Kim Raver, Giancarlo Esposito
These are the guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the third week of November sweeps:
Monday, Nov. 12
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
When Robin can't get herself to break up with Nick, Barney steps in to help her pull the trigger.
inspired by basketball coach Phil Jackson, Brennan tasks her five best squinterns with analyzing remains that have never been identified. When the team uncovers a man who died in the 9/11 attacks, everyone becomes determined to find out whether he was a victim or perpetrator.
Gossip Girl (The CW)
Are Serena and Dan rekindling their romance? (There were these photos!) When Serena helps her ex find a new apartment, their time together brings up some unexpected emotions.
Castle meets The Office? When Castle and Beckett investigate the death of a rock star, the 12th Precinct soon plays host to the documentary crew who was filming the band. Who's the biggest camera hog? You might be surprised.
Viewers get their first real look at Kim Raver's character Julia. Meanwhile, with the militia holding her sister hostage, Nora is forced to make a tough decision. And Aaron loses the pendant. Will it fall in the wrong hands?
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
When Danny stumbles upon some explosives, he must remain perfectly skill while the bomb squad dismantles the device. To take his mind off of things, Danny tells McGarrett a story about a case in New Jersey that also nearly got him killed. Terrence Howard and T.I. guest-star.
Tuesday, Nov. 13
Hart of Dixie (The CW)
The Newsroom's Kelen Coleman guest-stars as a possible love interest for George. Plus: Lavon and Ruby continue to fight (and be tied) for the town's upcoming mayoral election
When a Navy lieutenant is murdered, Gibbs turns to a friend of the victim, a Marine captain suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, to find answers. Jericho's Brad Beyer guest-stars as the afflicted Marine in the first hour of this two-parter
The Voice (NBC)
It's the first results show that's totally in the hands of America (no saves by judges)!
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
In the conclusion of a two-part episode, the investigation into the death of a CIA agent reveals some shocking secrets from Sam's past.
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (ABC)
When James doesn't land in People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive issue (for shame!), Chloe takes it upon herself to get him in — by pretending to work at the magazine.
Wednesday, Nov. 14
In the Season 2 premiere, Whitney and Alex celebrate their unofficial wedding day.
Supernatural (The CW)
Castiel shocks Sam and Dean when he returns and tells the brothers he escaped from Purgatory. Plus, geek alert, Sanctuary and Stargate alum Amanda Tapping guest-stars as an angel.
Criminal Minds (CBS)
Rossi reconnects with his former sergeant from Vietnam, played by Emmy-nominated actor Meshach Taylor.
Can Juliette change her bad girl image? She'll at least try by going on a "date" with a squeaky-clean NFL quarterback. And speaking of change, Rayna calls on a successful music producer to help her adjust her sound
A new case brings up old memories when a reverend is killed at former CSI Warrick Brown's gravesite.
Thursday, Nov. 15
The Vampire Diaries (The CW)
Elena continues to figure out her new vampire characteristics, but she's severely rattled when she hallucinates and makes a dangerous mistake.
Rachel, Kurt, Santana and Cassandra July return to McKinley High when the glee club kicks off its production of Grease.
While Holmes is on a case, Watson visits his former rehab center to learn more about his past.
Friday, Nov. 16
America's Next Top Model: College Edition (The CW)
After the final runway show in Jamaica, the cycle's winner is chosen.
Malibu Country (ABC)
Reba finds out her song is going to be recorded, but then learns Travie McCoy (as himself) will be singing it.
CSI: NY (CBS)
Lindsay returns home to Montana to visit her father (guest star James Read) and also face the man who murdered a group of her close friends. Desperate Housewives' Mark Moses also guest-stars.
We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston (CBS)
The late singer's career is celebrated with highlights and performances by Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, CeCe Winans and Yolanda Adams.
Saturday, Nov. 17
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Oscar-nominated actor and The Avengers star Jeremy Renner hosts along with musical guest Maroon 5.
Sunday, Nov. 18
40th Anniversary American Music Awards (ABC)
The live event will celebrate 40 years of AMA moments as well as names the fan-determined winners in this year's categories.
The Mentalist (CBS)
Believing that an un-incarcerated Lorelei might lead him to Red John, Jane recruits enigmatic cult leader Brett Stiles to help spring her from prison. But Jane may get much more than he bargained for. Malcolm McDowell reprises his role as Brett Stiles.