CBS' Reversible Errors brings a Scott Turow thriller to life May 23 and 25. William H. Macy and Tom Selleck star.
The Book of Ruth, based on the Jane Hamilton novel, will premiere Sunday on CBS. Christine Lahti plays a difficult mother in the family drama.
Gregory Smith of Everwood.
Guest stars: The networks love to spotlight movie stars and bring back TV favorites. Jennifer Lopez headlines tonight's Will & Grace on NBC.
Kate Jackson and Henry Winkler play problem parents in Friday's Third Watch on NBC. Gene Simmons of Kiss plays a vengeful dad on the same show a week later.
Isabella Rossellini and Vivica A. Fox help the heroine in Sunday's Alias on ABC.
CBS brings on guest stars in this Monday's comedies. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Gordie Howe drop in on Yes, Dear. Heather Locklear plays a divorce lawyer on Two and a Half Men.
Tori Spelling visits ABC's Less Than Perfect Tuesday. A night later, Betty White plays a maid on ABC's My Wife and Kids. Attention, fans of The Mary Tyler Moore Show: White will appear opposite Cloris Leachman in the May 9 Malcolm in the Middle on Fox.
Sandra Bullock returns to ABC's George Lopez May 7. Johnny Depp supplies the voice of Hank's yoga instructor on the May 9 King of the Hill on Fox. Billy Dee Williams visits the May 10 Half & Half on UPN, and Lou Gossett Jr. pops up a week later.
Marlo Thomas, Tom Skerritt and Barry Bostwick converge on the May 11 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC.
Susan Lucci and other soap stars poke fun at their melodramatic field in the May 14 episode of ABC's Hope & Faith.
Specials: NBC offers the Daytime Emmy Awards on May 21. Lionel Richie and Cedric the Entertainer host Motown 45, a two-hour special May 17 on ABC.
Cliffhangers and turning points: Matt (Barry Watson) tries to salvage his marriage May 10 on the WB's 7th Heaven. The WB hints that Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Luke (Scott Patterson) are finally headed toward romance in the May 11 Gilmore Girls.
Danny (Josh Duhamel) is called to military service in the May 17 season finale of NBC's Las Vegas.
CBS suggests that Jack Malone (Anthony LaPaglia) might move from New York to Chicago in the May 20 Without a Trace. Fox's 24 wraps up its latest daylong thriller May 25.
The future: You can get an early look at CBS' new drama CSI: New York. The characters played by Gary Sinise and Melina Kanakaredes will be introduced May 17 on CSI: Miami.
The May 17 debut of The WB's Superstar USA will test America's appetite for reality. The show sends up American Idol by featuring untalented singers who mistakenly believe they can gain stardom. They should fit in during sweeps.
Hal Boedeker can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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