WEEK AHEAD: Lance Revs Up the Indy 500
05/27/2006 AT 06:00 AM EDT
SUNDAY, MAY 28: Lance Armstrong is hitting the road again, this time to drive the pace car at the 90th Annual Indianapolis 500. The Tour de France champ helps kick off the race, which starts at 1 p.m. ET (broadcast live on ABC).
And he's not the only celebrity who'll be on hand at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Ashley Judd will be cheering on her racecar-driver husband Dario Franchetti, David Letterman will be rooting for his team and Grey's Anatomy's Patrick Dempsey will also be feeling the need for speed.
TUESDAY, MAY 30: The search is on again for the most hilarious person in America. Yes, Dear star Anthony Clark hosts the new season of NBC's Last Comic Standing (8 p.m. ET). Show us the funny!
THURSDAY, JUNE 1: Can you spell ratings? For the first time in its 79-year history, the Scripps National Spelling Bee will go primetime. The country's top young spellers will sweat it out while trying to remember SAT-level words when the finals air live from Washington, D.C. (ABC at 8 p.m. ET).
FRIDAY, JUNE 2: Talk about an A-list hook-up: Architecture aficionado Brad Pitt narrates the PBS documentary Design: e2, a syndicated series about environmentally friendly architecture. Check your local listings for air dates of the six-part program.
NEW THIS WEEK:
Movies (now in theaters): X Men: The Last Stand, starring Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen and Kelsey Grammer; An Inconvenient Truth, documentary featuring Al Gore
Music (in stores Tuesday): Kris Kristofferson, Live from Austin, Texas; Les Claypool, Of Whales and Woe; Rescue Me (soundtrack); George Thorogood, The Hard Stuff; Ralph Stanley, A Distant Land to Roam: Songs of the Carter Family; Brenda Lee, Let Me Sing/By Request; 80s Hits Stripped (various artists)
DVDs (in stores Tuesday): Will & Grace: Series Finale; Platoon: 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition; Date Movie; The Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 2; Queer as Folk: The Final Season; The Dukes of Hazzard: The Complete Sixth Season; John Wayne: An American Icon Collection