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What to Watch: TV Picks for November 14-20

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 13th 2011 2:00PM
Mark Kelly and Gabrielle GiffordsMONDAY, NOVEMBER 14

'Clue' (8PM ET, The Hub)
miniseries premiere
Based on the iconic family game, this five-part original miniseries premieres with back-to-back episodes. The show follows six young sleuths who stumble upon an adventure they never imagined after witnessing a terrible crime. Along the way, the six very different kids discover they have a lot more in common than they thought as they uncover hidden treasures and decipher cryptic knowledge to reveal a secret society. The mystery they unravel, and the accusations they make, could very well define their own futures.

'Love & Hip-Hop' (9PM ET, VH1) season premiere
Returning for its second season, the reality series picks up where the first season left off, following the lives of six unique women, each with a link to the exciting, glamorous and high-stress world of hip hop. Featuring Chrissy Lampkin, Emily Bustamante, Kimberly "Kimbella" Vanderhee, Olivia Longott, Somaya "Boss" Reese and Yandy Smith.

'ABC News Special: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' (10PM ET, ABC) special presentation
Ten months after her shooting at a Tuscon grocery store, Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, talk to Diane Sawyer about the ordeal and the congresswoman's painful road to recovery.




TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

'NCIS' (8PM ET, CBS)

As the NCIS team continues its search for a missing Marine, Gibbs and Ziva travel to her last known whereabouts in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Tony reveals his deepest fears and Gibbs is forced to relive events from his past.

'New Girl' (9PM ET, Fox)
Jess invites Paul (guest star Justin Long), a music teacher at her school on whom she always has had a crush, to the gang's big Thanksgiving dinner at the loft, which naturally goes horribly awry. Schmidt demonstrates his surprising culinary skills while Nick has a hard time warming up to Paul.

'Sons of Anarchy' (10PM ET, FX) special 90-minute episode
SAMCRO faces a powerful adversary that threatens their business with the Cartel.



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

'Suburgatory' (8.30PM ET, ABC)

When Tessa tells Dallas that she wants a simple get together for her sixteenth birthday, Dallas convinces her to let Dalia plan the ultimate birthday extravaganza at the country club, complete with a live performance by her favorite band, specialty drinks and go-go cages. Meanwhile George throws his back out and Sheila Shay (Ana Gasteyer) takes it upon herself to care for him, even though George is terrified of her.

'Happy Endings' (9.30PM ET, ABC)
Angie (guest star Riki Lindhome), Max's high school girlfriend -- whom he dated before he figured out he was gay -- moves back to town, and her arrival affects everyone: Penny is jealous of her (and then goes overboard befriending her); Alex develops her odd crush on Max; but the strangest reaction of all is from Max, who declares a "code war" when Dave and Angie start dating. Meanwhile, when Jane finds out Brad has a "work wife," she decides to get herself a "work husband" and sets her sights on the slightly unhinged head of Human Resources (guest star Hayes MacArthur).

'South Park' (10PM ET, Comedy Central) season finale
We ... don't actually know what this episode is about yet, since Parker and Stone have yet to reveal a synopsis, but it's the season finale, so we're betting it's even more genius than the rest of the year's hilarious episodes. (We'll update when we know more.)



Jim RashTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

'Community' (8PM ET, NBC)
It's 'Documentary Filmmaking: Redux!' When the school board asks Dean Pelton to make a new commercial for the school, he enlists the study group to star in his production. As he gets swept away with the project, more of the student body is pulled into the fray, including Magnitude, Fat Neil, Garrett, Leonard, Star-Burns and even Greendale alum and genuine celebrity, Luis Guzman ("How to Make it in America"). Meanwhile, Abed films all the activities for a documentary.

'The Big Bang Theory' (8PM ET, CBS)
Sheldon starts to reconsider his platonic relationship with Amy after she's asked out on a date by another man -- comic book store owner Stuart.

'Parks and Recreation' (8.30PM ET, NBC)
Leslie uses her new tourist attraction as a way to spend more time with Ben. Meanwhile, Ron and April encourage Andy to go to college, and Chris tasks Tom and Jerry with revamping the Parks and Rec logo.

'Bones' (9PM ET, Fox)
After the remains of a female toy company executive are found shrink-wrapped with a Prince Charming doll, the company's CEO (guest star Morgan Fairchild) gives Booth and Sweets access to the company headquarters' highly classified prototype lab, where details of the victim's personal life begin to emerge. Meanwhile, Sweets, with the support of his girlfriend, squint Daisy Wick (guest star Carla Gallo), prepares for his gun certification test despite Booth's opposition to Sweets carrying a weapon. Mom-to-be Brennan, wonders whether she will be a good mother and uses the case as a way to understand the importance of toys and playing with her child.

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' (10PM ET, FX)
Step inside the confession booth with Mac as he tells a befuddled priest why his fatness is the fault of the other members of The Gang.



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

'Nikita' (8PM ET, The CW)
Nikita steals funds from Oversight, forcing them to host an emergency meeting. Nikita and Birkoff figure out how to spy on the meeting so Nikita can identify the other members of Oversight, but things go awry and Sean captures Birkoff. Meanwhile, Alex sets her plan in motion to reclaim her father's empire. With a price on her head, Alex realizes the easiest way to get into Russia undetected is the same way she was smuggled out: through an illegal sex ring.

'Fringe' (9PM ET, Fox) midseason finale
When a man mysteriously dies by an invisible force, his body rapidly begins turning ghostly white. The Fringe team learns that this is not an isolated incident, and there's evidence that links the predator to someone who passed away with an unknown genetic disorder. Meanwhile, Olivia suffers from debilitating migraines.

'Supernatural' (9PM ET, The CW)
Sam, Dean and Bobby become hunters, in the true sense of the word, when they set up camp in a New Jersey state park to track a creature that has been attacking people in the woods. The townsfolk claim it is the real Jersey Devil. Meanwhile, Dean is beyond thrilled to find a Biggerson's restaurant in town, but is devastated when he discovers the restaurant's special sandwich seems to be making people crazy. (The episode was written by Ben Edlund, so expect plenty of laughs.)

'Blue Bloods' (10PM ET, CBS)
When a young woman commits suicide, Danny and Jackie suspect it was forced. Meanwhile, Frank and Mayor Poole butt heads over a threat to the city, and when Henry suffers a heart attack, the Reagans must face the possibility of losing their patriarch.



SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19Donald Glover

'Donald Glover: Weirdo' (11PM ET, Comedy Central) one-hour special presentation
'Community' star Donald Glover dispenses excess hysterics in this new one-hour world premiere stand-up special. Filmed at the Union Square Theatre in New York City, Glover shares his unique childhood tales about his unrequited love for Cocoa Puffs, his burning desire to voyage to Toys"R"Us and the ins and outs of the "N" word.

'Saturday Night Live' (11.30PM ET, NBC)
Jason Segel, star of 'How I Met Your Mother' and the mastermind behind the new 'Muppets' movie, hosts tonight; we're hoping for plenty of self-penned songs and maybe a Kermit cameo. Florence + the Machine are the musical guests.



SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20

'The Simpsons' (8PM ET, Fox)

Lisa becomes disheartened when she learns the shocking truth behind the "tween lit" industry and her beloved fantasy novel characters. But Homer decides to cash in on the craze and forms a team to group-write the next "tween lit" hit, with the king of fantasy, Neil Gaiman (guest-voicing as himself), lending his expertise to the effort. After catching the eye of a slick industry publisher (guest voice Andy Garcia) at the Springfield Book Fair, the team gets an advanced copy of their work and discovers that the corporate lit business is a bigger operation than they imagined.

'The Good Wife' (9PM ET, CBS)
Tensions are high at Lockhart & Gardner as Alicia and Will argue in front of a mercurial military judge, Eli's confidence is shaken and Diane issues an ultimatum to protect the firm. Amy Sedaris guest stars as Eli's new rival, and Anika Noni Rose returns as Wendy Scott-Carr.

'Homeland' (10PM ET, Showtime)
While Carrie and Saul are left reeling by some unexpected news, the intelligence organizations squabble over how best to react to the situation. Elsewhere, Brody sets out to find a mysterious man who has surprising information about his years as a captive.



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Glee, Parenthood, Happy Endings, Bones, and Grimm!!

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