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[10/28/03 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Outlines November Sweeps Schedule
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC has outlined its November sweeps schedule, details of which you can find below:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30

THREAT MATRIX -- "ALPHA-126" (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- In an effort to stop an assassination attempt on a major political figure, Frankie interrogates the one man who knows the potential suspect's identity. When her detainee dies in custody, it's up to Kilmer to find the would-be murderer in order to clear Frankie's name.

EXTREME MAKEOVER -- "EPISODE 206" (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) - This "can't miss" episode includes one of the most jaw-dropping transformations yet. It follows the journeys of John, a married 27-year-old video game designer from Hockley, Texas, and Candace, a 29-year-old family support worker and mother of two from Lincoln, Nebraska, from their "before" phases, then as they undergo their various procedures and, finally, when the end results are revealed to their families and friends. In addition, resident style guru Sam Saboura will give one lucky chosen individual a "Mini-Extreme Makeover," and viewers will see the results in the first half-hour of the show. Sam takes his first participant Wendy, a 36-year-old housewife from Camp Pendleton, California, and gives her a fast and furious wardrobe/hair/makeup overhaul. "Mini-Extreme Makeover" will be a new segment of the show, as Sam dispenses his expertise in the fields of fashion, personal style and grooming with "news you can use" to give yourself a whole new look without any plastic surgery.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31

GEORGE LOPEZ -- "NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE" (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) -- The Lopez family turns their home into a haunted house in order to raise money for the factory workers who have lost their salaries as a result of a plane crash investigation. Halloween themed episode.

MARRIED TO THE KELLYS -- "TOM MAKES A FRIEND" (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Tom has a new buddy whose wife happens to be Susan�s high school nemesis.

HOPE & FAITH -- "HOPE HAS NO FAITH" (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) -- Faith falls for Paolo (Cristian de la Fuente), a hottie she meets on Halloween, but Hope thinks her sister has found yet another cad, leading her on an antic spy caper to find out the truth. Meanwhile, Sydney gives Hayley tips to attract her math partner's interest. Halloween themed episode.

LIFE WITH BONNIE -- "THE MERRY OLE LAND OF OZ" (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Station owner Mr. Portinbody (Carl Reiner) asks Bonnie and the "Morning Chicago" gang to feature the "Wizard of Oz" theme in their Halloween episode, and Lenord (Martin Mull) returns to host a fashion show for senior citizens. Halloween themed episode.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY -- "PHENOMENON II" (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) -- With a new original screenplay by Gerald DiPego, writer of the original film, "Phenomenon II" tells the story of an ordinary man, George Malley (Christopher Shyer), who sees a strange light bursting in the sky on his birthday and awakens the following day to find his IQ climbing and his body empowered. George wants to put his newfound gifts to good use for his mother, Nora (Jill Clayburgh, "An Unmarried Woman," "Leap of Faith"), and his small town. As the word spreads, however, he is treated instead as a freak and a rebel. This two-hour made-for-television movie is based on the hit motion picture which starred John Travolta as George Malley. Also starring Peter Coyote ("A Walk to Remember").

L.A. DRAGNET -- "SLICE OF LIFE" (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- The headless body of a woman is found offshore by fishermen, and Lt. Friday and his team learn that she had recently given birth. But there's no sign of a bby and precious few clues in this horrible crime.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2

AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS - "EPISODE 1406" - 300th EPISODE, PART ONE (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET) -- For 14 seasons, this American institution has brought laughter to millions of viewers with clips of everyday people caught on tape. "AFV" celebrates a milestone achieved by only a handful of shows in the history of the medium - its 300th episode - with a two-part special featuring the most hilarious clips culled from over a decade of embarrassing moments. Included: A montage of winning moments; best videos from around the world; great moments from previous "AFV" hosts, and clips from the naughty file. Part 1 of 2. Concludes Sunday, November 9.

10-8 -- "MERCY, MERCY ME" (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Now that he's in law enforcement, Rico learns that the self-defense techniques he used in Brooklyn won't fly in the sheriff's department. When a hulk of a man blindsides him with mean force for no apparent reason, Rico's response comes under investigation and he fears that his time in the sheriff's department might now be limited. Meanwhile, a softer side of the usually tough Barnes emerges when Earl (guest star Bill Cobbs), an elderly man in Barnes' old neighborhood, is assaulted by gang members.

ALIAS -- "THE NEMESIS" (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Sydney's emotions are turned inside-out when she comes face-to-face with Allison -- a.k.a. doppelganger Francie -- who was presumed dead but is now a key figure in The Covenant. Meanwhile Lauren's search for Lazarey's murderer leads her closer to discovering a connection to Sydney, and Sydney begrudgingly is assigned as Sloane's CIA handler. Guest starring is Merrin Dungey as Allison Doren.

THE PRACTICE -- "THE LONELY PEOPLE" (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Eugene and Jimmy's defense of the leader of a white supremacist group takes an unexpected turn when surprising new developments come to light. Meanwhile, Shore continues in his quest to free Roland Huff from prison, and Jamie and Eugene must come to terms with their differences.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3

ABC NEWS SPECIAL - "JESUS, MARY AND DA VINCI" (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- The bestselling novel "The Da Vinci Code" has stirred a vigorous debate by raising a number of provocative questions -- most notably, was the historical Jesus really an unmarried man? Could he have even been a father? Do his direct descendants still survive today? In this hour-long ABC News special, Elizabeth Vargas explores these and other controversial theories about the lives of Jesus and Mary Magdalene -- who some scholars believe was not a prostitute, as often portrayed, but rather Jesus' wife, and perhaps even the mother of his child. Vargas travels to the Holy Land, Italy, France and other locations around the world to investigate what evidence exists to support some of these extraordinary claims.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

8 SIMPLE RULES FOR DATING MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER -- "GOODBYE" (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET - special hour-long episode) - After learning of the unexpected death of Paul, Cate and the kids must each deal with the loss of the beloved patriarch of the Hennessy family in their own way. To help console the family, Cate's parents (James Garner and Suzanne Pleshette) - who are separated -- put aside their marital differences and help the family through their time of need. John Ratzenberger ("Cheers," "Finding Nemo") and Cindy Williams ("Laverne & Shirley") return as the Hennessy's pesty neighbors, the Doyles, and Patrick Warburton ("Less Than Perfect," Puddy on "Seinfeld") reprises his role as Paul's newspaper boss.

ACCORDING TO JIM -- "SCARY MOVIE" (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) -- Gracie and Ruby have nightmares after Jim secretly takes them to see a scary movie.

LESS THAN PERFECT -- "ALL ABOUT CLAUDE" (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Ramona is on guard when Vicki Devorski (Pamela Anderson), a former temp who stole her boyfriend, comes back to the office. Ramona jealously guards her current boyfriend so Vicki oesn't get her hooks into him. But when Ramona begins to neglect her friends, Vicki tries to make Claude her new best friend, all in an attempt to get at Ramona. Meanwhile, Owen and Carl discover their mutual obsession with catfights and hope to witness one in person.

NYPD BLUE -- "IT'S TO DIE FOR" (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- When another woman linked to an upscale bar is attacked, Sipowicz suspects she may have escaped the serial killer. Meanwhile, a young cop claims self-defense after shooting and killing a suspect, and Russell (Kim Delaney) has a breast biopsy.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

MY WIFE AND KIDS -- "ULTRASOUND" (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) -- As Vanessa and Jr. prepare for her first ultrasound, the excited grandparents-to-be, especially Michael, are disappointed that the young couple want to keep the baby's sex a secret. So, Michael goes to extremes to find out if the baby will be a boy or a girl. Meanwhile, Franklin is worried that Kady will dump him for Willie K, the world's littlest rapper.

IT'S ALL RELATIVE -- "WAKING UNCLE PADDY" (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) -- When Bobby's Uncle Paddy passes away, Liz offers comfort and support to Bobby by attending the wake - even though she's never seen a dead body before. In her angst, she forgets to drop off the key to the bar for the fill-in bartender and calls upon Simon and Philip for help. Meanwhile, the O'Neils return from the wake to find Philip and Simon hosting a karaoke challenge, which infuriates Mace -- until he sees the day's receipts.

KAREN SISCO -- "DEAR DERWOOD" (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- It looks like Karen's budding romance with a sexy Miami Marlins pitcher (guest star Eduardo Verastegui, "Chasing Papi") will never get to third base, as her assignment - to bring in a prison escapee determined to be reunited with his stripper girlfriend - wreaks havoc with her personal life.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

THREAT MATRIX -- "UNDER THE GUN" (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- When a crazed sniper goes on a killing spree in San Diego, the Threat Matrix team works with the FBI to stop the surprisingly young, troubled shooter.

EXTREME MAKEOVER -- "EPISODE 207" (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) -- This installment follows the journeys of Sarah, a married 44-year-old nurse and mother from Portland, Oregon, and Liz, a 51-year-old legal secretary from Houston, Texas, from their "before" phases, then as they undergo their various procedures and, finally, when the end results are revealed to their families and friends. In an episode of "firsts," Portland, Oregon resident Sarah is "Extreme Makeover's" first ever breast reconstructive case. Sarah is a breast cancer survivor who seeks a new breast two years after her mastectomy. Her story begins with her heart-wrenching application tape, in which she courageously shows "Extreme Makeover" producers her scarred left chest. Her journey is marked by daring medical procedures: Sarah's choice of not using an expander or a skin graft, but rather to receive the implant into the thin pocket of radiated skin on her left chest, is an unusual procedure that is rarely shown on television. In fact most plastic surgeons do not offer that option. Also unconventionally, two of the surgical team doctors, Dr. Garth Fisher and Dr. Harvey Zarem, operate on her simultaneously. Sarah had an endobrow lift, upper and lower eyelid lift, reconstruction of left breast (from breast cancer mastectomy), laser hair removal, removal of moles from face, photo facial, V-Beam treatment to remove scars, microdermabrasion, zoom whitening, upper and lower retainers to close rotations and fix spaces. And for the first time, the series addresses complications as Liz, one of the oldest "Extreme Makeover" candidates to date at 51, experiences complications post-surgery and embarks on an unexpected emotional journey. We closely follow Liz's long, rocky andemotionally draining recovery, taking a candid and revealing look at the truths behind plastic surgery. Viewers get an all access pass to follow her through every step -- a never-before-seen reality of surgery that cannot be missed.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

GEORGE LOPEZ -- "BRINGING HOME THE BACON" (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) -- George tries to put his foot down about Carmen's expensive quincenera (15th birthday party) - unsuccessfully, since Angie has begun making major financial decisions and party plans for the family.

MARRIED TO THE KELLYS -- "TOM DOESN'T GET IT" (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Tom breaks a promise to join Susan and her family for dinner and instead goes drinking with the gas utility man.

HOPE & FAITH -- "CAR COMMERCIAL" (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) --Two-time Emmy winner and legendary talk show host Regis Philbin joins the hit sitcom in a guest-starring role. In the episode, Philbin plays Handsome Hal Halverson, a used car salesman who hires Faith (Kelly Ripa) to co-star in his commercial in exchange for a free car. He soon discovers he got more than he bargained for when Faith tries to upstage him. Meanwhile, Hope is confident that Charley will remember the anniversary of their first kiss.

LIFE WITH BONNIE -- "PLACES, STAT!" (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) -- When Bonnie comes down with a case of food poisoning, she and the "Morning Chicago" gang broadcast the show from her hospital bed. Ruta Lee guest stars as Mrs. Blanchette, Bonnie's hospital roommate.

20/20 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) - In an exclusive interview with Barbara Walters, Martha Stewart breaks her silence about her headline-making legal troubles and discusses her tumultuous personal journey from modest beginnings as a girl growing up in New Jersey to her rise to become a billionaire entrepreneur. Stewart also speaks candidly about her expectations for the future.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8

"102 DALMATIANS" - THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY - NETWORK TELEVISION PREMIERE (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Five-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close reprises her role as the puppy-obsessed Cruella de Vil in this hit, live-action sequel, making its network television premiere in HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound and video description. Also starring are Oscar nominee Gerard Depardieu ("Cyrano de Bergerac") and "Monty Python" alumnus Eric Idle. This laugh- and action-packed family comedy received an Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design for Ms. Close's elaborate wardrobe.

L.A. DRAGNET (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Specific episode information to be released shortly.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9

AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS - "EPISODE 1407" - 300th EPISODE, PART TWO (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET) -- For 14 seasons, this American institution has brought laughter to millions of viewers with clips of everyday people caught on tape. "AFV" celebrates a milestone achieved by only a handful of shows in the history of the medium - its 300th episode - with a two-part special featuring the most hilarious clips culled from over a decade of embarrassing moments. Included: A montage of winning moments; best videos from around the world; great moments from previous "AFV" hosts, and clips from the naughty file. Part 2 of 2.

10-8 -- "LATE FOR SCHOOL" (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Just when Rico has gotten used to Barnes making his life miserable while teaching him the ropes, Barnes has a dizzy spell and is put on desk duty by Capt. Briggs. When Rico meets his temporary TO, tough, brassy and very attractive Senior Deputy Ryan Layne (Jamie Luner, "Savannah," "Melrose Place, joins the cast), a divorcee and twelve-year veteran of the sheriff's department, sexual tensions fly.

ALIAS -- "PRELUDE" (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Jack takes drastic measures to ensure that the NSC never finds out the truth about Sydney's murder of a Russian diplomat. But his actions place a heavy strain on Vaughn's marriage, as Lauren gets closer and closer to the truth about Sydney. Meanwhile, Sydney agrees to go on a mission with Sloane in order to thwart plans to obtain the operating system to a deadly weapon -- and she discovers an unlikely ally in the hunt for her missing two years.

THE PRACTICE -- "RAPE SHIELD" (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- As a court-appointed attorney, Berluti takes an unexpected path in defending a man accused of rape. Meanwhile, Eugene and Ellenor confront both Jamie and Alan Shore when evidence of some questionable behavior comes to light. Holland Taylor reprises her Emmy Award-winning role of Judge Kittleson.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

8 SIMPLE RULES FOR DATING MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER - "NO RIGHT WAY" (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) - The Hennessy kids return to school for the first time since their father's death. Bridget overcompensates by acting happy, while Kerry is guilty about feeling any joy. James Garner continues his guest star arc as Cate's father.

I'M WITH HER - "THE LAST ACTION QUEERO" (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Patrick reluctantly agrees to let Alex stage a phony breakup in order to pose as macho action hero Kyle Britton's (Steven Weber, "Wings") girlfriend - to stave off rumors that he's gay. But an open mic backstage at a talk show could threaten to out Alex and Kyle's sham relationship.

ACCORDING TO JIM -- "THE IMAGINARY FRIEND" (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) -- Jim creates an imaginary friend to avoid going to a couple�s baby shower with Cheryl.

LESS THAN PERFECT (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Specific episode information to be released shortly.

PRIMETIME SPECIAL EDITION - "PRIVATE JESSICA LYNCH: AN AMERICAN STORY" (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Jessica Lynch tells her story to ABC News' Diane Sawyer on this special edition of "Primetime." Sawyer sits down with Jessica Lynch and her family on the eve of the publication of her authorized biography, I Am a Soldier, Too, written by Rick Bragg and published by Alfred A. Knopf. "From the moment her unit took a fateful turn and was ambushed in the city of Nasiriyah on March 23, through her capture and rescue to her recovery from grievous wounds, Jessica Lynch's ordeal became a central tory of the war," said Diane Sawyer, co-anchor of "Primetime." "Jessica's story -- a source of both pride and controversy -- remains one of the great untold chapters of the War in Iraq. Like most Americans, I look forward to hearing Lynch's account of her life leading up to her enlistment in the Army, the extraordinary and harrowing events that transpired in Iraq, and what the future holds for this young woman."

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

MY WIFE AND KIDS -- "MARATHON" (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) -- When Jay works hard to get in shape and run a marathon, Michael thinks that, since he's a man, he too can run the marathon - without any real training. Meanwhile, bible-quoting Tony asks the gorgeous Claire to dress "ugly" so he won't feel so turned on.

IT'S ALL RELATIVE (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Specific episode information to be released shortly.

THE BACHELOR: THE WOMEN TELL ALL (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Specific episode information to be released shortly.

KAREN SISCO (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Specific episode information to be released shortly.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13

THREAT MATRIX -- "COLD CASH" (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Atkins is reunited with a Russian agent and an American double agent from his past when the team attempts to prevent poisoned money from reaching wide circulation.

EXTREME MAKEOVER (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Specific episode information to be released shortly.

PRIMETIME THURSDAY (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) - In a wide-ranging hourlong interview with Diane Sawyer, Britney Spears talks candidly about her music, relationships, provocative magazine spreads, Madonna, and life at 21.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14

GEORGE LOPEZ -- "FISHING CUBANS" (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) - Pretending they are going on a fishing trip, George and Ernie set off to help Angie's father, Vic, rescue his brother - Angie's favorite uncle - who has escaped from Cuba on a raft.

MARRIED TO THE KELLYS -- "THE NEW CAR" (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) - Sandy worries that Tom and Susan don�t want children because the couple bought a small, two-door car.

HOPE & FAITH -- "HOPE AND FAITH GET RANDY" (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) -- Country hitmaker Clint Black plays Randy Richter, Hope's (Faith Ford) high school flame who dumped her 18 years ago. Faith (Kelly Ripa) thinks the only way for her sister to "get closure" is to show Randy what a great life Hope has, married with kids. But when sparks unexpectedly fly between Randy and Faith, Hope is surprised by her own reaction. Meanwhile Sydney and Hayley work in secret to repair a giant hole they made in their bedroom wall. Clint's new single, "Spend My Time," is featured in the show. Also, Faith Ford's real-life sister, Nashville radio star Devon O'Day, performs with Grammy-nominated songwriter and singer Kim Patton-Johnston.

LIFE WITH BONNIE - "QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT LIE" (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Rumors circulate about Rock Benson, the station's morning news anchorman, so Bonnie and the "Morning Chicago" gang try to find out the truth about him in an effort to spare Holly's feelings. Meanwhile, Bonnie welcomes Wanna Thara to the set of "Morning Chicago," who teaches her the traditional art of Thai fruit carving.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY -- "THE CHALLENGE" (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) - Mary-Kate and Ashley are back in action as estranged twin sisters who live on opposite sides of the country. Much to their surprise, they are reunited in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, as contestants on an adventurous reality game show called, "The Challenge." In order to win college scholarships, the sisters must overcome their differences and learn to work as a team. "The Challenge" is from Dualstar Video. Network television premiere.

L.A. DRAGNET -- "FRAME OF MIND" (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Lieutenant Friday watches and guides Detective McCarron as he connects the apparently random killing of a traveling salesman to that of an unsolved murder involving the father of Nicole Harrison (Sarah Joy Brown, "General Hospital"), an online porn actress.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16

"AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS RED CARPET PARTY" (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET) - All of the red carpet and behind-the-scenes excitement leading up to the 31st annual "American Music Awards."

"AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS" (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) - Jimmy Kimmel hosts. The list of performers for the 31st annual "American Music Awards" gets hotter for the special. First time nominees Evanescence, the unpredictable Pink, reggae star Sean Paul -- whose duet with Beyonc� currently tops the pop charts -- rock icon Rod Stewart and multi-platinum Pop/Rock nominee 3 Doors Down will all be seen performing lve from the stage of the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. They join previously announced performers Ashanti, Sheryl Crow, Hilary Duff, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Ricky Martin, Metallica, OutKast, Britney Spears and "American Idol's" Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken on the special, which is a presentation of dick clark productions, inc. Also scheduled to appear on the show as presenters are Alabama, Jessica Alba ("Dark Angel"), *NSYNC's Lance Bass & JC Chasez, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, Bow Wow, Glen Campbell, Steven Curtis Chapman, Chevelle, Michael Chiklis ("The Shield"), Kelly Clarkson & Ryan Seacrest ("American Idol"), Fabolous, "NYPD Blue's" Dennis Franz, Macy Gray, Tom Green, Josh Groban, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Heather Headley, Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), Ice Cube, Nick Lachey & Jessica Simpson ("The Newlyweds"), Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz, Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath, Brian McKnight, Jo Dee Messina, Monica, Jason Mraz, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, "L.A. Dragnet's" Roselyn Sanchez, The Smothers Brothers, Kiefer Sutherland ("24"), Uncle Kracker, Keith Urban and "Weird Al" Yankovic.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17

"BRITNEY SPEARS: IN THE ZONE" (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Twenty-one-year-old singing sensation Britney Spears stars in this original network primetime special featuring exclusive performance footage interwoven with a behind-the-scenes look at this young superstar's hectic life. The performance footage, shot in New York City's Gotham Hall, will include songs from the Jive Recording artist's November 18 release, "In the Zone," as well as some of her biggest hits. Filmed in the round, Britney will be accompanied by her team of dancers, a full band, and even a string quartet for one number. The show features a collection of dramatic stage settings that give the concert a true storyline. Emotions and energy run high, as the show reflects its influences - ranging from "Alice in Wonderland" to "Cabaret" - and presents Britney in a variety of incarnations that are sexy, Gothic, romantic and truly eye-popping.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

8 SIMPLE RULES FOR DATING MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) - Specific episode information to be released shortly.

I'M WITH HER -- "ALEX MISSES THE BOAT" (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) -- After Patrick inadvertently interferes with Alex and Cheri's relationship, Cheri quits her position as Alex's assistant and decides to follow her dreams of restoring the family boat -- with some help from her sun weary dock-mate, Suds (Brian Doyle-Murray, "Groundhog Day," "Christmas Vacation"). But Alex begins to miss her organizationally challenged sister when she hires Bonnie (Ana Gasteyer, "Saturday Night Live"), a highly qualified but socially inept new assistant.

ACCORDING TO JIM (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) -- Specific episode information to be released shortly.

LESS THAN PERFECT (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Specific episode information to be released shortly.

NYPD BLUE - "AND THE WENNER IS..." (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) - The detectives get a break in the serial killer case, McDowell announces her pregnancy, and she and Sipowicz plan their wedding. Kim Delaney concludes her guest star arc.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

MY WIFE AND KIDS (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) -- Specific episode information to be released shortly.

IT'S ALL RELATIVE (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Specific episode information to be released shortly.

THE BACHELOR - SEASON FINALE -- "EPISODE 408" (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) - Has Bachelor Bob found true love? Once there were 25, now there are just two. Which woman holds the key to Bob Guiney's heart?

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20

THREAT MATRIX (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Specific episode information to be released shortly.

PETER JENNINGS REPORTING: "THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION: BEYOND CONSPIRACY" (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- No other murder in history has produced as much speculation as the Kennedy assassination. Forty years later more than 80% of Americans still believe there was a conspiracy to kill the President and that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone. This news special will separate fact from conspiracy theories and get to the truth. "Beyond Conspiracy" will make use of stunning forensic technology that makes it possible to be an eyewitness to the crime of the century and see precisely what happened that fateful November day in Dallas. Award-winning animator Dale Myers has spent the last decade creating a computer-generated reconstruction of the assassination based on maps, blueprints, physical measurements, over 500 photographs, the apruder film and crime lab and autopsy reports. His work has been independently evaluated and given the highest marks by the foremost practitioners of this type of forensic analysis. This reconstruction will bring viewers as close as anyone can come to being in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963. ABC News conducted extensive interviews with more than 70 friends and family of both Oswald and his killer, Jack Ruby; former officials from the CIA, FBI, Russian KGB and the Dallas Police; important players in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations; and participants in the various official investigations, including the Warren Commission. In addition, "Beyond Conspiracy" makes use of some of the more than four million documents relating to the assassination that have been released in just the last few years.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21

GEORGE LOPEZ (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) - Specific episode information to be released shortly.

MARRIED TO THE KELLYS (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) - Specific episode information to be released shortly.

HOPE & FAITH - "PHONE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS" (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) - Film and TV legend Robert Wagner portrays Jack, Hope and Faith's playboy dad who brings his latest conquest, Summer (Lynda Carter), home to meet his daughters over Thanksgiving. The girls are pleasantly surprised that their dad is dating an age-appropriate woman for a change and approve the match. That is, until Summer reveals a secret which changes Hope and Faith's minds. Meanwhile, Jack wants to test out his new skills as a masseur on Charley, who is creeped out by the idea. Thanksgiving themed episode.

LIFE WITH BONNIE (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) - Specific episode information to be released shortly.

20/20 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) - Barbara Walters interviews the cast of the upcoming film "Cold Mountain."

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY -- "ELOISE AT CHRISTMASTIME" (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) - Academy Award-winning actress and Hollywood legend Julie Andrews ("The Princess Diaries," "Mary Poppins," "The Sound of Music") and ten-year-old actress Sofia Vassilieva ("The Brady Bunch in the White House") reprise their roles from the popular telefilm, "Eloise at the Plaza," for "Eloise at Christmastime," a live action holiday film based on the bestselling illustrated children's books written by the late Kay Thompson, with illustrations by Hilary Knight. It's Christmas time at New York's Plaza Hotel and the season promises to be even more special as the hotel prepares for a romantic Christmas Eve wedding! Awaiting the arrival of her mother from Paris, Eloise plants herself in all of the wedding arrangements, since "getting married on Christmas Eve is the most romantic thing." Event coordinator Prunella Stickler, whose impeccable record for spectacular weddings has been uncontested, warns Eloise not to interfere, as the bride and groom are none other than Rachel, the daughter of Plaza owner Mr. Peabody, and her fianc�, Brooks Oliver. But when Eloise becomes suspicious of Brooks' true intentions and discovers that Rachel's old flame, Bill, the Plaza waiter, still harbors feelings for her, Eloise plays matchmaker to ensure that true love will save the day! But she'll have to go head to head with Prunella Stickler first. And "oh my lord," there's so much to do, as Eloise tries to save long-time Plaza resident Mrs. Thornton from eviction, help Sir Wilkes find the perfect Christmas present for Nanny and decorate the Plaza's Christmas tree with just the right amount of tinsel! With hours away before the big event, Eloise's plans go awry, as Brooks uncovers her scheme and a wintry snowstorm blankets New York City, threatening to spoil mother's homecoming. With a lot of love and a little bit of yuletide luck, the playfully wise Eloise must find a way out of this predicament and deliver the best Christmas present for everyone -- one that's from the heart!

L.A. DRAGNET (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Specific episode information to be released shortly.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23

AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET) -- Specific episode information to be released shortly.

10-8 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Specific episode information to be released shortly.

ALIAS -- "BREAKING POINT" (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) -- When Sydney is taken into custody by the NSC, Jack and Vaughn have no choice but to ally themselves with Sloane to rescue her. But with only hours to spare before she is forced to undergo a radical surgery to recover her memories, they must put togther an extraction team, headed by freelance operative Brill (Richard Roundtree, "Shaft"). Meanwhile, Lauren faces an impossible choice -- side with the NSC, who she wants to believe is doing the right thing, or with her husband.

THE PRACTICE (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Specific episode information to be released shortly.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25

8 SIMPLE RULES FOR DATING MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) - Specific episode information to be released shortly.

I'M WITH HER -- "MEET THE PARENT" (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Patrick is excited to have his hard-to-please mother, Rosalyn (Susan Sullivan, "Dharma & Greg"), meet his famous girlfriend during the Thanksgiving holiday. But when Rosalyn shocks Alex by telling her to break it off with her son, Alex decides to win her over by preparing Thanksgiving dinner herself -- which could prove to be a daunting task since she doesn't know how to cook. Betty White makes a special cameo appearance. Thanksgiving themed episode.

ACCORDING TO JIM - "THE EMPTY GESTURE" (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) -- Cheryl starts to feel taken for granted as she prepares Thanksgiving dinner. She suffers the ultimate insult when she gets stuck on the roof after retrieving her tablecloth that Jim had fashioned into a ghost for Halloween, and no one notices her absence until she unhooks the satellite. To apologize, Jim tells her that he, Dana and Andy will prepare the dinner. Jim never thinks that Cheryl, being the control freak that she is, would allow that to happen, so he doesn't make dinner. Unfortunately, neither does Cheryl. Thanksgiving themed episode.

LESS THAN PERFECT - "CLAUDE'S ALTERNATIVE THANKSGIVING" (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Claude is throwing her first Thanksgiving for all her friends. Owen's two lesbian moms (Valerie Harper and Joanna Kerns) come to visit and share the holiday. The only problem is that his moms have always assumed that Owen is gay. Hoping to keep up the ruse, Owen asks his friends to play along, including asking Carl to pose as his lover. Meanwhile, Lydia and Kipp both get invited to Will's Thanksgiving party, where Kipp is briefly the star attraction. Patrick Warbuton reprises his guest star role of Jeb Denton, the on-air political pundit. Thanksgiving themed episode.

NYPD BLUE (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) - Specific episode information to be released shortly.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26

MY WIFE AND KIDS (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) -- Specific episode information to be released shortly.

IT'S ALL RELATIVE - "THANKS, BUT NO THANKS" (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) -- "Thanks, But No Thanks" - Thanksgiving turns into a fiasco when Liz invites Mace's overbearing mother, Colleen (Olympia Dukakis, "Moonstruck") to the dinner. A web of deception begins when Mace tells the very conservative Colleen that Philip and Simon are Liz's uncles - instead of her dads. As luck would have it, Colleen is so charmed by Philip and Simon that she wants to introduce them to her unmarried daughter. Meanwhile Philip spins a tale of his own when he tells his stuffy decorator that Liz's future in-laws are wealthy. But it all goes awry when the designer pays a surprise visit during dinner to meet Liz's future in-laws. Thanksgiving themed episode.

"TRISTA AND RYAN'S WEDDING" - Part 1 (9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET) - Preparations begin for the wedding of the year, as former "Bachelorette" Trista Rehn and her fianc�, Ryan Sutter, meet with their wedding coordinator to plan their nuptials. They sample wedding cakes, choose floral arrangements, invitations, and travel to the fashion capitol of the world, New York City, to choose attire for their wedding party. Part 2 airs Wednesday, December 3, 9:00-10:00 p.m.; Part 3, the conclusion, airs Wednesday, December 10, 9:00-11:00 p.m.

KAREN SISCO (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Specific episode information to be released shortly.





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· 10-8 (ABC)
· 20/20 (ABC)
· 24 (FOX)
· ACCORDING TO JIM (ABC)
· ALIAS (ABC)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· BACHELORETTE, THE (ABC)
· BRADY BUNCH IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THE (FOX)
· CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO)
· DARK ANGEL (FOX)
· DHARMA & GREG (ABC)
· EIGHT SIMPLE RULES (ABC)
· ELOISE AT CHRISTMASTIME (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER (ABC)
· GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW, THE (ABC)
· HOPE & FAITH (ABC)
· I'M WITH HER (ABC)
· IT'S ALL RELATIVE (ABC)
· KAREN SISCO (ABC)
· LA DRAGNET (ABC)
· LEAP OF FAITH (NBC)
· LESS THAN PERFECT (ABC)
· LIFE WITH BONNIE (ABC)
· MARRIED TO THE KELLYS (ABC)
· MY WIFE & KIDS (ABC)
· NEWLYWEDS: NICK & JESSICA (MTV)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)
· PHENOMENON 2 (ABC)
· PRACTICE, THE (ABC)
· PRIMETIME (ABC)
· SHIELD, THE (FX)
· THREAT MATRIX (ABC)
· WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY, THE (ABC)











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