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[01/08/04 - 12:00 AM]
UPN Preps February Sweeps Schedule
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- UPN has released its preliminary February sweeps schedule, details of which you can find below. Please note that episode descriptions may contain spoilers.

Thursday, February 5

8:00/7:00c - "WWE Smackdown"

Friday, February 6

8:00/7:00c - "UPN's Night at the Movies: TBA"

Monday, February 9

8:00/7:00c - "The Parkers: Can Two Wrongs Make a Right?"
Synopsis: Nikki is up for a need-based scholarship to a university, but it is put in jeopardy when the school's representative shows up early to interview her and finds her at Andell's during a party gone wild. Also, the Prof. lies about being a single dad in order to date a beautiful single mom.

8:30/7:30c - "Eve: Valentine�s Day Reloaded"
Synopsis: To be announced. Guest Stars: Nicole Richie as Karen, Boris Kodjoe as Kevin

9:00/8:00c - "Girlfriends: A Comedy of Eros"
Synopsis: On Valentine's Day, Joan runs into a past love (Davis) at a movie theatre, William pursues the bus stop woman (Donna) that the soothsayer guided him to, and Maya meets a pro athlete at school who won�t take no for an answer. Special Guest Star: Jill Scott as Donna

9:30/8:30c - "Half & Half: The Big You�re Not the Boss of Me Episode"
Synopsis: A new boss is hired at Delicious and does some downsizing. After re-interviewing, Spencer keeps his job but Mona is promoted. The two try to deal with how to remain friends now that their professional roles have changed. Big Dee Dee tells Dee Dee that she can pick the baby�s name but she can�t come up with one that won�t be ridiculed. Special Guest Star: Lana Moorer AKA MC Lyte

Tuesday, February 10

8:00/7:00c - "One on One: It�s a Mad, Mad, Mad Hip Hop World"
Synopsis: Breanna and her friends plan a road trip to see a concert, and Flex, being the over-protective father, insists on coming along, promising to make it a family memory they won't ever forget. The trip definitely becomes unforgettable for the kids when they run out of gas, get separated from Flex and are rescued by a celebrity. Special Guest Stars: Floetry, Angie Stone, Avant (all as themselves), Eve as waitress

8:30/7:30c - "All of Us: Used to Be My Girl"
Synopsis: To be announced.

9:00/8:00c - "America's Next Top Model"

Wednesday, February 11

8:00/7:00c - "Star Trek: Enterprise: Harbinger"
Synopsis: To be announced.

9:00/8:00c - "Jake 2.0: Blackout"
Synopsis: Cyber-genius Dumont cons the NSA into letting him out of prison and he uses a device to erase Jake�s memory. Dumont�s plan is to inject himself with Jake�s nanites, but things go awry when Jake realizes that Dumont and his accomplice are not his friends. Confused and scared, Jake runs from both Dumont and the NSA.

Thursday, February 12

8:00/7:00c - "WWE Smackdown"

Friday, February 13

8:00/7:00c - "UPN's Night at the Movies: TBA"

Monday, February 16

8:00/7:00c - "The Parkers: She�s Positive"
Synopsis: T thinks he�s met the girl of his dreams, but then finds out she is HIV positive. Also, the Professor enlists Nikki�s catering talents to help impress a visiting team of representatives from a high profile university that is considering him for their Vice Presidency. Special Guest Star: Chilli as Kai, Murphy Lee as himself

8:30/7:30c - "Eve: Sister, Sister"
Synopsis: Shelly�s successful, fun-loving sister, Simone, comes for a visit, and Shelly frustratingly finds herself slipping back into the role of over-shadowed little sister as Simone starts taking the limelight. Special Guest Stars: Queen Latifah as Simone

9:00/8:00c - "Girlfriends: Viva Las Vegas"
Synopsis: To be announced.

9:30/8:30c - "Half & Half: The Big Love is Here & Now You�re Gone Episode"
Synopsis: After Camille returns from a work trip in London, she decides to move home and tells Spencer she is leaving. While recording a lullaby birth announcement CD for Big Dee Dee, Mona finds a love interest in the sound engineer, Nick.

Tuesday, February 17

8:00/7:00c - "One on One: The Catch"
Synopsis: Breanna befriends a new cheerleader on the squad�until she discovers she is the girl Arnaz lost his virginity to. Also, Flex and Duane go up against each other for the condo board presidency. Special Guest Star: Ruben Studdard as himself, Solange Knowles as Charlotte

8:30/7:30c - "All of Us: TBA"

9:00/8:00c - "America's Next Top Model"

Wednesday, February 18

8:00/7:00c - "Star Trek: Enterprise: Doctor�s Orders"
Synopsis: Enterprise traverses a dangerous portion of the Expanse and Phlox must sedate the entire crew into unconsciousness in order to keep everyone safe. With he and T�Pol the only ones conscious, Phlox starts hallucinating and fears he may be losing his grip on reality.

9:00/8:00c - "Jake 2.0: Get Foley"
Synopsis: Still without a memory, Jake is wanders into a bar with a secret fight club in the back room. Needing money, Jake fights and surprises everyone with his strength. Meanwhile the NSA is desperate to find Jake and Diane is afraid that they will kill him. Diane makes contact with him, but is unable to convince him to go home. Ultimately, Jake realizes that he is one of the "good guys" and he goes back to the NSA. Diane injects him with a serum that restores his memory. Special Guest Star: Wes "Maestro" Williams

Thursday, February 19

8:00/7:00c - "WWE Smackdown"

Friday, February 20

8:00/7:00c - "UPN's Night at the Movies: TBA"

Monday, February 23

8:00/7:00c - "The Parkers: Judge Not a Book..."
Synopsis: After Nikki tells an author tales of her "love life" with the Professor, the author convinces Nikki to write her own book about it all. The book becomes a best-seller that has love-starved women chasing after the Professor�now Nikki must devise a plan to scare them all away from her man. Also, Kim assists the head stylist for a super obnoxious super model. Special Guest Star: Shaq as himself

8:30/7:30c - "Eve: Porn Free"
Synopsis: Janie discovers Marty�s secret porn stash, and fearing there�s a problem in her marriage, sets about trying to remedy the problem with help from Shelly and Rita. Also, J.T. has made a new friend in Cedric the Entertainer, but when this new friend never, ever leaves his side, he becomes an annoyance that J.T. wonders how to "break up" with. Special Guest Star: Cedric the Entertainer as himself

9:00/8:00c - "Girlfriends: Good Catch or Bad Hop"
Synopsis: Maya enjoys the star treatment dating the pro athlete, but isn�t sure she�s the only girl in his life. Lynn babysits for a bunch of single moms she�s been interviewing for her new documentary while the moms go to a job fair.

9:30/8:30c - "Half & Half: The Big I Haven�t the Vegas Idea Episode"
Synopsis: Aurora, a friend of Dee Dee�s who is visiting (after recently undergoing gastric bypass surgery) catches Spencer�s eye. Adam is upset that everybody but Spencer and his new date are canceling on his Vegas birthday bash. Spencer and Aurora think they got married, but Adam made it up to ensure all of his friends will come to Vegas to sort out the mess. Mona and Nick�s romance continues to bloom. Special Guest Star: Charlie Maher

Tuesday, February 24

8:00/7:00c - "One on One: He�s Not Heavy, He�s My Half-Brother"
Synopsis: As Duane prepares for his kidney donor surgery, he's shocked to discover his father isn't the true recipient - the kidney is going to a half-brother he never knew about. At WYNX, Flex lands a high-profile interview that is critical to his plans to go national, but he's blind-sided by his sexy co-host Holly whose feminine wiles steal the interviewee away. Also, Breanna creates her own secret admirer to foster jealousy in Arnaz. Special Guest Stars: Jenny McCarthy as Holly, Smokey Robinson as Vaughn, Orlando Brown as Dewayne, Eric Dickerson as himself

8:30/7:30c - "All of Us: TBA"

9:00/8:00c - "America's Next Top Model"

Wednesday, February 25

8:00/7:00c - "Star Trek: Enterprise: Hatchery"
Synopsis: Enterprise comes upon the wreckage of a Xindi vessel filled with dozens of vulnerable eggs sacks. Archer decides to nurse the eggs back to health, and the crew starts to fear his actions are jeopardizing their mission, and a mutiny is staged.

9:00/8:00c - "Jake 2.0: Dead Man Talking"
Synopsis: Jake is injured and his subconscious starts to interact with the computers in the NSA. At first its thought his mind is doing harm, but it turns out he ends up helping the NSA secure a threat.

Thursday, February 26

8:00/7:00c - "WWE Smackdown"

Friday, February 27

8:00/7:00c - "UPN's Night at the Movies: TBA"

Monday, March 1

8:00/7:00c - "The Parkers: Practice What You Preach"
Synopsis: An old friend from Nikki�s wild days visits who is now the new Rev. at Nikki�s church. Her promiscuous past causes turmoil in the church, which forces Nikki into the role of peacemaker. Also, the Professor gets Kim to coach him for a singing audition with the chorale group so he can join them on an exotic trip to Spain. Special Guest Stars: Yolanda Adams (gospel singer) as Karla the Rev.

8:30/7:30c - "Eve: Party All the Time"
Synopsis: Shelly�s childhood friend, April, reappears in her life, and her party-crashing antics begin to influence Shelly�s behavior, which causes friction between Shelly and her friends Rita and Janie. Special Guest Star: Jadakiss as himself

9:00/8:00c - "Girlfriends: On the Couch"
Synopsis: Veretta�s visit puts Toni in the middle of her mother and her husband when strife arises between Veretta and Todd. Special Guest Star: Jill Scott as Donna, Julie Haggerty as Dr. Miller, Jenifer Lewis as Veretta

9:30/8:30c - "Half & Half: The Big Labor of Love Episode"
Synopsis: Big Dee Dee has her baby and the ordeal highlights the differences between the two sisters as Mona remains calm while Dee Dee gets hysterical. Special Guest Star: Evan Marriott, Kathy Griffin, Dayna Devon (EXTRA)

Tuesday, March 2

8:00/7:00c - "One on One: Spy Games Reloaded"
Synopsis:Flex runs into Sheila Kerr (the journalist he met in "Spy Games") at a important National Sports Journalism conference in L.A., and what starts out as a romantic weekend with networking on the side, soon devolves into the same backstabbing dynamic that made their relationship exciting in the beginning. Special Guest Star: Robin Givens as Sheila, Stuart Scott as himself

8:30/7:30c - "All of Us: TBA"

9:00/8:00c - "America's Next Top Model"

Wednesday, March 3

8:00/7:00c - "Star Trek: Enterprise: Azati Prime"
Synopsis: Enterprise finally arrives at the sight of the Xindi weapon that is meant to destroy Earth, but Archer�s mission is thrown into doubt when Crewman Daniels makes a visit. He takes Archer 400 years into the future to show him a conspiracy involving another species planning an invasion of the universe and explains that these creatures are responsible for pitting the humans against the Xindi in the first place.

9:00/8:00c - "TBA"





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· ALL OF US (CW)
· AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (CW)
· EVE (UPN)
· GIRLFRIENDS (CW)
· HALF & HALF (UPN)
· JAKE 2.0 (UPN)
· ONE ON ONE (UPN)
· PARKERS, THE (UPN)
· STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE (UPN)
· WWE SMACKDOWN (SYFY)





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