Monday, February 28th
Bethenny Ever After, season premiere at 10pm on Bravo
– Renamed Bethenny Ever After for the second season of The Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel’s own reality spin-off, the series chronicles Bethenny’s life as she becomes a wife and a mother and learns to balance that with her successful career. In the first season of Bethenny Getting Married she had the wedding and the baby, but now is it happily ever after? Between motherhood, marriage, Skinnygirl and competing as a finalist on Skating With The Stars, this quick-witted New Yorker has a lot on her plate. Now watch as she continues to grow her business and venture into new areas, all while juggling motherhood and marriage. When things get stressful, Bethenny manages to handle it all with her entertaining wit and biting humor.
No Reservations, season premiere at 9pm on Travel Channel
– Besides the chef’s hat, Anthony Bourdain wears many others: TV personality, best-selling author, public speaker, weary world traveler, gourmand, punk-rock aficionado, proud New Yorker and, most recently, doting father. He’s even kicked his lifelong smoking habit. However, the fans that know him best can rest assured that the infamously grumpy, sharp-tongued host of No Reservations has become anything but pedestrian. As he continues to explore every corner of the globe on his Emmy winning series, Anthony Bourdain encounters the weird, wild and downright outrageous personalities and places that help define the international cultural landscape. In the world of a cook, an understanding and appreciation of how others eat is akin to discovering secret societies and cryptic subcultures. The food is only the first glimpse of a wider view of how people live their lives in faraway lands and unfamiliar territories. In the season premiere Bourdain live tweets his visit to Haiti, which is still recovering from the devastating earthquake last year and is also dealing with a cholera epidemic and an impending hurricane.
Thursday, March 3rd
The Moto: Inside the Outdoors, season premiere at 10pm on Fuel TV
– Every summer, the world’s top motocross racers come together for the grueling 12-race AMA Outdoor Motocross Championship Series to battle the heat, the tracks, and each other. This reality series takes viewers inside this mysterious underworld to unravel the hidden lives of Racers.
Saturday, March 5th
Fast and Fabulous: A Nascar Wedding, special at 8pm on Style
– This one-hour special follows the events leading up to and including the nuptials between race-car drive Kyle “Rowdy” Busch and model Samantha Sarcinella, who met while on the job. Cameras roll as the two lovebirds plan their luxurious wedding. The highlights include Samantha taking “pole-dancing lessons with her girlfriends at her sexy bachelorette party” while “Kyle heads out with his buddies for a bachelor’s day of paintball.” The cameras then roll at their New Year’s Eve wedding and reception in Chicago attended by NASCAR elite.
I Love Jenni, series premiere at 2pm on MUN2
– Top-selling Mexican music star Jenni Rivera is now also starring in her own reality show that showcases how she balances the demands of her highly successful career with those of her large family. This is a uniquely American reality series that welcomes viewers to the world of the Rivera family, with Jenni Rivera as our guide. Being Jenni Rivera is no easy feat. The series will give viewers an inside look at the life of Jenni the superstar, the proud mother of five, the grandmother, the entrepreneur, the media-maven, and now the newlywed, having recently married MLB LA Dodger pitcher and two-time All-Star player Esteban Loaiza. Rivera said, “Fans will get a behind the scenes look at mi vida loca, and all the different personalities in the Rivera family. This is going to be one fun ride.” With her eldest daughter Chiquis as her right-hand, Jenni’s empire is unstoppable.
The Essentials, season premiere at 8pm on TCM
– Alec Baldwin and Robert Osborne host TCM’s weekly film showcase spotlighting a classic movie and featuring a special introduction and post-movie discussion. The 10th season kicks offs with Elia Kazan’s 1951 version of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Marlon Brando and Oscar winners Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden. The season will feature four Best Picture Oscar winners, including The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Gigi (1958), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), and The Sting (1973), as well as Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner Black Orpheus (1959). For the first time, The Essentials will include special late-night installments, with the seminal 1970s films Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Serpico (1973)