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On TV this weekend, March 12-14

On TV this weekend


Who Do You Think You Are?, 8 p.m., NBC Dallas Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith finds out his past rambles from rural Alabama to Virginia and has a few surprises for him. Turns out his great-great-grandfather helped start the New York Giants.

Kitchen Nightmares, 9 p.m., Fox Gordon falls asleep at a restaurant while waiting for his taste test. That could be one indication of why no one goes there.

SEASON FINALE Supernanny, 9 p.m., ABC It's cheating when your 100th episode is a clip show. Shame on you, Jo.

Spartacus: Blood and Sand, 10 p.m., Starz Batiatus may sell off Crixus before anyone gets wind of the fact that he's just not that good anymore. Besides, he has a franchise QB in Spartacus, the new Champion of Capua. Is this ancient Rome or the NFL?


Dinoshark, 9 p.m., SyFy At first we thought this was titled Dioshark and was about a shark that knew all the words to Holy Diver, but no, it's a Roger Corman-produced slagfest about a low-rent Quint trying to capture a prehistoric Jaws. Close enough.

True Blue: Ten Years of Blue Collar Comedy, 8 p.m., CMT What's the difference between blue-collar humor and political humor? The redneck humor is about rednecks hunting deer, while political humor these days is about rednecks hunting moose.


The Cutting Edge 4: Fire and Ice, 8 p.m., ABC Family For all of you who can't admit to yourselves the Olympics are over.

MINISERIES DEBUT The Pacific, 9 p.m., HBO Producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks take us back to WWII, but this time it's the Japanese who are the bad guys. We read E.B. Sledge's With the Old Breed (part of the source material) years ago, so we've got to think this 10-parter will be even more brutal than Band of Brothers.

SEASON PREMIERE The Celebrity Apprentice, 9 p.m., NBC Rod Blagojevich, Sinbad and Florida's own Darryl Strawberry try to convince us that they can still earn a living. With this economy, we've got to think they'll actually be trying to keep their jobs.

SERIES PREMIERE Sons of Tucson, 9:30 p.m., Fox Reaper's Tyler Labine is hired by three guys to pose as their father. Do they really need to get into R-rated movies that badly?

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]

On TV this weekend, March 12-14 03/11/10 [Last modified: Thursday, March 11, 2010 10:15pm]
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