2006 May Sweeps April 28 Listings
(Show titles in the larger size are the shows I recommend; reruns are not listed; all times are in the Mountain Time Zone)
“The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” (ABC; ends at 10 PM)-Special presentation. Tom Bergeron and Kelly Monaco host the 33rd annual gala saluting soaps, daytime talk and children's shows, telecast from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. Caroll Spinney (Big Bird on "Sesame Street") receives the Lifetime Achievement Award, and there are salutes to "As the World Turns," which celebrated its 50th anniversary this month, and "Days of Our Lives," which marked its 40th in November 2005. Performers include Rick Springfield. Presenters include Anthony Geary, Susan Lucci, and Maurice Benard.
“Ghost Whisperer” (CBS; ends at 8 PM)-Part 1 of the 2-part season finale. In an eerie twist of intuition, Melinda realizes that a jetliner is going to crash when she is contacted by its pilot and flight attendant before the incident occurs. When the heat repeatedly goes out in Melinda's house and antique shop, she starts getting strange visits from the spirits of an airline pilot and flight attendant who complain of being cold. Initially Melinda has trouble understanding the messages they are trying to communicate, but she eventually figures out that they are trying to warn her about a jetliner that has lost cabin pressure and is going to crash outside of town. Despite Melinda's best efforts to warn transportation officials and townspeople, the jetliner crashes just outside of town, killing hundreds onboard and leading up to what will be Melinda's biggest challenge yet.
“Deal or No Deal” (NBC; ends at 8 PM)-Allyson Thadeus of Lakewood, Ohio and Josie Butkovic of Garfield Heights, Ohio play for the top prize of $1 million in a high-energy match of nerves, instincts and raw intuition. I can't believe that woman from Denver had the $1 million in her case Wednesday night!
Austin Powers in Goldmember (FOX; ends at 9 PM)-2002 comedy starring Mike Myers, Beyonce Knowles, Michael Caine, Seth Green, and Michael York.
“WWE Friday Night SmackDown!” (UPN; ends at 9 PM)
“Survival of the Richest” (WB; ends at 8 PM)-Three teams remain and receive an early morning wake-up call from drill sergeants. In a challenge to test their physical and mental strength, each team must work together to complete a timed obstacle course at a military training facility. The team with the worst obstacle time will be immediately eliminated from the competition and sent home.
“Doctor Who” (Sci-Fi Channel; ends at 8 PM)-Rose travels back to the day in 1987 when her father died. When she interferes, the results aren't what she expected: the monstrous Reapers devour mankind.
“Close to Home” (CBS; ends at 9 PM)-During a murder trial, Annabeth discovers that the victim, who was strangled the night before her wedding to another man, was hiding a secret from her friends and family which may have led to her murder. Annabeth learns that the seemingly straight-laced victim had never disclosed her previous marriage to her family or fiancé, who believed her to be a virgin. Although bruises and cuts on the victim seem to indicate that a rape occurred, the defense tries to maintain that the victim engaged in consensual sex with her ex-husband.
“Las Vegas” (NBC; ends at 9 PM)-Ed and Jillian set off on a retreat that proves to be anything but peaceful. Meanwhile, Danny and Mike contend with a suspicious heavy hitter who wants to bet a million dollars a hand. Elsewhere, love is in the air and things are turning very serious for Delinda and Dr. Derek (guest star Shawn Christian.)
“Reba” (WB; ends at 8:30 PM)-Cheyenne gets overwhelmed planning her second wedding to Van when Reba and Barbra Jean won't stop putting their two cents in. Later, Van and Cheyenne have an argument and decide to call off the ceremony, leaving Brock and Barbra Jean with the opportunity to renew their own vows. Hey...whatever happened to Kyra?
“The Soup” (E!; ends at 8:30 PM)-Joel McHale makes fun of celebrity news and events.
“Modern Men” (WB; ends at 9 PM)-Season finale. Hoping to teach the guys to consider the needs of others, Dr. Stangel asks each of them to do an utterly selfless act. Doug tutors a 10-year-old named Victor (guest star Jeffrey Tedmori), but is so obsessive that he pushes the kid away. Kyle sleeps with a plus size woman named Ellen (guest star Emily Nelson) and is shocked to find that she feels she's doing him a favor. Tim falls for Angelica (guest star Brooke Burns), a woman fighting world hunger, but asks her to give up her fight when she is asked to move to Africa to continue her work.
“Numb3rs” (CBS; ends at 10 PM)-After an unknown man opens fire in the FBI offices, Don and his team must investigate his motive and his connection to a dangerous arms dealer who is on trial. After almost getting shot, Charlie is visibly shaken and reluctant to return to the offices, hindering his contribution in the case.
“Conviction” (NBC; ends at 10 PM)-ADA Brian Peluso faces a "wall of blue" when prosecuting a cop-shooter; Christina Finn and her colleague ADA Nick Potter have been summoned to Bureau Chief Alexandra Cabot’s office where she sends them to acting class to improve their court appearance, and ADA Jessica Rossi has to contend with her dysfunctional family.
“Can’t Get a Date” (VH1; ends at 10:30 PM)-Leticia's a friendly research scientist who's having trouble holding a good man down...even though she's a championship body builder. She's gone on over 300 internet dates but, because of some strange mannerisms, hasn't had a single serious relationship. She decides to do a speed-dating session to show us what's going wrong.
At 7 PM, watch “Ghost Whisperer;” record “Deal or No Deal” on TiVo, “The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” on VCR 1, and “Survival of the Richest” on VCR 2. At 8 PM, watch “Close to Home;” record “Las Vegas” on TiVo, the second hour of “The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” on VCR 1, and “Reba”/“Modern Men” on VCR 2. At 9 PM, watch “Numb3rs;” record “Conviction” on TiVo, the last hour of “The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” on VCR 1. At 10 PM, watch “Doctor Who” when it repeats at this time on the Sci-Fi Channel; record “Can’t Get a Date” on TiVo and “The Soup” when it repeats on E! at 10:30 PM.