November Sweeps Roundup: Week 1
Kadee Strickland and Kate Walsh
The guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the first week of November sweeps:
Monday, Nov. 1
World Series Game 5: San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers (Fox)
Ryan encourages Naomi to press charges against Mr. Cannon, which she should do, if only to help out Silver, who totally took a bullet for her, so to speak.
Chuck tangles with his mother's spy handler (former 007 Timothy Dalton) and a mysterious, hilarious Russian agent (SNL vet Ana Gasteyer) who specializes in torture.
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Season 6 winner Kristi Yamaguchi and Season 4 winner Apolo Anton Ohno are among the 50 former contestants who will return to the parquet to celebrate the show's 200th episode.
Gossip Girl (CW)
This is the episode when there's a party. Just kidding -- that's every episode! At any rate, this week musical guest Robyn performs at Blair's birthday party.
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
Kelly Hu guest stars as the governor's new public safety liaison. Will she keep McGarrett "safe"?
Tuesday, Nov. 2
One Tree Hill (CW)
Brooke tries to connect with her future mother-in-law (NYPD Blue's Sharon Lawrence), who's paying for the big wedding.
The Biggest Loser (NBC)
A convoy of military trucks kidnaps the contestants and dumps them unceremoniously at the gates of Camp Pendleton, the largest Marine training facility on the West Coast.
Election Coverage (FOX, NBC)
Election Coverage (CBS)
Wednesday, Nov. 3
Survivor: Nicaragua (CBS)
It's the dreaded merging of the tribes, which can only mean one thing: Challenges are now played for individual immunity. Let the treachery begin!
America's Next Top Model (CW)
The final six travel to Italy, where they will surely impress the Europeans with their class, sophistication and cosmopolitan worldview.
The Hellcats plan an '80s night to celebrate the team's anniversary. Fortunately, the cash-strapped Marti won't need to purchase a costume at all, as her look is already trapped in that decade.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
Maria Bello guest-stars as the daughter of a victim with a mysterious past.
Cougar Town (ABC)
Laurie and Grayson want to dethrone Ellie as Jules' closest friend by buying Jules better birthday presents.
Thursday, Nov. 4
Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse) guest-stars as an FBI agent who's investigating Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) for top-secret clearance. Unfortunately, her interview with Sheldon might raise a few red flags.
When Booth and Brennan find the skull of a young dancer encased in concrete at a construction site, guest star Stephen Boss has some 'splaining to do. (Yep, that's "Twitch" from So You Think You Can Dance.)
Hilary Duff plays a mean girl threatening to undo the close-knit social fabric of Greendale's most implausible study group.
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Owen gets on everyone's last nerve when he goes all G.I. Joe for a trauma certification drill. Fortunately for their relationship, Cristina is not involved, as she's busy monitoring a lung-transplant patient.
Private Practice (ABC)
KaDee Strickland should ready her Emmy speech, as this tense episode will trace the aftermath of Charlotte's brutal rape. Who will comfort her in her time of need? Not who you think.
Friday, Nov. 5
The British child whisperer returns to take on the Atkinson family.
Scrubs' Judy Reyes guest-stars as a linguist who befriends Allison. In other language-related casting, Rena Sofer will play a speech therapist who treats Allison.
Gen. Lane (Michael Ironside) and Lucy Lane (Peyton List) drop in unannounced for Thanksgiving, which is nice for Lois but not so nice for Clark at all.
CSI: NY (CBS)
John Larroquette begins a multiple-episode run as a deputy chief who butts heads with Mac over how to investigate a sniper who is terrorizing the city.