CTV Programming Highlights: Sept. 20-30

— September 20, 2013

September continues with the series premieres of HOSTAGES, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., THE GOLDBERGS, TROPHY WIFE, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, and the season premieres of PERSON OF INTEREST, THE NEIGHBORS, W5, THE VOICE, LAW & ORDER: SVU, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI, TWO AND A HALF MEN, THE BIG BANG THEORY, GREY’S ANATOMY, BLUE BLOODS, ONCE UPON A TIME, CASTLE, and THE MENTALIST. Plus, funny man Neil Patrick Harris returns for a second time to host THE 65th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS from the Nokia Theatre L.A. live in Los Angeles.

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Programming Highlights for Sept. 20-30 on CTV include:

  • W5  investigates whether  the stress of a university education is driving some students to suicide on the season premiere (Sept. 21)
  • COMEDY NIGHT ON CTV begins with gut busting comedies every Saturday night (Sept. 21)
  • COMEDY NIGHT ON CTV begins with back-to-back episodes of MIKE & MOLLY (Sept. 21)
  • Multi-talented television, film, and stage actor, funnyman Neil Patrick Harris returns for a second time to host THE 65th  PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS from the Nokia Theatre L.A. live in Los Angeles (Sept. 22)
  • The blind auditions begin in front of the celebrity panel of coaches including Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, CeeLo Green, and Christina Aguilera on the Season 5 premiere of THE VOICE (Sept. 23)
  • Dr. Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette) is a premier surgeon thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott) on the series premiere of HOSTAGES (Sept. 23)
  • Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg, The Avengers) is back in action and has assembled a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. on the series premiere of MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (Sept. 24)
  • Barry (Troy Gentile, Good Luck Chuck) wakes on his birthday expecting to get a car, but is disappointed when his mom Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey, Bridesmaids)  says that he’s not ready for the responsibility on the series premiere of THE GOLDBERGS (Sept. 24)
  • Being the third wife’s the charm for Kate (Malin Akerman, The Proposal), who is still proving herself to her husband Pete’s (Golden Globe Award®-winner Bradley Whitford, THE WEST WING) two ex-wives and his kids on the series premiere of TROPHY WIFE (Sept. 24)
  • It’s fleet week in New York City, making the hunt for one U.S. naval officer among a sea of sailors even more difficult on the season premiere of PERSON OF INTEREST, which is new to CTV (Sept. 24)
  • The SVU squad takes drastic measures to find Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay), and her abductor (Pablo Schreiber, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), on the Season 14 premiere of LAW & ORDER: SVU (Sept. 25)
  • The search for a methodical killer takes the BAU to Arizona on the Season 9 premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS (Sept. 25)
  • The CSI team races to find Morgan (Elisabeth Harnois) and Ellie Brass (Brittany Redmann) following their kidnapping on the Season 14 premiere of CSI (Sept. 25)
  • Alan (Jon Cryer) is shocked when Charlie’s 25-year-old daughter shows up at Walden’s (Ashton Kutcher ) beach house to connect with what’s left of her family on the Season 11 premiere of TWO AND A HALF MEN (Sept. 26)
  • The Season 7 premiere of THE BIG BANG THEORY kicks off with back-to-back episodes. In the premiere episode, with Leonard (Johnny Galecki) away, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) spend quality time together sharing intimate secrets (Sept. 26)
  • The devastation left by a storm rattles the hospital, and the life of one of Grey Sloan Memorial’s finest hangs in the balance on the two-hour Season 10 premiere of GREY’S ANATOMY (Sept. 26)
  • The kids are taking over the kitchen in the series premiere of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Sept. 27)
  • The tensions are high in the Reagan household when Erin (Bridget Moynahan) drops the charges against a suspect wanted in the death of an NYPD officer in the Season 4 premiere of BLUE BLOODS (Sept. 27)
  • Emma (Jennifer Morrison), Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin), David (Josh Dallas), Regina (Lana Parrilla), Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle), and Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) enter Neverland to search for a kidnapped Henry (Jared S. Gilmore) on the Season 3 premiere of ONCE UPON A TIME (Sept. 29)
  • Jane (Simon Baker) and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) secretly continue their dangerous mission to narrow down the list of seven Red John suspects on the Season 6 premiere of THE MENTALIST (Sept. 29)

 

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Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for
Sept. 20-30. All programming is subject to change (all times ET/PT, visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

 

Friday, Sept. 20

8:30 p.m. – THE NEIGHBORS – “Family Conference” – SEASON PREMIERE

As the summer winds down, Amber (Clara Mamet) and Reggie (Tim Jo) reveal to their families that they've been dating. Jackie (Toks Olagundoye) calls for a family conference at which both families vote on whether or not the couple can stay together.

 

9 p.m. – ORPHAN BLACK – “Variations Under Domestication” – NEW TO CTV

Sarah’s (Tatiana Maslany) hunt for answers is interrupted by a trip to the suburbs. Alison’s (Maslany) paranoia has boiled over, putting all the Orphans at risk. When a party of suburbanites arrives on Alison’s doorstep, it falls to Sarah to protect Alison from her neighbours’ suspicions.

 

Saturday, Sept. 21

7 p.m. – W5 – SEASON PREMIERE

W5 investigates whether the stress of a university education is driving some students to suicide.

 

COMEDY NIGHT ON CTV begins with gut busting comedies every Saturday night beginning at 8 p.m. ET. This week features a marathon of  MIKE & MOLLY episodes:

 

8 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY “Mike Likes Briefs” – COMEDY NIGHT ON CTV

When Mike (Billy Gardell) gets nervous after Molly (Melissa McCarthy) doesn’t get pregnant following weeks of trying, he turns to Carl (Reno Wilson) and Samuel (Nyambi Nyambi) for advice.

 

8:30 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY “Mike Takes a Test” – COMEDY NIGHT ON CTV

Molly (Melissa McCarthy) encourages Mike (Billy Gardell) to go after a detective position, but the stress of taking the qualification exam takes a big toll on their relationship.

 

9 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY “Fish for Breakfast” – COMEDY NIGHT ON CTV

In an effort to boost their chances of getting pregnant, Molly (Melissa McCarthy) encourages Mike (Billy Gardell) to join her in giving up caffeine and eating healthier, causing them both to have major withdrawals.

 

9:30 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY “Carl Gets a Roommate” – COMEDY NIGHT ON CTV

Mike (Billy Gardell) begins transforming the basement into a living area for Molly (Melissa McCarthy) and him to live in, but the construction work is more than he can handle. Meanwhile, Carl (Reno Wilson) invites Samuel (Nyambi Nyambi) to live with him.

 

Sunday, Sept. 22

7 p.m. – CASTLE – “Valkyrie” – SEASON PREMIERE – SPECIAL TIME

In the Season 5 finale of CASTLE, Beckett (Stana Katic) wrestled over whether to take a high-profile job in Washington DC – a dilemma made more complicated when Castle (Nathan Fillion) proposed to her. In the Season 6 premiere, Castle and Beckett deal with the consequences of their decisions against the backdrop of a high-stakes investigation.

 

8 p.m. – THE 65th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS – LIVE

Multi-talented television, film, and stage actor, Neil Patrick Harris hosts THE 65th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS, his second time hosting following critical acclaim in 2009. For the first time ever, legendary solo artist and multi-Grammy Award® winner Elton John will perform a tribute to Liberace. Presenters confirmed for this year’s telecast include Emmy Award-nominees and OSCAR Award-winners Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, as well as Kerry Washington, Diahann Carroll, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Zooey and Emily Deschanel, and Allison Janney, and Anna Faris.

 

Monday, Sept. 23

8 p.m. – THE VOICE – SEASON PREMIERE

In the Season 4 premiere of THE VOICE, hosted by Carson Daly, the blind auditions are held in front of the celebrity panel of coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, CeeLo Green, and Christina Aguilera who each hand pick vocalists for their individual teams. The strongest vocalists from across the country compete to be selected by one of the coaches and fight for a chance to win the title of “The Voice”.

 

10 p.m. – HOSTAGES – “Pilot” – SERIES PREMIERE

After Dr. Ellen Sanders (Golden Globe Award-winner Toni Collette, UNITED STATES OF TARA), a prominent Washington D.C. surgeon, is handpicked to operate on the President of the United States (James Naughton, GOSSIP GIRL), rogue FBI agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) take her and her family hostage. Scared and bewildered, Ellen soon learns the reason: unless she assassinates the President during surgery, her captors will kill her family.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 24

8 p.m. – MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – “Pilot” – SERIES PREMIERE

Since the recent battle of New York, the world is trying to come to grips with the reality that super heroes and aliens are public knowledge. Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg, The Avengers) is back in action and has his eye on a mysterious group called The Rising Tide. In order to track this unseen, unknown enemy, he has assembled a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division). The group’s first assignment together as a team finds them trying to track down an ordinary man who has gained extraordinary powers – powers that could have devastating consequences.

 

9 p.m. – THE GOLDBERGS – “Circle of Driving” – SERIES PREMIERE

Barry (Troy Gentile, Good Luck Chuck) wakes up on his birthday expecting to get a car, but is disappointed at the kitchen table when his mom Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey, Bridesmaids) says that he’s not ready for the responsibility and gives him something else instead. Pops (Academy Award-nominee George Segal, JUST SHOOT ME!) complicates matters by giving Barry the car he wants, but Beverly instantly makes his father take the car back. Meanwhile, Adam (Sean Giambrone, I Heart Shakey) seeks Pop’s advice on his crush at the local diner.

 

9:30 p.m. – TROPHY WIFE – “Pilot” – SERIES PREMIERE

The third time’s the charm, they say, and reformed party girl Kate (Malin Akerman, The Proposal) is hoping that it’s true when she becomes the third wife of a slightly older man, Pete (Bradley Whitford, THE WEST WING). They fell into each other’s arms (literally) at a karaoke bar, and flash forward a year later, Kate finds herself with an instafamily complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives. In the series premiere, Kate is still proving herself to Pete’s ex-wives and his kids, and offers to handle a parent-teacher meeting at Warren’s (Ryan Scott Lee, This Is 40) school. Unfortunately, she finds Warren's mom and ex-wife #1, Diane (Academy Award-winner Marcia Gay Harden, Into the Wild), there as well. Things spiral out of control when a vodka incident puts Kate in a compromising position, and another child locks himself inside a car. Just another day in the life of this new, big, blended family.

 

10 p.m. – PERSON OF INTEREST – “Liberty” – SEASON PREMIERE – NEW TO CTV

The Machine, now completely self-governed with its whereabouts unknown, resumes giving Finch (Golden Globe-Award nominee Michael Emerson, LOST) its “irrelevant” numbers for people in danger, which include a U.S. naval officer in town for Fleet Week. However, with so many sailors flooding the streets of New York City, finding the officer in time presents an even bigger challenge for Reese (Jim Caviezel, Escape Plan) and Shaw (Sarah Shahi, THE L WORD).

 

Wednesday, Sept. 25

8 p.m. – LAW & ORDER: SVU – “Surrender Benson” – SEASON PREMIERE

Hours turn into days, and with no word from Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay), the SVU squad takes drastic measures to find her and her abductor (Pablo Schreiber, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK). A trail of murders and rape victims leads them to fear it may be too late.

 

9 p.m. – CRIMINAL MINDS – “The Inspiration” – SEASON PREMIERE

The hunt for a methodical killer takes the BAU to Arizona to search for an increasingly devolving UnSub, and the team speculates that Hotch (Thomas Gibson) is in the running to be the new BAU unit chief.

 

10 p.m. – CSI – “The Devil and D.B. Russell” – SEASON PREMIERE

D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) leads the CSI team on a hunt to find Morgan (Elisabeth Harnois) and Ellie Brass (Brittany Redmann) following their kidnapping by a ritualistic killer.

 

Thursday, Sept. 26

7:30 p.m. – TWO AND A HALF MEN – “Nangnangnangnang” – SEASON PREMIERE – SPECIAL TIME

Alan (Jon Cryer) is shocked when Charlie’s 25-year-old daughter shows up at Walden’s (Ashton Kutcher) beach house to connect with what’s left of her family. She also happens to like everything her dad liked – including women.

 

8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY – “The Hofstadter Insufficiency” – SEASON PREMIERE

With Leonard (Johnny Galecki) away, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) spend quality time together sharing intimate secrets. Also, Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) helps Raj (Kunal Nayyar) get over his ex-girlfriend.

 

8:30 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY – “The Deception Verification” – NEW EPISODE

Leonard's (Johnny Galecki) friendship with Sheldon (Jim Parsons) is put to the test when he returns from the North Sea. Meanwhile, Wolowitz’s (Simon Helberg) relationship with his mother causes an unusual threat to his masculinity.

9 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY – “Seal Our Fate/I Want You with Me” – TWO HOUR  SEASON PREMIERE

The Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital doctors are faced with the devastation left by the storm. A giant mudslide in Seattle injures a group of first responders and citizens, causing the already shorthanded ER to spring into action. Meanwhile, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) is faced with a tough decision that will affect the life of a loved one, Callie (Sara Ramirez) is rocked by the reality of Arizona’s (Sara Ramirez) infidelity, and Richard’s (James Pickens, Jr.) life is in extreme danger.

Friday, Sept. 27

8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF JUNIOR – SERIES PREMIERE

In the series premiere of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, 24 of the best junior home cooks in the country between the ages of eight and 13 will create their tastiest seafood, pasta or dessert dish during the auditions round and present it to the renowned MASTERCHEF judging panel: host and award-winning Chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich, and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot. The 12 kids who impress the judges will continue in the competition and move one step closer to becoming America’s youngest MASTERCHEF.

 

9 p.m. – ORPHAN BLACK – “Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner” – NEW TO CTV

With Paul (Dylan Bruce) missing, Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is forced to confront the conspiracy head on. But when Paul learns what’s really going on, the fragile trust between him and Sarah threatens to shatter.

 

10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS – “Unwritten Rules” – SEASON PREMIERE

When an armed robbery ends with the death of a police officer, Frank (Tom Selleck) makes it a mission for the NYPD to bring the suspect to justice. However, tensions run high in the Reagan household when Erin (Bridget Moynahan) drops the charges and releases the suspect due to lack of evidence.

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

7 p.m. – W5 – NEW EPISODE

W5 investigates if loved ones are at risk of being murdered in a nursing home.

COMEDY NIGHT ON CTV continues with gut busting comedies beginning at 8 p.m. ET. This week features episodes of THE BIG BANG THEORY, ANGER MANAGEMENT, MIKE & MOLLY, and HOT IN CLEVELAND:

 

8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY – COMEDY NIGHT ON CTV

Synopsis currently unavailable.

 

8:30 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT – COMEDY NIGHT ON CTV

Synopsis currently unavailable.

 

9 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY – COMEDY NIGHT ON CTV

Synopsis currently unavailable.

 

9:30 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND – COMEDY NIGHT ON CTV

Synopsis currently unavailable.

Sunday, Sept. 29

7 p.m. – ONCE UPON A TIME – “The Heart of the Truest Believer” – SEASON PREMIERE

When Emma (Jennifer Morrison), Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin), David (Josh Dallas), Regina (Lana Parrilla), Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle), and Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) enter Neverland to search for a kidnapped Henry (Jared S. Gilmore), they’re greeted by a school of unfriendly mermaids who threaten to end their search before it begins.

 

8 p.m. – THE AMAZING RACE – SEASON PREMIERE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

 

9 p.m. – CASTLE – NEW EPISODE

Synopsis currently unavailable.

 

10 p.m. – THE MENTALIST – “The Desert Rose” – SEASON PREMIERE

Jane (Simon Baker) and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) secretly continue their dangerous mission to narrow down the list of seven Red John suspects as they investigate the murder of a man who was missing for two years.

 

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