Fox Set To Rock In May With “American Idol,” “Glee”. television, arts, culture and entertainment, United States
Fox is pulling out all the stops for May sweeps, including show-stopping musical numbers on almost all their hit shows for “Fox Rocks,” a full week of music-themed programming. Along with new episodes of the always rock-filled “American Idol” and “Glee,” slightly more serial dramas “House,” “Bones,” and “Fringe” are all participating in the musical twist, with “Fringe” including musical performances from its actors Anna Torv and Lance Reddick. On Sunday, May 2nd, as part of “Fox Rocks,” Family Guy” boasts new and fan-favorite musical numbers, “The Simpsons” sing-along to Ke$ha’s #1 hit “Tik Tok,” and Kanye West guest voices on “The Cleveland Show.” For the season finale of “The Simpsons” on Sunday, May 23rd, judges Simon, Ellen, Randy and Kara all guest voice as themselves for a special “American Idol” themed episode. Then on Wednesday, May 26th, the new “American Idol” is crowned during the second part of the show’s season finale. Jack Bauer won’t benefit from any musical interludes for the series finale of “24″ airing Monday, May 24th. Although, the special two-hour finale is sure to rock in its own right.
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