TV best bets for week of November 2: CMA Awards, 'Real Housewives of Atlanta,' 'Elementary,' 'Mom'

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host the CMA Awards for the eighth year in a row. CREDIT: ABC

Credit: Rodney Ho

Credit: Rodney Ho

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host the CMA Awards for the eighth year in a row. CREDIT: ABC

By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Sunday, November 1, 2015

This week features the return of Atlanta's most notorious reality show "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" on Sunday for an incredible eighth season. Kim Fields ("The Facts of Life," "Living Single") joins the cast while Sheree Whitfield comes back in a recurring role after a four-year absence.

The CMA Awards on Wednesday is doing what the Grammy's do so well: bring in acts from other genres to sing with country stars. Among those slated: Justin Timberlake with up-and-comer Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban with John Mellencamp for Urban's song that references John Cougar, Mellencamp's former name.

TNT brings back "Major Crimes" and "Legends" Monday and a new show "Agent X" Sunday starring Sharon Stone.

CBS has a couple of late fall debuts with "Mom" and "Elementary" Thursday while Starz introduces a new drama "Flesh and Bone" Sunday.

This covers Monday November 2 through Sunday November 8, 2015.


"Mike Tyson Mysteries" 12:15 a.m. Adult Swim (second season debut)  — Mike Tyson's "Scooby Doo" spoof is back!

"Gotham " 8 p.m. Fox — A new mayor will bring new terror to Gotham.

"Supergirl " 8 p.m. CBS —  Supergirl goes after an escapee from a Kryptonian prison.

"Scorpion " 9 p.m. CBS Team Scorpion must stop a sabotaged runaway subway train with Paige and Ralph on board.

"Major Crimes " 9 p.m. TNT (fourth season fall debut) — Four wealthy one percenters are left to die outside a hospital emergency room.

"The Diplomat " 9 p.m. HBO A documentary about the remarkable life of former US Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke.

"Fargo " 10 p.m. FX Floyd responds to Kansas City's proposal.

"Legends " 10 p.m. TNT (second season debut) — Martin Odum is a fugitive, hiding out in present day London and wanted by the FBI for a crime he didn't commit.

"Country's Greatest Crossover Hits with Robin Roberts " 10:01 p.m. ABC — You know "Islands in the Stream" will be included.


"NCIS" 8 p.m. CBS — Ducky reveals his participation in a secret society devoted to solving cold cases when NCIS investigates the murder of a retired lieutenant who was also a member of the secret group.

" The Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" 8 p.m. NBC (first season finale) Kelsey Grammer is a guest host.

"Fresh Off the Boat" 8:30 p.m. ABC — Louis appears on a local morning show to promote Cattleman's Ranch.

" NCIS: New Orleans " 9 p.m. CBS — Brody's mother, Olivia, helps the team search for a stolen heart that was intended for transplant into a genius Navy coder.

"Wicked City " 10 p.m. ABC — Jack and Paco race against the clock to save who they believe is the killer's next victim.

"Chicago Fire " 10 p.m. NBC — The squad members come together to support one of their own.

"The Bastard Executioner " 10 p.m. FX — Wilkin, Milus and Toran team up to hunt down a fugitive.


"Survivor Cambodia" 8 p.m. CBS — Can Spencer keep pulling off Houdini-like escapes?

"49th Annual CMA Awards " 8 p.m. ABC — Performers include Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp and Kacey Musgraves.

"The Mysteries of Laura " 8 p.m. NBC — The body of a pregnant woman is found on the side of the road while the team is pursuing an international smuggling ring.

"Criminal Minds " 9 p.m. CBS — A woman is murdered in a Florida town comprised entirely of sex offenders.

"Law & Order: SVU " 9 p.m. NBC — A reality TV family's secrets begin to spill when their teen daughter becomes pregnant.

"American Horror Story " 10 p.m. FX — Alex uses an odd treatment to save a patient and Iris is tested by a couple that hates Halloween.

"Code Black " 10 p.m. CBS — Leanne struggles with whether to treat a police officer who helped her during an accident or his shooter, who has more serious injuries.

"Late Night Joy " 11 p.m. TLC (new series) — Joy Behar's late-night talk show is set in her New York City apartment. Sherri Shepherd and Susie Essman drop by to discuss dating, weight, sex, monogamy and what makes them laugh


"Bones" 8 p.m. Fox — The body of a U.S. senator is found in a street sweeper by an unusual pair of sanitation workers.

"The Big Bang Theory" 8 p.m. CBS Sheldon's interview for a "Star Trek" documentary focusing on Spock turns up a shocking revelation about his breakup with Amy.

"Grey's Anatomy" 8 p.m. ABC — A transfer resident arrives at the hospital.

"The Blacklist" 9 p.m. NBC — A trusted adviser of the Director goes missing.

"Project Runway" 9 p.m. Lifetime (14th season finale) — Edmond Newton could be the first Atlantan to win this competition.

"Scandal" 9 p.m. ABC — Fitz works on his comeback with the American public.

"Sleepy Hollow" 9 p.m. Fox — Pandora unleashes a monster that haunts Sleepy Hollow residents at night.

"Mom" 9:01 p.m. CBS (third season debut) — Bonnie's estranged biological mother (Ellen Burstyn) arrives.

"How To Get Away With Murder" 10 p.m. ABC — Eve defends Nate when he's served for another murder charge.

"Elementary" 10 p.m. CBS (fourth season debut) — Holmes faces criminal charges in the aftermath of his recent violent behavior and relapse

"Don't Be Tardy" 10 p.m. Bravo (fourth season finale) — Kim takes Brielle and Slade to a psychic reading.

"I Love Kellie Pickler" 10 p.m. CMT (new series) — The former "American Idol" country singer shows her naturally goofy side.


"Master of None" 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) — Aziz Ansari has written and directed this original 10-part comedy loosely based on his own life experiences.

"Last Man Standing" 8 p.m. ABC Kristin wants Mike to treat her like an employee and not like a daughter.

"The Amazing Race" 8 p.m. ABC The teams travel to the Netherlands.

"Masterchef: Junior Edition" 8 p.m. Fox (fourth season debut) The 24 new contestants begin with a mystery-box challenge that involves making a burger and a side dish, and the winner gets to choose the main ingredient for the first elimination round.

"Truth Be Told" 8:30 p.m. NBC — Mixed-faith couple Mitch and Tracy struggle to teach their daughter about religion.

"Dr. Ken" 8:31 p.m. ABC — Molly admits she drank beer at a party but swears she didn't like it.

"Hawaii Five-O" 9 p.m. CBS McGarrett's first date with Lynn on a deserted island turns deadly.

"Shark Tank" 9 p.m. ABC — Jimmy Kimmel and sidekick Guillermo return to the Tank with what they believe is another revolutionary idea.

"Blue Bloods" 10 p.m. CBS — The last remaining Mustang from the film "Bullit" is stolen

"The Knick" 10 p.m. Cinemax— Thackery's syphilis treatment is put to the test, while Harriet has her day in court.


"Ash v. Evil Dead" 8 tonight Starz — A special agent tracks Ash.

"Saturday Night Live" 11:29 tonight NBC Donald Trump scheduled to host.

"Flesh and Bone " 8 p.m. Sunday Starz (new series) —  Premiere of a drama about a troubled young dancer who lands a job with a prestigious ballet company in New York City.

"Oprah's Master Class " 8 p.m. Sunday OWN (fifth season debut) Robert Duvall is inteviewed.

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta " 8 p.m. Sunday Bravo (eighth season debut) Kim Fields of "The Facts of Life" fame joins the cast while NeNe Leakes has departed.

"The Librarians " 8 p.m. Sunday TNT —  A cave-in at an oil-rig site unleashes a shape-shifting entity that becomes stronger when a lie is told.

"Agent X" 9 p.m. Sunday TNT (new series) The Vice President (Sharon Stone) deploys John Case (Jeff Hephner) to rescue the FBI director's kidnapped daughter.

"The Leftovers" 9 p.m. Sunday HBO Surprise visitors irk Nora.

"Homeland" 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Saul orders a sweep at the station

"The Walking Dead" 9 p.m. Sunday AMC So is Glenn dead or alive?

"The Good Wife" 9:30 p.m. CBS Alicia and Lucca defend a client who was fired from a technology firm for failing a polygraph test.

"The Affair" 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — A medical emergency with Martin casts Helen and Noah's litigation process in a new light.

"Quantico" 10:01 p.m. Sunday ABC — The NATS face an explosive assignment for their midterm.

"CSI: Cyber" 10:30 p.m. Sunday CBS — A man is killed by a driverless car while drag racing.