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Sunday, March 08, 2009

This Week's Sweeps Schedule

Lots and lots and lots of guest stars make up this week of March sweeps.

Here’s a look at some of what you can see. And remember, that all schedules are subject to change...

Monday, March 9th
Dancing With the Stars—8 PM (2 hours)—ABC—Season Premiere
The Big Bang Theory—8 PM—CBS
**Summer Glau (“Sarah Connor Chronicles”) guests.
How I Met Your Mother—8:30 PM—NBC
**Laura Prepon guests as Ted’s college girlfriend.
Heroes—9 PM—NBC
**John Glover (“Smallville”) guests as Sylar’s father.
CSI: Miami—10 PM—CBS
**Elizabeth Berkley returns as Julia.
Castle—10 PM—ABC—Series Premiere
**Nathan Fillion stars as a crime novelist doing research, while annoying and charming a female cop (Stana Katic).

Tuesday, March 10th
Jeopardy!—Check your local listings
**Elizabeth Perkins, Aisha Tyler, and Tom Bergeron compete on a special one-night-only edition of “Celebrity Jeopardy.”
Trust Me—10 PM—TNT
**This adorable drama that no one is watching moves to Tuesday nights.
Law & Order: SVU—10 PM—NBC
**Stephanie March returns for a multi-episode arc.

Wednesday, March 11th
The Chopping Block—8 PM—NBC—Series Premiere
**Chef Marco Pierre White (UK’s “Hell’s Kitchen”) leads couples through this cooking competition series.
Lie to Me—8 PM—FOX
**The show moves to its new timeslot.

Thursday, March 12th
Bones—8 PM—FOX
**This episode was directed by star David Boreanaz.
Smallville—8 PM—CW
**Tori Spelling guests.
Ugly Betty—8 PM—ABC
**Christine Baranksi guests.
**Ernest Borgnine, Eriq LaSalle, Noah Wyle, Julianna Marguiles, Susan Sarandon and someone named George guest star.

Friday, March 13th
Wife Swap—8 PM—ABC
**100th episode
Ghost Whisperer—8 PM—CBS
**It’s a sweeps staple—the natural disaster—as Sam/Jim must rescue Melinda from a flood and possibly clear up this story a little.
Battlestar Galactica—10 PM—SciFi
**Part one of the series finale

Saturday, March 14th
Relative Stranger—9 PM—Hallmark
**Eriq LaSalle stars as a faded football star trying to reunite his family.
Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome America—9 PM—HBO
**Ferrell’s final Broadway performance of his one-man show parodying George W. Bush.
Saturday Night Live—11:29 PM—NBC
**Tracy Jordan guests.

Sunday, March 15th
Au Pair 3—8 PM—ABC Family
**Heidi Saban and Gregory Harrison return as the nanny and employer who fell in love.
Kings—8 PM—NBC
**Ian McShane stars in this new drama inspired by the biblical story of King David. I’ll have a review later in the week.
King of the Hill—8:30 PM—FOX
**Kate Walsh guests.
Desperate Housewives—9 PM—ABC
**Swoozie Kurtz guests.
Family Guy—9 PM—FOX
**The show totally crosses the line once again with an episode called “The Juice Is Loose,” where Peter wins a golf outing with O.J. Simpson. But no, Simpson does not provide the voice.
Eastbound and Down—10:30 PM—HBO
**Will Ferrell, who is also an executive producer, guests.

Photo Credits: Sonja Flemming/CBS, Michael Courtney/CW, Phillip V. Caruso/HBO