Santa Claus and singing galore: this week on CTV

Santa Claus and singing galore: this week on CTV

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The Top 10 take the stage on “The X Factor,” the stars come out for The American Music Awards and Santa Claus comes to town:  the upcoming week on CTV promises to be nothing short of spectacular.

The annual Santa Claus Parade, airing Sunday afternoon at 4:30 pm ET, will feature more than 25 animated floats, 2,000 costumed participants, clowns, live bands and Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Stay tuned later that evening when the remaining five teams travel to Brussels, Belgium in an episode titled “It’s Speedo Time” at 7 p.m. ET, and the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj and David Guetta perform on The American Music Awards at 8 p.m. ET.

Things also heat up on “The Big Bang Theory” when Sheldon considers taking his relationship with Amy to the next level; Chris and Whitney have to jump through hoops to adopt a dog on “Whitney” and werewolf Monroe has to go undercover on “Grimm.”

Check out the other programming highlights on CTV this week:

Wednesday, Nov. 16

8 p.m. – The X Factor  – NEW TWO-HOUR EPISODE – LIVE

The Top 10 Finalists, including Girls – Melanie Amaro, Rachel Crow and Drew; Boys – Astro, Marcus Canty and Chris Rene; Over 30s – LeRoy Bell, Stacy Francis and Josh Krajcik; and last remaining group Lakoda Rayne continue to battle it out, performing rock-n-roll songs.

10 p.m. – CSI – “Crime After Crime” – NEW EPISODE

When the CSI team investigates three seemingly unrelated murders, they discover someone is getting revenge for cold case murders that were never solved.

Thursday, Nov. 17

8 p.m. – The Big Bang Theory – “The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition” – NEW EPISODE

Sheldon (Jim Parsons) considers taking his relationship with Amy (Mayim Bialik) to the next level when Stuart (Kevin Sussman) from the comic book store asks her out on a date.

8:30 p.m. – Whitney – “Clarence!” – NEW EPISODE

When Alex's (Chris D'Elia) childhood dog passes away, Whitney (Whitney Cummings) suggests they adopt a dog together. However, the adoption process isn't as easy as they'd hoped especially when dealing with pound owner Mrs. Janks (guest star Lisa Lampanelli, ‘Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump’). Meanwhile, Roxanne (Rhea Seehorn) is interested in some financial advice and Lily (Zoe Lister-Jones) suggests working with Neal (Maulik Pancholy).

10 p.m. – The Mentalist – “Pink Tops” – NEW EPISODE
When an undercover narcotics cop is found dead, Jane (Simon Baker) and the CBI retrace her investigation to find her killer.

Friday, Nov. 18

8 p.m. – CSI: NY – “Crossroads” – NEW EPISODE
As the CSIs investigate the assassination of a judge, Jo (Sela Ward) comes face-to-face with a criminal from her past.

9 p.m. – Grimm – “Lonelyhearts” – NEW EPISODE
After investigating a strange cluster of female deaths and disappearances, Nick (David Giuntoli) sends Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) undercover to get a whiff of a hypnotic suspect. In the meantime, a stranger shows up looking to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a Grimm, but he'll have to get past Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz).

10 p.m. – Blue Bloods – “Thanksgiving” – NEW EPISODE
When a young woman commits suicide, Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Jackie (Jennifer Esposito) suspect it was forced. Meanwhile, Frank (Tom Selleck) and Mayor Poole (David Ramsey) butt heads over a threat to the city, and when Henry (Len Cariou) suffers a heart attack, the Reagans must face the possibility of losing their patriarch.
Saturday, Nov. 19

7 p.m. – W5 – NEW EPISODE
W5 looks at the mysterious disappearance of Mariam Makhniashvili, a bizarre case that has stumped police for more than 2 years.

Sunday, Nov. 20

4:30 p.m. ET – The Santa Claus Parade – NEW 90-MINUTE SPECIAL  

Hosted by CTV Toronto’s Ken Shaw and CP24’s Melissa Grelo, and with etalk’s Traci Melchor as parade reporter, The Santa Claus Parade features more than 25 animated floats, approximately 2,000 costumed participants, live bands, clowns, personalities, and of course – Santa and Mrs. Claus.  New this year, viewers will enjoy exclusive Canadian yuletide greetings from some of the biggest stars in entertainment: Michael Bublé, Russell Peters, Kim Cattrall, Avril Lavigne and Enrico Colantoni, plus Debra Messing, Nick Carter, Demi Lovato and Kermit the Frog, to name a few.  

7 p.m. – The Amazing Race – “It’s Speedo Time” – NEW EPISODE
The remaining five teams continue their race around the world in Brussels, Belgium.

8 p.m. – 2011 American Music Awards – LIVE

Broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in L.A., the 2011 American Music Awards celebrates the best in the music industry and features performances by chart-topping stars: Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, Marc Anthony, Chris Brown, LMFAO, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, May J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Pittbull and Maroon 5. This year, music songstress Adele leads with four nominations, followed by Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and The Band Perry with three nominations each.



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