Fox Rocks Out — Yes, Even ‘Fringe’

The network plans a week of musical performances to kick off the May sweeps

Last Updated: April 7, 2010 @ 7:04 AM

"The Simpsons" clan will rock out to Ke$ha’s hit "Tik Tok" next month as part of a week of music-themed programming being dubbed "Fox Rocks."

For the first week of the May sweeps (April 29-May 5), a slew of Fox programming will feature lyrical undertones. Not much of a stretch given Fox is the home of "American Idol" and "Glee."

Homer, Marge and the gang will sing along to the Ke$ha smash during a musical couch gag at the show’s open. The episode airs May 2, with an encore of "The Simpsons’" 450th episode airing at 7:30 p.m. the same night.

Also that Sunday, an hour-long 150th episode of "Family Guy" will be capped off with some never-before-broadcast musical numbers from the show, along with encores of popular "FG" ditties from the past. And "The Cleveland Show" will feature a guest appearance by Kanye West.

Other highlights of "Rock Week" (which MoJoe thinks should’ve been called "Rock Out With Your Fox Out Week"):

–Booth and Brennan perform a rockin’ duet on the April 29 episode of "Bones," dubbed "The Rocker in the Rinse Cycle."

–The same night, "Fringe" features musical appearances by Olivia and Broyles. Really. (The name of the episode: "Brown Betty").

–The May 3 "House" has three of the show’s doctors, including Dr. House, performing a Gladys Knight and the Pips tune.

–"Glee" features a guest appearance by Olivia Newton-John on its May 4 appearance. She performs "Physical" with Sue, natch.