ABC has announced the network’s February sweeps highlights, including the return of “Lost,” The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, the first ever Oscar special from Oprah Winfrey and much more. Here is the full announcement:
The ABC Television Network announces the return of “Lost,” along with the 79th Annual Academy Awards hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, the first ever “Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special,” and highlights of its regular series programming scheduled to air during the February sweep.
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE (MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 12:05 a.m.1:05 a.m.) Throughout sweeps Jimmy Kimmel will host an all-star lineup of guests, including Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives”) on February 1, Ivanka Trump on February 2, Dominic Monaghan (“Lost”) on February 6, Dane Cook and Katharine McPhee on February 7, Jackie Earle Haley (“All the King’s Men”) on February 15, Ellen DeGeneres (Host of “The 79th Academy Awards”) on February 20, Rebecca Romijn (“Ugly Betty”) on February 21, Eva Mendes (“Ghost Rider”) on February 22, Kathie Lee Gifford (“Live with Regis and Kathie Lee”) on February 23 and Kelly Ripa (“Regis & Kelly”) on February 26, along with musical performances by Tenacious D on February 9 and Clay Aiken on February 14. “American Idol” audition stars Kenneth Briggs and Jonathan Jayne will pose as special correspondents during the Media Day at the Super Bowl, on February 2, and will also report from the Grammy Awards on February 13.
UGLY BETTY — THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m.) — “I’m Coming Out” Brace yourselves for the most shocking episode of “Ugly Betty” yet. A surprising and unexpected twist awaits viewers in what will be THE topic of conversation around the water cooler. It’s Fashion Week in New York and Betty is hustling to ensure Mode’s runway show goes off without a hitch. To Betty’s dismay, Daniel offers Hilda a job helping out with the show. Wilhelmina is introduced to a new “cosmetic technique,” as Christina prepares for the debut of her very own designs. Marc and Amanda resume their scheming ways in a mission to steal what will be the season’s hottest fashion item. Meanwhile, Daniel is moved by his father’s decision to hand over the reigns of Meade Publications, when a visit from an old friend coaxes him into his old ways. But nothing can prepare them for the frenzy that ensues when the Mode show is abruptly halted by a shocking revelation. “Project Runway” design guru Tim Gunn appears as a Fashion TV reporter, and Katharine McPhee (“American Idol”) appears as herself.
GREY’S ANATOMY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1 (9:00-10:03 p.m.) — “Wishin’ and Hopin'” The race for the Chief’s position is on, as the doctors compete for Richard’s affections, a surgical patient endangers the lives of those around her, and Meredith’s Alzheimer’s-stricken mother, Ellis, experiences a change in her medical condition. Guest starring Emmy-nominated actress Kate Burton as Ellis Grey.
MEN IN TREES — THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1 (10:03-11:00 p.m.) — “Take It Like a Man” — When Marin’s New York publisher, Stuart (Jason O’Mara), unexpectedly invites her on an overnight ski trip, she wonders if she can be like “one of the guys” and accepts his invitation with no strings attached. Meanwhile, a nervous Jack accompanies Lynn for a sonogram; Patrick tells Annie that he once made a sperm bank donation; Jane and Sam (Ty Olsson) teach each other some of life’s secrets, and Buzz comes face to face with a part of his past.
WORLD’S GREATEST SPORTS BLOOPERS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m.) — NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon and Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders celebrate the best sports bloopers from around the world featuring fun outtakes from every sport imaginable.
ABC SATURDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK — ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3 (9:00-11:00 p.m.) — Ron Burgundy is a top-rated anchorman at a major network in the 70s, a time when male dominion over the business was largely uncontested. But Ron and his fraternity-like crew are about to get a wake-up call in the attractive form of Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), who joins the newsroom, imbuing it with a feminine and feminist touch. At first Ron accepts Veronica, as long as she recognizes that her place at the station is to cover “female-interest” stories, such as pet fashion shows and cooking segments. But Christina has ideas of her own and quickly grows tired of being used as eye candy; taking matters into her own hands, she not only steps on Ron’s toes but does so behind the news desk, setting off a war between the two and pitting Christina’s professional ambition against the unrestricted sexism that seems to run rampant at the network. Starring Will Ferrell (“Stranger Than Fiction”) as Ron Burgundy, Christina Applegate (Employee of the Month”) as Veronica Corningstone, Paul Rudd (“The 40 Year Old Virgin”) as Brian Fantana, Steve Carell (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “The 40 Year Old Virgin”) as Brick Tamland and Fred Willard (“For Your Consideration”) as Ed Harken.
WIFE SWAP — MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m.) — “Starling/Sweany-Ernst” — This week, a mom who plans her whole family’s lives around her thirteen-year-old son’s motorcross fascination swaps lives with a mom who worships Mother Earth and talks to trees and fairies. The Starling family, who dedicate all their time to their son, are in for a surprise when swap mother Laura Sweaney has the family build personal altars, meditate and take part in ritual ceremonies of forgiveness to Mother Earth. Meanwhile, the Sweaney family is stunned when Stephanie Starling forbids any more conversations with trees and encourages more interaction with the children.
SUPERNANNY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) “Nitti Family” — The four Nitti boys are at war with each other and their mom, Lisa. They are so violent that they leave serious welts and scars — the oldest son, Darren, has hit, kicked, punched, spit and head-butted his mother. Darren admits that he likes hitting because it “takes out his anger.” Lisa and her boyfriend, John, have been together for two years, but Lisa doesn’t know how to manage her children without resorting to anger or threats to call John, who has a lion’s roar that intimidates the boys. The violence between the children heats up in the car, and Lisa and John often can’t get more than two blocks from home without having to pull over to manage the chaos. When Jo Frost tries to implement change, John constantly resists her techniques and angrily confronts her. Can Jo transform this family?
IN STYLE CELEBRITY WEDDINGS — MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) — The one-hour special from the popular magazine known for its unprecedented access to celebrities, invites viewers to the year’s most talked-about A-list weddings. With exclusive wedding videos, photographs and personal interviews, “IN STYLE Celebrity Weddings” shares moving love stories and lush style details, from the most intricate wedding gowns to the most exotic wedding locations. Highlights include details from the weddings of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Marcia Cross and Tom Mahoney, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley, Supermodel Niki Taylor and Burney Lamar, Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney and Tiffany Fallon, Ali Landry and Alejandro Monteverde, and Sean Patrick Thomas and Aonika Laurent.
PRIMETIME: THE OUTSIDERS — TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) — PREMIERE — The program examines people who live by their own rules and in their own worlds worlds that the average person may find unimaginable. From a brother and sister who meet for the first time at 25, fall in love and get married, to a woman who is brainwashed into believing she planned a murder, the limited series takes viewers behind closed doors and into the lives of people outside the bounds of conventional society. The seven part series will feature reports from an ensemble of ABC News anchors and correspondents and will continue to air subsequent Tuesday nights through March 20.
BOSTON LEGAL — TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) — “Selling Sickness” Alan Shore, Denny Crane and Bethany Horowitz are hired to represent a judge who is suing a company for not delivering on its promise to cure him of his homosexuality. Meanwhile, Shirley Schmidt takes on a case involving the use of a controversial new drug that can dull traumatic memories, and Denise is shocked to discover she’s pregnant — but doesn’t know whether the father is Brad Chase or Jeffrey Coho.
GEORGE LOPEZ WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (8:00-8:30 p.m.) “George Nieces a New Media Room” The Lopez home and George’s new media room suddenly become a bit more full when their niece, Veronica, and her freeloading boyfriend move in.
THE KNIGHTS OF PROSPERITY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (8:30-9:00 p.m.) “Operation: Caught on Tape” — The jubilant Knights finally enter Mick Jagger’s apartment by “disarming” an on-duty Rockefeller, but as usual — find trouble when, in their excitement, they rip off their ski masks too soon, just in time for the security cameras to record their faces. Confronting possible arrest, the gang devises a plan to hack into Burton’s main computer hard drive to erase their images with help from a surprise visitor — Gary’s estranged son, Ajay.
LOST SURVIVOR GUIDE SPECIAL — WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) — ABC once again invites new and avid “Lost” viewers to take another look at one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed shows. “Lost Survivor Guide” will explore the series in a way that will bring new viewers up to date — but which current viewers will also find illuminating in anticipation of the return of the second act of the series’ third season. From the back stories of some of the most interesting characters on television to the mysteries of the island, “Lost Survivor Guide” will provide an insightful glimpse into the lives of some of the survivors of the doomed Oceanic Airlines flight 815. Hosted by “Lost” executive producers Damon Lindelof (also a co-creator of the show) and Carlton Cuse, the special will be told in a linear fashion, culminating from pieces of the back stories revealed over multiple episodes in the series, “Lost Survivor Guide” focuses on the flashbacks of a core of characters — illustrating who they were and what they were doing before the crash, and how the island has changed their lives, for better or worse. In addition, the island itself will be explored culled from events that have taken place which may reveal some of its secrets that might have been missed upon first viewing.
LOST (SEASON RETURN) — WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) “Not in Portland” — Awarded the 2005 Emmy and 2006 Golden Globe for best drama series, “Lost” returns for the second act of its third season of action-packed mystery and adventure — that will continue to bring out the very best and the very worst in the people who are lost. In the return episode, Jack is in command as the fate of Ben’s life literally rests in his hands. Meanwhile, Kate and Sawyer find an ally in one of “The Others,” and Juliet makes a shocking decision that could endanger her standing with her people.
UGLY BETTY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m.) “Brothers and Friends” The masked woman’s shocking announcement leaves Mode in chaos and the dysfunctional Meades at each other’s throats. Meanwhile, Betty tries to keep the peace, and Wilhelmina plots her next move. Betty is in for even more turmoil in her love life, as Henry asks her out, while Walter tells her he’s got a big surprise in store. Back at home, Hilda is miffed when Santos gets involved after Justin is sent home from school for fighting. “Project Runway” design guru Tim Gunn returns as a Fashion TV reporter.
GREY’S ANATOMY — THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (9:00-10:01 p.m.) — “Walk on Water” Beginning February 8, “Grey’s Anatomy” enters a three-episode story arc that will challenge the interns of Seattle Grace — and “Grey’s” fans as well — like never before. Elizabeth Reaser (Independent Spirit Award nominee for “Sweet Land”) guest stars as a patient over multiple episodes. Editors note: This program will repeat on Friday, Feb. 9 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET).
MEN IN TREES — THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (10:01-11:00 p.m.) — “Nice Girls Finish Frist” When Marin can’t get her construction crew to do what she wants on her run-down cabin, she meets a sexy loner named Cash (guest star Scott Elrod), a local handyman. As Buzz learns George’s (guest star Orlando Jones) secret — the son he hasn’t seen since the boy was eight — his attempts to be supportive fall short and threaten their family reunion. Meanwhile, Marin must decide if she should attend Lynn’s (Justine Bateman) baby shower, and, in order to spend time with Sam (Ty Olsson), Jane tries to establish her New York business in Elmo.
A CHARLIE BROWN VALENTINE — SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 (8:00-8:30 p.m.) — This “PEANUTS” special, produced and animated by the same team that gave us the now classic “PEANUTS” holiday specials and taken directly from the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz’s famed comic strip. In this special, Charlie Brown finally works up the courage to call the little red-haired girl to ask her to the Valentine’s Day dance. But once again he ends up broken-hearted and empty-handed when he dials the wrong number and reaches Peppermint Patty instead. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/14/02)
WINNIE THE POOH, A VALENTINE FOR YOU — SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 (8:30-9:00 p.m.) — Everyone’s favorite bear celebrates Valentine’s Day with the ABC special airing with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. “Winnie the Pooh, a Valentine for You” finds the gang a bit jealous when Christopher Robin devotes his time to making a Valentine’s Day card for a girl. After Owl diagnoses that the boy is lovesick — having been bitten by a love bug (known as “The Smitten”) — Pooh leads the group on a quest to capture another “smitten” in order to cure their friend. They discover that Christopher Robin doesn’t need curing at all — he has enough love for his friends and the girland that love is something that can spread as far as it needs. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/13/99)
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (7:00-8:00 & 8:00-9:00p.m.) — “Thomas Family” On September 11, 2001, Jason Thomas helped rescue two police officers trapped in the debris from the fallen twin towers. Though he risked his life, Jason kept his identity a secret, as he felt he deserved no special recognition for his act of bravery. He was living on New York’s Long Island at the time of the 2001 attacks. When he heard the news, he skipped his criminal justice class, grabbed his Marine uniform and headed for the twin towers to help. With another rescuer, he saved the lives of two Port Authority police officers, then disappeared to the next task at hand. His role came to light when he saw the trailer for the film “World Trade Center” which featured the police rescue. Neither New York authorities nor the film’s producers had been able to locate the man who identified himself at the site only as “Sergeant Thomas,” and the film portrayed him as a white man, though he is black. When reporters tracked him down, he hesitantly came forward with his story. Now he is celebrated all over the country. This hero served his nation in its time of need. Now it’s up to “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to serve this family with a new home that’s strong and safe. Ty also travels to New York City’s Ground Zero, where he has an emotional meeting with police officers John McLaughlin (played by actor Nicholas Cage in the film) and Will Jimeno, the two men Jason saved and the last two people to be pulled alive from the rubble.
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (9:00-10:01 p.m.) “I Remember That”– 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.
BROTHERS & SISTERS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (10:01-11:00 p.m.) — “Valentine’s Day Massacre” — On Valentine’s Day, Kitty and Senator McCallister (special guest star Rob Lowe) find it difficult to resist one another. Meanwhile, Kevin has more companionship than he bargained for, and Nora has dinner with a wayward friend (guest starring Margot Kidder as Emily) and finds herself in a bit of trouble.
WIFE SWAP — MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12 (8:00-9:00 p.m.) “Meeks/Hoover” Kristen Hoover, a traditional mom who believes in tradition and expects her family to be proper and ultra modest swaps lives with Tish Meeks, a mom who refuses to give up her dream of being a rock n’ roll star and whose husband cashed in their 401K plan for their band. Kirsten, who forbids her children to ever wear pants and cooks all meals from scratch, will see life on the wild side when she faces the “kegerator”–the Meeks’ all-beer-all-the-time converted refrigerator and keg on tap. Meanwhile, the Hoover family star in a music video directed by Tish, and husband Stephen has a meltdown when she throws a keg party with all of his unwanted neighbors invited.
SUPERNANNY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) “Bruno Family” — John and Denise Bruno have their hands full with their four girls. Dad’s got issues with the two teenagers, Mariah (15) and Taylor (13), while Mom’s fed up with the two youngest, Bella (6) and Sam (4). Mariah was born with fairly severe cerebral palsy and gets daily physical therapy from Mom, but she has no physical contact with Dad, as he no longer helps her out with her therapy. Mariah craves her dad’s affection. John, a very traditional dad, doesn’t approve of teen Taylor’s punk-goth style and strong-will; they are constantly butting heads. The most difficult part of the day for Denise is when she’s trying to do therapy with Mariah and the little ones interrupt and distract them. The girls’ tantrums and demands have driven Denise to the end of her rope. Jo’s faced with the challenge of saving Dad’s relationships with the two oldest girls, especially Taylor, before they’re too far gone, and getting Denise to demand respect from the little ones and keep them from interfering with her therapy time with Mariah. Can this family be saved?
WHAT ABOUT BRIAN — MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) — “What About Finding Your Place…” — Now that both Brian and Bridget have lost their real estate jobs and she has lost her condo, she moves into Brian’s apartment, where he has taken a job as the building manager. Brian helps two extremely attractive women, Laura (Jessica Szohr) and Stephanie (guest star Stacy Keibler), move into the apartment downstairs. Meanwhile, Deena and Dave discuss whether he should move back home to help with their daughter’s ear surgery recovery, Nicole fantasizes about Jamie (Tom Parker), her “manny,” and now that he’s separated, Adam takes a vow of celibacy.
BOSTON LEGAL TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) “Fat Burner” Alan once again defends Denny who is arrested, this time for illegally shipping human fat out of the country to create a new source of fuel production. Meanwhile, Clarence Bell must put on a brave face as he tries his first case a homicide with the help of Bethany Horowitz and Paul Lewiston, and a member of Crane Poole & Schmidt bids farewell.
GEORGE LOPEZ WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:00-8:30 p.m.) “George Testi-lies for Benny” — When Benny’s embittered mother (guest starring Rita Moreno), defense attorney (guest starring Adam West) and judge (guest starring Marilyn Milian) all turn against her, Benny depends on George’s testimony to earn her freedom from jail.
THE KNIGHTS OF PROSPERITY — WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:30-9:00 p.m.) — “Operation: Save Esperanza” Just as the Knights are ready to rob Mick Jagger’s apartment, they notice that Esperanza is missing from their pre-heist meeting. Worried, Eugene and the gang head over to the diner to find Esperanza being held captive by her ex-boyfriend, Enrico, a dangerous Colombian gangster. Now it’s up to the Knights to rescue Esperanza, but their bravado might put a kink in their long-running plan to rob Jagger. Bobby Cannavale guest stars as Enrico.
ACCORDING TO JIM — WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (9:00-9:30 p.m.) — “Separate Ways” Dana and baby Tanner stay with Jim and Cheryl while Ryan is away, but Jim complains the baby’s crying keeps him up all night, so Cheryl urges Jim to stays over at Andy’s. The guys end up enjoying some male bonding while Cheryl and Dana secretly enjoy their pampering girl time without Jim around. All is perfect — until Ryan returns.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (9:30-10:00 p.m.) — “Oh, Henry!” — Jason, on the verge of going to jail, can cut a deal if he rats on his Uncle Henry, who happens to be his mother Donna’s (guest star Jane Seymour) favorite brother. Jason begs Harry to help him with his mother because she always favored Harry over him. Things quickly get hot when Donna’s flirting with Harry leads to a deep, passionate kiss, leaving Harry more than a little flustered. And Kelly takes Sherman to a strip club in an attempt to get him over his wife.
LOST — WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) — “Flashes Before Your Eyes” A suspicious and determined Hurley enlists Charlie to help him wrangle the truth out of Desmond, who has been acting strangely ever since the implosion of the hatch.
UGLY BETTY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m.) “Derailed” Family matters force Daniel to reconnect with Grace Chin (guest star Lucy Liu, in the first of a two-episode arc), a girl he once stood up for a date in college. She’s now known as “The Chin,” NYC’s most powerful lawyer. Betty makes a new friend, Charlie, (guest star Jayma Mays), a likable out-of-towner she meets in the Mode cafeteria, only to find out Charlie is Henry’s girlfriend. Meanwhile, a blizzard descends on the city and derails plans, as Christina, trapped in the office with Marc, struggles to put together a gown for Sarah Jessica Parker; Wilhelmina and Alexis get stranded in a sports bar, and Hilda, Santos and Justin get stuck on the subway on the way to see Justin’s favorite musical, “Hairspray.” Jerry O’Connell guest stars as Joel. The winning entry in the “Ugly Betty” “Design A Dress” contest will be seen in tonight’s episode.
GREY’S ANATOMY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (9:00-10:01 p.m.) — “Drowning on Dry Land” The second part of a three-episode arc that will challenge the interns of Seattle Grace and “Grey’s” fans as well like never before.
EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m.) “O’Donnell Family” In a rare and heartbreaking story from Austin, TX, a new home will be presented to Patrick and Jeanette O’Donnell, the parents of six children five of whom have been diagnosed with and suffer from multiple forms of autism. The O’Donnell family’s case is exceedingly rare, as national autism experts have not recorded a single other family in the United States with five autistic children. Classic autistics have problems talking, relating to people and playing. They can be hypersensitive to their environment and react strongly to certain sounds, colors and textures. Caitlin, the oldest at 15, and Kiernan, their youngest at 5, have the most severe form, called classic autism, and are expect to live with their family their whole lives. Furthermore, supporting the family keeps Patrick away from home most of the time, as he balances two jobs to make ends meet, working by day at a mail distribution center and by night as an umpire for softball games for the city of Austin. With a salary barely adequate for a special needs family of eight, the O’Donnells are struggling, to say the least. With thirty days left until foreclosure on their home and worries of losing their children to the state if their home isn’t deemed to be a safe and secure environment, the O’Donnells are in desperate need of a new home that is specifically suited to each of their children’s very different sensory needs.
BROTHERS & SISTERS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18 (10:03-11:00 p.m.) – “Love Is Difficult” — Some intel from the office staff may sway Kitty’s vote about her future with Senator McCallister. Meanwhile, Sarah and Joe dive further into therapy (guest starring Joel Gray as marriage counselor Dr. Jude Bar-Shalom), and Tommy has a chance encounter with a distant relative that will change everything for the Walker family.
WIFE SWAP MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m.) — “Haigwood/Hess-Webb” — This week Barbara Haigwood, a survivalist farm mother who eats only a raw food diet and shelters her children from mainstream society, swaps lives with status conscious Kim Hess-Webb, a mother whose family believes in keeping up appearances and whose six-year-old daughter and four-year-old son discuss the art of Picasso and Monet. Kim is in for the shock of her life when she meets the Haigwoods, who eat raw chicken, raw beef and 20 raw eggs a day. Meanwhile, Barbara is forced to be made over by Kim’s stylist husband, Robert, and in the second week of the swap she asks him to slaughter a chicken.
SUPERNANNY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) “McAfee Family” — Brian McAfee is a newly-divorced father of four children, living a lonely, isolated life in Alaska. Brokenhearted and bewildered, Brian has shut himself off from the world and even his own children in many ways. He doesn’t know any of his neighbors or his kids’ teachers. He’s uncomfortable doing girly things with his daughters, which has left a big gap in their relationship with him, especially the oldest, Elie (9). Brian’s also baffled by his son’s troubles with schoolwork, their house is a disaster, and all four kids have serious behavior problems because there’s no discipline at home. This is the first time Jo has ever helped a single dad. Can she get Brian out of the house and back into the world for his own sake and that of his children?
WHAT ABOUT BRIAN MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) “What About Temptations” — Dave is surprised to see that his new boss, Natasha (Tiffani Thiessen), turns out to be his former intern. She has re-invented herself from being overweight and non-descript into a sexy, manipulative and shrewd businesswoman. While Bridget is away on a business trip, Brian’s downstairs neighbors, Laura and Stephanie (Stacy Keibler), convince him to let them use his apartment for a party that turns raucous. Meanwhile, the still-celibate Adam continues to pursue his law partnership, Dave moves into the guest room back home and Nicole has an erotic dream about her “manny.”
BOSTON LEGAL TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) “The Good Lawyer” — Alan Shore pulls double-duty in court, representing two separate clients: A woman who stole her late father’s plastinized body from an art museum, and a cognitive therapist fired from his job at a hospital for imparting his belief in UFOs to his clients. Meanwhile, Clarence Bell is emotionally distracted by Claire Simms’ invitation to dinner — and possibly more — at her house, Bethany Horowitz forces Denny Crane to attend temple with her, and Denise Bauer and Brad Chase continue to be at odds about the future or lack thereof of their relationship.
GEORGE LOPEZ WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8:00-8:30 p.m.) “Sabes Gay, It’s George’s Fantasy Episode” George, upset about being publicly humiliated at work, downs a shot of liquor along with the worm in it and hallucinates that he and Ernie are gay and about to be married to each other.
THE KNIGHTS OF PROSPERITY — WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8:30-9:00 p.m.) — “Operation: Panic Room” On a weekend when Rockefeller discovers there won’t be any security, the Knights finally reach the promised land: they make it inside Mick Jagger’s apartment and have a ball rummaging through his treasure trove of personal possessions. Unfortunately, their fun comes to an abrupt halt when their misguided ways get them locked up in Mick’s personal “panic” room, attempting to devise an escape plan before the rock icon’s security returns. New York’s Fox5 News Anchor Ernie Anastos guest stars.
ACCORDING TO JIM — WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (9:00-9:30 p.m.) — “Dino-Mite” Dana and Cheryl hesitantly entrust Ryan and Jim to watch the kids and baby Tanner while they have a girls’ night out. But Jim sneaks the brood into the museum after hours to see the dinosaur exhibit, and their shenanigans result in the destruction of the Tyrannosaurus Rex display.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY — WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (9:30-10:00 p.m.) — “The Good, the Bad and the Mob” When Harry’s son, Dylan, is repeatedly harassed by a school bully, Kelly ignores Harry’s passive solution by hiring two goons from the massage parlor to protect Dylan at school. And when Jason finally gets Dr. Joanna to go out with him, he finds himself mortified as all his possessions get repossessed right in front of her.
LOST — WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) — “Stranger in a Strange Land” A power play ensues between Jack and “The Others” as Juliet’s future hangs in the balance. Meanwhile, Kate, Sawyer and Karl continue on their journey away from “Alcatraz.”
THE OPRAH WINFREY OSCAR SPECIAL — THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (10:01-11:00 p.m. — Oprah Winfrey presents her first ever primetime Oscar special celebrating Academy Award winners in an unprecedented way. Oscar winners Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Jamie Foxx have chosen the award-winning actor they most want to talk to, and you’ll see their revealing and intimate interviews. Tune in as Julia Roberts meets George Clooney at his Los Angeles home. Then Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe sit down at the famed Beverly Hills Hotel for their first-ever on-camera appearance together, and Jamie Foxx goes one-on-one with the iconic Sidney Poitier on the stage where he won his Oscar for “Lilies of the Field” in 1963.
THE 79th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS — SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m., ET) Ellen DeGeneres hosts Hollywood’s biggest night! The ceremonies honoring film achievements for 2006 will be broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET, with a half-hour arrivals segment, “Road to the Oscars.” The Oscars are produced by Laura Ziskin and directed by Louis J. Horvitz.
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE POST-OSCAR SPECIAL SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (12:05-1:05 a.m. ET/PT time approximate after the Academy Awards and local news) “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will present the second post-Oscars show. The night’s special guests will be named later in a separate announcement.
WIFE SWAP MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m.) “Hamilton/Lowe” Angie Hamilton, a primped and proper mom who runs a high-end salon for little girls, swaps lives with Anita Lowe, a hardworking mom who bottles and sells deer urine with her husband.
SUPERNANNY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) — “Goins Family” Karolee and Jay Goins have a beautiful young family with a not-so-pretty problem. Mom 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 brother’s worst tricks. The kids’ aggression and utter lack of respect, coupled with Dad acting like the fourth 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?
TO IRAQ AND BACK: BOB WOODRUFF REPORTS — TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) — In his first on-air reporting since being severely injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq last January, ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff will tell the incredible story of his severe wounding and amazing but painstaking recovery over the past year. Through interviews with the ABC News team and soldiers with him on that fateful patrol, as well as the military and civilian medical teams who saved his life, we learn about Woodruff’s journey from the battlefield in Iraq to Germany and finally home to the United States.
GEORGE LOPEZ WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 (8:00-8:30 p.m.) “George Thinks Vic’s Fiance is Lion about Being a Cheetah” George seeks help from a popular reality TV game show in order to expose Vic’s cheating, gold-digging fiance (guest star Stacy Keibler).
THE KNIGHTS OF PROSPERITY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 (8:30-9:00 p.m.) “Operation: Oswald Montecristo” Copy still to come.
ACCORDING TO JIM — WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 (9:00-9:30 p.m.) — “In Case of Jimergency” Jim’s health insurance is cancelled after he argues with a claims representative about his bill, but he doesn’t tell Cheryl. When Cheryl gets a cold, Andy convinces Jim to buy tropical fish antibiotics at a pet store to prevent Cheryl from going to a doctor. The pills work and she improves. But when Jim catches Cheryl’s cold and takes the same fish pills, he has an allergic reaction. Then Cheryl discovers the truth about the health insurance.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY — WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 (9:30-10:00 p.m.) — “Forbidden Love” Jason is furious to discover that his mother, Donna (guest star Jane Seymour), is having an affair with Harry, forcing him to rethink his love for Joanna. Meanwhile Sherman struggles to maintain his diet, and Dylan develops a crush on Kelly.
LOST — WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) — “Tricia Tanaka Is Dead” Hurley’s discovery of an old, wrecked car on the island leads him on a mission of hope not only for himself, but for a fellow survivor in need of some faith. Meanwhile, Kate and Sawyer reunite with their fellow castaways, but Kate is still torn about leaving Jack behind with “The Others.”