[04/21/05 - 12:00 AM]
There's Nothing Like May Sweeps on Abc!

[via press release from ABC]







Jennifer Garner and Tisha Campbell-Martin Make Their Directorial Debuts; Alfre Woodard Moves onto Wisteria Lane; Guest Stars Include Dean Cain and Mark Consuelos on �Hope & Faith�; Ricardo Antonio Chavira, Jim Belushi, Stacy Keach, Daunte Culpepper and Donovan McNabb on �George Lopez�; Lena Olin, Sonia Braga, Isabella Rossellini, Michael McKean, Joel Grey, Amy Irving and Angela Bassett on �Alias�; Lesley Ann Warren, Bob Newhart and Roger Bart on �Desperate Housewives�

The ABC Television Network announced the following noteworthy May Sweeps programming -- inclusive of season finales, movies, special programming and stellar guest stars.

(Editors please note: What follows are programming highlights; this is not a complete list of all programs airing during May Sweeps. As airdates are subject to change, please monitor ABC�s daily press bundle or ABC MediaNet at www.abcmedianet.com.)

The following is a chronological listing (all times Eastern):

�SWEET HOME ALABAMA� -- ABC THURSDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK � NETWORK TELEVISION PREMIERE -- THURSDAY, APRIL 28 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) � She�s got the job and the man of her dreams, but still, something is missing� Melanie Smooter, also known throughout Manhattan as Melanie Carmichael (Reese Witherspoon, �Legally Blonde,� �Vanity Fair�), is an up and coming New York fashion designer who has recently become engaged to the city�s most eligible bachelor -- the Mayor�s son (Patrick Dempsey, ABC�s �Grey�s Anatomy,� as Andrew Hennings). But there�s one little catch � she�s already married. Before she can say �I do� again, Melanie has to return to her hometown in Alabama to officially divorce the husband, Jake (Josh Lucas), she left behind there. Once �home,� old emotions are stirred up, as Melanie is caught between the new life she�s built for herself and the old one she so desperately wanted to escape. This broadcast will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and with Spanish audio.

HOPE & FAITH � �WEATHER OR NOT� -- FRIDAY, APRIL 29 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) -- The ever-surprising Faith stumbles on a new gig as the weather woman at a local TV station and enjoys being pursued by a hunky newscaster, played by special guest star Dean Cain. But although Hope feels her sister is abandoning their new catering business, Faith feels equally neglected when Hope replaces her with a new, highly motivated assistant.

HOPE & FAITH � �CARMEN GET IT� � FRIDAY, APRIL 29 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Faith feuds with The Gooch�s (Mark Consuelos) ex-girlfriend, Carmen (Carmen Electra), for his affection. And, after overhearing a life-altering message for The Gooch, Hope helps Faith scale a mountain to deliver the news to the man she loves. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/21/05)

�HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER�S STONE� -- ABC SATURDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK �� SATURDAY, APRIL 30 � (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) � Based on the first of J.K. Rowling�s popular children�s novels about Harry Potter, the live action family adventure film tells the story of a boy who learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. Invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime and finds the home and the family he has never had. Starring are Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, John Cleese as Nearly Headless Nick, Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid, Warwick Davis as Professor Flitwick, Richard Griffiths as Uncle Vernon, Richard Harris as Professor Albus Dumbledore, Ian Hart as Professor Quirrell, John Hurt as Mr. Ollivander, Alan Rickman as Professor Snape, Fiona Shaw as Aunt Petunia, Maggie Smith as Professor Minerva McGonagall and Julie Walters as Mrs. Weasley. This HDTV broadcast will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and with Spanish audio. (R-OAD 5/9/04)

AMERICA�S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS � �EPISODE 1520� � SUNDAY, MAY 1 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET) -- The show will feature a call to viewers to "Go Vote" online at abc.com for the last $100,000 prize winner of the season.

EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION � �DOLAN FAMILY� � SUNDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- In November 2004, James Dolan of St. Petersburg, Florida made news because the unthinkable happened -- a deranged man with a gun walked into the electronics store where he worked and opened fire. In 15 seconds that would forever change the lives of the Dolan family, three people died, including the gunman, who had shot James in the head. Miraculously James survived, but without his eyesight. Now James is in the news again, but for a much happier reason. The design team will replace the Dolans� 1960s-era ranch house with a brand new home that�s more navigation-friendly for him. The design team, homebuilder Lexington Homes, contractors and over 1000 workers and volunteers will overhaul the Dolans� 1846-square-foot home in just seven days. In its place will be a new 4,487-square-foot home with features that address James� other senses, especially touch and hearing. As safety is a concern, elements like rounded corners on countertops will be incorporated. While the renovation takes place, James, his wife Chrissy and their children -- Charlie, 12, Haley, 6, J.T., 3 -- and Chrissy�s brother, Phil Yeager and his fianc�e, Lauren Schneider, who have both been a source of support for the family -- will go on vacation to the Westin Rio Mar Beach and Golf Resort in Puerto Rico.

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES � �FEAR NO MORE� � SUNDAY, MAY 1 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) � Gabrielle plans a big party to bid farewell to Carlos, who is about to head off to jail. Meanwhile George Williams (guest star Roger Bart) resurfaces in Bree�s life, much to Rex�s displeasure; Lynette is shocked to learn that Tom�s old girlfriend (guest star Melinda McGraw) has been hired at his firm, and Susan and Julie encounter less-than-neighborly behavior from the Young family.

GREY�S ANATOMY � �IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES� � SUNDAY, MAY 1 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Alex gains the trust of Annie, a nervous patient with an extraordinarily giant tumor, only to humiliate himself in front of her later. Meanwhile Derek chooses Meredith to assist with an elderly Parkinson�s patient who may need surgery -- but Bailey disapproves of their relationship and is determined to make Meredith suffer -- and tensions escalate between Burke and Shepherd.

EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION: HOW�D THEY DO THAT? �DOLAN FAMILY� -- MONDAY, MAY 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) � Behind-the-scenes of the Sunday, May 1, episode, in which the design team replaced the 1960s-era ranch house of the Dolan family from St. Petersburg, Florida with a brand new home that�s more navigation-friendly for a young husband and father who lost his eyesight in a workplace shooting incident.

THE BACHELOR � �EPISODE 706� � MONDAY, MAY 2 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) � In another outrageous Bachelor �first,� the three final women arrive in Aruba , each completely unaware that the others are there � simultaneously � for their exotic overnight dates with Charlie. Shocked to see one another, they are in for yet another surprise: the rose ceremony, which will decide the final two women that Charlie will bring home to meet his parents, will also take place in Aruba. The claws come out as the ladies spy on each other�s dates. One woman refuses Charlie�s invitation to spend the night in his suite, another makes a point of telling him that intimacy is a key factor in a relationship. It�s a wild, romantic ride until Charlie has to make a heart-wrenching decision to eliminate one of the women.

SUPERNANNY -- �CHRISTIANSEN FAMILY� -- SEASON FINALE -- MONDAY, MAY 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Homemaker Colleen Christiansen and her husband, Chris, who works in insurance sales, have boys gone wild. Seven-year-old Corey and three-year-old Chase challenge their parents regularly with behavior that includes kicking, pinching, biting, backtalk and general disrespect. The boys can be destructive to the home, and the whole family has a tendency to shout. In addition, young Chase still uses a baby bottle. Jo Frost comes to the rescue, and foremost on her agenda is showing the parents how to communicate their expectations to the children without shouting and the importance of presenting a united front when it comes to discipline.

MY WIFE AND KIDS � �MICHAEL SELLS THE BUSINESS� � TUESDAY, MAY 3 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) � With a lucrative bid from a large company offering to purchase Kyle Trucking, Michael convinces Jay that, if they sold their business, they�d be able to spend more quality time with Jr., Jr. and watch him grow up -- something they wish they could have done more of with their own kids. But the offer goes bust and Michael�s nemesis, Bobby Shaw (Katt Williams), comes up with a surprising proposal. Meanwhile, Kady and Claire antagonize each other over who gets to spend more time in the bathroom.

GEORGE LOPEZ � �GEORGE�S EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOLMES EDITION� -- TUESDAY, MAY 3 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) -- When George asks some old high school buddies -- Victor (guest star Ricardo Antonio Chavira, �Desperate Housewives�) and Bobby (guest star Danny Trejo) -- to build an office in the garage for Angie�s wedding planning business, the construction is a recipe for destruction when the city inspector (guest star Jim Belushi, �According to Jim�) stops by to evaluate their work. Meanwhile, Carmen runs for student council against an unworthy opponent (guest star Efren Ramirez).

ACCORDING TO JIM � �THE BACHELORETTE PARTY� � TUESDAY, MAY 3 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) -- When Cheryl�s prim and proper bachelorette party disappoints Dana, Jim and Andy treat Dana to a rowdy night she�ll never forget � but will she make it to the wedding?

BLIND JUSTICE � �IN YOUR FACE� -- TUESDAY, MAY 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Dunbar and Bettancourt investigate the murder of a man shot in the face, but the murder victim�s identity cannot be confirmed. Meanwhile, Bettancourt won�t forgive Dunbar for chasing off her boyfriend without first telling her of his criminal background.

LOST � �THE GREATER GOOD� � WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) � After burying one of their own, tempers flare as the castaways� suspicions of each other grow -- and an unlikely survivor vows revenge. Meanwhile, Claire and Charlie struggle to calm her newborn.

ALIAS � �MIRAGE� � WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 (9:01-10:02 p.m., ET) -- Sydney is shocked when she discovers that Jack is terminally ill -- and that he chose not to tell her. Meanwhile, Nadia�s orphanage caregiver, Sophia (Sonia Braga, �American Family,� �Kiss of the Spider Woman�), continues her convalescence at Sydney's apartment. Michael McKean (�Best in Show,� �This is Spinal Tap,� �Laverne & Shirley�) guest stars as Jack�s doctor, Dr. Liddell.

EYES � �BURGLARY� � WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Harlan works with a former colleague and a reluctant Las Vegas detective to uncover a counterfeiting scheme and burglary ring.

�MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING� -- ABC THURSDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK -- THURSDAY, MAY 5 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) � Life for 30-year-old Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos) is about to get really interesting. With aspirations beyond being a waitress in her family�s Dancing Zorba�s restaurant, Toula, with the help of her exceedingly capable mother, convinces her father to let her enroll in computer classes. Along with her newfound education comes the opportunity to manage her aunt�s travel agency, through which she gets to know Ian Miller, a man her father would not approve of because he�s not Greek. Now Toula, with her bolstered confidence and new freedom, must balance her affections for the non-Greek Ian with the certain disappointment that her cross-cultural crush will cause. Can she truly reconcile the cosmic (from the Greek word �kosmos�) differences between her quirky family and� well, pretty much the rest of the world? The break-out hit film was nominated for an Oscar (for Vardalos) for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. The ABC Television Network�s HDTV broadcast of �My Big Fat Greek Wedding� will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.

HOPE & FAITH � �OF RICE AND ANCHOR MEN� & �SEASON FINALE� � FRIDAY, MAY 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Just as Faith�s relationship with newscaster Larry (Dean Cain) begins to move into high gear, her old flame, �The Gooch� (Mark Consuelos, Ripa�s real-life husband), suddenly shows up to complicate matters. In the second half-hour, �Season Finale,� when both men want an exclusive commitment from Faith, she resorts to everything from �Bachelorette� competition rules to a psychic�s advice to help her choose between Larry and �The Gooch.�

�HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS� -- ABC SPECIAL PRESENTATION � NETWORK TELEVISION DEBUT -- SATURDAY, MAY 7 (7:00-11:00 p.m., ET) � This presentation of the soaring, whirlwind tale of adolescent wizardry, featuring wizards-in-training Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), will include interstitials throughout featuring an exclusive first look at film clips, cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from the fourth �Harry Potter� film, �Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,� opening in theatres November 18, 2005. Based on the second of J.K. Rowling�s phenomenally popular children�s novels, the live action family adventure �Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets� continues the magical saga of a boy who, on his 11th birthday, learns that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. This chapter of Harry�s life finds the young wizard once again trapped in the home of his evil Aunt and Uncle Dursley (Fiona Shaw and Richard Griffiths). Though forewarned by the mysterious house-elf Dobby (Toby Jones) that great danger awaits him if he returns to the Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, Harry is undaunted, determined to escape the clutches of the Dursleys -- which he does with the help of his best friend, Ron Weasley, and a flying car! However, true to Dobby�s warning, when they finally arrive at Hogwarts, they find a community in the grips of a mysterious and sinister terror that has literally �petrified� some of its members. The HDTV broadcast of �Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets� will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio.

AMERICA�S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS � �EPISODE 1521� -- SUNDAY, MAY 8 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET) � The Muppets pay a visit to �America�s Funniest Home Videos� to help host Tom Bergeron award the final $100,000 prize of the season. They�ll also show a never-before-seen Muppet �home video.� The $100,000 prize winner winner will also qualify, along with the two other $100,000 prize winners from earlier this year, to win the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize will truly be the trip of a lifetime: A tour of all 11 Disney parks around the world. Viewers can vote for their favorite video of the three 100K prize winners on abc.com. One online voter will be randomly selected to receive the same incredible trip.

EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION � �JOHNSON FAMILY� -- SUNDAY, MAY 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) � Kansas City firefighter Stephen Johnson is a man who is used to rescuing others and a hero to so many, including to his own five children. He was raising three kids of his own � Stephen Jr., 18, Duane, 14 and Gina, 12 � when he rescued two neighborhood kids, Brandon, 15, and Ryan, 13, from the foster care system after their adoptive mother passed away. His unrelenting schedule leaves little time to address the numerous problems in their 1200-square-foot ranch house. Stephen gave up the master bedroom so that his daughter, the only female in the home, could have her own bathroom. Meanwhile, all the men in the house share the one other dilapidated bathroom. Stephen is also a pillar of support for his sister and mother. He stays strong for his family, as a dad, a brother and a son, and he stays strong for his community as a firefighter. For all that Stephen Johnson has done to help others, �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� wants to step in and build a house that will give this real-life hero and his family a fresh start.

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES � �SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE� -- SUNDAY, MAY 8 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) � George Williams (guest star Roger Bart) continues to worm his way into Bree�s life; Lynette tries to spice things up with Tom who, she fears, is losing interest; Gabrielle�s latest man troubles grow even more complicated; and Susan gets a surprise visitor. Lesley Ann Warren (as Susan's mom, Sophie) and Bob Newhart (as her estranged boyfriend, Morty) also guest star.

GREY�S ANATOMY � �THE SELF-DESTRUCT BUTTON� � SUNDAY, MAY 8 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) - Derek and Meredith try (unsuccessfully) to be discreet as they spend the night together at Meredith�s house, but their haggard appearance speaks volumes to everyone � including Bailey, who warns Meredith to end the relationship. George suspects an anesthesiologist of drinking on the job but is reluctant to speak up about it. Alex treats a former schoolmate who finds honor in self-mutilation. Izzie�s boyfriend takes extreme measures in order for them to spend more time together, and Cristina seems to be battling a case of the flu.

EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION HOW�D THEY DO THAT? � �JOHNSON FAMILY� � MONDAY, MAY 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) � Behind the scenes of Sunday night�s episode.

THE BACHELOR: THE WOMEN TELL ALL � MONDAY, MAY 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) � Several of this season�s most memorable rejected women return to confront each other and dish the dirt on national television. Emotions run to a fever pitch between these feisty women with exciting, never-before-seen clips. The final two ladies who are still competing for Charlie�s heart also have messages for the women who were rejected.

EXTREME MAKEOVER: WEDDING EDITION � MONDAY, MAY 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- You are cordially invited to the most Extreme wedding event of the season. An elite team of wedding planners and designers � dubbed the �I Do Crew� -- will put together a lavish wedding that�s as big as its theme, �Christmas in New York� � and they only have three days to pull it off! The happy couple is Kyle Garlett and Carrie Riordan. Groom Kyle, 33, is a four-time cancer survivor and has spent most of his teenage and adult life in and out of hospitals. Because of the toll ongoing chemotherapy has taken on his heart, he now is in need of a heart transplant and has been on the donor list for the past three years. Our bride, Carrie, 29, is a community activist and marathon runner who fell in love with Kyle because, despite his health issues, he faces each day as his first�not his last. Determined to throw a wedding event worth of that love and optimism, the �I Do Crew� throw all limitations aside and put on an extravaganza that includes a replication of Rockefeller Center�s famed skating rink and the legendary Liza Minnelli serenading the couple with �New York, New York.�

MY WIFE AND KIDS � �R.V. DREAMS� � TUESDAY, MAY 10 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) -- Michael, who is determined to make record time driving from Connecticut to the Grand Canyon in a luxurious R.V., convinces his reluctant family to make the road trip so they can spend quality time together. Along the way, Michael puts the family through many misadventures -- including getting lost -- and in his haste neglects to read one of the R.V. manual�s most crucial operational features.

GEORGE LOPEZ � �GEORGE STARE-OIDS DOWN JASON� � TUESDAY, MAY 10 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) � When George and Angie find out that Carmen and her boyfriend, Jason, have become more intimate under their roof, they think about asking Jason to move out. But when they discover that Jason has been using steroids provided by none other than the boy�s own father (guest star Stacy Keach), their concern for his health causes them to reconsider.

ACCORDING TO JIM -- �GERONIMO JIM� � 100th EPISODE -- TUESDAY, MAY 10 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) -- Cheryl and Dana think they have cause to worry when Dana�s fianc�, Ryan (Mitch Rouse), wants to race fast cars and Jim wants to take up skydiving, on the series� landmark 100th episode.

ACCORDING TO JIM -- �THE SCRAPBOOK� -- TUESDAY, MAY 10 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Immediately following the 100th episode, a special half-hour retrospective episode takes a hilarious look at Cheryl and Jim�s botched anniversary moments from years past.

BLIND JUSTICE -- �DOGGONE� -- TUESDAY, MAY 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) � When Dunbar poses as a drug dealer to solve a murder, he is beaten up by thugs who also steal his seeing-eye dog, Hank.

LOST � �BORN TO RUN� � WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) � Jack suspects foul play when Michael becomes violently ill while building the raft. Meanwhile a secret from Kate�s past is revealed, the mysterious hatch is shown to a few of the survivors, and Walt gives Locke a warning.

ALIAS � �IN DREAMS�� � WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 (9:01-10:02 p.m.) -- This episode marks Jennifer Garner�s directorial debut. The mysterious man (Joel Grey, Broadway�s �Wicked,� �Cabaret�) who has been impersonating Sloane resurfaces, and this time he's hot on the trail of Rambaldi. Meanwhile, shocking revelations about the real Sloane are brought to light, causing everyone to further question his true intentions. Amy Irving (�Traffic,� �Yentl�) guest stars as Emily Sloane.

EYES � �KARMA� -- WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 (10:02-11:00 p.m.) � Harlan and his nemesis, Clay Burgess, are both framed for federal theft and murder. Meanwhile, Chris and Nora track down a dangerous serial killer.

�PEARL HARBOR� -- ABC THURDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK� THURSDAY, MAY 12 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Ben Affleck stars as Capt. Rafe McCawley (Academy Award-winner for �Good Will Hunting�) and Josh Hartnett (�Sin City,� �Hollywood Homicide�) as Capt. Danny Walker, boyhood friends who achieve their dream of becoming pilots. McCawley meets and falls in love with a military nurse (Kate Beckinsale, �The Aviator,� �Underworld�), but he is anxious to see action and heads to England, where war is raging. He enlists in the Royal Air Force and is later reported killed in action. But as his best friend and girlfriend comfort each other in their grief, they develop a romance of their own. The HDTV broadcast of �Pearl Harbor� will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio (R-OAD 2/8/04).

AMERICA�S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS � �EPISODE 1522� � TWO HOUR SEASON FINALE -- FRIDAY, MAY 13 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) � Filmed on location in Walt Disney World, this season's three $100,000 prize winners will return to the show to compete for the grand prize: The trip of a lifetime to all 11 Disney theme parks around the world, including Disney Paris, the Tokyo Disney Resort and the newest Disney theme park in Hong Kong. Voting will take place via abc.com, and again, one lucky viewer at home will win the identical dream trip.

GMC NBA GAME TIME � SATURDAY, MAY 14 (8:00-8:15 p.m., ET) -- The broadcast team of Al Michaels, Hubie Brown and Michele Tafoya will call all of ABC Sports� NBA playoff games. GMC NBA Game Time, which precedes each game, is hosted by Mike Tirico. He is joined by Bill Walton and Steve �Snapper� Jones.


EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION � �VITALE FAMILY, PART 1� & �VITALE FAMILY, PART 2� � SUNDAY, MAY 15 (7:00-8:00 p.m. and 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) � In two back-to-back episodes, a small two-bedroom house on Long Island, New York is transformed into a magnificent 2400-square-foot home for a young widower, John Vitale, with three toddler sons. The return of this father and his children to the house fulfils the dying wish of a wife and mother who said that she wanted her husband and boys to come back to their house so she would �always know where to find them.�

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES � �GOODBYE FOR NOW� � SUNDAY, MAY 15 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) -- Susan makes a decision about Mike Delfino. Meanwhile Lynette takes steps to make sure Annabel (guest star Melinda McGraw) doesn�t come between her and Tom, Bree comes to a realization about �buddy� George the pharmacist (guest Roger Bart), and Carlos� legal problems take a turn for the worse.

GREY�S ANATOMY � �SAVE ME� � SUNDAY, MAY 15 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) � Meredith grows dissatisfied with the unknown details of Derek�s life. Alex treats Devo, a patient whose religious beliefs jeopardize her chances for recovery. Izzie contemplates reconnecting with her estranged mother. Zoey, a pregnant woman in her 40s who�s been diagnosed with cancer, disagrees with Cristina�s medical advice. And the interns are mystified by Cable, a patient who thinks he�s psychic while being treated for seizures.

THE BACHELOR FINALE & THE BACHELOR: FINAL ROSE LIVE � MONDAY, MAY 16 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- In the gripping conclusion to this season�s �Bachelor�; Charlie brings the final two women home to meet his parents. However, Chris Harrison has one final surprise for the remaining two ladies when he reveals that Charlie will continue to date BOTH of them until he is ready to make his decision LIVE on national television. But first, before returning to their lives back home, each girl is given a last-chance date with Charlie at his New York apartment. Then, during the season�s finale, Charlie will reveal his decision LIVE on national television. Whom will he send home broken-hearted? How will she react to the news? Who will ultimately win his heart? Will he propose? All of these questions will finally be answered � LIVE � and in front of a studio audience.

MY WIFE AND KIDS � �THE �V� STORY� � EXPANDED SEASON FINALE -- TUESDAY, MAY 17 (8:00-8:40 p.m., ET) � Now that the kids are almost out of their hair, Jay insists that Michael have a vasectomy so they can feel free to enjoy themselves, but Michael is reluctant to go through with the operation. (Tisha Campbell-Martin makes her directorial debut).

GEORGE LOPEZ � �GEORGE NEGOTI-ATE IT� � EXPANDED SEASON FINALE � TUESDAY, MAY 17 (8:40-9:19 p.m., ET) - George steps in to be Jason�s sports agent when NFL Quarterbacks Daunte Culpepper and Donovan McNabb (guest starring as themselves) pay a visit to the Lopez household to draft Jason for their alma maters and a minor league baseball recruiter approaches him for a contract. Meanwhile, Carmen and Los Lobos guitarist Cesar Rosas stir things up at George�s family birthday bash.

ACCORDING TO JIM � �WEDDING BELL BLUES� � EXPANDED SEASON FINALE � TUESDAY, MAY 17 (9:19-10:00 p.m., ET) � On Dana�s wedding day, Jim accidentally knocks the family�s favorite reverend unconscious with the car door, so he has to scramble to find a replacement preacher at the last minute.

BLIND JUSTICE � �DANCE WITH ME� -- TUESDAY, MAY 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- When an old woman is found dead in an arson-caused apartment fire, Dunbar and Bettancourt investigate. And the man who found Dunbar�s missing guide dog asks him for a favor -- to counsel his nephew who is also losing his sight.

LOST � �EXODUS, PART 1� � WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) � The French woman -- Rousseau -- shocks the survivors by showing up with a dire warning about �the others.� Meanwhile, Michael and Jin ready the raft for sailing.

ALIAS � �THE DESCENT� � WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 (9:01-10:01 p.m., ET) � After learning the awful truth about Nadia�s childhood caregiver, Sophia (Sonia Braga, �American Family,� �Kiss of the Spider Woman�), APO races to track her down while an agent�s life hangs in the balance. Meanwhile Sydney and Nadia question Sloane�s trustworthiness now that his obsession with Rambaldi may have been renewed, Jack has an unsettling meeting with Katya Derevko (Isabella Rossellini), and Vaughn asks Jack a surprising and momentous question. Angela Bassett guest stars as Hayden Chase. A second episode follows.

ALIAS � �SEARCH & RESCUE� � WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) � �Search and Rescue� -- Upon discovering that Irina Derevko (Lena Olin) is alive, Sydney, Jack and Nadia set out to find her in order to thwart Elena Derevko�s (Sonia Braga, �American Family,� �Kiss of the Spider Woman�) deadly Rambaldi endgame. Meanwhile, Dixon�s condition takes a turn for the worse. Angela Bassett guest stars as Hayden Chase.

GMC NBA GAME TIME � THURSDAY, MAY 19 (8:00-8:15 p.m., ET) -- The broadcast team of Al Michaels, Hubie Brown and Michele Tafoya will call all of ABC Sports� NBA playoff games. GMC NBA Game Time, which precedes each game, is hosted by Mike Tirico. He is joined by Bill Walton and Steve �Snapper� Jones.


�THE MUPPETS� WIZARD OF OZ� -- THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY -- FRIDAY, MAY 20 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) � International R&B superstar Ashanti makes her leading lady debut as �Dorothy� in this original telefilm. Joining her in this madcap adventure movie are actress/rapper/singer/producer Queen Latifah (�Chicago,� �Beauty Shop�) as Dorothy�s beloved guardian, �Auntie Em,� and action film master, director Quentin Tarrantino (�Kill Bill,� vols. 1 and 2) in a cameo as himself. David Alan Grier (�Life with Bonnie�) portrays Uncle Henry and Jeffrey Tambor (�Arrested Development�) is the Wizard. Of course the biggest star in the telefilm � she�s absolutely certain � is Miss Piggy, who will take on the roles of all four witches: Wicked Witch of the East, Wicked Witch of the West, the Good Witch of the North and Glinda, the Good Witch of the South. Kermit the Frog is the Scarecrow, in search of a brain; The Great Gonzo is the Tin Thing, in search of his heart; and Fozzie Bear is the Lion, looking for some courage. Pepe the King Prawn takes on the role of Toto, Dorothy�s constant � and constantly chattering � sidekick. Based on the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, the Muppets version gives the story a couple of twists and tweaks without ever losing the central meaning of the classic story. Contemporary teenage Dorothy is a girl with dreams of showbiz that seem far from coming true in the Kansas trailer park where she lives. When she�s transported to the magical land of Oz, she joins with the Scarecrow, the Tin Thing and the Lion to fight the Wicked Witch of the West and journey to the Wizard, who -- she hopes -- will make her a star! The film�s executive producers are Lisa Henson and Brian Henson; Martin G. Baker and Warren Carr are producers, and Bill Barretta, Kristine Belson and Eric Poticha are co-producers. The telefilm is being directed by Kirk R. Thatcher (�It�s a Very Muppets Christmas Movie.)� �The Muppets� Wizard of Oz� is being produced by The Jim Henson Company in association with Fox Television Studios, Touchstone Television and Muppets Holding Company, the Disney subsidiary responsible for managing the overall Muppets franchise.

LOST � �EXODUS, PART 1� -- SATURDAY, MAY 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) � In preparation for Wednesday�s season finale, ABC presents this encore presentation of the next-to-the-last episode of the season. The French woman -- Rousseau -- shocks the survivors by showing up with a dire warning about �the others.� Meanwhile, Michael and Jin ready the raft for sailing. (R-OAD 5/18/05).

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES -- In anticipation of Sunday�s season finale, ABC presents encore presentations of the last two episodes:

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES � �SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE� � SATURDAY, MAY 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) � George Williams (guest star Roger Bart) continues to worm his way into Bree�s life; Lynette tries to spice things up with Tom who, she fears, is losing interest; Gabrielle�s latest man troubles grow even more complicated; and Susan gets a surprise visitor. (R-OAD 5/8/05)

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES � �GOODBYE FOR NOW� � SATURDAY, MAY 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) � In the episode, Susan makes a decision about Mike Delfino. Meanwhile Lynette takes steps to make sure Annabel (guest star Melinda McGraw) doesn�t come between her and Tom, Bree comes to a realization about �buddy� George the pharmacist (guest star Roger Bart), and Carlos� legal problems take a turn for the worse. (R-OAD 5/15/05)

EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION � �PIESTEWA FAMILY PART 1� & �PIESTEWA FAMILY PART 2� � TWO HOUR SEASON FINALE -- SUNDAY, MAY 22 (7:00-8:00 & 8:00--9:00 p.m., ET) � (This family was nominated to EM:HE by PFC Jessica Lynch, who was on site for the build.) When PFC Lori Piestewa was in Iraq, she told her roommate and best friend, PFC Jessica Lynch, that her dream was to return to her home in Tuba City, Arizona and build her parents a house to which they could retire. But in March 2003, Lori lost her life, becoming the first American woman killed in the Iraq war, while trying to save the lives of her friends, Jessica Lynch and Shoshannah Johnson, when her Humvee was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. The 23-year-old divorced mother left behind two young children, Brandon (6) and Carla Whiterock (5), who are being cared for by Lori�s parents, Percy and Terry Piestewa. Currently the family lives in a small, rented mobile home on a reservation in Tuba City, Arizona. The design team built a new house for them in a mere seven days in Flagstaff, Arizona � where they can be closer to family -- on land donated by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Additionally, the design team, workers and volunteers from �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� will also be building a Veteran�s Memorial Center on the Navajo Reservation in Tuba City, on land belonging to the Navajo Nation. The building is for Native Americans who served in the armed services. While the building takes place, the Piestewas and their grandchildren will be on vacation at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES � �ONE WONDERFUL DAY� � SEASON FINALE � SUNDAY, MAY 22 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) - It�s a not-so-wonderful day in the neighborhood, as past actions come back to haunt the men and women of Wisteria Lane. Meanwhile, the ladies get a new neighbor (Emmy winner Alfre Woodard as Betty Applewhite. Ms. Woodard becomes a series regular next season).

GREY�S ANATOMY � �WHO�S ZOOMIN� WHO?� -- SEASON FINALE - SUNDAY, MAY 22 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) � An outbreak of a sexually transmitted disease affects several members of the hospital staff, prompting Chief Webber to call a meeting. Meanwhile, the chief reluctantly confides to Dr. (Derek) Shepherd about his own medical concerns. Izzie and Cristina are worried by the wife and daughter of a patient who are at odds with each other over his care. Burke treats Bill, a college buddy whose medical diagnosis raises some questions regarding his wife�s actions. And just as Meredith and Derek grow more intimate, a bombshell is dropped.

EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION: HOW�D THEY DO THAT? � �PIESTEWA FAMILY� � MONDAY, MAY 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) � Behind the scenes of Sunday�s episode.

�NICK & JESSICA�S TOUR OF DUTY� � MONDAY, MAY 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- America�s favorite young married couple, Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, multi-platinum artists known from their hit MTV series �Newlyweds,� take their variety show on the road to star in �Nick & Jessica�s Tour of Duty.� In the vein of the popular Bob Hope classics, Nick and Jessica will travel overseas to bring a touch of home to our men and women in uniform. Like their previous specials, the duo will showcase their singing and comedic talents in musical performances with such guests as Willie Nelson, Big & Rich, Brian McKnight, Jimmy Kimmel and Drew Lachey, plus they�ll be delivering some emotional surprises from home.

�TRUMP UNAUTHORIZED� -- ABC PREMIERE EVENT � TUESDAY, MAY 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- ABC�s made-for-television movie is a dramatization about legendary real estate developer Donald Trump, based on Gwenda Blair�s acclaimed biographies, �Donald Trump: Master Apprentice� and �The Trumps: Three Generations that Built an Empire,� as well as other sources. The telefilm shows how, even as a young man, Donald was the heir apparent to his father, outshining his older brother, Fred Jr., and dreaming bigger than even his dad imagined, always with an eye to making it big in Manhattan. Viewers will see how his first wife, Ivana, matched his ambition with her own drive as a businesswoman, but when Donald fell in love with model Marla Maples, the media glare focused on Trump�s personal life, pitting the once golden couple against each other. At that time his business also faltered. However, in record time, Trump orchestrated a financial turnaround that cemented his reputation as the comeback king and burnished his legacy as one of America�s most celebrated developers and businessmen. Justin Louis (Lifetime�s �Missing�) stars as Donald Trump; Katheryn Winnick stars as Ivana Trump; actor and bestselling author Ron McLarty (�Into the Fire�) plays Fred Trump Sr.; Jennifer Baxter (�America�s Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story�) is Marla Maples.

LOST � �EXODUS, PART 2� � TWO HOUR SEASON FINALE � WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) � The castaways on the raft are surprised at sea by something unexpected. Meanwhile, remaining islanders attempt to blow open the hatch, and a visitor to the encampment might be a threat to Claire's infant son.

ALIAS � �BEFORE THE FLOOD� -- SEASON FINALE � WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) � Sydney, Jack, Irina (Lena Olin), Vaughn and Nadia are the last hope to save the world from the catastrophic effects of the Rambaldi endgame -- put into action by Elena Derevko (Sonia Braga, �American Family,� �Kiss of the Spider Woman�). Meanwhile, the Rambaldi prophecy surrounding Sydney and Nadia comes one step closer to reality, Sloane�s true allegiances are realized, and Vaughn asks Sydney a momentous question.

  [april 2005]  


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