2007 February Sweeps February 26 Listings
(Show titles in the larger size are the shows I recommend; reruns are not listed; all times are in the Mountain Time Zone)
“Lincoln Heights” (ABC Family; ends at 6 PM)-Lund is hurt in a hit-and-run incident in which the intended target was Eddie, who makes it his mission to find those responsible. Meanwhile, Jenn enlists in a neighborhood-watch program against her husband's wishes; Lizzie attracts the attention of a popular girl at school; and Cassie gets a job.
“Wildfire” (ABC Family; ends at 7 PM)-Gillian's romance with Matt is doomed when he can't hide his affection for Kris any longer; a tragic incident at the rodeo hits too close to home for Dani; Pablo considers a new career opportunity; and Junior rethinks his working relationship with his father.
“Wife Swap” (ABC; ends at 8 PM)-A self-professed "princess" mom who loves to shop and primp with her spoiled daughter swaps lives with a mom who bottles deer urine for a living with her husband and kids.
“How I Met Your Mother” (CBS; ends at 7:30 PM)-When Marshall's prized 1988 Fiero breaks down just shy of 200,000 miles, he must decide if his "baby" is worth getting fixed or if she is at the end of the road. While they all have strong emotional ties to the vehicle, Marshall eventually realizes that sometimes it is time to let go.
“Deal or No Deal” (NBC; ends at 8 PM)
“Prison Break” (FOX; ends at 8 PM)-Lincoln, Michael, and Sara find the evidence they need to expose the conspiracy; Mahone forces one of the escapees to draw Michael and Lincoln out into the open; T-Bag’s visit to a psychiatrist’s office is more than therapeutic; Bellick is dispatched south of the border; and Kellerman sets his sights on the President.
“Everybody Hates Chris” (CW; ends at 7:30 PM)-When Chris thwarts Malvo's (guest star Ricky Harris) attempt at stealing a gold chain from Vanessa, Malvo gives Chris one day...or suffer the consequences...to produce a replacement necklace. Meanwhile, Rochelle's imagination runs wild when she discovers Julius has been hiding a credit card from her for over 15 years. Tonya tries desperately to be the 98th caller to a radio station in order to win tickets to a Billy Ocean concert.
“My Super Sweet 16” (MTV; ends at 7:30 PM)-Over-achiever Nikki throws a beach-themed bash.
“The Class” (CBS; ends at 8 PM)-Torn between her husband and her high school sweetheart, Nicole finally decides if she will stay married or leave Yonk for Duncan. After finally making the choice between Yonk and Duncan, Nicole must figure out how to break the news. Meanwhile, Yonk takes Duncan and Richie to a western bar for a thank you lunch after they complete work on his home and he forces Richie to ride a mechanical bull. Also, Kat learns a hard truth about Benjamin.
“All of Us” (CW; ends at 8 PM)-During his 15th college reunion weekend, Robert finds himself attracted to Deborah Cooper (guest star Victoria Rowell), a professor he had a crush on back in his college days. Hoping to meet an eligible bachelor at the reunion, Neesee reconnects with Fitz Escoffrey (guest star Brookyln McLinn), a national television sports reporter. Robert believes Fitz stole his successful career when he tripped Robert during a college basketball game and made the game-winning basket. Wanting to settle the feud, Robert challenges Fitz to a one-on-one basketball game, but injures himself before the game while trying to romance Professor Cooper.
“Engaged & Underage” (MTV; ends at 8 PM)-Chris and Amanda are both 19 years old, but Amanda is a devout Mormon and Chris is converting to her religion. The only problem is that Amanda wants a traditional Mormon wedding, which means that Chris' family isn't allowed to attend the ceremony.
“Supernanny” (ABC; ends at 9 PM)-Karolee and Jay Goins have a beautiful young family with a not-so-pretty problem. Mom, who is pregnant with her fourth child, is completely exhausted by her brood's out-of-control behavior: The oldest son, Khalin, 7, has attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the middle child, Kolben, 5, is overly aggressive, and little Kadance, 2, is learning all of her big brothers' worst tricks. The kids' aggression and utter lack of respect, coupled with Dad acting like another child in this family, has Karolee frustrated and fed up. Supernanny needs to step in fast to stop the madness. She takes Karolee on an emotional journey to turn things around, but can Jo also get Dad more involved in the parenting and the kids under control?
“Two and a Half Men” (CBS; ends at 8:30 PM)-When Charlie and Alan tell Evelyn they don't think anyone would mourn at her funeral, she replaces them with unlikely surrogates. When Evelyn expresses sympathy for a friend who had no mourners at her funeral, Alan and Charlie inform her that she's headed for the same fate. Instead of taking their comments as a motive to change, she cunningly makes them regret what they said.
“Heroes” (NBC; ends at 9 PM)-H.R.G.'s past catches up to him as Matt and Ted Sprague (recurring guest star Matthew John Armstrong) come to Texas looking for answers, and take him, his wife, son, and Claire hostage...leading to a tragic, explosive showdown. Secrets are revealed and new threats to the "heroes" are introduced. Eric Roberts ("Less than Perfect") joins the cast as someone instrumental in H.R.G.'s mysterious life.
“24” (FOX; ends at 9 PM)-As a presidential press conference nears, President Palmer calls a staff meeting and unites two unlikely and influential people. Meanwhile, savvy politicos Tom Lennox and Reed Pollock encounter yet another tense situation as CTU copes with an unexpected weakness. A surprising development has Jack Bauer dealing with a familiar foe.
“Girlfriends” (CW; ends at 8:30 PM)
“ego trip’s The (White) Rapper Show” (VH1; ends at 9 PM)-Season finale. The final two emcees, "King of the 'Burbs" John Brown and the shiny-grilled $hamrock, face off at Rucker Park in Harlem. Fat Joe provides some pointers before the competition commences. I guess I will root for $hamrock, since I just don't like John Brown.
“Rules of Engagement” (CBS; ends at 9 PM)-Audrey isn't happy when Jeff fails to respond to her news of a big promotion at work and thinks he's more interested in the outcome of a Knicks game than in her. Jeff tries to make it up to her by inviting her to floor seats at a Knicks game, but, when it comes time to get ready, Audrey can't decide what to wear and Jeff accuses her of caring more about what she looks like than about him. Meanwhile, Adam and Jennifer argue over how their money is spent now that they are engaged and living together.
“The Game” (CW; ends at 9 PM)-Kelly is happy when she finds out Jason wants to have another baby, but when Tasha offers her a job at her management firm, Kelly has a quick change of heart. Meanwhile, when R&B singer Drew Sidora starts calling Derwin on a consistent basis he realizes their recent flirtation has gone a step too far.
“Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy” (ABC; ends at 10 PM)-Special. Oprah Winfrey brings to television the incredible five-year journey of the creation the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls -- South Africa. See the touching, inside story of how Oprah turned her dream of opening a school for disadvantaged South African girls into a reality, including an up-close look at some of the life-stories of these inspiring students. Despite unimaginable hardships, these girls all exhibit that intangible "it" quality and know that attending this Leadership Academy will forever change their lives, the lives of their families, their communities and the future of their nation.
“C.S.I: Miami” (CBS; ends at 10 PM)-A men's hunting weekend turns deadly when one of the group is mauled by a bear and evidence suggests foul play. The C.S.I.'s determine that the hunter may have been set up as bait for the 800 pound black bear. As the case unfolds, further evidence suggests that his death may have been a cover-up for the murder of a high-class call girl and her bodyguard, revealing an illegal prostitution business servicing Miami's elite. Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Ed Begley, Jr. ("St. Elsewhere") guest stars as County Supervisor Scott O'Shay, a Miami-Dade politician with a dark secret.
“The Black Donnellys” (NBC; ends at 10 PM)-Series premiere. The Donnellys are four young working-class Irish-American brothers who live by this motto despite their involvement with organized crime in New York City. Police investigators question Joey Ice Cream (Keith Nobbs), a childhood friend and the unreliable narrator who introduces the Donnelly brothers and sets the scene. Kevin Donnelly (Billy Lush) is convinced he's lucky, but when his gambling bets add up, his oldest brother Jimmy Donnelly (Thomas Guiry) kidnaps the mob-connected bookie Kevin owes money to. When word around the neighborhood connects the Donnellys to the disappearance, Sean Donnelly, (Michael Stahl-David), the youngest, pays a severe price for sharing his last name. Tommy Donnelly, (Jonathan Tucker) the reliable one, is forced to make difficult sacrifices for his family when Jimmy's plans fall apart and Sean ends up in the hospital. Kirk Acevedo and Olivia Wilde also star.
At 5 PM, watch “Lincoln Heights.” At 6 PM, watch “Wildfire.” At 7 PM, watch “How I Met Your Mother”/“The Class;” record “Wife Swap” on TiVo, “Prison Break” on VCR 2, and “Everybody Hates Chris”/“All of Us” on VCR 3. At 8 PM, watch “Two and a Half Men”/“Rules of Engagement;” record “Supernanny” on TiVo, “Heroes” on VCR 1, “24” on VCR 2, and “The Game” on VCR 3 (at 8:30 PM.) At 9 PM, watch “C.S.I.: Miami;” record “Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy” on TiVo and “The Black Donnellys” VCR 1. At 11 PM, watch “ego trip’s The (White) Rapper Show” when it repeats at this time on VH1. Watch “My Super Sweet 16” and “Engaged & Underage” when they repeat throughout the week on MTV.