Fox February Schedule: Premieres Of ‘The Chicago Code,’ ‘Traffic Light’; Returns Of ‘Glee,’ ‘Raising Hope’ & More
via press release:
FOX KICKS OFF FANTASTIC FEBRUARY
“SUPER BOWL XLV” AND ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “GLEE” FEB. 6;
SERIES PREMIERES OF NEW DRAMA “THE CHICAGO CODE” FEB. 7
AND NEW COMEDY “TRAFFIC LIGHT” FEB. 8;
SPECIAL PRIMETIME “NASCAR ON FOX” RACE FEB. 12;
“AMERICAN IDOL” SEASON 10 HOLLYWOOD ROUNDS FEB. 10, 16, 17 AND 23,
UNVEILING OF THIS YEAR’S TOP 20 SEMIFINALISTS FEB. 24
AND FIRST PERFORMANCES MARCH 1 AND 2
PLUS, BRAND-NEW EPISODES OF “HOUSE,” “THE CHICAGO CODE,”
“GLEE,” “RAISING HOPE,” “TRAFFIC LIGHT,” “AMERICAN IDOL,” “BONES,”
“KITCHEN NIGHTMARES,” “FRINGE,” “COPS,” “AMERICA’S MOST WANTED,”
“AMERICAN DAD,” “THE SIMPSONS,” “BOB’S BURGERS,” “FAMILY GUY”
AND “THE CLEVELAND SHOW” THROUGHOUT THE MONTH
Halle Berry, Ricky Gervais, Justin Timberlake, Candice Bergen, Russell Brand,
Amber Tamblyn, Cloris Leachman, will.i.am, Adam Carolla, Tichina Arnold,
Mary Lynn Rajskub, T-Pain and Basketball Superstars Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard,
LeBron James, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade
Make Guest Appearances in All-New Episodes
This February, FOX delivers massive television events, all-new episodes and big guest stars, including SUPER BOWL XLV followed by an all-new episode of GLEE Feb. 6; the series premiere of THE CHICAGO CODE from acclaimed creator Shawn Ryan Feb. 7; the series premiere of relationship comedy TRAFFIC LIGHT Feb. 8; the heart-pounding season finale of HUMAN TARGET Feb. 9; a special primetime broadcast of NASCAR ON FOX Feb. 12; not-to-be-missed 10th season installments of AMERICAN IDOL, including Hollywood Round episodes Feb. 10, 16, 17 and 23, the reveal of this season’s Top 20 Feb. 24 and the first performance shows March 1 and 2; and all-new episodes of HOUSE, THE CHICAGO CODE, GLEE, RAISING HOPE, TRAFFIC LIGHT, AMERICAN IDOL, BONES, KITCHEN NIGHTMARES, FRINGE, COPS, AMERICA’S MOST WANTED, AMERICAN DAD, THE SIMPSONS, BOB’S BURGERS, FAMILY GUY and THE CLEVELAND SHOW throughout the month.
Here are the highlights, night by night, for this February on FOX:
Mondays this February are nights of gripping, high-quality drama with four all-new installments of HOUSE and four all-new episodes of the compelling new drama THE CHICAGO CODE, including the highly anticipated series premiere the night following SUPER BOWL XLV.
Monday, Feb. 7
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Family Practice”
When Cuddy’s (Lisa Edelstein) stubborn mother, Arlene (guest star Candice Bergen), is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro after complaining about unusual symptoms, she insists that House (Hugh Laurie) be removed from her case, forcing him to come up with unconventional – and illegal – means to treat her. House instructs his team – including Masters (guest star Amber Tamblyn) who is forced to re-evaluate her responsibility to practice within a code of ethics – to follow his lead, and they discover secret details about Arlene’s personal life.
THE CHICAGO CODE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Pilot” – Series Premiere
In the series premiere, Teresa Colvin (Jennifer Beals), Chicago’s city’s first female superintendent, lobbies for a city corruption task force to investigate city politician Alderman Ronin Gibbons (Delroy Lindo). Meanwhile, Colvin’s ex-partner and larger-than-life veteran of the Chicago Police Department (CPD), Jarek Wysocki (Jason Clarke) investigates a suspicious murder in Grant Park alongside his new partner, Caleb Evers (Matt Lauria). Also in Jarek’s charge are his niece, Vonda Wysocki (Devin Kelley); her hotshot partner, Isaac Joiner (Todd Williams); and low-life Liam Hennessey (Billy Lush), an Irish thug who blends in with the gritty world of local crime. Together, these cops stop at nothing navigating the Windy City’s underbelly to fight crime and bring down Alderman Gibbons’ empire of corruption.
Monday, Feb. 14
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “You Must Remember This”
When a waitress (guest star Tina Holmes) with a perfect memory suffers temporary paralysis, her older sister (guest star Claire Rankin) visits her in the hospital, which triggers high stress levels and even more health complications. The patient’s sharp memory proves detrimental when a grudge she’s been holding against her sibling gets in the way of receiving proper medical treatment, and Masters discovers that patching a broken sisterhood may prove to be more complex than diagnosing the patient. Meanwhile, Foreman (Omar Epps) volunteers to help Taub (Peter Jacobson) prepare for a medical examination, while House, determined to help Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) get back in the dating scene, discovers Wilson’s secret new companion.
THE CHICAGO CODE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Hog Butcher”
Following the shocking events related to a fallen officer, Teresa and Jarek vow to bring whoever is responsible to justice. In the meantime, Alderman Gibbons pays a visit to the victim’s family to offer his condolences and plant a few seeds of betrayal, implicating members of the Chicago Police Department. As every officer in the city hits the streets to avenge this cop killer, Jarek and Caleb follow up on some of Liam’s leads, while Vonda and Isaac are promoted to the organized-crime task force.
Monday, Feb. 21
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Two Stories”
House participates in a school’s Career Day and breaks a few rules by sharing explicit medical stories. Waiting outside the principal’s office, he meets two fifth-grade students (guest stars Austin Michael Coleman and Haley Pullos) who assess House’s relationship woes and try to help him understand how his selfish antics get in the way of showing Cuddy how he really feels.
THE CHICAGO CODE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Gillis, Chase & Babyface”
Jarek and Caleb arrive first on the scene at a bank robbery and chase the thief through the streets of Chicago only to find he has met a gruesome end. As the Chicago Police Department pieces together the clues of the robber, Superintendent Colvin conducts a critical meeting with Alderman Gibbons about a key construction site. Duplicitous politicking raises the stakes and further exposes the depth of corruption in the city.
Monday, Feb. 28
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Recession Proof”
A patient (guest star Adrian LaTourelle) is admitted after breaking out in a severe rash triggered by caustic chemical exposure at his blue-collar job. As the team treats him, they discover that he has led his wife (guest star Ashley Jones) to believe that he is still maintaining his once-lucrative real estate career. Meanwhile, Cuddy is honored with an award and needs House to be at the charity event for support, but his attendance is threatened when his patient’s battle to survive forces him to question his practice and his own happiness, and Chase (Jesse Spencer) and Masters teach each other a lesson in forging meaningful personal and professional relationships.
THE CHICAGO CODE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Cabrini Green”
After a bomber blows up a city building, additional targets and innocent people remain in danger. Teresa handles the escalating crisis, as Jarek and Caleb race against time to track down the suspect who might have ties to the Chicago Liberation Army. Meanwhile, Alderman Gibbons takes matters into his own hands when an armed teenage robber threatens him, which triggers a reflection on his own youth and upbringing when he was more of an idealist.
Laugh out loud this FOX February with all-new Tuesday installments of GLEE, RAISING HOPE and FOX’s newest comedy, TRAFFIC LIGHT, premiering Feb 8. Plus, catch the first performance show of the milestone 10th season of AMERICAN IDOL March 1!
Tuesday, Feb. 8
GLEE (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) – “Silly Love Songs”
Love is in the air at McKinley High when the glee club sets up a kissing booth for Valentine’s Day. Things don’t go as planned, and hearts end up getting broken.
RAISING HOPE (9:01-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Romeo and Romeo” – Midseason Premiere
Jimmy (Lucas Neff) has not had time to socialize or make friends since Hope was born, so when he meets another single dad, Justin (guest star Brandon T. Jackson), at the grocery store, he immediately sets up a play date. But since Virginia (Martha Plimpton) is his new friend’s housekeeper, she insists that Jimmy find a new friend and playmate for Hope. In an effort to keep the peace, Jimmy invites Justin and his family to dinner at the Chance house. Tichina Arnold guest-stars in the episode.
TRAFFIC LIGHT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Pilot” – Series Premiere
Friends Mike (David Denman), Adam (Nelson Franklin) and Ethan (Kris Marshall) are at different points in their lives in terms of their romantic relationships. Mike is married to Lisa (Liza Lapira), and the two have a young son. Family demands stretch Mike thin in terms of time for himself, and he finds himself getting his “me” time watching movies in his car and thinking Lisa has no idea it’s going on, even though she’s all too aware. Adam has just moved in with his girlfriend, Callie (Aya Cash), and the couple is starting to figure out how to balance their life together with the previous freedom of their single lives. Ethan, who is perpetually single, thinks dating the same woman for three weeks is an extended commitment.
Tuesday, Feb. 15
GLEE (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) – “Comeback”
Rachel (Lea Michele) tries to launch a comeback into the McKinley High social stratosphere with a little help from Brittany (Heather Morris). Meanwhile, Sam (guest star Chord Overstreet) starts a tribute band.
RAISING HOPE (9:01-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “A Germ of a Story”
When Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) points out to Jimmy just how many germs are lurking around his house, the Chance family becomes obsessed with cleanliness. Finding it impossible to keep Maw Maw (guest star Cloris Leachman) clean, they move her to the backyard greenhouse, but after watching some old family movies, they discover a surprising secret that has kept them healthy all these years.
TRAFFIC LIGHT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “En Fuego”
Mike and Ethan learn that Adam has been hanging onto “CJ,” a stuffed animal he won for Callie at a carnival when they were first dating – and a sort of “go-to” move that Adam has used in the past to win over the ladies. When the guys get rid of CJ, Callie becomes noticeably upset over the missing toy, so Adam tries to win a replica to replace Callie’s before she figures out what happened to it. Meanwhile, Lisa’s company hosts a charity tennis tournament, and she teams up with Ethan’s former flame (guest star Janina Gavankar) to form the “Smash Sisters.” But their plans for intimidation on the court take a turn when Ethan reunites with his ex-girlfriend.
Tuesday, Feb. 22
GLEE (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) – “Blame It on the Alcohol”
Principal Figgins (guest star Iqbal Theba) teaches the student body about the danger of underage drinking, and the glee club is personally touched by the message. Meanwhile, Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) and Coach Beiste (guest star Dot-Marie Jones) indulge in a little fun of their own.
RAISING HOPE (9:01-9:30 PM ET/PT) – TBD
Follow the hilarious misadventures of the Chance family – Burt, Virginia, Jimmy and Maw Maw – as they struggle to raise the newest addition to their household.
TRAFFIC LIGHT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “All The Precedent’s Men”
When Lisa encourages Mike to meet with a young female colleague (guest star Collette Wolfe) seeking professional advice, Mike hesitates but soon discovers that she is attractive, sports-savvy and able to hang with the guys. After meetings between Mike and his new friend become more frequent, Lisa is prompted to join them, and she and Mike are surprised by her unique proposition. Meanwhile, morning commutes become less solitary for Adam when Callie starts calling him on the way to work, and Ethan attempts to eliminate indications that his relationship with a new girl (guest star Carla Gallo) is becoming serious.
Tuesday, March 1
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Top 10 Guys Compete”
The Top 10 male semifinalists take the AMERICAN IDOL stage for the first time to perform for the judges and for the nation. On this season’s first night of voting, America votes to pick the Top 5 Guys.
RAISING HOPE (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – TBD
Follow the hilarious misadventures of the Chance family – Burt, Virginia, Jimmy and Maw Maw – as they struggle to raise the newest addition to their household.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: For photos and more information on GLEE, please visit foxflash.com/glee; for RAISING HOPE, visitfoxflash.com/raisinghope; for TRAFFIC LIGHT, visit foxflash.com/trafficlight; and for AMERICAN IDOL, visit foxflash.com/americanidol.]
AMERICAN IDOL serves up four all-new 10th season episodes, including two of four Hollywood Round installments and the first semifinalist performances; HUMAN TARGET sets its sights on an action-packed season finale; and TRAFFIC LIGHT makes a special Wednesday-night appearance this February on FOX.
Wednesday, Feb. 9
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Auditions #7”
The auditions continue on the new season of AMERICAN IDOL as Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler travel the country on their quest to find the next singing superstar.
HUMAN TARGET (9:00-10:00 PM ETPT) – “Marshall Pucci” – Season Finale
In an adrenaline-racing season finale, Chance’s (Mark Valley) investigation into Ilsa’s (Indira Varma) late husband’s past uncovers a web of deception and lies. When Marshall’s (guest star Steven Brand) true murderer is unveiled, the team may be torn apart forever, if they can survive the night.
Wednesday, Feb. 16
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Hollywood Round, Part 2”
Judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler join host Ryan Seacrest in Hollywood to begin winnowing down the contestants. Hopefuls chosen from around the nation endure grueling rehearsals and pressure-packed auditions as they vie for a coveted spot among the Top 20.
Wednesday, Feb. 23
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Hollywood Round, Part 4”
The Hollywood Round continues as Randy, Jennifer and Steven continue to narrow down the contestants even further.
Wednesday, March 2
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Top 10 Girls Compete”
The Top 10 female semifinalists sing their hearts out for America and the AMERICAN IDOL judges. After the performances, America votes to pick the Top 5 Girls.
TRAFFIC LIGHT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Credit Balance”
When free-spirited Callie admits to her frugal boyfriend Adam that she is in major debt and then goes to extreme measures to secure a royal interview for him, Adam worries that the differences in their approach to finances might be too much for their relationship to handle. Meanwhile, while taking care of Tommy in the mornings for Lisa, Mike is surprised by how much he enjoys the morning coffee dates with the other neighborhood moms, who welcome him immediately into their tight-knit group, and Ethan finds it difficult to break up with a girl (guest star Maria Thayer) after she makes a bold move
[EDITOR’S NOTE: For photos and more information on AMERICAN IDOL, please visit foxflash.com/americanidol; for HUMAN TARGET, visit foxflash.com/humantarget; and for TRAFFIC LIGHT, visit foxflash.com/trafficlight.]
On Thursdays this February, AMERICAN IDOL showcases four all-new episodes, including the unveiling of this season’s Top 20, and BONES unearths three all-new mysteries.
Thursday, Feb. 3
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Auditions #6”
Don’t miss the AMERICAN IDOL auditions – the good, the bad and the ugly – that everyone will be talking about the next day.
BONES (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Sin in the Sisterhood”
A body with a bullet wound and disguised as a scarecrow is found in a remote cornfield, and the Jeffersonian team is forced to work against the clock to avoid a storm that could destroy the evidence. Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) interrogate the victim’s three wives (guest stars Michelle Joyner, Kiersten Lyons and Laura Regan), who are also sisters, and learn that jealousy between the sisters had caused a major rift in the family. Meanwhile, Cam (Tamara Taylor) begins to lose confidence in her relationship with her on-call doctor boyfriend (guest star Elon Gold) until they both realize they need to make their relationship a priority.
Thursday, Feb. 10
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Hollywood Round, Part 1”
As Hollywood begins, meet some of the contestants that caught the attention of Randy, Jennifer and Steven in their quest to find the next singing superstar.
BONES (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Daredevil in the Mold”
A BMX rider’s remains are discovered on the roof of a warehouse after a failed bike stunt. While Booth and Brennan interrogate the victim’s fellow riders, Hodgins (TJ Thyne) and newly mellowed “squint” Fisher (guest star Joel David Moore) identify the numerous fractures in the victim’s skeletal structure, and Angela (Michaela Conlin) recreates the series of events that led to the fatal accident. Meanwhile, Sweets (John Francis Daley) turns to Booth for advice about his relationship with Daisy (guest star Carla Gallo), and Booth makes a decision about his relationship with Hannah (guest star Katheryn Winnick).
Thursday, Feb. 17
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Hollywood Round, Part 3”
The Hollywood Round continues as Randy, Jennifer and Steven narrow down the contestants even further.
BONES (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Bikini in the Soup”
The liquefied remains of a wedding planner are found in her home tanning bed on Valentine’s Day, and Cam pressures her team to solve the case in time so she can celebrate the holiday with her boyfriend. While the “squints” works tirelessly in the lab, Booth and Brennan interrogate a slew of possible suspects until they unlock classified files in the victim’s computer, which lead to their main suspect. Meanwhile, Booth and Brennan downplay the significance of Valentine’s Day, and Hodgins tries to plan a romantic day for Angela, but “squint” Clark (guest star Eugene Byrd) helps him realize that the most meaningful gifts come from the heart.
Thursday, Feb. 24
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Top 20 Chosen”
The auditions conclude when the judges reveal – in an exciting new twist – 20 semifinalists: 10 guys and 10 girls.
FOX Fridays feature four brand-new restaurant rehabs on KITCHEN NIGHTMARES and four all-new installments of thrilling drama FRINGE.
Friday, Feb. 4
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “PJ’s Steakhouse”
Chef Ramsay visits PJ’s Steakhouse in Queens, NY, determined to breathe new life and energy into the establishment owned by husband-and-wife team Joe and Maralyn, who have given up their home and belongings in order to preserve the memory of Joe’s beloved brother, PJ. But the restaurant’s inconsistent food, lackluster service and uncooperative chef may prove to be too much of a labor of love.
FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Concentrate and Ask Again”
When a scientist falls dead after ingesting a lethal powder and his bones disintegrate inside his body, the CDC suspects a biological attack. As the Fringe Team investigates further, a subject from Walter’s (John Noble) past who has ties to Olivia (Anna Torv) reluctantly agrees to assist with the intense case.
Friday, Feb. 11
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Revisited #1”
Chef Ramsay has helped numerous restaurant owners get back on their feet and lay the groundwork for their failing establishments to succeed. It’s been a while since Chef Ramsay first paid a visit, so he decides to check in on restaurateurs he has helped in the past and find out if his advice has been put into play. Will Chef Ramsay be pleased with restaurants’ progress, or will he find even more problems than he started with?
FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Immortality”
As the story shifts back to life “over there,” the absence of Colonel Broyles (Lance Reddick) changes the dynamic of the Fringe Team as they investigate a bioterrorist armed with an insect that has a taste for human flesh. Meanwhile, alternate Olivia is reunited with her beau (guest star Philip Winchester), and Walternate remains determined to save his world but discovers there are certain lines he will not cross.
Friday, Feb. 18
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Grasshopper Also”
Chef Ramsay visits Carlstadt, NJ, restaurant Grasshopper Also. Find out if Chef Ramsay will be able to turn the restaurant around or if it will be forced to close its doors forever.
FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “6B”
A series of Fringe events leads the team to the home of a woman (guest star Phyllis Somervile) grieving over the death of her husband, while Peter (Joshua Jackson) and Olivia make an effort to repair the emotional rift between them.
Friday, Feb. 25
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Davide”
Chef Ramsay visits Boston, MA, restaurant Davide. Find out if Chef Ramsay will be able to turn the restaurant around or if it will be forced to close its doors forever.
FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “6 Months Later”
In a follow up to last season’s “Peter” flashback episode, the all-new “Six Months Later” episode revisits a poignant period of time for both the Bishops and Olivia.
This February, FOX Saturdays are fast-paced: a primetime NASCAR ON FOX race, three all-new episodes of COPS, three all-new special-edition episodes of AMERICA’S MOST WANTED and late-night encores of FRINGE and 30 SECONDS TO FAME.
Saturday, Feb. 5
COPS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Street Patrol #2”
In California, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is taken on a foot chase over fences and through a field to catch a suspected cell-phone thief, while the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department in Washington responds to a call about a road-rage incident where a man allegedly assaults his neighbor with a bat.
COPS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Weapons Drawn #2”
In an encore episode, officers from the Amarillo Police Department in Texas respond to a “shots fired” call and team up to detain a suspect barricaded inside his house with a gun.
AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Women Fighting Back Special Edition”
This special edition of AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (AMW) features stories of extraordinary women fighting for justice, including a prosecutor who won the conviction of a violent rapist despite the fact that her star witness – the rape victim – was murdered just as the trial was about to begin. Now, AMW is helping police find her killer and showing viewers how new technology has put investigators on his trail. And, viewers will meet the daughter of a murder victim fighting to keep her dad’s memory alive – and to track down his killer.
FRINGE (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) – “Concentrate and Ask Again” – Saturday Night FRINGE
An encore airing of the Feb. 4 episode.
30 SECONDS TO FAME (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT)
Everybody’s 15 minutes of fame begin somewhere, and 30 SECONDS TO FAME is ready to kick-start the clock. On this fast-paced, competitive talent show, viewers and audience members are treated to a wide variety of acts all competing to make the most of their short-but-sweet slice of national exposure by winning the ultimate stamp of approval from the audience and the weekly grand prize of $25,000.
Saturday, Feb. 12
NASCAR 2011: BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/5:00-7:00 PM PT live)
FOX Sports presents the first event of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds and Darrell Waltrip call the action live from Daytona International Speedway.
FRINGE (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) – “Immortality” – Saturday Night FRINGE
An encore airing of the Feb. 11 episode.
30 SECONDS TO FAME (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT)
Host Craig J. Jackson introduces more acts competing in this fast-paced, competitive talent show to win the ultimate stamp of approval from the audience and the weekly grand prize of $25,000.
Saturday, Feb. 19
COPS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Dazed & Confused #3”
Deputies of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department in Pierce County, WA, respond to a suicide threat and end up subduing the suspect after he refuses to follow the officers’ commands. During a routine traffic stop, a vehicle’s passengers admit to possessing marijuana and are taken into custody by the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department in Illinois. On another routine traffic stop, a deputy of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Tampa, FL, finds that the suspect has several tickets and a suspended license.
COPS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Roadside Crimes”
Officers of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police break up a fist-fight over a financial discrepancy that leads to a juvenile heading to a detention center. Meanwhile, the Portland Police Bureau in Oregon arrests suspects in a stolen vehicle, and sheriffs in Florida make a drug bust in a strip-mall parking lot in an encore episode.
AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Serial Killers Special Edition”
AMW takes viewers into the mind of a serial killer so that they can help take down serial killers currently on the prowl across the country. John Walsh meets with Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck to discuss the latest in the investigation of the so-called “Grim Sleeper.” Cops have arrested a suspect, and are now trying to identify dozens of women whose photos were discovered in the suspect’s home. The special-edition episode will give viewers information on several serial killers who cops are currently hunting.
FRINGE (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) – “6B” – Saturday Night FRINGE
An encore airing of the Feb. 18 episode.
30 SECONDS TO FAME (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT)
A wide variety of acts take the stage for a short-but-sweet slice of national exposure and compete for the audience’s ultimate stamp of approval and the weekly grand prize of $25,000 in this fast-paced, competitive talent show.
Saturday, Feb. 26
COPS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Morons on Parade #4”
A deputy in the California County Sheriff’s Department in Sacramento is forced to unleash his K-9 companion to catch a fleeing motorcyclist who also happens to be carrying drugs. A deputy of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department in Pierce County, WA, responds to a call from a bloodied man who claims that he was attacked by a woman while fighting over the last cigarette in the pack. Lastly, the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department in Illinois investigates three juveniles – seen throwing rocks from an overpass – who end up being questioned by the police and their mothers.
COPS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Morons on Parade #3”
In an encore episode, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office in Pahrump, NV, is forced to lay down spikes in the road to detain a suspicious vehicle failing to yield at first siren, while officers of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Tampa, FL, call for backup units to help break up a fight between neighbors involving aggravated battery and gunfire.
AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “50 States, 50 Fugitives Special Edition”
Broadcasting from a federal law-enforcement facility that monitors every American border and every movement in the skies over the nation, John Walsh asks AMW viewers to help law enforcement take down the most wanted fugitive in every state – 50 states, 50 fugitives. The U.S. Marshals Service will be on nationwide alert during the broadcast, standing by to instantly move on viewer tips. Viewers will also see how law enforcement is using cutting-edge technology to protect the country from smugglers and terrorists.
FRINGE (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) – “6 Months Later” – Saturday Night FRINGE
An encore airing of the Feb. 25 episode.
30 SECONDS TO FAME (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT)
The audience’s approval and the weekly grand prize of $25,000 are at stake in this fast-paced, competitive talent show.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: For photos and more information on COPS, visit foxflash.com/cops; for AMERICA’S MOST WANTED, visitfoxflash.com/amw; for FRINGE, visit foxflash.com/fringe; for 30 SECONDS TO FAME, visit foxflash.com/30secondstofame; and for NASCAR ON FOX, visit foxflash.com/nascaronfox.]
FOX Sundays in February are gigantic – SUPER BOWL XLV; an all-new post-Super Bowl installment of GLEE; and all-new episodes of AMERICAN DAD, THE SIMPSONS, BOB’S BURGERS, FAMILY GUY and THE CLEVELAND SHOW featuring guest voice appearances by Halle Berry, Ricky Gervais, Justin Timberlake, Russell Brand, will.i.am, Adam Carolla and T-Pain, as well as basketball superstars Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade.
Sunday, Feb. 6
FOX SPORTS SPECIAL: SUPER BOWL XLV (6:00-10:30 PM ET live/3:00-7:30 PM PT live)
Live from the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, SUPER BOWL XLV between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers marks the network’s sixth Super Bowl broadcast. Play-by-play broadcaster Joe Buck is joined by Hall of Fame quarterback and analyst Troy Aikman. Pam Oliver and Chris Myers will report from the sidelines. SUPER BOWL XLV will be seen live and on videotape by more than 800 million people in more than 230 countries, foreign locations, military installations and venues.
GLEE (Approx. 10:30-11:30 PM ET/Approx. 7:30-8:30 PM PT) – “The Sue Sylvester Bowl Shuffle”
Mr. Schuester and Coach Beiste devise a plot to bring together the warring glee club and football team factions. Meanwhile, Sue (Jane Lynch), desperate to win cheerleading Nationals, launches a dangerous plan to bring home a trophy, and the kids of New Directions tackle Michael Jackson’s iconic hit “Thriller.”
Sunday, Feb. 13
THE SIMPSONS (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) – “Moms I’d Like to Forget”
In an encore episode, after Bart (Nancy Cartwright) discovers that he and a fifth grader (guest voice Dan Castellaneta) have the same mysterious scar on their hands, Marge (Julie Kavner) explains that she and her girlfriends formed the “The Cool Moms,” a tight-knit group of moms who set play dates for their young boys. Inspired to reconnect with the women, Marge’s social life soon becomes recharged, but when Bart’s play dates stop being fun, she finally remembers why she left the group in the first place.
AMERICAN DAD (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “A Piñata Named Desire”
With a flair for the dramatic, Roger (Seth MacFarlane) invites Stan (Seth MacFarlane) to attend one of his acting classes. However, tempers flare when they both audition for the same role. Meanwhile, Steve (Scott Grimes) and his friends get into a fight when they try to plan the greatest slumber party ever.
THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “The Blue and the Gray”
After spending Valentine’s Day alone, Moe (Hank Azaria) attends a seminar with Dr. Kissingher (guest voice Harry Shearer) with the hope of gaining more confidence with women, then takes his advice and asks Homer (Dan Castellaneta) to be his wingman. Meanwhile, Marge discovers her first gray hairs and surprises everyone by going completely gray and sporting a brand new mature ‘do. Later, when Marge is upset to learn that Homer is becoming increasingly popular with the young ladies, he helps her realize that he only has eyes for her.
BOB’S BURGERS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Sexy Dance Fighting”
When Tina (Dan Mintz) develops a crush on the new martial arts instructor (guest voice Jon Glaser) in town, she joins the class and ends up shirking her responsibilities at the restaurant, which leads to an epic confrontation.
FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Friends of Peter G.”
After a public disturbance, Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and Brian (Seth MacFarlane) are forced to attend a 12-step meeting. Unable to recognize his drinking problem, Peter gets a visit from Death (guest voice Adam Carolla) who gives him a glimpse of what life would be like with and without “Mr. Booze” in his blood stream.
THE CLEVELAND SHOW (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “A Short Story and a Tall Tale”
Basketball superstars Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade, along with musical stars T-Pain and will.i.am, guest-voice an all-new episode. When Cleveland (Mike Henry) and Donna (Sanaa Lathan) score courtside seats to the all-star basketball game in Los Angeles, Cleveland gets too rowdy and talks smack to the players, causing them to seek revenge by paying Cleveland a surprise visit in Stoolbend. Meanwhile, Rallo (Mike Henry) befriends a little person (Kevin Michael Richardson) at the grocery store, whom he mistakes for a child, and gets into some adult trouble when he leaves his new friend’s sister (guest voice Alex Borstein) at the altar.
Sunday, Feb. 20
THE SIMPSONS (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) – “How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window?”
NASCAR racer Danica Patrick and Oscar winner Rachel Weisz make guest voice appearances in an encore episode. After Santa’s Little Helper swallows an injured pigeon that Bart nursed back to health, Marge and Homer worry that Bart needs help getting over the loss and take him to a therapy session with Dr. Thurston (guest voice Weisz). Her cure for Bart’s blues is to give away the family dog, but when the Simpsons visit the pup’s new home, they rethink their decision.
AMERICAN DAD (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “You Debt Your Life”
When Stan and Roger disagree over a recent string of events, Roger moves out of the house in protest but is quickly replaced by another warm body (guest voice Nick Kroll). After Roger learns of the replacement roomie, the two of them battle for Stan’s affection. Meanwhile, Steve gets a new job at school that allows him to do a little self-promotion over the P.A. system.
THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Angry Dad: The Movie”
Comedians Ricky Gervais and JB Smoove, Academy Award winner Halle Berry, actor Russell Brand and filmmaker Nick Park make guest voice appearances in an all-new episode. Bart’s cartoon about an angry dad is turned into “Angry Dad: The Movie” and quickly becomes a critics’ favorite. When Russell Brand (guest-voicing as himself) presents the Golden Globe to Bart’s film, Homer usurps the podium and gives his own acceptance speech. The film’s winning streak continues with Homer taking credit at each ceremony, so when “Angry Dad” receives an Oscar nomination, Bart keeps it a secret. With the help of DJ Kwanzaa (guest voice Smoove), Homer and Marge arrive at the ceremony just as Halle Berry (guest-voicing as herself) presents the award. Bart’s fellow nominee, Nick Park (guest-voicing as himself), helps him realize that creating a film is a team effort, and Bart gives credit where credit is due.
BOB’S BURGERS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Hamburger Dinner Theater”
Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) reluctantly lets Linda (John Roberts) and the kids stage a musical murder mystery dinner theater in the restaurant, but on opening night, an abrupt interruption changes the play’s creative direction.
FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “German Guy”
On the search to find a new hobby, Chris (Seth Green) meets a puppeteer named Franz (guest voice John Veiner), an old friend of Herbert (guest voice Mike Henry). Despite Herbert’s warnings, Chris and Franz remain friends until Franz’s checkered past is suddenly revealed.
THE CLEVELAND SHOW (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Terry Unmarried”
An all-new episode features original music and a guest voice appearance by Grammy and Emmy winner Justin Timberlake. Cleveland makes two huge discoveries in his personal life. First, he finds out that Donna never legally divorced her ex-husband, so she and Cleveland are not legally married. Then, he discovers that his best friend Terry (Jason Sudeikis) is gay and has been dating a guy named Paul (guest voice Timberlake). In light of these new developments, Cleveland, Donna, Terry and Paul decide to go to Vermont and have a double wedding ceremony. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr. tries to help Rallo break a nasty habit.
Sunday, Feb. 27
THE SIMPSONS (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) – “Flaming Moe”
In an encore episode, when Smithers (Harry Shearer) transforms Moe’s dingy pub into the more refined, trendy lounge “Mo’s,” which quickly becomes Springfield’s local gay hangout, Moe inadvertently leads his new bar patrons to believe that he, too, is gay. Afraid that the truth would hurt his newly flourishing business, Moe’s new friends teach him a lesson in acceptance. Meanwhile, Principal Skinner (Harry Shearer), smitten with the new free-spirited music teacher, Ms. Juniper (guest voice Kristen Wiig), uses Bart to get close to her after he finds out that her daughter, Melody (guest voice Alyson Hannigan), has a crush on Bart.
AMERICAN DAD (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “For Whom The Sleigh Bell Tolls”
In an encore episode, Stan gives Steve a gun for Christmas even though Francine (Wendy Schaal) warns him against it. As usual, Stan ignores her, setting off a chain of events that sends the North Pole into a tizzy.
THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Donnie Fatso”
Homer spends New Year’s Eve in the Springfield Penitentiary after getting caught bribing an official in an encore episode. An FBI investigator (guest voice Jon Hamm) offers to reduce his jail time if Homer agrees to go undercover as an informant to investigate Fat Tony (guest voice Joe Mantegna). When Homer develops a special bond with Fat Tony and his family, he becomes conflicted between his obligation to the government and his loyalty to his new family.
BOB’S BURGERS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Human Flesh”
In an encore of the series premiere, Bob rallies the team to cook up some business, so he sends middle child Gene (Eugene Mirman) to push samples in the streets, eldest daughter Tina to work the grill and youngest daughter Louise (Kristen Schaal) to staff the counter. The day takes an unexpected turn when the health inspector (guest voice Sam Seder) pays a visit because of a little rumor Louise started during “show and tell” at school.
FAMILY GUY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Road to the North Pole”
Stewie’s (Seth MacFarlane) favorite thing in the world after his teddy bear is Christmas. So when he hears that Santa is making an appearance at the mall, he begs Brian to take him so that he can tell Santa in person what he wants for Christmas, only to get the brush-off from St. Nick. As a result, Stewie and Brian travel to the North Pole to find Santa and teach him a lesson in holiday cheer in this encore episode. The special encore features guest voice appearances by David Boreanaz, Drew Barrymore, Carrie Fisher, H. Jon Benjamin and Seth MacFarlane’s dad, Ron MacFarlane.