[10/27/09 - 01:18 PM]
NBC Breezes Into November Sweeps with Holiday-Themed Programming, Special Series Episodes and Popular Guest Stars
NBC details its November sweeps highlights (SPOILERS!).

[via press release from NBC]


Halloween-themed Thursday Night Comedy Episodes to Air October 29

NBC Goes "Green" with a Week's Worth of "Green Is Universal" Programming November 15-22

All-new DreamWorks Animated Special "Merry Madagascar" to Air November 17

"The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?" Special to Air November 25

October-November Guest Stars Include Elisabeth Moss, Tim Gunn, Suze Orman, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Megan Mullally, Erika Christensen, NBC News' Brian Williams, Elisabeth Rohm, NFL Hall of Famer Rod Woodson, Jeff Dunham, John Laroquette, Jayma Mays, Jimmy Fallon and Christine Lahti

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - October 27, 2009 - NBC breaks out the bright colors for its November sweeps programming with a night of Halloween-themed episodes of "The Office," "Community," "Parks and Recreation" and "30 Rock" on October 29, a special week of "Green Is Universal" programming November 15-22, an all-new DreamWorks animated special "Merry Madagascar" on Tuesday, November 17, a special Washington, D.C. episode of "The Biggest Loser"-featuring a visit to the White House kitchen garden on Tuesday, November 3-and a bounty of popular series guest stars.

The October-November guest stars featured include Elisabeth Moss, Tim Gunn, Suze Orman, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Megan Mullally, Erika Christensen, NBC News' Brian Williams, Elisabeth Rohm, NFL Hall of Famer Rod Woodson, Jeff Dunham, John Laroquette, Jayma Mays, Jimmy Fallon and Christine Lahti.

As part of "Green is Universal," the company's ongoing environmental initiative, NBC will air green-themed programming November 15-22 with special episodes of "Heroes," "The Biggest Loser," "Mercy," "Trauma," "Law & Order: SVU," "Parks and Recreation," "The Office," "30 Rock" and "Law & Order."

Meanwhile, "The Biggest Loser" showcases our nation's capital with a peek inside the White House kitchen garden in a special edition from Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, November 3 (8-10 p.m. ET). Tim Gunn and Tabatha Coffey return to "The Biggest Loser" to transform the contestants on the popular makeover episode airing Tuesday, November 17 (8-10 p.m. ET). Likewise, "Loser" will catch up with some of its most popular contestants on "The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?" special airing Wednesday, November 25 (8-10 p.m. ET).

NBC will also feature an all-new original holiday special "Merry Madagascar" from DreamWorks Animation starring the voices of Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith and Andy Richter airing Tuesday, November 17 (8-8:30 p.m. ET).

NBC October-November Guest Star/Dates:

Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham - "30 Rock" (10/29)
Jimmy Fallon - "30 Rock" (10/29)
Elisabeth Rohm - "Heroes" (11/2, 11/23)
Jayma Mays - "Heroes" (11/2)
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara - "Mercy" (11/4)
Elisabeth Moss - "Mercy" (11/4)
Megan Mullally - "Parks and Recreation" (11/5)
Brian Williams - "30 Rock" (11/5)
Patton Oswald, Eric Christian Olsen - "Community" (11/5)
Erika Christensen - "Mercy" (11/11)
Tim Gunn and Tabatha Coffey - "The Biggest Loser" (11/17)
Suze Orman - "The Biggest Loser" (11/24)
Rod Woodson - "The Biggest Loser" (11/24)

NBC Entertainment develops and schedules a wide spectrum of programming for the groundbreaking network's primetime, late-night, and daytime schedules. NBC's quality programs and innovative lineup have earned it critical acclaim, ratings success, particularly among young, upscale viewers, and numerous awards, including many more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.

NBC's more colorful roster of popular scripted series includes the three-time Emmy-winning "30 Rock" (starring Golden Globe and multiple Emmy winners Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin) and the Emmy-winning "The Office" (starring Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Steve Carell). In addition, NBC offers such hit dramas as "Heroes" -- NBC's #1 series of the 2007-08 season in 18-49 -- and the powerful "Law & Order" franchise, anchored by the original "mother ship" series that matched "Gunsmoke" as the longest-running drama series in the history of television.

In the alternative series realm, NBC boasts "The Celebrity Apprentice," hosted by Donald Trump and produced by Mark Burnett, as well as the popular competitive weight-loss series "The Biggest Loser" -- which in Spring 2009 delivered its biggest average audience since Fall 2004. Likewise, NBC shines in all seasons with the unpredictable "America's Got Talent" -- the #1 original summer series in total viewers of 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. NBC also airs fresh and original miniseries and event programming throughout the year.

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· 30 ROCK (NBC)

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