May Sweeps 2009 Begins...
The magical time known as May sweeps actually started Thursday, but because I’ve completely lost track of April, I didn’t get anything posted about it last week. So, I hope you can all find it in your hearts to forgive me.
As a token of my appreciation for your forgiveness, allow me to share a few of the treats you can expect during the first full week of May sweeps, with the warning that all of these listings are subject to change…
Monday, April 27th
Chuck—8 PM—NBC—Season Finale
**Morgan Fairchild, Bruce Boxleitner, Scott Bakula and Chevy Chase guest star.
Heroes—9 PM—NBC—Season Finale
Tuesday, April 28th
**Part one of a two-parter designed to set up a spin-off starring LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell.
Law & Order: SVU—10 PM—NBC
**Hilary Duff and Gail O’Grady guest.
Wednesday, April 29th
**Please note that President Obama may address the nation at 8 p.m. on this night.
Better Off Ted—8:30 PM—ABC—Season Finale
CSI: NY—10 PM—CBS
**Ed Asner guests.
Criminal Minds—10 PM—CBS
**Fan fave Alex O’Loughlin (“Moonlight”) guests.
Thursday, April 30th
Ugly Betty—8 PM—ABC
**The show returns after a hiatus.
My Name Is Earl—8 PM—NBC
**Geraldo Rivera and Michael Waltrip guest.
**Brendan Fehr returns as Booth’s brother.
30 Rock—9:30 PM—NBC
**Elaine Stritch returns as Jack’s mother.
Private Practice—10:02 PM—ABC—Season Finale
Friday, May 1st
Howie Do It—8 PM—NBC—Season Finale
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded—9 PM—Cartoon Network
**These encore episodes feature commentary, backstory and trivia.
Saturday, May 2nd
The Kentucky Derby—4 PM—NBC
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Richmond 500—7 PM—FOX
Living Out Loud—9 PM—Hallmark
**Gail O’Grady guest stars in this TV-movie as a teacher who decides to live life a little fuller when she’s diagnosed with breast cancer.
MADtv—Midnight (Time approximate after NASCAR)—FOX
**An encore of the tribute to former cast member Michael McDonald, hosted by Kathy Griffin
Sunday, May 3rd
Hannah Montana—8 PM—Disney Channel
**David Archuleta guests.
The Simpsons—8 PM—FOX
**Ellen Page (“Juno”) guests.
Cold Case—9 PM—CBS
**Part one of the season finale features the music of Pearl Jam.
Desperate Housewives—9 PM—ABC
**After his serious motorcycle accident, Gale Harold (Jackson) returns to the show.
Family Guy—9 PM—FOX
**Drew Barrymore, Lauren Conrad, Audrina Partridge, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, and Jimmy Fallon guest.
In Plain Sight—10 PM—USA Network-
**Cynthia Watros guests.
Tough Love—10 PM—VH1—Season Finale
Photo Credits: Cliff Lipson/CBS, Sonja Flemming/CBS, and Craig Sjodin/Disney Channel