A Glee crush, prehistoric murder, big House drama, new love for the New Girl, the Chance clan raising a ruckus and the long-awaited return of Bones are but a few things on tap for Fox this November. The network just coughed up one of our fave documents of the year, its sweeps preview, and we’re here to hit you with the (non-animated) highlights.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27
Bones | The show is back – sorta – with encore airings of last season’s seminal “The Doctor in the Photo” and “The Change in the Game” – that is, unless the World Series goes seven games.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28
Fringe | On the heels of Peter’s own return, the translucent shapeshifters also put in an encore.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31
Terra Nova | Jim and Taylor investigate a murder; Skye helps Josh a way to get his girlfriend from 2149 to the past.
House | When a CEO (Damages‘ Michael Nouri) falls mysteriously ill, House attempts to make an underhanded business transaction with the wealthy patient; Park prepares for her hearing with the Princeton Plainsboro Disciplinary Committee chaired by Foreman.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Glee | A foreign exchange student (Glee Project winner Damian McGinty), enrolls at McKinley and crashes with Brittany S. Pierce, who thinks he’s a leprechaun; Mercedes attempts to recruit members to join Shelby Corcoran’s rival glee club.
New Girl | When Jess accidentally walks in on a naked Nick, she sending his self-confidence to an all-time low — just as he scores a date with guest star Lake Bell.
Raising Hope | When the family learns that Hope hit a boy at day care, they attempt to stop arguing, fearing that she will follow in her serial killer mom’s footsteps.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3
The X Factor | It’s the first-ever live results show!
Bones | The Jeffersonian team identifies the remains of a woman found in a paintball field; Brennan and Booth adjust to their new roles as an expectant couple.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Fringe | Real-life marrieds Stephen Root (NewsRadio) and Romy Rosemount (Glee) play an electrical engineer and his physical professor wife, as the team investigates time loop anomalies.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Terra Nova | A crashing meteor (no, not that one) wipes out all technology and wreaks havoc on the colony; Taylor tries to prevent the “Sixers” from invading; a mystery man makes his presence known.
House | Battlestar‘s Jamie Bamber guest stars (read more here); Chase and Taub rejoin the team.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Glee | The kids prepare to perform the school musical; Finn meets with a recruiter who also has his eye on Beiste.
New Girl | Cece convinces Jess that Nick likes her more than just as a roommate. (No, too soon!)
Raising Hope | When Maw Maw swallows her gold tooth, Burt and Virginia contemplate retrieving it. Ew.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Bones | The team identifies the remains of a competitive eating champion just days before a premiere event; we meet Finn, an exceptionally brilliant new squint and former juvenile delinquent (played by Luke Kleintank); Booth is caught off-guard by an announcement Brennan makes about their baby.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Fringe | Olivia suffers from migraines.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Terra Nova | While interning for the colony’s greatest scientist, Maddie’s life is put in danger when she discovers a terrible secret; Josh makes a deal with the devil in order to solidify his plan to bring his girlfriend to Terra Nova.
House | House looks for creative ways to remove his ankle monitor so that he can attend a boxing match in Atlantic City; Rescue Me‘s John Scurti plays a patient convinced he is suffering from diabetes.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Glee | Puck has a crush!
New Girl | Jess invites Paul (guest star Justin Long), a guy on whom she Long has had a crush, to Thanksgiving dinner at the loft.
Raising Hope | The Chances “borrow” a house to impress Burt’s wealthy parents (Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors and Partridge Family mom Shirley Jones) – at least, that is, until the real homeowners return early!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Bones | When Morgan Fairchild guest-stars as the CEO of a toy company implicated in a murder, Brennan, wondering whether she will be a good mother, uses the case as a way to understand the importance of playing with her child.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Fringe | As Olivia and Lincoln help Peter get “home,” something “over there” occurs that hasn’t happened since the universes were linked at the end of last season.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Terra Nova | As Taylor searches for the “Sixer” mole, Jim stumbles upon an old murder in which Taylor was the prime suspect.
House | House becomes obsessed with solving the case of a deceased four-year-old patient, landing in serious trouble; Park tries to get Chase to admit the reason behind his recent obsession with grooming.