THE CW'S NOVEMBER SWEEP HIGHLIGHTS: VAMPIRES, WITCHES, LADY GAGA, LEIGHTON MEESTER'S NEW SINGLE AND THE RETURN OF HEATHER LOCKLEAR
"Gossip Girl" Features Leighton Meester's New Single on November 9
And a Performance by Lady Gaga November 16,
Heather Locklear Returns to "Melrose Place" on November 17
October 22, 2009 (Burbank, CA) - The following are highlights of The CW's November Sweeps episodes:
Thursday, October 29
� THE VAMPIRE DIARIES � "Haunted" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
As Vicki's (Kayla Ewell) behavior becomes more dangerous, Stefan (Paul Wesley) tries to help her, and Elena (Nina Dobrev) tries to convince Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to forget about Vicki. Unaware of what's really happening, Matt (Zach Roerig) takes Vicki to the high school's haunted house, but the evening soon takes a terrifying turn.
� SUPERNATURAL � "The Curious Case of Dean Winchester" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) discover a witch (guest star Hal Ozsan) is running a high-stakes poker game where contestants gamble with the years of their lives.
Friday, October 30
� SMALLVILLE � "Crossfire" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Oliver (Justin Hartley) takes DC Comics character "Speedy" (guest star Elise Gatien) under his wing.
Monday, November 2
� ONE TREE HILL � "I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Quinn (Shantel VanSanten) helps Clay (Robert Buckley) come to terms with a tragic loss, and the past catches up with Dan (Paul Johannson) and Rachel (guest star Danneel Harris).
� GOSSIP GIRL � "The Grandfather: Part II" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Olivia (guest star Hilary Duff) says something she regrets during her appearance on Jimmy Fallon's (Fallon playing himself) talk show and tries to keep Dan (Penn Badgley) from finding out.
Tuesday, November 3
� 90210 � "Women's Intuition" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
DJ Samantha Ronson guest stars as herself, offering dating advice to Navid (Michael Steger). Rumer Willis also guest stars in the episode that features a performance by Pharrell and N.E.R.D.
� MELROSE PLACE � "Gower" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
David (Shaun Sipos) fears he may have killed Sydney.
Wednesday, November 4
� AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL � (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Supermodel Marisa Miller appears as a guest judge in the episode filmed in Hawaii.
Thursday, November 5
� THE VAMPIRE DIARIES � "162 Candles" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
On his birthday, Stefan (Paul Wesley) is surprised by a visit from Lexi (guest star Arielle Kebble, "Gilmore Girls"), one of his oldest friends. Damon's offer to help Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) has sudden and tragic results.
� SUPERNATURAL � "Changing Channels" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) get stuck in TV Hell when The Trickster (guest star Richard Speight, Jr.) throws them into an alternate universe where they are characters in different television series, including a sexy medical show, a Japanese game show, a forensics show and a sitcom.
Friday, November 6
� SMALLVILLE � "Kandor" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Jor-El (guest star Julian Sands) mysteriously arrives at the Kent farm searching for his son, Kal-El, a.k.a. Clark Kent. Clark and Zod (Callum Blue) both race to find Jor-El.
Monday, November 9
� ONE TREE HILL � "Now You Lift Your Eyes to the Sun" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
In an episode directed by series star Sophia Bush, devastating news threatens to derail Brooke (Sophia Bush) and Julian's (Austin Nichols) fairytale romance, and Millie's (Lisa Goldstein) downward spiral jeopardizes her relationship, her job and her life.
� GOSSIP GIRL � "They Shoot Humphreys, Don't They?" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Not satisfied with just being Queen of Constance Billard, Jenny (Taylor Momsen) sets her sights on becoming the Queen of all the Upper East Side by landing the hottest escort for Cotillion. Leighton Meester's new single "Somebody to Love" (with Robin Thicke), is featured in the episode, along with a guest performance from all-girl rock band Plastiscines.
Tuesday, November 10
� 90210 � "A Trip to the Moon" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Jackie (guest star Ann Gillespie) surprises Silver (Jessica Stroup) with a half-birthday celebration to make up for all of the parties she missed during her childhood. Rumer Willis also guest stars.
� MELROSE PLACE � "Ocean" (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
The police issue an arrest warrant for Auggie (Colin Egglesfield) after learning his blood was on Sydney's (Laura Leighton) murder weapon.
Thursday, November 12
� THE VAMPIRE DIARIES � "History Repeating" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
A mysterious new history teacher, Alaric Saltzman (guest star Matt Davis, "Legally Blonde") arrives at the high school. When Elena (Nina Dobrev), Bonnie (Katerina Graham) and Caroline (Candice Accola) hold a s�ance, the results are stranger than any of them expected. Damon (Ian Somerhalder) finally reveals to Stefan (Paul Wesley) the stunning reason he has returned to Mystic Falls.
� SUPERNATURAL � "The Real Ghostbusters" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Super-fan Becky (guest star Emily Perkins) tricks Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) into attending a "Supernatural" fan convention, complete with fans dressed up as Sam and Dean.
Friday, November 13
� SMALLVILLE � "Idol" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
DC Comics' "The Wonder Twins" Zan (guest star David Gallagher) and Jayna (guest star Allison Scagliotti) show up in Metropolis to help The Blur fight crime but end up botching several rescues, landing Clark (Tom Welling) in hot water with the District Attorney's office.
Monday, November 16
� ONE TREE HILL � "You Are a Runner and I Am My Father's Son" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Nathan's (James Lafferty) future in the NBA is threatened, and Clay's (Robert Buckley) career unravels as he and Quinn (Bethany Joy Galeotti) grow closer.
� GOSSIP GIRL � "The Last Days of Disco Stick" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Hoping to impress the elitist theater kids at NYU, Blair (Leighton Meester) calls in a favor to land a private concert with the hottest musical performer of the year, Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga performs in the episode.
Tuesday, November 17
� 90210 � "To Thine Own Self Be True" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
A death in the zip code. Jennie Garth and Ann Gillespie guest star in the episode.
� MELROSE PLACE � "Cahuenga" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
The Bitch is back! Heather Locklear returns as Amanda Woodward.
Ella (Katie Cassidy) and Caleb (Victor Webster) are stunned when agency owner Amanda Woodward walks into WPK and immediately fires half the staff, including Caleb.
Wednesday, November 18
� AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL � (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
The winner is chosen in the Cycle 13 Finale.
� AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL � (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
A look back at Cycle 13, with never-before-seen clips.
Thursday, November 19
� THE VAMPIRE DIARIES � "The Turning Point" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) discover they have some competition to deal with, and Elena (Nina Dobrev) makes a devastating discovery.
� SUPERNATURAL � "Abandon All Hope" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel (Misha Collins) track down the Colt and head off to find Lucifer to send him back to Hell. It's a hunters' reunion when the crew joins forces with Bobby (Jim Beaver), Ellen (guest star Samantha Ferris) and Jo (guest star Alona Tal) for what could be their last night on Earth.
Wednesday, November 25
� TWO-HOUR MOVIE: "GRACIE" � (8:00-10:00 p.m.)
Elizabeth Shue, Andrew Shue and Dermot Mulroney star in the film inspired by real-life events in the Shue family. Gracie is a 16-year-old girl who, after a family tragedy changed her life, fought for and won the right for girls everywhere to play competitive team soccer. Directed by Davis Guggenheim.