FOX issued its press release for November Sweeps and Dollhouse (and Brothers and ‘Till Death) was included in the announcement. While this isn’t set in stone, given all the “will they/won’t they” air Dollhouse during November sweeps, it appears that at least for now, the answer is officially “they will”.
If you don’t like any spoilers at all look away because there are episode summaries below for all the days of Novembersweeps, not just Fridays:
SWING FOR THE FENCES THIS NOVEMBER ON FOX
PENNANT-WORTHY TELEVISION EVENTS INCLUDE
“MLB ON FOX” COVERAGE OF 2009 WORLD SERIES
OCT. 29, OCT. 31 AND NOV. 1;
SERIES PREMIERE OF “THE WANDA SYKES SHOW” NOV. 7;
This November, FOX delivers major television events, all-new episodes and big guest stars, including MLB ON FOX coverage of the 2009 World Series Oct. 29, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1; the series premiere of new late-night entry THE WANDA SYKES SHOW Nov. 7; an entire night devoted to the comedy of Seth MacFarlane, including the original variety show special FAMILY GUY PRESENTS: SETH & ALEX’S ALMOST LIVE COMEDY SHOW (working title) and all-new episodes of FAMILY GUY, AMERICAN DAD and THE CLEVELAND SHOW, Nov. 8; and a week-long on-air scavenger hunt paying “homarge” to 20 years of THE SIMPSONS that will challenge viewers to find SIMPSONS tributes and clues in FOX’s primetime programming and on-air promos Nov. 9 through Nov. 15.
Here are the highlights, night by night, for this November on FOX:
Prickly antiheros invade Mondays this November, as Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) dispenses three all-new installments of HOUSE and Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) reveals the truth in three all-new episodes of LIE TO ME.
Monday, Nov. 2
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Painless”
At Cameron’s (Jennifer Morrison) urging, House and the team take on the case of a man (guest star Martin Henderson) living with such severe chronic pain that he tries to kill himself. As they try to determine whether the man’s pain is psychosomatic or caused by an actual disease, parallels between the patient and House become apparent. Meanwhile, Foreman (Omar Epps) and Thirteen (Olivia Wilde) explore their now-complicated relationship, and Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) finds that taking care of her newly adopted daughter leaves her little time to run a hospital and babysit House in an encore episode.
LIE TO ME (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Love Always”
At a state wedding, Lightman and his team work to prevent the assassination of a South Korean ambassador. But when someone else is shot, Lightman exposes long-held family secrets and lies to identify the assassin in an encore episode.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: If World Series Game 5 is necessary, the baseball game will air live starting at 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT, replacing HOUSE and LIE TO ME, and local programming will air in primetime on the West Coast.]
Monday, Nov. 9
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Known Unknowns”
After a wild night out, a teenage girl (guest star Anna Attanasio) is brought to Princeton Plainsboro with severely swollen appendages. The team must work to diagnose the young girl, who is less than honest about what happened the night she fell ill. As her condition worsens, she becomes unable to distinguish fact from fiction. Meanwhile, Cuddy, Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) and House spend a weekend away from the hospital to attend a medical conference, but things don’t go as planned when House’s private investigator, Lucas (guest star Michael Weston), returns.
LIE TO ME (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Fold Equity”
Lightman, Foster (Kelli Williams) and Reynolds (Mekhi Phifer) go to Las Vegas to help locate a missing finalist in the World Series of Poker. Lightman uses his skills to reach beyond the other finalists’ poker faces to figure out which one knows about the disappearance. Meanwhile, Loker (Brendan Hines) and Torres (Monica Raymund) analyze Loker’s new relationship and as a result get closer to each other.
Monday, Nov. 16
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Teamwork”
After House’s medical license is reinstated, he reclaims his role as Head of Diagnostics in time to treat Hank Hardwick (guest star Troy Garity), an adult film star admitted to Princeton Plainsboro for pulsating eye pain. Meanwhile, Cuddy is reminded that Princeton Plainsboro is not conducive to healthy personal relationships.
LIE TO ME (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Lack of Candor”
Lightman and his team investigate the murder of a government-protected witness, which unearths dangerous secrets about Reynolds’ past. Ultimately, Lightman puts himself at risk trying to save Reynolds’ career – and life.
Monday, Nov. 23
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Ignorance is Bliss”
On the eve of Thanksgiving, House and the team take on the case of James Sidas (guest star Esteban Powell), an exceptionally brilliant physicist and author who traded his successful career for a job as a courier. For the ailing patient, intelligence is a miserable burden that has prompted depression and addiction, and this, coupled with a myriad of strange symptoms, nearly stumps the team. Meanwhile the doctors at Princeton Plainboro wrestle with strained personal relationships.
LIE TO ME (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Black Friday”
A troubled teenager (guest star Daniel Ross) believes he was abducted as a baby, and the Lightman Group helps him uncover the secrets of his past. Meanwhile, Loker investigates the origin of a deadly stampede that occurred at an electronics megastore on the day after Thanksgiving.
The countdown is on! SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE’s Top 20 is whittled down each week in four not-to-be-missed all-new performance shows that will have viewers on their feet.
Tuesday, Nov. 3
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Top 18 Perform”
The Top 18 dancers must put their best feet forward – possibly with new partners – as they compete to become America’s Favorite Dancer. Additionally, two more dancers – one male and one female – are eliminated tonight.
Tuesday, Nov. 10
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Top 16 Perform”
The Top 16 dance their hearts out as they compete to become America’s Favorite Dancer.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Top 14 Perform”
The pressure is on the remaining Top 14 to impress the judges.
Tuesday, Nov. 24
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Top 12 Perform”
The Top 12 dancers twist, turn and tango for the chance to get a ticket on the “Hot Tamale Train.” This is the last week that the judges decide who goes home, and then it will be solely up to America.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: For photos and more information on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, please visit foxflash.com/dance.]
On Wednesday nights this November, viewers will be singing and dancing to the toe-tapping, sweet-sounding combination of three all-new SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE results shows and three all-new installments of GLEE.
Wednesday, Nov. 4
GLEE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Throwdown”
To cause dissention among the Glee Club members, Sue (Jane Lynch) forces the students to compete against each other, but the real showdown happens when she and Will (Matthew Morrison) get called into the principal’s office. Meanwhile, the Glee kids rally to support Quinn (Dianna Agron) after some shocking news is revealed in an encore episode.
GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Mash-Up”
Inspired the by the students, Will composes a mash-up for a very special occasion. Meanwhile, in a shocking reversal of roles, McKinley High’s cool kids are dethroned in an “icy” fashion, and Sue shows off her softer side in an encore episode.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: If World Series Game 6 is necessary, the baseball game will air live starting at 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT, replacing GLEE, and local programming will air in primetime on the West Coast.]
Wednesday, Nov. 11
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “2 of 16 Voted Off”
The Top 16 find out who will survive to dance another day.
GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Wheels”
Will encourages the Glee Club to support Artie (Kevin McHale), and asks each of them to perform in a wheelchair. Meanwhile, Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Rachel (Lea Michele) compete for a big solo.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “2 of 14 Voted Off”
And then there were 12. Find out which two dancers are sent home this week as the Top 14 dancers are whittled down.
GLEE (9:00 PM- 10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Ballad”
Mr. Schuester has the Glee Club split up into pairs to sing their favorite ballad, but when one kid gets sick, he’s forced to step in and winds up in a sticky situation. Meanwhile, Finn (Cory Monteith) has dinner with Quinn’s parents (guest stars Gregg Henry and Charlotte Ross).
Wednesday, Nov. 25
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “2 of 12 Voted Off”
Tune in on Thanksgiving Eve to find out if your favorite dancer fox-trots – or “turkey-trots” – his or her way into the Top 10.
GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Hairography”
Eve guest-stars as a rival glee club’s instructor in another all-new episode. The Glee Club checks out their hair-raising competition, and Kurt gives Rachel a makeover.
On Thursdays this November, it’s the special MLB ON FOX presentation of Game 2 of the 2009 World Series, plus three all-new mysterious episodes of BONES and three all-new bizarre installments of FRINGE. Don’t miss the Nov. 19 FRINGE, which promises answers about the ever-intriguing, always-present Observer (guest star Michael Cerveris).
Thursday, Oct. 29
FOX SPORTS SPECIAL: WORLD SERIES GAME 2 (7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT)
FOX Sports presents exclusive live HD coverage of Major League Baseball’s 2009 postseason with Game 2 of the 2009 World Series. Play-by-play broadcaster Joe Buck and analyst Tim McCarver will be on the call.
Thursday, Nov. 5
BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Tough Man in the Tender Chicken”
Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) investigate the remains of a victim who they believe was half-man/half-chicken.
FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Earthling”
Emmy Award winner Jon Cassar (24) directs as the Fringe Division takes on a puzzling investigation of victims who inexplicably disintegrate into ash. The shadowy case casts light on Special Agent Phillip Broyles’ (Lance Reddick) past and leads the team to the possibility of foreign fringe science.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: If World Series Game 7 is necessary, the baseball game will air live starting at 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT, replacing BONES and FRINGE, and local programming will air in primetime on the West Coast.]
Thursday, Nov. 12
BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Dwarf in the Dirt”
Stephen Fry returns as Dr. Gordon Wyatt. Booth, still suffering some lingering effects from his brain surgery, has to get re-certified for FBI marksmanship, but is not the accurate shot he was before going under the knife. He and Brennan investigate the death of a little person who was a former wrestling star.
FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Of Human Action”
When a kidnapping rapidly escalates into a hostage situation in New York, local authorities close in on the suspects only to discover that an unknowable force has mind-blowing consequences. The investigation intensifies and the mystery and threat deepen to unimaginable proportions when the Fringe Division identifies a link between the kidnapping and Massive Dynamic.
Thursday, Nov. 19
BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Foot in the Foreclosure”
Booth’s grandfather (guest star Ralph Waite) comes to live with him and tags along as Brennan and Booth investigate human remains that were found by a real estate agent while showing a property to prospective buyers.
FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “August”
A peculiar abduction occurs in Boston, leading the Fringe team to uncover details of the mysterious man known as The Observer. While the bizarre case takes center stage, Walter (John Noble), Peter (Joshua Jackson) and Astrid (Jasika Nicole) hit the lab to analyze unusual evidence and deal with Walter’s insatiable appetite for milkshakes.
FOX Friday is all-new this November with four fresh episodes of BROTHERS, ‘TIL DEATH and DOLLHOUSE, including the introduction of Summer Glau who joins the cast of DOLLHOUSE in a recurring role.
Friday, Oct. 30
BROTHERS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Mike’s Comeback”
Mike (Michael Strahan) is given a second chance to play for the NFL, and it seems like his strained financial situation may finally be coming to an end. But when making the team is contingent on passing a physical in only two weeks time, Mike must turn to Coach (Carl Weathers) and Chill (Daryl Chill Mitchell) to get him back into shape. Meanwhile, Adele (CCH Pounder) meddles with a student’s (guest star Dustin Ingram) decision to play professional baseball.
‘TIL DEATH (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Joy’s Out of Work”
When Joy (Joely Fisher) loses her job at the travel agency, she must use her best assets to find work elsewhere. Meanwhile, Eddie (Brad Garrett) takes Doug (Timm Sharp) to his favorite restaurant.
DOLLHOUSE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Public Eye (Part 1 of 2)”
When Senator Perrin (guest star Alexis Denisof) makes his stand against the Rossum Corporation, Echo (Eliza Dushku) attempts to stop his exposé. Adelle (Olivia Williams) and Topher (Fran Kranz) travel to the Washington, DC, Dollhouse where they meet its genius programmer, Bennett Halverson (Summer Glau), a woman with a mysterious past connection to Echo.
Friday, Nov. 6
BROTHERS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Week in Chair”
Chill wagers that his brother can’t spend one week in a wheelchair. Mike takes what he considers an easy bet and makes some surprising discoveries over the course of seven days.
‘TIL DEATH (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Hi Def TV”
Even though he and Joy are having money trouble, Eddie goes out and buys a high-definition TV without Joy’s consent. At first, Joy is very upset but then realizes that it has benefits for her too. Meanwhile, Doug is beginning to suspect that he is living on a sitcom.
DOLLHOUSE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Left Hand (Part 2 of 2)”
Echo and Bennett have a shocking reunion as Adelle goes head-to-head with the ruthless leader of the Washington, DC, Dollhouse (guest star Ray Wise). Topher sees double when he must involve Victor (Enver Gjokaj) in his espionage. Perrin finds a surprising witness to testify against the Rossum Corporation, but find he may be living in a house of cards.
Friday, Nov. 13
BROTHERS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Snoop Returns”
With the help of Cousin Kenny’s (guest star Snoop Dogg) legal aid, Coach’s brother Maurice (guest star Fred Williamson) is released from jail and arrives at the Trainors’ home to spend some time with the family. Despite Adele’s initial skepticism, the “new” Maurice turns out to be quite a stand-up guy. Meanwhile, Mike makes a play for Kathleen (guest star Ryan Michelle Bathe), a new waitress at Trainor’s, and Jimmy Johnson (guest-starring as himself) stops by the restaurant to talk football.
‘TIL DEATH (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Independent Action”
When Eddie attends their annual baseball game date without Joy, they realize that they can have separate lives, but at what cost? Meanwhile, Ally (Lindsey Broad) and Doug try to save a tree but end up causing a tree disease epidemic in the neighborhood.
DOLLHOUSE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Meet Jane Doe”
After attempting to stop Perrin from exposing the Dollhouse, Echo finds herself in the world-at-large as she struggles to control her multiple memory downloads. Topher discovers the dangers of science that will have devastating effects on the future, while Adelle engages in a power struggle with Harding (guest star Keith Carradine).
Friday, Nov. 20
BROTHERS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – TBA
Mike and Chill’s sibling rivalry and close living arrangements gets them involved in another awkward situation. Meanwhile, Adele and Coach continue to do whatever it takes to keep their family intact and Mike in Houston in an all-new episode.
‘TIL DEATH (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Break-Up”
When their friends (guest stars Susan Yeagley and Kevin Nealon) have a fight and break up, Eddie and Joy step in to try and restore the peace, but it ends up backfiring on them. Meanwhile, Ally sends Doug to a shrink (guest star Mayim Bialik) to cure his mysterious illness.
DOLLHOUSE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “A Love Supreme”
When Echo’s past romantic engagements are found murdered, the Dollhouse fears that Alpha (Alan Tudyk) has returned to seek his revenge. Adelle grows suspicious of Ballard (Tahmoh Penikett) who hopes to find allies in Boyd (Harry Lennix) and Topher, and the Actives turn against their handlers, leaving one member of the house permanently mind-wiped.
This November, FOX Saturdays are chock-full of action and comedy: the special MLB ON FOX presentation of Game 3 of the 2009 World Series; three all-new episodes of COPS, as well as a fan-favorite “Bad Girls” edition; three all-new special-edition episodes of AMERICA’S MOST WANTED; the series premiere of THE WANDA SYKES SHOW on Nov. 7, followed by two additional all-new episodes; and three all-new installments of SIT DOWN, SHUT UP.
Saturday, Oct. 31
FOX SPORTS SPECIAL: WORLD SERIES GAME 3 (7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT)
FOX Sports presents exclusive live HD coverage of Major League Baseball’s 2009 postseason with Game 3 of the 2009 World Series. Play-by-play broadcaster Joe Buck and analyst Tim McCarver will be on the call.
TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT)
In an hour-long encore installment of TALKSHOW, multi-platinum country artist Trace Adkins performs his single, “Marry for Money,” and 24’s Mary Lynn Rajskub stops by to chat with Spike.
SIT DOWN, SHUT UP (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT) – “Miracle’s Are Real”
To celebrate the first day of spring, Miracle (Kristin Chenoweth) distributes flowers to the staff. But when the flowers turn out to be hemlock, Andrew (Nick Kroll) winds up in a coma and it’s up to Larry (Jason Bateman) to help Miracle regain her faith. Meanwhile, Helen’s (Cheri Oteri) grudge against Sue (Kenan Thompson) puts the school’s spring fundraiser in jeopardy in an encore episode.
Saturday, Nov. 7
COPS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Dangerous Arrests”
Officers of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department respond to a bank robbery call that leads to a car chase endangering innocent bystanders, while officers of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in Florida find a man passed out in his truck at a traffic light.
COPS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “From Bad to Worse”
In an encore episode, situations involving high-speed pursuits, Tasers and drug stashes go from bad to worse for suspects in Sacramento, Seattle and Cleveland.
AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Seven Minutes of Murder Special Edition”
John Walsh takes AMW to Northern California to investigate a murderous afternoon in Berkeley that left three people dead in a span of seven minutes and to hunt down the sole remaining suspect. AMW viewers will also hear about new developments in San Francisco’s notorious Zodiac Killer case.
THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) – Series Premiere
Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Wanda Sykes returns to FOX with a new spin on the late-night talk show that will showcase her innovative, irreverent and topical brand of comedy. Sykes’ personal take on the events of the week will be punctuated by field pieces and produced comedy segments. Everything from news, politics, sports and pop culture will be examined from her fresh point of view as she leads discussions with regular panelists and famous friends.
SIT DOWN, SHUT UP (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT) – “Math Lab”
Stuart (Will Forte) misunderstands his part in Knob Haven High’s anti-drug campaign and builds a meth lab instead of a math lab. Meanwhile, Larry takes the school’s affiliation with a pharmaceutical company a little too seriously.
Saturday, Nov. 14
COPS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Stupid Behavior #4”
Californian officers of the Kern County Sheriff’s Department track a suspect hiding in the trunk of his vehicle parked in his own garage, and those from the Victorville Police Department stop a man whose license plate light is out.
COPS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “High Crimes #4”
In an encore episode, officers in Minneapolis, MN, engage in a vehicle pursuit that escalates when state troopers get involved; deputies in Harris County, TX, respond to a domestic drunk disturbance that mixes alcohol and a pair of scissors; and when deputies in King County, WA, are on a routine traffic stop, a suspicious odor calls for a K-9 unit to sniff around vehicle.
AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “On The Streets Special Edition”
John Walsh and AMW hit the urban streets of New York City to join task forces hunting down both a ruthless drug overlord and a violent fugitive known to his friends as “God” because they would do anything to protect him.
THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT)
Wanda unleashes her signature brand of topical humor with field pieces, comedy segments and a wry and lively panel discussion examining the week’s events in another all-new episode of FOX’s new late-night entry.
SIT DOWN, SHUT UP (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT) – “SpEd”
When Ennis (Will Arnett) proctors the standardized test for the gifted students, he accidentally convinces Happy (Tom Kenny) to dump a trailer full of kids into the harbor and forces the temporarily blinded Larry to come to the rescue. Meanwhile, Willard (Henry Winkler) tries to protect Stuart from getting scammed.
Saturday, Nov. 21
COPS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Slacker Crimes”
A deputy from the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office in Oklahoma responds to a carjacking by chasing the suspect on foot. Meanwhile, officers at Oklahoma’s Broken Arrow Police Department respond to a “man down” call in which a woman is non-responsive.
COPS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Bad Girls #12”
In an encore “Bad Girls” episode, deputies in Harris County, TX, uncover plenty of cracks in a case when they assist in a felony warrant arrest involving a female suspect; Pomona, CA, officers respond to a domestic-disturbance call involving a mother and daughter; and officers in Minneapolis, MN, try to keep the peace when a quarrel between two women breaks out.
AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “The World’s Most Wanted Special Edition”
The hunt for fugitives is global, and so is AMERICA’S MOST WANTED. John Walsh travels to Eastern Europe to hunt down a drug lord who’s led authorities on an international cat-and-mouse game, and partners up with top crime-fighters in the U.K. to track down their most wanted criminals. AMW will also see how an amazing new CSI technology developed in England is giving detectives around the world a powerful new tool to help identify suspects.
THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT)
Wanda unleashes her signature brand of topical humor with field pieces, comedy segments and a wry and lively panel discussion examining the week’s events in another all-new episode of FOX’s new late-night entry.
SIT DOWN, SHUT UP (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT) – “High School Musical Musical”
When Sue gives Andrew an ultimatum to turn around the drama department, he writes his magnum opus: a musical starring the teachers with Miracle as the female lead. Jealous of Andrew’s casting, Helen resolves to sabotage the play. Meanwhile, Sue discovers that Ennis is smartest when he is intoxicated.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: For photos and more information on MLB ON FOX, please visit foxflash.com/mlbonfox; for COPS, visit foxflash.com/cops; for AMERICA’S MOST WANTED, visit foxflash.com/amw; for THE WANDA SYKES SHOW visit foxflash.com/wandasykesshow; and for SIT DOWN, SHUT UP, visit foxflash.com/sitdownshutup.]
FOX Sundays in November offer up special MLB ON FOX coverage of the World Series Game 4; a night, Nov. 8, hosted by and devoted to the comedy of Seth MacFarlane, including an all-new original variety show special; plus all-new episodes of THE SIMPSONS, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD.
Sunday, Nov. 1
FOX SPORTS SPECIAL: WORLD SERIES GAME 4 (8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT)
FOX Sports presents exclusive live HD coverage of Major League Baseball’s 2009 postseason with Game 4 of the 2009 World Series. Play-by-play broadcaster Joe Buck and analyst Tim McCarver will be on the call.
Sunday, Nov. 8
THE SIMPSONS (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) – “Treehouse of Horror XX”
In an encore of this year’s annual “Treehouse of Horror” trilogy, a SIMPSONS annual Halloween tradition, the frightfest begins with “Dial ‘M’ for Murder or Press ‘#.’” Outraged when another student is chosen to represent the class in National Reading Round-Up, Lisa (Yeardley Smith) lands in detention, and Bart (Nancy Cartwright) seizes the opportunity to offer her a bargain that goes awry in an homage to classic Alfred Hitchcock films. Next is a parody of the horror film “28 Days Later” in which Krusty’s (Dan Castellaneta) latest fast-food sandwich transforms Springfieldians into zombies. Last is a nod to the Broadway musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” in which Homer (Dan Castellaneta) accidentally falls through a trap door at Moe’s (Hank Azaria) tavern and is impaled on pipes attached to Moe’s Microbrewery. Marge (Julie Kavner) and the barflies drown their sorrows on the delicious microbrew now mixed with Homer’s blood, while Homer, trapped underneath the bar, laments his fate in song.
AMERICAN DAD (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “Man in the Moonbounce”
Steve (Scott Grimes) must become the “man of the house” when Stan (Seth MacFarlane) relives his childhood.
FAMILY GUY (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Brian’s Got a Brand New Bag”
When Brian (Seth MacFarlane) snags an older woman (guest voice Aimee Garcia), he becomes the laughingstock of the family, but things go from bad to worse when she breaks her hip and Brian has to be her errand-boy.
FAMILY GUY PRESENTS: SETH & ALEX’S ALMOST LIVE COMEDY SHOW [working title] (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT)
Seth MacFarlane invades ANIMATION DOMINATION with a commercial-free variety special starring MacFarlane and his FAMILY GUY co-star Alex Borstein. The half-hour special will highlight the duo’s subversive and unique comedic sensibilities and feature original animation, live-action performances of FAMILY GUY’s most memorable musical numbers, comedy sketches and surprise celebrity guests.
FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Hannah Banana”
Stewie (Seth MacFarlane) attends a concert of a teen superstar and discovers a surprising secret about the singer. Meanwhile back at home, Chris (Seth Green) tries to prove to the family that the Evil Monkey is real.
THE CLEVELAND SHOW (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Cleveland Jr. Cherry Bomb”
Cleveland (Mike Henry) has “the talk” with Roberta (Reagan Gomez-Preston), which scares Cleveland Jr. (Kevin Michael Richardson) into taking a vow of chastity. Meanwhile, Rallo (Henry) becomes a church greeter in an all-new episode that also features guest voices by Jason Sudeikis, Arianna Huffington and Jamie Kennedy.
Sunday, Nov. 15
THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “The Devil Wears Nada”
In an effort to raise money for charity, Marge and the “Philanthro-Chicks” decide to pose for a calendar. At the photo studio, Marge is a bit reluctant to reveal any skin, but the photographer (Hank Azaria) loosens her up with wine and before long, Marge and her pin-up poses are the talk of Springfield.
THE CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Ladies’ Night”
Cleveland is upset when he finds out that Donna (Sanaa Lathan) is still attending a single mothers’ support group in an all-new episode that also features guest voices by Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis and Arianna Huffington.
FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Quagmire’s Baby”
Father doesn’t know best when Quagmire (Seth MacFarlane) assumes responsibility for a baby Peter (MacFarlane) finds who looks just like him. Meanwhile, Stewie clones himself in an all-new episode that also features a guest voice by Brittany Snow.
AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Shallow Vows”
Upset that Francine (Wendy Schaal) has let herself go, Stan takes drastic measures when she asks him to renew their wedding vows.
Sunday, Nov. 22
THE CLEVELAND SHOW (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) – “The One About Friends”
Cleveland is concerned that Cleveland Jr. has no friends, so he invites Ernie (guest voice Glenn Howerton), his neighbor Lester’s (Kevin Michael Richardson) son, over to their house. A neglected Ernie becomes too attached to the family, forcing Cleveland to call child services to have him taken back home. When the plan backfires, Cleveland helps Lester get his son back in an encore episode.
THE SIMPSONS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Great Wife Hope”
In encore episode featuring guest voice Chuck Liddell, Marge vows to eliminate the violent mixed martial arts, Ultimate Punching, from Springfield. Her plight takes her all the way to Springfield arena where the sports promoter agrees to shut it down if Marge beats him in the ring.
THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Pranks and Greens”
Fed up with Bart’s constant pranks, Principal Skinner (Harry Shearer) tells him there is a former Springfield Elementary student who is hailed as the best prankster ever, even better than Bart. When Bart finally tracks down Andy Hamilton (guest voice Jonah Hill), a 19-year-old who hasn’t grown out of his pranking days, they become fast friends.
THE CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “A Brown Thanksgiving”
In a Thanksgiving episode that features guest voices by Craig Robinson, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Cleveland celebrates his first Thanksgiving with his new family and discovers a surprising secret about Donna’s Auntie Momma (guest voice Kym Whitley).
FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Jerome is the New Black”
NBA Champion Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics guest-voices when Peter and the guys interview potential friends to fill the vacancy left by Cleveland. However, things don’t look so good for Garnett when it’s discovered that Quagmire hates him.
AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “My Morning Straightjacket”
After attending a concert with Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane), Stan becomes obsessed with her music in an all-new episode that features guest voices by Zach Galifianakis and members of My Morning Jacket, including Carl Broemel, Two-Tone Tommy, Bo Koster, Patrick Hallahan and Jim James.