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[10/26/04 - 12:00 AM]
CBS Presents a November of Big Event Specials, Movies, Mini-Series and Can't Miss Episodes of Its Hit Dramas and Comedies

[via press release from CBS]

CBS PRESENTS A NOVEMBER OF BIG EVENT SPECIALS, MOVIES, MINI-SERIES AND CAN'T MISS EPISODES OF ITS HIT DRAMAS AND COMEDIES

The Original Stars of Primetime's Premier Soap Opera Reunite in "Dallas Reunion: The Return to Southfork," Nov. 7

Country Music Celebrates Its Biggest Night When Brooks & Dunn Host the "38th Annual Country Music Awards," Live From the Grand Ole Opry, Nov. 9

The Most Catastrophic Storm in History Bears Down On Chicago in the Event Mini-Series "Category 6: Day of Destruction," Sunday, Nov. 14 and Wednesday, Nov. 17

A Milestone Month For Two CBS Series: "Everybody Loves Raymond" Celebrates Its 200th Episode, Nov. 15; "CSI" Reaches Number 100 on Nov. 18

*A Tsunami Is About to Hit Miami*

*Alan Gets to Live Out His Fantasies*

*Malone and the FBI Hunt For a Missing Woman In A Special Two-Part Episode*

*He Fooled Grissom Once, Now the Blue Paint Serial Killer Is Back*

*A Flashback Takes Joan Back to the Day of Kevin's Accident*

*Who Will Survive Vanuatu?*

The Race Is On As the Emmy-Winning "The Amazing Race 6" Premieres Nov. 16

Faye Dunaway, Blythe Danner, Peter Fonda and Jack Palance star in the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Presentation of "Back When We Were Grownups," Nov. 21

CBS Ushers in the Holidays With "When Angels Come to Town," A New Movie Starring Peter Falk, Nov. 28 and the 40th Anniversary of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," Dec. 1

Denise Richards, Wayne Knight, Camryn Manheim, Aisha Tyler, Angie Dickinson, Tony Goldwyn, Garry Marshall, Charles Durning, Russ Tamblyn, Sally Struthers, Fred Willard, Georgia Engel, Katherine Helmond and Robert Culp Guest Star in November

CBS will present a November of big event specials, movies, mini-series and can't miss episodes of its hit dramas and comedies.

The month's event highlights include a Dallas reunion as the Ewing clan return to Southfork 25 years following the series premiere; the 38th ANNUAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS; the two part mini-series event CATEGORY 6: DAY OF DESTRUCTION, starring Nancy McKeon, Thomas Gibson and Brian Dennehy; a new "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation of BACK WHEN WE WERE GROWNUPS with Blythe Danner, Faye Dunaway, Jack Palance and Peter Fonda; the original holiday movie "When Angels Come to Town," starring Peter Falk, and the 40th anniversary presentation of the perennial favorite "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

On CBS comedies and dramas, a tsunami is about to hit Florida in a special 90-minute CSI: MIAMI; EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND celebrates its 200th episode; CSI reaches its 100th episode milestone; Alan sees how Charlie lives when he meets a woman who lets him live out his fantasies on TWO AND A HALF MEN, and the communist witch hunt of the '50s come back to haunt some of its survivors when Lilly Rush revisits an old case on COLD CASE.

Also, the FBI hunts for a single young mother on a special two-part WITHOUT A TRACE; Amy faces a cancer scare on JUDGING AMY; Joan revisits the day of Kevin's accident on JOAN OF ARCADIA; the SURVIVOR: VANUATU castaways continue to outwit, outplay and outlast their way toward the title of ultimate survivor, and the 11 new teams are at the starting gate for the beginning of THE AMAZING RACE 6.

Guest starring on CBS in November are Denise Richards and Camryn Manheim (TWO AND A HALF MEN), Wayne Knight and Garry Marshall (LISTEN UP), Aisha Tyler (CSI), Fred Willard, Georgia Engel, Katherine Helmond and Robert Culp (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND), Charles Durning (NCIS), Angie Dickinson (JUDGING AMY), Tony Goldwyn (WITHOUT A TRACE), Russ Tamblyn (JOAN OF ARCADIA) and Sally Struthers (STILL STANDING).

The following are CBS's November sweep highlights:

Thursday, Nov. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
SURVIVOR: VANUATU -- The ninth Survivor is voted off the island. Jeff Probst hosts.

Thursday, Nov. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
CSI -- Grissom (William Petersen) is haunted by the return of the blue paint serial killer who got away once before as the CSIs try to solve the murders of four college students. Aisha Tyler ("Friends") guest stars as the new DNA lab technician.

Thursday, Nov. 4 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
WITHOUT A TRACE -- The team searches for a struggling, young, single mother who vanishes after leaving her 3-year-old son in his babysitter's care. Part one of a two-part episode.

Friday, Nov. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
JOAN OF ARCADIA -- God suggests that Joan (Amber Tamblyn) take part in a video journal project and she ends up seeing something that changes her relationship with Adam (Christopher Marquette) permanently.

Friday, Nov. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
JAG -- Harm (David James Elliott) and Mac (Catherine Bell) fly to Baghdad to preside over the court martial of a Marine sergeant who may have been responsible for the death of a visiting government official while on patrol in a supposedly safe area. William Russ reprises his role as the outspoken general who Mac had defended last year.

Friday, Nov. 5 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
dr. vegas -- Billy's (Rob Lowe) rock idol comes to perform at The Metro, and Billy is forced to confront him about his ailing health. Chazz Palminteri ("The Usual Suspects") guest stars.

Saturday, Nov. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
CLUBHOUSE -- Lou (Christopher Lloyd) walks out on his longtime post as equipment manager when upper management insists on changing the ways things are done in the clubhouse. Robert Forster ("Jackie Brown") guest stars. New time period premiere.

Sunday, Nov. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
COLD CASE -- When a young woman with odd markings on her body is found strangled and dumped in a local swimming hole, Rush (Kathryn Morris) and the detectives realize this new crime mirrors the unsolved murder of a 12-year-old girl in 1989.

Sunday, Nov. 7 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
DALLAS REUNION: THE RETURN TO SOUTHFORK reunites original "Dallas" cast members Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Victoria Principal, Patrick Duffy, Charlene Tilton, Ken Kercheval and Steve Kanaly more than 25 years since the long-running hit drama premiered. The cast reunites at the famous Southfork Ranch outside Dallas to tour the famous grounds, talk about the series' most infamous storylines and reminisce about their time together on the show. Mary Crosby, who played Kristin Shepard, also returns.

Monday, Nov. 8 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
LISTEN UP -- Tony (Jason Alexander) wants to get his father (guest star Garry Marshall) a special birthday gift since he won't be able to spend it with him in Florida. When Tony claims he is capable of getting a thoughtful gift without Dana's (Wendy Makkena) help, the search for the perfect gift turns into a competition between the two. San Diego Charger quarterback Doug Flutie makes a cameo appearance.

Monday, Nov. 8 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)
TWO AND HALF MEN -- Charlie (Charlie Sheen) and Alan (Jon Cryer) hire Berta's (Conchatta Ferrell) crazy sister to cater a party that their mother has conned them into throwing for her. Camryn Manheim ("The Practice") guests as Berta's kooky sister.

Monday, Nov. 8 (9:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
CSI: MIAMI -- As a tidal wave heads directly towards Miami, Horatio (David Caruso) and the team must stop a gang of bank robbers who are trying to take advantage of the natural disaster.

Tuesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT)
38th ANNUAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, hosted for the first time by Brooks & Dunn, includes performances by Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Shania Twain, Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson, Brooks & Dunn, among others. Live from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Wednesday, Nov.10 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)
THE KING OF QUEENS -- Doug (Kevin James) is threatened when Tim (guest star Craig Glass, "Howard Stern Show"), the new and very funny IPS driver, steals his lunchtime audience by telling jokes and doing great impersonations.

Wednesday, Nov. 10 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE -- John (John Goodman) and Kate (Jean Smart) spread their son Miles too thin when they sign him up for too many activities.

Wednesday, Nov. 10 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
CSI: NY -- A botched Chinatown robbery leaves one man shot, two on fire and another kidnapped. Scenes from this episode were filmed during a real police terrorist response drill in New York City.

Thursday, Nov. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
SURVIVOR: VANUATU -- The 10th Survivor is voted off the island. Jeff Probst hosts.

Thursday, Nov. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
CSI -- The CSIs investigate the death of a high school student at a private party in the hotel suite upstairs from the school's homecoming dance.

Thursday, Nov. 11 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
WITHOUT A TRACE -- In a continued effort to find a missing young mother who had recently been recruited as a drug mule, Samantha (Poppy Montgomery) goes undercover as a woman with similarly grim financial circumstances with the hope of being approached by the same drug traffickers, in part two of a two-part episode.

Friday, Nov.12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
JOAN OF ARCADIA -- Joan (Amber Tamblyn) and Adam (Christopher Marquette) go on their first real date while Judith (Sprague Grayden) suffers a life-threatening assault during a botched drug deal. Russ Tamblyn ("West Side Story"), father of series star Amber Tamblyn, returns as Dog Walker God.

Saturday, Nov. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
CLUBHOUSE -- Pete (Jeremy Sumpter) gets excited after earning his first road trip with the Empires.

Sunday, Nov. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
COLD CASE -- A man who contacted AIDS during the disease's infancy asks Rush (Kathryn Morris) and Valens (Danny Pino) to reopen the unsolved strangulation death of his former partner.

Sunday, Nov. 14 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and Wednesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
CATEGORY 6: DAY OF DESTRUCTION, a new four-hour event mini-series stars Nancy McKeon, Thomas Gibson, Brian Dennehy, Dianne Wiest and Randy Quaid in a natural disaster drama about three enormous weather systems that ultimately collide over Chicago, creating the worst super-storm in the nation's history, but only after they first cause the national power grid to collapse, making it impossible to warn anyone about the impending disaster.

Monday, Nov. 15 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)
STILL STANDING -- Sally Struthers guests stars as Bill's (Mark Addy) mother who tricks Judy (Jami Gertz) into going on a cruise with her and her group, The Red Hat Society, consisting of women aged 50 and up.

Monday, Nov. 15 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
LISTEN UP -- When Megan's (Daniella Monet) cell phone bill is too high, Tony (Jason Alexander) encourages her to do charity work so she can learn to care for people other than herself. But when Tony discovers that the charity organizer, Buddy (guest star Wayne Knight, "Seinfeld"), is an ex-con using the donations for himself, he must figure a way to break the news to Megan.

Monday, Nov. 15 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND -- The women pressure Ray (Ray Romano) and Frank (Peter Boyle) to accompany Robert Robert (Brad Garrett) to one of his therapy sessions. This marks "Raymond's" 200th episode.

Monday, Nov. 15 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
TWO AND A HALF MEN -- Alan (Jon Cryer) gets a taste of what Charlie's (Charlie Sheen) sex life is like when he meets a woman at the supermarket who fulfills his every fantasy.

Monday, Nov. 15 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
CSI: MIAMI -- A murder investigation takes Horatio (David (Caruso) into the world of speed dating.

Tuesday, Nov. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
NCIS -- The NCIS team take on a Mafia don responsible for dumping bodies into a Marine bombing range and framing FBI agent Fornell (guest star Joe Spano).

Tuesday, Nov. 16 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
THE AMAZING RACE 6 -- The sixth edition of the Emmy Award-winning reality show premieres with a special two-hour episode. Phil Keoghan hosts.

Thursday, Nov. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
SURVIVOR: VANUATU--The 11th Survivor is voted off the island. Jeff Probst hosts.

Thursday, Nov. 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
CSI--The 100th episode explores the world of transgenders in what turns out to be the ultimate case of mistaken identity.

Thursday, Nov. 18 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
WITHOUT A TRACE -- When a homeless woman goes missing from a shelter that is linked to a previous case, Jack (Anthony LaPaglia) suspects Rick Knowles, one of two identical twins who manipulated his brother into confessing to the murders of several other homeless women. Tony Goldwyn ("The Last Samurai") returns in the dual roles of twins Greg and Rick Knowles.

Friday, Nov. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
JOAN OF ARCADIA -- As each of the Girardis are deposed for the lawsuit against them regarding the car accident that disabled Kevin (Jason Ritter), flashbacks illustrate their separate memories of the day of the crash.

Friday, Nov. 19 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
JAG -- Harm (David James Elliott) and Mac (Catherine Bell) arrive at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp for Al Quaeda terrorists where three MPs are about to be put on trial for abusing a prisoner.

Sunday, Nov. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
COLD CASE -- The communist witch hunts of the 1950s come back to haunt its survivors when Lilly (Kathryn Morris) and the team reinvestigate an unsolved murder. Orson Bean, blacklisted in real life by Hollywood in the 1950s, guest stars as a suspected communist sympathizer.

Sunday, Nov. 21 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
BACK WHEN WE WHERE GROWNUPS, a new "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation, stars Tony Award winner Blythe Danner ("Sylvia"), Academy Award winner Faye Dunaway ("Network"), Golden Globe winner Peter Fonda ("Ulee's' Gold"), Academy Award winner Jack Palance ("City Slickers") and Peter Riegert ("Bleacher Bums") in a quirky story about a widow who, while contemplating what her life would have been like if she had married someone else, calls her ex-boyfriend to see if she can rekindle the old flame and spice up her life.

Monday, Nov. 22 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND--For the first time, all of the in-laws are together at Ray (Ray Romano) and Deborah's (Patricia Heaton) for Thanksgiving. Fred Willard and Georgia Engel reprise their roles as Amy's (Monica Horan) parents; Katherine Helmond and Robert Culp return as Deborah's divorced parents.

Monday, Nov. 22 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
TWO AND A HALF MEN--Charlie bumps into Lisa (guest star and real-life wife Denise Richards), the woman he once thought would be "the one" until she informed him of her engagement. He's thrilled to learn that her marriage did not work out, even though there's now a new wrinkle in their potential relationship -- a baby (Sheen and Richards' daughter, Sam, has her first close-up).

Monday, Nov. 22 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
CSI: MIAMI -- The CSIs investigate a modern day piracy off the coast of Miami.

Tuesday, Nov. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
NCIS -- Golden Globe Award winner Charles Durning ("The Kennedys of Massachusetts") guest stars as a WWII Medal of Honor recipient who comes to NCIS to confess to the murder of his best friend almost 60 years ago.

Tuesday, Nov. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
THE AMAZING RACE 6 -- The second team is eliminated. Phil Keoghan hosts.

Thursday, Nov. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
SURVIVOR: VANUATU -- The 12th Survivor is voted off the island. Jeff Probst hosts.

Thursday, Nov. 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
CSI -- After Grissom (William Petersen) discovers a previously undetected forensic clue on a piece of evidence during a murder trial, new assistant lab director Conrad Ecklie (Marc Vann) seizes the opportunity to put Grissom and his late shift team under the microscope.

Friday, Nov. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
JAG -- Petty Officer Jennifer Coates' (Zoe McCellan) once shady past comes back to haunt her when an old friend comes to stay and frames her for murder.

Sunday, Nov. 28 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
WHEN ANGELS COMES TO TOWN stars Emmy Award winner Peter Falk ("Columbo"), who reprises the role of the angel Max, from the Network television movies "A Town Without Christmas" and "Finding John Christmas," in a heartwarming story that finds Max's job in jeopardy when his heavenly supervisor comes to earth to discipline him for contacting the wrong family in need of his help at Christmastime. Katey Segal ("Married´┐Żwith Children") and Emmy Award winner Tammy Blanchard ("Life with Judy Garland: Me & My Shadows") also star.

Monday, Nov. 29 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND -- Robert (Brad Garrett) and Amy (Monica Horan) find out that living together with Marie (Doris Roberts) and Frank (Peter Boyle) has a definite downside.

Tuesday, Nov. 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
THE AMAZING RACE 6 - -The third team is eliminated. Phil Keoghan hosts.

Tuesday, Nov. 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
JUDGING AMY -- Amy (Amy Brenneman) discovers a a lump and goes in for a mammogram. Angie Dickinson guest stars as a former social worker who tries to help Maxine (Tyne Daly) find a foster child.

Wednesday, Dec. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER -- The most famous reindeer of all once again illuminates Santa Claus' way into the Christmas season, as the longest-running holiday special in television history celebrates its 40th anniversary. Narrated by Burl Ives, the special recounts the tale of a shy reindeer whose Christmas spirit is dampened because his shiny nose has made him the laughing stock of Christmasville.





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· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· BACK WHEN WE WERE GROWN UPS (CBS)
· BLEACHER BUMS (SHOWTIME)
· CATEGORY 6: DAY OF DESTRUCTION (CBS)
· CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE (CBS)
· CLUBHOUSE (CBS)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DR. VEGAS (CBS)
· EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (CBS)
· FINDING JOHN CHRISTMAS (CBS)
· FRIENDS (NBC)
· JAG (CBS)
· JOAN OF ARCADIA (CBS)
· JUDGING AMY (CBS)
· KING OF QUEENS, THE (CBS)
· LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND: ME AND MY SHADOWS (ABC)
· LISTEN UP (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· PRACTICE, THE (ABC)
· STILL STANDING (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· TOWN WITHOUT CHRISTMAS, A (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· WHEN ANGELS COME TO TOWN (CBS)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





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