An unprecedented CSI
and Two And A Half Men
"writers' crossover," cliffhanger finales and the crowning of the Ultimate Survivor, are among the highlights of CBS's May sweeps.
A CSI investigating a murder at Charlie Harper's house? Grissom and the team investigating the mysterious death of a diva sitcom star? It's all part of a first-ever "writers' crossover," in which CSI's writers will pen an episode of "Two And A Half Men" and "Men's" scribes will write an episode of CSI.
Also in May, the winner of Survivor: Micronesia - Fans Vs. Favorites
, will be crowned in a special two-hour broadcast followed by the live reunion show hosted by Jeff Probst
; Drew Carey
returns to host four new "Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular" primetime specials; and Reba McEntire
hosts the "43rd Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards." The following are CBS's May sweep season highlights and finales:
Wednesday, April 30 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular. Drew Carey hosts.
Friday, May 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) Ghost Whisperer
- Melinda helps professor Payne juggle an ex-girlfriend, her 10-year-old son and the jealous ghost of his dead wife.
Friday, May 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) Numb3Rs
- A mass poisoning at a cult compound leads 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 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) Cold Case
- The team is dubious when a former drug addict insists she saw her son in a park three years after he allegedly died in an apartment fire. (Season Finale in a special time period).
Sunday, May 4 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) Dexter
- Dexter follows a dark and demented path laid out for him by the Ice Truck killer, eventually leading to their final confrontation. (Season Finale)
Monday, May 5 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) Two And A Half Men-A CSI team investigates a 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.
Wednesday, May 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular. Drew Carey hosts.
Thursday, May 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI-Grissom and the CSI team investigate the death of a diva sitcom star 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. The episode was written by Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn, executive producers/writers of "Two and a Half Men."
Friday, May 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) Numb3rs- The FBI investigates the murder of a young rap star. Academy Award-winning rap group Three 6 Mafia guest star.
Sunday, May 11 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) Survivor: Micronesia-Fans Vs. Favorites- 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 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI: Miami
-Horatio must face off with a private investigator who is systematically destroying the team.
Wednesday, May 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular. Drew Carey hosts.
Thursday, May 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI-Warrick is accused of murdering a famous Vegas gangster and even he is uncertain of his guilt or innocence. (Season Finale)
Thursday, May 15 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) Without A Trace
- Five people with an unusual connection are abducted together from a coffee shop and Sam prepares for the birth of her baby. (Season Finale)
Friday, May 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) Ghost Whisperer- Though putting her life in peril in the process, Melinda finally gets answers about her long-absent father and why her mother has hidden the truth about him for so many years. (Season Finale)
Friday, May 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) Moonlight
- Mick and Beth (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 join forces with the vampires of Los Angeles to protect their secret lives. (Season Finale)
Friday, May 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) Numb3rs- Don and Charlie find themselves in conflict over their differing beliefs as they investigate a case involving national security, while Megan faces a crisis of conscience and leaves the team. (Season Finale)
Sunday, May 18 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) 43rd Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards-Reba McEntire returns for the 10th time as host of country music's biggest party which honors country music's top talent as well as the hottest emerging talent.
Monday, May 19 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) Big Bang Theory
- (Season Finale)
Monday, May 19 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) How I Met Your Mother
- (Season Finale)
Monday, May 19 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) Two And A Half Men- Charlie finds himself attracted to an older woman who writes self-help books, while Alan and Jake battle over a school assignment.
Monday, May 19 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) Rules Of Engagement
- Jeff buys the old Camaro of his dreams and Russell reluctantly agrees to host a photo shoot for Audrey's magazine at his apartment in the hopes of landing a date with a model. Meanwhile, Adam and Jennifer finally decide to set a wedding date. (Season Finale)
Monday, May 19 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI: Miami- When someone is determined to take down the team, Horatio puts his life on the line. (Season Finale)
Tuesday, May 20 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) NCIS
- The hunt for a killer has grave consequences for the team. (Special Two-Hour Season Finale)
Tuesday, May 20 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) Shark
-Sebastian races to save his daughter from escaped convict Wayne Callison. Campbell reprises his role as a convicted murderer who Sebastian put in last season. (Season Finale)
Wednesday, May 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular. Drew Carey hosts.
Wednesday, May 21 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) Criminal Minds- The team faces one of its toughest cases, in which people who seem to have nothing in common are being killed at random. (Season Finale)
Wednesday, May 21 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) CSI: NY
-Mac Taylor enters his most 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)