These are the guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the second week of November sweeps:
Monday, Nov. 11
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston is back as Ted's reviled, pompous former boss.
Stephanie Ann Johnson
NBC topped Tuesday with The Voice, while Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hit a new low.
The Voice drew 11.2 million viewers and a 3.3 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic for a two-hour episode, down three tenths from last week. Lead-in The Biggest Loser (6.6 million, 2.1) rose three tenths.
After a one-week hiatus, S.H.I.E.L.D. (7 million, 2.5) returned ...
Troy Gentile, Sean Giambrone
ABC's new comedies did just fine without Agent Coulson.
Following a repeat of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Goldbergs drew 5.4 million viewers and a 1.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic ...
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Question: Curious for your take on this. NBC just announced a remake of Murder, She Wrote with Octavia Spencer. They recently cancelled their re-imagining of the ...
Iain de Caestekcer, Elizabeth Henstridge
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. took another dip Tuesday.
The ABC drama, which has steadily fallen each week since its big debut, drew 7.1 million viewers and a 2.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down two tenths from last week. That didn't ...
Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren
This week, Jesse Spano was brought back to life! For one night only.Elizabeth Berkley gave Dancing with the Stars viewers a healthy dose of Saved by the Bell nostalgia, and a Boston police officer also got "so excited" during a Red Sox playoff game. NCIS: Los Angeles celebrated 100 episodes by releasing a new music video, and Bill Nye's new web series about the NASA mission to Jupiter premiered. Oh, and a bear played tetherball. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Lauren Graham, Naveen Andrews, Sarah Shahi
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Sarah and Hank seemed to share a nice moment in the last episode of Parenthood. Could they be getting back together? — Samantha
ADAM: Not likely. Remember Sarah's obnoxious neighbor Carl? Despite that bad first impression, Sarah will be wooed by Carl when she attends an event honoring him for setting up medical clinics in Third World countries. (Too bad he didn't exactly invite Sarah as his date.) Making matters worse, Sarah meets a potential new photography client at the event, but she soon learns that her competition for the gig is... Hank.
Loving Jafar on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. But what is he really after? —Amanda
NATALIE: "Jafar is not evil for evil's sake," executive producer Adam Horowitz tells us. "His actions come out of...
The periods are a giveaway. The more I watch ABC's lighter-than-helium super-spy romp Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which was just picked up to no one's surprise for a full season, the more I feel thrust back to a different time, a simpler and brighter time when organizations like U.N.C.L.E. (as in, The Man From ...) held sway on TV, fighting its evil counterpart T.H.R.U.S.H. — or given the hokey jokiness of S.H.I.E.L.D., maybe a better parallel is Get Smart and KAOS (which I'm not sure used periods, though maybe should have). I'm not what you'd call a comics maven, so I can't help it that I giggled every time the word "Gravitonium" was uttered in last week's episode. Things get a tad more serious this week (Tuesday, 8/7c) when the team comes across a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who's apparently gone rogue — but as the episode's title ("Eye Spy") suggests, you can't always believe your (or someone else's) eyes.
NCIS: Los Angeles celebrates 100 episodes this week, and viewers will get some long-awaited answers about Callen's (Chris O'Donnell) past, according to showrunner Shane Brennan.
"I've been waiting 75 episodes to tell this story," Brennan tells TVGuide.com. "I came up with this way back in...
Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette
Looks like Ziva took some viewers with her.
NCIS' first Ziva-less episode Tuesday pulled in 17.9 million viewers and a 2.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, dropping almost a full point from Cote de Pablo's farewell last week. A Voice recap show (10 million, 2.9) and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (7.7 million, 2.8), which fell three tenths, both edged it out.
NBC topped the ...