This Week's Sweeps Schedule
Here’s a look at what we’re scheduled to see during this, the first full week of February sweeps.
Notice I said scheduled because the networks just love to play games with me on this stuff…
Monday, February 7th
How I Met Your Mother—8 PM—CBS
*Katy Perry guests.
*Candice Bergen guests.
*John Larroquette guests.
The Chicago Code—9 PM—FOX—Series Premiere
*Jennifer Beals stars in this drama from Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”) about a group of cops trying to bring down a corrupt politician.
Two and a Half Men—9 PM—CBS
*In the category of things I couldn’t possibly make up, this episode is titled “Three Hookers and a Philly Cheesesteak.” I put it on the schedule because it features Melanie Lynskey (Rose) and it’s quite possibly the next-to-last “Men” we’ll see this season.
Tuesday, February 8th
*The gang celebrates Valentine’s Day.
Traffic Light—9:30 PM—FOX—Series Premiere
*A new comedy about relationships.
The Good Wife—10 PM—CBS
*Michael J. Fox returns. Method Man also guests.
*John Corbett (“Sex and the City”) guests.
White Collar—10 PM—USA
*Billy Dee Williams guests.
Detroit 1-8-7—10:01 PM—ABC
*Boxing legend Tommy Hearns guests.
Wednesday, February 9th
Live to Dance—8 PM—CBS—Season Finale
Human Target—9 PM—FOX—Season Finale
Friday Night Lights—9 PM—DirecTV’s The 101 Network—Series Finale
Top Chef All-Stars—10 PM—Bravo
*The remaining cheftestants cater Jimmy Fallon’s birthday party.
Hot In Cleveland—10 PM—TV Land
*Melanie Griffith and Jack Wagner guest star.
Thursday, February 10th
American Idol—8 PM—FOX
*The Hollywood Rounds begin.
Royal Pains—9 PM—USA
*Jim Gaffigan guests.
Parks & Recreation—9:30 PM—NBC
*Megan Mullally guests.
Private Practice—10:01 PM—ABC
*Nicholas Brendan returns as Charlotte’s attacker.
Friday, February 11th
The Defenders—8 PM—CBS
*Jim Belushi’s “Blues Brothers” partner, Dan Aykroyd, guests.
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown & A Charlie Brown Valentine—8 PM—ABC
*The show checks in on the alternate universe as alternate Olivia (Anna Torv) is reunited with her boyfriend.
Saturday, February 12th
NASCAR on FOX: Budweiser Shootout—8 PM—FOX
Sunday, February 13th
The Grammy Awards—8 PM—CBS
Family Guy—9 PM—FOX
*Adam Corolla guests.
*Larry Hagman and Brian Austin Green guest.
The Cleveland Show—9:30 PM—FOX
*Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitski, Shaquille O’Neal, Dwyane Wade, T-Pain and will.i.am guest.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Part One—10 PM—Bravo
Brothers & Sisters—10:01 PM—Richard Chamberlain guests.
Photo Credits: Sonja Flemming/CBS, David Giesbrecht/Bravo & Cliff Lipson/CBS