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[04/13/05 - 12:00 AM]
UPN Announces May Sweep Events

[via press release from UPN]

UPN ANNOUNCES MAY SWEEP EVENTS

International Icon Britney Spears and Husband Kevin Federline's New Series Premieres With a Special One-Hour Episode on Tuesday, May 17 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT

UPN's New Comedy THE BAD GIRL'S GUIDE, Starring Jenny McCarthy, Premieres on Tuesday, May 24 at 9:30 PM, ET/PT

STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE to End Its Current Voyage with a Big Two-Hour, Two-Episode Series Finale on Friday, May 13 at 8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL Crowns a Glamorous New Winner in the Cycle Four Season Finale on Wednesday, May 18 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT

VERONICA MARS Solves Who Killed Lilly Kane in the Season Finale on Tuesday, May 10 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT

UPN Airs Surprising, Emotional Finales of GIRLFRIENDS, EVE and ONE ON ONE

Guest Stars Galore Throughout May in UPN's Hit Comedies and Dramas, Including Blair Underwood, Paula Abdul, Wayne Brady, Harry Hamlin, Verne Troyer, Mary Hart, Eric Ben�t, Alan Thicke, Rick Fox, Sharif Atkins, Ludacris, Toni Braxton, Idina Menzel, Peter Weller, Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis

International icon Britney Spears and husband Kevin Federline's new UPN series, chronicling the couple's personal love story through exclusive, never-before-seen private home videos, will premiere with a special one-hour episode, Tuesday, May 17 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). The following week, UPN's sassy, provocative new comedy THE BAD GIRL'S GUIDE, starring Jenny McCarthy ("Scary Movie 3"), will premiere on Tuesday, May 24 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT), after Britney and Kevin's series at 9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT.

Also in May Sweep, AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL crowns a new winner in the Cycle Four season finale of the hit dramality series, Wednesday, May 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), and STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE ends its four-year voyage with a big two-hour, two-episode series finale on Friday, May 13 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). Plus, UPN's popular comedies and dramas will feature surprising character arcs, life-changing events and a variety of guest stars from music, film, television and sports all month.

On Tuesday, May 10, VERONICA MARS will solve the season-long mystery of who murdered her best friend Lilly Kane, but will betray someone she cares deeply about in the process during the shocking, action-packed season finale.

On UPN's hit Monday night line-up, special guest stars appearing this month include Tichina Arnold ("Martin") and hip-hop artist Chingy on ONE ON ONE; musical artist Omarion on CUTS; Jenifer Lewis ("The Cookout"), "trip-hop" artist Tricky and Dawn Wells ("Gilligan's Island") on GIRLFRIENDS; and Alan Thicke ("Growing Pains"), R&B artist Eric Ben�t, Verne Troyer ("Austin Powers") and Blair Underwood ("Sex in the City") on HALF & HALF.

UPN's Tuesday night comedy ALL OF US will feature guest star appearances by Paula Abdul ("American Idol"), Mary Hart ("Entertainment Tonight"), hip-hop entrepreneur Damon Dash and singer Keyshia Cole; while Sharif Atkins ("ER"), Phil LaMarr ("Mad TV"), Richard Gant ("Kingdom Come"), Daphne Maxwell-Reid ("Fresh Prince Of Bel Air"), and hip-hop artist Ludacris guest star on EVE.

Guest stars on the dramas include Harry Hamlin ("L.A. Law") on VERONICA MARS; and Wayne Brady ("The Wayne Brady Show"), musical artist Toni Braxton, Tony Award winner and Taye Diggs' wife Idina Menzel ("Wicked"), basketball superstar Rick Fox, Meagan Good ("Deliver Us From Eva"), and AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL Cycle Three winner Eva Pigford on KEVIN HILL.

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

Monday, May 2 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)
ONE ON ONE -- When her boyfriend cancels their date on grad night, a depressed Spirit gets drunk on the way to the party and misses all of the festivities. Rapper Chingy guest stars.

Monday, May 2 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
CUTS -- Attempting to save money on products for the salon, Kevin purchases special spa oils that unknowingly act as an aphrodisiac and creates quite a stir among the staff and clients.

Monday, May 2 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)
GIRLFRIENDS -- After Lynn has a brief fling with her womanizing bandmate Finn (guest star Tricky), she finds herself starting to have feelings for him.

Monday, May 2 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
HALF & HALF -- When Mona is courted and gets a job offer from another record label, she has to make a choice between staying at Delicious Records or moving on. Meanwhile, in order to keep up with the Jones�, Big Dee Dee plans an extravagant birthday party for Drew. R&B Star Eric Ben�t guest stars as record executive Reece.

Tuesday, May 3 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)
ALL OF US -- When Robert starts to get attention as a correspondent on "Entertainment Tonight," his rising celebrity status and swelling ego begin to rub everyone the wrong way. Paula Abdul and Keysia Cole guest star as themselves.

Tuesday, May 3 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
EVE -- When Coleman�s (guest star Phil LaMarr) hair salon gets shut down, Shelly and the girls help set him up in their shop temporarily, but they soon regret the decision when the demanding stylist takes over DivaStyle. Meanwhile, the gang learns some surprising information about Donovan after an immigration raid on Z Lounge.

Tuesday, May 3 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
VERONICA MARS -- Determined to get to the truth behind who drugged and assaulted her at a party the year before, Veronica questions her friends and many rivals about the chain of events that night at Shelley Pomeroy�s house. Meanwhile, in an attempt to get closer to his son, Aaron (guest star Harry Hamlin) throws a birthday party for Logan that inadvertently surprises everyone.

Wednesday, May 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL -- The 10th participant is eliminated.

Wednesday, May 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
KEVIN HILL -- Kevin helps a young woman, Terry (guest star Toni Braxton), fight city hall to keep them from taking away her Harlem hair salon in order to make room for a large development. Kevin also reconnects with supermodel Sandra (guest star Eva Pigford).

Friday, May 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
STAR TREK -- In the first of a two-part storyline, Archer and the crew, on Earth for a historic Starfleet conference to ratify the coalition of planets, uncover a plot by a radical xenophobic group of humans called Terra Prime, led by Paxton (guest star Peter Weller), who want to put an end to the increasing number and influence of aliens on Earth. Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") guest stars as a Corridan Ambassador.

Monday, May 9 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)
ONE ON ONE -- After Flex hurts Danielle's feelings by teasing her for being fat in high school, he tries to make it up to her by recreating the prom she never got to attend. R & B singer Lloyd guest stars.

Monday, May 9 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
CUTS -- When Kevin starts bonding with Jack, a jealous Tiffany finds herself competing with Kevin for her father�s attention.

Monday, May 9 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)
GIRLFRIENDS -- Toni suspects that her mother, Veretta (guest star Jenifer Lewis), is having an affair. Meanwhile, Joan panics when her new restaurant the J-Spot hits its first lull.

Monday, May 9 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
HALF & HALF -- When Big Dee Dee crashes in on Phyllis� charity telethon meeting, Phyllis loses it and reveals to everyone that Big Dee Dee was pregnant before she married Charles. Meanwhile, Mona confronts Phyllis about her annoying habit of making blunt comments. Alan Thicke guest stars as Kevin Storm.

Tuesday, May 10 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)
ALL OF US -- When Robert accepts an offer from his bosses at "Entertainment Tonight" to pay for his wedding for the right to televise it on their show, Tia regrets his decision when advertising and promotions become more important than the bride and groom. Mary Hart ("Entertainment Tonight") guest stars as herself.

Tuesday, May 10 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
EVE -- A surprise camping trip causes Shelly to question whether Grant's (guest star Sharif Atkins) simple, down-to-earth sensibility is really right for her. Meanwhile, J.T. decides to confess his love to Shelly.

Tuesday, May 10 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
VERONICA MARS -- Season Finale -- Veronica discovers the shocking identity of who murdered her best friend Lilly Kane.

Wednesday, May 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL -- The 11th participant is eliminated.

Wednesday, May 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
KEVIN HILL -- Kevin gets a surprise when Sarah�s birth mother (guest star Meagan Good) reappears with her new fianc� (guest star Wayne Brady), and they approach him about joint custody of Sarah. Toni Braxton and Idina Menzel also guest star.

Friday, May 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
STAR TREK -- In the conclusion of this two-part arc revealing the first steps in the foundation of the Federation, Captain Archer and the crew must stop Paxton (guest star Peter Weller), a well-armed, radical human isolationist leader, who is threatening to destroy Starfleet Command unless all aliens leave Earth immediately.

Friday, May 13 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
STAR TREK -- Series Finale -- Six years in the future, an emotional Captain Archer and the crew return to Earth to face the decommission of Enterprise and signing of the Federation charter, ratifying the newly-formed alliance of planets they helped forge. "Star Trek: The Next Generation's" Jonathan Frakes guest stars as Riker and Marina Sirtis guest stars as Troi.

Monday, May 16 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)
ONE ON ONE -- With graduation quickly approaching, Flex 's ex- wife Nicole (guest star Tichina Arnold) convinces him to meddle in Breanna's love life, hoping she will choose a college in California over staying in Baltimore with Arnaz.

Monday, May 16 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
CUTS -- Tiffany and Kevin become mentors to two teenagers, but are forced to take at look at their own values when the kids cause trouble by following their examples. R & B singer Omarion guest stars.

Monday, May 16 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)
GIRLFRIENDS � In a drunken stupor, Darnell confesses his love for Maya the night before his wedding to Lena. Lynn agrees to an open relationship with band mate Finn (guest star Tricky), but then regrets it. Dawn Wells ("Gilligan's Island") guest stars as herself.

Monday, May 16 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
HALF & HALF -- When Phyllis gets into trouble with her Homeowner�s Association, Dee Dee comes to her defense, but ends up causing more problems. Meanwhile, Mona becomes jealous when Phyllis starts to spend more time with Dee Dee. Verne Troyer guest stars.

Tuesday, May 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL SPECIAL EPISODE -- A recap of the season with never-before-seen footage of the 14 participants.

Tuesday, May 17 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's New Series -- Series Premiere -- In a special one-hour episode, international icon Britney Spears and husband Kevin Federline share their personal love story through exclusive, never-before-seen private home videos they shot themselves during their courtship, engagement and wedding.

Wednesday, May 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL -- Season Finale -- The final challenges determine which one of the final three participants is crowned the winner.

Wednesday, May 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
KEVIN HILL -- Finale -- Jessie represents Kevin in his case against Sarah�s biological mother, who is suing for full custody of her daughter. Meanwhile, Veronica helps Dame represent an eccentric, brilliant academic being sued by his neighbors. Later, Nicolette helps her friend fight for his recently deceased, gay father�s right to a military honor guard. Rick Fox, Meagan Good, Idina Menzel and Wayne Brady guest star.

Monday, May 23 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)
ONE ON ONE -- Finale -- As Breanna heads off to college, a guilt- ridden Flex fesses up to her that he convinced Arnaz to let her go to California alone. Later, Breanna gets a surprise visit on her flight that makes her reconsider her choices. Tichina Arnold guest stars as Nicole.

Monday, May 23 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
CUTS -- Finale -- After a disagreement with her father, Tiffany moves out of his house and ends up on Kevin's couch. Meanwhile, Kevin's old girlfriend from his "rap star" haircutting days returns and offers him a job to come back on the road.

Monday, May 23 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)
GIRLFRIENDS -- Finale -- Maya admits to her friends that she is still in love with her ex-husband, Darnell. Meanwhile, Toni has her baby. Later, Lynn confesses her true feelings to Finn and quits the band. "Trip-hop" artist Tricky guest stars as Finn.

Monday, May 23 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
HALF & HALF -- Finale -- With her law school graduation fast approaching, Dee Dee starts to feel the pressure that she hasn�t landed a job. Meanwhile, Mona panics when Phyllis finds a terrific apartment in her neighborhood. Blair Underwood guest stars as himself.

Tuesday, May 24 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)
ALL OF US -- Finale � Robert is faced with making a major career decision, while Tia learns some big life changing news. Meanwhile, Neesee is unsure she wants to take her relationship with Rusty to the next level. Damon Dash guest stars as himself.

Tuesday, May 24 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
EVE -- Finale -- After spotting Janie helping Grant (guest star Sharif Atkins) shop for an engagement ring, a distraught J.T. turns to Rita and his parents for advice, which leads to a dramatic showdown between the two men at Shelly�s birthday party. Hip-Hop artist Ludacris, Richard Gant and Daphne Maxwell-Reid guest star.

Tuesday, May 24 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's New Series -- Britney and Kevin give viewers a rare glimpse inside their relationship and life together.

Tuesday, May 24 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
THE BAD GIRL'S GUIDE -- Series Premiere -- Advertising executives JJ (Jenny McCarthy) and Holly (Marcelle Larice) use unconventional methods to create a new ad campaign for a laundry detergent.

Wednesday, May 25 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
UPN MOVIE -- SWORDFISH -- In this futuristic spy movie, John Travolta plays a suave, duplicitous leader of a covert, anti-terrorist unit determined to coerce a convicted computer hacker (Hugh Jackman) to help steal billions in unused government funds. Halle Berry and Don Cheadle also star.





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· ALL OF US (CW)
· AMERICAN IDOL (ABC)
· AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (VH1)
· BAD GIRL'S GUIDE, THE (UPN)
· BRITNEY & KEVIN: CHAOTIC (UPN)
· CUTS (UPN)
· ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT (SYNDICATION)
· ER (NBC)
· EVE (UPN)
· GIRLFRIENDS (CW)
· HALF & HALF (UPN)
· KEVIN HILL (UPN)
· ONE ON ONE (UPN)
· SEX AND THE CITY (HBO)
· STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE (UPN)
· VERONICA MARS (HULU)
· WAYNE BRADY SHOW, THE (ABC)





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