by Laura Nachman
February 2, 2006
tonight, the networks will pull out all stops to attract more viewers during
network has at least one major event.
NBC, which hasn’t had much good news this season (see: “Joey,” “The
West Wing,” “Will and Grace”), it will finally have something to cheer
about with “The Winter Olympics” from Torino, Italy beginning February 10.
is the home for the “Grammy Awards” February 8.
Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, and U2 are the major
gets “The Super Bowl” February 5. The
game is always the top-rated show of the year.
continues to ride the “American Idol” juggernaut every Tuesday and
Wednesday. Now in its fifth
season, the show’s ratings continue to keep Fox in good shape.
Phil” gets “Straight Up” with A.I. judge Paula Abdul in “A Dr. Phil
Primetime Special: Love Smart”
on CBS on February 14. It
will take a lot for this to top Dr. Phil’s session with Pat O’Brien last
year, but it sounds promising. No
word if Corey Clark will make a surprise appearance.
Steve Martin hosts “Saturday Night Live” with musical guest, Prince on
“Saturday Night Live” on NBC this week, another season of “Survivor”
commences on CBS beginning tonight, and ABC plays the Tom Hanks card with
“The Green Mile” on February 11 and “Cast Away” on February 18.