2007 February Sweeps February 5 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)-Eddie is drawn into a hostage situation after he's shocked to learn that a bank heist is being attempted by an old high-school friend (guest star Jason Gedrick.) Meanwhile, Tay worries about an upcoming music recital and how his clarinet is perceived by the neighborhood kids.
“Wildfire” (ABC Family; ends at 7 PM)-Kris is overcome by emotion when she helps Matt and Junior try to save Flame from being sold by Junior's dad; Dani takes a surprising step in her relationship with R.J.; and Gillian senses it might be time to get a place with Matt.
“Gay, Straight or Taken?” (Lifetime; ends at 6:30 PM)-Dates include a fashion show, wine tasting, and flower arranging.
“Gay, Straight or Taken?” (Lifetime; ends at 7 PM)-Second new episode. Dog-centered dates include dog massage, dog yoga, and dog grooming, with a group date to a dog fashion show.
“Wife Swap” (ABC; ends at 8 PM)-A mom with a family life that revolves around her son's motocross obsession swaps families with a self-proclaimed "green witch" who worships Mother Earth.
“How I Met Your Mother” (CBS; ends at 7:30 PM)-When a funeral prevents the gang from watching the Super Bowl live, the group makes a pact not to find out who won before watching the game together the following night. When the group's grand Super Bowl Sunday plans fall through, Ted is determined to salvage the day and get everyone together to watch the game one day later. In what seems to be an impossible feat, Barney, Ted, Robin, Lily, and Marshall try to get through the entire day without finding out the outcome of the biggest game of the year. Emmitt Smith, a prolific running back in the NFL for 15 years, was a member of three Super Bowl champion teams (1993, 1994, and 1996) with the Dallas Cowboys and was regular season and Super Bowl MVP in 1993. He will play himself in the episode when a star-struck Barney recognizes the former NFL great on the street.
“Deal or No Deal” (NBC; ends at 8 PM)
“Prison Break” (FOX; ends at 8 PM)-Michael and Sarah become more than “strangers on a train” en route to confront the President; Mahone recruits an new ally in his attempts to capture the fugitives; T-Bag puts on a happy face when the welcome wagon arrives; and a fourth escapee takes a fall.
“Everybody Hates Chris” (CW; ends at 7:30 PM)-When Chris accidentally shows up for school on a "snow day," he and Principal Edwards are stuck with each other until they can reach Chris' parents. Back at home, Julius realizes that Chris is missing and sets out on foot to find him. Meanwhile, when Rochelle finds herself the victim of a subway robbery, she can't help but give the criminal a piece of her mind...and she has plenty to say.
“My Super Sweet 16” (MTV; ends at 7:30 PM)-A daughter of Eazy-E's throws a party at a Bel Air mansion.
“The Class” (CBS; ends at 8 PM)-Lina's friends are disgusted when she cooks a special recipe for her dinner party and they are forced to eat inedible Moroccan chicken to not hurt her feelings. Jerry Rice, regarded as one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, guest stars as himself. While working on a charity event speech with Yonk at his house, Rice is forced to deal with Duncan and his mother, both huge fans. He also shows his disapproval for Yonk's new healthy eating habits. Jaime King (Sin City, Pearl Harbor) guest stars in a recurring role as Palmer, a former art school classmate of Kat's, now living in her building and dating Ethan. Trent Ford ("The West Wing," Gosford Park) guest stars in a recurring role as Benjamin Chow, a world famous violinist who is dating Kat. In their first big event as a couple, Lina and Richie invite their friends to her apartment for a dinner party, but the group is horrified when they realize that Lina's special chicken recipe although made with love, smells toxic and tastes oddly like fish. Meanwhile, Nicole convinces Yonk to eat healthier foods and promises to do the same, but is tempted to cheat on her diet with Duncan.
“All of Us” (CW; ends at 8 PM)-Neesee and Robert are both excited to learn that her new condo is ready, but Bobby tells them he doesn't want to go back and forth between houses. Robert and Neesee decide that the only solution is for Bobby to continue living at Robert's home while he and Neesee take turns living in her condo. Dirk is sent into a frenzy when Courtney develops a crush on an older man from his office.
“Engaged & Underage” (MTV; ends at 8 PM)-When 19-year-old Chantel becomes engaged to her future husband, Jacob, his family is thrilled. Her family, however, is a different story.
“Supernanny” (ABC; ends at 9 PM)-Jo is shocked by a single mother's four boys (ages 5, 6, 8, and 10), whose extremely violent behavior can turn the most mundane activities into instant mayhem.
“Two and a Half Men” (CBS; ends at 8:30 PM)-Charlie has second thoughts after setting Alan up with their hot new neighbor. After getting to know Danielle (Golden Globe Nominee Brooke Shields, "Nip/Tuck"), who has just moved in next door, Charlie discovers that she shares some common interests with Alan and proceeds...with ulterior motives...to set them up. When things begin to heat up between them, Charlie becomes jealous and attempts to sabotage the relationship.
“Heroes” (NBC; ends at 9 PM)-Hiro struggles to make his father (recurring guest star George Takei), a corporate tycoon, and ambitious sister (guest star Saemi Nakamura) understand his new heroic path in life. Niki has a chance to be with D.L. and Micah again, but will she really be with them? Claude (recurring guest star Chris Eccleston) attempts to teach Peter to harness his abilities, but the process could shatter Peter’s faith in those closest to him. Determined to find her birth mother (recurring guest star Jessalyn Gilsig), Claire makes her way to a trailer park in Texas. Meanwhile, Sylar (recurring guest star Zachary Quinto) makes a shocking move against H.R.G....and his family.
“24” (FOX; ends at 9 PM)-As the horrific day unravels, Jack Bauer, reunited with his estranged father, deals with unthinkable challenges. While the nation copes with the nuclear attack and the threatening situation, developments in the Administration and at CTU intensify the critical circumstances facing the country.
“Girlfriends” (CW; ends at 8:30 PM)
“ego trip’s The (White) Rapper Show” (VH1; ends at 9 PM)-Designer Marc Ecko judges the remaining six rappers' fashion sense before Serch sends them on a shopping trip to Queens. Also: Music-video director Lil' X makes an appearance.
“Rules of Engagement” (CBS; ends at 9 PM)-Series premiere. This is a comedy about the different phases of male/female relationships, as seen through the eyes of a newly engaged couple, Adam and Jennifer; a long-time married pair, Jeff and Audrey; and a single guy on the prowl, Russell. As they find out, the often confusing stages of a relationship can seem like being on a roller coaster. People can describe them to you, but to really know what it's like you have to take a ride for yourself. In the premiere episode, Audrey (Megyn Price) and Jeff (Patrick Warburton), the long-time married pair, invite newly engaged Jennifer (Bianca Kajlich) and Adam (Oliver Hudson) to an art opening...but the day before the event, Audrey and Jeff get into an argument about her unused bicycle which has hung on a hook in the couple's apartment for over two years. Their fight causes Adam and Jennifer to question their own decision to get married. Meanwhile, Audrey fixes up Russell (David Spade) with a friend thinking that the right woman can change his mind about married life.
“The Game” (CW; ends at 9 PM)-Although The Sabers lose their game and are eliminated from the playoffs, Derwin's performance earns him the attention of a high-profile manager. Melanie is shocked when Derwin considers a proposal that he be traded to a Chicago team. Meanwhile, Malik, taking the game loss really hard, decides to write a rap to vent his feelings, and Kelly and Jason try to hide their feelings about losing the game.
“Dancelife” (MTV; ends at 9 PM)-Celestina juggles work and romance; Jersey thinks she may have spread herself too thin.
“In Style Celebrity Weddings” (ABC; ends at 10 PM)-Special.
“C.S.I: Miami” (CBS; ends at 10 PM)-When a truck full of confiscated weapons is hijacked and the weapons are released back into the public, Horatio links the crime to Clavo Cruz (guest star Gonzalo Menendez), a man he put away for murder years ago. However, on the day of Clavo's arraignment, a confiscated missile is launched into the courthouse to aid his escape, with Alexx inside. As the team tries to find Clavo and put him away for good, another member of Horatio's team is fatally shot.
“Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (NBC; ends at 10 PM)-Danny and Jordan are locked on the roof of the theatre while other members of the cast and staff attend a dinner honoring Harriet, whose relationship with Matt begins to unravel. Natalie Cole guest stars.
At 5 PM, watch “Lincoln Heights.” At 6 PM, watch “Wildfire;” record both episodes of “Gay, Straight or Taken?” on TiVo. 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 “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” 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,” “Engaged & Underage,” and “Dancelife” when they repeat throughout the week on MTV.