CTV Programming Highlights: October 20 – 31

— October 17, 2014

CTV wraps up the month of October with the series premiere of the new family comedy THE MCCARTHYS, and the season premieres of THE MILLERS, GRIMM, and TWO AND A HALF MEN. Plus, CTV also delivers all-new episodes from the network’s #1 fall lineup.

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Programming Highlights for October 20 – 31 on CTV and CTV GO include:

 

  • A ‘blood moon’ gives the ER its busiest night of the year and also delivers a medical mystery for Alex (Erica Durance), Maggie (Julia Taylor Ross), and Joel (Daniel Gillies) to solve on SAVING HOPE (Oct. 23)
  • Carol (Margo Martindale) begins her search for a new apartment and makes a new best friend, Kip Finkle (Sean Hayes, WILL & GRACE) on the Season 2 premiere of THE MILLERS (Oct. 23)
  • After the events at Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee's (Bree Turner) wedding, Nick (David Giuntoli) is faced with losing his identity as a Grimm on the Season 4 premiere of GRIMM (Oct. 24)
  • Wentworth Miller (PRISON BREAK) guest stars as DC comics villain Captain Cold on THE FLASH (Oct. 28)
    • Following a health scare on Halloween, Walden (Ashton Kutcher) decides to reprioritize his life with Alan's (Jon Cryer) help on the Season 12 premiere of TWO AND A HALF MEN (Oct. 30)
    • In the series premiere of THE MCCARTHYS, life gets interesting in this loud, sports-crazed Boston home when Ronny (Tyler Ritter) informs his close-knit family he wants to move to Rhode Island (Oct. 30)

 

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Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for Oct. 20 – 31. All programming is subject to change (visit
CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

 

Monday, Oct. 20

7:30 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY – “The Expedition Approximation” – NEW EPISODE

Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) test whether they could survive a dark-matter research expedition in a salt mine by simulating the conditions in a steam tunnel. THE BIG BANG THEORY moves to its regular timeslot of Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Oct. 30 on CTV.

 

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

Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Bullock (Donal Logue) search for the source of a new street drug that causes euphoria then death. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) works his way deeper into Maroni's (David Zayas) inner circle.

 

9 p.m. – FOREVER – “The Frustrating Thing About Psychopaths” – NEW EPISODE

When a human heart is delivered fresh out of a body to the homicide division, Henry (Ioan Gruffudd) and Jo (Alana De La Garza) end up in the middle of a Jack the Ripper copycat murder investigation.

 

10 p.m. – CASTLE – “Child's Play” – NEW EPISODE

When an ice cream vender is shot, evidence leads Beckett (Stana Katic) and Castle (Nathan Fillion) to believe that an unknown second-grader may have vital information about the case.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 21

8 p.m. – THE FLASH – “Things You Can't Outrun” – NEW EPISODE

As Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team at S.T.A.R. Labs work to capture Kyle Nimbus (Anthony Carrigan, PARENTHOOD), a.k.a. The Mist, a dangerous new meta-human with toxic gas powers, they revisit the painful night the particle accelerator exploded and killed Caitlin's (Danielle Panabaker) fiancé, Ronnie (Robbie Amell, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE).

 

9 p.m. – MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – “A Hen in the Wolf House” – NEW EPISODE

Coulson's (Clark Gregg) team is up against the beautiful and deadly Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki, ABOUT A BOY), Security Chief for Hydra. Meanwhile, Skye's (Chloe Bennet) father (Kyle MacLachlan, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) forces Raina (Ruth Negga) to reunite him with his daughter at any cost.

 

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

Finch (Michael Emerson) is suspicious when a gifted political pollster's number comes up at the same time that his typically ironclad predictions go wrong, and believes that the two events are linked.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 22

6:30 p.m. – CTV NEWS SPECIAL: TORONTO DEBATE 2014 – LIVE (CTV Toronto only)

The top three mayoral candidates Olivia Chow, Doug Ford, and John Tory go head-to-head-to head in a live, in-studio debate, moderated by CTV Toronto News Co-Anchor Ken Shaw. Viewers are invited to shape the debate agenda by submitting questions to debatequestions@ctv.ca. Airing live on CTV Toronto, with a live video stream of the event available on CTVNews.ca, and on the CTV News GO app.

 

 

7:30 p.m. – THE GOLDBERGS – “Shall We Play a Game?” – NEW EPISODE

Adam (Sean Giambrone) inadvertently gets Barry (Troy Gentile) kicked out of the cool group of friends at school and must come up with a plan to get his brother back in. Later, Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is immediately jealous when she learns Erica hangs out with a friend's cooler mom and sets out to show Erica (Hayley Orrantia) she can be cool too. NOTE: Due to the election specials this night, this episode of THE GOLDBERGS will air Saturday, Oct. 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET/CT on CTV Toronto and CTV Winnipeg.

 

8 p.m. – ARROW – “Corto Maltese” – NEW EPISODE

Oliver (Stephen Amell) decides it's time for Thea (Willa Holland) to come back to Starling City, so he packs for Corto Maltese, where Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) has traced Thea's whereabouts.

 

9 p.m. – CRIMINAL MINDS – “The Itch” – NEW EPISODE

When a body is discovered in Atlanta covered in scratches, the BAU finds that this death and subsequent murders could be linked to an UnSub with an obsessive skin disorder.

 

10 p.m. – LAW & ORDER: SVU – “Pornstar’s Requiem” – NEW EPISODE

Evie Barnes (Hannah Marks, AWKWARD) answers a modeling ad in hopes of making some cash for tuition, but the job quickly spirals into online pornography. When her classmates discover her double life, they cross the boundary between fiction and reality. Even though she’s not the one on trial, Evie is forced to prove her innocence in court.

 

Thursday, Oct. 23

7:30 p.m. – THE MILLERS – “Movin' Out (Carol's Song)” – SEASON PREMIERE – SPECIAL TIME – NOW ON CTV

Carol (Margo Martindale) begins her search for a new apartment, setting off a race between Nathan (Will Arnett) and Debbie (Jayma Mays) to find her a place that is the farthest away from each of them. During the course of her house-hunting, Carol meets and develops an instant bond with Kip Finkle (Sean Hayes, SEAN SAVES THE WORLD), quickly making him her new best friend. THE MILLERS moves to its regular timeslot of Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT starting Oct. 30 on CTV.

 

8 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY – “Bend & Break” – NEW EPISODE

Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) take a look at the problems that have contributed to their troubled marriage. At work, Callie immerses herself in the Veterans' project, and Arizona struggles to impress Dr. Herman (Geena Davis).

 

9 p.m. – SAVING HOPE – “Joel 2:31 (a.k.a Apocalypse Now)” – NEW EPISODE

A ‘blood moon’ gives the ER its busiest night of the year and also delivers a medical mystery for Alex (Erica Durance), Maggie (Julia Taylor Ross), and Joel (Daniel Gillies) to solve. Meanwhile, Charlie (Michael Shanks) meets a patient with an unusual link to life and death, and Zach (Benjamin Ayres) gets an unexpected visit at the hospital that has him questioning his abilities as a dad. An encore presentation of SAVING HOPE airs Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.

 

10 p.m. – HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – “We're Not Friends” – NEW EPISODE

Annalise (Viola Davis) takes on a tough case defending a minor who fatally shoots his police officer father. Meanwhile, Annalise and Sam (Tom Verica) continue to argue over his relationship with Lila (Megan West), and Wes (Alfred Enoch) and Rebecca (Katie Findlay) begin to question Annalise’s motives.

 

Friday, Oct. 24

8 p.m. – THE AMAZING RACE – “Morocc’ and Roll” – NEW EPISODE  

Synopsis currently unavailable.

 

9 p.m. – GRIMM – “Thanks for the Memories” – SEASON PREMIERE
In the Season 4 premiere of GRIMM, after the events at Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee's (Bree Turner) wedding, Nick (David Giuntoli) is faced with losing his identity as a Grimm. Hank (Russell Hornsby) and Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) join Nick as they try to figure out how to deal with Trubel (Jacqueline Toboni) as she faces the consequences of a heinous murder she committed.

 

10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS – “Loose Lips” – NEW EPISODE

Frank (Tom Selleck) must deal with a political scandal involving insensitive comments made by Henry (Len Cariou) that were illegally recorded and leaked to the press.

 

Saturday, Oct. 25

7 p.m. – W5 – NEW EPISODE

W5 conducts an exclusive interview with Justin Trudeau in advance of the release of his autobiography, Common Ground.

 

Sunday, Oct. 26

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

Synopsis currently unavailable.

 

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

Barbara (April Billingsley) makes strides in mending her relationship with Fred (Matt Craven) and Maggie (Devin Kelley), which only incites Margaret (Michelle Fairley) to step up her tactics to stop them.

 

10 p.m. – CSI – “Girls Gone Wilder” – NEW EPISODE

Morgan (Elisabeth Harnois), Sidle (Jorja Fox), and Finlay (Elisabeth Shue) try to relax at a forensics conference when a mass shooting occurs on site.

 

Monday, Oct. 27

7 p.m. – GOTHAM – “Spirit of the Goat” – NEW EPISODE – SPECIAL TIME

When a killer begins targeting the first born of Gotham's elite, Bullock (Donal Logue) is forced to confront traumatic memories from a nearly identical case he worked in the past. Meanwhile, Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is confronted by his past decisions.

 

8 p.m. – CTV NEWS SPECIAL: ELECTION 2014 – LIVE (CTV Toronto and CTV Ottawa only)

CTV News Toronto reports the incoming, up-to-the minute results of the Toronto Mayoral election, including an in-studio panel, geographical analysis, online conversations, and live reports from the campaign camps. Airing live on CTV Toronto, with a live video stream of the event available on CTVNews.ca, and on the CTV News GO app.

 

9 p.m. – FOREVER – “New York Kids” – NEW EPISODE

A doctor who is the founder of a free medical clinic and the son of a Wall Street billionaire, is awarded one of the city's highest honors for his humanitarian efforts. A few hours later, he is found dead in his tiny apartment. Henry (Ioan Gruffudd) and Jo (Alana De La Garza) discover that the doctor’s life of privilege and those of his thick-as-thieves Hamilton School classmates took a fateful turn one night many years ago.

 

10 p.m. – CASTLE – “Meme is Murder” – NEW EPISODE

When a web celebrity is murdered, Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) explore the flashy world of internet fame. But when the killer posts pictures from the crime scene on a photo-sharing site, they realize they are up against a social media sociopath who may strike again.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 28

8 p.m. – THE FLASH – “Going Rogue” – NEW EPISODE

After shooting a guard, the culprits get away at a robbery, and The Flash (Grant Gustin) chooses to save the man instead of following the criminals. Joe (Jesse L. Martin) shows Barry a book of suspects and Barry identifies Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller, PRISON BREAK) as the leader of the group. Snart revises his plan to steal the Kahndaq Dynasty Diamond and gets a boost when he gets his hands on a stolen "cold gun," which could kill The Flash.

 

9 p.m. – MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – “A Fractured House” – NEW EPISODE

The world turns against S.H.I.E.L.D. when Hydra impersonates them to attack the United Nations, and an unexpected enemy leads the charge to bring about their downfall.

 

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

Reese (Jim Caviezel), Shaw (Sarah Shahi), and Fusco (Kevin Chapman) must protect an unassuming office worker who stumbles into a dangerous conspiracy while moonlighting as fake detective.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 29

7:30 p.m. – THE GOLDBERGS – “Family Takes Care of Beverly” – NEW EPISODE
When Pops (George Segal) accidentally starts a fire in his apartment during a Halloween party, he's evicted and Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) invites him to move into the Goldbergs' home. Meanwhile, Barry (Troy Gentile) stops Erica (Hayley Orrantia) from eating Pop Rocks candy with soda, since according to urban legend, the combination would kill her.

 

8 p.m. – ARROW – “The Magician” – NEW EPISODE

A furious Nyssa (Katrina Law) confronts Oliver (Stephen Amell) about Sara (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood). Then, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) keeps her distance from Nyssa, as she blames her sister's death on her involvement with the League of Assassins.

 

9 p.m. – CRIMINAL MINDS – “Boxed In” – NEW EPISODE

When a young boy who went missing in San Diego on Halloween suddenly reappears one year later, the BAU must work fast when another trick-or-treater disappears under similar circumstances.

 

Thursday, Oct. 30

8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY – “TBA” – NEW EPISODE – REGULAR TIMESLOT

Synopsis currently unavailable.

 

8:30 p.m. – THE MILLERS – “Reunited and It Feels So Bad” – NEW EPISODE – REGULAR TIMESLOT

Tom (Beau Bridges) and Carol (Margo Martindale) decide to formally end their marriage but are surprised when they both hesitate to finalize the divorce, sending Nathan (Will Arnett) and Debbie (Jayma Mays) into a panic at the thought of their parents reconciling.

 

9 p.m. – TWO AND A HALF MEN – “The ‘Ol Mexican Spinach” – SEASON PREMIERE

Following a health scare on Halloween, with Alan's (Jon Cryer) help, Walden (Ashton Kutcher) decides to reprioritize his life on the program’s twelfth and final season premiere of TWO AND A HALF MEN.

 

9:30 p.m. – THE MCCARTHYS – “Pilot” – SERIES PREMIERE

In the series premiere of THE MCCARTHYS, life get interesting in this loud, sports-crazed Boston home when Ronny (Tyler Ritter) informs his family he wants to move to Rhode Island for a new job, and to find a partner. His distraught mother, Marjorie (Laurie Metcalf), is not upset that her favourite son is gay, but that he wants to leave Boston and his family. Ronny's plans change, however, when  he is chosen by his outspoken father, Arthur (Jack McGee), to be his assistant high school basketball coach, much to the surprise of his more qualified siblings (Joey McIntyre, Jimmy Dunn, and  Kelen Coleman).

 

10 p.m. – HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – “Freakin’ Whack-a-Mole” – NEW EPISODE

A case gets personal for Annalise (Viola David) and the team when their client is a man from the projects who was sentenced to death by Asher's (Matt McGorry) father several years ago. Meanwhile, Wes (Alfred Enoch) is still angry at Annalise for hiding information about Lila's (Megan West) case, so Annalise must convince him to get back in line.

 

Friday, Oct. 31

8 p.m. – THE AMAZING RACE – NEW EPISODE  

Synopsis currently unavailable.

 

9 p.m. – GRIMM – “Octopus Head” – NEW EPISODE

As Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) turn their attention to a string of attacks where victims are left without their memories, Nick weighs whether or not he should regain his Grimm abilities.

 

10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS – “Most Wanted”– NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

 

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