How I Met You Mother

Citytv’s Monday night comedy lineup kicked off premiere week with solid performances of back-to-back episodes of How I Met Your Mother, which averaged 950,000 viewers (Ind. 2+, national) and 1 million viewers (Ind. 2+, national), respectively.

In the key A25-54 demo, How I Met Your Mother outperformed the first hour of Dancing with the Stars, winning the highly-competitive 8 – 9pm ET timeslot nationally. Compared to last year’s premiere, How I Met Your Mother saw an increase in viewership of 70 per cent in the A25-54 demo. 

The much-talked-about debut of 2 Broke Girls at 9:30 pm ET last night set a record on Citytv as the highest-rated premiere for a comedy series in network history with an average of 964,000 viewers (Ind. 2+, national). 

Premiere week continues tonight with the highly-anticipated premieres of The Biggest Loser at 7pm ET/PT, New Girl at 9pm ET/PT, Raising Hope at 9:30pm ET/PT and Body of Proof at 10pm ET/PT. Later this week, fans can look forward to the season and series openers of The Middle, Modern Family and Revenge on September 21; Community, Parks and Recreation and Person of Interest on September 22; and Fringe on September 23. 

Viewers who missed last night’s premieres can catch up on Citytv.com or on their iPads by downloading the free Citytv video app on iTunes Canada. 

Source: BBM Canada

Summer may be winding to a close but things are just starting to heat up on Citytv, as the Fall season ushers in some of the hottest and most highly-anticipated new and returning shows of the season.  

Citytv today confirmed the premiere dates for nine new and 10 returning hit series to Citytv’s Fall prime-time lineup beginning Monday, Sept. 19. Three newly-acquired returning series will now also debut on Citytv.

Showcasing writing and producing from industry heavyweights such as Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight), the 2011-12 schedule features the character-driven new dramas Terra Nova, The Playboy Club, Revenge, and Person of Interest, as well as the newly-acquired fan-favourite Private Practice.

From the creative geniuses behind 30 Rock, Modern Family, Sex in the City and Hung come hilarious new comedies New Girl, 2 Broke Girls, Suburgatory, Last Man Standing, and newly-acquired Raising Hope and The Middle. Also joining the lineup is the Citytv original series Dussault Inc.

Complementing Citytv’s trailblazing new roster for the Fall 2011 schedule are returning hit dramas Body of Proof and Fringe, as well as comedy series Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, Happy Endings, Community, Parks and Recreation, and Rules of Engagement. Reality favourites The Biggest Loser and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition are also back for another emotional season this Fall.

 

FALL 2011 PREMIERE DATES

Dates are subject to change. All times ET. (s) = simulcast

 

Monday, Sept. 19

·         8pm – How I Met Your Mother (s)

·         9:30pm – 2 Broke Girls **NEW** (s)

·         10pm – The Playboy Club **NEW** (s)

 

Tuesday, Sept. 20

·         7pm – The Biggest Loser

·         9pm – New Girl **NEW** (s)

·         9:30pm – Raising Hope **New to Citytv** (s)

·         10pm – Body of Proof (s)

 

Wednesday, Sept. 21

·         8pm – The Middle **New to Citytv** (s)

·         9pm – Modern Family **two back-to-back episodes** (s)

·         10pm – Revenge **NEW** (s)

 

Thursday, Sept. 22

·         8pm – Community (s)

·         8:30pm – Parks and Recreation (s)

·         9pm – Person of Interest **NEW** (s)

 

Friday, Sept. 23

·         9pm – Fringe (s)

 

Saturday, Sept. 24

·         8pm – Rules of Engagement (s)

·         8:30pm – Dussault Inc. **NEW**

 

Sunday, Sept. 25

·         7:30pm – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

 

Monday, Sept. 26

·         8pm – Terra Nova **NEW** **TWO HOUR PREMIERE** (s)

 

Wednesday, Sept. 28

·         8:30pm – Suburgatory **NEW** (s)

·         9:30pm – Happy Endings (s)

 

Thursday, Sept. 29

·         10pm – Private Practice **New to Citytv** (s)

 

Sunday, Oct. 16

·         7:30pm – Last Man Standing **NEW**

Ex-The OC actress Rachel Bilson will return to the set of How I Met Your Mother for another guest appearance in the upcoming season.

Bilson, who joined Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor and co on the sitcom in the fifth season, will reprise her role as Cindy, the roommate of Ted’s (Radnor) future wife.

The show’s creator Carter Bays has said that Bilson will play a large part of what happens this season.

“The season premiere is going to be very much informed by her presence,” said Bays.

Source: EW

 

Monday, May 3 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT) on Citytv

When Ted (Josh Radnor) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) jeopardize Robin’s (Cobie Smulders) new relationship by professing their love for her, Robin realizes that she is finally over them. Meanwhile, after spending a weekend sleeping in twin beds, Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) decide to get twin beds at home.