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MAY SWEEPS REDEFINES 'MUST SEE TV' WITH HISTORIC ONE-HOUR SERIES FINALES OF CLASSIC COMEDIES 'FRIENDS' AND 'FRASIER' Fresh Programs Also Include Memorable Season Finales, Ground-shaking Miniseries "10.5," Guest-stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Jason Biggs, Gene Simmons, Thandie Newton, Kate Jackson, Henry Winkler, Jane Krakowski, Laura Linney, Everlast, Rosie Perez, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Tara Reid, Tom Skerritt and Marlo Thomas, Among Others and "The Mentalist" SpecialIn one of the most historic and memorable May sweeps ever, NBC joins America in saying goodbye to two iconic television series in "Friends" and "Frasier" with one-hour series finales balanced between a lineup that includes other milestone season finales, the earth-shaking miniseries "10.5," "The Mentalist" special and a "Must See TV" roster of series guest stars including Jennifer Lopez, Jason Biggs, Gene Simmons, Thandie Newton, Kate Jackson, Henry Winkler, Jane Krakowski, Laura Linney, Everlast, Rosie Perez, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Tara Reid, Tom Skerritt and Marlo Thomas.Among other guest stars are Anthony La Paglia, Jennifer Beals, Tim Curry, Cynthia Gibb, Barry Bostwick, Scott Foley, Christa Miller, Anna Faris and Michael T. Weiss.In addition, between April 29-May 26, last summer's unscripted drama series, "The Restaurant," will continue with new episodes while "Fear Factor" weighs in with special themed episodes -- including one featuring second chances for non-winning contestants.Both of the finales for "Friends" (Thursday, May 6, 9-10 p.m. ET) and "Frasier" (Thursday, May 13, 9-10 p.m. ET) will be preceded by memorable one-hour retrospectives of each series' favorite moments.A summary of primetime series sweeps highlights follows:THURSDAY, APRIL 29FRIENDS -- (8:00-8:32 p.m.)"The One With Rachel's Going Away Party"'FRIENDS' FINALE NEARS WHEN RACHEL SAYS GOODBYE AS HER NEW LIFE IN PARIS BECKONS -- As Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) prepares to leave for Paris, the gang tosses her a farewell party, but rather than face them together, she takes each friend aside to offer a private goodbye. At the same time, Monica (Courteney Cox-Arquette) barks out strict orders as she precisely packs for her new life in the suburbs with Chandler (Matthew Perry) and they keep a watchful eye on the extremely pregnant mother (guest star Anna Faris, "Scary Movie 3") of their future adopted child. Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer also star.FRIENDS - (8:32-9:05 p.m.)"The One With the Birth Mother" (Repeat)OH BABY! CHANDLER A DOCTOR AND MONICA A REVEREND? BIRTH MOTHER MISTAKENLY THINKS SO AS ANNA FARIS ('SCARY MOVIE 3') GUEST-STARS -- A nervous Monica (Courteney Cox Arquette) and Chandler (Matthew Perry) head to Ohio to meet a prospective birth mother (guest star Anna Faris, "Scary Movie 3") but the pregnant woman labors under the false impression that Chandler is a doctor and Monica is a reverend -- and the couple are so eager to adopt that they don't want to tell her the truth. Elsewhere, another mixup allows Ross (David Schwimmer) to get in touch with his feminine side when he agrees to let Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) pick out some new duds before going on a promising date while Joey (Matt LeBlanc) is not afraid to use his fork to fend off a skinny new admirer (guest star Anna Parisse) who likes to pick off food from his plate. Lisa Kudrow also stars.WILL & GRACE -- (9:05-9:59 p.m. ET)"I Do, Oh, No You Di-in't"MARRY ME IN VEGAS; SUPERSTAR JENNIFER LOPEZ, TIM CURRY & HARRY CONNICK JR. GUEST-STAR -- Opting to forgo a picturesque fall wedding to elope in Las Vegas, Karen (Megan Mullally) hops a plane to "Sin City" with fianc? Lyle (guest star John Cleese, "Monty Python") and faithful friends Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack (Sean Hayes) -- but when she bumps into vacationing superstar Jennifer Lopez (as herself), she asks J-Lo to sing at the ceremony. Meanwhile, Leo (guest star Harry Connick, Jr.) returns from Cambodia to meet up with Grace (Debra Messing) at the wedding, but their reunion is delayed by a freak design accident. Shelley Morrison also stars while Tim Curry ("The Rocky Horror Picture Show") also guest stars as Lyle's visiting brother Marion.ER -- (9:59-11:00 p.m. ET)"Abby Normal"DR. WEAVER MAY LOSE BABY WHILE DR. CARTER MAKES WAVES IN FAMILY FORTUNE; THANDIE NEWTON RETURNS TO GUEST-STAR -- A panic-stricken Dr. Weaver (Laura Innes) faces a life-defining moment when she is ordered to give up her son to the Lopez family while Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) greets a returning Kem (guest star Thandie Newton, "Mission: Impossible 2") -- but their meeting with his father (guest star Michael Gross, "Family Ties") is tense after Carter announces plans for his grandmother's estate. Elsewhere, Abby (Maura Tierney) is in the midst of her psychiatric rotation and tries to help a seizure-prone mother with a controversial drug treatment. Meanwhile, Neela (Parminder Nagra) impresses everyone with her lab research, especially when she helps one of the reckless students after he experiments on himself. In addition, Dr. Kovac's (Goran Visnjic) relationship with Sam (Linda Cardellini) and her son Alex grows awkward when his father returns. Alex Kingston, Ming-Na and Mekhi Phifer also star.FRIDAY, APRIL 30DATELINE NBC -- (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)"Show #60"THIRD WATCH -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)"Higher Calling"HEADLESS TORSO LEADS TO GRIEF IN PRECINCT HOUSE; 1970S ICONS KATE JACKSON AND HENRY WINKLER GUEST-STAR AS PROBLEM PARENTS -- When the officers find a headless torso, they have no idea that one of their own will later share in the worst kind of grief while Yokas (Molly Price) is appalled when she probes possible child abuse charges against a dysfunctional mother (guest star Kate Jackson, "Charlie's Angels") and father (Henry Winkler, "Happy Days")-- the latter a questionable lawyer. While the cops sympathize with their mournful fellow officer, Yokas doggedly pursues the mysterious background of the recovering girl's birth mother but time away from her family could jeopardize her own domestic tranquility. Coby Bell, Kim Raver, Carlos Ruivivar, Skipp Sudduth and Jason Wiles also star.SATURDAY, MAY 1NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK -- (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)"Twister" (Repeat)Academy ("As Good As It Gets"), Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner ("Mad About You") Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton ("Titanic") star in one of the most mind blowing-and wind-blown-motion pictures of all time -- "Twister." Two rival teams of scientists, known as storm chasers, catch more than they bargain for when each pursue a massive storm system in Oklahoma. Hunt and Paxton star as Jo and Bill Harding, an estranged couple thrown back together to fight the extremely rare 'f5' twister. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg ("Saving Private Ryan"), Walter Parkes ("Amistad"), Laurie MacDonald ("Men in Black") and Gerald R. Molen ("Schindlers List"). The producers are Kathleen Kenedy ("Schindler's List"), Ian Bryce ("Speed") and Michael Crichton (NBC's "ER"). The director is Jan De Bont ('Speed'). The cast also includes Cary Elwes ("Wish You Were Dead"), Jami Gertz ("Seven Girlfriends") and Lois Smith ("Tumbleweeds"). LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)"Ritual" (Repeat)DETECTIVES ENTER THE WORLD OF SANTERIA IN SEARCH OF CHILD KILLER-- The discovery of the torso of a 7-year-old Nigerian boy leads Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Christopher Meloni) in search for a rogue Santeria practitioner reviving the old traditions of human-sacrifice. However, when the Detectives discover that the sacrifice could have been staged to hide a sex related homicide, they uncover an illegal slave smuggling business. Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Ice-T and Diane Neal also star.SUNDAY, MAY 2DATELINE NBC -- (7:00-9:00 p.m. ET)"Show #61"10.5 -- (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)"Part 1"KIM DELANEY, BEAU BRIDGES, FRED WARD & DULE HILL STAR IN GROUNDBREAKING MINISERIES EVENT -- The earth-rattling miniseries -- named after a monstrous and destructive "10.5" quake that shatters the register on the noted Richter scale -- stars Kim Delaney ("NYPD Blue") as Dr. Samantha Hill, an intellectual earthquake research scientist at a noted university in Washington state. Dr. Hill's alternative theories -- which test the boundaries of current research -- and her take-charge attitude cause friction with her peers. The controversial Dr. Hill is effectively entrusted with saving the West Coast from a series of earthquakes that threaten to permanently separate it from the rest of North America. Beau Bridges ("The Agency") also stars as President Paul Hollister, who joins with Roy Nolan (Fred Ward, "Sweet Home Alabama"), Executive Director of F.E.M.A., as they attempt to prevent the catastrophic natural disaster. Dule Hill (NBC's "The West Wing"), Ivan Sergei (NBC's "Crossing Jordan"), John Schneider ("Smallville") and Kaley Cucco ("8 Simple Rules") also star in the film.MONDAY, MAY 3FEAR FACTOR -- (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)"#432 - 2nd Chance Episode"MANY HAPPY RETURNS; SPECTACULAR STUNTS -- A new episode features six of "Fear Factor's" favorite lovable losers from previous episodes as they return to attempt some of the show's most spectacular stunts to date. Among them is an aeronautical first involving a beam walk suspended over water -- and below two helicopters high requiring the transfer of flags. Another requires driving an automobile up a ramp, flipping the vehicle, and sending it sailing across a moving train. Joe Rogan hosts.10.5 -- (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)"Part 2"KIM DELANEY, BEAU BRIDGES, FRED WARD & DULE HILL STAR IN CONCLUSION OF GROUNDBREAKING MINISERIES EVENT -- In the conclusion of the earth-rattling miniseries -- named after a monstrous and destructive "10.5" quake -- stars Kim Delaney ("NYPD Blue") as Dr. Samantha Hill, an intellectual earthquake research scientist at a noted university in Washington state. Dr. Hill's alternative theories -- which test the boundaries of current research -- and her take-charge attitude cause friction with her peers. The controversial Dr. Hill is effectively entrusted with saving the West Coast from a series of earthquakes that threaten to permanently separate it from the rest of North America. Beau Bridges ("The Agency") also stars as President Paul Hollister, who joins with Roy Nolan (Fred Ward, "Sweet Home Alabama"), Executive Director of F.E.M.A., as they attempt to prevent the catastrophic natural disaster. Dule Hill (NBC's "The West Wing"), Ivan Sergei (NBC's "Crossing Jordan"), John Schneider ("Smallville") and Kaley Cucco ("8 Simple Rules") also star in the film.TUESDAY, MAY 4NBC SPECIALS -- (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)"The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 4"NBC brings back more laughs with the latest in the popular series of game-show specials that will feature even more clips that have not been seen on network television. Co-hosted by Bob Eubanks ("The Newlywed Game") and Chuck Woolery ("Lingo"), the special includes other comical, unscripted moments between contestants from past and present game shows. "The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments, 4" is produced by NBC Studios. Scott Satin (NBC's "Meet My Folks") is creator/executive producer and writer.FRASIER -- (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET)"Crock Tales"AN OLD CROCK TELLS TALES - ROSIE PEREZ ("Do the Right Thing") GUEST-STARS - Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) stumbles across an old earthenware crock in his kitchen that brings back many tales and memories, including Roz's (Peri Gilpin) failed attempt to set Frasier up with her obnoxious friend Lisbeth, (guest star Rosie Perez) which turned into a sticky situation. David Hyde Pierce, John Mahoney and Jane Leeves also star.SCRUBS -- (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET)"My Best Friend's Wedding"THE WEDDING DAY FINALLY ARRIVES FOR TURK AND CARL WHILE, JD STRUGGLES TO MEND HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH ELLIOT; SCOTT FOLEY, TARA REID, FREDDY RODRIGUEZ, AND CHRISTA MILLER GUEST-STAR -- On the day of his wedding Turk (Donald Faison), picks up an extra shift at the hospital to get some extra time off for his honeymoon. Inevitably, what should be a very simple procedure turns into a life-or-death situation when he discovers complications with his patient and gets stuck at the hospital. Meanwhile, a stressed-out Carla (Judy Reyes) tries to manage the situation at the church while her groom is missing even as her brother Mark (guest star Freddy Rodriguez) continues to antagonize her. After telling Elliot (Sarah Chalke) he is not in love with her, JD (Zach Braff) tries to mend their friendship by getting Sean (guest star Scott Foley) back together with Elliot. John C. McGinley, Ken Jenkins, and Neil Flynn also star.LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)"Bound"THE ELDERLY BECOME A TARGET FOR MURDER; TONY WINNER JANE KRAKOWSKI GUEST-STARS -- When a wealthy senior citizen is found raped and murdered in her luxury brownstone apartment, Detectives Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Benson (Mariska Hargitay) track down the victim's most recent gentlemen callers. However, when the homicide matches two previous senior murders, the detectives believe they have a serial killer on the loose, and attempt to find a connection between these victims. Tony winner Jane Krakowski ("Nine," "Ally McBeal") guest-stars. Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Ice-T and Diane Neal also star.WEDNESDAY, MAY 5FRIENDS -- (8:00-8:32 p.m.)"The One Where Estelle Dies"RACHEL'S NEWS FLASH TAKES EVERYONE -- ESPECIALLY ROSS AND JOEY -- BY SURPRISE -- When Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) makes a startling announcement, Ross (David Schwimmer) finagles to try to win back her old job with her former fashion employer while Joey (Matt LeBlanc) is so flustered with all of the upheavals in his friends' lives that Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) conspires to keep him from learning about the sudden death of his sadsack agent. Meanwhile, Monica (Courteney Cox Arquette) and Chandler (Matthew Perry) check out the house for sale next door to their new digs -- and make a horrifying discovery.FRIENDS - (8:32-9:00 p.m.)"The One With Rachel's Going Away Party" (Repeat)'FRIENDS' FINALE NEARS WHEN RACHEL SAYS GOODBYE AS HER NEW LIFE IN PARIS BECKONS -- As Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) prepares to leave for Paris, the gang tosses her a farewell party, but rather than face them together, she takes each friend aside to offer a private goodbye. At the same time, Monica (Courteney Cox-Arquette) barks out strict orders as she precisely packs for her new life in the suburbs with Chandler (Matthew Perry) and they keep a watchful eye on the extremely pregnant mother (guest star Anna Faris, "Scary Movie 3") of their future adopted child. Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer also star.DATELINE NBC -- (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)"Show #62 - 'Friends' Interviews"THURSDAY, MAY 6FRIENDS -- (8:00-8:59 p.m. ET)"The One With All the Other Ones"'FRIENDS' RETROSPECTIVE PRECEDES SERIES FINALE -- A one-hour retrospective looking back over 10 years of favorite moments of America's number-one comedy.FRIENDS -- (8:59-10:05 p.m. ET)"The Last One"'FRIENDS' SERIES FINALE -- AFTER 10 YEARS, THE FRIENDS PREPARE TO SAY GOODBYE -- Filled with humor and bittersweet emotion, the series finale of "Friends" finds Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross embarking on the next chapters in their lives. The six of them have been there for each other through all the ups and downs of becoming adults. Now, it's their last day together, and it's one of momentous events and last-minute surprises. Even as the friends make major decisions on their futures, there is a bond between them that will last forever, no matter where their paths lead.ER -- (10:05-11:00 p.m. ET)"Midnight"ALARMED DR. CARTER RUSHES PREGNANT MAKEMBA TO E.R. WHILE DR.GREENE'S DAUGHTER SUDDENLY RE-APPEARS -- Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) is alarmed as he rushes his pregnant girlfriend Kem (guest star Thandie Newton, "Mission: Impossible 2") into the E.R. when he suspects trouble, while Dr. Corday (Alex Kingston) gets a jolt from the past when the late Dr. Greene's teen daughter Rachel (guest star Hallee Hirsh) shows up with her boyfriend looking for a haven -- and some "morning-after" pills. Elsewhere, Neela (Parminder Nagra) prepares for her graduation by welcoming 20 family members while Abby (Maura Tierney) -- who hasn't passed the boards yet -- prefers to sit it out. Before the ceremonies, Neela and Dr. Pratt (Mekhi Phifer) seek out an overweight teenager whose blood pressure could indicate deadly heart disease. In addition, Nurse Sam (Linda Cardellini) is uneasy about Steve (guest star Cole Hauser), her "ex," who is moving back in her apartment, while Frank (Troy Evans) returns after his cardiac attack. Laura Innes, Goran Visnjic, Ming-Na and Sherry Stringfield also star.FRIDAY, MAY 7DATELINE NBC -- (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)"Show #63"THIRD WATCH -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)"Monsters"GENE SIMMONS OF 'KISS' GUEST STARS AS SINS OF A VENGEFUL FATHER COULD COST MANY POLICE LIVES -- A vengeful father (guest star Gene Simmons, "KISS") throws the weight of his crime organization in an all-out operation to kill Cruz (Tia Texada) and Bosco (Jason Wiles) -- who he deems responsible for the car-chase death of his son including the pursuing officers, As the cops are lured to their fates in different destinations, Yokas (Molly Price) gets some startling family news and the new paramedic Grace (guest star Cara Buono) turns some heads with her take-charge street savvy. Coby Bell, Anthony Ruivivar, Chris Bauer, Kim Raver, Nia Long and Skipp Sudduth also star.SATURDAY, MAY 8NBC SPECIALS -- (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)"The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 3" (Repeat)ALL NEW HILARIOUS GAME SHOW MOMENTS - In this last installment of NBC's trio of game show specials, "The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 3" will feature even more clips that have not been seen on network television. Hosted by Bob Eubanks ("The Newlywed Game"), the special includes other comical, unscripted moments between contestants on past and present game shows such as "To tell the Truth," "Family Feud," "Password," "100,000 Pyramid" "Say When," "Name That Tune," "Scrabble," and "The Joker's Wild," among others. "The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 1, 2 and 3" are from NBC Studios. Scott Satin (NBC's "Meet My Folks") is creator/executive producer and writer.NBC SPECIALS -- (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)"The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments" (Repeat)ENCORE, ENCORE - NBC PRESENTS THE MOST HILARIOUS MOMENTS FROM FAVORITE GAME SHOWS - In this encore version of "The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 1," comical, unscripted moments from over 20 classic and modern television game shows are featured. The special will also feature clips of past and present game show hosts such as Richard Dawson ("Family Feud"), Gene Rayburn ("The Match Game"), Anne Robinson ("Weakest Link") and Regis Philbin ("Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"). Scenes from the following programs are scheduled to be included: "Card Sharks," "Concentration," "Family Feud," "Hollywood Squares," "I've Got A Secret," "Jeopardy," "Let's Make A Deal," "Name That Tune," "Password," "Press Your Luck," "Tattletales," "The Dating Game," "The Match Game," "The Newlywed Game," "To Tell The Truth," "Weakest Link," "What's My Line," "Wheel of Fortune," "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," and "Win Ben Stein's Money." "The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 1, 2 and 3" are from NBC Studios. Scott Satin (NBC's "Meet My Folks") is creator/executive producer and writer.LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)"Families" (Repeat)THE MURDER OF A TEENAGE GIRL UNCOVERS TWO FAMILIES' SECRET -- When the body of a murdered 16-year-old girl is uncovered in the middle of a rape arrest, Detectives Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Benson (Mariska Hargitay) tract the victims final hours, in the process discovering she was pregnant. However, when a


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