Guide to November 2012 TV premieres, finales, specials


  • Lindsay Lohan (center) as Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra in "Liz & Dick."
Lindsay Lohan (center) as Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra in "Liz &… (Lifetime )
November 02, 2012|By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol | RedEye

Are you ready for holiday specials? November's TV schedule is loaded with them. But we also gets the premieres of new series "Malibu Country," "Amores Verdaderos," "LOLwork" and "Wedding Band," just to name a few. The biggest premiere might be the Nov. 25 debut of Lifetime's "Liz & Dick." Can Lindsay Lohan pull off playing Elizabeth Taylor? Discuss.

Here's my ever evolving list of November season and series premieres, finales, specials and TV movies. Shout if you notice I've missed something.

Friday, Nov. 2
6 | "Transformers Prime," The Hub (season 2 finale)
7 | "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together," all NBC Universal and HBO channels (special telethon)
7 | "Last Man Standing," ABC (season premiere)
7:30 | "Malibu Country," ABC (series premiere: Reba McEntire's new sitcom)
8 | "Shark Tank," ABC (new time period premiere)
8 | "Election 2012: What's at Stake," PBS (special; check local listings)

Saturday, Nov. 3
8 a.m. | "Home Made Simple," OWN (season premiere)
7 | "Christmas Song," Hallmark (movie)

Sunday, Nov. 4
10 a.m. | "Super Soul Sunday," OWN (season premiere)
6 | "Black Girls Rock! 2012 Awards Show," BET (special)
6:30 | "The Cleveland Show," Fox (season premiere; was preempted before)
7 | "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden," Nat Geo (movie; click here for my review)
7 | "Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade," Hallmark (movie)
8 | "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," Bravo (season 5 premiere)
9 | "America's Doomsday Plan," Discovery (special: a look at how government plans to save U.S. from disaster)

Monday, Nov. 5
8 | "Witness," HBO (4-part doc series from Michael Mann following 3 photojournalists on dangerous assignments)
8 | "Amores Verdaderos," Univision (series premiere: a riveting story of love and betrayal; cc'd in English)
8 | "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," Bravo (season 3 premiere)
8 & 9 | "American Pickers"-" Pawn Stars" crossover event, History (special episodes)
8 | "Count It Down: Hollywood's Most Outrageous Divas," TV Guide Network (special)
8 | "Anthony Bourdain: No reservations--The Final Tour," Travel (series finale)
9 | "Dangerous Grounds," Travel (series premiere; Coffee magnate Todd Carmichael hunts down rare strains of coffee.)
9 | "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley," Bravo (series premiere: look at young tech industry pros)
10 | "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too," Oxygen (season 4 premiere)

Tuesday, Nov. 6
7 | "WWE SuperSmackDown Live," Syfy (special)

Wednesday, Nov. 7
7 | "Nature: Animal Odd Couples," PBS (strange animal relationships; check local listings)
8 | "Life After Top Chef," Bravo (new time period premiere)
9 | "Top Chef: Seattle," Bravo (season 10 premiere)
10 | "LOLwork," Bravo (series premiere: laughing with staff of
10:30 | "Watch What Happens Live," Bravo (new time period premiere)

Thursday, Nov. 8
7 | "2012 American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards," Hallmark (special)
9 | "Burn Notice," USA (fall premiere)
9 | "Bada Bling Brides," TLC (series premiere; the D'Agostino family bridal shop, Sposa Italia)

Friday, Nov. 9
7 | "Teenage Bank Heist," Lifetime (movie: Young Cassie is taken hostage during a bank heist.)

Saturday, Nov. 10
7 | "More Than Me," Current TV (doc about "SNL" alum Jim Breuer's experiences as the primary caretaker of his 84-year-old father)
7 | "The Christmas Consultant," Lifetime (movie)
7 | "The Wishing Tree," Hallmark (movie)
8 | "The Rolling Stones Charlie is My Darling– Ireland 1965," DirecTV Audience (part of "Something to Talk About" series)
9 | "Wedding Band," TBS (series premiere: sitcom about a wedding band)
9 | "Chainsaw Gang," CMT (series premiere)
9:30 | "Big Texas Heat," CMT (series premiere; "A colorful and overweight bunch of small town cops from Trinity, Texas.")
10 | "StandUp In Stilettos," TV Guide Network (season 2 premiere)

Sunday, Nov. 11
6 | "Space Dive," Nat Geo (special: How Felix Baumgartner prepared to free fall from space.)
7 | "The Men Who Built America," History (season 1 finale)
7 | "The March Sisters at Christmastime," Lifetime (movie)
8 | "Curiosity: Sex in America," Discovery (part of "Curiosity" series; results of the largest sex survey ever conducted)
9 | "Browncoats Unite: The Firefly 10th Anniversary Reunion Special," Science (special)
9 | "Breaking Amish," TLC (2-part reunion special; Part 2 airs Nov. 18.)
9 | "The Shores," TV Guide Network (season 1 finale)

Monday, Nov. 12
7 | "Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States," Showtime (miniseries premiere)
9 | "Teen Mom 2," MTV (season 3 premiere)
10 | "Catfish: The TV Show," MTV (series premiere: brings together couples who have interacted solely via computer)
10 | "The Moto: Inside The Outdoors," Fuel TV (season 4 premiere)

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