CTV is ready for September with Summer series’ season finales and new Fall premieres. At the beginning of the month the seasons of COMEDY NOW!, COMEDY INC., FLASHPOINT, HOT IN CLEVELAND and MASTERCHEF all conclude, while new series including BLUE BLOODS begin. Also this month, CTV features a sneak peek of the new series, THE DEFENDERS. Returning CTV hits include DANCING WITH THE STARS, CASTLE, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI, THE BIG BANG THEORY, GREY’S ANATOMY, THE MENTALIST, CSI: NY, and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA.
Programming highlights for September 2 – 24 on CTV include:
• The Team rescues a rogue cop and discovers a surprising connection to one of its members on FLASHPOINT (Sept. 3)
• DEGRASSI grads and friends leave high school and head to the big apple on Degrassi Takes Manhattan (Sept. 5)
• The dancers continue to bust a move on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA (Sept. 6)
• Eliminations continue on the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Results Show (Sept. 7)
• Joe Jonas (Camp Rock) guest stars on HOT IN CLEVELAND (Sept. 7)
• Murder of high school student Aqsa Parvez and the traditions behind violence against Muslim women is examined in the CTV Original Documentary IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY (Sept. 7)
• Team One must intercept a deadly plan on FLASHPOINT (Sept. 10)
• Canada’s most notorious serial killer is examined in the CTV Original Documentary THE PIG FARM (Sept. 11)
• The dancers don’t skip a beat on the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA performance show (Sept. 13)
• The votes are in and more dancers are sent home on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA (Sept. 14)
• Susan Lucci (ALL MY CHILDREN) guest stars in the season finale of HOT IN CLEVELAND (Sept. 14)
• America’s Best Home Cook is revealed on the season finale of MASTERCHEF (Sept. 15)
• The SRU’s actions and judgments are put under a microscope by an investigator with an agenda of her own on FLASHPOINT (Sept. 17)
• Get a double dose of laughter during the season finales of COMEDY NOW! and COMEDY INC. (Sept. 18)
• Twelve new celebrities are introduced on the SEASON PREMIERE of DANCING WITH THE STARS (Sept. 20)
• The BAU team closes in on the serial killer on the SEASON PREMIERE of CRIMINAL MINDS (Sept. 22)
• Jim Belushi and Jerry O’Connell star in the new series THE DEFENDERS (Sept. 22)
• Sheldon (Jim Parsons) goes on his first date ever on the SEASON PREMIERE of THE BIG BANG THEORY (Sept. 23)
• Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg star in the new drama BLUE BLOODS (Sept. 24)
Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for September 2 – 24. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times):
Thursday, September 2
8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY – “The Killer Robot Instability” – NEW TO CTV
When Penny’s (Kaley Cuoco) comment about Wolowitz’s (Simon Helberg) love life sends him into a depressed stupor, his friends lose their most important team-mate in an upcoming fighting robot competition.
8:30 p.m. – TWO AND A HALF MEN – “That’s Why They Call It Ball Room’” – NEW TO CTV
Charlie (Charlie Sheen) discovers that Chelsea (Jennifer Taylor) hasn’t been completely honest about her finances.
Friday, September 3
10 p.m. – FLASHPOINT – “The Other Lane” – NEW EPISODE
When the Team must rescue a rogue cop hell-bent on taking down an arms dealer, they discover a surprising connection to one of its members. IanTracey (INTELLIGENCE) and Colin Cunningham (STARGATE SG-1) guest star.
Saturday, September 4
10 p.m. – THE BRENT BUTT COMEDY SPECIAL
Brent Butt (HICCUPS; CORNER GAS) hosts an hour of comedy, music, sketches and variety with appearances and performances by special guests Dave Foley and Jully Black.
Sunday, September 5
7 p.m. – CTV MOVIE – Degrassi Takes Manhattan – NEW TO CTV
Later, high school… Hello New York City! DEGRASSI grads and friends dive into the summer that changes their lives forever. And what’s summer without a little romance. Best friends Jane (Paula Brancati) and Holly J (Charlotte Arnold) head to the Big Apple, with big hopes and even bigger dreams. Back in Toronto, Spinner’s (Shane Kippel) summer is hotter than he ever imagined. But when his hopes for the future turn to dust, he struggles to rebuild and move on. Hot hook-ups, messy melt-downs, Park Avenue jaunts, and wedding-day hijinx are all in a days work for this crew.
Monday, September 6
9 p.m. – SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA – NEW TWO-HOUR EPISODE
The dancers continue their fight for the title of Canada’s Favourite Dancer.
Tuesday, September 7
8 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND – “Good Luck Faking the Goiter” – NEW EPISODE
During a visit from Melanie’s (Valerie Bertinelli) secretive son (guest star Joe Jonas, Camp Rock) she invades his privacy and learns a little too much about him. Meanwhile, when Victoria (Wendie Malick) is nominated for an Emmy, Elka (Betty White) helps her fake a deadly disease to gain sympathy and votes. Dave Foley (The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town) also guest stars.
8:30 p.m. – SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA – RESULTS EPISODE
The eliminations continue during Canada’s quest to find a new favourite dancer .
9 p.m. – CTV ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY – IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY
Around 8 a.m. on December 10, 2007, police in Mississauga, ON responded to a 911 call from a man who had said he had just killed his daughter. When officers arrived, they found 16-year-old Aqsa Parvez suffering from life-threatening injuries. She later died in hospital. The fate of this young Muslim woman and three others is explored in depth in the world television premiere of the two-hour Original CTV Documentary.
Wednesday, September 8
8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF – NEW TWO-HOUR EPISODE
The judges force the home cooks to work for their food as they all go fishing and are allowed to use only what they catch to make a delicious meal.
Thursday, September 9
8 p.m. – LAW & ORDER – “Boy Gone Astray” – NEW TO CTV
A rich, young woman is murdered, linking her to a drug cartel.
Friday, September 10
8 p.m. – STAND UP TO CANCER
STAND UP FOR CANCER is a one-hour, commercial-free telethon fundraising event benefiting cancer research. This year’s participants include George Clooney, Will Smith, Gwyneth Paltrow, Denzel Washington, Renee Zellweger, Kathy Bates, Richard Branson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lance Armstrong and Elizabeth Edwards. Some of the performers include Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Neil Diamond, The Edge, Herbie Hancock, Lady Antebellum, Leona Lewis, Queen Latifah, Martina McBride and Stevie Wonder.
10 p.m. – FLASHPOINT – “Jumping at Shadows” – NEW EPISODE
Team One must intercept a deadly plan when a crime from the past catches up with a family living on the run. Kristen Thomson (OF MURDER AND MEMORY) and Yannick Bisson (MURDOCH MYSTERIES) guest star.
Saturday, September 11
9 p.m. – CTV ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY – THE PIG FARM
It was the most expensive serial killer investigation in Canadian history. And ultimately, a killer was put behind bars. But the crimes of Robert “Willie” Pickton went on for years, and many questions are still unanswered. THE PIG FARM brings viewers the inside story of Robert “Willy” Pickton, Canada’s most notorious serial killer.
Sunday, September 12
7 p.m. – FASHIONTELEVISION 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Fashion Television’s outstanding 25th season kicks off with the premiere of the one-hour commemorative 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL. The special digs deep into FT’s archives to tell the story of a pivotal time in fashion. It was an explosive era that created the first supermodel, the celebrity designer, and a boundary-pushing sexuality in fashion advertising. Here, FT revisits all the innovators, troublemakers and risk-takers that have helped make the fashion scene so vital and fascinating.
Monday, September 13
8 p.m. – SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA – NEW EPISODE
The competition continues as the remaining dancers prove they have what it takes to be named Canada’s favourite dancer.
Tuesday, September 14
8 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND – “Tornado” – SEASON FINALE
When a tornado threatens to hit Cleveland, the ladies find way more than just shelter in Elka’s (Betty White) secret storm cellar. Soap opera star Susan Lucci (ALL MY CHILDREN) guest stars in the season finale.
8:30 p.m. – SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA – RESULTS EPISODE
The votes are in, and the dancer’s with the least amount of votes are sent home.
Wednesday, September 15
8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF – TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE
After enduring a series of intense pressure tests and grueling challenges, the moment has finally come for one MASTERCHEF contestant to claim the title of America’s Best Home Cook. In the season finale, the judges determine which amateur cook has the potential to transform their culinary dreams into reality. The contestants who have made it this far in the competition have earned the judges’ respect, but only one will walk away with $250,000 and a cookbook-publishing deal and embark on a life-changing journey.
Thursday, September 16
7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY – Quintuple Pump
Episode descriptions currently not available.
Friday, September 17
10 p.m. – FLASHPOINT – “Acceptable Risk” – NEW EPISODE
In the wake of a horrific spree shooting at a City Museum, SRU’s actions and judgments are put under a microscope by an investigator with an agenda of her own. Lauren Holly-Greco (NCIS) and Liisa Repo-Martell (THE LISTENER) guest star.
Saturday, September 18
7 p.m. – CTV DOCUMENTARY – LIFE WITH MURDER
LIFE WITH MURDER combines gripping police interrogation videotape, poignant home videos, revealing interviews and astonishing access to the Jenkins family to tell a remarkable story that unfolds over the course of a decade.
10 p.m. – COMEDY NOW! – “Tyler Hawkins” – SEASON FINALE
Tyler Hawkins has been performing stand-up comedy for years. Since his beginnings in the early ‘90s, Hawkins has toured around Canada and parts of the U.S. Hawkins has shared the stage with Norm MacDonald of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE at the Improv Comedy Club in the All Canadian Showcase in Los Angeles. In his years of experience, Hawkins has opened for many comedians including Dustin Diamond, Russell Peters and Jamie Kennedy.
10:30 p.m. – COMEDY INC. – SEASON FINALE
Sketches include an oral interrogation; WFTO-TV news room renovations; an Aerobics class and Roman and Gavin get stuck in the elevator.
Sunday, September 19
7 p.m. – CTV MOVIE – Bee Movie – NEW TO CTV
Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld, SEINFELD), a bee who just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry’s life is saved by Vanessa (Renee Zellweger, New in Town), a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to file a class action lawsuit against humans.
9 p.m. – LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT – TWO-HOUR SEASON PREMIERE
Synopsis currently not available.
Monday, September 20
8 p.m. – DANCING WITH THE STARS – TWO-HOUR SEASON PREMIERE
Twelve new celebrities dance for the first time on live national television with couples either performing the Viennese Waltz or Cha Cha. The 12 celebrity dancers include multiple Grammy® winner, Michael Bolton, platinum selling R&B singer, Brandy, stand-up comedienne, Margaret Cho, three-time NBA Champion, Rick Fox, film and television actress, Jennifer Grey, television superstar, David Hasselhoff, television personality, Florence Henderson, Disney Channel star, Kyle Massey, former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol Palin, THE HILLS star, Audrina Patridge, THE JERSEY SHORE star, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, and football quarterback pro, Kurt Warner.
10 p.m. – CASTLE – “A Deadly Affair” – SEASON PREMIERE
Synopsis currently not available.
Tuesday, September 21
8 p.m. – DANCING WITH THE STARS – TWO-HOUR EPISODE
The couple with the lowest combined judges’ scores and public votes for their performance will be sent home on in DANCING WITH THE STARS the Results Show. Music legend Santana and rock band Daughtry are slated to perform.
Wednesday, September 22
8 p.m. – SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA – NEW EPSIODE
The competitors continue to test their dancing ability.
9 p.m. – CRIMINAL MINDS – SEASON PREMIERE
The BAU team closes in on the serial killer as he continues his murder spree throughout Los Angeles – with Detective Spicer’s (Isabella Murad) kidnapped daughter as his hostage – in the conclusion of last season’s cliffhanger. Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) guest stars on the sixth SEASON PREMIERE of CRIMINAL MINDS.
10 p.m. – THE DEFENDERS – “Pilot” – SERIES PREMIERE
Nick (Jim Belushi) and Pete (Jerry O’Connell) defend a young man facing a murder charge in a case unique to Vegas that requires a slight bending of the rules and ‘by any means necessary’ tactics on the SERIES PREMIERE of THE DEFENDERS.
Thursday, September 23
7 p.m. – CSI – “Shock Waves” – SEASON PREMIERE
Langston (Laurence Fishburne) fights for his life after being stabbed by psychopath Nate Haskell (guest star Bill Irwin, SESAME STREET), while the other CSIs attend a funeral that turns deadly. Canadian teen phenomenon Justin Bieber makes his acting debut on the eleventh SEASON PREMIERE.
8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY – “The Robotic Manipulation” – SEASON PREMIERE
Penny (Kaley Cuoco) finds herself along for the ride on Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) first date ever with guest star Mayim Bialik (BLOSSOM); while Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) finds a new use for a robotic arm, on the SEASON PREMIERE of THE BIG BANG THEORY.
8:30 p.m. – SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA – NEW EPSIODE
The competition continues to heat up as more dancers are sent home during the results show.
9 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY – “With You I’m Born Again” – SEASON PREMIERE
Synopsis currently not available.
10 p.m. – THE MENTALIST – “Red Sky at Night” – SEASON PREMIERE
When the CBI investigates the kidnapping of a prominent lawyer and state house lobbyist, the CBI Director wants Jane (Simon Baker) on the case, but he is uncertain of his future with the unit after his encounter with Red John, on the third SEASON PREMIERE of THE MENTALIST.
Friday, September 24
9 p.m. – CSI: NY – “The 34th Floor” – SEASON PREMIERE
The newest member of the CSI team, Jo Danville (Sela Ward), a former FBI agent, is welcomed to her new job by stumbling upon the body of a young woman murdered somewhere in the building that houses the NYPD Crime Lab, on the seventh SEASON PREMIERE of CSI: NY.
10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS – “Pilot” – SERIES PREMIERE
After a young girl goes missing, the family argues whether Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) used questionable methods in order to bring her home safely. Meanwhile, Jamie (Will Estes) graduates from the police academy and begins his new life as a cop.