WEEK AHEAD: Newlywed Kenny Chesney at the ACMs
Plus: Britney joins the reality-series ranks, Trump picks his Apprentice, and more
Country star Kenny Chesney makes his first television appearance since tying the knot with Renée Zellweger this week at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Tuesday. PEOPLE looks at his evening out as a newly married man, plus other events to watch for in the coming week:
SUNDAY, MAY 15: Now that civil-rights attorney Caryn got booted by her female alliance on Survivor: Palau, it’s down to just four contestants. Twenty-three-year-old dolphin trainer Ian, 32-year-old nanny Jennifer, 29-year-old advertising exec Katie and 41-year-old New York City firefighter Tom will duke it out for the $1 million prize in a two-hour finale at 8 p.m. ET, followed by a reunion special live from New York City.
MONDAY, MAY 16: It’s been nine years of dysfunctional family comedy and now Everybody Loves Raymond is coming to a close with its final (and 210th) episode, on CBS at 9 p.m. ET. But don’t expect any teary goodbyes or neatly tied-up endings from the Barone clan, headed by star Ray Romano. “The biggest compliment is that you would have no idea that it’s a finale,” Brad Garrett, who plays Ray’s neurotic older brother Robert, tells PEOPLE. “There’s no closure, no one moves away, no one dies.”
TUESDAY, MAY 17: Pop star Britney Spears and her husband Kevin Federline give audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the early days of their romance on Britney and Kevin: Chaotic, which premieres on UPN at 9 p.m. ET. The six-episode reality show, a compilation of the couple’s home videos, begins when they meet at a Hollywood club in 2004 and ends with their wedding in September of the same year. “So much happened last year much too fast and I really wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to reflect on all of it,” writes Spears on her Web site. “It’s like my own therapy.”
He’s scored himself an Oscar-winning wife and now surprise newlywed Kenny Chesney – who calls himself “the luckiest man alive” for marrying actress Renée Zellweger – may just walk home several awards richer at the Academy of Country Music Awards, airing live from Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Chesney is up for five ACMs, including entertainer of the year and top male vocalist. But the new groom will have plenty of competition from another country hunk – Tim McGraw, who’s nominated for the same honors, as well as song of the year for his hit “Live Like You Were Dying.”
THURSDAY, MAY 19: What will The Donald do? Will The Apprentice head honcho hire street-smart Tana Goertz, a 37-year-old former Mary Kay consultant, or will he opt to take on book-smart Kendra Todd, a 26-year-old real-estate broker? To help Trump along, their former teammates will aid in the final decision by judging Tana and Kendra’s performance on their final tasks. (Oops, maybe Tana should’ve been a little nicer to her crew.) See who he crowns on the one-hour live finale, on NBC at 9 p.m. ET.
NEW THIS WEEK:
• Movies (now in theaters): Monster-in-Law, starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda; Kicking & Screaming, Will Ferrell and Robert Duvall; Unleashed, Jet Li and Morgan Freeman
• Music (in stores Tuesday): American Idol: Season 4 – The Showstoppers soundtrack; Van Morrison, Magic Time; System of a Down, Mezmerize; Toby Keith, Honkytonk University
• DVDs (in stores Tuesday): Kinsey, Team America: World Police, Six Feet Under: The Complete Third Season, Scrubs: The Complete First Season