Bones and Fringe are getting their rock on for their April 29 episodes. Fox is featuring a music-themed week for some reason. I suppose with juggernaut American Idol and phenomenon Glee on the schedule, sharing the music just made sense. So, from April 29-May 5, several shows on the schedule will have musical episodes, and each night will kick off with a short music video. Here are the highlights that are relevant to our interests:
Bones – “The Rocker in the Rinse Cycle” – 8/7c
Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) investigate a death at a rock-n-roll fantasy camp where the murder weapon is a Gibson ‘57 Les Paul “Black Beauty.” In the episode, Booth rocks out on guitar and later performs a duet with Brennan.
Fringe – “Brown Betty” – 9/8c
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).
Glee – “Bad Reputation” – 9/8c
Multi-platinum pop icon Olivia Newton-John guest-stars on an all-new episode and performs a duet with Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch).
Other shows tuning up to rock out include House, The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, The Wanda Sykes Show, and, of course, American Idol.