2007 February Sweeps February 11 Listings
(Show titles in the larger size are the shows I recommend; reruns are not listed; all times are in the Mountain Time Zone)
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (ABC; ends at 7 PM)
“60 Minutes” (CBS; ends at 7 PM)
“Grease: You’re the One That I Want” (NBC; ends at 8 PM)-In the second live episode, the top 14 contestants becomes 12 as one Danny and one Sandy is eliminated at the beginning of the episode based on America's vote. The top 12 contestants will perform songs from Broadway musicals in front of the judges, who will give them feedback before America votes to determine who will move on to the next live performance episode.
“Reba” (CW; ends at 7 PM)-Reba and Brock are shocked when Kyra tells them that she is postponing college to go on tour with her band. Unfortunately, when Reba puts her foot down and tells Kyra that she won't allow her to make this huge mistake, Kyra decides to move out. Meanwhile, Cheyenne and Van can't agree on how to decorate their new house.
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (ABC; ends at 8 PM)-Second new episode.
“The 49th Annual Grammy Awards” (CBS; ends at 10 PM)-Special. The 49th annual event, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Scheduled performers include Mary J. Blige, who leads all performers with eight nominations, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Dixie Chicks, Gnarls Barkley, Ludacris, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Justin Timberlake (who will sing alongside the winner of the "My Grammy Moment" nationwide contest), and Carrie Underwood. Presenters include the Black Eyed Peas, Ciara, Nelly Furtado, Terrence Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, Pink, and Rihanna. The Police will reunite to open the show.
“The Simpsons” (FOX; ends at 7:30 PM)-When Lisa struggles to find excitement and intrigue in her family heritage for a school presentation, she decides to take creative license in crafting her heritage as a Native American, since it’s only for a school project. What begins as an innocent embellishment quickly turns into a web of lies when Lisa is chosen to represent the school, and “her people,” at City Hall, and then as a keynote speaker for the National Native American Tribal Council. As a reward for his heroic act, Bart is granted a driver’s license, and in an attempt to escape endless family errands and chauffeuring he flees to a faraway town where he is romanced by Darcy (guest voice Natalie Portman), an older teenage girl whose expectations may prove to be too much for Bart.
“7th Heaven” (CW; ends at 8 PM)-For Valentine's Day, Ruthie and an extremely reluctant T-Bone get tattoos to prove their love for each other. Eric and Annie panic when the Colonel (guest star Peter Graves) and Ruth (guest star Barbara Rush) pay them an unexpected visit, causing Lucy to rush out of town before her parents find out that she told the Colonel and Ruth about Eric's health condition. Finally, Jane (recurring guest star Sarah Wright) receives her divorce papers in the mail and Sandy develops feelings for a doctor (guest star Nick Zano, "What I Like About You"), much to Martin's frustration.
“A Valentine Carol” (Lifetime; ends at 9 PM)-TV movie. A radio-show love expert (Emma Caulfield) is visited by the ghost of her former mentor on the eve of her wedding in this Valentine's Day version of A Christmas Carol. Visions of past, present, and future celebrations serve to remind her of what true love is, causing her to rethink her reasons for getting married.
“The Dresden Files” (Sci-Fi Channel; ends at 8 PM)-While investigating what appears to be ritualistic murders, Dresden finds a surprising link involving werewolves.
“The Surreal Life: Fame Games” (VH1; ends at 8 PM)-Each team has to put on a variety show, with the winner being determined by audience applause. Later, one contestant gets the hook after losing a Go Fish tournament. Also: Adrianne Curry and Christopher Knight make an appearance.
“King of the Hill” (FOX; ends at 8 PM)-When Bobby’s pet snake slithers down the toilet, Hank turns to Animal Control for help. Unfortunately, the Animal Control team takes advantage of the situation and creates a snake-in-the-city frenzy, putting Arlen in a state of panic. With the control team hissing, it’s up to Dale to eliminate Arlen’s reptile problem and help Animal Control rediscover their love for their job.
“Desperate Housewives” (ABC; ends at 9 PM)-Mike Delfino remembers scenes from his past, problems at Scavo's Pizzeria cause conflict in Lynette and Tom's relationship, and Orson reveals his hidden past to Bree.
“The Apprentice: Los Angeles” (NBC; ends at 9 PM)-The candidates get a taste of the agriculture business as they harvest honey and face off with swarms of bees. One team flies blind without their leader, and the other is stung by sagging honey sales. The winners play hoops with Los Angeles basketball legends like Kareem Abdul Jabaar, James Worthy, and Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson, while the losers deal with Trump in the boardroom.
“Family Guy” (FOX; ends at 8:30 PM)-After Peter’s dad, Francis (guest voice Charles Durning), dies, he finds out from Thelma (guest voice Phyllis Diller) that his real father lives in Ireland. So Peter and Brian head there in search of his father, who ends up being the town drunk, which is a great honor, and he challenges him to a drinking game to prove his paternity. Meanwhile, Stewie acts out and Lois spanks him, but he quickly realizes that he likes it and does whatever he can to get into trouble.
“Battlestar Galactica” (Sci-Fi Channel; ends at 9 PM)-The Colonials are under siege from a medical crisis linked to Sagitarron refugees, which leads to acts of prejudice and murder. Bruce Davison (X-Men) guest stars.
“Hogan Knows Best” (VH1; ends at 8:30 PM)-Hulk invites his friend Brian "Nasty Boy" Knobs to the Hogans' home. Before long, Knobs' behavior grates on the family, especially Linda.
“American Dad” (FOX; ends at 9 PM)-When Roger is rejected by Steve, who seems to be “over him,” Roger heads out in search of a new human companion, but when this new friend starts to abuse Roger and the relationship turns into a lot of excuses and sorrys, Steve and Haley scheme to get Roger out of the bad relationship and back home where he belongs. Meanwhile, Stan tours the Mr. Pibb factory and meets the man himself (guest voice Peter Graves.)
“Shooting Sizemore” (VH1; ends at 9 PM)-Tom recovers from a drug-induced fall. Humbled, he attempts to make amends with a book agent and Luree before returning to Montreal to shoot a miniseries.
“Brothers & Sisters” (ABC; ends at 9 PM)-Nora's Valentine's Day includes dinner with a friend and some uncharacteristic behavior that may not be entirely lawful. Margot Kidder guest stars.
“Crossing Jordan” (NBC; ends at 10 PM)
“I’m with Rolling Stone” (MTV; ends at 9:30 PM)-The journalists go to Denmark for the Roskilde Festival, their first group assignment. Krish won't write about rock and roll and says Russell is stealing her hip-hop stories.
“Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” (Adult Swim; ends at 1 AM)-Series premiere. Hacky Sack on the beach; a news-team spoof. Dr. Steve Brule: John C. Reilly.
“Saul of the Mole Men” (Adult Swim; ends at 1:15 AM)-Series premiere. Saul makes a new friend and kills him.
At 6 PM, record “Grease: You’re the One That I Want” on TiVo. At 6:30 PM, watch “Reba.” At 7 PM, watch “The 49th Annual Grammy Awards;” record the rest of “Grease: You’re the One That I Want” on TiVo, “The Simpsons”/“King of the Hill” on VCR 2, “A Valentine Carol” on VCR 3, and “7th Heaven” on VCR 4. At 8 PM, watch the second hour of “The 49th Annual Grammy Awards;” record “The Apprentice: Los Angeles” on TiVo, “Desperate Housewives” on VCR 1, “Family Guy”/“American Dad” on VCR 2, and the rest of “A Valentine Carol” on VCR 3. At 9 PM, watch the rest of “The 49th Annual Grammy Awards;” record “The Dresden Files” on TiVo when it repeats at this time on the Sci-Fi Channel, “Brothers & Sisters” on VCR 1, “The Surreal Life: Fame Games” on VCR 2 when it repeats at this time on VH1, and “I’m with Rolling Stone” on VCR 3. At 10 PM, watch “Hogan Knows Best”/“Shooting Sizemore;” record “Battlestar Galactica” on TiVo when it repeats at this time on the Sci-Fi Channel. At 12:45 AM, watch or TiVo “Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” At 1 AM, watch or TiVo “Saul of the Mole Men.”