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A guide to 'American Idol' on TV this week: Feb. 22 - March 5

February 22, 2011 |  5:35 pm

"American Idol" has spawned dozens of celebrities who continue to make their mark on popular culture. Listed below are the highlights of TV programs airing during the next week related to 'Idol,' including appearances by contestants and judges, past and present.

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TUESDAY 02-22-11
3 p.m.

            VH1 - Behind the Music (TVPG-L)

Jennifer Lopez -- Jennifer Lopez openly discusses her career and her life.

4 p.m.

NBC - The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TVG)
Actress Christina Applegate; Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson perform; NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (N)

WEDNESDAY 02-23-11
4 p.m.

NBC - The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TVG)
Singer Kellie Pickler. (N)

8 p.m.

Fox - American Idol (TVPG-D,L)
Hollywood Round, Part 4 -- Contestants perform songs by the Beatles in Las Vegas. (N)

2:34 a.m.

AMC - MOVIE *** Out of Sight (1998)
George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez. The mutual attraction between a federal marshal and an escaped convict interferes with their goals. (R)

THURSDAY 02-24-11
9:30 a.m.

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HBO - MOVIE * Anaconda (1997)
Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube. A snake hunter commandeers a documentary crew in the Brazilian jungle, forcing them to battle a monster boa. (PG-13)

8 p.m.

Fox - American Idol (TVPG-D,L)
Top 20 Chosen -- Twenty semifinalists are chosen. (N)

9:30 p.m.

VH1 - Saturday Night Live (TV14)
Host Ben Affleck; David Cook performs; Sen. John McCain makes an appearance.

Midnight

KDOC - True Hollywood Story (TVPG)
Simon Cowell -- ``American Idol'' judge Simon Cowell.

FRIDAY 02-25-11
9 a.m.

ABC - Live With Regis and Kelly (TVPG)
Former ``American Idol'' judge Kara DioGuardi; ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes; actor Thomas Gibson. (N)

11 a.m.

HBO - MOVIE ** Enough (2002)
Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell. After running away fails, a terrified woman empowers herself in order to battle her abusive husband. (PG-13)

2 p.m.

KDOC - True Hollywood Story (TVPG)
Simon Cowell -- ``American Idol'' judge Simon Cowell.

3:30 p.m.

FX - The Bernie Mac Show (TVPG-L)
That Old Mac Magic -- Bernie's performance in a commercial is critiqued by ``American Idol'' judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, guest starring as themselves.

8:30 p.m.

Lifetime - Reba (TVPG)
As We Forgive Those ... -- Barbra Jean suspects that the station's new intern (Kelly Clarkson) was brought in to be her successor.

SUNDAY 02-27-11
7 p.m.

KDOC - True Hollywood Story (TVPG)
Simon Cowell -- ``American Idol'' judge Simon Cowell.

5 a.m.

BBC America - The Graham Norton Show (TVMA)
Jennifer Lopez; Alan Davies; Ben's Brother -- Jennifer Lopez; Alan Davies; Ben's Brother.

TUESDAY 03-01-11
7 p.m.

KVCR - Chris Botti in Boston, Part II (TVG)
A continuation of the trumpeter's performance with the Boston Pops and conductor Keith Lockhart includes guests Sting, Steven Tyler, Josh Groban, and Yo-Yo Ma.

8 p.m.

Fox - American Idol (TVPG-D,L)
Top 10 Guys Compete -- The male semifinalists perform in hope of advancing to the next round. (Tape)

WEDNESDAY 03-02-11
8 p.m.

Fox - American Idol (TVPG-D,L)
Top 10 Girls Compete -- The female semifinalists perform in hope of advancing to the next round. (Tape)

5 a.m.

OWN - Oprah Presents Master Class (TVPG-L)
Simon Cowell -- Simon Cowell critiques himself.

THURSDAY 03-03-11
6 p.m.

VH1 - Saturday Night Live (TV14)
Host Tracy Morgan; Kelly Clarkson performs.

8 p.m.

Fox - American Idol (TVPG-D,L)
Finalists Chosen -- The judges make their wild-card picks, rounding out the list of finalists. (Tape)

Midnight

Disney - Hannah Montana (TVG)
It's My Party and I'll Lie if I Want To -- Miley lies to Lilly about a birthday party for Kelly Clarkson; Rico pulls a prank on Jackson.

SATURDAY 03-05-11
10:25 a.m.

TBS - MOVIE *** Selena (1997)
Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos. A beautiful Mexican-American singer's skyrocketing international career ends abruptly. (PG)

4:30 p.m.

VH1 - Saturday Night Live (TV14)
Host Tracy Morgan; Kelly Clarkson performs.

11 p.m.

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KVCR - Chris Botti in Boston, Part II (TVG)
A continuation of the trumpeter's performance with the Boston Pops and conductor Keith Lockhart includes guests Sting, Steven Tyler, Josh Groban, and Yo-Yo Ma.

12:40 a.m.

Starz - MOVIE ** Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes. A senatorial candidate falls for a chambermaid after he mistakes her for a guest at the hotel. (PG-13)

1 a.m.

 

TBS - MOVIE *** Selena (1997)
Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos. A beautiful Mexican-American singer's skyrocketing international career ends abruptly. (PG)


Photos: 'American Idol' cast: Michael Becker / FOX; Steven Tyler: Tony Duran / FOX; Jennifer Lopez: Tony Duran / FOX. 

--Compiled by Ed Stockly

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