WEEK AHEAD: Pam & Kid Rock Together Again
SUNDAY, NOV. 6: While politicians across the country are getting in their final licks in before Election Day, The West Wing is getting into the spirit of things with its first live episode ever. Jimmy Smits – as Democratic presidential candidate Matt Santos – and Alan Alda – as Republican Arnold Vinick – will go head-to-head in a live debate – and viewers can even submit questions for the "candidates" on NBC.com. The episode airs on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.
TUESDAY, NOV. 8: Now that he and Renee Zellweger have gone their separate ways, Kenny Chesney is back to business with his second album this year, The Road and the Radio. After announcing their annulment in September, Chesney told Country Weekly magazine that he was excited about having the focus back on his career: "It'll be about the music again, not about the sideshow." And the country star will also have his first primetime TV special, Somewhere in the Sun, airing on ABC on Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. CT.
Ashanti, Nelly, Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland and a host of other musicians will pay tribute to Lady Marmalade herself in An All-Star Salute to Patti LaBelle, airing live from the Atlantis resort in Paradise Island. A highlight of the event: The R&B will reteam with her former LaBelle bandmates Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash for a special performance of "Lady Marmalade." The show airs on the UPN at 9 p.m. ET.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9: Pam Anderson and Kid Rock are getting back together – for TV, that is. The former couple will team up for the season premiere of Anderson's FOX comedy Stacked. Rock's role: He'll play a delivery man who visits Skyler's (Anderson) bookstore. Tune in at 8:30 p.m. to see if the onscreen sparks fly between the once hot-and-heavy couple.
NEW THIS WEEK:
Movies (now in theaters): Jarhead, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx; Chicken Little, voiced by Zach Braff and Joan Cusack; I Love Your Work, starring Christina Ricci; The Dying Gaul, starring Patricia Clarkson
Music (in stores Tuesday): Floetry, Flo'Ology; Eurythmics, The Ultimate Collection; Cyndi Lauper, The Body Acoustic; Neil Diamond, 12 Songs; The Highwaymen, The Road Goes on Forever; Music from the O.C.: Mix 5
DVDs (in stores Tuesday): Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Edward Scissorhands: Collectible Tin Anniversary Edition; Big Fish: Special Edition with Book; La Dolce Vita: Deluxe Collector's Edition; Beavis & Butt-head, Vol. 1: The Mike Judge Collection