Citytv Announces 2011 Mid-Season Line Up

TORONTO, Dec. 9 /CNW/ - Citytv announced its 2011 mid-season primetime line up today.  The programming line up features an entertaining mix of brand new U.S acquired dramas - Harry's Law, The Cape, and Body of Proof - along with the freshman comedy series Perfect Couples. Returning fan favourites The Bachelor, The Biggest Loser, Parks and Recreation, Marriage Ref,  Who Do You Think You Are?, Minute To Win It, and Canadian series Murdoch Mysteries also round out the schedule.

"Citytv has added even more star power to its mid-season line up with Academy Award winning actress, Kathy Bates, in Harry's Law and Emmy Award winning actress, Dana Delany, in Body of Proof," commented Malcolm Dunlop, Executive Vice President, Rogers Media Television.

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Citytv mid-season primetime programming line up is as follows: (all times ET)

MONDAY:
8-10pm - The Bachelor, Season 15, s/ABC (Jan. 3)
10-10:30pm - How I Met Your Mother
10:30-11pm - Rules of Engagement

MONDAY: (Starting Jan. 17)
8-10pm - The Bachelor, Season 15, s/ABC (Jan. 3)
10 -11pm - Harry's Law, s/NBC (Jan. 17)

TUESDAY:
8-10pm - The Biggest Loser: Couples, Season 11, s/NBC (Jan. 4)
10 -11pm - Parenthood, s/NBC

WEDNESDAY:
8-9pm - Minute To Win It, S2, NBC(Jan. 5) 9-9:30pm - Modern Family, s/ABC
9:30-10pm - Cougartown, s/ABC
10-11pm - Chase (returns Jan. 12)

THURSDAY:
8-8:30pm - Community, s/NBC
8:30 - 9pm - 30 Rock, s/NBC
9pm - 10pm - Law & Order: UK
10pm - 11pm - Murdoch Mysteries (encore presentation)

THURSDAY: (Starting Jan 20)
8-8:30pm - Community, s/NBC
8:30pm - 9pm - Perfect Couples, s/NBC
9-9:30pm - HIMYM
9:30 - 10pm - Parks and Recreation, S3, s/NBC
10-10:30pm - 30 Rock, s/NBC
10:30 - 11pm - Rules of Engagement

FRIDAY:
8-9pm - Supernanny, s/ABC
8-9pm - Who Do You Think You Are?, S2, s/NBC (Jan. 21)
9-10pm - Fringe, s/FOX (Jan. 21)
10-11pm - Mantracker

SATURDAY:
7-7:30pm - What's Cooking?
7:30 - 8 - Most Amazing…
8-8:30pm - Glenn Martin, DDS
8:30 - 9pm - Out There with Melissa Dimarco
9-11pm - Canadian Movies

SUNDAY:
7 - 8pm - America's Funniest Home Videos, S21, s/ABC
8-9pm - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, s/ABC
9-11pm - The Cape (2 hour premiere) s/NBC
10-11pm - Murdoch Mysteries (encore presentation) starting Jan 16

SUNDAY: (starting March 6)
7 - 8pm - America's Funniest Home Videos, S21, s/ABC
8 - 9pm - Marriage Ref, S2, s/NBC
9-10pm - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
10 - 11pm - Murdoch Mysteries (encore presentation)

Additional premieres:
Body of Proof, premieres Tuesday, March 29 at 10pm.
Murdoch Mysteries, Season 4 premieres Wednesday, March 16 at 10pm.
My RONA Home, S2, premieres Sunday, April 3 at 9pm.

Visit rogersmediatv.ca for returning midseason show descriptions and schedules for Pacific, Mountain and Central time zones.

* schedule subject to change

NEW SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Harry's Law (s/NBC)

Emmy® Award-winning writer/producer David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, The Practice, Ally McBeal) weaves his rich storytelling into a new legal dramedy -- starring Academy Award® winner Kathy Bates -- about embracing the unexpected and everything life throws at you. Harriet Korn (Kathy Bates) doesn't believe things happen for a reason. But they do. A curmudgeonly ex-patent lawyer, she is abruptly fired from her blue chip law firm and is forced to search for a fresh start. She finds it when her world unexpectedly collides, literally, with Malcolm Davies (Amil Ameen, The Bill), a good-hearted college student who desperately needs Harriet's help in court and subsequently goes to work for her. No sooner has she found her feet and new offices in an abandoned shoe store than legal hotshot Adam Branch (Nate Corddry, The Invention of Lying) accidentally hits her with his fully loaded BMW. Inspired by Harry's no-nonsense understanding of the law, Adam takes leave of his shiny corporate firm to help out. Now, these unlikely kindred spirits -- with the help of Harriet's shoe-savant assistant, Jenna (Brittany Snow, Hairspray) -- are ready for whatever walks in through the doors of "Harry's Law and Fine Shoes."

Perfect Couples (s/NBC)

Perfect Couples depicts the misadventures of three engaging couples as they struggle to find out what makes the ideal relationship -- and how to maintain it through humorous trial-and-error.  The series explores their heroic journey in search of the perfect relationship without destroying each other in the process. Dave (Kyle Bornheimer, Worst Week) and Julia (Christine Woods, Flash Forward) are the relatable, normal couple, but Julia's hope of remaining the cool, low-maintenance chick is tested by Dave's attempts to keep both his wife and his needy best friend Vance (David Walton, 100 Questions) equally happy.  Vance, along with the neurotic Amy (Mary Elizabeth Ellis, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), are the high-passion, high-drama couple who bring out the best and worst in each other. The third duo features Rex (Hayes MacArthur, She's Out of My League), a reformed party guy, and, and his wife, Leigh (Olivia Munn, Attack of the Show), who considers herself as the group's mother hen.  Believing that they are relationship experts, Rex and Leigh have attended every class and seminar on relationships -- and regard themselves as the "perfect couple." Jon Pollack (30 Rock) and Scott Silveri (Friends) are the executive producers while Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine) is director.  The series is produced by Universal Media Studios.

The Cape (s/NBC)

The Cape is a one-hour drama series starring David Lyons (ER) as Vince Faraday, an honest cop on a corrupt police force, who finds himself framed for a series of murders and presumed dead. He is forced into hiding, leaving behind his wife Dana (Jennifer Ferrin, Life on Mars) and son, Trip (Ryan Wynott, Flash Forward). Fuelled by a desire to reunite with his family and to battle the criminal forces that have overtaken Palm City, Vince Faraday becomes "The Cape" - his son's favourite comic book superhero - and takes the law into his own hands.

Body of Proof (s/ABC)

Body of Proof, the new one-hour drama starring Dana Delany (Desperate Housewives). Dr. Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) is a brilliant neurosurgeon whose world is turned upside down when an accident puts an end to her time in the operating room. In her new career as a Medical Examiner, she is determined to solve the puzzle of who or what has killed the victims. Along the way, Megan finds that their lives and the lessons they hold can be applied to her own personal journey of redemption and forgiveness.

Check out Citytv.com for full episodes and exciting extras from some of your favourite Citytv programming, available 24 - 48 hours post broadcast. You can now also catch up on your iPad by downloading the free Citytv video app on iTunes.

Citytv, with stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg, broadcasts intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television in its own unique, interactive style. With its strong local voice, Citytv offers a distinct alternative to other conventional television offerings. Its instantly recognizable 'look' and 'sound' are the product of refreshingly different on-air personalities, unique program formats and high television style. Citytv is a division of Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company.


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For further information: For further information:

Stephanie Leslie, Citytv, 416.764.3191, stephanie.leslie@rci.rogers.com
Veronica Logue, Citytv, 416.764.3195, veronica.logue@rci.rogers.com
Koreen Ott, Citytv, 416.764.3250, Koreen.ott@rci.rogers.com

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