Primetime Schedule April 10 - April 16, 2005
NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, APR 10 2005 - SATURDAY, APR 16 2005
(ALL TIMES EASTERN) .
Sunday, April 10 2005
DATELINE NBC - SUNDAY --(7:00PM-8:00PM)
THE CONTENDER --(8:00PM-9:00PM) --(TV-PG) .
THE CONTENDER EPISODE 7-- When the East and West are challenged to
clean up the ghetto, tempers flare as each man struggles to do his part
for the team. With only a few boxers left to fight in the first round the
power to choose who will fight will be key. Sugar Ray Leonard and
Slyvester Stallone host. Stallone also serves as Executive Producer.
LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT --(9:00PM-10:00PM) --(TV-14) .
GOREN PONDERS LONELY SLAYING SUSPECT WHO KILLS AND COLLECTS PRETTY
WOMEN -- NEIL PATRICK HARRIS GUEST STARS-- A shy, lonely man (guest star,
Neil Patrick Harris) becomes the focus of a police investigation when a
stripper is found murdered -- with part of her calf missing -- and
Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) zero in when
another woman escapes his clutches, leading them to believe the suspect
wants a "mindless" female to keep him company. However, as the
noose is tightened, a sympathetic Goren clashes with his superiors over
how to prosecute the pathetic killer. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance
CROSSING JORDAN --(10:00PM-11:00PM) --(TV-14) .
"You Really Got Me"
NEW EVIDENCE CASTS DOUBT ON A CASE FROM JORDAN'S PAST; SANDRA BERNHARD
GUEST STARS - The suicide of a one-armed Boston man leads Jordan (Jill
Hennessy) to uncover the missing murder weapon from an eight-year-old Los
Angeles homicide, in which she helped send the alleged murderer to death
row. However, with five days to go before the execution, Jordan and Woody
(Jerry O'Connell) head to L.A. hoping to find evidence that will save an
innocent life. Elsewhere, when the body of a vagrant whom Bug (Ravi Kapoor)
witnessed being kidnapped ends up in the morgue, the troubled scientist
teams up with Det. Roz Framus (guest star Sandra Bernhard,
"Roseanne") in his search for answers. Miguel Ferrer, Kathryn
Hahn and Steve Valentine also star.
Monday, April 11 2005
FEAR FACTOR --(8:00PM-9:00PM) --(TV-PG)
"No.529 - Miss Usa Episode"
ALL MISS USA EPISODE GIVES SWIMSUIT COMPETITION NEW MEANING -- In this
special episode hosted by Joe Rogan, a half-dozen contestants from the
"Miss USA 2005" competition - which immediately follows this
episode of the hit reality show -- must decide if they have the guts and
determination to face their most primal fears when confronted with a
series of challenging stunts under the supervision of professional
Hollywood stunt coordinators. "Fear Factor" does not take it
easy on the beautiful contestants as a finalist emerges from their three
wet 'n' wild challenges. To prevent the judges from giving the women an
unfair advantage (or disadvantage) their names and states cannot be
revealed until the telecast. As with every pulse-racing "Fear
Factor" episode, these brawny-yet-brainy beauties compete against
themselves, extreme challenges -- and each other -- in the hopes of taking
home a cash prize of up to $50,000 at the end of the hour.
NBC SPECIALS --(9:00PM-11:00PM) --(TV-PG) .
"Miss Usa 2005 Pageant"
Billy Bush and Nancy O'Dell (NBC's" Access Hollywood") host
this year's "Miss USA®2005", a two-hour primetime telecast live
from the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore, Maryland. During the telecast,
contestants from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia will be
evaluated upon three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview
competition before the current reigning Miss USA ® 2004, Shandi Finnessey,
will crown her successor as the new Miss USA ® 2005. Six-time Olympic
gold medallist Michael Phelps; CoverGirl supermodel and star of NBC's
"Las Vegas" Molly Sims; boxing legend and co-star of NBC's
"The Contender" Sugar Ray Leonard; and world-renowned beauty
expert Frédéric Fekkai will headline the celebrity judging panel for the
Miss USA® 2005 pageant. Also featured on this year's judging panel are:
famed fashion designer Pamela Dennis, notorious ladies-man Raj Bhakta from
NBC's "The Apprentice," model Nicola Breytanbach and Brody
Hutzler from NBC's "Days of Our Lives.." The Miss Universe
Organization, producer of the "Miss Universe®," "Miss
USA®" and "Miss Teen USA®" Pageants, is a Donald J. Trump
and NBC Universal partnership. Donald J. Trump and Phil Gurin
("Weakest Link") serve as executive producers.
Tuesday, April 12 2005
WILL & GRACE --(8:00PM-8:30PM) --(TV-14) .
"Will & Grace & Vince & Nadine"
"SEX AND THE CITY'S" KRISTIN DAVIS GUEST STARS -- When Will
(Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) meet Vince's (guest star Bobby
Cannavale) best female friend, Nadine (guest star Kristine Davis), they
notice some striking similarities with their own relationship. Meanwhile,
Karen (Megan Mullally) is still angry with Grace and decides to leave the
interior design firm when Jack (Sean Hayes) comes to her rescue and hires
her to be his new assistant at "Out TV."
SCRUBS --(8:30PM-9:00PM) --(TV-14)
"My Last Chance"
J.D. TRIES TO WOO MOLLY FOR ONE LAST CHANCE--HEATHER GRAHAM AND MOLLY
SHANNON GUEST STAR--Molly (guest star Heather Graham) announces to
everyone that she's moving away for a new job opportunity, which stirs the
waters of the triangle between herself, J.D. (Zach Braff) and Elliot
(Sarah Chalke). When J.D. and Molly end up making-out at her going-away
party, Elliot plays games with J.D. when he asks for her blessing for him
to sleep with Molly before she leaves town. Meanwhile, Dr. Cox (John C.
McGinley) has to fulfill community service hours and gets stuck riding
around with a neurotic ambulance driver (guest star Molly Shannon) who
drives him insane. Donald Faison, Judy Reyes and Ken Jenkins also star.
SCRUBS --(9:00PM-9:30PM) --(TV-14)
"My Big Move"
TURK DEALS WITH THE REALIZATION THAT HIS BEST FRIEND MADE OUT WITH HIS
WIFE AND DR. COX IS FORCED TO ASK ELLIOT FOR HELP-- Reeling after the news
that J.D (Zach Braff) and Carla (Judy Reyes) kissed after a night at the
bar, Turk (Donald Faison) lets the two of them decided who will take
responsibility and have to deal with the silent treatment indefinitely.
Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) reluctantly turns to Elliot (Sarah Chalke) for
help getting through to a young, female patient (guest star Sarah Ramos,
NBC's "American Dreams"). Meanwhile, Janitor (Neil Flynn)
petitions Dr. Kelso (Ken Jenkins) for a new janitor's uniform, only to
find his coworkers no longer fear him in his new threads.
THE OFFICE --(9:30PM-10:00PM) --(TV-14)
ONLY THE STRONG WILL SURVIVE -- Amid the rumors of downsizing, Michael
(Steve Carell) tries to raise employee morale with a birthday party,
despite the fact that the closest birthday is a month away. As the
birthday card for Meredith (Kate Flannery) makes the rounds in the office,
Michael struggles to pen the funniest birthday message. Meanwhile, Dwight
(Rainn Wilson) asks Jim (John Krasinski) to form a
"Survivor"-type alliance so they can protect themselves during
the upcoming downsizing. Elsewhere, Oscar (Oscar Nunez) collects pledges
for his nephew's cerebral palsy charity walk. Michael tops everyone's
donation by offering twenty-five dollars - not realizing the donation is
per mile - and tries to back track on his generous offer. Jenna Fischer
and B.J. Novak also star.
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT --(10:00PM-11:00PM) --(TV-14) .
A MAN PREYS ON VULNERABLE WOMEN TO JUSTIFY HIS OWN LIFSTYLE-- MARY
STUART MASTERSON GUEST STARS -- When Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler
(Chris Meloni) investigate a series of assaults in the Upper West side,
they find that they will have to rely on the help of psychiatrist Rebecca
Hendrix (guest star Mary Stuart Masterson) and her schizophrenic patient,
also a victim of this crime, to nail down their predator. The
investigation takes an unexpected turn when Benson and Stabler locate the
criminal, Thomas Mathers (guest star Dallas Roberts). However, conflicting
evidence leaves Benson and Stabler questioning whether or not Thomas is
the right man to have in custody. Diane Neal, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer,
and Ice-T also star.
Wednesday, April 13 2005
REVELATIONS --(9:00PM-10:00PM) --(TV-PG) .
"Hour 1 - Series Premiere"
COULD THE END OF DAYS BE NEAR? -- From executive producer Gavin Polone
("Panic Room") and writer/creator David Seltzer ("The
Omen") comes "Revelations," a six-hour event series
starring Bill Pullman ("Independence Day") as Harvard professor
Dr. Richard Massey, an astrophysicist whose certainty that all worldly
events can be explained by Science, is challenged by a nun, Sister Josepha
Montafiore (Natascha McElhone, "Solaris"), who leads him on a
journey through the unfamiliar world of faith. Drawn together by personal
tragedy, these unlikely partners -- one who worships God and one who
worships Science -- are propelled into a deepening mystery, finding
evidence that the world, as predicted by The Book of Revelation, has
reached The End of Days. The time of miracles is once again at hand --
both Heaven sent, and sent from Hell. Satanist Isaiah Haden (Michael
Massee, "24") has answered the calling of his "Lord"
to make certain the Armies of Darkness will triumph in the apocalyptic
battle to come. Also starring, Chelsey and Brittney Coyle, Tobin Bell and
LAW & ORDER --(10:00PM-11:00PM) --(TV-14) .
(Trial By Jury Cross-Over Episode)"
BED-HOPPING LAWYER FOUND SLAIN AS DETECTIVES SUSPECT FOUL PLAY AMONG
LEGAL EAGLES; STORY CONTINUES IN CROSSOVER WITH 'LAW & ORDER: TRIAL BY
JURY' -- When a promiscuous young lawyer is found bludgeoned to death in
her office, Detectives Fontana (Dennis Farina) and Green (Jesse L. Martin)
investigate her former lovers at the high-powered law firm until DNA
evidence points to one attorney Ron Drexler (guest star Paul Fitzgerald)
who was in the office at the time of the murder. When evidence is
dismissed by a judge -- and a shocking crime takes place -- A.D.A. McCoy
(Sam Waterston) must leverage clout against a senior partner Nathan Fogg
(guest star Fritz Weaver) who is the suspect's alibi, as well as the
subject of a Securities Exchange investigation. Annie Parisse, S. Epatha
Merkerson and Fred Dalton Thompson also star.
Thursday, April 14 2005
JOEY --(8:00PM-8:30PM) --(TV-14)
"Joey And The Assistant"
JOEY GETS AN ASSISTANT-- Joey (Matt Le Blanc) discovers that he can
hire a personal assistant now that he is a big-time celebrity on a hit TV
show and begins the interview process. Michael is frustrated when his
"friend" Seth decides to patent an idea by himself even though
the y came up with the idea together.
WILL & GRACE --(8:30PM-9:00PM) --(TV-14) .
"The Birds And The Bees"
JACK AND KAREN STALK BIRD OF A DIFFERENT FEATHER -- LUKE PERRY AND
EDWARD BURNS GUEST STAR -- Grace (Debra Messing) drags Will (Eric
McCormack) along to keep her in check during her first date with Nick
(guest star Edward Burns) only to leave a heated Will at his table for
one. Meanwhile, Karen (Megan Mullally) hatches a wild plan to get Jack
(Sean Hayes) a date with Aaron (guest star Luke Perry), the neighborhood
bird enthusiast, only to ruffle some feathers when things don't quite go
as planned. Shelley Morrison also stars.
THE APPRENTICE --(9:00PM-9:59PM) --(TV-PG) .
"A Lonely Drive"
With six candidates left, the teams are challenged to create a
promotional brochure for a limited edition automobile. The task goes all
night and both project managers have different experiences with their
teammates as the task continues into the early morning hours.
ER --(9:59PM-11:00PM) --(TV-14)
"An Intern'S Guide To The Galaxy"
Neela (Parminder Nagra) returns to the ER after working at the
Convenient Store near the hospital. On Neela's first day, Pratt (Mekhi
Phifer) expects the interns, Abby (Maura Tierney), Ray (Shane West) and
Neela to take on a large patient load during their shifts at the hospital.
Pratt turns processing the patients into a competition, in which Ray is
clearly going to be the winner. In the rush to process the patients and
stay in the lead, however, Ray makes a big mistake donating a patient's
organs against the family's wishes. Ray helps Abby obtain HIV medication
from the pharmacy against hospital policy for a patient that had
unprotected sex. Carter (Noah Wyle) asks Wendall (Madchen Amick) to walk
out with him in a coy pursuit.
Friday, April 15 2005
DATELINE NBC - FRIDAY --(8:00PM-9:00PM).
THIRD WATCH --(9:00PM-10:00PM) --(TV-14) .
CRUZ SEES DEAD PEOPLE WHEN SHE CONFRONTS FRIGHTENING SANTERIA CULT --
Fearing death, a distracted Sergeant Cruz (Tia Texada) delves into the
frightening world of the cultic Santeria after a woman is burned to death
and encounters a mysterious practitioner (guest star Reg E. Cathey) who
knows her condition -- and soon, even Cruz softens when she thinks she
sees her dead sister. Elsewhere, Carlos (Anthony Ruivivar) is upset when
girlfriend Levine (guest star Yvonne Jung) takes him to meet her backwoods
parents in Virginia where he learns a bit too much about her family.
Meanwhile, Yokas (Molly Price) urges former partner Bosco (Jason Wiles) to
admit his vision is too impaired to stay on the streets. Coby Bell, Nia
Long and Josh Stewart also star.
LAW & ORDER: TRIAL BY JURY --(10:00PM-11:00PM) --(TV-14) .
Law & Order Cross-Over Episode"
'TRIAL BY JURY' RESUMES CROSSOVER STORY FROM 'LAW & ORDER' AS KIBRE
STRUGGLES TO MAKE CASE AGAINST CAREER CRIMINAL AFTER DETECTIVE IS SHOT;
DENNIS FARINA AND RICHARD BELZER AMONG GUEST-STARS -- Continuing a
crossover episode from "Law & Order," A.D.A. Kibre (Bebe
Neuwirth) prosecutes an elusive career criminal Lucas (guest star Ritchie
Coster) for the murder of a sleazy ex-cop and the shooting of a detective.
As A.D.A. Kibre's office works with Detective Fontana (Dennis Farina,
"Law & Order"), they discover their prime suspect might also
be a producer of "snuff" pornography. When a sting goes bad and
a shocking courtroom development cuts the legs from under her case,
Kibre's career teeters on finding why the shootings were committed in the
first place. Richard Belzer ("Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit") guest-stars in a record sixth different series as Detective
Munch ("Homicide," "Law & Order," "X
Files" and "The Beat"). Jesse L, Martin and S. Epatha
Merkerson from "Law & Order," as well as Kirk Acevedo, Fred
Dalton Thompson and Scott Cohen ("NYPD Blue") also star.
Saturday, April 16 2005
CROSSING JORDAN --(8:00PM-9:00PM) --(TV-14) .
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT --(9:00PM-10:00PM) --(TV-14) .
BENSON AND STABLER ARE LED ON A WILD GOOSE CHASE TO FIND A COPYCAT
SERIAL KILLER - ANN MEARA AND DOUG HUTCHINSON GUEST STAR-- Detectives
Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Chris Meloni) discover an abandoned
baby with a note indicating the mother's kidnapping. A trail of clues
connect the mysterious kidnapping to a serial killer on the loose. As they
uncover more murders, the detectives discover that their perpetrator is
copycatting the actions of a serial killer from the past. Guest star Ann
Meara plays the serial killer's mother. Dann Florek, Richard Belzer,
Ice-T, Diane Neal and B.D. Wong also star.
LAW & ORDER --(10:00PM-11:00PM) --(TV-14) .
SLAYING OF WEALTHY HUSBAND HAS DETECTIVES POKING AROUND CARELESS WIFE
-- AND HER BOYFRIEND -- Not long after a wealthy venture capitalist is
found slain in his spacious home, Detectives Fontana (Dennis Farina) and
Green (Jesse L. Martin) suspect the victim's feckless young wife (as
Marley, guest star Andrea Roth) -- as well as the handsome contractor (as
Tremont, guest star Daniel Sunjata) who installed the security system and
was romantically dallying with the wannabe widow. On the legal side,
A.D.A.s McCoy (Sam Waterston) and Southerlyn (Elisabeth Rohm) seek to turn
the cheating wife against her ex-beau, but the bad boy's many "alibi
girlfriends" and a second unexpected crime severely hamstring their
prosecution. S. Epatha Merkerson and Fred Dalton Thompson also star.