- All-new seasons of THE BIG BANG THEORY and TWO AND A HALF MEN headline
comedy power hour, Thursdays at 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 27 on CTV -
- New comedies ANGER MANAGEMENT and THE NEW NORMAL pile on the laughs in
CTV's new Tuesday night comedy block -
- Sophomore hit WHITNEY returns to CTV, while UP ALL NIGHT and MIKE &
MOLLY are back with more relationship adventures on CTV Two -
- New comedy THE NEIGHBORS moves in Saturdays at 10 p.m. beginning Sept.
29 on CTV -
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TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - CTV is home to Canada's most-watched
comedies with a jam-packed new schedule of laughs for the fall season.
Led by Canada's #1 program, THE BIG BANG THEORY, and Canada's #2 comedy, TWO AND A HALF MEN, the heavyweight duo headline an all-new Thursday night comedy power
hour, beginning Sept. 27 on CTV. Primed to become the most-watched hour of the week, THE BIG BANG THEORY (8 p.m. ET/PT) returns for an explosive sixth season as viewers catch up with the
universe's favourite nerds and their adventures in matters of the heart
and science. The laughter continues as TWO AND A HALF MEN (8:30 p.m. ET/PT) heads into its tenth season of what promises to be another memorable
year of mayhem and mishaps.
Catch up on full episodes of CTV and CTV Two series across CTV's digital
platforms on CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel and through video on demand.
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"CTV is home to Canada's most-watched returning comedies and
laugh-out-loud new recruits," said Phil King, President, CTV
Programming and Sports. "With a hilarious blend of edgy, family, and
relationship comedy, there's something for everyone in CTV's comedy
On Tuesday Sept. 11, viewers were treated to the start of yet another powerful comedy block
with the timeslot premiere of an encore of the pilot of Charlie Sheen's
ANGER MANAGEMENT (9 p.m. ET/PT) launching into a new episode of critically-acclaimed comedy THE NEW NORMAL (9:30 p.m. ET/PT), about a long-term gay couple Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David
(Justin Bartha) who look to create a new family with Goldie (Georgia
King), a single mother as their surrogate.
After taking the crown as last year's most-watched new comedy series,
Season 2 of WHITNEY, starring primetime darling Whitney Cummings, debuts Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Oct. 20 on CTV. This season sees Whitney and Alex (Chris D'Elia) looking to
keep the magic of their non-wedded bliss alive.
Over on CTV Two, the laughter continues when must-see hit UP ALL NIGHT (Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT), starring Christina Applegate as Reagan and Will Arnett as Chris, returns
for a second season on Sunday, Sept. 23. Regan takes over as stay-at-home parent while Chris ventures back out
into the working world, in a role switch that is sure to turn up the
laughs. Joining them the following week (Sept. 30) are newlyweds MIKE & MOLLY (Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT) played by Emmy®-Award winning actress Melissa McCarthy and Billy
Gardell. First comes marriage, next comes baby, as Mike and Molly
navigate the tension of planning for their future.
Also new on CTV, THE NEIGHBORS joins the schedule, Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Sept. 29. Tagged early by Entertainment Weekly and TV Feeds My Family as one to watch, the anything but ordinary comedy stars Jami Gertz and
Lenny Venito as a couple who buy a new home in a coveted gated
community. This new series tests the limits of hilarity when they come
to discover that their neighbours are aliens masquerading as
Below is a summary of broadcast info and episode descriptions for
upcoming comedies on CTV and CTV Two. All dates are subject to change.
All times in ET. Visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times.
Tuesday, Sept. 18
9 p.m. - ANGER MANAGEMENT (CTV) - "Charlie & the Slumpbuster"- SERIES
The new "evolved" Charlie (Charlie Sheen) has to deal with a ghost from
his old carousing, baseball-playing days when an unattractive woman
(guest star Kerri Kenney, RENO 911!) he slept with just to break a
batting slump, shows up as a new patient in group therapy.
9:30 p.m. - THE NEW NORMAL (CTV) - "Baby Clothes"- NEW EPISODE
Bryan (Andrew Rannells) ignores David's (Justin Bartha) advice and goes
overboard buying baby clothes and it proves a challenge to return them.
Meanwhile, Shania (Bebe Wood) wears one of the baby outfits to school
and makes a new friend, landing Goldie (Georgia King) in an awkward
parent teacher moment.
Sunday, Sept. 23
8:30 p.m. - UP ALL NIGHT (CTV Two) - "Friendships & Partnerships"-
When "The Ava Show" is cancelled, Reagan (Christina Applegate) and Ava's
(Maya Rudolph) friendship is tested. Meanwhile, Reagan hires her
brother Scott (Luka Jones) to help remodel their bathroom, and Chris
(Will Arnett) decides to re-enter the working world.
Thursday, Sept. 27
8:00 p.m. - THE BIG BANG THEORY (CTV) - "The Date Night Variable"-
Even while he's in space, Howard (Simon Helberg) gets caught in an
argument between Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) and his mom. Meanwhile,
with his friends all on dates, Raj (Kunal Nayyar) must face his
8:30 p.m. - TWO AND A HALF MEN (CTV) - "I Changed My Mind About Milk"-
In the tenth season premiere, Grammy Award-winning musician Michael
Bolton and Brit Morgan (TRUE BLOOD) guest star when Walden (Ashton
Kutcher) plans a big surprise for Zoey's (Sophie Winkleman) birthday.
Saturday, September 29
10 p.m. - THE NEIGHBORS - "Pilot" - SERIES PREMIERE
Meet the Weavers, Debbie (Jami Gertz) and Marty (Lenny Venito). Marty,
in hopes of providing a better life for his wife and three kids,
recently bought a home in Hidden Hills, a gated New Jersey town home
community with its own golf course. Hidden Hills is so exclusive that a
house hasn't come on the market in 10 years. But one finally did and
the Weavers got it! It's clear from day one that the residents of
Hidden Hills are a little different. And then, they meet the neighbors
- aliens from the planet Zabvron - and the Weavers are the first humans
Sunday, Sept. 30
8 p.m. - MIKE & MOLLY (CTV Two) - "The Honeymoon is Over" - SEASON
When Mike (Billy Gardell) and Molly (Melissa McCarthy) return from their
honeymoon in Paris, Mike is inspired by their trip to to change his
life and travel the world, while Molly worries how their family and
friends fared at home without them.
Saturday, Oct. 20
10:30 p.m. - WHITNEY (CTV) - SEASON PREMIERE
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THE BIG BANG THEORY
@KaleyCuoco - Kaley Cuoco
@simonhelberg - Simon Helberg
@kunalnayyar - Kunal Nayyar
@missmayim - Mayim Bialik
THE NEW NORMAL
@AndrewRannells - Andrew Rannells
@EllenBarkin - Ellen Barkin
@MrRPMurphy - Ryan Murphy
TWO AND A HALF MEN
@aplusk - Ashton Kutcher
@MrJonCryer - Jon Cryer
UP ALL NIGHT
@will_arnett - Will Arnett
@1capplegate - Christina Applegate
@WhitneyCummings - Whitney Cummings
@chrisdelia - Chris D'Elia
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