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Sunday February 28, 2010 1:39 pm

This Week on TV (3/1-3/7)

(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)


MONDAY (3/1)
  • Chuck (NBC, 8pm):  “Sarah resolves to keep her relationship with Shaw (Brandon Routh) purely professional.” It’s hard not knowing why all the girls call him a “Superman” around the water cooler.
  • The Buried Life (MTV, 10pm):  “The crew hits both coasts while attempting to land an appearance on late-night TV.” I hear Carson Daly is always looking to fill a few guest seats.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 10pm):  “A mother of 12 who sleeps in a homeless shelter because conditions at home are bad is profiled.” Note to : Hoarding children can make you homeless.
  • The Millionaire Matchmaker (Bravo, 10pm):  “A computer millionaire who comes with a rigid list of criteria his partner must meet.” When Patti fails to find a love match, the millionaire recruits his online friends Gary and Wyatt to help build him one.
  • Parenthood (NBC, 10pm):  “Struggling single mom Sarah Braverman (Lauren Graham) uproots her kids to move back in with her parents (Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia) in the opener of this comedy-drama about the challenges of raising kids.” It’s like —except five months late to the party.
  • The Good Wife (CBS, 10pm):  “Alicia and her kids adjust to life at home now that Peter is living there and working on his comeback strategy with his political team.” Step One: Hold a media event but don’t take the reporters’ questions.


  • Radical Parenting (Disc Health, 8pm):  “Extreme styles of parenting, from gender-neutral rearing to raising kids in an environment devoid of consequences, are examined.” Families who parent before reality show cameras will be covered on TLC.
  • Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special (ABC, 10pm):  “Hollywood stars with Oscar pedigrees and/or 2010 nominations interview each other. Among the pairings: -Penélope Cruz; Ben Affleck-Jeremy Renner; Glenn Close-Michael Douglas; and director James Cameron and Avatar cast members Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver.” It’s nice to see Oprah working so hard for her money.
  • Shear Genius (Bravo, 10pm):  “The stylists keep on the straight and narrow when they add smooth texture to curly hair.” To make the challenge more difficult, the competitors were forbidden from using an InStyler.


  • America’s Best Dance Crew (MTV, 10pm):  “The seven remaining crews choreograph routines inspired by .” Oh dear - that’s bound to be a (literal) bloody mess.
  • Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (VH1, 10pm):  “Kari Ann returns to rehab.” If anyone’s out there listening: Please don’t let that woman out again.
  • The Real Housewives of New York City (Bravo, 11pm):  Season premiere. “Bethenny and LuAnn share a cocktail get-together—but LuAnn may have a hidden motive for the meeting.” LuAnn’s Etiquette Tip #22: If you’re going to criticize someone, at least buy them a drink first.


FRIDAY (3/5)
  • iCarly (Nickelodeon, 8pm):  “A quirky billionaire asks Carly and her friends to put on the first live Web show from outer space, so they undergo tests for space travel.” I smell an in for Lance Bass!
  • Supernanny (ABC, 8pm):  “A couple who own a family-friendly coffee shop, complete with a play area for customers kids, need Jo’s help when the rambunctious behavior of their three children (ages 18 months to 4 years) ruin the experience for everyone else.” Watch out - that might not be milk you’re putting into your coffee.
  • Who Do You Think You Are? (NBC, 8pm):  Series premiere. “Stars explore their family trees in this seven-part profile series. In the opener, charts her ancestral history in a journey of self-discovery that leads her to Northern California and Salem, Mass.” She was surprised to discover that she came from a long line of square pegs.


SUNDAY (3/7)
  • 82nd Annual Academy Awards (ABC, 5pm PT/8pm ET):  “Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin host the 82nd annual ceremonies, telecast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Avatar and The Hurt Locker lead the nominations with 9 each, including Best Picture.” smartly asked for the Oscar in her prenuptial agreement with James Cameron.
  • The Amazing Race (CBS, 8pm):  “The teams fly to Germany and retrace the early days of the Beatles.” PIT STOP WARNING: Mop-top makeovers ahead.
  • Rich Bride, Poor Bride (We, 10pm):  “A bride-to-be is determined to have her dream wedding, no matter what it costs.” Ironically, she managed to raise the funds by sacrificing her dreams.



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