(April 19, 2002 – Burbank, CA) — The WB Network will kick off the upcoming May sweep with the television debut of a music spectacular from super group NSYNC, then deliver a line-up of original episodes featuring cliffhangers, tearjerkers, graduations, weddings, births, farewells, outrageous comedies and hit movies. On Thursday, April 25, the one-hour theatrical release “NSYNC: BIGGER THAN LIVE” makes its broadcast television debut. The special brings viewers into all the behind-the-scenes excitement of the group’s sold-out “No Strings Attached” concert tour. Featuring one hit song after another and the high-energy choreography that has become NSYNC’s trademark, this is a thrilling and intimate look at one of the world’s hottest pop groups. The reality of the war in Afghanistan is brought home to the Camden family when “7TH HEAVEN” pays tribute to one of America’s real-life fallen heroes on Monday, May 6 in an episode based on a true story which also features guest appearances by gospel singer CeCe Winans and Oscar Winner Ernest Borgnine. Later in May, The WB’s top-rated series centers on Matt’s (Barry Watson) impending marriage outside his faith, with guest stars Richard Lewis (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Anything But Love”) and Laraine Newman (“Saturday Night Live”) returning as Rabbi and Rosina Glass in a two-part season finale on May 13 and May 20. Also on Monday nights, “ANGEL” explores the flip side of family issues on May 6 when Angel’s (David Boreanaz) son Connor (guest star Vincent Kartheiser) returns from the Hell dimension as a vengeful teenager with one goal: to kill Angel. Connor’s plans come to fruition in the series’ cliffhanger season finale on May 20, which finds Angel facing death at the bottom of the ocean. The WB’s “New Tuesday” powerhouse pairing of “GILMORE GIRLS” and “SMALLVILLE” will go through big changes when Rory’s (Alexis Bledel) relationship with Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) takes a dangerous turn and causes a serious argument between Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Luke (Scott Patterson) on April 30. Singer/songwriter Carole King guest-stars as Stars Hollow’s newest resident on May 7. It’s just another day in “SMALLVILLE” on the May 21 season finale when the spaceship that brought Clark to Earth opens for the first time, rock sensation Remy Zero performs and a tornado devastates the town. On Wednesday, May 1, “DAWSON’S CREEK” heats up when Sherilyn Fenn (“Twin Peaks”), guest-stars as Pacey’s (Joshua Jackson) sexy new boss. More sexy guest stars will grace Wednesday nights on “FELICITY” when Jennifer Garner (“Alias”) returns to reprise her role as Noel’s (Scott Foley) ex-girlfriend Hanna in the May 8 episode, and Amy Jo Johnson returns as Julie on May 15. The acclaimed series, which earned star Keri Russell a Golden Globe Award for her performance, delivers its two-hour farewell broadcast on May 22. “CHARMED” has a close encounter with the Dark Side on Thursday, May 2 when Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) must choose between killing her sisters and becoming Queen of the Underworld or killing her husband while carrying his demon baby. In the season finale on May 16, all three of the Charmed Ones have a decision to make when they are offered the chance to relinquish their magic and return to a demon-free existence. Season finales on Friday nights in May will see wedding bells, proms, graduations and brand new babies. On “SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH,” Sabrina (Melissa Joan Hart) faces a chick fight with Joanie Laurer (the WWF Star formerly known as Chyna) on May 3 and Aunt Hilda (Carolyn Rhea) gets hitched in the May 10 episode, directed by Melissa Joan Hart. In the May 3 episode of “RAISING DAD,” Sarah (Kat Dennings) contemplates getting a nose job, while Molly (Reagan Dale Neis) faces a prom offer she whishes she could refuse in the two-part season finale of “MAYBE IT’S ME” on April 26 and May 3. Country music superstar Reba McEntire will sing for the first time on her hit comedy “REBA” when she welcomes her first granddaughter into the world with an original lullaby on May 10. Sunday nights will feature the wild comedy of The WB’s new hit, “JKX: THE JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT,” as master-of-disguise Jamie Kennedy welcomes guest stars including Olympic Gold Medalist Apollo Ohno, the Laker Girls, Jim Belushi (“According to Jim“) and George Wendt (“Cheers”) who all drop by to “X” and be “X-ed” in outrageous sketches. On “OFF CENTRE,” Euan (Sean McGuire) has real problems when he dates a cast member from MTV’s “The Real World” in the season finale on May 19. Also on Sundays, The WB’S “Flix From the Frog” presents its hottest roster of films to date with action films “LETHAL WEAPON 4” on April 28 and the broadcast network premiere of “THE MUMMY” on May 5. For Mother’s Day on May 12, “STEPMOM” pays a visit, and “SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE” tosses and turns on May 19.
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