What to Watch Tonight: It’s Always Sunny..., The X Factor, and The Big Bang Theory

What to watch on Thursday, November 1...

It's the day after Halloween, which means a few things: It's now time to concentrate on Election Day, Thanksgiving, and—if the decorations at the mall are to be believed—Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Chrismukkah, Festivus, and the rest of the December holidays. Oh, and Hurricane Sandy's continued effect on your regularly scheduled programming. Here's tonight's TV lineup!

8pm, ABC
The 46th Annual CMA Awards
Polish up your cowboy boots, here come the 46th Annual CMA Awards! This year's event will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and feature performances from Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Little Big Town, and more. Also: The broadcast will be three hours long, which means no new Last Resort, Grey's Anatomy, or Scandal this week.

8pm, CBS
The Big Bang Theory
In “The Extract Obliteration,” Sheldon's relationship with the venerable Stephen Hawking is threatened over a game of Words with Friends. Meanwhile, Penny considers going back to school and secretly signs up for a college course.

8pm, NBC
The X Factor
Following last night's first round of live performances, tonight brings the first round of eliminations as the judges reveal who among the Top 16 will continue in the competition.

8pm, NBC
The Voice
Because the upset caused by Hurricane Sandy, NBC will rebroadcast Monday’s two-hour episode of The Voice so that viewers on the East Coast can catch up on the first "knockout" round. The rerun replaces the network's previously scheduled Thursday programming: 30 Rock aired last night instead, and The Office and Parks and Recreation have been postponed until next week. Up All Night will return November 15. Got all that? Good.

9pm, The CW
Beauty and the Beast
Anyone still watching this show? In “Basic Instinct,” Vincent saves a life when he revives a teenage boy left for dead in a dumpster. (Go Vincent!) Meanwhile, the Muirfield's agents offer Cat (Kristin Kreuk) some information about her mother in exchange for Vincent. Will she turn him in?

10pm, FX
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
It’s Charlie and Dee’s lucky day in tonight’s “Charlie and Dee Find Love.” Yes, it’s true! Charlie and Dee become romantically involved with two people who happen to be related to one of Philly’s wealthiest families. But of course things go wrong as Mac, Dennis, and Frank try to get in on the action. Will they crash the rich folks' big parties? Or embarrass them during fancy dinners? Tune in to find out!

SERIES PREMIERE, 11:30pm, Showtime
Reality Show
Showtime promises to get “real” with this new eight-episode miniseries that's actually a scripted drama about a reality TV producer named Mickey who who hasn't had a hit in ages. Fed up with how staged reality shows are, he sets out to film an average family without their knowledge. The idea is "to let real-life experiences unfold before the camera"; the only problem is, the family he chooses turns out to be terribly boring. So Micky takes it into his own hands to add some drama into their lives. I'm guessing its Episodes meets The Truman Show? Either way, sounds interesting! And meta. Definitely meta.

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
Jamie Lee Curtis and San Francisco Giants Barry Zito and Sergio Romo on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12am, NBC
Louis C.K on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
Joel McHale on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS


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