November Sweeps Roundup: Week 1

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Damon Wayans, Zooey Deschanel | Photo Credits: Greg Gayne/Fox

These are the guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the first week of November sweeps:

Monday, Nov. 4



The honeymoon is over for Booth and Brennan as their honeymoon in Buenos Aires trip turns into yet another working week.

Dancing with the Stars(ABC)

One word: Cher! The musical icon performs and guest-judges.

Hart of Dixie(The CW)

Zoe Hart and camping? Not a great mix. She and her citified boyfriend Joel volunteer to chaperone at an adventure camp.

The Voice(NBC)

Let the live playoffs begin! Which of the 20 vocalists will make it out alive?

How I Met Your Mother(CBS)

We'll see The Mother and Ted together again in a significant flash-forward.


Beauty and the Beast(The CW)

Both Cat and Vincent get blasts from the pasts: Cat uncovers more of her history at her high school reunion while Vincent runs into an old military buddy (Blair Redford) who is hiding a very dangerous secret.

Sleepy Hollow(Fox)

Fringe favorite John Noble guest-stars as a mysterious man who helps Abbie rescue Ichabod.

Mike & Molly (CBS)

On the Season 4 premiere, Molly makes a monumental decision about her teaching career that's a real game-changer for the series.



Justified's Joelle Carter guest-stars as the long-lost girlfriend of a Death Row inmate who Castle is helping his daughter prove innocent.

The Blacklist(NBC)

House's Robert Sean Leonard guest-stars as Red's next target.

Tuesday, Nov. 5


Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)

Kid Cudi stops by to play a perp who will be released if Jake doesn't collect any evidence or proof of his crime within 48 hours.


New Girl(Fox)

Damon Wayans, Jr. returns as a newly single Coach who wants to pick up exactly where he left off. Will his former roommates feel the same?

Supernatural (The CW)

When the Winchester Brothers perform a spell that allows Dean to communicate with a dog who witnessed a set of murders, it comes with a side effect: Dean takes on some very canine traits.


The Mindy Project(Fox)

Timothy Olyphant guest-stars as a wild and crazy skateboarder who Mindy agrees to date with to refute Danny's claims that she's too picky.Alan Dale also stops by as Jeremy's dad.


In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: Countdown to the CMA Awards (ABC)

The ABC anchor interviews country's biggest stars, as well as the cast of Nashville.

Wednesday, Nov. 6


CMA Awards (ABC)

Hosted for the sixth year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the 47th annual awards show will feature performances by Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and more.

The X Factor(Fox)

The Top 12 finalists perform Motown songs.

Arrow(The CW)

The Canary finally opens up to Oliver about her connection to the League of Assassins after the two are attacked by the nefarious group.

Survivor: Blood vs. Water (CBS)

It's that time of the season when the two tribes merge. Discord sure to ensue.


Law & Order: SVU(NBC)

The procedural takes on singing competition shows when the team investigates a popular singing coach on American Diva accused of sexual assault. Taylor Hicks, Clay Aiken and Ashanti appear as guest judges.

Criminal Minds (CBS)

Star Matthew Gray Gubler steps behind the lens to direct his sixth episode.


It's a Back to the Future reunion when Lea Thompson guest-stars as an criminalist who re-evaluates the case with Finn (Elisabeth Shue).

Thursday, Nov. 7


Big Bang Theory(CBS)

Bob Newhart returns as Professor Proton and Bill Nye the Science Guy cameos as himself!



Adam Lambert guest-stars as the bold performer StarChild, who auditions for Kurt's new band.

Grey's Anatomy(ABC)

Is the show's longest-running relationship - Meredith and Cristina - finally over? It looks that way when one of them betrays the other.

Reign(The CW)

Mary must make a life-or-death decision. Is she willing to lie and sentence a man to death in order to have King Henry let her out of her engagement to Prince Francis?

The Crazy Ones (CBS)

Singer Josh Groban plays Sydney's stalker former co-worker who writes a really creepy song about her.


The Michael J. Fox Show(NBC)

Mike interviews New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Two and a Half Men (CBS)

Lynda Carter guest-stars as herself - and Alan wants to date her.



A gladiator no more? Harrison's allegiance to Olivia Pope and Associates is tested.


What happens when Sherlock's brother comes into town?

Friday, Nov. 8


The Neighbors(ABC)

Shark Tank stars Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Daymond John andKevin O'Leary cameo as themselves when Jackie gets her and Debbie a spot on the show.


America's Next Top Model(The CW)

On Part 1 of the finale, former contestants return to assist the final three models. One finalist is dismayed when the group does not support her. In a twist, the eliminated contestants are put to the test when offered a cash prize.

Sunday, November 19


Revenge (ABC)

Devious Maids' Ana Ortiz guest-stars as a confident PR specialist who's brought in for damage control for the Graysons.


The Good Wife (CBS)

Nathan Lane returns to advise Cary and Alicia on their new firm's finances.

What are you looking forward to watching?

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