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Sunday, March 9th

Once Upon A Time, midseason premiere at 8pm on ABC

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, series premiere at 9pm on FOX

– From the irreverent Seth McFarlane comes … a brainy mind-expanding exploration of the universe?! Believe it. Of course, let’s not give the Family Guy guy too much credit: its a 21st-century reboot of astronomer Carl Sagan’s iconic 1980 science television series Cosmos, albeit embellished with lavish production values and hosted by the formidable Neil deGrasse Tyson. The premiere is overview: Big Bang theory, the organization of the universe, historical understanding of creation. The emphasis on how Christians persecuted early rebels of reason feels like subversive score-settling. Tyson‘s sincere share about Sagan’s personal impact sets a better tone. Cosmos captures the imagination anew by celebrating imagination itself as an essential tool to a deeper, more truthful understanding of life.

Chopped Tournament of Stars, season premiere at 9pm on Food

– In an all-new five-part Chopped competition, athletes, RvG alums, comedians and actors will compete for a chance to win a $50,000 grand prize for charity. Over four themed episodes, celebrities will face the dreaded mystery basket ingredients and cook in three rounds — appetizer, entree and dessert. One celebrity from each of the four episodes will advance to the finale where one lucky competitor will walk away with the grand prize and bragging rights as the Chopped Tournament of Stars champion.

Long Island Medium, season premiere at 9pm on TLC

– Season 5 appears to deliver everything viewers love and come to expect from Theresa Caputo aka the Long Island Medium. Caputo’s clients run the full gamut of emotions in reaction to her surprisingly accurate, sometimes impromptu readings. In between all that, Caputo and her husband have to deal with empty nest syndrome as the kids move on to new chapters in their lives, which kicks off with a road trip special in San Francisco, where Theresa meets a man whose partner died of HIV. He keeps the memory of his late boyfriend alive in several ways, such as participating in the annual AIDS/LifeCycle bike ride. But, he has had a hard time moving on to a new romantic relationship. Theresa tells him that his partner’s spirit encourages him to move on to a new relationship — even sending her thoughts of online dating sites that he can join.

The Good Wife, midseason premiere at 9pm on CBS

Resurrection, series premiere at 9pm on ABC

– The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to return. At the start of this fantasy drama, an 8-year-old American boy wakes up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea how he got there. Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia, and an Immigration agent, J. Martin Bellamy, takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by an elderly couple, Henry and Lucille Langston, who lost their son, Jacob, more than 30 years ago. While they look different, young Jacob recognizes them as his parents. Those closest to the family try to unravel this impossible mystery — but this boy who claims to be the deceased Jacob knows secrets about his own death that no one else knows. If less spookily atmospheric than the Sundance Channel’s not dis-similar Returned, Resurrection handsomely frames its ”What the Hell?” premise.

Revenge, midseason premiere at 10pm on ABC

The Mentalist, midseason premiere at 10pm on CBS

Lindsay, series premiere at 10pm on OWN

– The highly anticipated OWN docu-series Lindsay follows movie star and media sensation Lindsay Lohan on her journey through recovery following a very public period of crisis. Lindsay is one of the most talented young actresses of her generation, boasting an impressive list of credits, including “The Parent Trap” and “Mean Girls”. Having had her career and personal life sidelined by her public struggles, Lindsay is strikingly candid about her life and is more determined than ever to get back on her feet. In this honest, no-holds-barred account, viewers will see an intimate, unflinching look into the life of one of the world’s most sought-after celebrities. Cameras follow Lindsay as she returns to New York, reunites with friends and family, and attempts to build a new life. As she works to stay on track amid the demands (and pitfalls) of fame, she opens up as never before, discussing everything from her emotional recovery process to her exhausting run-ins with the paparazzi.

My Five Wives, series premiere at 10pm on TLC

My Five Wives features Brady Williams, his five wives, and their combined 24 children, who all live together on their large family property outside Salt Lake City, Utah. Following as he balances the needs, hopes, frustrations, and fears of each wife along with his own, the special offers a candid and open look at this controversial lifestyle, and goes behind closed doors to share the intimate details and complicated decisions they have to make as a larger than average family. When My Five Wives returns, the family is constantly on the go. On top of it all, adoption is up for discussion with one wife, and another might be pregnant. New education opportunities, busy careers, and growing kids exploring their identities and perspectives on marriage prove that this family is anything but static!

Online Dating Rituals of the American Male, series premiere at 10pm on Bravo

– Bravo unmasks the world of the booming online dating culture from the male perspective on the new docu-series, Online Dating Rituals of the American Male. Each week, the show follows two men as they hunt for their ideal partner (or fling!). Viewers will get an inside look at the male psyche from the beginning stages of trolling and communicating online to landing a date with a potential match. The series features a variety of men from the typical “romantic” searching for his one true love to the guy whose goal is strictly getting lucky. From earnest romance to cringe-worthy moments, viewers will get a taste of the trials and tribulations that come along with dating in the digital age.

Monday, March 10th

Believe, series premiere at 9pm on NBC

– Directed by “Gravity helmer Alfonso Cuarón (who also co-created the show), the supernatural show’s pilot centers on a 10-year-old girl with mysterious powers she has trouble controlling. Levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature, see the future… since she was born, Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) has had gifts she could neither fully understand nor control. But now that she is 10 years old, her powers have become stronger and the threat from malevolent forces that would use her abilities to control the world has grown more dangerous. With her life and future in jeopardy, Bo’s protector, Milton Winter (Delroy Lindo, “The Chicago Code”), turns to an unlikely source to keep her safe – Tate (Jake McLaughlin, “Crash”), a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate who’s lost his will. Tate and Bo begin an extraordinary journey, one in which trust must be earned. On the run and traveling from city to city, every place they stop and everyone they meet will be changed forever. But they’ll have to keep going to stay one step ahead of the sinister forces after Bo’s power… because it will take a miracle to keep them safe forever. If it’s not already obvious: Yes, this is a J.J. Abrams production.

Tuesday, March 11th

Chrisley Knows Best, series premiere at 10pm on USA

– Welcome to Todd Chrisley’s House of Quips, a reality show where everyone speaks like a bitchy Southern-fried caricature. The patriarch of the Chrisley family, Todd is a self-made millionaire and successful entrepreneur.  Born in Georgia and raised in Westminster, SC – Todd and his wife of nearly 18 years, Julie, raise their five children in the suburbs of Atlanta. Todd Chrisley isn’t your typical father. Brash and outspoken with a razor sharp southern wit and remarkable ability to dish insults, he keeps the family in line through his tough and at times brutally honest form of parenting. Todd runs his family just like his business – with an iron fist – and micromanages every move and expenditure made by each member of the Chrisley clan. A “patriarch of perfection,” Todd believes that he has all the answers.  As Todd often jokes to his children, he’s “already been there, done that, and got the tee-shirt.”

Friday, March 14th

Vice, season premiere at 11pm on HBO

– Piers Morgan is stepping down from his CNN chair, Alec Baldwin has left MSNBC (among other things), and Woody Allen’s ”son” is a trusted news source. What happened to TV journalism? A lot, but the second season of Vice‘s news program tries to reverse the trend with more boots-on-the-ground reporting and, at least in the premiere, fewer stunts. (Remember when they sent Dennis Rodman to North Korea?) This edition has Shane Smith exploring the rampant corruption in Afghanistan, where it seems American dollars are helping make the Taliban stronger. Yes, you read that right. The Vice guys may be on the brash side, but perhaps more journos should take note.


Sunday, May 12th

Long Island Medium, season premiere at 9pm on TLC

– Theresa Caputo is a mom with a husband and children, with a twist, she’s a real psychic medium. Season four of Long Island Medium opens up as Theresa’s daughter Victoria returns from college for a visit with some new changes that shock the family, and Theresa decides to shed a few pounds when her clothes cease to fit her. The new season is packed with more emotional readings including a shocking private session with a woman who lost her daughter, where Theresa encounters an unforgettable negative spirit. There is also a sweet reading with a little boy who loses his younger sister, a powerful private reading with a woman who completely loses her faith after her husband’s drowning, and a group reading where Theresa validates a brother’s presence with a detail that no one else would know. Tune in early at 8pm for a Long Island Medium: On The Road special in which Theresa heads south to Florida where she surprises three unsuspecting fans with readings.

XOX Betsey Johnson, series premiere at 8pm on Style

– Known for her celebration of the exuberant, the embellished and the over-the-top, Betsey Johnson has been rocking the fashion industry with her unique and original designs since the 1960s. The New York-based designer built her long-standing career in fashion by following her own set of rules—and now the American icon is giving fans an unfiltered view into her fascinating world in this new docu-series. With her daughter and muse Lulu Johnson by her side, Johnson is focused on reinventing her brand under Steve Madden after filing for bankruptcy and closing all her stores. Johnson and her daughter have always worked together to expand Johnson’s fashion empire, but the pressures of their business relationship have created a co-dependent, sometimes strained, mother-daughter relationship. Meanwhile, Lulu Johnson is having her own metamorphosis, looking to step out of her mother’s shadow and create her own fashion line. Surrounded by a cast of characters, including Brandon, Johnson’s right-hand and personal assistant, and Lulu’s outspoken best friend Angela, Johnson takes fans on an exciting ride through her world.

Resale Royalty, series premiere at 9pm on Style

Resale Royalty goes inside the St. Louis secondhand-store empire of Sue McCarthy and daughters. This mother-daughter trio work to bring designer brands at affordable prices to their fashion savvy clientele. With more than 25 years of experience in the resale business, Sue has big plans for the future, but she’ll need her daughters, Diana and Laura, to help manage the expanding empire. However, mixing family and business is never easy as their differing personalities will put their business relationships to the test. From spectacular closet buys of posh St. Louis socialites to exclusive shopping tours across the country, Resale Royalty is an exploration of high-end fashion events, insider trends, designer insight and the highs-and-lows associated with a demanding business overseen by an eccentric staff, who are also family.

Family Tree, series premiere at 10:30pm on HBO

– Breakout star Chris O’Dowd (“Bridesmaids”) stars in this new mockumentary comedy series from HBO (all the ingredients for a big hit!). Having recently lost his job and his girlfriend, 30-year-old Tom Chadwick (O’Dowd) has a rather unsure sense of his own identity. But when he inherits a mysterious box of belongings from a great aunt he never met, Tom starts investigating his lineage and uncovers a whole world of unusual stories and characters, acquiring a growing sense of who he and his real family are.

Tuesday, May 14th

So You Think You Can Dance, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

– My favorite dancing competition series returns for its landmark 10th season with a two-night premiere continuing Wednesday at 9pm. Fabulous host Cat Deeley and our favorite resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy return, joined by guest judges Minnie Driver, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Wayne Brady, All-Star Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Adam Shankman, among others, at auditions in Austin, Boston, Detroit, Memphis and Los Angeles. Those who shine during auditions will be given a ticket to Las Vegas for callbacks, where they work with top choreographers to learn and then be judged on multiple styles of dance. The best of the best will then move on to the live competition shows this summer. Each show will again feature breathtaking performances, as well as suspenseful eliminations, as the contestants compete to be named America’s Favorite Dancers.

Saturday, May 18th

2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, special from 9 to 11:50pm on HBO

– The 2013 inductees into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include: Rush, Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, the late Donna Summer, Lou Adler, and Quincy Jones. Special guests at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction are set to include John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr., who will perform for King, with Mayer giving the induction speech; 1998 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Don Henley, who will induct Newman;  Jennifer Hudson, who will perform in honor of Summer; Kelly Rowland, Tom Petty, and Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters, who will induct Rush. The star-studded event will also feature appearances by Tom Morello, Usher, who will perform for Quincy Jones; Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains, who will perform with Heart; Spike Lee and Harry Belafonte, who will pay tribute to Public Enemy; Carole King, who will perform for Lou Adler;  Chris Cornell, who will induct Heart; comedy legends Cheech & Chong, who will present Adler with his award; and Jackson Browne and John Fogerty, who will perform with Randy Newman.