[10/26/10 - 09:52 AM]
CBS in November - Big Episodes and Big Guest Stars
The Eye details its November sweeps highlights (SPOILERS!).

[via press release from CBS]


Michael J. Fox, Sara Rue, Joan Collins, Robert Wagner, Nicole Scherzinger, Will Forte, Wil Wheaton, Eliza Dushku, Laura Bell Bundy, Melanie Lynskey, Sally Kirkland, Robert Knepper, Lili Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Jennifer Morrison, John Larroquette, Michael Nouri, Miranda Cosgrove, Bruce Boxleitner, Kelly Hu, John Mahoney, Liz Vassey and Missi Pyle Are Among the Month's Guest Stars

Langston Investigates a Death at a "Walking with Dinosaurs" Show on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"

A Disabled Attorney (Fox) Uses His Condition to Sway a Jury on "The Good Wife"

A Teen Star (Cosgrove) Is Accused of Murder on "The Good Wife"

Robin Sparkles Reunites with Her Former Performing Partner (Scherzinger) on "How I Met Your Mother"

McGarrett Diffuses a Hostage Situation Aboard a Battleship on "Hawaii Five-0"

DiNozzo's Father (Wagner) Returns to Play a Vital Role in a Murder Investigation on "NCIS"

An F.B.I. Agent (Dushku) Puts Sheldon and Howard At Odds on "The Big Bang Theory"

The Bosses of Chiquita Brands and the Chicago Cubs Go 'Undercover'; The Tribes Merge on "Survivor" and the Remaining Teams Race Through Russia on "The Amazing Race"

CBS, this season's ratings leader in viewers and demographics, looks to build upon its strong start with a November filled with big episodes and big guest stars.

Among the month's guest stars are Michael J. Fox, Lili Taylor and Miranda Cosgrove (THE GOOD WIFE), Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Morrison, Laura Bell Bundy and Will Forte (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER), Sara Rue and Joan Collins (RULES OF ENGAGEMENT), Eliza Dushku and Wil Wheaton (THE BIG BANG THEORY), Robert Wagner and Bruce Boxleitner (NCIS), Katee Sackhoff (CSI), Melanie Lynskey (TWO AND A HALF MEN) and John Larroquette (CSI: NY).

CBS's hit reality series SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA and THE AMAZING RACE serve up surprising twists and turns, while UNDERCOVER BOSS features the chief executives of Chiquita Brands and the Chicago Cubs on the front lines with employees.

CBS's November Highlights:

Thursday, Oct. 28 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) THE BIG BANG THEORY - Leonard (Johnny Galecki) tries to hide his affair with Raj's (Kunal Nayyar) sister from her brother, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Howard (Simon Helberg).

Thursday, Oct. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI - Langston (Laurence Fishburne) investigates the untimely death of a college student at a "Walking With Dinosaurs" show. Katee Sackhoff ("Battlestar Galactica") guest stars as Det. Frankie Reed, who assists the CSIs on a missing persons case.

Sunday, Oct. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) THE AMAZING RACE - Teams race through St. Petersburg, Russia where they learn the key to potato farming is manure. Phil Keoghan hosts.

Sunday, Oct. 31 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) UNDERCOVER BOSS - Fernando Aguirre, the boss of Chiquita Brands International, trades in his executive suite for a smock and a job in the fields and causes a mess at their flagship factory when he's unable to perform a physically demanding task.

Sunday, Oct. 31 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI: MIAMI - When a man claims to have dreamed of a murder before it happened, Horatio (David Caruso) must send Natalia (Eva LaRue) undercover for the team to determine if he's crazy, psychic or just plain guilty.

Monday, Nov. 1 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER - Zoey visits Ted's (Josh Radnor) class and manipulates his students into taking her side to save the building being torn down to make room for his project. Meanwhile, Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) help Robin (Cobie Smulders) deal with her annoying new co-worker. Broadway actress Laura Bell Bundy ("Legally Blonde - The Musical") guests stars as Becky, Robin's new co-anchor, Will Forte ("Saturday Night Live") returns as Randy, Marshall's incompetent co-worker, and Jennifer Morrison ("House") returns as Zoey, Ted's arch nemesis.

Monday, Nov. 1 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) TWO AND A HALF MEN - Charlie's (Charlie Sheen) past comes back to bite him when his new girlfriend decides that his stalker is just too much to handle. Liz Vassey returns as Charlie's girlfriend, Michelle, and Melanie Lynskey returns as Charlie's stalker, Rose.

Monday, Nov. 1 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) HAWAII FIVE-0 - McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) must diffuse a hostage situation aboard the U.S.S. Missouri memorial battleship. Kelly Hu ("The Vampire Diaries") guest stars as the Governor's new Public Safety Liaison.

Wednesday, Nov. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA - The Tribes merge and challenges are now for individual immunity. Only 12 castaways remain. Jeff Probst hosts.

Wednesday, Nov. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CRIMINAL MINDS - When bodies begin turning up in the cornfields of Indiana, the BAU team must catch a pack of serial killers targeting exotic dancers. Guest starring are Robert Newman ("Guiding Light") as Sheriff Jeff Salters, who aids the team in its investigation, Melissa Claire Egan ("All My Children") as exotic dancer Tara Dice and Internet phenomenon Justine Ezarik (iJustine.com) as victim Meredith Joy.

Thursday, Nov. 4 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) THE BIG BANG THEORY - After accidentally revealing to much to an F.B.I. agent, Sheldon (Jim Parsons ) is stymied when Howard (Simon Helberg) refuses to accept his apology. Eliza Dushku ("Dollhouse") guest stars.

Thursday, Nov. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI - When the CSI team finds the shredded remains of a man, they find themselves with multiple suspects who they must identity.

Friday, Nov. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) MEDIUM - Suddenly unable to understand the spoken word, Allison's (Patricia Arquette) marriage shows signs of strain and she develops an unexpected friendship with a linguist. Guest starring are Judy Reyes ("Scrubs") as Jane Livingstone, a linguist who befriends Allison, and Rena Sofer ("NCIS," "24") as Dr. Natalie Salem, who treats Allison for her language issues.

Friday, Nov. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI: NY - The CSI's investigate a series of sniper shootings and Mac (Gary Sinise) discovers the lead suspect is a former kidnap victim whom he rescued after three weeks of searching. John Larroquette ("Night Court," "Boston Legal") guest stars as Deputy Chief of Manhattan Borough Detectives Ted Carver.

Sunday, Nov. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) THE AMAZING RACE - In a final showdown to avoid elimination, two racers struggle to master a traditional Russian lawn game. Phil Keoghan hosts.

Sunday, Nov. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) UNDERCOVER BOSS - Tom Ricketts, an owner of the Chicago Cubs, goes undercover inside one of the most storied franchises in all of sports, only to be fired on his second day after striking out as a maintenance employee.

Monday, Nov. 8 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) RULES OF ENGAGEMENT - Jeff (Patrick Warburton) and Audrey (Megyn Price) finally agree on a surrogate to have their baby. Meanwhile, Russell's (David Spade) mother, Bunny, comes to town, with surprising news for her son. Sara Rue ("Less Than Perfect") guest stars as Brenda, a member of Jeff's softball team, and Joan Collins guest stars as Russell's mother, Bunny Dunbar.

Monday, Nov. 8 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) MIKE & MOLLY - Molly (Melissa McCarthy) gets a reality check when her romance with Mike (Billy Gardell) is interrupted by his incessant snoring.

Tuesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) NCIS - DiNozzo's (Michael Weatherly) father returns and ends up playing a vital role in a murder investigation that could have catastrophic results. Robert Wagner reprises his role as DiNozzo's father, and Bruce Boxleitner guest stars as Vice Admiral C. Clifford Chase, a high ranking government official.

Tuesday, Nov. 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) THE GOOD WIFE - Alicia (Julianna Margulies), Diane (Christine Baranski) and Will (Josh Charles) are caught off-guard by a brilliant disabled attorney who uses his condition to sway a jury during a test case for a huge class action suit against a pharmaceutical company. Meanwhile, Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) reaches out to a former friend, Donna Seabrook (Lili Taylor), whom she believes is sharing her personal secrets with Blake (Scott Porter). Michael J. Fox guest stars as attorney Louis Canning.

Wednesday, Nov. 10 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CRIMINAL MINDS - When a woman is found murdered in Georgetown, the BAU team must find the killer before he strikes again. Academy Award nominee Sally Kirkland ("Anna," "JFK") guest stars as 1950 film actress, May, and Robert Knepper ("Heroes," "Prison Break") guest stars as her devoted son, Rhett.

Thursday, Nov. 11 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) THE BIG BANG THEORY - While the guys camp in line for a long-awaited movie screening, Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) invite Amy (Mayim Bialik) to her first slumber party. Wil Wheaton ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") guest stars.

Thursday, Nov. 11 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) $#*! MY DAD SAYS - Vince (Will Sasso) is jealous when Ed (William Shatner) treats Vince's new dog better than his own son. Meanwhile, Henry (Jonathan Sadowski) agrees to go on a date with Katie, Vince and Bonnie's (Nicole Sullivan) crazy boss, in order to get them a real estate listing. Missi Pyle ("Boston Legal" and "Two and a Half Men") guest stars as Katie, Vince and Bonnie's boss.

Thursday, Nov. 11 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) THE MENTALIST - Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) is kidnapped and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) and the team go back through years of Jane's casework, only to realize that almost everyone he's dealt with might want to harm him.

Friday, Nov. 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) BLUE BLOODS - Jamie (Will Estes) witness a crime in Chinatown and his suspect is killed while in pursuit. Now, Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) must solve the case in order for Jamie to avoid an Internal Affairs investigation.

Monday, Nov. 15 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER - When Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) finds a copy of the Canadian kids show starring Robin's (Cobie Smulders) alter-ego, Robin Sparkles, the gang learns more about Robin's past as a performer than they expected. Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls guest stars as Jessica Glitter and Alan Thicke returns as himself.

Tuesday, Nov. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) NCIS - The team is assigned to protect Ziva's (Cote de Pablo) father, when his attendance at an NCIS convention leads to unexpected surprises. Michael Nouri ("Damages," "The O.C.") reprises his role as Ziva's father, Mossad Director Eli David.

Tuesday, Nov. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) NCIS: LOS ANGELES - A murdered antiques dealer reveals secrets from Hetty's (Linda Hunt) past and the NCIS team searches for his missing book containing highly confidential information.

Tuesday, Nov. 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) THE GOOD WIFE - Alicia (Julianna Margulies) is assigned the DUI case of a high maintenance teen star who is accused of attempted murder after a night of underage drinking. Miranda Cosgrove ("iCarly") guest stars.

Wednesday, Nov. 17 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) THE DEFENDERS - When a club shooting leaves two people dead, Nick (Jim Belushi) must prove a local rapper's innocence. Lil' Romeo ("Romeo!") and Rockmond Dunbar ("Soul Food") guest star as "Killa Diz" and "Bounce."

Thursday, Nov. 18 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) $#*! MY DAD SAYS - Ed's (William Shatner) Navy buddy comes to visit and ends up insulting Tim, Ed's housekeeper. Meanwhile, Henry (Jonathan Sadowski) accidently sees Bonnie (Nicole Sullivan) naked. John Mahoney ("Frasier") guest stars as Ed's narrow-minded Navy buddy, Wally Durham.

Thursday, Nov. 18 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) THE MENTALIST - Series star Simon Baker directs this episode in which Patrick Jane works with a local astrologer who insists on helping the CBI team with a triple homicide that involves two cops, and ultimately Red John, Jane's old nemesis.

Tuesday, Nov. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) NCIS - In the aftermath of a deadly attack, one team member flashes back to their first NCIS mission. Michael Nouri ("Damages" and "The O.C.") reprises his role as Mossad Director Eli David.

Tuesday, Nov. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) NCIS: LOS ANGELES - Hetty (Linda Hunt) and the NCIS team continue to search for an elusive book that has the attention of several foreign security agencies.

  [october 2010]  


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