Saturday, March 13, 2010

TV Premieres, Finales & Specials This Week 03/14/2010

This week brings some newcomers to TV including the long awaited “The Pacific” on HBO, “Sons of Tucson” on Fox, the NCAA Basketball Tournament and the return from hiatus for FlashForward.  Each week GeekTonic covers the TV scene with a complete listing of premieres, finales and specials for the week and this is a week with many premieres and a few gems.

 Sons of Tucson

                      Sons of Tucson Premieres on Fox Sunday

NOTE: All Times are Listed for EST


Sunday, March 14

NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show (5pm on CBS – Available in HD) – Time to see what teams make the NCAA Division I tourney and which brackets they play in.

Ultimate Recipe Showdown (6pm on Food Network – Available in HD) – Season 3 premier

Minute to Win It (7pm on NBC) – A new gameshow on NBC hosted by Guy Fieri.  Competitors race through 60-second games that pay a $1 million prize.

Sonny With a Chance (7pm on Disney) – Season 2 premiere

Ultimate Power Builders (8pm on Planet Green – Available in HD) – Season 1 finale

Sons of Tucson (9:30pm on Fox – Available in HD) – Series premiere for the new fox comedy.  The plot is this:  The Gunderson brothers hire a man (Tyler Labine) to pose as their father while their real dad is in prison.

The Celebrity Apprentice (8pm on NBC – Available in HD) – Season 9 begins with contestants Bill Goldberg, Curtis Stone, Bret Michaels, Carol Leifer, Sharon Osborne, Summer Sanders, Selita Ebanks, Darryl Strawberry, Holly Robinson Peete, Maria Kanellis, Michael Johnson, Rod Blagojevich, Cyndi Lauper and Sinbad.  As we’ve seen many times before, the realityTV show is a popular way for has-beens or never-been stars to get attention again.

Hannah Montana (8:30pm on Disney) – Series finale

The Pacific (9pm on HBO – Available in HD) – The highly anticipated, 10-part WWII miniseries finally arrives on HBO.  Think of this as the “Pacific” version of Band of Brothers.  This is THE reason I subscribed to HBO recently and based on what I saw of “The Making of the Pacific” it shouldn’t disappoint.

America’s Worst Driver (9pm on Travel Channel – Available in HD) – Season premiere of the show that searches for America’s worst driver.  That’s seriously the concept of this show.

Antonio Treatment (9pm on HGTV) – New series

Fatal Attraction (9pm on Animal Planet) – 3-part mini-series that looks at people who want to be around dangerous animals.


Monday, March 15

Zeke and Luther (6:30pm on Disney XD – Available in HD) – Season 2 premiere

Jessica Simpson’s The Price of Beauty (8pm on VH1) – Series premiere where we hear style tips.

Home Rules (9pm on HGTV – Available in HD) – New series where life coach and former WNBA player Fran Harris explores why a frazzled family is struggling to find harmony at home


Tuesday, March 16

NCAA Championship Basketball Tournament (CBS – Available in HD) - The tourney begins and runs through April 5th

Justified (9 pm on FX – Available in HD) – New series about U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, a lawman enforcing his brand of justice to put a target on his back with criminals and puts him at odds with his bosses in the Marshal service.

Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too  (10pm on Oxygen) – Another new realityTV show

Marriage Under Construction (10pm on HGTV – Available in HD) – New series where newlyweds, Natalie and Rod share the challenge of buying a house and making it a place to call home. With the help of up-and-coming designer the couple decorates and renovates their home.

Wednesday, March 17

Addicted (9pm on TLC – Available in HD) – A new 1-hour docu-series following the lives of individuals struggling with addiction as they work with interventionist

South Park  (10pm on Comedy) – Season 14 premieres

Ugly Americans (9:30pm on Comedy) – A new animated series with New York overrun with zombies attempting to assimilate into society alongside humans

Scrubs (7pm on ABC – Available in HD) – Season 9 finale


Thursday, March 18

FlashForward (9pm on ABC – Available in HD) – One of my favorites returns from winter hiatus

My First Sale (7:30 pm on HGTV – Available in HD) - Series premiere

Selling New York (8pm on HGTV – Available in HD) - Series premiere

Tough as Nails (8:30pm on HGTV – Available in HD) – Series premiere

Archer (9pm on FX – Available in HD) – Season 1 finale


Saturday, March 20

Healing Hands (8pm on Hallmark) – A made-for-TV hallmark movie where an accident leaves a janitor (Eddie Cibrian) with the ability to heal others


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