On TV this weekend, March 9-11

On TV this weekend

FRIDAY

SEASON PREMIERE The Ultimate Fighter Live, 9 p.m., FX This MMA contest moves to FX, and is being shot and edited each week, with the contestants' fights aired live. Because we like our mayhem as uncensored as possible.

SEASON PREMIERE Fashion Police, 10 p.m., E! Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos change it up a bit as they continue to trash what famous people are wearing. That studio must not have any mirrors in it.

Merlin, 10 p.m., SyFy Elyan is possessed by the spirit of a young, dead druid who makes him try to kill Arthur, because Arthur's dad killed druids. Is it St. Patrick's Day already?

The Dead Files, 10 p.m., Travel A guy calls Steve and Amy saying he was attacked by an evil spirit in Alcatraz 40 years ago. No, no, he's just watching The Rock with Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage on TNT.

SEASON FINALE Portlandia, 10 p.m., IFC Tim Robbins and Ed Begley Jr. are the token bleeding hearts poking fun at themselves as the second season of this granola-bashing awesomefest comes to a close.

SATURDAY

SEASON PREMIERE Must Love Cats, 8 p.m., Animal Planet Japanese people who are really into their cats. At least it's not some weird animated show.

Big Time Rush: Big Time Movie, 8 p.m., Nickelodeon The boy band sings covers of Beatles songs, although if they wanted to cash in on nostalgia, they should have done Monkees songs. Sorry, Davy Jones.

Game Change, 9 p.m., HBO Julianne Moore plays Sarah Palin and Ed Harris plays John McCain in an examination of one of the most sensational political moves in the past three decades. Does this mean Julianne Moore will get a job as a Fox analyst?

Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m., NBC Jonah Hill following up Lindsay Lohan has to be the biggest gimme of the season for this show. He's the Obama to her Dubya — even if you think he's terrible, he's still gonna come off as a winner.

SUNDAY

Harry's Law, 8 p.m., NBC A lot of you have been asking where this show went. It went right here, so enjoy some new episodes.

SEASON PREMIERE Bob's Burgers, 8:30 p.m., Fox Keeping up the Fox Sunday night tradition of gradually more mediocre animated TV shows.

SERIES PREMIERE Shahs of Sunset, 10 p.m., Bravo Another show for Lowe's to boycott for no good reason, featuring Persians living the high life in L.A. Yes, war hawks and racists, there are plenty of Iranians who love America. Meet them, won't you?

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV this weekend, March 9-11 03/08/12 [Last modified: Thursday, March 8, 2012 6:19pm]

    

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