MAY SWEEPS ON ABC
REVEALING SEASON FINALES OF �LOST,� �DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES,�
�GREY�S ANATOMY� AND THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED �ALIAS� SERIES FINALE
TWO ORIGINAL MOVIES AIR, �STEPHEN KING�S: DESPERATION� AND
�FATAL CONTACT: BIRD FLU IN AMERICA�
A SPECIAL FROM AMERICA�S FAVORITE DAYTIME QUEEN
-- OPRAH WINFREY�S STAR-STUDDED LEGENDS BALL
ANOTHER STUNT FROM TODAY�S MODERN DAY HOUDINI,
�DAVID BLAINE: DROWNED ALIVE�
DAYTIME GOES PRIMETIME WITH A LIVE BROADCAST OF
�THE 3rd ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS�
IN ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS, �AMERICA�S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS�
CELEBRATES ITS 16th SEASON FINALE AND THE AMAZING FACT THAT
THE BELOVED SERIES IS NOW THE LONGEST-RUNNING PRIMETIME
ENTERTAINMENT SHOW IN ABC HISTORY
Philadelphia Eagle Jeremiah Trotter, Philadelphia 76�er Chris Webber,
Susan Lucci, Fabio, NY Yankee Jorge Posada, Jewel, Vanessa Carlton and
NYC firefighters on �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition�;
Chris O� Donnell on �Grey�s Anatomy�;
Mark Consuelos on �Hope & Faith�;
Michael Vartan, David Anders and Mia Maestro on �Alias�;
Robert Wagner, Ed Bagley, Larry Miller, Parker Posey,
Jeri Ryan and Freddie Prinze, Jr. on �Boston Legal.�
The ABC Television Network announced the following noteworthy May Sweeps programming -- inclusive of season finales, movies, special programming and special 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):
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE � (12:05-1:05 a.m., ET, Monday-Friday) -- MAY SWEEPS BOOKINGS INCLUDE: Sir Ian McKellen (�The Da Vince Code�), Susan Lucci (�All My Children�), Joe Gannascoli (�The Sopranos�), Jenny McCarthy (�Life Laughs�), Seth McFarlane (�Family Guy�), Chris O�Donnell (�Grey�s Anatomy�), American Chopper Guys, Kathie Lee Gifford (�The Insider�), Isaiah Washington (�Grey�s Anatomy�), Forty Deuce Dancers, Heisman Trophy winner/potential No.-1 NFL draft pick Reggie Bush, Jamie Kennedy (�Blowin� Up�), Rev. Jesse Jackson, J.J. Abrams (�Mission: Impossible III�), Teri Hatcher (�Desperate Housewives�), Sarah Silverman (�Jesus is Magic�) and Jon Favreau (�The Break Up�). Musical guests include Rihanna, Godsmack, The Cult, Franz Ferdinand, 30 Seconds to Mars, Martin Fry, Lacuna Coil, Nick Lachey, Taking Back Sunday, Christina Milian, Umphrey�s McGee featuring Huey Lewis, Hoobastank and Elefant.
AMERICAN INVENTOR -- �BEST OF AUDITIONS� PT. 2 -- THURSDAY, APRIL 27 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) � This is part two of the best of the auditions with some never-before-seen inventions. Viewers will see some of the wacky and innovative inventions that stood out at the start of the series.
AMERICAN INVENTOR -- �EPISODE 107� -- THURSDAY, APRIL 27 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) � This week on �American Inventor� we will focus on three semifinalists to see how they use the $50,000 they�ve been given to finalize their invention. Mary Lou Quinlan, one of our expert judges, will mentor three inventors and guide them through the process of working with product designers, packaging companies, marketing executives and product testing. In an ultimate challenge, the inventors will have their new and improved product tested to see if it delivers, and Mary Lou will face the difficult decision of choosing one of her three to move on to the final round, one step closer to winning one million dollars and becoming the next great �American Inventor.�
COMMANDER IN CHIEF -- �TIES THAT BIND� -- THURSDAY, APRIL 27 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) � Mac calls on her new Attorney General to look into the growing urban unrest in nearby Prince George�s County, Maryland, which she learns is where Chief of Staff Jim Gardner is from. At the same time, a friend from Gardner�s past unexpectedly visits him at the White House and gives him a first-hand account of the situation, one that hits closer to home. Meanwhile, Mac is briefed on the situation of the missing surface-to-air missiles that went down in a military plane crash over Pakistan and have now surfaced on the black market, and she must use all means necessary to ensure the weapons don�t fall into the hands of terrorists. On the Hill, Templeton is championing the Templeton Act targeting domestic crime, which Mac threatens to veto, opting for more law enforcement and education over the bill�s calls for tougher sentencing. And when Dickie learns of Vince�s plans for a commitment ceremony with his partner, he urges him not to invite Mac, lest it hurt her in the polls.
THE 33rd ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS -- FRIDAY, APRIL 28 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) � Chandra Wilson, Kate Walsh and James Pickens, Jr. of ABC�s hit medical drama, �Grey�s Anatomy,� plus Rachel Ray (�The Rachel Ray Show�) and Tyra Banks (�The Tyra Banks Show�) are among the stellar lineup of scheduled presenters for ABC� live broadcast. A musical trio from the �One Life to Live� talent of Renee Goldsberry (Disney�s �The Lion King,� �The Color Purple�), Kathy Brier (�Hairspray�) and Kerry Butler (�Hairspray,� �Little Shop of Horrors�) will perform a selection of show-stopping numbers from the Broadway songbook. Additional presenters include Judge Judy Sheindlin (�Judge Judy�); Susan Lucci, Thorsten Kaye, Alicia Minshew, Jacob Young, Alexa Havins, Justin Bruening and Cady McClain of �All My Children�; Erika Slezak, Kassie DePavia, Kamar de los Reyes, Bree Williamson and Forbes March of �One Life to Live�; Anthony Geary, Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Emma Samms, Tristan Rogers, Kimberly McCullough, Jason Thompson, Natalia Livingston, Rebecca Herbst and Finola Hughes of �General Hospital�; co-hosts Lisa Rinna and Ty Treadway (�Soap Talk�); Galen Gering and McKenzie Westmore of �Passions�; Kim Zimmer, Beth Ehlers, Gina Tognoni, Mandy Bruno and Crystal Chappell of �Guiding Light�; Joshua Morrow, Michelle Stafford, Sharon Case, Christian LeBlanc of �The Young & The Restless�; Peter Reckell, Kristian Alfonso, Farah Fath and Jason Cook of �Days of Our Lives�; Jack Wagner and Katherine Kelly Lang of �The Bold & The Beautiful,� and Michael Park and Maura West of �As The World Turns.�
ABC SATURDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK -- �PEARL HARBOR� -- SATURDAY, APRIL 29 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) � Ben Affleck (�Daredevil,� �The Sum of All Fears,� Academy Award-winner for �Good Will Hunting�) and Josh Hartnett (�Sin City,� �Hollywood Homicide�) are boyhood friends who achieve their dream of becoming pilots. Affleck meets, pursues and falls in love with a military nurse (Kate Beckinsale, �The Aviator,� �Van Helsing�), 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. The efforts of his best friend and girlfriend to comfort each other�s grief lead to their own romance. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/8/04)
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION -- �PY FAMILY, PARTS 1 & 2� -- SUNDAY, APRIL 30 (7:00-8:00 & 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) � Having raised four girls of their own and put each through college, 60-year-old �Grandpop� William Py and his 57-year-old wife, �Grandma� Carole, were looking forward to retirement. But life had something else in store for them. In l997 Grandpop and Grandma, a couple who enjoyed spoiling their grandkids but who also liked the idea that they could send the children home to their own parents after fun visits, would have their lives shattered by the first of two tragedies that would befall this closely-knit family. In July of that year, their son-in-law, Jos� Rosario, 33, died unexpectedly of a brain aneurysm. Jos� left behind his wife, Sharon Py Rosario, a breast cancer survivor, and three young children, William, Samantha and Jos�, or �Joey.� The design team will help this loving family have the safe and beautiful home they so richly deserve. And, while we know Philly native Paul DiMeo and the designers can �bring it� on the construction build, can they hold their own against Philadelphia Eagle Jeremiah Trotter and 76�er Chris Webber? Plus Pennsylvania native and singer Vanessa Carlton performs at a special breast cancer awareness fundraising concert.
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES -- �IT WASN�T MEANT TO HAPPEN� -- SUNDAY, APRIL 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) � Karl breaks up with Edie, who has no idea that Susan is now the �other woman,� Lynette tries to help Ed heat up his sex life, Bree finds out that Peter has another addiction, and Lily�s father comes back to claim his daughter.
GREY�S ANATOMY -- �BLUES FOR SISTER SOMEONE� --SUNDAY, APRIL 30 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) � Izzie grills George about the personal details of his life, Addison takes Alex to task about a sensitive case, and Burke feels the pressure when he treats his musical hero. Chris O�Donnell guest stars
WIFE SWAP -- �RIDGELY/CORRAO� -- MONDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) � Jen Ridgely (36) and her husband, Randy (38), a professional bull rider and steer wrestler, keep tight reins on their children, Peyton (7) and Rylee (3), who were born into a rough-edged lifestyle and do chores around the ranch when not in school, practicing their cowhand skills or attending the rodeo. No whining�s allowed in this Delaware family, where rugged independence, hard work, competitiveness and frugality take precedence over romance and leisure time. Traveling to the suburban Ohio home of hair stylist Kim Corrao (42) and her husband, Louis (41), �Cowgirl Jen� encounters a family bred on �la dolce vita� (the sweet life). The Corrao children, Sofia (8) and Vittorio (6), feel free to do just about anything around the house, set their own bedtimes and even write on the walls. They think their party-girl mom shops too much and wears too much makeup. Husband Louis relishes the good life and the passion in his marriage, and believes his children should have fun, not chores.
SUPERNANNY -- �NEWTON FAMILY� -- SEASON FINALE -- MONDAY, MAY 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) � Vicki and Aaron Newton are separated, with joint custody of their two sons, Aaron (12) and Kobe (5). Though the boys are angels for Dad, young Kobe saves his worst behavior for Mom. He is violent and destructive -- hitting, kicking, slapping, punching and swearing. He even throws rocks at Jo�s head. Aaron isn�t physically aggressive, but he does talk back to his mother. For the first time, Jo Frost observes life in two homes to hone her recommendations for each parent. But can she get them to collaborate on their child-rearing techniques?
WHAT ABOUT BRIAN -- �THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING BRIAN� -- MONDAY, MAY 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) � It�s Saturday and everyone wants something from Brian, but no one can find him. Brian has decided that he would rather spend the day with his new love, Lisa B (Bre Blair). Meanwhile Nicole, hopped up on her fertility hormone treatments, needs her brother to help her and Angelo with a car problem; Deena and Dave expect Brian to play �Barney� at their daughter�s birthday party; Adam, stuck planning the wedding, wants him for some guy time; and Marjorie keeps leaving messages on Brian�s phone to talk about their relationship.
ACCORDING TO JIM -- �BELABORING THE POINT� -- SEASON FINALE -- TUESDAY, MAY 2 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) � When an ecstatic Ryan (Mitch Rouse) announces that Dana is pregnant, Jim advises him on how to avoid the pitfalls of Dana�s upcoming fluctuating hormones. Then Jim dreams that he is pregnant.
HOPE & FAITH � �FAITH KNOWS SQUAT� � TUESDAY, MAY 2 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) � After a loud, late-night dancing session by Faith and �The Gooch� (Mark Consuelos) pushes Hope and Charley over the edge, they suggest that the couple find their own home. Unfortunately Charley and Hope learn that, due to a local real estate technicality, Faith is the legal owner of her garage apartment � unless she has paid them rent. So Charley tries to squeeze a single rent check out of her, but the truth comes out and Faith declares an all-out war on Hope and Charley to keep her place � as they all engage in an outrageous battle of one-upsmanship.
HOPE & FAITH -- �HOPE�S FLOAT� -- SEASON FINALE -- TUESDAY, MAY 2 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) � Hope reminisces with her family about the first fight she and Charley had during their courtship back in 1985 when they were both in college. Flashbacks to that fateful night reveal that it was also the first time Charley and Faith met. The fireworks begin when Hope cancels her date with Charley to go to a Huey Lewis concert, choosing instead to stay and console Faith, who is distraught after not being cast as the lead in her high school play. Both Charley and Hope think they missed the concert, but as the story is re-told, Hope uncovers some outrageous secrets that Charley and Faith have kept under wraps all these years � not to mention one last surprise that�s revealed about Hope.
LESS THAN PERFECT -- �A CRUSH GROWS IN BROOKLYN� -- TUESDAY, MAY 2 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) � After a long week, Claude, Carl, Ramona and Owen enjoy a night out for happy hour at their favorite bar. A little tipsy, Claude and Carl head home and, when one thing leads to another, they end up in bed together. They decide to keep it a secret from everyone at work to protect their friendship, but their attraction to each other makes it difficult. Meanwhile, Jeb incites a power struggle between Lydia and Kipp to keep them both distracted and out of his hair.
BOSTON LEGAL -- �DEEP END OF THE POOLE� -- TUESDAY, MAY 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) � Edwin Poole (Larry Miller), a partner in the law firm of Crane, Poole & Schmidt, returns to work after a stint at a mental institution. But Shirley Schmidt wonders if he should have been released when he decides to help an obese computer technician sue a junk food manufacturer for causing his diabetes. Denny Crane represents Alan Shore, after Shore is arrested for advising a client accused of attempted murder to flee the county. Meanwhile, after their unexpected rendezvous, Brad Chase wants to explore the possibility of a relationship with Denise Bauer.
ALIAS -- �30 SECONDS� -- WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) � Sloane is distressed to learn that Prophet Five�s cure for Nadia is just as likely to kill her. Meanwhile, the search for Anna Espinosa continues, Rambaldi�s prophetic Page 47 resurfaces, and Sydney offers Ren�e a job at APO. Mia Maestro guest stars
LOST -- �TWO FOR THE ROAD� -- WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) � Jack and Kate bring an exhausted Michael back to the camp, and with him, news about �The Others.� Meanwhile, Ana Lucia attempts to get the prisoner to confess, and Hurley plans a surprise date for Libby.
INVASION -- �RUN AND GUN� -- WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) � As the storm rapidly approaches, Russell and Underlay try to uncover where Szura has hidden the hybrids and realize they have to get their families out of Homestead.
AMERICAN INVENTOR -- �EPISODE 108� -- THURSDAY, MAY 4 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) - This week on �American Inventor� we will focus on three semifinalists to see how they use the $50,000 they�ve been given to finalize their invention. Peter Jones, one of our expert judges, will mentor three inventors and guide them through the process of working with product designers, packaging companies, marketing executives and product testing. In an ultimate challenge, the inventors will have their new and improved product tested to see if it delivers, and Peter will face the difficult decision of choosing one of his three to move on to the final round, one step closer to winning one million dollars.
AMERICAN INVENTOR -- �EPISODE 109� -- THURSDAY, MAY 4 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) � This week on �American Inventor� we will focus on three semifinalists to see how they use the $50,000 they�ve been given to finalize their invention. Doug Hall, one of our expert judges, will mentor three inventors and guide them through the process of working with product designers, packaging companies, marketing executives and product testing. In an ultimate challenge, the inventors will have their new and improved product tested to see if it delivers, and Doug will face the difficult decision of choosing one of his three to move on to the final round, one step closer to winning one million dollars.
COMMANDER IN CHIEF -- �THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM� -- �THURSDAY, MAY 4 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) � Mac�s appendix bursts mid-flight on Air Force One, and without a Vice President in place, Templeton, as Speaker of the House, becomes acting President. Meanwhile, an airline strike is crippling air traffic across the country, and on the eve of Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel times of the year, Templeton � who is enjoying the power of the presidency immensely and hoping it to be a dry run for the near future � oversteps his bounds and handles the situation his own way.
AMERICA�S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS -- �1606� -- FRIDAY, MAY 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) � Highlights include a hilarious montage of football follies, a food fight between a bride and groom that has serious repercussions for their wedding cake, sneaky animal clips, and a girl on her way to her prom taking a less-than-graceful tumble down the stairs. (Rebroadcast. OAD 11/20/05)
ABC SATURDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK -- �SEABISCUIT� -- SATURDAY, MAY 6 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) � Based on a true story, this is the rags-to-riches tale of three men � Johnny �Red� Pollard (Tobey Maguire), a half-blind ex-prizefighter, Tom Smith (Chris Cooper), a horse breaker, and Charlie Howard, a millionaire who lost everything -- and Howard�s down-and-out racehorse named Seabiscuit. After teaming up, these three men rediscover hope through Seabiscuit, who takes them -- and the nation -- on the ride of a lifetime, along the way accomplishing great feats that ultimately led to Horse-of-the-Year honors in 1938. This broadcast will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and video description via SAP.
AMERICA�S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS -- �1622� -- SUNDAY, MAY 7 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET) -- Awards the final $100,000 prize of the season, with one lucky viewer at home who voted online also winning a Disney 7-Day, 6-Night Land and Sea Vacation for four. Among the finalists: �Purr-fect Pet� -- A cute kitty who does the strangest thing when her owner pets her; �The Cupcake Kid� -- a little boy who just can�t share a cupcake with his grandpa; �Merry Fishmas� -- A not-so-merry X-mas when someone�s holiday gift, fish, go belly up; �Jingle Bell Babe� -- A little girl who just can�t stand the snow, but it doesn�t stop her from singing.
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION -- �PETER FAMILY� -- SUNDAY, MAY 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) � Winston and Hardai Peter left their homeland of Guyana in 1996 and struggled long and hard to make a new home for their family in America. They were on their way to achieving the American dream when tragedy struck. In December of 2004, their tri-level colonial house burst into flames, depriving them not only of their home but all their possessions. Penniless and without other recourse, the Peters were forced to move back into their burned out house. They�ve since been living in a home without heat or hot water, and with very little electricity. They have to boil water whenever they need to bathe and have to cook on a makeshift propane stove. To make the house seem livable, Winston and his boys use whatever money they get to cover broken windows with plastic and wood, and hang sheet rock and drywall to cover up any holes from the fire damage. Winston feels as though he�s let his family down, as he cannot provide them with a proper home. But as a priest, he doesn�t make enough money to repair or replace his house. The design team heads to Queens to help this family rise above ashes so they may live out their American dream in their new American dream home! In addition, some special guest stars drop by and lend a helping hand: Michael Moloney drops by the set of �All My Children� to enlist the aid of star Susan Lucci in decorating a secret room for one of the family members. And romance expert/model Fabio offers his expertise to the EM Home designers on matters of the home and heart, while some NYC firefighters run �fireproofing� tests on the house and give Tanya McQueen a tour of Ground Zero.
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES -- �I KNOW THINGS NOW� -- SUNDAY, M AY 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) � Tom gets fired, Bree and Andrew reach an impasse, and Edie�s private detective gets the goods on Karl and Susan.
GREY�S ANATOMY -- �DAMAGE CASE� -- SUNDAY, MAY 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- The interns deal with a family involved in a car accident, Derek lets his emotions get the best of him, and Burke and Izzie make a new suggestion to Denny. Chris O�Donnell guest stars
DAVID BLAINE: DROWNED ALIVE -- MONDAY, MAY 8 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) -- David Blaine, known for his headline-making feats of physical, emotional and mental endurance, will once again put his life on the line in a death-defying attempt to hold his breath underwater longer than any human being, which is currently a stunning eight minutes, 58 seconds. He will undertake this latest challenge after living with a life support system in a specially built human aquarium -- an eight-foot acrylic sphere -- for seven days and nights, in full public view in front of New York�s Lincoln Center. Viewers will hold their collective breath during the heart-stopping finale of the broadcast when Blaine will put himself to the ultimate test � live. Additionally, viewers will be treated to amazing new jaw-dropping illusions, as Blaine performs his distinctive style of up-close-and-personal street magic in a variety of venues from a casino in Las Vegas to Angola State Prison in Angola, Louisiana, to a New York art gallery. The two-hour special is Blaine�s spell-binding journey of mind, body and soul in preparation for his literally breathtaking feat. He even trained with the U.S. Navy Seals, who put him through what Blaine described as �the most grueling physical training of [his] life.� On the way to holding his breath underwater for the longest period of time ever, he would surpass the great Houdini, who managed a then-astonishing three-minute breath-hold. This will be Blaine�s most interactive challenge, as passersby will be able to touch the aquarium, take photos with him and even communicate with him underwater from the time he enters the sphere on Monday, May 1, until he is leaves it live on his special (HDTV/5.1 AUDIO).
WHAT ABOUT BRIAN -- �SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE� -- SEASON FINALE -- MONDAY, MAY 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) � Brian�s apparent interest in his new girlfriend causes Marjorie to unwittingly sabotage the relationship. Dave, who is convinced that Deena is having an affair, turns what was supposed to be a simple golf outing with the guys into a complicated stakeout to catch his wife in the act. Meanwhile, Nicole has told Deena that spouses shouldn�t keep secrets from each other, but she�s hiding from Angelo that she�s taking fertility hormone injections.
ABC PREMIERE EVENT -- FATAL CONTACT: BIRD FLU IN AMERICA -- TUESDAY, MAY 9 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) � There are times that test humanity and challenge the soul of a community or a nation. News images and headlines tell stories of rising waters, quaking ground and tragic acts by man himself. But the real story, the human story, is found in the lives changed forever, in the strength of the survivors, and the resilient hope that gives them the courage to recover. ABC will bring such a story to television in a two-hour original movie. �Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America� follows an outbreak of an Avian Flu from its origins in a Hong Kong market through its mutation into a virus transmittable from human to human around the world. The meticulously researched film stars Joely Richardson (�Nip/Tuck�), Stacy Keach (�Prison Break,� �Blackbeard�), Ann Cusack (�Grey�s Anatomy,� �Ghost Whisperer�), Justina Machado (�Six Feet Under�), Scott Cohen (�Street Time,� �Law & Order: Trial by Jury�) and David Ramsey (�All of Us�). John M. Barry, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Tulane University and writer of the New York Times bestseller, �The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History,� served as a consultant on the project. Barry�s book, which includes a new afterword on today�s Avian Flu, focuses on the 1918 Spanish Flu which killed between 50-100 million people. (HDTV/5.1 AUDIO, with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning).
BOSTON LEGAL -- �SQUID PRO QUO� -- TUESDAY, MAY 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- The ambitious but back-stabbing Marlene Stanger (Parker Posey), also known as �The Squid� � the only animal believed to be able to kill a shark � joins the firm, and Denise Bauer wonders if there�s enough room for the both of them. Meanwhile, when Denny Crane is pitted in court against his son, attorney Donny Crane (Freddie Prinze, Jr.), their politically different viewpoints come to the surface as they seek justice in a case about a woman who lost her baby at an inadequately supplied clinic in Nepal. And, after Paul Lewiston�s daughter, Rachel, returns from rehab, Brad Chase hopes they can pursue a relationship.
ALIAS -- �I SEE DEAD PEOPLE� -- WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) � Sydney must beat arch-nemesis Anna Espinosa to the punch when a mysterious chip found implanted in Ren�e is tied to Vaughn. Meanwhile, Sloane struggles with ghostly visions while working for Prophet Five.
LOST -- �?� -- WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) � Mr. Eko enlists Locke to help find a secret location he believes houses answers to the island's mysteries. Meanwhile, Jack and the other survivors struggle to cope with the horrific situation in the hatch.
INVASION -- �ROUND UP� -- WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) � While Russell and Underlay return to Homestead in an attempt to thwart Szura�s plans during the impending hurricane, Mariel, Larkin and the kids are rounded up by the National Guard for their protection. But Mariel and Larkin suspect that their saviors may well be their captors. Meanwhile, Underlay�s deputies question Dave as to the whereabouts of the sheriff.
AMERICAN INVENTOR -- �COUNTDOWN TO THE FINALE� -- THURSDAY, MAY 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) � This will be a recap of the last four episodes that highlighted the 12 semi-finalists using the $50,000 they were given to finalize their inventions.
AMERICAN INVENTOR -- �THE FINALE� -- THURSDAY, MAY 11 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) - Viewers will see the four finalists struggle to make a 30-second commercial that best highlights their invention. The commercials will be shown and America will vote on who should win the one million dollar prize and become the next great �American Inventor.�
COMMANDER IN CHIEF -- �HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADAM PRESIDENT� -- THURSDAY, MAY 11 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) � It�s Mac�s birthday, yet instead of celebrating, she�s faced with American hostages being taken in Turkey by a militant Kurdish group. At the same time, Mac is interviewing candidates to be her new Vice President, and Dickie is very opinionated about whom she should chose, as her choice will impact her chances at re-election. And Rebecca�s new IM buddy turns out to be a very unlikely friend.
AMERICA�S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS � �1610� � FRIDAY, MAY 12 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Clips of school mishaps and canine capers � including one dog�s showdown with a crab
-- plus poolside pranks and film of a little boy in a karate tournament who chooses to run rather than face his opponent. (Rebroadcast. OAD 1/8/06)
NBA PLAYOFFS ON ABC -- �CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS GAME 3� -- SATURDAY, MAY 13 (8:00-10:15 p.m., ET) � TEAMS TBD
AMERICA�S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS -- �1623� -- SUNDAY, MAY 14 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET) � The three $100,000 �AFHV� prizewinners of the season compete for the biggest Grand Prize giveaway in the show�s history, a Disney Vacation Club Membership. The amazing prize will allow winners to choose magical getaways at any of the Disney Resorts as well as 500 other premiere vacation destinations around the world each year � for the next 48 years. In addition, one lucky viewer who voted online at home will win the identical dream prize.
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES� -- �NO ONE IS ALONE� -- SUNDAY, MAY 14 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) - Felicia Tilman has more in store for Paul Young, Bree reaches the end of her rope, and Susan must start over.
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION� -- �ARENA FAMILY� -- SUNDAY, MAY 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Jim and Gina Arena of Somers, NY, two loving parents of �Jimboy,� their only son, whose life and death touched the hearts of everyone in their community, received the remarkable news will receive a beautiful and renovated home in just seven days. In addition, NY Yankee Jorge Posada donates an item for the home and singer Jewel Performs at a memorial for Jimboy.
GREY�S ANATOMY -- �17 SECONDS� -- SEASON FINALE, PART 1 -- SUNDAY, MAY 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) � Finn gives a health update on Doc; Meredith is assigned to work with Callie for the day, while George gets paired with Derek; and Burke and Izzie continue to try to find a new heart for Denny, on part one of the season finale.
OPRAH�S WINFREY�S LEGENDS BALL -- MONDAY, MAY 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- This historic celebration included an unforgettable luncheon, a glamorous white-tie ball and a heart-bursting gospel brunch. In this one-hour special, Oprah shares her memories, candid celebrity interviews and intimate behind-the-scenes moments from this special event. The 25 legendary women celebrated include Maya Angelou, Shirley Caesar, Diahann Carroll, Elizabeth Catlett, Ruby Dee, Katherine Dunham, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Nikki Giovanni, Dorothy Height, Lena Horne, Coretta Scott King, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Toni Morrison, Rosa Parks, Leontyne Price, Della Reese, Diana Ross, Naomi Sims, Tina Turner, Cicely Tyson, Alice Walker, Dionne Warwick and Nancy Wilson. The historic weekend began Friday with a private luncheon at Oprah�s Montecito home, where the �legends� were greeted by the �young�uns� -- acclaimed stars, including Alicia Keys, Ashanti, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Mary J. Blige, Brandy, Naomi Campbell, Mariah Carey, Natalie Cole, Kimberly Elise, Missy Elliott, Tyra Banks, Iman, Janet Jackson, Phylicia Rashad, Debbie Allen and Alfre Woodard, among others. Throughout the weekend, the �young�uns� paid homage to the �legends� for their great contributions. World-renowned event planner Colin Cowie attended to every detail, and Grammy Award-winner John Legend performed his hit song, �Ordinary People.� On Saturday night, it was an elegant white-tie Legends Ball with notable guests, including Sidney Poitier, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Usher, Barbra Streisand, James Brolin, Lionel Richie, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Diane Sawyer, Mike Nichols, Maria Shriver, Chris Tucker, Barbara Walters, Quincy Jones, Spike Lee, Senator Barack Obama and Tyler Perry, among many others. The finale of the Legends weekend was Sunday�s exuberant gospel brunch with spontaneous performances by Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick and Chaka Khan.
GREY�S ANATOMY -- SEASON FINALE, PART 2 -- MONDAY, MAY 15 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Hour 1: �DETERIORATION OF THE FIGHT OR FLIGHT RESPONSE� (9:00-10:00 p.m.) -- Izzie and George attend to Denny as the pressure increases to find him a new heart, Cristina suddenly finds herself in charge of an ER room, and Derek grapples with the realization that the life of a friend is in his hands. Hour 2: �LOSING MY RELIGION� (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) � Richard goes into interrogation mode about a patient�s condition, Callie confronts George about his feelings for her, and Meredith and Derek make a decision about Doc.
CELEBRITY DEBUT -- TUESDAY, MAY 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Meet John Travolta, Halle Barry, Kate Winslet, Felicity Huffman, Andre Agassi and other surprise stars from film, television and sports before they strolled down the red carpet, partied at glitzy premieres, won major awards and embraced worldwide acclaim. Observe the stars� humble career beginnings as they give their very first interviews. Witness their first roles, false starts, and hopes and dreams. Hosted by Brian Austin Green, star of ABC� s hit comedy �Freddie,� �Celebrity Debut� unfolds the lives of the stars with early interviews, rare appearances and forgotten footage. Peer into the lives of the world�s biggest stars just moments before their lives change forever and hear in their own words their feelings about stardom minutes before it happened for them.
BOSTON LEGAL -- �SPRING FEVER� & �BL: LOS ANGELES� -- TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE -- TUESDAY, MAY 16 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Denny Crane and Alan Shore travel to the Los Angeles office of Crane, Poole & Schmidt for business and wind up unexpectedly taking on the case of the beautiful Courtney Reese (Jeri Ryan), a Hollywood celebrity who shot a paparazzo who she felt was a threat to her life. Also on the case is the LA firm�s senior partner, Barry Goal (Robert Wagner), a powerful and cagey attorney who, like Crane, is no stranger to the spotlight. Back in Boston, Shirley Schmidt must once again defend Professor Clifford Cabot (Ed Begley), this time on charges of soliciting a prostitute�an act he claims was purely for the purposes of academic research. Meanwhile, Denise Bauer thinks the sly new associate, Marlene Stanger (Parker Posey), will ruin her chances of making partner, so she employs some back-stabbing techniques of her own; and Brad Chase�s teenaged niece is accused of giving pharmaceutical drugs to a boy at a party and is charged with his murder.
ALIAS -- �NO HARD FEELINGS� -- WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Sydney must stay undercover and partner with Sark to track down Rambaldi�s final clue before Prophet Five finds it. Meanwhile, Vaughn sees daughter Isabelle for the first time, and Rachel discovers Tom�s secret. (Michael Vartan guest stars as Vaughn, David Anders guest stars as Sark)
LOST -- �THREE MINUTES� -- WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) -- A determined Michael convinces Jack and several castaways to help him rescue Walt from �The Others.� Meanwhile, Charlie struggles with Eko�s decision to discontinue building the church.
INVASION -- �THE LAST WAVE GOODBYE� -- SEASON FINALE -- WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) � Pandemonium ensues as the hybrids continue their round-up of the humans during the hurricane, while Underlay and Russell try to put together a rescue plan. Meanwhile Larkin, Dave, Jesse and Rose are taken hostage by two humans who believe Underlay is the cause of the melee.
AMERICAN INVENTOR -- �THE FINALE� -- THURSDAY, MAY 18 (8:00-9:00 a.m., ET) � Viewers will see the four finalists struggle to make a 30-second commercial that best highlights their invention. The commercials will be shown and America will vote on who should win the one million dollar prize and become the next great �American Inventor.� (Rebroadcast. OAD � 5/11/06)
AMERICAN INVENTOR -- �THE FINALE RESULTS SHOW� -- SEASON FINALE -- THURSDAY, MAY 18 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) � The winner who received the most votes nationwide will be revealed and will receive one million dollars.
COMMANDER IN CHIEF -- �UNFINISHED BUSINESS� -- SEASON FINALE -- THURSDAY, MAY 18 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) -- When a longtime outspoken critic of the Equal Rights Amendment passes away and his wife prepares to take over his Congressional seat, Mac sees the opportunity to amend the Constitution and finally pass the ERA. Meanwhile, she prepares to participate in a previously scheduled �Get out the Vote� event with Templeton, which turns into more of a presidential debate. On the home front, Rod is approached about doing a story on his relationship with Mac � a Presidential marriage � and it turns out Kelly has a past with the writer. Rebecca continues her relationship with her IM buddy, but they�re each shocked at the other�s identity when they meet in person. And the differences between Mac and Dickie�s beliefs become glaringly apparent.
AMERICA�S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS -- �1624� -- TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE -- FRIDAY, MAY 19 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) � In a two-hour special season finale edition of the show, and filmed on location in Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, �AFHV� counts down to the 20 funniest videos of all time, with the owner of the top video taking away the largest cash prize in the show�s history, $250,000.
ABC SATURDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK -- �REMEMBER THE TITANS� -- SATURDAY, MAY 20 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- tells the story of highly successful black football coach Herman Boone (Washington: �The Manchurian Candidate,� �Training Day�) thrust into a racially charged head coaching position at a previously segregated high school. Boone discovers he is replacing the school�s award-winning white coach (Will Patton, TV�s �Into the West,� �The Agency�) a reverse of the circumstances that caused him to leave his last post. Both men must put aside their pride in order to meld a team divided by race. After the coaches and players make progress during their summer training camp, they return home and to the school to face communities at odds and entrenched in old behaviors. The ABC Television Network�s HDTV broadcast of �Remember the Titans� will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround and also in Spanish (rebroadcast. OAD: 9/27/03).
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION -- �TURNER FAMILY� PARTS 1 & 2 -- TWO-PART SEASON FINALE -- SUNDAY, MAY 21 (7:00-8:00 & 8:00--9:00 p.m., ET) � After a devastating house fire that left the Turner family homeless, �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� helps rebuild the life and home of Beverly Turner from Irvington, NJ, a mom of 18 adopted special needs children, to accommodate her happy and large brood.
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES -- �REMEMBER� -- TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE -- SUNDAY, MAY 21 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) � A series of flashbacks take us back to moving-in day on Wisteria lane for Bree, Susan, Gaby and Lynette, and to how Mary Alice Young brought them all together. Meanwhile Bree gets some frightening news, Susan moves into a trailer, Lynette faces a crisis in her marriage and Gaby and Carlos learn more about Xiao-Mei.
WIFE SWAP -- �ZEMANEK/BRANDON� -- SEASON FINALE -- MONDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- A cosmetics industry executive and wife from Florida who proudly admits that appearances� especially first impressions � are important, swaps places with a Halloween-loving wife from Arizona who drives around in a hearse and proudly displays a coffin in her family�s living room.
ALIAS -- TWO-HOUR SERIES FINALE -- �REPRISAL� & �ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD� -- MONDAY, MAY 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- After five seasons, �Alias� has its season finale.
STEPHEN KING�S DESPERATION -- FRIDAY, MAY 23 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) � In the middle of the vast, empty Nevada desert stands the once proud mining town of Desperation � a harmless, non-descript little community that one may briefly notice on a drive to some distant vacation destination. But something evil has taken over Desperation � its name is Tak -- and its mission is to eliminate anyone who gets close to stumbling upon its secret. Posing as Desperation cop Collie Entragian ( Ron Perlman), Tak is able to catch his prey while surveying the nearly empty highway. Caught in his deceptive web are famous author Johnny Marinville (Tom Skerritt), whose misdeeds from the past may come back to haunt him; Ralph (Matt Frewer) & Ellie Carver (Sylva Kelegian) and their son, David (Shane Haboucha) � whose faith may hold the key to bringing down Tak; and Mary Jackson (Annabeth Gish) who, with her husband, Peter (Henry Thomas), will discover a courage they never knew they had while battling the beast. Meanwhile, Johnny�s aide, Steve Ames (Steven Weber), and his traveling companion, Cynthia (Kelly Overton, �The Ring Two,� �All My Children�), find out for themselves the horror that has taken place in Desperation when they go in search of the famous author; and the town�s veterinarian, Tom Billingsley (Charles Durning), knows first-hand the secrets of the town. Everyone will soon discover that the unearthing of a long abandoned mine in Desperation awakened Tak, and his control over the desert�s animals and insects makes him even more invincible to these reluctant heroes as they battle to bring down the beast� and save themselves in the process. Broadcast with Video Description and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.
LOST -- �LIVE TOGETHER, DIE ALONE� -- TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE -- WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Program information to come.