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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Sweeps Schedule: May 7th-May 13th

Here is a taste of the sweeps magic you’ll get May 7th through May 13th…

Monday, May 7th, it’s Marshall and Lily’s wedding day on “How I Met Your Mother” (8 p.m., CBS), while Blair Underwood returns to “The New Adventures of Old Christine” for the season finale (8:30 p.m., CBS)...“Girlfriends” wraps up its season (9 p.m., CW) and Enrique Iglesias guests on “Two and a Half Men” (9 p.m., CBS)…

Tuesday, May 8th, “George Lopez” wraps up the season and possibly the series (8 p.m., ABC)…“The Unit” also wraps up its season (9 p.m., CBS), as does “Tori & Dean: Inn Love” (10:30 p.m., Oxygen)…Piper Perabo guests on “House” (9 p.m., FOX), Paul Rudd guests on “Veronica Mars” (9 p.m., CW), and Bernadette Peters guests on “Boston Legal” (10 p.m., ABC)…Kristy Swanson guests as an Anna Nicole-like character on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (9 p.m., NBC)…

Wednesday, May 9th, “Bones” does a tie-in with MySpace where viewers can learn about the suspects online (8 p.m., FOX)…“One Tree Hill” goes to the prom in the real-life town of Honey Grove, Texas, which won a contest to host the show’s prom (9 p.m., CW)…Neve Campbell, Jason Priestley and Howie Mandel guest star on “Medium” (10 p.m., NBC), while John McEnroe plays himself on “CSI: NY,” as he’s suspected of murder (10 p.m., CBS)…“Lost” gives us the flashback we’ve been waiting for—the story of Ben (10 p.m., ABC)…

Thursday, May 10th, NBC supersizes its Thursday schedule once again, beginning with the season finale of “My Name Is Earl” (8 p.m.)…“Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” does a special two-hour episode (8 p.m., FOX)…“Supernatural” begins its two-part season finale (9 p.m., CW)…Melinda Clarke returns to “CSI” as Lady Heather (9 p.m., CBS)… “Without a Trace” moves to its old night for its season finale (10 p.m., CBS)…Stanley Tucci begins an arc as the new chief on “ER” (10 p.m., NBC)…ABC debuts “Traveler,” an action-adventure about friends who become fugitives after they’re set up by their friend, Will Traveler (10:01 p.m., ABC)…

Friday, May 11th, “Today” kicks off its Summer Concert Series with Martina McBride, Josh Turner and Gretchen Wilson…“Ghost Whisperer” wraps up its second season (8 p.m., CBS), as does “Close to Home” with guest star Jonathan Silverman (9 p.m., CBS)…

Saturday, May 12th, “Saturday Night Live” serves up its first new episode of sweeps with host Molly Shannon and musical guest Linkin Park…

Sunday, May 13th, “7th Heaven” says goodbye—for real this time (8 p.m., CW)… “Survivor: Fiji” wraps up its season with a two-hour episode, followed by the hour-long cast reunion (8 p.m., CBS)…

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Sweeps Schedule: April 30th-May 6th

Here are the sweeps surprises you can expect April 30th-May 6th…

Monday, April 30th, Bob Barker guests on “How I Met Your Mother” (8 p.m., CBS) as Barney gets on “The Price is Right” as a contestant…“Heroes” shows us what would happen if the heroes don’t save the world (9 p.m., NBC)…

Tuesday, May 1st, “Veronica Mars” returns with the first of the season’s four remaining episodes (9 p.m., CW)…Tate Donovan guest stars on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” for a story ripped from the headlines about a crazy astronaut love triangle (9 p.m., NBC), while Kim Delaney guest stars on “Law & Order: SVU” (10 p.m., NBC)…

Wednesday, May 2nd, “One Tree Hill” returns to finish out its season (9 p.m., CW)…Neve Campbell and Jason Priestley begin a three episode guest stint on “Medium” (10 p.m., NBC)…“CSI: NY” does a crossover with “Cold Case” as Danny visits to investigate Stella (10 p.m., CBS)…

Thursday, May 3rd, NBC’s Thursday comedies are super-sized as “My Name Is Earl” does a scratch-and-sniff episode (8 p.m., NBC). You can get your scratch-and-sniff card in this week’s “TV Guide.” “Scrubs” gets a visit from Keri Russell (9:20 p.m., NBC)…“Smallville” travels to the 1940s in a dream sequence (8 p.m., CW)…“Grey’s Anatomy” sets up its possible spin-off with a two-hour episode (9 p.m., ABC)… “Shark” wraps up its first season (10 p.m., CBS), while Abby and Luka get married on “ER” (9:54 p.m., NBC)…

Friday, May 4th, Disney Channel gives us the premiere of “High School Musical: The Concert” (9 p.m.), an hour special showcasing the best moments from this past summer’s tour. “HSM” die-hards should be warned, though, that Zac Efron (Troy) won’t be there (He was filming “Hairspray.”). Drew Seeley, who sang some of the vocals for Troy in the movie, takes his place…

Saturday, it’s the fastest two minutes in sports as NBC brings us the Kentucky Derby (4:30 p.m.)…“Saturday Night Live” gives us a clip show with the best bits from this season (11:30 p.m., NBC)…
Sunday, May 6th, “Amazing Race: All-Stars” (8 p.m., CBS) and “Cold Case” (9 p.m., CBS) wrap up their seasons…

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Sweeps Schedule: April 26th-April 30th

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, the first May sweeps schedule…

These are the things you can look forward to Thursday, April 26th-Sunday, April 29th…

Thursday, “30 Rock” wraps up its first season with guest stars Elaine Stritch and Sean Hayes (9 p.m., NBC) and Keri Russell begins her two-episode stint on “Scrubs” (9:30 p.m., NBC)…“October Road” wraps its first (and only?) season (10:01 p.m., ABC) after an all-new “Grey’s Anatomy” (9 p.m., ABC)…Sherry Stringfield (“ER”) guests on “Shark” (10 p.m., CBS)…

Friday, Brooke Shields guests as Miley’s mother on “Hannah Montana” (7 p.m., Disney Channel). Be sure to have the tissues handy…If you’re one of the few people on the planet who haven’t seen it, you can catch “High School Musical” at 8 p.m. on Disney Channel. The “dance-along edition” will get you ready for next week’s premiere of “High School Musical: The Concert”…“Raines” wraps up its first and only season (9 p.m., NBC) with guest star Cynthia Watros (“Lost”)…“Law & Order” tackles a case ripped from international headlines as they investigate a poisoned Russian émigré…Peter MacNicol returns to “Numb3rs,” (10 p.m., CBS) which means his “24” run will soon be ending (Boo Hiss!)…

Saturday, Leah Remini and Michael Rapaport guest star on “MADtv” (11 p.m., FOX)… “Saturday Night Live” strangely goes with a re-run, but it’s a good one with host Peyton Manning and musical guest Carrie Underwood. The United Way commercial and the Dora parody are both classics…

Sunday, NBC airs the documentary “Barbaro: A Nation’s Horse” (5 p.m.)…Rudy Giuliani and Stephen Hawking guest on “The Simpsons,” (8 p.m., FOX) while Drew Barrymore guests on “Family Guy” (9 p.m., FOX)…Jason Priestly directs “7th Heaven” (8 p.m., CW)…Meredith Baxter continues her stint on “Cold Case” (9 p.m., CBS)…And it’s a catfight royale when Gaby discovers what’s been going on with Carlos and Edie on “Desperate Housewives” (9 p.m., ABC)…

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

May Sweeps Is Coming!

May sweeps begins this Thursday...

That means plenty of special events, guest stars, and--because it's May--season and series finales...

Be sure to check with me each weekend as I tell you the sweeps moments you can't miss. And be sure to check this Wednesday for a look at what the rest of this week has to offer...

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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Sweeps Schedule: The Final Three Days

There are only three more days left in February sweeps, but the networks still have some pretty special stuff up their sleeves…

Monday, February 26th, Gregory Itzin returns to “24” as Jack needs Logan’s help (9 p.m., FOX). Ed Begley Jr. guests on “CSI: Miami” (10 p.m., CBS) and ABC follows Oprah as she fulfills her dream in “Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy” (10 p.m.). NBC premieres its newest drama, “The Black Donnellys” at 10 (Scroll down for my review.)…

Tuesday, February 27th, Academy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson stops by BET’s “One Night Only” to inspire some New Orleans high school students doing a production of “Dreamgirls” (7:30 p.m.). FOX premieres its newest game show, “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader” hosted by Jeff Foxworthy (9:30 p.m.). Kim Delaney guest stars on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (10 p.m., NBC). ABC News reporter Bob Woodruff returns to Baghdad for the first time since his near fatal accident in “To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports” (10 p.m., ABC)…

Wednesday, February 28th, it’s the season premiere of “America’s Next Top Model” (8 p.m., CW). Criss Angel guest stars on “CSI: NY” (10 p.m., CBS) and Cheech Marin guests as Hurley’s dad on “Lost” (10 p.m., ABC). “The Knights of Prosperity” move on to a new target—which just happens to be one of my least favorite TV personalities, by the way (8:30 p.m., ABC) and we finally get to see Jane Seymour’s guest appearance on “In Case of Emergency” (9:30 p.m., ABC)…

Don’t worry. We’ll do this sweeps thing again in May…

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sweeps Schedule: February 19th-February 25th

We’re winding down to the end of February sweeps, but there’s still plenty of drama and excitement…

Monday, February 19th, Diana Ross guests on “Inside the Actors Studio” (8 p.m., Bravo). Comic book icon Stan Lee guests on “Heroes” (9 p.m., NBC) and Lifetime gives us another Nora Roberts movie, “Carolina Moon,” starring Claire Forlani and Oliver Hudson (9 p.m.)…

Tuesday, February 20th, Tom Arnold guests on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (9 p.m., NBC)…

Wednesday, February 21st, it’s the return of “Jericho,” as we find out what was happening 36 hours before the nuclear explosion (8 p.m., CBS). “The Knights of Prosperity” finally get into Mick Jagger’s apartment (8:30 p.m., ABC) and we get answers about Jack’s tattoos on “Lost” (10 p.m., ABC)…

Thursday, February 22nd, “American Idol” gives us our first results show (8 p.m., FOX). Beau Bridges guests on “My Name Is Earl” (8 p.m., NBC) and “Grey’s Anatomy” wraps up its three-parter (9 p.m., ABC). Stacy Keach guests as Gates’ father on “ER” (10 p.m., NBC) and Oprah Winfrey brings us her first Oscar special as three sets of stars (Julia Roberts and George Clooney, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe, and Jamie Foxx and Sidney Poitier) interview each other (10:01 p.m., ABC)…

Friday, February 23rd, “Law and Order” does an O.J.-inspired story with Bobby Cannavale playing the O.J. character (10 p.m., NBC)…

Saturday, February 24th, Kentucky’s own Ricky Skaggs teams up with Bruce Hornsby on “Crossroads” (9 p.m., CMT)…

Sunday, February 25th, Barbara Walters hosts her annual Oscar special with Jennifer Hudson, Helen Mirren and Eddie Murphy (7 p.m., ABC), while Ellen DeGeneres hosts the Academy Awards (8 p.m., ABC)…

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Sweeps Schedule: February 12th-February 18th

This week, sweeps slows it down a little bit, but there’s still plenty of cool stuff to watch…

Monday, February 12th, FOX angers “Prison Break” fans (but thrills “24” fans) by expanding “24” to two hours (8 p.m.). Orlando Jones guest stars on “Everybody Hates Chris” (8 p.m., CW) while Allison Janney guests on “Two and a Half Men” (9 p.m., CBS). Lifetime airs its next Nora Roberts movie, “Blue Smoke,” starring Scott Bakula (9 p.m.). “Studio 60” gives us a flashback to when Harriett and Matt met (10 p.m., NBC) and we find out Delko’s fate on “CSI: Miami” (10 p.m., CBS)…

Tuesday, February 13th, the fantastic Currie Graham (“Desperate Housewives,” “NYPD Blue”) returns to “Boston Legal” to prosecute Denny Crane. Also, someone’s leaving the firm (10 p.m., ABC)…

Wednesday, February 14th, if you’ve got Valentine’s Day plans, you’ll want to set your VCRs. CBS gets you ready for the return of “Jericho” with a clip show, “Return to Jericho” (8 p.m.). Jane Seymour guests on “In Case of Emergency” (9:30 p.m., ABC) and Desmond gets the spotlight on “Lost” (10 p.m., ABC). And, the top 24 are revealed on “American Idol” (9 p.m., FOX)…

Thursday, February 15th, Lucy Liu guests on “Ugly Betty,” (8 p.m., ABC) while “Grey’s Anatomy” gives us part two of a three-part story (9 p.m., ABC) and we see the aftermath of the earthquake on the next to last episode of “The O.C.” (9 p.m., FOX)…

Friday, February 16th, Sandra Bernhard guests on “Las Vegas” (9 p.m., NBC)…

Saturday, February 17th, “Saturday Night Live” repeats one of its best episodes of the season with host and musical guest Justin Timberlake (11:30 p.m., NBC)…

Sunday, February 18th, we say goodbye to “Reba” with back-to-back episodes (7 p.m., CW). “The Amazing Race: All-Star Edition” begins (8 p.m., CBS) and Bob Dylan provides the soundtrack to a new episode of “Cold Case” (9 p.m., CBS). TNT presents the NBA All-Star Game (9 p.m.)…

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Sweeps Schedule: Week of February 5th

This week’s sweeps schedule features A LOT of special guest appearances and music’s biggest night…

CBS has named tonight (February 5th) “Super Monday,” and they’re not kidding. At 8 p.m., “How I Met Your Mother” features a guest spot by Emmitt Smith, followed by Jerry Rice on “The Class.” At 9 p.m., Brooke Shields guests on “Two and a Half Men” and at 9:30 p.m., it’s the premiere of “Rules of Engagement” starring David Spade, Patrick Warburton and Oliver Hudson as a single, married, and engaged guy, respectively. Then CBS’s big night concludes at 10 with a main character getting shot on “CSI: Miami,” but if you’ve watched the commercials closely, you know who it is…

On ABC, see how the rich and famous do it with “In Style Celebrity Weddings” (10 p.m.) and on FOX, Michael and Sarah reunite (or at least that’s what the promos show us) on “Prison Break” (8 p.m.). Lifetime presents the next in its series of Nora Roberts movies, “Montana Sky,” featuring the return to TV of John Corbett (9 p.m.)…

Tuesday, February 6th, “The Unit” serves up a double episode with Don Rickles guesting in the first hour (8 p.m., CBS). Paul Reubens makes another sweeps guest spot, this time on “Dirt” (10 p.m., FX)…

Wednesday, February 7th, you can get ready for the return of “Lost” with “The Lost Survival Guide” (9 p.m., ABC). “Criminal Minds” finishes its two-parter that began after the Super Bowl (9 p.m., CBS). Grammy nominee Nelly Furtado guest stars on “CSI: NY” (10 p.m., CBS)…

Thursday, February 8th, is another big night for CBS with the premiere of “Survivor: Fiji” (8 p.m.) and the return of William Peterson (Didn’t we just say goodbye?) to “CSI” (9 p.m.). And “The O.C.” shakes things up—literally—in its third-to-last episode (9 p.m., FOX)…

Friday, February 9th, another Grammy nominee, Mary J. Blige, makes a guest spot on “Ghost Whisperer” (8 p.m., CBS). Ricardo Antonio Chavira (“Desperate Housewives”) guests on “Monk” (9 p.m., USA)…

Saturday, February 10th, it’s the return of Disney’s “Kim Possible” with its first new episodes since 2005 (9 p.m., Disney Channel). And gentlemen, start your engines. It’s the first big NASCAR event, the “Budweiser Shootout” (8 p.m., FOX)…

Sunday, February 11th, it’s music’s biggest night, The Grammys, featuring a reunion of The Police (8 p.m., CBS). But ABC has a big night too with a new episode of “Desperate Housewives” (9 p.m.) and Margot Kidder guests on “Brothers & Sisters” (10 p.m.). Andrew Lloyd Webber drops by a two-hour “Grease: The One That I Want,” as we finally find out who got eliminated (7 p.m., NBC). “Crossing Jordan” crosses over with “Las Vegas” (10 p.m., NBC)…

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Sweeps Schedule: February 1st-February 4th

It’s the time of year when people die, get married, have kids, or suddenly become friends with the hottest stars…

That’s right, my friends, it is once again that magical time of year known as sweeps. And it all begins tomorrow (February 1st).

But don’t worry. As usual, I’ll be here to get you through it.

Here’s what special things are planned for this week (February 1st-February 4th)…

Thursday, “Ugly Betty” (8 p.m., ABC) welcomes Katharine McPhee and Tim Gunn and “30 Rock” (9:30 p.m., NBC) welcomes both Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman) and Isabella Rossellini. “ER” continues the guest star parade with Academy Award Nominee Forest Whitaker wrapping up his stint. And don’t forget “The O.C.” at 9 p.m. on FOX…

Friday, Steven Weber pays a visit to his former “Wings” co-star Tony Shalhoub on “Monk” (9 p.m., USA). CBS relives the Super Bowl’s greatest commercials with a one-hour special at 9 p.m…

Saturday, Hallmark Channel gets a jump on Valentine’s Day with “Love Is a Four Letter Word,” starring Teri Polo and cutie Robert Mailhouse as opposing divorce attorneys who fall for each other (9 p.m.). We learn who the top two Super Bowl teams of all time are on the final two installments of “America’s Game: The Super Bowl Champions” (2 p.m., CBS). The show has been running since Thanksgiving on the NFL Network, so of course, no one has seen #20-#3. Hope they do a recap. Drew Barrymore hosts “Saturday Night Live” (11:30 p.m., NBC) while Mary Lynn Rajskub (“24”) takes part in a “24” send-up on “Mad TV” (11 p.m., FOX)…

Sunday, sweeps pretty much comes to a halt for Super Bowl XLI. Coverage begins on CBS at noon with NFL Films’ season recap, “The Road to the Super Bowl,” followed by “Phil Simms All-Iron Team.” The pre-game show, “The Super Bowl Today,” goes on the air at 2 p.m. The actual game kicks off at 6:25 p.m. Billy Joel will sing the National Anthem and Prince will perform at halftime. I’m sure the CBS executives are holding their breath…

There are alternatives to the big game with marathons of “Monk” (10 a.m., USA) “The Closer” (11 a.m., TNT) and “My Boys” (5 p.m., TBS). NBC is repeating the last four episodes of “Grease: You’re The One That I Want,” (7 p.m., NBC) while giving fans another opportunity to vote based on last week’s performances (This means you, Derek Keeling fans!)…

The primo post-Super Bowl spot goes to “Criminal Minds” this year which hopes to repeat the success of “Grey’s Anatomy” last year with the first of a two-parter (10 p.m. approx., CBS)…

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