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ET_E_13_E13_LA_1_05-21-03_we_1_CMYK 2003:05:20:14:55:47 TELEVISION & RADIO CALENDAR WEDNESDAY,MAY21,2003 E13 LOSANGELESTIMES Shrimp, Shrimp, Shrimp 03AS077 more Summer Preview CALENDAR WEEKEND Thursday,May22 Making your summer plans? Calendar Weekend’s Summer Preview is here to help with a comprehensiveguide to summer entertainment in Southern California. From pop music to the arts, our critics reveal their top entertainment choices. Plus, you’ll enjoy a pull-out listings guide that details the best of the region’s entertainment and cultural events from May through August. An invaluable resource for summertime fun. By Josh Friedman Times Staff Writer “Enterprise” is about to blandly go where no show has gone before. In the Season 2 finale (8 p.m. UPN), the ship and its crew head to the brink of an outer-space Bermuda Triangle known as the Delphic Expanse, charting a course for war in an effort to rescue Earth, humanity and UPN’s ratings. The episode promises a new plot line and loads of computer- generated pyrotechnics next season, but the show’s usual hokey writing and uneasy acting clearly haven’t changed a bit. The conflict starts with a devastating salvo, when a mysterious probe from the far reaches of the galaxy cuts a swath of ruin from Florida to Venezuela, killing 7 million people. Capt. Archer (Scott Bakula) and the Enterprise, the only Earth vessel with the technology to confront this menace, set out on their new mission — saving the planet. The attackers turn out to be an alien race called the Xindi, launching a preemptive strike after learning that Earthlings will destroy their world in 400 years. According to a time traveler, the probe was merely a test and the Xindi are building a bigger weapon. To find the Xindi, the Enterprise must venture into the dreaded Expanse, a zone so wicked that it turns even Klin- gons into scaredy-cats. In the Expanse, human bodies and the laws of physics apparently are turned inside out. As the Enterprise begins its voyage, Sub-Commander T’Pol (Jolene Blalock) receives an order from the Vulcans and must choose between her duty to her high command and her illogical loyalty to Capt. Archer. Meanwhile, Chief Engineer Trip Tucker (Connor Trinneer) suffers a personal blow when he learns that his sister and his hometown were zapped in the attack. The episode ends on a teasing note as Archer orders his ensign, “Straight and steady, Mr. Mayweather, let’s see what’s in there.” But only die-hard Trek- kies are likely to be lured along for the ride. TUNED IN Robbie Robinson SEASON CLOSER: T’Pol (Jolene Blalock) is ordered by the Vulcan High Command not to participate in a mission to stop a mysterious and deadly force threatening to destroy humanity. Only die-hard ‘Enterprise’ fans are likely to cling on TIPS FOR TODAY 2:30-3 p.m.—The Treatment: Director Ken Loach (“Land and Freedom,” “Sweet Sixteen”), KCRW-FM (89.9). 4-8 p.m.—Duffy and Co.: “Pastor of the Week” (4:45-5 p.m.); “Cultural Trends in Philosophy and Science” (5:15-5:30 p.m.), KKLA-FM (99.5). 10-10:30 p.m., 2-2:30 a.m.—The Third Man: HarryLime (Orson Welles) swindles gamblers in an elaborate sports gambling scheme (originally broadcast Dec. 21, 1951), KNX (1070). 10-11 p.m.—Arts in Review: Thirteen- year-old ragtime pianist Ruby Fradkin; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra conductor Timothy Brock, KPFK-FM (90.7). 10 p.m.-midnight—Chocolate City: Director F. Gary Gray (“Friday,” “The Italian Job”) (11 p.m.-midnight), KCRW-FM (89.9). DRAMA, COMEDY, FAMILY 11 a.m.-1 p.m.—B.B. Good, live from Walt Disney World Resort, KDIS (1110). 1-5 p.m.—DJ Web Fingors, live from Disneyland Park, KDIS (1110). 10 p.m.-3 a.m.—Sheryl Brooks, KDIS (1110). 10:30-11 p.m., 2:30-3 a.m.—Tales of the Texas Rangers :A suspect heads for the border (originally broadcast Dec. 17, 1950), KNX (1070). CLASSICAL 10-11 a.m.—Morning Symphony: Dvo- rák (8th Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), KCSN-FM (88.5). Noon-12:45 p.m.—The Beethoven Symphonies: 2nd Symphony, Simon Rattle conducts Vienna Philharmonic (12:1512:45 p.m.), KUSC-FM (91.5). 2-3 p.m.—Cost-Conscious Classix: Bax (6th Symphony, Royal Scottish Symphony), KCSN-FM (88.5). 7 p.m.-midnight—Jim Svejda: Elgar (Violin Concerto in B, Opus 61, violinist Itzhak Perlman; Daniel Barenboimconducts Chicago Symphony Orchestra) (8-8:50 p.m.), KUSC-FM (91.5). POP, COUNTRY, FOLK, JAZZ 9 a.m.-noon—Morning Becomes Eclectic, KCRW-FM (89.9). 10 a.m.-1 p.m.—Global Village ,KPFK- FM (90.7). 8-10 p.m.—Rhapsody in Black, R&B, doo-wop, KPFK-FM (90.7). Midnight-2 a.m.—Smokin’ Blues, KCSN-FM (88.5). NEWS, COMMENTARY Continuous news— KFWB (980), KNX (1070). Noon-1 p.m.—Noon Business Hour, KFWB (980). 1-2 p.m.—To the Point, KCRW-FM (89.9). 1-2 p.m.—Business Hour, KNX (1070). 2-2:30 p.m.—Marketplace, KCRW-FM (89.9); also, 2:30-3, 6:30-7 p.m., KPCC-FM (89.3). 2-3 p.m.—High-Tech Hour, KNX (1070). 2:30-3, 6-6:30 p.m.—Free Speech Radio News, KPFK-FM (90.7). 3-4 p.m.—Fresh Air, culture, KCRW-FM (89.9); also, 7-8 p.m. KPCC-FM (89.3). 3-4 p.m.—Native American Airwaves, KPFK-FM (90.7). 3-6:30 p.m.—All Things Considered, KPCC-FM (89.3); also, 4-7 p.m., KCRW-FM (89.9). 4-5 p.m.—Peacewatch, KPFK-FM (90.7). 5-6 p.m.—Beneath the Surface, KPFK- FM (90.7). 6:30-7 p.m.—California Focus: Local Flavor, KCSN-FM (88.5). 7-7:30 p.m.—Which Way, L.A.? KCRW- FM (89.9). 7-8 p.m.—Feminist Magazine, KPFK- FM (90.7). 8-9 p.m.—Larry King: repeat of 6 p.m. CNN-TV broadcast, KFWB (980). 8-9 p.m.—The Tavis Smiley Show, KPCC-FM (89.3). 9-10 p.m.—60 Minutes: Simulcast with KCBS-TV Channel 2, KNX (1070). 9-10 p.m.—The World Today, BBC newsmagazine, KPCC-FM (89.3). Radio The Early Show Jennifer Aniston; Ben Stein. 7 a.m. KCBS Today Jim Carrey; Ricky Martin; author Regena Thomashauer(“Mama Gena’s Owner’s and Operator’s Guide to Men”). 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News Two best friends receive makeovers. 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America At the FBI compound in Quantico, Va. 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A./Fox 11 Morning News 7 a.m. KTTV Maury Guests reveal intimate secrets to loved ones. 9 a.m. KTLA Live With Regis and Kelly One lucky winner walks away with the new KB house; actor Michael Douglas. 9 a.m. KABC Good Day Live News and gossip; surprise make-over in Miami; new Style File. 9 a.m. KTTV The John Walsh Show Long-lost siblings reunite in unusual ways. 10 a.m. KNBC The View Kit Hoover; actors Jerry Orbach and Jesse L. Martin (“Law & Order”); diet update. 10 a.m. KABC The Wayne Brady Show Ryan Reynolds (“The In-Laws”); pet psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick; animal enthusiast/activist Jared Miller. 10 a.m. KCAL Montel Williams Psychic Sylvia Browne helps audience members understand their dreams. Noon KCOP Oprah Winfrey Mystery episode. 3 p.m. KABC Dr. Phil Weight controversies. 4 p.m. KNBC Life & Times Relations between North and South Korea: South Korean politician Yoo Jay-Kun, reporter Cho Hyun-Jin. 7 and 11 p.m. KCET Real Orange Political reporter Jean Pasco; Garden Grove Strawberry Festival. 7 and 11 p.m. KOCE Revealed With Jules Asner Jim Carrey. 10:30 p.m. E! Late Show With David Letterman Regis Philbin; 3 Doors Down. 11:35 p.m. KCBS The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Animal handler Julie Scardina; Staind performs. 11:35 p.m. KNBC Jimmy Kimmel Live Guest co-host Ed McMahon; the Mighty Mighty BossTones perform. 12:05 a.m. KABC The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn Weird Al Yankovic. 12:35 a.m. KCBS Late Night With Conan O’Brien Mark Wahlberg; Jeri Ryan; Queens of the Stone Age. 12:35 a.m. KNBC Last Call With Carson Daly In Las Vegas: actor Harland Williams; actress/model Tyra Banks; Blue Man Group performs. 1:35 a.m. KNBC Listings include talk shows that provide a guest list. Today’s Talk Shows Already destined to place fourth for the May rating sweeps, ABC faces two dubious cliffhangers as the TV season ratings race nears the finish line, with Fox breathing down its neck in total viewing and CBS looking to edge it out among key adult demographics, based on viewing estimates issued Tuesdayby Nielsen Media Research. Fox — which through Sunday trails ABC by a mere 150,000 viewers in an average minute of prime time — figures to get a significant boost from the “American Idol” finale tonight, marking the official end of the TV season that began in September. Fox has never beaten one of the three elder networks in total audience for the season. CBS, the most-watched network, is also neck-and-neck with ABC among young-adult demographics. ABC is assured a fourth-place finish by both measures for the current sweeps, which also concludestonight. NBC helped its cause Sunday with back-to-back episodes of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” which drew a larger audience than “The Bachelor” finale and CBS’ miniseries “Hitler: The Rise of Evil.” “Friends” also surged with its expanded ninth- season finale. “Dawson’s Creek’s” seriesfi- nalescored a demographic coup, attracting the WB network’s highest ratingseveramong young adults age 18 to 34, a core audience for the network. The NBA basketball playoffs provided a lift to TNT, which averaged 3 million viewers last week. —Brian Lowry Sweeps has ABC on ropes Here are the rankings for national prime-time network television last week (May 12-18) as compiled by Nielsen Media Research. They are based on the average number of people who watched a program from start to finish. Nielsen estimates there are 272.04 million potential viewers in the U.S. age 2 and older. Viewership is listed in millions. Program Network View- ersProgram Network Viewers 1 FriendsNBC25.46 2 American Idol (Wed.)FOX25.35 3 CSICBS23.87 4 American Idol (Tue.)FOX23.36 5 ERNBC21.61 --------------------------------------------6 Will & GraceNBC20.28 7 Everybody Loves Raymond CBS18.71 8 Law & OrderNBC18.33 9 CSI: MiamiCBS17.23 10 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (10 p.m.) NBC16.16 --------------------------------------------11 Bernie MacFOX15.84 12 Without a TraceCBS15.66 13 Still StandingCBS15.46 14 “Bachelor”ABC15.05 15 Law & Order: Criminal Intent NBC14.46 --------------------------------------------16 The West WingNBC13.79 17 Law & Order: SVUNBC13.72 18 “Hitler: The Rise of Evil,” Part 1 CBS13.62 19 That ’70s ShowFOX13.57 20 The Simpsons (8:30)FOX13.44 --------------------------------------------21 60 MinutesCBS12.94 22 Judging AmyCBS12.79 23 24FOX12.72 24 JAGCBS12.63 25 CSI (8 p.m.)CBS12.30 --------------------------------------------26 Yes, DearCBS12.28 27 The SimpsonsFOX12.10 28 NYPD BlueABC 11.77 29 The GuardianCBS11.71 30 King of QueensCBS11.58 --------------------------------------------31 Fear FactorNBC11.04 32 Malcolm in the MiddleFOX10.83 33 CSI (Fri., 10 p.m.)CBS10.74 34 Star SearchCBS10.61 35 60 Minutes IICBS10.57 --------------------------------------------36 Malcolm in the Middle (9:30 p.m.) FOX10.48 37 FrasierNBC10.42 38 The DistrictCBS10.41 39 Star Search (Wed.)CBS10.38 40 “Bachelor: Women Tell All” ABC10.09 --------------------------------------------41 “Behind the Camera: Three’s Company” NBC9.91 42 Extreme Makeover (Wed.) ABC9.81 43 Law & Order: SVU (Sat.)NBC9.71 44 48 Hours InvestigatesCBS9.65 45 Dateline: NBC (Tue.)NBC9.64 46 CSI (Fri., 9 p.m.)CBS9.59 --------------------------------------------47 Lakers vs. Spurs (Thu.)ABC9.48 48 Dateline: NBC (Wed.)NBC9.27 49 My Wife and KidsABC9.21 50 Law & Order: SVUNBC9.10 --------------------------------------------51 American DreamsNBC9.02 52 According to Jim (9 p.m.)ABC9.00 53 The AgencyCBS8.73 54 Boston PublicFOX8.71 55 “Daytime Emmy Awards”ABC8.63 --------------------------------------------56 George LopezABC8.47 57 “Price Is Right: Million 6”CBS8.38 58 Less Than PerfectABC7.79 59 8 Simple Rules ...ABC7.45 60 Watching EllieNBC7.44 --------------------------------------------61 America’s Most WantedFOX7.36 62 “Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 5” NBC7.35 63 Dawson’s CreekWB7.30 64 “Me, Myself and Irene”FOX7.23 65 “All ABC Bloopers”ABC7.18 --------------------------------------------66 Lakers-Spurs Postgame ABC7.10 67 SmallvilleWB7.06 68 7th HeavenWB7.05 69 King of the HillFOX7.04 70 Mr. PersonalityFOX7.03 --------------------------------------------Dateline: NBC (Sun.)NBC7.03 72 According to JimABC6.87 73 Cops (8:30 p.m.)FOX6.63 74 “The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer” ABC6.42 75 Law & Order (Sat.)NBC6.38 --------------------------------------------76 Dateline: NBC (Fri.)NBC6.32 77 “The Waterboy”ABC6.25 78 “Charlie’s Angels”ABC6.23 79 CopsFOX6.09 80 EverwoodWB5.37 --------------------------------------------81 WWE Smackdown!UPN5.05 82 Gilmore GirlsWB5.04 83 King of the Hill (7 p.m.)FOX4.84 84 “Tim Allen Presents”ABC4.75 85 “Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 5” NBC4.66 --------------------------------------------86 GirlfriendsUPN4.26 87 Buffy the Vampire SlayerUPN4.06 88 Half and HalfUPN4.04 89 “Married With Children Reunion” FOX3.97 90 One on OneUPN3.64 --------------------------------------------91 PulseFOX3.56 92 Enterprise (9 p.m.)UPN3.54 93 EnterpriseUPN3.30 94 “Mummy”WB3.13 95 The ParkersUPN3.06 --------------------------------------------96 PlatinumUPN2.13 97 “Celebrity Look-a-Likes”WB2.11 98 “Thin Line Between Love and Hate” WB2.05 99 Jamie KennedyWB2.04 100 “Outrageous Outtakes”WB1.90 --------------------------------------------101 “Interview With the Vampire” UPN1.66 Network averages Here is the number of viewers (in millions) that each network averaged per hour of prime time, for last week and for the season. Network Last week Season to date CBS12.6112.54 -------------------------------------------- NBC11.9611.65 -------------------------------------------- FOX10.419.83 -------------------------------------------- ABC8.629.96 -------------------------------------------- WB4.314.08 -------------------------------------------- UPN3.403.52 Prime-Time TV Rankings SERIES A moment like this: The long wait is over for singers Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, as the results of the final round of viewer telephone voting are announced on “American Idol” (8 p.m. Fox). Perfect gentleman: Hollywood movie star Cary Grant is profiled on “Biography” (8 p.m. A&E). Lost at sea: The death toll was more than 7,000 when a Soviet submarine sank the Wilhelm Gustloff, featured on “Unsolved History” (8 p.m. Discovery). SPECIALS Country honors: Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Martina McBride and Willie Nelson are expected to perform at “The 38th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards” (8 p.m. CBS). Reba McEntire is host and George Strait is slated to receive the Special Achievement Award. MOVIES Wide-screen epic: Henry Fonda and James Stewart head an all-star cast in the 1962 western spectacular “How the West Was Won” (7 a.m. Cinemax). Go ape: Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall star in the original 1968 version of “Planet of the Apes” (7:10 a.m. Encore). Who are those guys?: Two famous outlaws (Paul Newman and Robert Redford) are pursued by lawmen in director George Roy Hill’s 1969 western “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (10:05 a.m. Encore). Thornton Wilder original: William Holden stars in the 1940 version of “Our Town” (5 p.m. TCM). Party trick: Kevin Bacon and Illeana Douglas star in the 1999 thriller “Stir of Echoes” (7 p.m. TBS). It’s alive!: Boris Karloff is the monster and Colin Clive the doctor in 1931’s “Frankenstein” (9 p.m. TCM). SPORTS Baseball: The New York Yankees visit the Boston Red Sox (4 p.m. ESPN2); San Francisco Giants play division-rival Arizona Diamondbacks (7 p.m. ESPN2); the Baltimore Orioles visit the Angels (7 p.m. FSN); and the Colorado Rockies visit the Dodgers (7 p.m. FSN2). Basketball: The Dallas Mavericks visit the San Antonio Spurs for Game 2 of their playoff series (6:30 p.m. TNT). Today’s Highlights or 1-800-246-4042 02BK006 Unique gifts. Come on in. The new Home.Every Thursday. more 03ED062 Order at 1-800-246-4042 or 02BK010 IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE. $ 24 45 (includes sales tax, shipping and handling) Your purchase helps needy children. 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