CTV Two Programming Highlights: Oct. 16–31


Programming highlights for Oct. 16–31 include:
• Med-school grad Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer) begins her internship at Denver Memorial Hospital and hopes to finally put her geeky high school days behind her in the series premiere of EMILY OWENS, M.D. (Oct. 16)
• Oliver (Stephen Amell) recognizes a criminal (Ty Olsson, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1) from his father’s book and sets his sights on taking him down on ARROW (Oct. 17)
• Scarlett (Clare Bowen) is torn between pursuing her dream of songwriting with Gunnar (Sam Palladio) and her commitment to Avery (Jonathan Jackson) onNASHVILLE (Oct. 17)
• Catch the newly branded CTV Two movie block “GIRLS ON FILM” Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT (Oct. 21 and 28)
• Football quarterback Anthony Calvillo’s story about hardship, hope and second chances are told in ENGRAVED ON A NATION: The Kid From La Puente (Oct. 20)
• In the series’ landmark 300th episode, the Special Victims Unit is reminded of an unsolved kidnapping that occurred 13 years ago in LAW & ORDER: SVU (Oct. 24)
• The knockout rounds begin as the coaches pit two of their own team members against each other on an all-new episode of THE VOICE (Oct. 29)

Below is a chronological listing of programming highlights for Oct. 16–31. All programming is subject to change. All times ET/PT (unless otherwise stated).

Tuesday, Oct. 16
The fifth all-star couple of Season 15 is voted off and eliminated from the competition.

9 p.m. – EMILY OWENS, M.D. – “Pilot” – SERIES PREMIERE
In the series premiere of EMILY OWENS, M.D., recent med-school graduate Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer) is now a first-year surgical intern at Denver Memorial Hospital and ready to leave her high school persona of geeky-girl-with-flop-sweats behind her. But Emily quickly realizes that a hospital is a lot like high school when she is faced with her med-school crush Will Collins (Justin Hartley) and high school nemesis Cassandra Kopelson (Aja Naomi King).

Wednesday, Oct. 17
8 p.m. – ARROW – “Honor Thy Father” – NEW EPISODE
Oliver (Stephen Amell) heads to the courthouse to get his death certificate repealed and is pleasantly surprised to run into Laurel (Katie Cassidy), who is there prosecuting Martin Somers (Ty Olsson, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1), a criminal with ties to the Chinese Triad. Oliver recognizes Martin’s name from his father’s book and sets his sights on taking him down. Martin orders the Triad to take care of Laurel so they send their top mercenary after her, an act that culminates in a battle between Arrow and China White (Kelly Hu, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES).

9 p.m. – LAW & ORDER: SVU – “Acceptable Loss” – NEW EPISODE
With Captain Cragen (Dann Florek) back in the precinct, the SVU squad is in full force and working to expose a sex trafficking operation that enslaves young women. The detectives are on the verge of cracking the case when their efforts are halted by Lieutenant Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT), forcing Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) to get creative with the investigation.

10 p.m. – NASHVILLE – “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You)” – NEW EPISODE
Teddy’s (Eric Close) mayoral campaign is moving ahead and Rayna (Connie Britton) reluctantly endures an investigation that reveals some explosive family secrets. Meanwhile, when Coleman Carlisle (Robert Wisdom) starts to lay down the groundwork for his campaign, he discovers Lamar (Powers Boothe) is poised to go head-to-head with him even if it means exposing his long-time friend. Juliette (Hayden Panettiere), who will stop at nothing when it comes to getting her hands on Deacon, sees him perform with Rayna at the Bluebird, and it’s clear that not all feelings fade with time. Scarlett (Clare Bowen) is torn between pursuing her dream of songwriting with Gunnar (Sam Palladio) and her commitment to Avery (Jonathan Jackson).

Thursday, Oct. 18
Elena (Nina Dobrev) tries to cope with the extreme highs and lows that are part of becoming a vampire, and Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) almost come to blows while arguing about what is best for her. Meanwhile, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Matt (Zach Roerig) are surprised to see that a girl they used to know, April (Grace Phipps, The Nine Lives of Chloe King), has returned to town and is enrolling at Mystic Falls High.

Friday, Oct. 19
With help from two-time Super Bowl champion and San Francisco 49er running back Brandon Jacobs, a woman from Morganville, New Jersey, hopes to propel her protein-infused energy drink to the next level. Then, two cousins from Portland, Maine, ask the Sharks to bite into their signature lobster-roll food truck business. Plus, a man from Wilmington, North Carolina, presents a business idea to put an end to moist handshakes with his colourful drink insulators.

9 p.m. – NIKITA – “3.0” – SEASON PREMIERE
In the Season 3 premiere of NIKITA, Ryan (Noah Bean) takes charge of the Division with Nikita (Maggie Q) by his side. Their first mission under the new regime is to bring in The Dirty Thirty, rogue agents who failed to respond to the Division recall after Percy (Xander Berkeley) was killed. Unfortunately, their first mission doesn’t go as planned and Michael (Shane West) is arrested, forcing Nikita to change gears and hatch an escape plan for him. As part of the plan to spring Michael, Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) reprises her alter ego, the spoiled Russian princess Alexandra Udinov, in a very unique way.

Saturday, Oct. 20
7 p.m. – ENGRAVED ON A NATION: The Kid from La Puente – NEW EPISODE TO CTV TWO
Anthony Calvillo’s inspirational journey from the gang-ridden slums of east L.A. to la Belle Province, where he builds a family and emerges as one of the greatest quarterbacks in Canadian football history is examined in THE KID FROM LA PUENTE. Narrated by Calvillo’s younger brother Mario, this classic against-all-odds story examines how he pushed through repeated obstacles – on and off the field – to lead the Montreal Alouettes to its first Grey Cup in 25 years in 2002. For the first time ever, the three-time Grey Cup champion opens up about passing life’s hardest tests as a kid in La Puente to becoming a devoted family man in Montreal – earning the title of football’s all-time leading passer in the process.

8 p.m. – THE L.A COMPLEX – “Burn it Down ” – NEW EPISODE TO CTV TWO
Nick (Joe Dinicol) and Abby (Cassie Steele) are trying to move past the casual phase of their relationship while still desperately trying to make their career dreams come true. Connor (Jonathan Patrick Moore) continues searching for answers but remains sad and lonely. Raquel’s (Jewel Staite) conscience gets the best of her and she starts to question all of her decisions. Meanwhile, Kal (Andra Fuller) and Tariq (Benjamin Charles Watson) seem to be moving in a great direction until the unthinkable happens.

9 p.m. – SAVING HOPE – “The Great Randall” – NEW EPISODE TO CTV TWO
When a severely injured man under the spell of hypnosis cannot remember his identity, the hypnotist who put him under is called in to the hospital – where he uses his psychic ability to connect Charlie (Michael Shanks) and Alex (Erica Durance). Meanwhile, a young woman comes to the E.R. with a neck injury, but it’s Hope Zion’s psych resident, Gavin (Kristopher Turner), who knows how to help her.

10 p.m. – THE BORGIAS – “Day Of Ashes” – NEW EPISODE TO CTV TWO
Convinced that a lightning strike was a sign of God’s disapproval, Alexander (Jeremy Irons) begins a fastidious regime of Lenten fasting. Alexander’s political problems worsen when Cesare’s (François Arnaud) intemperate killing of Giovanni (Ronan Vibert) has hardened the enmity of the powerful Sforzas. Desperate for new allies, Alexander recruits Vanozza (Joanne Whalley) to persuade a reluctant Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger) to marry again.

Sunday, Oct. 21
7 p.m. – AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL – “The Girl Who Comes Back” – NEW EPISODE
The model hopefuls race against the clock as they meet with various fashion designers for a chance to book modeling jobs. The designers, who include Guess, Whitney Port, Charlotte Ronson, American Rag, Cecilia Cassini, and Lulu Guinness, can only book one girl. Then, the young ladies are hauled off to prison where they are made up as fifties retro bad girls for a mug shot photo shoot. At the end of the episode, Tyra Banks brings back the eliminated contestants and reveals that one of them is about to re-enter the competition.

8 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY – “Molly in the Middle” – NEW EPISODE
Mike (Billy Gardell) and Molly (Melissa McCarthy) decide the time is right for them to start trying for a baby. Meanwhile, Carl (Reno Wilson) gets upset when he learns that Molly is still spending time with Christina (Holly Robinson Peete) after their breakup.

8:30 p.m. – UP ALL NIGHT – “Another Saturday Night” – NEW EPISODE
Reagan (Christina Applegate) and Chris (Will Arnett) realize it has been months since their last night out and decide to paint the town with Ava (Maya Rudolph) and Jerry (Rob Huebel, Celeste and Jesse Forever). Meanwhile, on Chris’ advice, Scott (Luka Jones) tries his hand at dating again.

In the psychological thriller DOUBLE JEOPARY, Elizabeth Parsons (Emmy Award®-nominee Ashley Judd, MISSING) has been convicted of murdering her husband (Bruce Greenwood, Flight) and sentenced to a long stretch in prison. After Elizabeth has spent six years behind bars, it turns out that her husband is still alive. However, Elizabeth’s feelings for her husband can hardly be described as warm, and she wants custody of her son. Elizabeth’s parole officer (Academy Award®-winner Tommy Lee Jones, Hope Springs) wonders if she might try to make his murder a real thing after all, especially since the law states a person cannot be convicted of the same crime twice.

Monday, Oct. 22
The battle rounds continue and the coaches enlist the help of the music industry’s top recording artists to offer their knowledge and skill as advisers. Christina Aguilera teams up with Billie Joe Armstrong, Adam Levine with Mary J. Blige, CeeLo Green with Rob Thomas, and Blake Shelton with Michael Bublé.

After the beating he gave Tariq (Benjamin Charles Watson), Kaldrick (Andra Fuller) sets out to make things right, only to find that Tariq has gone into hiding. Meanwhile, in the aftermath of the fire, Connor (Jonathan Patrick Moore) is eager to drown his sorrows and turns to Raquel (Jewel Staite) for comfort. But Raquel has her own issues as she faces life-changing news. Back at The Lux, Nick (Joe Dinisol) and Abby (Cassie Steele) take their relationship to the next level.

10 p.m. – FLASHPOINT –“Sons of the Father” – NEW EPISODE TO CTV TWO
Team One responds to an abduction where Peggi Walsh (Sarah Manninen, Separation), a young nurse, has been taken by a man at knifepoint (Chad Donella, Saw 3D). The Team quickly realizes she’s the latest victim of a serial killer who’s been stalking the city. With time running out, the Team finds the killer’s brother (Andrew Francis, The Invisible) and must convince him to unlock the secret of his tragic family past to save Peggi’s life.

Tuesday, Oct. 23
The sixth all-star couple of Season 15 is voted off and eliminated from the competition.

9 p.m. – EMILY OWENS, M.D. – “Emily and… The Alan Zolman Incident” – NEW EPISODE
Emily (Mamie Gummer) is unaware of her bad reputation with the nurses until one of them gives her a very specific case as revenge. After Emily reveals her feelings for Will (Justin Hartley), she tries to avoid anymore awkwardness by telling him she already has another med-school crush. With a patient’s life hanging in the balance, Emily contemplates using the secret she knows about the chief to get a speedy approval on a procedure. Meanwhile, Micah (Michael Rady) is surprised to find someone new entertaining his mother during her chemotherapy.

Wednesday, Oct. 24
8 p.m. – ARROW – “Lone Gunmen” – NEW EPISODE
Oliver (Stephen Amell) is surprised when someone shoots and kills one of his targets, and searches for the gunman. He soon learns that the gunman, Deadshot (Michael Rowe), is taking out businessmen who are scheduled to bid on an energy company at an auction where Walter (Colin Salmon) is one of the bidders. Realizing he can’t protect his family and stop Deadshot at the same time, Oliver enlists Detective Lance’s (Paul Blackthorne) help, but his plan has dire consequences. Meanwhile, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) and Tommy (Colin Donnell) get caught in an awkward situation with Oliver.

9 p.m. – LAW & ORDER: SVU – “Manhattan Vigil” – NEW EPISODE
In the series’ landmark 300th episode, a young boy from Morningside Heights is kidnapped while in the care of his father, and the investigation reminds Captain Cragen (Dann Florek), Sergeant Munch (Richard Belzer), and Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) of an unsolved kidnapping that occurred in the same neighbourhood 13 years ago. While the entire squad races against the clock to find the missing boy, Benson vows to learn from past mistakes to set both cases right.

10 p.m. – NASHVILLE – “Someday You’ll Call My Name” – NEW EPISODE
Rayna (Connie Britton) immerses herself in her kids’ lives and Teddy’s (Eric Close) campaign, and is sobered by news that she and Teddy are facing financial ruin. Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) offers Deacon (Charles Esten) an exclusive contract to write and tour with her, and Juliette’s troubled mother, Jolene (Sylvia Jeffries, Looper), re-enters her daughter’s life in dramatic fashion. Meanwhile, Scarlett (Clare Bowen) and Gunnar’s (Sam Palladio) big break with Watty (Powers Boothe) is threatened.

Thursday, Oct. 25
Connor (Todd Williams) continues his search to uncover the secrets of Mystic Falls and tries to convince Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to work with him. With Dr. Fell’s (Torrey DeVitto, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) help, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) question Connor, but their confrontation takes a lethal turn. Trying to keep her new life as normal as possible, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is determined to continue her senior year at Mystic Falls High with support from Matt (Zach Roerig) and Caroline (Candice Accola). Concerned about Elena, as well as his own emotions, Stefan turns to a sympathetic Caroline for advice.

Friday, Oct. 26
The Sharks are taken on an emotional journey with a personal stylist from Santa Monica, California, who passionately explains why she started her modern day slip business. Also, a man from Folcroft, Pennsylvania, believes his scrubbing tool will make everyday cleaning easier, and two men from Camas, Washington ride into the Tank ready to pitch their hands-free, electric unicycle.

9 p.m. – NIKITA – “Innocence” – NEW EPISODE
Nikita (Maggie Q), Michael (Shane West), and the team extract a young girl named Liza (Annalise Basso, Standing Up), who is being held captive by a rogue Division agent, Wade (Chance Kelly, BLUE BLOODS). Wade has brainwashed Liza and trained her to be a Division agent to help him on his own personal mission. Nikita tries desperately to break through to Liza but, in a moment of chaos, the girl escapes Division. Meanwhile, Liza’s abduction brings up painful old memories for Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca).

Saturday, Oct. 27
7 p.m. – ENGRAVED ON A NATION: Playing A Dangerous Game – NEW EPISODE TO CTV TWO
As tensions heightened during the Quebec FLQ conflict in 1969, CFL commissioner Jake Gaudaur not only planned to hold the Grey Cup in Montreal for the first time since 1931, but he invited the FLQ’s arch-enemy, Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Elliot Trudeau, to perform the ceremonial kick-off at the beginning of the game. Gaudaur, a passionate Canadian nationalist with a vision of football as a unifying force, may not have fully understood what he was getting himself into. Russ Jackson, the Canadian-born quarterback hero of the Ottawa Rough Riders, oblivious to the dangers plaguing Montreal, knew exactly what he had to do. This was the last game of his illustrious career and he was determined to beat Saskatchewan in what was destined to be one of the greatest games in CFL history against a complicated backdrop of political unrest.

9 p.m. – SAVING HOPE – “Consenting Adults” – NEW EPISODE TO CTV TWO
A routine surgical procedure goes awry when Alex’s (Erice Durance) patient, a soon-to-be-wed young woman, falls into a coma. While Alex struggles with a case that hits close to home, Joel (Daniel Gillies) treats a patient who does his own body modifications. Meanwhile, Charlie (Michael Shanks) finds himself drawn to Alex’s coma patient in the spirit world.

10 p.m. – THE BORGIAS – “The Siege at Forti”– NEW EPISODE TO CTV TWO
Juan (David Oakes) returns from Spain, flanked by a retinue of conquistador generals led by the proud Don Hernando (Robert Canavah). Alexander (Jeremy Irons) is impressed by his son’s new found confidence, and orders him to lead the Papal armies to besiege Catherina Sforza’s (Gina McKee) castle. In Florence, Cesare (François Arnaud) and Machiavelli (Julian Bleach) witness Savonarola’s (Steven Berkoff) puritan zealots strengthen their grip on power, culminating in the fevered destruction of art works in the Bonfire of the Vanities.

Sunday, Oct.28
7 p.m. – AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL – “The Girls Go To Jamaica” – NEW EPISODE
The models pack their bags and jet off to their new home in Jamaica, where they are greeted by host Tyra Banks, and an entire ensemble of Jamaican performers. They get a real flare for Jamaican flavour with their first challenge, a local dancehall dance off. This week’s photo shoot finds the girls floating on a river raft in the wilds of Jamaica.

8:30 p.m. – UP ALL NIGHT – “Ma’am’d” – NEW EPISODE
After failing to get Chris’s (Will Arnett) attention, Reagan (Christina Applegate) worries that she is losing her romantic touch. A visit to the dentist (Tony Hale, VEEP) gives her a much-needed confidence boost. Meanwhile, when Ava (Maya Rudolph) learns her neighbours aren’t so fond of her, she teams up with Walter (Sean Hayes, Hit and Run) to give the neighbourhood a haunted house like they have never seen before.

In the film PRACTICAL MAGIC, Sally (Academy Award®-winner Sandra Bullock, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) and Gillian Owens (Academy Award®-winner Nicole Kidman, Paperboy) have always known they were different. Raised by their aunts after their parents’ death, the sisters grew up in a household that was anything but typical, their aunts fed them chocolate cake for breakfast and taught them the uses of practical magic. But the invocation of the Owens’ sorcery also carries a dark curse that the men they fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death.

Monday, Oct. 29
The knockout rounds begin with coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, and Blake Shelton’s ten strongest team members remaining from the battle rounds. In this new phase of the competition the coaches pit two of their own team members against each other, but this time they find out only minutes before performing who they are up against. The artists each select their own song to perform individually, while their direct competitor watches and waits. Their coach will choose the winner who will then proceed on to the live shows

10 p.m. – FLASHPOINT – “Below the Surface” – NEW EPISODE TO CTV TWO
A bomb tears through a quiet suburban neighbourhood and Team One fears it’s just the first blast in a war between rival biker gangs. As they race to defuse a second bomb, Parker discovers that the life of a young informant (Jonathan Keltz, ENTOURAGE) is hanging in the balance.

Tuesday, October 30
The seventh all-star couple of Season 15 couple is voted off and eliminated from the competition

9 p.m. – EMILY OWENS, M.D. – “Emily and…The Outbreak” – NEW EPISODE
When the surgical interns are given an impromptu medical quiz with a chance to assist in surgery as the prize, only Emily (Mamie Gummer) and Cassandra (Aja Naomi King) are left standing. After an STD outbreak at a local high school becomes an issue, Emily reluctantly agrees to speak to a group of high school girls about safe sex. Meanwhile, Emily continues to try to forget about her feelings for Will (Justin Hartley), but finds the task easier said than done.

Wednesday, Oct. 31
8 p.m. – ARROW – “An Innocent Man” – NEW EPISODE
Oliver (Stephen Amell) still hasn’t figured out how to get back in Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) good graces, but a late night bonding session with Thea (Willa Holland) gives him the inspiration he needs. Looking into a suspicious murder case, Oliver realizes an innocent man was framed by one of the targets on his list and as Arrow, asks Laurel to help prove the man’s innocence. Meanwhile, Walter (Colin Salmon) asks one of his employees, Felicity Smoak (Emily Rickards, Flicka: Country Pride), to look into a $2.6 million withdrawal that Moira (Susanna Thompson) made without his knowledge.