November Sweeps Scoop: A New Girl Love Triangle, Glee Twerks Out, 'Racist' Mindy, Crazy Bones Bachelorette Bash and More!

New Girl Season 3The TV biz has for years been declaring “sweeps” periods about as antiquated as wired remote controls, but Fox apparently wasn’t copied on the memo.

The network on Tuesday issued an extensive bulletin touting its “massive” plans for November sweeps, which kicks off this Thursday. We sifted through the release to weed out the old news (X Factor’s return, Almost Human‘s premiere, etc) and play up the stuff that really matters: the spoilers.

BONES

Monday, Nov. 4 at 8/7c: “The Nazi on the Honeymoon”
While honeymooning in Buenos Aires, Brennan and Booth just can’t get into vacation mode and instead decide to help Raphael Valenza (24‘s Joaquim De Almeida), a local detective and huge fan of Brennan’s books, solve the murder of a Nazi war criminal whose remains were found in a historic mass grave. Meanwhile, back in Washington D.C., Hodgins and Angela struggle to take care of Christine while Brennan and Booth are away.

Monday, Nov. 11: “The Dude in the Dam”
The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a failed male model, whose only source of income resulted from his sperm donations. When the team learns that he falsified records, they start to suspect anyone who was jilted by his contributions. Meanwhile, Brennan struggles with social niceties when she is drawn into a feud with fellow author Tess Brown (guest star Nora Dunn), and Hodgins gets in touch with his motherly instincts when he plays host to a fly larva.

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Friday, Nov. 15 at 8/7c: “The Fury in the Jury” (Time Period Premiere)
Brennan is a juror in the trial of professional soccer player Peter Kidman (Against the Wall‘s Brandon Quinn), who is accused of murdering his wife. When she concludes that Kidman is not guilty, his best friend — and a key witness in the case — turns up dead. The Jeffersonian team then must work together to uncover the truth.

Friday, Nov. 22: “The Mystery in the Meat”
The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a food scientist whose remains were tossed in a meat grinder and mixed into cans of stew served in a school cafeteria. When the team uncovers the scientist’s newest — and highly lucrative — food invention, they also track the trail of jealous competitors in the multi-million dollar food industry. Meanwhile, Angela plans a post-wedding bachelorette party for Brennan, which gets crazier than intended.

SLEEPY HOLLOW

Monday, Nov. 4 at 9/8c: “Sin Eaters”
When Ichabod Crane goes missing, his wife, Katrina appears to Lt. Abbie Mills in a vision warning her that the Headless Horseman will return to Sleepy Hollow by nightfall. A frantic Abbie seeks help from the mysterious Henry Parrish (Fringe‘s John Noble) in order to rescue Ichabod. Meanwhile, an encounter from Ichabod’s past weighs heavily on him, and details from Ichabod and Katrina’s very first encounter are revealed.

Monday, Nov. 11: “The Midnight Ride”
Abbie and Ichabod must find hidden clues to thwart the evil in Sleepy Hollow and Abbie gets an unexpected visit from the enigmatic Andy Brooks.

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Monday, Nov. 18 “Into Darkness”
Ichabod, Abbie, Captain Irving and Jenny join forces and face the Headless Horseman. While staring down this nemesis, Ichabod is shocked by game-changing information about the Horseman’s true motive.

Monday, Nov. 25 “Sanctuary”
When Ichabod and Abbie investigate a missing persons case, the search leads to a colonial-era house which holds secrets from Ichabod’s past… and unleashes a long-dormant evil.

NEW GIRL

Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 9/8c: “Coach”
A newly single Coach (Damon Wayans, Jr.) returns to the loft, wanting to pick up exactly where he left off. Meanwhile, Jess and Cece have a girls’ night out, during which they meet a handsome stranger (Private Practice‘s Taye Diggs).

Tuesday, Nov. 12: “Menus”
An overabundance of Chinese food take-out menus left at the loft’s front door is the catalyst for an interconnected series of adventures for Jess and the guys.

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Tuesday, Nov. 19: “Werewolf”
Nick takes Winston out to get him back in the dating game. Then, when Coach asks Cece out on a date, Jess is tasked with keeping a depressed Schmidt occupied inside the loft, and in the process, they rekindle their friendship.

Tuesday, Nov. 26: “Thanksgiving III”
The gang’s survival skills are put to the test when Nick takes them camping for Thanksgiving. Coach and Schmidt battle it out over who is the best woodsman, while Cece and Winston bond over their mutual distaste for the outdoors.

THE MINDY PROJECT

Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 9:30/8:30c: “Sk8r Man”
When Danny tells Mindy that she is too picky and judgmental of other people, she is on a mission to prove him wrong and goes on a date with her complete opposite, a wild and crazy skateboarder named Graham (Justified‘s Timothy Olyphant). Meanwhile, Jeremy receives a visit from his father (guest star Alan Dale), who seems to prefer Peter over his own son.

Tuesday, Nov. 12: “You’ve Got Sext”
When Mindy tells Danny she has a crush, he thinks she’s talking about him instead of Cliff, the lawyer (It’s Always Sunny’s Glenn Howerton). Meanwhile, Morgan and Peter find Mindy’s phone and respond to a text from Cliff, which starts off innocently, but escalates into something that may lead to unintended romantic consequences.

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Tuesday, Nov. 19: “Mindy Lahiri Is A Racist”
One of Danny’s patients is a mommy blogger, so he invites her to write about Schulman & Associates on her website, only to find out that she is actually a white supremacist and paints the practice in a racist light. Desperate to control the situation, the team hires a PR guru (Dharma & Greg‘s Jenna Elfman) who intends to give Danny media training, but ends up seducing him.

Tuesday, Nov. 26: “Wedding Crushers”
When Mindy’s cheating ex-boyfriend, Josh, invites her to his wedding, Mindy must find a date and begrudgingly decides to take Peter, who is actually a great wedding date — until he makes one big mistake. Meanwhile, Danny’s kid brother, Richie (The Social Network‘s Max Minghella), is in town to make a big announcement.  

GLEE

Thursday, Nov. 7 at 9/8c: “A Katy or a Gaga”
The members of New Directions tackle their assignments of getting out of their comfort zones and determining whether they’re more like “Katy” or “Gaga.” In New York, Kurt holds auditions for his new band and must decide if he’ll let in the overly bold performer StarChild (American Idol‘s Adam Lambert). Also, Jake gets closer to Bree (guest star Erinn Westbrook), as he and Marley grow apart.

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Thursday, Nov. 14: “The End of Twerk”
The glee club learns the dance of the hour: twerking. Meanwhile, Marley discovers Jake’s relationship with Bree and Rachel tries to convince Kurt they both should get tattoos.

Thursday, Nov. 21: “Movin’ Out”
The New Directions pay homage to Piano Man Billy Joel. As graduation approaches, the seniors make plans for their futures beyond the halls of McKinley.

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41 Comments
  1. K says:

    Pretty sure the Bones episode listed for “Friday, Niovember 2″ is supposed to be the Monday, November 11 episode. Do they even pretend to double check these things before they release them ?

  2. K says:

    November 2, guess I should have spell checked my own post.

  3. D'Arcy says:

    Is Damon Wayans Jr. recurring on New Girl? Or is it just a short stint?

    I have kind of been stacking up episodes this season, but having him on might influence me to watch it sooner.

    I really miss Happy Endings <_<

  4. kd83954 says:

    New Girl! Glee! Sleepy Hollow! They all look great –super stoked!!

  5. Dora says:

    Please advise if the date for “BONES” Friday, Nov. 2: “The Mystery in the Meat” is correct?
    I think you mean Nov. 22nd?

  6. Ali says:

    other sites have Fury in the Jury on Nov 11, but return from honeymoon seems more appropriate for this date….as long as they show something.

  7. cjeffery7 says:

    i wish there was parks & rec sweeps scoop… in some alternate universe somewhere maybe… *sigh*

  8. Babybop says:

    Oh dear that Bones episode sounds grim… That means that kids were eating human! Ahh!

  9. Christina says:

    The New Girl synopses look great – hopefully they’re as great on TV as they are on paper!

  10. 206episodesofBones says:

    You missed out the Bones episode on Mon Nov 11th “Dude In The Dam” We get two eps that week.

  11. dude says:

    I love Glee but all of those episodes sound awful and really, they had Prom like a month ago, Finn’s funeral took place three weeks after that, how much time do these last three episodes cover? Like are they now graduating in August or something? They probably had to go to summer school because they tried to sing their way out of calculus.

    • Adam says:

      The Glee timeline doesn’t really make sense at all if they are still pre-summer 2013 and covering Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Lady Gaga’s “Applause”, not released until fall 2013, and presumably the Miley Cyrus VMA stuff which took place in September. Granted, I don’t expect them to keep much continuity when it comes to pop culture references.

    • kd83954 says:

      I think Finn’s episode was supposed to be sort of a “stand alone” episode. As for the other episodes, prom could have been in April and graduation is in June, so they’re probably in early-to mid May by now.

    • Lauren says:

      I totally agree. I thought I would stick it out with Glee until the bitter end but I actually like Jarley and I don’t really want to see another couple have cheating issues. None of the other stuff interests me. Might just flick through the Rachel scenes.

  12. Hannah says:

    I’m getting withdrawl symptoms without the gorgeous Tom Mison on my screen. Hurry up back Sleepy Hollow.

  13. hipper says:

    Tommy Dewey back on ‘The Mindy Project’… yes! Still the best counterpart to Mindy until they wrote him off.

    • scooby says:

      Horrible counterpart. Josh was a real jerk to her. The cheating thing escaped you? What about every time she wanted something in her personal life in terms of commitment, he was all ‘um…’ and squirmed. He was wrong for her in so many ways. You can think an actor’s cute without projecting ‘good guy’ onto his character. It really disturbs me when people talk up Josh like he’s a good boyfriend. Mindy just didn’t think she deserved better. Even with Casey she tried to make it work cuz he’s a nice guy who loved a version of Mindy that wasn’t real. She was just faking it, trying to like things she didn’t. The only one seeing the real her and thinking she deserves more than she thinks she does is Danny. That said, if you gotta have a crush on anybody that’s not Danny, Glenn Howerton’s Cliff is an excellent candidate. :) Can’t wait for Danny to think she means him because eventually she’ll figure out that he thought she meant him and that’ll be fun for us, heh.

  14. Stacey says:

    Wait, what? now that B & B are married, are they turning Booth into babydaddy/husband to Brennan. what am I missing, no plots for Booth….and they want me to watch this. huh?

    • Lauren says:

      The show is called ‘Bones’. It’s about Brennan, which is fairly obvious. If you don’t like it feel free to stop watching.

  15. sue says:

    The New Girl episodes sound like the season’s starting to go in the right direction

  16. Bella says:

    Never in a million years would an attorney on either side pick Brennan to be a juror. But I bet it will be a fun episode anyway.

  17. sarah says:

    i love sleepy hollow amazing cast and every episode is scary but fun.
    new girl needs some work ,it hasn’t been 2 funny lately.
    glees’s quaterback episode had me in tears and was the first episode of glee i had watched in a years didn’t know who some of the character were.

  18. sue says:

    Does The Mindy Project not typically do holiday episodes? I’m not saying it’s needed, but It kinda kills the fun when you have Brooklyn 99 and New Girl doing side by side Halloween/Thanksgiving episodes and then TMP is just doing it’s usual thing with an episode revolving around Mindy’s love life.

    • scooby says:

      They did one in the first season. Halloween in fact. Then they also did a Thanksgiving episode. It made some of the episodes air out of order so they could run the holiday episodes on time, thus leading to Gwen having a broken arm cast before the episode where she broke her arm. I suggest anybody who hasn’t seen season 1, or even if you did, go back and watch in order if you can. The list of production order vs the order of what aired is online. The show seems more consistent when you do that.

  19. mayday says:

    FOX FTW! I’m seriously stoked about all these shows and Almost Human. There is really nothing else on the other networks that I care much about. Interesting because I thought FOX might be a dud this season. Who knew?

  20. FL says:

    New Girl and Sleepy Hollow look so good! Only shows, besides Elementary and Parks and Rec that I look forward to, but its those two I look forward to, the most. Nedw Girl seems to be getting better in the future episodes and its great to see the writers mixing it up with all the characters and exploring all the different dynamics. Sleepy Hollow has me hooked on every episode and it is actually creepy.

  21. - says:

    So glad to see John Noble back on TV!

  22. Azerty says:

    I have the feeling that after november a lot of New girl’s fans will ask to have Coach full time on the show…If the episodes are as good as they seem on paper, I will probably be one of them.

  23. Alex says:

    “The TV biz has for years been declaring “sweeps” periods about as antiquated as wired remote controls, but Fox apparently wasn’t copied on the memo.”

    Really? I keep reading about the importance of sweeps on major, legit websites. Sweeps periods still seem to be pretty major.

  24. omar says:

    Love Glee between all this shows! I really like Jarley… that Bree should go away.

  25. Jeri says:

    I don’t think any defense lawyer worth his salt would accept a forensic expert like Brennan as a juror. That would be a nightmare scenario for most legal teams.

  26. Ella says:

    VERY excited for Coach/Cece!!!

  27. barbara says:

    can’t wait nov4th bones back and on their honeymoon

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