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[10/19/04 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Issues Early November Sweeps Plans
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC has quietly outlined its November sweeps plans, which as usual include a mix of specials, movies and the like. Here's a breakdown of some of the highlights:

-- Once "The Benefactor" wraps next week look for ABC to initially fill the Monday, 8:00/7:00c hour with the special "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - How'd They Do That?" on November 1. Said program will provide some additional details on the previous night's episode ("Ali Family"). A second "How'd They Do That?" special is also slated for November 29 ("Burns Family"). In between the two, look for the launch of the series version of "Life of Luxury," a follow-up to last year's George Hamilton-hosted "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"-esque special, on November 8.

-- Season six of "The Bachelor" is set to wrap with a two-hour installment on Wednesday, November 24 at 8:00/7:00c. As has been the case in previous seasons, "The Women Tell All" special will air the week prior to the finale (Wednesday, November 17 at 9:00/8:00c) with the "After the Final Rose" special following the finale (Wednesday, November 24 at 10:00/9:00c).

-- On the movie front look for the theatricals "The Rookie" (Saturday, November 6 at 8:00/7:00c), "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (Saturday, November 13 at 8:00/7:00c) and "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (Thursday, November 25 at 8:30/7:30c) during the period.

-- "Nick & Jessica's Family Christmas," the pair's second special for the network, is set to air on Wednesday, December 1 at 9:00/8:00c while ABC's "32nd Annual American Music Awards" will run on Sunday, November 14 at 8:00/7:00c.

-- Following the sweeps period, ABC has scheduled two original movies: the three-hour "The Five People You Meet In Heaven" (Sunday, December 5 at 8:00/7:00c), which stars Ellen Burstyn, Jeff Daniels, Dagmara Dominczyk, Steve Grayhem and Jon Voight, and its "Wonderful World of Disney" presentation of "Naughty or Nice" (Saturday, December 18 at 9:00/8:00c), featuring George Lopez, Lisa Vidale, Bianca Collins, Christopher Collins, James Kirk, Roger Lodge, Dan McLean and John Salley. Also in December, look for "Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2004" on Wednesday, December 15 at 9:00/8:00c.





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· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· BENEFACTOR, THE (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, THE (ABC)
· LIFE OF LUXURY (ABC)
· NAUGHTY OR NICE (ABC)
· WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY, THE (ABC)





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