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November 2013 TV premieres, finales, movies and specials


  • The First-Eleventh Doctor Whos (from left): William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith.
The First-Eleventh Doctor Whos (from left): William Hartnell, Patrick… (MATT BURLEM / BBC )
October 28, 2013|By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol | RedEye

Sci fi and fantasy TV get their due in November with the premieres of Fox's robot-action thriller "Almost Human," the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor," and BBC America's mythology series "Atlantis." Two sitcoms, Fox's "Raising Hope" and CBS' "Mike & Molly," also return with new seasons. But the majority of the schedule is filled with JFK and holiday specials. Nov. 22 is the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination, and every network seems to have a doc about the event. Here are the TV specials, series, movies and docs debuting in November. (All times are Central.)

Friday, Nov. 1
2:01 a.m. | "Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive," Netflix (standup special)
7 p.m. | "Why We (heart) Vampires," NBC (special; comedic interviews and clips)
8 | "Moby-Dick from San Francisco Opera," PBS (Great Performances premiere)
8 | "The Thundermans," Nickleodeon (series premiere; superhero siblings)
8 | "Time of Death," Showtime (6-part doc series; people face their mortality)
9 | "The Dead Files," Travel Channel (season premiere)

Saturday, Nov. 2
7 | "The Thanksgiving House," Hallmark (movie; woman's house could be on site of first Thanksgiving)
7 | "The Preacher's Mistress," Lifetime (movie; single mom looks for Mr. Right)
8 | "10 Things You Don't Know About," H2 (series premiere; twists and tidbits behind the historical tales, figures, and places)
8 | "Iyanla: Fix My Life," OWN (season premiere)
9 | "Houston Beauty," OWN (season premiere)
9 | "Big History," H2 (series premiere; universes history)
10 | "Animation Domination High-Def," Fox (fall premiere; new "Axe Cop" and "High School USA!")

Sunday, Nov. 3
2 | "For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville," ABC (special; story behind the Nashville music scene)
7 | "Secrets of Selfridges," PBS (special)
7 | "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," Bravo (season premiere)
7 | "It Takes a Choir," USA (series premiere)
7 | "JFK: The Smoking Gun," Reelz (special)
8 | "Restaurant Express," Food (series premiere; culinary & business competition)
8 | "Greatest Mysteries: Smithsonian," Travel (special)
8 | "Snapped: Killer Couples," Oxygen (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Cesar Millan: Doggie Nightmare," Nat Geo WILD (special)
9 | "America Declassified," Travel (series premiere; hidden side of U.S.; "JFK 50th, Toxic Waste Scare, Quiet Zone")
10:30 | "Fashion Queens," Bravo (talk show premiere; celebrity hairstylists Derek J and Miss Lawrence, media socialite Bevy Smith gab)

Monday, Nov. 4
7 | "The 47th annual CMA Awards," ABC (special)
8 | "Mike & Molly," CBS (season 4 premiere)
8 | "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills/Vanderpump Rules," Bravo (crossover special)
8 | "Tales from the Organ Trade," HBO (doc premiere)
8 | "Bizarre Foods America," Travel (season premiere)
9 | "Hotel Impossible," Travel (season finale)

Tuesday, Nov. 5
7 | "Styled to Rock," Style (competition series premiere)
7 | "The Chase," GSN (season 2 premiere)
8 | "Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin'," PBS ("American Masters" special)
8 | "Moonshiners," Discovery Channel (season 3 premiere)
9 | "Shahs of Sunset," Bravo (season premiere)
9 | "Storage Hunters," truTV (season 3.5 premiere)
11 | "Mother Up!" Hulu (series premiere; Eva Longoria's animated comedy about disgraced former music exec who moves to burbs to be better mom)

Wednesday, Nov. 6
7 | "Love in the Animal Kingdom," PBS ("Nature" premiere)
8 | "Beverly Hills Pawn," Reelz (season 2 premiere)

Thursday, Nov. 7
7 | "Guinness World Records Unleashed," truTV (season 1.5 premiere)
7 | "JFK: A President Betrayed," DirecTV Audience ("Something to Talk About" doc premiere)
8 | "Urban Suburban," Discovery Fit & Health (series premiere; buy in city or burbs?)
9 | "Reno vs. Relocate," Discovery Fit & Health (series premiere; remodel or sell?)
11 | "The Greatest Event in Television History," Adult Swim (season premiere)

Friday, Nov. 8
7 | "JFK: The Final Hours," Nat Geo (doc; final day of Kennedy's life)
7 | "Pete's Christmas," Hallmark (movie; middle child experiences bad Christmas over and over)
8 | "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta," TLC (season premiere)
8 | "The Lylas," WEtv (series premiere; Bruno Mars' sisters launch music career)
9 | "Company," WTTW; PBS (Great Performances premiere)

Saturday, Nov. 9
6 | "12 Years A Slave: A TV One Special with Cathy Hughes," TV One (special about the film)
7 | "Snow Bride," Hallmark (movie; reporter falls for subject)
7 | "A Country Christmas Story," Lifetime (movie; girl pursues musical dream)
8 | "Beast of the Bering Sea," Syfy (movie; gold seekers disturb sea vampires)
8 | "Jobs That Bite!" Nat Geo WILD (series premiere; people who love bad jobs)

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