This Week on TV – 3/2/08-3/8/08

Welcome to a new week for This Week on TV and the first week of March! What a crazy week for TV! Lots of premieres, several finales and TONS of new TV. Weeeee! So let’s see what’s going on, shall we? Enjoy! Jump with me to see this week’s schedule!


Sunday is the series premiere of 4 new shows! First up is Oprah’s Big Give on ABC at 9/8c. It defies television convention with the bold idea of people competing to give rather than get. In eight one-hour episodes, a diverse, determined and competitive group of ten people are given the challenge of a lifetime — to change the lives of complete strangers in the most creative and dramatic ways. In this intense competition, the contestants criss-cross the country, scrambling to find ways to impact the fates and fortunes of unsuspecting people who are in for the surprise of their lives. Lives will be changed in the blink of an eye as contestants race against time to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences and also give away hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Next up is Here Come the Newlyweds on ABC at 10:02/9:02c. Seven just-married couples compete for a nest egg worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to kick-start their new lives together and help them realize their dreams in this new romantic comedy reality series.

Also tonight is the series premiere of That’s Amore! on MTV at 10/9c. This romantic comedy-reality elimination series features Domenico Nesci, the Italian native from the hit series A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila. Domenico may have gone home broken-hearted, but this Italian bachelor hasn’t given up on love. He’s still looking for the perfect match, and MTV is going to help him find her!

Finally, it’s the series premiere of Unhitched on FOX at 9:30/8:30c. Executive-produced by the Farrelly Brothers, this single-camera comedy revolves around four unattached friends who actually want to be married and must navigate the tricky waters of dating in their 30s. The series stars Craig Bierko, Rashida Jones, Johnny Sneed and Shaun Majumder.

Also, don’t miss the season premiere of Dirt on FX at 10/9c! Lucy returns to the magazine to reclaim her position as “Tabloid Queen”; Don experiences life on medication; a chance encounter between Lucy and a young pop star results in a surprising opportunity.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Finale*The Girls Next Door – E! @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Here Come the Newlyweds – ABC @ 10:02/9:02c
  • *Series Premiere*Oprah’s Big Give – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*That’s Amore! – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Unhitched – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Dirt – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Aliens In America – CW @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*America’s Funniest Home Videos – ABC @ 7/6c
  • *New*Big Brother – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Breaking Bad – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Dexter – CBS @ 10/9c (New to CBS)
  • *New*Everybody Hates Chris – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Family Guy – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*King of the Hill – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*My Fair Brady… Maybe Baby? – VH1 @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Rock of Love with Bret Michaels – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Russell Simmons Presents: Def Comedy Jam – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Scott Baio is 46… and Pregnant – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*The L Word – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Simpsons – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Wire – HBO @ 9/8c


Monday is the 2-hour season finale of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on FOX starting an hour earlier at 8/7c. John defends Cameron against an accusation by Derek; Sarah finds herself in a business transaction with a mysterious businessman; Cromartie closes in on John; Agent Ellison discovers a nemesis at the agency.

It’s also the series premiere of The Secret Life of a Soccer Mom on TLC at 10/9c. This show should be pretty neat! Being a stay-at-home mother is an all-consuming career and while most moms are very fulfilled by this choice, other women wonder about the dreams they left behind. TLC’s new series offers those women a chance to answer “what if” when it gives a full-time mom the chance to secretly live the life she gave up to raise her family. Hosted by Tracey Gold (Growing Pains).

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*The Secret Life of a Soccer Mom – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Little People, Big World – TLC @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes Including Spring Premiere)
  • *Special*The Royal Family – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special)
  • *New*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Flavor of Love – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*In Treatment – HBO @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Jon & Kate Plus 8 – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Kyle XY – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*Making the Band – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Medium – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*My Dad is Better Than Your Dad – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*October Road – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Paradise Hotel – My Network TV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Paranormal State – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*The New Adventures of Old Christine – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*The Salt n Pepa Show – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Gear – BBC America @ 8/7c
  • *New*Welcome to the Captain – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Wildfire – ABC Family @ 9/8c


Tuesday is the season finale of Carpoolers on ABC at 9:30/8:30c. Aubrey brings his daughter to work, then gets fired; Cindy becomes consumed with power when she begins making a lot of money.

It’s also the series premiere of New Amsterdam on FOX at 9/8c. This drama series tells the story of a brilliant and enigmatic New York homicide detective, John Amsterdam (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), who has a profound secret: He is immortal, and will not age until he meets his one true love. Also starring are Zuleikha Robinson as Amsterdam’s new partner, Eva Marquez; Alexie Gilmore as Dr. Sara Dillane; and Stephen Henderson as Omar, Amsterdam’s sole confidant.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*10 Items or Less – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *Season Finale*Carpoolers – ABC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Finale*Millionaire Matchmaker – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*New Amsterdam – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*The Real Housewives of New York City – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*According to Jim – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*American Idol – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Big Brother – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*In Treatment – HBO @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Jericho – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Just For Laughs – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*LA Ink – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Last Restaurant Standing – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Life of Ryan – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*One Tree Hill – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Rob & Big – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Bad Girls Club – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Biggest Loser – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)


Wednesday is the season finale of Project Runway on Bravo at 10/9c. The finalists face the judges one last time after showing their collections at New York Fashion week.

It’s also the season finale of Reno 911 on Comedy Central at 10:30/9:30c. The deputies volunteer to build a section of the wall at the Mexican border.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Project Runway – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Reno 911 – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Destination Truth – SciFi @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Ghost Hunters – SciFi @ 9/8c (Spring Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*High School Reunion – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Idol – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*America’s Next Top Model – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Big Brother – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Head Case – Starz @ 10/9c
  • *New*Hollywood Residential – Starz @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*In Treatment – HBO @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Law & Order – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Men in Trees – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Smash Lab – Discovery @ 10/9c
  • *New*Supernanny – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Moment of Truth – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real World/Road Rules Challenge – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne – TBS @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Whacked Out Videos – My Network TV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Wife Swap – ABC @ 8/7c


Thursday is the series premiere of Crime 360 on A&E at 10/9c. It is the perfect blend of verit crime drama and high-tech CGI graphics a completely new way to experience real-life criminal investigations as they unfold. Real, in the moment investigation meets technology for the first time in non-fiction television, where viewers go inside detective work as theories, forensics and evidence are brought to life through incredible CGI visualizations and state-of-the-art 3D photography. From the moment detectives are called to scene, viewers experience the investigation as if they were there, in a way they’ve never seen before!

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Crime 360 – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Chopper – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*American Idol – FOX @ 8/7c (Special Night)
  • *New*Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Eli Stone – ABC @ 10:02/9:02c
  • *New*In Treatment – HBO @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*LA Ink – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Lipstick Jungle – NBC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Lost – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Make Me a Supermodel – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*New Amsterdam – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares – BBC America @ 8/7c (Original British Version Not US Version)
  • *New*Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Survivor – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Celebrity Apprentice – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The First 48 – A&E @ 9/8c


Friday is the season finale of Stargate Atlantis on SciFi at 10/9c. Following another unsuccessful search for Teyla, Sheppard returns home to Atlantis to find the city completely abandoned.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Gone Country – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Stargate: Atlantis – SciFi @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *Special*The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*10 Years Younger – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Amne$ia – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Degrassi – The N @ 8/7c
  • *New*In Treatment – HBO @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*What Not To Wear – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Your Mama Don’t Dance – Lifetime @ 10/9c

Have a great week everyone! Enjoy all the great new TV!

— Jenny

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