Sweeps start Thursday
The February ratings sweeps blow into TV sets across the nation on Thursday. NBC is expected to score big ratings with the Winter Olympics, but the other networks will keep their best foot forward, too.
And at least we should avoid reruns for a few weeks.
Speakin of which, Thursday's "ER" is the show's annual big-name-guest-star-shooting-for-an-Emmy episode. James Woods provides the emotional goods this time out as a former medical school professor confined to a wheelchair by Lou Gehrig's disease.