CBS Announces May Sweep plans

Don’t get me wrong. I have every faith in the writers of “CSI” and “Two and a Half Men,” but swapping writers for a May sweep stunt has me a little concerned.

Grissom (William Petersen) always had a little raunchy Charlie in him, but can Charlie and Alan really figure out a whodunit when they can’t even find their way through a stunted life? Should be interesting when we tun in on May 5 for “Two and a Half Men” to discover CSI investigating a murder at Charlie Harper’s Malibu home.

A CSI team investigates a mysterious death at Charlie’s (Charlie Sheen) and Alan’s (Jon Cryer) house on “Two and a Half Men” at 9 p.m. May 5 on CBS. Conchata Ferrell stars as Berta. Photo: Greg Gayne/Warner Bros.

And on the May 10 episode of “CSI,” Grissom and the team solve the mysterious death of a diva sitcom star.

Grissom (William Petersen, right) and David Phillips (David Berman, left) become involved in the world of Hollywood comedy when a diva sitcom star (Katey Sagal, on floor) meets an untimely demise with a rubber chicken while filming her show in Las Vegas, on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” at 9 p.m. May 8 on CBS. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS

The following are CBS’s May sweep season highlights and finales.


(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SPECTACULAR. Drew Carey hosts.

Friday, May 2 GHOST WHISPERER-Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt)

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) helps professor Payne (Jay Mohr) juggle an ex-girlfriend (Nikki Cox, Mohr’s real-life wife), her 10-year-old son and the jealous ghost of his dead wife.

Friday, May 2 NUMB3RS-A mass poisoning at a cult compound leads

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) the FBI team into a maze of old grudges and a complex murder plot. Bill Nye (“The Science Guy”) returns in the recurring role of Professor Bill Waldie.

Sunday, May 4 COLD CASE-The team is dubious when a former drug

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) addict insists she saw her son in a park three years after he allegedly died in an apartment fire. Emmy Award winner Bobby Cannavale (“Will & Grace”) returns. (Season Finale in a special time period).

Sunday, May 4 DEXTER-Dexter (Michael C. Hall) follows a dark and

(9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) demented path laid out for him by the Ice Truck killer, eventually leading to their final confrontation. (Season Finale)

Monday, May 5 TWO AND A HALF MEN-A CSI team investigates a

(9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) mysterious death at Charlie’s (Charlie Sheen) house. The episode was written by CSI writers Sarah Goldfinger and Evan Dunsky from a story by CSI executive producers Carol Mendelsohn and Naren Shankar. Robert Wagner (“Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me”) and Jenny McCarthy (“Scary Movie”) guest star.


(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SPECTACULAR. Drew Carey hosts.

Thursday, May 8 CSI-Grissom (William Petersen) and the CSI team

(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) investigate the death of a diva sitcom star (Katey Sagal) who dies suddenly while her show is filming in Las Vegas. Suspects include the entire writing staff, her loser husband and the actress who serves as her stand-in (Rachael Harris). The episode was written by Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn, executive producers/writers of “Two and a Half Men.”

Friday, May 9 NUMB3RS-The FBI investigates the murder of a young

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) rap star. Academy Award-winning rap group Three 6 Mafia guest star.


(8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) The special two-hour finale begins with four remaining castaways vying for the $1 million prize and title of “Ultimate Survivor.” The finale is followed by a one-hour live reunion show hosted by Jeff Probst.

Monday, May 12 CSI: MIAMI-Horatio (David Caruso) must face off with

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) a private investigator who is systematically destroying the team. Tom Sizemore (“Saving Private Ryan”) guest stars as private investigator Kurt Rossi.


(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SPECTACULAR. Drew Carey hosts.

Thursday, May 15 CSI-Warrick (Gary Dourdan) is accused of murdering a

(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) famous Vegas gangster and even he is uncertain of his guilt or innocence. (Season Finale)

Thursday, May 15 WITHOUT A TRACE-Five people with an unusual

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) connection are abducted together from a coffee shop and Sam (Poppy Montgomery) prepares for the birth of her baby. (Season Finale)

Friday, May 16 GHOST WHISPERER-Though putting her life in peril

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) in the process, Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) finally gets answers about her long-absent father and why her mother has hidden the truth about him for so many years. Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Anne Archer, Martin Donovan and Ignacio Serricchio return as Melinda’s mother, father and step-brother. (Season Finale)

Friday, May 16 MOONLIGHT-Mick (Alex O’Loughlin) and Beth

(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) (Sophia Myles) are faced with the ultimate consequences of a relationship between mortal and immortal when a vampire kills a human in the heat of passion. With the murder investigation threatening to expose their identities, Mick and Josef (Jason Dohring) join forces with the vampires of Los Angeles to protect their secret lives. (Season Finale)

Friday, May 16 NUMB3RS-Don (Rob Morrow) and Charlie (David

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) Krumholtz) find themselves in conflict over their differing beliefs as they investigate a case involving national security, while Megan (Diane Farr) faces a crisis of conscience and leaves the team. (Season Finale)


(8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ AWARDS-Reba McEntire returns for the 10th time as

delayed PT) host of country music’s biggest party which honors country music’s top talent as well as the hottest emerging talent. The special will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Rodney Atkins, Dolly Parton, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert and Montgomery Gentry are scheduled to perform.

Monday, May 19 BIG BANG THEORY-(Season Finale)

(8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)

Monday, May 19 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER-(Season Finale)

(8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)

Monday, May 19 TWO AND A HALF MEN-Charlie (Charlie Sheen) finds

(9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) himself attracted to an older woman who writes self-help books, while Alan (Jon Cryer) and Jake (Angus T. Jones) battle over a school assignment. Susan Blakely (“Hungry Hearts”) guest stars.

Monday, May 19 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT- Jeff (Patrick Warburton)

(9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) buys the old Camaro of his dreams and Russell (David Spade) reluctantly agrees to host a photo shoot for Audrey’s (Megyn Price) magazine at his apartment in the hopes of landing a date with a model. Meanwhile, Adam (Oliver Hudson) and Jennifer (Bianca Kajlich) finally decide to set a wedding date. (Season Finale)

Monday, May 19 CSI: MIAMI- CSI: MIAMI-When someone is determined to

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) take down the team, Horatio (David Caruso) puts his life on the line. (Season Finale)

Tuesday, May 20 NCIS-The hunt for a killer has grave consequences for

(8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) the team. (Special Two-Hour Season Finale)

Tuesday, May 20 SHARK -Sebastian (James Woods) races to save his

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) daughter from escaped convict Wayne Callison (guest star Billy Campbell). Campbell reprises his role as a convicted murderer who Sebastian put in last season. (Season Finale)


(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) SPECTACULAR. Drew Carey hosts.

Wednesday, May 21 CRIMINAL MINDS-The team faces one of its toughest

(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) cases, in which people who seem to have nothing in common are being killed at random. (Season Finale)

Wednesday, May 21 CSI: NY-Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) enters his most

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) dangerous crime scene ever: an active one. When a heist goes bad and a bank manager is shot dead, a frantic gunman takes the entire bank hostage and demands a CSI to prove his innocence. (Season Finale)

1 Comment

  1. christie said,

    May 9, 2008 at 5:05 am

    I think it STINKS that CBS cancelled the unit-I cannot imagine why they would cancel the show when it had a good following. My husband and his unit watched it all the time online and like me are sad that it was cancelled. Has it come to the point that even a television show that is pro-military gets cancelled?

    I am so sick of reality shows that depict the worst of our country, or shows that are good, but pander so obviously to specific groups of people, that there is so little that is good on TV anymore.

    I wish another channel would pick up the Unit..

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