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On TV this week, March 21-25

By Steve Spears, Times Staff Writer

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SEASON FINALE Pretty Little Liars, 8 p.m., ABC Family: Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer want to stick it to Alison. May we recommend forcing her to watch Dancing With the Stars?

Rip the Runway 2011, 10 p.m., BET: Selita Ebanks and Mehcad Brooks are hosting this fashion show, which also features performances by Keri Hilson and Wiz Khalifa. Finally, something to tide us over until the next Victoria's Secret runway.


Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time, 9 p.m., ABC: The results of an online poll voting on the best movies ever made. Even as a popularity contest, we doubt Battle: Los Angeles or Sucker Punch are going to make the cut.

SERIES PREMIERE Marcel's Quantum Kitchen, 10 p.m., SyFy: This network decided to expand its offerings by following Top Chef's Marcel Vigneron and his catering business. Two qualms here: How is this in any way related to science fiction? And why did they pick one of the most annoying cheftestants to ever come from that Bravo show? SyFy fail.


Shedding for the Wedding, 9 p.m., CW: What kind of cheeseball exec decides it would be super-keen to make overweight people take a pole-dancing class? With apologies to Dan Aykroyd, they're either a certified genius or an authentic wacko.

Mr. Sunshine, 9:30 p.m., ABC: Matthew Perry isn't doing it for us, but he got Jimmy Connors and Fred Savage to guest star on his show, so that's worth something, at least.


SEASON PREMIERE Jersey Shore, 10 p.m., MTV: We already know they're headed to Italy next season, so we can't even muster a smart-aleck comment about this one. Hey, did you know Snooki is going to fight in Wrestlemania XXVII?

SEASON FINALE Fairly Legal, 10 p.m., USA: Kate has to mediate a legal dispute between two siblings, stop an international incident at the Croatian embassy and almost gets thrown in jail. Meanwhile, I've got really bad carpal tunnel syndrome, so I've got that going for me.


SEASON PREMIERE Shark Tank, 8 p.m., ABC: More entrepreneurs try to sell their ideas to a group of investors. We have an idea: A machine that has letters on a keyboard, and when you punch the letters in sequence, they make words into things called scripts, which can be turned into programs that aren't game shows. Nah, that'll never sell.

The Ricky Gervais Show, 9 p.m., HBO: After watching Karl yammer on for weeks, we've come to the conclusion he's still more likable than Ricky. How can you hate a guy who can tell stories about his dad scoring 30 crates of breath mints?

On TV this week, March 21-25 03/20/11 [Last modified: Sunday, March 20, 2011 7:31pm]
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