NBC Unfurls Colorful Programs For November Sweeps

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October 26th, 2010

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NBC UNFURLS COLORFUL PROGRAMS FOR NOVEMBER SWEEPS

Network Features Night of Halloween-themed Comedy Programs on October 28, Holiday-themed Specials “Scared Shrekless” and “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” Plus “Glee”-Inspired Viewing Party Episode of “The Office

Marquee Full of Guest Stars Includes Hilary Duff, Kim Kardashian, Timothy Olyphant, Kristin Chenoweth, Hal Holbrook, Christine Lahti, Elizabeth Banks, Lady Antebellum, Linda Hamilton, Richard Chamberlain, Summer Glau, Rob Riggle, Ana Gasteyer, Timothy Dalton, William Baldwin, John Slattery, Maria Bello, Alex Kingston, Gerald McRaney, Paula Malcomson, D.B. Sweeney and Heather McComb

"The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?" Special Catches Up with Popular Former Contestants on November 24

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – October 26, 2010 – NBC showcases a colorful slate of new fall programming in October and November with a night of Halloween-themed comedy episodes on October 28, a slew of holiday-themed specials including “Scared Shrekless” and “Kung Fu Panda Holiday,” plus a “Glee”-inspired viewing party episode of “The Office.”

In addition, NBC spotlights a marquee full of guest stars, including Hilary Duff, Kim Kardashian, Timothy Olyphant, Kristin Chenoweth, Hal Holbrook, Christine Lahti, Elizabeth Banks, Lady Antebellum, Linda Hamilton, Richard Chamberlain, Summer Glau, Rob Riggle, Ana Gasteyer, Timothy Dalton and William Baldwin. Other guest stars include John Slattery, Maria Bello, Alex Kingston, Gerald McRaney, Paula Malcomson, D.B. Sweeney and Heather McComb (see guest star episodes and dates below).

A night of special Halloween-themed programs will begin with the new animated DreamWorks special “Scared Shrekless” Thursday, October 28 (8-8:30 p.m. ET), inspired by the blockbuster “Shrek” feature films. This will be followed by the new episodes of the comedy series “Community” (special time 8:30-9 p.m.), “The Office” and “Outsourced,” each of which will highlight Halloween storylines. A repeat of the animated special “Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space” will air on Saturday, October 30 (8:30-9 p.m. ET).

In addition, NBC features the NBC News special “Matt Lauer Reports” where Lauer sits down with President George W. Bush on Monday, November 8 (8-9 p.m. ET).

“The Office” gets into a “Glee”-ful mood on Thursday, November 11 (9-9:30 p.m. ET) as the Dunder Mifflin office workers gather for a “Glee” viewing party.

As "The Biggest Loser" competition begins to draw to a climax, viewers will get a chance to catch up with their favorite contestants from the past nine seasons with "The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?” special airing Wednesday, November 24 (9-11 p.m. ET).

The all-new DreamWorks Animation special “The Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special” will air on Wednesday, November 24 (8:30-9 p.m. ET) preceded by the encore broadcast of “Merry Madagascar” (8-8:30 p.m. ET).

NBC October-November Guest Star/Dates:
Timothy Olyphant -- “The Office” (10/28)
Kristin Chenoweth – “The Apprentice” (10/28)
Lady Antebellum – “School Pride” (10/29)
Linda Hamilton – “Chuck” (11/1) *continuing guest arc 11/29
Ana Gasteyer -- “Chuck” (11/1)
Timothy Dalton -- “Chuck” (11/1) *continuing guest arc 11/29
Maria Bello – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (11/3)
Alex Kingston -- “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (11/3)
Hilary Duff and Andy Dick -- “Community” (11/4)
Elizabeth Banks – “30 Rock” (11/4)
Paula Malcomson – “The Event” (11/8)
Willliam Baldwin – “Parenthood” (11/9 and 11/16)
Gerald McRaney – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (11/10)
John Slattery -- "30 Rock" (11/11)
Kim Kardashian -- "The Apprentice" (11/11)
Rob Riggle – “Chuck” (11/15)
Richard Chamberlain -- "Chuck" -- (11/15 and 11/22)
Summer Glau -- "Chuck" (11/15)
Hal Holbrook -- "The Event" -- (11/15)
Christine Lahti -- "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (11/17)
D.B. Sweeney – “The Event” (11/22)
Heather McComb – “The Event” (11/22)
David Keith – “Chase” (11/22)

 
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