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Mondays this May, hearts will be racing as lives hang in the balance in three all-new episodes of HOUSE and five final all-new hours of 24, including the momentous, adrenaline-charged two-hour series finale.
Monday, May 3
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Choice” – “FOX Rocks” Programming
The team takes on the case of an ailing groom-to-be (guest star Adam Garcia) with secrets from a previous relationship and a fiance (guest star Eva Amurri) with many questions. Meanwhile, during a raucous boys’ night out, House (Hugh Laurie), Chase (Jesse Spencer) and Foreman (Omar Epps) visit a karaoke bar and perform a Gladys Knight & The Pips classic.
24 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “11:00 AM-12:00 PM”
In its eighth and final season, the clock on the Emmy Award-winning series ticks toward its final five hours as Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) sets out to avenge the unthinkable events of this tragic day.
Monday, May 10
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Baggage”
A woman (guest star Zoe McLellan) arrives at the Princeton Plainsboro emergency room with an unexplained illness and no recollection of who she is. While trying to solve the mystery of the woman’s illness, House must also help her piece together her identity.
24 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “12:00 PM-1:00 PM”
With only four hours left, Jack stops at nothing to determine who is behind the day’s most devastating event and uncovers an unexpected lead.
Monday, May 17
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Help Me” – Season Finale
The sixth season finale takes the Princeton Plainsboro team outside the hospital as they join forces with a search-and-rescue team to provide medical attention at the scene of an emergency.
24 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “1:00 PM-2:00 PM”
As Jack’s final day nears a close, he endures intense international forces at play. Meanwhile, former President Logan (guest star Gregory Itzin) becomes increasingly involved.
Monday, May 24
24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “2:00 PM-4:00 PM” – Series Finale
It’s the end of an era when the groundbreaking and iconic action-packed series comes full circle with the climactic two-hour series finale of “Day Eight.” Emotions run high as the harrowing day climaxes with resolute President Taylor (Cherry Jones) closing in on a world-changing objective and Jack forced to take matters into his own hands for one last and unforgettable job. Additionally, Eriq La Salle guest-stars.
Audiences will be on their feet on music-filled Tuesday nights this May. America continues to vote for its next AMERICAN IDOL after four not-to-be-missed episodes, including Part 1 of the highly anticipated two-night season finale; plus, smash musical comedy hit GLEE serves up four all-new installments.
Tuesday, May 4
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “5 Finalists Compete” – “FOX Rocks” Programming
The Top 5 finalists perform LIVE for the nation, singing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition.
GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Bad Reputation” – “FOX Rocks” Programming
When a salacious list about members of the glee club circulates the halls of McKinley High, Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) begins an investigation. Meanwhile, Sue (Jane Lynch) is mortified when a video of her rendition of Olivia Newton-John’s classic “Physical” is unearthed. Special guest stars include Olivia Newton-John, Molly Shannon and Jonathan Groff.
Tuesday, May 11
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “4 Finalists Compete”
The Top 4 finalists perform LIVE as they vie for the title.
GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Laryngitis”
Rachel (Lea Michele) panics when a sore throat affects her singing; Kurt (Chris Colfer) tries to change his persona to impress his father (guest star Mike O’Malley); and Puck (Mark Salling) makes a strategic move to elevate his social status.
Tuesday, May 18
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “3 Finalists Compete”
The Top 3 finalists take to the stage on another all-new LIVE performance show.
GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Dream On”
In an episode directed by Emmy Award winner Joss Whedon (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Dollhouse”), Mr. Schuester’s former high school nemesis (guest star Neil Patrick Harris) causes trouble for the glee club. Rachel struggles with a life-long personal issue, and Artie’s (Kevin McHale) dreams take him on an adventure. Additional guest stars include Molly Shannon, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff.
Tuesday, May 25
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “2 Finalists Compete” – Season Finale, Part 1
On the first night of the two-night season finale, the remaining two finalists battle it out for the AMERICAN IDOL crown at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in front of a live audience and millions of viewers watching at home. After the finalists perform, viewers will vote to decide who will be the next AMERICAN IDOL.
GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Funk”
Mr. Schuester thinks he’s scored the upper hand over Sue, but learns hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Quinn (Dianna Agron) connects with her “funky” side.
On Wednesday nights this May, FOX presents two encore installments of the hit series LIE TO ME; four live AMERICAN IDOL results shows, including the second night of the season finale that promises to be the biggest night of television this spring; and a special series preview of new action-comedy THE GOOD GUYS.
Wednesday, May 5
LIE TO ME (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Control Factor”
Marc Blucas guest-stars in an encore episode. While on vacation in Mexico, Lightman (Tim Roth) and Emily (Hayley McFarland) become involved in the case of a missing American woman. Back home, Foster (Kelli Williams) investigates tainted blood in D.C.-area hospitals with Lightman’s rival, Jack Rader (guest star Blucas).
AMERICAN IDOL (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “1 of 5 Voted Off” – “FOX Rocks” Programming
This May, the AMERICAN IDOL live results shows counts down to the final two contestants. Each week, the finalist who receives the fewest votes will be eliminated from the race for the title. Tonight, the competition goes from the Top 5 to the Top 4.
Wednesday, May 12
LIE TO ME (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Tractor Man”
During a political protest in Washington, D.C., a disgruntled farmer (guest star Sean Bridgers) parks his explosives-packed tractor near the Treasury Department building, forcing Lightman and his team to make some crucial life-or-death decisions in an encore episode. Meanwhile, a third-grade field trip gets stuck in the Lightman Group offices, and Loker (Brendan Hines) has to play babysitter.
AMERICAN IDOL (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “1 of 4 Voted Off”
In another all-new LIVE results show, the finalist who receives the fewest votes will be eliminated from the race for the title, narrowing the competition from four to three contestants.
Wednesday, May 19
THE GOOD GUYS (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – Series Preview
In the special series preview of Matt Nix’s new action-comedy, THE GOOD GUYS, old-school cop Dan Stark (Bradley Whitford) and modern-day detective Jack Bailey (Colin Hanks) expose the big picture of small crime. Pursuing a routine investigation of a stolen humidifier, Jack and Dan are inadvertently thrust into a much larger case involving drug smugglers, hired assassins and a stolen green golf bag. Reminded of the way he busted punks back in the good old days, Dan convinces Jack to go along for the ride, and in their reckless pursuit of justice, the two wind up risking their lives, breaking a flurry of department regulations and reminding their boss, Lieutenant Ana Ruiz (Diana Maria Riva), and Jack’s ex-girlfriend, Assistant District Attorney Liz Traynor (Jenny Wade), why these good guys will be spending many more days investigating seemingly minor crimes.
AMERICAN IDOL (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “1 of 3 Voted Off”
The Top 2 finalists are revealed in another all-new LIVE results show.
Wednesday, May 26
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-10:07 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “Winner” – Season Finale, Part 2
On the second part of the two-night AMERICAN IDOL season finale, the Top 12 reunites on stage one last time. At the end of a two-hour music celebration, host Ryan Seacrest will reveal the next AMERICAN IDOL.
This May, FOX Thursdays are more thrilling than ever with four all-new installments of BONES and four all-new episodes of FRINGE, including the game-changing season finales of each.
Thursday, April 29
BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Rocker in the Rinse Cycle” – “FOX Rocks” Programming
When the body of a rich adventure-seeker is found in a hotel washing machine, Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) are led to the last place he was seen – a rock-n-roll fantasy camp. The special “FOX Rocks” episode also features Booth rocking out on guitar and performing a duet with Brennan. Additionally, Josh Todd from Buckcherry guest stars in the episode.
FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Brown Betty” – “FOX Rocks” Programming
While Walter (John Noble) deals with some upsetting news, he tells Olivia’s niece, Ella (guest star Lily Pilblad), a fairy tale that includes musical performances by Olivia (Anna Torv) and Agent Broyles (Lance Reddick).
Thursday, May 6
BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Witch in the Wardrobe”
In an episode written by author Kathy Reichs, a cabin burns down in the woods revealing two bodies – one of a modern-day witch and one from the days of the Salem witch trials – leading Booth and Brennan into the world of Wicca to find a killer.
FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Northwest Passage”
Peter teams up with Sheriff Mathis (guest star Martha Plimpton) on a serial murder investigation with ties to Newton (guest star Sebastian Roch). Meanwhile, Walter copes with the possibility of being sent back to St. Claire’s, and someone from the “other side” pays a visit.
Thursday, May 13
BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Boy with the Answer”
The trial of The Gravedigger hits close to home for members of the team, and everyone at the Jeffersonian must work overtime to uncover the forensic evidence to elicit a conviction.
FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Over There, Part 1″ – Season Finale, Part 1
In part one of the two-part, two-night second season finale, Walter and Olivia travel to the parallel universe, and the anticipated face-off between Walter Bishop and William Bell occurs when special guest star Leonard Nimoy returns.
Thursday, May 20
BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Beginning in the End” – Season Finale
In the season finale, the team investigates a set of remains belonging to a hoarder. Meanwhile, Angela’s (Michaela Conlin) father (guest star Billy Gibbons) has a unique purpose for his most recent visit, and Brennan and Booth are confronted with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Over There, Part 2″ – Season Finale, Part 2
Sacrifices will be made and both universes may never be the same again after Walter and Olivia visit the “other side” in Part 2 of the climactic season finale.
Duck and cover! FOX antiheroes Dr. Gregory House and Chef Gordon Ramsay are men to be reckoned with this May on FOX Fridays with encore installments of HOUSE and all-new episodes of KITCHEN NIGHTMARES. Plus, HOUSE viewers can get a second opinion with exclusive never-before-seen episode commentary from Hugh Laurie (April 30 and May 7), Olivia Wilde (May 14) and Peter Jacobson (May 21) incorporated into each encore.
Friday, April 30
HOUSE (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Broken” – “FOX Rocks” Programming
In a special encore presentation of this season’s emotional two-hour premiere, directed by HOUSE executive producer Katie Jacobs and featuring guest stars Andre Braugher, Franka Potente and Lin-Manuel Miranda, House begins a detox program to get the vicodin out of his system to stop his powerful hallucinations once and for all. Strong-armed into staying at the facility by his attending physician, Dr. Darryl Nolan (guest star Braugher), House develops a close relationship with his new roommate, Alvie (guest star Miranda), and Lydia (guest star Potente), a frequent visitor who helps House bend the rules. House resorts to his old tricks of blackmail and manipulation, but when devastating events ensue, he is humbled into reluctantly accepting help. As part of “FOX Rocks,” House plays piano and raps alongside Alvie in the Mayfield Psychiatric Hospital’s talent show. Plus, incorporated into the encore installment is new behind-the-scenes commentary from series star Laurie.
Friday, May 7
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Lockdown”
Hugh Laurie directs and Oscar nominee David Strathairn guest-stars in an encore episode that features new exclusive episode commentary from Laurie. When a newborn disappears from the nursery, Princeton Plainsboro goes on lockdown, preventing anyone from entering, leaving or moving within the hospital. While House and hospital staff are trapped in various parts of the building, new insights about the team’s personal histories, relationships and regrets surface.
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Fleming”
Chef Gordon Ramsay visits Fleming in Miami, FL, where a husband-and-wife team is in desperate need of help. Once a popular Danish restaurant, Fleming has been resistant to change and is now barely surviving. And after Chef Ramsay sees what’s lurking in the cooler, he is forced to shut down the restaurant in the middle of the dinner service. With a stubborn owner in denial, Ramsay is going to have to make some major changes, or Fleming will be forced to close their doors forever.
Friday, May 14
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Knight Fall”
In an encore episode, in which never-before-seen Olivia Wilde commentary is incorporated, House and the team take on the case of Sir William (guest star Noah Segan), a “knight” living in a closed-off community that lives according to the ideals of the High Renaissance. Meanwhile, Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) starts over with an ex (guest star Cynthia Watros).
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “PJ’s Steakhouse”
Chef Ramsay heads to PJ’s Steakhouse in Forest Hills, NJ, where husband-and-wife team Joe and Madalyn are in need of a mentor. Reeling from the loss of his brother PJ and with zero restaurant experience, Joe purchased the namesake restaurant in hopes of turning it into a high-end steakhouse. Can Chef Ramsay teach Joe and Madalyn enough Restaurant 101 so that they can honor PJ’s name and ensure the restaurant’s survival?
Friday, May 21
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Open & Shut”
While the team treats a patient (guest star Sarah Wayne Callies) in an open marriage, House tests Wilson’s relationship with Sam (guest star Cynthia Watros) and Taub (Peter Jacobson) attempts to move to the next level in his relationship with his wife, Rachel (guest star Jennifer Crystal). Also featured is new commentary from Jacobson as he offers his unique insider’s perspective on the pivotal encore installment.
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Revisited #1″ – Season Finale
Chef Ramsay visits restaurants from kitchens past to see if they’ve been able to implement his changes and help their businesses thrive. He’s in for a real surprise when he drops in on Handlebar, Casa Roma and the most memorable eatery yet, Black Pearl.
This May, FOX Saturday serves up two NASCAR ON FOX races, one MLB ON FOX game, two all-new episodes of COPS, an all-new special-edition episode of AMERICA’S MOST WANTED and encore episodes of THE WANDA SYKES SHOW and BROTHERS.
Saturday, May 1
NASCAR ON FOX: RICHMOND 500 (7:00-11:00 PM ET live/4:00-8:00 PM PT live) – “FOX Rocks” Programming
FOX Sports presents NASCAR Sprint Cup racing’s RICHMOND 500. Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds and Darrell Waltrip call the action live from Richmond International Raceway. As part of “FOX Rocks,” the primetime NASCAR ON FOX race boasts a special music video show open.
THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (Midnight-1:00 AM ET/11:00 PM-Midnight PT) – “FOX Rocks” Programming
Wanda’s greatest wish comes true when she meets musical superstar Sade in an encore installment of late-night’s newest entry that also features a lively panel discussion with rapper MC Lyte, actor Brandon T. Jackson and comedian Greg Fitzsimmons. In addition to Sade and MC Lyte, the special “FOX Rocks” episode features the Angel City Chorale helping Wanda deliver a message to the week’s newsmakers.
BROTHERS (1:00-1:30 AM ET/Midnight-12:30 AM PT) – “Snoop-Fat Kid”
Snoop Dogg guest-stars in an encore episode. Mike (Michael Strahan) and Chill (Daryl Chill Mitchell) hire their cousin Kenny (guest star Snoop Dogg), a shady lawyer who specializes in debt and fraud, to recover Mike’s laundered assets. But when Kenny is only able to locate funds donated to a children’s charity, Mike wrestles with a tough decision. Meanwhile, Coach (Carl Weathers) and Adele (CCH Pounder) work together to help a heavy kid pass gym class.
Saturday, May 8
NASCAR ON FOX: DARLINGTON 500 (7:00-11:30 PM ET live/4:00-8:30 PM PT live)
FOX Sports presents NASCAR Sprint Cup racing’s DARLINGTON 500. Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds and Darrell Waltrip call the action live from Darlington Raceway.
THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (1:00-2:00 AM ET/11:00 PM-Midnight PT)
In an encore outing, Wanda keeps the party going with her irreverent new spin on the late-night talk show. Joining Wanda for a lively panel discussion examining the week’s events are actors Aisha Tyler (“Archer”), Hamish Linklater (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”) and Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”).
BROTHERS (2:00-2:30 AM ET/Midnight-12:30 AM PT) – “Snoop Returns”
In an encore episode, with the help of Cousin Kenny’s (guest star Snoop Dogg) legal aid, Coach’s brother Maurice (guest star Fred Williamson) is released from jail and arrives at the Trainors’ home to spend some time with the family. Meanwhile, Mike makes a play for Kathleen (guest star Ryan Michelle Bathe), a new waitress at Trainor’s, and Jimmy Johnson (guest-starring as himself) stops by the restaurant to talk football.
Saturday, May 15
COPS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Police Pullovers #6″
Officers from the Portland Police Bureau in Oregon track down a restraining-order violator after he kicks in the door of the car belonging to his ex’s new boyfriend, while officers from the Houston Police Department inform a man that his new online girlfriend is wanted for a misdemeanor.
COPS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Resisting Arrest #5″
When officers from the Amarillo Police Department in Texas are called to investigate a domestic disturbance, they arrive just in time to witness the aggressor drunkenly trying to tackle his opponent. Meanwhile, officers from the Boynton Beach Police Department in Florida arrest a man for disorderly intoxication after he offends passengers with his cell phone ringtones.
AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Windy City Fights Back Special Edition”
John Walsh brings AMERICA’S MOST WANTED to Chicago to see how the city and its citizens are battling an epidemic of violence by fighting back and to find out how AMW viewers can help. The Windy City has responded to its growing crime problem by installing the most extensive surveillance-camera system in the nation – more than 10,000 public and private cameras. The special episode will also include Walsh’s emotional meeting with a group called “Purpose Over Pain,” whose members, like Walsh, have lost children to senseless crimes and will ask viewers to help find them justice.
THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT)
In an encore episode, Wanda unleashes her signature brand of topical humor with field pieces, comedy segments and a wry and lively panel discussion with her biggest panel ever: Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Cheryl Hines and Colin Quinn. Plus, Wanda sits down for a one-on-one with Eddie Izzard.
BROTHERS (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT) – “Lenny”
Mike Tyson, Lenny Clark and Tichina Arnold guest-star in an encore episode. When Adele’s sister, Cynthia (guest star Arnold), and her offensive husband, Lenny (guest star Clark), come to town, Adele pleads with Coach to be on his best behavior. Meanwhile, Mike Tyson (guest-starring as himself) pays a surprise visit to Trainor’s, and Mike and Chill compete for the affection of Mike’s high-school sweetheart (guest star Danielle Nicolet).
Saturday, May 22
MLB ON FOX (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/4:00-7:00 PM PT live)
FOX Sports presents coverage of the 2010 baseball season as the exclusive network home of Major League Baseball. Coverage kicks off with host Chris Rose from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and featured in primetime are: New York Yankees at New York Mets, Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Dodgers.
THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT)
Actress Regina King (“Southland”), comedian Paul Rodriguez and basketball legend and TV personality John Salley join Wanda for more late-night fun in an encore installment.
BROTHERS (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT) – “Week in Chair”
In an encore episode, Chill wagers that his brother can’t spend one week in a wheelchair. Mike takes what he considers an easy bet and makes some surprising discoveries over the course of seven days.
FOX Sundays in May offer up all-new episodes of ‘TIL DEATH, THE SIMPSONS, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD; and season finales of ANIMATION DOMINATION.
Sunday, May 2
‘TIL DEATH (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) – “Work Wife”
Series star Joely Fisher directs an all-new episode that features guest stars Martin Mull, Kevin Nealon and Susan Yeagley. When Joy (Fisher) loses her job at Eddie’s (Brad Garrett) school, she accepts a position as Stephen’s (guest star Nealon) executive assistant. The new gig leaves her miserable, leading Eddie and Mr. White (guest star Mull) to scheme a way to get Joy her old job back.
THE SIMPSONS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “Once Upon a Time in Springfield” – “FOX Rocks” Programming
In an encore of the landmark 450th episode, Krusty (Dan Castellaneta) gets a new female co-star with the voice of an angel, Princess Penelope (guest voice Anne Hathaway), who softens his heart. Meanwhile, when Mr. Burns (Harry Shearer) puts a stop to the free donuts at the plant to cut costs, Homer (Castellaneta), Lenny (Shearer) and Carl (Hank Azaria) decide to meet with a headhunter who opens their eyes to new opportunities. Jackie Mason and the late Eartha Kitt also guest-voice.
THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “To Surveil, With Love” – “FOX Rocks” Programming
When a bomb squad mistakenly blows up Homer’s unattended gym bag, Springfield reacts by equipping itself with surveillance cameras to deter terrorism. Meanwhile, Lisa (Yeardley Smith) loses a debate because of her blonde hair. For “FOX Rocks,” the SIMPSONS characters sing along to pop sensation Ke$ha’s smash hit “TiK ToK” during a special musical couch gag.
THE CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Brotherly Love” – “FOX Rocks” Programming
Acting as his brother’s wingman, Rallo (Mike Henry) gives Cleveland Jr. (Kevin Michael Richardson) a few pointers on how to win over the girl of his dreams, Chanel (guest voice Taraji P. Henson). When Cleveland Jr. finds out her boyfriend is local rap star Kenny West (guest voice Kanye West), it’s a rap battle for Chanel’s heart.
FAMILY GUY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Brian & Stewie” – Milestone 150th Episode, “FOX Rocks” Programming
In the special one-hour 150th episode, Brian (Seth MacFarlane) and Stewie (MacFarlane) get locked in a bank vault and are forced to survive without baby food and martinis while they hatch an escape plan. Immediately following the episode, the celebration will continue with fan-favorite and never-before-seen musical numbers.
Sunday, May 9
‘TIL DEATH (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) – “Baby Steps”
Joy goes overboard planning for Ally’s (guest star Kate Micucci) baby shower and becomes obsessed with baby gifts. Meanwhile, Mr. White (guest star Martin Mull) has difficulty giving Ally and Doug (Timm Sharp) their shower gift, and Dr. Bialik (guest star Mayim Bialik) invites her “Blossom” cast mates, including Michael Stoyanov and Jenna Von Oy, guest-starring as themselves, to participate in a therapy session for Doug.
THE SIMPSONS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “Postcards from the Wedge”
In an encore episode, Bart (Nancy Cartwright) gets in trouble at school for not turning in his homework, and Homer and Marge (Julie Kavner) disagree about his punishment. When Bart realizes he can pit his parents against each other to his benefit, his scheming reaches new heights.
THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Moe Letter Blues”
As Mother’s Day approaches, Homer, Apu (Hank Azaria) and Reverend Lovejoy (Harry Shearer) receive a letter from Moe (Azaria) warning them that he’s going to run away with one of their wives.
THE CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Brown History Month”
Cleveland (Mike Henry) and Cleveland Jr. teach Donna (Sanaa Lathan) and the kids their tradition of celebrating Black History Month. However, when Rallo learns about his heritage at school, he provokes Cleveland into a battle royale with neighbor, Lester (Kevin Michael Richardson).
FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Quagmire’s Dad”
Quagmire (Seth MacFarlane) gets the surprise of his life on Mother’s Day, when his father (MacFarlane) starts to go through the change of his life.
AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “An Incident at Owl Creek”
In preparation for a neighborhood pool party, Stan (Seth MacFarlane) tells his family to get in tip-top shape, but an accident ruins the Smith family name. A humiliated Stan fakes his family’s deaths and moves everyone out of Langley Falls to escape his shame.
Sunday, May 16
‘TIL DEATH (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) – “Let’s Go”
Whitey (guest star Martin Mull) throws a surprise party for his 93-year-old grumpy uncle (guest star M. Emmet Walsh), and his party guests are surprised to discover his house is overflowing with junk. Meanwhile, Eddie, anxious to get to the party, tries to rush Joy, Doug and Ally who are taking their sweet time getting ready to go.
THE SIMPSONS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “Pranks & Greens”
Jonah Hill guest-voices in an encore episode. Fed up with Bart’s constant pranks, Principal Skinner (Harry Shearer) reveals that there is a former Springfield Elementary student who is hailed as the best prankster ever – even better than Bart. When Bart finally tracks down Andy Hamilton (guest voice Hill), a 19-year-old who hasn’t grown out of his pranking days, they become fast friends.
THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “The Bob Next Door”
Bart becomes convinced that his new neighbor is his arch enemy, Sideshow Bob (guest voice Kelsey Grammer), and Marge tries to convince him otherwise by taking him to visit the state penitentiary.
THE CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Cleveland’s Angels”
After Cleveland gambles away Roberta’s (Reagan Gomez) college fund, Kendra (guest voice Aseem Batra) discovers that Cleveland was actually cheated out of his money and recruits Donna and Arianna (guest voice Arianna Huffington) for a “Cleveland’s Angels” mission.
FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “The Splendid Source”
Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and the gang’s search for the historical source of all dirty jokes leads them to Virginia where they reunite with Cleveland (guest voice Mike Henry) and meet his new family.
AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Great Space Roaster” – Season Finale
It’s Roger’s birthday, and he begs to be roasted. But when he ends up devastated by the jokes, he vows to pull his life together. Things take a turn for the worse when Roger takes it one step too far, and the Smith family goes on the run.
Sunday, May 23
‘TIL DEATH (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) – “The Baby”
Eddie’s book finally gets published, but on the day of his book signing Ally goes into labor. The new addition to the family sparks Eddie to give Doug fatherhood tips and Ally to apologize to Joy for being a terrible daughter.
THE SIMPSONS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “Treehouse of Horrors XX”
In an encore of this season’s “Treehouse of Horror” trilogy, the annual SIMPSONS Halloween tradition serves up three frightful vignettes: “Dial ‘M’ for Murder or Press ‘#’” is an homage to classic Alfred Hitchcock films featuring an outraged Lisa and a scheming Bart; Springfieldians are transformed into zombies in a parody of the horror film “28 Days Later”; and a nod to the Broadway musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” sees an impaled Homer lamenting his fate in song.
THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Judge Me Tender” – Season Finale
In THE SIMPSONS 21st season finale, Moe discovers a talent for judging contests and is invited to appear on AMERICAN IDOL with host Ryan Seacrest and fellow judges Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres, Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson, all guest-voicing as themselves. Meanwhile, Homer drives Marge crazy when he starts hanging around the house too much.
THE CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “You’re the Best Man, Cleveland Brown” – Season Finale
Much to his dismay, Cleveland finds out that Cleveland Jr. will inherit all of his ex-wife’s belongings and that his parents, Cookie (guest voice Francis Callier) and Freight Train (guest voice Craig Robinson), plan to remarry. To add insult to injury, Freight Train dumps Cleveland as his best man in favor of Donna’s ex-husband, Robert (guest voice Corey Holcomb). In the end, though, Cleveland steps in to save the day in the season finale, which also features a special musical number by Earth, Wind & Fire.
FAMILY GUY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Something, Something, Something Dark Side, Parts 1 and 2″ – Season Finale
In the one-hour season finale, the FAMILY GUY’s “Star Wars” saga continues with a retelling of “The Empire Strikes Back.”
‘American Idol’ crowns a winner — Kris Allen!
Source: Zap2it.com Recaps
Tonight “American Idol” crowned Kris Allen as the winner of season 8. Congratulations, Kris!
Ryan welcomes us to the circus that is the “American Idol” finale show. He informs us that just under 100 million votes came in, which brings the season total to 624 million votes, which is a record.
We now say hello to the judges. Randy is dressed like the Nutty Professor, Kara and Paula are beautiful and Simon has on the same clothes from last night. Their video montages are hilarious. Randy’s is full of “for me,” Kara is full of “sweetie” and “honey,” Paula’s is full of big-word salad, and Simon’s is full of all the times he either didn’t hear or wasn’t paying attention.
Ryan brings out the finalists. They both seem a little shell-shocked. We check in with Conway, Arkansas and Mikalah Gordon. Mikalah has become very monochromatic and appears to have stolen Lisa Rinna’s lips. In San Diego, we have the awesome Carly Smithson.
We kick off the myriad of performances with the Top 13 singing “So What” while dressed all in white. The choreography is hilarious, it’s like the Show Choir Rejects. And then Allison yells at us and there’s a scary crotch-shot when she kicks her leg up. Alexis looks so hot and I am saddened that she is not on the tour. This group seems to be having so much fun together, I want to go on tour with them! I can carry an amp or something!
David Cook time. He performs “Permanent,” which is a beautiful piano number, very subdued and not at all what I was expecting. Very nice.The rock part kicks in on the bridge and there’s a couple great big notes, then a subdued ending. Really enjoyed that, David. Seacrest and David inform us that “Permanent” will be on iTunes after the show and the proceeds will go to ABCSquared (I can’t do a little 2 on my computer), which is a cancer foundation. David’s brother recently passed away from brain cancer. Awww, I’m all sniffly over here.
Now we have one of my least-favorite filler segments, the Golden Idol awards. I really don’t need to revisit the crazypants people from this season. Sigh. The nominees for Outstanding Male are Will Kunick (who sang “Mad World” very badly), Michael Gurr (who creepily moaned… something), Elijah Scarlett (Barry White, minus the vocal talent), Dean-Anthony Bradford (who shot the couch and made a jacket, then screamed some stuff at us with his scary monkey face. Also, his “agent” emailed me to inform me to look out for him on Idol), and Norman Gentle (I’m sure no reminder is necessary). Norman Gentle wins, strips off his clothes and sings “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going.” This was mildly funny the first time, but I’m really over it.
Once that trainwreck is over, we have Lil Rounds singing with Queen Latifah on “Cue the Rain.” It’s pretty good, actually. Lil should be in some kind of Destiny’s Child girl group because she sounds so much better when she has a buddy to sing with. They have some decent harmony and sound excellent when they sing in unison. Outfit-wise, Lil looks awesome in a black & white bustier top. As for Queen L… I’ll let Alert Commenter Mel say it for me: “WHY is Queen Latifah in that unitard.” Seriously.
Now we have Jason Mraz, Anoop Desai and Alexis Grace performing “I’m Yours.” Man, I wish Kris Allen had done this on Idol this season. Why couldn’t this be his duet tonight? Bah. Anyway, it’s nice with Anoop and Alexis, even if she’s dressed a like Pixie Hooker. Oh, then the other Idols join them for backup.
Kris Allen’s video montage. It’s a lot of Kris being adorable. He then performs “Kiss a Girl” with Keith Urban. They sound great together and are totally rocking their guitars, what an excellent duet.
**You know that commercial for Electrolux with Kelly Ripa? I can’t decide if she really is the perfect perky housewife or if she is downing pain killers with vodka and beating her kids with wire hangers.**
**Also, the Boy Band Frostee commercial for Wendy’s? Would’ve been sort-of funny like 7 years ago.**
Next the female members of the Top 13 are doing “Glamorous.” Allison looks like she forgot to put her dress on, it’s a black slip over black nylons and boots. Fergie comes strutting out singing “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and I am thinking, “Man, do you remember how cute she was on Kids, Incorporated?” Nowadays, she is in the dictionary next to the word “Butterface.” This leads into the Black Eyed Peas. Raise your hand if you knew they were still performing together? Yeah, me neither.
Time for more Golden Idols. For Best Attitude, we get Bikini Girl (I hate her… so much… it flames… FLAMES… on the side of my face… heaving breaths), Alexis Cohen (get this girl some medication), and Tiffany Shedd (does she sing “Because of you I learned to PEE on the same side so I don’t get hurt?”). Katrina wins and struts out onstage in her bikini with what look like softballs on her chest. God, she’s gross.
She gets to come out and sing “Visions of Love” and she is still a singer who has a couple good spots and some vibrato and thinks she can sing. THEN Kara Dioguardi comes out to sing with/against Katrina and it’s great. Katrina just has to stand there and look like a complete ass in a bikini, which is really all the poor girl is good for, so whatever. During the big glory note, Kara unbuttons her dress to reveal a bikini. Apparently Ryan and the judges bet her she wouldn’t do it, so now they are donating to her favorite charity.
I just… I don’t even know what is happening right now. I feel like I’ve fallen down the rabbit by way of the skank bus and some little person is going to welcome me to the Black Lodge and speak backwards. When do we find out the winner? WHEN? Oh my god, we’re only half-way through y’all.
Allison is back, Allison is back! She’s doing “Time After Time” with Cyndi Lauper (hopefully not drunk). In fact, Cyndi is rocking a… lap guitar? No matter, it’s still cool, and they both sound great. What an awesome duet, especially the harmony on the chorus and their alternating on the end. So gorgeous! And thank God they didn’t do some creepy Phantom-Ingenue thing with her, like poor Katharine McPhee had to do with Meatloaf.
We check in with the Allen family and Lambert family. Kris wins the Adorable Family Contest, but he’s so adorable himself that I wouldn’t be surprised if his mother was Swedish and his father was a tiny little bunny.
Danny Gokey time. He’s doing “Hello” and it’s a real shame they didn’t have a blind woman making a bust of him out of clay right there on stage. That would’ve been awesome. For all of you who are just convinced I have a Danny Gokey VooDoo doll in my room, I think he sounds great. I got a little spoiled on this song because of David Cook’s version, but Danny still does a great job. Lionel Ritchie comes out and they sing “Just Go” together. Does anybody else get Lionel Ritchie and Smokey Robinson confused sometimes? Just me?
They transition into “All Night Long.” Hey, remember that commercial where noctural animals sang this in night vision? My brother once said, “I had the TV muted the first time I saw that commercial and it scared the bejeesus out of me.” Heh heh. Lionel and Danny seem to having a great time together, it’s delightful to watch.
Up next is Adam Lambert’s video montage. The highlight is when he absolutely scared the poop out of Randy Travis. Snerk. Tonight he sings “Beth” by KISS and he is dressed like Riff-Raff at the end of Rocky Horror, which is at least a branch-out from Dr. Frank-n-furter. KISS then comes out, which is AWESOME. I did not actually know they were going to be on the show.They do “Detroit Rock City” and “Rock n Roll All Night (and Party Every Day).”
Adam sounds great and I try not to be distracted by the one guitar player who is way too old and hairy to be wearing a chest-less onesie. I kind of forgot how much KISS looks like Ax, Smash and Crush in Demolition.
Carlos Santana time. He’s doing “Black Magic Woman” or “The Song From the Creepy Lizard Sobe Commercials.” I was starting to think apparently Carlos Santana doesn’t HAVE to perform with any Idols, sort-of an “I’m Carlos Santana, bitch!” Chappelle show thing, but then Matt Giraud pops on-screen and I realize I am mistaken.
All the Idols come out and groove to “Smooth” and Jorge gets a nice solo. Like they went, hey here’s a Latin artist, let’s give the Hispanic guy a solo! Oh god, did you just see Danny Gokey thrust his crotch on “make it REAL?” Scary stuff. No more crotch-thrusting, please.
Star Watch: Heather Locklear, Camryn Manheim (two nights in a row, Camryn!), possibly Mandisa, and Courteney Cox (I love you, Courteney Cox!) Update: thanks to Alert Commenter Sissers, that was not Courteney and was, in fact, Janice Dickenson. I am *deeply* shamed. Guh. I hate that woman.
The final Ford Music Video is “I Will Remember You” by Kris and Adam and it sounds fabulous! Put that on iTunes, please. The actual video is a montage of this season’s other Ford Music Videos.
David Cook then “surprises” the final two with brand-new 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrids. That’s awesome, though the surprise element is suspect.
STEVE MARTIN TIME! I love him so much. He “gets” to perform with Michael Sarver and Megan Joy. I kid, I kid, but still… out of all the Top 10, Steve Martin gets them? They do an okay job, but there are some REAL rough spots many, many rough spots. Oh dear lord. When asked who is going to win, Steve replied, “Well, I know it’s a long shot but I hope I do.” Heh heh.
The male Idols now perform “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” while dressed like the Reservoir Dogs. I think Anoop is Mr. Blonde, he’s got a little crazy lurking in there. Kris is Mr. Orange and Adam is his Mr. White. Rod Stewart arrives in the same jacket that creepy Dean-Anthony Whatever had on earlier. He sings “Maggie May,” though, which is just a great song. Uh… is Rod Stewart drunk?
Star Watch: over the shoulder of some bleached-blonde guy I should probably know, Michael Cera appears to be in the house
Oh god, another Golden Idol. Outstanding Female is between Chelsea Marquardt (the Prince from “Shrek?”), Irene Anguelova (I didn’t know Moaning Myrtle was ever on this show), Dana Moreno, and Tatiana del Toro. Gee, I wonder who will win? I think if I had to choose between listening to Norman Gentle and Tatiana del Toro, I would choose… having my fingernails ripped off one-by-one.
Tatiana wins and makes a break for the stage while Ryan tries to go to commercial and some security guards try to catch her. It’s stupid and planned and C’MON ALREADY.
Star Watch: Ruben Studdard, with his mouth hanging open at the shenanigans this show has come to since his tenure on Idol. You and me both, Ruben.
Now Adam and Kris sing “We Are the Champions” together. Kris gets the good-for-his-voice lower stuff then Adam takes the higher stuff, it works really well. Then the giant Idol choir comes out and the smoke machine kicks into overdrive and some old dude rocker is playing guitar (sorry, if it’s Queen all I got is Freddy Mercury and he’s dead and though I wouldn’t put it past Idol to resurrect someone, I don’t think it’s him.) and the lights are going crazy and I think I’m having a seizure.
Suddenly there are hands being waved and bright light like I’m crossing over and Kris and Adam are holding hands and a Coca-Cola just popped right out of my computer and peace was declared in the Middle East and I’m crying and I think I peed my pants a little. It’s TOO MUCH. TOO MUCH!
So it’s finally time, guys. We’re here! The moment’s arrived! Before the results, Simon says, “I don’t normally mean this, I thought you were both brilliant. Unusually incredibly nice people and I think that both of you should be very proud of what you achieved last night and the future’s all yours.” Awwww.
And your 2009 “American Idol” winner is… KRIS ALLEN!
He’s at a total loss for words. Adam was totally happy for him, which is so great to see. They laugh together after Kris gets his new “American Idol” Winner’s Trophy and then he sings his coronation song. It’s better than last night, did they lower the key? Kris leads the Idols out to the stage in the audience like a little Pied Piper of Cuteness. There are sparks everywhere and lots of big hugs, the best being with his wife after the song ends.
For all the outraged Adam fans, this year in particular I really don’t think it matters who wins. PS: Don’t forget that both Kris and Adam’s versions of “No Boundaries” are available on iTunes, as is David Cook’s “Permanent” and all the money from “Permanent” goes towards ABCSquared.