Don’t miss a note of “FOX Rocks,” a week of music-themed episodes kicking off Thursday, April 29 and airing through Wednesday, May 5. Throughout the rockin’ week, FOX’s primetime series – including BONES, FRINGE, HOUSE, GLEE, THE SIMPSONS, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, FAMILY GUY, THE WANDA SYKES SHOW and AMERICAN IDOL – will feature a variety of musical elements. The week will be highlighted by music-themed night opens including a special music video open to the NASCAR ’10: RICHMOND 500 on Saturday, May 1 (7:00-11:00 PM ET live/4:00-8:00 PM PT live), guest appearances by Kanye West and Olivia Newton-John, as well as all-new musical performances by your favorite FOX characters.
Also, FAMILY GUY will celebrate its milestone 150th episode on Sunday, May 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) with a special extended episode featuring fan-favorite numbers and never-before-seen musical performances.
Highlights of the “FOX Rocks” music-themed programming include:
Thursday, April 29
BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Rocker in the Rinse Cycle”
Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) investigate a death at a rock-n-roll fantasy camp where the murder weapon is a Gibson 57 Les Paul “Black Beauty.” In the episode, Booth rocks out on guitar and later performs a duet with Brennan.
FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Brown Betty”
While Walter (John Noble) deals with some upsetting news, he tells Olivia’s niece, Ella (guest star Lily Pilblad), a fairy tale that includes musical performances by Olivia (Anna Torv) and Agent Broyles (Lance Reddick).
Friday, April 30
HOUSE (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Broken”
A special encore airing of the two-hour season premiere features House (Hugh Laurie) on piano and rapping alongside Alvie (guest star Lin-Manuel Miranda) in the Mayfield Psychiatric Hospital’s talent show.
Saturday, May 1
THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (11:00-Midnight ET/PT)
In an encore airing, Wanda’s dream comes true when she welcomes music superstar Sade in an encore airing. Also, rapper MC Lyte joins the evening’s panel, and the Angel City Chorale helps Wanda deliver a message to some of the week’s newsmakers.
Sunday, May 2
THE SIMPSONS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “Once Upon a Time in Springfield”
In an encore airing of the milestone 450th episode, Krusty (Dan Castellaneta) falls for his new co-star, Princess Penelope (guest voice Anne Hathaway), who has the voice of an angel, and asks for her hand in marriage.
THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “To Surveil, With Love”
During a special musical couch gag, SIMPSONS characters sing along to Ke$ha’s smash hit “TiK ToK.”
THE CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Brotherly Love”
Acting as his brother’s wingman, Rallo (Mike Henry) gives Cleveland Jr. (Kevin Michael Richardson) a few pointers on how to win over the girl of his dreams, Chanel (guest voice Taraji P. Henson). Although when Cleveland Jr. finds out her boyfriend is local rap star Kenny West (guest voice Kanye West), he challenges Kenny to a rap battle to win Chanel’s heart.
FAMILY GUY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Brian & Stewie”
In the 150th episode, Brian (Seth MacFarlane) and Stewie (MacFarlane) get locked in a bank vault and are forced to survive without any baby food or martinis while they hatch an escape plan. Immediately following the episode, the special one-hour celebration will continue with fan-favorite and never-before-seen musical numbers.
Monday, May 3
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Choice”
During a raucous boys’ night out, House (Hugh Laurie), Chase (Jesse Spencer) and Foreman (Omar Epps) visit a karaoke bar and perform a Gladys Knight & The Pips classic.
Tuesday, May 4
AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “5 Finalists Compete”
The Top 5 perform live in the hopes of impressing the judges and the nation.
GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Bad Reputation”
Multi-platinum pop icon Olivia Newton-John guest-stars on an all-new episode and performs a duet with Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch).
Wednesday, May 5
AMERICAN IDOL (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “1 of 5 Voted Off”
The five remaining finalists perform a group number and find out who will be sent home after Ryan Seacrest reveals America’s vote.