This is my favorite time of the year for television enjoyment. This is the month where all the networks turn things up a notch and pump out the best episodes for each individual series. Each night during the up coming weeks we have a lot to look forward to.
Thanks to TV Guide, I have highlighted what I will be watching below: (some spoilers included).
CBS: For the complete listing click here
Monday, Nov. 5 THE BIG BANG THEORY (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) – Penny (Kaley Cuoco) is asked to join Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon’s Halo team but Sheldon doesn’t like it when she teaches him how the game is really played.
Monday, Nov. 5 TWO AND A HALF MEN (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)- Charlie (Charlie Sheen) and Alan (Jon Cryer) butt heads over Alan’s place in the house, prompting Alan and Jake to move in with Evelyn (Holland Taylor). Robert Wagner guest stars as Evelyn’s boyfriend, Teddy.
Monday, Nov. 5 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT)- Heather Locklear (“Spin City”) returns as Audrey’s (Megyn Price) sister, Barbara. After spending a day together, Russell (David Spade) discovers he has real feelings for Barbara and is convinced they will make the jump from friends to lovers when she announces she is divorcing her husband.
ABC: For a complete list from the Futon Critic please click here
“Season six of “The Bachelor” is set to wrap with a two-hour installment on Wednesday, November 24 at 8:00/7:00c. As has been the case in previous seasons, “The Women Tell All” special will air the week prior to the finale (Wednesday, November 17 at 9:00/8:00c) with the “After the Final Rose” special following the finale (Wednesday, November 24 at 10:00/9:00c).”
I will NOT be watching THAT. But I will be watching Samantha Who
“The Virgin” Tue Nov 6 -12:30/-13:30c Samantha discovers that she has no memory of sex, technically making her a virgin.
NBC: For a complete list click here.
(I will be spending ALOT of time over on NBC.)
Monday, November 5
CHUCK (8 – 9 p.m.)
BACK TO SCHOOL — Chuck (Zachary Levi) has to return to Stanford University, the institute that expelled him, on a weekend where the university is hosting its annual Green Festival and homecoming football game. Chuck’s focus will need to be on helping his former professor, whom he discovers is also a government operative and is being hunted out for a sensitive top-secret file. Chuck must use his past experiences to find his professor’s hidden secrets, while at the same time discovering shocking secrets about his own life. More importantly, Chuck discovers the truth about his former friend, Bryce Larkin, the one who got him kicked out of Stanford. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) has problems with the new assistant manager at Buy More. Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster and Ryan McPartlin also star.
HEROES (9-10 p.m.)
WHILE SEVERAL HEROES FACE OFF AGAINST THE “NIGHTMARE MAN,” PETER LEARNS JUST HOW DEADLY THE VIRUS CAN BE — When one of his forgotten abilities suddenly manifests, Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) and Caitlin (Katie Carr) get thrown into a crisis situation, and learn first-hand just how deadly the mysterious
virus striking people with abilities can be. Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy), Matt (Greg Grunberg), Nathan (Adrian Pasdar), Niki (Ali Larter) and Bob (guest star Stephen Tobolowsky) band together to fend off the “nightmare man’s” attack. As West (Nick D’Agosto) helps with some energy-saving fixes around the house, Claire (Hayden Panettiere) hopes he doesn’t stumble on a photo and learn that the man who kidnapped him as a child is her father (Jack Coleman). Meanwhile, in feudal Japan, Hiro (Masi Oka) and Kensei’s (David Anders) legendary journey takes a dramatic, final turn. Kristen Bell, Noah Gray-Cabey, Dana Davis, James Kyson Lee, Zachary Quinto and Dania Ramirez also star. Alan Blumenfeld, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Shalim Ortiz, Eriko Tamura and Adair Tishler guest star.
Thursday, November 8
MY NAME IS EARL (8-8:30 p.m.)
SCARED STRAIGHT – CRAIG T. NELSON GUEST-STARS-The warden (Craig T. Nelson) asks Earl (Jason Lee) to take on a task of forming a skit called, “Scared Straight” that will scare kids from committing crimes and stay out of jail. The warden then asks Earl to incorporate environmental friendly “green” messages into his presentation, based off a request from his wife, the governor. Meanwhile, Randy (Ethan Suplee) gets into a fight with Earl about who is in charge between the two of them, and uses his guard privileges to make Earl’s life difficult. Jaime Pressly and Eddie Steeples also star.
30 ROCK (8:30-9 p.m.)
SPECIAL GUEST STARS OSCAR AND NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER AL GORE, MEREDITH VIEIRA, AND DAVID SCHWIMMER JOIN IN ON ’30 ROCK’S’ GREEN INITIATIVE — As part of a GE-wide green initiative, Jack (Alec Baldwin) has come up with the idea of creating a green mascot for NBC — a “Phillie Phanatic” -looking character named Greenzo. When Greenzo’s eco-friendly preachiness gets obnoxiously out of hand in “The Girlie Show” offices, it’s Liz (Tina Fey) who gets fed up the most with the ridiculous character. Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) is planning his annual house party, a boring little soiree where Liz has been the only one who ever shown up in the past. Tracy (Tracy Morgan) wants the party to be a success for Kenneth, so he spreads a few little rumors to get the event hopping. What starts out as simple office gossip, gets out of control. Also stars Jane Krakowski, Lonny Ross, Judah Friedlander, Scott Adsit, Katrina Bowden, and Maulik Pancholy. Also featuring special guest stars Oscar and Nobel Prize winner Al Gore, Meredith Vieira and David Schwimmer.
THE OFFICE (9-9:30 p.m.)
INTO THE WOODS; SPECIAL GREEN WEEK EPISODE — After Ryan (B.J. Novak) excludes Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) from a corporate wilderness retreat, Michael heads into the woods for his own survival adventure with nothing but the suit on his back. Back at work, Jim (John Krasinski) tries to revolutionize the office birthday party. Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Ed Helms, Angela Kinsey, Kate Flannery, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Smith, Mindy Kaling, Paul Lieberstein, Creed Bratton and Craig Robinson also star.
SCRUBS (9:30-10 p.m.)
IT AIN’T EASY BEING GREEN – THE STAFF AT SACRED HEART GETS A LESSON IN BEING ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS; TOM CAVANAGH (‘ED’) GUEST-STARS – After watching “An Inconvenient Truth.” the Janitor (Neil Flynn) vows to save the world by becoming the Environmental Officer at Sacred Heart, but the staff soon finds out that his methods of motivation are a bit peculiar. Meanwhile, J.D. (Zach Braff) has to face his own inconvenient truth when his brother, Dan (Tom Cavanagh, “Ed”), returns to town and tells him that it is time to “grow up.” Elsewhere, Elliot (Sarah Chalke) and Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) debate over the hypocrisy of their practice. Donald Faison, Judy Reyes and Ken Jenkins also star.
FOX: For a complete list click here
HOUSE and his fellowship candidates take on baffling cases this month as the competition at Princeton Plainsboro for the slots on House’s team comes to an exciting conclusion. In “Whatever It Takes” airing Tuesday, Nov. 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), House is recruited by the CIA to treat an agent with an illness as mysterious as his previous assignments, and Michael Michele guest-stars as a CIA doctor who offers up very little information about the operative’s history. Meanwhile, the fellowship candidates race to diagnose a stock car driver who passed out after a race. In “Ugly” (Tuesday, Nov. 13, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), House and his team are followed by a documentary film crew as they treat a teenager with a major facial deformity who suffered a heart attack prior to a reconstructive procedure. As they work to diagnose the teen, House finds himself distracted by several of the candidates vying for a spot on his team, causing him to question his own motives for having chosen them. Next, in the Tuesday, Nov. 20 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) episode “You Don’t Want to Know,” House encounters a magician whose heart failed while performing an underwater escape act. While the remaining fellowship candidates work to diagnose the illusionist, House is determined to prove that he’s a scam artist faking his ailments to cover up the fact that he nearly drowned during his act. In “Games” (Tuesday, Nov. 27, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), House assigns the candidates to a particularly challenging case – involving an uncooperative, over-the-hill former rock star with a history of drug abuse and civil disobedience – while Cuddy orders House to make a final decision and hire the members of his team.
Famed chef Gordon Ramsay takes off his apron, steps out of his own kitchen and hits the road to rescue restaurant owners in crisis this November in four all-new servings of KITCHEN NIGHTMARES. First up on Wednesday, Nov. 7 (9:00-10:00 ET/PT), Chef Gordon pays a visit to Sebastian’s, a Burbank, CA, restaurant in pure chaos, where the wait staff are more focused on landing Hollywood acting gigs than serving their tables. Gordon goes head-to-head with owner Sebastian, who’s about one inch away from chasing him out of the kitchen for good. Across the country at Finn McCool’s in West Hampton, NY, Chef Gordon meets Buddy, a retired dad who poured his entire life savings into the family restaurant, and his son, Brian, the head chef who is making everyone unhappy … including the customers. Gordon is forced to make some serious changes that could affect this family forever in the Wednesday, Nov. 14 (9:00-10:00 ET/PT) edition of KITCHEN NIGHTMARES.
*Also, Here’s a small list in chronological order that includes some of what’s in store
Like I said. We have a lot to watch. I will be spending MOST of my time on NBC & FOX.
Where will you be this week? What shows are you looking forward to?