2006 February Sweeps February 7 Listings
(Show titles in the larger size are the shows I recommend; reruns are not listed; all times are in the Mountain Time Zone)
According to Jim (ABC; ends at 7:30 PM)
NCIS (CBS; ends at 8 PM)
Fear Factor (NBC; ends at 8 PM)
American Idol 5 (FOX; ends at 8 PM)-The quest for the next singing superstar continues as the judges travel to one last city, Las Vegas, for a final night of the auditions everyone will be talking about the next day. Finally! It seems like these audition weeks get longer every season.
The Gilmore Girls (WB; ends at 8 PM)-Emily tells Lorelai that she'd like to get to know her future son-in-law better and asks her to invite Luke over for dinner. Wanting to avoid an argument, Lorelai purposely fails to mention that the wedding has been postponed. The Yale Daily News staff finally fires Paris and chooses Rory to be the new editor. A furious Paris kicks Rory out of the apartment, and Rory has no idea where she is going to go until Logan convinces her to move into his apartment. When Rory gives Christopher a tour of Yale, he learns of the new living arrangement and tells Lorelai.
Rodney (ABC; ends at 8 PM)
According to Jim (ABC; ends at 8:30 PM)-Second new episode.
Scrubs (NBC; ends at 8:30 PM)-J.D. is introduced to quirky Julie Quinn (guest star Mandy Moore) and love is in the air. Worried that J.D. will once again screw up the budding relationship, Elliot doles out effective romance advice. Meanwhile, Carla questions Dr.Cox's tough exterior and is convinced that the sarcastic doctor is really a softy. Elsewhere, the Janitor puts together an air band to win a contest.
House (FOX; ends at 9 PM)-Margo (guest star Julie Warner), a young housewife on fertility medication, is brought to Princeton Plainsboro Hospital when her inexplicable muscle flailing causes her to crash her car. As Margos symptoms progress, House and the team think she might have Huntingtons disease but when Margo descends into paranoia, they must dig deeper to figure out the cause of her illness...and the team is once again reminded that everybody lies. Meanwhile, House and Stacy return from Baltimore with a rekindled relationship, Wilson is worried that House is setting himself up for another emotional letdown, and Cameron is refusing to get the results of her HIV test.
Get This Party Started (UPN; ends at 9 PM)-Series premiere. A party-planning team helps individuals surprise loved ones with a special bash. In the opener, a surprise 21st-birthday party is planned in Las Vegas for Alexis Jones, a student at LSU and a victim of Hurricane Katrina, by her sister Arin. Kristin Cavallari and Ethan Erickson host.
Supernatural (WB; ends at 9 PM)-Sam has a premonition in which a man is killed, but the murder is made to look like a suicide. Sam convinces Dean that they must investigate the case, but the two are puzzled when they fail to find anything that indicates that the death was supernatural in nature. That is, until they find out that Max (guest star Brendan Fletcher), the reclusive son of the first victim, has been using his recently acquired power of telekinesis to kill the family members that once abused him. Sam also discovers Max's mother was killed by the same fiery demon that took his own mom.
Queer Eye (Bravo; ends at 9 PM)-The Fab Five are unleashed to help an animal lover and zookeeper, whose girlfriend is moving into his abode: an animal house packed with numerous pets and two male roommates. The gang tries to make the home harmonious for all, and also plans a celebratory backyard shindig.
Meet the Barkers (MTV; ends at 8:30 PM)-Season finale.
Crumbs (ABC; ends at 9 PM)-New episode on a special night. Mitch meets a guy who won't date him unless he tells his parents that he's gay, Suzanne gets a job but is sexually harassed by a co-worker (guest star Martin Mull), and Billy decides he wants to buried in the family plot someday.
Scrubs (NBC; ends at 9 PM)-Second new episode. J.D. becomes annoyed that new girlfriend, Julie (recurring guest star Mandy Moore), doesn't laugh, but rather tells him when things are funny. Afraid that he is going to screw up yet another relationship, Elliot encourages J.D. to start saying his feelings out loud and Turk tries to use his psychology background to fix the issue. Meanwhile, Carla is upset when the Janitor refers to the new nurse as a hot young Carla, increasing her growing concern that she is too old to conceive.
Boston Legal (ABC; ends at 10 PM)-The terminally ill Daniel Post (recurring guest star Michael J. Fox) hosts his own funeral, an event that Denise Bauer would rather not attend. Meanwhile, Alan Shore takes an interest in a woman who causes a political uproar when she leads a protest with hundreds of bare-breasted women. Catherine Piper (recurring guest star Betty White), who is now the office building's new sandwich lady, decides that the office of junior associate Garrett Wells is the perfect spot for her to do her accounting work.
Love Monkey (CBS; ends at 10 PM)-When Tom decides to make Wayne's first music video, the production spins out of control. Tom hires a temperamental up-and-coming independent film director, who is also dating Julia, to shoot Wayne's video. However, it soon becomes clear that the man has a hidden agenda which throws the whole project, and Tom's confidence, into jeopardy. Meanwhile, Bran tries desperately to integrate her new boyfriend into their circle of friends. Also, Jake searches for a catch-phrase he can use on air that will set him apart from other sportscasters. Singer James Blunt (You're Beautiful) guest stars. Recording artists Eugene (Mr. Solitude) and Robbers on High Street (Love Underground) also perform in this episode.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC; ends at 10 PM)-When the body of a young woman is found murdered in her apartment, Detectives Benson and Stabler discover she's a successful attorney...and stripper, which is apparently unknown to her fiancι and boss, Tessa McKellen (guest star Rebecca De Mornay.) Later, tape from a student crew filming the night of the murder reveals the victim was with Linus McKellen (guest star Chris Potter), Tessa's husband...whose sperm was found in both the victim and her friend and fellow stripper, also found murdered. The investigation is further complicated when it's revealed the killer entered both apartments from outside windows, leading the detectives to suspect the crimes could also be tied to Tessa's corporate work.
The Shield (FX; ends at 12:05 AM)-Illegal prescription drugs are killing people in Farmington, and the Strike Team probes the case in a way that draws in Kavanaugh, who's following the goings-on via a bug in the Team's clubhouse. Kavanaugh also learns that Vic knows about Lem's wire. Meanwhile, Becca Doyle (recurring guest star Laura Harring) fills Vic in on the background of the IAD probe. Dutch and Claudette investigate the case of a young illegal alien who jumped out of a moving car.
At 7 PM, watch American Idol 5; record The Gilmore Girls on VCR 1. At 8 PM, watch House; record the back-to-back episodes of Scrubs on TiVo, Supernatural on VCR 1, Crumbs on VCR 2 (at 8:30 PM), and Get This Party Started on VCR 3. At 9 PM, watch Love Monkey; record Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on TiVo and Boston Legal on VCR 2. At 10 PM, watch Queer Eye when it repeats at this time on Bravo. At 11 PM, watch The Shield when it repeats at this time on FX. Watch Meet the Barkers when it repeats throughout the week on MTV.