Huge November primetime slate coming!

Huge November primetime slate coming!

Good thing it’s getting cold out. You’ll want to be inside watching more TV.

First things first: The unstoppable Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell return in the season premiere of Mike & Molly on Monday, November 4, at 8:30 PM. The show will continue to air Monday nights at 8:30.

As great as Melissa McCarthy is, she hasn’t sold as many albums as Garth Brooks. The country superstar stars in a new live concert special, Garth Brooks, Live from Las Vegas, on Friday, November 29, from 8-10 PM. As the title indicates, the special is live from the Wynn Las Vegas.

The end of the month brings the holiday season, and November is when your favorite holiday shows start to appear. And everyone’s favorite holiday special, Rudolph: The Red-Nosed Reindeer, makes its triumphant return on Tuesday, November 26, from 7-8 PM.

Also look for Hoops & Yo-Yo Ruin Christmas (7-7:30 PM) and The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf’s Story (7:30-8 PM) on Friday, November 29. Flight Before Christmas (7-8 PM) and The Story of Santa Claus (8-9 PM) to air on Saturday, November 30.

This November marks a historic anniversary in our nation’s history: 50 years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy. As It Happened: John F. Kennedy 50 Years, airing Saturday, November 16, from 8-9 PM, is is re-telling the past in present tense.  Recounting the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963,, host Bob Schieffer brings viewers into the fear and tension surrounding that historic day as it unfolds before their eyes. Viewers are in the moment with legendary anchor Walter Cronkite and journalism’s iconic reporters: Charles Collingwood, Harry Reasoner, Charles Kuralt, and Mike Wallace. 

Elsewhere, NCAA and NFL football coverage continues, featuring the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs taking on Buffalo (November 3, 12 noon), the Chicago Bears hosting the Baltimore Ravens (November 17, 12 noon), and the powerhouse Denver Broncos visiting the San Diego Chargers (November 10, 3:25 p.m.)

Of course, all month will feature new episodes of favorite CBS shows, such as Survivor, The Amazing Race, How I Met Your Mother, NCIS, Elementary, and CSI, along with new installments of new favorites The Crazy Ones and The Millers.

Last but not least, WISC-TV’s new local show, Madison Magazine, returns on Saturday, November 2, at 7 PM with a show looking at the surprising number of connections between Wisconsin’s capital city and John F. Kennedy.

It’s a November to remember. So stay inside, dress warmly, crank the heat, and turn on WISC-TV!