Sunday, March 6th
Secret Millionaire, series premiere at 8pm on ABC
– Based on the hit UK series of the same name, cameras take us along as some of America’s most successful self-made millionaires embark on a truly incredible journey. Each episode of this reality series follows one of America’s most successful business people for a week as they leave the comforts of home behind. They’ll keep their true identities hidden while living in some of the country’s most impoverished neighborhoods. Residing in local housing on welfare-level wages, these “secret millionaires” will try to find the most deserving people within the community. At the end of the journey, they’ll reveal their true identity and donate hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own money to these local heroes.
Firefly, syndication premiere at 8pm on Science Channel
Army Wives, season premiere at 9pm on Lifetime
– The original Lifetime drama series returns for its fifth season. The show follows the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women — and one man — living with their spouses and families on an active Army post. The series is set at the fictional Fort Marshall, at the old Charleston Naval Base, in North Charleston, South Carolina and shoots on location in Charleston, South Carolina. In the season four finale, Denise went into labor while on the phone with Jeremy and Claudia Joy received disturbing news as Emmalin prepared for graduation. In the season five premiere, Pamela reconsiders her future and must decide whether she’s going to say with Chase or take the job with Atlanta PD. Also, Joan must make a life-altering decision as she evaluates the next step in her relationship with Roland.
Celebrity Apprentice, 2 hour season premiere at 9pm on NBC
– Donald Trump returns with the fourth installment of The Celebrity Apprentice and an all-new celebrity lineup of candidates: Gary Busey, Jose Canseco, David Cassidy, Hope Dworacyk, Richard Hatch, LaToya Jackson, Star Jones, NeNe Leakes, Lil Jon, Marlee Matlin, Mark McGrath, Meat Loaf, John Rich, Lisa Rinna, Niki Taylor, and Dionne Warwick. The celebrity themed version of Trump’s reality competition series has surpassed the original The Apprentice in popularity and ratings. Contestants will not be vying for a job with Donald Trump; instead the business-savvy celebrity contestants will be working towards a greater goal — as they raise money for their various charities throughout the season. All of the celebrities will be competing in business-driven tasks around New York City, using their fame along with their proven business acumen to win challenges, while ultimately raising money and awareness for their respective causes. Not only will the final winner be crowned the Celebrity Apprentice, but he or she will also have the honor of delivering a $250,000 bonus check to their designated charity.
Chopped All Stars, series premiere at 9pm on Food Network
– A Chopped event like no other, Chopped All-Stars features unbeatable drama, a $50,000 charitable cash prize and 16 celebrated chefs familiar to Food Network fans. In a fierce five-part battle, 16 chefs you know and love go head-to-head to win $50,000 for their favorite charity (and bragging rights, of course). The champion from each of the first four rounds advances to the grand finale for a chance at taking home the prize and coveted title. With mystery basket ingredients like teething biscuits, rabbit kidneys and dried hibiscus flowers, these chefs must crank up the heat and get creative to avoid the chopping block.
Coming Home, series premiere at 10pm on Lifetime
– This new reality series pays tribute to American armed forces personnel and their families. Coming Home will follow the unforgettable and inspiring surprise reunions of soldiers from all five branches of the military with their spouses, children, parents and other loved ones as they return home from active duty throughout the world. Hosted by former “American Idol” finalist Matt Rogers, each episode will highlight five reunions featuring soldiers and their emotional stories.
Breakout Kings, series premiere at 10pm on A&E
– This highly anticipated new action drama series from the producers of the FOX series Prison Break is a fusion of Prison Break, Chase, and White Collar. Driven by the fact that there are few things more dangerous than a prisoner who has just escaped, and tired of following protocol and resorting to outdated methods of law enforcement, veteran U.S. Marshals are taking an unorthodox approach to their work: using former fugitives to catch fugitives. Breakout Kings follows U.S. Marshals Charlie Duchamp (Laz Alonso) and Ray Zancanelli (Domenick Lombardozzi) as they form a special task force composed of the three most elusive convicts Ray ever captured: Lloyd Lowery (Jimmi Simpson), a former child prodigy and behaviorist/psychiatric expert whoexcels in psychoanalysis; Shea Daniels (Malcolm Goodwin), an ex-gangbanger who knows how to work the system, both in prison and on the street; and Erica Reed (Serinda Swan), a sexy expert tracker who learned her trade from her bounty hunter father. Charlie and Ray also employ the services of Julianne Simms (Brooke Nevin), a civilian who acts as the “funnel” for the group – all information, tips and data go through her.
The Real Housewives of Orange County, season premiere at 10pm on Bravo
– In the sixth season of the original series that started the hit franchise, Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi, and Alexis Bellino welcome new beautiful blonde, Peggy Tanous, a 41-year old former model and now stay-at-home mom with poster girl good looks. After a tough financial year, the O.C. ladies are bouncing back and living lavishly once more, as the series goes behind the gates for a voyeuristic look at the scandalous truths, mending friendships, rocky marriages, sizzling romances, and ever-changing loyalties inside the wealthy Southern California suburb. Tamra also introduces the group to new gal-pal Fernanda Rocha, a 34-year old, hot Brazilian lesbian fitness instructor.
After Lately, series premiere at 11pm on E!
– When Chelsea Lately signs off each night, her gaggle of lunatic staffers is just getting started. This new reality sitcom goes behind-the-scenes of Chelsea Hander’s late night talk show Chelsea Lately when the cameras are off. Follow the real-life laughs of Chuy, Brad, Sarah, Chris, Heather and the rest of the gang. Because hey, Handler’s not the only funny one around here.
Monday, March 2nd
Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium, concert special at *8pm on PBS
*check your local listings
The Event, midseason premiere at 8pm on NBC
All About Aubrey, series premiere at 10pm on Oxygen
Stargate Universe, season premiere at 10pm on SyFy
Wednesday, March 4th
The Real World: Las Vegas, season premiere at 10pm on MTV