Mike and Molly

Monday, January 7 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT on Citytv

“Victoria Can’t Drive”

Molly (Melissa McCarthy) and her mother (Swoosie Kurtz) turn to Mike (Billy Gardell) for help when Victoria (Katy Mixon) is arrested for several driving violations.

As Canada’s #1 Fall schedule wraps up for the holidays, CTV announced today highlights from its blockbuster mid-season lineup featuring Canada’s most-watched television shows, highly-anticipated new series and biggest broadcasting events.

The hot-new schedule officially kicks off the week of Jan. 3 with CTV’s hilarious Monday night comedy block, including hit-series TWO AND A HALF MEN at 9 p.m. ET and MIKE & MOLLY at 9:30 p.m. ET. Then, the new comedy block expands to two-hours with the return of a hilarious second season of Betty White’s HOT IN CLEVELAND on Monday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. ET followed by the premiere of Matthew Perry’s new series MR. SUNSHINE on Monday, Feb. 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Additionally, the all-new AMERICAN IDOL returns to CTV with a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. ET, featuring new celebrity judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler joining Randy Jackson.

CTV’s Gemini Award-winning original series FLASHPOINT makes its mid-season premiere with riveting-new episodes beginning Tuesday, Jan. 4 at 10 p.m. ET. Lauren Lee Smith (CSI) joins Season 2 of the spellbinding CTV Original Series THE LISTENER on Friday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. ET. As well, the highly-anticipated series debut of daytime talk show THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW premieres Monday, Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. ET on CTV. See “schedule” below for a night-by-night listing of programming. Schedule subject to change. Visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times.

Catch up on full episodes of CTV series on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.

 

Highlights from CTV’s mid-season schedule:

 

Favourite comedies TWO AND A HALF MEN and MIKE & MOLLY officially join the Monday night comedy block Jan. 3 at 9 p.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. ET respectively

Canada’s #1 series THE BIG BANG THEORY and #1 new series $#*! MY DAD SAYS  are back on Thursday nights on Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. ET and 8:30 p.m. ET

THE DEFENDERS is back on the case with new episodes beginning Jan. 12 at 10 p.m. ET

Season 2 of comedy hit HOT IN CLEVELAND joins the new Monday night comedy block on Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. ET

New series LIVE TO DANCE premieres on CTV for two weeks beginning Jan. 4 at 8 p.m. ET and Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. ET (moves to /A\ beginning Jan. 19)

America’s #1 series AMERICAN IDOL returns Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. ET

The 68th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS® launches award season Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. ET

SUPER BOWL XLV® in Dallas kicks-off Feb. 6

Highly-anticipated new comedy MR. SUNSHINE starring Matthew Perry and Allison Janney, joins the Monday night comedy block on Feb. 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET

LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES returns to CTV with new episodes on Feb. 8 at 10 p.m. ET

Coming off its most successful Fall season ever, THE AMAZING RACE: UNFINISHED BUSINESS airs in HD for the first time Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. ET

CTV rolls out the red carpet for THE 83rd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS® Feb. 27

Catch all-new episodes from hit series CASTLE, NO ORDINARY FAMILY, LAW  & ORDER: SVU, CRIMINAL MINDS, THE DEFENDERS, CSI, GREY’S ANATOMY, THE MENTALIST, BLUE BLOODS, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and CSI: MIAMI.

 

SCHEDULE

 

CTV’s Midseason Schedule of new seasons and episodes unfolds as follows (all times ET; for complete series descriptions visit ctvmedia.ca):

 

Mondays

8 p.m.             HOT IN CLEVELAND **NEW SEASON**

8:30 p.m.        MR. SUNSHINE **NEW SERIES**

9 p.m.             TWO AND A HALF MEN (simulcast)

9:30 p.m.        MIKE & MOLLY (simulcast)

10 p.m.           CASTLE (simulcast)

 

Tuesdays

8 p.m.             NO ORDINARY FAMILY (simulcast)

9 p.m.             LAW & ORDER: SVU

10 p.m.           FLASHPOINT **NEW EPISODES**/LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES (simulcast)

 

Wednesdays

8 p.m.             AMERICAN IDOL **NEW SEASON** (simulcast)

9 p.m.             CRIMINAL MINDS (simulcast)

10 p.m.           THE DEFENDERS (simulcast)

 

Thursdays

7 p.m.             CSI

8 p.m.             THE BIG BANG THEORY (simulcast)

8:30 p.m.        $#*! MY DAD SAYS (simulcast)

9 p.m.             GREY’S ANATOMY (simulcast)

10 p.m.           THE MENTALIST (simulcast)

 

Fridays

8 p.m.             THE LISTENER **NEW SEASON**

9 p.m.             CSI: NEW YORK (simulcast)

10 p.m.           BLUE BLOODS (simulcast)

 

Saturdays

7 p.m.             W5

8 p.m.             CRIMETIME (simulcast)

9 p.m.             CRIMETIME (simulcast)

10 p.m.           LAW & ORDER: SVU (simulcast)

 

Sundays

7 p.m.             NFL ON CTV/ UNDERCOVER BOSS

8 p.m.             NFL ON CTV/ THE AMAZING RACE (simulcast)

9 p.m.             DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (simulcast)

10 p.m.           CSI: MIAMI (simulcast)

Monday nights on /A\ are choc-full of hilarity this Fall with the debut of the newest series from comedic genius Chuck Lorre (THE BIG BANG THEORY, TWO AND A HALF MEN), MIKE & MOLLY on September 20 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

The charming new comedy that follows a couple who find love at an overeaters anonymous meeting joins /A\’s new Monday night comedy hour following one of Canada’s most-watched comedies, TWO AND A HALF MEN at 9 p.m. ET/PT on /A\ (visit atv.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
 
New episodes of MIKE & MOLLY and TWO AND A HALF MEN are available on demand following their television broadcast on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. 
 
At a session during the Television Critic’s Association press tour this Summer, executive producer Lorre spoke about the characters in MIKE & MOLLY: “It’s about real people with real issues trying to have a relationship…we had the courage and, the wisdom to just cast people that are trying to make their lives better and find someone that they can love and be loved by. It may be odd for television, but I hope it’s reflective of some kind of reality that people will experience.” (Deadline)
 
In MIKE & MOLLY, Molly Flynn (McCarthy) a loveable grade school teacher with a good sense of humor about her curves and Mike Briggs (Gardell), a kind-hearted cop, find love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. Managing her weight is an endless challenge for Molly, which is magnified by living with her sexy older sister, Victoria (Katy Mixon, TWO AND A HALF MEN) and their mother, Joyce (Swoosie Kurtz, NURSE JACKIE) both of whom flaunt their effortless figures and indulge in less than healthy options in front of her.
 
Mike sincerely wants to lose weight and his fast-talking partner, Officer Carl McMillan (Reno Wilson, Transformers) encourages him on his quest for health and romance despite his constant teasing. Mike also faces temptation at the local diner he frequents, where he has become friends with a Senegalese waiter (Nyambi Nyambi, LAW & ORDER), to whom dieting is a foreign concept. For Mike and Molly, thanks to their mutual love of pie and the desire to resist it, finding each other may have been worth the “weight.”

In the eighth season premiere of TWO AND A HALF MEN entitled “Three Girls and a Guy Named Bud” (Monday, September 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on /A\), when Jake (Angus T. Jones) finds out that Alan (Jon Cryer) has been dating Eldridge’s mom, he packs up and heads to Judith (Marin Hinkle) and Herb’s (Ryan Stiles). Meanwhile, Charlie (Charlie Sheen) decides it’s time to cut back on boozing.
 
In the series premiere of MIKE & MOLLY, (Monday, September 20 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on /A\), when teacher Molly Flynn hears Officer Mike Biggs’ “share” at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting, she’s instantly smitten and invites him to come speak to her fourth grade class.

On the heels of the best year for online video in the company’s history, for the first time, almost all of CTV’s prime-time schedule will be available on CTV.ca following each show’s television broadcast, it was announced today.

This Fall, CTV.ca is packed with brand-new, big buzz shows and returning favourites. Each of the series on CTV.ca will play in an enhanced 16:9 video player with improved video quality launching in sync with CTV’s Premiere Week, Monday, September 20.
 
“There is a growing demand and dedicated audience for network programming online, and we are aiming to be ahead of the curve to meet that demand,” said Alon Marcovici, Executive Vice-President of Digital Media, CTV Inc. “This programming expansion is a delivery on our commitment to ensuring that our audience has access to the best shows from across the schedule. Almost every prime-time show, and a fair share of daytime and late night programming, will be available to CTV.ca viewers.”
 
By the end of last television season, CTV.ca saw huge increases in online video viewership. CTV.ca served up more than 138.7 million video views, up 55.5% over the 08/09 broadcast year.  Once again, CTV.ca saw more video viewers than any other Canadian broadcaster. Online ratings winners last season include THE AMAZING RACE with 54% year-over-year growth in video views, GREY’S ANATOMY with 33.3%, and the final season of LOST, which saw a 53% increase.**
 
New series coming to CTV.ca

$#*! MY DAD SAYS
BLUE BLOODS
CONAN
DANCING WITH THE STARS
HELLCATS
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
MEDIUM
MIKE AND MOLLY
NIKITA
NO ORDINARY FAMILY
THE DEFENDERS
THE VIEW
 
Retuning to CTV.ca

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL
CASTLE
COMEDY INC.
COMEDY NOW!
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
ETALK (highlights)
GREY’S ANATOMY
HUMAN TARGET
PRIVATE PRACTICE
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA (highlights and backstage exclusives)
THE AMAZING RACE
THE BIG BANG THEORY
THE MENTALIST
TWO AND A HALF MEN
UNDERCOVER BOSS
VAMPIRE DIARIES
W5
ALL MY CHILDREN
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
THE DR. OZ SHOW
THE COLBERT REPORT
THE DAILY SHOW
TMZ
 
Every episode is available on the CTV Video Player at watch.ctv.ca the morning following televised broadcast. Episodes of weekly dramas and comedies are generally available for three weeks, and daily programs for one week following broadcast. Please visit CTV.ca and Atv.ca for premiere dates and Fall schedules.
 
Before the summer ends, viewers can catch up on CTV’s hit summer series like HOT IN CLEVELAND, MASTERCHEF, SHAQ VS., and SCOUNDRELS. All these titles, including exclusive webisode series PUSHED, ERIC THE TRAINER, THE LAKE, and BLOOD CELL, are still online, plus old favourites PUSHING DASIES and the complete Season 1 and 2 of MAD MEN.
 
CTV’s online community are the first to know about sneak peaks and promotions. Viewers can get episode information, prime-time lineups, guest announcements, insider info and more at www.facebook.com/CTV and www.twitter.com/CTV_Television.