2006 November Sweeps November 2 Listings
(Show titles in the larger size are the shows I recommend; reruns are not listed; all times are in the Mountain Time Zone)
“Ugly Betty” (ABC; ends at 8 PM)-Executive producer Salma Hayek guest stars as a woman who makes an immediate impression on playboy Daniel. Meanwhile, Wilhelmina gets a surprise visit from her daughter, and Betty and Hilda face a financial crisis.
“Survivor: Cook Islands” (CBS; ends at 8 PM)-One castaway collapses from exhaustion during the reward challenge, leaving teammates to complete the task. On Exile Island, a thunderous storm makes life miserable for one player. Later, the eighth person is voted off of the islands at tribal council.
“My Name is Earl” (NBC; ends at 7:30 PM)-Earl offers to persuade Millie Banks (guest star Roseanne Barr), the miserable woman who used to manage the trailer park, to lift a restraining order against Joy. At the same time, he seeks Millie's forgiveness for No. 12 on his list: "Made a lady think I was God."
“‘Til Death” (FOX; ends at 7:30 PM)-Returns from hiatus. When Jeff tells Eddie that he needs to spend time away from Steph, Eddie tells him about his garage "band," which never actually plays anything. It's just an excuse for Eddie and three of his friends to get away from their wives. Jeff decides to join. Anthony Anderson, Jerry Lambert, and Will Sasso guest star as the other "band members."
“Smallville” (CW; ends at 8 PM)-Clark and Raya (guest star Pascale Hutton) face another escapee from the Phantom Zone, Baern (guest star Bow Wow), who knows the secret of the Kryptonian Black Box and will be unstoppable if he accesses its power.
“The Office” (NBC; ends at 8 PM)-Michael suggests that his desk jockeys support Kelly (Mindy Kaling, who also wrote the episode) by taking in Indian culture and flavors at the Hindu Festival of Lights celebration. Meanwhile, work becomes a drinking game at the Stamford branch.
“Happy Hour” (FOX; ends at 8 PM)-Returns from hiatus.
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC; ends at 9 PM)-Derek receives a surprise visit from his sister (guest star Embeth Davidtz); Cristina scrubs in for a rare procedure, to the envy of her peers; Addison and George treat a pregnant woman with an unusual problem; and Alex ponders his future in medicine.
“C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation” (CBS; ends at 9 PM)-Two boys are reported missing and a pedophile who lives in their neighborhood becomes the primary suspect after he is injured in a house fire, apparently set by a local seeking revenge for the boys' disappearance. The investigation reveals that one of the boys lives with a rough grandfather who doesn't seem too worried that his grandson is missing.
“Deal or No Deal” (NBC; ends at 9 PM)-Howie Mandel continues to make deals (or no deals) while giving away more money.
“The O.C.” (FOX; ends at 9 PM)-Season premiere. The fourth season begins five months after Marissa's death, though Julie and Ryan are finding it difficult to cope. Meanwhile, Summer has turned into an activist at Brown; Seth is toiling in a comic-book store in Newport; and Kaitlin confronts her stepfather about his extracurricular activities while positioning herself as the leader of a Harbor pack.
“Supernatural” (CW; ends at 9 PM)-Jo (guest star Alona Tal) goes against her mother's wishes and follows Sam and Dean on a hunt involving the disappearances of blonde women from a particular building, but things don't go as planned.
“Rob & Big” (MTV; ends at 9 PM)-Series premiere. A reality series following pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek and his bodyguard Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, who live together in the Hollywood Hills. First up: The roommates get a bulldog puppy and throw a party to celebrate the pooch's arrival, with an appearance by Three 6 Mafia.
“Six Degrees” (ABC; ends at 10 PM)-Damian continues to brush off his past while looking to the future with Regina; a terrific work opportunity jeopardizes Steven's bond with his son; and Laura's promotion may not be worth it in the long run.
“Shark” (CBS; ends at 10 PM)-Four Latino women are killed in a garment-factory fire and the police rule it an accident, but Martin leaks false information to the press to force the DA's office to investigate. Sebastian isn't happy about it and says the case can't be won, but he gets pumped up when he learns a rival is defending the fashion company his office is going after. The probe reveals the company supports sweatshops and may be liable for the fire. Also, Julie gets readmitted to school.
“E.R.” (NBC; ends at 10 PM)-Luka gets some important news, and at the end of the day, an unexpected visitor. A collision between a motorcycle and a car brings critical patients to the E.R. Luka and Ray treat the motorcycle rider, and discover a condition his wife wants kept secret. Abby and Neela work on the driver of the car, but his surgery doesn’t go well and his wife soon has troubles of her own. Pratt has a new lady in his life, and a new roommate, while Gates has a different kind of girl-trouble. The women of the E.R. take some time for stress relief.
“Freak Show” (Comedy Central; ends at Midnight)-When a ban on gay dancing is proposed, Log Cabin Republican finds himself torn between his political affiliation and his love of dancing.
At 7 PM, watch “Survivor: Cook Islands;” record “My Name is Earl”/“The Office” on TiVo, “Ugly Betty” on VCR 1, “‘Til Death” on VCR 2, and “Smallville” on VCR 3. At 8 PM, watch “C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation;” record “Deal or No Deal” on TiVo, “Grey’s Anatomy” on VCR 1, “The O.C.” on VCR 2, and “Supernatural” on VCR 3. At 9 PM, watch “Shark;” record “E.R.” on TiVo and “Six Degrees” on VCR 1. At 11:30 PM, watch “Freak Show.” Watch “Rob & Big” when it repeats throughout the week on MTV.