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FOX November 2014 Sweeps Programming

Gotham Cast FOX TV Show Robin Lord Taylor, Jada Pinkett Smith, guest star Cory Michael Smith, guest star Clare Foley, Donal Logue, Ben McKenzie, Camren Bicondova, David Mazouz and Sean Pertwee

Gotham Cast FOX TV Show Robin Lord Taylor, Jada Pinkett Smith, guest star Cory Michael Smith, guest star Clare Foley, Donal Logue, Ben McKenzie, Camren Bicondova, David Mazouz and Sean Pertwee

FOX serves up a November to remember with all-new episodes and big guest stars, including the Season Two premiere of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Nov. 4; a special crossover episode of THE SIMPSONS and “Futurama” Nov. 9; iconic super-villain-in-the-making Harvey Dent/the future Two Face arriving in GOTHAM Nov. 17; Abbie’s mother haunting SLEEPY HOLLOW Nov. 17; all-new Thanksgiving-themed episodes of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and FAMILY GUY Nov. 16, BOB’S BURGERS Nov. 23 and NEW GIRL Nov. 25; and brand-new episodes of GOTHAM, SLEEPY HOLLOW, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, NEW GIRL, THE MINDY PROJECT, HELL’S KITCHEN, RED BAND SOCIETY, BONES, GRACEPOINT, UTOPIA, BOB’S BURGERS, THE SIMPSONS, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, FAMILY GUY AND MULANEY throughout the month.

Here are the highlights, night by night, for this November on FOX:

MONDAY

Monday, Nov. 3

GOTHAM (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Penguin’s Umbrella”

Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) reveals the depths of his manipulative genius as violence between the Maroni (guest star David Zayas) and Falcone (John Doman) gangs escalates. Meanwhile, Gordon (Ben McKenzie) must deal with the potentially fatal consequences of his decision to spare Penguin’s life.

SLEEPY HOLLOW (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Deliverance”

Abbie (Nicole Beharie) and Ichabod (Tom Mison) learn that Katrina (Katia Winter) is in imminent danger, and they must race against the clock to help her.

Monday, Nov. 10

GOTHAM (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Mask”

When a Gothamite is found beaten to death, Gordon and Bullock (Donal Logue) are intrigued by the motive and take on the case. Meanwhile, Bruce (David Mazouz) returns to school and has trouble making friends.

SLEEPY HOLLOW (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Heartless”

Abbie and Ichabod set out to take down a succubus whom Henry (John Noble) has sent to drain the life forces out of its victims.

Monday, Nov. 17

GOTHAM (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Harvey Dent”

Trying to close the Wayne murder case, a young Harvey Dent (guest star Nicholas D’ Agosto) and Gordon team up, much to Mayor James’ (guest star Richard Kind) chagrin. Meanwhile, Penguin makes contact with Mooney’s (Jada Pinkett Smith) secret weapon, Liza (guest star Mackenzie Leigh). 

SLEEPY HOLLOW (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Mama”

Abbie and Ichabod’s investigation into a string of mysterious deaths at Tarrytown Psych lead them to discover that an especially surprising spirit is involved.

Monday, Nov. 24

GOTHAM (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “LoveCraft”

Following a misstep, Gordon is reassigned to duty at Arkham Asylum. Meanwhile, Selina (Camren Bicondova) leads a new friend on a perilous journey through Gotham to evade the assassins after her.

SLEEPY HOLLOW (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Magnum Opus”

Abbie and Ichabod are on a quest to find a weapon of ultimate power to kill Moloch – the Sword of Methuselah – before the Headless Horseman can stop them.


TUESDAY

Tuesday, Nov. 4

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Next Generation” – Season Premiere

On the Season Two premiere of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, the kids are back and taking over the kitchen! America’s first-ever MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, Alexander Weiss, returns to present the mystery box challenge, and the 16 junior home cooks are tasked with preparing impressive dishes using Alexander’s favorite ingredients, including pork chop, pork tenderloin, green apples, hazelnuts, Brussel sprouts, filo dough, fingerling potatoes, wild rice, whole grain mustard and artichoke. The winner of the challenge will have a significant advantage and select which of the judges’ favorite proteins the remaining contestants will prepare in the elimination round. Later, the 12 junior home cooks with the best dishes will advance in the competition.

NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Background Check”

On the morning of Winston’s (Lamorne Morris) Police Academy home inspection, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) informs the gang she’s been hiding illegal substances in her closet.

THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Caramel Princess Time”

Danny (Chris Messina) decides he must teach Mindy (Mindy Kaling) a lesson or two about being on time. Meanwhile Tamra (Xosha Roquemore) and Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) set Peter (Adam Pally) up on a blind date with their novel-writing friend, Abby (guest star Allison Tolman). Rhea Pearlman, Niecy Nash and Yeardley Smith also guest-star.

Tuesday, Nov. 11

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Flip it!”

In a flipping awesome pre-challenge, the junior home cooks race to see who can flip and stack the most pancakes. Then, the judges find themselves in a sticky situation when they get…syruped!

NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Goldmine”

Nick (Jake Johnson) pretends to be gay to make his status as Jess’ “ex” less of an issue to her new beau (guest star Michael Stahl-David). To Coach’s (Damon Wayans, Jr.) annoyance, Winston works his “Long Game” on their attractive neighbors, Michelle (guest star Alexandra Daddario) and Viv (guest star Amber Stevens). Meanwhile, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) panics when Cece (Hannah Simone) considers having a breast reduction.

THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “We Need To Talk About Annette”

Mindy has no qualms about “borrowing” things that don’t belong to her, until she catches Danny’s mom (guest star Rhea Pearlman) shoplifting. Meanwhile, Peter finds out that there’s a downside to dating a low-maintenance woman. 

Tuesday, Nov. 18

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Mom Knows Best”

The Top 10 junior home cooks pair up to create a delicious box of 12 cupcakes. Later, Chef Ramsay’s mom visits the MASTERCHEF kitchen as a special guest judge, and the kids prepare their own version of one of Ramsay’s favorite dishes growing up.

NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Teachers”

Jess, Coach and Ryan (guest star Julian Morris) attend a teachers’ conference, led by education guru Brenda Brown (guest star Lisa Bonet). Back at the loft, Nick, Schmidt and Winston attempt to have a wild weekend while Jess is out of town.

THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Diary of A Mad Indian Woman”

Mindy is forced to act as a mentor to the residents at the hospital, and Danny gets himself into trouble when he finds – and can’t help but read – Mindy’s diary. Niecy Nash guest-stars.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “An Egg-Cellent Adventure”

The remaining eight junior home cooks will have 10 minutes to fry as many perfect sunny side-up eggs as possible. Later, the kids dream big, and imagine running their own restaurants. With only an hour on the clock, they will prepare their signature dishes that, one day, will be featured on their menus.

NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Thanksgiving IV”

With winter coming and everyone still single, Schmidt initiates a “Bangs-giving”-themed Thanksgiving dinner party, to which everyone must bring someone compatible for someone else. 

THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “How to Lose a Mom in Ten Days”

Mindy sets up Danny’s mom on a blind date, but things get complicated when Annette’s dating life starts to go too well.

 

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, Nov. 5

HELL’S KITCHEN (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “11 Chefs Compete”

In the next team challenge, each team member must prepare a tasting menu for a Best in Show competition with the American Kennel Club.

RED BAND SOCIETY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Ergo Ego”

Jordi (Nolan Sotillo) makes his move after Leo (Charlie Rowe) abandons Emma (Ciara Bravo). Then, Hunter (guest star Daren Kagasoff), a new patient at the hospital, puts Kara (Zoe Levin) off balance. Meanwhile, Nurse Jackson (Octavia Spencer) does all she can to keep Charlie at Ocean Park and, in doing so, sides with Dr. Grace (guest star Mandy Moore), Dr. McAndrew’s (Dave Annable) ex.

Wednesday, Nov. 12

HELL’S KITCHEN (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “11 Chefs Compete, Part 2”

Following last week’s challenge, both teams will roll dice to determine the ingredients for their next team challenge dish. At dinner, the remaining contestants serve music legends including Stewart Copeland of The Police and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.

RED BAND SOCIETY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Know Thyself” 

Kara, Hunter, Jordi and Dash band together in support of Nurse Jackson, whose actions have caught up with her. Meanwhile, Emma meets Leo’s friends from home, and one of the kids’ circumstances changes dramatically.

Wednesday, Nov. 19

HELL’S KITCHEN (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “9 Chefs Compete”

After two contestants leave the competition, Chef Ramsay challenges the remaining contestants to an Indian cuisine challenge. At dinner, one team can’t stand the heat – or each other – and continue to mess up their stations.

RED BAND SOCIETY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car”

At the behest of Nurse Jackson, Dr. Naday (guest star Adrian Lester, “Primary Colors”) comes to Ocean Park Hospital, although his approach to treatment has her questioning that decision. Meanwhile, Emma, Dash and Jordi venture out of the hospital in search of the perfect gift, and Kara learns the truth about Hunter. 

Wednesday, Nov. 26

HELL’S KITCHEN (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “8 Chefs Compete”

In the next team challenge, the remaining contestants will be tasked with the signature HELL’S KITCHEN blind taste test. After dinner, Chef Ramsay is disappointed in both teams and asks each team to present a member for elimination.

RED BAND SOCIETY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “How Did We Get Here?”

Romance is in bloom at Ocean Park Hospital, as things heat up between Kara and Hunter. Also, Leo and Emma get romantic, as Emma gets unexpected news. Meanwhile, Dr. McAndrew tries to win Dr. Grace back. Bella Thorne (“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”) guest-stars

 

THURSDAY

Thursday, Oct. 30

BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Corpse at the Convention”

The team attends a Forensic Science convention, only to discover smoldering human remains in a stairwell during Brennan’s (Emily Deschanel) keynote speech. When evidence points to Dr. Hodgins (TJ Thyne) as a suspect, the team has to find a way to prove his innocence, and Brennan has a run-in with her publishing rival, Tess Brown (guest star Nora Dunn).

GRACEPOINT (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Episode Five”

Jack Reinhold’s (Nick Nolte) dark past comes to light, and Beth Solano (Virginia Kull) decides to open up to the press – and to her husband Mark (Michael Peña). Meanwhile, Detective Carver (David Tennant) finds himself in the hospital as his condition worsens.

Thursday, Nov. 6

BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Lost Love in the Foreign Land”

Brennan and Booth (David Boreanaz) and the Jeffersonian team investigate the murder of an immigrant maid whose remains were found on the side of the road. The victim’s wealthy former employer (guest star Phyllis Logan, “Downton Abbey”), is a key suspect in the case, but when the team discovers the victim might have been brought into the country illegally, clues point to the possibility of a case of human trafficking. Amidst talks of marriage between Cam (Tamara Taylor) and “squintern” Arastoo (guest star Pej Vahdat), tensions rise between Brennan and Cam as Arastoo prepares his dissertation for Brennan’s approval.

GRACEPOINT (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Episode Six”

The town of Gracepoint continues to turn on Jack Reinhold as details about his family become public gossip. Meanwhile, Beth decides to finally confront Gemma (Sarah-Jane Potts), and Owen (Kevin Zegers) and Renee (Jessica Lucas) find new ways to work together.

Thursday, Nov. 13

BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Money Maker on the Merry-Go-Round”

Brennan, Booth and Aubrey (John Boyd) enter the drug-filled, high-stakes world of finance to investigate the death of an investment banker. The case hits especially close to home for Aubrey. Gil Bellows (“Ally McBeal”) guest-stars.

GRACEPOINT (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Episode Seven”

Detective Miller (Anna Gunn) faces a major crisis in her own family that mobilizes the entire town until a new suspect is arrested, and Detective Carver (David Tennant) has an unexpected visitor at the police station.

Thursday, Nov. 20

BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Puzzler in the Pit”

When a famous crossword puzzle master is found in an urban fracking site, the team investigates the lives of his fellow puzzle-obsessed players. Meanwhile, “squintern” Daisy (guest star Carla Gallo) wants the team to be in the delivery room with her for the birth of her and Sweets’ baby.

GRACEPOINT (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Episode Eight”

As the search for Danny’s (guest star Nikolas Filipovic) killer continues, the Solano family tries to slowly adjust to life without their son by going back to work and school. Meanwhile, Susan Wright (Jacki Weaver) is brought in for questioning when the Gracepoint Journal uncovers some disturbing information about her.

 

FRIDAY

 Friday, Oct. 31

UTOPIA (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Weeks Seven and Eight in Utopia”

An all-new episode follows a group of pioneering Americans who choose to leave their everyday lives and move to a remote location, where they come face-to-face with the ultimate adventure: creating their own civilization from scratch.

GOTHAM (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Viper”

In an encore, Gordon and Bullock search for the source of a new street drug.

Friday, Nov. 7

UTOPIA (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Week Nine in Utopia”

The all-new episode continues to chronicle the Pioneers’ attempt to create a new society. 

GOTHAM (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Spirit of the Goat”

In an encore, a killer targets the first-born of Gotham’s elite, forcing Bullock to confront traumatic memories from a nearly identical case he worked in the past.

Friday, Nov. 14

UTOPIA (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Week Ten in Utopia”

Will the Pioneers vote one of their own out of Utopia?

GOTHAM (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Penguin’s Umbrella”

An encore of the Nov. 3 episode.

Friday, Nov. 21

UTOPIA (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Week Eleven in Utopia”

Two more Newtopians arrive at the compound.

GOTHAM (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Mask”

An encore of the Nov. 10 episode.

 

SATURDAY

Saturday, Nov. 1

FOX SPORTS: COLLEGE FOOTBALL (6:30 PM-CC PM ET live/3:30 PM-CC PT live)

Former University of Colorado quarterback Joel Klatt and former college and NFL coach Dave Wannstedt are featured as analysts with host Rob Stone on FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREGAME, FOX Sports’ one-hour college football pregame show originating live from the FOX Network Center in Los Angeles. Then, FOX Sports continues regular season coverage of its 2014 college football schedule, with the Oregon Ducks hosting the Stanford Cardinals, beginning at 7:30 PM ET.

ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT)

Encore episodes of ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF quarter-hour comedies.

Saturday, Nov. 8

FOX SPORTS: COLLEGE FOOTBALL (6:30 PM-CC PM ET Live/3:30 PM-CC PT Live)

FOX Sports continues regular season coverage of its 2014 college football schedule, following its one-hour pregame show.

ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT)

Encore episodes of ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF quarter-hour comedies.

Saturday, Nov. 15

FOX SPORTS: COLLEGE FOOTBALL (3:00 PM-CC PM ET Live/12:00 PM-CC PT Live)

FOX Sports continues regular season coverage of its 2014 college football schedule with a double-header. FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREGAME begins at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT, with the first game beginning at 3:30 PM ET. FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL EXTRA begins at 7:00 PM ET, followed by the second game of the day at 7:30 PM ET.

ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT)

Encore episodes of ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF quarter-hour comedies.

Saturday, Nov. 22

FOX SPORTS: COLLEGE FOOTBALL (6:30 PM-CC PM ET Live/3:30 PM-CC PT Live)

FOX Sports continues regular season coverage of its 2014 college football schedule, following its one-hour pregame show.

ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT)

Encore episodes of ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF quarter-hour comedies.

 

SUNDAY

Sunday, Nov. 2

THE SIMPSONS (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) – “Treehouse of Horror XXIV”

An encore of last season’s spook-tacular holiday classic.

BOB’S BURGERS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “Tina and the Real Ghost”

Tina (Dan Mintz) begins an unlikely romance with a ghost that she believes is trapped in a shoe box. 

THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Opposites A-Frack”

When Lisa (Yeardley Smith) brings in Assemblywoman Maxine Lombard (guest voice Jane Fonda) to stop Mr. Burns’ (Harry Shearer) fracking operation, the two political opponents find themselves shamefully attracted to one another. Homer (Dan Castellaneta) and Marge (Julie Kavner) also are at odds with their stances on fracking.

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Mole”

There’s a mole in the precinct, and Holt (Andre Braugher) and Jake (Andy Samberg) need to find out who it is before Deputy Chief Madeline Wuntch (guest star Kyra Sedgwick) gets wind of it. Meanwhile, Terry (Terry Crews) and Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) visit a silent disco to uncover leads for their new drug task force.

FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Into Harmony’s Way”

In an encore episode, Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and Quagmire (MacFarlane) form a musical act in the vein of Simon and Garfunkel. Conan O’Brien and Nick Kroll (“The League”) guest-voice.

MULANEY (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Sweet Jane”

Mulaney (John Mulaney) tries to figure out why Jane (Nasim Pedrad) doesn’t like any of the girls he dates. Meanwhile, Lou (Martin Short), who is fixated on the idea of his death, gets Mulaney’s help in planning a dignified way to die.

Sunday, Nov. 9

THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Simpsorama”

In a special crossover episode, “Futurama’s” The Planet Express crew (guest voices Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom and Tress MacNeille) comes to present-day Springfield to prevent the Simpsons from destroying the future.

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Jake and Sophia”

Jake hits it off with Sophia (guest star Eva Longoria), a woman whom he meets at a bar, only to find out she is the defense attorney for a perp he is trying to put in jail.  Meanwhile, Gina (Chelsea Peretti) and Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) attempt to put their relationship behind them.

FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Brian the Closer”

Brian (Seth MacFarlane) loses his teeth after a fight with Peter, but discovers his cosmetic dental surgery has given him a winning smile, perfectly suited for being a real estate agent.

MULANEY (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “In the Name of the Mother, and the Son and the Holy Andre”

When John’s very Catholic mother (guest star Nora Dunn) comes to town, he must uphold his lie about being a devout churchgoer. Meanwhile, Jane takes birth control pills in order to impress a guy.  Pete Holmes (“The Pete Holmes Show”) guest-stars.

Sunday, Nov. 16

THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Blazed & Confused”

Bart (Nancy Cartwright) faces a tough test at school when he gets a new teacher, Mr. Lassen (guest voice Willem Dafoe), who vows to crush his spirit.

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Lockdown”

The precinct goes into lockdown mode on Thanksgiving night, and Jake, who was left in charge, is confident he can keep spirits high, while avoiding chaos. Amy is less certain, as things spiral out of control.

FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Turkey Guys”

On the night before Thanksgiving, Brian and Peter drunkenly devour the holiday bird, and then must go out to find a replacement. In Peter’s absence, Chris (Seth Green) attempts to become the man of the house.

MULANEY (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Patriot Acts”

When Jane starts dating a marine, John and Motif (Seaton Smith), feeling guilty for their lack of service, try to sign up for a USO Comedy Tour. Meanwhile, Lou recounts how war – and improv – are hell.

Sunday, Nov. 23

THE SIMPSONS (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) – “Brick Like Me”

In an encore of the landmark 550th episode, Homer wakes up in a world where his family and everyone in Springfield are made of Legos. 

BOB’S BURGERS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “Dawn of the Peck”

When Linda (John Roberts) and the kids decide to spend Thanksgiving morning at the First Annual Wonder Wharf Turk-tacular Turkey Town Festival, Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) boycotts the holiday and takes the day off from cooking. But the festival turns into a nightmare when the poultry turns nasty.

THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Covercraft”

Homer has a mid-life crisis after Moe’s shuts down and Moe (Hank Azaria) takes off on a trip with King Toot (guest voice Will Forte). When Homer takes up the bass guitar and forms a cover band with some of the other dads in town, their modest early success is soon overwhelmed by the breakout potential of their most unlikely star: Apu (Azaria). Sammy Hagar makes a guest-voice appearance.

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “USPIS”

While attempting to catch a drug dealer, Jake and Charles reluctantly join forces with the nerdy lead investigator at the U.S. Postal Service, Jack Danger (guest star Ed Helms). Meanwhile, the rest of the team helps Amy (Melissa Fumero) quit smoking.

FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Grimm Job”

In an encore episode, three classic Grimm fairy tales get a new Quahog spin.

MULANEY (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Motif & The City”

Motif gets “Carrie’d” away and relies on his three girlfriends for support when he learns that John and Jane will not add him to the apartment lease. Meanwhile Lou’s audience plant demands a contract.

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