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[04/27/04 - 12:00 AM]
'Friends,' 'Frasier' Finales Highlight NBC's May Sweeps Plans
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- As expected, the end of "Friends" and "Frasier" will dominate NBC's May sweeps plans as the network revealed its schedule for the period today.

Here's a breakdown of the Peacock's entire May sweeps schedule, taken from various press releases:

Note: The following episode descriptions may contain spoilers for future storylines.

MAY SWEEPS REDEFINES 'MUST SEE TV' WITH HISTORIC ONE-HOUR SERIES FINALES OF CLASSIC COMEDIES 'FRIENDS' AND 'FRASIER'

Fresh Programs Also Include Memorable Season Finales, Ground-shaking Miniseries "10.5," Guest-stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Jason Biggs, Gene Simmons, Thandie Newton, Kate Jackson, Henry Winkler, Jane Krakowski, Laura Linney, Everlast, Rosie Perez, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Tara Reid, Tom Skerritt and Marlo Thomas, Among Others and "The Mentalist" Special

In one of the most historic and memorable May sweeps ever, NBC joins America in saying goodbye to two iconic television series in "Friends" and "Frasier" with one-hour series finales balanced between a lineup that includes other milestone season finales, the earth-shaking miniseries "10.5," "The Mentalist" special and a "Must See TV" roster of series guest stars including Jennifer Lopez, Jason Biggs, Gene Simmons, Thandie Newton, Kate Jackson, Henry Winkler, Jane Krakowski, Laura Linney, Everlast, Rosie Perez, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Tara Reid, Tom Skerritt and Marlo Thomas.

Among other guest stars are Anthony La Paglia, Jennifer Beals, Tim Curry, Cynthia Gibb, Barry Bostwick, Scott Foley, Christa Miller, Anna Faris and Michael T. Weiss.

In addition, between April 29-May 26, last summer's unscripted drama series, "The Restaurant," will continue with new episodes while "Fear Factor" weighs in with special themed episodes -- including one featuring second chances for non-winning contestants.

Both of the finales for "Friends" (Thursday, May 6, 9-10 p.m. ET) and "Frasier" (Thursday, May 13, 9-10 p.m. ET) will be preceded by memorable one-hour retrospectives of each series' favorite moments.

A summary of primetime series sweeps highlights follows:

THURSDAY, APRIL 29

FRIENDS -- (8:00-8:32 p.m.)
"The One With Rachel's Going Away Party"

'FRIENDS' FINALE NEARS WHEN RACHEL SAYS GOODBYE AS HER NEW LIFE IN PARIS BECKONS -- As Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) prepares to leave for Paris, the gang tosses her a farewell party, but rather than face them together, she takes each friend aside to offer a private goodbye. At the same time, Monica (Courteney Cox-Arquette) barks out strict orders as she precisely packs for her new life in the suburbs with Chandler (Matthew Perry) and they keep a watchful eye on the extremely pregnant mother (guest star Anna Faris, "Scary Movie 3") of their future adopted child. Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer also star.

FRIENDS - (8:32-9:05 p.m.)
"The One With the Birth Mother" (Repeat)

OH BABY! CHANDLER A DOCTOR AND MONICA A REVEREND? BIRTH MOTHER MISTAKENLY THINKS SO AS ANNA FARIS ('SCARY MOVIE 3') GUEST-STARS -- A nervous Monica (Courteney Cox Arquette) and Chandler (Matthew Perry) head to Ohio to meet a prospective birth mother (guest star Anna Faris, "Scary Movie 3") but the pregnant woman labors under the false impression that Chandler is a doctor and Monica is a reverend -- and the couple are so eager to adopt that they don't want to tell her the truth. Elsewhere, another mixup allows Ross (David Schwimmer) to get in touch with his feminine side when he agrees to let Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) pick out some new duds before going on a promising date while Joey (Matt LeBlanc) is not afraid to use his fork to fend off a skinny new admirer (guest star Anna Parisse) who likes to pick off food from his plate. Lisa Kudrow also stars.

WILL & GRACE -- (9:05-9:59 p.m. ET)
"I Do, Oh, No You Di-in't"

MARRY ME IN VEGAS; SUPERSTAR JENNIFER LOPEZ, TIM CURRY & HARRY CONNICK JR. GUEST-STAR -- Opting to forgo a picturesque fall wedding to elope in Las Vegas, Karen (Megan Mullally) hops a plane to "Sin City" with fianc? Lyle (guest star John Cleese, "Monty Python") and faithful friends Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack (Sean Hayes) -- but when she bumps into vacationing superstar Jennifer Lopez (as herself), she asks J-Lo to sing at the ceremony. Meanwhile, Leo (guest star Harry Connick, Jr.) returns from Cambodia to meet up with Grace (Debra Messing) at the wedding, but their reunion is delayed by a freak design accident. Shelley Morrison also stars while Tim Curry ("The Rocky Horror Picture Show") also guest stars as Lyle's visiting brother Marion.

ER -- (9:59-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Abby Normal"

DR. WEAVER MAY LOSE BABY WHILE DR. CARTER MAKES WAVES IN FAMILY FORTUNE; THANDIE NEWTON RETURNS TO GUEST-STAR -- A panic-stricken Dr. Weaver (Laura Innes) faces a life-defining moment when she is ordered to give up her son to the Lopez family while Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) greets a returning Kem (guest star Thandie Newton, "Mission: Impossible 2") -- but their meeting with his father (guest star Michael Gross, "Family Ties") is tense after Carter announces plans for his grandmother's estate. Elsewhere, Abby (Maura Tierney) is in the midst of her psychiatric rotation and tries to help a seizure-prone mother with a controversial drug treatment. Meanwhile, Neela (Parminder Nagra) impresses everyone with her lab research, especially when she helps one of the reckless students after he experiments on himself. In addition, Dr. Kovac's (Goran Visnjic) relationship with Sam (Linda Cardellini) and her son Alex grows awkward when his father returns. Alex Kingston, Ming-Na and Mekhi Phifer also star.

FRIDAY, APRIL 30

DATELINE NBC -- (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Show #60"

THIRD WATCH -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Higher Calling"

HEADLESS TORSO LEADS TO GRIEF IN PRECINCT HOUSE; 1970S ICONS KATE JACKSON AND HENRY WINKLER GUEST-STAR AS PROBLEM PARENTS -- When the officers find a headless torso, they have no idea that one of their own will later share in the worst kind of grief while Yokas (Molly Price) is appalled when she probes possible child abuse charges against a dysfunctional mother (guest star Kate Jackson, "Charlie's Angels") and father (Henry Winkler, "Happy Days")-- the latter a questionable lawyer. While the cops sympathize with their mournful fellow officer, Yokas doggedly pursues the mysterious background of the recovering girl's birth mother but time away from her family could jeopardize her own domestic tranquility. Coby Bell, Kim Raver, Carlos Ruivivar, Skipp Sudduth and Jason Wiles also star.

SATURDAY, MAY 1

NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK -- (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Twister" (Repeat)

Academy ("As Good As It Gets"), Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner ("Mad About You") Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton ("Titanic") star in one of the most mind blowing-and wind-blown-motion pictures of all time -- "Twister." Two rival teams of scientists, known as storm chasers, catch more than they bargain for when each pursue a massive storm system in Oklahoma. Hunt and Paxton star as Jo and Bill Harding, an estranged couple thrown back together to fight the extremely rare 'f5' twister. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg ("Saving Private Ryan"), Walter Parkes ("Amistad"), Laurie MacDonald ("Men in Black") and Gerald R. Molen ("Schindlers List"). The producers are Kathleen Kenedy ("Schindler's List"), Ian Bryce ("Speed") and Michael Crichton (NBC's "ER"). The director is Jan De Bont ('Speed'). The cast also includes Cary Elwes ("Wish You Were Dead"), Jami Gertz ("Seven Girlfriends") and Lois Smith ("Tumbleweeds").

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Ritual" (Repeat)

DETECTIVES ENTER THE WORLD OF SANTERIA IN SEARCH OF CHILD KILLER-- The discovery of the torso of a 7-year-old Nigerian boy leads Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Christopher Meloni) in search for a rogue Santeria practitioner reviving the old traditions of human-sacrifice. However, when the Detectives discover that the sacrifice could have been staged to hide a sex related homicide, they uncover an illegal slave smuggling business. Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Ice-T and Diane Neal also star.

SUNDAY, MAY 2

DATELINE NBC -- (7:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Show #61"

10.5 -- (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Part 1"

KIM DELANEY, BEAU BRIDGES, FRED WARD & DULE HILL STAR IN GROUNDBREAKING MINISERIES EVENT -- The earth-rattling miniseries -- named after a monstrous and destructive "10.5" quake that shatters the register on the noted Richter scale -- stars Kim Delaney ("NYPD Blue") as Dr. Samantha Hill, an intellectual earthquake research scientist at a noted university in Washington state. Dr. Hill's alternative theories -- which test the boundaries of current research -- and her take-charge attitude cause friction with her peers. The controversial Dr. Hill is effectively entrusted with saving the West Coast from a series of earthquakes that threaten to permanently separate it from the rest of North America. Beau Bridges ("The Agency") also stars as President Paul Hollister, who joins with Roy Nolan (Fred Ward, "Sweet Home Alabama"), Executive Director of F.E.M.A., as they attempt to prevent the catastrophic natural disaster. Dule Hill (NBC's "The West Wing"), Ivan Sergei (NBC's "Crossing Jordan"), John Schneider ("Smallville") and Kaley Cucco ("8 Simple Rules") also star in the film.

MONDAY, MAY 3

FEAR FACTOR -- (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"#432 - 2nd Chance Episode"

MANY HAPPY RETURNS; SPECTACULAR STUNTS -- A new episode features six of "Fear Factor's" favorite lovable losers from previous episodes as they return to attempt some of the show's most spectacular stunts to date. Among them is an aeronautical first involving a beam walk suspended over water -- and below two helicopters high requiring the transfer of flags. Another requires driving an automobile up a ramp, flipping the vehicle, and sending it sailing across a moving train. Joe Rogan hosts.

10.5 -- (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Part 2"

KIM DELANEY, BEAU BRIDGES, FRED WARD & DULE HILL STAR IN CONCLUSION OF GROUNDBREAKING MINISERIES EVENT -- In the conclusion of the earth-rattling miniseries -- named after a monstrous and destructive "10.5" quake -- stars Kim Delaney ("NYPD Blue") as Dr. Samantha Hill, an intellectual earthquake research scientist at a noted university in Washington state. Dr. Hill's alternative theories -- which test the boundaries of current research -- and her take-charge attitude cause friction with her peers. The controversial Dr. Hill is effectively entrusted with saving the West Coast from a series of earthquakes that threaten to permanently separate it from the rest of North America. Beau Bridges ("The Agency") also stars as President Paul Hollister, who joins with Roy Nolan (Fred Ward, "Sweet Home Alabama"), Executive Director of F.E.M.A., as they attempt to prevent the catastrophic natural disaster. Dule Hill (NBC's "The West Wing"), Ivan Sergei (NBC's "Crossing Jordan"), John Schneider ("Smallville") and Kaley Cucco ("8 Simple Rules") also star in the film.

TUESDAY, MAY 4

NBC SPECIALS -- (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 4"

NBC brings back more laughs with the latest in the popular series of game-show specials that will feature even more clips that have not been seen on network television. Co-hosted by Bob Eubanks ("The Newlywed Game") and Chuck Woolery ("Lingo"), the special includes other comical, unscripted moments between contestants from past and present game shows. "The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments, 4" is produced by NBC Studios. Scott Satin (NBC's "Meet My Folks") is creator/executive producer and writer.

FRASIER -- (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET)
"Crock Tales"

AN OLD CROCK TELLS TALES - ROSIE PEREZ ("Do the Right Thing") GUEST-STARS - Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) stumbles across an old earthenware crock in his kitchen that brings back many tales and memories, including Roz's (Peri Gilpin) failed attempt to set Frasier up with her obnoxious friend Lisbeth, (guest star Rosie Perez) which turned into a sticky situation. David Hyde Pierce, John Mahoney and Jane Leeves also star.

SCRUBS -- (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET)
"My Best Friend's Wedding"

THE WEDDING DAY FINALLY ARRIVES FOR TURK AND CARL WHILE, JD STRUGGLES TO MEND HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH ELLIOT; SCOTT FOLEY, TARA REID, FREDDY RODRIGUEZ, AND CHRISTA MILLER GUEST-STAR -- On the day of his wedding Turk (Donald Faison), picks up an extra shift at the hospital to get some extra time off for his honeymoon. Inevitably, what should be a very simple procedure turns into a life-or-death situation when he discovers complications with his patient and gets stuck at the hospital. Meanwhile, a stressed-out Carla (Judy Reyes) tries to manage the situation at the church while her groom is missing even as her brother Mark (guest star Freddy Rodriguez) continues to antagonize her. After telling Elliot (Sarah Chalke) he is not in love with her, JD (Zach Braff) tries to mend their friendship by getting Sean (guest star Scott Foley) back together with Elliot. John C. McGinley, Ken Jenkins, and Neil Flynn also star.

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Bound"

THE ELDERLY BECOME A TARGET FOR MURDER; TONY WINNER JANE KRAKOWSKI GUEST-STARS -- When a wealthy senior citizen is found raped and murdered in her luxury brownstone apartment, Detectives Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Benson (Mariska Hargitay) track down the victim's most recent gentlemen callers. However, when the homicide matches two previous senior murders, the detectives believe they have a serial killer on the loose, and attempt to find a connection between these victims. Tony winner Jane Krakowski ("Nine," "Ally McBeal") guest-stars. Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Ice-T and Diane Neal also star.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5

FRIENDS -- (8:00-8:32 p.m.)
"The One Where Estelle Dies"

RACHEL'S NEWS FLASH TAKES EVERYONE -- ESPECIALLY ROSS AND JOEY -- BY SURPRISE -- When Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) makes a startling announcement, Ross (David Schwimmer) finagles to try to win back her old job with her former fashion employer while Joey (Matt LeBlanc) is so flustered with all of the upheavals in his friends' lives that Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) conspires to keep him from learning about the sudden death of his sadsack agent. Meanwhile, Monica (Courteney Cox Arquette) and Chandler (Matthew Perry) check out the house for sale next door to their new digs -- and make a horrifying discovery.

FRIENDS - (8:32-9:00 p.m.)
"The One With Rachel's Going Away Party" (Repeat)

'FRIENDS' FINALE NEARS WHEN RACHEL SAYS GOODBYE AS HER NEW LIFE IN PARIS BECKONS -- As Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) prepares to leave for Paris, the gang tosses her a farewell party, but rather than face them together, she takes each friend aside to offer a private goodbye. At the same time, Monica (Courteney Cox-Arquette) barks out strict orders as she precisely packs for her new life in the suburbs with Chandler (Matthew Perry) and they keep a watchful eye on the extremely pregnant mother (guest star Anna Faris, "Scary Movie 3") of their future adopted child. Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer also star.

DATELINE NBC -- (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Show #62 - 'Friends' Interviews"

THURSDAY, MAY 6

FRIENDS -- (8:00-8:59 p.m. ET)
"The One With All the Other Ones"

'FRIENDS' RETROSPECTIVE PRECEDES SERIES FINALE -- A one-hour retrospective looking back over 10 years of favorite moments of America's number-one comedy.

FRIENDS -- (8:59-10:05 p.m. ET)
"The Last One"

'FRIENDS' SERIES FINALE -- AFTER 10 YEARS, THE FRIENDS PREPARE TO SAY GOODBYE -- Filled with humor and bittersweet emotion, the series finale of "Friends" finds Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross embarking on the next chapters in their lives. The six of them have been there for each other through all the ups and downs of becoming adults. Now, it's their last day together, and it's one of momentous events and last-minute surprises. Even as the friends make major decisions on their futures, there is a bond between them that will last forever, no matter where their paths lead.

ER -- (10:05-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Midnight"

ALARMED DR. CARTER RUSHES PREGNANT MAKEMBA TO E.R. WHILE DR.GREENE'S DAUGHTER SUDDENLY RE-APPEARS -- Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) is alarmed as he rushes his pregnant girlfriend Kem (guest star Thandie Newton, "Mission: Impossible 2") into the E.R. when he suspects trouble, while Dr. Corday (Alex Kingston) gets a jolt from the past when the late Dr. Greene's teen daughter Rachel (guest star Hallee Hirsh) shows up with her boyfriend looking for a haven -- and some "morning-after" pills. Elsewhere, Neela (Parminder Nagra) prepares for her graduation by welcoming 20 family members while Abby (Maura Tierney) -- who hasn't passed the boards yet -- prefers to sit it out. Before the ceremonies, Neela and Dr. Pratt (Mekhi Phifer) seek out an overweight teenager whose blood pressure could indicate deadly heart disease. In addition, Nurse Sam (Linda Cardellini) is uneasy about Steve (guest star Cole Hauser), her "ex," who is moving back in her apartment, while Frank (Troy Evans) returns after his cardiac attack. Laura Innes, Goran Visnjic, Ming-Na and Sherry Stringfield also star.

FRIDAY, MAY 7

DATELINE NBC -- (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Show #63"

THIRD WATCH -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Monsters"

GENE SIMMONS OF 'KISS' GUEST STARS AS SINS OF A VENGEFUL FATHER COULD COST MANY POLICE LIVES -- A vengeful father (guest star Gene Simmons, "KISS") throws the weight of his crime organization in an all-out operation to kill Cruz (Tia Texada) and Bosco (Jason Wiles) -- who he deems responsible for the car-chase death of his son including the pursuing officers, As the cops are lured to their fates in different destinations, Yokas (Molly Price) gets some startling family news and the new paramedic Grace (guest star Cara Buono) turns some heads with her take-charge street savvy. Coby Bell, Anthony Ruivivar, Chris Bauer, Kim Raver, Nia Long and Skipp Sudduth also star.

SATURDAY, MAY 8

NBC SPECIALS -- (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 3" (Repeat)

ALL NEW HILARIOUS GAME SHOW MOMENTS - In this last installment of NBC's trio of game show specials, "The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 3" will feature even more clips that have not been seen on network television. Hosted by Bob Eubanks ("The Newlywed Game"), the special includes other comical, unscripted moments between contestants on past and present game shows such as "To tell the Truth," "Family Feud," "Password," "100,000 Pyramid" "Say When," "Name That Tune," "Scrabble," and "The Joker's Wild," among others. "The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 1, 2 and 3" are from NBC Studios. Scott Satin (NBC's "Meet My Folks") is creator/executive producer and writer.

NBC SPECIALS -- (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments" (Repeat)

ENCORE, ENCORE - NBC PRESENTS THE MOST HILARIOUS MOMENTS FROM FAVORITE GAME SHOWS - In this encore version of "The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 1," comical, unscripted moments from over 20 classic and modern television game shows are featured. The special will also feature clips of past and present game show hosts such as Richard Dawson ("Family Feud"), Gene Rayburn ("The Match Game"), Anne Robinson ("Weakest Link") and Regis Philbin ("Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"). Scenes from the following programs are scheduled to be included: "Card Sharks," "Concentration," "Family Feud," "Hollywood Squares," "I've Got A Secret," "Jeopardy," "Let's Make A Deal," "Name That Tune," "Password," "Press Your Luck," "Tattletales," "The Dating Game," "The Match Game," "The Newlywed Game," "To Tell The Truth," "Weakest Link," "What's My Line," "Wheel of Fortune," "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," and "Win Ben Stein's Money." "The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 1, 2 and 3" are from NBC Studios. Scott Satin (NBC's "Meet My Folks") is creator/executive producer and writer.

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Families" (Repeat)

THE MURDER OF A TEENAGE GIRL UNCOVERS TWO FAMILIES' SECRET -- When the body of a murdered 16-year-old girl is uncovered in the middle of a rape arrest, Detectives Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Benson (Mariska Hargitay) tract the victims final hours, in the process discovering she was pregnant. However, when a DNA test reveals the girl's pregnancy to be the product of incest, the detectives attempt to sort through possible suspects in her own family as well as that of her boyfriend. Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Ice-T and Diane Neal also star.

SUNDAY, MAY 9

DATELINE NBC -- (7:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Show #64"

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT -- (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Fico Di Capo"

SLAYING OF WITNESS TIED TO UNHAPPY FAMILY OF DYING DON -- The murder of a government mob witness put Detectives Goran (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) deep inside the ugly family tree of a dying Mafia don (guest star Mark Margolis) whose last living son is being challenged by a ratty punk (guest star Lee FitzPatrick) who's both smart -- and good with a knife. Their family feud is clouded by the possible involvement of Russian mobsters but Goran keeps his focus on the young men who secretly call upon the bed-ridden don -- and the unlikely key could be a trail of juicy Sicilian black figs. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance also star.

CROSSING JORDAN -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Revealed"

REALITY BITES WHEN SCI-FI WRITER MEETS WITH MYSTERIOUS END -- When an author of science-fiction novels is found dead -- drained of all blood and with bite marks in his neck -- Nigel (Steve Valentine) is quick to encourage Woody (Jerry O'Connell) to consider the possibility that a vampire attacked the man as he was working on his latest tome, "Vampires Revealed." Meanwhile, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) is called to determine the cause of death of an unidentified man found on the Appalachian Trail. The discovery of a camera clasped in his decomposing hand offers photographic clues to the circumstances surrounding his demise and leads the investigation into the woods to the doorstep of a real-estate mogul (guest star John D'Aquino, "JAG"). Miguel Ferrer, Ravi Kapoor, and Jennifer Finnigan also star.

MONDAY, MAY 10

FEAR FACTOR -- (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"#433 - All Female Episode"

ALL-WOMEN MAKE A SPLASH - In another special wet-n'-wild, "all-female" episode, six women compete in water-based challenges such as attempting to unlock and escape from an underwater tumbling cylinder -- or hanging under a hovering helicopter while trying to retrieve as many flags as possible before plunging into Los Angeles Harbor. Joe Rogan hosts the series.

LAS VEGAS -- (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"The Big Bang"

THERE'S A BOMB AT THE BLACKJACK TABLE; ROCKER EVERLAST GUEST-STARS -- While attempting to comfort a concerned gambler who is demanding his favorite dealer, Nessa (Marsha Thomason) discovers the diehard blackjack player has a bomb strapped to his chest. As she causally alerts Ed (James Caan) -- who joins the nervous bomber at the table -- Nessa attempts to talk him down while Danny (Josh Duhamel) discovers the horrifying truth that a second bomb has been planted inside the hotel by an accomplice. Elsewhere, Mary (Nikki Cox) and Sam (Vanessa Marcil) prep the pool for a private concert by rock star Everlast (as himself) for a group of privileged teenagers while Delinda (Molly Sims) attempts to make her kitchen demonstration a success. James Lesure also stars.

THE RESTAURANT -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Episode #3"

STAKES ARE HIGHER THAN EVER WHEN CHEF/OWNER ROCCO DISPIRITO VIES FOR CONTROL WITH TOUGH BUSINESS PARTNER -- In the aftermath of Jeffery Chodorow's stunning ultimatum that chef/owner Rocco DiSpirito must call him if he wants to remain involved in the restaurant, DiSpirito retreats to his alma mater, the Culinary Institute of America, while Chodorow makes it clear to the staff that he is the owner of Rocco's -- and his team of consultants isn't leaving anytime soon. Meanwhile, DiSpirito holds a contest at the C.I.A. to choose a new line cook for the restaurant and delivers an inspirational graduation speech before heading back to the restaurant where Chodorow begins a search for a "Rocco Replacement," just in case his real charismatic partner won't cooperate. In addition, DiSpirito decides to take back his restaurant and begins legal action, takes painful measures to fire one employee and enjoys seeing how happy Mama is in the environment that he created for her -- even though there is more at stake than ever before.

TUESDAY, MAY 11

FRASIER -- (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET)
"And Frasier Makes Three" (Repeat)

FRASIER FINDS HIMSELF DATING CHARLOTTE - AND FRANK - LAURA LINNEY ('MYSTIC RIVER') AND AARON ECKHART ('PAYCHECK') GUEST STAR -- Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) works on a strategy to win over Charlotte (guest star Laura Linney) and woo her away from her rugged boyfriend Frank (guest star Aaron Eckhart). The plan backfires and Frasier finds himself spending quality time with Charlotte -- and Frank. Elsewhere, Daphne (Jane Leeves) and Niles (David Hyde Pierce) try to dissuade Martin (John Mahoney) from giving Ronee (guest star Wendi Malick) an inappropriate engagement ring. Peri Gilpin also stars.

FRASIER -- (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Detour" (Repeat)

FRASIER AND CHARLOTTE GET STRANDED ROADSIDE WHILE WEIGHING THEIR OPTIONS ABOUT A POSSIBLE SHORT-TERM RELATIONSHIP - LAURA LINNEY ("MYSTIC RIVER") GUEST STARS-Frasier and Charlotte debate their newfound relationship with her upcoming move to Chicago just 3 weeks away. When Frasier breaks down, the two find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere and have to take shelter at the home of an eccentric rural family. Meanwhile, in Frasier's absence, Niles (David Hyde Pierce) is planning Martin's (John Mahoney) bachelor party "entertainment" and Daphne (Jane Leeves) mistakes the potential stripper for her nanny interviewee. Peri Gilpin also stars.

DATELINE NBC SPECIAL (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"'Frasier' Interviews"

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Poison"

SILENCE! THE GREAT AND POWERFUL JUDGE HAS SPOKEN; TOM SKERRITT, MARLO THOMAS, CYNTHIA GIBB AND BARRY BOSTWICK GUEST-STAR -- The poisoning of couple's adopted son prompts Detectives Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Benson (Mariska Hargitay) to suspect the child's mother based on testimony from her 6-year-old daughter that she abused the child. However, when prosecuting the case, A.D.A. Novak (Diane Neal) battles against an arrogant trial judge (guest star Tom Skerritt, "Picket Fences") with a reputation for holding himself as the true moral legal authority in the New York City criminal justice system. Marlo Thomas ("That Girl"), Cynthia Gibb ("Fame") and Barry Bostwick ("Spin City") also guest-star. Dann Florek, Richard Belzer and Ice-T also star.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12

NBC SPECIALS -- (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"The Mentalist"

NBC GOES MENTAL -- Gerry McCambridge, the world's leading mentalist, stars in this one-hour special demonstrating his nearly unbelievable acts of mental persuasion. "The Mentalist" will showcase McCambridge's talents, which include tapping into the minds of strangers and the ability to reveal personal details about their lives that they often do not know. McCambridge rides a scooter blindfolded through the streets of Manhattan, reveals the thoughts of audience members and demonstrates sensory deprivation on NBC's "American Dreams" star Brittany Snow -- revelations that are intriguing and dumbfounding.

THE WEST WING -- (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Gaza"

DEADLY BLAST ENGULFS DONNA AND CONGRESSIONAL TEAM IN DISPUTED GAZA STRIP -- A congressional tour to the hotly disputed Gaza Strip includes Donna (Janel Moloney), Admiral Fitzwallace (guest star John Amos, "Good Times") and a few congressmen as they sort through the thicket of rival issues between the Palestinians and Israelis -- but the killing fields soon claim some of the delegation when a deadly bomb shatters their vehicle and has the President (Martin Sheen) considering targets for military action. In flashbacks, Donna is attracted to a dashing British photojournalist (guest star Jason Isaacs) who opens her eyes to his graphic world of recording mankind's most heinous acts of violence. John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff, Allison Janney, Dule Hill and Joshua Malina also star.

LAW & ORDER -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Caviar Emptor"

"BLACK GOLD" LEADS TO MURDER -- When the patriarch of a wealthy caviar enterprise is found dead in bed on the morning after his wedding, Detectives Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Green (Jesse L. Martin) turn their suspicions to the victim's young bride since they believe greed was the motive for the homicide. However, when the murder weapon is discovered in the bedroom of the victim's daughter, the detectives are left with a new suspect and reason for the crime. Sam Waterston, Elisabeth Rohm, Fred Thompson and S. Epatha Merkerson also star.

THURSDAY, MAY 13

NBC SPECIALS -- (8:00-8:54 p.m. ET)
"'Frasier': Analyzing the Laughter"

'FRASIER' FANS CAN RECALL CLASSIC MOMENTS IN ONE-HOUR RETROSPECTIVE PRECEDING SERIES FINALE -- America can fondly recall the classic moments of a classy series in this one-hour retrospective of the favorite moments from "Frasier" -- winner of a record 31 Emmy Awards -- just before the one-hour series finale. Viewers can revel in some of the outrageous scenes from comedy's stunning 11-year run after "spinning off" from fellow Emmy-winner "Cheers." Fans can catch Dr. Frasier Crane's (Kelsey Grammer) most memorable -- and embarrassing moments -- as a pompous radio talk show psychiatrist with a string of romantic failures (as played by a long line of Hollywood's most recognizable actresses). Also included will be the social foibles of his fussy brother Niles (David Hyde Pierce) -- whose long devotion to daffy therapist Daphne (Jane Leeves) eventually resulted in marriage -- as well as gruff father Martin (John Mahoney) and Roz (Peri Gilpin), Frasier's promiscuous radio producer.

FRASIER -- (8:54-9:59 p.m. ET)
"Goodnight, Seattle"

SERIES FINALE FINDS FRASIER AND NILES TRYING THEIR HAND AS WEDDING PLANNERS -- LAURA LINNEY, JASON BIGGS, ANTHONY LAPAGLIA, ROBBIE COLTRANE, RICHARD E. GRANT, JENNIFER BEALS GUEST-STAR -- In the series finale, when Martin (John Mahoney) reserves the wedding hall for the wrong date for his upcoming wedding to Ronee (guest star Wendie Malick), Niles (David Hyde Pierce) and Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) come to the rescue by offering to plan the wedding for them in a matter of days. Meanwhile, Daphne's (Jane Leeves) mischievous brothers -- Simon (guest star Anthony LaPaglia, "Without a Trace"), Michael (guest star Robbie Coltrane, "Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets") and Stephen Moon (guest star Richard E. Grant, "Gosford Park") -- pay a surprise visit to Daphne and Niles as they anticipate the arrival of their firstborn. Meanwhile, Frasier bids farewell to Charlotte (guest star Laura Linney, "Mystic River") as she moves home to Chicago. Elsewhere, Roz (Peri Gilpin) celebrates a big promotion at work. Jason Biggs ("American Pie") and Jennifer Beals ("The L. Word") also guest-star.

ER -- (9:59-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Drive"

SEASON FINALE FINDS DR. KOVAC PITCHING IN AS GOOD SAMARITAN WHILE ABBY AIDS BITTER ELDERLY PATIENT -- In the season finale, Dr. Kovac (Goran Visnjic) plays the Good Samaritan when he stops to help a stranded female motorist and her young son who are later struck and gravely injured by a car -- forcing the doctor to use all of his skills to keep them alive. Elsewhere, Abby (Maura Tierney) waits for her board results and treats an ornery curmudgeon (as Gould, guest star Bill Macy) who feels he's been forgotten by the hundreds of students he taught as a schoolteacher. Meanwhile: a pensive Neela (Parminder Nagra) heads for the University of Michigan to begin her internship; her fellow doctors question the bruises on Dr. Chen's (Ming-Na) face; Dr. Pratt (Mekhi Phifer) keeps a mentoring eye on a young heart patient (as Elgin, guest star James Earl) but remains disdainful towards a gangbanger patient (as Antwan, guest star Sam Sarpong); Dr. Weaver (Laura Innes) hopes to gain custody of her son, and Sam (Linda Cardellini) takes action when it appears that Steve (guest star Cole Hauser) is back for good. Noah Wyle and Alex Kingston also star.

FRIDAY, MAY 14

FRASIER -- (8:00-9:04 p.m. ET)
"Goodnight, Seattle" (Repeat)

SERIES FINALE FINDS FRASIER AND NILES TRYING THEIR HAND AS WEDDING PLANNERS -- LAURA LINNEY, JASON BIGGS, ANTHONY LAPAGLIA, ROBBIE COLTRANE, RICHARD E. GRANT, JENNIFER BEALS GUEST-STAR -- In the series finale, when Martin (John Mahoney) reserves the wedding hall for the wrong date for his upcoming wedding to Ronee (guest star Wendie Malick), Niles (David Hyde Pierce) and Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) come to the rescue by offering to plan the wedding for them in a matter of days. Meanwhile, Daphne's (Jane Leeves) mischievous brothers -- Simon (guest star Anthony LaPaglia, "Without a Trace"), Michael (guest star Robbie Coltrane, "Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets") and Stephen Moon (guest star Richard E. Grant, "Gosford Park") -- pay a surprise visit to Daphne and Niles as they anticipate the arrival of their firstborn. Meanwhile, Frasier bids farewell to Charlotte (guest star Laura Linney, "Mystic River") as she moves home to Chicago. Elsewhere, Roz (Peri Gilpin) celebrates a big promotion at work. Jason Biggs ("American Pie") and Jennifer Beals ("The L. Word") also guest-star.

DATELINE NBC -- (9:04-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Show #65"

SATURDAY, MAY 15

LAW & ORDER -- (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Bodies" (Repeat)

DETECTIVES STUMBLE UPON A SERIAL KILLER WHILE INVESTIGATING A TEENAGE MURDER -- The discovery of the body of a raped and mutilated teenaged girl in an alley way sends Detectives Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Green (Jesse L. Martin) tracing the victims last hours in the hopes of finding a suspect. However, when the pattern of the attack links the killing to a five-year-old homicide, the detectives face the horrible possibility of a serial killer and the task of ending his half-decade murder spree. Sam Waterston, Elisabeth Rohm, Fred Thompson and S. Epatha Merkerson also star.

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT -- (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) "F.P.S." (Repeat)

COMPUTER DEATH GAMES COME TO LIFE WHEN FEMALE GAMER IS FOUND 'X'ED' --- When a young and female computer-game employee is found strangled Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) are initially distracted by a related hacker until they link the victim's penchant for gaming to her former employers -- two intense and talented game creators (as Jack and Neil, guest stars TBA) who are under pressure to deliver their next hit following popular "DeathMatch." But the investigation takes a different turn when Goren finds a third partner who was kicked out and demanded financial satisfaction and the detective understands the link between the brainiacs. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance also star.

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Home" (Repeat)

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME; MARLO THOMAS & DIXIE CARTER GUEST STAR -- When an upper Westside resident finds a young boy scavenging through his garbage looking for food, Detectives Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Benson (Mariska Hargitay) track down the child's mother, believing him to be the victim of abuse. However, after the detectives interview the single mother, they discover she rules her home with a tight fist keeping a close watch on both her sons, sharing her paranoia over the dangers of the city with them. Dixie Carter ("Designing Women") also guest stars in the episode as Attorney Denise Brockmorton and Marlo Thomas ("That Girl") portrays a former judge gone into private practice who offers some sagely advice. Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Ice-T and Diane Neal also star.

SUNDAY, MAY 16

DATELINE NBC -- (7:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Show #66"

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT -- (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"D.A.W."

DETECTIVES PAY HOUSE CALL ON A DOCTOR OF DEATH AFTER HIS DECEASED PATIENTS ROUTINELY LOSE FANCY JEWELRY -- When the adult daughter of a recently deceased woman is killed under mysterious circumstances, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) focus on a pompous doctor (guest star Kevin Tighe, "Emergency") after research shows hundreds of his elderly patients have suffered deadly strokes -- just before their heirloom jewelry vanishes. Goren hopes to poke a few holes in the not-so-good doctor's cottage industry by contacting the women in his life and exploiting the suspect's longtime drug habit and considerable ego. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance also star.

CROSSING JORDAN -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"He Said, She Said"

DUELING ACCUSATIONS OF STALKING STYMIE MURDER INVESTIGATION--When a distraught Jane Newman (guest star Susan Haskell, "All My Children") reports that she accidentally shot and killed a man who assaulted her, police discover that the dead man is connected to Alex Dwyer (guest star Marcus Chait), against whom Newman had filed a restraining order. While Woody (Jerry O'Connell) and Devan (Jennifer Finnigan) seek to prove that Dwyer is behind the attack, he attempts to turn the tables by claiming that Newman was the one devoting unwanted attention in his direction. Meanwhile, Bug (Ravi Kapoor) receives a visit from a beautiful woman (guest star Pamela Sinha) seeking special treatment for her dead husband from a coroner sharing their cultural and spiritual background. By requesting a non-invasive autopsy, she thwarts attempts to discover her husband's true cause of death, leading Bug to be suspicious of her motives. Jill Hennessy, Miguel Ferrer, Kathryn Hahn and Ivan Sergei also star.

MONDAY, MAY 17

FEAR FACTOR -- (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"#431 - Family Fear Factor Episode"

SEASON FINALE FINDS FAMILIES FEUDING AGAIN -- In the season finale, teams of families return for the second time in the series' history to fiercely fight as the kids are up to their shoulders in a box full of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches -- and their folks must remove roaches with their mouths to find the key to release their child. The families also walk the plank "Fear Factor"-style that involves navigating a beam seven stories above the water while transferring flags. Joe Rogan hosts the series.

LAS VEGAS -- (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Always Faithful"

SHOW ME THE MONEY -- When a large number of counterfeit $100 bills shows up at the Montecito, Danny (Josh Duhamel) and newly recruited security and surveillance specialist Mike (James Lesure) search for the source of the phony money. Meanwhile, Danny receives an urgent letter from his "Uncle Sam" as he is called back into active service and readies to ship out in 24 hours, and Mary (Nikki Cox) gets a surprise visit from her father creating a very unhappy family reunion. Vanessa Marcil, Molly Sims and Marsha Thomason also star.

THE RESTAURANT -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Episode #4"

WILL ROCCO RALLY AGAINST CO-OWNER JEFFREY? -- Unable to face the staff, chef Rocco DiSpirito slinks into the kitchen in the early morning hours hoping to find inspiration to renew his fight for the restaurant -- but Laurent's brutal call to arms reenergizes Rocco and drives him to confront co-owner Jeffrey Chodorow face to face. As they square off in front of a stunned staff and lunchtime crowd, Jeffrey's changes to the restaurant are literally happening behind Rocco's back. Irritated by his diminishing power, Rocco rebels and vents his frustrations on the staff and Jeffrey's representative -- and the ill will soon spreads like the wildfire that rages in the kitchen.

TUESDAY, MAY 18

NBC SPECIALS -- (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 2" (Repeat)

EVEN MORE HILARIOUS GAME SHOW MOMENTS - As with the first NBC speciaL, this second installment of "The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 2" will feature more clips that were never-before seen on network television. Hosted by Bob Eubanks ("The Newlywed Game"), the special includes other comical, unscripted moments between contestants on past and present game shows such as "Card Sharks," "Family Feud," "Hollywood Squares," "Match Game," "Let's Make A Deal," "Name That Tune" and "The Joker's Wild," among others. "The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 1, 2 and 3" are from NBC Studios. Scott Satin (NBC's "Meet My Folks") is creator/executive producer and writer.

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Mean" (Repeat)

WHEN IT DOESN'T STOP AT NAME CALLING - When a teenage girl is murdered, Detectives Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Benson (Mariska Hargitay) search for a suspect. However, when they discover their victim was a fearsome high school bully who enjoyed tormenting other girls, the detectives are left with a school full of suspects. Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Ice-T and Diane Neal also star.

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Head"

VIDEO VOYEURISM UNCOVERS A SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE SEASON FINALE -- In the season finale, after being caught in the act of videotaping women in a Manhattan restroom, a disturbed voyeur informs Detectives Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Benson (Mariska Hargitay) of a sexual assault against a minor whom he caught on tape -- changing the scope of their investigation as they now hunt for the pedophile. Based on the limited evidence from the videotape, the detectives attempt to retrace the events leading up to the assault and focus their attention on the victim's female school principal -- and are surprised to find that their suspect is preparing up a bizarre defense. Diane Neal, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer and Ice-T also star.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19

FRIENDS -- (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"The One With All the Other Ones" (Repeat)

'FRIENDS' RETROSPECTIVE PRECEDES SERIES FINALE -- A one-hour retrospective looking back over 10 years of favorite moments of America's number-one comedy.

THE WEST WING -- (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Memorial Day"

IN SEASON FINALE, GAZA SLAYINGS OF KEY U.S. OFFICIALS MIGHT DRAG FUMING PRESIDENT INTO UNENDING CYCLE OF VIOLENCE -- In the season finale, events in the tinderbox Gaza Strip spin out of control after the murders of high-ranking U.S. officials and back home the angry President (Martin Sheen) weighs appropriate military action. A strange undertow of intrigue finds a wary Josh (Bradley Whitford) meeting with a mysterious foreign operative while tending to Donna who is fighting for her life. John Spencer, Richard Schiff, Allison Janney, Dule Hill, Stockard Channing, Joshua Malina and Lily Tomlin also star.

LAW & ORDER -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"C.O.D."

ONLINE ADULTERY LEADS TO MURDER IN DETECTIVE BRISCOE'S LAST CASE IN THE SEASON FINALE -- In the season finale, when a deliveryman is gunned down while on his route, Detectives Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Green (Jesse L. Martin) discover their married victim was an active member of a website for consenting adults to arrange romantic trysts -- and they believe the homicide was premeditated. However, when they learn that the victim's wife had recently purchased a gun, the detectives focus their suspicions on the allegedly vengeful spouse. The case marks the end of an era for Detective Briscoe as he transitions to the District Attorney's investigative squad. Sam Waterston, Elisabeth Rohm, Fred Thompson and S. Epatha Merkerson also star.

THURSDAY, MAY 20

FRIENDS -- (8:00-8:42 p.m.)
"The One Where the Stripper Cries" (Repeat)

JOEY IS STUMPED ON THE 'PYRAMID' WHILE DANNY DEVITO ARRIVES AS PHOEBE'S 'ENTERTAINMENT'; DONNY OSMOND ALSO GUEST-STARS -- Joey (Matt LeBlanc) appears as a celebrity contestant on "The $100,000 Pyramid" featuring the game show's actual host Donny Osmond (as himself) -- but Joey's shaky IQ factors in and costs his partner prize money while Monica (Courteney Cox Arquette) and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) hire an unseen and ungainly stripper (guest star Danny DeVito, "Taxi") for Phoebe's (Lisa Kudrow) bachelorette party. Meanwhile, Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Ross (David Schwimmer) attend a college reunion and meet an attractive woman (guest star Ellen Pompeo) whom each promised not to date back in 1991.

NBC SPECIALS - (8:42-8:52 p.m.)
"The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman"

FRIENDS - (8:52-9:59 p.m.)
"The Last One" (Repeat)

'FRIENDS' SERIES FINALE -- AFTER 10 YEARS, THE FRIENDS PREPARE TO SAY GOODBYE -- Filled with humor and bittersweet emotion, the series finale of "Friends" finds Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross embarking on the next chapters in their lives. The six of them have been there for each other through all the ups and downs of becoming adults. Now, it's their last day together, and it's one of momentous events and last-minute surprises. Even as the friends make major decisions on their futures, there is a bond between them that will last forever, no matter where their paths lead.

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT -- (9:59-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Happy Family" (Repeat)

DETECTIVES UNEARTH FAMILY TREE WHEN RICH PATRIARCH IS BLUDGEONED TO DEATH -- When a wealthy father is found savagely beaten to death, Detective Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and temporary partner Bishop (Samantha Buck) find a family album of suspects, including the victim's soon-to-be ex-wife, a nanny who cared for the couple's adopted Romanian sons and a suspicious aunt and uncle. However, after Goren delves deeper into the family's past, his only hope of sorting out the jumble of possible killers is to call for a clan reunion -- in family court. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance lso star.

FRIDAY, MAY 21

DATELINE NBC -- (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Show #67"

NBC SPECIALS -- (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Daytime Emmy Awards"

The stars of daytime television shine brightest at night when NBC presents "The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Friday, May 21 (9-11 p.m. ET). The awards will honor the most talented and versatile performers on daytime programming as well as game shows airing during all dayparts. This year's awards feature appearances by some of television's most recognizable faces as well as the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to ten of Daytime's most illustrious stars, including "Days of our Lives'" Francis Reid (Alice Horton). Confirmed celebrity presenters for this years' show include Cameron Mathison and Alicia Minshew ("All My Children"), Deidre Hall ("Days of our Lives"), Ellen DeGeneres ("The Ellen DeGeneres Show"), Emeril Lagasse ("Emeril Live"), Galen Gering and McKenzie Westmore ("Passions"), Jane Pauley ("The Jane Pauley Show"), Jennifer Finnigan ("Crossing Jordan" and "The Bold and the Beautiful"), Kristian Alfonso and Peter Reckell ("Days of our Lives"), Lorenzo Lamas and Jack Wagner ("The Bold and the Beautiful"), Maura West and Michael Park ("As The World Turns"), Paige Davis ("Trading Spaces"), Ricky Paull Goldin and Beth Ehlers ("Guiding Light"), mother/daughter team Susan Lucci ("All My Children") and Liza Huber ("Passions"), Trevor St. John and Kassie De Paiva ("One Life To Live"), Tyler Christopher and Natalia Livingston ("General Hospital"), Victoria Rowell and Kristoff St.John ("Young and the Restless"), Drake Hogestyn ("Days of our Lives") and film legend Peter Fonda. "The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) in cooperation with Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). NBC's broadcast of the awards will be produced by the dick clark production group.

SATURDAY, MAY 22

NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK -- (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Jurassic Park" (Repeat)

Based on the best-selling book by Michael Crichton (NBC's 'ER'), NBC presents the seventh broadcast of one of the highest-grossing film of all time, "Jurassic Park." Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Sam Neill (NBC's "Merlin") and Oscar and Emmy nominee Laura Dern ("Rambling Rose") star as paleontologists Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler, who visit billionaire developer John Hammond's (Oscar and Golden Globe winner Richard Attenborough, "Ghandi") remarkable Jurassic Park, a place where wondrous dinosaurs -- genetically created from fossilized DNA samples -- roam the land. When the creatures break out of captivity, they go on a wild rampage through the park, leading the visitors on a terrifying journey for survival. Oscar nominee Jeff Goldblum ("Auggie Rose"), Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Samuel L. Jackson ("Pulp Fiction"), Wayne Knight (NBC's "Seinfeld"), Ariana Richards ("Race Against Fear") and Joseph Mazzello ("Simon Birch") also star in this Academy Award-winning film (Best Visual Effects). Previously telecast Jan. 1, 2000.

SUNDAY, MAY 23

DATELINE NBC -- (7:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Show #68"

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT -- (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Consumed"

SERIAL GUNSHOT SLAYINGS HAVE DETECTIVES TARGETING TROUBLED COP -- When three Hispanic men are gunned down on one night, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) first suspect a hate crime involving an angry, off-center police officer (as Tommy, guest star TBA) until they discover that the clever culprit exploited the cop's sleepwalking problem as a cover for the slayings that involve a family fortune. During their probe, the investigators also home in on a mousy woman (as Beth, guest star TBA) who lived next to the officer -- and they believe that she is highly motivated by revenge against someone. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance also star.

CROSSING JORDAN -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"O, Brother Where Art Thou?"

JORDAN SEARCHES FOR EVIDENCE TO VINDICATE HER FATHER IN CONCLUSION TO SEASON FINALE CLIFFHANGER -- In the conclusion of the second season ending cliff-hanger, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) searches for evidence to clear her father, Max (Ken Howard), who stands accused of murdering the chief of police. Hindered by Max' disappearancer, Jordan relies on a suspended Woody (Jerry O'Connell), working with detective Annie Capra (guest star Arija Bareikis), to help her track down missing brother James (guest star Michael T. Weiss, "The Pretender") who she believes to be the key to solving this homicide. Meanwhile, Garret (Miguel Ferrer) butts heads with former romantic partner D.A. Walcott (guest star Susan Gibney) who, in the wake of the chief's murder, has commandeered the morgue staff as part of the investigation. Kathryn Hahn, Steve Valentine, Ravi Kapoor and Ivan Sergei also star.

MONDAY, MAY 24

FEAR FACTOR -- (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"#402" (Repeat)

THEY FLIP FOR THIS ONE-- Contestants race towards another car for a head-on collision that will cause their car to flip over the other vehicle. Joe Rogan hosts this series in which all stunts take place under the supervision of professional Hollywood stunt coordinators. Matt Kunitz ("Real World," "Dog Eat Dog"), John de Mol ("Big Brother") and David Hurwitz are the executive producers of this series from Endemol Entertainment USA.

THE RESTAURANT -- (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Season Finale"

No episode information was given.

TUESDAY, MAY 25

NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK -- (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"Traffic" (Repeat)

From Steven Soderbergh comes this wildly exhilarating exploration of the complex, multilayered international drug problem. Telling three seemingly disparate stories that loosely intersect and overlap, unfurling at a frantic, relentless pace. In the first, a well-intentioned Mexican police officer, Javier Rodriguez Rodriguez (Benicio Del Toro), comes face-to-face with the hypocrisy and hopelessness of his situation after he learns that his superior, General Salazar (Tomas Milian), isn't the law-abiding officer he claims to be. In the second, Robert Wakefield (Michael Douglas), a conservative Supreme Court judge from Ohio, takes a position as the president's new drug czar, while at the same time slowly becoming aware of his teenage daughter, Caroline (Erika Christensen) addiction. Finally, federal agents Montel Gordon (Don Cheadle) and Ray Castro (Luis Guzm´┐Żn) are baby-sitting Eduardo Ruiz (Miguel Ferrer), a drug smuggler who is about to testify against the wealthy Carlos Ayala (Steven Bauer), only to have Ayala's pregnant wife, Helena (Catherine Zeta-Jones), takes her family's future into her own hands.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26

LAW & ORDER -- (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Payback" (Repeat)

OLD DEBTS ARE FINALLY PAID BY A MOB SNITCH -- When a former bookie is murdered in an apparent professional hit, Detectives Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Green (Jesse L. Martin) search the victim's background for a possible suspect. However, when the victim turns out to be a mob informant who sent a local kingpin to jail for the past decade, the detectives sets their sights on a real-estate broker moonlighting as a killer-for-hire who is allegedly taking orders from the mob. Sam Waterston, Elisabeth Rohm, Fred Thompson and S.Epatha Merkerson also star.

LAW & ORDER -- (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Veteran's Day" (Repeat)

WAR. WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? -- When a highly confrontational peace activist is found strangled to death, Detectives Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Green (Jesse L. Martin) investigate the homicide, discovering that in his final hours the victim was involved in several verbal disputes with police and a local armed forces veteran - Dan Silva (guest star TBD). However, when their investigation uncovers a previous confrontation between the victim and Silva, the detectives believe the homicide to be linked to the veteran's hatred over the victim's beliefs, which he felt were anti-American. Sam Waterston, Elisabeth Rohm, Fred Thompson and S.Epatha Merkerson also star.

LAW & ORDER -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
"City Hall" (Repeat)

CAN'T FIGHT CITY HALL -- When an armed gunman storms city hall, killing a city councilman and wounding a water inspector, Detectives Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Green (Jesse L. Martin) search through the politician's past in hopes of finding the escaped suspect. However, when they discover the target of the shooting was actually tied to the city's water inspector, the detectives sort through a laundry list of unhappy customers in search of the slayer. Sam Waterston, Elisabeth Rohm, Fred Thompson and S. Epatha Merkerson also star.

This article was updated with additional information on Monday, May 10.





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[09/02/14 - 12:11 PM]
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Host Ty Pennington and legendary Chef Emeril Lagasse headline the series in which everyday cooks will vie for the chance to have their own dishes served in major restaurant chains across the country.

[09/02/14 - 12:07 PM]
Get Ready for Football Season with Birchbox Man and "The League"
All Birchbox Man subscribers will receive the box, containing everything they need from the best in grooming and lifestyle in preparation for the big game.

[09/02/14 - 12:03 PM]
Top Five Home Cooks Named on "MasterChef"
Plus: auditions for season six begin Saturday, September 13 in San Francisco and San Diego.

[09/02/14 - 11:42 AM]
WatchESPN Launches to Mediacom, Suddenlink, NCTC and NTTC Customers
Access to WatchESPN is now currently available to 75 million households nationwide.

[09/02/14 - 11:22 AM]
HGTV and DIY Network to Premiere Eight New Shows This Fall
Highlights include "Lakefront Bargain Hunt," premiering Sunday, September 14 at 8:00/7:00c on HGTV.

[09/02/14 - 11:02 AM]
Spike TV Presents a Compelling Inside Look at the Life of America's Greatest Daredevil, Evel Knievel
The 90-minute special will premiere on Spike TV Wednesday, September 10 at 11:00/10:00c.

[09/02/14 - 10:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef," "American Ninja Warrior" Top Demos
FOX and NBC both share the adults 18-49 crown last night.

[09/02/14 - 10:20 AM]
ABC Family Scares Up Some Fun During Its 16th Annual "13 Nights pf Halloween" Holiday Programming Event, Airing October 19th - 31st
The fright fest features brand-new Halloween-themed episodes of "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy," an all-new "Pretty Little Liars" fan appreciation special, plus the hilariously scary prank specials "Freak Out."