CTV this week: Astronauts, alternate universes and Super Bowl Sunday

CTV this week: Astronauts, alternate universes and Super Bowl Sunday
by: Lindsay Zier-Vogel

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It’s all “what ifs” on “Grey’s Anatomy” this week as Meredith imagines the team at Seattle Grace in an alternate universe (and Kate Walsh is back and Addison is still with Derek!), and “The Big Bang Theory” ventures into some serious science with guest star, NASA astronaut Mike Massimino.

And after the Super Bowl extravaganza on Sunday night, “The Voice” kicks off with superstar coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

Thursday, Feb. 2
8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY – “The Friendship Contraction” – NEW EPISODE
Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) selfish demands force Leonard (Johnny Galecki) to reconsider their friendship, and Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) attempts to pick his astronaut nickname. NASA astronaut Mike Massimino guest stars as himself. 

8:30 p.m. – UP ALL NIGHT – “Preschool Auction” – NEW EPISODE
Reagan (Christina Applegate) is determined to get Amy into a prestigious preschool and volunteers to spearhead the school’s annual fundraiser, enlisting Ava (Maya Rudolph) to help her run a charity auction. Meanwhile, when Chris’s (Will Arnett) older brother (guest star Dean Winters, 30 ROCK) comes to visit, the two Brinkley boys revert to their old competitive childhood ways. 

9 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY – “If/Then” – NEW EPISODE
In an episode that shows Seattle Grace as it never was – but could have been – Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) wonders “what if.” She wonders what would have happened if her mother never had Alzheimer’s and she had loving and supportive parents? What if she never met Derek (Patrick Dempsey), and what if Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) had become a couple long before she met Arizona (Jessica Capshaw)?

10 p.m. – THE MENTALIST – “Red is the New Black” – NEW EPISODE
Jane (Simon Baker) and the CBI narrow down the list of suspects in the murder of a disgraced clothing designer. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Darcy (Catherine Dent) continues her Red John investigation. 

Friday, Feb. 3
8 p.m. – CSI: NY – “Brooklyn Til I Die” – NEW EPISODE
The CSIs investigate when a role-playing game turns lethal. While one player becomes the victim of a bona fide killer, another is kidnapped and held for ransom.

9 p.m. – GRIMM – “Organ Grinder” – NEW EPISODE
Nick (David Guintoli) discovers the Grimm world has an unusual use for human organs during an investigation. While searching for answers, Nick and Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) befriend a pair of homeless siblings, Hanson (guest star Daryl Sabara, Spy Kids) and Gracie (guest star Hannah Marks, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS), whose friends have gone missing.

10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS – “The Job” – NEW EPISODE
Danny's (Donnie Wahlberg) family deals with the ramifications of being caught in the crossfire between him and a gunman. Meanwhile, Frank (Tom Selleck) deals with 9/11 guilt triggered by the impending loss of a friend he worked with at Ground Zero. Academy Award®-winning F. Murray Abraham (AMADEUS) guest stars as Leon Goodwin. 

Saturday, Feb. 4
7 p.m. – W5 – NEW EPISODE
In the first story, “Pull the Plug,” W5 asks “who decides when you die?” with a look at two cases at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital where the families and doctors have different opinions on how much should be done to prolong a patient’s life. In the second story, “Watson’s War,” W5 reports on eco-activism’s “enfant terrible,” Paul Watson.

8 p.m. – CTV MOVIE – TRANSFORMERS (2007)
In the film TRANSFORMERS, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf, Eagle Eye) becomes involved in a war between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons – two factions of alien robots who can disguise themselves by transforming into everyday machines. The Decepticons seek control of the AllSpark, an object that would empower them to build an army by giving life to all the machines on Earth. Megan Fox (Jennifer’s Body), and Josh Duhamel (Life As We Know It) also star in the action film.

Sunday, Feb. 5
Produced by Emmy Award®-winning NFL Films, ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL captures the most dramatic moments and sound bites of the 2011 NFL season, from opening kickoff through the AFC and NFC Championship Games.

Co-hosts Bob Costas and Dan Patrick are live from Lucas Oil Stadium for the SUPER BOWL XLVI PRE-GAME SHOW. Joining Costas and Patrick are Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio and Peter King of Sports Illustrated for up-to-the-minute news and features leading up to kickoff.  Patrick can also be heard all week leading up to SUPER BOWL XLVI on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto.

The New England Patriots and the New York Giants go head-to-head for the Vince Lombardi trophy in SUPER BOWL XLVI live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.  The teams last met in SUPER BOWL XLII, when the Giants came from behind to defeat the heavily-favoured Patriots, who boasted a perfect season record going into the NFL’s championship game.

The second season of THE VOICE scores the most coveted timeslot in primetime television premiering after SUPER BOWL XLVI. During the Season 2 premiere, superstar coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton reunite to pick all-new teams in the first round of blind auditions.


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