CTV Weekly Programming Highlights - January 13 - 19

Program Alert – January 8, 2008

CTV Programming Highlights, Jan. 13-19

Programming highlights on CTV for Jan. 13-19 include the return of hits Degrassi: The Next Generation and American Idol along with new episodes of Corner Gas, The Amazing Race and the NFL playoffs:

CTV confirms its upcoming line-up for this Sunday, including The Amazing Race, Medium (guest starring Angelica Huston) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Jan. 13)
The Gemini Award-winning drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation returns for its seventh new season (Jan. 14)
The laughs in Dog River continue as Corner Gas pumps up for the return of Season 5 (Jan. 14)
Elizabeth Berkley (Showgirls) guest-stars in CSI: Miami (Jan. 14)
American Idol returns for its seventh season with more talented singers than ever before (Jan. 15, 16)
The CTV Original Documentary Confessions of an Innocent Man presents the horrifying tale of a man who was arrested and tortured for a crime he didn’t commit (Jan. 19)

Below is a chronological listing of programming highlights for January. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times):

Sunday, January 13

1 p.m. – NFL Divisional Playoff Game
San Diego Chargers @ Indianapolis Colts

8 p.m. – Amazing Race – “Sorry, Guys I’m Not Happy to See You” – ALL-NEW EPISODE

One Racer celebrates her birthday on the Race and the only gift she wants is a spot in the final three, as the remaining four Teams battle it out for a chance to run the final leg and win the $1 million prize.

9 p.m. – Medium – “But For the Grace of God” – ALL-NEW EPISODE

Allison is distressed by a terrible family prediction while attempting to help Ameritips investigator Cynthia Keener (Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston) find a missing local teenage girl. Meanwhile, after being asked out to an un-chaperoned concert, Ariel’s dreams transport her to her mother’s high school class in the 80s.

10 p.m. – Law & Order: Criminal Intent – “Senseless” – ALL-NEW EPISODE

The investigation into an execution-style shooting of three college freshmen takes an emotional toll on Detectives Logan and Falacci.

Monday, January 14

7:30 p.m. – Degrassi: The Next Generation – “Standing in the Dark, Part 1” – SEASON PREMIERE
The corridors of Degrassi have become a pressure cooker. With an unexpected influx of students from Lakehurst, Degrassi students find themselves facing old enemies and making new friends. But Darcy has her own problems to worry about. In her final semester of Grade 11, the God-loving Spirit Squad captain finds herself being pulled in two different directions. When she chooses a secret weekend getaway with bad-boy boyfriend Peter over the objections of her parents, Darcy quickly finds herself in an explosive, dangerous situation that will impact her life forever.

8 p.m. – Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann – ALL-NEW EPISODE

Dancing with the Stars judges Bruno and Carrie Ann continue to put their teams to the test.

9:30 p.m. – Corner Gas – “Classical Gas” – ALL-NEW EPISODE

When an unexpected member of the Leroy family pays a visit, Brent comes to terms with his life’s purpose as a gas station attendant.

10 p.m. – CSI: Miami – “Raising Caine” – ALL-NEW EPISODE

Horatio’s ex and Kyle’s mother (guest star Elizabeth Berkley, Showgirls), resurfaces as a billionaire’s widow who will do anything to get her son back.

Tuesday, January 15

8 p.m. – American Idol – SEASON PREMIERE – PART 1

American Idol returns for its seventh season with more talented singers than ever before and more of the outrageous auditions that have everyone talking in a special two-hour season premiere. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the hit series takes a page from Canadian Idol’s latest season, and for the first time will allow competitors to play musical instruments during the auditions and semifinalists performances. Tonight, the Idol audition train stops in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia.

10 p.m. – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – “Unorthodox” – ALL-NEW EPISODE

When a student shows up to school visibly beaten and sexually assaulted, Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler look to his tutor and Rabbi for answers.

Wednesday, January 16

8 p.m. – American Idol – SEASON PREMIERE – PART 2

The season premiere continues in another two-hour episode as the judges carry on the search for the next American Idol in Dallas.

10 p.m. – Law & Order – “Bottomless” – ALL-NEW EPISODE

When a pair of men’s pants go missing from a drycleaner, Detectives Green and Lupo suspect the lost pants may be linked to the gruesome murder of a young lawyer. The evidence trail soon leads the detectives to a suspicious businessman who may be covering up a forbidden affair with a co-worker, and perhaps, far more.

Thursday, January 17

10 p.m. – ER – “Atonement” – ALL-NEW EPISODE

Pratt gets cold feet when Bettina tries to take their relationship to the next level. Neela joins the Ortho’s hockey team and is shocked to see who they are playing in the first game. A prison doctor comes into the ER after he tried to save a young boy from a freezing lake. Julia tries to help the prison doctor get rid of his guilt after he reveals he gave the lethal injections to criminals on death row. Meanwhile, Gates gets irritated with Sam when she undermines his decisions.

Friday, January 18

8 p.m. – Ghost Whisperer – “First Do No Harm” – ALL-NEW EPISODE

Melinda struggles to help a ghost who blames Jim for his unfortunate death.

9 p.m. – Moonlight – “The Mortal Cure” – ALL-NEW EPISODE

Mick’s dream of becoming human again is within reach when he uncovers Coraline’s secret, but the answers come with a steep price. Meanwhile, still angry with Mick, Beth must deal with some heartbreaking news alone.

10 p.m. – Without a Trace – “Article 32” – ALL-NEW EPISODE

The team races to find a woman who goes missing while working in a Veteran’s hospital and tries to determine whether her disappearance is linked to her connection to a radical anti-war group, or to her father’s struggles as a Vietnam vet.

Saturday, January 19

7 p.m. – CTV Original Documentary – Confessions of an Innocent Man – PREMIERE

It was the confession heard around the world. On Feb. 4, 2001, William Sampson – a Canadian and British dual citizen working as a business consultant in Saudi Arabia – and his two colleagues confessed on live television to orchestrating a car-bombing that killed British engineer Christopher Rodway. For the next 31 months, Sampson was held in solitary confinement and regularly tortured by his captors. Confessions of an Innocent Man, presents, for the first time ever, Sampson’s horrifying tale from a variety of perspectives.

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