By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol
8:09 AM CST, November 4, 2013
Here are some notable shows on TV during the week of Nov. 4 to Nov. 10.
Monday, Nov. 4
Mike & Molly
8 p.m. Monday, CBS
A freshman comedy whose name I've already forgotten was canceled, so "Mike & Molly" is back! Chicago-area native Melissa McCarthy plays Molly, who in the Season 4 premiere decides to give up teaching to become a writer. It's followed by another episode.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills/Vanderpump Rules
8 p.m. Monday, Bravo
Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud de Ohoven join the fray in this two-hour crossover "event," aka free-for-all.
8 p.m. Monday, Fox
When Ichabod Crane disappears, it takes more then his witch of a wife to help Lt. Abbie Mills find him. Enter "Fringe" star John Noble, who plays a mysterious man who could help sever Crane's blood tie to the Headless Horseman. Read my interview with series star Tom Mison here.
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
7 p.m. Tuesday, ABC
Marvel and ABC really need to cool it with the acronyms. The new episode titled "F.Z.Z.T." involves floating bodies and an elusive killer.
8 p.m. Tuesday, Fox
Coach (guest star Damon Wayans, Jr.) returns! Now that he's single, he wants to pick up exactly where he left off. So what's going to happen to Winston (Lamorne Morris)? Lamorne Morris talks about the return of Coach, and other things.
The Mindy Project
8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fox
Jeremy's dad (guest star Alan Dale) comes for a visit, but prefers to spend time with Peter (Adam Pally) over Jeremy (Ed Weeks). Watch my video interview with Ed Weeks here.
Shahs of Sunset
9 p.m. Tuesday, Bravo
Reza is about to turn 40 as Season 3 begins, which means re-evaluating everything in his life. You might want to have a few drinks, too.
11 p.m. Tuesday, Hulu
In this half-hour animated comedy, Eva Longoria voices Rudi Wilson, a disgraced former music exec who moves from Manhattan to suburbia to be a better mom.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
7 p.m. Wednesday, NBC
A trained killer from the League of Assassins attacks Oliver and an injured Canary at the Queen mansion, leading to a not-so-surprising confession.
The 47th Annual CMA Awards
7 p.m. Wednesday, ABC
Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood pre-empt Paisley's wife's show, "Nashville," to honor real country music stars.
Law & Order: SVU
9 p.m. Wednesday, NBC
Recent Tony winner for "Kinky Boots" Billy Porter guest stars as a singing coach and reality TV star who is accused of sexually abusing a student.
Best in Chow
9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Cooking Channel
Cris Nannarone looks for Chicago's greatest burger at Epic Burger downtown, Lincoln Park's The Butcher & the Burger and Wrigleyville's Rockit Burger Bar. Hmm, did he not go to Kuma's?
Thursday, Nov. 7
The Big Bang Theory
7 p.m. Thursday, CBS
When Professor Proton (guest star Bob Newhart) seeks advice from Leonard, Sheldon seeks out Bill Nye the Science Guy to make his roomie jealous.
The Vampire Diaries
7 p.m. Thursday, CW
Evil Silas outsmarts Tessa (Chicago native Janina Gavankar), whose secret plan shocks Damon.
Inside The Actors Studio
7 p.m. Thursday, Bravo
"Arrested Development" Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter and creator Mitch Hurwitz join James Lipton.
8 p.m. Thursday, Fox
Are you a Katy or a Gaga? That is the question in tonight's episode, which obviously revolves around music from Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Overly bold "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert guest stars as overly bold performer StarChild.
9 p.m. Thursday, ABC
After last week's stunning revelation—on this show when isn't a revelation stunning?—Olivia must decide whether to accept Mellie's offer.
The Greatest Event in Television History
11 p.m. Thursday, Adult Swim
Adam Scott and his pals do a shot-for-shot remake of the opening credits from a classic TV show that remains top secret.
Friday, Nov. 8
7:30 p.m. Friday, ABC
In "We Jumped the Shark (Tank)," Debbie creates a purse, and Jackie gets she and Debbie booked on "Shark Tank" to find an investor for Debbie's purse. Things get crazy when Larry joins them on the show. Sharks Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary guest star as themselves.
Great Performances: Stephen Sondheim's Company with the New York Philharmonic
9 p.m. Friday, WTTW (PBS)
Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Patti LuPone and Martha Plimpton perform in this special staging of the Stephen Sondheim musical "Company."
Saturday, Nov. 9
Beast of the Bering Sea
8 p.m. Saturday, Syfy
Underwater sea vampires attack! I see a future flick: "Sea vampires vs. Sharktopus." Or "Seavampnado!"
Jobs That Bite!
8 p.m. Saturday, Nat Geo WILD
Jeremy Brandt attempts risky jobs like giving a 400-pound lion a dental exam and herding goats.
Sunday, Nov. 10
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Fox
Bob gets a gig cooking for an "underdog" frat house and lands in the middle of a collegiate prank war with house alumnus Dr. Yap (guest voice Ken Jeong). At 6 p.m., Fox repeats the show's fun homage to "Jaws."
8 p.m. Sunday, Nat Geo
Rob Lowe plays JFK and Will Rothhaar stars as Lee Harvey Oswald in this adaptation of the bestseller about Kennedy's final hours and assassination.
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