CBS's hit series, including the first ever CSI
/Without A Trace
crossover, take center stage in November with compelling episodes of the network's dramas; romance and laughs from its hit comedies; and surprising twists and turns in Survivor: China
and Kid Nation
, as both reality series near their climactic finales. The month will also include the premiere of the 12th edition of The Amazing Race
CBS's November sweep highlights: (Warning! Spoilers ahead.....)
Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SURVIVOR: CHINA - The seventh castaway is voted the island.
Thursday, Nov. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI - The CSI team delves into the adult horror film world when a movie actress is murdered on the set of one of her productions.
Sunday, Nov. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) THE AMAZING RACE 12 - With the starting line at the Playboy Mansion, the five-time Emmy Award-winning adventure reality series returns for its 12th edition with first- time visits to Ireland, Lithuania and Croatia among the 30,000 miles traveled. Phil Keoghan hosts.
Sunday, Nov. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) COLD CASE
- The series marks its 100th episode with the team investigating the murder of a woman who made headlines in 1938 by vanishing the night of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast as her family prepared to outrun the "aliens."
Sunday, Nov. 4 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) SHARK
- Sebastian and Danny head to Mexico to retrieve the runaway killer of Raina's friend. Sherry Stringfield, Amy Aquino, Meredith Monroe, Brenda Strong and Titus Welliver guest star.
Monday, Nov. 5 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) THE BIG BANG THEORY
- Penny is asked to join Leonard and Sheldon's Halo team but Sheldon doesn't like it when she teaches him how the game is really played.
Monday, Nov. 5 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) TWO AND A HALF MEN
- Charlie and Alan butt heads over Alan's place in the house, prompting Alan and Jake to move in with Evelyn. Robert Wagner guest stars as Evelyn's boyfriend, Teddy.
Monday, Nov. 5 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
- Heather Locklear returns as Audrey's sister, Barbara. After spending a day together, Russell discovers he has real feelings for Barbara and is convinced they will make the jump from friends to lovers when she announces she is divorcing her husband.
Monday, Nov. 5 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI: MIAMI
- The CSI's investigation of a model's murder sends Horatio back to prison where he must work with a former nemesis to clear his son's name.
Tuesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) NCIS
- When Gibbs agrees to help the childhood friend of his daughter who died 15 years ago, he finds himself at the center of an emotional and soul searching journey into his past which leads to a shocking conclusion.
Tuesday, Nov. 6 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) THE UNIT
- During a dangerous rescue mission, Grey is critically injured and Jonas and Williams desperately work to keep him alive.
Tuesday, Nov. 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CANE
- Alex fights to save the future of Duque Rum and uncovers a dark secret that may incriminate the Samuels. Grammy Award-winning recording artist Alicia Keys guest stars, performing "No One," from her new album As I Am.
Thursday, Nov. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SURVIVOR: CHINA - The eighth castaway is voted off the island. Jeff Probst hosts.
Thursday, Nov. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI - The CSI team investigates the death of a boy in Las Vegas who might be a kidnap victim missing from New York six years ago. Anthony LaPaglia guest stars in the first part of a two-part crossover episode concluding later that night on "Without a Trace."
Thursday, Nov. 8 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) WITHOUT A TRACE - The FBI and CSI teams race to analyze the killing spree of a mass murderer they are tracking in the conclusion of a two-part crossover episode that began on "CSI."
Friday, Nov. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) GHOST WHISPERER
- A fake medium's inquiry into the disappearance of a young socialite prompts Melinda to initiate her own investigation, butting heads with the medium in the process. Orlando Jones guest stars.
Friday, Nov. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) MOONLIGHT
- Mick experiences deja-vu when a fire investigation destroys a historic Hollywood hotel that seemingly replicates the night Coraline died. Mick's sense of nostalgia grows when a woman he is working with bares a striking resemblance to his ex-wife.
Monday, Nov. 12 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) TWO AND A HALF MEN - Children's music will never be the same after Charlie becomes an unlikely children's music sensation. But when he refuses to perform at a concert, his record promoter threatens to sue him.
Monday, Nov. 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI: MIAMI - Dean Cain and Leslie Hope guest star as grief-stricken parents who take matters into their own hands when their son is killed during a family vacation.
Wednesday, Nov. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) KID NATION - The Pioneers learn that "equality" is not an easy thing to achieve and tempers rise when the Town Council makes a decision regarding their Districts.
Wednesday, Nov. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CRIMINAL MINDS
- The team tracks a cannibalistic serial killer who believes the devil is his protector. Jamie Kennedy guest stars.
Thursday, Nov. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SURVIVOR: CHINA - The ninth castaway is voted off the island. Jeff Probst hosts.
Thursday, Nov. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI - Sara bids farewell to Grissom and the CSI team.
Sunday, Nov. 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) COLD CASE - As the team investigates whether a teenaged girl, who caused a stir by dressing and acting like a boy, was a victim of murder, and not suicide as was believed in 1963, they also learn the consequences of Internal Affair's investigation of Valens. Emmy Award winner Michael Constantine and David Selby guest star.
Monday, Nov. 19 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
- As Lily and Marshall host their first Thanksgiving as a married couple, Barney is tortured by the tick-tock of the slap bet countdown clock and uncertainty of the exact moment the slap is going to be delivered.
Monday, Nov. 19 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) TWO AND A HALF MEN - Charlie tries to resist his attraction to his soon-to-be step sister. Jenny McCarthy guest stars as the daughter of Evelyn's fianc, Teddy.
Wednesday, Nov. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) KID NATION - The Town Council is faced with a reward challenge, a decision that ultimately leads to the most emotional night of the season in Bonanza City.
Friday, Nov. 23 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) NUMB3RS
- A comic book convention turns into a crime scene after a deadly robbery leads to the disappearance of an extremely rare comic. Christopher Lloyd guest stars as a retired comic book writer, reuniting with his former "Taxi" co-star Judd Hirsch.
Monday, Nov. 26 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER - Just when Barney loses his mojo with women, he receives an invite to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party and an opportunity to mingle with the lovely models. Victoria's Secret models Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Marisa Miller and Selita Ebanks guest star.
Monday, Nov. 26 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI: MIAMI - Lifestyles of the rich and famous come under the CSI microscope when a wealthy family's nanny turns up dead during one of their fabulous parties.
Tuesday, Nov. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) NCIS - The team comes to the realization that a Marine is the subject of a secret experiment to create a Super Soldier.
Wednesday, Nov. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CRIMINAL MINDS - Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Frankie Muniz guest stars as a famous comic book artist who becomes involved in the search for a serial killer.
Friday, Nov. 30 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) MY NIGHT AT THE GRAMMYS - This new special, celebrating the upcoming 50th anniversary of The Grammy Awards, will present the top 25 Grammy Awards show moments of all time, as voted on by viewers, as well as the stories behind them as told by the artists themselves.