Watch With Amanda: What’s on TV This Week? November 12 – 18

This week: It’s getting colder and the leaves are falling which could only mean one thing… It’s November Sweeps time! Expect a lot of scandal, death, and drama on your TV screen this week.

What will you be watching?

Monday November 12th
How I Met Your Mother (8pm): Robin has a problem pulling the trigger on breaking up with Nick, so Barney steps in to help out, while new parents Lily and Marshall look for a way to schedule some private time for themselves.
Bones (8pm): Brennan’s new fascination with basketball and legendary coach Phil Jackson’s thoughts on teamwork prompts her to gather five of her best “squinterns” to analyze remains that have never been identified. In the process, they try to identify a man who died in the 9/11 attacks and determine whether he was a perpetrator or a victim.


Gossip Girl (9pm): Blair tries to correct her company’s mistakes by debuting a dress at a cotillion, where a surprising revelation jolts everyone. Meanwhile, Serena grows concerned about Steven’s demeanor toward her; Chuck gains an unexpected ally; and Dan is disappointed by the reaction to his latest article.
Revolution (10pm): When Nora encounters a close relative, she must make a difficult choice between family and a promise. Meanwhile, one of the most ruthless members of the Militia is tracking Miles, Charlie and the gang and General Monroe hands Major Neville a stern warning.

Hawaii Five-0 (10pm): Danny is forced to remain perfectly still while explosives experts disarm a bomb that he accidentally activated. To keep him calm, McGarrett distracts him by getting him to tell about the toughest case he ever worked back in New Jersey.
Castle (10pm): Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a rock star who was being filmed by a documentary crew, and the film crew decide to keep their cameras rolling and record some crime-solving skills in action.

Tuesday November 13th
NCIS (8pm): Part 1 of 2. A Navy lieutenant who recently returned home from the Middle East is murdered. Gibbs believes a friend of the victim, a Marine captain suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, may be the key to finding the killer.


Hart of Dixie (8pm): Lemon gets creative as she tries to swing votes in the mayoral election, which polls paint as a very tight race between Lavon and Ruby.
Raising Hope (8pm): Jimmy finds out he has an older brother from the time he was briefly adopted by another family, so he enlists Sabrina’s help to stage a sibling reunion. Meanwhile, Virginia and Burt reconsider their decision to regain custody of Jimmy after discovering the other family’s wealth and stability.
Ben & Kate (8:30pm): Ben scrambles to find a job so he can participate in Maddie’s Career Day at school. Elsewhere, Kate is drawn to an attractive neighbor; and BJ deals with jealousy at work after she gets a raise.
New Girl (9pm): Jess’ search for a new job gets intense. Meanwhile, her time of the month affects the guys; Schmidt starts a relationship with his boss; and Nick acquires insight from a silent source.

Happy Endings (9pm): Max has become a hit on the Bar Mitzvah circuit as an energetic emcee and allows Brad to partner up with him, but not everything turns out kosher. Meanwhile, now that Dave and Alex are back together, they make an effort not to take their relationship for granted.
Go On (9pm): Ryan becomes a big-brother figure for Owen. Meanwhile, Yolanda believes she can graduate from the group.
Emily Owens M.D. (9pm): Emily and Micah are baffled when a patient who needs an immediate kidney transplant refuses to accept one from her new husband.
The Mindy Project (9:30pm): Mindy asks Danny to be her new gynecologist, though neither one of them can admit their unwillingness to go through with an exam. Meanwhile, Jeremy has to retrieve something from Mindy’s apartment, but needs Morgan and Betsy’s help to break in to get it.
Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt 23 (9:30pm): June finds James irresistibly attractive when she learns he may be chosen as People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.
The New Normal (9:30pm): Technology gets the best of the gang, so they decide to unplug all electronic devices for one day. Elsewhere, Rocky teaches Jane how to use Twitter, but Jane then posts a very private video featuring Bryan.
Parenthood (10pm): Camille and Crosby help Kristina and Adam find balance while Kristina undergoes treatment; Sarah and Zeek worry about Amber’s relationship with Ryan; Julia continues making efforts to connect with Victor; and Drew reaches out to Amy.

Private Practice (10pm): Sam stars in a reality show and assists his mother when her boss becomes sick. Meanwhile, the search continues for a girl who disappeared from the hospital.
Vegas (10pm): During election time, Savino wants a mayor in office who is “friendly” to his mob-related interests and concerns, so he throws his considerable power and support behind the challenger to the incumbent.
Sons of Anarchy (10pm): Jax tries to avoid backlash by racing forward with his own agenda.

Wednesday November 14th
Arrow (8pm): Brazen bank robbers dubbed the Royal Flush Gang threaten the city, which forces Oliver to examine the scope of his mission and decide whether to stray from his father’s list so he can help others in need.


Supernatural (9pm): Mrs. Tran and Kevin create a demon bomb to use against Crowley. Meanwhile, Sam and Dean are shocked when Castiel appears and tells them that he escaped from purgatory.
Criminal Minds (9pm): The unit investigates when burned bodies of homeless people are found in California near the famous Santa Monica Pier. Meanwhile, Rossi reconnects with his former Marine sergeant.
Law & Order: SVU (9pm): A baby is snatched from a playground by a woman who says she’s the child’s biological mom, and who claims that a powerful legal expert is the man who got her pregnant.

Modern Family (9pm): Alex’s academic decathlon means a weekend getaway for Manny and Luke when Claire brings them along, but they’re preoccupied with meeting girls at the hotel. Meanwhile, Phil plans a guys’ night at home with a fellow alumnus he just met; and Mitchell and Cameron search for a baby gift for Jay and Gloria.
Suburgatory (9:30pm): Tessa wants to spend Thanksgiving in New York City with her mother, who’s en route from Berlin, and her grandmother, though the holiday doesn’t turn out like she planned. Meanwhile, Dallas recruits George to prepare a feast, but he’s going to need help from a professional.
Nashville (10pm): Rayna wants her music to have a fresh sound, so she contacts a producer with a solid track record. Meanwhile, Juliette tries to get good publicity by dating an NFL player with a pristine reputation; Lamar carries out a scheme to hinder Coleman; and Scarlett and Avery’s romance hits a rough patch.

Chicago Fire (10pm): Casey risks his life during an apartment-fire rescue, potentially earning a much-needed break from Det. Voight’s ongoing pressure to retract his statement. Meanwhile, Dawson gets help from a girl she saved.
CSI (10pm): A reverend is killed at the grave site of former CSI Warrick Brown.
American Horror Story: Asylum (10pm): Conclusion. Sister Jude digs up dirt on Arden. Later, Kit makes a surprising confession; and Bloody Face is unmasked.

Thursday November 15th
The Vampire Diaries (8pm): Elena experiences terrifying hallucinations that lead her to make a dangerous mistake.


Last Resort (8pm): Chaplin and Kendal attempt to identify who stole their nuclear-launch key. Meanwhile, Christine is accused of conspiracy.
Big Bang Theory (8pm): Howard and Raj try to discover where Sheldon disappears to every afternoon at 2:45. Meanwhile, jealousy appears to have insinuated itself into Leonard and Penny’s relationship.
30 Rock (8pm): Tracy portrays Jack as a villain in a new movie, causing friction between the two. Meanwhile, Liz undergoes foot surgery, and Jenna tries to protect Kenneth from Hazel’s sly machinations.
Up All Night (8:30pm): Reagan tries to give Chris a perfect Thanksgiving after he misses his chance to go home for the holiday. Elsewhere, Ava and Walter devote their time to charity; and Scott arranges a dinner for divorced dads.
Grey’s Anatomy (9pm): The crash victims proceed with their lawsuit, which requires them to face their injuries. Meanwhile, Bailey sneakily gets Arizona to assist with a pediatric case; and Cristina works on adjusting to her new surroundings.

The Office (9pm): Dwight faces his greatest professional shortcoming—selling to women. As a result, the lady staffers step up to give him advice so he can successfully sell to an important female client. Meanwhile, Angela suspects her paramour is cheating; Andy uses technology to connect with the others from his boat; and Toby tries to convince the men to grow mustaches.
Person of Interest (9pm): Finch and Reese must look to an unconventional source for help after the Machine gives them the number of a successful surgeon.
Glee (9pm): Rachel, Kurt, Santana and Cassandra July return as the glee club kicks off its production of “Grease.”

Parks & Recreation (9:30pm): Leslie disapproves of April’s plan to transform a lot into a dog park, while Ben gets roped into helping Tom launch his new business venture, and Andy finds himself playing crime-scene investigator.
Elementary (10pm): Holmes investigates a double homicide that is eerily similar to a series of murders that took place 13 years ago. Meanwhile, Watson visits Sherlock’s former rehab center to learn more about him.

Friday November 16th
Grimm (9pm): Adalind returns to Portland seeking revenge, specifically targeting Nick, Hank and Juliette. Meanwhile, Capt. Renard’s obsession grows; Monroe gets a surprise at the spice shop.
Fringe (9pm): A Fringe event is created by a member of the team as the rebellion reaches a new level of intensity.

Saturday November 17th
Saturday Night Live (11:30pm): Jeremy Renner hosts. Musical guest is Maroon 5.

Sunday November 18th
The Simpsons (8pm): Homer is thrown for a loop when he discovers one of his bowling buddies is an accountant for the mob, while Lisa passes out during a saxophone solo and decides to add an extra nutritional supplement, insects, to her vegetarian diet. But when she dreams of the bugs pleading for their lives, she reconsiders her decision.
The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards (8pm): Scheduled performers for the 40th annual gala include Carrie Underwood, Pink, Pitbull, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Linkin Park and Christina Aguilera. The event is held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Winners are determined by fan voting in categories that include Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip Hop and Latin, and for the first time, Electronic Dance Music.
Dexter (9pm): Dexter attempts to keep his relationship with Hannah a secret from Debra, but that gets blown out of the water when Astor, Cody and Harrison pay him a surprise visit and the news leaks out. Meanwhile, Isaak gets out of jail and steps up his pursuit of Dexter, while Quinn’s power struggle with the Koshkas intensifies.


Family Guy (9pm): The gunman that shot Joe and put him in a wheelchair escapes, so Quagmire an Peter join Joe to track him down.
Boardwalk Empire (9pm): At Nucky’s behest, Owen intervenes in the Gyp Rosetti-Joe Masseria alliance in New York, and Gaston Means tries to keep Jess Smith from talking in Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, Chalky eyes a future business opportunity; Rosetti is upset by an inadequate shipment; Margaret considers changes at home and the hospital; Richard looks out for Julia; and in Chicago, Van Alden suffers a professional setback.
The Walking Dead (9pm): As Andrea grows closer to the Governor, Michonne makes a decision about Woodbury. Glenn and Maggie go on a run. Rick struggles.

The Good Wife (9:30pm): Will believes that a judge is biased against his client and demands a hearing to determine if another judge should take over the case. Meanwhile, Grace deals with the death of a classmate; and Zach searches for a way to help his dad’s campaign.
Treme (10pm): Janette’s restaurant is the talk of the town, but the popularity of a signature dish has her chefs feeling the heat in the kitchen. Meanwhile, Colson’s strained relationship with the rest of the police department comes with a personal risk; Desiree confronts Nelson about his demolition contracts; Annie begins to tire of Davis’ sulky attitude; Albert meets the jazz center’s benefactors; and LaDonna finally finds out what’s behind all the threats she’s been getting.
Homeland (10pm): Brody’s juggling of alliances appear to be leading him to a major meltdown, so Carrie, against Quinn’s orders, stages a dicey intervention. Meanwhile, a conflicted Dana seeks comfort from an unlikely source.

The Mentalist (10:30pm): Jane thinks Lorelei will lead a trail to Red John if she’s no longer incarcerated, so he seeks Brett Stiles’ assistance in springing her from prison.

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