City Prime-time Programming Highlights Monday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Nov. 24
– John Lithgow (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), Octavia Spencer (The Help), Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond), and Lisa Kudrow (Friends) return as guest stars on this week’s episodes of How I Met Your Mother, Mom, The Crazy Ones, and Scandal respectively –
– Danny and Sheldon take matters into their own hands when Ryan’s therapist lies to get rid of him on a new episode of original comedy Package Deal –
Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for November 18 to 24. All programming is subject to change.
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Monday, Nov. 18:
How I Met Your Mother (s/CBS): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“Mom and Dad”
When Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris) father (recurring guest star John Lithgow) arrives at the hotel for their wedding, Barney devises a plan that makes Robin (Cobie Smulders) very nervous. Meanwhile, Ted (Josh Radnor) is convinced that someone framed him by messing up a wedding-related duty.
2 Broke Girls (s/CBS): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“And the Pastry Porn”
Max (Kat Dennings) decides to apply to the Manhattan School of Pastry and bakes a tart for her entrance exam to impress the “master baker” and owner of the school, Nicholas (guest star Gilles Marini, Sex and the City).
Mike & Molly (s/CBS): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“Sex and Death”
Molly (Melissa McCarthy) has a "mind-blowing" experience when she goes to work with Victoria (Katy Mixon) at a funeral home to research for her novel. Meanwhile, Mike (Billy Gardell) takes a peek at Molly's writing while she's out.
Mom (s/CBS): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
“Zombies and Cobb Salad”
When Bonnie (Allison Janney) loses her job and struggles to keep her life together, Christy (Anna Faris) tries to get her back on track. Guest star Octavia Spencer returns as Christy’s friend, Regina.
Law & Order: UK: 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
A man is found shot to death in a hotel room and the investigation reveals that the victim's money was stolen and that he owed thousands in unpaid child support for his dying son. Soon, attention turns to the ex-father-in-law, Phillip Donovan (guest star Ian Bleasdale, Casualty), revealing even more about the family.
Tuesday, Nov. 19:
The Biggest Loser: 8 p.m. ET on OMNI 1 (s/ABC), 9 p.m. MT on OMNI AB (s/ABC), 7 p.m. PT on OMNI BC
The contestants take an emotional walk down memory lane as they watch their casting videos and are reminded of how far they’ve come in just six weeks. Plus, Ruben and Dolvett visit Grammy Award®-winning Canadian music icon David Foster at his home; and the past winner of The Biggest Loser, Danni Allen, returns for a pep talk with the group. Later, the contestants take part in another tense weigh-in to determine who will face elimination this week.
Dads (s/FOX): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“Comic Book Issues”
Crawford (Martin Mull) unknowingly gives Warner (Giovanni Ribisi) a collection of comic books that were stolen from a storage unit belonging to Eli (Seth Green). Eli is later thrown for a loop when his friend refuses to return the goods.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (s/FOX): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
A local pizza place burns down and the fire marshal (guest star Patton Oswalt, The King of Queens) rashly pins blame on the owner, prompting Jake (Andy Samberg) to pull out all the stops to prove him wrong. Meanwhile, chaos ensues at the precinct when a computer virus publishes everyone's browser history.
New Girl (s/FOX): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“Longest Night Ever”
Jess (Zooey Deschanel) is tasked with keeping a frantic Schmidt (Max Greenfield) occupied inside the loft while Coach (recurring guest star Damon Wayans Jr.) and Cece (Hannah Simone) go out on a first date. Meanwhile, Nick (Jake Johnson) and Winston (Lamorne Morris) meet a frisky bus driver (guest star Jessica Chaffin, The Heat) while out searching for a missing Furguson.
The Mindy Project (s/FOX): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
“Mindy Lahiri is a Racist”
After inviting a mommy blogger (guest star Missi Pyle, The Artist) to write about Schulman & Associates, Danny (Chris Messina) finds out that she’s a white supremacist and wrote about the practice in a racist light. Desperate to control the situation, the team hires public relations guru Priscilla (guest star Jenna Elfman, Dharma and Greg) to give Danny media training.
Wednesday, Nov. 20:
Revolution (s/NBC): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“Everyone Says I Love You”
The relationship between Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) and Gene (Stephen Collins) remains strained. Meanwhile, Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) shows her mother just how much she’s grown; and Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) gives Jason (JD Pardo) a determined proclamation, but encounters a surprise.
Modern Family (s/ABC): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
Jay (Ed O'Neill) meets some old colleagues when Claire (Julie Bowen) pushes him to return to ClosetCon, an annual closet convention. Meanwhile, Cam (Eric Stonestreet) takes Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) to visit his family's farm for the first time; and the Dunphys get into some mischief involving Jay's Apollo 13 spacecraft model.
Super Fun Night (s/ABC): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
Kendall (Kate Jenkinson) sets up Kimmie (Rebel Wilson) with one of Richard’s (Kevin Bishop) old school friends, James (guest star Nate Torrence, She’s Out of My League). But as Kimmie slowly warms up to James on their double date, Richard has a surprising reaction. Later, Kimmie and her roommates slowly regret allowing three friends to temporarily move in with them.
Nashville (s/ABC): 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
“Hanky Panky Woman”
Rayna (Connie Britton) joins Scarlett (Clare Bowen) on the road for her first tour date with Luke Wheeler (recurring guest star Will Chase) and is blindsided when Deacon (Charles Esten) confronts her about overburdening Scarlett. Meanwhile, Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) makes a decision about Charlie Wentworth (recurring guest star Charlie Bewley); and Gunnar (Sam Palladio) seeks help from Scarlett when he struggles with a song.
Thursday, Nov. 21:
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (s/ABC): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
Jafar (Naveen Andrews) visits the asylum, where he inquires about Alice (Sophie Lowe). Meanwhile, Alice goes to the Black Forest and lands in peril; the Knave (Michael Socha) searches for Alice; and Cyrus (Peter Gadiot) attempts to avoid the Red Queen (Emma Rigby).
The Crazy Ones (s/CBS): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“16 Inch Softball”
Someone's job is on the line at Lewis, Roberts, and Roberts’s annual accounts vs. creatives 16-inch softball game, and the truth about Simon’s (Robin Williams) last epic win threatens to surface. Guest star Brad Garrett returns as Simon and Sydney’s (Sarah Michelle Gellar) partner, Gordon Lewis.
Package Deal: 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
**City Original Series**
When Ryan’s (Jay Malone) therapist moves out of town, he’s devastated – it’s almost as bad as his divorce. Danny (Randal Edwards) gets him a job at Kim’s (Julia Voth) tea shop to keep him busy, but things get worse when Ryan discovers the therapist lied just to get rid of him, leading Danny and Sheldon (Harland Williams) to try and blackmail the therapist into taking Ryan back. Meanwhile, Sheldon tries to drum up sales for his big-and-tall casket business at a compulsive eaters meeting.
Scandal (s/ABC): 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
“Vermont is for Lovers, Too”
Olivia (Kerry Washington) and the team work double duty to uncover the truth behind Operation Remington, while also managing a potential crisis with Congresswoman Josie Marcus’s (recurring guest star Lisa Kudrow) campaign. Meanwhile, Cyrus (Jeff Perry) fails to think of the collateral damage that could result from his plan to take down Vice President Sally Langston (Kate Burton).
Friday, Nov. 22:
Parks and Recreation: 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**Two Back-to-back Episodes**
Leslie (Amy Poehler) plans to complete some of her biggest goals on city council, including hosting an NFL Play 60 event with the Indianapolis Colts, and getting fluoride added to Pawnee's drinking water. Meanwhile, Chris (Rob Lowe) attempts to bond with Ron (Nick Offerman) over impending fatherhood as they build cribs together.
Parks and Recreation: 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“The Cones of Dunshire”
A marathon negotiating session between Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Councilman Jamm (Jon Glaser) occurs when he refuses to take “no” for an answer. Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) asks Tom (Aziz Ansari), April (Aubrey Plaza), and Donna (Retta) for help selling his cabin in the woods; and Ben (Adam Scott) fills his time in between jobs with an interesting hobby.
Raising Hope (s/FOX): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
**Two Back-to-back Episodes**
Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) plans a memorable vacation for baby Hope (Baylie and Rylie Cregut) after she learns that Burt (Garret Dillahunt) and Virginia (Martha Plimpton) never took Jimmy (Lucas Neff) anywhere when he was a kid.
Raising Hope (s/FOX): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
Virginia (Martha Plimpton) gets new glasses, but her improved vision allows her to see every imperfection around the house. Meanwhile, Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) compete for followers on a social media app called "QuickVids" by recording Maw Maw's (Cloris Leachman) antics.
Sunday, Nov. 24:
Storage Wars Canada: 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**OLN Original Series**
“Taunted, Haunted and Most Wanted”
Ursula’s big sister comes to the auction in Weston, ON, to offer a little support, and a lot of criticism. Plus, Paul and Bogart go ghost hunting, Rick bids for a change, and Roy stumbles upon a criminal investigation.
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