IN NOVEMBER, BACHELOR BYRON MAKES HIS CHOICE;
JIMMY SMITS RETURNS FOR AN EPISODE OF "NYPD BLUE";
JIMMY KIMMEL HOSTS THE "AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS";
ABC CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING WITH THEMED EPISODES
AND A CLASSIC CHARLIE BROWN SPECIAL;
"LIFE OF LUXURY" PREMIERES;
NICK & JESSICA RETURN WITH A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL;
AND "EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION"
ANSWERS THE QUESTION: "HOW'D THEY DO THAT?"
TV Sitcom Veterans Valerie Harper and Joanna Kerns Return to "Less than Perfect" for
Another Thanksgiving Episode as Andy Dick's Lesbian Moms;
Robert Wagner, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Jenny McCarthy and
Nick Lachey Make Appearances on "Hope & Faith,"
Raquel Welch Guests on "8 Simple Rules";
Brian Kerwin and Dana Delany Show Up on "Boston Legal,"
and Much More!
The ABC Television Network announced highlights of its upcoming movies, specials and regular series programming scheduled to air during the November sweep.
Editors please note: What follows is a chronological listing of programming highlights (all times Eastern); this is not a complete list of all programs airing during November sweep. As airdates are subject to change, please monitor ABC's daily press bundle or ABC MediaNet at www.abcmedianet.com.
EXTREME MAKEOVER - "EPISODE 306" - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) - A full family makeover with the first-ever husband and wife extreme makeover gives Clovis, CA parents Ethan and Geri a chance to literally redesign each other while their three teens undergo non-surgical mini-makeovers.
LIFE AS WE KNOW IT - "SECRETS AND LIES" - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) - When Ms. Young decides to call things off with Ben and then reconsiders, their affectionate reunion is witnessed by Jonathan. Meanwhile, Dino confesses to Michael that he wants to move out of his mom's house, and Jackie goes to an Al-Anon meeting to help herself deal with her father's alcohol problem.
8 SIMPLE RULES - "COACH" - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) - Bridget is psyched to join the high school tennis team when she develops a crush on Coach Scott (Dan Cortese, "Veronica's Closet," "MTV Sports"). But her infatuation soon turns to disgust when she learns that Scott has a crush on Cate. Meanwhile, Kerry and Rory begin to question the authenticity of Jim's war stories while rummaging through his war chest.
COMPLETE SAVAGES - "FOR WHOM THE CELL TOLLS" - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) - Sam's love, Angela, has a new boyfriend, and so Jack, noticing how depressed he is, encourages Sam to go to the mall with him to meet someone else. Sam reluctantly agrees, and when Jack introduces him to a very good looking girl, Erin (played by Kaley Cuoco), Sam can hardly believe it when she agrees to go out with him. It becomes apparent very quickly, however, that Erin's main priority is talking on her cell phone instead of actually talking to him. Meanwhile, Chris has taken a job selling glider planes from a cart in the mall.
HOPE & FAITH -- "NATAL ATTRACTION" -- FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) - Hope and Faith play matchmakers between their dad (Robert Wagner) and their gynecologist, Anne (Jaclyn Smith). But the budding relationship is in jeopardy when they discover Mandi (Jenny McCarthy), Faith's former friend, Anne's patient and Jack's one-time fling, is pregnant with Jack's child.
LESS THAN PERFECT - "FROM THE CHAIR TO THE COUCH" - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) - Will, upset about an on-air blunder during his news broadcast, blames his mistake on his faulty anchor chair. Claude has the chair checked out, learns there's nothing wrong with it, and tells him so. When Will continues to insist the chair was the problem, Claude calls him a diva. Hurt by the comment, Will sends Claude to see his therapist. Meanwhile Lydia sees Will's on-air slip as an opportunity for Jeb to step into the anchor position, and Kipp breaks up with his girlfriend, Annie, but is scared into reuniting with her after he finds a gun in her purse.
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION - "VARDON FAMILY, PARTS 1 & 2" -- SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7 (7:00-8:00 p.m., 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) - When Stefan Vardon, 14, wrote a heartwarming school essay about his deaf parents and his blind and autistic 12-year-old brother, he had no idea that it would lead to the team from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" showing up at his family's Oak Park, Michigan home. In two back-to-back episodes. In the first hour, "Vardon Family, Part 1," viewers meet Judy and Larry Vardon, who can't hear their son Lance, and he can't see his parents using sign language. This is not just a matter of inconvenience; Lance's safety is also a concern, for sometimes Lance has fnd the house keys and let himself out in the middle of the night without his parents' hearing him leave. The EM:HE team knew they had to find a way to make the family safe, as well as find the best way for them to communicate with each other -- a real necessity for when Stefan leaves for college in a few years. In an essay that Stefan had written - and which Judy included in the application for the show -- he said: "I always have to sign to my parents in order to communicate, and always talk nicely to my brother for him to understand. I am so used to this life, it's just that sometimes I wish I had a normal family and didn't live this way. But the next day I am so happy that I have a loving family that treats me nice and loves me." Judy volunteers with blind and deaf children teaching Braille and sign language, while Larry is a welder for a car manufacturer who, in his free time, fixes his neighbors' cars too, for free and without a garage to work in. Stefan, a nature lover, plays football in high school and is a car fanatic. Larry is a musical prodigy who likes Elvis, Beethoven and Mozart, as well as horseback riding. In the second hour, "Vardon Family, Part 2," the Vardons come home after a week-long vacation on Mackinack Island. They returned to a completely remodeled home equipped with the latest in assisted living technology. At the "reveal," actress Marlee Matlin presented Stefan with a $50,000 college scholarship check from the Starkey Hearing Foundation. She also sat with Judy while she got her hearing tested for the first time in 20 years. Amazingly, Judy found she had residual hearing and was a candidate for a hearing aid.
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES - "RUNNING TO STAND STILL" - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) - Lynette locks horns with an officious mom (guest star Sharon Lawrence) at the twins' school who is trying to produce a "politically correct" play about Little Red Riding Hood. Meanwhile, Susan continues to investigate the mystery of Zach's sudden disappearance, Mama Solis (guest star Lupe Ontiveros) comes closer to discovering Gabrielle's dirty little secret, and Bree comes undone when Rex suggests they hire a sex surrogate.
BOSTON LEGAL - "TRUTH BE TOLD" - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) - When mayoral candidate Jack Fleming (Brian Kerwin) has his bid for Boston's highest office threatened by dirty politics just days before the election, his wife Samantha (Dana Delany) seeks the help of longtime friend Alan Shore...whose tactics put him on a collision course with the city's new power elite. Meanwhile, Lori takes the case of a man, Richard Kirkland, whose ex-wife will not release their son's umbilical cord blood that was stored at the time of his birth, which may be the only hope Kirkland has to fight his cancer, and Lori is forced to tell him some very difficult news.
LIFE OF LUXURY - "EPISODE 202" - SERIES PREMIERE -- MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) - "Life of Luxury" returns with an all-access look at the lives of the |ber-rich and the super fabulous, George Hamilton, a man whose name is synonymous with the good life, will take viewers behind some of the most expensive closed doors in the world. In the season premiere episode, Hamilton strolls the grounds of the ultimate bachelor pad, the Playboy Mansion, with one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends as his guide; tours Michael Flatley's multi-million dollar collection of homes, including an Irish castle where the "Lord of the Dance" truly lives like a king; talks one-on-one with hip-hop mogul Damon Dash about his half-billion dollar empire; and answers the burning question - just who's the queen of shopping - Britney or Christina?
MY WIFE AND KIDS - "THE PROPOSAL" - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) - Jr. is finally ready to propose to Vanessa, but every time he tries to do so something interrupts him, including Michael and Jay -- who are preparing to compete against each other in a kaake competition.
GEORGE LOPEZ - "SK8R BOYZ" - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) - Max gets in trouble with the law when he starts hanging out with a gang of skateboarders in order to make a few friends.
ACCORDING TO JIM - "FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE" TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) - Jim feels hurt when Ruby invites Andy to the father-daughter dance instead of him.
RODNEY - "RODNEY'S MOM" - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) - When Rodney's young-at-heart mother arrives in town, he suspects it has something to do with her selfishly ending yet another marriage - her sixth -- until he finds out her real reason for being there.
NYPD BLUE - "THE VISION THING" - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) - A man is stabbed while riding the bus with his family, a video store clerk is stabbed by a robber, a wealthy antiques dealer reports a suspicious burglary, and Medavoy takes a part-time job as security guard in a bar. Jimmy Smits guest stars as Bobby Simone.
LOST - "CONFIDENCE MAN" - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) - When Shannon suffers an asthma attack, Jack and Sayid realize brutality might be the only way to convince Sawyer to relinquish the life-saving medicine he's hoarding. Meanwhile, Sun struggles to decide if she'll obey husband Jin's orders to stay out of others' affairs, and Kate uncovers some shocking secrets about Sawyer.
THE BACHELOR - "EPISODE 607" - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (9:01-10:02 p.m., ET) - Byron has narrowed the field to the final three women, and they each take him home to give him a look at their varied single lifestyles and to meet their friends. And for the first time ever, the Bachelor will meet an ex-boyfriend of one of the women. But this is high stakes time, and the women really put the pressure on Byron to be "the one."
WIFE SWAP - "BITTNER/REIMERS" - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) - This week, in "Bittner/Reimers," a strict, vegetarian, ex-Navy wife who disciplines her children swaps lives with a junk food-eating, living-large mother who allows her two headstrong teens free rein.
"SAVING PRIVATE RYAN" - ABC THURSDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11 (8:00-11:20 p.m., ET) - The World War II drama tells the story of Capt. Miller (Tom Hanks, "Road to Perdition," "Cast Away," "Forrest Gump"), who leads an eight-man mission to rescue Private Ryan (Matt Damon, "The Bourne Identity," "The Talented Mr. Ripley," "Good Will Hunting"), the sole surviving brother of four fighting in the war. The film starts as Capt. Miller and his men make the landing on Omaha Beach on D-day. After surviving that crucible of fire, they are assigned to scour the front lines to find Private Ryan and return him to safety -- first, in order to save his mother any further grief, and second, to serve as a heroic symbol of the Normandy invasion.
8 SIMPLE RULES - "SECRETS" - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) - Everyone in the Hennessy family fears the ringing of the phone when they all find themselves keeping secrets from one-another. Rory refuses to divulge the identity of the student responsible for bullying and beating him up at school, which leads Principal Gibb (Adam Arkin) on a mission to find the culprit and tell Cate; Bridget and Kerry use fake IDs to get into a club, where Bridget meets a cute guy and gives him her phone number -- before discovering that he's a cop (Colby Donaldson, "Survivor"); Cate doesn't want the family to know that Bridget's tennis coach, Scott (Dan Cortese), is in hot pursuit to get her to go out on a date with him; and C.J. is distracted and forgets to pick up Rory's pain medication, which leads the pharmacist to call the house to find out if Rory's OK.
COMPLETE SAVAGES - "CARNIVAL KNOWLEDGE" - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) - When the boys find out a church carnival is in town, they're all excited to go - each for his own reasons.Jak and Chris devise a plan to pick up on girls who have already entered the fair so they won't have to pay for their admission, and although trying to woo Angela, Sam reluctantly accepts her idea that they can go to the carnival as "friends." Meanwhile, as the boys are causing chaos at the fair, TJ has to finish his school report before he can go, but when he's done, the dog eats the memory stick containing his report... and TJ has a very hard time convincing Nick that the dog really did eat his homework.
HOPE & FAITH - "STAND BY YOUR MANDI" - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) - Hope and Faith upset their dad, Jack (Robert Wagner), when they try to prevent him from marrying Mandi (Jenny McCarthy) when he truly loves Anne (Jaclyn Smith). But Jack insists on wedding the mother of his expected baby, unaware that Mandi has a little problem telling truth from fiction.
LESS THAN PERFECT - "SHOO-IN" -- FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) - Claude applies for the GNB Management Training Program, assured by Ramona that she is a "shoo-in" to be selected. But when Kipp also applies for the program, it remains to be seen what will be Claude's greater obstacle to acceptance, Kipp or her own blossoming confidence. Meanwhile, Jeb learns Lydia plans to stop working once they're married, so he enlists Kipp to convince her otherwise -- but Jeb should be careful what he wishes for; and Owen and Carl conspire to make big money supplying fish to the GNB cafeteria, but their plan is endangered when Ramona becomes suspicious.
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY - "HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE" - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) - Based on the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, this live action family adventure film tells the story of a boy who learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. Invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime and finds the home and the family he has never had.
THE 32nd ANNUAL AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) - Jimmy Kimmel hosts. Some of the hottest artists in the music business are among the list of performers. Favorite Pop/Rock Male nominee Lenny Kravitz, pop & blues guitar sensation John Mayer, neo-soul rock outfit Maroon 5 and "motor-mouth MC" Twista will all be seen performing live from the stage of the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Also performing will be hip-hop renaissance man Snoop Dogg and award-winning production wizard Pharrell, who will get together to offer a song from Snoop's forthcoming album. Additionally, previously announced performer Kenny Chesney will bring along singer/songwriter Uncle Kracker to duet on their chart-topping country hit, "When the Sun Goes Down." They join previously announced performers Josh Groban, Toby Keith, Jessica Simpson, Gwen Stefani, Usher, Kanye West and Gretchen Wilson on the special, which is a presentation of dick clark productions, inc. Also scheduled to appear on the show as presenters are "life as we know it's" Kelly Osbourne, Clay Aiken, Pamela Anderson, "According to Jim's" Jim Belushi, Brooks & Dunn, Chingy, Ciara, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Carmen Electra, Macy Gray, Kathy Griffin, Billy Idol, "Boston Legal's" William Shatner, Lil' Flip, Teena Marie, MercyMe, Nelly, "The Simple Life's" Nicole Richie, "Desperate Housewives'" Nicolette Sheridan, KISS' Gene Simmons, John Stamos, Switchfoot, tennis superstars Serena & Venus Williams, and Ying Yang Twins, plus additional talent to be announced at a later date. The "American Music Awards" honor the past year's elite in contemporary music as voted by record-buyers. Awards will be presented to top artists in Pop/Rock, Country, Soul/Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip-Hop, Latin Music, Contemporary Inspirational, Adult Contemporary and Alternative Music. Additionally, the T-Mobile Text-In Award, as voted by the fans, will be presented on the show. T-Mobile subscribers can cast their votes via text messaging using their T-Mobile SMS Capable cellular phones. Other members of the public wishing to cast their votes can do so at www.abc.com, Keyword: AMA, and viewers of the "American Music Awards" can also vote during the show via Enhanced TV by logging on to ABC.com and clicking on the Enhanced TV logo. Voting is now open and will conclude during the show on November 14.
LIFE OF LUXURY - "EPISODE 203" - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) - "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis, millionaire songwriter Denise Rich, "Sandals" vacation resort founder Gordon "Butch" Stewart," the ultimate wedding planner Sharon Sachs, plus the most luxurious billionaire beauty secrets are all highlighted.
MY WIFE AND KIDS - "RESTAURANT WARS" -- TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) - This installment marks the popular family comedy's 100th episode. At first, Michael is skeptical that Jay can be successful at opening her own soul food restaurant. But his competitive and supportive sides emerge when the Hoos, the owners of the Chinese restaurant across the street, use sneaky tactics to put "Jay's Soooooouuuul Kitchen" out of business.
GEORGE LOPEZ - "THE SIMPLE LIFE" - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) - When George gets a job opportunity in a small Colorado town, he and Angie consider moving there to provide a better life for the kids, in the first of a two-part Thanksgiving-themed story arc (the second part, "Trouble in Paradise," airs November 23). Thanksgiving-themed episode.
ACCORDING TO JIM - "PLOT TWIST" - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) - Cheryl's mother, Maggie (Kathleen Noone), wants Jim, Cheryl and the family to rest someday in a family plot she reserved years ago, but Jim insists on his own family plot -- then secretly reserves a plot for himself next to a star football player.
RODNEY - "KEEP ON TRUCKIN'" - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) - Upset that Charlie almost destroyed s truck, Rodney explains to Bo and Jack why the old truck has such sentimental value to him. Through flashbacks, he reminisces how he bought the truck with his last money from Carl, and how it ultimately played a key role when he and Trina fell in love.
NYPD BLUE - "MY DINNER WITH ANDY" - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) - Sipowicz and Clark vow to get their partnership back on track; Clark finds redemption in selflessly protecting an assaulted murder witness; Medavoy's job is at risk when he's caught moonlighting as a bar bouncer, and Jones wants custody of Michael - but so does the boy's felonious father.
LOST - "SOLITARY" - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) - Sayid's life is placed in grave danger after he stumbles upon the source of the mysterious French transmission. Meanwhile, Hurley has a ridiculous plan to make life on the island a little more civilized - and it just might work.
THE BACHELOR: "THE WOMEN TELL ALL" - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (9:01-10:02 p.m., ET) - Byron is in the hot seat when he faces 25 women he rejected on the show. See what they have to say to the man who dumped them on national television. And Chris Harrison has a surprise for all the still-single bachelorettes.
WIFE SWAP - "HARRIS/VAN NOY" - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) - This week in "Harris/Van Noy," an Oklahoma mother of three who agrees with her husband's edict that an obedient wife belongs in the kitchen, swaps lives with an unorthodox, working mother from Texas who believes her stay-at-home husband should rule the kitchen.
EXTREME MAKEOVER - "EPISODE 307" - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) - Witness an all-new makeover of Jason aka "Bubba," a 27-year-old bartender and bull rider from Hillsborough, North Carolina and the wedding vows of couple Ethan and his wife Geri from Clovis, California whose family was the show's first-ever full family makeover. Also see what life has been life after the knife with three of last season's favorite candidates: Patrick, a 38-year-old music DJ, Internet technician and cook from Kissee Mills, Missouri, Kim, a 31-year-old network coordinator from Jersey City, New Jersey and Candace, a 29-year-old family support worker and mother of two from Lincoln, Nebraska.
LIFE AS WE KNOW IT - "NATURAL DISASTERS" - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (9:00:10:00 p.m., ET) - Jonathan and Dino discover Ben's big secret. But as Ben grows tired of living a lie and develops a newfound chemistry with Sue, Ms. Young's jealousy gets way out of hand. Meanwhile, Jackie makes a new friend at an Al-Anon meeting.
8 SIMPLE RULES - "VANITY UNFAIR" - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) - After Bridget is turned down for a role in a sports car commercial, Jim discovers that the head of the modeling agency who rejected her is his old flame Jackie (Raquel Welch). When he tries to persuade her to reconsider his granddaughter, Jim soon finds himself reminiscing over old times -- and possibly rekindling their romance. Meanwhile, Kerry and Rory discover a secret about C.J.'s past modeling experiences.
HOPE & FAITH - "JUSTIN TIME" - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) - Faith (Kelly Ripa), in her wacky efforts to impress an attractive single dad (Nick Lachey, "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica"), tries to make him think that she's also a single parent by claiming her young nephew, Justin (Paulie Litt), is really her son.
LESS THAN PERFECT - "WE'RE BAD PEOPLE" - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) - Claude and Ramona blackmail Kipp when they believe he's used money received from Ramona's GNB accounting mistake; Lydia is forced to keep a secret when she learns Jeb was once a chamber maid at a high-class hotel; Owen and Carl help Will get in shape for the NYC Marathon.
AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS - "EPISODE 1509" - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET) - Thanksgiving-themed episode.
EXTRM MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION -- "ELCANO FAMILY" -- SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) - Glen and Jennifer Elcano were living their dream. They used to spend practically 24 hours together running and operating their small family farm in Bakersfield, California.He would harvest feed and hay while she drove the bale truck behind him. Then one fateful day, Glen was driving home from making a delivery to another local farm when a car pulled out in front and killed him instantly. Now Jennifer and her two young children, Michael, 11, and six-year-old Ashley, are barely managing the farm on their own. She and the kids have hardly had time to mourn Glen's death, much less keep the farm running and make repairs to their small 100-year-old dilapidated farmhouse. Country superstar Randy Travis performs songs from his latest CD at a fundraiser for the family and helps welcome the Elcanos to their brand new home.
BOSTON LEGAL - "QUESTIONABLE CHARACTERS" - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) - Lori takes the case of Michael Shea, her former informant when she was an A.D.A., who was shot while robbing a convenience store. She faces a legal and moral dilemma when she argues that the bullet not be removed - despite the fact that this could endanger his life - on the grounds that it could incriminate him. Meanwhile, Shore takes the case of Walter Mack, a man accused of being a slum lord, and is irate when the judge decides to get creative in his sentencing. Guest stars include Henry Gibson as Judge Clark Brown and Bruno Campos as A.D.A. Mark Wills.
LIFE OF LUXURY - "EPISODE 201" - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) - The ultimate bachelors, the billionaire Maloof brothers, legendary diva Patti LaBelle, the most expensive island rental in the world and the generous ways of superstar George Clooney are all highlighted. George Hamilton hosts.
MY WIFE AND KIDS - "THE RETURN OF BOBBY SHAW" - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) - When Jr. decides to be a rapper, he enrolls at the "Rapacademy," run by Michael's arch-enemy, Bobby Shaw, and signs a shady contract. To get Jr. out of the contract, Michael challenges Bobby to a "rap-off." Meanwhile, Jay convinces Claire to take a yoga class with her but becomes jealous when the instructor pays more attention to Claire. Guest-starring M.C. Lyte (as herself), Kool Moe Dee (as himself), Special Ed (as himself) and Katt Williams (Bobby Shaw).
GEORGE LOPEZ - "TROUBLE IN PARADISE" - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) - When Carmen and Max manage to get in to more trouble visiting a small Colorado town than in L.A., George and Angie realize that there's no place like home, in the second of a two-part Thanksgiving-themed story arc.
ACCORDING TO JIM - "THE HUNTERS" - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) - To prove his worth as a man, Jim -- along with Andy -- hunt a turkey for Thanksgiving, but on the hunt Jim is pursued -- and shot -- by a legendary 40-lb. psychotic bird christened "Angry Pete." Thanksgiving-themed episode.
NYPD BLUE - "I LIKE IKE" - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) - Clark continues to protect a court witness whose life is in danger; Jones shows up in family court, but Michael is missing, and Michael's father accuses Jones of hiding him; Medavoy faces possible charges for moonlighting, and Sipowicz studies for the sergeant's exam.
THE BACHELOR - "EPISODE 608" -- 2-HOUR SEASON FINALE - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET) - Byron introduces the final two women to his parents. However, when he goes to meet the ladies' folks, one woman's parents might not show up. Then Byron takes each of the women to his home on Lake Mead for one final date. Whom will he chose, and will he propose?
THE BACHELOR: "AFTER THE FINAL ROSE" -- LIVE-- WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) - Byron appears for the first time in public with the woman who captured his heart. He'll also ac the woman whom he left heartbroken.
A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 11/16/01) -- ABC Television Network will celebrate the start of the holiday season with the classic half-hour animatd Thanksgiving-themed PEANUTS special created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. In the 1973 special, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," Charlie Brown wants to do something special for the gang. However the dinner he arranges is a disaster when the caterers, Snoopy and Woodstock, prepare toast and popcorn as the main dish. Humiliated, it will take all of Marcie's persuasive powers to salvage the holiday for Charlie Brown.
"DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS" - NETWORK TELEVISION PREMIERE -- ABC THURSDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (8:30-11:00 p.m., ET) - Jim Carrey stars as the Grinch in this 2000 live-action film based on the classic Dr. Seuss book. Also starring are Christine Baranski, Jeffrey Tambor, Molly Shannon and Taylor Momsen.
HOPE & FAITH - "9021-UH-OH" - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) - The family flashes back to Thanksgiving Day a decade ago, with Faith hosting a frenetic and hilarious holiday dinner in her fabulous Hollywood pad. She goes to great lengths to impress her parents (Cheryl Ladd and Robert Wagner), including posing as the girlfriend of "Beverly Hills: 90210" hunk Brian Austin Green, who has left Charley star struck. All hell breaks loose when family secrets are exposed. Thanksgiving-themed episode.
LESS THAN PERFECT - "MOMS THE WORD" - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) - It's the day after Thanksgiving and Owen's two moms visit GNB to meet his coworkers. Judy (Joanna Kerns) helps Will with his girlfriend problems and Judith (Valerie Harper) lives vicariously through Carl and Ramona, encouraging them to indulge in her passions for gambling and drinking. Meanwhile, Claude fears losing her job when Owen reveals that she's secretly interviewing for another job, and Lydia's first Thanksgiving with Jeb's family does not go well when his grandmother kicks the bucket under mysterious circumstances. Thanksgiving-themed episode.
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION -- "BURNS FAMILY"-- SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) - The design team adapts the Burns Family home in Garden Grove, California to accommodate a six-year-old with "glass bones." When Benjamin Burns was born in 1997, he was an apparently healthy baby boy. Six months later, Benjamin's sister was playing with her baby brother and, when he started to fall, she reached out to help him. But when she grabbed his arm, she unknowingly fractured it. In the weeks that followed, routine tasks performed by Benjamin's parents resulted in more visits to the hospital and lead to the discovery of his arm being re-injured and a fractured skull. Eventually, Child Protective Services was called and Benjamin was separated for three months from his parents, who were accused of child abuse. Nothing could have been further from the truth, and Gerald and Ellen Burns spent every resource they had trying to get their son back and proving their innocence. When it was finally diagnosed that Benjamin suffers from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a genetic disorder characterized by bones that break easily, the Burns were cleared of the abuse charges and allowed to bring their son home.
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION - "HOW'D THEY DO THAT? (BURNS FAMILY)" - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) - In the second in a series of one-hour specials, the producers from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" literally open every door to show how Ty Pennington and his team of designers, workers and contractors are able to change the lives of deserving families as they rebuild the entire interior and exterior of a run-down house in just seven days. On Sunday, November 27, viewers will witness how the EMHE team make the Burns Family home in Garden Grove, California more accessible for six-year-old Benjamin Burns, who suffers from a genetic disorder characterized by bones that break easily. The process of their particular home makeover is the subject of this episode.
MY WIFE AND KIDS - "THE WEDDING" - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) - After announcing their engagement, Jr. and Vanessa try to navigate the pitfalls that occur between the two families in planning the wedding and getting married.
GEORGE LOPEZ -"E.I.? E.I. OH."-- TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) - George pulls out all the stops when a young upstart, guest starring Kimberly Williams-Paisley, is brought in to co-manage and shake things up after Powers Aviation undergoes a merger.
ACCORDING TO JIM - "POKING THE BEAR" TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) - Cheryl's gynecologist (played by Mitch Rouse) forbids her from having sex with Jim until the time is right to get pregnant, and Jim eats crow in order to win a huge account from a blowhard potential client (Tom Arnold).
NYPD BLUE - "THE 3-H CLUB" -- TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) - When Michael's father, Craig Woodruff, is shot dead - with Jones' gun -- Sipowicz and Clark are forced to suspect Jones. Meanwhile, Medavoy is tried and found guilty of moonlighting in a bar, and a boy is molested by someone driving a church van.
LOST -- "RAISED BY ANOTHER" -- WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) - Jack, Kate and Charlie wonder if Claire's disturbing nightmares might be coming true to threaten her life and the life of her unborn child, and a missing castaway returns with frightening news about what lies just beyond the mountains.
NICK & JESSICA'S FAMILY CHRISTMAS - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1 (9:01-10:02 p.m., ET) - A fun-filled Christmas variety hour of comedy and music celebrating the holidays with America's favorite young couple, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey -- including famous siblings Ashlee Simpson and a reunion of 98 Degrees that includes Nick's brother, Drew Lachey.