Sunday, November 20
The American Music Awards, 8-11 on ABC: Don’t miss performances from Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, LMFAO, Marc Anthony, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, Pitbull, Nicki Minaj, and Maroon 5 at the 39th Annual American Music Awards, held at L.A.’s NOKIA Theatre. The best part? Winners are chosen by us — the fans!
The Real Housewives of Atlanta, 9-10 PM on Bravo: Phaedra and Apollo deal with the consequences of a case of mistaken identity; Shereé oversees the construction of a new house; Peter gets a warning from Cynthia’s baby daddy about the importance of getting along with your in-laws; and NeNe deals with her youngest son’s adjustment to living in two homes after her separation from Gregg. Meanwhile, Kim throws a wedding-size baby shower for Kroy, but the shower games are a little more testosterone-driven than Kim had planned in “Shower the Baby, Muzzle the Boy.”
The Good Wife, 9-10 on CBS: In “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” tensions are high at Lockhart & Gardner as Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Will (Josh Charles) argue in front of a mercurial military judge. Meanwhile, Eli’s (Alan Cumming) confidence is shaken, and Diane (Christine Baranski) issues an ultimatum to protect the firm.
Dexter, 9-10 PM on Showtime: Lessons learned from Brother Sam (Mos Def) prove instrumental in Dexter’s (Michael C. Hall) case in “Sin of Omission.”
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Friday, November 18
Nikita, 8-9 PM on The CW: In “Fair Trade,” Nikita (Maggie Q) steals funds from Oversight, forcing them to host an emergency meeting. Nikita and Birkoff (Aaron Stanford) figure out how to spy on the meeting so that Nikita can identify the other members, but things go terribly awry when Sean (Dillon Casey) captures Birkoff. Meanwhile, Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) sets her plan in motion to reclaim her father's empire. With a price on her head, she realizes the easiest way to get into Russia undetected is the same way she was smuggled out — through the illegal sex ring.
Supernatural, 9-10 PM on The CW: In "How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters," Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles), and Bobby (Jim Beaver) become actual hunters when they set up camp in a New Jersey state park to track a creature — thought to be the the real Jersey Devil — that has been attacking people in the woods. 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.
Grimm, 9-10 PM on NBC: Nick (David Giuntoli) is called to a suspected arson case, which exposes a longstanding family feud that brings Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) face-to-face with characters from his troubled past. While Monroe wrestles with restraining his wild side, it’s up to Nick to keep everything from going up in flames in “The Three Bad Wolves.”
Thursday, November 17
The X Factor, 8-9 PM on FOX: America sends home one of the top 10 finalists.
Bones, 9-10 PM on FOX: In Season 7’s “The Prince in the Plastic,” a toy company CEO (guest star Morgan Fairchild) grants Booth (David Boreanaz) and Sweets (John Francis Daley) access to his top-secret lab after the remains of a female executive are discovered in a shrink-wrapped doll. Meanwhile, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) learns a little about motherhood and the importance of toys.
MOVIE SPECIAL! Beneath the Blue, 8-10 PM on The CW: The Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley (Stefan) plays Craig Morrison in this film about dolphin experts who confront the U.S. Navy about its sonar program, which they believe is killing dolphins. Why should you watch? Easy: TVD isn’t on — and Paul goes shirtless in the movie.
Parks and Recreation, 8:30-9 PM on NBC: In the all-new Season 4 episode “Smallest Park,” Leslie (Amy Poehler) builds the smallest park in Indiana in hopes of attracting tourists. April (Aubrey Plaza) and Ron (Nick Offerman) encourage Andy (Chris Pratt) to go to college, and Tom (Aziz Ansari) and Jerry (Jim O’Heir) redesign the Parks and Recreation Department logo.
Wednesday, November 16
The X Factor, 8-10 PM on FOX: The top 10 acts — the remaining finalists from the boys, girls, over 30s, and groups categories — perform.
Suburgatory, 8:30-9 PM on ABC: When Tessa (Jane Levy) tells Dallas (Cheryl Hines) that she wants a simple get-together for her 16th birthday, Dallas convinces her to let Dalia (Carly Chaikin) plan the ultimate birthday extravaganza at the country club, complete with a live performance by her favorite band, specialty drinks, and go-go cages in “Sweet Sixteen.”
Modern Family, 9-9:30 PM on ABC: A neighbor's home burns down on “After the Fire,” and the whole family rallies to organize a community drive to do some good. But it's not all good: Jay (Ed O’Neill) throws out his back, Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) does some posturing with a huge moving truck, Claire (Julie Bowen) discovers that Mitchell (Jesse Tyler-Ferguson) and Gloria (Sophia Vergara) have been spending a lot of time together, and Luke (Nolan Gould) and Manny (Rico Rodriguez) get their hands on some of the donated toys.
Happy Endings, 9:30-10 PM on ABC: In “The Code War,” Angie (guest star Riki Lindhome), Max's (Adam Pally) high school girlfriend whom he dated before he figured out he was gay, moves back to town, and craziness ensues. When Jane (Eliza Coupe) finds out Brad (Damon Wayans Jr.) 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).
Revenge, 10-11 PM on ABC: In the aptly titled “Treachery,” Victoria’s (Madeleine Stowe) unstable relationship with her family grows even more tense when an unwanted pawn in Emily’s game heads to the Hamptons with questionable intentions. Meanwhile, Emily’s (Emily VanCamp) plot continues to unravel, Lydia's (Amber Valletta) memory becomes an increasing concern for the Graysons, and a recently embittered friend begins to play dirty. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
America’s Next Top Model, 9-10 PM on The CW: In the tenth episode of the All-Star Cycle, the women find out they’ll have to judge one another during a challenge, and Nigel Barker photographs the models re-creating ancient Olympic sports. The girls also get some time off to enjoy Greece and its night life. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
American Horror Story, 10-11 PM on FX: Moira (Frances Conroy) persuades a prospective buyer to make an offer on Murder House, but Constance (Jessica Lange) and Larry (Denis O’Hare) do their creepy best to undermine her efforts. Meanwhile, Vivien (Connie Britton) and Luke (Morris Chestnut) grow closer in “Open House.”
Top Chef, 10-11 PM on Bravo: Down in the Lone Star State, the remaining cheftestants kick off the competition with a rattlesnake quickfire. Later, they whip up a Quinceanera feast for the main challenge.
Tuesday, November 15
NCIS, 8-9 PM on CBS: As the NCIS team continues its search for a missing Marine, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo) travel to her last known whereabouts in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Tony (Michael Weatherly) ‘fesses up to his deepest fears and Gibbs is forced to relive events from his past in “Engaged, Part Two.”
Glee, 8-9 PM on FOX: Sue (Jane Lynch) starts a smear campaign to take down her biggest competitor for the Congressional seat. Meanwhile, Puck (Mark Salling) has a crush, and Will (Matthew Morrison) and Shelby (Idina Menzel) encourage some friendly competition in “Mash Off.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
New Girl, 9-9:30 PM on FOX: In “Thanksgiving,” Jess (Zooey Deschanel) invites her crush, Paul (guest star Justin Long!), over for Thanksgiving dinner — but the meal turns into a disaster.
90210, 8-9 PM on The CW: When Silver's (Jessica Stroup) video of Teddy's (Trevor Donovan) Vegas wedding is leaked to the press, it has damaging effects on his uncle’s campaign. Shelia (guest star Dina Meyer) takes Liam's (Matt Lanter) modeling career to the next level, and Annie (Shenae Grimes) is determined to help Dixon (Tristan Wilds) — even though the help he needs comes at a high price. Ivy (Gillian Zinser) and Raj (guest star Manish Dayal) decide to plan for the future in “A Thousand Words.”
Ringer, 9-10 PM on The CW: Bridget (Sarah Michelle Gellar) begins to realize she is developing feelings for Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd), and Henry (Kristoffer Polaha) and Andrew’s business partner Olivia (guest star Jamie Murray) bond over common interests in “Shut Up and Eat Your Bologna.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
Dancing With the Stars, 9-10 PM on ABC: Tune in for Week 8’s live results show. Someone’s gotta go!
Monday, November 14
Dancing With the Stars, 8:00-10 PM on ABC: Don’t miss the ninth week of Season 13 performances. Ron Artest, Elisabetta Canalis, Kristin Cavallari, Chynna Phillips, Carson Kressley, Chaz Bono, David Arquette, and Nancy Grace have already gotten the boot; who will screw up tonight?
Gossip Girl, 8-9 PM on The CW: Several of our favorite Upper East Siders attend a performance of Punchdrunk’s provocative theater experience, “Sleep No More,” which means masks, anonymity, and some surprising romantic twists by the end of the evening. Meanwhile, Diana (guest star Elizabeth Hurley) sets her sights on Serena (Blake Lively) on her quest to ruin Gossip Girl, and Dan (Penn Badgley) heads out on his book tour in “The Big Sleep No More.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
Hart of Dixie, 9-10 PM on The CW: When Nascar’s Brian Vickers (appearing in the episode as himself) has to drop out of co-hosting Bluebell Junior League’s annual turtle race with Lemon (Jaime King), the mayor (Cress Williams) steps in as his replacement. A handsome local veterinarian, Dr. Judson Lyons (guest star Wes Brown), asks Zoe (Rachel Bilson) out on a date, and Wade (Wilson Bethel) has an unexpected visitor who stirs up all kinds of trouble for him in “The Crush & The Crossbow.”
Bored to Death, 9-9:30 on HBO: George (Ted Danson) and Ray (Zach Galifianakis) tag along when Jonathan (Jason Schwartzman) is hired by an old college flame (guest star Casey Wilson) to guard her family’s wedding jewels in “Two Large Pearls and a Bar of Gold.” For added hilariy, Ray is forced to move in with George.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, 9-10 PM on Bravo: Taylor’s claws come out at Lisa's elegant tea party in the all-new Season 2 episode “Tempest in a Tea Party.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
Hawaii Five-0, 10-11 PM on CBS: When the Five-0 discover a John Doe in the trunk of a stolen car, they not only have to find a killer, but also need to figure out who the physically altered victim was in “Ike Maka.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]