Highlights of the special guest stars and events the networks have planned for the first week of the November sweeps month:
Monday, November 2, 2009
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, Fox's Wednesday and possibly Thursday schedule will be scuttled.
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.
Gossip Girl (CW)
Olivia (guest star Hillary Duff) says something she regrets on Jimmy Fallon's show.
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, November 3, 2009
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.
Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) guest-stars as first defense COO Col. Merton Bell.
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.
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, November 4, 2009
America's Next Top Model (CW)
Supermodel Marisa Miller appears as a guest judge in an episode filmed on location in Hawaii.
Catch up with special encores of the two most recent episodes before the show returns with new episodes on Nov. 11.
Veronica's secret affair with Sands is revealed. Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara guest-star.
Kat, startled by a newfound ability, realizes that Bun's old friend, Eleanor Rougement (guest star Cybill Shepherd), may have answers for her.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, November 6, 2009
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.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
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.
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.
Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Susan believes Katherine may be Julie's assailant. Kathy Najimy guest-stars.
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.