

Hoping to help Arlo (Eric Petersen) woo a girl, Maddie (Kirstie Alley) invites her snobby parents to a dinner party. Maddie casts herself as the perfect mom, but the plan goes sideways when Frank (Michael Richards) has to play her fake boyfriend and Thelma (Rhea Perlman) gets high.

Saturday, May 24

8 p.m. – MIXOLOGY – “Closing Time” – SEASON FINALE

The night is coming to an end and it's Tom's (Blake Lee) last chance to ask Maya (Ginger Gonzaga) to go home with him, but Bruce (Andrew Santino) and Cal (Craig Frank) explain the various obstacles that lie ahead that could prove costly on his quest to find love. Meanwhile, Bruce has to decide between making a final play for Jessica (Alexis Carra), or going home with a girl who is infatuated with his red-headed attributes.

Sunday, May 25

9 p.m. – BELIEVE – “Collapse” – NEW EPISODE

When Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) has a premonition about a tragic event in the New York City subway, she convinces Tate (Jake McLaughlin) to help her in stopping her vision from becoming reality. A confrontation with FBI Agent Ferrell (Trieste Kelly Dunn, BANSHEE) in the subway station quickly changes course when an explosion leaves them trapped underground. Meanwhile, Dani (newcomer Mia Vallet) proves herself to Skouras (Kyle MacLachlan), as she settles into her new home at Orchestra.

Monday, May 26

8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF – “Top 30 Compete” – SEASON PREMIERE

Host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich, and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot return for the culinary smash hit MASTERCHEF. More hopefuls than ever before auditioned to prove they have what it takes to make a mark on the culinary world. Only one talented home cook will join the elite group of MASTERCHEF titleholders.


9 p.m. – THE LISTENER – “The Wrong Man” – SEASON PREMIERE

In the Season 5 premiere, Toby (Craig Olejnik) and Dev (Rainbow Sun Francks) investigate a serial killer who leaves live snakes with his victims, echoing the calling card of a past culprit (Shawn Doyle) who Michelle (Lauren Lee Smith) may have wrongly put behind bars.

Tuesday, May 27

8 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT – “Charlie Screws a Prisoner’s Girlfriend” – NEW EPISODE

Charlie (Charlie Sheen) sleeps with the girlfriend of a violent prisoner in his clinic, only to find out that the prisoner is being released the next day.

9 p.m. – LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT – “Reasonable Doubt” – NEW TO CTV

Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Murphy (Donal Logue, VIKINGS) question renowned television producer Frank Maddox (Bradley Whitford, THE MENTALIST) when he's accused of molesting his 8 year-old daughter Chelsea (Clare Foley, DO NO HARM). Maddox's estranged wife, actress Catherine Summers (Samantha Mathism, UNDER THE DOME), wants justice for her daughter but refuses to cooperate, leading the cops to suspect the accusation was a ploy to win the public's favour.

Wednesday, May 28


SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE returns to showcase America's most talented dancers. Those who shine during auditions will be given a ticket to the callbacks in Los Angeles, where they work with top choreographers before they’re judged on multiple styles of dance. Some dancers wow the judges, while others leave them speechless. Hosted by Cat Deeley and featuring resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, guest judges during the audition rounds include Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Atlanta), Billy Porter and Misty Copeland (Philadelphia), Wayne Brady (New Orleans), Jenna Elfman and Fabrice Calmels (Chicago), and Christina Applegate (Los Angeles).

Thursday, May 29

10 p.m. – MOTIVE – “For You I Die” – SEASON FINALE

With the League of Nations trial looming, a major case from Detective Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Sergeant Cross’ (Warren Christie) past resurfaces, and the fallout causes anguish for both. As the latest case hits a personal note with Cross, Angie knows they must come clean about their past.

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For more information, please contact:

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


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