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What to Watch: TV Picks for November 7-13

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 6th 2011 2:00PM
Blair and ChuckMONDAY, NOVEMBER 7

'Gossip Girl' (8PM ET, The CW)

Blair makes all of her former minions and Charlie compete to secure the coveted bridesmaid spots in her upcoming royal wedding. Nate is tired of keeping his relationship with Diana a secret, so he decides to use Charlie to make Diana jealous. Serena's boss (guest star Michael Michele) is determined to acquire the film rights to Dan's book, so Serena must put her personal feelings about Dan and the book aside in order to close the deal.

'The Bad Girls Club' (9PM ET, Oxygen)
one-hour special presentation
Perez Hilton hosts the first of a two-part reunion special, wherein the bad girls reminisce about season 7.

'Castle' (10PM ET, ABC)
During the investigation of the murder of an Atlantic City casino owner at an abandoned warehouse, strong leads emerge for the team in both New York and Atlantic City. As Beckett and Capt. Gates work the New York leads together, Castle naturally chooses to join the detectives for the road trip to "America's Playground," hoping to help solve the case while throwing an impromptu bachelor party for Ryan.



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

'Glee' (8PM ET, Fox)

Under Artie's directorial leadership, the kids prepare to perform the school musical 'West Side Story,' while some glee club members consider going to the next level with their significant others. Meanwhile, Finn meets with a recruiter and Coach Beiste has an admirer.

'Ringer' (9PM ET, The CW)
Andrew and Bridget are told some upsetting news that also affects Henry. Juliet continues to form an unlikely bond with her teacher Mr. Carpenter (guest star Jason Dohring) and Malcolm shows up in New York, where Agent Machado confronts him. Meanwhile, Siobhan's relationship with Tyler (guest star Justin Bruening) is jeopardized.

'Parenthood' (10PM ET, NBC)
After offering to let Seth (guest star John Corbett) stay at her apartment once he is released from rehab, Amber begins to understand what her mother has been going through all these years, while Adam attempts to get intimate with Kristina for the first time since Nora's birth. Elsewhere, Crosby struggles with the prospect of a new father figure in Jabbar's life, and Drew and Amy take their relationship to a new level.



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

'Poster Girl' (8PM ET, HBO2)
special presentation
The story of Robynn Murray, an all-American high-school cheerleader turned "poster girl" for women in combat, distinguished by Army Magazine's cover shoot. Now home from Iraq, her tough-as-nails exterior begins to crack, leaving Robynn struggling with the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Shot and directed by first-time filmmaker, Sara Nesson, 'Poster Girl' is an emotionally raw documentary that follows Robynn over the course of two years as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and redemption, using art and poetry to redefine her life.

'Law & Order: UK' (9PM ET, BBC America) season finale
A forensic lab technician is stabbed to death, and the case becomes complicated when a detective falls for the killer's next target.

'Prophets of Science-Fiction' (10PM ET, Science) series premiere
Ridley Scott, the creative genius behind Hollywood classics including 'Alien,' 'Blade Runner' and 'Gladiator,' goes from behind the camera to on-air guide to explore the relationship between genre and the constantly-evolving worlds of science and technology in this eight-part series. From Jules Verne and Isaac Asimov to George Lucas and Phillip K. Dick, the dreams of storytellers often become the inspiration for researchers seeking mankind's next transformative discovery. 'Frankenstein' author Mary Shelley is this week's subject.



Stefan and KlausTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10

'The Vampire Diaries' (8PM ET, The CW)
fall finale
On the night of the Homecoming dance, Rebekah (guest star Claire Holt) opens up to Elena about why the evening is so important to her, leaving Elena with conflicting emotions. Caroline and Matt are both shocked at Tyler's behavior throughout the evening. The night takes a surreal turn when Klaus puts his latest plan into action. Determined to outsmart Klaus, Damon enters into a dangerous partnership, leading to a terrifying turn of events. The band My Morning Jacket performs in the party scenes.

'Vietnam in HD' (9PM ET, History) season finale
Michael C. Hall narrates the final two hours of this documentary series focusing on the history of the Vietnam war, covering the years 1969-1970 and 1970-1975.

'Storm Chasers' (10PM ET, Discovery) season finale
The last chase of the season sees Team TWISTEX making a final effort to deploy their probe while Team Dominator trails a monster tornado for a radar intercept.



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

'Nikita' (8PM ET, The CW)

Michael becomes alarmed when he hears that Cassandra (guest star Helena Mattsson) is in trouble and rushes off to help her. He discovers General Tupelov (guest star Paulino Nunes) has accused her of stealing two million dollars and has threatened to kill her unless she returns it. However, when Cassandra's story doesn't add up, Nikita becomes suspicious of what she might be hiding. Meanwhile, Alex receives a very tempting offer from Percy that could give her the resources to eliminate Semak.

'Fringe' (9PM ET, Fox)
The FRINGE team must find the pattern between tragic time loop anomalies. As the investigation unfolds, Raymond (guest star Stephen Root), an electrical engineer, and his wife Kate (guest star Romy Rosemont), a professor of theoretical physics, enter the picture.

'Supernatural' (9PM ET, The CW)
More meta madness ahead, in an episode titled 'Season 7, Time For a Wedding!' While on a hunt, Sam runs into someone from his past and a confrontation ensues. Meanwhile, Dean reluctantly teams up with a quirky, laid-back hunter named Garth (guest star DJ Qualls), when he finds himself in a situation that he just cannot explain.

'Real Time with Bill Maher' (10PM ET, HBO) season finale
The ninth season of Maher's opinion show comes to a close, to return in early 2012.



SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

'Outrage' (8PM ET, Logo)
special presentation
Academy Award nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick ('This Film Is Not Yet Rated') delivers a documentary about the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. 'Outrage' reveals the hidden lives of some of our nation's most powerful policymakers, details the harm they've inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media's complicity in keeping their secrets.

'Primeval' (9PM ET, BBC America) season premiere
Before 'Terra Nova' fumbled the ball on CGI dinosaur drama, there was the British series 'Primeval,' where instead of humans traveling back, the carnivores have come to our time (and they look even less realistic than in 'Nova'). In the premiere, a deadly burrowing creature brings chaos to a city, forcing the team to chase it around town as they track its underground movements. While attempting to target its nest, things suddenly go terribly wrong and one of the team becomes its next potential victim.

'Saturday Night Live' (11.30PM ET, NBC)
Hollywood hot commodity Emma Stone hosts with musical guest stars Coldplay.



SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13Cinderella

'Once Upon a Time' (8PM ET, ABC)
Emma tries to help a young pregnant woman escape from the clutches of Mr. Gold. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale world that was, Cinderella (Jessy Schram, 'Falling Skies') makes a regrettable deal with Rumplestiltskin.

'Family Guy' (9PM ET, Fox)
Brian and Stewie travel back in time to the pilot episode of 'Family Guy' to change history, and then to change history again.

'Homeland' (10PM ET, Showtime)
Carrie and Brody spend a weekend in the countryside, which ends up complicating their relationship further. Elsewhere, Jessica and Mike catch flak about the truth behind their relationship, while Saul catches Aileen hightailing it to Mexico.



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beergas

Not a one that I watch regularly or plan to watch, Thanks anyway.

November 06 2011 at 10:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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