[01/26/05 - 12:00 AM]
FOX Is Phenomenal in February

[via press release from FOX]



FOX Series Guest Stars Include Susan Sarandon, Rapper 50 Cent, Liza Minnelli, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kim Delaney, Carmen Electra, Eliza Dushku, Scott Foley, Peta Wilson, Martin Short, Jeff Probst, Tommy Chong, Christine Taylor, Leslie Hope, Tom Brady, Warren Sapp, Yao Ming, LeBron James and Olympian Michelle Kwan

To celebrate television's biggest night of the year � SUPER BOWL XXXIX ON FOX � FOX goes deep, makes the play and seeks victory with cheer-worthy special events, touchdown-scoring guest stars and triumphant all-new episodes of favorite FOX series all month long.

SUPER BOWL XXXIX ON FOX Sunday, Feb. 6, followed by a special Super Bowl episode of THE SIMPSONS and a special preview of new animated series AMERICAN DAD, kick off FOX February special events, which also include NASCAR ON FOX in primetime Saturday, Feb. 12 and the one-hour special edition COPS: LAS VEGAS HEAT Saturday, Feb. 19.

Also on the roster are AMERICAN IDOL's Hollywood semifinal round Tuesday, Feb. 8 and Wednesday, Feb. 9, Hollywood final round Tuesday, Feb. 15 and Wednesday, Feb. 16 and first performances by this season's 24 semifinalists Monday, Feb. 21 and Tuesday, Feb. 22; special encores of classic FAMILY GUY episodes Sundays, Feb. 13 and 20; an opera lover's episode of MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE Sunday, Feb. 20, featuring singing performances by series stars Bryan Cranston and Jane Kaczmarek; and an all-new BAD GIRLS SPECIAL EDITION of COPS Saturday, Feb. 26.

Every night of February, FOX takes it straight to the end zone with all-new episodes � KING OF THE HILL, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, THE SIMPSONS and ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT on Sundays; TRADING SPOUSES: MEET YOUR NEW MOMMY and 24 on Mondays; AMERICAN IDOL and HOUSE on Tuesdays; THAT '70s SHOW, THE SIMPLE LIFE: INTERNS and AMERICAN IDOL on Wednesdays; THE O.C. and POINT PLEASANT on Thursdays; THE BERNIE MAC SHOW and JONNY ZERO on Fridays; and COPS, AMERICA'S MOST WANTED: AMERICA STRIKES BACK and MADtv on Saturdays .

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


FOX kicks off Sundays in February with the biggest television event of the year, SUPER BOWL XXXIX ON FOX, followed by an all-new, Super Bowl-themed episode of THE SIMPSONS and a special preview of FAMILY GUY creator Seth MacFarlane's newest animated series, AMERICAN DAD. FOX February Sunday also features all-new episodes of KING OF THE HILL, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, THE SIMPSONS and ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT; special encores of cult-favorite FAMILY GUY; and the blockbuster INDEPENDENCE DAY.

SUPER BOWL XXXIX ON FOX (Sunday, Feb. 6) marks the network's fourth Super Bowl broadcast and first Super Bowl assignments for Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Joe Buck, analyst Cris Collinsworth and future Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman. Pam Oliver and Chris Myers serve as sideline reporters. Last year's Super Bowl was seen by an estimated 143.6 million viewers in the U.S., the largest audience in the history of American television, and this year's broadcast of Super Bowl XXXIX will be seen LIVE and on videotape by more than 800 million people in more than 230 countries, foreign locations, military installations and venues.

"Breakfast in America" on Super Bowl Sunday takes on a whole new meaning as FOX Sports gets the nation's most celebrated unofficial holiday off to its earliest start ever (10:00 AM ET/7:00 AM PT), which doesn't even include the three shows over two-and-a-half hours airing the day before on Super Bowl Saturday. The main event � Super Bowl XXXIX game coverage � commences at 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT. Following FOX Sports' post-game coverage is a special, Super Bowl installment of THE SIMPSONS (approximately 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT). On "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass," after Homer inadvertently performs a wild crowd-pleasing dance at a local carnival, he is hired by several sports figures, including two-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, seven-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Warren Sapp, NBA All-Stars Yao Ming and LeBron James and Olympic figure skating medalist Michelle Kwan, who guest-star as themselves, to choreograph their victory dances. When his dances prove successful, Homer is tapped to choreograph the Super Bowl halftime show. Panicked the night before the big event, Homer enlists the help of his neighbor, Ned Flanders, and together they put on a nonviolent, deeply meaningful halftime show that America chastises for its blatant display of decency.

Next (approximately 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT), FAMILY GUY creator Seth MacFarlane unveils a special preview of his latest animated series, AMERICAN DAD, featuring guest voice Carmen Electra. Proud father and CIA agent Stan Smith uses his covert skills to help 13-year-old son Steve win class president and the heart of the hottest girl in class, Lisa Silver (guest voice Electra). But when being class president makes Steve mad with power, Stan must jump in to save the day. Meanwhile, Roger, the alien Stan saved from Area 51, helps 18-year-old daughter Haley with her school paper. In return, she hooks him up with boatloads of junk food to curb his sweet tooth. Unfortunately, some Chocodiles send him over the edge, and a sugar crash prohibits him from finishing one of her papers, forcing Haley to pick up the pieces.

The following Sunday, Feb. 13 (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT), ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT's Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman lends his voice to an all-new episode of KING OF THE HILL. On "The Petriot Act," the Hills elect to support their troops by being a surrogate family to the pet of a soldier fighting the war in Iraq. Hank's visions of serving his country while playing fetch with man's best friend vanish when a soldier's � who's actually stationed in Florida � cat arrives. Things go from bad to worse when the feline requires extremely expensive care courtesy of overly cautious veterinarian Dr. Leslie (guest voice Bateman).

FOX has another all-new installment of KING OF THE HILL in store on Sunday, Feb. 20 (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT). When Hank's co-worker, Enrique, is having trouble at home, he forces his way into Hank's personal life. Incredibly uncomfortable with the situation, Hank desperately tries to detach himself from Enrique � with little success. Meanwhile, Bobby hatches a plot to leave his handprints in the cement of the Hills' newly finished driveway, which Hank and the guys have been slaving over.

MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE series regular Bryan Cranston, who plays harried dad Hal, directs the series' first February Sweeps episode, "Billboard," airing Sunday, Feb. 13 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT). When Lois catches the boys vandalizing a trashy billboard for a strip club, Malcolm alters the vandalism into a women's rights protest, which sparks a colossal media circus. In no time, feminists, conservative religious groups and national new reporters descend on the scene. After Hal grants a TV interview, a woman from his past turns up at the faux protest; and Reese, inspired by the giant billboard stripper who comes to life in his dreams, gives an impassioned speech about the objectification of women.

Dewey takes musical inspiration from his parents' discord on the "Dewey's Opera" episode of MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE Sunday, Feb. 20 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT), which features an elaborate and hysterical opera performed by Cranston and co-star Jane Kaczmarek. When Lois buys a brand-new king-sized bed, Hal thinks that her motive is to put more distance between them and refuses to sleep in it. Moved to tears by an opera he sees on television, Dewey is inspired to write his own operatic masterpiece, "The Marriage Bed," which is based on his parents' fight and turned into a school production. Meanwhile, Malcolm and Reese build their own street luge board; and Jamie falls head over heels for the baby girl across the street but is crushed when he discovers she is "seeing" someone else.

50 Cent brings rap to Springfield, when he guest-voices as himself on the all-new "Pranksta Rap" episode of THE SIMPSONS Sunday, Feb. 13 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT). After sneaking out of the house to attend a 50 Cent concert and getting nabbed by Marge and Homer, Bart fakes his own kidnapping, hiding out in Kirk Van Houten's bachelor pad, to prevent being grounded. It's up to Springfield's finest � bumbling Police Chief Clancy Wiggum � to save him. Inspired by an apparition of Barney Fife, Wiggum cracks the case, rescues Bart and is promoted to Police Commissioner, while wrongly-imprisoned Kirk becomes a ladies' man among the felon-loving singles of Springfield.

On another all-new February episode of THE SIMPSONS, "There's Something about Marrying," airing Sunday, Feb. 20 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), one of Springfield's own comes out of the closet. To boost tourism, the town decides to legalize same-sex marriage. Homer discovers the monetary value of gay union, becomes an ordained minister via the Internet and soon marries everyone and everything in town � including a surprising someone he knows.

Emmy Award winner ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT welcomes back last season's scene-stealing guest stars Liza Minnelli and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who reprise their respective roles as Lucille 2 and "blind" attorney Maggie Lizer, and also invites Martin Short and Christine Taylor into the dysfunctional family this February Sweeps.

On the "Ready, Aim, Marry Me" episode Sunday, Feb. 13 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), everyone is afraid that Lucille 2 (guest star Minnelli), the Bluth Company's majority stockholder, is making a deal to sell the corporation. George Sr. suggests calling "Uncle Jack" (guest star Short), who, while not technically related, has been a longtime benefactor to the Bluths. Creepy Uncle Jack agrees to help only if he gets a date with Lindsay. Michael invites Tobias on a dream double-date that he won at a charity auction to prevent Tobias from finding out that Lindsay is actually on the double-date with Uncle Jack. Meanwhile, Gob and Buster team up to find out what Lucille 2 is up to � and end up fighting over her.

The following week, Sunday, Feb. 20 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), Michael's budding relationship with Sally (guest star Taylor) is threatened when he runs into his former fling, attorney Maggie Lizer (guest star Louis-Dreyfus). Maggie's pregnant, and Michael suspects that he's the father. But Gob brings up a good point � since Maggie lied about being blind, she could be lying about her pregnancy too. Tobias mounts another home invasion operation at Maggie's, and brings Lindsay along this time, to figure out if Maggie is really with child. Meanwhile, George Michael struggles to find a way to break up with Ann, and Buster learns he is going to be deployed to Iraq.

In anticipation of FAMILY GUY's triumphant return to the FOX starting lineup on Sunday, May 1, FOX will air special encore episodes of the animated comedy in its future time slot during February Sweeps. On Sunday, Feb. 13 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on the "Peter Griffin: Husband, Father ... Brother?" episode, when Chris embraces African-American culture, Cleveland takes him to an Irish heritage museum to teach him about his own culture, and Chris makes quite a discovery. Meanwhile, when the Peterschmidts come to visit, they reveal a family secret and must bribe Peter to keep it quiet.

The following Sunday, Feb. 20 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on the "Fish Out of Water" episode of FAMILY GUY, Peter decides to become a fisherman. When he takes out a huge loan to buy a boat, he also unwittingly gives up everything he owns as collateral. Faced with losing his home, Peter resorts to desperate measures and hunts down a famous man-eating fish for the reward money. Meanwhile, Lois and Meg hit the beach for Spring Break.

On Sunday, Feb. 27 (7:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), FOX presents a special encore of the box office smash INDEPENDENCE DAY, featuring the all-star cast of Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox, Judd Hirsch, Randy Quaid and Harvey Fierstein. When massive spaceships appear in the Earth's skies, wonder turns to terror as the ships attack with overwhelming force. Now, the world's only hope lies with a determined band of survivors, uniting for one last strike against the invaders, and July 4th becomes the day humanity will fight for its freedom.


On the first two February Mondays, Mondays, Feb. 7 and 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), on TRADING SPOUSES, Mrs. O'Brien of Evergreen, CO, and Mrs. Shackelford of Smithfield, VA, trade places with each other to try out the ultimate life change � switching their families to take over a family from another walk of life. Moms trade houses and spouses, and while some are welcomed with open arms, others face mutiny from their new household. For Mrs. O'Brien and Mrs. Shackelford, it'll be either a dream vacation, or a living hell.

The No. 1 show of last season is back and better than ever! This year, the semifinalists are broken into two groups, one of 12 girls and the other of 12 boys. During the second half of February, AMERICAN IDOL expands to three nights a week, adding special Monday night installments Mondays, Feb. 21 and 28 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), during which semifinalists perform and compete for their chance to become the next AMERICAN IDOL.

Seven hours in, and already Jack Bauer's fourth non-stop day-from-hell is on an unbelievably thrilling countdown. February sees four all-new, suspense-filled installments of 24, including episodes in which Jack alerts Secretary Heller that there is a turncoat CTU agent in their midst (Monday, Feb. 7, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT); Behrooz goes on the run from his father, while CTU closes in on Dina (Monday, Feb. 14, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT); Audrey learns her ex-husband may be involved in the terrorists' plot (Monday, Feb. 21, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT); and Jack gets the name and location of the terrorist who has the nuclear override (Monday, Feb. 28, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).


The search for the next AMERICAN IDOL is on! America gets closer to finding its next singing sensation during FOX's February Sweeps, with the Tuesday night performance shows, including the Hollywood semifinal round (Tuesday, Feb. 8, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and the Hollywood final round (Tuesday, Feb. 15, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Next, the judges will make their selections, whittling down approximately 200 Hollywood hopefuls to 24 semifinalists � 12 female and 12 male. On Tuesdays, Feb. 22 and March 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), semifinalists perform and compete to become America's favorite vocalist.

HOUSE, FOX's critically acclaimed new drama, unleashes four all-new medical conundrums this February. On the first, "Histories," airing Tuesday, Feb. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Dr. Foreman believes an uncooperative homeless woman (guest star Leslie Hope) is faking seizures to get a meal ticket at the teaching hospital. But, her homelessness strikes a personal chord with Dr. Wilson, and he grows determined to keep her from falling between the cracks. Her worsening symptoms prove to be a complex mystery for House and his team, and her unknown identity and medical history may hold the answers to saving her life. A chink is detected in House's armor on the Tuesday, Feb. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) episode, "Detox." Cuddy and House make a wager � House goes off his ever-present painkiller Vicodin for one week in exchange for getting out of clinic duty for month. As his pain mounts, House becomes increasingly irascible � well, more so than usual � and Cuddy, his entire team and even Wilson begin to wonder if the effects of his detox are clouding his judgment in a case of a young man's unexplained blood loss.

Next, a boy, the son of one of the hospital's major financial supporters, believes he is cursed after his parents divorce and he falls sick. His father makes escalating demands of House and the team, urging them to understand the boy's pneumonia-like symptoms and incongruous rash. Meanwhile, House invites Chase's father, a renowned doctor visiting from Australia, into their circle of diagnosticians much to Chase's discomfort on the "Cursed" episode of HOUSE Tuesday, Feb. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Scott Foley guest-stars and HOUSE executive producer Bryan Singer appears in a cameo role on the "Sports Medicine" episode Tuesday, March 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). A severely broken arm reveals a bizarre case of bone loss and ends the comeback plans of major league pitcher Hank Wiggen (guest star Foley). House suspects Hank � with a history of drug abuse � is lying about using steroids, as his stability worsens. When Hank's kidneys start to fail, his wife offers to donate hers, but the impossible solution requires that she abort her early pregnancy. House and his team must isolate and fix the problem soon if this pitcher's life, as well his career, can be saved.


FOX Wednesdays during February are brand-spanking new with four all-new episodes each of THAT '70s SHOW, THE SIMPLE LIFE: INTERNS and AMERICAN IDOL.

Everyone seems to be at odds on THAT '70s SHOW episode, "Street Fighting Man," airing Wednesday, Feb. 9 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT). When Donna lands six free tickets to the Packers/Bears game, Eric invites Packers-loving Red, who bursts with fatherly pride. The game marks Jackie and Hyde's first outing since the breakup, and the tension between them boils over when Jackie insists that every man at the game is hitting on her � including the quarterback. Eric buys a Bears football jersey with money Red gives him, and Red has no choice but to disown his son. But after Eric is mercilessly heckled by the other Packer fans, Red goes to Eric's defense, and the two are forced to take on an angry mob.

Eliza Dushku guest-stars on the "It's All Over Now" episode of THAT '70s SHOW Wednesday, Feb. 16 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT). Donna cannot stand the fact that the hot new radio intern, Sara (guest star Dushku), is given the work nickname "Sizzling Sara" after only one week. Donna is assigned to do a radio remote from a Tom Jones appearance at Grooves, but protests when her boss asks her to wear a bikini for a billboard � and is promptly fired and replaced by Sara. Eric, who has been studying George Carlin's "Seven Dirty Words," has an idea for revenge. Meanwhile, a flu-stricken Kitty begs Red to get Tom Jones' autograph for her. One look at the unending line of autograph-seekers, and Red decides to forge Tom Jones' signature, which would have been a flawless plan had Tom Jones actually shown up for the appearance.

Jackie gets her own public access show, but ends up freezing on camera on the "On With The Show" episode Wednesday, Feb. 23 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT). Eric, of all people, inspires her to take charge of her show and of her life. Meanwhile, Eric befriends a 30-something comic book fan and realizes the man is a pathetic future version of himself, and Angie (guest star Megalyn Echikunwoke), believing she won't truly be part of the gang until she gives her first "burn," de-pants Kelso live on Jackie's show.

Wednesday, March 2 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) finds a Jack Kerouac-inspired Eric hitting the road to discover life outside of Point Place. Tommy Chong guest-stars as Leo, who ends up coming to Eric's rescue throughout the "journey." Meanwhile, Jackie and Hyde, left alone when the rest of the gang goes searching for Eric, share a reunion kiss.

Paris and Nicole are back�and this time, they mean business when FOX unleashes four all-new episodes of THE SIMPLE LIFE: INTERNS! Follow the "celebutantes" as they exchange their hot tickets for bus tickets, board a Greyhound bus and set out to make their mark on the business world. Departing from New York City, the girls go on the ultimate business trip, navigating their way through host families, small towns and internships, including stints in the fields of airline service (Wednesday, Feb. 9, 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), mortuary service (Wednesday, Feb. 16, 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), plastic surgery (Wednesday, Feb. 23, 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and daycare (Wednesday, March 2, 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT). As the pampered princesses make the transition from fur collar to blue collar, they discover that climbing the corporate ladder in Jimmy Choos can sometimes be quite difficult.

On Wednesday night episodes of AMERICAN IDOL, some contestants will inch closer to fulfilling their dreams, and some will be sent home. The judges whittle down approximately 200 Hollywood hopefuls to 24 semifinalists � 12 female and 12 male � during the Hollywood semifinal round (Wednesday, Feb. 9, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and the Hollywood final round (Wednesday, Feb. 16, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Then, the American public votes for their favorite semifinalist

performers with the results revealed LIVE on Wednesdays, Feb. 23 and March 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), when the two male and two female contestants who receive the fewest votes each week will be eliminated from the competition.


This February, things are heating up on FOX Thursdays with four nights of all-new episodes of THE O.C. and POINT PLEASANT. Adding fuel to the fire is Kim Delaney, who guest-stars as Sandy's former lover, Rebecca, all month long on THE O.C.

On "The Second Chance" episode of THE O.C. Thursday, Feb. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), as Caleb's troubles with Ryan continue, Lindsay can't help but hold Ryan responsible, putting a strain on her already-tenuous relationship with Caleb; Seth and Summer find themselves thrown together; Sandy continues to keep secrets about Rebecca (guest star Delaney) from Kirsten; and Marissa's new relationship with Alex progresses. Musician Rachael Yamagata performs at The Bait Shop.

It's a lonely-heart's Valentine's Day in The O.C. Thursday, Feb. 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), as Sandy and Kirsten's conflict continues. Things are rocky for Ryan and Caleb too, who must find a way to make peace in order to continue their relationships with Lindsay. Meanwhile, Julie tries to partner with Marissa, and a dejected Seth has a breakdown during his comic book pitch.

On "The Test" (Thursday, Feb. 17, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Sandy is forced to choose between his old love (guest star Delaney) and his current life, and Ryan is left to pick up the pieces with Lindsay after Caleb requests a paternity test. Meanwhile, Seth fears that he may have lost Summer forever, as she prepares for a trip with Zach; and Marissa's new relationship intensifies.

Rain comes to The O.C., and with it, old and new relationships reach a crossroads on the final February episode of THE O.C. Thursday, Feb. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). When Summer leaves Zach at the airport, she and Seth share a kiss worthy of "Spiderman." Ryan is surprised when Lindsay makes a difficult choice. Marissa's relationship changes course in an unexpected way. And finally, Sandy's difficult decision leaves one woman alone and another picking up the pieces.

On "The Lonely Hunter" episode of POINT PLEASANT Thursday, Feb. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), a meteor shower sets off more than fireworks at a dinner party Boyd hosts. Logan's possessiveness and insecurity over Sarah's relationship with Boyd intensifies, and Amber downplays things to capture Ben's attention. Meanwhile, things come to a head for Jesse, Paula and Christina at a beach party, and Christina confronts a deadly admirer out to rid Point Pleasant of sin.

The next week (Thursday, Feb. 10, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Boyd offers to coordinate a church fundraising dance marathon in the hopes of sweeping Sarah off her feet and putting some of his past demons to rest; Meg and Amber's friendship puts Ben on edge; Judy sees Christina in a new light; and Paula continues to be the object of Christina's fury, as Christina's anger turns the dance into a literal bloodbath.

On the Thursday, Feb. 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) installment of POINT PLEASANT, terrified that her powers are getting out of her control, Christina intensifies the search for her mother, confronting the doctor who assisted in her birth. Terry considers a tempting offer from Boyd; Judy and Jesse team up to play detective for clues to Christina's past; and Meg grows closer to a scheming Amber while pulling away from Ben, who harbors a secret regarding Isabella's death.

POINT PLEASANT reveals another all-new Sweeps installment on Thursday, Feb. 24 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).


The Mac is indeed back! THE BERNIE MAC SHOW offers up four Friday nights of Mac-to-Mac episodes, including four all-new, hilarious half-hours, followed by four all-new installments of new series JONNY ZERO.

First up on THE BERNIE MAC SHOW on Friday, Feb. 4 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), when Bernie disapproves of Vanessa's slacker friends, Wanda urges her and the other kids to join Jack & Jacqueline, a 70-year old organization (to which Wanda once belonged) set up to enrich the lives of upper-class black youth. But after Vanessa and her new friends get picked up for shoplifting, Bernie and Wanda quickly see that these "respectful," "well-mannered" and "college-bound" youths aren't all they claim to be.

There's a "Manchild in Vanessa Land" the following week (Friday, Feb. 11, 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), when Bernie finds out, much to his displeasure, that Vanessa has a boyfriend named Rahim who happens to be 18 years old. While Rahim's age sends Bernie through the roof, he practically launches into orbit when he and Wanda discover that Rahim has a child by a previous girlfriend.

Vanessa's high school guidance counselor explains to the Macs that her good grades are not enough to warrant acceptance into a good college on the "You Don't Know Squad" episode of THE BERNIE MAC SHOW Friday, Feb. 18 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT). Reluctantly, Vanessa boosts her extracurricular activities by joining the Drill Team, which pleases Bernie greatly � until he sees one of the squad's racy and provocative routines. Bernie launches a mean offense, getting the principal and PTA to intervene, but he grossly underestimates Vanessa's rebellious teenage ways.

On the final Sweeps episode of THE BERNIE MAC SHOW (Friday, Feb. 25, 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), Bernie gets taken to court. Against his better judgment, Bernie throws Bryana a themed birthday party, complete with a blow-up "moon-jumper," which ends up being the scene of the "crime" after Bryana's new friend, Reilly, breaks her wrist. Reilly's parents sue Bernie, claiming that he is a negligent parent, and Bernie counter-sues for defamation of character. A whirlwind of lawyer battles begins, during which Vanessa's and Wanda's testimony about Bernie's parenting skills inadvertently bolsters the opposition's case.

It's Jonny Calvo to the rescue of a distraught mother and her missing baby on the "Who's Your Daddy?" episode of JONNY ZERO Friday, Feb. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Danni's friend, an unwilling participant in a high-class call girl operation, pleads with Jonny to take her "case." After rescuing the wrong infant, Jonny stumbles upon a black market adoption ring. But when he gets busted by a vice squad investigating prostitution, Jonny needs rescuing himself. He's between a rock and a hard place � does he turn to his old boss Garret, who wants Jonny back in the underworld, or Stringer, the shady FBI agent who wants Jonny as an informant?

A DJ associated with rising rap star Nooky is wounded during a drive-by shooting outside of Garret's new club, where Jonny is now working security, Friday, Feb. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Nooky's fianc�e hires Jonny to find out exactly what she's getting into by marrying Nooky. Unfortunately, she won't like the answers Jonny digs up � and neither does Nooky's ruthlessly ambitious manager.

"La Femme Nikita" star Peta Wilson guest-stars on the Friday, Feb. 18 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) episode of JONNY ZERO as Aly, a bounty hunter who gives Jonny a run for his money. An expectant father going to jail for insider-trading skips bail in order to see his wife give birth to their child. Hired to keep Aly, the female bounty hunter chasing the white-collar criminal, at bay until the baby is born, Jonny tangles with her � in more ways than one. But when the new father runs, Jonny and Aly are forced to work together to bring him back.

On "Lost And Found" (Friday, Feb. 25, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Jonny is tricked into tracking down a former Mafia soldier-turned-federal-witness, who winds up dead. When the dead man's friend shows up, Jonny helps him avoid the same fate. Meanwhile, Stringer has turned up the heat on Jonny, demanding that he get in deeper with Garret. If Jonny obeys, he's afraid he will become the man he was, the man he has fought so hard to leave in the past.


This February Sweeps, FOX Saturday has lots of surprises in store, including four all-new installments of COPS, including a one-hour special edition; a

primetime broadcast of NASCAR ON FOX live from Daytona International Speedway; three all-new, special edition episodes of AMERICA'S MOST WANTED: AMERICA STRIKES BACK; and tons of MADtv guest stars, including Susan Sarandon, Seth Green, Terry Bradshaw, James Brown, Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long, Jeff Probst and returning MADtv alums Alex Borstein, Nicole Sullivan, Debra Wilson and Artie Lange.

From dramatic rescues to spectacular car chases to undercover drug raids and domestic disputes, COPS has captured vivid and often unsparing glimpses into the human condition in its 17 seasons � expect more of the same this February Sweeps. On Saturday, Feb. 5, COPS locks up two all-new, back-to-back special edition episodes, HIGH CRIMES SPECIAL EDITION (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), featuring under-the-influence perps, and RESISTING ARREST #3 SPECIAL EDITION (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), featuring suspects who refuse to cooperate with authorities.

With razor-sharp 720p high-definition pictures and crystal-clear Dolby 5.1 audio, NASCAR ON FOX hits the gas in grand style on its fifth season during SpeedWeeks at Daytona on Saturday, Feb. 12 (8:00 PM ET/PT), bringing NASCAR to primetime with a special presentation of the BUD SHOOTOUT '05, live from Daytona International Speedway.

For the first time in the history of COPS, comes a look inside a real crime scene investigation on the one-hour special edition COPS: LAS VEGAS HEAT Saturday, Feb. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Detectives Sheila Huggins and Todd Hendrix investigate a robbery/homicide at a local bar and follow this Sin City killing all the way from crime scene to courtroom. Along with this real-life criminal investigation story, cameras will also catch a high-speed pursuit, an undercover theft sting and a humorous encounter with a jaywalking drunk who's full of surprises.

The following week Saturday, Feb. 26 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), back by popular demand, is an all-new COPS: BAD GIRLS #7 SPECIAL EDITION, in which officers are on the trail of feisty female felons.

AMERICA'S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK takes on the nation's hottest crime issues this February Sweeps. On the NEW ORLEANS COLD CASE SPECIAL EDITION Saturday, Feb. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), AMW host John Walsh delves into a New Orleans murder mystery that has been cold for nearly 20 years. With the help of a world-famous forensic anthropologist known as "The Bone Lady," AMW will unveil the reconstructed face of a long-buried "Jane Doe" that will hopefully lead authorities to her identity and to the identity of her killer.

Two weeks later Saturday, Feb. 19 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on the VEGAS SPECIAL EDITION, Walsh is on the scene in Sin City, asking viewers for help in identifying a killer after a body and only two clues � a fast-food receipt and a pair of sunglasses � are found in a hotel room.

Next, a beloved nursery school teacher takes a day trip to the ocean, where she is seen painting the beautiful vistas and having lunch at a local restaurant, before vanishing into thin air. On the WITHOUT A TRACE SPECIAL EDITION Saturday, Feb. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), AMW goes to Northern California to retrace the teacher's last steps and reveal the identity of a mystery man who might hold the key to solving the case.

On a special Super Bowl XXXIX episode of MADtv the night before the big game (Saturday, Feb. 5, 11:00 PM-MIDNIGHT ET/PT), FOX NFL SUNDAY analysts and hosts Bradshaw, Brown, Johnson and Long stay up late to provide comedic commentary for a "Rapid Fire" segment and introduce a Super weather report courtesy of Anna Nicole Smith (Stephnie Weir). Ike Barinholtz and Aries Spears pass through Jacksonville � location of Super Bowl XXXIX � and score a comedic touchdown at the NFL's media day, and Green and Borstein also make guest appearances.

On Saturday, Feb. 12 (11:00 PM-MIDNIGHT ET/PT), MADtv alums Sullivan and Wilson reprise fan favorites "Lida" and "Melina" in a spoof on televised spring break beach parties. Then, silver screen star Sarandon stops by MADtv, making a guest appearance as "Felicia," a sultry, slinky and money-hungry relative visiting family, on Saturday, Feb. 19 (11:00 PM-MIDNIGHT ET/PT), and MADtv alum and morning radio honcho Lange returns to late-night on the Saturday, Feb. 26 (11:00 PM-MIDNIGHT ET/PT) edition, which also features an appearance by TV host Probst.

Additional FOX February schedule information will be announced soon.



Thursday, Feb. 3
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT THE O.C./All-New Episode, Guest Star Kim Delaney
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT POINT PLEASANT/All-New Episode

Friday, Feb. 4
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE BERNIE MAC SHOW/All-New Episode
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT THE BERNIE MAC SHOW/Encore Episode
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT JONNY ZERO/All-New Episode

Saturday, Feb. 5
11:00 PM-MIDNIGHT ET/PT MADtv/All-New Special Super Bowl Episode, Guest Stars Terry Bradshaw, James Brown, Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long, Seth Green and MADtv Alum Alex Borstein

Sunday, Feb. 6
6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT SUPER BOWL XXXIX ON FOX/FOX Sports Special
Approx. 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT THE SIMPSONS/All-New Special Super Bowl Episode
Approx. 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT AMERICAN DAD/Special Preview, Guest Voice Carmen Electra

Monday, Feb. 7
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT TRADING SPOUSES/All-New Episode
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT 24/All-New Episode

Tuesday, Feb. 8
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN IDOL/All-New Episode, Hollywood Semifinal Round
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT HOUSE/All-New Episode, Guest Star Leslie Hope

Wednesday, Feb. 9
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THAT '70s SHOW/All-New Episode
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT THE SIMPLE LIFE: INTERNS/All-New Episode
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN IDOL/All-New Episode, Hollywood Semifinal Round

Thursday, Feb. 10
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT THE O.C./All-New Episode, Guest Star Kim Delaney
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT POINT PLEASANT/All-New Episode

Friday, Feb. 11
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE BERNIE MAC SHOW/All-New Episode
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT THE BERNIE MAC SHOW/Encore Episode
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT JONNY ZERO/All-New Episode

Saturday, Feb. 12
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT BUD SHOOTOUT '05/NASCAR ON FOX Special Primetime Broadcast
11:00 PM-MIDNIGHT ET/PT MADtv/All-New Episode, Guest Stars MADtv Alums Nicole Sullivan and Debra Wilson

Sunday, Feb. 13
7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT KING OF THE HILL/All-New Episode, Guest Voice Jason Bateman
7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE/All-New Episode, Director Bryan Cranston
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS/All-New Episode, Guest Voice 50 Cent
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT/All-New Episode, Guest Stars Liza Minnelli and Martin Short
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT FAMILY GUY/Special Encore Episode
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS/Encore Episode

Monday, Feb. 14
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT TRADING SPOUSES/All-New Episode
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT 24/All-New Episode

Tuesday, Feb. 15
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN IDOL/All-New Episode, Hollywood Final Round
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT HOUSE/All-New Episode

Wednesday, Feb. 16
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THAT '70s SHOW/All-New Episode, Guest Star Eliza Dushku
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT THE SIMPLE LIFE: INTERNS/All-New Episode
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN IDOL/All-New Episode, Hollywood Final Round

Thursday, Feb. 17
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT THE O.C./All-New Episode, Guest Star Kim Delaney
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT POINT PLEASANT/All-New Episode

Friday, Feb. 18
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE BERNIE MAC SHOW/All-New Episode
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT THE BERNIE MAC SHOW/Encore Episode
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT JONNY ZERO/All-New Episode, Guest Star Peta Wilson

Saturday, Feb. 19
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT COPS: LAS VEGAS HEAT/All-New One-Hour Special Edition
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT AMW: VEGAS SPECIAL EDITION/All-New Episode
11:00 PM-MIDNIGHT ET/PT MADtv/All-New Episode, Guest Star Susan Sarandon

Sunday, Feb. 20
7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT KING OF THE HILL/All-New Episode
7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE/All-New Special Opera Episode
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS/All-New Episode
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT/All-New Episode, Guest Stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Christine Taylor
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT FAMILY GUY/Special Encore Episode
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS/Encore Episode

Monday, Feb. 21
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN IDOL/All-New Episode, Semifinalist Performances
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT 24/All-New Episode

Tuesday, Feb. 22
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN IDOL/All-New Episode, Semifinalist Performances
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT HOUSE/All-New Episode

Wednesday, Feb. 23
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THAT '70s SHOW/All-New Episode
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT THE SIMPLE LIFE: INTERNS/All-New Episode
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN IDOL/All-New Episode, Semifinal Results

Thursday, Feb. 24
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT THE O.C./All-New Episode, Guest Star Kim Delaney
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT POINT PLEASANT/All-New Episode

Friday, Feb. 25
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE BERNIE MAC SHOW/All-New Episode
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT THE BERNIE MAC SHOW/Encore Episode
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT JONNY ZERO/All-New Episode

Saturday, Feb. 26
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT COPS: BAD GIRLS #7 SPECIAL EDITION /All-New Episode
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT COPS: BAD GIRLS #6 SPECIAL EDITION/Encore Episode
11:00 PM-MIDNIGHT ET/PT MADtv/All-New Episode, Guest Stars Jeff Probst and MADtv Alum Artie Lange

Sunday, Feb. 27

Monday, Feb. 28
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN IDOL/All-New Episode, Semifinalist Performances
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT 24/All-New Episode

Tuesday, Mar. 1
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN IDOL/All-New Episode, Semifinalist Performances
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT HOUSE/All-New Episode, Guest Star Scott Foley

Wednesday, Mar. 2
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THAT '70s SHOW/All-New Episode, Guest Star Tommy Chong
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT THE SIMPLE LIFE: INTERNS/All-New Episode
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN IDOL/All-New Episode, Semifinal Results

  [january 2005]  

· 24 (FOX)

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