"Fox Rocks" Week to Feature Newton-John on "Glee," Miranda on "House," Hathaway on "Simpsons"

News   "Fox Rocks" Week to Feature Newton-John on "Glee," Miranda on "House," Hathaway on "Simpsons"
FOX-TV will present a special week of music-filled episodes under the banner title "FOX Rocks," April 29-May 5.

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda Photo by Josh Lehrer

The week will feature both original and encore airings of episodes involving musical performances by each show's regular cast and various guest stars, many of whom have stage or film musical roots.

Highlights of the episode schedule follow:

"Fringe" – "Brown Betty"
April 29, 9-10 PM ET
"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)."

"House" – "Broken"
April 30, 8-10 PM ET
"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."

"The Simpsons" – "Once Upon a Time"
May 2, 7:30-8 PM ET
"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." "Family Guy" – "Brian and Stewie"
May 2, 9-10 PM ET
"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."

"American Idol" – "5 Finalists Compete"
May 4, 8-9 PM ET live; PT tape-delayed
"The Top 5 perform live in the hopes of impressing the judges and the nation."

"Glee" – "Bad Reputation"
May 4, 9-10 PM ET
"Multi-platinum pop icon Olivia Newton-John guest-stars on an all-new episode and performs a duet with Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch)." Lynch has confirmed in interviews that she and Newton-John ("Grease," "Xanadu") will perform Newton-John's hit "Physical."

"American Idol" – "1 of 5 Voted Off"
May 5, 9-10 PM ET live; PT tape-delayed "The five remaining finalists perform a group number and find out who will be sent home after Ryan Seacrest reveals America's vote."

For the complete schedule of episodes and more information, visit foxflash.com.



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