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[04/15/08 - 09:49 AM]
FOX Unleashes a May Sweeps to Remember
(SPOILERS) Upcoming guest stars include Glenn Close, Lance Armstrong, Dave Navarro, Drew Carey, Jason Lewis, Valerie Harper, Johnny Knoxville, Dominic Monaghan, Amanda Bynes, Zooey Deschanel, Ryan O'Neal, Bret Michaels, Ed Helms and Raven Symoné.

[via press release from FOX]

FOX UNLEASHES A MAY SWEEPS TO REMEMBER

TWO-HOUR "ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER?" APRIL 24; WORLD BROADCAST PREMIERE MOVIES MAY 2 AND 9; "NASCAR ON FOX" IN PRIMETIME MAY 3 AND 10; NOT-TO-BE-MISSED TWO-PART, TWO-NIGHT SEASON FINALE OF "HOUSE" MAY 12 AND 19; MILESTONE 1000TH CAPTURE EPISODE OF "AMERICA'S MOST WANTED" MAY 17; AND CROWNING OF THE NEXT SINGING SUPERSTAR ON TELEVISION'S NO. 1 SERIES "AMERICAN IDOL" MAY 20 AND 21

Glenn Close, Lance Armstrong, Dave Navarro, Drew Carey, Jason Lewis, Valerie Harper, Johnny Knoxville, Dominic Monaghan, Amanda Bynes, Zooey Deschanel, Ryan O'Neal, Bret Michaels, Ed Helms, Raven Symon�, And Former AMERICAN IDOL Finalists Ace Young and Brandon Rogers, Among Others, Guest-Star in All-New Episodes

This May Sweeps FOX delivers massive television events, momentous season finales, all-new episodes and special guest stars, including an extra-credit-earning, two-hour installment of ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? April 24; the World Broadcast Premieres of ARE WE THERE YET? May 2 and MAN OF THE HOUSE May 9; primetime broadcasts of NASCAR ON FOX races May 3 and May 10; the intense two-night, two-part season finale of HOUSE May 12 and May 19; a landmark AMERICA'S MOST WANTED celebrating 1000 fugitives captured by the crime-fighting series May 17; and the three-hour, two-night season finale of AMERICAN IDOL, featuring the final performance show May 20 and the final live results show that's sure to captivate America May 21.

Here are the highlights, night by night, for this May Sweeps on FOX:

MONDAY

Mondays this May Sweeps, FOX schedules back-to-back appointments with everyone's favorite doctors, Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), with four all-new installments of BONES and four all-new episodes of HOUSE, including the gripping season finales of both series.

Monday, April 28

BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) � "The Baby in the Bough"

A car is run off the road, and the driver is burned beyond recognition, but miraculously, the victim's baby is found perched in a tree above the scene of the crash. When the infant swallows a key piece of evidence, Brennan and Booth (David Boreanaz), investigating the mother's mysterious murder, are deemed the baby's caretakers until they're able to retrieve the evidence in an all-new episode.

HOUSE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) � "No More Mr. Nice Guy"

House thinks an emergency room patient has a bigger problem than the E.R. initially diagnosed based on the fact that the patient is "too nice." Meanwhile, House and Amber (guest star Anne Dudek) are at odds vying for Wilson's (Robert Sean Leonard) time and attention in an all-new episode.

Monday, May 5

BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) � "The Verdict in the Story"

Ryan O'Neal returns as Max Keenan, Brennan's father, in an all-new episode. Max goes on trial for the alleged murder of FBI Deputy Director Robert Kirby, and the Jeffersonian team members, minus Brennan, are called as expert witnesses for the prosecution, keenly aware that their testimony could put Max on Death Row. Brennan, serving as a forensics advisor for the defense, must rely not only on her expertise as an anthropologist but also on her dedication to her family to find a way to exonerate her father.

HOUSE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) � "Living the Dream"

In an all-new episode, House is convinced that one of the actors (guest star Jason Lewis) on his favorite soap opera, "Prescription Passion," has a serious medical condition, but has to take matters into his own hands when both the actor and House's own team dismiss his assessment, believing that nothing is wrong with the soap hunk.

Monday, May 12

BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) � "The Wannabe in the Weeds"

In another all-new BONES, former AMERICAN IDOL finalists Ace Young and Brandon Rogers guest-star. Brennan and Booth probe the murder of aspiring singer Tommy Sour (guest star Young), investigating his many fans and foes on the music circuit, and, in particular, one obsessed woman who redirects her affections toward Booth after Tommy's death. During the investigation, a shocking event may change the Jeffersonian team forever.

HOUSE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) � "House's Head"/Season Finale, Part 1

In Part 1 of the two-part season finale, House is in a bus accident and loses four hours of his memory. He slowly pieces together that a fellow bus passenger was exhibiting signs of a deadly illness. But the details of who it is or how House got on the bus in the first place are locked inside his brain, and he's desperate to add up the fleeting flashes in order to save someone who might not even know he or she could be dying.

Monday, May 19

BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) � "The Pain in the Heart"/Season Finale

When a human jawbone shows up at the Jeffersonian, Brennan and the team quickly realize that the Gormogon serial killer has struck again. In a shocking turn of events, an explosion in the lab sends Zack (Eric Millegan) to the hospital; Gormogon's silver skeleton goes missing from the basement vault; and every Jeffersonian employee becomes a suspect, with the very real possibility that one of their very own may be working with the twisted and elusive serial killer.

HOUSE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) � "Wilson's Heart"/Season Finale, Part 2

In Part 2 of the two-part season finale, clues inside House's head hold the key to a patient's condition, and House's friendship with Wilson is tested beyond limits as murky memories from the bus accident the night before threaten to change their lives forever.

TUESDAY

America continues to vote for its next AMERICAN IDOL during FOX May Sweeps, and Tuesday nights boast four not-to-be-missed episodes, including Part 1 of the hotly anticipated, two-part season finale. Plus, Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring chefs in the hot seat on four all-new HELL'S KITCHEN cook-offs.

Tuesday, April 29

AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:02 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed)

In the first of four live performance shows, the Top 5 finalists, mentored by Neil Diamond, will perform live for the nation, singing their hearts out in hopes of winning America's vote and surviving another week in the competition.

HELL'S KITCHEN (9:02-10:00 PM ET/PT)

The aspiring chefs learn the value of a culinary classic when they are challenged to turn the basic into brilliant by creating a gourmet pizza to present to Chef Ramsay, with the losing team forced to take orders and deliver pizza during dinner service!

Tuesday, May 6

AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:02 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed)

The Top 4 finalists perform live as they vie for the title.

HELL'S KITCHEN (9:02-10:00 PM ET/PT)

When a picky 16-year-old comes to HELL'S KITCHEN for her fantasy birthday bash, the chefs find themselves catering to some of their toughest critics yet...teenagers. The two teams must call on their inner-adolescent to design a teen-pleasing menu for the girl's special day.

Tuesday, May 13

AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:02 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed)

The Top 3 finalists perform on another all-new live performance show.

HELL'S KITCHEN (9:02-10:00 PM ET/PT)

Chef Ramsay tests the teams' taste buds by conducting a blindfolded taste-test challenge, and soon finds out who knows their pork from their chicken and their potatoes from their polenta.

Tuesday, May 20

AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:02 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) � Season Finale, Pt. 1

On the first night of the two-night season finale, the remaining two finalists take the stage for the last time to battle it out for the AMERICAN IDOL crown at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in front of a theater audience of over 7000 as well as millions of viewers watching at home. After the finalists perform, viewers will vote to decide who will be the next AMERICAN IDOL.

HELL'S KITCHEN (9:02-10:00 PM ET/PT)

In this week's challenge, the chefs are given 20 ingredients and asked to create four dishes using all ingredients � plus a dash of team work, a pinch of strategic planning and a sprinkling of strong communication. When one team member slices more than the food, the medic is rushed to the kitchen, and the rest of the team tries to stay on track.

WEDNESDAY

On Wednesday nights this May Sweeps, FOX presents three all-new installments of comedies 'TIL DEATH and BACK TO YOU, as well as four live AMERICAN IDOL results shows, including the two-hour season finale that promises to be the biggest night of television this season.

Wednesday, April 30

'TIL DEATH (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) � "The Courtship of Eddie's Parents"

When Eddie (Brad Garrett) and Joy (Joely Fisher) pay a visit to Eddie's parents in Florida, they discover that Al and Barbara are planning to divorce in order to qualify for medical insurance, much to Eddie's horror. Valerie Harper and Jerry Adler guest-star in the all-new episode as Eddie's parents.

BACK TO YOU (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT)

As Gracie (Lily Jackson) deals with the realization that Chuck (Kelsey Grammer) is her father, Chuck and Kelly (Patricia Heaton) remember the night that changed their lives forever.

AMERICAN IDOL (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed)

This May Sweeps, the AMERICAN IDOL live results shows count down to the final two contestants. Each week, the finalist who receives the fewest votes will be eliminated from the race for the title. Tonight, we go from the Top 5 to the Top 4.

Wednesday, May 7

'TIL DEATH (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) � "Sob Story"

In another all-new episode, Eddie tries to reconnect with his emotional side after realizing he gets more choked up watching sports with Kenny (guest star J.B. Smoove) than when thinking about special moments in his own life.

BACK TO YOU (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) � "House of Tomorrow"

After fighting with Kelly, Chuck re-evaluates his life and decides to buy a state-of-the-art, technologically-advanced house, while Kelly vacillates between liking and hating the new, more mature Chuck. Meanwhile, Gary (Ty Burrell) vies for the chief weatherman position with some help from an uplifting medical procedure in an all-new episode.

AMERICAN IDOL (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed)

In another all-new, live results show, the finalist who receives the fewest votes will be eliminated from the race for the title, taking us from four to three contestants.

Wednesday, May 14

'TIL DEATH (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) � Season Finale

In the season finale episode, Joy discovers that Eddie has been keeping something from her that has forced him to seek out a secret vice. Meanwhile, Kenny offers advice and support during Eddie's search.

BACK TO YOU (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) � "The New Boss"/Season Finale

In the season finale, when the new station manager shakes up the newsroom, Chuck and Kelly attempt to confront her about some unpopular changes; Ryan (Josh Gad) has to carry out a career-first responsibility; Gary is apprehensive about booking a cruise with his wife for fear the new boss won't let him take time off; and Marsh (Fred Willard) accidentally takes his wife's estrogen pill.

AMERICAN IDOL (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed)

The Top 2 finalists are revealed in another all-new, live results show.

Wednesday, May 21

AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) � Season Finale, Part 2

On the second part of the two-night AMERICAN IDOL season finale, the Top 12 reunite on stage one last time. At the end of a two-hour music celebration, Ryan Seacrest will announce the next AMERICAN IDOL.

THURSDAY

Earn extra credit this May Sweeps with five hours of ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER?, plus three all-new installments of DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS!.

Thursday, April 24

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)

In a special two-hour episode, contestants try to graduate toward the top prize of $1 million in this atypical quiz show that tests adults' lack of knowledge � as revealed by how much they've forgotten since elementary school. Grownups find themselves in a classroom setting, revisiting their youth, as they tackle subjects they've already been taught, with the help of some real grade-schoolers.

Thursday, May 1

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT)

More grownups take a walk down memory lane in an all-new episode.

DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)

We all think we know the words to popular songs, but when there's $1 million at stake, will contestants be able to keep singing when the music stops, or will they be at a loss for words? This week, Poison front man and "Rock of Love" star Bret Michaels takes center stage for a chance to win big for The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and St. Jude's Children Research Hospital. Will he rock hard or fall flat?

Thursday, May 8

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT)

Another all-new episode of ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER?.

DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)

A private eye takes the mic in a bid to win $1 million in an all-new edition of DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS!. But when he gets the surprise of a lifetime, will he be able to keep singing when the music stops, or will he be left speechless?

Thursday, May 15

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT)/Season Finale

School's out for summer after the all-new season finale of ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER?.

DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)/Season Finale

On the season finale of the Wayne Brady-hosted game show, an entrepreneur from Los Angeles sings for her supper. Will she take a risk or play it safe?

FRIDAY

Fridays are FOX Movie Nights this May Sweeps with four star-studded blockbuster feature films, including the World Broadcast Premieres of ARE WE THERE YET? and MAN OF THE HOUSE. Ben Stiller, Jennifer Garner, Vince Vaughn, Tommy Lee Jones and Ice Cube join in on the fun.

Friday, April 25

FOX MOVIE: 13 GOING ON 30 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)

When Jenna Rink (Jennifer Garner) wishes away her awkward teenage years with the help of some magic dust, she goes from 13-year-old geek to gorgeous 30-year-old overnight. The only thing missing from her seemingly perfect life is her former best friend Matt (Mark Ruffalo). Can Jenna create some magic of her own to help the little girl inside find the true love she left behind?

Friday, May 2

FOX MOVIE: ARE WE THERE YET? (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)/World Broadcast Premiere

Nick Persons (Ice Cube), a bachelor looking to change his ways, may have finally found "the one" in Suzanne Kingston (Nia Long), a single mom whose two children have never taken kindly to their mother's boyfriends. When Suzanne's job threatens to spoil her holiday with the kids, Nick offers to drive the kids from Portland to Vancouver to spend New Year's Eve with their mother. Will this gesture be just the ticket to win over Suzanne, or will it be the biggest mistake of Nick's life?

Friday, May 9

FOX MOVIE: MAN OF THE HOUSE (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)/World Broadcast Premiere

Texas Ranger and single father Roland Sharp (Tommy Lee Jones) must protect the only known witnesses to a drug kingpin-related murder: a group of vivacious cheerleaders from the University of Texas. When the girls' fathers fear that the murderer is trailing them, Roland is given the task of moving in with the feisty females, acting as their assistant cheerleading coach and monitoring their every move. Will he be able to protect them from evil, or will their wild ways and mischievous acts do them in? Cedric the Entertainer and Christina Milian also star in the World Broadcast Premiere of MAN OF THE HOUSE.

Friday, May 16

FOX MOVIE: DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)

When Peter La Fleur's (Vince Vaughn) rundown gym, Average Joe's, catches the eye of Globo Gym's egotistical White Goodman (Ben Stiller), it doesn't look like much can be done to stop the takeover. But Average Joe's less-than-average clientele, along with attorney Kate Veatch (Christine Taylor), aren't ready to give up their humble recreation center, so they enter a winner-takes-all dodgeball tournament against Globo Gym's Purple Cobras to save their gym.

SATURDAY

This February, FOX Saturday is chock-full of action-packed pairs: two all-new special-edition episodes of COPS; two all-new special-edition episodes of AMERICA'S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK, including the series' momentous 1000th capture episode; two all-new airings of MADtv; two all-new sit-downs on TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN; and two special primetime broadcasts of NASCAR ON FOX.

Saturday, April 26

COPS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) � "COPS: Caught in the Act #2 Special Edition"

Surveillance and security cameras capture suspects in compromising positions in Brevard County, FL, and Las Vegas in the all-new COPS: CAUGHT IN THE ACT #2 SPECIAL EDITION.

COPS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) � "COPS: War on Drugs #2 Special Edition"

When officers patrol the streets of Las Vegas; Kansas City, MO; and Rialto, CA, to fight the war on drugs, skittish suspects attempt to hide their habits by eating, stashing and ditching evidence in an encore COPS: WAR ON DRUGS #2 SPECIAL EDITION.

AMERICA'S MOST WANTED (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)

John Walsh travels to Sacramento, CA, to try to solve a brutal and outrageous crime: the murder of a father and his innocent baby by a gang of armed robbers. Walsh will also hunt for a twisted serial rapist who has terrorized Northern California for almost two decades in an all-new special-edition installment.

MADtv (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT)

Actor Dominic Monaghan ("Lost," "Lord of the Rings") guest-stars in an all-new MADtv, bringing his fantasy touch to the "Domi-Lost" parody with Bobby Lee and the "New Fantasy Film" sketch with Arden Myrin and Keegan-Michael Key.

TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT)

In an all-new TALKSHOW, actress Luenell ("Borat") joins in on the late-night laughter when she sits down to talk with Spike.

Saturday, May 3

NASCAR ON FOX: RICHMOND 400 (7:00 PM to conclusion ET live/4:00 PM to conclusion PT live)

FOX Sports presents NASCAR Sprint Cup racing's RICHMOND 400. Play-by-play broadcaster Mike Joy, analyst Larry McReynolds and analyst Darrell Waltrip call all the action live from Richmond International Raceway.

MADtv (TBA, Midnight-1:00 AM ET/11:00 PM-Midnight PT)

This laugh-out-loud encore features a goof on the Avril LaVigne video "Girlfriend" and Johnny Sanchez and Dan Oster in a parody of FOX's 24.

TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN (TBA, 1:00-1:30 AM ET/Midnight-12:30 AM PT)

In an encore episode, AMERICAN IDOL Jordin Sparks makes a special guest appearance and performs her single "Tattoo" from her self-titled debut album.

Saturday, May 10

NASCAR ON FOX: DARLINGTON 500 (7:00 PM to conclusion ET live/4:00 PM to conclusion PT live)

FOX Sports presents NASCAR Sprint Cup racing's DARLINGTON 500. Play-by-play broadcaster Mike Joy, analyst Larry McReynolds and analyst Darrell Waltrip call all the action live from Darlington Raceway.

MADtv (TBA, 1:00-2:00 AM ET/Midnight-1:00 AM PT) Crista Flanagan plays "Hannah Montana," while Bobby Lee is "Johnny Gan" on "The Johnny Gan and Pongo Show: Countdown to the Oscars" in an encore MADtv. TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN (TBA, 2:00-2:30 AM ET/1:00-1:30 AM PT)

Actor Bryan Cranston ("Malcolm In The Middle," "Breaking Bad") chats with Spike Feresten in an encore episode that also features TALKSHOW's trademark sketches.

Saturday, May 17

COPS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) � "COPS: Stupid Criminals #4 Special Edition"

In Portland, OR, officers come across a befuddled trio of men and "a 7-year supply" of ecstasy; in Las Vegas, a stabbing suspect hides in a laundry room dryer; and the Sacramento, CA, Police Department collars a criminal with the help of their canine companions.

COPS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) � "COPS: Stupid Criminals #3 Special Edition"

In an encore special-edition episode, officers in Kansas City, MO; Rialto, CA; and Sacramento, CA, track suspects whose common sense seems to have let them down.

AMERICA'S MOST WANTED (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) � "AMW: 1000th Capture Special Edition"

AMERICA'S MOST WANTED marks an incredible milestone: 1000 fugitives captured as a direct result of being profiled on the groundbreaking show. In this special-edition broadcast, AMW will highlight some of the amazing ways that viewers' tips helped take down dangerous criminals, as well as profiling a new crop of bad guys AMW watchers can help make capture No. 1001.

MADtv (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT)/Season Finale

Musician Dave Navarro joins Bobby Lee in a 24 parody in the all-new, side-splitting season finale of MADtv.

TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT)/Season Finale

Stand-up comedian Maz Jobrani joins Spike for some late-night stand-up in the all-new season finale of TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN.

SUNDAY

FOX May Sweeps Sundays get truly animated with four all-new installments of KING OF THE HILL, THE SIMPSONS and AMERICAN DAD, including season finales of all three series; and two all-new episodes of FAMILY GUY, including the sixth season finale.

Sunday, April 27

KING OF THE HILL (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) � "Six Characters in Search of a House"

In an encore episode, Peggy, a passionate realtor, finds a great home listing with two catches: (1) the house needs to be sold in two weeks, and (2) the current occupants, the strangest family in Arlen, aren't visually appealing enough to get the job done in time. When she brings in a "Hollywood" family and rehearses at the Hill's house, Peggy finds herself in a pickle when she gets a buyer�for her own home!

THE SIMPSONS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) � "Husbands and Knives"

Jack Black guest-voices as Milo, the friendly owner of the new comic book store Coolsville, and real-life comic book creators Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman and Dan Clowes guest-voice as themselves in an encore episode. Comic Book Guy wages war on Coolsville as he attempts to win back his customers, while Marge, motivated to revamp her middle-aged physique, launches a gym for "regular women."

THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) � "Apocalypse Cow"

Zooey Deschanel guest-voices as Mary in an all-new installment. When Bart joins the 4-H Club, he unexpectedly falls in love with a cow named Lou, who is destined for the slaughterhouse. After Bart and Lisa save Lou, Bart gives him to Mary, a fellow 4-H Club member, whose father mistakenly believes it is a dowry for Mary's hand in marriage.

KING OF THE HILL (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) � "Strangeness on a Train"

In an effort to ensure that her birthday party is not another bust like every other year, Peggy plans a disco shindig on a mystery train. After Luanne spoils the mystery, it's another boring Peggy birthday party until a secret couple rocks the train of love in the bathroom, and everyone becomes obsessed with figuring out who did the deed in an all-new episode.

FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) � "Former Life of Brian"

When Brian is afraid that he has lost his chance at love, he goes in search of former flame Tracy (guest voice Harvey Fierstein) only to discover he is the father of her unruly son, Dylan. After Tracy dumps her little angel on Brian, he soon learns how much of a bastard Dylan truly is in an all-new May Sweeps episode. Chace Crawford also guest-voices.

AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) � "Red October Sky"

Stan goes in search of a former KGB agent, Sergei, and is shocked to discover that the man is his new next-door neighbor and that he has already turned Steve into a communist. Meanwhile, Klaus gets busted for drug-smuggling while vacationing in France with Roger in an all-new episode.

Sunday, May 4

KING OF THE HILL (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) � "The Courtship of Joseph's Father"

In an encore episode, Joseph Gribble, Dale's son, becomes Landry High School's star quarterback, and Arlen residents believe this is finally their year. But when a wealthy prep school offers Joseph an exclusive cash contract to play for them, Dale gets led astray.

THE SIMPSONS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) � "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs"

Lionel Richie guest-voices as himself, and Stephen Colbert guest-voices as Colby, in an encore episode. After Homer saves Mr. Burns from drowning in a mall fountain, Burns thanks him by taking him on a whirlwind trip on his private plane. Homer, now smitten with the perks of luxury travel, enlists the help of Colby, a life coach, to land a job that affords him frequent flights on a corporate jet.

THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) � "Any Given Sundance"

In an all-new episode, film director Jim Jarmusch guest-voices as himself. Lisa creates a documentary about the Simpson family for a school project, and is over the moon when it's accepted in the Sundance Film Festival. But at the premiere, Homer, Marge and Bart are embarrassed by the candid, behind-the-scenes look at their lives.

KING OF THE HILL (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) � "Cops & Robert"

In an all-new episode, Hank accidentally lifts the wallet of a man who vows revenge, while Bobby, falsely accused of a crime at school, is assigned to follow Officer Brown (guest voice Fred Willard) around town as punishment.

FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) � "Long John Peter"/Season Finale

Yo ho ho! It's a pirate's life of raising hell and terrorizing the neighbors for Peter when he gets a parrot. Meanwhile, Chris goes with Brian to the vet and falls for the lovely intern Anna (guest voice Amanda Bynes) in the all-new season-finale episode.

AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) � "Office Spaceman"

Roger begins to release photos of himself to the local media for extra cash, prompting the CIA to initiate an Alien Task Force. Through a twist of fate, Roger � in disguise � ends up in charge of the unit, creating tension at home as he is now Stan's boss in an all-new episode. Raven Symon� guest-voices as Katie.

Sunday, May 11

KING OF THE HILL (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) � "Strangeness on a Train"

An encore of the April 27 episode.

THE SIMPSONS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) � "Midnight Towboy"

Matt Dillon guest-voices as Louie in an encore episode. After his car gets towed by a tow truck driver named Louie, Homer learns the joy of towing cars for a living. But when Homer gets a little too "tow happy," the residents of Springfield set Homer up to look like he's towing in Louie's territory, and Homer must suffer the wrath.

THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) � "Mona Leaves-a"

Glenn Close guest-voices as Mona, Homer's mother, and Lance Armstrong as himself in another all-new May Sweeps episode. When Homer's mother Mona unexpectedly passes away, Homer is filled with guilt for not telling her how much he loved her before she died. To make it up to her, Homer decides to fulfill her final wishes by throwing her ashes over Lake Wastershare at Springfield Monument Park.

KING OF THE HILL (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) � "It Came From the Garage"

Hank dumps his old team of Dale, Bill and Boomhauer in the Regatta boat-building competition so that he and Bobby can have some quality father-son bonding time. But when bats invade the construction garage, Hank gets spooked, and Bobby is left all alone in an all-new episode.

FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) � "Stewie Kills Lois"

In an encore episode, Lois and Peter go on a cruise, leaving the rest of the Griffin family behind. When Stewie gets upset with Lois for abandoning him, he vows to kill her.

AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) � "Stanny Slickers II: The Legend of Ollie's Gold"

Officially declared dead after an accident with a pudding truck, Stan comes back to life to realize his dream of leaving a legacy on the world and begins to excavate his home in search of Ollie North's "Contra"-band buried treasure. As the search for gold goes "North," life at home heads south as Hayley turns to body-piercing, Steve creates a robotic girlfriend and Roger files for sexual harassment. Ed Helms guest-voices as Mr. Buckley, and Raven Symon� as Wife.

Sunday, May 18

KING OF THE HILL (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) � "Cops & Robert"

An encore of the May 4 episode.

THE SIMPSONS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) � "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

Steve Buscemi guest-voices as Dwight, and Ted Nugent guest-voices as himself, in an encore episode. While waiting in line at the bank, Marge strikes up a conversation with a stranger, Dwight, who later attempts to rob the bank. When the cops corner him, Marge convinces him to turn himself in by promising to visit him in jail, but regrets not living up to her end of the bargain when Dwight escapes from prison.

THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) � "All About Lisa"/Season Finale

In the all-new season finale, Drew Carey guest-voices as himself. As Krusty's new assistant, Lisa soon steals the spotlight and gets her own television show, leaving Krusty behind. But when she's honored as Entertainer of the Year at the Springfield Media Awards, she realizes that the she may not be cut out for showbiz after all. Meanwhile, Bart and Homer spend some time bonding through their newfound love of coin-collecting.

KING OF THE HILL (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) � "Life: A Loser's Manual"/Season Finale

In the all-new season-finale episode, Luanne's long lost father and Peggy's brother, Hoyt (guest voice Johnny Knoxville), a two-strike felon, comes to town and commits yet another crime. Luanne's husband, Lucky (guest voice Tom Petty), feels for Hoyt and takes the blame.

FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) � "Lois Kills Stewie"

After Stewie vows to kill Lois and Lois subsequently goes missing, Stewie goes on the lam, tries to take over the world and auditions for AMERICAN IDOL judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul, all guest-voicing as themselves in an encore episode.

AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) � "Spring Breakup"/Season Finale

In the season finale, Stan has a Spring Break-induced mid-life crisis. With Francine away visiting her parents, Roger invites Spring Breakers to party at the Smith household. But Stan nearly has a Spring Breakdown when he falls prey to booze-cruising Jessica and Steve tries to lose his virginity to the luscious Carmen Selectra.





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· AMERICAN DAD (FOX)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· AMERICA'S MOST WANTED (LIFETIME)
· ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER? (FOX)
· BACK TO YOU (FOX)
· BONES (FOX)
· BREAKING BAD (AMC)
· COPS (SPIKE TV)
· DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! (FOX)
· FAMILY GUY (FOX)
· HELL'S KITCHEN (FOX)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· KING OF THE HILL (FOX)
· LOST (ABC)
· MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE (FOX)
· ROCK OF LOVE WITH BRET MICHAELS (VH1)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· 'TIL DEATH (FOX)











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