The smallest network has released their plans for the November sweeps — including episodes of America’s Next Top Model, Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, The Carrie Diaries, Hart of Dixie, Nikita, The Originals, Reign, Supernatural, The Tomorrow People, and The Vampire Diaries.
THE CW NOVEMBER SWEEP HIGHLIGHTS
A COLLEGE COSTUME PARTY, A SUPERNATURAL BATTLE OF WITS AND A TERRIFYING SECRET SOCIETY ON “THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” ON “REIGN,” MARY CONSIDERS ENDING HER ENGAGEMENT AND FRANCIS REUNITES WITH AN EX-LOVER, CAUSING MARY TO TURN TO BASH ON “THE CARRIE DIARIES,” INDIE BAND “AMERICAN AUTHORS” PERFORMS, CARRIE’S JOB IS ON THE LINE AND SAMANTHA GIVES SEX TIPS TO MOUSE MEET THE WINNER OF THE FIRST “GUYS AND GIRLS” CYCLE OF “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” A ‘TWEEN ADVENTURE CAMP, A HANUKKAH CELEBRATION AND “THE VOICE” WINNER DANEILLE BRADBURY PERFORMS ON “HART OF DIXIE” CAT IS THREATENED BY A BEAST SEARCHING FOR VINCENT, AND THANKSGIVING DINNER GOES BADLY ON “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” ON “THE ORIGINALS,” KLAUS AND ELIJAH TURN TO A POWERFUL WITCH WHEN HAYLEY GOES MISSING, AND MARCEL MAKES REBEKAH AN ENTICING OFFER ON “SUPERNATURAL,” CASTIEL ADJUSTS TO LIFE AS A HUMAN AND SAM GETS A SHOCKING GLIMPSE INTO DEAN’S PAST ON “ARROW,” THE CANARY MAKES A CONFESSION TO OLIVER, DIGGLE GOES AFTER DEADSHOT, AND THE COUNT RETURNS TO STARLING CITY ON “THE TOMORROW PEOPLE,” STEPHEN FINDS HIMSELF IN DANGER AFTER DEFYING ULTRA’S RULES, AND JEDIKIAH’S SHOCKING SECRET COULD DESTROY HIS CAREER “NIKITA” BEGINS HER FINAL SIX-EPISODE MISSION STEVE MARTIN AND JOHN CANDY STAR IN THE CLASSIC HOLIDAY MOVIE, “PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES”
October 29, 2013 (Burbank, CA) – The following are highlights of The CW’s November Sweeps episodes:
Thursday, October 31:
“THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” – “Monster’s Ball” (8:00-9:00pm)
COSTUME PARTY OF THE DAMNED – Elena and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) attend the Whitmore Historical Ball dressed as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. At the Ball, Elena shares a dance with Dr. Maxfield (guest star Rick Cosnett), who has a disturbing message for her. Caroline’s (Candice Accola) evening at the Ball takes her from happiness to heartbreak.
“REIGN” – “Kissed” (9:00-10:00pm)
MARY CONSIDERS ENDING HER ENGAGEMENT TO FRANCIS – When England’s armies threaten Scotland’s borders, Mary (Adelaide Kane) asks King Henry (Alan Van Sprang) for help, but he refuses. Tomas (guest star Manolo Cardona), the son of the King of Portugal, proposes marriage to Mary, promising her aid against England if she’ll abandon Francis and turn to Tomas instead.
Friday, November 1
“THE CARRIE DIARIES” – “Express Yourself” (8:00-9:00pm)
INDIE ROCK BAND “AMERICAN AUTHORS” PERFORM – Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) and Walt (Brendan Dooling) are faced with kicking out their new roommate when she makes herself too comfortable. Walt summons the courage to tell Bennet (guest star Jake Robinson) how he feels about him at his eighteenth birthday bash – at a VIP Z100 concert where indie rock band “American Authors” performs – but things go horribly awry before Bennet can respond. Samantha (Lindsey Gort) and Mouse (Ellen Wong) meet, and Samantha wastes no time giving Mouse sex tips.
Monday, November 4:
“HART OF DIXIE” – “How Do You Like Me Now?” (8:00-9:00pm)
ADVENTURE CAMP! – Zoe (Rachel Bilson) is blissfully happy when she sees how well Joel (guest star Josh Cooke) is adjusting to BlueBell, until she learns the townspeople might have a different opinion of him. Wanting to make things better, Zoe volunteers herself and Joel to chaperone the Go Girl Tween Adventure Camp, but when Joel refuses to go along, she is left to fix the town’s perception on her own.
“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” – “Reunion” (9:00-10:00pm)
CAT IS THREATENED BY A BEAST LOOKING FOR VINCENT – Cat (Kristin Kreuk) gets a blast from the past as she attends her high school reunion, where she uncovers more of her past than she ever anticipated. Meanwhile, Vincent (Jay Ryan) meets up with one of his old military buddies, who is hiding a very dangerous secret.
Tuesday, November 5:
“THE ORIGINALS” – “Fruit of the Poisoned Tree” (8:00-9:00pm)
TRUST ISSUES – When Klaus (Joseph Morgan) discovers Hayley’s (Phoebe Tonkin) life is being threatened, he goes to extreme lengths to protect her and their unborn baby. Feeling as though he can trust no one, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) visits an old friend to seek out some advice, while Davina (Danielle Campbell) takes steps to learn how to control her magic.
Wednesday, November 6:
“ARROW” – “League of Assassins” (8:00-9:00pm)
THE CANARY SINGS – While Oliver (Stephen Amell) tends to the Canary’s (Caity Lotz) wounds, he tries to get her to talk about where she came from but she refuses. However, after Oliver and the Canary are attacked at the Queen mansion by a trained killer from the League of Assassins, she confesses to having a connection to the nefarious group.
“THE TOMORROW PEOPLE” – “All Tomorrow’s Parties” (9:00-10:00pm)
FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO PARTY – After Stephen (Robbie Amell) breaks Ultra protocol during a training exercise, Jedikiah’s (Mark Pellegrino) mysterious boss insists on meeting Stephen. Stephen grows concerned when he learns Jedikiah is unable to protect him, so he turns to John (Luke Mitchell), who is only interested for selfish reasons.
Thursday, November 7:
“THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” -“Handle With Care” (8:00-9:00pm)
INDESTRUCTIBLE – Tessa (guest star Janina Gavankar) confidently tells Stefan (Paul Wesley) about her next move, then realizes that Silas (Paul Wesley) has managed to outsmart her. A desperate Katherine (Nina Dobrev) discovers a new and unexpected consequence of becoming human again, and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is stunned when he figures out the secret to Tessa’s plan.
“REIGN” – “Hearts and Minds” (9:00-10:00pm)
MARY AND FRANCIS GROW CLOSER AMIDST THE CHAOS – Mary (Adelaide Kane) has to decide if she is willing to lie and sentence a man to death in order to have King Henry (Alan Van Sprang) let her out of her engagement to Prince Francis (Toby Regbo). Meanwhile, Francis and Bash (Torrance Coombs) are suspicious of Tomas’ (guest star Manolo Cardona) true intentions which will ultimately lead to a confrontation with disastrous results.
Friday, November 8:
CYCLE 20 FINALE
“AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” –
“Finale Part 1: The Finalists Shoot Their Guess Campaign” (9:00-10:00pm)
THE WINNER IS CHOSEN… PART ONE – Past contestants come back to assist the final three models and one finalist is upset that the group is not supportive of her. During a photo shoot for Guess, tensions mount when the models are intensely critiqued. Later, in a twist, the eliminated contestants are put to the test when offered a cash prize (#2014).
Monday, November 11
“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” – “Father Knows Best” (9:00-10:00pm)
VINCENT’S LATEST MISSION GOES HORRIBLY WRONG – Cat (Kristin Kreuk) confronts her birth father (guest star Ted Whittall) about the mysterious role he’s played in her life, while Vincent (Jay Ryan) has to neutralize a high-profile beast.
Tuesday, November 12
“THE ORIGINALS” – “Bloodletting” (8:00-9:00pm)
A BLAST FROM THE PAST – When someone from Hayley’s (Phoebe Tonkin) past makes a startling revelation, she grows concerned for herself and the baby. Amidst growing tensions between them, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) turn to Sabine (guest star Shannon Kane) for help in locating Hayley, who has gone missing, and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) makes Rebekah (Claire Holt) an enticing offer that leaves her torn.
“SUPERNATURAL” – “Heaven Can’t Wait” (9:00-10:00pm)
CASTIEL GETS A JOB – Castiel (Misha Collins) gets a job at a Gas-N-Sip and actually starts to enjoy life as a human. A headline in the local newspaper about some disappearances in the area catches his eye, so he calls Dean (Jensen Ackles) to help him investigate the case.
Wednesday, November 13:
“ARROW” – “Keep Your Enemies Closer” (8:00-9:00pm)
DIGGLE GOES AFTER DEADSHOT – Amanda Waller (guest star Cynthia Addai-Robinson) sends A.R.G.U.S. agents to kidnap Diggle (David Ramsey). Waller informs Diggle that Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) has gone missing after following a lead on Deadshot (guest star Michael Rowe) in Moscow.
“THE TOMORROW PEOPLE” – “Sorry For Your Loss” (9:00-10:00pm)
FAMILY BONDS – When Stephen (Robbie Amell) and Russell (Aaron Yoo) head out for a night of fun, they run into a potential new break-out. Meanwhile, Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) has a shocking secret that could destroy his career.
Thursday, November 14:
“THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” – “Death and the Maiden” (8:00-9:00pm)
THE POWER OF DOPPLEGANGERS – While Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) try to explain Amara’s (Nina Dobrev) situation to Stefan (Paul Wesley), Dr. Wes (guest star Rick Cosnett) gives Katherine (Nina Dobrev) some deeply disturbing news. Silas (Paul Wesley) fails to keep a promise, causing Damon to turn to Tessa (guest star Janina Gavankar) for help with his new plan, and Stefan makes a heartbreaking confession to Damon and Elena.
“REIGN” – “A Chill In The Air” (9:00-10:00pm)
FRANCIS REUNITES WITH AN EX, CAUSING MARY TO TURN TO BASH – When Olivia (guest star Yael Grobglas), who is an ex-lover of Francis’ (Toby Regbo), arrives at the castle, she brings the dangers of the woods with her. Mary (Adelaide Kane) seeks comfort in Bash (Torrance Coombs). Meanwhile, Bash is threatened by heretics for interfering with a sacred blood rite.
Friday, November 15:
“THE CARRIE DIARIES” – “Borderline” (8:00-9:00pm)
SETTING BOUNDARIES – Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) pitches Larissa (Freema Agyeman) a profile on New York wunderkind playwright Adam Weaver (guest star Chris Wood), but when he proves a difficult, yet fascinating, interview, Carrie’s job is on the line.
CYCLE 20 FINALE
“AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” –
“Finale Part 2: The Guy Or Girl Who Becomes America’s Next Top Model” (9:00-10:00pm)
THE WINNER IS CHOSEN… PART TWO – The final two models battle it out in a fierce runway show and the pressure is on as the final photo shoot is shot by Tyra herself (#2015).
Monday, November 18
“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” – “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” (9:00-10:00pm)
THANKSGIVING DINNER DRAMA – In an attempt to find out who Vincent’s (Jay Ryan) handler is, Cat (Kristin Kreuk) enlists in the help of her father (guest star Ted Whittall) and invites Vincent to Thanksgiving dinner, which ends in disaster.
Tuesday, November 19
“SUPERNATURAL” – “Bad Boys” (9:00-10:00pm)
YOUNG DEAN – Dean (Jensen Ackles) gets a call from an old friend named Sonny (guest star Blake Gibbons) asking for help with a ghost. Sonny runs a home for delinquent boys, and Dean was sent there for stealing food when he was younger. Sam (Jared Padalecki) is stunned he never knew this about his brother and asks for more information, but Dean dodges his questions.
Wednesday, November 20:
“ARROW” – “State V Queen” (8:00-9:00pm)
MOIRA FIGHTS FOR HER LIFE; THE COUNT RETURNS – Oliver (Stephen Amell) is concerned when a mysterious illness sweeps the city, infecting hundreds of people, including Diggle (David Ramsey). Oliver discovers Vertigo in Diggle’s blood and realizes The Count (guest star Seth Gabel) has broken out of prison and is once again distributing his drug.
“THE TOMORROW PEOPLE” – “Limbo” (9:00-10:00pm)
NO MANS LAND – When Stephen (Robbie Amell) decides to have some fun with his newfound powers, Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) takes extreme measures to make sure it doesn’t happen again. After John (Luke Mitchell) and Russell (Aaron Yoo) return from their trip, John feels a strange tension between himself and Cara (Peyton List). Stephen tries to handle a new and dangerous breakout on his own, but finds himself in over his head and needing help from his fellow Tomorrow People.
Thursday, November 21:
“THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” – “Dead Man on Campus” (8:00-9:00pm)
THE PARTY’S OVER – At Whitmore College, Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Caroline (Candice Accola) decide it’s time to throw a big party, but their plans are interrupted when Jesse (guest star Kendrick Sampson) suddenly needs Caroline’s help. Finally, Damon makes a terrifying discovery about a secret society.
Friday, November 22:
“THE CARRIE DIARIES” – “Too Close For Comfort” (8:00-9:00pm)
LIFE LESSONS – Carrie is furious when she discovers that Weaver (guest star Christopher Wood) has secretly read her journal, and Samantha (Lindsey Gort) finds herself a place to live and another unusual job.
SEASON FOUR PREMIERE
“NIKITA” – “Wanted” (9:00-10:00pm)
MOST WANTED – Framed for assassinating the President at the end of last season, Nikita (Maggie Q) finds herself at the beginning of season four alone and on the run, hunted as the most wanted woman in the world. But when she follows up a lead that could clear her name, Nikita unexpectedly finds herself reunited with her old team.
Monday, November 25:
“HART OF DIXIE” – “Miracles” (8:00-9:00pm)
“THE VOICE” WINNER DANEILLE BRADBURY PERFORMS – When Zoe (Rachel Bilson) finds herself treating her uncle, she takes a chance and invites him to the Hanukkah celebration that she is hosting. However, this lands her in trouble once again with Vivian Wilkes (guest star Lauren Bittner).
Wednesday, November 27:
“Planes, Trains and Automobiles” (8:00-10:00pm)
STEVE MARTIN AND JOHN CANDY STAR – Neal Page (Martin), a high-strung advertising executive, meets Del Griffith (Candy), an eternally optimistic, overly talkative, well-meaning, but clumsy shower curtain-ring salesman, who seems to live in a world governed by a different set of rules. They share a three-day odyssey of misadventures trying to get Neal home to Chicago from New York City in time for Thanksgiving dinner with his family. The 1987 comedy was written, produced and directed by John Hughes.
What do you think? Do you plan on tuning in for the return of Nikita or any of the network’s other special programming?