This Week on TV – 3/6/11-3/12/11

Welcome to a new week of TV! Lots of great new episodes on this week, as well as quite a few premieres & finales, so check it out!

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Sunday

Sunday features 7 series premieres, 4 season premieres & 2 season finales. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight’s first series premiere is America’s Next Great Restaurant on NBC at 8/7c. In this delectable new alternative series, people from every walk of life will vie for the opportunity of a lifetime to see their original restaurant concept spring to life – starting with the opening of a restaurant chain in three locations – Hollywood, Minneapolis and New York City. Funding the restaurant concepts are four accredited investors: Bobby Flay, distinguished restaurateur (Iron Chef America, Throwdown! with Bobby Flay); Curtis Stone, internationally renowned chef (The Biggest Loser, Take Home Chef); Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO of Chipotle; and Lorena Garcia, executive chef and restaurateur. Flay, Stone, Ells and Garcia not only serve as investors who put their money into the winning restaurant idea, but they also serve as mentors. They will be working side by side with the competitors to further develop their concepts and put each competitor’s restaurant concept through rigorous business and cooking challenges to determine which idea has what it takes to become America’s next great restaurant. After a nationwide search, the top 21 competitors will present their restaurant concepts to the investors and 11 will be quickly eliminated – leaving the top 10 competitors to battle it out over the course of the season. The investors will determine which competitor’s concept has the greatest potential for success, and those who do not rise to the challenge will be sent home. In the final episode, someone will fully savor his or her great American dream of launching his or her own restaurant chain, and viewers will have the opportunity to experience it for themselves.
 
The second is the premiere of Secret Millionaire on ABC at 8/7c. Based on the hit UK series of the same name, each episode follows one of America’s most successful business people for one week as they leave behind the comforts of home and their true identities to live and volunteer in some of the most impoverished neighborhoods in the country. Assuming new identities and living in local housing on welfare-level wages, their mission is to discover the most deserving individuals within the community who continually sacrifice everything to help those in need, and ultimately encourage others to do the same. Throughout this incredible, life-changing experience, the Secret Millionaires come face to face with extraordinary people who put their own needs aside for the sake of others. At the end of the Secret Millionaire’s journey, in an emotional and dramatic climax, they reveal their true identities and donate their own money to these community activists, changing lives forever and encouraging others to keep giving back.
 
The third series premiere is Love & Hip Hop on VH1 at 9/8c. When people think of the hip hop life, they think of the men who shape the music and the blinged-out lifestyle that comes with success. But it’s not always so glamorous for the ladies involved, the wives, girlfriends and artists, because in this world, the men still call almost every shot. The show follows five dynamic women who are connected to the world of hip hop, whether it’s through the men they love or their struggle to be heard as artists. Chrissy Lampkin has been quietly advising and standing behind her man, hip hop star Jim Jones, for 8 years. Now she’s looking for a little more glory and a lot more commitment. Emily Bustamante has a beautiful baby boy with the rapper Fabolous; but she wants more – a ring and a more public role in his world. And that might be more than he’s willing to give. Olivia Longott, the former first lady of G-Unit is done living in the shadows and determined to make it on her own as a solo artist. Latina internet sensation, Somaya ‘Boss’ Reece has a fierce determination to launch her rap career and become known for more than just her sexy curves. And Mashonda Tifrere, ex-wife of producer Swizz Beatz, who is putting her life back together after her dreams were shattered by a devastating and very public divorce. Will these women have what it takes to survive the chaos of the hip hop game and realize their dreams? “Love & Hip Hop” provides a dramatic, funny and sometimes heartbreaking look into the female side of the New York hip hop life as these five women try to claim their place in it.
 
The fourth series premiere is Breakout Kings on A&E at 10/9c. From Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora, writers/producers of the hit series Prison Break, comes Breakout Kings, a new action-packed ensemble drama following an unconventional partnership between the U.S. Marshals’ office and a group of convicts as they work to catch fugitives on the run. After 72 hours, the odds of finding an escaped prisoner drop to less than five percent. Knowing that there are few things more dangerous than a convict on the run, and tired of outdated methods of law enforcement, veteran U.S. Marshals Charlie Duchamp (Laz Alonso) and Ray Zancanelli (Domenick Lombardozzi, The Wire, Entourage) decide to reject protocol and take an unorthodox approach to their work: using former fugitives to catch current ones. The series also stars Brooke Nevin, Jimmi Simpson, Malcolm Goodwin, and Serinda Swan.
 
The fifth series premiere is Coming Home on Lifetime at 10/9c. In paying tribute to American armed forces personnel and their families, Coming Home will follow the unforgettable and inspiring surprise reunions of soldiers from all five branches of the military with their spouses, children, parents and other loved ones as they return home from active duty throughout the world. Hosted by former American Idol finalist Matt Rogers, each of the program’s 13 hour-long episodes will highlight five reunions featuring soldiers and their emotional stories. With hundreds of thousands of members of the armed forces serving the country in the Middle East and elsewhere across the globe, military family reunions have become a sensation online, where millions of people have been inspired watching touching footage of loved ones and friends re-connecting with one another after enduring long periods of time apart.
 
The sixth series premiere tonight is Taking on Tyson on Animal Planet at 10/9c. Heavyweight boxing legend and Brooklyn native Mike Tyson always has loved breeding and raising pigeons. These birds have been an integral part of his life from his childhood. In fact, Mike threw his first punch when a neighborhood bully killed one of his beloved pigeons and threw it in his face. Of course, Mike would go on to be one of the most famous, and infamous, champions in boxing (and sports) history. And through it all, his pigeons and his rooftop pigeon coops remained his one constant and secret solace. Now, Mike goes beyond just raising his feathered friends – he will race them for the very first time. With unprecedented access to the neighborhood haunts he grew up in and lifelong friends who surround him, this docudrama introduces audiences to the highly competitive, bizarrely fascinating subculture of pigeon racing. The stakes are high in a sport that has just as much machismo as boxing. But this time it’s not about money; it’s about bragging rights.
 
The final series premiere tonight is After Lately on E! at 11/10c. Throughout television history, there have been shows about workplaces and even shows that take viewers behind-the-scenes of fictional shows. However, there has never been a show featuring the actual staff of a real late night comedy series… until now. After Lately gives viewers a hilarious peek at the always unpredictable people and often ridiculous events behind the making of late night television’s most unconventional talk show. The show stars Chelsea Handler & more.
 
There are also 4 season premieres tonight: Ruby on Style Network at 8/7c, The Celebrity Apprentice on NBC & Army Wives on Lifetime, both at 9/8c, and The Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo at 10/9c.
 
Finally, there are 2 season finales tonight. First up is Basketball Wives on VH1 at 8/7c, and then Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane on Style Network at 9/8c.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Basketball Wives (#210-60) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane (#407-60) – Style Network @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*After Lately (#101) – E! @ 11/10c
  • *Series Premiere*America’s Next Great Restaurant (#101) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*Coming Home (#101) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Breakout Kings (#101) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Love & Hip Hop (#101-30) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Secret Millionaire (#101) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*Taking on Tyson (#101) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Army Wives (#501) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Ruby (#401-60) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*The Celebrity Apprentice (#1101-120) – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*The Real Housewives of Orange County (#601) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Cake Boss – TLC @ 9/8c (1-Hour ‘Baby’ Special)
  • *Special*River Monsters (#300) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*America’s Funniest Home Videos (#2116) – ABC @ 7/6c
  • *New*Ax Men (#412) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Big Love (#51/508) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bob’s Burgers (#BOB-109) – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Brothers & Sisters (#516) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Californication (#409) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 9/8c (All-Stars Tournament)
  • *New*CSI: Miami (#915) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Desperate Housewives (#716) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Family Guy (#FG-811) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Holly’s World (#206) – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Iron Chef America – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Kourtney & Kim Take New York (#106) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Shameless (#109) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Snapped (#802) – Oxygen @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Amazing Race (#1803) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Cleveland Show (#CLE-213) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*The Simpsons (#SI-2208) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Undercover Boss (#216) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#341) – Bravo @ 11/10c

Monday

Monday features 1 series premiere, 1 season premiere & 1 series finale. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of All About Aubrey on Oxygen at 10/9c. Aubrey O’Day had it all – fame, glamour, talent and an entourage as the lead singer in Danity Kane, one of the hottest all-girl bands, but her sassiness got her fired by Diddy on national TV during an episode of Making the Band. O’Day will show the world that she has what it takes to make it in the music industry: on her own terms.
 
Tonight is the season premiere of Too Fat for 15 on Style Network at 8/7c.
 
Finally, tonight is the series finale of Greek on ABC Family at 9/8c.
 

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Jayma Mays (Glee) is one of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Forest Whitaker (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior) & Donald Glover (Community winner) are two of the guests on Lopez Tonight, on TBS at 12AM/11PMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Greek (#410) – ABC Family @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*All About Aubrey (#101) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Too Fat for 15 (#201) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *Special*Behind the Music (#310-60) – VH1 @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*The Bachelor (#15S1-120) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour ‘The Women Tell All’ Special)
  • *New*19 Kids & Counting (#509-30) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (#702-60) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Being Human (#108) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bethenny Ever After (#202) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Cake Boss (#407-30) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Harry’s Law (#108) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Heavy (#08/108) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*House (#HOU-715) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Intervention (#136/917) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Lopez Tonight – TBS @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Mad Love (#105) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Outrageous Kid Parties (#103) – TLC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Pretty Little Liars (#120) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*Seriously Funny Kids (#111-30/112-30) – Lifetime @ 6/5c & 6:30/5:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Skins (#108-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Stargate Universe (#211) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Bad Girls Club (#607) – Oxygen @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Chicago Code (#CHI-104) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Event (#111/112) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*Top Gear (#1605-80) – BBC America @ 9/8c (80-Minute New Episode

Tuesday

Tuesday features 4 season premieres. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the season finale of 4 shows. First up is Cupcake Wars on Food Network and Dirty Jobs on Discovery Channel, both at 9/8c. Then at 10/9c, it’s the finales of Southland on TNT and White Collar on USA.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Cupcake Wars – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Dirty Jobs (#723) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Southland (#310) – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*White Collar (#216) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Treasures (#103) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (#608-60) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Detroit 187 (#116) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Glee (#GLE-215) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Let’s Stay Together (#109) – BET @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Lights Out (#109) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Lopez Tonight – TBS @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*My Life as Liz (#205-30) – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*One Born Every Minute (#106-60) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Onion SportsDome (#109) – Comedy Central @ 8/7c
  • *New*Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy (#107) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Raising Hope (#HOP-115) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Teen Mom (#309-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Biggest Loser (#1110-120) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Game (#410) – BET @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Miami (#103) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Shot (#205) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*tosh.0 (#309) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
  • *New*Traffic Light (#TRF-111) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*V (#209) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#342) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*What Not to Wear (#822) – TLC @ 8/7c

Wednesday

Wednesday features 1 season premiere. To read more about it, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the season premiere of The Real World on MTV at 10/9c.
 

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Windell Middlebrooks (Body of Proof) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*The Real World (#2501-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*1000 Ways to Die (#405) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Idol (#ID-1020/1021) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*America’s Next Top Model (#1603) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Are We There Yet? (#29/219 & 30/220) – TBS @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (#104) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Desert Car Kings (#107) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dog the Bounty Hunter (#209/727 & 210/728) – A&E @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Face Off (#107) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ghost Hunters (#703-60) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hoarding: Buried Alive (#211) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Hot in Cleveland (#208) – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *New*I’m Alive (#202) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*Justified (#205) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Lopez Tonight – TBS @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Minute to Win It – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Mr. Sunshine (#105) – ABC @ 9:31/8:31c
  • *New*Off the Map (#109) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Retired at 35 (#107) – TV Land @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Shedding for the Wedding (#103) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Sons of Guns (#113) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Survivor (#2204) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*Throwdown with Bobby Flay – Food Network @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Top Chef (#813) – Bravo @ 10/9c

Thursday

Thursday features new episodes of some of your favorite shows, so check out tonight’s schedule!

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Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine) & Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy) are two of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Special*My Big Redneck Wedding (#408-60) – CMT @ 9/8c (1-Hour ‘My Big Redneck Intervention’ Special)
  • *New*American Idol (#ID2-1020A/1021A) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Archer – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bones (#BON-615) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*CSI (#1117) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Fairly Legal (#108) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ice Brigade (#102) – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jersey Shore (#224-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Lopez Tonight – TBS @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Man vs. Wild (#604) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Million Dollar Listing (#406) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Out of the Wild (#204) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Rules of Engagement (#518) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*The Big Bang Theory – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Mentalist – CBS @ 10/9c

Friday

Friday features 2 season finales. To read more about it, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the season finale of The Defenders on CBS at 8/7c, and Fatal Attractions on Animal Planet at 9/8c.
 

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Amanda Peet (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Fatal Attractions (#205) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Defenders (#118) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*American Loggers (#302) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Blue Bloods (#117) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Comedy Central Presents (#1506/1513) – Comedy Central @ 11/10c & 11:30/10:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*CSI: NY (#717) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*DC Cupcakes (#205/206) – TLC @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Flying Wild Alaska (#109) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Fringe (#FR-316) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Funny or Die Presents (#208) – HBO @ 11:59/10:59c
  • *New*Kitchen Nightmares (#KN-305) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Law & Order: UK (#209) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Merlin (#309) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*My Big Redneck Wedding (#408-30) – CMT @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher (#908) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Say Yes to the Dress (#614) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Star Wars: The Clone Wars (#320) – Cartoon Network @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Supernanny (#714) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Ricky Gervais Show (#208) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Working Class (#108) – CMT @ 8/7c

Saturday

Saturday is a new episode of Saturday Night Live on NBC at 11:29/10:29c. Tonight’s host is Zach Galifianakis, and the musical guest is Jessie J.

Also on tonight:

  • *New*Being Human (#304-75) – BBC America @ 9/8c (75-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Must Love Cats (#105) – Animal Planet @ 8/7c
  • *New*Saturday Night Live (#3617) – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#817) – BBC America @ 10/9c

That’s it! Hope you all have a great week!

— Jenny

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One Response to This Week on TV – 3/6/11-3/12/11

  1. Anonymous says:

    Can not wait to see the Barrie Twins Sandy and Pat on the Redneck family reunion special they were crazy in high school and always lots of fun to be around this will be the best show ever