[01/20/05 - 12:00 AM]
UPN Announces February Sweep Events

[via press release from UPN]


Mid-Season Comedy CUTS Premieres, Monday, February 14 at 8:30 PM, ET/PT

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL Returns With Cycle Four Premiere Wednesday, March 2 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT

THE ROAD TO STARDOM WITH MISSY ELLIOTT Names Winner Live on Wednesday, March 2 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL SPECIAL One-Hour Special Visiting With the Girls From Cycle Three Tuesday, March 1 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT

Guest Stars Galore Throughout February in UPN's Hit Comedies, Dramas and Reality, Including the Return of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer's" Alyson Hannigan To UPN as a Guest on VERONICA MARS

Big events will be happening in February on UPN with the premiere of the new comedy, CUTS, starring Shannon Elizabeth and Marques Houston; the return of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL; the live finale of THE ROAD TO STARDOM WITH MISSY ELLIOTT; an AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL one-hour special; and a host of guest stars appearing in comedies and critically acclaimed new dramas KEVIN HILL and VERONICA MARS.

UPN will debut its new mid-season comedy CUTS, a spin-off of UPN's ONE ON ONE, starring Shannon Elizabeth ("American Pie") and Marques Houston ("Fat Albert") on Monday, February 14 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT). On Monday, February 7 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), UPN will rebroadcast the episode of ONE ON ONE that introduced the characters and set up the plot for CUTS. That same night, HALF & HALF will move to its new time period on Mondays (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

On Wednesday, March 2, the drama returns with 14 new girls on the premiere of the fourth cycle of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by the live finale of THE ROAD TO STARDOM WITH MISSY ELLIOTT (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

Special guest stars appearing this month on UPN's Monday comedies include legendary R&B group New Edition, David Faustino ("Married With Children"), Tamala Jones ("Head of State") and singer Cherie on ONE ON ONE; comedian Louie Anderson, MTV Veejay Quduus, music producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and T.C. Carson and Erika Alexander reprise their roles from "Living Single" on HALF & HALF; Idris Elba ("The Wire") and Monique ("The Parkers") guest star on GIRLFRIENDS.

Rapper Warren G, tennis great Serena Williams, "American Idol" winner Fantasia and Toccara Jones (AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL) appear on UPN's Tuesday comedy ALL OF US; and Vivica A. Fox ("Kill Bill: Vol.1"), David Carradine ("Kill Bill: Vol. 2"), Daryl "Chill" Mitchell ("Ed"), Sharif Atkins ("ER") and Yaya Johnson (AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL) guest star on EVE.

Guest stars on the drama include Anthony Anderson ("Me, Myself & Irene") and Alyson Hannigan (UPN's "Buffy The Vampire Slayer") on VERONICA MARS and Michael Warren ("Hill Street Blues"), Randy Jackson ("American Idol"), Meagan Good ("You Got Served") and AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL winner Eva Pigford on KEVIN HILL.

The following are highlights from UPN's Feb. 2005 Sweep series:

Friday, Feb. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
STAR TREK � Trapped on a remote-controlled Romulan ship, Trip and Malcolm work to outwit their Romulan captors in order to escape.

Monday, Feb. 7 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)
ONE ON ONE � To get Flex out of a deep depression, Duane surprises him with an opportunity to sing with his favorite group, New Edition (guest stars as themselves). Singer Cherie also guest stars.

Monday, Feb. 7 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
ONE ON ONE - When the Barnes family barbershop is sold to a large hair salon chain, prodigal son Kevin (guest star Marques Houston) is forced to co-manage the place with the new owner�s spoiled daughter, Tiffany (guest star Shannon Elizabeth). This episode introduces the characters for the spin-off CUTS.

Monday, Feb. 7 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)
GIRLFRIENDS � Joan unknowingly hires William's ex- girlfriend as the chef for her new restaurant. Idris Elba guest stars.

Monday, Feb. 7 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
HALF & HALF � NEW TIME � Mona gets upset when her boss takes credit for the Delicious Records talent search. Comedian Louie Anderson and MTV Veejay Quduus guest star.

Tuesday, Feb. 8 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)
ALL OF US � Robert refuses to accept that his son Bobby has A.D.D. and tries to cure him without therapy. Rapper Warren G guest stars.

Tuesday, Feb. 8 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
EVE � Shelly and Rita take a kung fu class together, but when Rita proves herself to be more adept than Shelly, a rivalry ensues. Vivica A. Fox guest stars as herself and David Carradine guest stars as the Kung Fu teacher.

Tuesday, Feb. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
VERONICA MARS � When the daughter of a hip hop heavyweight (guest star Anthony Anderson) goes missing, Veronica and Keith are hired to find her and bring her back.

Wednesday, Feb. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
KEVIN HILL � Kevin represents the widow of an ex-colleague when she sues his old firm DDK for literally working her husband to death. The case provokes him to think about his own mortality and motivates him to reconnect with his estranged father (guest star Michael Warren).

Friday, Feb. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
STAR TREK � Archer and crew try to prevent intergalactic war between the Romulans and the Andorians

Monday, Feb. 14 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)
ONE ON ONE � Spirit starts dating the lead singer of a rival band putting her relationship with Breanna and Arnaz in jeopardy. Singer Cherie guest stars.

Monday, Feb. 14 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
CUTS � SERIES PREMIERE � Constant differing of opinions between co-owners Kevin (Marques Houston) and Tiffany (Shannon Elizabeth) jeopardize the opening of the new salon.

Monday, Feb 14. (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
HALF & HALF � When Dee Dee discovers that her mother's co- star (guest star T.C. Carson) in a local theater production is the husband of her role model Maxine (guest star Erika Alexander), she pressures her mother for an introduction. Erika Alexander and T.C. Carson reprise their roles from "Living Single."

Tuesday, Feb. 15 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)
ALL OF US � Robert's romantic New York Valentine's Day weekend with Tia goes awry when his big interview with Serena Williams keeps getting postponed by her wacky cousin/assistant Wanda (guest star Serena Williams).

Tuesday, Feb. 15 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
EVE � Shelly pretends to be physically challenged when a wheelchair-bound potential buyer (guest star Darryl "Chill" Mitchell) from a big department store catches her using the handicapped parking spot.

Tuesday, Feb. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
VERONICA MARS � Veronica and Keith find themselves on opposite sides of a sexual harassment suit being brought against her favorite teacher at Neptune High. Also, Veronica helps Logan track down the truth about his mother.

Wednesday, Feb. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
KEVIN HILL � Kevin represents parents of a soldier killed in Iraq who are suing the school where he was recruited. Also, Nicolette ends up with the deed to a club as payment from a client (guest star Randy Jackson).

Friday, Feb. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
STAR TREK � Trip begins his new assignment aboard Enterprise's companion starship Columbia and Phlox is kidnapped by Klingons who force him to help them find a cure to a virus that threatens their race. James Avery ("The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") and John Schuck ("Star Trek IV") guest star.

Monday, Feb. 21 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)
ONE ON ONE � Flex gets frustrated with his co-star's favored treatment and hires a high-powered agent (guest star David Faustino) hoping to get what he believes he deserves.

Monday, Feb. 21 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
CUTS � Kevin and Tiffany's different management techniques start to anger the staff and the customers.

Monday, Feb. 21 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
HALF & HALF � When Mona has trouble finding producers to judge the Delicious Records talent contest, Spencer steps in and convinces Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (guest star as themselves) to help out.

Tuesday, Feb.22 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
VERONICA MARS � A woman cons Veronica into helping her find a long-lost love, but Keith steps in after he discovers that this new client has an ulterior motive. Alyson Hannigan (UPN's "Buffy The Vampire Slayer") guest stars as Logan's half-sister Trina Echolls.

Wednesday, Feb. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
KEVIN HILL � Kevin embarks on the first steps towards full custody of Sarah but must first get the birth mother (guest star Meagan Good) to relinquish all of her rights. Also, Kevin has a fling with a model (guest star Eva Pigford, "America's Next Top Model")

Monday, Feb. 28 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT)
ONE ON ONE � An epiphany following a car accident, sends Flex back into the arms of an old girlfriend Tonya (guest star Tamala Jones).

Monday, Feb. 28 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)
GIRLFRIENDS � Joan's publicist quits on the eve of her opening, so the girls try to secure a celebrity for the big night. Monique guest stars as herself.

Monday, Feb. 28 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
HALF & HALF � Mona panics when her boss tells her she must pick the winner from the five finalists of the contest along with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (guest star as themselves).

Tuesday, March 1 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)
ALL OF US � An "Entertainment Tonight" producer offers Robert a job as a correspondent after they see his interview with "American Idol" winner Fantasia (guest stars as herself). Toccara Jones ("America's Next Top Model") guest stars.

Tuesday, March 1 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
EVE � Eve gets asked out by a younger man (guest star Sharif Atkins) who is chaperoning at his little sister's prom, but what starts out as a "mercy date," surprisingly turns into a romantic attraction. Yaya Johnson ("America's Next Top Model") guest stars.

Tuesday, March 1 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL: WHAT THE DIVAS ARE DOING NOW � Catching up with all of models from cycle 3 to see how the sudden fame and attention has changed their lives and careers.

Wednesday, March 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)

Wednesday, March 2 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
THE ROAD TO STARDOM WITH MISSY ELLIOTT - FINALE - The finalists will have to prove that they deserve to win as Missy Elliott will name the winner live.

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