Few things bring more pleasure than watching a deservedly hit comedy firing on all cylinders. Such is the case with this week's rollicking The Big Bang Theory (Thursday, 8/7c on CBS), which no matter how long we've enjoyed it still manages to show that it has new tricks up its sleeve — notably, Simon Helberg's gift for celebrity impressions. They come in handy as Howard assumes the role of dungeon master in a game of Dungeons & Dragons on what's supposed to be a boys' night, soon invaded by the gal pals when their plans for a Vegas getaway crap out. "I've never played Dungeons & Dragons with girls before," whines the resistant-to-change Sheldon, to which Penny answers: "Don't worry, sweetie, no one has." Big boom!
All-Star Celebrity Apprentice judge Ivanka Trump says the contestant that has impressed her the most this season is Lisa Rinna.
"Lisa Rinna has really come out strong and she had been fired relatively early in her season," Trump tells TVGuide.com in the video below. "This season has been less of a surprise because we know the relative strengths and weaknesses of each of the people, but I think they're harnessing each other's competitive energy and really putting forth their best. People who were incredibly formidable characters in past seasons ... are coming out swinging."
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Rinna is among the remaining six celebs duking it out for their charity and to be "hired" by Donald Trump. The others are Lil Jon, Gary Busey, Trace Adkins, Penn Jillette and Marilu Henner.
Another former Disney Channel star is coming to Two and a Half Men, but this time she has her sights set on Walden (Ashton Kutcher)!
Lizzie McGuire alum Hilary Duff will guest-star on the CBS comedy's upcoming season...
You're hired — again! Fourteen former Celebrity Apprentice contestants will return to the boardroom for the show's upcoming all-star season.
These are the guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the second week of November sweeps:
Monday, Nov. 14
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Will Barney and Robin be able to keep their kiss a secret? They're going to try!