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[04/23/04 - 12:00 AM]
The WB Gears Up for May Sweeps
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- The WB has announced its May sweeps plans, which feature everything from the series finale of "Angel" to the launch of the new reality series "Superstar U.S.A."

Here's the network's schedule for the period, compiled from various press materials:

Note: The following episode descriptions may contain spoilers for future storylines.

IN THE WB'S MAY SWEEP, A NEW REALITY SERIES SEARCHES FOR PERFORMERS WHO THINK THEY ARE AMERICA'S NEXT SINGING SENSATION WHEN "THE WB'S SUPERSTAR USA" PREMIERES ON MAY 17

THE SAGA OF "ANGEL" DRAWS TO A THRILLING CONCLUSION WITH THE REAPPEARANCE OF DARLA, DRUSILLA AND ANDREW AS ANGEL SETS THE STAGE FOR THE ULTIMATE BATTLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL

A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN FROM KRYPTON ARRIVES IN "SMALLVILLE" TO LEAD CLARK TO HIS DESTINY, JONATHAN'S DEAL WITH JOR-EL IS REVEALED AND PETE ENDURES TORTURE TO PROTECT CLARK'S SECRET

BARRY WATSON AND DAVID GALLAGHER RETURN TO "7TH HEAVEN" AS SIMON COMES HOME FOR THE SUMMER, MATT'S CHANCE MEETING WITH EX-GIRLFRIEND HEATHER HAS UNEXPECTED REPERCUSSIONS AND RUTHIE MEETS "THE LOST BOYS" OF SUDAN

ON "EVERWOOD," EPHRAM MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN HIS EDUCATION AND HIS LOVE FOR AMY, ANDY RETURNS TO THE OPERATING ROOM TO SAVE THE LIFE OF AN OLD FRIEND AND DR. ABBOTT FACES PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL CRISES

ON "GILMORE GIRLS," RORY IS DESPERATE TO REPAIR HER RELATIONSHIP WITH DEAN, WHILE LORELAI REALIZES THAT HER FRIENDSHIP WITH LUKE HAS MOVED TO A NEW LEVEL

LUCAS CONSIDERS LEAVING "ONE TREE HILL" WITH KEITH, BROOKE FORMS A NASTY ALLIANCE WITH NICKI AND A KIDNAPPING SHOCKS THE TOWN

A DEMONIC REALITY SHOW PUTS THE POWERS OF THE "CHARMED" ONES IN JEOPARDY AND A TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE THROWS THE SISTERS INTO A MIRROR UNIVERSE WHERE GOOD AND EVIL ARE REVERSED

ON THURSDAYS, R&B LEGEND STEVIE WONDER DROPS IN ON "STEVE HARVEY'S BIG TIME," MADDIE REVEALS A SECRET TO TANYA ON THE SEASON FINALE OF "LIKE FAMILY" AND "THE JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT" GOOFS ON A MIAMI DOLPHIN

FRIDAY NIGHTS TURN ROWDY AS "REBA" AND BARBRA JEAN END UP IN A BAR BRAWL, HOLLY AND VAL BOTH FACE DEFINING MOMENTS IN THEIR LOVELIVES ON "WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU," "GROUNDED FOR LIFE" FEATURES GUEST STARS ADAM BRODY ("THE O.C.") AND MILA KUNIS ("THAT 70s SHOW") AND BROOKE TURNS SWEET SIXTEEN ON "RUN OF THE HOUSE"

THE WB WILL ALSO PRESENT THE SMASH FEATURE FILMS "CRAZY/BEAUTIFUL," "NEVER BEEN KISSED" AND "THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY"

The WB Network's May sweep will feature the premiere of an outrageous reality series, the heroic conclusion of a critically acclaimed dramatic series and original episodes of the network's comedies and dramas.

On Monday, May 17, THE WB'S SUPERSTAR USA will begin its search for performers who have the determination and drive to make it as a singing sensation, even if they lack the voice. Executive producer Mike Fleiss ("The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette") and The WB Network are unleashing an off-key send-up of a tried-and-true reality format on the American public. The show will be hosted by MTV vee-jay Brian McFayden and will feature performance critiques by industry experts Vitamin C, Tone-Loc and television producer Chris Briggs. The series will air on Mondays and Tuesdays for three consecutive weeks. The last singer standing will be THE WB'S SUPERSTAR USA and will receive cash, as well as a talent and recording contract.

Other Monday highlights include the May 3 episode of 7TH HEAVEN when Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) and Peter (Scotty Leavenworth) get lost and cross paths with "Lost Boys" Nicodemus and Jacob, who share the heartbreaking story of their struggle to stay alive during the civil war in Sudan. On May 10, Camden brothers Matt (Barry Watson) and Simon (David Gallagher) return to Glenoak, and in the season finale on May 17, Matt's attempt to salvage his marriage is complicated by his feelings for his ex-girlfriend, Heather (guest star Andrea Ferrell), while Simon's sudden appearance creates conflicted feelings for his ex-girlfriend, Cecilia (Ashlee Simpson).

On the critically acclaimed drama EVERWOOD, Amy (Emily VanCamp) reveals her true feelings for Ephram (Gregory Smith) on May 3, while Andy (Treat Williams) struggles to convince his mentor Dr. Douglas (guest star Philip Baker Hall) that the brain surgery he needs is even riskier than originally thought. The May 10 season finale finds Ephram struggling to reach a decision when Amy asks him to give up a summer session at Julliard to remain in Everwood with her, while Dr. Abbott (Tom Amandes) opens a bagel shop and Andy tries to protect his family from a shocking revelation.

May heats up with the Tuesday night lineup of GILMORE GIRLS and ONE TREE HILL. On GILMORE GIRLS, romance is in the air on May 4, when Luke (Scott Patterson) suddenly realizes that he knows who his soul mate is, while Rory (Alexis Bledel) is very interested in Lorelai's (Lauren Graham) news that she overheard Dean (Jared Padalecki) fighting with his wife. On May 11, Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) returns to Stars Hollow for his mother's (guest star Kathleen Wilhoite) wedding and makes Rory a surprising offer, while and Luke and Lorelai share a romantic dance. On the season finale on May 18, Lorelai realizes that she and Luke may actually be dating, and Rory does her best to salvage her friendship with Dean.

On ONE TREE HILL, Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) is shocked to find out that Dan (Paul Johansson) once asked for joint custody of him, and a kidnapping shocks the town on May 4. On the May 11 season finale, Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) and Nathan (James Lafferty) bear the brunt of Dan's abuse as he coaches them into the playoffs, pushing both of them to their breaking points, and Haley (Bethany Joy Lenz) is stunned after Dan's threats cause her to reconsider her relationship with Nathan.

On Wednesday nights, the epic saga of ANGEL (David Boreanaz), the heroic vampire with a soul, will reach its thrilling conclusion. Leading up to the finale of this critically acclaimed drama, Darla (Julie Benz), Drusilla (Juliet Landau) and Andrew (Tom Lenk) return on May 5 as Angel and Spike (James Marsters) travel to Rome to fight their old nemesis The Immortal. On May 12, Angel carefully sets the stage to bring down the evil empire of the Senior Partners. Finally, the series concludes on May 19 with the violent death of one of Angel's closest friends and the ultimate battle between good and evil.

The Wednesday night action continues on SMALLVILE when series star John Schneider directs an episode that finds Clark (Tom Welling) racing to protect Lionel Luthor (John Glover) from a mythic warrior on May 5. On May 12, Pete (Sam Jones III) is tortured by an FBI agent who is after Clark's secret and, in the season finale on May 19, a beautiful young woman from Krypton comes to lead Clark to his destiny.

On Thursday nights, STEVE HARVEY'S BIG TIME kicks off the sweep on April 29 with a visit from rhythm and blues legend Stevie Wonder. Also on April 29, the riotous season finale of LIKE FAMILY features a huge blowout between Tanya (Holly Robinson Peete) and Maddie (Diane Farr) after Tanya catches Maddie and her ex-husband Roger (guest star David Lee Smith) in bed together. That same night, the season finale of THE JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT finds Jamie in Miami pulling a fast one on Miami Dolphin player Jay Williams.

The Friday night line-up begins with REBA, starring Golden Globe-nominee Reba McEntire. On April 30, Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman) comes to Reba for advice when she suspects that Brock (Christopher Rich) is cheating on her, and things turn really ugly on May 7, when Reba and Barbra Jean end up in a bar brawl. Finally, in the season finale on May 14, Barbra Jean is convinced that Brock and Reba are having an affair. On the May 7 season finale of WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU, Holly (Amanda Bynes) and Val (Jennie Garth) both face defining moments in their lovelives. On GROUNDED FOR LIFE, Adam Brody ("The O.C.") guest-stars on April 30 and Mila Kunis ("That 70s Show") guest-stars on the May 7 season finale. RUN OF THE HOUSE also airs its season finale on April 30 with a sweet sixteen bash for Brooke (Margo Harshman).

On Sundays, CHARMED begins the sweep on May 2 when an overworked Paige (Rose McGowan) re-conjures Mr. Right (guest star Gabriel Olds) but unknowingly releases his evil twin, Mr. Wrong, who convinces Paige that killing Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) and Piper (Holly Marie Combs) is the only way she will ever be free. On May 9, the Charmed Ones find themselves on a demonic reality show, and in the two-hour season finale on May 16, the sisters are plunged into a mirror universe where good and evil are reversed.

The Sunday lineup continues on May 2, with a special recap episodes of the hit reality series HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, which will be hosted by Ananda Lewis ("The Ananda Lewis Show") and will wrap-up the reunion's life-changing events.

The WB will also present three hit feature films during the May sweep, including CRAZY/BEAUTIFUL, starring Kirsten Dunst, on Thursday, May 13, NEVER BEEN KISSED, starring Drew Barrymore, on Friday, May 21, and THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, starring Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller, on Sunday, May 23.

Following is a list of programming highlights, all times ET.

THURSDAY, APRIL 29

SEASON FINALE - "STEVE HARVEY'S BIG TIME" - (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET)
"Episode 121"
MOTOWN LEGEND STEVIE WONDER GUEST-STARS - Steve Harvey gets down with the Grannyaccs dance group, and surprises L.D. Miller, a 10-year-old harmonica phenom, with a chance to perform with his musical idol Stevie Wonder. Steve Harvey, Madeleine Smithberg and Rushion McDonald serve as executive producers. Morris Abraham directed the episode.

"STEVE HARVEY'S BIG TIME" - (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Episode 105" (Repeat)
Steve Harvey teams up with Lauren Muney and Jim Frank, who are highly skilled with whips, then learns a thing or two from Jamai and Jashon Fisher, the nation's youngest film critics, who review Steve's latest big screen performance. Finally, Steve welcomes Jonathan Arons, a master of the unusual art of trombone dancing. Steve Harvey, Madeleine Smithberg and Rushion McDonald serve as executive producers. Don Weiner directed.

SEASON FINALE - "THE JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT" - (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET)
"Episode 322"
TAKE TWO - Miami Dolphin Jason Taylor returns to help Jamie trick fellow Dolphin, Jay Williams, into thinking Jamie is an overzealous sports father. Also, the show highlights the best moments of the season. Cota and Carl Lauten directed the episode written by Karey Dornetto, Josh Etting, Jason Jordan, Matthew Lawton, Keith Leslie, Corey Nickerson and Ellen Rapoport.

"THE JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT" - (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Episode 310" (Repeat)
ARTIE LANG ("HOWARD STERN SHOW") GUEST STARS FROM THE BIG APPLE � Radio personality Artie Lang helps Jamie convince a man that his son is involved with some serious gambling "sharpies." Also, Jamie takes over a shoeshine stand in Grand Central Station to see how a customer will react when his shoes mysteriously disappear. Henry Cota directed the episode written by Karey Dornetto, Josh Etting, Jason Jordan, Matthew Lawton, Keith Leslie, Corey Nickerson and Ellen Rapoport.

FRIDAY, APRIL 30

"REBA" - (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET)
"Happy Pills"
CHEATIN' HEART - Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman) comes to Reba (Reba McEntire) for advice when she suspects that Brock (Christopher Rich) is cheating on her, but the truth turns out to be even more serious than either of them suspected. Meanwhile, Cheyenne (JoAnna Garcia) and Van (Steve Howey) offer to chaperone a less-than-eager Kyra (Scarlett Pomers) on a date with her boyfriend, but that turns out to be unnecessary after he breaks her heart. Mitch Holleman also stars. Will Mackenzie directed the episode written by Kevin Abbott (#3AES19).

"WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU" - (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET)
"The Anti-Prom"
IT'S MY PARTY - Tired of worrying about all of the pre-prom fuss, her conflicting feelings Vince (Nick Zano) and Henry (Michael McMillian), and her impending internship in Paris, Holly (Amanda Bynes) decides to throw a stress-free "anti-prom" at the loft. Meanwhile, Val (Jennie Garth) tires to figure out if the invitation she received is to her ex-boyfriend Rick's (guest star Ed Kerr) wedding is just a mistake. Wesley Jonathan, Leslie Grossman and Allison Munn also star (#177420).

"GROUNDED FOR LIFE" - (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET)
"Get A Job"
ADAM BRODY ("THE O.C.") GUEST-STARS - Lily (Lynsey Bartilson) is thrilled when Brad (Bret Harrison) tells her that he is working so he can buy a car, but she has a change of heart when she discovers how poorly Brad is being treated by his obnoxious manager Brian (guest star Adam Brody). Meanwhile, Sean (Donal Logue) and Eddie (Kevin Fitzgerald Corrigan) offer their dad (guest star Richard Riehle) a job at the bar, but quickly come to regret it when Walt treats them like children; Claudia's (Megyn Price) attempt to bond with Jimmy (Griffin Frazen) fails when she repeatedly embarrasses him; and Henry's (Jake Burbage) cuteness wears thin with Eddie's girlfriend Hope (guest star Kristin Dattilo). John Blanchard directed the episode written by Steve Armogida & Jim Armogida (#422).

"RUN OF THE HOUSE" - (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Sixteen"
SIXTEEN CANDLES - Kurt (Joseph Lawrence), Sally (Sasha Barrese) and Chris (Kyle Howard) decide to throw Brooke (Margo Harshman) a surprise party for her sixteenth birthday to make up for their parents' absence, but when Chris accidentally writes the wrong date on the invitation and no one shows up, Brooke thinks she has no friends. Mo Gaffney also stars. Gail Mancuso directed the episode written by Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein (#177216).

SUNDAY, MAY 2

"HIGH SCHOOL REUNION 2" - (7:00-8:00 p.m. ET)
"Episode 207" (Repeat)
BEGINNINGS & ENDINGS - As the reunion comes to an end, three couples make decisions about their futures - LouAnn (The Cheerleader) is ready to change her entire life and move to Austin to be with Johnny (The Quarterback); Amanda (The Sophomore Tease) and Trevor (The Pipsqueak) have unexpectedly fallen in love and don't want to be apart; while Gabe (The Jock), who has been stand-offish to Denise (The Ex) the entire reunion, takes his ex-wife by surprise with his decision about their future. At the prom, Lenny (The Geek) has the night of his life and celebrates the resolution of old rivalries. (#207)

"CHARMED" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"A Wrong Day's Journey into Right"
RIGHT AND WRONG - With Piper (Holly Marie Combs) away at magic school and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) without her active powers, an overworked Paige (Rose McGowan) re-conjures Mr. Right (guest star Gabriel Olds) for "stress relief," but unknowingly releases his evil twin, Mr. Wrong. Appealing to Paige's dark side, Mr. Wrong uses his pheromones to trick her into realizing that the only way to achieve her secret desire - to be free and use her magic without fear of consequence - is to kill her sisters. To prevent Paige from executing his plan, Phoebe goes undercover as one of Mr. Wrong's Demonatrix assassins. Meanwhile, Chris (Drew Fuller) ends up in prison after a run-in with Mr. Wrong, and Darryl (Dorian Gregory) informs the sisters that he will no longer cover for them. Brian Krause also stars. Derek Johansen directed the episode written by Cameron Litvack (#62015-06-131).

"HIGH SCHOOL REUNION 2" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Episode 208"
A SPECIAL EPISODE RECAPS THE REUNION'S LIFE-CHANGING MOMENTS WITH HOST ANANDA LEWIS - All seventeen classmates gather for the first time since the reunion in a special featuring previously unseen material and interviews. Revelations include the answers to these questions: Did Heather F. (The Sophomore Vixen) move on from her resentment of Denise? (The Ex)? Did good-hearted LouAnn (The Cheerleader) leave her boyfriend back home for her high school sweetheart Johnny (The Quarterback)? Did sexy Amanda (The Sophomore Tease) and Trevor (The Pipsqueak) find true love? Did Denise win back her ex-husband Gabe (The Jock)? The show is hosted by former talk show host and MTV and BET host Ananda Lewis. (#208)

MONDAY, MAY 3

"7TH HEAVEN" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Lost and Found"
RUTHIE AND PETER MEET THE "LOST BOYS" OF SUDAN - Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) finds her husband Kevin (George Stults) and his partner Roxanne (Rachel Blanchard) in a compromising position while on an undercover police assignment. Meanwhile, Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) and Peter (Scotty Leavenworth), get lost during a school field trip and cross paths with "Lost Boys" Nicodemus and Jacob, who not only take care of them until Reverend Camden (Stephen Collins) arrives, but also share the heartbreaking story of their struggle to stay alive during the civil war in Sudan. Catherine Hicks, Nikolas & Lorenzo Brino and Scotty Leavenworth also star. Paul Perlove wrote the episode directed by Harvey Laidman (#175).

"EVERWOOD" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Your Future Awaits"
AMY REVEALS HER TRUE FEELINGS FOR EPHRAM - When Amy (Emily VanCamp) accompanies Ephram (Gregory Smith) to his Julliard audition in Boulder, a romantic moment leads her to confess her newfound feelings for him. Meanwhile, Andy (Treat Williams) struggles to convince his mentor Dr. Douglas (guest star Philip Baker Hall) that he needs even riskier brain surgery than originally thought and that Andy is the man to do it; Dr. Abbott (Tom Amandes) faces losing his medical practice after it appears no company will insure him; and Bright (Chris Pratt) decides not to attend his graduation ceremony, much to the disappointment of his family. Debra Mooney, John Beasley, Vivien Cardone and Stephanie Niznik also star. Marita Grabiak directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Patrick Sean Smith (#176121).

TUESDAY, MAY 4

"GILMORE GIRLS" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Luke Can See Her Face"
LUKE HAS AN EPIPHANY - Depressed over the failure of his marriage, Luke (Scott Patterson) resorts to a self-help tape and suddenly realizes that he already knows who his soul mate is. Later, when his sister Liz (guest star Chloe Wilhoite) returns to town and announces that she and T.J. (guest star Michael Deluise) are getting married, Luke finds Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) and convinces him to attend the wedding. Meanwhile, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) is completely stressed out as opening day at The Dragonfly Inn approaches, and Rory (Alexis Bledel) pretends not to be interested when Lorelai tells her she overheard Dean (Jared Padalecki) and his wife Lindsay (guest star Arielle Kebbel) fighting. Paris (Liza Weil) rethinks her relationship with Asher (guest star Michael York) after a health scare lands him in the hospital. Melissa McCarthy, Yanic Truesdale, and Sean Gunn also star. Amy Sherman-Palladino & Daniel Palladino wrote the episode directed by Matthew Diamond (#176170).

"ONE TREE HILL" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"The Leaving Song"
LUCAS RECEIVES STARTLING NEWS ABOUT DAN - Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) is shocked to learn that Dan (Paul Johansson) once asked Karen (Moira Kelly) for joint custody of Lucas when he was a baby. Meanwhile, Peyton (Hilarie Burton) panics after Nicki (guest star Emmanuelle Vaugier) kidnaps Jake's (guest star Bryan Greenberg) baby while she is babysitting. James Lafferty, Bethany Joy Lenz, Sophia Bush, Barbara Alyn Woods, Craig Sheffer and Barry Corbin also star. David Carson directed the episode written by Jennifer Cecil & Mark B. Perry (#177520).

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5

"SMALLVILLE" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Talisman"
JOHN SCHNEIDER DIRECTS - When a Kiwatche Indian (guest star Nathaniel Arcand, "The Lone Ranger") steals a mythic knife from the caves, he is bestowed with superpowers similar to Clark's (Tom Welling), causing the young man to believe he is the legendary Naman, "the man who fell from the stars." Clark learns the Kiwatche legend foretold of a knife that could kill Naman and sets out to reclaim it before the young Indian can use it on Lionel (John Glover). Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Sam Jones III, Annette O'Toole and John Schneider also star. John Schneider directed the episode written by Ken Biller (#176220).

"ANGEL" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"The Girl In Question"
DARLA, DRUSILLA AND ANDREW RETURN AS ANGEL AND SPIKE SEARCH FOR BUFFY - Angel (David Boreanaz) and Spike (James Marsters) travel to Rome with plans to rescue Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar, who does not appear in the episode) from their old nemesis The Immortal. While in Italy, they also attempt to retrieve the head of a fallen demon leader to prevent a perilous power struggle between several warring demon clans. Julie Benz guest stars as Darla, Tom Lenk guest stars as Andrew and Juliet Landau guest stars as Drusilla. Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, J. August Richards, Andy Hallett and Mercedes McNab also star. David Greenwalt directed the episode written by Drew Goddard & Steven S. DeKnight (#5ADH20).

THURSDAY, MAY 6

"STEVE HARVEY'S BIG TIME" - (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET)
"Episode 108" (Repeat)
TWISTED BEER CANS, HILARIOUS HYPNOTISM AND BELLY DANCING TWINS - Steve Harvey welcomes a threesome with an absurd talent that involves performing stunts with beer cans; a Texan who hypnotizes people into doing things they would never do; and twin sisters who belly dance together � along with a few boa constrictors and pythons. Steve Harvey, Madeleine Smithberg and Rushion McDonald serve as executive producers. Morris Abraham directed.

"STEVE HARVEY'S BIG TIME" - (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Episode 107" (Repeat)
STEVE ENCOUNTERS SUPER-STRONG TEETH, CRAZY EXPERIMENTS AND A MILK-SQUIRTING EYE � Steve Harvey meets Pete Tsarnis, who has the unique ability to carry tables using only his teeth; David Willey, a physics instructor from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who amuses Steve with his hands-on demonstration of unusual science experiments; and Michael Moraal, whose talent involves sucking milk up his nose and then spewing it out his eye socket. Steve Harvey, Madeleine Smithberg and Rushion McDonald serve as executive producers. Morris Abraham directed.

"STEVE HARVEY'S BIG TIME" - (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET)
"Episode 116" (Repeat)
CUT ABS, CUT WOOD AND A DOG NAMED SKIDBOOT � Step right up and see "The Peck Brothers" move their washboard pectoral muscles to the beat of music, followed by "The Iron Jills," female lumberjacks who get Steve in on the act, and Skidboot, an amazingly smart dog. Steve Harvey, Madeleine Smithberg and Rushion McDonald serve as executive producers. Morris Abraham directed the episode.

"STEVE HARVEY'S BIG TIME" - (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Episode 118" (Repeat)
YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HITS THE FAN � Steve jumps rope with the "Double-Dutch Divas," a man slices produce by throwing playing cards at fruits and vegetables and, finally, a man stops a great big fan � with his tongue. Steve Harvey, Madeleine Smithberg and Rushion McDonald serve as executive producers. Morris Abraham directed the episode.

FRIDAY, MAY 7

"REBA" - (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET)
"Girls' Night Out"
SILENT TREATMENT - Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman) decides she's never speaking to Reba (Reba McEntire) again after she accuses Reba of interfering with her marriage to Brock (Christopher Rich) one too many times. However, when Cheyenne (JoAnna Garcia) pleads for a girls' night out to celebrate her 21st birthday, the tension between the two women leads to a crazy bar brawl. Steve Howey, Scarlett Pomers and Mitch Holleman also star. Keith Samples directed the episode written by Patti Carr & Lara Runnels (#3AES20).

SEASON FINALE - "WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU" - (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET)
"The Second Season Finale"
HOLLY MUST MAKE A CHOICE - Holly (Amanda Bynes) is elated when she is accepted for an internship in Paris but when Henry (Michael McMillian) and Vince (Nick Zano) each kiss her before she leaves she knows the time has come to decide between them. In order to distract her from Rick's (guest star Ed Kerr) upcoming wedding, Val (Jennie Garth) books a trip to Venice with Lauren (Leslie Grsosman), but when Val gets sick and has to cancel, she is pleasantly surprised when a still-single Rick shows up at her doorstep. Meanwhile, it could be a summer of love for Gary (Wesley Jonathan) and Tina (Allison Munn) when they have their second kiss. Shelley Jensen directed the episode written by Caryn Lucas & Wil Calhoun (#177422).

SEASON FINALE - "GROUNDED FOR LIFE" - (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET)
"Space Camp Oddity"
MILA KUNIS ("THAT 70s SHOW") GUEST-STARS - Tired of Lily (Lynsey Bartilson) insinuating that his space camp girlfriend Lana (guest star Mila Kunis) was imaginary, Brad (Bret Harrison) changes their summer plans by leaving Lily behind and boarding a bus to space camp with a very real - and very cute - Lana. Meanwhile, Eddie's (Kevin Fitzgerald Corrigan) girlfriend, Hope (guest star Kristin Dattilo), tells Claudia (Megyn Price) a secret about Eddie. Claudia tells Sean (Donal Logue), who competes the circle by telling Eddie. Griffin Frazen and Jake Burbage also star. John Blanchard directed the episode written by Chris Kelly (#421).

"RUN OF THE HOUSE" - (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Signs"
BROTHERLY LOVE - When Kurt (Joseph Lawrence) feels that he does not spend enough time with Brooke (Margo Harshman), he decides to coach her softball team, but ends up being too tough on Brooke. Meanwhile, Chris (Kyle Howard) accidentally hits Mrs. Norris (Mo Gaffney) with his car and has to wheel her wheelchair around for the week. Sasha Barrese also stars. Gerry Cohen directed the episode teleplay by Betsy Thomas story by Lois Thomas (#177218).

SUNDAY, MAY 9

"HIGH SCHOOL REUNION 2" - (7:00-8:00 p.m. ET)
"Episode 208" (Repeat)
A SPECIAL EPISODE RECAPS THE REUNION'S LIFE-CHANGING MOMENTS WITH HOST ANANDA LEWIS - All seventeen classmates gather for the first time since the reunion in a special featuring previously unseen material and interviews. Revelations include the answers to these questions: Did Heather F. (The Sophomore Vixen) move on from her resentment of Denise? (The Ex)? Did good-hearted LouAnn (The Cheerleader) leave her boyfriend back home for her high school sweetheart Johnny (The Quarterback)? Did sexy Amanda (The Sophomore Tease) and Trevor (The Pipsqueak) find true love? Did Denise win back her ex-husband Gabe (The Jock)? The show is hosted by former talk show host and MTV and BET host Ananda Lewis. (#208)

"CHARMED" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Witch Wars"
THE CHARMED ONES STAR IN A REALITY TV SHOW - Aware that Piper (Holly Marie Combs), Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) and Paige (Rose McGowan) are on the verge of discovering that he is after Wyatt, Gideon (guest star Gildart Jackson) conspires with two demons to make the girls part of "Witch Wars," a new demonic reality television show where demon contestants compete in a series of contests to hunt down the Charmed Ones, with the winning demon acquiring the witches' powers. Meanwhile, Chris (Drew Fuller) informs the sisters that who ever is after Wyatt will get to him before Chris is born. Brian Krause also stars. David Jackson directed the episode written by Krista Vernoff (#62015-06-132).

"CHARMED" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Hyde School Reunion" (Repeat)
TEEN PHOEBE � While preparing for her high school reunion, Phoebe's (Alyssa Milano) wild teenage personality takes over her body when she inadvertently casts a spell on herself. At the reunion, teenage Phoebe re-connects with her former gang and finds herself in trouble when their old leader, Rick (guest star Rod Rowland), uses Phoebe's magic to rob an armored car. Meanwhile, Piper (Holly Marie Combs) calls upon her father (guest star James Read) to find out why Chris (Drew Fuller) is keeping his distance from her. Rose McGowan and Brian Krause also star. Jonathan West directed the episode written by David Simkins (#62015-06-128).

MONDAY, MAY 10

"7TH HEAVEN" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Little White Lies, Part One"
BARRY WATSON, DAVID GALLAGHER AND LATIN SINGER-ACTOR CARLOS PONCE GUEST-STAR - It's Camden chaos all around when Matt (guest star Barry Watson), who is having problems in his marriage to Sarah (guest star Sarah Danielle Madison), returns to Glenoak for a visit and runs into his ex-girlfriend Heather (guest star Andrea Ferrell), Simon (guest star David Gallagher) unexpectedly announces he's coming home for the summer, and Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) is convinced that Roxanne (Rachel Blanchard) is secretly trying to become a detective behind Kevin's (George Stults) back. Carlos Ponce guest-stars as Mary's (Jessica Biel, who does not appear in the episode) husband, Carlos. Beverley Mitchell, Nikolas & Lorenzo Brino, George Stults, Rachel Blanchard, Jeremy London and Scotty Leavenworth also star. Sue Tenney wrote the episode directed by Joel J. Feigenbaum (#177).

SEASON FINALE - "EVERWOOD" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"The Day Is Done"
EPHRAM MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN JULLIARD AND AMY - Ephram (Gregory Smith) is on cloud nine after being accepted into Julliard's summer program, but his emotions are sent into a tailspin when Amy shares her feelings for him and asks that he stay in Everwood for the summer. Meanwhile, Dr. Abbott's (Tom Amandes) family thinks he's gone off the deep end when he decides to open a bagel shop in response to losing his malpractice insurance, and Andy (Treat Williams) learns a shocking revelation about his family. Debra Mooney, John Beasley, Vivien Cardone, Chris Pratt and Stephanie Niznik also star. Marita Grabiak directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Patrick Sean Smith (#176121).

TUESDAY, MAY 11

"GILMORE GIRLS" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Last Week Fights, This Week Tights"
LUKE ASKS LORELAI OUT AND RORY CONFRONTS BOTH JESS AND DEAN - All of Stars Hollow turns out for Liz's (guest star Kathleen Wilhoite) Renaissance-themed wedding. Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) walks Liz down the aisle, and Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Luke (Scott Patterson) share a romantic dance, after which Luke asks Lorelai out on a date. Meanwhile, as Yale lets out for the summer, Rory (Alexis Bledel) attends a drunken party and has to call Dean (Jared Padalecki) to drive her back to the dorm. Dean tries to explain his unhappy marriage to Rory, but they are interrupted when Jess arrives and makes Rory a surprising offer. Kelly Bishop, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena, Liza Weil, Liz Torres, Yanic Truesdale and Sean Gunn also star. Daniel Palladino wrote the episode directed by Chris Long (#176171).

SEASON FINALE - "ONE TREE HILL" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"The Games That Play Us"
DAN'S ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR MOVES TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL - Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) and Nathan (James Lafferty) bear the brunt of Dan's (Paul Johansson) abuse as he coaches them into the playoffs, pushing both of them to their breaking points. Haley (Bethany Joy Lenz) is stunned after Dan threatens her, causing her to reconsider her relationship with Nathan. Meanwhile, Whitey (Barry Corbin) learns that his medical condition may be more serious than he first expected, and Dan learns a shocking secret from Deb (Barbara Alyn Woods). Hilarie Burton, Sophia Bush, Moira Kelly and Craig Sheffer also star. Greg Prange directed the episode written by Mark Schwahn (#177521).

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12

"SMALLVILLE" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Forsaken"
PETE IS TORTURED BY A CROOKED FBI AGENT - Clark (Tom Welling) decides to tell Lana (Kristin Kreuk) his secret so they can finally be together. Meanwhile, an errant FBI agent (guest star Gary Hudson) kidnaps and tortures Pete (Sam Jones III) to try and force him to reveal Clark's secret. Also, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) panics after the FBI gives him 24 hours to turn over information on his father (John Glover) or face jail time, but help arrives from an unexpected source. Allison Mack, Annette O'Toole and John Schneider also star. Terrence O'Hara directed the episode written by Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders (#176221).

"ANGEL" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Power Play"
HAS ANGEL TURNED EVIL? - The gang starts to have doubts about Angel's (David Boreanaz) loyalties when he appears to have become very close with the Circle of the Black Thorn, an evil secret demon society. When Drogyn (guest star Alec Newman), the guardian of the deep well, makes a startling revelation, the gangs' fears that Angel has become evil seem to be validated. Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards, Amy Acker, James Marsters, Andy Hallett and Mercedes McNab also star. Christian Kane makes a guest-starring appearance as Lindsay. James A. Contner directed the episode written by David Fury (#5ADH21).

THURSDAY, MAY 13

"THE WB MOVIE" - (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Crazy/Beautiful"
KIRSTEN DUNST STARS - This 2001 drama/romance stars Kirsten Dunst ("Spiderman") as the troubled Nicole, a rich girl whose self-destructive behavior stems from a traumatic experience in her past. Cultures clash when Nicole meets Carlos (Jay Hernandez, "Torque"), a talented, intelligent, straight-laced Latino boy determined to succeed despite the obstacles life has thrown at him. The film was directed by John Stockwell and written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi.

FRIDAY, MAY 14

SEASON FINALE - "REBA" - (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET)
"Core Focus"
BARBRA JEAN SUSPECTS REBA AND BROCK ARE HAVING AN AFFAIR - Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman) enlists Reba's (Reba McEntire) help to break the news to Brock (Christopher Rich) that she wants another baby, but the situation backfires when Barbra Jean catches Reba and Brock in a romantic embrace. Meanwhile, Cheyenne (JoAnna Garcia) and Van (Steve Howey) figure it's about time they get their own place, but need Reba to co-sign the lease when they fall in love with an expensive penthouse that is way out of their league. Scarlett Pomers and Mitch Holleman also star. Will Mackenzie directed the episode written by Matt Berry and Kevin Abbott (#3AES22).

"REBA" - (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET)
"The Best and the Blondest" (Repeat)

"REBA" - (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET)
"Sister Act" (Repeat)

"REBA" - (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET)
"The Great Race" (Repeat)

SUNDAY, MAY 16

"SMALLVILLE: BEGINNINGS" - (7:00-8:00 p.m. ET)
"Red" (Repeat)
CLARK DISCOVERS RED KRYPTONITE! ' The school unknowingly uses red kryptonite in the class rings and its effect on Clark (Tom Welling) stuns his friends and family as he turns into a rebellious and dangerous teenager who decides to use his powers for evil instead of good. Jonathan (John Schneider) and Martha (Annette O'Toole) scramble to find the truth behind Clark's behavior before he exposes his true identity, while Lana (Kristin Kreuk) finds herself drawn to the 'new' Clark who declares his love for her. Michael Rosenbaum, Sam Jones III, Allison Mack and John Glover also star. Jeff Woolnough directed the episode written by Jeph Loeb (#175054).

TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE - "CHARMED" - (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"It's A Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World, Parts One and Two"
A SHOWDOWN BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL - Under the guise of sending Chris (Drew Fuller) back to the future, Gideon (guest star Gildart Jackson) creates a portal that puts Chris and Leo (Brian Krause) in a mirrored world where evil prevails. Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) and Paige (Rose McGowan) travel to the parallel universe to rescue Chris and Leo, only to find themselves in a battle with their evil counterparts. Unable to vanquish one another, both sets of sisters realize that Wyatt is unprotected and in danger from Gideon. Upon returning to their own world, Phoebe and Paige realize that their world is now too good and every little infraction is a capital offense. The shift between universes causes Piper's memory to be erased, and Gideon tricks Piper into casting a spell on Phoebe and Paige so that they too forget Gideon's evil intentions. With the Charmed sisters under the spell, Leo and Chris are left to stop Gideon from completing his plan. Meanwhile, Piper gives birth to baby Chris. Dorian Gregory also stars. The first hour was directed by Jon Paré and written by Jeannine Renshaw (#62015-06-133). The second hour was directed by James L. Conway and written by Curtis Kheel (#62015-06-134).

MONDAY, MAY 17

SEASON FINALE - "7TH HEAVEN" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Little White Lies, Part Two"
BARRY WATSON, DAVID GALLAGHER AND LATIN SINGER-ACTOR CARLOS PONCE GUEST-STAR - The Camden chaos continues with Matt (guest star Barry Watson), who is trying to salvage his marriage, questioning whether he still has feelings for his ex-girlfriend Heather (guest star Andrea Ferrell); Simon's (guest star David Gallagher) return to Glenoak creates conflicted feelings for his ex-girlfriend Cecilia (Ashlee Simpson), who is torn between her feelings for Simon and her current boyfriend Martin (Tyler Hoechlin); Ruthie's (Mackenzie Rosman) foreign exchange student friend Maria (guest star Samantha Sandoval), appears to be making the moves on Ruthie's boyfriend Peter (Scotty Leavenworth); and grandparents-to-be Eric (Stephen Collins) and Annie (Catherine Hicks) hop a plane for New York, despite Mary's (Jessica Biel, who does not appear in the episode) repeated pleas for her family to stay away during labor. Carlos Ponce guest-stars as Mary's husband, Carlos. Beverley Mitchell, Nikolas & Lorenzo Brino, George Stults, Rachel Blanchard, Jeremy London and Scotty Leavenworth also star. Sue Tenney wrote the episode directed by Joel J. Feigenbaum (#177).

SERIES PREMIERE - "THE WB'S SUPERSTAR USA" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Episode 101"
PREMIERE OF THE SHOW THAT LOOKS FOR THE PERSON WHO THINKS THEY ARE AMERICA'S BEST SINGER - In the first episode of the new reality show from creator/executive producer Mike Fleiss ("The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "High School Reunion"), the show goes on a national search for the person who believes they are America's best singer.

TUESDAY, MAY 18

SEASON FINALE - "GILMORE GIRLS" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Raincoats And Recipes"
LORELAI RETHINKS HER RELATIONSHIP WITH LUKE, WHILE RORY TRIES TO REPAIR HER RELATIONSHIP WITH DEAN - Lorelai (Lauren Graham) suspects that Luke's (Scott Patterson) intentions toward her have become serious, but she doesn't have time to dwell on it as she prepares for the opening of the Dragonfly Inn by inviting friends and family to a test run. Using the opportunity to force her parents (Kelly Bishop and Ed Herrmann) to reconcile, Lorelai is shocked when it becomes obvious that the damage to their marriage is deeper than she had suspected. When Jason (Chris Eigeman) arrives at the Inn to convince Lorelai that their breakup was a mistake, Luke tries to declare his true feelings for Lorelai. Meanwhile, after their last awkward encounter, Rory (Alexis Bledel) goes to great lengths to salvage her friendship with Dean (Jared Padalecki). Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena, Liz Torres, Yanic Truesdale and Sean Gunn also star. The episode was written and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino (#176172).

"THE WB'S SUPERSTAR USA" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Episode 102"
THE AUDITONS CONTINUE - The national auditions continue on the road to being crowned "The WB's Superstar USA."

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19

SEASON FINALE - "SMALLVILLE" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Covenant"
A MYSTERIOUS GIRL FROM KRYPTON COMES TO TAKE CLARK HOME - Things come to a head in Smallville when Kara, a beautiful girl (guest star Adrianne Palicki) with superpowers, who claims to be from Krypton, comes to entice Clark (Tom Welling) to fulfill his destiny. Overwhelmed, Clark turns to his parents (John Schneider, Annette O'Toole) for advice but is shocked when Kara forces Jonathan to finally reveal the deal he made with Jor-El. Also, Clark makes a discovery that ultimately redefines his relationship with Lex (Michael Rosenbaum), and Clark's relationship with Lana (Kristin Kreuk) takes a final turn.

SERIES FINALE - "ANGEL" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Not Fade Away"
THE END AND THE BEGINNING - Angel (David Boreanaz) and company spend the day as if it were their last as they prepare to bring down the evil Circle of the Black Thorn. Putting their lives on the line, Spike (James Marsters) confronts a demon cult, Lorne (Andy Hallett) faces off with Lindsay (Christian Kane), Gunn (J. August Richards) takes on an evil senator and Angel battles Hamilton (Adam Baldwin), the henchman of the Senior Partners. Vincent Kartheiser guest stars as Connor. Jeffrey Bell directed the episode written by Jeffrey Bell & series creator Joss Whedon (#5ADH22).

THURSDAY, MAY 20

"THE WB MOVIE" - (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Never Been Kissed"
DREW BARRYMORE AND MICHAEL VARTAN STAR - This 1999 comedy/romance stars Drew Barrymore ("Charlie's Angels") as Josie Geller, a newspaper editor who goes undercover at a high school to tap into the latest pop culture trends. Reliving high school allows Josie to repair her own scarred teen psyche, but things get complicated when she falls in love with Sam Coulson (Michael Vartan, "Alias"), a teacher at the school.

FRIDAY, MAY 21

"THE WB'S SUPERSTAR USA" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Episode 101" (Repeat)
PREMIERE OF THE SHOW THAT LOOKS FOR THE PERSON WHO THINKS THEY ARE AMERICA'S BEST SINGER - In the first episode of the new reality show from creator/executive producer Mike Fleiss ("The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "High School Reunion"), the show goes on a national search for the person who believes they are America's best singer.

"THE WB'S SUPERSTAR USA" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Episode 102" (Repeat)
THE AUDITONS CONTINUE - The national auditions continue on the road to being crowned "The WB's Superstar USA."

SUNDAY, MAY 23

"THE WB'S SUPERSTAR USA" - (5:30-6:30 p.m. ET)
"Episode 101" (Repeat)
PREMIERE OF THE SHOW THAT LOOKS FOR THE PERSON WHO THINKS THEY ARE AMERICA'S BEST SINGER - In the first episode of the new reality show from creator/executive producer Mike Fleiss ("The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "High School Reunion"), the show goes on a national search for the person who believes they are America's best singer.

"THE WB'S SUPERSTAR USA" - (6:30-7:30 p.m. ET)
"Episode 102" (Repeat)
THE AUDITONS CONTINUE - The national auditions continue on the road to being crowned "The WB's Superstar USA."

"THE WB MOVIE" - (7:30-10:00 p.m. ET)
"There's Something About Mary"
BEN STILLER AND CAMERON DIAZ STAR - This 1998 comedy stars Ben Stiller ("Along Came Polly," "Starsky and Hutch") as Ted Stroehmann, who realizes that he's still in love with his prom date, Mary (Cameron Diaz, "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"), even though it has been 13 years since their disastrous prom night. Ted hires private investigator, Pat Healy (Matt Dillon, "City of Ghosts") to track Mary down, but when Pat discovers that he, too, is in love with Mary, he gives Ted false information to keep him away from her.

MONDAY, MAY 24

TO BE ANNOUNCED - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"THE WB'S SUPERSTAR USA" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Episode 103"
THE 12 RIVALS ARE PICKED TO COME TO LOS ANGELES - The participants continue to audition for a spot in the final 12 and a chance for fame and fortune in Hollywood.

TUESDAY, MAY 25

TO BE ANNOUNCED - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"THE WB'S SUPERSTAR USA" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Episode 104"
MTV VEE-JAY BRIAN MCFAYDEN HOSTS AS THE FINALISTS PERFORM IN LOS ANGELES - The final 12 participants from national auditions come to Hollywood to begin the battle for the title of "The WB's Superstar USA." The episode features the fledgling stars receiving makeovers and performing for the first time, in front of the panel of experts: platinum recording artist Vitamin C, rap music pioneer Tone Loc, television producer Chris Briggs. The episode was directed by Ken Fuchs.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26

TO BE ANNOUNCED - (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

This article was updated with additional information on Tuesday, May 11.





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· BACHELORETTE, THE (ABC)
· CHARMED (WB)
· EVERWOOD (WB)
· GILMORE GIRLS (CW)
· GROUNDED FOR LIFE (WB)
· HIGH SCHOOL REUNION (TV LAND)
· JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT, THE (WB)
· LIKE FAMILY (WB)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· ONE TREE HILL (CW)
· REBA (CW)
· RUN OF THE HOUSE (WB)
· SEVENTH HEAVEN (CW)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)
· STEVE HARVEY'S BIG TIME CHALLENGE (WB)
· SUPERSTAR USA (WB)
· THAT '70S SHOW (FOX)
· WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU (WB)





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