FOX November Schedule Includes 'The Mob Doctor'

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October 19th, 2012


FOX is making the cancellation prediction game interesting this year by scheduling The Mob Doctor three times in November.

via press release:





SEASON PREMIERE OF “Kitchen Nightmares” OCT. 26;


Ben And Kate,” “New Girl” AND “The Mindy Project” OCT. 30;





AND “BOB’S Burgers” NOV. 18

AND “Raising Hope,” “Ben And Kate,” “New Girl

AND “The Mindy Project” NOV. 20;

AND BRAND-NEW EPISODES OF “BONES,” “The Mob Doctor,” “Raising Hope,”

Ben And Kate,” “New Girl,” “The Mindy Project,” “The X Factor,” “Glee,”

Kitchen Nightmares,” “Fringe,” “The Cleveland Show,” “THE Simpsons,”

“BOB’S Burgers,” “Family Guy” AND “American Dad” THROUGHOUT THE MONTH

Steve Carell, Will Arnett, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kate Hudson, Chris Klein, Michael Rapaport,

Rob Reiner, Rob Riggle, Geoff Stults, Kevin Klein, Krysten Ritter, Joe Mantegna,

Jeffrey Tambor, Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz and Baseball Greats Matt Kemp,

Andre Either, David Ortiz, Jimmy Rollins and Joey Votto

Make Guest Appearances in All-New Episodes


This November, FOX delivers major television events, all-new episodes and big guest stars, including the Major League Baseball World Series Oct. 25, 27 and 28 (and, if necessary, on Oct. 29, 31 and Nov. 1); the season premiere of Kitchen Nightmares Oct. 26; Halloween hi-jinx on Raising Hope, Ben And Kate, New Girl and The Mindy Project Oct. 30; the first LIVE shows of the season on The X Factor Nov. 1 and 4; FOX SPORTS SATURDAY college football match-ups Nov. 3, 10 and 17; a freakin’ sweet one-hour Family Guy event, celebrating its landmark 200th episode, Nov. 11; Thanksgiving sit-downs of The Cleveland Show and BOB’S Burgers Nov. 18 and RAISING HOPE, Ben And Kate, NEW GIRL and The Mindy Project Nov. 20; and all-new episodes of BONES, The Mob Doctor, RAISING HOPE, BEN AND KATE, NEW GIRL, THE MINDY PROJECT, The X Factor, Glee, Kitchen Nightmares, Fringe, The Cleveland Show, THE Simpsons, BOB’S Burgers, Family Guy and American Dad throughout the month.


Here are the highlights, night by night, for this November on FOX:




Monday, Oct. 29

THE X FACTOR (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Auditions #3”

In an encore episode, the auditions in front of audiences of thousands in Kansas City, KS, and Austin, TX, continue on THE X FACTOR.


[EDITOR’S NOTE: If MLB World Series Game #5 is necessary on Oct. 29, the baseball game will air live starting at 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT, replacing THE X FACTOR on the East Coast. Local programming will air in primetime on the West Coast.]


Monday, Nov. 5

BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Method to the Madness”

The Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a woman whose body was found mutilated and discarded in a city garbage can. Meanwhile, Booth (David Boreanaz) invites Sweets (John Francis Daley) to stay with him and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) while he searches for a new apartment.


The Mob Doctor (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Legacy”

Dr. Grace Devlin (Jordana Spiro) fights for a critically ill woman’s (guest star Laura Breckenridge) heart transplant, when she is asked to kill this same patient’s estranged and imprisoned father (guest star Brian Goodman) in order to save her life.


Monday, Nov. 12

BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Patriot in Purgatory”

While investigating the remains of bodies that have been deemed unidentifiable, five “squinterns” uncover the identity of a man who died as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, propelling the Jeffersonian team to determine if he was a perpetrator or a victim.


THE MOB DOCTOR (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Complications”

Emotions reach a breaking point when Grace and Brett (Zach Gilford) struggle with their demanding and hectic schedules. Meanwhile, Grace finds herself in a perilous situation when mob boss Paul Moretti (guest star Michael Rapaport) takes matters into his own hands.


Monday, Nov. 19

BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Bod in the Pod”

When a crime scene cleanup expert’s remains are found mysteriously sealed in an impenetrable pod that washed up on the beach, the team tackles one of their most challenging investigations. Meanwhile, Angela (Michaela Conlin) and Hodgins (TJ Thyne) learn of a secret romance in which Cam (Tamara Taylor) is involved.


THE MOB DOCTOR (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Turf War”

When two innocent bystanders are caught up in an ambush meant for Franco (James Carpinello) and the rest of Moretti’s crew, Grace joins the action. As the war between Moretti (guest star Michael Rapaport) and Constantine (William Forsythe) escalates, Grace makes a critical move in an attempt to end the feud.





Tuesday, Oct. 30 – Special Halloween-Themed Episodes

RAISING HOPE (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Me What To Do”

It’s Halloween, and Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) asks Jimmy (Lucas Neff) to hang out with her gay best friend and his partner (guest stars Chris Eckert and Harvey Guillen). But first, Jimmy asks Burt (Garret Dillahunt) to do some recon by spending time at the local gay bar. When Burt keeps going back to the bar, Virginia (Martha Plimpton) wonders if he’s enjoying his time there a little too much and tracks him down in costume on Halloween night.


BEN AND KATE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Scaredy Kate”

Kate (Dakota Johnson) gets invited to her hot neighbor’s Halloween party, so BJ (Lucy Punch) tries to help Kate break free and be someone completely out of character for the night. Meanwhile, BJ’s plans to steal from one of Kate’s neighbors backfire when her conscience gets the best of her. Then, Ben (Nat Faxon) and Tommy (Echo Kellum) decide to stay home and hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters in hopes that they’ll meet some hot moms, but the night takes a turn when Tommy unknowingly eats some of BJ’s “candy” from Amsterdam, and Kate bonds with Will (guest star Geoff Stults), a single father.


NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Halloween”

Jess (Zooey Deschanel) gets a job as a zombie at a haunted house, but is more frightened of her changing feelings towards Sam (guest star David Walton). Then, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Cece (Hannah Simone) are – unfortunately – perfectly matched in the costumes they’re wearing, while Winston (Lamorne Morris) and Shelby (guest star Kali Hawk) are worlds apart in theirs. Also, Nick (Jake Johnson) gets a visit from a former college crush (guest star Maria Thayer) who shows her affection in a scary way.


THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Halloween”

When Josh (guest star Tommy Dewey) invites Mindy (Mindy Kaling) to a Halloween party, Mindy stresses out about finding the perfect costume to impress him. Meanwhile, Danny (Chris Messina) and Jeremy (Ed Weeks) leave work early to finally take their driver’s license tests, much to Danny’s embarrassment.


Tuesday, Nov. 6

FOX NEWS ELECTION SPECIAL: YOU DECIDE 2012 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/5:00-7:00 PM PT live)

FOX News anchors offer live coverage of election night returns as Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama faces Republican challenger Mitt Romney for the nation’s highest office.


Tuesday, Nov. 13

RAISING HOPE (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “What Up, Bro?”

When Jimmy finds a childhood photo of himself with an older boy and a family he doesn’t know, Burt reveals that he and Virginia gave him up for adoption for a short time when they were teen parents. So, Jimmy recruits Sabrina to forge a scheme to meet and bond with his would-have-been-big-brother, Brad (guest star Chris Klein). Meanwhile, Virginia and Burt question their decision to take Jimmy back when the would-be adoptive parents turn out to be affluent and nurturing.


BEN AND KATE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Career Day”

With Career Day at Maddie’s (Maggie Elizabeth Jones) school coming up, Ben wants to find an actual job as soon as possible so he can make Maddie proud. Meanwhile, Kate starts to develop a crush on her neighbor, Will (guest star Geoff Stults), and BJ is facing backlash from a coworker (guest star Ryan Pinkston) at the bar for getting a raise.


NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Menzies”

As Jess’ job search kicks into high gear, the guys fear her time of the month is also affecting their physical and psychological well-being. Meanwhile, Schmidt begins a “50 Shades of Grey”-type of relationship with his corporate boss (guest star Carla Cugino), and Nick gains wisdom from an unlikely – and mute – source.


THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Two To One”

Mindy isn’t getting respect from Danny and Jeremy, so she goes off to experience life as her own boss. Meanwhile, the group fights back when they discover that holistic midwives are stealing patients from Shulman & Associates.


Tuesday, Nov. 20 – Special Thanksgiving-Themed Episodes

RAISING HOPE (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Candy Wars”

Natesville is holding its annual Thanksgiving Radish Harvest Festival, and Jimmy is determined to sell the most candy bars around town so that Hope (guest stars Rylie and Baylie Cregut) can ride atop the town’s Thanksgiving Day Float. But when he isn’t selling enough to win, Virginia and Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) unveil a dark family secret that could bring the Chance family to victory. However, in order to win it all for Hope, they’ll have to contend with Rosa’s (guest star Carla Jimenez) ice cream truck.


BEN AND KATE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Reunion”

When a high school reunion is held on the eve of Thanksgiving, Will (guest star Geoff Stults) encourages Kate to attend and stand up to the high school bully, Anna (guest star Amber Stevens), for giving her an Unforgettable nickname. Meanwhile, in the midst of the holiday season, Ben doesn’t think he can keep the huge secret that he and BJ have been hiding from Kate for much longer.


NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Thanksgiving 2”

Jess invites her divorced Mom and Dad (guest stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner) over for Thanksgiving dinner and enlists Nick and Cece to help her with a “Parent Trap” to reunite them. Meanwhile, Schmidt’s cousin, Big Schmidt (guest star Rob Riggle), visits, and Winston manipulates them into an escalating battle to prove their manhood.

THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Thanksgiving”

Mindy decides to cook Thanksgiving dinner at Gwen’s (Anna Camp) but she’s sidetracked when she arrives to find a former blind date, Dennis (guest star Ed Helms), there with his new girlfriend (guest star Richa Shukla). A lonely Danny holds down the empty office, while Betsy and Jeremy visit Betsy’s eccentric family for the holiday.





Wednesday, Oct. 31

THE X FACTOR (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Auditions #5”

In an encore episode, the auditions in front of an audience of thousands continue on THE X FACTOR.


[EDITOR’S NOTE: If MLB World Series Game #6 is necessary on Oct. 31, the baseball game will air live starting at 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT, replacing THE X FACTOR on the East Coast. Local programming will air in primetime on the West Coast.]


Wednesday, Nov. 7

THE X FACTOR (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “Live Performance”

The finalists from each of the four categories – Teens, Young Adults, Groups and Over 25s – perform live for their chance to win a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.


Wednesday, Nov. 14

THE X FACTOR (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “Live Performance”

The top finalists once again perform LIVE for America, in hopes of staying in the competition.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

THE X FACTOR (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “Live Performance”

The finalists from the four categories – Teens, Young Adults, Groups and Over 25s – continue to perform LIVE, as America votes to keep their favorite acts safe, and send the others home!




Thursday, Oct. 25

MLB ON FOX: WORLD SERIES GAME #2 (7:30 PM-CC ET live/4:30 PM-CC PT live)

FOX Sports presents exclusive live HD coverage of Major League Baseball’s 2012 postseason with Game 2 of the World Series with teams and sites TBD.


Thursday, Nov. 1

THE X FACTOR (8:00-10:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “Finalists Chosen, Part 1”

In a special 2.5-hour installment and the first LIVE show of the season, the “Judges Homes” round has come to an end, and judges Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid have selected the Top 16 acts that will continue in the competition. Find out which acts will wow the audience and which ones will crack under pressure.


[EDITOR’S NOTE: If MLB World Series Game #7 is necessary on Nov. 1, the baseball game will air live starting at 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT, replacing THE X FACTOR on the East Coast. Local programming will air in primetime on the West Coast.]


Thursday, Nov. 8

THE X FACTOR (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “Live Results”

Find out which of the finalists from the four categories – Teens, Young Adults, Groups and Over 25s – will be the first to go home as the votes are revealed LIVE.


Glee (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Role You Were Born to Play”

The school production of “Grease” is underway, and Marley (Melissa Benoist), Jake (Jacob Artist), Kitty (Becca Tobin) and football player Ryder (“Glee Project” winner Blake Jenner) compete to play “Danny” and “Sandy.” Meanwhile, former Glee clubbers Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Mike (Harry Shum Jr.) return to cast the play, and Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) struggles with a difficult decision.


Thursday, Nov. 15

THE X FACTOR (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “Live Results”

Another one of the remaining finalists from the four categories – Teens, Young Adults, Groups and Over 25s – is sent packing as the votes are revealed LIVE.


GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Glease”

Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) pay a visit to Lima as the Glee club launches its production of “Grease.” Meanwhile, Cassandra July (guest star Kate Hudson) returns to shake things up in Rachel’s life, and Santana (Naya Rivera) comes back to lend a helping hand.





Friday, Oct. 26

Kitchen Nightmares (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “La Galleria 33, Part 1” – Season Premiere

Chef Gordon Ramsay travels to Boston to visit La Galleria 33 in the first part of a special two-part episode. Located in the heart of the historic North End, and run by sister-duo Rita and Lisa, this Italian restaurant has proven to be a financial disaster, spiraling these sisters into a deep state of denial. From their hostile attitudes towards their staff and customers to the tasteless recipes they serve, Chef Ramsay realizes these owners have lost control.


Fringe (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Bullet that Saved the World”

When the Fringe team tracks a lead into a hostile and heavily guarded location, Phillip Broyles (Lance Reddick) resurfaces – but can he be trusted?


Friday, Nov. 2

KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “La Galleria 33, Part 2”

In the second part of a two-part episode, Chef Ramsay is back in the North End of Boston, hoping to snap sisters Rita and Lisa out of their state of denial. When Ramsay forces them to confront their staff about their shortcomings and take back control of their restaurant, a full-blown feud erupts, causing one server to leave. Luckily for these sisters, Chef Ramsay has a surprise up his sleeve, but will the owners and Head Chef Doug welcome the change or continue to be set in their ways?


FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “An Origin Story”

In the aftermath of devastating events, the Fringe team reels and someone makes a pivotal and shocking move.


Friday, Nov. 9

KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Mama Maria’s”

Next up for Chef Ramsay is Mama Maria’s in Brooklyn, an Italian restaurant and pizzeria that was passed down from parents to son more than 25 years ago. Proving to be more of a burden than a family gem, the owner is exhausted from trying to make ends meet for his family, which in turn has taken a toll on the staff, food and overall performance of the restaurant. Chef Ramsay is disgusted to find 12 freezers filled with rancid and inedible pre-made meals, and he reaches his breaking point when one diner needs an ambulance after eating a defrosted piece of seafood.


FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Through the Looking Glass and What Walter Found There”

A Fringe team member takes on a new role, and Walter (John Noble) follows leads to a key piece in their battle against the Observers.


Friday, Nov. 16

KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Ms. Jean’s Southern Cuisine”

Chef Ramsay travels to the suburbs of Pittsburgh to help retired special education teacher, Jean, who took a chance and opened Ms. Jean’s Southern Cuisine. Jean has been gaining a negative reputation in the community due to her bad business practices. She is quick to blame her staff for all the restaurant’s problems, while they blame her. With no system in place to keep this restaurant afloat, Chef Ramsay is challenged to help restore Ms. Jean’s reputation in the community and build back her customer base.


FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Five-Twenty-Ten”

As the fight for the future intensifies, a member of the Fringe team orchestrates a Fringe event of his own.





Saturday, Oct. 27

MLB ON FOX: WORLD SERIES GAME #3 (7:30 PM-CC ET live/4:30 PM-CC PT live)

FOX Sports presents exclusive live HD coverage of Major League Baseball’s 2012 postseason with Game 3 of the World Series with teams and sites TBD.


MASTERCHEF (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) – “Top 13 Compete”

In an encore broadcast of the popular mystery box challenge, the judges test the amateur cooks’ creativity by providing them with ingredients worth less than $15.


30 SECONDS TO FAME (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT)

Everybody’s 15 minutes of fame begins somewhere, and 30 SECONDS TO FAME is ready to kick-start the clock. On this fast-paced, competitive talent show, viewers and audience members are treated to a wide variety of acts all competing to make the most of their short-but-sweet slice of national exposure by winning the ultimate stamp of approval from the audience and the weekly grand prize of $25,000.

Saturday, Nov.3


Heisman Trophy winner and College Football Hall of Famer Eddie George and former Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington partner with host Erin Andrews on FOX COLLEGE SATURDAY, FOX Sports’ new 30-minute college football pregame show originating live from the FOX Network Center in Los Angeles. Then, beginning at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT, FOX Sports continues coverage of its 2012 regular season college football schedule. Gus Johnson provides the play-by-play and Charles Davis offers analysis.


MASTERCHEF (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) – “Top 12 Compete”

For a food truck challenge, the judges spend the day at the beach and split the contestants into three teams, in an encore broadcast.


30 SECONDS TO FAME (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT)

Another encore broadcast of the game show.


Saturday, Nov. 10


FOX Sports continues coverage of its 2012 regular season college football schedule.


MASTERCHEF (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) – “Top 11 Compete”

In an encore broadcast, Graham Elliot tests his own creativity and ability to work under pressure when he joins the amateur cooks in the MASTERCHEF kitchen and whips up his own dish using only the mystery ingredients. Later, the remaining contestants face a double elimination round that will send not one, but two amateur cooks packing their bags


30 SECONDS TO FAME (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT)

An encore broadcast of the game show.


Saturday, Nov. 17


FOX Sports continues coverage of its 2012 regular season college football schedule.


MASTERCHEF (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) – “Top 9 Compete”

In an encore broadcast, the remaining nine amateur cooks are faced with one of the most intimidating mystery box ingredients to date – “uni,” otherwise known as sea urchin, a spiky culinary delicacy.


30 SECONDS TO FAME (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT)

Another encore broadcast of the game show.





Sunday, Oct. 28

MLB ON FOX: WORLD SERIES GAME #4 (8:00 PM-CC ET live/5:00 PM-CC PT live)

FOX Sports presents exclusive live HD coverage of Major League Baseball’s 2012 postseason with Game 4 of the World Series with teams and sites TBD. Play-by-play broadcaster Joe Buck and analyst Tim McCarver will be calling the action with field reporter Ken Rosenthal when the game airs


Sunday, Nov. 4

THE Simpsons (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) – “D’oh-cial Network”

Armie Hammer makes a guest-voice appearance as the Winklevoss Twins in an encore episode that sees Lisa on trial for masterminding and creating the online social networking phenomenon SpringFace that has led to mass hysteria in Springfield.

The Cleveland Show (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “California Dreamin’ (All the Cleves are Brown)”

The Browns pack their bags and move to Los Angeles, where Cleveland (Mike Henry) pursues his life-long dream of becoming a Major League Baseball scout. But when he receives a cold welcome from Dodger stars Matt Kemp and Andre Either (guest-voicing as themselves) and he unsuccessfully recruits David Ortiz, Jimmy Rollins and Joey Votto (guest-voicing as themselves), he winds up longing for the simple life in Stoolbend. Meanwhile, Donna (Sanaa Lathan) and the kids become obsessed with the glitzy LA lifestyle, and Cleveland befriends a struggling actress (guest voice Krysten Ritter) who helps him realize that Hollywood isn’t as glamorous as it seems.


THE X FACTOR (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “Finalists Chosen, Part 2”

The remainder of the Top 16 Acts that were chosen by judges Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid perform LIVE in hopes of securing a spot as a finalist. Find out which acts will wow the audience and which ones will crack under pressure.


[EDITOR’S NOTE: In the event of an MLB WORLD SERIES GAME #7 on Thursday, Nov. 11, tonight’s live broadcast of THE X FACTOR will expand to 2.5 hours (8:00-10:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).]


Sunday, Nov. 11

THE Simpsons (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Gone Abie Gone”

When Grampa (Dan Castellaneta) escapes from his retirement home, Homer (Castellaneta) and Marge (Julie Kavner) frantically try to track him down by following clues that reveal secrets in Grampa’s past, including that he worked at a local restaurant with composer Marvin Hamlish (guest-voicing as himself) and met and fell in love with the restaurant’s singer Rita LaFleur (guest voice Anika Noni Rose). Meanwhile Lisa (Yeardley Smith) tries her hand at online poker, getting tips from the experts, including Jennifer Tilly (guest-voicing as herself), but is soon gambling with her college fund.


BOB’S Burgers (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Mutiny on the Windbreaker”

Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) is invited to be a private chef on a docked cruise ship, so he brings the family along to witness his skills outside of the restaurant. Bob’s big day goes awry when crazed cruise ship Captain Flarty (guest voice Jeffrey Tambor) shanghais Bob and his family.


Family Guy (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Yug Ylimaf” / “200th Special” – Milestone 200th Episode

In the landmark 200th episode, Brian (Seth MacFarlane) abuses Stewie’s (MacFarlane) Time Machine and causes reality to run in reverse, forcing the two to work together to set things right before Stewie is “unborn.” Then, in the FAMILY GUY 200th retrospective special entitled “The End of the World as We Know It,” fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at this irreverent comedy’s most outrageous moments, through fascinating interviews with creator and voice actor MacFarlane and voice actors Mila Kunis, Alex Borstein and Seth Green. Additionally, the special will give fans an exclusive glimpse into the cast and crew’s 200th episode party in Los Angeles.


Sunday, Nov. 18

BOB’S BURGERS (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) – “Dr. Yap”

In an encore episode, Linda’s (John Roberts) sister, Gayle (guest voice Megan Mullally), picks up a heavily medicated Bob from family dentist Dr. Yap (guest voice Ken Jeong). But when Bob mistakes Gayle for Linda and kisses her, Gayle falls for Bob. So he turns to Dr. Yap for help.


THE Cleveland Show (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “A General Thanksgiving Episode”

When Cleveland finds out that Holt (Jason Sudeikis) was not invited to his estranged family’s holiday dinner, he asks him to babysit Rallo (Mike Henry) while the gang opens a new airport pub. Holt quickly realizes that babysitting is an easy way to meet girls, so he uses Rallo as a chick magnet in exchange for toys. Meanwhile, Cleveland gets drunk and winds up flying an airplane in danger of crashing, so Holt and his drill sergeant father, General Richter (guest voice Will Arnett), must work together to bring Cleveland back to safety.


THE Simpsons (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Penny Wiseguys”

Homer is shocked to discover that his bowling teammate, Dan Gillick (guest voice Steve Carell), is an accountant for Fat Tony (guest voice Joe Mantegna) and his mob. Meanwhile, Lisa adds insects to her vegetarian diet after passing out during a saxophone solo, but starts questioning her decision when bugs start pleading for mercy in her dreams.


BOB’S BURGERS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal”

In the series’ first-ever Thanksgiving episode, it’s Bob’s favorite holiday of all time, and this year he is determined to make it the most memorable Thanksgiving ever. However, the plans change when Mr. Fischoeder (guest star Kevin Klein) needs to hire Linda and the kids as his family and Bob as the cook to stage the perfect Thanksgiving dinner to make a former flame (guest voice Lindsey Stoddart) jealous.


FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Joe’s Revenge

When the criminal (guest voice Will Sasso) who shot Joe (Patrick Warburton) years ago, leaving Joe in a wheelchair, becomes a fugitive, Quagmire (Seth MacFarlane), Joe and Peter (MacFarlane) team up to hunt the bad guy down.


American Dad (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “American Stepdad”

Stan (Seth MacFarlane) invites his mother (guest voice Swoosie Kurtz) to come live with the family after Stan’s stepfather dies, and tensions rise when Roger (MacFarlane) is forced to share his attic with her. But Roger and Stan’s mom quickly fall in love and get married, and Stan is forced to deal with Roger as his new stepdad. Meanwhile, Steve (Scott Grimes) and his friends discover a mysterious plane crash while on a bike ride and come across a long-lost script of a “Fast and Furious” movie that they are determined to get made.

  • Jeff R,

    Those Masterchef repeats pretty much prove that they don’t have anything to replace MD with right now, don’t they?

  • Dan

    @Jeff R – They had Touch which would have paired well with Bones and returned Kiefer Sutherland to his Monday at 9:00 slot. That would have worked well and maybe given Touch a chance at a 22 episode season but no, FOX is sticking with The Mob Doctor for 13 episodes and you know something. With the low numbers FOX is tolerating for Ben & Kate and Mindy, I am expecting FOX to just burn through all 13 Mob Doctor episodes. 9 episodes will have aired by December 3, They could double up on episodes and burn the rest of the episodes off by December. Touch will likely then premiere in the slot in January and The Following will probably air post Idol on Thursdays while Glee is on hiatus. I expected Following to air after Bones but FOX needs a drama hit so they will likely give the cush spot to The Following.

  • ManiacalZebra

    Clearly someone at Fox has some real brain damage going on to keep that dog of a show.

  • Pete

    Fox is facing the situation with Alcatraz again. Last season Alcatraz was crushed by the Voice, causing Fox to move Touch to Thursdays. They are having the same problem obviously. I suspect that they don’t want to replace TMD now with Touch NOW, just because Monday becomes too competitive for their new dramas. Touch will definitely do badly (with 1.3 demo in last season finale), so it makes perfect sense for them to wait and see and burn off TMD on Mondays at this point.

  • Pete

    @ Dan

    Agree that the Following may move to Thursdays. But indeed every timeslot is not good for Fox launching new dramas now.
    Monday- The Voice
    Wednesday- Criminal Minds, Modern Family
    Thursday- Grey, POI
    The Following has to do better than Touch last season to survive Thursday.

  • Bill Gorman

    “@Bill or @Robert, do you have idea concerning what is motivating this? “

    Scheduling logistics is the only possible explanation.

    They’ve got no replacement available they have confidence in before mid-season, and they don’t want to move Touch into that slot or rearrange things othewise for a short term (potential) benefit.

    The show’s completely dead, and they’re going to run it through November and just grit their teeth and suffer through the ratinga.

  • gumboot

    It’s a show with a silly, artificial premise, a hard, dull lead actress, a totally uninteresting supporting cast, convoluted storytelling, and as a kind of cherry on top, the childhood flashbacks which start and end every episode with so much dead air. The real surprise is that it ever got broadcast with none of those fixed.

  • Drew

    I have a question for everyone talking so horribly about The Mob Doctor. Have any of you actually watched it? Compared to a bunch of the crap out there, this is a very good show, reminds of the good stuff the cable networks are putting out (Major Crimes, Rizzoli, Burn Notice…etc) I understand the numbers suck and this is “tv by the numbers” But maybe someone at Fox is saying this show is solid and we’re going to give it a chance to build an audience. For crying out loud it’s up against both “The Voice” and “DWTS” I think it’s unfair for any new scripted show to be expected to perform well out of the gate up against those monsters. Just my 2 cents….

  • Gwen

    The mob doctor seems fireproof doesn’t it?

  • Melanie

    Wow — how did Fox get so desperate for schedule filler? Or are they still trying to change that ‘Fox cancells shows too quickly’ image? Surely keeping Fringe around for so long is adequate pennance for cancelling Firefly?

  • Melanie

    @Drew I haven’t watched the Mob Doctor. Its not about the quality of the show. Its about the ratings being very low and wondering why Fox is putting up with it. Maybe because of the quality – maybe they’re hoping an audience will find it..

  • fakeem

    Maybe FOX is the Mob Network???

  • Emily

    what! what! I know fox is stuggaling, ut seriously!

  • chezmoi

    I am form the UK, and thus have never seen the Mob Doctor. However eeading about it in the press release above makes me want to watch the programme. Could this be a FOX NCIS? Porbably not but on paper seems it should be doing better, especially if LAS VEGAS can survive.

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