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[01/27/04 - 12:00 AM]
Abc, CBS Plot February Sweeps Schedules
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- With the February sweeps period set to begin next Thursday, ABC and CBS are putting the finishing touches on their respective sweeps schedules. As usual both slates will offer up a host of guest stars, special episodes, movies, network premieres and the like in the hopes of boosting their performance during the key ratings period.

Here's a complete breakdown of the offerings from both networks. Please note that all schedules are subject to change, especially during the competitive sweeps periods. Episode descriptions, if available, are also provided. Note that some descriptions may contain spoilers for future storylines.

ABC FEBRUARY SWEEPS SCHEDULE

Thursday, February 5

8:00/7:00c - "Extreme Makeover: #223" (Compilation Episode)
Revisit the journeys of John, a married 27-year-old video game designer from Hockley, Texas, Paula, a 43-year-old homemaker from San Angelo, TX, and Tammy, a 40-year-old stay-at-home mother from St. Petersburg, FL, from their "before" phase, then as they underwent their various procedures and, finally, when the end results were revealed to their families and friends.

9:00/8:00c - "Extreme Makeover: #213"
You're invited to the first ever nuptials on "Extreme Makeover," when Michael and Susan will be transformed and revealed for the first time to each other at the altar! Michael, a 31-year-old applications engineer from Salem, New Hampshire, and Susan, a 42-year-old drama specialist from Ipswich, Massachusetts, fell in love at a weight loss support group and applied for an "Extreme Makeover" together after each losing 100 pounds on their own. Soon after, Michael proposed marriage to Susan and they were granted an all expense paid fairy tale wedding and honeymoon at Walt Disney World's Grand Floridian resort. The last surprise and twist -- the couple in love would be separated for 8 weeks while they underwent their plastic surgeries, and would not be revealed to each other until their wedding day. It is the ultimate unveiling!

10:00/9:00c - "Primetime Thursday"

Friday, February 6

8:00/7:00c - "The George Lopez Show: God Needles George"

8:30/7:30c - "The George Lopez Show: I Only Have Eyes for You" (Repeat)

9:00/8:00c - "Hope & Faith: The Dinner Story"
Former "Live with Regis & Kathie Lee" co-host Kathie Lee Gifford returns to ABC to guest star as a disgruntled waitress, Marge. When Faith (Kelly Ripa, who succeeded Ms. Gifford in the show that would become "Live with Regis and Kelly") catches wind that high-profile director Nick Spinelli (Fisher Stevens) is planning on shooting a film in Cleveland, she quickly hatches a 'foolproof' plan that she expects will give her that second chance at stardom. Hope and Faith plan a chance meeting with the director at a local diner, but their strategy is turned upside down when they realize they have no money to pay for their dinner. Their ill-tempered waitress, Marge (Ms. Gifford), is less than captivated by their excuses, and the restaurant owner makes Hope and Faith wait tables to earn their meals. But when the elusive director finally shows, Marge decides that an acting career might be better suited to her than to Faith.

9:30/8:30c - "Hope & Faith: Car Commercial" (Repeat)
In an encore presentation of the episode, Regis Philbin plays Handsome Hal Halverson, a used car salesman who hires Faith (Kelly Ripa) to co-star in his commercial in exchange for a free car. He soon discovers he got more than he bargained for when Faith tries to upstage him. Meanwhile, Hope (Faith Ford) is confident that Charley will remember the anniversary of their first kiss.

10:00/9:00c - "20/20"

Saturday, February 7

8:00/7:00c - "Movie: The Lion King: Special Edition" (Network Premiere)
Featuring material from the DVD release, this film tells the adventure-filled story of Simba, a heroic young lion struggling to find his place in nature's "circle of life." This enhanced and visually stunning animation masterpiece will air in HDTV format with 5.1-chal surround sound and also in Spanish. The Walt Disney Pictures' film features the voices of Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane and Jonathan Taylor Thomas ("Home Improvement"), along with a hit soundtrack with songs by Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice, and a score by Hans Zimmer. Zimmer won an Oscar for Best Music, Original Score; Elton John (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics) won the Oscar for Best Music, Song - "Can You Feel the Love Tonight." John and Rice were also nominated for Best Music, Song, for both "Circle of Life" and "Hakuna Matata."

10:00/9:00c - "America's Funniest Home Videos: #1412"
It's an "All Animal Extravaganza," as a special edition of "America's Funniest Home Videos" goes to the dogs, the cats and just about every critter in between for a collection of hilarious videos, including talking cats, a package that explains why "dogs are better than cats" and a montage of birds on the swoop. Four-legged and winged guests from the world famous San Diego Zoo visit the studio, including a cheetah, an anteater and a Eurasian Owl who got a little too close for comfort to host Tom Bergeron.

Sunday, February 8

7:00/6:00c - "Movie: Pearl Harbor" (Network Premiere)
Ben Affleck (Academy Award-winner for "Good Will Hunting") and Josh Hartnett ("Black Hawk Down," "Hollywood Homicide") are boyhood friends who achieve their dream of becoming pilots. Affleck meets, pursues and falls in love with a military nurse (Kate Beckinsale, "Underworld," "Serendipity"), but he is anxious to see action and heads to England where war is raging. He enlists in the British air force and is later reported killed in action. The efforts of his best friend and girlfriend to comfort each other's grief lead to their own romance. The feature won an Academy Award for Best Effects, Sound Effects, and was nominated for three additional Oscars - Best Effects, Visual Effects; Best Music, Song; and Best Sound. Jennifer Garner (ABC's "Alias") and Sara Rue (ABC's "Less than Perfect") are also in the star-studded cast. The four-hour telecast will air in HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound.

Monday, February 9

8:00/7:00c - "Movie: The Mummy Returns" (Network Premiere)
The action-packed adventure sequel to "The Mummy" stars Brendan Fraser ("The Mummy," "The Quiet American"), Rachel Weisz ("Runaway Jury," "Confidence"), The Rock ("The Rundown") and John Hannah ("The Hurricane," "Four Weddings and a Funeral"). In "The Mummy Returns," years after their adventure with a resurrected Egyptian high priest named Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo, "Progeny," "Rough Draft"), Rick and Evelyn O'Connell (Fraser and Weisz) are living in London and have an eight-year-old son, Alex (Freddie Boath). Imhotep's body lies at rest in the British museum, but not for long. A power-mad cult, led by Imhotep's reincarnated girlfriend (Patricia Velasquez, "San Bernardo"), resurrects the high priest. The broadcast will air in HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound and also in Spanish.

Tuesday, February 10

8:00/7:00c - "Eight Simple Rules...: Opposites Attract, Part 1"
Bridget hires Jeremy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas, "Home Improvement") -- a socially inept, fellow student-to tutor her in order to boost her grades to better her chances at being accepted by a good college. But with Valentine's Day fast approaching, Bridget soon finds herself without a date when her boyfriend gets sick, and her friends begin to wonder if Jeremy is taking his place. Meanwhile, Kyle treats Kerry to a very un-corporate Valentine's Day celebration, Rory gets pointers from Jim and Cate about the perfect gift for girlfriend Missy, and Jim sends C.J. (recent cast addition David Spade) on an errand that lands him in Canada. Valentine's Day-themed episode.

8:30/7:30c - "I'm With Her: Poison Ivy"
When Alex discovers that former friend and fellow actress Ivy Taylor (Brooke Shields, who is also the wife of series co-creator/executive producer Chris Henchy) has been released from rehab and doesn't have a place to live, she decides to take her into her home. But Patrick thinks Alex is making a huge mistake letting her wayward friend back into her life, as she still blames herself for ruining Ivy's career over a decade ago. Meanwhile, while setting up an Oscar voter's campaign at the Motion Picture Retirement Home, Cheri is mortified to meet a woman who has been her movie star sister's assistant for 60 years, and Stevie forms a bond with the elderly residents and finds himself taking on some of their traits. Chris Henchy, who based the premise of the series in part on his early relationship with Ms. Shields, makes a cameo appearance with Ms. Shields as a game show contestant.

9:00/8:00c - "According to Jim: The Best Man"
Jim tries to convince his nervous friend, Danny (Dan Aykroyd), not to back out of his wedding plans with Laraine (Laraine Newman).

9:30/8:30c - "Less Than Perfect: Love Stinks (Sometimes)"
Claude works up the courage to ask Mitch (William Ragsdale, "Herman's Head"), a sophisticated new producer, out on a date. Mitch accepts, but things go awry when Claude has a little too much to drink on their date. Will tries to use basketball great Bill Walton to intimidate Carl into trading one of his prized players on his fantasy basketball team. Meanwhile, Lydia and Jeb (Patrick Warburton) both use Kipp to find out if they are now dating exclusively.

10:00/9:00c - "N.Y.P.D. Blue: You Da Bomb" (Returns from Hiatus)
A man (William Francis McGuire) who's been kidnapped and had a bomb attached to his body cuffs himself to McDowell, threatening to blow everyone up, and Devlin wants to break up with Clark.

Wednesday, February 11

8:00/7:00c - "My Wife and Kids: The Anniversary Present"

8:30/7:30c - "It's All Relative: Cross My Heart"
When a TV show plans to air a "Where Are They Now?" special, the O'Neils discover that Simon used to be a member of an 80s one-hit-wonder boy band. Mace, desperate to become president of the local merchants association, promises that he can reunite the band for the Valentine's Day Winter Carnival. As Mace and Simon are consumed with the band's reunion, Audrey and Philip's Valentine's Day hopes are cast aside. Meanwhile, Bobby panics when he can't come up with an original plan for a special Valentine's Day with Liz. Valentine's Day-themed episode.

9:00/8:00c - "The Bachelorette: #205"
Meredith goes to the hometowns of the four remaining men to meet their families, and must then narrow the field from four men to three.

10:00/9:00c - "Celebrity Mole Yucatan: #406"
Three celebs remain in the jungle paradise, and the challenges get tougher as they face a pop quiz game that finds them searching for gold on the ocean floor before their boat sinks. Meanwhile, they're given mysterious briefcases with strict instructions not to open them - will curiosity kill the players' chance of adding big bucks to the pot?

Thursday, February 12

8:00/7:00c - "Extreme Makeover: #224" (New Episode - Special Time)
Revisit the journeys of Sandra, a widowed 53-year-old assistant manager from Mesa, AZ, David, a 38-year-old member of the National Guard from Farmville, VA, and Tammy, a 29-year-old sales support representative from Omaha, Nebraska, and from their "before" phases, then as they underwent their various procedures and, finally, when the end results were revealed to their families and friends.

9:00/8:00c - "Extreme Makeover: #214"
Regina becomes the first patient on "Exrm Makeover" to receive the first ever Brazilian butt lift, the rage for those who want to sculpt their figure like pop stars Beyonc� and Jennifer Lopez. The procedure, made famous by plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Griffin, makes Regina's family go crazy at her reveal! DeVon, nicknamed "Nellie," is a bartender from Alaska who harbors deep insecurities about her teeth and mysterious lip malformation. She hopes an extreme makeover will spur her desire to become an interior designer so that she can better her life for herself and her daughter. All goes smoothly until the high-risk procedure to repair her lip defect turns into one of the toughest, nail-biting cases of Dr. Fisher's career.

10:00/9:00c - "Primetime Thursday"

Friday, February 13

8:00/7:00c - "The George Lopez Show: Benny and Randy"

8:30/7:30c - "Married to the Kellys: A Portrait of Susan"
Seth Green guest stars as Dr. Jim, a childhood friend of Susan's who Tom fears harbors secret feelings for his wife. Tom goes to Dr, Jim for a check-up, and is surprised to find a picture of Susan on his wall. Then at a Kelly family tag sale, the doctor shows up and buys some of her old clothes. When Dr. Jim and his fianc�e, Trudy, are invited to the Kellys for dinner, he pays a little too much attention to Susan, to Tom and Trudy's consternation, and Susan later confesses that Jim has been obsessed with her since childhood. Meanwhile, Mary discovers that Chris is giving away many of the decorative monkeys that she has given him over the years.

9:00/8:00c - "Hope & Faith: Mismatch"
Hope is thrilled when sparks fly between Faith (Kelly Ripa) and Charley's best friend from medical school, Kenny (Kevin Sorbo, TV's "Hercules"), a rugged doctor visiting from Africa. But when Faith announces she's moving with him to Djibouti, a war-torn desert nation, Hope is shocked and decides to give her pampered sister a reality check on roughing it by taking her on a camping trip. Meanwhile Hayley's buddy, Edwin, is jealous of her schoolgirl crush on Kenny.

9:30/8:30c - "Life With Bonnie: Dare to Be Different"
When Bonnie finds a suspicious note in Charlie's pocket, she initially thinks he is being harassed by a bully, but later finds out the note is from a girl in his class who wishes to kiss him. Meanwhile, Bonnie and the "Morning Chicago" gang welcome 12-year-old cooking prodigy Chef Rio to the show, and David has a pit crew come to the set to rotate the wheels on his podium. Valentine's Day-themed episode.

10:00/9:00c - "20/20"

Saturday, February 14

8:00/7:00c - "A Charlie Brown Valentine" (Repeat)
In this special, Charlie Brown finally works up the courage to call the little red-haired girl to ask her to the Valentine's Day dance. But once again he ends up broken-hearted and empty-handed when he dials the wrong number and reaches Peppermint Patty instead.

8:30/7:30c - "Movie: The Princess Diaries" (Repeat)
Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Julie Andrews stars, as this film makes it network television premiere, presented in HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound and video description. Also starring are Emmy and ALMA Award-winner Hector Elizondo and Anne Hathaway ("The Other Side of Heaven," "Nicholas Nickleby"). In the film, a klutzy, geeky 15-year-old girl, Mia Thermopolis (Hathaway), who lives with her eclectic artist, single mother (Caroline Goodall, "Easy"), is visited for the very first time by her grandmother (Andrews) and discovers she's really klutzy, geeky royalty - the princess of Genovia. Due to her father's sudden death -- she had never seen him and didn't know he was the crown prince of Genovia -- she becomes the direct heir to the thrown. After an extreme makeover, Mia begins "princess lessons" to see if she has what it takes; and she also begins to find out who her true friends really are.

Sunday, February 15

7:00/6:00c - "America's Funniest Home Videos: #1414"
Hunky carpenter Ty Pennington of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Trading Spaces" guest stars on a "home deconstruction" episode that will include videos of home repairs gone horribly wrong. Ty will also build a special trophy for the winner of that week's show. Tom Bergeron hosts.

8:00/7:00c - "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Woslum Family" (Series Premiere)
When Trent Woslum, a sergeant in the California National Guard, was finally able to buy his family their first fixer-upper home as a Christmas present in 2002, little did he know that, by Valentine's Day, he would have to leave the house, his wife and three sons behind to serve a tour of duty in Iraq. The mission facing the "EM: HE" team: A complete renovation of the Palmdale, California home and bringing Dad home for an emotional reunion. LA Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda and players Shawn Green and Dave Roberts participate in another incredible surprise for the Woslum family.

9:00/8:00c - "Alias: After Six"
Upon discovering that high ranking members of The Covenant are being murdered, Sydney and Vaughn are sent to retrieve the Doleac Agenda-which contains operational plans for six of The Covenant's cells-to gain an advantage over the rogue assassins. But unbeknownst to all, a familiar force is at work orchestrating the reorganization of The Covenant. Meanwhile Sydney and Weiss go on a mission to convince rogue security systems designer Toni Cummings (Vivica A. Fox, "Kill Bill," "Independence Day") to help the CIA break into a Lethal Response System, Sark presents a business proposal to Lauren, Jack urges a troubled Sloane to talk with CIA psychiatrist Dr. Judy Barnett (Patricia Wettig, "thirtysomething"), and Marshall can't contain his excitement about becoming a father when Carrie goes into labor. Quentin Tarantino returns in a special guest appearance as McKenas Cole.

10:00/9:00c - "The Practice: Going Home"
When his best friend from childhood (Patrick Dempsey as Dr. Paul Stewart) is accused of murdering his mistress, Alan Shore returns home to defend him. This episode begins a three-episode arc. Also guest starring are Jill Clayburgh as Victoria Stewart (Paul's mother), Betty White as nosey neighbor Catherine Piper and Ed Asner as Judge Marcus Winnaker.

Monday, February 16

8:00/7:00c - "Movie: Jurassic Park III" (Network Premiere)
The action-packed third installment of the four-part sci-fi thriller pitting man in a heart-pounding race of survival among carnivorous dinosaurs features Sam Neill ("The Piano," "Bicentennial Man"), William H. Macy ("The Cooler," "Fargo") and Tea Leoni ("Hollywood Ending," "The Family Man") and will air in HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound and also in Spanish.

10:00/9:00c - "Primetime Live: Mel Gibson"

In an exclusive "Primetime" interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer, actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson will discuss, for the first time on television, the controversy surrounding his new film, "The Passion of the Christ." Gibson's latest directorial effort, which chronicles the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus Christ, has sparked intense debate even before its release.

Tuesday, February 17

8:00/7:00c - "Eight Simple Rules...: Opposites Attract, Part 2"
Bridget decides to make a move on her brainy tutor, Jeremy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas, "Home Improvement"), but discovers that he may have his sights set on her debate team opponent. Meanwhile, after accidentally setting fire to C.J.'s van, Jim is not-so-thrilled when Cate forces him to share his basement room with his now homeless nephew.

8:30/7:30c - "I'm With Her: Not In My Dress You Won't"
After Patrick gets into an argument with fashion critic Joan Rivers (as herself) over a trivial matter, Alex discovers that not one fashion designer will create an Oscar gown for her in fear that Alex and her garments will be thrashed by Ms. Rivers on the red carpet. But in order to rectify the situation, Patrick must seek the aid of Alex's ruthless agent, Elliot (Peter Dinklage, "The Station Agent," "Elf"), whose solution could land the teacher in even more hot water. Melissa Rivers makes a special appearance as Stevie's date.

9:00/8:00c - "According to Jim: Cheryl Sings"

9:30/8:30c - "Less Than Perfect"

10:00/9:00c - "N.Y.P.D. Blue: Passing the Stone"
When a Jewish merchant is murdered in a possible hate crime, Sipowicz and Clark suspect a recent convert to Islam. Meanwhile, Michael Woodruff's father is the prime suspect in an assault on the boy's aunt.

Wednesday, February 18

8:00/7:00c - "My Wife and Kids: Illegal Smile"
The day after an anti-wrinkle injection goes awry for Michael and he ends up with an unnatural expression, he has to fight a traffic ticket in court. The judge is angered by his frozen grin and sentences him to a night in jail, where Michael's cell mate, Big Guy (Lou Ferrigno, TV's "The Incredible Hulk"), thinks Michael is coming on to him since he keeps smiling at him. Directed by Kim Wayans.

8:30/7:30c - "It's All Relative: A Long Day's Journey Into Leonard's"
When Audrey expresses concern that Liz and Bobby are "living in sin," both families weigh in on making immediate wedding plans, but the accelerated pace could be too fast for Bobby. Meanwhile, when Philip learns that Mace is related to a famous playwright, he begs Mace to help him gain entry into an elitist, social club.

9:00/8:00c - "The Bachelorette: #206"
Meredith and the three remaining men go away for overnight trips to romantic and exotic locations, and she must then present roses to only two men.

10:00/9:00c - "Celebrity Mole Yucatan: #407" (Season Finale)
Who is the Mole? The season's exciting conclusion finally reveals the identity of the celebrity saboteur, and which crafty player will walk away with the final jackpot, up to $250,000 in cash. In the exciting conclusion, the entire cast is reunited and never-before-seen footage of past episodes will be featured.

Thursday, February 19

8:00/7:00c - "The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All"
Meredith faces the 23 rejected men for the first time since they left the show, as the men who did not receive roses from Meredith reunite to dish and give their predictions on which of the two remaining men she's likely to choose.

9:00/8:00c - "Extreme Makeover: #215"
Three overweight candidates are offered the plastic surgeries of their dreams -- but only if they can lose the weight first -- in a special two-part episode. In addition, psychologist, author and host of the record-breaking talk show of his name, Dr. Phil, drops in on the group with tough talk about weight loss and offers his support. LaPaula, Belen and Arthur meet master body sculptor and rapid weight-loss expert Michael Thurmond, who wields on them his "Six Week Body Makeover" program that has reshaped the bodies of hundreds of people, including numerous Hollywood celebrities. But with only a few weeks to complete a program that resembles a military style boot camp, will the threesome muster enough strength and motivation to break their old addictive habits?

10:00/9:00c - "Primetime Thursday"

Friday, February 20

8:00/7:00c - "The George Lopez Show: Weekend at Benny's"

8:30/7:30c - "Married to the Kellys: Lewis Turns Twenty-Fun"

9:00/8:00c - "Hope & Faith: Charley's Baseball"
Baseball greats Roger Clemens and Willie Randolph join actor/former Fox sportscaster Oren Stevens to guest star as themselves. When Justin accidentally destroys Charley's beloved baseball autographed by Roger Clemens, Faith sets out t elace it with Hope's help. Hearing that Clemens will be in Columbus for a charity game, the two women end up masquerading as reporters in the team locker room to buttonhole Clemens. But when a tenacious security guard gives chase, the women must hide out in the players' whirlpool tubs. Meanwhile, Hayley leads the family in a sit-down protest when Charley has to cut down the tree that holds their treehouse.

9:30/8:30c - "Life With Bonnie: Nightshift"
Bonnie and the "Morning Chicago" gang participate in the station's annual telethon, and their slot, as usual, is in the middle of the night. Hard pressed to fill the time, everyone pitches in with whatever talent they have.

10:00/9:00c - "20/20"

Saturday, February 21

8:00/7:00c - "Movie: Castaway" (Repeat)
Tom Hanks stars in the theatrical blockbuster for which he received an Academy Award nomination as Best Actor in a Leading Role. Academy Award-winner Helen Hunt ("As Good as It Gets") also stars in the critically acclaimed adventure/drama directed by Robert Zemeckis (Oscar winner for "Forrest Gump"). The three-hour presentation will air in HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround and also in Spanish. Hanks ("Saving Private Ryan") stars as a "Type-A personality" executive named Tom Noland who flies around the world solving problems for his shipping company. A taskmaster and devotee of time management, he squeezes in a rushed Christmas Eve dinner with his fianc�e (Ms. Hunt), before he is called away to a company crisis in the South Pacific. Before boarding his flight, he gives her a surprise gift that appears to be an engagement ring, and he promises to return for New Year's.

Sunday, February 22

7:00/6:00c - "America's Funniest Home Videos: #1411"
Videos of a cat who sings duets with his owner, a little boy who stuffs an amazing amount of spaghetti up his nose, a pi�ata party gone amok and a mouthy little old lady minister who has the last word at a noisy wedding are among the finalists for the $100,000 grand prize. For the first time ever, votes for the grand prize will also be taken from viewers who logged on to abc.com, as well as members of the "America's Funniest Home Videos" studio audience.

8:00/7:00c - "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Cox Family"
For years, John Cox traveled worldwide to help churches and organizations. Meanwhile, to support her dedicated husband's endeavors, his wife, Wendy, quit her job as a nurse to stay at home and care for their three young daughters. When he received a permanent position as a youth minister, John was able to buy his family their very first home. Now, their humble abode has received a complete renovation and is transformed into a real dream house, courtesy of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes welcomes the music-loving Cox family back to their brand new home with a special performance.

9:00/8:00c - "Super Millionaire" (Part 1 of 5)
As with the original, primetime version, contestants from across the country will attempt to navigate 15 multiple-choice questions for cash, but this time the stakes are higher...much higher. The dollar value of the easiest question starts at $1,000, and quickly escalates from there, with the final question worth $10,000,000. In addition to the three lifelines so familiar to millions of Americans, "Super Millionaire" will add new lifelines at a certain level of the game. At that point, the game will "morph" into a new dimension, and the stakes and tension will be at levels never seen before on network television. Regis Philbin hosts this five night event.

10:00/9:00c - "The Practice: Pre-Trial Blues"
Alan Shore and Jimmy Berluti's mutual antagonism began the moment they met, and tensions mount when Shore is forced to seek Jimmy's help with te as of his childhood friend, Paul Stewart (Patrick Dempsey). Meanwhile, Catherine Piper (Betty White) makes a shocking revelation that could have a devastating impact on the outcome of the trial. Jill Clayburgh also continues her guest star arc in this episode as Paul's mother.

Monday, February 23

8:00/7:00c - "Movie: The Fast and the Furious" (Network Premiere)
The action-packed thriller explores the underground world of illegal street racing when an undercover cop (Paul Walker, "Timeline," "2 Fast 2 Furious") wins the trust of a star racer (Vin Diesel, "A Man Apart," "XXX") while investigating a string of multi-million-dollar truck hijackings. The pulse-pounding action takes place as the racers and hijackers push their custom hot rods through the streets at over 100 miles per hour. The telecast, which also stars Michelle Rodriguez ("S.W.A.T.") and Jordana Brewster ("The Invisible Circus"), will air in HDTV with 5.1-surround sound and also in Spanish.

10:00/9:00c - "Super Millionaire" (Part 2 of 5)
The exciting game continues. Regis Philbin hosts.

Tuesday, February 24

8:00/7:00c - "Eight Simple Rules...: Opposites Attract, Part 3"
Jonathan Taylor Thomas concludes his guest star stint as Jeremy, Bridget's socially-inept tutor, and Tatum O'Neal (Oscar winner for "Paper Moon") guests as a teacher at Bridget and Kerry's school.

8:30/7:30c - "I'm With Her: Winners & Losers & Whiners & Boozers, Part 1"
With the Oscars just around the corner, Alex's nerves are put even more on edge when her domineering mother, Suzanne (Cybill Shepherd), shows up without warning and expects to accompany her daughter to the ceremony. This leaves Alex in the unenviable position of choosing between Patrick and Cheri as her second guest. Meanwhile, Stevie's decision to make a big impression on Alex at the awards gala doesn't quite go off as planned. Marlee Matlin ("Children of a Lesser God") makes a cameo appearance as herself.

9:00/8:00c - "According to Jim: When You Wish to Be a Star, Part 1"
Dana's first task in her new ad agency job is to cast the perfect TV family for Disney's cruise line. Cheryl and the kids get the job, but for the role of "dad" Dana's new boss picks a handsome actor (guest Ingo Rademacher, "General Hospital," as Ted) over Jim. Concludes March 2.

9:30/8:30c - "Less Than Perfect: Claude's Apartment"
Kipp's mother, Diane (former Academy Award nominee Lesley Ann Warren, "Victor/Victoria"), pays an unexpected visit to GNB to see former flame Will Butler, which prompts a reunion between mother and son. Claude invites her new boyfriend, Mitch (William Ragsdale, "Herman's Head"), over to her house for a romantic dinner, but Owen and Ramona suggest that she class her place up a little before he arrives.

10:00/9:00c - "Super Millionaire" (Part 3 of 5)
The exciting game continues. Regis Philbin hosts.

Wednesday, February 25

8:00/7:00c - "My Wife and Kids: Outbreak Monkey"
Cleveland Cavaliers basketball phenom LeBron James guest stars as himself. In the episode, when an ecstatic Michael scores a ticket to see basketball star LeBron James play at Madison Square Garden, his excitement quickly turns to paranoia when just days before the game, everyone in the Kyle household -- except Michael -- comes down with the flu. To ensure that he won't miss the game, he goes to absurd extremes to keep from getting sick, including spraying disinfectant on his family and using a ten-foot grabber to hand Jay her orange juice. George O. Gore II ("Jr.") makes his directorial debut.

8:30/7:30c - "It's All Relative: Oscar Interruptus"
Philip's plans to view the Oscars are spoiled when Mace accidentally breaks the remote control. Their desperate attempt to get the remote fixed lands them in the emergency room with a nurse (Academy Award Winner Louise Fletcher, the infamously evil Nurse Ratched in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") who wouldn't win any awards for her bedside manner. Meanwhile, Simon teaches Audrey the fine art of "dissing celebrities" on the red carpet and, to her own amazement, she unleashes a hidden talent.

9:00/8:00c - "The Bachelorette: #207" (Two-Hour Season Finale)
Meredith brings the two remaining men home to meet her family, and must then make her final choice. Which man will capture her heart? Will she (or he) propose? How will she break the news to the man she has not chosen? All will be revealed in the gripping conclusion.

Thursday, February 26

8:00/7:00c - "The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose"
This one-hour special features the first public appearance by the happy couple, and includes an appearance by the man who was not chosen.

9:00/8:00c - "Extreme Makeover: #216"
Witness the most startling transformations of the season as the weight loss group -- LaPaula, Belen and Anthony -- lose a combined 142 pounds and are granted the plastic surgeries of their dreams in the conclusion of this two-part special episode. Psychologist, author and host of the record-breaking talk show of his name, Dr. Phil, returns to share his expertise with the group.

10:00/9:00c - "Super Millionaire" (Part 4 of 5)
The exciting game continues. Regis Philbin hosts.

Friday, February 27

8:00/7:00c - "The George Lopez Show: Max's New Tutor"
When George and Angie hire a beautiful tutor (Paris Hilton, "The Simple Life") for Max, he becomes too distracted to learn. Carmen's boyfriend, Jason, volunteers for the job, but when the young couple breaks up, the house becomes a powderkeg of teenage angst.

8:30/7:30c - "Married to the Kellys"

9:00/8:00c - "Hope & Faith"

9:30/8:30c - "Life With Bonnie"

10:00/9:00c - "Super Millionaire" (Part 5 of 5)
The game concludes. Regis Philbin hosts.

Saturday, February 28

8:00/7:00c - "Forrest Gump" (Repeat)
Forty years of American triumphs and disasters, exaltations and exclamations are recalled through a unique vision -- the vision of a tender, loving man-child (Tom Hanks), in the Academy Award-winning 1994 film, which will air in HDTV with 5.1-channel surround sound. "Forrest Gump" was acclaimed Best Movie of the Year, Tom Hanks was hailed as Best Actor and Robert Zemeckis won as Best Director in the Academy Awards voting. The phenomenal success, which earned three more Oscars and was nominated for a total of 13, also won Golden Globes as Best Film Drama and for Mr. Hanks, leading lady Robin Wright, supporting star Gary Sinise and director Robert Zemeckis, and for its screenplay and music. Mr. Zemeckis was also honored by his peers with the Directors Guild Award.

Sunday, February 29

7:00/6:00c - "The Barbara Walters Special"
The 23rd annual Academy Awards edition of the "Barbara Walters Special."

8:00/7:00c - "Countdown to Oscars 2004"
Follow all the red carpet action....who's escorting whom, who's wearing what... as Hollywood's brightest stars arrive for the 76th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater.

8:30/7:30c - "The 76th Annual Academy Awards"
Live from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland(r) and broadcast live by the ABC Television Network, beginning at 8:00 p.m., ET, 5:00 p.m., PT, with a half-hour arrivals segment. Billy Crystal will return once again to host, and producer-director-studio chf Joe Roth will produce the live High Definition television broadcast. This will be the eighth year that Crystal has served as host of the presentation. He hosted four consecutive shows beginning in 1990, then returned following a three-year hiatus to host the 69th, 70th and 72nd telecasts. Crystal has carved a niche as the viewing audiences' favorite Oscar show host of recent years, and his performances have been consistent critical successes. He's won four Emmys for his writing and hosting of the Oscar show, and has received six other Emmy nominations for his contributions. His hosting of the Oscars has earned him more Emmy nominations than any other host in history.

Monday, March 1

8:00/7:00c - "Movie: The Mystery of Natalie Wood"
Based on the books "Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood," by Suzanne Finstad, and "Natalie & R.J.," by Warren G. Harris, this made-for-television movie takes an in-depth look at the life of one of Hollywood's brightest stars whose light was extinguished much too soon. Acclaimed director Peter Bogdanovich ("The Last Picture Show," "Paper Moon," "What's Up, Doc?") helmed the film. Newcomer Justine Waddell ("Dracula 2000," "Mansfield Park") stars as Natalie Wood. Real-life friends, family and acquaintances from Natalie's past were interviewed about their experiences with the actress and are included throughout the film to aid in telling the story. From her start in the business at a very young age with her domineering mother, her leap from being a popular childhood star to a mature actress, her roller-coaster love life, her marriage to Robert Wagner and her life-long fear of water, Natalie Wood was always destined to become a legend - but at what price this fame?

Tuesday, March 2

8:00/7:00c - "Eight Simple Rules..."

8:30/7:30c - "I'm With Her: Winners & Losers & Whiners & Boozers, Part 2"
While trying to cope with her Oscar loss, Alex doesn't feel like leaving the house and upsets Patrick by refusing to accompany him to his own awards ceremony when he is nominated for Teacher of the Year. Meanwhile, Alex begins to wonder if her mother, Suzanne (Cybill Shepherd), is jealous of her fame.

9:00/8:00c - "According to Jim: When You Wish to Be a Star, Part 2"
Jim struggles with being replaced as the father figure in the Disney Cruise Line promotional shoot. Ingo Rademacher ("General Hospital") concludes his guest star stint as Ted, Jim's replacement.

9:30/8:30c - "Less Than Perfect: 22 Minutes 1 Equals 4"
Claude's boyfriend uses his influence to have Lydia moved to another floor. Claude is thrilled until she learns that Lydia is now working on the fourth floor with Owen and Ramona, and things are not going well. Jeb enjoys Lydia's absence, and he and Kipp do some male bonding. Meanwhile the cafeteria is converted into a blood donation center, and Carl is mesmerized by a beautiful nurse (Brooke Burke, E!'s "Wild On" and "Rank"), who tricks him into donating blood.

10:00/9:00c - "N.Y.P.D. Blue: Chatty Chatty Bang Bang"
Sipowicz and Clark race a mobster to catch the hit-and-run driver who killed his daughter. Meanwhile a woman is raped by a man who claims he met her in an online chat room, Rodriguez resigns from the force, and Jones decides to foster-parent Michael Woodruff.

Wednesday, March 3

8:00/7:00c - "My Wife and Kids"

8:30/7:30c - "It's All Relative"

9:00/8:00c - "Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital" (Two-Hour Series Premiere)
A haunting new drama series developed directly for television by the award-winning, bestselling master of horror. Based on the Danish miniseries "Riget" (a.k.a. "The Kingdom") by Lars von Trier, King tells the terrifying story of a hospital built on the exact site of the Gates Falls Mills, where a mysterious fire incinerated scores of children laboring in the basement in 1869. Kingdom Hospital stands on uneasy ground ... a fact made terrifyingly clear when certain patients hear the otured sounds of a little girl crying in the elevator shaft. The hospital staff, trained as rational scientists, dismiss the report of ghosts as foolish superstition, but do so at their own peril... In the premiere episode, "Thy Kingdom Come," artist Peter Rickman (Jack Coleman) is run down by a stoned, two-time loser driving a minivan. He is admitted comatose to Kingdom Hospital, but not before encountering a frightening, ghostly figure whose mission is to use him to rid the hospital of malevolence, both human and inhuman, and to free its nine-year old mistress, Mary (Jodelle Ferland), from the hospital's haunted halls. When he awakens in an altered state with newfound but not necessarily welcome telepathic powers, Rickman finds he can communicate with the spirits, good and evil, man and beast, inhabiting the hospital. Mrs. Druse (Diane Ladd), a patient with psychic gifts, is the first to hear the cries of the trapped ghost and attempts to persuade brilliant, eccentric surgeon Dr. Hook (Andrew McCarthy) to join her quest to identify it. She is opposed in this effort by the hopelessly arrogant and mean-spirited chief neurologist Dr. Stegman (Bruce Davison), and the ebullient but vacuous hospital administrator, Dr. Jesse James (Ed Begley, Jr.), who is concerned only with the hospital's image.

CBS FEBRUARY SWEEPS SCHEDULE

Thursday, February 5

8:00/7:00c - "Survivor: All-Stars"
9:00/8:00c - "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation: Suckers"
10:00/9:00c - "Without a Trace: The Line"

Friday, February 6

8:00/7:00c - "Joan of Arcadia: State of Grace"
9:00/8:00c - "J.A.G.: People vs. SecNav"
10:00/9:00c - "Cold Case" (Repeat)

Saturday, February 7

8:00/7:00c - "Star Search"
9:00/8:00c - "Hack: Fog of War"
10:00/9:00c - "The District: A.K.A." (Markie Post Guest Stars)

Sunday, February 8

7:00/6:00c - "60 Minutes"
8:00/7:00c - "The 46th Annual Grammy Awards"

Monday, February 9

8:00/7:00c - "Yes, Dear: Mama Said Knock You Out"
8:30/7:30c - "Still Standing" (Paul Sorvino Guest Stars)
9:00/8:00c - "Everybody Loves Raymond: Lateness"
9:30/8:30c - "Two and a Half Men" (Part 1 of 2, Jenna Elfman Guest Stars)
10:00/9:00c - "C.S.I.: Miami: Slow Burn"

Tuesday, February 10

8:00/7:00c - "Navy N.C.I.S.: One Shot, One Kill"
9:00/8:00c - "The Guardian"
10:00/9:00c - "Judging Amy: Roadhouse Blues"

Wednesday, February 11

8:00/7:00c - "60 Minutes II"
9:00/8:00c - "King of Queens: T.B.A." (Merrin Dungey Guest Stars)
9:30/8:30c - "King of Queens: Cheap Saks" (Janeane Garofalo Guest Stars)
10:00/9:00c - "48 Hours"

Thursday, February 12

8:00/7:00c - "Survivor: All-Stars"
9:00/8:00c - "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation"
10:00/9:00c - "Without a Trace: Wannabe"

Friday, February 13

8:00/7:00c - "Joan of Arcadia: Night Without Stars" (Russ Tamblyn Guest Stars)
9:00/8:00c - "J.A.G.: Crash"
10:00/9:00c - (To Be Announced)

Saturday, February 14

8:00/7:00c - "Star Search"
9:00/8:00c - "Hack: Extreme Commerce"
10:00/9:00c - "The District: D.C. Confidential" (Jean Smart Guest Stars)

Sunday, February 15

7:00/6:00c - "60 Minutes"
8:00/7:00c - "Cold Case"
9:00/8:00c - "Movie: It Must Be Love"

Monday, February 16

8:00/7:00c - "Yes, Dear: Dead Aunt, Dead Aunt..."
8:30/7:30c - "Still Standing: Still Flirting"
9:00/8:00c - "Everybody Loves Raymond: Party Dress"
9:30/8:30c - "Two and a Half Men" (Part 2 of 2, Jenna Elfman Guest Stars)
10:00/9:00c - "C.S.I.: Miami"

Tuesday, February 17

8:00/7:00c - "Navy N.C.I.S."
9:00/8:00c - "The Guardian"
10:00/9:00c - "Judging Amy: Werewolves of Hartford"

Wednesday, February 18

8:00/7:00c - "60 Minutes II"
9:00/8:00c - "King of Queens: Damned Yanky" (Steffiana De La Cruz and Angelo Pagan Guest Star)
9:30/8:30c - (To Be Announced)
10:00/9:00c - "48 Hours"

Thursday, February 19

8:00/7:00c - "Survivor: All-Stars"
9:00/8:00c - "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation: Early Rollout" (D.B. Sweeney Guest Stars)
10:00/9:00c - "Without a Trace" (Kirstie Alley Guest Stars)

Friday, February 20

8:00/7:00c - "Joan of Arcadia: Double Dutch"
9:00/8:00c - "J.A.G.: Persian Gulf"
10:00/9:00c - (To Be Announced)

Saturday, February 21

8:00/7:00c - "Star Search"
9:00/8:00c - "Hack: One for My Baby"
10:00/9:00c - "The District"

Sunday, February 22

7:00/6:00c - "60 Minutes"
8:00/7:00c - "Cold Case: Disco Inferno"
9:00/8:00c - "Movie: Raising Waylon"

Monday, February 23

8:00/7:00c - "Yes, Dear: Greg and Jimmy�s Criminals"
8:30/7:30c - "Still Standing" (Sally Struthers Guest Stars)
9:00/8:00c - "Everybody Loves Raymond" (Fred Willard and Georgia Engel Guest Star)
9:30/8:30c - "Two and a Half Men"
10:00/9:00c - "C.S.I.: Miami: Stalkerazzi"

Tuesday, February 24

8:00/7:00c - "Navy N.C.I.S."
9:00/8:00c - "The Guardian"
10:00/9:00c - "Judging Amy: Baggage Claim"

Wednesday, February 25

8:00/7:00c - "60 Minutes II"
9:00/8:00c - "King of Queens" (Anne Meara Guest Stars)
9:30/8:30c - (To Be Announced)
10:00/9:00c - "48 Hours"

Thursday, February 26

8:00/7:00c - "Survivor: All-Stars"
9:00/8:00c - "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation"
10:00/9:00c - "Without a Trace"

Friday, February 27

8:00/7:00c - "Joan of Arcadia"
9:00/8:00c - "J.A.G."
10:00/9:00c - (To Be Announced)

Saturday, February 28

8:00/7:00c - "Star Search"
9:00/8:00c - "Hack: Misty Blue"
10:00/9:00c - "The District"

Sunday, February 29

7:00/6:00c - "60 Minutes"
8:00/7:00c - "Cold Case"
9:00/8:00c - (To Be Announced)

Monday, March 1

8:00/7:00c - "Yes, Dear" (Tim Conway, Jerry Van Dyke and Vicki Lawrence Guest Star)
8:30/7:30c - "Still Standing"
9:00/8:00c - "Everybody Loves Raymond"
9:30/8:30c - "Two and a Half Men" (Chris O'Donnell Guest Stars)
10:00/9:00c - "C.S.I.: Miami"

Tuesday, March 2

8:00/7:00c - "Navy N.C.I.S."
9:00/8:00c - "The Guardian"
10:00/9:00c - "Judging Amy"

Wednesday, March 3

8:00/7:00c - "60 Minutes II"
9:00/8:00c - "King of Queens" (Jon Favreau Guest Stars)
9:30/8:30c - (To Be Announced)
10:00/9:00c - "48 Hours"

This article was updated on Friday, January 30 with additional information.





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· DISTRICT, THE (CBS)
· EIGHT SIMPLE RULES (ABC)
· EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (CBS)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER (ABC)
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· GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW, THE (ABC)
· GUARDIAN, THE (CBS)
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· IT'S ALL RELATIVE (ABC)
· JAG (CBS)
· JOAN OF ARCADIA (CBS)
· JUDGING AMY (CBS)
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· LESS THAN PERFECT (ABC)
· LIFE WITH BONNIE (ABC)
· MARRIED TO THE KELLYS (ABC)
· MOLE, THE (ABC)
· MONK (USA)
· MY WIFE & KIDS (ABC)
· MYSTERY OF NATALIE WOOD, THE (ABC)
· NCIS (CBS)
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· PRACTICE, THE (ABC)
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· WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? (ABC)
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