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[11/01/06 - 11:18 AM]
NBC Offers a Plentiful November of Programs with a Two-Hour Premiere of 'Medium,' a Super-Sized Thursday Comedy Night, More Epic 'Heroes' Secrets Revealed, a Crossover, and Star-Studded Specials, Series and Holiday Programs
The network details its November sweeps highlights. (SPOILERS!)

[via press release from NBC]

NBC OFFERS A PLENTIFUL NOVEMBER OF PROGRAMS WITH A TWO-HOUR PREMIERE OF 'MEDIUM,' A SUPER-SIZED THURSDAY COMEDY NIGHT, MORE EPIC 'HEROES' SECRETS REVEALED, A CROSSOVER, AND STAR-STUDDED SPECIALS, SERIES AND HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

LINEUP INCLUDES TONY BENNETT, MADONNA AND HOLIDAY SPECIALS, AS WELL AS NOTABLE SERIES GUEST STARS ROSEANNE BARR, CHRISTIAN SLATER, FOREST WHITAKER, CHEVY CHASE, BERNADETTE PETERS, RIP TORN, JOHN GOODMAN, FRAN DRESCHER, RENA SOFER, BOB SAGET, RICHARD ROUNDTREE, CATHERINE BELL, CLEA DUVALL, JENNY MCCARTHY, THOMAS JANE, RITA MORENO, CHRIS SARANDON, MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG, GRIFFIN DUNNE AND LAWRENCE TAYLOR

BURBANK - November 1, 2006 - NBC's November schedule highlights include the anticipated two-hour premiere of "Medium," more epic "Heroes" secrets revealed, super-sized comedies, "My Name Is Earl," "The Office" and "30 Rock," and musical specials starring Tony Bennett and Madonna, as well as traditional holiday favorites.

Scripted series highlights offer a bounty of guest stars, including Roseanne Barr, Christian Slater, Forest Whitaker, Chevy Chase, Bernadette Peters, Rip Torn, John Goodman, Fran Drescher, Rena Sofer, Bob Saget, Richard Roundtree, Catherine Bell, Clea Duvall, Jenny McCarthy, Thomas Jane, Rita Moreno, Chris Sarandon, Michelle Trachtenberg, Griffin Dunne and Lawrence Taylor.

On Wednesday, November 15 (9-11 p.m. ET) the popular drama "Medium" premieres with a special two-hour episode. Thursday, November 16 (8-10 p.m. ET) will be a night of super-sized comedies for "My Name Is Earl," "The Office" and "30 Rock." A new episode of "Las Vegas" on Friday, November 17 (9-10 p.m. ET) will feature guest stars Jill Hennessy and Jerry O'Connell from "Crossing Jordan" as they venture once again to Sin City to help solve a crime.

Also, "Target Presents Tony Bennett: An American Classic" salutes the iconic entertainer with a musical extravaganza on Tuesday, November 21 (8-9 p.m. ET) and NBC will air Madonna's two-hour concert special "Madonna: The Confessions Tour - Live From London" on Wednesday, November 22 (8-10 p.m. ET) -- which marks the first-ever broadcast network performance by the international pop superstar.

In addition, NBC will officially kick off the holiday season on Thursday, November 23 with the 80th anniversary of "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade�" featuring first-time co-anchor Meredith Vieira and parade veterans Matt Lauer and Al Roker to be followed by the fifth-annual telecast of the "National Dog Show Presented by Purina," hosted by John O'Hurley and David Frei. Likewise, the season's classic "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," will light up the night on Wednesday, November 29, with the celebration of the world's most popular Christmas tree combined with an array of musical performances by Christina Aguilera, Enya, Taylor Hicks, John Legend, Martina McBride, Sarah McLachlan and Lionel Richie.

Thanksgiving night offers a special two-hour edition of "Deal or No Deal" (8-10 p.m. ET) -- as contestants look to give thanks for a possible $1 million payout -- while an all-new episode of the hit drama "ER" (10-11 p.m. ET) follows as one of the doctors must choose to become a hero after a tragic bus crash in a Thanksgiving-themed story.

Following are days, times (ET) and storyline information.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2

MY NAME IS EARL (8-8:30 p.m.)
"Made a Lady Think I Was God"

THE VOICE OF EARL? -- ROSEANNE BARR GUEST-STARS -- When Joy (Jaime Pressly) needs a restraining order lifted in order to improve her image for an upcoming trial, Earl (Jason Lee) decides to confront number 12 on his list -- "Made a Lady Think I Was God." In a mean-spirited attempt to have the manager of their trailer park, Millie Banks (guest star Roseanne Barr, "Roseanne") stop harassing them, Earl disguises himself as the voice of God and fools Millie into obeying his absurd commands. As Earl tries to erase Millie off his list, he finds that the once shrewd trailer-park manager is gone and has transformed for the better. Eddie Steeples, Ethan Suplee, and Nadine Velazquez also star.

THE OFFICE -- (8:30-9 p.m.)
"Diwali"

MICHAEL URGES THE ENTIRE OFFICE TO SUPPORT DIVERSITY BY CELEBRATING DIWALI, THE HINDU FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS - EPISODE WRITTEN BY SERIES STAR MINDY KALING -- Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) encourages the entire Scranton branch to support Kelly (Mindy Kaling, who also wrote the episode) and attend a local celebration of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. As Ryan (B.J. Novak) nervously faces Kelly's family at the event, Michael, new girlfriend Carol (guest star Nancy Walls, "The Daily Show") and the staff sample a range of Indian culture and cuisine. Meanwhile, Andy (Ed Helms) convinces Jim (John Krasinski) to turn a late night of work into a drinking game. Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith and Paul Lieberstein also star, and Ed Helms ("The Daily Show"), Rashida Jones ("Wanted") and Charles Esten ("Whose Line Is It Anyway?") guest-star.

DEAL OR NO DEAL -- (9-10 p.m.)
"Episode #230"

IT'S BIG DEAL THURSDAY! VIEWERS AT HOME HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN $50,000; LIFE OF THE PARTY CHARMS HOST -- Howie Mandel hosts this exhilarating hit game show of chance and odds where contestants try their luck to become a millionaire. Tonight, Anita English of Wentzville, Missouri puts out the moves as she tries to dance her way to the top prize of $1 million in a high-energy match of nerves, instincts and raw intuition. Viewers at home can also watch and play the "Play at Home Lucky Case Game" for a chance to win $50,000.

ER -- (10-11 p.m.)
"Heart of the Matter"

TROUBLES OF THE HEART-- FOREST WHITAKER ('THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND') GUEST-STARS -- Dr. Kovac (Goran Visnjic) anxiously awaits the jury decision between himself and Curtis Ames (guest star Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland") but fears for the worst. Neela (Parminder Nagra) is tired of doing the dirty work and tries to prove to Dr. Crenshaw (guest star J.P. Manoux) that she is worthy of scrubbing in for surgery. Morris (Scott Grimes) prepares for his big television debut but ends up getting upstaged by Weaver (Laura Innes). Meanwhile, Ray (Shane West) starts to get jealous when he sees Neela and Gates (John Stamos) flirting. Maura Tierney, Mekhi Phifer and Linda Cardellini also star.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3

"1 VS 100" (8-9 p.m.)
"Episode #4"

CONTESTANTS BATTLE WITS WITH GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS TITLE-HOLDERS, SUMMA CUM LAUDE GRADS AND A TRIVIA CHAMPION NUN -- Popular comedian Bob Saget ("Full House," "America's Funniest Home Videos") hosts the international hit game show where one contestant faces "the mob" of 100 others in an attempt to win up to $1 million in a tense battle of brains and guts. Ed Brown of Afton, Wyoming, returns to try and finish off the mob, and Kelly Ross of Oak Park, California and Monique Soltani of Hollywood, California try their luck to outsmart the mob, which includes Guinness Book of World Records title-holders, summa cum laude graduates and a trivia champion nun. Viewers at home can also watch and play "You vs. 100" for a chance to win $10,000.

LAS VEGAS (9-10 p.m.)
"Died in Plain Sight"

TOGETHER AGAIN -- Ed (James Caan) returns from a secret trip to Morocco with shocking news about his past. Meanwhile, Danny (Josh Duhamel) and Delinda's (Molly Sims) romance continues to heat up. Elsewhere, Mike (James Lesure) travels to Hawaii to help Sam (Vanessa Marcil) with her "whale" problem. Nikki Cox also stars and Cheryl Ladd and Kelly Hu guest-star.

LAW & ORDER (10-11 p.m.)
"In Vino Veritas"

TELEVISION ACTOR ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING, REVEALS RELIGIOUS PREJUDICE -- CHEVY CHASE GUEST-STARS -- When unemployed television actor Mitch Carroll (guest star Chevy Chase, "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation") is arrested for drunk driving at 2 a.m. while wearing blood-stained clothes, Detectives Ed Green (Jesse L. Martin) and Nina Cassady (Milena Govich) find themselves the target of a drunken rant that reveals the actor's religious prejudices. The blood is soon discovered to belong to Carroll's former executive producer -- but the case takes another turn when the same blood is found on Carroll's son John's (guest star Jaymie Dornan) shoes. A.D.A.s Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) and Connie Rubirosa (Alana De La Garza) must then argue the role the father's prejudice had leading up the crime to ensure justice is served. S. Epatha Merkerson and Fred Dalton Thompson also star. (viewer discretion advised)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5

FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA (7-8:15 p.m. ET)

"Football Night in America" is a complete recap of the top stories in the NFL, complete with highlights, analysis and reports from around the league. Bob Costas, the most honored studio host of all time with 19 Emmy Awards, hosts "Football Night in America," alongside co-host Cris Collinsworth, the most honored studio analyst in history with six Emmy Awards; and analysts Sterling Sharpe, a five-time Pro Bowler and Jerome Bettis, one of the most popular players in recent NFL history.

NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (8:15-11:30 p.m. ET) "Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots"

The NFL's two best quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, square off as "NBC Sunday Night Football" travels to Foxboro, Massachusetts for a matchup between fierce AFC rivals the New England Patriots (6-1) and the Indianapolis Colts (7-0)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6

DEAL OR NO DEAL (8-9 p.m.)
"Episode #220"

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS ARENA HOSTESS TRIES HER LUCK AT BECOMING A MILLIONAIRE -- Howie Mandel hosts this exhilarating hit game show of chance and odds where contestants try their luck to become a millionaire. Tonight, Cleveland Cavaliers arena hostess Nicole Cuglewski of Brook Park, Ohio and "Mr. Mom" Miles McIntosh of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania play for the top prize of $1 million in a high-energy match of nerves, instincts and raw intuition. Viewers at home can also watch and play the "Play at Home Lucky Case Game" for a chance to win $10,000.

HEROES -- (9-10 p.m.)
"Nothing to Hide"

THE 'HEROES' EACH CONFRONT UNEXPECTED NEWS AND EVENTS THAT COULD FURTHER CHANGE THEIR LIVES AND RELATIONSHIPS; RENA SOFER, RICHARD ROUNDTREE GUEST-STAR -- Facing a crisis involving her son Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey), a distraught Niki (Ali Larter) reveals her recent personal struggles to a friend. Pushing aside his own issues at home, Matt (Greg Grunberg) assists Audrey's (guest star Clea Duvall, "Carnivale") investigation into another bizarre murder, but their pursuit of mysterious serial killer Sylar takes an unexpected turn. After failing to act like a "superhero" when faced with danger, Hiro (Masi Oka) questions his heroism. Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) and his wife Heidi (guest star Rena Sofer, "Melrose Place") strategize how to win the congressional election. Claire (Hayden Panettiere) is shocked to learn where her missing tape wound up. Meanwhile, her father H.R.G. ("Horn-Rimmed Glasses," Jack Coleman) is disturbed by news from one of his associates. Santiago Cabrera, Tawny Cypress, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Leonard Roberts and Milo Ventimiglia also star, and Randall Bentley ("Judging Amy"), Ashley Crow ("Champs"), Lisa Lackey ("NYPD Blue") and Richard Roundtree ("Shaft") guest-star.

STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP -- (10-11 p.m.)
"Nevada Day, Part I"

THE SHOW MUST GO ON; JOHN GOODMAN GUEST-STARS IN FIRST OF TWO-PART EPISODE -- An unusual collection of people have to go to a small town in Nevada to get Tom (Nathan Corddry) out of jail in time for his show that night. Guest star John Goodman plays a judge who's not a fan of "Studio 60" (first of a two-part episode). Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber, D.L. Hughley, Sarah Paulson and Timothy Busfield also star.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- (8-9 p.m.)
"El Accidente"

TO GOOD FRIENDS AND TEXAS FOREVER -- The Dillon Panthers are frustrated to face the possibility of last week's key win over Arnett Mead High being overturned due to Ray Tatum's recruitment (guest star Aldis Hodge). Police interrupt a sluggish practice with an arrest warrant for star defensive tackle Bobby Reyes (Walter Perez) after he viciously assaults another student outside of the sandwich shop. The Texas High School athletic administration summons Buddy Garrity (Brad Leland) and an uncomfortable Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) for further questioning before their final ruling. Meanwhile, Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch) and Lyla Garrity (Minka Kelly) break injured Jason Street (Scott Porter) out of his rehab room, taking him on a surprise trip to the lake just like old times. When Coach Taylor and wife Tami (Connie Britton) butt heads about Bobby Reyes' punishment, Coach Taylor wonders if he can do his job without giving up everything he believes in and hurting those he holds close. Aimee Teegarden, Jesse Plemons, Gaius Charles, Adrianne Palicki, and Zach Gilford also star.

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT -- (9-10 p.m.)
"Country Crossover"

DRUNK DRIVER'S HIT-AND-RUN LEADS DETECTIVES DOWN A DIFFERENT TRAIL WHEN A HIGH-PROFILE MUSIC PRODUCER IS FOUND DEAD - GRIFFIN DUNNE AND THERESA RANDLE GUEST-STAR -- When the body of a high-profile hip-hop producer is found dead outside his studio, a hit-and-run calls Detectives Logan (Chris Noth) and Wheeler (Julianne Nicholson) to the scene. As the investigation continues, business partners, clients and friends are all suspects with different motives. But when love becomes the ultimate motive, Captain Ross (Eric Bogosian) steps into a different role to catch the true killer. Griffin Dunne ("Alias") and Theresa Randle ("Bad Boys II") guest-star.

NBC NEWS SPECIAL - (10-11 p.m.)
"Election Night Special"

ELECTION NIGHT -- NBC News provides comprehensive nationwide coverage of the mid-term elections that will determine the composition of the United States Senate, House of Representatives and various gubernatorial races. NBC's Brian Williams anchors the news desk. Joining Williams will be "Meet the Press" moderator and senior political analyst Tim Russert, and NBC Special correspondent Tom Brokaw.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

30 ROCK - (8:00-8:30 p.m.)
"Jack Meets Dennis"

LIZ LEMON GOES BACK TO HER EX-BOYFRIEND DENNIS SIMPLY BECAUSE SHE'S BORED -- Liz (Tina Fey) confesses she got back with her ex ... because he asked. Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) fears that Liz is leading a life of mediocrity and takes it upon himself to be her mentor. Meanwhile, back at the show, Liz needs to deal with a physically-altered cast, including a face tattoo on Tracy (Tracy Morgan); Botox and collagen injections on Jenna (Jane Krakowski) and Josh (Lonny Ross) sporting two black eyes from a run-in with an angry Regis Philbin. Scott Adsit, Jack McBrayer, Judah Friedlander, Keith Powell and Rachel Dratch also star.

TWENTY GOOD YEARS -- (8:30-9:00 p.m.)
"They Shoot Turkeys, Don't They?"

ODD TURKEY OUT -- As they prepare for Thanksgiving, Jeffrey (Jeffrey Tambor) struggles to teach Hugh (Jake Sandvig) how to make the perfect pie, and John (John Lithgow) makes plans to hunt for his turkey dinner. Meanwhile, John finds out about Stella's (Heather Burns) relationship with the doctor hired to replace him.

THE BIGGEST LOSER -- (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
"Episode #308 - They're Back"

WE'RE BAAACCKK! -- Host Caroline Rhea shocks the duos when she tells the remaining contestants that six of the 36 players who were sent home on the first day have returned, and will be weighing in to see which two states will make it back into the competition. The players and trainers are surprised to learn that some of these contestants who have been working out at home have lost more weight than the players on the ranch. All of the duos weigh-in -- and one loses their partner at the elimination.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9

MY NAME IS EARL (8-8:30 p.m.)
"Mailbox"

SHAMROCK MILKSHAKE, THAT WAS A GOOD DAY; JENNY MCCARTHY GUEST-STARS -- Bored with her life, Catalina (Nadine Velazquez) offers to help Earl (Jason Lee) take care of #75 on his list by cleaning out a mailbox that he once used as a trash can. But Catalina discovers an undelivered letter stuck at the bottom, and Earl is determined to find its rightful owner. When they learn it's a long-lost love letter from trailer park resident Will (Johnny Sneed) to his former gym co-worker Wendy (guest star Jenny McCarthy, "Scary Movie 3"), Earl agrees to keep an eye on Wendy while Will gets back into shape for her. Meanwhile, Joy (Jaime Pressly) kicks Darnell (Eddie Steeples) out after discovering he's in the Witness Protection Program. Ethan Suplee also stars.

THE OFFICE -- (8:30-9 p.m.)
"Branch Closing"

SCRANTON BRANCH SHUTDOWN LEADS DUNDER MIFFLIN'S STAFF TO WONDER WHAT THEIR LIVES MIGHT BE LIKE AWAY FROM THE OFFICE? -- When Jan tells Michael (Emmy and Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) that the Scranton Branch will be shutting down, Michael strives to keep his staff's spirits up. Meanwhile, everyone privately begins to envision how their lives will change in the aftermath. Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, B.J. Novak, Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling also star, and Ed Helms ("The Daily Show"), Rashida Jones ("Wanted") and Charles Esten ("Whose Line Is It Anyway?") guest-star.

DEAL OR NO DEAL -- (9-10 p.m.)
"Episode #221"

IT'S BIG DEAL THURSDAY! VIEWERS AT HOME HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN $50,000; A FEISTY GRANDMOTHER IS REUNITED WITH HER FAMILY -- Howie Mandel hosts this exhilarating hit game show of chance and odds where contestants try their luck to become a millionaire. Tonight, Miles McIntosh of Philadelphia returns to finish his game and feisty Chariton, Iowa grandmother Myra Laing is reunited with her family as she plays for the top prize of $1 million in a high-energy match of nerves, instincts and raw intuition. Viewers at home can also watch and play the "Play at Home Lucky Case Game" for a chance to win $50,000.

ER -- (10-11 p.m.)
"Jigsaw"

A PUZZLING PATIENT COMES INTO THE E.R. AND LEAVES THE DOCTORS STUNNED; FOREST WHITAKER GUEST-STARS -- Abby (Maura Tierney) and Kovac (Goran Visnjic) finally decide to hire a nanny to care for their son Joe, but are troubled when they meet the potential candidates. Morris (Scott Grimes) and Sam (Linda Cardellini) try to treat a belligerent patient that comes in with seemingly simple flu. However, when they discover that his condition is much more complicated, the patient refuses treatment. During a trip to the park with Joe, Abby inadvertently meets Curtis Ames (guest star Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland"). Meanwhile, Gates (John Stamos) and Neela (Parminder Nagra) argue with each other at a hospital board meeting. Laura Innes, Mekhi Phifer and Shane West also star.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

1 VS 100 (8-9 p.m.)
"Episode #5"

CONTESTANTS BATTLE WITS WITH BEAUTY QUEENS AND TREKKIES -- Popular comedian Bob Saget ("Full House," "America's Funniest Home Videos") hosts the international hit game show where one contestant faces "the mob" of 100 others in an attempt to win up to $1 million in a tense battle of brains and guts. Monique Soltani of Hollywood, California returns to try and finish off the mob and Jonathan Kehoe of Cherry Hill, New Jersey tries his luck to outsmart the mob, which includes beauty queens, sanitation workers and Trekkies. Viewers at home can also watch and play "You vs. 100" for a chance to win $10,000.

LAS VEGAS (9-10 p.m.)
"The Story of Owe"

TOUGH GUYS: ADAM CAROLLA, DAVID BURKE AND JAMES RUSSO GUEST-STAR -- Sam (Vanessa Marcil) returns to Las Vegas and finds herself in financial trouble after three of her recent clients stiffed the Montecito, so she hires shady Warren Pemberton (guest star James Russo, "Donnie Brasco") to try to get the money back. Elsewhere, Ed (James Caan) runs into the wife of a high-roller (guest star David Burke, "Brothers & Sisters") who thinks of her husband as weak, so Ed, Mike (James Lesure) and Danny (Josh Duhamel,) devise a solution to show her husband how be tough. Meanwhile, a new Mary (Nikki Cox) emerges from the fallout of Danny and Delinda's (Molly Sims) relationship when she decides to conquer her biggest fear with the help of Adam Carolla ("The Man Show").

LAW & ORDER (10-11 p.m.)
"Release"

WEALTHY PARTY BOY FOUND DEAD EXPOSES CORRUPT VIDEO BUSINESS -- Chris Drake (guest star Tim Peper) escorts two drunken women onto a party bus to film a scene for his movie company Babes Being Bad, and finds his friend Bryce Moore (guest star Daniel Cameron-Talbott) dead, making Chris an instant suspect. Using video as his alibi, Detectives Ed Green (Jesse L. Martin) and Nina Cassady (Milena Govich) track down the suspect, Nicole Flynn (guest star Kim Shaw), and she admits to being on the bus questioning Chris about video footage he recorded of her while on spring break. Yet, as A.D.A.s Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) and Connie Rubirosa (Alana De La Garza) dig deeper, more is exposed of Babes Being Bad as well as Nicole's story, leading to an unlikely conviction for the murder. S. Epatha Merkerson and Fred Dalton Thompson also star.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12

FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA (7-8:15 p.m. ET)

"Football Night in America" is a complete recap of the top stories in the NFL, complete with highlights, analysis and reports from around the league. Bob Costas, the most honored studio host of all time with 19 Emmy Awards, hosts "Football Night in America," alongside co-host Cris Collinsworth, the most honored studio analyst in history with six Emmy Awards; and analysts Sterling Sharpe, a five-time Pro Bowler and Jerome Bettis, one of the most popular players in recent NFL history.

NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (8:15-11:30 p.m.)
"Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants"

The NFL provides NBC flexible scheduling over seven of the final eight weeks of the season for "NBC Sunday Night Football," beginning tonight with the undefeated Chicago Bears at the NFC East-leading New York Giants. Flexible scheduling, offered for the first time by the NFL, ensures marquee matchups when many teams' playoff chances are at stake.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13

DEAL OR NO DEAL (8-9 p.m.)
"Episode #222"

NEW YORK'S FINEST TRIES HIS LUCK TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE -- Howie Mandel hosts this exhilarating hit game show of chance and odds where contestants try their luck to become a millionaire. Tonight, Chariton, Iowa grandmother Myra Laing returns to finish her game and New York City policeman Peter Shine of Piermont, New York is offered a mystery case from the Banker as he tries for the $1 million top prize. Viewers at home can also watch and play the "Play at Home Lucky Case Game" for a chance to win $10,000.

HEROES -- (9-10 p.m.)
"Seven Minutes to Midnight"

FORCES GATHER TO THREATEN VARIOUS 'HEROES' -- Back in India to mourn the passing of his father, Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) encounters mysterious dreams of the past that force him to question what path to take next. Continuing their journey to New York, Hiro (Masi Oka) and Ando (guest star James Kyson Lee) stop at a diner and meet someone interesting. In crisis, Niki (Ali Larter) comes to a personal understanding. Determined to see one of Isaac's (Santiago Cabrera) paintings that Simone (Tawny Cypress) recently sold, Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) asks Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) for help in finding a key to the future. Intent on getting back to her normal life, Claire (Hayden Panettiere) focuses on homecoming preparations, unaware of what's to come. Meanwhile, H.R.G. (Jack Coleman) and a surprising associate focus their attentions on another "hero." Noah Gray-Cabey, Greg Grunberg and Leonard Roberts also star. Nora Zehetner ("Everwood"), Clea Duvall ("Carnivale"), Sakina Jaffery ("Third Watch"), Shishir Kurup ("Surface"), Lisa Lackey ("NYPD Blue"), and Jayma Mays ("Entourage") guest star.

STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP -- (10-11 p.m.)
"Nevada Day, Part II"

CAN NETWORK EXEC GET TOM OUT OF JAIL IN TIME FOR SHOW? JOHN GOODMAN GUEST-STARS IN CONCLUSION OF TWO-PARTER -- Jack (Steven Weber) has to get Tom (Nathan Corddry) out of a small town jail to make it back for his show that night as tension heats up between Matt (Matthew Perry) and Harriet (Sarah Paulson). John Goodman guest-stars in the conclusion of a two-parter. Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, D.L. Hughley and Timothy Busfield also star.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- (8-9 p.m.)
"Homecoming"

'ONE TEAM, ONE HEART' -- It's homecoming in Dillon, Texas, as alumni reunite, and the team prepares for the undefeated Laribee Lions. Tyra Collette (Adrianne Palicki) and Billy Riggins (Derek Phillips) mix it up as they plan the after-game party to end all parties. On the field, Brian "Smash" Williams (Gaius Charles) feels the pressure when he gets his one chance to impress a college recruiter. Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch), feeling sorry for his own life, quits drinking and focuses everything on the game. Elsewhere, the 2000 state champ quarterback, Lucas Mize (guest star Chad Brannon) returns to town a hero, but hides the true secrets about his life. Meanwhile at rehab, Jason Street's (Scott Porter) suspicions about Lyla (Minka Kelly) and Tim grow, and he is touched by the chance to go to the homecoming game. Kyle Chandler, Aimee Teegarden, Connie Britton, Jesse Plemons and Zach Gilford also star.

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT -- (9-10 p.m.)
"Blasters"

FORMER CHILD STAR TURNED VAGABOND WITH SERIOUS MOB CONNECTIONS FOUND MURDERED -- When the body of a former child star is found beaten and murdered, Detectives Logan (Chris Noth) and Wheeler (Julianne Nicholson) discover the victim had a history of drug abuse. When Logan and Wheeler investigate further, they uncover ties to an Albanian mob, a DVD counterfeiting operation and another former child star. Eric Bogosian also stars.

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- (10-11p.m.)
"Underbelly"

THREE TEEN MURDERS LEAD DETECTIVES TO UNDERAGE PROSTITUTION RING -- Three teenaged homicide victims with matching tattoos lead Detectives Stabler (Chris Meloni) and Beck (guest star Connie Nielsen) to an underage prostitution ring. With the victims' pimp, Victor Dodine (guest star Michael Kenneth Williams), as the prime suspect, detectives must rely on one of his young girls Belinda "Passion" Holt (guest star Charlie Ray), to testify against him. Also, Benson's jealousy flares when she quietly returns to the squad room and witnesses an intimate moment between Stabler and Beck. Mariska Hargitay, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Diane Neal, B.D. Wong, and Tamara Tunie also star.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

BIGGEST LOSER (8-9 p.m.)
"Episode #309 - Individuals"

EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF? -- Host Caroline Rhea reveals to the players that the rest of the game will be played as individuals. The contestants are surprised when they find out they are getting a makeover and fashion photo shoot to go along with their newly thin bodies. During the challenge, one player faces her greatest fear while riding a stationary bike 30 feet in the air.

MEDIUM (9-11 p.m.)
"Four Dreams, Parts I & II"

PATRICIA ARQUETTE'S REAL-LIFE HUSBAND THOMAS JANE GUEST-STARS IN TWO-HOUR PREMIERE AS 'MEDIUM' RETURNS - Hit drama "Medium" returns in this two-hour event as the ghost of Clay Bicks (Thomas Jane), who is an old flame of Allison's (Emmy-winner Patricia Arquette), suddenly shows up at her door. When Clay decides he wants to stick around the Dubois household, it doesn't sit well with Joe (Jake Weber). Meanwhile, Allison discovers that she and Bridget (Maria Lark) are both having a very similar odd series of dreams, with the primary difference being that Bridget's dreams keep coming to her in the form of cartoons. When Bridget's dreams become dark and ugly, Allison begins to realize the connection to a case she is working on. Also starring Miguel Sandoval, Sofia Vassilieva, David Cubitt, and Miranda Carabello.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16

MY NAME IS EARL (8-8:40 p.m.)
"Robbed a Stoner Blind"

DR. GREENTHUMB; CHRISTIAN SLATER GUEST-STARS IN SUPER-SIZED EPISODE -- In the midst of a heat wave, Earl (Jason Lee) remembers number 26 on his list -- "Robbed a Stoner Blind." In his attempt to cross it off his list, Earl and Randy (Ethan Suplee) find Woody (guest star Christian Slater, "Bobby"), the stoner they robbed, living an eco-friendly life in a commune. The only way Woody will let Earl cross him off his list is if Earl and Randy live an environmentally conscious life in the commune with him for a week. As Earl's newfound insight on the environment becomes more extreme, his new mission is to save the world from global warming. In the episode, viewers will see at some point all the Earl characters in Stop Motion Animation. Jaime Pressly and Eddie Steeples also star.

THE OFFICE -- (8:40-9:20 p.m.)
"The Merger"

MERGER COMES TOGETHER IN SUPER-SIZED EPISODE -- The Scranton branch and the Stamford branch of Dunder-Mifflin are merged, bringing old friends Jim and Pam back together after months apart. Meanwhile, Michael, Dwight and the other employees deal with the changes. Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, B.J. Novak, Melora Hardin, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling also star. Ed Helms ("The Daily Show"), Rashida Jones ("Wanted"), Ursula Burton ("The West Wing"), Mike Bruner ("C.S.I") and Wayne Wilderson ("The Class") guest-star.

30 ROCK -- (9:20-10 p.m.)
"The 'C' Word"

LIZ WORKS OVERTIME TO PROVE TO HER WRITERS THAT SHE'S A GOOD BOSS IN A SUPER-SIZED '30 ROCK' -- After being a bit harsh on Lutz (John Lutz) in the writers' room, Liz (Tina Fey) overhears him criticizing her iron-fisted management. Realizing she has to be more lenient with her staff, Liz adopts a more lax leadership style. Meanwhile, Jack (Alec Baldwin) takes Tracy (Tracy Morgan) along to an exclusive GE charity golf event, but Jack's hope of using Tracy to get closer to the GE CEO, Don Geiss (special guest star Rip Torn, "The Larry Sanders Show") may backfire when Tracy acts a little too much like his uncensored self among the corporate bigwigs. Scott Adsit, Jack McBrayer, Judah Friedlander, Keith Powell and Rachel Dratch also star.

ER -- (10-11 p.m.)
"Reason to Believe"

A MYSTERIOUS ILLNESS LEAVES LITTLE HOPE -- Abby (Maura Tierney) and Kovac (Goran Visnjic) argue about a diagnosis when a woman comes into the E.R. with signs of spousal abuse. When a group of confused homeless kids are admitted, Gates (John Stamos), Abby and Neela (Parminder Nagra) must quickly determine one child's ailment before it is too late. Meanwhile, Weaver (Laura Innes) is unexpectedly called to action while doing a news report at a school. Mehki Phifer, Linda Cardellini and Scott Grimes also star.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

DEAL OR NO DEAL (8-9 p.m.)
"Episode #232"

TWICE THE MONEY AS SISTERS TRY THEIR LUCK AT A $2 MILLION TOP PRIZE -- Howie Mandel hosts this exhilarating hit game show of chance and odds where contestants try their luck to become a millionaire. Tonight, two sisters, Casey Penston of Panama City Beach, Florida and Courtney Rudy of West Point, Tennessee, will take on the Banker as the amounts double up to a $2 million top prize. In addition, lime-green fan Zanny Henseler of Lebanon, Illinois, will be seeing green as she plays for the top prize of $1 million in a high-energy match of nerves, instincts and raw intuition. Viewers at home can also watch and play the "Play at Home Lucky Case Game" for a chance to win $10,000.

LAS VEGAS (9-10 p.m.)
"History of Violins"

HIGHWAY ROBBERY-'CROSSING JORDAN'S' JILL HENNESSY AND JERRY O'CONNELL PLUS NFL HALL OF FAMER LAWRENCE TAYLOR GUEST-STAR -- Vegas heats up as Boston Medical Examiner Jordan Cavanaugh (Jill Hennessey, "NBC's "Crossing Jordan") and police officer Woody Holt (Jerry O'Connell, "Crossing Jordan) come to the Montecito hot on the trail of a murder and a missing rare violin. Meanwhile, the Montecito is dealing with its own missing items after someone robbed the casino's safe deposit vault containing a priceless item - former New York Giant Lawrence Taylor's favorite Super Bowl championship ring. Amidst the chaos Danny (Josh Duhamel) and Delinda (Molly Sims) try to figure out the best way to tell Ed (James Caan) that they are moving in together. James Lesure, Vanessa Marcil and Nikki Cox also star.

LAW & ORDER (10-11 p.m.)
"Deadlock"

CONVICTED KILLER ESCAPES TO MURDER AGAIN, RAISING QUESTIONS OVER NEED FOR CAPITAL PUNISHMENT -- When convicted mass murderer Leon Vorgitch (guest star Craig Walker) kills two prison guards and escapes from prison, Detectives Ed Green (Jesse L. Martin) and Nina Cassady (Milena Govich) rush to apprehend him but not before he ruthlessly murders two more innocent people. With Vorgitch already serving seven life sentences, District Attorney Arthur Branch (Fred Dalton Thompson) urges A.D.A.s Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) and Connie Rubirosa (Alana De La Garza) to expedite the process and push for a guilty plea -- but Vorgitch doesn't bite, as an extended trial only means a delay in his transfer to a maximum security prison -- and more time for him to escape. McCoy is then left with little option but to ask the judge to bypass the law and authorize a death penalty case. S. Epatha Merkerson also stars.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19

FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA (7-8:15 p.m. ET)

"Football Night in America" is a complete recap of the top stories in the NFL, complete with highlights, analysis and reports from around the league. Bob Costas, the most honored studio host of all time with 19 Emmy Awards, hosts "Football Night in America," alongside co-host Cris Collinsworth, the most honored studio analyst in history with six Emmy Awards; and analysts Sterling Sharpe, a five-time Pro Bowler and Jerome Bettis, one of the most popular players in recent NFL history.

NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (8:15- 11:30 p.m.)
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING: TEAMS TBA

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20

DEAL OR NO DEAL (8-9 p.m.)
"Episode #224"

'ACCESS HOLLYWOOD' MODEL CONTEST WINNER JOINS 'DEAL OR NO DEAL' AS NEW JERSEY MAN TRIES HIS LUCK AT BECOMING A MILLIONAIRE -- Howie Mandel hosts this exhilarating hit game show of chance and odds where contestants try their luck to become a millionaire. Tonight, Zanny Henseler of Lebanon, Illinois returns to complete her game and gets a special surprise as the entire set is turned lime green - Zanny's favorite color. Also, "Access Hollywood" model contest winner Erin Ashley joins the 26 ladies and Joe Kaiser of Barrington, New Jersey, plays for the top prize of $1 million in a high-energy match of nerves, instincts and raw intuition. Viewers at home can also watch and play the "Play at Home Lucky Case Game" for a chance to win $10,000.

HEROES -- (9-10 p.m.)
"Homecoming"

WILL THEY SAVE THE CHEERLEADER AND SAVE THE WORLD? THE 'HEROES' EXPERIENCE DANGEROUS AND DEFINING MOMENTS IN THEIR LIVES -- As H.R.G. (Jack Coleman) tries to protect his daughter by any means, Claire's (Hayden Panettiere) high school homecoming turns into a frightening night. Meanwhile, Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) and Simone (Tawny Cypress) work together to find Isaac's (Santiago Cabrera) painting for Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) -- but this key to the future could lead to tragedy. Elsewhere, Hiro (Masi Oka) travels back in time to right an upsetting wrong and as Niki (Ali Larter) puts a goal in sight, Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey) spends time with his dad (Leonard Roberts). Still experiencing strange dreams while in India, Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) learns of a boy that might pull him back into his father's research. Greg Grunberg also stars. Nora Zehetner ("Everwood"), Sakina Jaffery ("Third Watch") and Jayma Mays ("Entourage") guest-star.

STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP -- (10-11 p.m.)
"The Option Period"

WILL SECRET TALENT DEFECTIONS DOOM 'STUDIO 60'? -- After the show comes down, Matt (Matthew Perry) discovers that Ricky and Ron (Evan Handler and Carlos Jacott) are planning to leave -- and take the writing staff with them. Harriet (Sarah Paulson) contemplates doing a lingerie photo spread in a magazine and Jordan (Amanda Peet) and Danny (Bradley Whitford) wrestle with budget cuts. Steven Weber, D.L. Hughley, Nathan Corddry and Timothy Busfield also star.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

NBC SPECIALS -- (8-9 p.m.)
"Target Presents Tony Bennett: An American Classic"

ICONIC ENTERTAINER TONY BENNETT SALUTED IN MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA CELEBRATING HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY -- From Academy Award winner Rob Marshall ("Chicago") and his Oscar-winning production team comes an exclusive, one-hour music special --"Target Presents Tony Bennett: An American Classic." NBC salutes the legendary entertainer's 80th birthday with an exciting television event that includes spectacular dance numbers and duets with the hottest artists in music. Bennett performs songs from his new album "Tony Bennett: Duets: An American Classic" with Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera, Elton John, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Diana Krall, Michael Bubl� and k.d. lang. Movie stars John Travolta, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Robert DeNiro, Bruce Willis and Billy Crystal also narrate and introduce performances with memorable milestones from Bennett's life. Viewers will be taken on a musical journey through time.

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT -- (9-10 p.m.)
"The War At Home"

THANKSGIVING CUT SHORT FOR MAJOR CASE SQUAD WHEN DEPUTY COMMISSIONER'S DAUGHTER GOES MISSING; FRAN DRESCHER GUEST-STARS -- Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) are called in from holiday time with their families to help Commissioner Leland Dockerty (guest star Michael Biehn, "Aliens") and his wife, Elaine (guest star Fran Drescher, "The Nanny") find their daughter, a female soldier, who goes missing while home on leave. Goren struggles to remain professional and attentive to the case while his ailing mother (Oscar-winning guest star Rita Moreno, "West Side Story") takes a turn for the worse. Eric Bogosian also stars.

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- (10-11p.m.)
"Cage"

CAR ACCIDENT INVOLVING FOSTER CHILDREN LEADS TO PROBE OF CONTROVERSIAL 'RE-BIRTHING' THERAPY -- Detectives Stabler (Chris Meloni) and Beck guest star Connie Nielsen) investigate a car accident involving two foster children. The accident leads the detectives to the foster parents and some questionable medical practices involving a controversial "re-birthing" therapy. As the detectives dig deeper into the case, they discover other gruesome secrets involving the children, which lead Beck to make some surprising choices about her life -- and a profound decision about her career. Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Diane Neal, B.D. Wong, and Tamara Tunie also star.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22

NBC SPECIALS -- (8-10 p.m.)
"Madonna - The Confessions Tour - Live from London"

MADONNA: THE CONFESSIONS TOUR -- LIVE FROM LONDON -- A two-hour concert special marks the first-ever broadcast network performance by the international pop superstar Madonna. The special was filmed this past summer at Wembley Stadium in London during Madonna's worldwide sold-out 25-city "Confessions Tour." The concert special will feature songs from the artist's recent multi-platinum Warner Bros. Records release "Confessions on a Dance Floor," which debuted at number one in 29 countries and has sold over eight million copies around the globe. The broadcast will also include some of Madonna's greatest hits from her legendary career. The special is produced by Blackdog Films. Madonna, Angela Becker and Guy Oseary, are executive producers; Jonas Auckerlund directs and Sara Martin produces.

MEDIUM (10-11 p.m.)
TBA

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23

MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE� (9 a.m. - 12 noon -- all time zones)

MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE CELEBRATES ITS 80TH ANNIVERSARY ON NBC -- America's favorite Thanksgiving Day parade features all the spectacular pageantry, fun and surprises that have made this annual New York City extravaganza a perennial favorite. Heralding the start of the Christmas season, this beloved holiday parade features colorful grand floats, lively marching bands, amazing character balloons and special performances by some of today's hottest stars and Broadway performers -- plus an appearance by Santa Claus. Brad Lachman is the executive producer of this live (in some time zones), three-hour special from NBC Entertainment.

NBC SPECIALS (12 noon-2 p.m.-- all time zones) "The National Dog Show Presented by Purina"

CELEBRATE THE BEST IN SHOW WITH 'THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA' -- John O'Hurley returns as host of "The National Dog Show Presented By Purina," a purebred canine competition that is part of the Kennel Club of Philadelphia's annual dog show. The show -- one of the oldest and most prestigious sporting events in North America -- is one of only six remaining "benched" dog shows where the public can interact with the show dogs. With expert commentary from David Frei, the dean of dog show commentators, the show is expected to feature more than 2,000 of the nation's leading canines in a wide array of more than 150 breeds and varieties, all vying for "Best in Show" honors.

DEAL OR NO DEAL (8-10 p.m.)
"Thanksgiving Night Episode"

THANKS FOR THE TWO-HOUR DEAL -- OR NO DEAL? SPECIAL TWO-HOUR THANKSGIVING EXTRAVAGANZA; VIEWERS AT HOME HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN $100,000 -- Howie Mandel hosts this exhilarating hit game show of chance and odds where contestants try their luck to become a millionaire. Celebrate Thanksgiving with a special two-hour episode, complete with turkeys and models bearing pumpkin pies. Tonight, Joe Kaiser of Barrington, New Jersey receives a special message from the NBC Sports team of Bob Costas, Jerome Bettis, Cris Collinsworth and Sterling Sharpe when he returns to finish his game. Also, Becky Spears of Ridgeway, South Carolina and Terra Walker of Orlando, Florida play for the top prize of $1 million in a high-energy match of nerves, instincts and raw intuition. Viewers at home can also watch and play the "Play at Home Lucky Case Game" for a chance to win $100,000.

ER -- (10-11 p.m.)
"Scoop and Run"

A HEROIC HOLIDAY -- It's Thanksgiving in the emergency room but all is far from quiet as Abby (Maura Tierney) is forced to respond to a bus crash accident on the side of a ravine. Neela (Parminder Nagra) accepts Gates' (John Stamos) invitation to go over to his house after work -- but they are quickly interrupted by an unwelcome guest. Meanwhile, Pratt (Mekhi Phifer) decides to discuss his brother with Dr. Weaver (Laura Innes). Goran Visnjic, Linda Cardellini and Shane West also star.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24

NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK (8-11 p.m.)
"The Family Man"

OSCAR WINNER NICOLAS CAGE STARS -- Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage ("Leaving Las Vegas") stars as Jack Campbell, a career-driven workaholic with a seemingly perfect life - until a chance meeting with a would-be robber (Don Cheadle, "Ocean's 11") on Christmas Eve changes his life. Waking up Christmas morning in a New Jersey suburb, Jack's suddenly is living a different life, where he's married to his college sweetheart (T�a Leoni, "Hollywood Ending") and is the father of two children. At first he is aghast, but Jack soon warms to his new life even though he knows that it cannot last.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26

FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA (7-8:15 p.m. ET)

"Football Night in America" is a complete recap of the top stories in the NFL, complete with highlights, analysis and reports from around the league. Bob Costas, the most honored studio host of all time with 19 Emmy Awards, hosts "Football Night in America," alongside co-host Cris Collinsworth, the most honored studio analyst in history with six Emmy Awards; and analysts Sterling Sharpe, a five-time Pro Bowler and Jerome Bettis, one of the most popular players in recent NFL history.

NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (8:15-11:30 p.m.)
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING: TEAMS TBA

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27

DEAL OR NO DEAL (8-9 p.m.)
"Episode #233"

FUN-LOVING ARKANSAS ENTREPRENEUR TRIES HIS LUCK AT BECOMING A MILLIONAIRE -- Howie Mandel hosts this exhilarating hit game show of chance and odds where contestants try their luck to become a millionaire. Tonight, be prepared to rally with the models behind entrepreneur Brooks Leach of Mt. Vernon, Arkansas, as he plays for the top prize of $1 million in a high-energy match of nerves, instincts and raw intuition. Viewers at home can also watch and play the "Play at Home Lucky Case Game" for a chance to win $10,000.

HEROES -- (9-10 p.m.)
"Six Months Ago"

THE CLOCK TURNS BACK SIX MONTHS AS "HEROES'" SECRETS ARE REVEALED -- As the clock turns back six months for all of the "Heroes," Mohinder's father Chandra Suresh (guest star Erick Avari) arrives in New York to begin his quest to find individuals with extraordinary abilities, and meets someone all to eager to be special. Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) celebrates his graduation from nursing school, and learns that Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) plans to prosecute a case that could mean trouble for the entire Petrelli family. A surprise visit from her father brings out the worst in Niki (Ali Larter). Hiro (Masi Oka) attempts to be a hero and change the future for someone important. Claire (Hayden Panettiere) joins the cheerleading squad and makes a curious discovery. H.R.G. (guest star Jack Coleman) and the Haitian meet someone special. Noah Gray-Cabey, Tawny Cypress, Greg Grunberg and Leonard Roberts also star. Rena Sofer and Nora Zehetner guest star.

STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP -- (10-11 p.m.)
"B-12"

A BUN IN THE OVEN -- The cast has to get through the show despite being ravaged by a virus -- and Matt (Matthew Perry) has to get through the week with a new and much smaller writing staff. Jordan (Amanda Peet) tells Danny (Bradley Whitford) that she's pregnant. Steven Weber, D.L. Hughley, Sarah Paulson, Nathan Corddry and Timothy Busfield also star.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- (8-9 p.m.)
"Crossing the Line"

FACE ME LIKE A MAN -- While Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch) and the team celebrate their victory, a frustrated Brian "Smash" Williams (Gaius Charles) takes drastic measures to improve his performance on the field. Coach Taylor's (Kyle Chandler) daughter Julie (Aimee Teegarden) considers going on a date with rookie quarterback Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford), while Saracen trains "Smash" at his new job at the Alamo Freeze. After dinner with Taylor and his wife Tami (Connie Britton), Riggins and his brother clash in a heated fight. Riggins and Lyla (Minka Kelly) watch from the stands as Jason (Scott Porter) takes part in his first quadriplegic rugby game -- one that will end with a vicious confrontation between him, the woman he loves, and his best friend in the world. Adrianne Palicki also stars.

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT -- (9-10 p.m.)
"Weeping Willow"

VIOLENT CYBER-KIDNAPPING HAS DETECTIVES QUESTIONING HOAX OR HIGH-TECH CRIME -- After popular video blogger Willow and her boyfriend Holden are seen kidnapped live on-line by two violent assailants, Detectives Logan (Chris Noth) and Wheeler (Julianne Nicholson) are assigned to the high-profile case. With the help of a tech wizard, the detectives question whether the kidnapping is staged or real. When a follow-up video blog shows Willow pleading to viewers to download videos -- which will raise the ransom money -- Wheeler takes a trip into cyberspace to face off with the kidnappers. Michelle Trachtenberg ("Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" guest-stars). Eric Bogosian also stars.

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- (10- 11 p.m.)
"Choreographed"

BOB SAGET, CATHERINE BELL, CHRIS SARANDON AND BERNADETTE PETERS GUEST-STAR IN A CASE OF MURDER AND INFIDELITY -- A woman, is found dead in Central Park, and when medical examiner Warner (Tamara Tunie) can find no apparent reason for her death, Detective Stabler (Chris Meloni) begins the investigation by talking to the victim's husband, Wesley (guest star Chris Sarandon), who owns a dance troupe, as his friends Glenn (Bob Saget, NBC's "1 Vs. 100") and Naomi Cheales (guest star Catherine Bell, "JAG") pay a condolence visit. Stabler's investigation unravels a case of drugs, infidelity and an elaborate plot that impacts everyone involved in the troupe. Attorney Stella Danquiss (Tony-winning guest star Bernadette Peters, "Annie"), who defends Glenn. In this star-studded episode, Stabler also discovers Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is back in town, so he pays her a visit. Ice-T, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Diane Neal and B.D. Wong, also star.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29

NBC SPECIALS (8-9 p.m.)
"Christmas in Rockefeller Center"

NBC CONTINUES HOLIDAY TRADITION WITH LIVE NATIONAL TELECAST OF CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER -- NBC lights up the night with an incredible array of musical performances and the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree during the ninth annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" telecast. Hosted by Al Roker and Ann Curry ("Today"), the 74th tree-lighting extravaganza will feature Christina Aguilera, Enya, Taylor Hicks, John Legend, Martina McBride, Sarah McLachlan, and Lionel Richie performing current hits and holiday favorites from Rockefeller Center in New York City. Broadcast again in high definition, the special will include the artists' powerful performances from beautifully decorated stages located beneath the iconic statue of Prometheus and in front of the majestic tree. "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" is produced by NBC Universal Television Studio; Bob Holmes is the executive producer.

THE BIGGEST LOSER -- (9-10 p.m.)
"Episode #310 - All About the Holidays"

THE BIGGEST LOSER HOLIDAY -- Kim teaches the contestants how to cook Thanksgiving dinner "Biggest Loser" style without sacrificing flavor. At the challenge, the players run around the Santa Anita Park (California) racetrack while wearing their original weight when they arrived at the ranch. The player who crosses the finish line first wins a visit with a family member. Caroline Rhea ("Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) hosts the series.

MEDIUM (10-11 p.m.)
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· 1 VS. 100 (GSN)
· 20 GOOD YEARS (NBC)
· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (SYNDICATION)
· ALIAS (ABC)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· BROTHERS & SISTERS (ABC)
· BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (UPN)
· CARNIVALE (HBO)
· CLASS, THE (CBS)
· CROSSING JORDAN (NBC)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· DEAL OR NO DEAL (NBC)
· ENTOURAGE (HBO)
· ER (NBC)
· EVERWOOD (WB)
· FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA (NBC)
· FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DIRECTV)
· HEROES (NBC)
· JAG (CBS)
· JUDGING AMY (CBS)
· LAS VEGAS (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MAN SHOW, THE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· MEDIUM (CBS)
· MY NAME IS EARL (NBC)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH (WB)
· STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP (NBC)
· SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (NBC)
· SURFACE (NBC)
· THIRD WATCH (NBC)
· WANTED (TNT)
· WEST WING, THE (NBC)
· WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (CW)











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