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[04/23/08 - 01:36 PM]
An Unprecedented "Csi" and "Two and a Half Men" Writers' Crossover, Cliffhanger Finales, the Crowning of the Ultimate "Survivor," the "Academy of Country Music Awards" and "The Price Is Right" Highlight CBS's May Sweep
(SPOILERS) Nikki Cox, Anne Archer, Katey Sagal, Tom Sizemore, Billy Campbell, Bill Nye, Three 6 Mafia, Jenny McCarthy and Robert Wagner are among May's guest stars.

[via press release from CBS]

AN UNPRECEDENTED "CSI" AND "TWO AND A HALF MEN" WRITERS' CROSSOVER, CLIFFHANGER FINALES, THE CROWNING OF THE ULTIMATE "SURVIVOR," THE "ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS" AND "THE PRICE IS RIGHT" HIGHLIGHT CBS's MAY SWEEP

"CSI" Scribes Pen the May 5th "Two and a Half Men" While "Men's" Writers Return the Favor on the May 8th "CSI"

The Ultimate Survivor is Crowned in the Special Two-Hour Finale of "Survivor: Micronesia - Fans vs. Favorites," Followed by the Live Reunion Show Hosted by Jeff Probst, May 11

Reba McEntire Hosts the "43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," May 18

Drew Carey Returns as Host of Four Primetime "The Price is Right Million Dollar Spectaculars"

Nikki Cox and Anne Archer ("Ghost Whisperer"), Katey Sagal ("CSI"), Tom Sizemore ("CSI: Miami"), Billy Campbell ("Shark"), Bill Nye and Three 6 Mafia ("Numb3rs"), Jenny McCarthy and Robert Wagner ("Two and a Half Men") Are Among May's Guest Stars

An unprecedented CSI and TWO AND A HALF MEN "writers' crossover," cliffhanger finales and the crowning of the Ultimate Survivor, are among the highlights of CBS's May sweeps.

A CSI investigating a murder at Charlie Harper's house? Grissom and the team investigating the mysterious death of a diva sitcom star? It's all part of a first-ever "writers' crossover," in which CSI's writers will pen an episode of TWO AND A HALF MEN and MEN's scribes will write an episode of CSI.

The May 5 episode of TWO AND A HALF MEN is written by CSI writers Sarah Goldfinger and Evan Dunsky from a story by CSI executive producers Carol Mendelsohn and Naren Shankar. The May 8 episode of CSI was written by Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn, executive producers/writers of TWO AND A HALF MEN. (See show highlights below for complete storylines.)

Also in May, the winner of SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA - FANS VS. FAVORITES, will be crowned in a special two-hour broadcast followed by the live reunion show hosted by Jeff Probst; Drew Carey returns to host four new PRICE IS RIGHT MILLION DOLLAR SPECTACULAR primetime specials; and Reba McEntire hosts the 43RD ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS.

The following are CBS's May sweep season highlights and finales.

Wednesday, April 30 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) THE PRICE IS RIGHT MILLION DOLLAR SPECTACULAR. Drew Carey hosts.

Friday, May 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) GHOST WHISPERER-Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) helps professor Payne (Jay Mohr) juggle an ex-girlfriend (Nikki Cox, Mohr's real-life wife), her 10-year-old son and the jealous ghost of his dead wife.

Friday, May 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) NUMB3RS-A mass poisoning at a cult compound leads the FBI team into a maze of old grudges and a complex murder plot. Bill Nye ("The Science Guy") returns in the recurring role of Professor Bill Waldie.

Sunday, May 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) COLD CASE-The team is dubious when a former drug addict insists she saw her son in a park three years after he allegedly died in an apartment fire. Emmy Award winner Bobby Cannavale ("Will & Grace") returns. (Season Finale in a special time period).

Sunday, May 4 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) DEXTER-Dexter (Michael C. Hall) follows a dark and demented path laid out for him by the Ice Truck killer, eventually leading to their final confrontation. (Season Finale)

Monday, May 5 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) TWO AND A HALF MEN-A CSI team investigates a mysterious death at Charlie's (Charlie Sheen) house. The episode was written by CSI writers Sarah Goldfinger and Evan Dunsky from a story by CSI executive producers Carol Mendelsohn and Naren Shankar. Robert Wagner ("Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me") and Jenny McCarthy ("Scary Movie") guest star.

Wednesday, May 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) THE PRICE IS RIGHT MILLION DOLLAR SPECTACULAR. Drew Carey hosts.

Thursday, May 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI-Grissom (William Petersen) and the CSI team investigate the death of a diva sitcom star (Katey Sagal) who dies suddenly while her show is filming in Las Vegas. Suspects include the entire writing staff, her loser husband and the actress who serves as her stand-in (Rachael Harris). The episode was written by Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn, executive producers/writers of "Two and a Half Men."

Friday, May 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) NUMB3RS-The FBI investigates the murder of a young rap star. Academy Award-winning rap group Three 6 Mafia guest star.

Sunday, May 11 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA-FANS VS. FAVORITES- The special two-hour finale begins with four remaining castaways vying for the $1 million prize and title of "Ultimate Survivor." The finale is followed by a one-hour live reunion show hosted by Jeff Probst.

Monday, May 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI: MIAMI-Horatio (David Caruso) must face off with a private investigator who is systematically destroying the team. Tom Sizemore ("Saving Private Ryan") guest stars as private investigator Kurt Rossi.

Wednesday, May 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) THE PRICE IS RIGHT MILLION DOLLAR SPECTACULAR. Drew Carey hosts.

Thursday, May 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI-Warrick (Gary Dourdan) is accused of murdering a famous Vegas gangster and even he is uncertain of his guilt or innocence. (Season Finale)

Thursday, May 15 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) WITHOUT A TRACE-Five people with an unusual connection are abducted together from a coffee shop and Sam (Poppy Montgomery) prepares for the birth of her baby. (Season Finale)

Friday, May 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) GHOST WHISPERER-Though putting her life in peril in the process, Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) finally gets answers about her long-absent father and why her mother has hidden the truth about him for so many years. Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Anne Archer, Martin Donovan and Ignacio Serricchio return as Melinda's mother, father and step-brother. (Season Finale)

Friday, May 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) MOONLIGHT-Mick (Alex O'Loughlin) and Beth (Sophia Myles) are faced with the ultimate consequences of a relationship between mortal and immortal when a vampire kills a human in the heat of passion. With the murder investigation threatening to expose their identities, Mick and Josef (Jason Dohring) join forces with the vampires of Los Angeles to protect their secret lives. (Season Finale)

Friday, May 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) NUMB3RS-Don (Rob Morrow) and Charlie (David Krumholtz) find themselves in conflict over their differing beliefs as they investigate a case involving national security, while Megan (Diane Farr) faces a crisis of conscience and leaves the team. (Season Finale)

Sunday, May 18 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) 43RD ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS-Reba McEntire returns for the 10th time as host of country music's biggest party which honors country music's top talent as well as the hottest emerging talent. The special will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Rodney Atkins, Dolly Parton, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert and Montgomery Gentry are scheduled to perform.

Monday, May 19 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) BIG BANG THEORY-(Season Finale)

Monday, May 19 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER-(Season Finale)

Monday, May 19 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) TWO AND A HALF MEN-Charlie (Charlie Sheen) finds himself attracted to an older woman who writes self-help books, while Alan (Jon Cryer) and Jake (Angus T. Jones) battle over a school assignment. Susan Blakely ("Hungry Hearts") guest stars.

Monday, May 19 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) RULES OF ENGAGEMENT- Jeff (Patrick Warburton) buys the old Camaro of his dreams and Russell (David Spade) reluctantly agrees to host a photo shoot for Audrey's (Megyn Price) magazine at his apartment in the hopes of landing a date with a model. Meanwhile, Adam (Oliver Hudson) and Jennifer (Bianca Kajlich) finally decide to set a wedding date. (Season Finale)

Monday, May 19 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI: MIAMI- CSI: MIAMI-When someone is determined to take down the team, Horatio (David Caruso) puts his life on the line. (Season Finale)

Tuesday, May 20 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) NCIS-The hunt for a killer has grave consequences for the team. (Special Two-Hour Season Finale)

Tuesday, May 20 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) SHARK -Sebastian (James Woods) races to save his daughter from escaped convict Wayne Callison (guest star Billy Campbell). Campbell reprises his role as a convicted murderer who Sebastian put in last season. (Season Finale)

Wednesday, May 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) THE PRICE IS RIGHT MILLION DOLLAR SPECTACULAR. Drew Carey hosts.

Wednesday, May 21 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CRIMINAL MINDS-The team faces one of its toughest cases, in which people who seem to have nothing in common are being killed at random. (Season Finale)

Wednesday, May 21 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI: NY-Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) enters his most dangerous crime scene ever: an active one. When a heist goes bad and a bank manager is shot dead, a frantic gunman takes the entire bank hostage and demands a CSI to prove his innocence. (Season Finale)





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· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
· GHOST WHISPERER (CBS)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· MOONLIGHT (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (CBS)
· SHARK (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)









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