Between broadcast and cable, there are exactly one kajillion different things to watch this week. So, as a supplement to the awesome feature stories and scoops TVLine has coming your way over the next seven days, here are 22 shows you might want to keep on your radar.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28
8/7c | Chuck (NBC) | A mission requires Sarah and Chuck to make like Bonnie and Clyde; Morgan’s roommate search is hit with a twist.
8 pm | Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) | “A” is for “arrested,” as one of the pretties gets thrown in the slammer.
9 pm | The Bachelor (ABC; in progress) | Come for the man-whore, stay for the rest of the whorishly slow reveal of the new Dancing with the Stars cast.
9 pm | The Chicago Code (Fox) | Jarek pursues a bomber who may have ties to the Chicago Liberation Army; a holdup prompts Gibbons to reflect on his idealistic youth.
10 pm | Castle (ABC) | The sure-to-be-intense conclusion of Adrian Pasdar’s “dirty bomb” arc.
TUESDAY, MARCH 1
8/7c | No Ordinary Family (ABC) | Geekgasm! Lucy “Xena” Lawless and Tricia “Six” Helfer guest-star.
10 pm | White Collar (USA Network) | Neal brandishes a badge and Peter picks pockets as the partners in crime-solving switch roles.
10 pm | Parenthood (NBC) | Will something Eventful happen in Sarah’s love life when ex-beau Jason Ritter resurfaces?
10 pm | Lights Out (FX) | Lights decides he needs to shake up his training routine if he’s ever going to become a Vatican assassin. Wait, what?
10 pm | 20/20 (ABC) | Oh, right, this is what: ABC affords us a chance to hear Charlie Sheen uncensored and without a filter, as he offers his two cents on the Two and a Half Men maelstrom.
I know, I just gave you four things — in addition to The Good Wife — to watch Tuesday at 10. Godspeed. Moving on….
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2
8/7c | The Middle (ABC) | Doris Roberts returns as Ms. Rinsky, when Brick gets a D on a test (test…).
9/8c | Modern Family (ABC) | Phil spends a day at a spa; I’m hoping for at least one “Kelly Clarkson!!!” moment.
10 pm | Justified (FX) | The hunt is on when Rachel’s brother-in-law (Rescue Me‘s Larenz Tate) violently busts his way out of a halfway house.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3
8/7c | The Office (NBC) | Annnnd… sweeps is over. So your non-Idol choice this Thursday is to subject yourself to a cornucopia of repeats by surfing channels or lock onto NBC for six straight Office encores.
FRIDAY, MARCH 4
8/7c | Smallville (The CW) | Ask Ausiello’s January 18 asterisk quiz takes human form when clone Alexander is revealed to be Connor Kent aka a rather super boy.
8 pm | The Defenders (CBS) | Kathy Griffin guest-stars as
herself an insult comic. Actually, unstrike that.
8 pm | The NAACP Image Awards (Fox) | Silly rabbit, thinking awards season was over.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5
11:30 pm | Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Miley Cyrus is your host, y’all! So yeah, it’s gonna be, like, pretty… uneven.
SUNDAY, MARCH 6
9/8c | Undercover Boss (CBS) | Cincinnati mayor Mark Mallory dons dreadlocks and a goatee to become the first elected official to go undercover and see how the other half lives. I am so there.
10 pm | Brothers & Sisters (ABC) | Nora and Sarah visit D.C. to find out what Kitty’s been up to — other than enjoying a really cushy definition of “series regular.”
10 pm | Breakout Kings (A&E) | In this new drama, three felons (Smallville stunner Serinda Swan included) are offered a month off their sentences for each prison escapee they help U.S. marshals catch.
11 pm | After Lately (E!) | Fans of Chelsea Handler should check out this new weekly series offering a behind-the-scenes look at her late-night talker. Meaning: I get to go to bed early.
Which of the above is must-see TV for you? And by all means, hit Comments to politely offer tune-in suggestions of your own!