2006 May Sweeps May 12 Listings
(Show titles in the larger size are the shows I recommend; reruns are not listed; all times are in the Mountain Time Zone)
“Keith Barry: Extraordinary” (CBS; ends at 8 PM)-Special. Illusionist Keith Barry performs magic and psychological illusions, including driving blindfolded on a mountain road, participating in a public hanging, inducing instant memory loss, and gambling $1 million on a card trick. Participants include Matthew McConaughey; Jessica Simpson; Nicollette Sheridan; Elijah Wood; Eve; Vivica A. Fox; David Krumholtz; Rachel Hunter; Wilmer Valderrama; Nicole Scherzinger; Regina King; Tichina Arnold; Jann Carl; and Mark Steines.
“Deal or No Deal” (NBC; ends at 8 PM)-With the Ohio University Marching Band cheering him on, former mascot Chad Pritchard of Massilon, Ohio receives a good luck message from a fellow alumnus, Matt Lauer of NBC's "Today." In addition, New York City waitress Lauren Potter, originally from Miami, Florida, who coincidentally had a grandfather who was a novice magician named Harry, plays for the top prize of $1 million.
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (FOX; ends at 9 PM)-2003 comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Regina King, and Bob Newhart.
“WWE Friday Night SmackDown!” (UPN; ends at 9 PM)
How to Deal (WB; ends at 9 PM)-2003 drama starring Mandy Moore, Allison Janney, and Trent Ford.
“Doctor Who” (Sci-Fi Channel; ends at 8 PM)-The Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack finds out that Nanogenes from the capsule that Captain Jack used to lure The Doctor and Rose is actually responsible for the child in the gasmask and the other people that got infected by the child with the gasmask.
“20/20” (ABC; ends at 9 PM)-Special "Grey's Anatomy" episode.
“Close to Home” (CBS; ends at 9 PM)-A professional baseball player is arrested for murder after his mistress' sister claims she witnessed him throwing her sibling over a balcony to her death. Annabeth tries to prove the witness' story by destroying the defendant's alibi and proving that he had a strong motive to commit the crime. However, she must contend with the a tough defense attorney who will do whatever it takes to win, including using the baseball player's celebrity to portray the victim and eyewitness as unstable groupies.
“Las Vegas” (NBC; ends at 9 PM)-Season finale. One of the trio of ladies at the Montecito is preparing to walk down the aisle. The impending wedding causes old love to resurface and turmoil to brew. It also sets the stage for the mischief and mayhem of bachelor and bachelorette parties. The drama heightens when Ed's CIA past puts him in grave danger. Sugarland’s Kristian Bush And Jennifer Nettles perform.
“The Soup” (E!; ends at 8:30 PM)-Joel McHale makes fun of celebrity news and events.
“20/20” (ABC; ends at 10 PM)
“Numb3rs” (CBS; ends at 10 PM)-Don enlists Charlie's help when the bodies of five young Asian girls found washed up are suspected of being infected with the Avian influenza virus. To prevent the potential spread of the Avian flu, Don puts a rush on the investigation, which takes a surprising turn when David and Colby discover a clue on one of the girls' bodies. Meanwhile, Amita considers a move to Harvard University, which causes Charlie to re-evaluate his feelings for her.
“Conviction” (NBC; ends at 10 PM)-Jim Steele tries to prosecute a rape case but the plaintiff’s father stands in the way. A.D.A. Potter takes over an easy drug case from colleague Rossi but bungles it badly; A.D.A. Desmond has to deal with an Upper West Side couple and a wacky fortune teller; Bureau Chief Cabot has an elegant engagement party.
“Best Week Ever” (VH1; ends at 9:30 PM)-Topics might include: Poseidon, Chris Daughtry's shocking elimination on FOX's "American Idol 5," the David Blaine stunt on ABC, and Britney Spear's pregnancy announcement on CBS's "The Late Show with David Letterman."
“Can’t Get a Date” (VH1; ends at 10:30 PM)-Will's an aspiring chess master who's making all the wrong moves. He says that his troubled upbringing scares potential dates away, but his real problems seem to stem from a lack of confidence...he's out of shape, his apartment's a mess, and he can't cook anything fancier than a sandwich. If Will's ever going to find his mate, he'll have to learn the rules of the game. Can't get a date? Yes you can.
At 7 PM, watch “Keith Barry: Extraordinary;” record “Deal or No Deal” on TiVo. At 8 PM, watch “Close to Home;” record “Las Vegas” on TiVo. At 9 PM, watch “Numb3rs;” record “Conviction” on TiVo. 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 “Best Week Ever” when it repeats on VH1 at 10:30 PM, and “The Soup” on VCR 1 on E! when it repeats at 10:30 PM as well.