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2006 November Sweeps November 5 Listings

(Show titles in the larger size are the shows I recommend; reruns are not listed; all times are in the Mountain Time Zone)

6 PM:

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)

6:30 PM:

NFL Football (NBC; ends at 9:30 PM)-Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots.

7 PM:

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC; ends at 8 PM)-

The Amazing Race 10 (CBS; ends at 8 PM)-The game's newest twist shocks the racers and forces rival teams to set aside their differences and work together.  One team starts the leg with a huge handicap and will need to pull out all the stops in order to stay in the game.  The racers also struggle to complete an unappetizing task of consuming a local delicacy.  Every second counts as several teams run neck-and-neck in a race to the mat.

The Simpsons (FOX; ends at 7:30 PM)-Returns from hiatus.  The Simpsons hand out screams and scare up laughs in their annual, bone-chilling Halloween special.  The horror starts in “Married To The Blob,” when a meteor falls to Earth and reveals a green goo that Homer mistakes for a marshmallow.  After Homer eats the goo, he turns into a rampaging blob with a never-ending appetite that even guest voice Dr. Phil McGraw can’t stop.  In “You Gotta Know When To Golem,” the fright-fest continues when Bart brings Golem, guest voice Richard Lewis as a legendary monster from Jewish folklore, to life and forces him to carry out his ghastly bidding.  But when the creature is finally freed of his evil-doing, Marge, Bart, and Lisa create a female monster (guest voice Fran Drescher) that captures Golem’s heart.  In the final scare, “The Day the Earth Looked Stupid,” a fake radio broadcast convinces the residents of Springfield that they’re in the midst of an alien invasion, throwing the town into a state of pandemonium...which only worsens when the invasion stops being a hoax and becomes reality.

7th Heaven (CW; ends at 8 PM)-After Eric gives the family a big scare and the paramedics are called to the house, Annie realizes Eric has been hiding the truth from her and she's determined to find out what it is.  Meanwhile, Lucy pays a surprise visit to Sandy, who appears to be falling in love with her classmate, Daniel (guest star Aaron Staton), while Martin continues to pursue her as well.  Additionally in the episode, series star Beverley Mitchell sings a song, "Have You Ever Loved an Angel," from her upcoming self-titled country CD, Beverley Mitchell.

Hogan Knows Best (VH1; ends at 7:30 PM)-Brooke is spending endless nights in the recording studio and traveling constantly to promote her upcoming album.  It's happening too quickly for her to handle.  One night in the studio, producer Scott Storch is disappointed with Brooke's performance and questions if she really has what it takes to succeed in the music business.  Hulk challenges her to get back on track.

7:30 PM:

American Dad (FOX; ends at 8 PM)-Returns from hiatus.  After Francine tells Stan she’s looking for excitement in their marriage, Stan gets in the driver’s seat and becomes involved in drag racing to spice things up.  Meanwhile, Hayley breaks up with her boyfriend, Jeff, who is emotionally crushed until he joins Steve’s world of online gaming.  When Hayley finds out, she tries to sabotage their fun.

Breaking Bonaduce (VH1; ends at 8 PM)-Danny has been out of the house for a while when he gets the news that he's been awarded "Harvard Lampoon's Man of the Year."  Ironically enough, Valentine's Day is his first opportunity to ask Gretchen to come with him to Boston despite' the troubles they've been having.  Gretchen has mixed emotions, but eventually agrees.  Initially, things are going well at Harvard.  In fact, the Bonaduces' appear to be on a course for reconciliation.  That is until Gretchen refuses to sleep with Danny the night he accepts his award.  This sends him into a tirade that leaves Gretchen feeling like her only option is to file for divorce.

8 PM:

Desperate Housewives (ABC; ends at 9 PM)-Carolyn is holding up a supermarket and Lynette, Nora, Edie, Austin, Julie, and others are stuck there.  Susan, who is not at the store, tricks the hostage negotiator into giving her a phone and begs Carolyn to allow her to trade places with Julie.  The story is featured on the news, much to Bree's horror.  The robbery results in the death of three people, and Lynette being wounded, but not seriously.  Carlos and Gabrielle are in court separating their assets.

Cold Case (CBS; ends at 9 PM)-Detective Jeffries' (guest star Darwin Harris) rookie murder case in 1979 is re-opened when evidence is found close to where the body of the woman was originally located.  Jeffries made a promise to the victim's daughter, Helena (guest star Tay Biessey), to find her mother's killer and now, armed with new evidence, he is more determined than ever to close the case and bring the murderer to justice.  The evidence includes a jacket belonging to the victim and car keys that could not have been hers because she did not know how to drive. The list of suspects includes the victim's husband, ex-lover, and daughter.  Now, Jeffries will go back 27 years and retrace his steps, but as a more experienced detective.

The Girls Next Door (E!; ends at 8:30 PM)-Staffing a new Playboy Club in the Palms Casino with the fabled Bunnies.

Family Guy (FOX; ends at 8:30 PM)-Returns from hiatus.  After Chris is approached by an Army recruiter, Brian goes to the headquarters to give him a piece of his mind, but Stewie tags along and gets them both enlisted in boot camp.  The two make it through training with no help from Sergeant Angryman (guest voice Lou Gossett Jr.) and end up in Iraq, where they try everything possible to get an honorable discharge.  Meanwhile, at home base, Chris joins a Goth rock band and their hit track is “Evil, Evil Monkey.”  Macaulay Culkin guest voices as Joey.

Celebrity Paranormal Project (VH1; ends at 9 PM)-A warden who was murdered by a prison inmate is the focus of this week's investigation by Joe Piscopo, Michael Bergin, Mariel Hemingway, Picabo Street, and Tonya Cooley.

8:30 PM:

The War at Home (FOX; ends at 7:30 PM)-Returns from hiatus.

9 PM:

Brothers & Sisters (ABC; ends at 10 PM)-Kitty and Warren's quiet weekend in the country turns out to be anything but quiet, while Tommy and Julia, unable to conceive, consider unorthodox alternatives.

Without a Trace (CBS; ends at 10 PM)-Martin and the team search for Katie Duncan (guest star Aleksa Palladino), a young woman who goes missing after a priest performs an exorcism on her.  Katie's brother asks for Martin's assistance because Katie spoke fondly of him when she interned at the FBI when Martin was still working on White-Collar crimes.  He and the team soon discover that the priest, Father Sean McGinnis (guest star Cotter Smith), who also vanished, was suspected of murder last year when a man died during his exorcism.  They also learn that Katie scheduled the exorcism because her mental illness, well managed with medications for many years, is now causing her to feel like she's being possessed by something "dark."  Meanwhile, Jack and Anne forge ahead with their plans to buy an apartment together as they prepare for their baby's birth.  Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, "Sons & Daughters") guest stars as the missing Katie's mother.

11:30 PM:

Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Adult Swim; ends at 11:45 PM)-Frylock notices a strange growth on his face; a biopsy reveals this to be malignant melanoma.  The time machine he built goes to waste as Frylock, facing the uncertainty of recovery and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, sinks into depression.  Meatwad, Shake, Carl, and Andrew W.K., meanwhile, try to console and cheer him the only way they know how: parties and fire.

12:30 AM:

Robot Chicken (Adult Swim; ends at 12:45 AM)-Montezuma gets his revenge, and the results smell horrible.  Cameron Díaz has just 24 hours to live!  Calvin and Hobbes have fun therapy adventures.  Mario and Luigi stumble into the violent world of "Grand Theft City."

12:45 AM:

Metalocalypse (Adult Swim; ends at 1 AM)-Dethklok heads to the Mississippi Delta to learn the blues.

1 AM:

Squidbillies (Adult Swim; ends at 1:15 AM)-Tales of hillbilly squids living in the north Georgia mountains.

1:30 AM:

Frisky Dingo (Adult Swim; ends at 1:45 AM)-Killface and the gang head to Las Vegas for a competition, not realizing it's a scam.

Watching/Recording Suggestions:

At 9 AM, watch “Celebrity Paranormal Project” when it airs early at this time on VH1.  At 10 AM, watch “Hogan Knows Best” when it airs early at this time on VH1.  At 11 AM, watch “Breaking Bonaduce” when it airs early at this time on VH1.  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 “Cold Case;” record “Desperate Housewives” on TiVo and “Family Guy” on VCR 1.  At 9 PM, watch “Without a Trace;” record “Brothers & Sisters” on TiVo.  At 10 PM, watch “The Girls Next Door” when it repeats at this time on E!  At 11:30 PM, watch or TiVo “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.”  At Midnight, watch or TiVo “Robot Chicken” and “Metalocalypse.”  At 1 AM, watch or TiVo “Squidbillies” and “Frisky Dingo.”

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