[10/19/05 - 12:00 AM]
Top Model Week Highlights UPN's November Sweep Events

[via press release from UPN]


TOP MODEL Participants from Past Cycles of UPN's Hit Dramality, as well as Fan Favorites Mr. Jay and Miss J., Appear in UPN Programs All Week Long During "TOP MODEL WEEK" Beginning Monday, Nov. 7

UPN Celebrates The Legendary Patti LaBelle With "AN ALL- STAR SALUTE TO PATTI LABELLE: LIVE FROM ATLANTIS," Tuesday, Nov. 8

THE VIBE AWARDS ON UPN Returns on Tuesday, Nov. 15

The Guest Stars Come Out on UPN's Hit Comedies and Dramas this November, Including Joss Whedon, Harry Hamlin, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, Loretta Devine, Melvin Van Peebles, Jaleel White, Taraji P. Henson, Lamman Rucker, Joey Lawrence, Kadeem Hardison, Former Los Angeles Laker Rick Fox, radio personality Tom Joyner and R& B Singer Omarion

UPN kicks off a month of special guests and major events for the November sweep beginning with TOP MODEL WEEK as the girls from the past four cycles guest star on UPN's comedies and dramas throughout the week of Nov. 7, including Norelle, Mercedes, Toccara, Keenyah, Brittany, as well as fan favorites Jay Manuel and J.Alexander, aka Mr. Jay and Miss J., while former participant Michelle, a wrestler, will appear on FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN.

Grammy Award-winning artist Patti LaBelle celebrates her 45 years in the music industry in the one-hour special, AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO PATTI LABELLE: LIVE FROM ATLANTIS, to air Tuesday, Nov. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), with special guest performances from Nelly, Kelly Rowland, Michael McDonald, Ashanti, Boyz II Men, Mario, Gerald Levert, Yolanda Adams and a rare reunion of LaBelle's legendary 70's group, "Labelle." Tracee Ellis Ross hosts.

VIBE AWARDS ON UPN returns with the third annual two-hour special event dedicated to celebrating innovation, cutting-edge presentations, and genre-expanding work in urban music, on Tuesday, Nov. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)

Special guests on UPN's Monday comedies include Kadeem Hardison ("A Different World) on ONE ON ONE; Melvin Van Peebles ("Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song") and Loretta Devine ("Crash") on GIRLFRIENDS, and Joey Lawrence ("Blossom"), Jaleel White ("Family Matters"), Taraji P. Henson ("Hustle & Flow") and Lamman Rucker ("All My Children") on HALF & HALF.

Guest stars on VERONICA MARS include "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" creator Joss Whedon in his acting debut, Charisma Carpenter ("Angel"), Steve Gutenberg ("Three Men and a Baby") and the return of Harry Hamlin ("L.A. Law") and Allyson Hannigan ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "How I Met Your Mother").

On UPN's Thursday comedies, former Los Angeles Laker Rick Fox guest stars in a three-episode arc on LOVE, INC; radio personality Tom Joyner appears on EVE, and Mindy Sterling ("Austin Powers") guests and R&B star Omarion returns to CUTS.

Every week in November, FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN serves up a two-hour block of high-flying, body-slamming action.

The following are highlights from UPN's Nov. 2005 Sweep:

Thursday, Nov. 3 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS -- When Julius and Rochelle decide to have a "date night," they hire a babysitter to watch the kids, but when she suddenly leaves to take care of something personal, Chris is forced to cover for her.

Thursday, Nov. 3 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) LOVE, INC. -- When Clea admits that her ex-husband accused her of not being spontaneous, the Love, Inc. staff attempts to get her to live more in the moment. Rick Fox (Los Angeles Lakers) begins a three episode arc as one of Clea's dates.

Thursday, Nov. 3 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CUTS -- Tired of the male staff's misogynist's behavior, Tiffany sends the staff to a sexual harassment class. R&B singer Omarion returns as Kevin's apprentice and Mindy Sterling guest stars.

Monday, Nov. 7 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) ONE ON ONE -- Arnaz and Breanna's relationship becomes strained when Breanna begins to work at the coffee shop with Arnaz, only to be promoted over him as his boss. Norelle (AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL) makes an appearance.

Monday, Nov. 7 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) ALL OF US -- When Robert installs a nanny cam to check on the babysitter, he discovers that Neesee has resumed her smoking habit, but in trying to help her, he picks up the habit as well. Mercedes (AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL) guest stars.

Monday, Nov. 7 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) GIRLFRIENDS -- After Todd's attorney portrays her as a bad mother, Toni fears she may lose custody of Morgan. Meanwhile, Joan is convinced that her older boyfriend Kenneth (guest star Melvin Van Peebles) is taking Viagra. Toccara (AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL) makes an appearance as a waitress, and Loretta Devine guest stars as a family court judge.

Monday, Nov. 7 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) HALF & HALF -- After constant badgering by Dee Dee, Mona begrudgingly agrees to face her old demons and attend her 10-year high school reunion. Keenyah (AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL) and Jaleel White guest star.

Tuesday, Nov. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO PATTI LABELLE: LIVE FROM ATLANTIS -- Grammy Award-winning artist Patti LaBelle celebrates her 45 years in the music industry in this one-hour tribute, as her hits are performed by Nelly, Kelly Rowland, Michael McDonald, Ashanti, Boyz II Men, Mario, Gerald Levert and Yolanda Adams. Special also features a rare reunion of LaBelle's legendary 70's group, "Labelle." Tracee Ellis Ross hosts.

Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL -- Following a challenge, one of the girls is chosen to appear on an episode of VERONICA MARS and is followed on set as she films her guest appearance. While TOP MODEL Cycle 3 winner Eva surprises the girls.

Wednesday, Nov. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) VERONICA MARS -- Veronica comes to the aid of Abel Koontz, the man originally convicted of Lilly Kane's murder, who is now looking for his missing daughter. One of the girls from TOP MODEL makes a guest appearance as does Joss Whedon, and Harry Hamlin returns as Aaron Echolls.

Thursday, Nov. 10 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS -- Put in charge of taking care of the family's laundry, Chris must endure a Saturday at the local Laundromat with Drew and Tonya in tow.

Thursday, Nov. 10 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) LOVE, INC. -- Clea's relationship with David (guest star Rick Fox) progresses to the next level, but she is upset when she learns his roommate is a gorgeous model (guest star Brittany, AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL).

Thursday, Nov. 10 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) EVE -- Janie calls a popular radio show to vent about her mother- in-law and ends up revealing more than she wanted. Meanwhile, Nick and Rita start dating. Jay Manuel (AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL) and radio personality Tom Joyner guest star.

Thursday, Nov. 10 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CUTS -- Kevin and Tiffany pose as husband and wife on their first business trip together at a couple's seminar, hoping to secure a new spa product line from a new-age hippie couple. J. Alexander (AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL) guest stars as one of the attendees at the retreat, and Omarion reprises his role.

Friday, Nov. 11 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN -- Former AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL participant Michelle, a wrestler, guest stars.

Monday, Nov. 14 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) ONE ON ONE -- Breanna thinks she is getting her big break when she is cast as an extra in a film, but the director (guest star Kadeem Hardison) decides to offer Arnaz a speaking part instead.

Monday, Nov. 14 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) GIRLFRIENDS -- Lynn realizes that she can no longer put off sex with her fianc´┐Ż Jen and must make a decision one way or another.

Monday, Nov. 14 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) HALF & HALF -- When Spencer can't bring himself to dump his new girlfriend (guest star Taraji P. Henson), he enlists Dee Dee's help to break the news.

Tuesday, Nov. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) VIBE AWARDS ON UPN -- Third-annual event dedicated to celebrating innovation, cutting-edge presentation, and genre expanding work in urban music, featuring chart topping, contemporary performances and special celebrity appearances from all areas of entertainment.

Wednesday, Nov. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL -- "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent Kevin Fraser gives the girls a lesson on the red carpet.

Monday, Nov. 21 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) ONE ON ONE -- 100TH EPISODE -- Worried that she will lose Arnaz to another girl, Breanna finally makes the big decision to have sex with him, but things get complicated when her father Flex makes an unexpected visit.

Monday, Nov. 21 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) HALF & HALF -- Dee Dee invites Mona to a "girl's weekend" at the spa, but Mona discovers her sister has an ulterior motive. Lamman Rucker guest stars.

Monday, Nov. 28 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) HALF & HALF -- When Dee Dee complains that her co-worker Brett (guest star Joey Lawrence) constantly questions her abilities simply because she's a woman, Charles and Spencer intervene on her behalf.

Wednesday, Nov. 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) VERONICA MARS -- Veronica stumbles upon her mother's high school records and finds an intriguing, troubling report that leads Veronica to investigate the past. Alyson Hannigan returns as Trina Echolls and Charisma Carpenter guest star.

  [october 2005]  


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