[10/23/08 - 01:40 PM]
CBS in November: The Network's Lead Characters Get Personal and RomantiC....and It's a Milestone Month for "Csi: Miami" and "Csi: Ny"
CBS details its November sweeps highlights. (SPOILERS)

[via press release from CBS]


"CSI: Miami" Celebrates its 150th Episode; "CSI: NY" Hits 100

Grissom Seeks the Help and Solace of Lady Heather on "CSI"

Melinda Copes with the Sudden Loss of Someone Closest to Her on "Ghost Whisperer"

Sheldon is the Object of a Young Graduate Student's Affection on "The Big Bang Theory"

Alan and Judith: Together Again? on "Two and a Half Men"

Christine's New Boyfriend Used To Be a Bit 'Bizarro'

Gary and Allison Squabble over Thanksgiving Dinner on "Gary Unmarried"

Patrick Jane Goes Head to Head with a Psychic on "The Mentalist"

A Serial Killer Turns Himself In But His Victims Lives Still Hang in the Balance on "Criminal Minds"

The "NCIS" Team Rely on Shady Characters to Help Thwart a Criminal Who is Stealing Government Secrets

"Survivor: Gabon" and "The Amazing Race" Near Their Finales

Jason Alexander, Ali Landry, Lucy Lawless, Teri Polo, Chris Daughtry, Nelly, Julia Ormond, NFL Legend Marshall Faulk, Rumer Willis, Scott Wolf, Nicholas Turturro, Jason Lewis, Melinda Clark, Wendi Malick, Olympia Dukakis, Jane Curtin, Martin Mull, Penn Jillette, Sarah Chalke, Eric Braeden, David Eigenberg, Tim DeKay and Oded Fehr Among the Guest Stars in November

CBS in November will see lead characters in its hit dramas and comedies get personal and romantic and two big milestones celebrated-the 150th episode of CSI: MIAMI and the 100th episode of CSI: NY. The month will also include surprising twists and turns in SURVIVOR: GABON and THE AMAZING RACE.

Among the guest stars appearing in CBS series in November are Jason Alexander and Ali Landry (CRIMINAL MINDS), Lucy Lawless and Teri Polo (CSI: MIAMI), Chris Daughtry, Nelly, Julia Ormond, NFL legend Marshall Faulk, Rumer Willis and Scott Wolf (CSI: NY), Nicholas Turturro, Jason Lewis and Melinda Clark (CSI), Wendi Malick (THE EX LIST), Olympia Dukakis (WORST WEEK), Penn Jillette (NUMB3RS), Sarah Chalke, Jason Jones and Eric Braeden (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER), Martin Mull, Jane Curtin (GARY UNMARRIED), David Eigenberg (NCIS), Oded Fehr (ELEVENTH HOUR), Tim DeKay (THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE) and Michael Clarke Duncan (TWO AND A HALF MEN).

CBS's November Sweep Highlights:

Thursday, Oct. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SURVIVOR: GABON-It's a double elimination as the seventh and eighth castaways are evicted. Jeff Probst hosts.

Thursday, Oct. 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI-During the course of an investigation on Halloween Eve, the CSIs discover that their victim is the daughter of a wanted criminal. Nicholas Turturro ("I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry") and Jason Lewis ("Sex and the City") guest star.

Thursday, Oct. 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) ELEVENTH HOUR-In an especially baffling case, Dr. Jacob Hood must figure out why severely autistic teenagers are disappearing across the country, only to reappear a month later exhibiting symptoms of savant syndrome.

Sunday, Nov. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) THE AMAZING RACE-As teams race through India, Mother Nature foils one racer when a windstorm blows away their detour, and a budding romance between competing racers causes their teammates to question their focus. Phil Keoghan hosts.

Monday, Nov. 3 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER-While out for dinner with the gang, Ted (Josh Radnor) runs into Stella, the woman who left him at the altar. Sarah Chalke ("Scrubs"), Jason Jones ("The Daily Show") and Eric Braeden ("The Young and the Restless") guest star.

Monday, Nov. 3 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) THE BIG BANG THEORY-A young grad student's attraction to Sheldon (Jim Parsons) confuses everyone, including Sheldon.

Monday, Nov. 3 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) TWO AND A HALF MEN-When Judith (Marin Hinkle) kicks Herb (Ryan Stiles) to the curb, she seeks comfort in Alan's (Jon Cryer) arms.

Monday, Nov. 3 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) WORST WEEK-While babysitting Mel's (Erinn Hayes) niece, Sam (Kyle Bornheimer) accidentally lets her eat one of the wedding rings that grandma June (guest star Olympia Dukakis) gave him to use on their wedding day.

Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE- Richard (Clark Gregg) joins Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and her new boyfriend, Patrick, on a dinner date. Tim DeKay (a.k.a. Bizarro Jerry on "Seinfeld") returns as Christine's date.

Wednesday, Nov. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CRIMINAL MINDS-The case of an abducted boy in Las Vegas brings buried memories from Dr. Reid's (Matthew Gray Gubler) childhood to the surface.

Thursday, Nov. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SURVIVOR: GABON-The ninth castaway is evicted. Jeff Probst hosts.

Thursday, Nov. 6 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI-Grissom (William Petersen) seeks the help and comfort of Lady Heather (guest star Melinda Clarke) when investigating the case of a seemingly clean-cut man involved in the world of erotica.

Friday, Nov. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) GHOST WHISPERER-Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) confronts major personal changes.

Friday, Nov. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) THE EX LIST-At Daphne's (Rachel Boston), wedding rehearsal, Bella (Elizabeth Reaser) is excited to run into Steve, a teenage crush she has idealized since their brief relationship. Meanwhile, Bella and Daphne's mom comes to town for the ceremony. Wendie Malick ("Frasier," "Just Shoot Me") guest stars as their mother, Fiona Bloom.

Friday, Nov. 7 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) NUMB3RS-Don (Rob Morrow) and the team investigate the real disappearance of a magician after she mysteriously vanishes during an illusion. Magic superstar Penn Jillette guest stars as himself.

Sunday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) THE UNIT-In a two part story, the Unit travels to Iraq to save Jonas' (Dennis Haysbert) daughter who has been kidnapped. Also, Col. Ryan (Robert Patrick) must face the consequences for his adultery with Mack's (Max Martini) wife, Tiffy (Abby Brammell).

Monday, Nov. 10 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) WORST WEEK-Sam (Kyle Bornheimer) winds up in hot water, literally, trying to impress the Clayton family minister.

Monday, Nov. 10 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI: MIAMI-A man is found handcuffed and stabbed in his hotel room, while a prank at the lab causes a rift in the CSI team and threatens their investigation. Lucy Lawless ("Xena Warrior Princess") guest stars.

Tuesday, Nov. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) NCIS-Gibbs (Mark Harmon) second guesses his own judgment when Vance (Rocky Carroll) assigns him a rookie to aid his team's investigation into a deadly bank robbery. Special Agent Michelle Lee (Liza Lapira) returns.

Tuesday, Nov. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) THE MENTALIST-While investigating the case of a murdered casino owner, Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) uses his mentalist skills to ultimately entrap the killer.

Tuesday, Nov. 11 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) WITHOUT A TRACE-The team searches for a missing bank manager while Jack (Anthony LaPaglia) is reinstated as head of the department.

Thursday, Nov. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SURVIVOR: GABON-The 10th castaway is evicted. Jeff Probst hosts.

Wednesday, Nov. 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CRIMINAL MINDS-Dr. Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) investigates a decades old murder in Las Vegas that is linked to his own past. Jane Lynch ("Two and a Half Men") guest stars as Dr. Reid's mother.

Friday, Nov. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) GHOST WHISPERER-While coping with dramatic changes in her personal life, Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) struggles to help a desperate teenage ghost trying to reconnect with her father.

Friday, Nov. 14 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) NUMB3RS-While investigating the death of a former pro surfer-turned park ranger, the team uncovers a shocking connection to another crime. Pro surfer Brad Gerlach guest stars. The episode was directed by Emilio Estevez ("The Breakfast Club").

Sunday, Nov. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) THE AMAZING RACE-For the first time in the history of the series, Race takes teams to Kazakhstan, where the remaining racers have a close encounter of the "bird kind" when they are forced to contend with 30,000 chickens in their path to the pit stop. Phil Keoghan hosts.

Monday, Nov. 17 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) TWO AND A HALF MEN-When Charlie's (Charlie Sheen) new girlfriend asks him to spend the night at her place, he has difficulty adjusting without the creature comforts of home.

Monday, Nov. 17 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI: MIAMI-When a murderer kidnaps an innocent baby, Horatio (David Caruso) and the team must find him before the child becomes his next victim. This is the show's 150th episode. Teri Polo ("Meet the Parents") guest stars.

Tuesday, Nov. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) NCIS-A shocking revelation comes to light after the team is forced into playing a dangerous war game.

Tuesday, Nov. 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) THE MENTALIST- While the police suspect a drug dealer on trial is behind the murders of the State's witness in his case, as well as his girlfriend, Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) sees a different motive for the crime, as well as a different suspect.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE-After Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) wins at tennis against her new boyfriend, he has surprising reaction to her competitiveness. Tim DeKay (a.k.a. Bizarro Jerry on "Seinfeld") returns as Patrick, Christine's boyfriend.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CRIMINAL MINDS-The team must solve a case in reverse after a self-confessed serial killer, whose latest victims are still alive, turns himself in. Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld"), Ali Landry ("Eve") and Nicholas Brendon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") guest star.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI: NY-In the 100th episode, the team tackles their most unusual case when two victims, both named 'Mac Taylor,' turn up dead and 15 others with the same name including Det. Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise), must determine the killer's motive before they strike again. Recording artists Chris Daughtry and Nelly, Julia Ormond ("First Knight"), NFL legend Marshall Faulk, Rumer Willis ("Army Wives") and Scott Wolf ("Everwood") guest star.

Thursday, Nov. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SURVIVOR: GABON-The 11th castaway is evicted. Jeff Probst hosts.

Thursday, Nov.20 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI-Grissom is called to testify at the competency hearing of his old nemesis, Natalie Davis, a.k.a. the "miniature killer." Joshua Malina ("The West Wing") guest stars.

Friday, Nov. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) GHOST WHISPERER-Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) continues to deal with her personal loss while helping a man suffering from amnesia cross over.

Sunday, Nov. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) COLD CASE-Lilly (Kathryn Morris) and the team examine the 1953 case of a famous pin up girl when a crime scene photo, provided by a fan, provides new and vital evidence. Tania Raymonde ("Lost") joins the cast as recurring character Frankie Rafferty, a love interest for Det. Valens (Danny Pino).

Monday, Nov. 24 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) TWO AND A HALF MEN-Jake (Angus T. Jones) disappears with the daughter of Charlie's (Charlie Sheen) neighbor and Charlie is left to cover his back. Meanwhile, Alan (Jon Cryer) scores a hot date with the help of Charlie's Mercedes. Academy Award nominee Michael Clarke Duncan ("The Green Mile") guest stars.

Tuesday, Nov. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) NCIS-The team must rely on information from some questionable individuals to stop a criminal bent on stealing government secrets. David Eigenberg ("Sex and the City") guest stars.

Tuesday, Nov. 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) THE MENTALIST-Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) holds a s´┐Żance to prove that a "psychic," who predicted a murder victim was in danger, is a fake, as well as a killer. Leslie Hope ("24") guest stars.

Wednesday, Nov. 26 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) GARY UNMARRIED-Allison (Paula Marshall) wants the entire family to celebrate Thanksgiving at her house, but much to her dismay, Gary (Jay Mohr) is dead set on holding the feast at his place. Martin Mull ("Roseanne") and Jane Curtin ("Kate & Allie") guest star as Allison's parents.

  [october 2008]  


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