2007 February Sweeps February 1 Listings
(Show titles in the larger size are the shows I recommend; reruns are not listed; all times are in the Mountain Time Zone)
“Juvies” (MTV; ends at 3:30 PM)-Series premiere. Teens learn the consequences of their actions in this reality series set in the Lake County Juvenile Center in Indiana.
“Ugly Betty” (ABC; ends at 8 PM)-It's Fashion Week in New York and Betty is hustling to ensure MODE's runway show goes off without a hitch. To Betty's dismay, Daniel offers Hilda a job helping out with the show. Wilhelmina is introduced to a new "cosmetic technique," as Christina prepares for the debut of her very own designs. Marc and Amanda resume their scheming ways in a mission to steal what will be the season's hottest fashion item. Meanwhile, Daniel is moved by his father's decision to hand over the reigns of Meade Publications, when a visit from an old friend coaxes him into his old ways, but nothing can prepare them for the frenzy that ensues when the MODE show is abruptly halted by a shocking revelation. Singer and "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee ("American Idol 5") will appear as herself; fashion aficionado and design expert Tim Gunn ("Project Runway" and upcoming series "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style") will appear as a Fashion TV reporter covering the huge scandal that rocked the fashion world during MODE's runway show.
“My Name is Earl” (NBC; ends at 7:30 PM)-As a young kid, Earl tortured a French foreign exchange student, Pierre (guest star Ernie Grunwald), and scared him back to France. In order to scratch number forty-four off his list, Earl decides to fly Pierre back to America and show him all the great things the country has to offer. Meanwhile, things heat up between Randy and Catalina and their marriage is redefined...but not in the way anyone would have ever guessed. Everyone learns more about the power of love and the mysterious ways in which it works.
“‘Til Death” (FOX; ends at 7:30 PM)-When Joy gives Eddie permission to have a female friend, the pair bond over their history. Meanwhile, Jeff tries to be cool and uses Steph to get in with the cool high school kids. Later, when Eddie and his friend get too close, Joy takes on some history of her own.
“Smallville” (CW; ends at 8 PM)-After Lois tries on lipstick made with red kryptonite, she becomes overwhelmed with desire for Clark and makes her move. The two share a kiss, transferring the red kryptonite to Clark and his inhibitions immediately shut down causing "bad-Clark" to emerge. Fueled by the red rock, Clark decides to break up Lex and Lana's wedding dinner and kidnap the bride-to-be.
“The Office” (NBC; ends at 8 PM)-Acting on bad advice from his friend Todd Packer (guest star David Koechner), Michael brings two "adult" performers into the office...a stripper and Ben Franklin...in honor of Phyllis's wedding shower. Meanwhile, Karen confronts Pam about her past with Jim.
“The War at Home” (FOX; ends at 8 PM)-
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC; ends at 9 PM)-As Cristina and Callie weigh their marriage proposals, Ellis (recurring guest star Kate Burton) experiences a change in her medical condition; and a surgical patient endangers the lives of those around her. Meanwhile, the competition to succeed the chief heats up.
“C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation” (CBS; ends at 9 PM)-The charred body of an ex-con who was recently released from prison is found in a burned welding shack. The investigation reveals the victim's body was raided for bones, veins, tendons and other tissues. Across town, the bloody body of a millionaire's wife is found in her plush home. She was beaten to death with a champagne bottle. Her husband claims he found her after returning home early from a business trip.
“Scrubs” (NBC; ends at 8:30 PM)-While the staff questions Dr. Kelso's commitment to the hospital we begin to see the world from his point of view, but when he befriends patient, Private Brian Dancer (guest star Michael Weston), the war stories he brings back from Iraq remind Kelso what it means to be a good leader. Meanwhile, Dancer's presence in the hospital causes a heated political debate amongst the staffers dividing them down party lines, while everyone is fighting the patient's well-being is being neglected. Elsewhere, J.D. is in search of a new apartment and feels out of the loop when politics become the topic of the day Sacred Heart.
“The O.C.” (FOX; ends at 9 PM)-While Taylor comes up with a plan to make things right between Ryan and his Dad, Julie continues to move things forward with Bullit, but when Julie and Frank run into each other in front of Ryan and Taylor, their secret is apparent. Meanwhile, after Seth and Summer get a psychic reading, Summer wonders if she and Seth are right for each other. When Kaitlin discovers that Ryan and Taylor are playing Cupid to get Julie and Frank together, she goes to extreme lengths to get her mom to like Bullit...but who will Julie choose?
“Supernatural” (CW; ends at 9 PM)-Sam and Dean investigate the murders of several people by individuals who claim they were visited by an angel and were carrying out God's will. After the brothers learn those murdered were actually guilty of secret crimes, Sam begins to believe this angel really does exist, but Dean stands firm on the fact a demon is behind the slayings...until he sees something even he can't explain.
“Nashville Star 5” (USA; ends at 9 PM)-The Wreckers (Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp) perform.
“30 Rock” (NBC; ends at 9 PM)-Liz wonders if she’s actually on a date with Jack as she accompanies him to a birthday celebration for a foreign prince (guest star Paul Reubens.) While at the ball, Liz sees a different side to Jack as he unexpectedly runs in to his ex-wife (guest star Isabella Rossellini.) Back at 30 Rock, Tracy tempts Pete with a booze-and babe-filled party in the office, while Kenneth the Page tries to keep Pete on the straight and narrow. Will Forte of "Saturday Night Live" also guest stars.
“Men in Trees” (ABC; ends at 10 PM)-When Marin's New York publisher, Stuart (recurring guest star Jason O'Mara), unexpectedly invites her on an overnight ski trip, she wonders if she can be like "one of the guys" and accepts his invitation with no strings attached. Meanwhile, a nervous Jack accompanies Lynn for a sonogram; Patrick tells Annie that he once made a sperm bank donation; Jane and Sam (recurring guest star Ty Olsson) teach each other some of life's secrets, and Buzz comes face to face with a part of his past.
“Shark” (CBS; ends at 10 PM)-The largest real-estate developer in Southern California is gunned down in his Holmby Hills mansion and his disgruntled 16-year-old son is the primary suspect, but the late billionaire had plenty of enemies and was involved in a messy divorce from his trophy wife. Sebastian vigorously investigates the case and Jessica worries that he needs a vacation. At home, Julie gets adjusted to having a personal bodyguard follow her since a suspected serial killer threatened her.
“E.R.” (NBC; ends at 10 PM)-Gates and Neela try to revive Meg (guest star Paula Malcomson) after they find her unconscious in her car. Sam suspects she may know who set fire to her home. Meanwhile, tensions mount as Ames (recurring guest star Forest Whitaker) gets more and more desperate to seek revenge.
“Afro Samurai” (Spike TV; ends at 9:30 PM)-Series finale. The anime series features noted American actor Samuel L. Jackson as the voice of the titular character, as well as one of the co-producers, and also features Ron Perlman and Kelly Hu as character voices.
“The Sarah Silverman Program” (Comedy Central; ends at Midnight)-Series premiere. Sarah Silverman stars in an irreverent comedy following the trials and tribulations of a self-absorbed slacker, her sister (Laura Silverman), and her gay neighbors (Brian Posehn and Steve Agee.) First up: Sarah goes on a cough-syrup bender when her sister goes on a date instead of joining her to watch their favorite TV show, "Cookie Time."
At 2:30 PM, watch “Juvies.” At 7 PM, watch “Ugly Betty;” record “My Name is Earl”/“The Office” on TiVo, “‘Til Death” on VCR 2, and “Smallville” on VCR 3. At 8 PM, watch “Grey’s Anatomy;” record “Scrubs”/“30 Rock” on TiVo, “C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation” on VCR 1, “The O.C.” on VCR 2, and “Supernatural” on VCR 3. At 9 PM, watch “Shark;” record “E.R.” on TiVo and “Men in Trees” on VCR 1. At 10:30 PM, watch “Afro Samurai” when it repeats at this time on Spike TV. At 11 PM, watch “Nashville Star 5” when it repeats at this time on USA. At 1:30 AM, watch or TiVo “The Sarah Silverman Program” when it repeats at this time on Comedy Central.