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ABC ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER SWEEPS PROGRAMMING
The ABC Television Network announces highlights of its upcoming November sweeps programming, including the highly anticipated special, “David Blaine: Real or Magic,” along with “The 47th Annual CMA Awards,” “2013 American Music Awards,” a special “”-themed episode of “ ” and Thanksgiving-themed episodes of some of TV’s favorite series.
"" – November 18-22 is going to be a magical week as ABC's “ ” broadcasts live from the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California." “ from Disneyland Resort” coincides with Mickey Mouse’s birthday on November 18. Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC’s hit late-night talk show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” is the show’s premiere guest. Multi-talented Demi Lovato will perform and is slated to guest co-host for the entire week. Guests for the week include Eric Stonestreet (ABC’s “ ”), Tim Allen (ABC’s “ ”) and Kobe Bryant. Featured male co-hosts sprinkled throughout the month will include: Donald Driver, Pinsky, Joe Scarborough, Cedric the Entertainer and three consecutive appearances from funny man Brad Garrett. A birthday celebration and one very special surprise is in store for co-host Jenny McCarthy when welcoming her childhood idols Olivia Newton-John and Lynda Carter. Double, double toil and trouble! Let the mischief and mayhem commence on Halloween as “ghoulfriends” Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd welcome Jenny McCarthy to their annual festivities live Thursday, October 31. It will be a one-of-a kind trick or treat that only “ ” can deliver. And that’s not just ‘witch’ful thinking. New installments of featured segments "Out of The World With Whoopi," showcasing Whoopi’s fascination with the paranormal, revealing one-on-one interviews in "Secrets with.......Barbara," romance and relationships are explored in "Kiss and Tell with Jenny" and "The Year of Barbara" looks back at her illustrious career, and her most talked about, headline breaking stories. “ ” airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., ET).
“” – “ ” is your holiday headquarters this season, starting with frightfully delicious fun during the show’s annual Halloween Spooktacular (Thursday, October 31). Who will the co-hosts dress up as this year? “Thanksgiving Cooking Challenge Week” is a culinary competition beginning Monday, November 4 - Friday November 8 when chefs ranging from kids to Iron Grandmas compete for bragging rights and a golden trophy. Brush up on all the essentials when “Thanksgiving Back to Basics Week,” (Monday, November 11) finds the hosts teaching Thanksgiving feast preparation. From appetizers and sides, to the main event and cocktails, “ ” celebrates Thanksgiving Cooking Class Week from Monday, November 18 - Friday, November 22. Since Hannukah falls during Thanksgiving this year, the hosts observe the Festival of Lights and Turkey Day during “Thanksgivukkah” on Tuesday, November 26. This holiday mash-up offers the best of both holidays. November culminates with “ ’s Ultimate Thanksgiving” as the hosts collaborate to create one feast and “The Chew” gives a military family a holiday they’ll never forget. “The Chew” airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (1:00-2:00 p.m., ET).
“JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE” – Jimmy Kimmel kicks off November sweeps with Chris Hemsworth, Mindy Kaling, Dax Shepard, Demi Lovato, Dr. Phil McGraw, Rob Lowe, Zooey Deschanel, Ray Romano, Sarah Silverman, Barbara Walters, Elizabeth Banks, Larry King, Idris Elba and Patton Oswalt. Musical performances from Rob Zombie, Small Pools, No No No, Jane’s Addiction, The Killers, Charlie Wilson, Haim, Florida Georgia Line, The 1975, Chvrches, Frank Turner and Linkin Park and Steve Aoki. Sweeps also brings such guests as Josh Malina (“”) as part of #ScandalThursday!, Artie Lang, Mark Consuelos, Erin Andrews, Chris Elliott, Eddie Cibrian, David Blaine, Josh Gad, Rene Redzepi, Emilie Hirsh and Mike Tyson and many more on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” which airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (11:35-12:37 p.m., ET).
“IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN” – The classic animated Halloween-themed PEANUTS special, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (OAD on ABC 10/30/01), created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, as well as a bonus PEANUTS cartoon, “You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown,” in which Linus runs for class president, will air THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). The program will air with Spanish audio via SAP. In the 1966 animated special “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” The PEANUTS gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin, while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party. Cast members include Peter Robbins (Charlie Brown) and Christopher Shea (Linus). The cast also includes Sally Dryer as Lucy, Chris Doran as Schroeder, Bill Melendez as Snoopy, Kathy Steinberg as Sally, Tracy Stratford as Violet and Ann Altieri as Frieda. “You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown” – in which Linus runs for class president with Lucy and Charlie Brown managing his campaign -- features Chad Webber as Charlie Brown, Robin Kohn as Lucy, Stephen Shea as Linus, Hilary Momberger as Sally and Todd Barbee as Russell.
“GREY’S ANATOMY” – “Thriller” – It's Halloween and the doctors ofSloan Memorial are hit with a barrage of spooky patients, which affects their own plans and puts one doctor’s well-being in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Derek collaborates with Ben on a new surgical technique, and Richard angers Bailey when he asks a second year resident to perform his next surgery, on a special Halloween episode of “ ’s ,” THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET).
“” – “More Cattle, Less Bull” – The team investigates Democratic Congresswoman Josie Marcus, while Olivia and Mellie have a surprising run-in during the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Meanwhile, Jake and Huck get closer to the truth about Operation Remington, which could lead to devastating results, on ABC’s “ ,” THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET).
“” – “Larabee for School Board” – Mike is reluctant to support his neighbor, Carol Larabee, in her bid for the local school board. So when her campaign signs begin to mysteriously disappear, her husband, Chuck, wonders if Mike is behind it. Also, Eve gets mixed messages when she goes to Mandy and Kristin for romance advice, and Kyle wonders why new Outdoor Man Store employee, Ryan, gets more attention from Ed than he ever has, on “ ,” FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (8:00-8:31 p.m., ET).
“” – “Any Friggin’ Sunday” – As football season consumes the rest of the Weaver household, Debbie focuses on Amber’s relationship with Reggie. With the help of Jackie, the mothers set up a secret romantic date for their eldest children. Meanwhile, Larry decides golf is a boring and pointless game and endeavors to replace the sport for the community with football, wardrobe and all, on “ ,” FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (8:31-9:00 p.m., ET).
“” – “Episode 501” – Two men from St. Louis have a line of safe, natural cleaning products—but will they clean up when it comes to a deal? A New Yorker inspired by cups at frat parties hopes for a $300,000 investment in his standard party cup with a hidden shot glass inside. An entrepreneur from Pleasanton, California has an electric, lightweight bodyboard which he claims could be the hottest new thing in water sports—will a Shark bite? And an entrepreneur from Arcadia, Florida, is pitching a tented root cover for newly planted trees that he claims will save farmers thousands of dollars in fuel and water. And the show updates viewers on last season’s Teddy Needs a Bath—a product from Nicole Townsend of Huntington Beach, CA, that helps clean stuffed animals safely. Why does she now say, “’ ’ made all of my dreams come true?” Find out on “ ,” FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET).
“AMERICA’S” – “Episode 2404”— This week’s highlights include a man who steers his remote controlled airplane directly into his own head, a golf ball dispenser that goes haywire causing hundreds of golf balls to launch at golfers, a bulldog licking his lips and chewing in his sleep when a cheeseburger is held up to his nose, and Tom plays “Pick the Real Video,” on “America’s ,” SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET).
“” – “Ariel” – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).
“” – “Dissolution” – Roadblocks seem to be mounting for Emily as Daniel’s attention is focused elsewhere, Grayson Manor may cease to exist, and two of the most important people in Emily’s life start turning on her – leading her to do something very uncharacteristic, on “ ,” SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET).
“” – “…The things that drive men crazy.” – Sara's concern about Jack's and her relationship being exposed intensifies. Jack makes a difficult confession that leaves him vulnerable and exposed, but brings him closer to Sara than ever. Meanwhile, Drew obsessively tries to find out what his wife's been up to, on “ ,” SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET).
“” – “Episode 1708” – MONDAY, NOVEMEBER 4 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET).
“” – “Like Father, Like Daughter” – Alexis enlists ’s help on an Innocence Review case to prove that a death row inmate, Frank Henson (guest star James Carpinello, “The ”) was wrongly convicted. With only 72 hours left before his execution, and Alexis (with help from Beckett) urgently investigate the original murder only to uncover explosive secrets that may seal Frank’s fate, on “ ,” MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET). Joelle Carter (“ ”) guest stars as Frank’s long-time girlfriend who has always believed in him.
“MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.” – “F.Z.Z.T.” – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET).
“” – “Call Me When You Get There” – When Barry receives his first driver’s license, Beverly lays out the rules about using the car, including the most important… “Call me when you get there!” After Barry disobeys his mother and gets in trouble, he takes Erica’s advice to not tell the truth about his whereabouts – no matter where he is – the next time he calls home… but it backfires, on “ ,” TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (9:01-9:31 p.m., ET).
“” – “The Date” – When Kate and Pete host a party, Jackie crashes and hooks up with Pete’s co-worker Sad Steve (Nat Faxon), much to Pete’s discomfort. However, when Sad Steve decides to pursue a relationship with Jackie, both Kate and Pete jump on the bandwagon to give young love a boost. Meanwhile, Hillary helps Warren and Bert put together a Gum Show live stream and Diane faces off with Meg after she posts an unflattering picture of her on Instagram, on “ ,” TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET).
“IN THE SPOTLIGHT WITH ROBIN ROBERTS: COUNTDOWN TO THE CMA AWARDS,” A SPECIAL EDITION OF “” – As fans get ready to celebrate the CMA Awards, ABC brings viewers the fifth annual edition of “In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: Countdown to the CMA Awards.” Featuring the hottest stars on the country scene as well as music’s greatest country legends, the special gives viewers an all-access pass into the homes and private lives of country music’s biggest stars including: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, and the cast of “ .” “In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: Countdown to the CMA Awards,” a Special Edition of “ ,” airs on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET).
“THE 47TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” – “The 47th Annual CMA Awards,” hosted for the sixth year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET). Country Music superstars Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are just some of the artists confirmed to perform at “Country Music’s Biggest Night™.”
“IN WONDERLAND” – “The Serpent” – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).
“GREY’S ANATOMY” – “Two Against One” – The issues between Meredith and Cristina hit a boiling point when one of them ultimately betrays the other at the hospital. Derek tells Jackson that he needs to let go and allow the second year doctors to work on his patients, and April and Matthew make a bold decision about their relationship. Meanwhile, Bailey has difficulties with Ben’s return, on “’s ,” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET).
“” – “Icarus” – Olivia must make a very important decision that will affect all of her relationships in the White House, and Harrison’s allegiance to the Gladiators is tested. Meanwhile, the team continues to prep Josie Marcus while Cyrus and Mellie plot against her, on ABC’s “ ,” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET).
“” – “Shoveling Snow” -- After a big snowstorm, Eve is thrilled because now she can start her annual snow shoveling business. But when she finds out an unexpected competitor has beaten her to it, she gets a lesson from Mike on capitalism and the free market, on “Last Man Standing,” FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 (8:00-8:31 p.m., ET).
“” – “We Jumped the Shark (Tank)” – Debbie creates and designs a unique purse, and Jackie gets them booked onto “ ” to find an investor. When Larry joins them on the show, the outcome from their presentation is not what anyone of them – including the Sharks – expected. Meanwhile, Amber (literally) steps up to be Abby’s choreographer for her big dance recital, on “ ,” FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 (8:31-9:00 p.m., ET). Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary guest star as themselves.
“SHARK TANK” – “Episode 508” – A paparazzo from New York offers his unique skill to help guys with their marriage proposals; two men from Los Angeles invented a baby bump sound system for mothers-to-be; a Venice, CA bread pudding peddler asks the Sharks to invest in her family-owned business which boasts many flavors of the timeless dessert; and a pet lover from Camarillo, CA wants to change the way people celebrate special occasions with their four-legged friends by using his pet-safe color fur spray paint. Also, an update on Moshe Weiss from St. Paul, MN and SoundBender, a magnetic, power-free iPad amplifier which Daymond John invested in during Season 4, on “Shark Tank,” FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET).
“AMERICA’S” – “Episode 2405”— This week’s highlights include a package filled with people attempting to do magic tricks but failing miserably, a dad finding out his twin daughters have thrown out their belongings from their closet out the window, a race car passenger displaying hilarious expressions during a high-speed race, and a wedding photographer falling into a baptismal pool while trying to capture the perfect shot, on “America’s ,” SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET).
“” – “Dark Hollow” – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).
“” – “Resurgence” – Conrad hires famed party-girl turned PR mastermind Bizzy Preston (Ana Ortiz) to restore the Grayson family name, while Emily sinks her teeth deeper into her plan and Nolan has a revenge-agenda of his own, on “ ,” SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET).
“” – “… We’re not going to Baileys Harbor.” – Neither Sara nor Jack's families will ever be the same after Drew's discovery of the affair. As Sara and Jack attempt to navigate their newly fractured relationships with their spouses and children, Elaine seeks support from an unlikely source. Meanwhile, a despondent Drew discovers information that could reopen Lou Mrozek‘s murder investigation, and Zarek, anxious to please Karsten, resorts to drastic measures to deal with Brandy, on “ ,” SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET).
“” – “Episode 1709” – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. ET).
“” – “A Murder Is Forever” – When a famed relationship therapist is murdered, it appears that her access to the secrets of her elite and powerful clients led to her death. But when Castle and Beckett discover the victim was in possession of a rare object worth millions of dollars, they realize that this case may be even more complicated – and dangerous – than they thought, on “Castle,” MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET).
“MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.” – “The Sandwich Incident” – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET).
“” – “The Kremps” – meet their new neighbors, the Kremps, an all-American family, very well put together and seemingly perfect. Beverly invites them over for a BBQ and gets no response. But nobody says no to Beverly Goldberg! When the Kremps eventually come over as a result of Beverly’s insistent urging, the afternoon turns into a frenzy, resulting in an outcome no one saw coming, on “ ,” TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (9:01-9:31 p.m., ET). Tom Cavanaugh guest stars as Ed.
“” – “Lice & Beary White” – When the Harrison household is infected with lice, Diane tries to take charge leaving Kate feeling bulldozed. Jackie and Kate work together to try to prove a point to Diane but their plan back fires and the lice problem worsens. Meanwhile, Pete plays mediator between Warren and Bert who are fighting over custody of a teddy bear, on “ ,” TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET).
“THE MIDDLE” – The Jump” – Frankie is upset over constantly being made fun of by her family and finds some solace in the unconditional love she gets from a rescued dog; Frankie and Mike are stunned when Sue makes the high school volleyball team - but, as always, there's a catch; and when Axl discovers that he is failing three of his four college classes, he calls on Brick to help him with his studies, on “,” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET).
“” – “Safety Squeeze” – After an incident at Angles practice, The Cannon and Dick are sent to safety and sensitivity training. Meanwhile, Terry takes special interest in Dudley when his parents forget to pick him up after practice. When Terry finds out his parents are getting a divorce, she's determined to make sure he isn't neglected, on “ ,” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET).
“” – “A Fair to Remember” – The family attends the annual school fair and Phil has a big 20th wedding anniversary surprise planned for Claire at the fairgrounds, but unfortunately, she simultaneously has a surprise for him back at home. Gloria signs Jay up to be a fair cop for the day and it gets worse when he’s partnered up with his nemesis. Elsewhere, Mitch, Cam and Lily try to enjoy the fair but Cam is in a funk from the football team’s recent losing streak, and Haley has an first encounter with Andy (guest star Adam DeVine), on “ ,” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET). Adam DeVine (“Pitch Perfect”) guest stars as Andy.
“” – “The Love Lioness” – Kimmie and the gang decide to attend a seminar by Jane Spencer, “The Love Lioness,” (guest star Shannon) a relationship guru who likens finding men to hunting prey in the wild. They try her theories out at a hotel bar. It works a little too well when Kimmie picks up Parker (guest star Will Sasso) and isn’t sure what to do when he invites her up to his room, on “ ,” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 (9:31-10:00 p.m. ET). Shannon and Will Sasso guest star.
“” – “She’s Got You” – As Teddy’s wedding day nears, Maddie feels lost and tells Rayna she wants to get to know Deacon better, forcing Rayna to confront Deacon about stepping up to co-parent. Luke Wheeler (Will Chase, “ ”) commiserates with Rayna about the challenges of exes and parenting. While on tour in Texas, Juliette angers a lecherous but very influential radio DJ who starts promoting Layla at Juliette’s expense. Deacon tries to find his way back to music and discovers an unexpected ally in Avery. While on a date with Layla, Will runs into Brent on a date with a new man, and Gunnar finds himself in a power position in his singing and songwriting, on “ ,” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET). Guest starring Oliver Hudson as Jeff Fordham, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler and Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Peggy Kenter.
“IN WONDERLAND” – “Heart of Stone” – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).
“GREY’S ANATOMY” – “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” – When an unexpected malpractice suit turns Callie's world upside down, her supportive father (Hector Elizondo) arrives and shares an interesting secret with her. Meanwhile, through flashbacks, we learn some surprising details about Callie and Arizona's marriage, on “’s ,” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET). Hector Elizondo (“Last Man Standing”) guest stars.
“” – “Everything’s Coming Up Mellie” – Mellie is still trying to recover from the public backlash of the last year so she decides to do a hard-hitting news interview. Meanwhile, as Cyrus continues to plot against Sally Langston, we learn how Fitz, Mellie and Cyrus became a team. Back at OPA, Huck continues to push Quinn away, but Quinn’s bloodlust could get her into some dangerous situations, on ABC’s “ ,” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET).
“LAST MAN STANDING” – “Vanessa Fixes Kyle” – Since Vanessa is feeling guilty after encouraging Mandy to break up with the sometimes clueless Kyle, she is determined to mend things but her sincere efforts only seem to make a bad situation worse, on “Last Man Standing,” FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 (8:00-8:31 p.m., ET).
“” – “Good Debbie Hunting” -- Following her experience in the Shark Tank, Debbie decides to attend a Business School, but before she can apply, she must pass a qualifying exam. Thus, Marty steps up to help more around the house, while Dick becomes her tutor. Meanwhile, Amber and Reggie’s relationship is put to the test after a new and improved Jane enrolls at their school, on “ ,” FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 (8:31-9:00 p.m., ET).
“SHARK TANK” – “Episode 510” – Tonight’s standouts include a product from an entrepreneur from Pacific Palisades, CA that ensures you’ll always know who’s ringing your front door, regardless if you’re at home; two sisters from Washington, D.C have an impressive subscription gift service to send children imaginative toys to spark their creativity on a regular basis; a frugal entrepreneur from Cramerton, NC whose best-selling slaw/salsa condiment is flying off the shelves in some national grocery chains; and three men from Troy, MI have an app that enables you to create customized products from your cell phone and then sell them in a virtual marketplace. But which near-deal prompts Robert Herjavec to shout in disbelief, “We’re not in Kansas anymore!”? Find out on “Shark Tank,” FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET).
“AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS” – “Episode 2406” – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET).
“” – “Think Lovely Thoughts” – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).
“” – “Secrecy” – Victoria eagerly throws Emily a bridal shower that neither of them will soon forget. And when Daniel grows more distant, Emily has to take drastic measures, on “ ,” SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET).
“” – “…One more shot.” – TJ becomes reckless after a traumatic event leaves him unable to cope. His predicament forces Karsten to confront his past and take drastic measures in the present. Meanwhile, as Valerie and Victor celebrate their birthday, Jack realizes he's become disconnected from his family. Sara and Drew struggle with the new dynamic at home and how it impacts their son, on “ ,” SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET).
“” – “Episode 1710” – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m. ET).
“MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.” – “The Well” – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET).
“DAVID BLAINE: REAL OR MAGIC” – David Blaine returns to primetime television in a groundbreaking special "David Blaine: Real or Magic," TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (9:30-11:00 p.m., ET). David Blaine's signature brand of street magic mystifies the most recognizable celebrities in the world, including Jamie Foxx, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Ricky Gervais, Katy Perry, Woody Allen, and Robert DeNiro, to name a few. He goes into the homes of Kanye West and Harrison Ford, Will Smith and Olivia Wilde. He visits Stephen Hawking at his office in Cambridge University. Blaine also travels the world, astonishing people from all walks of life with never-before seen, inconceivable magic. Blaine has been captivating the world with death-defying feats for nearly two decades. He’s been buried alive in New York City for a week, encased inside a six-ton block of ice for three days and nights, he stood atop a 100-foot-tall pillar in Bryant Park for 36 hours without a safety net, survived on nothing but water inside a transparent box in London for 44 days, and spent one week submerged in a sphere-shaped aquarium at Lincoln Center, at the end of which he attempted to break the world record for breath holding. A year later, he succeeded in breaking that record live on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” holding his breath for 17 minutes and 4 seconds. In 2008, Blaine hung upside down for over 60 hours in New York’s central Park. Most recently, in October of 2012, he stood in the middle of a million volts of electricity for 73 consecutive hours.
“THE MIDDLE” – “Thanksgiving V” – Thanksgiving finds the Heck family in turmoil when Axl tries to figure out the perfect time to tell his parents that he dropped three out of his four college classes; Frankie's dad Tag admits to Mike that he lost a lot of money gambling online and won't be able to take wife Pat on a planned cruise; Sue is hiding a shocking secret from her discount shopping excursion with Frankie; Dr. Goodwin and Uncle Rusty's wife and kids show up unannounced for Thanksgiving dinner; and Brick goes to extreme measures to have lime green jello salad during the feast, on “,” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET).
“” – “Hanky Panky Woman – Rayna joins Scarlett on the road for her first tour date with Luke Wheeler (Will Chase, “ ”), and is blindsided when Deacon confronts her about putting too much pressure on Scarlett, too soon. Jeff goes to war against Rayna on control of the album she produced with Liam, and Juliette makes a decision about Charlie Wentworth. Gunnar struggles to write a song for a major artist, and gets help from Scarlett—sparking an idea for Rayna that could potentially be liberating for her and life-changing for Gunnar, on “ ,” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET). Guest starring Oliver Hudson as Jeff Fordham, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler and Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Peggy Kenter.
“” – “Thanksgiving is No Schmuck Bait” – Marty and Debbie are hoping for an uneventful Thanksgiving, but their hopes are dashed when Marty’s father arrives with a suitcase and informs the family that, after fifty years of marriage, he and Marty’s mother are getting divorced…..and, oh yeah, he’s moving in. Jackie’s parents arrive from Zabvron just in time to witness the fallout and learn about the peculiarities of human relationships, on “The Neighbors,” FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (8:31-9:00 p.m., ET). Meredith Baxter and Reginald VelJohnson guest star; Stacy Keach returns as Marty’s father.
“LAST MAN STANDING” – “Thanksgiving” – It’s Thanksgiving Day in the Baxter house and Mike’s father, Bud (guest star Robert Forster), takes everyone by surprise when he announces his plans to open a recreational marijuana store. Now, Mike struggles between supporting his Dad and questioning the message this new business venture could send to his family, on “Last Man Standing,” FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (8:00-8:31 p.m., ET). Guest star Robert Forster returns as Mike Baxter’s father, Bud.
“SHARK TANK” – “Episode 511” – A husband & wife team from Austin, TX shock the Sharks’ with their extremely lucrative online sales for knee-high boot socks. Two publicists from Santa Monica, CA created a stylish clutch for easy access to your smart phone and just the essentials. A couple from San Ramon, CA solve a school day dilemma by providing kids a way to personalize and create their own lunchbox designs, and a finance expert from Long Island City, NY has a sweet take on customizing the chocolate bar of your dreams. Also, an update on Corey Ward & Trew Quackenbush from Cincinnati, OH and Tom + Chee, their gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches made with artisan cheese and glazed donuts, which Barbara Corcoran and Mark Cuban invested in during Season 4, on “Shark Tank,” FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET).
“AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS” – “Episode 2407” – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET).
“2013 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS” – “2013 American Music Awards” will air SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE. The event will once again feature a star-studded lineup of the music industry’s top artists and live performances – including Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons, One Direction and Florida Georgia Line. “The 2013 American Music Awards” will honor artists in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, Electronic Dance Music, Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year presented by Kohl’s, Top Soundtrack, and for the first year ever, Single of the Year. Nominees include top stars Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bruno Mars, P!nk, Carrie Underwood and many, many more. For the seventh year in a row, winners will be determined by online voting. Fans can vote at the Coca-Cola AMA voting site AMAvote.com. In addition, for the first time in American Music Awards history, fans will also be able to vote for their favorite artists via Twitter. The “2013 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro is Executive Producer and Larry Klein is Producer.