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[01/19/06 - 12:00 AM]
UPN Announces February Sweep Events

[via press release from UPN]

UPN ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY SWEEP EVENTS

New Reality Series GET THIS PARTY STARTED Premieres Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 9:00PM ET/PT

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL: WHERE THE GIRLS ARE A One-Hour Special Visiting With the Girls From Cycle Five, Will Be Broadcast Wednesday, March 1 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT

Guest Stars Galore Throughout February in UPN's Hit Comedies, Dramas and Reality Series, Including Wayne Brady, Brandy, Tisha Campbell Martin, Charisma Carpenter, Rick Fox, Ja Rule, as well as Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams from Destiny's Child

Big events will be happening in February on UPN with the premiere of the new reality series GET THIS PARTY STARTED; the one-hour special AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL: WHERE THE GIRLS ARE; along with a host of guest stars appearing in UPN comedies and the critically-acclaimed drama VERONICA MARS.

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), the drama, emotion and excitement begins as well-deserving people are surprised with very spectacular and extravagant events in their honor, on the premiere of the new emotional and heartwarming reality series GET THIS PARTY STARTED, with hosts Kristin Cavallari ("Laguna Beach") and Ethan Erickson ("Extra").

On Wednesday, March 1, (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), in the one-hour special AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL: WHERE THE GIRLS ARE, Tyra Banks gives viewers an inside glimpse at the exciting lives of the models from all previous cycles who have parlayed their experience on the hit series into success -- from landing magazine covers, major ad campaigns and walking the runway at top fashion events to starring in feature films and TV series.

Special guest stars appearing this month on UPN's comedies include: singer Brandy ("Moesha") joining her real-life brother Ray J on ONE ON ONE; Tisha Campbell Martin ("My Wife and Kids"), real-life wife of star Duane Martin playing his sister on ALL OF US; Kelly Rowland (Destiny's Child), Wayne Brady ("The Wayne Brady Show") and Oakland A's pitcher Barry Zito guest star on GIRLFRIENDS; and Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child), as well as athletes Rodney Peete and Jose Canseco on HALF & HALF. Additionally, Rick Fox (L.A. Lakers) reprises his role on LOVE, INC; Sharif Atkins ("ER") guest stars on EVE; and hip-hop artist Juelz Sanchez appears on CUTS.

On UPN's dramas, hip-hop recording artist Ja Rule guest stars on SOUTH BEACH, and Kristin Cavallari (GET THIS PARTY STARTED) guest stars and Charisma Carpenter returns to VERONICA MARS.

The following are highlights from UPN's Feb. 2006 Sweep series:

Thursday, Feb. 2 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS - With Rochelle's help, Chris tries to find an outfit for his school picture so perfect that the other kids will finally think he's cool.

Thursday, Feb. 2 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CUTS -- Used to dating women who treat him like a king, Kevin sets his sights on a sexy doctor only to find himself in unfamiliar territory when he starts tending to her every need. Hip-hop recording artist Juelz Sanchez guest stars as himself.

Monday, Feb. 6 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) ALL OF US -- When Robert's sister Carmen (guest star Tisha Campbell Martin) shows up, she questions his living arrangement with Neesee, as well as their restaurant partnership. Later, Carmen starts dating Dirk.

Monday, Feb. 6 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) GIRLFRIENDS -- When Joan lands the cover of a trendy magazine as the "It Girl" of LA, she fears that it was only because she slept with the reporter (guest star Wayne Brady). Oakland A's Barry Zito guest stars as himself.

Monday, Feb. 6 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) HALF & HALF -- Mona and Spencer clash on how to treat their newest "star" act. Meanwhile, Dee Dee gets her moment in the spotlight when she's asked to appear on a popular sports program. Athletes Rodney Peete and Jose Canseco guest star as themselves.

Tuesday, Feb. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) GET THIS PARTY STARTED -- SERIES PREMIERE - After losing everything in Hurricane Katrina, sisters Arin and Alexis Jones, have selflessly devoted themselves to supporting their family and rebuilding their lives, putting all of their own plans on hold, including Alexis' 21st birthday celebration. For all of the sacrifices, Arin, wanting to do something special for her baby sister, enlists the help of hosts Kristin Cavallari and Ethan Erickson to plan the ultimate surprise party for her sister in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) VERONICA MARS -- When all of the proceeds for the senior class trip disappear while in her possession, Veronica must identify the clever thief, and surprisingly finds herself defending Jackie as accusations fly.

Thursday, Feb. 9 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS -- Chris develops his first "bus crush" during Valentine's Day. Meanwhile, Rochelle and Julius must deal with all of the Valentine's Day attention Drew and Tanya are getting.

Thursday, Feb. 9 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) LOVE, INC. -- The team decides to bring all of the clients they couldn't set up together for a big Valentine's Day party. Meanwhile, after getting mixed signals from David (guest star Rick Fox), Clea decides to go on a date with another guy.

Monday, Feb. 13 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) HALF & HALF -- Spencer's budding relationship with rival female record executive Naomi Dawson (guest star Michelle Williams) causes conflict with Mona. This episode supports the Know HIV/AIDS initiative. Know HIV/AIDS is a joint venture between CBS Corp. and Viacom, in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Wednesday, Feb. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SOUTH BEACH -- When Alex becomes Arielle's manager, he uses aggressive tactics to prevent her from being taken advantage. Meanwhile, Matt discovers that Maggie is a gifted singer and places her CD in the hands of an established music producer (guest star Ja Rule) without letting her know.

Wednesday, Feb. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) VERONICA MARS -- Neptune High's closeted gay teens, including cheerleader Kylie (guest star Kristin Cavallari), turn to Veronica for help when a blackmailer cracks into a private online bulletin board and threatens to publicly out everyone associated with the site unless they pay $5,000 apiece.

Thursday, Feb.16 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS -- Chris claims the title of Asteroids champ at his neighborhood corner store until he meets his match. Meanwhile, Rochelle and Julius decide to cut back on their favorite guilty pleasures to save money.

Thursday, Feb.16 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) LOVE, INC. -- When David (guest star Rick Fox) decides to surprise Clea, she doesn't know if she should tell him the truth about the other guy she is dating.

Thursday, Feb. 16 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) EVE -- When Shelly realizes that she misses her relationship with Grant (guest star Sharif Atkins), she agrees to meet him for lunch only to find out he has moved on in a big way.

Monday, Feb. 20 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) ONE ON ONE -- Breanna and Arnaz decide to take a break from their relationship after realizing they enjoy different things. Later, D-Mack's sister Michelle (guest star Brandy) shows up and finds a connection with Arnaz.

Monday, Feb. 20 (9:00-9:30PM, ET/PT) GIRLFRIENDS -- When some of the girlfriends become panelists at Maya's "Sisters Speak Out" seminar, one of the attendees (guest star Kelly Rowland) begs Toni to be her mentor.

Monday, Feb. 20 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) HALF & HALF -- Spencer becomes worried when the new girl he's been dating (guest star Michelle Williams) continues to resist his advances. This episode supports the Know HIV/AIDS initiative. Know HIV/AIDS is a joint venture between CBS Corp. and Viacom, in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Monday, Feb. 27 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) ONE ON ONE -- Breanna and Arnaz's decision to break-up turns ugly when the roommates twist their story, and it becomes a fight over who dumped whom. Brandy guest stars.

Monday, Feb. 27 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) HALF & HALF -- When Dee Dee's new actor boyfriend is set to star in a reality show, he asks her to join. Meanwhile, Naomi (guest star Michelle Williams) and Spencer's relationship hits the rocks. This episode supports the Know HIV/AIDS initiative. Know HIV/AIDS is a joint venture between CBS Corp. and Viacom, in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Wednesday, March 1 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL: WHERE THE GIRLS ARE -- A one-hour special catching up with all of models from past cycles to see how the sudden fame and attention has changed their lives and careers.





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· ALL OF US (CW)
· AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (CW)
· CUTS (UPN)
· ER (NBC)
· EVE (UPN)
· EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS (CW)
· EXTRA (SYNDICATION)
· GET THIS PARTY STARTED (UPN)
· GIRLFRIENDS (CW)
· HALF & HALF (UPN)
· LOVE, INC. (UPN)
· MOESHA (UPN)
· MY WIFE & KIDS (ABC)
· NEWPORT HARBOR: THE REAL ORANGE COUNTY (MTV)
· ONE ON ONE (UPN)
· SOUTH BEACH (UPN)
· VERONICA MARS (CW)
· WAYNE BRADY SHOW, THE (ABC)





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