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On TV this week, March 2-6

On TV this week


Heroes, 9 p.m., NBC Sylar starts to have flashbacks about his dad. Did he kill people with his mind, too?

SEASON PREMIERE Ax Men, 10 p.m., History A new logging team or two joins the show in order to make this series about lumberjacks even more manly. That's right, underwater logging, because chopping down trees wasn't dangerous enough.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC Make sure to note the "37" on your DVRs. We don't know if Fallon is going to be the next Conan, but then, Conan wasn't touted as the next Jay Leno, and Leno wasn't billed as the next Johnny Carson. Plus, Fallon's bandleader is ?uestlove from the Roots, so how bad could it be?


SEASON PREMIERE Reaper, 8 p.m., CW You didn't think they'd run out of people the devil wants back in hell, did you?

How the Earth Was Made, 9 p.m., History The theory is that Scotland was part of North America once, so, of course, the Loch Ness Monster must be descended from a type of dinosaur from our continent, right?

Shin Do Kumate, 10 p.m., Bright House Sports Mehrdad Khan Moayedi has been teaching Muay Thai kickboxing in Tampa Bay for years, but now he and his stable of fighters — real folks, not that same old Ultimate Fighter garbage — have their own TV show. Watch his hopefuls train at his Clearwater facility as they prepare for their fights (and feel a little good will when they feature Moayedi's work with underprivileged and foster children, too).


SEASON PREMIERE America's Next Top Model, 8 p.m., CW Last season was a little busted, but we can't get enough of orange art director Jay Manuel or faboo runway specialist J. Alexander. Tyra, we could take or leave. Plus, two contestants from our neck of the woods!

SEASON PREMIERE Make Me a Supermodel, 10 p.m., Bravo As the wife puts it, this one is better than Top Model, because there are guys, too. And one of them gets buck naked. And Tyson Beckford. Don't forget Tyson Beckford. Yes, dear, we saw.

Superhuman, 10 p.m., History This show supposedly features an actual human Spider-Man (and Aquaman, and a Million Volt Man, Bat Boy and Human Magnet). We can't wait to see which superpowers qualify him for that title — an all-liquid diet doesn't count.


My Name Is Earl, 8 p.m., NBC Dodge wants to go to space camp. We always wanted to do that. Sniff.

Kath & Kim, 8:30 p.m., NBC We don't watch this show, but Maya Rudolph is a guest star, so maybe we'll give it a chance.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 9 p.m., CBS Taylor Swift plays the exceedingly hot daughter of a trashy owner of a seedy motel. Glad to see she's breaking those country music stereotypes.


World Baseball Classic, 2 p.m., ESPN 2 Another reminder why spring-training games are waaaaaay too expensive these days — everyone we want to see is at this tournament, which runs through March 23.

20/20, 9 p.m., ABC Siegfried and Roy have one last performance at a charity gala, so 20/20 documents it to make sure it's true.

Friday Night Lights, 9 p.m., NBC Jason and Riggins go to New York and discover, golly, there's a lot more to the world than high school football in backwater Texas.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]

On TV this week, March 2-6 02/27/09 [Last modified: Sunday, March 1, 2009 8:25pm]
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