2006 November Sweeps November 26 Listings
(Show titles in the larger size are the shows I recommend; reruns are not listed; all times are in the Mountain Time Zone)
“America’s Funniest Home Videos” (ABC; ends at 7 PM)
“60 Minutes” (CBS; ends at 7 PM)
“Football Night in America” (NBC; ends at 6:30 PM)
“NFL Football” (NBC; ends at 9:15 PM)-Philadelphia Eagles at Indianapolis Colts.
“Reba” (CW; ends at 7 PM)-Van builds a new home office in the garage so he and Reba can be more productive, but Reba finds herself having a difficult time juggling family and the additional workload. Van reveals to Reba the surprising reason he feels pressure to earn more money now. Cheyenne tells Reba that she and Van will be moving out soon, and Kyra decides to move back home to spend more time with her mom.
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (ABC; ends at 8 PM)
“The Amazing Race 10” (CBS; ends at 8 PM)-Animosity escalates between two teams while racing through Morocco when one team "yields" the other. At the Yield, one team forces another to wait until the sand in the hourglass runs out before they can participate in the Roadblock. At the Roadblock, the "yielded" team is forced to watch and wait from the sidelines as one person from each of the remaining teams get to experience the thrills of the gladiator days in a high-speed chariot race. One duo gets a flat tire on the way to a route marker and realize how much the stakes have risen when they watch the other teams pass them by without ever offering to help. After getting lost on the way to the Detour, one team arrives last and must wait for the other teams to finish the challenge before they can begin.
“The Simpsons” (FOX; ends at 7:30 PM)-Season finale. After Homer gets fired at the nuclear power plant, he takes over the ice cream truck business, while a depressed Marge creates popsicle stick sculptures to keep busy. The sculptures quickly become popular and Marge is excited to have a purpose in life, until a turn of events divides the Simpsons household.
“7th Heaven” (CW; ends at 8 PM)-When Ruthie makes an inappropriate comment at the airport on the way home from Scotland, airport security takes Eric, Annie, and Ruthie in for questioning. Meanwhile, as a favor to his best friend Martin (Tyler Hoechlin, who does not appear in the episode), Mac (guest star Kyle Searles) pays a visit to Sandy to find out whether she is still interested in Simon. Lucy does her best to stay positive about Eric's condition, while those around her are terrified of losing him. Finally, T-Bone (Colton James), Jane (Sarah Mason), and Margaret (Andrea Morris)...with lots of help from Sam and David...plan a big welcome home for Eric.
“American Dad” (FOX; ends at 8 PM)-Francine discovers that Stan has been hiding a secret passion for competitive figure skating for the past 20 years. Instead of demeaning him, Francine decides to support him and joins him as his pairs partner...until Stan’s competitive nature gets the best of him and he ditches her for a new partner. Meanwhile, Steve’s classmate Snot finds new respect among his peers when he parades his new mail-order bride around the playground.
“Breaking Bonaduce” (VH1; ends at 8 PM)-Danny is not happy about being in the guest room and is beginning to go stir crazy in his little cell. At the same time, he knows, ultimately, he's made his bed. So Danny continues his parental duties, and even agrees to baby-sit while Gretchen has a ladies night out, all in hopes of getting out of the guestroom. A further visit to their pastor for a re-affirmation of their love of God and each other finally brings Danny and Gretchen back together.
“Desperate Housewives” (ABC; ends at 9 PM)-The residents of Wisteria Lane have a holiday block party; Gaby has a new love interest; and Susan's relationship with Ian kicks up a notch.
“Candles on Bay Street” (CBS; ends at 10 PM)-TV movie. Sentimental drama about a young woman (Alicia Silverstone) who returns after 13 years with her 11-year-old son to live in the small New England town of her youth. Her return creates mixed feelings among locals, especially between her formerly smitten childhood friend (Eion Bailey) and his wife (Annabeth Gish.) It also stars Polly Bergen and Matthew Knight.
“Family Guy” (FOX; ends at 8:30 PM)-Stewie ties the knot with his old friend and fading child actress Olivia, but their relationship quickly turns into a traditional marriage filled with resentment and bickering, which comes to an ugly head when they join Brian and Jillian (recurring guest voice Drew Barrymore) on a double date. Meanwhile, Lois introduces Peter to chick flicks, and he decides to make his own movie based on the plots of every girly movie ever made.
“Celebrity Paranormal Project” (VH1; ends at 9 PM)-The original Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson is joined by "Sex and the City's" Willie Garson, "Baywatch's" Nicole Eggert, "The Real World's" Eric Nies, and Courtney Friel from "The World Poker Tour." Together they take us back to the industrial mill for an investigation into the ghost of a young girl whose father accidentally killed her after being tricked by a 300 year-old Native American curse. To succeed in their investigation, Ernie must overcome his fear of being left alone in the dark, and Nicole must overcome her fear of letting the spirit inside her.
“The War at Home” (FOX; ends at 7:30 PM)
“Boston Legal” (ABC; ends at 10 PM)-Part 1 of 2 (part 2 airs in its normal Tuesday timeslot.) Shirley finds herself attracting the attention of the eccentric Lincoln Meyer; Denny, Bella and Bethany prepare themselves for the results of his paternity test; and Alan helps Jerry with his defense in a difficult murder case.
“Aqua Teen Hunger Force” (Adult Swim; ends at 11:45 PM)-Ignignokt and Err give Shake some Moonajuana for his crippling glaucoma and burgle the neighborhood.
“Assy McGee” (Adult Swim; ends at 12:45 AM)-Series premiere. A dedicated but unorthodox cop who resembles a walking derriere uses whatever means necessary to keep the streets safe in this animated series. First up: The city's mayor runs for re-election, but an unsolved murder may cost him at the polls.
“Metalocalypse” (Adult Swim; ends at 1 AM)-The tribunal commissions Dr. Rockso, The Rock 'n' Roll Clown, to gather information on Dethklok. Dr. Rockso and Toki's sudden friendship has the rest of Dethklok uneasy.
“Squidbillies” (Adult Swim; ends at 1:15 AM)-Atlanta is highlighted in this episode.
“Moral Orel” (Adult Swim; ends at 1:30 AM)-Something having to do with Satan.
“Frisky Dingo” (Adult Swim; ends at 1:45 AM)-After being exposed to radioactive ants, reporter Grace Ryan transforms into the villainess Antagone.
At 9 AM, watch “Celebrity Paranormal Project” when it airs early at this time on VH1. At 10 AM, watch “Breaking Bonaduce” when it airs early at this time on VH1. At 6:30 PM, watch “Reba.” At 7 PM, watch “The Amazing Race 10;” record “7th Heaven” on TiVo, and “The Simpsons”/“American Dad” on VCR 1. At 8 PM, watch “Candles on Bay Street;” record “Desperate Housewives” on TiVo and “Family Guy” on VCR 1. At 9 PM, watch the rest of “Candles on Bay Street;” record “Boston Legal” on TiVo. At 11:30 PM, watch or TiVo “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.” At Midnight, watch or TiVo “Assy McGee” and “Metalocalypse.” At 1 AM, watch or TiVo “Squidbillies”/“Moral Orel”/“Frisky Dingo.”