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[04/25/06 - 12:00 AM]
FOX Blows the Lid Off of May Sweeps

[via press release from FOX]

FOX BLOWS THE LID OFF OF MAY SWEEPS

FOX detonates the competition this May Sweeps with original specials, stellar guest stars and landmark television happenings, including a special two-part, two-night episode of HOUSE featuring Foreman fighting for his life and special guest star Charles S. Dutton, May 2 and 3; the World Broadcast Premiere of SCHOOL OF ROCK, hosted by the film's hilarious star, Jack Black, May 5; an exclusive sneak peek at X-MEN 3: THE LAST STAND May 11; the original retrospective special THAT '70s SHOW: THE FINAL GOODBYE May 11; NASCAR ON FOX in primetime May 13; the series finale of MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE May 14; the one-hour series finale of THAT '70s SHOW, featuring the return of Kelso, May 18; the milestone 650th episode of COPS May 20; the special 90-minute season finale of FAMILY GUY May 21; the jaw-dropping, two-hour season finale of 24 May 22; and the three-hour, two-night season finale of AMERICAN IDOL, featuring the final performance show May 23 and the final LIVE results show that's sure to captivate America May 24.

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

MONDAY

Mondays this May are heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping thrill rides boasting three nail-biting hours of PRISON BREAK and five edge-of-your-seat hours of 24, including the series' not-to-be-missed two-hour season finale.

In the first of three all-new episodes of PRISON BREAK Monday, May 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Westmoreland uses Bellick to plug a hole in the escape plan, which forces Michael to move up the breakout timetable; a fearful Tweener pledges his loyalty to Michael and in return may get out of jail for free; Michael feels that he has no choice but to involve Sara and betray his father figure; and Veronica finds her life in jeopardy from her closest ally, who has a surprising connection to a Fox River inmate.

The following week, Monday, May 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), in the "Go" episode, it's make or "break" time, as the day of the great escape finally arrives. Michael, Lincoln and the other inmates make a break for it, but after the alarm is sounded, who will make it over the wall, who will be left behind and who will leave the prison in a body bag?

In the non-stop first season finale of PRISON BREAK Monday, May 15 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), with the escape plan in progress, Michael, Lincoln and their fellow inmates must run for their lives to avoid capture, as they attempt to gain their freedom with Bellick hot on their trail. Meanwhile, Veronica races to Montana to find a very much alive Terrance Steadman, and the Vice President finds herself no longer part of The Company's plans.

With only five hours left, Jack Bauer's fifth non-stop day-from-hell comes to a climactic full circle in the final hours of 24. May sees all-new, suspense-filled hours (Mondays, May 1, 8 and 15, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and the go-for-broke two-hour season finale (Monday, May 22, 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). As the clock approaches the final hours of an extremely long and terrifying day underscored by a presidential assassination and the threat of nerve gas, Jack seeks to avenge the painful loss of innocent lives, as well as those of CTU beloveds Edgar Stiles, Tony Almeida, Michelle Dessler and Lynn McGill. Meanwhile, shocking developments are uncovered, and the investigation takes unexpected turns culminating in a riveting two-hour event Monday, May 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

TUESDAY

This May Sweeps, Tuesday nights are reserved for live performances and doctor-supervised HOUSE calls, with four all-new, live hours of AMERICAN IDOL and four all-new episodes of FOX's hit, HOUSE. (HOUSE will also have a special Wednesday airing this May Sweeps.)

America zeroes in on its next AMERICAN IDOL during FOX May Sweeps, with four live Tuesday-night performance shows. On Tuesday, May 2 (8:00-9:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT), the Top 5 finalists will perform live for the nation, singing their hearts out in hopes of winning America's vote and surviving another week in the competition. On each of the next two Tuesdays, May 9 and 16 (8:00-9:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT), one less finalist will vie for the title, and then on Tuesday, May 23 (8:00-9:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT), the final two contestants will take the stage for the last time to battle it out for the crown at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA. After the contestants perform that night, viewers will vote to decide who will be the next AMERICAN IDOL and who will be sent home.

HOUSE's first all-new May Sweeps episode, "Euphoria; Part 1" airing Tuesday, May 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), is the first part of a special two-part, two-night installment. A police officer is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head and odd symptoms that include unexplained giddiness. After House dispatches Dr. Foreman to the officer's apartment to dig for clues and causes, Foreman begins to exhibit the same symptoms and is put in isolation with the patient. As the police officer's condition deteriorates, Foreman is forced to watch up-close as the officer descends into unbearable and unmanageable pain, while the team races to find the cause of the illness before Foreman's condition takes the same deadly path. (The conclusion of the special two-part, two-night HOUSE will air on Wednesday, May 3 at 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT.)

The following Tuesday, May 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), House and the team take on two cases at once when they attempt to save the lives of a young mother and her newborn son in the "Forever" episode of HOUSE. When Kara has a seizure while bathing her child, she nearly drowns her newborn. House and the team scramble to find the cause of Kara's seizures, while simultaneously trying to bring the infant back to life. Meanwhile, Chase admits he needs a break, and House investigates why Cuddy has asked Wilson on a date.

D.B. Sweeney guest-stars in the next all-new May Sweeps episode of HOUSE. A 16-year-old female Hurricane Katrina victim suffering from hallucinations about the tragedy is brought to House by his ex-bandmate Crandall (guest star Sweeney), who recently found out that the girl is his daughter. Despite fearing that his friend is being scammed, House takes the case, and as he works his way through the girl's lies to find clues to diagnose and treat her, he's forced to tell a few lies of his own. Meanwhile, Cuddy asks House to review two medical files, and it doesn't take long for him to figure out that she's looking for a sperm donor. House takes the search a step further and sets Cuddy up for a big surprise in the "Who's Your Daddy?" episode Tuesday, May 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

In the second season finale of HOUSE Tuesday, May 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), as House and his team are working on the diagnosis of Vince, a man with a giant, swollen tongue, disgruntled former patient Jack Moriarty (guest star Elias Koteas) walks into House's office and shoots him. House continues to treat Vince from his ICU hospital bed with Moriarty, shot by hospital security and hand-cuffed to his bed, as his roommate. When aftereffects of the shooting begin to impact House, he starts to question his own ability to properly diagnose. As Vince's body deteriorates, House must struggle through his self-doubt and trust his team to find a way to solve the case.

WEDNESDAY

FOX May Wednesday is jam-packed with must-see happenings: the second part of a special two-part, two-night installment of HOUSE; two all-new episodes of BONES, including the series' first season finale; two all-new episodes of UNAN1MOUS, including the unscripted series' shocking conclusion; and four LIVE AMERICAN IDOL results shows, including the two-hour season finale, which promises to be the biggest night of television this season.

Charles S. Dutton guest-stars as Foreman's father in "Euphoria; Part 2," the second part of a special two-part, two-night HOUSE, airing Wednesday, May 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The police officer who was first infected is dead, and Foreman continues to experience the same dire progression of symptoms: blindness, muscle contractures and excruciating pain. Realizing he may be facing death, he tries to make amends with his father (guest star Dutton), who travels to be at his son's side. House, Cameron and Chase try everything they can, including infecting him with another disease, but as Foreman's body fails, the only choice left is a dangerous brain biopsy to try to confirm the illness' cause.

In the first of two all-new May Sweeps episodes of BONES (Wednesday, May 10, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Booth and Brennan investigate the apparent suicide of a war protester in Arlington National Cemetery. Soon, Brennan and her team discover this was not suicide, it was murder, and the victim is a soldier whoserved in Iraq. Booth and Brennan's murder investigation leads to many unanswered questions about the victim's military unit, and all clues point to a potential cover-up. Meanwhile, Booth laments the horrors of war and his own shady past as a military sniper in "The Soldier on the Grave" episode.

In the intense first season finale of BONES Wednesday, May 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), while trying to determine the identity of a Jane Doe, Brennan is shocked to discover that the remains are those of her mother, who went missing with her father 15 years ago. After years of not knowing what happened to her parents, the confirmation of her mother's death understandably hits Brennan hard. Now that foul play has been uncovered, Booth opens an investigation into the case for the first time, and surprises Brennan with evidence that her parents are not the people she thought. As more details of her parents' past, in addition to her own, come to the surface, Brennan must find a way to come to grips with a whole new reality in the "The Woman in Limbo" episode.

The most anticipated night of the television season is almost here, and what a season it has been for AMERICAN IDOL. On Wednesdays, May 3 and 10 (9:00-9:32 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT) and Wednesday, May 17 (9:00-10:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT), the 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. Then, on the two-hour AMERICAN IDOL season finale Wednesday, May 24 (8:00-10:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT), the wait is over � two finalists, one American Idol chosen by America. The Top 12 reunite on the stage one last time before the newest American Idol is crowned in front of thousands of fans and millions of television viewers.

UNAN1MOUS, the dramatic new television experiment about a diverse group of nine strangers locked in a bunker vying for a 1.5-million-dollar cash prize, counts down to its shocking conclusion this May Sweeps. The group must unanimously decide who is worthy of the money. There is a catch, though, because the longer it takes them to make a unanimous decision, the less money there will be to win. If they take too long, they will be left with nothing. The dynamic hybrid of unscripted drama and competition continues Wednesday, May 3 (9:32-10:00 PM ET/PT), and comes to a breathtaking end Wednesday, May 10 (9:32-10:00 PM ET/PT)

THURSDAY

FOX Thursdays in May feature six all-new episodes of THAT '70s SHOW, including two weeks of back-to-back episodes, the one-hour series finale and the milestone 200th episode; three all-new chapters of THE O.C., including the series' third season finale and the return of past guest stars Samaire Armstrong, Navi Rawat and Willa Holland; an exclusive sneak peek at the hotly anticipated new film X-MEN: THE LAST STAND; and the original retrospective special THAT '70s SHOW: THE FINAL GOODBYE.

Thursday, April 27 sees two all-new, back-to-back episodes of THAT '70s SHOW. In "My Fairy King" (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), when Samantha's real husband shows up unexpectedly, Hyde learns that his marriage is null and void. Jackie, tired of being single, creates a list of ideal qualities she wants in a man, only to realize her prince charming is right next door. Meanwhile, Red loses business when a big automotive store opens in town, so he decides to sell his shop and retire.

Later that night (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), in another all-new episode of THAT '70s SHOW, when Jackie realizes she has feelings for Fez, she sees a therapist for love advice. After Dr. Hammond (guest star Tom Bosley) tells her she is only interested in unavailable men, Jackie is relieved � until Fez gets dumped, and she's still interested. Meanwhile, Hyde tries to keep an out-of-work Red busy with fix-it projects, but his plan backfires when Red embraces retirement.

In the following week's first of two back-to-back episodes of THAT '70s SHOW Thursday, May 4 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), it's "Brokeback" Bradys when Christopher Knight and Barry Williams, brothers Peter and Greg from "The Brady Bunch," guest-star as a couple living next to the Formans. When Kitty and Red learn that their new neighbors are gay � surprise! � it's not their lifestyle that Red disagrees with. Meanwhile, at Hyde's rocker bonfire, Jackie tries to win Fez's heart by bonding over their shared love for disco. But even though Fez leaves a make-out session with a girl to help Jackie prevent the disco inferno, it will take more than music to make him realize they are meant for each other.

Next (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), Fez's lifestyle as a ladies' man tortures Jackie until he decides to settle down with one woman � crazy Caroline � which forces Jackie to confess her love for him. Will Fez reciprocate her feelings? Meanwhile, Hyde convinces Red to sell his heart medication in the "Sheer Heart Attack" episode of THAT '70s SHOW, which also features Gavin MacLeod in a returning guest-starring turn as Smitty, Red's old war buddy.

In the Thursday, May 11 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) installment of THAT '70s SHOW, when Fez turns Jackie down, she makes his life miserable until he fights back in an all-out war. But when words are exchanged and Fez takes it too far, Jackie isn't the only one who gets hurt. Meanwhile, Bob decides to sell his house and move to Florida, which sparks some life-changing decisions for Donna.

Later that night (8:30-8:37 PM ET/PT), FOX will air an exclusive seven-minute special leading up to the hotly anticipated release of the new 20th Century Fox movie X-MEN: THE LAST STAND. The special preview, which includes a sneak peek of the movie, is a must-see for fans of the blockbuster X-MEN franchise.

Thursday, May 11 wraps up with a look back at eight memorable years of THAT '70s SHOW in the all-new, original retrospective special THAT '70s SHOW: THE FINAL GOODBYE (8:37-10:00 PM ET/PT). Celebrating one of FOX's longest-running series � 200 episodes and eight seasons � THAT '70s SHOW: THE FINAL GOODBYE features interviews with all the cast members and director, as well as past guest stars such as Brooke Shields, Bruce Willis, Luke Wilson and Jessica Simpson; exclusive behind-the-scenes footage; up-close-and-personal segments taped with many of the cast; outtakes from classic episodes; and never-before-seen clips rescued from the editing room floor. The special will also give viewers an inside look at the final week of taping the show, including some of the funniest and most touching moments as the cast brings their eight-year journey to a close.

The following week, Thursday, May 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), it's the end of an era in more ways than one in the one-hour series finale of THAT '70s SHOW, which also features the milestone 200th episode and the return of Ashton Kutcher as Kelso. With the Forman home on the market, Kitty puts Red in charge of showing the house to prospective buyers. But when he scares them away and Kitty takes over, family memories return and she questions their decision to pick up and move to Florida. Meanwhile, changes in Hyde's life make him temporarily drop his old habits; Fez decides to return home until Jackie tells him the truth about her feelings; and Donna prepares to leave for college. The gang gathers together to celebrate their lasting memories and New Year's Eve 1979, as they say goodbye to the decade. Fez and Jackie plan their perfect first kiss, and Kelso returns to ring in the '80s with his friends.

THE O.C. serves up three all-new, super-soapy episodes for FOX May Sweeps. In the first, airing Thursday, April 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), AMERICAN IDOL Top 12 finalist Lisa Tucker, Samaire Armstrong and Navi Rawat guest-star. Harbor School's Senior Prom brings out the best and the worst in everyone. Taylor hits a high at prom, while Summer falls flat with her surprising prom date, and Seth and Anna (guest star Armstrong) come up with a prom plan to win Summer back. Meanwhile, Marissa convinces Volchok to go to the prom, and Ryan brings an unexpected old flame. When one of the girls is elected prom queen, it truly becomes a night to remember. Later, when Taylor's prom funds are missing, Ryan returns to his old ways, and prom night turns brutal.

Ryan, dealing with the repercussions from prom night, must make a deal with Volchok. Even though Sandy is chosen as "Newport's Man of the Year," the D.A. continues the investigation of his unique involvement with the new hospital. Meanwhile, after receiving a call for help from Kaitlin (guest star Willa Holland), Marissa pays her little sister a visit; Ryan's bloodied hands force Theresa (guest star Navi Rawat) to make a difficult decision once and for all; and Seth's actions ignite more troubles in Newport in "The Man of the Year" episode of THE O.C. Thursday, May 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

In the third season finale of THE O.C. Thursday, May 18 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the end of senior year is finally here, bringing the excitement of graduation and the anticipation of new lives in college and beyond. But for Seth, Ryan, Marissa and Summer, it's also a time to look back on the amazing journey that has brought the four of them this far. Seth must confront his recent misdeeds or deal with the wrath of Sandy � and the police. Ryan's proud mom arrives with a surprise for him. Marissa receives an astounding proposal that may radically change her plans. And Summer, facing the prospect of going away without Seth, can't stop crying and hugging her best friends as they say their farewells. But even amidst the speeches and toasts, nothing is ever simple in Newport: Sandy shocks Kirsten by making a big decision after visiting his old public defender's office; Kaitlin (guest star Willa Holland) returns and moves into Julie's home, vowing to become the next Cooper to rule Harbor High; and to Taylor's joy, the "core four" turns into the "fab five." But although the kids may be ready to move on to bright futures, unresolved issues from their past could ruin everything.

FRIDAY

This May, it's box office Friday nights on FOX! First up is the World Broadcast Premiere of AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER Friday, April 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). He's back, baby! Austin Powers (Mike Myers), that swinging international man of mystery, returns to take on his arch-nemesis Dr. Evil (also, Myers), Mini Me (Verne Troyer) and their mysterious new accomplice Goldmember (also, Myers). This time, Dr. Evil hatches a time-traveling scheme to take over the world, one that involves the kidnapping of Nigel Powers (Michael Caine), Austin's beloved father and England's most renowned spy. As he chases the villains through time, Austin visits 1975 and joins forces with his old flame, Foxxy Cleopatra (Beyonc� Knowles). Together they must find a way to save Nigel and stop Dr. Evil and Goldmember from their mischievous mayhem.

The following week on Friday, May 5 (8:00-10:30 PM ET/PT), Jack Black hosts the special two-an-a-half-hour World Broadcast Premiere of SCHOOL OF ROCK, sharing his favorite scenes and memories from shooting the box office smash, as well as unveiling the World Premiere of the trailer of his newest film, "Nacho Libre." In SCHOOL OF ROCK, Dewey Finn (Black) is down on his luck. Kicked out of his rock band, flat broke and lacking any job skills whatsoever, he fakes his way into a job as a substitute fourth-grade teacher at a stuffy private school. Instead of teaching the curriculum, Dewey tutors the kids in the subject nearest and dearest to his heart � rock 'n' roll!

LEGALLY BLONDE 2: RED, WHITE & BLONDE makes its World Broadcast Premiere on Friday, May 12 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). When Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) is fired from her job at a law firm for expressing her concerns over animal testing, she heads to Washington, DC, to fight for the cause � and herbeloved Chihuahua, Bruiser! � on Capitol Hill. With a little help from the doorman at the Watergate Hotel (Bob Newhart), Elle attempts to persuade disillusioned Rep. Victoria Rudd (Sally Field) to let her be heard in front of the legislative branch.

On the final Friday of May Sweeps Friday, May 19 (8:00-10:30 PM ET/PT), FOX gets fans primed for the upcoming release of X-MEN: THE LAST STAND with the World Broadcast Premiere of X2: X-MEN UNITED, starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Anna Paquin, Rebecca Romijn and Brian Cox. Already living in a society that mistrusts them, the mutants are faced with even more discrimination after an unforeseen enemy launches a devastating attack, causing public outcry and renewed support for the Mutant Registration Act. William Stryker (Cox) puts into motion a plan to eradicate the mutants and begins an offensive on the X-Men. Magneto (McKellen) and Xavier (Stewart) form an unlikely alliance, and with the fates of Xavier, mankind and mutantkind in their hands, the X-Men face their most dangerous mission yet.

SATURDAY

This May Sweeps, FOX Saturday is chock-full of action-packed happenings: four all-new episodes of COPS, including the milestone 650th episode; three all-new, special-edition episodes of AMERICA'S MOST WANTED: AMERICA STRIKES BACK; NASCAR ON FOX in primetime, LIVE from Darlington Raceway; and four all-new airings of MADtv, including the series' 11th season finale.

COPS kicks May Sweeps into high gear with an all-new COPS: DRUG ARRESTS SPECIAL EDITION Saturday, April 29 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), part of a full hour of COPS. Officer Mike Goodwin of the Palm Springs, CA, Police Department detains an uncooperative man with active warrants, who hands off a speed pipe to a female acquaintance. Another segment follows Detectives Bill Dowdy and Chris Conrad of the Martin County, FL, Sheriff's Office, as they pull over a suspicious vehicle and discover a nude and hysterical female passenger in possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

The following week on Saturday, May 6 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), COPS reveals another all-new installment in its ever-popular BAD GIRLS SPECIAL EDITION series, with COPS: BAD GIRLS SPECIAL EDITION #9, part of a one-hour COPS: BAD GIRLS SPECIAL EDITION block. Officer Derrick Pendergrass of the Chattanooga, TN, Police Department responds to a call where a bleeding and intoxicated woman has passed out on the sidewalk. When roused and asked to sit still, she attempts to bite Officer Pendergrass. In another segment, Deputy Heather Savage of the Martin County, FL, Sheriff's Office stops a woman walking down a strip of highway known for heavy drug and prostitution activity for questioning. Claiming she's only on the way to cash her welfare check, the woman reveals that she is concealing a crack pipe after a routine search of her possessions turns up crack cocaine.

On Saturday, May 13 (6:30 PM-CC live ET/3:30 PM-CC live PT), FOX Sports presents a special primetime broadcast of America's hottest sport when another exciting chapter of the 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season unfolds LIVE and under the lights of Darlington Raceway, the South Carolina track dubbed "Too Tough To Tame." Delivering all the DODGE CHARGER 500 action are Mike Joy announcing the race, and Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds providing analysis.

The final Saturday of Sweeps sees two all-new, back-to-back episodes of COPS. First up is COPS: PALM SPRINGS WEEKEND SPECIAL EDITION airing Saturday, May 20 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT). Officer William Hutchinson of the Palm Springs, CA, Police Department joins a high-speed chase that ends abruptly when the car crashes into a fence. The naked male driver jumps the fence and takes off on foot, while officers question a tearful female passenger with torn clothes. Also featured from the Palm Springs, CA, Police Department is Officer William Hutchinson, who checks out a vehicle parked outside an apartment complex, only to discover a cloud of marijuana smoke after a man opens his car door.

Later that night (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), COPS, the pioneering reality series, reaches its milestone 650th installment with soon-to-be classic segments featuring taser guns, hidden heroin and a naked burglary bust. Officers Derrick Pendergrass and Sgt. Barry Burns of the Chattanooga, TN, Police Department follow a vehicle that was reported stolen. When the officers try to pull him over, the driver takes off on a high-speed chase that concludes with a taser gun. Also featured are Sgt. Craig Campbell and other officers from the Pittsburgh, PA, Bureau of Police, who detain a vehicle with three young males. Illegal substances are apparently found inside their car, and then it's discovered that two of the suspects have drug paraphernalia hidden in a body cavity. The final segment follows Officers Brian Eckersley and Kurt Vigesaa of the Spokane, WA, Police Department, responding to a burglary call, where a naked suspect is found enjoying a bubble bath.

AMERICA'S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK always takes on the nation's hottest crime issues, and this May Sweeps in three all-new SPECIAL EDITION installments, the crime-fighting program is devoted to putting the most heinous of criminals � child predators � behind bars. AMW has proclaimed the month of May "Sexual Predator Month," dedicated to hunting down these lowlifes. To kick it off, AMW mounts an undercover sting operation with an elite computer crimes unit in New York whose main goal is to find and nab online child predators before they strike, in the AMW: CHILD PREDATOR SPECIAL EDITION #1: NEW YORK STING Saturday, April 29 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). In the Saturday, May 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) episode, AMW: CHILD PREDATOR SPECIAL EDITION #2: DALLAS MARSHALS, AMW host John Walsh tracks down child predators with U.S. Marshals in Dallas, riding along with lawenforcement to protect kids and get predators off the streets. On Saturday, May 20 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), AMW: A TRIBUTE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL EDITION pays tribute to law enforcement during "Police Week," and Walsh takes on D.C., fighting to change the laws against sexual predators.

MADtv serves up late-night laughs with four all-new May Sweeps episodes. On Saturday, April 29 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT), the late-night comedy show lampoons "Medium," and Stuart (Michael McDonald) and Coach Hines (Keegan-Michael Key) return for more madness. MADtv's own Tyler (Bobby Lee) and Candy Matsumoto (Nicole Parker) head to Iraq to entertain the troops, while Darryl (McDonald) and Shanda (Parker) host the morning show "Rise and Shine, North Dakota" in the Saturday, May 6 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) episode. The following week, Saturday, May 13 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT), legendary NASCAR driver Kurt Busch guest-stars as himself. Ike Barinholtz and Bobby Lee head to the racetrack and get a lesson from Busch, who takes the boys for a ride they'll never forget. In MADtv's 11th season finale, airing Saturday, May 20 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT), Bae Sung (Lee) gets whacked! "Tony Soprano" (Frank Caliendo) agrees to take a meeting with the Chinese Mafia, but gets irritated that they don't understand him. When they call in Bae Sung, the translator who can only really say "Uh-Oh Hot Dog," Tony quickly reaches his boiling point, which can only mean one thing for Bae Sung.

SUNDAY

This May, get ready for a FOX Sunday comedy onslaught: three all-new episodes of Southern-fried hit KING OF THE HILL, including guest voices Dax Shepard, Ricki Lake and Tom Petty and the series' 10th season finale, which is also its milestone 200th installment; four all-new chapters of THE SIMPSONS, including its 17th season finale and guest-voicing turns by Frances McDormand, Melanie Griffith, Larry Hagman, Mandy Moore and PRISON BREAK's Stacy Keach; the first season finale of THE WAR AT HOME; the landmark series finale of MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, featuring Cloris Leachman in her Emmy-winning, guest-starring role of Grandma Ida; three all-new slices of FAMILY GUY, plus a bodacious 90-minute FAMILY GUY season finale; and three all-new episodes of AMERICAN DAD, including its second season finale!

Dax Shepard makes a special guest voice appearance in the first of three all-new episodes of KING OF THE HILL Sunday, April 30 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT). When Bobby gets a job to earn money for trendy jeans, he meets a young, urban freeloader, Derek (guest voice Shepard), and realizes there might be an easier way. Bobby and Joseph toss the job and join Derek and his friends panhandling outside hip stores in "The Texas Panhandler" episode.

The following week, on Sunday, May 7 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT), Ricki Lake guest-voices as the Hills' new liberal-minded neighbor, Lila. When Hank finds himself terrorized by her uncontrollable son Caleb, who has been raised "without boundaries," it's up to Hank and Bobby to put the neighborhood bully in his place!

In the 10th season finale of KING OF THE HILL (Sunday, May 14, 7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT), which is also its milestone 200th episode, Tom Petty returns as the voice of Lucky. When Lucky asks Peggy to tutor him for the General Equivalency Diploma, she accepts, hoping to prod Lucky into taking a job far away from Luanne. During the course of their lessons, when Peggy learns that his intention is to get his G.E.D. and propose to Luanne, she takes matters into her own hands and intentionally teaches him incorrect material in the "Edu-macating Lucky" episode.

Lisa finds out what it's like to be a part of the "boys' club" in the "Girls Just Want to Have Sums" episode OF THE SIMPSONS Sunday, April 30 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), the first of four all-new May Sweeps installments. Springfield is in an uproar after Principal Skinner makes a sexist comment at the end of an Itchy and Scratchy musical. He's soon replaced by Melanie Upfoot (guest voice Frances McDormand), a women's educational expert, who decides to divide the school into two: one for boys and one for girls. Frustrated that she isn't learning anything at the girls' school, studious Lisa decides to dress up as a boy to get a better education.

After a spring-cleaning frenzy and inhaling too many fumes, Marge suffers from retrograde amnesia in the all-new "Regarding Margie" episode of THE SIMPSONS Sunday, May 7 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT). In an effort to bring back her memory, Homer takes Marge around town to re-familiarize her with her surroundings. She still has no recollection of who Homer is and puts herself back on the singles market. Will Marge ever remember her beloved Homey?

Larry Hagman and Melanie Griffith guest-voice in "The Monkey Suit" episode of THE SIMPSONS Sunday, May 14 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT). After visiting an evolution exhibit narrated by guest voice Griffith, Flanders pushes Mayor Quimby to appoint Reverend Lovejoy as a "Mortality Czar" in charge of spreading the theory of creationism. Darwin's theories are quickly outlawed, and Lisa finds herself as the only supporter of the scientific theory. After holding secret evolution classes, Lisa is arrested and retains Southern lawyer Wallace Brady (guest voice Hagman) to help defend her beliefs in front of a judge. While Flanders is on the stand in court, Homer's antics cause him to crack under pressure and he calls Homer an ape, which leads the judge to believe Homer resembles the missing link � putting a monkey wrench in the prosecutors' case.

In the 17th season finale of THE SIMPSONS Sunday, May 21 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), entitled "Homer and Marge Turn a Couple Play," Mandy Moore and Stacy Keach guest-voice. After a passionate kiss between Marge and Homer airs on the Isotope Jumbotron, struggling second baseman Buck Mitchell turns to the couple for marital advice. The Simpsons are able to get Buck and his sexy singing wife, Fiona (guest voice Moore), on track, and the Isotopes' season turns for the better. Things seem to be coming up aces for the Simpsons until Buck catches Homer giving Fiona a post-show neck massage, which results in both couples separating.

The first season finale of THE WAR AT HOME, airing Sunday, April 30 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), is an unusually action-packed event, filled with perjury, police arrests and online poker! When Dave takes Hillary out for driving lessons and she gets pulled over for being reckless, Dave takes the blame, thinking that Hillary will be forever grateful. When this fatherly act leads to a DUI arrest, Dave goes to court to straighten things out. Meanwhile, Vicky forgets to register Larry for Shakespeare camp, and Dave and Mike take up online poker.

It's another landmark series finale for FOX this May Sweeps when MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE says goodbye after seven acclaimed seasons. In "Graduation," airing Sunday, May 14 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), Malcolm is elected valedictorian of his graduating class and struggles with his speech, while Lois refuses to hear his complaints and reveals her plans for him to become President of the United States. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Reese will do just about anything to get a permanent job as the high school janitor, even concocting the most disgusting mess of all time, which explodes all over the family. Meanwhile, Hal struggles with Malcolm's Harvard tuition, and Francis lands a "real" job working 9 to 5 in a cubicle � and enjoys every minute of it. Grandma Ida (special guest star Cloris Leachman) returns for the family festivities, and they all bid farewell to Malcolm when he leaves for college.

This May, FOX gives FAMILY GUY fans just what they've been clamoring for � three all-new Sweeps installments and a humongous, 90-minute season finale. In the first all-new episode, "You May Now Kiss The�Uh�Guy Who Receives," airing Sunday, April 30 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), Brian's gay cousin Jasper announces he's engaged to his partner and wants to be married in the Griffin home. But when Mayor West bans gay marriage in Quahog to cover up an unrelated scandal, Brian becomes a crazed activist and resorts to hostile ways to change the mayor's decision. Meanwhile, Lois questions her view toward gay marriage, and Chris joins the extremist "Young Republicans" group to win a girl's heart.

The following week, Sunday, May 7 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), after Joe builds a new home theater system, Peter tries to top it by building a multiplex in his backyard and discovers an Indian burial ground. But when he takes an Indian chief's skull, the house becomes haunted, and Stewie, pulling a "Carol Anne," gets sucked into the television. Unfortunately for the Griffins, getting Stewie back from the poltergeist is just the beginning in the "Petergeist" episode of FAMILY GUY.

When the Griffins get robbed, the family runs into Peter's panic room to escape the trespassers. Now isolated and trapped, Peter insists the family know about their ancestry and narrates a chain of events in world history that explain the Griffin name. Meanwhile, after Meg is chosen to go back into the house, she scares off the robbers in an unexpected way in the "Untitled Griffin Family History" episode airing Sunday, May 14 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT).

In the special 90-minute season finale of FAMILY GUY Sunday, May 21 (8:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), Stewie goes back to the future, and Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth make special guest voice appearances as Brandon, Donna and Kelly, their "Beverly Hills 90210" alter-egos. After a competitive swim lesson, Stewie tries to destroy his rival by blowing up the lifeguard tower. But when his plan backfires and he has a near-death experience, he turns to the bottle to numb himself. A bizarre chain of events leads Stewie and Brian on a road trip to San Francisco, where Stewie confronts a guy he believes is his real father. But when it turns out he's actually Stewie in the future, Stewie gets a glimpse of his dismal adult life and realizes he must return to his own time and rewrite history. Meanwhile, Peter's rants on everyday irritations become a hit new segment on the Quahog nightly news.

In the first of three all-new May Sweeps episodes of AMERICAN DAD Sunday, April 30 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), wanting Steve to be popular, Stan goes to desperate measures and gives him steroids to make him bigger, better and part of the in-crowd at school. But when the steroids have an unexpected side effect, Steve gets a lot more attention than anyone expected. Meanwhile, after Haley makes a movie about Francine's life as a housewife, Francine is determined to start a new career as a doctor.

The following week, in the "With Friends Like Steve's" episode Sunday, May 7 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), after Steve shows a lack of interest in Stan's job, Stan replaces him with Barry, Steve's malicious friend. Barry frames Steve to eliminate him from the household, but when Steve discovers Barry's weakness, he relies on his CIA skills to save the family. Meanwhile, Roger takes an impressive keg-stand and uses it to become a fraternity brother.

AMERICAN DAD wraps up its second season with the "Tears of a Clooney" episode Sunday, May 14 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). After Francine's birthday brings back haunting memories of a celebrity film moment stolen by George Clooney, Francine's new dream is to destroy the star. But when she tries to win Clooney's heart with the intention of breaking it, Stan actually falls for him and sabotages the plan. Meanwhile, back at home, Roger builds a vineyard and starts up a private sweat shop of foster children.

Additional FOX May schedule information will be announced soon.

FOX MAY SWEEPS 2006

CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE:

Thursday, April 27
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THAT '70s SHOW/All-New Episode
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT THAT '70s SHOW/All-New Episode, Guest Star Tom Bosley
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT THE O.C./All-New Episode, Guest Stars AMERICAN IDOL Top 12 finalist Lisa Tucker, Samaire Armstrong and Navi Rawat

Friday, April 28
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT FOX MOVIE: AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER/World Broadcast Premiere

Saturday, April 29
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT COPS/All-New Episode
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT COPS/Encore Episode
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT AMW: CHILD PREDATOR SPECIAL EDITION #1: NEW YORK STING/All-New Episode
11:00 PM-MIDNIGHT ET/PT MADtv/All-New Episode

Sunday, April 30
7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS/ Encore Episode
7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT KING OF THE HILL/All-New Episode, Guest Voice Dax Shepard
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS/All-New Episode, Guest Voice Frances McDormand
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT THE WAR AT HOME/All-New Episode, Season Finale
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT FAMILY GUY/All-New Episode
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN DAD/All-New Episode

Monday, May 1
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT PRISON BREAK/All-New Episode
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT 24/All-New Episode

Tuesday, May 2
8:00-9:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT AMERICAN IDOL/All-New LIVE Episode, 5 Finalists Perform
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT HOUSE/Part One of All-New Two-Part, Two-Night Episode

Wednesday, May 3
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT HOUSE/Part Two of All-New Two-Part, Two-Night Episode, Guest Star Charles S. Dutton
9:00-9:32 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT AMERICAN IDOL/All-New LIVE Episode
9:32-10:00 PM ET/PT UNAN1MOUS/All-New Episode

Thursday, May 4
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THAT '70s SHOW/All-New Episode, Guest Stars Christopher Knight and Barry Williams
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT THAT '70s SHOW/All-New Episode, Guest Star Gavin MacLeod
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT THE O.C./All-New Episode, Guest Stars Samaire Armstrong, Navi Rawat and Willa Holland

Friday, May 5
8:00-10:30 PM ET/PT FOX MOVIE: SCHOOL OF ROCK/World Broadcast Premiere, Jack Black Hosts Entire Night

Saturday, May 6
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT COPS/All-New Episode
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT COPS/Encore Episode
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT AMW: CHILD PREDATOR SPECIAL EDITION #2: DALLAS MARSHALS/All-New Episode
11:00 PM-MIDNIGHT ET/PT MADtv/All-New Episode

Sunday, May 7
7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS/ Encore Episode
7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT KING OF THE HILL/All-New Episode, Guest Voice Ricki Lake
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS/All-New Episode
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT FAMILY GUY/Encore Episode
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT FAMILY GUY/All-New Episode
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN DAD/All-New Episode

Monday, May 8
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT PRISON BREAK/All-New Episode
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT 24/All-New Episode

Tuesday, May 9
8:00-9:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT AMERICAN IDOL/All-New LIVE Episode, 4 Finalists Perform
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT HOUSE/All-New Episode

Wednesday, May 10
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT BONES/All-New Episode
9:00-9:32 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT AMERICAN IDOL/All-New LIVE Episode
9:32-10:00 PM ET/PT UNAN1MOUS/All-New Episode, Season Finale

Thursday, May 11
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THAT '70s SHOW/All-New Episode
8:30-8:37 PM ET/PT SPECIAL PREVIEW: X-MEN: THE LAST STAND
8:37-10:00 PM ET/PT THAT '70s SHOW: THE FINAL GOODBYE/All-New Special

Friday, May 12
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT FOX MOVIE: LEGALLY BLONDE 2: RED, WHITE & BLONDE/World Broadcast Premiere

Saturday, May 13
6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT LIVE NASCAR ON FOX: DODGE CHARGER 500
11:00 PM-MIDNIGHT ET/PT MADtv/All-New Episode, Guest Star NASCAR Driver Kurt Busch

Sunday, May 14
7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS/ Encore Episode
7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT KING OF THE HILL/All-New, Milestone 200th Episode, Season Finale, Guest Voice Tom Petty
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS/All-New Episode, Guest Voices Melanie Griffith and Larry Hagman
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE/All-New Episode, Series Finale, Guest Star Cloris Leachman
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT FAMILY GUY/All-New Episode
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN DAD/All-New Episode, Season Finale

Monday, May 15
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT PRISON BREAK/All-New Episode, Season Finale
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT 24/All-New Episode

Tuesday, May 16
8:00-9:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT AMERICAN IDOL/All-New LIVE Episode, 3 Finalists Perform
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT HOUSE/All-New Episode, Guest Star D.B. Sweeney

Wednesday, May 17
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT BONES/All-New Episode, Season Finale
9:00-10:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT AMERICAN IDOL/All-New LIVE Episode

Thursday, May 18
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT THAT '70s SHOW/All-New Episode, One-Hour Series Finale, Guest Star Ashton Kutcher
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT THE O.C./All-New Episode, Season Finale, Guest Star Willa Holland

Friday, May 19
8:00-10:30 PM ET/PT FOX MOVIE: X2: X-MEN UNITED/World Broadcast Premiere

Saturday, May 20
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT COPS/All-New Episode
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT COPS/All-New Episode
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT AMW: A TRIBUTE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL EDITION/All-New Episode
11:00 PM-MIDNIGHT ET/PT MADtv/All-New Episode, Season Finale

Sunday, May 21
7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS/Encore Episode
7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS/Encore Episode
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS/All-New Episode, Season Finale, Guest Voices Mandy Moore and Stacy Keach
8:30-10:00 PM ET/PT FAMILY GUY/All-New Episode, 90-Minute Season Finale, Guest Voices Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth

Monday, May 22
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT 24/All-New Episode, Two-Hour Season Finale

Tuesday, May 23
8:00-9:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT AMERICAN IDOL/All-New LIVE Episode, 2 Finalists Perform, Last Performance Show
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT HOUSE/All-New Episode, Season Finale, Guest Star Elias Koteas

Wednesday, May 24
8:00-10:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT AMERICAN IDOL/All-New LIVE Episode, Season Finale, Last Results Show





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· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· AMERICA'S MOST WANTED (LIFETIME)
· BONES (FOX)
· COPS (SPIKE TV)
· FAMILY GUY (FOX)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· KING OF THE HILL (FOX)
· MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE (FOX)
· MEDIUM (CBS)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· PRISON BREAK (FOX)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· THAT '70S SHOW (FOX)
· UNAN1MOUS (FOX)
· WAR AT HOME, THE (FOX)





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