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November Sweeps calendar: 'Glee,' 'House,' 'Big Bang Theory' and more welcome big-name guests

November-2010-Sweeps-GuideImage Credit: Harper Smith/NBC; Adam Rose/Fox; Bob D'Amico/ABC; David M. Russell/CBS; Virginia Sherwood/NBC; United Feature Syndicate IncNovember is here, and you probably know what that means for television: Sweeps! It’s that bountiful time of the TV season when the networks try to ramp up viewership as much as possible so they can set their advertising prices for the year. All of which means means we’ll see crazy guest stars! Specials! Awards shows! Big interviews! For example, Cher is going on 20/20 to talk Burlesque Nov. 19; ABC is airing the Country Music Awards on Nov. 10; Oprah will sit down with the Jackson clan on Nov. 8; and Gwyneth Paltrow, well, she’s appearing on both the CMAs on Nov. 10 and Glee Nov. 16. How does one make sense of the November Sweeps madness? Duh, it’s easy, silly: Just use our handy, complete-yet-only-the-stuff-you-care-about guide below:

Oprah (Syndicated, check local listings): More of Oprah and Gayle’s camping trip at Yosemite National Park
Survivor: Nicaragua (CBS, 8 p.m.): Only 12 castaways remain as the tribes merge
In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville (ABC, 10 p.m.): This hour-long special features Roberts interviewing country music stars Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes, Carrie Underwood, and Kellie Pickler
Law & Order: SVU (NBC, 10 p.m.): A History of Violence‘s Maria Bello and ER‘s Alex Kingston guest star

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8 p.m.): Dollhouse‘s Eliza Dushku guest stars
Bones (Fox, 8 p.m.): So You Think You Can Dance‘s Stephen “tWitch” Boss guest stars
Community (NBC, 8 p.m.): Hilary Duff and Andy Dick guest star
30 Rock (NBC, 8:30 p.m.): Elizabeth Banks returns

Oprah (Syndicated, check local listings): First of two-part event featuring Madea‘s Tyler Perry and 200 men who are stepping up to speak out about the trauma of their childhood sexual abuse (the second part airs Friday, Nov. 12)
Medium (CBS, 8 p.m.): Scrubs‘ Judy Reyes and NCIS‘ Rena Sofer guest star
Supernanny (ABC, 8 p.m.): Season premiere!
CSI: NY (CBS, 9 p.m.): Night Court‘s John Larroquette guest stars as Deputy Chief of Manhattan Borough Detectives Ted Carver


'Grey's Anatomy' vs. 'ER': How did the documentary-style episode stack up?

Greys-Anatomy-ER-docImage Credit: Bob D'Amico/ABC; NBCLast night’s Grey’s Anatomy was a faux documentary episode, and that for me screamed one thing: ER. If we’re going to go ’90s doctor shows (oh please, let’s), Grey’s more closely resembles Chicago Hope — melodrama, metaphor, more absurd patients, a slower pace. But going documentary-style for an episode is so classically ER in my mind that I can’t help but compare the two. READ FULL STORY

'Grey's Anatomy' is back tonight, and I can't wait

greys-anatomyI think I’m ready to love Grey’s Anatomy again. I can’t believe it myself! I got show-divorced from Grey’s right around the dark Gizzie times, and hadn’t really looked back — until I caved and watched last season’s finale. And then I watched all of last season, and now I’m sucked back in, and I seriously cannot wait for tonight. So much aftermath to wade through!

Here’s hoping Sarah Drew’s April works her way into the Seattle Grace in-crowd this season; Shonda Rhimes herself told our own Michael Ausiello that the April (and Jackson) “have really been folded into the group,” and I’m curious to see how that plays out. Certainly the big story is going to be Derek’s recovery, but I’m almost more invested in Alex’s — dude needs a dawn-of-a-new-day kind of restart. Maybe this is his chance?

Let’s hear it, PopWatchers: Are you more invested in Meredith’s post-shooting storyline, or Cristina’s? How do you think Bailey’s handling everything? And what of Callie, Arizona, Marc, and Lexie?

Read more:
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ recap: Shots fired
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ finale: Remember where it all began…
Exclusive: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ boss answers your burning season finale questions

Watch 'Grey's Anatomy' star Kevin McKidd kick some ass

After viewing the “fight reel” below of Kevin McKidd kicking men’s butts during a recent training session, I have the strong desire to see him in a smart, sexy action film with Daniel Craig. (Pause while you think about that. Go ahead. Nice, right?) The session was shot for internal purposes a few week ago, but somehow leaked online. Not that McKidd minds. He started training years ago with stunt men and martial arts masters for the Guy Moshe film Bunraku — shot about a year and a half ago — and liked it so much he kept up with it. It shows. If you’re sensitive to the sound effect of breaking bones, I would mute the video around :22 and :38. His moves are sharp and powerful, and watching him flip a few guys around is as enjoyable as seeing him knife those dudes at the end. (I found myself hoping for fake blood splatter.) READ FULL STORY

Emmy Nominations 2010: Vote for the most egregious snub!

Emys-statueThursday morning was a time of great joy for TV fans who had long ago accepted the fact that super-talented folks like Connie Britton, Kyle Chandler, and Matthew Fox would never get an ounce of Emmy love, while the same old same-old would reign supreme. Yes indeed, not only did those three EW favorites pick up nods in the Best Actor/Actress in a Drama Series races, but out of the 48 major acting nominees, fewer than half of those folks (23 to be exact) were Emmy nominees in 2009. So let’s have a “huzzah!” for fresh blood.

That said, there was plenty of reason for lamentation, too. In fact, our post on Emmy snubs yielded almost 1,000 comments — and we perused ‘em all to determine the eight actors and/or series whose snubs you cited most frequently. Now we want to put it to an official vote: What was the worst Emmy snub of 2010? Vote in our poll below! [UPDATE: Our poll is now closed, but please head to the comments section and keep the conversation going.] Because while we can’t turn back the clock at Emmy HQ, we can obtain at least some small measure of justice right here at PopWatch!

More Emmys:
See the full list of nominees at our Hollywood Insider blog
Julianna Margulies cheers ‘Good Wife’ Emmy fortunes, jeers snubs”
Check out Michael Ausiello’s snappy judgments of the 2010 nominees
EW’s Emmy Award coverage
Ken Tucker: Were these the best Emmy nominations we could have hoped? Yes. Here’s why.
2010 Emmys: Which longshots deserve nominations?

Katherine Heigl watch: She started not liking Izzie ... did you?

Katherine-HeiglImage Credit: Ron Tom/ABCOne minute she’s submitting herself for Emmy consideration despite appearing in less than half of the last Grey’s Anatomy season, the next minute she’s telling the world she wasn’t so fond of her character, Izzie Stevens, by the time she left the hit drama. “I felt very protective of Izzie,” she told USA Today. “I really loved her. I felt she was an admirable woman who certainly made mistakes. But I was starting to not like her, and that bothered me.” That Katherine Heigl — there really is no telling what polarizing thing she’s going to say or do next. Though at least she’s self-aware: “I’ve tried to keep my mouth closed for a minute, and I can’t,” Heigl told the newspaper. “At one point I got so paranoid and afraid, and I was qualifying everything I said and apologizing for everything. I realized it was ridiculous.”

Fair enough. Nothing wrong with speaking your mind. I’m going to respectfully disagree with her, however, on Izzie’s non-likability. And to be honest, I’m a little surprised to find myself defending Dr. Stevens — my first instinct was that I, too, hated her, but it turns out that upon reflection, I just hated her storylines. READ FULL STORY

'Grey's Anatomy' finale: Remember where it all began...

If you’re like us, you watched last night’s wrenching Grey’s Anatomy finale wondering: Where the heck did all this gunman’s rage come from? Well, it began among much sexier storylines such as Alex’s secret brother showing up, Callie pining for a baby, and April crushing on Derek. In fact, you’ll see from this clip (from the April 1 episode “Sympathy for the Parents”) that April and Lexie could barely wait to bolt from the room when future hospital-shooter Gary Clark was getting the news about his wife’s euthanasia wishes — and it wasn’t even because they were so emotionally drained from his pain, but because they were itching to talk more about April having the hots for Lexie’s brother-in-law. The Gary Clark stuff starts around 2:30 here: READ FULL STORY

Shonda Rhimes' pilot 'Off the Map' gets picked up. Get ready for another doctor drama!

Shonda-RhimesImage Credit: Albert L. Ortega/PR PhotosEW’s Michael Ausiello reported this afternoon that Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice exec producer Shonda Rhimes will be even busier this fall, now that her medical drama Off the Map was picked up by ABC. Starring Enrique Murciano (Without a Trace), Jason George (Grey’s), Caroline Dhavernas (Wonderfalls), and Martin Henderson, Map follows a team of medical professionals who start work at a tropical island clinic. It will be interesting to see how this series pans out — I remain a dedicated Grey’s fan (yes, even through the dark days of Gizzie and ghost sex), but I’ve never really gotten into Private Practice. Here’s hoping a third round of meds won’t represent diminishing returns. But, hey, if anyone can pull three medical dramas off, Rhimes can, right? And shouldn’t every series be set on a tropical island?

Mandy Moore to guest star on 'Grey's Anatomy' finale

Mandy-MooreImage Credit: Michael Kovac/FilmMagicMandy Moore will check into Seattle Grace for Grey’s Anatomy‘s two-hour season finale May 20, EW.com has confirmed. (TVGuide.com first broke the story.) She’ll play a patient named Mary as part of an explosive — and, of course, top secret — cliffhanger. Bailey — who’s having one hell of a season as a newly single gal — will be her doctor, but beyond that, details are being kept under heavily guarded wraps. She comes as part of a grand tradition of recognizable names as patients, usually quick, juicy roles like Sara Gilbert’s euthanized patient two weeks ago and Demi Lovato’s upcoming stretch as a schizophrenic. Moore did that other hospital show, Scrubs, once upon a time, but it’ll be nice to see her get a chance at something wonderfully dramatic (sorry, A Walk to Remember doesn’t count) instead of  the lighter stuff she’s shown such a knack for on the likes of How I Met Your Mother and Entourage. Then again, I have a girl crush on her, whether she’s in the Christian high school-sendup Saved! or singing “I Could Break Your Heart Any Day of the Week.”

So I ask you, less biased PopWatchers: What do you think of the casting? And while you’re at it: What do you think this giant cliffhanger might involve?

Demi Lovato to appear on 'Grey's Anatomy'; uses excessive punctuation

Demi-LovatoImage Credit: Bob Charlotte/PR PhotosOh, Demi Lovato. Looks like the Disney youngin’ is having a moment. She’s appeared on American Idol, is dating and loving Joe Jonas, and now, will shoot a guest spot on Grey’s Anatomy. As she tweeted earlier today: “I’m so thrilled to announce that this week I’m shooting Grey’s Anatomy!!!!!!!! :D AHHH!!!!” It’s such big news, that Demi used not one, not 11, but 12 exclamation points!

Apparently, Demi will be playing a girl who may be suffering from schizophrenia in a May episode. (Sniff. They grow up so fast.) I’m into the casting, just as long as it doesn’t involve a deer and shock paddles.

What about you, PopWatchers? Will you tune in to watch Demi Lovato on Grey’s? And are you jealous that she’s experiencing “a week of fulfilling one of my biggest dreams……. :D YAYYYYY!!!!!” when the biggest dream you fulfilled this week was finding the butter toffee peanuts you had been looking all over NYC for (insert: sad emoticon)? Maybe that’s just me.

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