A noisy week on CTV Two: Check out the highlights
Things are about to get noisy this week on CTV Two with the live performance show of “The X Factor” airing on Tuesday night and the remaining contestants on “The Sing-Off” hitting the stage for the last time before the $200,000 cash prize and Sony Music recording contract is awarded. Also, a documentary about Rita MacNeil reveals an inside look at the life of the legendary songstress.
And though the caliber might not quite be the same, on “Up All Night,” Ava (Maya Rudolph) tries to win over Kevin's (guest star Jason Lee), daughter by giving her vocal lessons for a performance at school.
And if movies are more your thing, you’re in luck as “Wedding Crashers,” “Shrek the Third,” and “The Mirror Has Two Faces” are in the lineup.
Tuesday, Nov. 22
8 p.m. – THE X FACTOR – LIVE – 2-HR EPISODE – SPECIAL DAY
The remaining finalists from the four categories - Boys, Girls, Over 30s and Groups - perform live for their chance to win a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. After the performances, it is up to America to vote to keep their favourite acts safe in the competition.
10 p.m. – UNFORGETTABLE – “Trajectories” – NEW EPISODE
When a second murder suddenly occurs at an active crime scene, Al and Carrie must wade through hundreds of bystanders to uncover if it was retribution or an unrelated attack.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
8 p.m. – UP ALL NIGHT – “Week Off” – NEW EPISODE
When the Ava show takes a break, Reagan (Christina Applegate) is thrilled to spend the week at home with Amy, but her type-A personality and defiant sense of justice upset the delicate balance of Chris's (Will Arnett) neighbourhood social life. Meanwhile, Ava (Maya Rudolph) tries to win over Kevin's (guest star Jason Lee, MY NAME IS EARL) daughter by giving her vocal lessons for a performance at school.
9 p.m. – AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL – “Highlights” – NEW EPISODE
Rewind and review the challenges, photo shoots and dramatic personalities that make up the All-Star cycle of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.
Thursday, Nov. 24
9 p.m. – CTV MOVIE – WEDDING CRASHERS
In WEDDING CRASHERS, best friends and committed womanizers, John Beckwith (Owen Wilson, Meet The Fockers) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn, Couples Retreat), sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air. The pair soon find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary (Canadian Rachel McAdams, The Notebook).
Friday, Nov. 25
8 p.m. – CTV MOVIE – SHREK THE THIRD
In SHREK THE THIRD, Shrek’s (Canadian Mike Myers, The Love Guru) new father-in-law, King Harold (John Cleese, MONTY PYTHON) falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey (Eddie Murphy, Tower Heist) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger) to install the rebellious Artie (Justin Timberlake, In Time) as the new king. Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz, Bad Teacher) however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d’état by the jilted Prince Charming (Rupert Everett, Stardust).
Sunday, Nov. 27
7 p.m. – MUCH PRESENTS: WE DAY 2011 – NEW TO CTV TWO
Co-hosted by VAMPIRE DIARIES’ Nina Dobrev and chart-topping, teen-throb Joe Jonas, the one-hour special MUCH PRESENTS: WE DAY 2011 features highlights from We Day events in Toronto (Sept. 27) and Vancouver (Oct. 13). The celebrity jam-packed special includes testimonials from Michael Landsberg, Rick Hansen, City and Colour, Classified, DEGRASSI’s Munro Chambers and Aislinn Paul, Down With Webster, Hedley, and Shaquille O’Neal on what We Day means to them and how they inspire others to get involved. Also featured in the special is a sneak peek at Nelly Furtado’s trip to Africa, and Hedley’s recent trip to India, with Free The Children.
8 p.m. – CTV MOVIE – THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES
In the OSCAR®-winning film THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES, Rose (OSCAR®-winner Barbra Streisand, Little Fockers) and Gregory (Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges, True Grit), both Columbia University professors, meet when Rose's sister answers Gregory's "personals" ad. Several times burned, the handsome-but-boring Gregory believes that sex has ruined his life, and has deliberately set out to find and marry a woman with absolutely no sex appeal. Greg thinks he's found what he's looking for in Rose, a plain, plump English Lit professor who can't compete with her gorgeous mother and sister.
Monday, Nov. 28
8 p.m. – THE SING-OFF – “Live Finale: Top 3 Finalists” – SEASON FINALE
The final three groups perform live for the last time before finding out who America voted as the country's best a capella group. Special performances by groups seen on this season will round out this finale episode. The winning group receives the prize of $200,000 cash and a Sony Music recording contract.
Tuesday, Nov. 29
8:30 p.m. – MAN UP! – “Disciplining the Keens” – NEW EPISODE
After they find out that Nathan (Jake Johnson) has allergies, the whole family goes on a gluten free diet. This leads to a weird competition between Will (Mather Zickel) and Theresa (Teri Polo) to see who can keep the diet up longer. Meanwhile, it's all fast food, all the time for Craig (Christopher Moynihan) and Kenny (Dan Fogler) as they romance two ladies who work at Big Burger.
9 p.m. – THE PROTECTOR – “Affairs” – NEW EPISODE
Gloria (Ally Walker), Michelle (Tisha Campbell-Martin) and Valdez (Miguel Ferrer) investigate one of their own when a woman known for dating cops is murdered. Meanwhile, Davey (Chris Payne Gilbert) grows popular with the women of the neighbourhood.
Wednesday, Nov. 30
8 p.m. – RITA MACNEIL: ON A PERSONAL NOTE
Sprinkled with performances, this documentary takes a revealing look at the personal history and rise to fame of the multifaceted Canadian artist. In this intimate special, Rita MacNeil shares with Sandie Rinaldo the story of how she achieved success as a singer, television host, business owner and writer, despite overwhelming odds.
10 p.m. – LAW & ORDER: SVU – “Last Traveler” – NEW EPISODE
When a Romani boy vanishes on his way home from school, the special victims unit must penetrate his insular community to find the unlikely abductors. Gilbert Gottfried (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), Ron Rifkin (BROTHERS & SISTERS) and Gavin Lee (THE GOOD WIFE) guest star.
About Lindsay Zier-Vogel
Lindsay Zier-Vogel has been working for CTV.ca since 2008. In addition to interviewing the famed American choreographer Bill T. Jones and Canadian prima ballerina Karen Kain, Lindsay’s highlights include criss-crossing Canada on four SYTYCDC audition tours and covering the Juno Awards. Follow her on Twitter!