CTV Programming Highlights: Nov. 15 – 30

— November 14, 2014



CTV wraps up the month of November with the return of new Season 3 episodes of the hit original drama SAVING HOPE. CTV is also home to holiday cheer with THE 110th ANNUAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE, in addition to presenting WE DAY 2014 (in support of Free the Children), and the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, honouring the biggest stars in music. Plus, all-new episodes from the network’s #1 fall lineup, including GOTHAM, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, THE FLASH, THE MILLERS, THE MCCARTHYS, and more.

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Programming Highlights for Nov. 15 – 30 on CTV and CTV GO include:


  • Santa Claus makes his way through the streets of Toronto on CTV’s special national broadcast of THE 110th ANNUAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE (Nov. 16)
  • When the Snow Queen (Elizabeth Mitchell) tries to pit Elsa (Georgina Haig) and Anna (Elizabeth Lail) against each other, it proves more difficult than she anticipated on a special two-hour episode of ONCE UPON A TIME (Nov. 16)
  • Details are finally revealed on the events that led to Sam’s (Tom Verica) death on the evening of the bonfire on the fall finale of HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (Nov. 20)
  • Jennifer Lopez, Kendrick Lamar, Nick Jonas, and Shawn Mendes join host Selena Gomez to celebrate local and global change for WE DAY 2014 (Nov. 22)
  • Airing live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and hosted by Pitbull, the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS features some of the hottest names in music, including Iggy Azalea, One Direction, and Mary J. Blige (Nov. 23)
  • Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance) and Dr. Shahir Hamza (Huse Madhavji) try to save the memory of a young woman suffering from Alzheimer’s, as Canada’s most-watched original drama SAVING HOPE continues its third season in its new timeslot Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT (Nov. 26)


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Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for Nov. 15 – 30. All programming is subject to change (visit
CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).


Saturday, Nov. 15

7 p.m. – W5 – NEW EPISODE

Graveyard of the Atlantic: Sable Island is Canada's newest national park, an exclusive preserve that you can only visit by invitation.

Sunday, Nov. 16


In SHREK THE HALLS, everyone is filled with holiday cheer, except for Shrek (Mike Myers, The Love Guru). For the sake of Fiona (Cameron Diaz, What to Expect When You’re Expecting) and the kids, he tries to get into the spirit of things as only an ogre can. Unfortunately, everyone seems to have their own ideas about what Christmas is all about. So when Donkey (Eddie Murphy, Daddy Day Care), Puss In Boots (Antonio Banderas, Ruby Sparks), and the gang try to join in on the fun, Shrek’s plans for a cozy family celebration ends up spiraling into one truly unforgettable Christmas.



CTV’s national broadcast of THE 110TH ANNUAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE rings in the holiday season with a spectacular lineup of floats, hundreds of performers, and the one-and-only Santa Claus. Returning to anchor the 90-minute broadcast are CTV News Toronto’s Ken Shaw, THE SOCIAL’s Melissa Grelo, and TSN SPORTSCENTRE’s Gurdeep Ahluwalia. This year’s broadcast also includes exclusive CTV Canadian yuletide greetings from some of the biggest stars in entertainment, including Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Shawn Mendes, Hilary Duff, and more. The countdown continues for the highly anticipated feature film, Corner Gas: The Movie, as fans will get a taste of what’s to come as cast members join THE 110TH ANNUAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE on their own float.



In Arendelle, the Snow Queen (Elizabeth Mitchell) takes drastic measures after trying to pit Elsa (Georgina Haig) and Anna (Elizabeth Lail) against each other proves more difficult than she anticipates. Meanwhile, in Storybrooke, Emma’s (Jennifer Morrison) powers are out of control and her fear of hurting loved ones pushes her away from everyone she cares about. In her confusion, Emma turns to Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) to help get her powers under control.


10 p.m. – CSI – “The Twin Paradox” – NEW EPISODE

Frustration mounts for the CSI team as another victim surfaces and all evidence points to the Gig Harbor Killer. Guest-starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar (FRANKLIN & BASH) as twins Jared Briscoe and Paul Winthrop, and Patricia Arquette (CSI: CYBER) as Avery Ryan.


Monday, Nov. 17

8 p.m. – GOTHAM – “Harvey Dent” – NEW EPISODE

Trying to close the Wayne murder case, a young Harvey Dent (Nicholas D' Agosto, MASTERS OF SEX) and Gordon (Ben McKenzie) team up, much to Mayor James' (Richard Kind, Obvious Child) dismay. 


9 p.m. – FOREVER – “6 A.M.” – NEW EPISODE

The history of jazz music is on the line when Henry (Ioan Gruffudd) and Jo (Alana De La Garza) investigate the murder of jazz saxophonist Pepper Evans’ (Frankie Faison, BANSHEE) son. Simultaneously, bittersweet memories come flooding back to Henry, Jo, and Pepper as they reflect on their father-child relationships.


10 p.m. – CASTLE – “Once Upon A Time in the West” – NEW EPISODE

When Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) learn that a murder victim may have been poisoned at an Old West-style resort, they visit the resort posing as newlyweds to uncover the truth.


Tuesday, Nov. 18

8 p.m. – THE FLASH – “The Flash is Born” – NEW EPISODE

The Flash (Grant Gustin) faces a new meta-human named Tony (Greg Finley, SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER), who can turn himself into girded steel at will. While Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) are concerned about Barry's safety, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) comes up with a plan to take Tony down.


9 p.m. – MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – “The Things We Bury” – NEW EPISODE

Coulson (Clark Gregg) and team find themselves in an epic face-off against Hydra to uncover an ancient secret, while Ward (Brett Dalton) kidnaps his brother, Senator Christian Ward (Tim Dekay, WHITE COLLAR), for a violent trip down memory lane.


10 p.m. – PERSON OF INTEREST – “Point of Origin” – NEW EPISODE

Reese (Jim Caviezel) volunteers as an NYPD police academy instructor in order to keep an eye on a talented young officer whose suspicious actions make him question her motives.


Wednesday, Nov. 19

7:30 p.m. – THE GOLDBERGS – “A Goldberg Thanksgiving” – NEW EPISODE

As a bet, Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) challenges Erica (Hayley Orrantia) to participate in Jazzercise after she thinks her mom's obsession is lame. When she wins the bet, Erica decides to opt out of celebrating Thanksgiving, so Beverly must find a way to win her daughter back so they can celebrate the holiday as a family.


8 p.m. – ARROW – “Draw Back Your Bow” – NEW EPISODE

Oliver (Stephen Amell) must stop an Arrow-obsessed serial killer, Carrie Cutter (Amy Gumenick, SUPERNATURAL), who is convinced that The Arrow is her one true love and will stop at nothing to get his attention. Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) auditions new DJs for Verdant and meets Chase (Austin Butler, THE CARRIE DIARIES), a brash DJ with whom she immediately clashes.


9 p.m. – CRIMINAL MINDS – “The Boys of Sudworth Place” – NEW EPISODE

When a prominent attorney goes missing in Boston, the BAU unearths secrets in his past which could point to the reasons for his disappearance.



Maggie (Kelly McCreary) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) disagree with Derek (Patrick Dempsey) about the best way to approach a patient's case, which leads to a bigger argument between the couple. Meanwhile, Callie (Sara Ramirez) feels responsible when one of her veterans is pushed too far.

Thursday, Nov. 20

8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY – “The Champagne Reflection” – NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.


8:30 p.m. – THE MILLERS – “Diggin’ Up Bones” – NEW EPISODE

In an attempt to get Carol (Margo Martindale) to be more daring, Kip (Sean Hayes) encourages her to confront her former Central Elementary School work nemesis (Molly Shannon, GETTING ON) at the woman’s retirement party.


9 p.m. – TWO AND A HALF MEN – “Thirty-Eight, Sixty-Two, Thirty-Eight” – NEW EPISODE

Walden (Ashton Kutcher) and Alan (Jon Cryer) meet a birth mother who's considering them to adopt her baby.


9:30 p.m. – THE MCCARTHYS – “Why Guys Shouldn't Date Their Sister's Ex” – NEW EPISODE

When Marjorie (Laurie Metcalf) learns Jackie’s (Kelen Coleman) ex-boyfriend is gay, she tries to fix Ronny (Tyler Ritter) up with him.  



Details are finally revealed on the events that led to Sam’s (Tom Verica) death on the evening of the bonfire.


Friday, Nov. 21

8 p.m. – THE AMAZING RACE – “Hot, Sexy Knights” – NEW EPISODE  

For the first time in series history, the show travels to Valletta, Malta, where teams are thrown off balance when challenged to serve drinks to the knights of Malta. Also, a blind detour leaves Racers on a slippery slope.


9 p.m. – GRIMM – “Cry Luison” – NEW EPISODE
Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) are called to the scene of a crime where the suspect swears she was driven to madness by a very persistent talking wolf.


10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS – “Power of the Press” – NEW EPISODE

Frank (Tom Selleck) faces public backlash after an officer’s body camera malfunctions during an altercation with a civilian.


Saturday, Nov. 22

7 p.m. – WE DAY 2014 – SPECIAL

WE DAY 2014 captures highlights from the We Day events in Toronto (Oct. 2, 2014) and Vancouver (Oct. 22, 2014), which brought together more than 40,000 students to celebrate their incentive to create change both locally and globally. Hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Selena Gomez, the jam-packed special features performances by Jennifer Lopez, Kendrick Lamar, Nick Jonas, and Canadian chart-toppers Shawn Mendes, Hedley, Marianas Trench, and Lights. We Day is an internationally-renowned, educational, and youth-empowerment movement led by global children’s rights activists and Free The Children co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger.


Sunday, Nov. 23


The 2014 American Music Awards honour the biggest and best in music, live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Pitbull returns as the show’s host and will perform his new hit single “Globalization.” Also set to perform at this year’s awards are superstars Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Lorde, One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith, Fergie, Charli XCX, and more. Plus, a mix of film, music, and television stars including Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks, Aloe Blacc, Jamie Foxx, Julianne Hough, Jessie J, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Heidi Klum, Olivia Munn, Emmy Rossum, and Taylor Schilling are set to present at the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.


Monday, Nov. 24

8 p.m. – GOTHAM – “LoveCraft” – NEW EPISODE

Following a misstep, Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is reassigned to duty at Arkham Asylum. Meanwhile, Selina (Camren Bicondova) leads a new friend on a perilous journey through Gotham to evade the assassins who are after her.


10 p.m. – CASTLE – “Kill Switch” – NEW EPISODE

When subway passengers, including Detective Esposito (Jon Huertas), are taken hostage by a mysterious gunman, Castle (Nathan Fillion), Beckett (Stana Katic), and the team must uncover the gunman's agenda before it's too late.


Tuesday, Nov. 25

8 p.m. – THE FLASH – “Power Outage” – NEW EPISODE

The Flash (Barry Allen) goes up against Farooq a.k.a. Blackout (Michael Reventar, FLASHPOINT), a meta-human who can harness electricity. Then, during their battle, Farooq zaps The Flash and siphons all his electricity, leaving The Flash without his speed.


10 p.m. – PERSON OF INTEREST – “The Devil You Know” – NEW EPISODE

Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) are caught in a power struggle for control of the city’s gangs when Elias (Enrico Colantoni) is targeted by Dominic (Winston Duke), the ambitious leader of the Brotherhood. 


Wednesday, Nov. 26

The BAU investigates random murders in northern Virginia, and searches for a conflicted UnSub who has an uncontrollable urge to kill, but is also filled with remorse. 


10 p.m. – SAVING HOPE – “The Way We Were” – NEW EPISODE – NEW DAY AND TIME

Dr. Shahir Hamza (Huse Madhavji) and Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance) try to save the memory of a young woman suffering from Alzheimer’s with a radical surgery, but it’s another one of Hope Zion Hospital’s doctors whose life is threatened, requiring immediate medical attention. Meanwhile, Dr. Tom Reycraft (K.C. Collins) must make a moral decision when he discovers one of his mentors is hiding a big secret. Plus, Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) finds himself embroiled with the future baby wishes of Dawn (Michelle Nolden), and the final wishes of a con-man spirit. Danso Gordon (THE HUSTLE), Mac Fyfe (M.V.P.), and C. David Johnson (STREET LEGAL) also guest star.

Thursday, Nov. 27

8:30 p.m. – THE MILLERS – “0072” – NEW EPISODE

When Tom proudly tells the family he's dating a much younger woman, Nathan goes undercover to spy on him and make sure his father isn't being scammed by a gold digger.

9 p.m. – TWO AND A HALF MEN – “Oontz. Oontz. Oontz.” – NEW EPISODE

Walden (Ashton Kutcher) decides to foster a 6-year-old boy (Edan Alexander, Outliving Emily), but begins to doubt himself when they don’t bond like he expected.

9:30 p.m. – THE MCCARTHYS – “Thanks A Lot, Ronny” – NEW EPISODE

During Thanksgiving dinner, the McCarthy family works together to manipulate Gerard (Joey McIntyre) into breaking up with his offensive girlfriend.

 10:00 p.m. – THE MENTALIST – "Nothing But Blue Skies" – SEASON PREMIERE

Jane (Simon Baker) and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) decide to keep their new relationship a secret from their colleagues as they investigate the murder of an undercover agent. Also, young, ambitious agent Michelle Vega (Josie Loren, 21 & Over) joins the team on the season 7 premiere of THE MENTALIST.

Friday, Nov. 28

8 p.m. – THE AMAZING RACE – “You’re Taking My Tan Off” – NEW EPISODE  

Synopsis currently unavailable.


9 p.m. – GRIMM – “Highway of Tears” – NEW EPISODE
The justification for Nick (David Giuntoli) to become a Grimm again is made much clearer in the wake of the most recent attack against Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner).


Saturday, Nov. 29

7 p.m. – W5 – NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.


Sunday, Nov. 30

8 p.m. – ONCE UPON A TIME – “Fall” – NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.


9 p.m. – RESURRECTION – “Forsaken” – NEW EPISODE

Bellamy (Omar Epps) and Sheriff Fred (Matt Craven) are determined to track down the True Living members and stop them from causing any more harm, and Maggie (Devin Kelley) is on the cusp of finding a cure for the virus until the unimaginable happens


10 p.m. – CSI – “Rubbery Homicide” – NEW EPISODE

The CSI team delves into a kinky world of rubber doll toys when they investigate the murder of a man stabbed in an alleyway.



For more information, please contact:

Aviva Sokolsky, CTV Networks, 416.384.2186 or aviva.sokolsky@bellmedia.ca