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Highlights of the special guest stars and events the networks have planned for November sweeps month:

Monday, Nov. 2

7:30/6:30c

World Series Game 5: New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies (Fox)
Will the Yanks (3-1 in the series so far) take it in five? If they don't, Games 6 and, if necessary, 7, will pre-empt Fox's Wednesday and Thursday lineups.

8/7c

Heroes (NBC)
Hiro travels three years into the past to Charlie (guest star Jayma Mays), but he also finds Samuel. Elisabeth Rohm also guest-stars as Noah's partner.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Barney gives relationship advice to Marshall, which results in a huge fight between Marshall and Lily.

9/8c

Gossip Girl (CW)
Olivia (guest star Hillary Duff) says something she regrets on Jimmy Fallon's show.

10/9c

Castle (ABC)
Beckett and Castle use the lyrics of a dead rock star to solve her murder, which is staged to look like her most popular music video.

Jay Leno Show (NBC)
Mariah Carey and Cirque du Soleil's "Kooza" perform.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 3

8/7c

90210 (CW)
DJ Samantha Ronson guest-stars as herself; Pharrell and N.E.R.D. perform.

The Biggest Loser (NBC)
Contestants travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in a public workout at the Washington Monument, meetings with members of Congress, a trip to the White House garden and a weigh-in in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial.

NCIS (CBS)
Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) guest-stars as first defense COO Col. Merton Bell.

V (ABC)
In the series premiere, huge spaceships simultaneously appear over 29 major cities around the world. Starring Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost), Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Morena Baccarin and Scott Wolf. 

10/9c

The Good Wife (CBS)
Alicia agrees to a conjugal visit with Peter in order to obtain information from him on a death-row case she is appealing. David Paymer (A Few Good Men) guest-stars as judge Richard Cuesta.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 4

8/7c

America's Next Top Model (CW)
Supermodel Marisa Miller appears as a guest judge in an episode filmed on location in Hawaii.

Glee (Fox)
Catch up with special encores of the two most recent episodes before the show returns with new episodes on Nov. 11.

Mercy (NBC)
Veronica's secret affair with Sands is revealed. Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara guest-star.

10/9c

Eastwick (ABC)
Kat, startled by a newfound ability, realizes that Bun's old friend, Eleanor Rougement (guest star Cybill Shepherd), may have answers for her.

 

Thursday, Nov. 5

8/7c

Bones (Fox)
Brennan and Booth investigate the remains of a victim they believe was half-man/half-chicken.

Survivor: Samoa (CBS)
The tribes merge and the seventh castaway is voted off.

The Vampire Diaries (CW)
On his birthday, Stefan's old friend Lexi (guest star Arielle Kebble, Gilmore Girls) visits.

8:30/7:30c

Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Megan Mullally guest-stars as Ron's ex-wife Tammy, who wants to take over Leslie's lot to build a new library.

9/8c

Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
In this Arizona-centric episode, a generous donation is offered to Seattle Grace by the parents of a 10-year-old patient. When his condition worsens, Arizona finds herself in a conflict of interests. 

Supernatural (CW)
Sam and Dean get stuck in TV hell, where they are characters in a sexy medical show, a Japanese game show, a forensics show and a sitcom.

9:30/8:30c

30 Rock (NBC)
It's new cast member audition time at TGS! So why is NBC News' Brian Williams' guest-starring in this episode?

Friday, Nov. 6 

8/7c

Smallville (CW)
Jor-El (guest star Julian Sands) mysteriously arrives at the Kent farm searching for his son, Kal-El, a.k.a. Clark Kent. Clark and Zod (Callum Blue) both race to find Jor-El.

9/8c

Ugly Betty (ABC)
Daniel hires his new BFF Natalie (guest star Jamie-Lynn Sigler) as his assistant. Nico reveals her secret. (Watch an encore of this episode on the TV Guide Network on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7/6c.)

 

Sunday, Nov. 8

7/6c

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC)
Former American Idol contestant and country star Kellie Pickler appears in this week's construction of a new house for a wheelchair sports champion and mentor to disabled Iraqi War veterans.

8:30/7:30c

Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (Fox)
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and comedian Alex Borstein (the voice of Lois Griffin) team up for a half-hour special featuring live-action and animated sketches.

9/8c

Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Susan believes Katherine may be Julie's assailant. Kathy Najimy guest-stars.

10/9c

Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
Kitty is devastated when she is faced with the visible ramifications of her cancer treatment.

Cold Case (CBS)
The music of Santana is the soundtrack for this episode about the murder of a prominent jockey.

Monday, Nov. 9

8/7c

How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Ted, Marshall and Lily work together to get Barney and Robin to break up. Alan Thicke guest-stars as himself.

One Tree Hill (CW)
In an episode directed by series star Sophia Bush, devastating news threatens to derail Brooke and Julian's fairy-tale romance. Millie's downward spiral jeopardizes her relationship, her job and her life.

9/8c 

Gossip Girl (CW)
Leighton Meester's new single "Somebody to Love" (with Robin Thicke) is featured in the episode. All-girl rock band Plastiscines perform.

10/9c

CSI: Miami (CBS)
In the first part of a three-series CSI crossover, Dr. Ray Langston (Laurence Fishburne) comes to Miami when a severed leg found in the Everglades is discovered to belong to a girl who went missing in Las Vegas a week earlier.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 10 

NCIS (CBS)
A North Korean assassin resurfaces in Washington. Kelly Hu (X2: X-Men United) guest-stars.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 11

8/7c

Gary Unmarried (CBS)
Allison's new friend (guest star Nadine Valezquez, My Name is Earl) prefers Gary's company over hers.

9/8c

Criminal Minds (CBS)
Rock star Gavin Rossdale guest-stars as a musician whose frightening alter ego, who might be a serial killer, subsumes him. 

10/9c

CSI: NY (CBS)
Langston rushes to New York where further clues link up to a case in Miami. Part two of the three-part CSI crossover.

Thursday, Nov. 12

7/6c

Ugly Betty (TV Guide Network)
Daniel hires his new BFF Natalie (guest star Jamie-Lynn Sigler) as his assistant. Nico (Yaya DaCosta) reveals her secret.

8/7c

Bones (Fox)
Stephen Fry returns as Dr. Gordon Wyatt. Booth has to be re-certified for FBI marksmanship before he and Brennan investigate the death of a little person who was a former wrestling star.

The Vampire Diaries (CW)
A new history teacher (guest star Matt Davis, Legally Blonde) arrives in Mystic Falls.  Elena, Bonnie and Caroline hold a séance. Damon reveals why he has returned to Mystic Falls.

9/8c

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS)
In the conclusion of the three-part crossover, Langston's investigation leads him to a prostitution ring in Las Vegas.

Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Owen recruits fellow Iraqi War vet Dr. Teddy Altman (Kim Raver, 24 and Lipstick Jungle) as a new cardiothoracic surgeon. Izzie returns with her high school mentor (guest star Joel Grey).

Supernatural (CW) 
Super-fan Becky (guest star Emily Perkins) tricks Sam and Dean into attending a Supernatural fan convention.

 

Friday, Nov. 13

8/7c

Smallville (CW)
Wonder Twins Zan (guest star David Gallagher) and Jayna (guest star Allison Scagliotti) show up in Metropolis.

9/8c

Ugly Betty (ABC)
Betty's schoolgirl crush (guest star Adam Rodriguez) makes both Suarez sisters question falling for nice guys. Daniel introduces Amanda to the Community of the Phoenix, as he's lured deeper into its clutches by Bennett (guest star Dylan Baker) and Natalie (guest star Jamie-Lynn Sigler). Watch an encore of this episode on the TV Guide Network on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7/6c.

10/9c

NUMB3RS (CBS)
Agent Ian Edgerton (Lou Diamond Phillips) becomes a murder suspect.

 

Sunday, Nov. 15

7/6c

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC)
David Duchovny is this week's celebrity volunteer when the team builds a house for a leukemia survivor.

9/8c

Three Rivers (CBS)
Mandy Patinkin guest-stars as a crash victim dying from ALS who asks to be taken off life support so his organs can be used to save others.

10/9c

Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
Nora has a secret crush on a younger man (guest star Jon Tenney)

 

Monday, Nov. 16

8/7c

Gossip Girl (CW)
Blair calls in a favor to arrange a private concert with Lady Gaga, who performs in the episode.

Heroes (NBC)
Samuel (guest star Robert Knepper) learns just how powerful he can become and takes dangerous measures to reach his full potential.

House (Fox)
House's medical license is reinstated, just in time to treat an adult film star (guest star Troy Garity) who has a pulsating pain in his ... eye.

9/8c

Trauma (NBC)
A wedding celebration at sea is interrupted by a high-speed boat collision.

Two and a Half Men (CBS)
When Chelsea's sexy college roommate (guest star Tricia Helfer, Battlestar Galactica) comes to stay at Charlie's house, he starts dreaming about a threesome.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 17

8/7c

90210 (CW)
Someone dies in the zip code.

Merry Madagascar (NBC)

Santa (Carl Reiner) and his sleigh unexpectedly crash-land on the island, and the old man has amnesia. So Alex (Ben Stiller), Marty (Chris Rock), Melman (David Schwimmer), and Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) have to save Christmas!

8:30/7:30c

The Biggest Loser (NBC)
It's the makeover episode with Project Runway's Tim Gunn and chic hair stylist Tabatha (Bravo's Tabatha's Salon Takeover), who help the remaining six contestants look fabulous.

9/8c

Melrose Place (CW)
The bitch is back!  Heather Locklear returns as Amanda Woodward. 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 18

8/7c

America's Next Top Model (CW)
The winner is chosen in the Cycle 13 Finale.

New Adventures of Old Christine
Christine sets up her ex on a blind date with a woman who works out at her gym (Dirty Dancing's Jennifer Grey). Richard's friend Tom (NewsRadio's Dave Foley) tries yet again to woo Christine. Fun fact: Grey is actually married to Christine star Clark Gregg.

9/8c

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
Incriminating DNA evidence implicates Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) in the murder of a biker. Stabler (Christopher Meloni) fights to prove his partner's innocence.

Modern Family (ABC)
Claire surprises Phil with a private performance by one of their favorite musicians, Izzy LaFontaine (guest star Edward Norton). Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron have a night on the town with their old friend, Sal (guest star Elizabeth Banks).

10/9c

CSI: NY (CBS)
Skeet Ulrich returns as the "Compass Killer." Rapper Nelly returns as an informant who assists the detectives in their investigation.

Eastwick (ABC)
A New York art maven (guest star Rosanna Arquette) is in town to see Roxie's work.

 

Thursday, Nov. 19

7/6c

Ugly Betty (TV Guide Network)
Betty's schoolgirl crush (guest star Adam Rodriguez) makes both Suarez sisters question falling for nice guys. Daniel introduces Amanda to the Community of the Phoenix, as he's lured deeper into its clutches by Bennett (guest star Dylan Baker) and Natalie (guest star Jamie-Lynn Sigler).

8/7c

Bones (Fox)
Booth's grandfather (guest star Ralph Waite) comes to live with him.

Community (NBC)
Jeff befriends Señor Chang to get him to lighten up on the homework.

10/9c

The Mentalist (CBS)
Jane and Lisbon grudgingly team up with Sam Bosco (guest star Terry Kinney) to find a kidnapped young woman.

 

Monday, Nov. 23

8/7c

House (Fox)
On Thanksgiving eve, House and his team meet James Sidas (guest star Esteban Powell), a brilliant physicist whose intelligence burdens him. Meanwhile, the strained personal relationship of certain doctors reaches a breaking point.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Lily's estranged father (guest star Chris Elliot) shows up for Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Barney freaks out when Marshall bequeaths a "slap bet" slap to Ted and Robin. 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 25

8/7c

Gracie (NBC)
Elizabeth Shue, Andrew Shue and Dermot Mulroney star in the film about a 16-year-old girl who fights for the right for girls to play competitive team soccer.

9/8c

Criminal Minds (CBS)
On the 100th episode, the BAU uncovers clues that lead them to the Reaper's location.

Cougar Town (ABC)
Travis invites his girlfriend, Kylie (guest star Spencer Locke), to dinner and introduces her to everyone for the first time. What better time for Jules to give the kids an impromptu lesson on birth control!

10/9c

CSI: NY (CBS)
In the culmination of a multi-episode mystery, Mac and his team locate the dark lair of the Compass Killer (guest star Skeet Ulrich).