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[10/31/06 - 09:34 AM]
CBS's Hit Series Take Center Stage in November
The network details its November sweeps highlights. (SPOILERS!)

[via press release from CBS]

CBS'S HIT SERIES TAKE CENTER STAGE IN NOVEMBER

On "CSI," the Miniature Killer Strikes Again While It's The Ultimate 'Who-Dunnit' When Legendary Rock Star Roger Daltrey Guest Stars in a Special Thanksgiving Episode

There's a Merge, a Mutiny and a Double Elimination on "Survivor: Cook Islands"

The Residents of "Jericho" Must Protect Themselves From Outside Intruders While the Mayor's Life Hangs in the Balance

A New Twist Jolts "The Amazing Race"(ers) Who Dash Through Helsinki, the Ukraine and Morocco

A Kidnapping Case Turns Personal for the "CSI: Miami" Team in an Episode Inspired By the Real Life Crime Story Experienced by the Sister of Series Star Eva La Rue

FBI Agent Jack Malone is Taken Hostage in "Without a Trace"

Mac Discovers He Has a Stepson; Stella is Stalked on "CSI: NY"

On "How I Met Your Mother," Marshall and Lily Elope But Will They Tie the Knot? Wayne Brady Guest Stars as Barney's Brother

Charlie's Hot for Jake's Girlfriend's Mom, on "Two and a Half Men"

Stanley Tucci and Mark Feuerstein Star as Top Neurosurgeons in the Series Premiere of "3 Lbs."

Paget Brewster Joins the Behavioral Analysis Unit on "Criminal Minds"

Alicia Silverstone, Annabeth Gish and Polly Bergen Star in the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Presentation of "Candles on Bay Street"

CBS's hit series will take center stage in November with compelling episodes of the Network's dramas; romance, dating and laughs from its hit comedies; and surprising twists and turns in SURVIVOR: COOK ISLANDS and THE AMAZING RACE 10, as the two reality series near their finales.

The month will also feature the series premiere of the new drama 3 LBS. and the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation of CANDLES ON BAY STREET, starring Alicia Silverstone, Annabeth Gish and Polly Bergen.

CBS's November sweeps highlights:

Thursday, Nov. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SURVIVOR: COOK ISLANDS -- The eighth castaway is voted off. Jeff Probst hosts.

Thursday, Nov. 2 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI --When two young boys are reported missing, Grissom (William Petersen) goes head-to-head with a neighborhood pedophile in order to find them.

Thursday, Nov. 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) SHARK -- Martin (Alexis Cruz) gets Sebastian (James Woods) to prosecute a case on behalf of the victims of a fatal sweatshop fire. Three-time Tony Award nominee Zelko Ivanek ("Brighton Beach Memoirs") returns as defense attorney Elliott Dasher and Diedrich Bader ("The Drew Carey Show") guest stars.

Friday, Nov. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CLOSE TO HOME -- Annabeth (Jennifer Finnigan) and the team investigate the cut-throat world of the local PTA when a dad is murdered during a school function.

Friday, Nov. 3 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) NUMB3RS -- When a series of blackouts occur in power stations leaving Los Angeles in the dark, Don (Rob Morrow) and his team must determine if it's an accident or the work of terrorists.

Sunday, Nov. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) THE AMAZING RACE 10 -- A new, never-before-seen twist, shocks the Racers and causes teams to join forces. Phil Keoghan hosts.

Sunday, Nov. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) COLD CASE -- Det. Jeffries' (Thom Barry) rookie murder case in 1979 is re-opened when evidence is found, including a jacket and a set of car keys not belonging to the victim since she didn't know to drive.

Sunday, Nov. 5 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) WITHOUT A TRACE -- Martin (Eric Close) and the team search for a young woman who goes missing after a priest performs an exorcism on her. Academy Award nominee and Tony Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ("The Color of Money") returns as Jack's (Anthony LaPaglia) girlfriend and colleague.

Monday, Nov. 6 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER -- When Marshall (Jason Segel) starts dating a new woman, Ted (Josh Radnor) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) try to convince him the girl is crazy. Meanwhile, when Lily (Alyson Hannigan) hears about Marshall's date, it's she who ends being the crazy one.

Monday, Nov. 6 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) THE CLASS -- When approached separately by two very attractive people at a bar, Kat (Lizzy Caplan) and Ethan (Jason Ritter) fake being their blind dates. Two-time Emmy Award nominee Sara Gilbert guest stars in a recurring role as Fern, someone closely tied to Richie's (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) life.

Monday, Nov. 6 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) TWO AND A HALF MEN --Charlie (Charlie Sheen) helps Berta (Conchata Ferrell) confront the man who impregnated her daughter (guest star Sara Rue, "Less Than Perfect"), while Alan (Jon Cryer) indulges an unusual fetish.

Monday, Nov. 6 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE -- Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) wins Ritchie (Trevor Gagnon) a play date with his handsome teacher whom Christine has a crush on. Blair Underwood ("L.A. Law") returns as Mr. Harris, Ritchie's fourth grade teacher. Mary McDonough ("The Waltons") returns as Mrs. Wilhoite, one of the parents at Ritchie's school.

Wednesday, Nov. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) JERICHO --Mayor Johnston Green (Gerald McRaney) falls gravely ill and it's up to Jake (Skeet Ulrich) and Eric (Kenneth Mitchell) to make the deadly trip to another town to get the medicine their father needs.

Wednesday, Nov. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CRIMINAL MINDS --The Behavioral Analysis Unit must help identify and catch a serial bomber terrorizing Seattle. JoBeth Williams ("Poltergeist") guest stars.

Wednesday, Nov. 8 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI: NY --The investigation into the death of a professional paintball player gets complicated when the team's prime suspect goes missing and the evidence at the scene possibly implicates one of their one. Kyle Gallner ("Veronica Mars") guest stars in a recurring role.

Thursday, Nov. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SURVIVOR: COOK ISLANDS --The remaining castaways are given the opportunity to declare mutiny and leave their current tribe to join the other tribe. The ninth castaway is voted off the island. Jeff Probst hosts.

Thursday, Nov. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI --Grissom (William Petersen) receives a second perfect miniature replica of a crime scene, leading him to believe that a serial killer is at large in Las Vegas.

Thursday, Nov. 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) SHARK --Sebastian (James Woods) hopes that his current case involving the murder of an 8-year-old girl will result in the exoneration of his former client whom Jessica (Jeri Ryan) helped convict for a strikingly similar murder 15 years ago.

Friday, Nov. 10 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) NUMB3RS --Don (Rob Morrow) and his team investigate the death of a minor league baseball player to determine if it was an accidental overdose of steroids or homicide.

Sunday, Nov. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) THE AMAZING RACE 10 --Every second counts as the remaining teams make their way through Helsinki. Phil Keoghan hosts.

Sunday, Nov. 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) WITHOUT A TRACE --Jack (Anthony LaPaglia) is taken hostage working undercover at an illegal poker club while searching for a missing young man. Susanna Thompson ("Once and Again") guests stars as Jack's volatile abductor.

Monday, Nov. 13 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER --Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) elope to Atlantic City. But will they go through with the wedding?

Monday, Nov. 13 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) THE CLASS --While pretending to be someone else to impress his beautiful date, Ethan (Jason Ritter) panics when he sees his former classmates at a birthday party, fearing that they will expose his true identity.

Monday, Nov. 13 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) TWO AND A HALF MEN --Alan (Jon Cryer) seeks a cure for his insomnia, while Charlie (Charlie Sheen) can't resist from hitting on the mother of Jake's (Angus T. Jones) new girlfriend.

Monday, Nov. 13 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE -- Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) tries to make some sacrifices in order to pay for Ritchie's (Trevor Gagnon) rising school tuition. Wanda Sykes guest stars as Christine's friend Barb.

Monday, Nov. 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI: MIAMI -- A kidnapping case becomes personal for the CSIs when the victim turns out to be Boa Vista's (Eva La Rue) sister. The episode is inspired by the real-life crime story involving Nikka La Rue, sister of series star Eva La Rue.

Tuesday, Nov. 14 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) 3 LBS. -- Stanley Tucci ("The Devil Wears Prada") and Mark Feuerstein ("The West Wing") star in this new drama about a team of top New York City neurosurgeons who explore the brain --the core of intelligence, the center of emotion and spirit, and the last great medical frontier. (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, Nov. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CRIMINAL MINDS -- Paget Brewster ("Huff") joins the cast as Emily Prentiss, a new agent assigned to the Behavioral Analysis Unit. To her surprise, she has to immediately fight suspicions of nepotism (her parents are high-powered diplomats) as she was placed in the BAU without Hotch (Thomas Gibson) or Gideon (Mandy Patinkin) being notifed.

Wednesday, Nov. 15 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI: NY -- The CSIs investigate the murder of a drunk driver killed in her hospital bed shortly after waking up from a coma.

Thursday, Nov. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SURVIVOR: COOK ISLANDS -- Two castaways are voted off of the island. Jeff Probst hosts.

Thursday, Nov. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI --When identical twins are found dead on the same night, the CSI team investigates whether or not the two murders are connected.

Friday, Nov. 17 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) NUMB3RS --Kathy Najimy ("Veronica's Closet") joins the series in the recurring role as Dr. Mildred French, the new head of the physics and math department at Cal Sci and Charlie's (David Krumholtz) new boss.

Sunday, Nov. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) THE AMAZING RACE 10 --The remaining teams continue their race through the Ukraine. Phil Keoghan hosts.

Sunday, Nov. 19 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) WITHOUT A TRACE --The team searches for a social worker (guest star Reed Diamond) who disappears after forcibly removing a 7-year-old girl from the home of her physically abusive father and distraught mother. Meanwhile, Jack (Anthony LaPaglia) tells a surprised Samantha (Poppy Montgomery) that he and Anne (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) are expecting a child together.

Monday, Nov. 20 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER --Robin (Cobie Smulders) covers up a secret from her past when she refuses to go to the mall with the gang. After some digging, Ted (Josh Radnor) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) uncover her hidden past.

Monday, Nov. 20 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) TWO AND A HALF MEN --Ladies man Charlie (Charlie Sheen) and tightwad Alan (Jon Cryer) go on a double date, leaving Jake (Angus T. Jones) home alone for the first time.

Monday, Nov. 20 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE -- Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) struggles over what to do when Ritchie (Trevor Gagnon) does a lousy job on an important homework assignment that will be put on display at his snobby school.

Monday, Nov. 20 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI: MIAMI -- A young woman is murdered after being auctioned off as a charity event date. Also, Calleigh's (Emily Proctor) ex-boyfriend, an undercover cop, is on the scene when she is shot in the line of duty.

Thursday, Nov. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SURVIVOR: COOK ISLANDS -- The two tribes merge into one. The 12th castaway is voted off the island. Jeff Probst hosts.

Thursday, Nov. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI -- It's the ultimate "who-dunnit" when Roger Daltrey, the legendary lead singer of The Who guests stars in a truly unique and surprising role that will keep viewers guessing.

Sunday, Nov. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) THE AMAZING RACE 10 -- The tension mounts as the remaining teams continue their mad dash through Morocco. Phil Keoghan hosts.

Sunday, Nov. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CANDLES ON BAY STREET -- Alicia Silverstone ("Clueless"), Annabeth Gish ("The West Wing"), Emmy Award winner Polly Bergen ("Playhouse 90") and Eion Bailey ("ER") star in this new "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation about a spirited young woman who moves back to the small town of her youth with her son after a 13-year absence, creating a whirl of emotions for her formerly smitten childhood friend and his wife.

Monday, Nov. 27 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER -- Wayne Brady ("The Wayne Brady Show") guest stars as Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris) brother and aside from their interesting relationship, he's just as much of a player as his womanizing brother.





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· 3 LBS. (CBS)
· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· CANDLES ON BAY STREET (CBS)
· CLASS, THE (CBS)
· CLOSE TO HOME (CBS)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DREW CAREY SHOW, THE (ABC)
· ER (NBC)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· HUFF (SHOWTIME)
· JERICHO (CBS)
· LESS THAN PERFECT (ABC)
· NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, THE (CBS)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· ONCE & AGAIN (ABC)
· SHARK (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· VERONICA MARS (CW)
· VERONICA'S CLOSET (NBC)
· WAYNE BRADY SHOW, THE (ABC)
· WEST WING, THE (NBC)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)











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