Fox Announces February Programming Including Ricky Martin on GLEE, 2/7
This February, FOX ignites with major television events, all-new episodes and big guest stars, including the exclusive world preview of the video for Madonna's new single on AMERICAN IDOL Feb. 2; Ricky Martin shaking his bon-bon on GLEE Feb. 7; an all-new MOBBED special Feb. 8; Valentine's Day-themed outings of GLEE, NEW GIRL and RAISING HOPE on - you guessed it! - Feb. 14; a primetime NASCAR race Feb. 18; the landmark 500th episode of THE SIMPSONS Feb. 19 with guest voice WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange; not-to-be-missed episodes of AMERICAN IDOL, including the announcement of Season 11's semifinalists on Feb. 22 and 23; and all-new episodes of HOUSE, GLEE, NEW GIRL, RAISING HOPE, AMERICAN IDOL, THE FINDER, KITCHEN NIGHTMARES, FRINGE, COPS, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, THE SIMPSONS, NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD throughout the month.
Here are the highlights, night by night, for this February on FOX:
Mondays this February are nights of gripping drama with four all-new installments of HOUSE, including the 30th HOUSE episode directed by executive producer Greg Yaitanes, which also guest-stars Jeffrey Wright on Feb. 6; and four all-new hours of ALCATRAZ.
Monday, Feb. 6
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "Nobody's Fault"
Executive producer Greg Yaitanes directs his 30th episode, and Emmy Award winner Jeffrey Wright guest-stars in the first of four all-new February Sweeps episodes. When a violent incident involving a patient (guest star David Anders) has serious consequences, House (Hugh Laurie) and the team are placed under review by Dr. Walter Cofield (guest star Wright), Foreman's former mentor. As House and each member of his team recount the details of the dramatic, life-threatening event, Cofield must weigh the team's unconventional brand of collaboration against its ability to save lives.
ALCATRAZ (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "Guy Hastings"
Guy Hastings (guest star Jim Parrack), an Alcatraz guard, reappears. Although a good man, Hastings is being asked to do bad things and will come face-to-face with an old acquaintance.
Monday, Feb. 13
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "Chase"
Chase (Jesse Spencer) takes on a patient, Moira (guest star Julie Mond), who is a cloistered nun on the verge of making her life-changing vows, and through the treatment process, the two form a unique connection that tests their faith and reason. But when Moira's condition worsens and requires a risky surgery, Chase's judgment is compromised. Meanwhile, House and Taub (Peter Jacobson) try to remain one step ahead of each other's pranks.
ALCATRAZ (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "Paxton Petty"
When our unlikely trio of Madsen (Sarah Jones), Doc (Jorge Garcia) and Hauser (Sam Neill) tracks former inmate Paxton Petty (guest star James Pizzinato), a sick landmine bomber who has returned only to place bombs throughout populated areas of San Francisco, methods of the past are applied to the present.
Monday, Feb. 20
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "Man of the House"
A marriage counselor (guest star Jake Weber) suddenly collapses during a speaking engagement, and when he is put under close evaluation, the team notices changes in his behavior that conflict with his message on the roles of men and women. With no conclusive diagnosis, the team must assess the patient's past behavior to provide clues into his worsening physical symptoms. Meanwhile, House and his Ukrainian "wife" Dominika (guest star Karolina Wydra) make a deal to convince Immigration that they are a happily married couple, a move that has serious implications if they are caught lying. Also, House decides to name a team leader and watches as each of the team members vies for the not-so-coveted position.
ALCATRAZ (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "Johnny McKee"
Madsen and Hauser hunt down Johnny McKee (guest star Adam Rothenberg), a former Alcatraz inmate and vicious killer with a background in chemistry. It's a race against time before McKee horrifically poisons more innocent victims. Meanwhile, more details emerge about Madsen's grandfather.
Monday, Feb. 27
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "Love is Blind"
House and the team take on the case of Will Westwood (guest star Michael B. Jordan), a successful, independent blind man who's about to make one of the most important decisions of his young life: to ask for his girlfriend's hand in marriage. But before he can propose, he's struck down by a mysterious illness. Now House and his team battle to save him, and in the process Will is faced with a decision that will change his life forever. Meanwhile, House's mother (guest star Diane Baker) surprises him at Princeton Plainsboro to relay some news about a new relationship (guest star Billy Connolly).
ALCATRAZ (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "Clarence Montgomery"
Clarence Montgomery (guest star Mahershala Ali), the only innocent man in Alcatraz, returns to present day, but is now committing crimes. Why?
Laugh out loud on FOX Tuesdays this February with all-new installments of Golden Globe-winning comedy GLEE, Golden Globe-nominated comedy NEW GIRL and RAISING HOPE, including episodes featuring guest stars Ricky Martin, Jeff Goldblum, Ryan Kwanten, Ashley Tisdale, Lizzy Caplan and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Love is in the air on Valentine's Day Feb. 14 for the GLEE, NEW GIRL and RAISING HOPE gangs, and Regionals have finally arrived on the GLEE Winter Finale on Feb. 21. Plus, don't miss a special Tuesday-night broadcast of AMERICAN IDOL on Feb. 28.
Tuesday, Feb. 7
GLEE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "The Spanish Teacher"
Superstar Ricky Martin guest-stars in the first of four all-new GLEE episodes. Will (Matthew Morrison) gives the glee club a Spanish-singing assignment, and enlists the help of his musically-inclined night school teacher (guest star Martin). Meanwhile, Rachel (Lea Michele) spills the beans to Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Mercedes (Amber Riley) about Finn's (Cory Monteith) marriage proposal, and Mercedes has love complications of her own.
NEW GIRL (9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT) - "The Landlord"
In an all-new episode directed by Peyton Reed ("Yes Man," "The Break-Up," "Bring It On"), against Nick's (Jake Johnson) wishes, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) makes it her mission to get the loft's cantankerous landlord (guest star Jeff Kober) to like her. In doing so, she inadvertently jeopardizes their living situation, and the guys are forced to admit they've made some "unofficial" changes to the apartment. Meanwhile, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) tries to decipher what he thinks are mixed signals from his boss, Kim (guest star Gillian Vigman).
RAISING HOPE (9:31-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "Tarot Cards"
Burt (Garret Dillahunt) unintentionally makes a hurtful comment about Virginia's (Martha Plimpton) career, prompting her to seek a new one as a tarot card reader. But when Virginia predicts the future for the residents of New Natesville, she realizes that her fortunes may have more power than she thinks. Meanwhile, Jimmy (Lucas Neff) is on pins and needles as Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) decides whether or not to move to Africa with her boyfriend.
Tuesday, Feb. 14
GLEE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "Heart"
In honor of Valentine's Day, Mr. Schuester challenges New Directions to find and perform the world's greatest love songs. Meanwhile, Rachel's two dads, Hiram (guest star Jeff Goldblum) and LeRoy Berry (guest star Brian Stokes Mitchell), pay a visit to McKinley High.
NEW GIRL (9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT) - "Valentine's Day"
Single for the first time on Valentine's Day, Jess convinces Schmidt to be her wingman as she pursues an attachment-free fling with a handsome stranger (guest star Ryan Kwanten). Nick's romantic plans are foiled when he finds himself spending more time with Julia's (guest star Lizzy Caplan) law firm assistant (guest star Clark Duke) than with her, and Winston (Lamorne Morris) becomes one of the girls when Shelby (guest star Kali Hawk) invites him over.
RAISING HOPE (9:31-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "Jimmy's Fake Girlfriend"
Jimmy's spirits are low when Sabrina's relationship becomes serious, so Virginia and Burt convince him to use a make-believe girlfriend to make her jealous. Barney invites Jimmy to his improv class, where he meets Mary-Louise (guest star Ashley Tisdale) who agrees to play along with his plan to win Sabrina over. But when their acting becomes too convincing and Sabrina falls for their fake relationship, all plans might backfire on Jimmy.
Tuesday, Feb. 21
GLEE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "On My Way" - Winter Finale
Things heat up as the New Directions go head-to-head with the Dalton Academy Warblers at Regionals in the all-new Winter Finale of GLEE.
NEW GIRL (9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT) - "Bully"
When Jess tries to intervene with a classroom bully, she finds herself the target of the bad seed student (guest star Joey King). Schmidt, meanwhile, is thrilled about his post-Valentine's sexcapades, but hates that his paramour wants to keep it a secret; and Nick goes into a tailspin when Julia (guest star Lizzy Caplan) sends him a cactus.
RAISING HOPE (9:31-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "Poking Holes in the Story"
Virginia agrees to be a live-in house sitter for a troublesome teenage girl (guest star Kara Taitz). When she learns that the teen and her boyfriend (guest star Igal Ben Yair) are ready to take their relationship to the next level, Virginia and Burt try to use their experience to convince them otherwise, with Burt making a confession that takes Virginia by surprise. Meanwhile, Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) confuses Jimmy with her late husband Wilfrid, so Jimmy and Sabrina play along.
Tuesday, Feb. 28
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) - "First Group of Semifinalists Perform"
The first set of semifinalists takes the AMERICAN IDOL stage to perform for judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler and for the nation. On this season's first live show and first night of voting, America votes to send their favorites through to the next round.
AMERICAN IDOL ups the stakes with four all-new installments, including the unveiling of half of Season 11's semifinalists on Feb. 22. Plus, don't miss an emotional all-new MOBBED on Feb. 8.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "Hollywood Round, Part 1"
Randy, Jennifer and Steven join Ryan Seacrest in Hollywood, where some dreams will come true and others will come to an end. The intensity of the competition heats up as hopefuls chosen from around the nation vie for a coveted semifinalist spot.
MOBBED (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "A Father Lost for 37 Years"
Art, a 37-year-old Atlanta, GA, native, has never met his father and will do anything for the chance to be united with him. With the help of professional dancers posing as Art's competitors, Howie Mandel and choreographers Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo stage a dance audition in which Art competes for the chance to meet his estranged father for the very first time. All hope is seemingly lost when Art is "disqualified" for his amateur dance performance, but Mandel gives Art the biggest surprise of his life during a dramatic family reunion.
Wednesday, Feb. 15
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "Hollywood Round, Part 3"
Tensions are at an all-time high as the Hollywood Round continues and Randy, Jennifer and Steven further narrow down the contestants. Some will leave with shattered dreams, others will proceed in the competition.
Wednesday, Feb. 22
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "Final Judgment, Part 1"
Contestants try one last time to impress the judges, singing for their lives to prove who deserves to make it to the next round. For some, it's the end of the road, but for the first group of semifinalists whose names will be revealed tonight, the next part of the journey is about to begin.
Wednesday, Feb. 29
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) - "Second Group of Semifinalists Perform"
The second set of semifinalists give it their all for the judges and for the nation. America will have to make tough decisions on the season's second live show and second night of voting.
On Thursdays this February, AMERICAN IDOL showcases four all-new episodes, including the Feb. 2 broadcast featuring the exclusive world preview of the video for Madonna's new single "Give Me All Your Luvin," featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.; a special two-hour show on Feb. 16; and the unveiling of the remaining semifinalists on Feb. 23. Plus, THE FINDER reveals three all-new mysteries, including a BONES crossover event on Feb. 23.
Thursday, Feb. 2
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "Auditions #7: St. Louis, MO"
In an AMERICAN IDOL exclusive, Madonna will world preview the video for her new single "Give Me All Your Luvin," featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., during AMERICAN IDOL, which travels to St. Louis, MO, for more auditions as the search for the next singing superstar continues. Hopefuls have travelled great distances, waited in seemingly never-ending lines and practiced their routines over and over - and now only Randy, Jennifer and Steven stand between them and their dream.
THE FINDER (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "Swing and a Miss"
Isabel's (Mercedes Mas?hn) new boyfriend Frank (guest star Lance Gross), an all-star baseball athlete, gets robbed, and Walter (Geoff Stults) steps in to help find his stolen collectibles. But in the process, Walter learns Frank has lost something more meaningful than memorabilia. Then, to earn Willa's (Maddie Hasson) trust, Leo (Michael Clarke Duncan) and Walter bring her in on the case.
Thursday, Feb. 9
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "Hollywood Round, Part 2"
The tension mounts as the Hollywood Round continues and Randy, Jennifer and Steven narrow down the contestants. Some will leave with shattered dreams, others will proceed in the competition.
THE FINDER (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "The Great Escape"
Amateur magician Preston Miller (guest star Jonathan Slavin) seeks Walter's help to find his assistant who vanished after a failed attempt at an ambitious disappearing act. With the help of Special Agent Judy Green (guest star Ever Carradine), Walter and Leo find clues that lead them to uncover a counterfeit money ring. Meanwhile, Leo enlists Isabel's help in looking after Willa.
Thursday, Feb. 16
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "Performance Challenge"
Contestants try to impress the judges during a grueling performance challenge. Some will shine, while others will crack under the pressure.
Thursday, Feb. 23
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "Final Judgment, Part 2"
The first phase of the competition comes to a dramatic end when Randy, Jennifer and Steven reveal this season's remaining semifinalists.
THE FINDER (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) - "Little Green Men"
The Jeffersonian's Dr. Jack Hodgins (guest star TJ Thyne) from BONES crosses over to THE FINDER in another all-new episode. Hodgins seeks Walter's help to find evidence of extraterrestrial activity when a shuttle pilot suddenly dies shortly after sensitive video footage from space is leaked. Walter and Hodgins search for debris from an outer space collision, but a mysterious group threatens their safety and the security of their families and will do anything to make sure what Walter is looking for remains hidden. Meanwhile, Timo (guest star Toby Hemingway) and Willa struggle with the arranged marriage proclamated by Uncle Shadrack (guest star Eric Roberts), the head of their gypsy family. Peta Wilson also guest-stars.
FOX Fridays this February feature four all-new episodes of KITCHEN NIGHTMARES and four all-new FRINGE mysteries.
Friday, Feb. 3
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) - "Park's Edge"
Chef Ramsay visits Atlanta, GA, to help the owners of contemporary American restaurant Park's Edge. Although the owners take pride in their diverse menu and innovative dining experience, Chef Ramsay is shocked by the restaurant's lack of cohesiveness in the kitchen, inattentive service and disorganized management. Can Park's Edge regain its elegance and stylish flair?