The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Week

As a supplement to the awesome feature stories and scoops TVLine has coming your way this week, here are 23 shows you might want to keep on your radar.

8/7c Chuck
(NBC) | Both Stacey Keibler and “the Old Spice Guy” return as the agent code-named “Greta.”
8 pm House (Fox) | Given how last week’s episode ended and what we teased you with in this video, how can you possibly turn away?
9 pm The Event (NBC) | If judgey Andrea Zuckerman (guest star/Beverly Hills 90210 alum Gabrielle Carteris) can’t get you to watch, what will?
10 pm The Bachelor: After the Final Rose (ABC) | If reality TV has taught me anything (that’s a helluva way to start a thought, isn’t it?), it’s that you can fake your way through any cocktail party banter about The Bachelor by watching this singular episode per season. Also note: The new Bachelorette is revealed afterward on Kimmel.

6:30/5:30c NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (TruTV) |
March Madness officially tips off here. How badly will Syracuse break my heart this time ’round? (Yes, I’m still Keith Smarting from ’87.)
8 pm Glee (Fox) | When it comes to this week’s guest stars, you may tune in for D-Lister Kathy Griffin, but I’ll be there for divine Grey’s vet Loretta Devine.
9 pm V (ABC) | It’s time for the season-ender that Morena Baccarin summed up as “totally nutty” and “heartbreaking.” Kind of like the last bite of a Snickers.
10 pm Lights Out (FX) | Johnny’s wayward scissors cuts open all sorts of storyline twists this week — including a rousing taste of what the Lights/D-Row rematch will look like (if it happens, that is).
10 pm Detroit 1-8-7 (ABC) | The cop drama wraps up its freshman season with this episode followed by a special airing on Sunday at 10.
10:30 pm Celebrity Roast of Donald Trump (Comedy Central) | Roastmaster Seth Macfarlane told me to expect “about 85 percent hair jokes,” while Jeffrey Ross put the over/under at 312. I think they’re both being conservative.

9/8c Criminal Minds
(CBS) | A.J. Cook returns for Paget Brewster’s big send-off, in a sure-to-be gripping hour directed by Matthew Grey Gubler (Reid).
9:30 pm Mr. Sunshine (ABC) | Ben’s date is the QB of a women’s lingerie football team. That’s all I got.
10 pm Justified (FX) | All I’m gonna say is that if your TV remote clicks anywhere else, Mags Bennett has a hammer with your name on it.

8/7c Community (NBC) | Guest star Enver Gjokaj has his eye on a real doll: Britta.
9 pm Private Practice (ABC) | Fife resurfaces to tell Nay how he feels about her. Possible translation: This is where Audra McDonald’s exit storyline begins.
9 pm Bones (Fox) | Trapped in a frigid elevator, Brennan tells Booth, “We both have excellent stamina; making love would be quite satisfying.” Is this episode brought to us by circa-1989 Aerosmith?
9:30 pm Parks and Recreation (NBC) | The Harvest Festival is finally here — that is, unless Ben’s tragic Icetown past, an Indian curse and an MIA VIP get in the way.
10 pm 30 Rock (NBC) | Angie’s “Queen of Jordan” Bravo reality series storms the “TGS” set; Susan Sarandon guest stars.
10 pm Archer (FX) | A breast cancer diagnosis promps Sterling to tackle a “bucket list.”

8/7c Supernanny
(ABC) | It’s the series finale, because somehow, some way, after laying witness to so, so many tot-sized temper tantrums, Jo Frost has decided she wants time off to start her own family. Crazy.
9 pm Fringe (Fox) | Time to see if last week’s big twist is, indeed, logical, Captain.

9/8c Big Love
(HBO) | How will this wives tale end? Here’s one sneak peek.
10 pm Shameless (Showtime) | The cable series shamelessly exploits my weakness when Emmy Rossum’s Fiona gets a gal pal played by Amy Smart.

Which of the above is must-see TV for you? And by all means, hit the comments to politely share tune-in recommendations of your own!

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  1. maddie says:

    Can’t wait to see Susan Sarandon’s on 30 Rock, it’s going to be awesome!

  2. Ing says:

    AHH! I love the Aerosmith reference in the Bones description!! Literally made me laugh out loud! So good! I’m really looking forward to that episode, and it’s on my birthday too! It better be a good birthday present!

  3. D says:

    It’s Matthew GRAY Gubler not Grey :P

    Btw, I so love the website Matt. :)

  4. Liz says:

    I haven’t been excited for new House episodes this season, but today I am! I just hope TPTB won’t ruin it by bringing the pairing from hell back together. Anything but Huddy, please…

  5. Sally says:

    Now that Huddy is over, I can’t wait for the new episode of House :D

  6. Elka says:

    Can’t wait for the V finale!!! And so excited for the Thursday comedies to come back!

    I don’t want to ruin the gloating of the anti-Huddites, but you guys realise there will probably be more emphasis on them in these next few episodes than there has been for most of this season, right?

  7. Derek64 says:

    BONES is going to be amazing this week!

  8. Eli says:

    House is going to be painful to watch…
    hookers, booze and of course no real discussion on whatever the hell happened between him and Cuddy…
    *sigh* in advance!

  9. diana says:

    YAY!!! You remembered of Criminal Minds! YAY!!! Can’t wait till it’s time to watch it.

  10. Chris says:

    I know that Isaiah Mustafa is totally known as “the Old Spice Guy” but you totally need to mention his name too!

  11. Tim says:

    I’m worried about Chuck’s ratings tonight due to The Event’s premiere last week possibly affecting it.

    Also I can’t say I’m particularly looking forward to more Intersect stuff.

    Still going to watch it as my favorite show, but not expecting much this week.

  12. Jodie says:

    SU is going Elite 8!

  13. Aye, Tortuga says:

    I definitely felt like Audra McDonald’s exit storyline started with Naomi and Sam talking about Maya going to college in New York. Maybe Naomi will go with her to help take care of the baby???

  14. abc123 says:

    FIFE is back!!! :)

    Queen of Jordan!

    Harvest Festival!

    Happy Thursday to me!

  15. Ryan says:

    Loretta “Devine,” not “Divine.”

  16. Paul says:

    Why is there never any love for Californication?

  17. Gen says:

    It’s going to be a great TV week! House, V, Criminal Minds, Bones and Fringe! I have to admit that I laughed at “Time to see if last week’s big twist is, indeed, logical, Captain.” XD

  18. Joe says:

    I think the guest stars are the only reason GLEE is worth watching these days. It’s a shame Gwyneth returned in such a crap-worthy episode last week.

  19. Jack says:

    Time to switch the channel back to [H]ouse.

  20. Dana says:

    What!!??!! No Chicago Code, which airs on Monday nights!!!! Your list is incomplete

  21. Justin says:

    Is Shameless a good show? I’ve heard such mixed reviews about it.

  22. Cortexifan says:

    Fringe live, Fringe taped on Friday. Fringe online on FOX and hulu and re-run Saturday night. Need I say more.

  23. Ace says:

    Enver on Community? Yes, please!

  24. Sourabh says:

    This should be a nice week.