The crime-fighting series, now in its ninth season, celebrates its 200th episode with an hour titled, appropriately enough, "Happy Birthday." Horatio, who last week showed his contempt for anyone who harms a woman by tossing an abusive suspect through a window, is again incensed when a pregnant woman is severely beaten and left for dead after her car is smashed into by another vehicle. Of course, it was no accident. The woman was targeted. But why? Don't worry, H is on the case. — Tim Holland
Read on for previews of The Simpsons, Boardwalk Empire, Sunday Night Football, VH1 Divas Salute the Troops, The Hasselhoffs and The Walking Dead.
Bart shows uncharacteristic compassion in nursing a wounded pigeon back to health, but the Simpson family dog, Santa's Little Helper, displays only instinct in his attitude toward the winged creature. IndyCar star Danica Patrick has a voice cameo as herself in one of Homer's dreams, and Rachel Weisz lends her voice to a therapist trying to help Bart work through his pet issues. — Fred Mitchell
Read on for previews of The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation, Sunday Night Football, November Christmas, Boardwalk Empire, the Soul Train Awards and Bridalplasty.
Skating with the Stars
Skating With the Stars had viewers moving faster than Apolo Anton Ohno — to other channels.
Overnight ratings showed that Dancing with the Stars had 24.6 million viewers (and a leading 5.2 rating among the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic), making it the...
The 2010 American Music Awards
2010 American Music Awards
Youth will be served in the 38th annual AMAs, as Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Ke$ha and Katy Perry are among the slated performers. R&B fans can look forward to Ne-Yo, Rihanna and Usher, while rockers await Bon Jovi and the pairing of Carlos Santana and Gavin Rossdale. Also on tap is music from Christina Aguilera and Sean Combs' new dance-music project, Diddy-Dirty Money. And for those nostalgic for the days when boy bands were king, Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block are set to perform together. — Fred Mitchell
Read on for previews of 19 Kids and Counting: Duggars Make a Movie, Sunday Night Football, Masterpiece Contemporary, Family Guy, Luther and The Walking Dead.
Former Showtime President Robert Greenblatt has been named chairman of NBC Universal TV Entertainment as part of a major companywide restructuring, Deadline reports.
Greenblatt will be responsible for all prime-time and late-night programming and NBC Universal Media Studios, among other duties. Greenblatt comes to NBC after seven years as Showtime chief. During his tenure, Greenblatt helped...
The Amazing Race
Amazing Race 17
The six remaining teams fly from Russia to Oman, where several surprises await them. But perhaps the biggest shock happens to Stephanie. During the leg, her boyfriend Chad proposes to her. As for the race itself, the pairs dangle from a rock mountain and try to avoid deadly mistakes like the one that proved "fatal" to father-son team Michael and Kevin Wu last week when they failed to correctly read a clue. — Tim Holland
Read on for previews of Betty White: America's Golden Girl, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Sunday Night Football, Sarah Palin's Alaska, Tina Fey: The Mark Twain Prize and Bored to Death.
Hugh Laurie and Amber Tamblyn
The guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the second week of November sweeps:
Sunday, Nov. 7
The Simpsons (FOX)
Lisa Simpson has a crush on the sparkly new teen vampire in town (Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe); during Marge and Homer's second honeymoon at sea, they meet a castaway who sounds an awful lot like Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie).
We know that Paul Young has been keeping secrets from Beth, and that Beth hasn't been entirely open with Paul. Their marital difficulties were Topic A last week, and there'll be more developments tonight. Meanwhile, Lynette's looking for a new nanny and Susan's looking for a new job. Expect a convergence. But Lynette gets a job offer as well — from old friend Renee. Here's a flash — a hot one — from the suddenly menopausal Bree. And is Carlos gay? Honestly, that's one of the story lines: Gaby's worried that he and Bob might become an item. — Paul Droesch
Read on for previews of Hannah Montana Forever, Undercover Boss, Sunday Night Football, The Simpsons, Great Migrations and Eastbound & Down.
The Walking Dead
The title characters, flesh-eating zombies, stalk the living (human and animal) in this chilling new series. It's a gory, ghoulish goulash of horror, action-adventure and drama, with a sprinkling of macabre humor. Andrew Lincoln stars as sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma into a nightmarish, apocalyptic world overrun with these rapacious, stumbling, staggering "walkers." They are quite the scary bunch. Rick wants to find his wife and son, so he heads to Atlanta, which is rumored to be a safe haven. And the game is on. — Ray Stackhouse
Read on for previews of Ghost Hunters Halloween Live, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Sunday Night Football, Boardwalk Empire, Desperate Housewives and Dexter.
Bored to Death
Bored to Death
It's been a tough season for George: blindsided by prostate cancer, he's also found his position at the magazine diminished by cost-cutting overlords. To top it off, his driving skills are increasingly impaired by his copious pot smoking. But things could be looking up, in their typically goofy, convoluted way, when Jonathan tries to help a limo driver who recently lost his job. Meanwhile, Ray's lucky streak continues when Kevin Bacon takes an interest in his Super Ray comic book. — Joe Friedrich
Read on for previews of Sunday Night Football, Secrets in the Walls, CSI: Miami, Masterpiece Mystery!, Sexy Beasts: Vamps, Wolves and Mutants and Brothers & Sisters.