FEBRUARY SWEEPS IN WITH A "HAPPY DAYS" REUNION;
TRULY LIFE-ALTERING HOME MAKEOVERS AND A "HOME EDITION" REUNION;
CHRIS ROCK HOSTS THE OSCARS;
"NYPD BLUE'S" FINAL EPISODE;
JEN'S FINAL ROSE;
VALENTINE'S DAY WITH CHARLIE BROWN, WINNIE THE POOH
AND ON WISTERIA LANE;
A NIGHT OF EXPANDED TUESDAY COMEDIES
AND PETER JENNINGS REPORTS ON UFO'S
Plus, Guest Stars Include:
Regis Philbin, Paula Abdul, Mark Curry and Kimberly Williams-Paisley on "Less than Perfect";
Wynonna Judd, Rue McClanahan and Paul Shaffer on "Hope & Faith";
Pamela Anderson on "8 Simple Rules";
Freddie Prinze, Jr., Kerry Washington and Betty White on "Boston Legal";
Jeff Foxworthy and John Mellencamp on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition";
David Alan Grier on "My Wife and Kids"
The ABC Television Network announced the following noteworthy programming -- inclusive of Valentine's Day-themed episodes, specials, season finales and special guest stars -- airing during February Sweep.
The following is a chronological listing (all times Eastern):
HAPPY DAYS 30th ANNIVERSARY REUNION - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross and many other "Happy Days" original cast members reunite to celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the most beloved and successful series on American television. The special includes footage from the cast and crew softball game played this fall -- Cunningham Hardware vs. Arnold's Diner - with Tom Bosley calling the play-by-play, as well as footage of behind-the-scenes antics with the cast, original "Happy Days" bloopers, flubbed lines, dropped props and even The Fonz making out Mrs. C!
HOPE & FAITH -- "O' SISTER, WHERE ART THOU?" -- FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) -- When the sisters cater a party at a retirement home, Faith inadvertently helps a resident to escape, and Hope must work through trust issues with her irresponsible sibling. Emmy and Golden Globe winner Rue McClanahan ("The Golden Girls") guest stars as Sylvia, an opportunistic escapee from the retirement home.
LESS THAN PERFECT -- "DISTRACTIONS" - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Claude is excited to be starting the GNB Management Training Program with her new boyfriend, Charlie - until Kipp joins the program and befriends Charlie. Meanwhile, Owen volunteers to photograph Lydia and Jeb's wedding, but Lydia is uninterested until she sees his work up at a prominent New York art gallery. Paula Abdul guest stars as Kathleen, Will Butler's girlfriend and art gallery owner.
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION - "HOW'D THEY DO THAT? ELCANO FAMILY" -- MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- The producers of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" literally open every door to show how Ty Pennington and his team of designers, workers and contractors are able to change the lives of deserving families, as they rebuild the entire interior and exterior of a run-down house in just seven days. On Sunday, February 6, viewers will witness how the EM:HE team rebuilt and upgraded a farm and a house in Bakersfield, California for a widow, Jennifer Elcano, and her two young children, Michael, 11, and six-year-old Ashley. Jennifer lost her husband, Glen, in a tragic car accident in 2004. Jennifer and the kids were barely managing the farm on their own and had little time to make repairs to their small 100-year-old farmhouse. The process of their particular makeover is the subject of this episode of "Extreme Makeover: How'd They Do That?" As with all of the intense remodeling projects the show undertakes, there is a great deal that goes on that does not make it into the final broadcast. Now viewers can see all of that and more.
SUPERNANNY -- "WISCHMEYER FAMILY" - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- John and Melora Wischmeyer are a hard-working couple with three children. John works long hours as a civil engineer, and Melora took a marketing job where she could work at home to enjoy time with her children. However, the time spent is anything but enjoyable. Their four-year-old twin daughters, Alaia and Ashlyn, do everything in their power to control their parents. During the day, Alaia runs rampant around the house. She hits, she screams and is downright defiant. Any discipline Melora tries to dish out, Alaia simply ignores. When nighttime arrives, it's Ashlyn's turn to act up. She adamantly resists bedtime and repeatedly runs out of her room, throwing things and aving wild tantrums. Complicating the issue is nine-year-old son Jared, a quiet, smart boy who is often punished for his sisters' misbehavior. Jared is becoming increasingly frustrated by this situation, though John and Melora haven't noticed yet. But it's "Supernanny" to the rescue.
GEORGE LOPEZ-"SABES QUAKE" - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) -- When an earthquake hits, George's deep-seated childhood fears really hit home.
ACCORDING TO JIM-"A CRYING SHAME" - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) -- Cheryl thinks men who aren't afraid to cry are sexy, but when Jim watches a movie she rented and bursts into tears, Cheryl is surprisingly turned off by his overly sensitive behavior.
RODNEY - "TASSELS" - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Charlie surprises everyone when she tells them that she and her latest boyfriend, Kirk, her college professor, are getting married the following week. Rodney, who has his own suspicions about Kirk, gets another surprise when he sees Carl, his father-in-law (Mac Davis), being more friendly to Kirk than he has ever been to Rodney, and the two finally have it out about their relationship.
NYPD BLUE-"SERGEANT SIPOWICZ' LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND" - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Now a sergeant, Sipowicz is bumped back to an unglamorous life in uniform and Clark, now partnered with Jones, feels his absence. Meanwhile, Medavoy's new girlfriend, Brigid Scofield (Mary Page Keller), makes him an offer he can't refuse. And when a U.S. Army sergeant is shot to death, Clark suspects the brother of a soldier killed in Iraq.
LOST-"HOMECOMING" - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) -- After the missing Claire returns with no recollection of what has happened since before the doomed flight of Oceanic 815, Jack and Locke formulate a plan of defense against her kidnapper, the mysterious Ethan, who threatens to kill off the other survivors unless Claire is returned to him.
ALIAS-"NOCTURNE" - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (9:01-10:02 p.m., ET) -- Sydney becomes infected with a mind-altering and potentially deadly hallucinogen, causing her to slowly lose touch with reality. Vaughn and Jack must scramble to find an antidote before Sydney's hallucinations, paranoia and resultant violent behavior threaten her life and the lives of those around her.
WIFE SWAP - "BOONE LUFFEY/GILLESPIE"-WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Each week, from across the country, two families with very different values are chosen to take part in "Wife Swap." In a two-week challenge, the wives from the two families exchange husbands, children and lives (but not bedrooms) to discover what it's like to live a very different woman's life. It's a mind-blowing experiment that often changes their lives forever. This week, in "Boone Luffey/Gillespie," an ultra conservative, anti-gay mother of three from Texas swaps lives with a liberal lesbian mother from Arizona.
EXTREME MAKEOVER -- "EPISODE 313" - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) -- "Extreme Makeover" grants a second lease on life to seven lucky individuals by offering the makeover of their dreams: Ray Krone of Dover, PA, the former death row inmate known as the "snaggle tooth killer," who was wrongly accused of murder; the first ever mother-daughter extreme makeover - Yvonne Carter and Stephanie DeLaCerda -- and real-life "desperate housewives" Paige Stark, Marissa Kirk-Hill, Cheryl Brown and Kelly Ellis, who live on Wisteria Lane in Santa Rosa, CA.
8 SIMPLE RULES - "TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS" - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) -Cheryl (Pamela Anderson, reprising her guest starring role) comes back into C.J.'s life just as he's found true love, and on Valentine's Day, she presents him with a temptation almost too great to resist. Valentine's Day-themed.
HOPE & FAITH -- "HOPE COUTURE"- FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) -- Whe Faith and Sydney enter a mother-daughter fashion show, Hope and Hayley's competitive spirits are stirred and they decide to seize the opportunity to strut their own fashion savvy. But soon the fashion race gets down and dirty when dresses are slashed, the designers get covered with spray paint and a fight ensues. Paul Shaffer, band leader on "The Late Show with David Letterman," guest stars as the host of the fashion show.
LESS THAN PERFECT - "GET AWAY" - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) - Will gives Claude the keys to his home in the Hamptons for a romantic weekend with Charlie, but when they arrive they're surprised to find that Lydia and Jeb had the same idea. Meanwhile Ramona makes a romantic connection with the geeky computer technician, Morpheus (Mark Curry), Carl and Kipp compete for the affection of the beautiful yet unattainable new producer, Laura (Kimberly Williams-Paisley), and Will gets a private lesson in his office from his tai chi instructor, Xin Xao Pi
-- hilariously played by Regis Philbin.
A CHARLIE BROWN VALENTINE - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) -- In this special, Charlie Brown finally works up the courage to call the little red-haired girl to ask her to the Valentine's Day dance. But once again he ends up broken-hearted and empty-handed when he dials the wrong number and reaches Peppermint Patty instead. Valentine's Day-themed special.
WINNIE THE POOH, A VALENTINE FOR YOU - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) -- This special finds the gang a bit jealous when Christopher Robin devotes his time to making a Valentine's Day card for a girl. After Owl diagnoses that the boy is lovesick -- having been bitten by a love bug (known as "The Smitten") -- Pooh leads the group on a quest to capture another "smitten" in order to cure their friend. They discover that Christopher Robin doesn't need curing at all -- he has enough love for his friends and the girl . . . and that love is something that can spread as far as it needs. Valentine's Day-themed special.
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION -- "CORREA/MEDEIROS FAMILIES - PARTS 1 & 2" - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (TWO-HOUR EPISODE -- 7:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- For the first time, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will stretch beyond one house and one family. Two families from Arvada, Colorado - who were homeless - received the opportunity to live in a ranch-style duplex built by the design team. Before learning that they had been chosen to live in the duplex, the Correa family was living in a homeless shelter and the Medeiros family was constantly moving to stay with friends and relatives. Now the three-bedroom unit of the new duplex will be home to the Medeiros family, while the Correa family will live in the adjacent two-bedroom unit. They will pay a small rent until they can get back on their feet, and can stay in the duplex until they and Colorado Homeless Families, who will actually own the building, decide they are ready to move out. Then other families will move into the duplex, and this process will continue for years to come, so that this EM:HE project will ultimately touch many homeless families. HomeAid America, Colorado Homeless Families and Builder Captain Standard Pacific Homes donate their services.
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES -- "LOVE IS IN THE AIR" - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) -- It's Valentine's Day on Wisteria Lane, and love is all around (sort of), as Susan looks forward to a romantic date with Mike Delfino, until she learns a surprising fact about her favorite plumber. Meanwhile, Bree discovers something new about hubby Rex, Lynette's cranky old neighbor (Kathryn Joosten, "The West Wing") accuses the Scavo twins of thievery, and Gabrielle's work adventures continue, as she gets a gig as a mattress model for the "Siesta King" (guest star Jon Polito). Valentine's Day-themed.
BOSTON LEGAL -- "TIL WE MEAT AGAIN" - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET)-- Shirley Schmidt and Denny Crane represent a man whose steakhouse is being put out of business as the publicity-hungry mayor has pushed through an ordinance banning red meat for fear of Mad Cow disease, and in the process of trying the case, Crane wins over Schmidt's respect as an attorney. Meanwhile, what begins as an evening out for Alan Shore and Tara Wilson ends in a barroom brawl, with Shore arrested for conspiracy to commit assault and battery. And Lori and Brad serve as second chair for an attorney Schmidt just poached from another law firm who refers to himself as "Sexy Man."
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION - "FAMILY REUNION" - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) - Ty Pennington and the design team from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" -- the award-winning show that completely rebuilds deserving families' homes in an astonishing seven days - catch up with many of the families to see how their new homes have changed their lives. In addition the designers talk about how their experiences with "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" have forever impacted them. The emotional reunion of the families and the designers culminates at a barbeque at the newly built farm home of the Elcano family in Bakersfield, California, with a surprise musical performance by John Mellencamp. At the barbeque, several families reflect on how the show has affected them and improved the quality of their lives. Moving testimonials are heard from "Sweet" Alice Harris, as well as members from the Cox, Garay, Grinnan and Mendoza families.
THE BACHELORETTE - "EPISODE 306" - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) - In a Valentine's Day-themed installment, Jen goes on exotic overnight dates with the three remaining suitors.
SUPERNANNY - "WESTON FAMILY" -- MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) - Meet insurance salesman Fred Weston and his wife, Andrea, a homemaker and schoolteacher. The Westons are a loving, hardworking family with a big problem - a ferocious four-year-old named Andrew. Little Andrew rules the Weston house, and it's a reign of terror. He topples lawn furniture, calls his mother "Poo-poo" and bullies his eleven-month-old brother, Sean, in countless ways. Well-intentioned Fred and Andrea find themselves at their limit. They acknowledge that their tactics have been futile, but how to break the cycle and regain control? It's Supernanny to the rescue! She'll serve young Andrew a spoonful of respect and the parents an important lesson about consistency.
MY WIFE AND KIDS - "BAHAMAS, PT. 1" - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) -- When the Kyles arrive at the Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas for their family vacation, Michael announces that all he wants to do is get some rest and relaxation-by himself. But no sooner does he settle into his lounge chair for some peace and quiet than his talkative and annoying golf buddy, Jimmy (David Alan Grier), shows up and insists that they spend time together. Michael is relieved to find a way out when Jay invites him to the isolated Magic Island so they can have some romantic fun. As their day winds down and it's time to leave, the boat never shows up to take them back and the couple find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere. Part 2 airs Tuesday, February 22 (8:00-8:40 p.m., ET).
GEORGE LOPEZ -- "GEORGE TAKES A STROLL DOWN MEMORY PAIN" - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) -- When Benny demands cash for a box of George's childhood memorabilia, George gets to the bottom of some painful moments and truths from his boyhood.
RODNEY-"THE RING"- TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) -- On Valentine's Day, which is also Charlie's wedding day, Rodney wants to get Trina the engagement ring he couldn't afford when they got married. But the jeweler makes a mistake and the diamond for the ring ends up in a very unusual place! Meanwhile, Charlie wonders if she and her fianci, Kirk, can look forward to the same
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION - HOW'D THEY DO THAT? HARPER FAMILY" - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) - The design team reveals some of the secrets behind Sunday's home makeover.
THE BACHELORETTE: THE MEN TELL ALL - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) - Jen confronts the 23 rejected men for the first time since they left the show -- including Stu, who was dubbed a "stalker" by the other guys -- as those who did not receive roses from Jen reunite to give the behind-the-scenes lowdown and offer their predictions on which of the two remaining men she's likely to choose.
SUPERNANNY - "BAILEY FAMILY" -- MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) - Bill and Stacie Bailey certainly have their hands full. Bill polices the streets of California while Stacie teaches at the local elementary school. But when they return from their jobs, the real work begins - raising Billy and Jadyn, ages two and six. "Billy can be very sweet - then there's the devil," says Stacie referring to her son's epic tantrums. And then there's daughter Jadyn who, according to Stacie, is "already hitting the moodiness of puberty." Jadyn also has problems sleeping in her own bed, preferring her parents' room, the hallway floor. Will Bill be able to police his children's behavior? How can educator Stacie teach her children respect and discipline? Supernanny Jo Frost will show the way.
MY WIFE AND KIDS - "BAHAMAS, PART 2" - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (expanded episode -- 8:00-8:40 p.m., ET) -- While at the Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas for a family vacation, lovebirds Michael and Jay find themselves stranded on the isolated Magic Island - along with a rapidly rising tide -- and the only other person there who can help them is Michael's talkative and annoying golf buddy, Jimmy (David Alan Grier) -- who refuses to do so since they weren't willing to spend time with him when they had the chance. Meanwhile, Jr. leaves Vanessa and the baby behind so he can enjoy the resort's activities; Tony and Claire hang out at the beach bar and she realizes too late that her island drink contains alcohol; and Kady and Franklin run into his nemesis, Francesco Mumfordi, who has stolen one of Franklin's theories.
GEORGE LOPEZ - "GEORGE BUYS A VOW" - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (expanded episode -- 8:40-9:19 p.m., ET) - Guest stars include Charo and former American Idol contestant William Hueng.
ACCORDING TO JIM - "THE WEDDING DRESS" - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (expanded episode -- 9:20-10:00 p.m., ET) -- When Cheryl offers Dana the use of her wedding gown, Jim and Andy try to cover up the fact that the dress was destroyed in a fiery sports celebration years ago.
LOST - "...IN TRANSLATION" - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) - When the raft the survivors have been building mysteriously burns down, Michael is convinced that Jin is responsible for the sabotage, which only further escalates their rivalry. Meanwhile, Sun stuns her fellow survivors with a surprising revelation, and Boone gives Sayid a warning about Shannon.
ALIAS - "ECHOES" - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 (9:01-10:02) - With Nadia's life on the line, Sydney must race to bring down former nemesis Anna Espinosa (Gina Torres, "24"). Meanwhile, Vaughn's inner demons surface when, in order to help Sydney save Nadia, he's forced to confront his own former nemesis, the slippery and deadly Mr. Sark (David Anders).
WIFE SWAP - "FLUMMERFELT/BRAY" -- WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) -- Two integrated families (Caucasian mom/African-American dad & Caucasian dad/African-American mom) swap lives, pushing racial stereotypes to the limit -- and eventually shattering them -- in this groundbreaking episode.
PETER JENNINGS REPORTING: UFO's: LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Each year there are thousands of reports of unidentified flying objects, but the U.S. government doesn't investgate any of them. This special program will seriously examine the unexplained phenomena around the world that so many people believe is proof of the existence of UFOs.
AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS -- "EPISODE NO. 1515" - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) -- It's a really big week for the movie business, and "America's Funniest Home Videos" salutes home video aficionados everywhere with its own kudocast, the 2005 "Homie" Awards, with awards going to AFHV submissions for best actor and actress, best stunt and, of course, best canine performance, among others. Then, the awards continue as the second $100,000 winner for the season is announced; and viewers at home will learn which lucky online voter will be awarded a magical Disney Cruise Line vacation to the Bahamas.
BARBARA WALTERS SPECIAL - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET)
COUNTDOWN TO THE OSCARS 2005 -- SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) -- Be the first to see what the stars are wearing as they arrive on the red carpet.
77th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 (8:30-11:30 p.m., ET) - First-time host Chris Rock brings his unique brand of humor to this year's Academy Awards, which promises to be a star-studded event with such presenters as Charlize Theron and Renie Zellweger, and nominees Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx and Annette Bening, to name a few. Who will walk away with this year's golden prize? Will "The Aviator" soar? Will the Academy turn "Sideways?" Don't miss the excitement on Hollywood's biggest night!
THE BACHELORETTE - SEASON FINALE - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28 (2-HOURS -- 8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) - For the first time ever, the Bachelorette will receive two proposals! Jen brings the two remaining men home to meet her family and then must make her final choice. Which man will capture her heart? How will she break the news to the man she has not chosen? All will be revealed in the gripping two-hour conclusion.
THE BACHELORETTE: AFTER THE FINAL ROSE - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) - LIVE -- Jen appears for the first time in public with the man who captured her heart. But she must also face the man she left brokenhearted in this live special that follows the dramatic two-hour season finale.
GEORGE LOPEZ - "GEORGE WATCHA'S OUT FOR JASON" - TUESDAY, MARCH 1 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) - When George realizes that the boy's father is a little too tough on him, George invites Carmen's boyfriend Jason to move in with the Lopez family.
NYPD BLUE - RETROSPECTIVE - TUESDAY, MARCH 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET)
NYPD BLUE - SERIES FINALE - TUESDAY, MARCH 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) - The 12th and final season of the groundbreaking series comes to an end.
ALIAS - "A MAN OF HIS WORD" - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 (9:01-10:02 p.m., ET) - Sark agrees to help Sydney and Vaughn track down Anna Espinosa (Gina Torres, "24"), but only after Vaughn agrees to a despicable request from Sark (David Anders) related to Lauren's buried corpse. Meanwhile, Jack ponders risking Nadia's life by prematurely reviving her from an induced coma to extract vital information about Anna's whereabouts.
WIFE SWAP - "PATRICK/LEIERWOOD" - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) - The wife from a pro military family who believes that all Americans should serve in the armed forces swaps lives with the wife from a Peace Activist family.