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Not much happens on the networks in November but ABC will be the exception to that rule. The Alphabet Net will be unveiling their remake of the 1983 miniseries V. Four episodes of the sci-fi series will air through November 24th, at which point it goes on hiatus until the spring. . One thing November will have in spades is more reality shows, namely from VH1 and Bravo. On VH1 expect Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew (November 1), For the Love of Ray J (November 2) and I Want to Work for Diddy (November 2). Premieres of Tabitha’s Salon Takeover (November 3), The Real Housewives of Orange County (November 5) and Chef Academy (November 16) can be seen over on Bravo. . A handful of scripted shows will also be premiering this month. New episodes of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns will air over on TBS on the 6th. Then, on November 27, Sundance Channel will unveil to the US Shameless, an award-winning British comedy. . Fox will get a new talk show on November 7 with The Wanda Sykes Show. The series will be part panel discussion, part comedy act. . Melding food and music, Dinner with the Band is a web series that IFC has acquired and will be airing on November 24. In it, Chef Sam Mason will whip up a meal with the help of an up-and-coming band who will in turn perform and share stories from the road. Acts scheduled to appear include Les Savy Fav, Kid Sister and Flosstradamus, Men, Final Fantasy, Yacht and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. . Two award shows will air this month. First up, the 43rd Annual CMA Awards (ABC) will take place on November 11th. Then on the 22nd NBC will air the 2009 American Music Awards. . On November 15th through the 17th AMC will share their intriguing miniseries The Prisoner. The three-part sci-fi spy event is a remake of a 1960s British television show. . Finally, all things must come to an end. Here’s a list of shows that will be having their season finales this month: Greek (November 2- ABC Family), Mad Men (November 8- AMC), Lincoln Heights (November 9- ABC Family), America’s Next Top Model (November 18- CW), South Park (November 18- Comedy Central), Project Runway and Models of the Runway (November 19- Lifetime), Sit Down, Shut Up (November 21- Fox), Curb Your Enthusiasm (November 22- HBO), The Next Iron Chef (November 22- Food Network) and Dancing with the Stars (November 24- ABC).

dvd releases
Nov. 3
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra (PG-13)
Food, Inc. (PG)
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (R)
Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut (R)
Nov. 10
Up (PG)
The Ugly Truth (R)
The Accidental Husband (PG-13)
Nov. 17
Star Trek (PG-13)
My Sister’s Keeper (PG-13)
How to Be (Not Rated)
Bruno (R)
Nov. 24
Angels & Demons (PG-13)
Four Christmases (PG-13)
Santa Buddies (G)
Funny People (Not Rated)