NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE - Sunday October 16, 2011 - Saturday October 22, 2011
"FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA"
10/16/2011 (07:00PM - 08:15PM) (Sunday) :
"NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL"
"(APX; MAY END EARLIER) - MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT CHICAGO BEARS"
10/16/2011 (08:15PM - 11:30PM) (Sunday) :
"TOP 10 GROUPS: GUILTY PLEASURE MUSIC"
10/17/2011 (08:00PM - 10:00PM) (Monday) : THE TOP TEN GROUPS PERFORM "GUILTY PLEASURES" FOR THE JUDGES’ VOTES – The 10 remaining groups perform "guilty pleasures" for the judges with the hopes of garnering their votes to become one step closer to being named a cappella champion. Two groups will be eliminated. The group that remains standing at the end of the season receives the prize of $200,000 cash and a Sony Music recording contract. Nick Lachey hosts and Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman serve as judges.
"THE PLAYBOY CLUB"
"TROUBLE IN MAKEOUTSVILLE"
10/17/2011 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Monday) : TROUBLE AT THE CLUB --GUEST STAR RAFAEL SAADIQ -- –When Maureen (Amber Heard) is put in an awkward position with a club key holder, she decides to take a stand for her and her fellow bunnies. However, in the process, she ends up putting the club in jeopardy making things even worse between she and Carol-Lynne (Laura Benanti). As always, Nick (Eddie Cibrian) is ready to help, but Billy (David Krumholtz) and Carol-Lynne think his involvement will only ruin his chances at winning the State’s Attorney race. Meanwhile, Alice (Leah Renee) is encouraged to go on a first date, but is hesitant about taking the next step. Also starring Jenna Dewan Tatum, Naturi Naughton, Wes Ramsey and Jenifer Lewis. Sean Maher and Cassidy Freeman guest star.
"THE BIGGEST LOSER 12"
10/18/2011 (08:00PM - 10:00PM) (Tuesday) : ONE CONTESTANT GOES HOME AND TAKES THEIR TRAINER WITH THEM -- One player is chosen to go home this week with their trainer, and get the coveted prize of immunity. But the prize doesn’t look quite as desirable when the chosen contestant learns that their weight will be the only weight that counts for their team this week. Meanwhile, the players left at the ranch race through a maze to fill a large cylinder with soda in a night challenge that gives the winning team a great "pay it forward" prize. While the trainer who left the ranch devises grueling workouts for their player and worries about the fractured team they left behind, another trainer gets angry with a contestant who is constantly hiding behind humor. And one player boldly confronts her trainer about the way she is being treated. Later, another contestant is sent packing after a tense weigh-in reveals whether the player who went home lost enough to keep their team safe. Alison Sweeney hosts the series, and trainers Bob Harper, Anna Kournikova and Dolvett Quince also star.
""TALES FROM THE LUNCHEONETTE""
10/18/2011 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : CEE LO GREEN TESTS ADAM AND CROSBY'S NEW MUSIC BUSINESS WHILE SARAH STANDS BY SETH AS HE MAKES AN IMPORTANT CHANGE—CEE LO GREEN AND JASON RITTER GUEST-STAR—Kristina (Monica Potter) exhausts herself by diving back into supermom mode while Adam (Peter Krause) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) prepare their new music studio, in hopes of impressing their first potential client, Cee Lo Green. Meanwhile, Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) plants doubts in Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel’s (Sam Jaeger) adoption plan and Drew (Miles Heizer) takes advice from Amber (Mae Whitman) to move forward with Amy (Skyler Day). Meanwhile, Mark Cyr (guest-star Jason Ritter) continues to feel uneasy with Seth’s (guest-star John Corbett) involvement in Sarah’s (Lauren Graham) life.
Also starring Savannah Paige Rae, Bonnie Bedelia and Sarah Ramos.
"UP ALL NIGHT"
10/19/2011 (08:00PM - 08:30PM) (Wednesday) : SEE HOW IT ALL STARTED AS AMY’S EARLY ARRIVAL FORCES REAGAN, CHRIS, AND AVA TO REASSESS THEIR PRIORITIES – Reagan (Christina Applegate) tries to keep it together when her "perfect" birth plan falls apart, while Chris (Will Arnett) wrestles with the decision to leave his law firm. Elsewhere, Ava (Maya Rudolph) must overcome the fears that are keeping her away from her best friend at such an important time. Nick Cannon and Jennifer Hall also star.
"ARE YOU THERE, HELEN? IT'S ME, GOD"
10/19/2011 (08:30PM - 09:00PM) (Wednesday) : HELEN (KATHRYN HAHN) IS TAPPED TO BE A GODMOTHER AND FEELS UNPREPARED WHILE THE HALE DAYTON TEAM ATTENDS A COMPETITOR’S FUNERAL IN SEARCH OF NEW CLIENTS – When Edith (Rachael Harris, "The Hangover," "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"), the sister of Helen’s former fiancé Pete asks Helen to be a Godmother to her new baby, Helen is honored but she is not sure she’s up to the task. Meanwhile, when one of Hale Dayton’s competitors passes away, Stephen (Anthony Head) sees an opportunity to land new business and the group heads off to the funeral on a mission… to poach clients. Hank Azaria, Natasha Leggero, Al Madrigal, Mo Mandel and Joe Lo Truglio also star.
"BAD TO WORSE"
10/19/2011 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : JASON ALEXANDER ("SEINFELD") GUEST STARS – HARRY GOES HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH A HOLY MAN WHILE OLLIE AND NATE TEAM UP TO DEFEND AN INTERNET VIXEN – Harry (Kathy Bates) represents Richard Cross (Jason Alexander), a recently fired biology teacher who claims he was terminated for failing a student for rejecting Darwinism. The case pits Harry against the overzealous Pastor who fired him. Meanwhile, Ollie (Mark Valley) helps a former flame accused of theft by fraud because she received lavish gifts from five much older men she was dating at the same time. Reluctantly, Ollie teams up with Adam (Nate Corddry) to defend the serial dater, which all the men met through a dating website – one she owned and operated. Karen Olivo and Christopher McDonald also star.
"LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"
10/19/2011 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Wednesday) :
"HORROR FICTION IN SEVEN SPOOKY STEPS"
10/20/2011 (08:00PM - 08:30PM) (Thursday) : THE STUDY GROUP GATHERS FOR A HALLOWEEN PRE-PARTY AND EVERYONE SHARES THEIR FAVORITE HORROR STORIES – When Britta (Gillian Jacobs) runs anonymous personality tests on everyone for a psychology class, one of the test results seems to indicate that someone in the group is deeply disturbed. At the group’s Halloween pre-party, she enlists Jeff (Joel McHale) to help draw out the potential sociopath and the two of them lure everyone into telling their favorite horror stories. The results are…spookey. Chevy Chase, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover and Jim Rash also star.
"PARKS AND RECREATION"
"MEET N GREET"
10/20/2011 (08:30PM - 09:00PM) (Thursday) : APRIL AND ANDY THROW A HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THEIR HOUSE—Ben (Adam Scott) is mad when Andy (Chris Pratt) and April (Aubrey Plaza) decide to throw a Halloween party at their house without asking him. Tom (Aziz Ansari) emcees an event for Leslie’s (Amy Poehler) campaign but manages to also promote his company. Meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) and Ann (Rashida Jones) give Andy and April an unusual wedding present. Jim O’Heir, Retta and Rob Lowe also star.
10/20/2011 (09:00PM - 09:30PM) (Thursday) :
10/20/2011 (09:30PM - 10:00PM) (Thursday) : YOU’RE ON CANDID CAMERA – KEN MARINO GUEST STARS –After an argument over whether or not Alex (Chris D’Elia) uses a condescending "tone," Whitney (Whitney Cummings) decides she is going to catch her boyfriend in the act and enlists Mark's (Dan O’Brien) help. The two scheme to set up a hidden camera in the couple's apartment. Lily (Zoe Lister-Jones), Roxanne (Rhea Seehorn) and Neal (Maulik Pancholy) gather around the television to watch the drama unfold. Later, Alex's brother Brian (Ken Marino, "Party Down") crashes on the couch, and old sibling rivalries come to the surface causing the two brothers to brawl.
"GONE TO PIECES"
10/20/2011 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Thursday) : A PORN KING IS SUSPECTED OF MURDER WHEN AN ASSOCIATE TURNS UP DEAD—Duffy (Brían F. O’Byrne) tries to pawn off a routine hit and run off on Jane (Maria Bello) when he thinks the case is a dead end. Jane and Evrard (Damon Gupton) work on murder case that leads them to suspect a porn king was involved. Meanwhile, Sweeney (Aidan Quinn) gives Duffy some valuable advice. Kirk Acevedo, Tim Griffin and Kenny Johnson also star.
"CHUCK VERSUS THE ZOOM"
10/21/2011 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Friday) : AS CHUCK BEGINS LIFE AS A SPY-FOR-HIRE, HE MUST ADJUST TO HIS NEW BUSINESS, NEW THREATS, AND A NEW INTERSECT -- HIS BEST FRIEND MORGAN GRIMES – MARK HAMILL AND CRAIG KILBORN GUEST STAR—Without the Intersect in his head or the support of the CIA, the world of espionage is a much more dangerous place for Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi) and his team of freelance spies. To start, Carmichael Industries takes on a slick, rich thief named Jean Claude (guest star Mark Hamill), and a conniving investor, Roger Bale (guest star Craig Kilborn), who has stolen money from some of the world’s most dangerous people. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) helps Chuck with a special surprise for Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski). Back in the Buy More, Jeff (Scot Krinsky) and Lester (Vik Sahay) have taken things to another level with their latest scheme. Sarah Lancaster and Adam Baldwin also star.
10/21/2011 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Friday) : INSPIRED BY THE CLASSIC GRIMM FAIRY TALES—NICK BURKHARDT'S LIFE IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN WHEN HIS FAMILY’S LEGACY IS REVEALED—KATE BURTON GUEST STARS—After the mysterious brutal attack of a local college co-ed, Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) discovered he is descendant of an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. As he tries to hide the dangers of his new found calling from his fiancé, Juliette Silverton (Bitsie Tulloch), and his partner, Hank Griffin (Russell Hornsby), he becomes ever more entrenched in the ancient rivalries and alliances of the Grimm world. With help from his reluctant confidant, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), a reformed Grimm creature himself, Nick must navigate through the forces of a larger-than-life mythology. Reggie Lee and Sasha Roiz also star.
10/21/2011 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Friday) :
"NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL"
"NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL: USC@ NOTRE DAME (10/22/2011)"
10/22/2011 (07:30PM - 11:00PM) (Saturday) :
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NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE - Sunday October 16, 2011 - Saturday October 22, 2011
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