2006 February Sweeps February 14 Listings
(Show titles in the larger size are the shows I recommend; reruns are not listed; all times are in the Mountain Time Zone)
A Charlie Brown Valentine (ABC; ends at 7:30 PM)-Special. In this 2002 special, Valentine's Day finds Chuck once again pining for the little red-haired girl, as Sally seeks a way to woo a reluctant Linus. Meanwhile, Snoopy takes to his typewriter to author the perfect poem; and Peppermint Patty meets her competition for Mr. Brown's affections. Voices include Wesley Singerman, Lauren Schapple, Corey Padnos, and Jessica D. Stone. Directed by Bill Melendez. Music composed by Vince Guaraldi and performed by David Benoit.
The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular (CBS; ends at 8 PM)-Special. A prime-time edition of the game show, hosted by Bob Barker, in which the possible winnings are increased, most notably by giving wheel-spinners a chance to win $1 million.
XX Olympic Winter Games (NBC; ends at 10:30 PM)-Figure skating: men's; alpine skiing: men's; speed skating; luge.
American Idol 5 (FOX; ends at 8 PM)-Week 5A: Hollywood. Contestants chosen from around the nation endure a grueling rehearsal schedule and pressure-packed auditions as they vie for a coveted spot in the Top 24.
The Gilmore Girls (WB; ends at 8 PM)-As Valentine's Day approaches, Rory and Logan invite Lorelai and Luke to spend a weekend with them at Logan's family's house on Martha's Vineyard. Rory and Logan have a wonderful time, but Lorelai is upset by Luke's unfriendly attitude toward Logan. Luke's attitude changes when he realizes he forgot to buy Lorelai a Valentine gift, and Logan saves the day by letting Luke give Lorelai one of the gifts he had bought for Rory. When Lorelai finally confesses to Luke that she is worried the wedding will never take place, he reassures her that they will get married soon. The weekend ends in an ugly scene when Logan's father, Mitchum Huntzberger (returning guest star Gregg Henry), arrives and berates Logan for ignoring his responsibilities in the family business.
Dog the Bounty Hunter (A&E; ends at 8 PM)-One-hour season finale. Dog and his team gather for a very special Dog Style Hawaiian luau to re-live the series' most dramatic captures, wildest hunts, and most humorous moments. While enjoying a traditional Luau set against the stunning mountains and beaches of Hawaii, Dog, Beth, and the rest of the team recall the their favorite moments from the series' first two seasons. These highlights include everything from Dog and Beth's biggest fights to their sweetest make-ups, from the most dangerous arrests to the funniest felons...with stops along for Dog's favorite Dogisms, Beth's best piece of advise as well as the team's silliest practical joke.
Rodney (ABC; ends at 8 PM)
Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Love Smart (CBS; ends at 9 PM)-Special. Dr. Phil helps two people in their quest to find love. He first talks with Paula Abdul about the difficulties of being a celebrity in a relationship, then he arranges a blind date for her and reviews the evening. Later, he assists a man who's had numerous superficial relationships to find a more sincere way of relating to women. As long as he doesn't give out any more dieting advice, I'm okay with this special.
House (FOX; ends at 9 PM)-When a young man comes into the hospital severely burned, but with some unusual activity going on in his blood tests, House and his team have a difficult challenge. How can you diagnose a burn victim when you are unable to use your normal testing methods? The team must get very creative to figure out how to test the patient before his body shuts down. To complicate matters further, House is intent on proving that a former colleague from medical schools new migraine drug doesnt work. Determined to prove the ex-colleague wrong, House makes himself the guinea pig of his own unofficial tests, with painful results.
Get This Party Started (UPN; ends at 9 PM)
Supernatural (WB; ends at 9 PM)-Sam and Dean head to Minnesota where a young boy (guest star Ryan Drescher) witnesses a man vanish into thin air. Upon searching for clues, Sam is abducted by what he assumes is a supernatural being, and Dean is left to search frantically for his brother. However, both are stunned when they realize the kidnappers are human, and using the captives as human prey for a twisted hunting expedition.
Boston Legal (ABC; ends at 10 PM)-Alan Shore files a discrimination suit against a private school that refuses to admit a gifted nine-year-old girl with nerve damage that makes it impossible for her to smile. Since Brad Chase's attempt to bribe Denny Crane's fiancιe, Beverly Bridge (guest star Joanna Cassidy), failed miserably, she threatens to tell Denny what happened unless Brad can find a legal loophole to save her sickly cat from her ex-husband, who wants to take it off of life support. Meanwhile, Shirley Schmidt and Julie Bauer defend a teenaged girl who was brutally raped and is now pregnant. The girl wants to sue the Catholic hospital where she was treated because they refused to provide her with emergency contraception.
The Shield (FX; ends at 12:06 AM)-Kavanaugh sets up operations at the Barn...in Billings' office. On the street, the Strike Team is preoccupied with gang violence involving a white drug dealer. Meanwhile, a bloody shirt reopens a cold case for Claudette and Dutch, and Tina learns something about Julien that he certainly doesn't want her to know. Michael Chiklis directs this episode.
At 7 PM, watch American Idol 5; record The Gilmore Girls on TiVo, The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular on VCR 1, and A Charlie Brown Valentine on VCR 2. At 8 PM, watch House; record Supernatural on TiVo and Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Love Smart on VCR 1. At 9 PM, watch Boston Legal. At 11 PM, watch Dog the Bounty Hunter when it repeats at this time on A&E. At 12:06 AM, watch or TiVo The Shield when it repeats at this time on FX.