Originally created 05/13/02

TV highlights for the week beginning Monday



This is a week of big endings. Sort of.

"X-Files" (8 p.m., Sunday, May 19, Fox) marks its 200th episode and wraps up its run as a weekly series. Don't cry over the loss too long. A new "X-Files" feature film is reportedly being done. David Duchovny will reprise his Fox Mulder role for this last hurrah.

"Survivor: Marquesas" (8 p.m. Sunday, May 19, CBS) will reveal its winner during a live broadcast from Central Park in New York City. Another "Survivor" is already in the works for next fall.

Other shows calling it a season (but will return this fall) include "Friends," Will & Grace," "The Bernie Mac Show" and "MADtv."

Next stop, Rerun City.

So, for now, look longingly upon these first-run episodes:

MONDAY

"The Mary Tyler Moore Show Reunion" (10 p.m., CBS). Mary and the gang reminisce about the classic series, on the 25th anniversary of its ending.

TUESDAY

"24" (9 p.m., Fox). It's the 11th hour, figuratively, for the suspense series, leading to next week's season finale. The mole within the Counter Terrorist Unit is revealed.

WEDNESDAY

"Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed" (8 p.m., Fox). This spoilsport special will spill the secrets on magicians such as David Blaine.

"The Bernie Mac Show" (9 p.m., Fox). In the season finale, Bernie takes his family to Chicago for the funeral of his beloved uncle.

"Inca Mummies: Secrets of a Lost World" (9 p.m., PBS). Archaeologists discover new facts that rewrite what we thought we knew about the mysterious Inca Empire.

THURSDAY

"Friends" (8 p.m., NBC). Rachel gives birth to her baby in this hour-long episode. A birth hasn't been this anticipated since Lucy went into labor.

"Will & Grace" (9 p.m., NBC). Meanwhile, Will and Grace decide to have a baby together. What? Didn't these guys learn anything from watching "Friends" all season?

FRIDAY

"The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" (8 p.m., CBS). Live from New York, daytime dramas such as "Young & The Restless" and "All My Children" compete for best drama. Mary J. Blige, whose latest hit single, "Drama," samples the "Young & The Restless" theme, will perform.

"MASH: The 30th Anniversary Reunion" (8 p.m., Fox). Actors from the classic CBS wartime comedy get together to chew over old times. Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers and Loretta Swit are among the cast mates. The show's finale still holds the record for biggest prime-time audience ever.

SATURDAY

"Path to War" (8 p.m., HBO). This tele-film focuses on 1964 and the advisers of President Lyndon Johnson as they struggle with how to win the conflict in Vietnam.

"MADtv" (11 p.m., Fox). How's this for a variety of guest stars: former "Brady Bunch" star Eve Plumb and rapper Method Man appear in the season finale.

SUNDAY

"Cosby: A Look Back" (9 p.m., NBC). Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad and other cast members recall their time as the happy Huxtables, from 1984 to 1992.