What to Watch This Weekend: Army Wives and Client List Premieres, a Mentalist Return and More

ArmyWives_S7_castOn TV this weekend: Bring it on down to Five-Timer-ville, because Justin Timberlake is hosting Saturday Night Live again. Also, Army Wives plays “Taps,” The Client List reopens for business, Cleveland meets Heisenberg and a whole new Hamptonite is out for Revenge. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 14 programs to keep on your radar.


8 pm Too Cute! (Animal Planet) | Puppies interact with ducklings. (I said “Aww” just typing that.)

9 pm Ripper Street (BBC America) | Season 1 finale: A kidnapping prompts Reid to tackle the white slavery ring operating in his midst, but he’s gripped by a growing obsession that leads back to a secret from his past. (Already renewed.)

9 pm Flying Monkeys (Syfy) | In this two-hour movie that is not at all capitalizing on the new Oz movie that’s out, a teenage girl’s pet monkey turns out to be an evil, shape-shifting monster. And that’s why you should stick to puppies and/or ducklings.

9 pm Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time (ABC) | Barbara Walters hosts this special edition of 20/20, which awards accolades to various shows (based on fan votes) and includes interviews with stars like Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU) and Betty White (Hot in Cleveland).

11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Host and musical guest Justin Timberlake joins the Five Timers Club. (Is it too much to hope that Hanks et al. show up to usher him in?)


8 pm Once Upon a Time (ABC) | Cora gets closer to taking Rumple’s place as The Dark One, and Mary Margaret is once again tempted to dip her toe in the dark side. Rose McGowan (Charmed) guest-stars as Young Cora. (Get a sneak preview!)

PREVIEW | The Simpsons Go Noir — Get an Exclusive First Look

8:30 pm The Cleveland Show (Fox) | Cleveland takes a shine to his new rodent pal, Rat Lauer. Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show) lend their voices to the episode.

PREVIEW | Revenge First Look: Jack (Finally) Uncovers One of Emily’s Deep, Dark Secrets!

9 pm Army Wives (Lifetime) | Season 7 premiere: Teeing up the first of several cast changes, Fort Marshall mourns the loss of one of its own. (If you don’t wanna know who it is, do not check out this scoop.)

9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | In the first of five straight new episodes, Audra McDonald (Private Practice) guest-stars as Alicia’s law-school classmate Liz, Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride) shows up as Lemond Bishop’s inconceivable! other lawyer, and Jess Weixler (Teeth) debuts as Robyn, a new investigator working under Kalinda. (Get much scoopage!)

9 pm Shameless (Showtime) | The family gathers for the real Aunt Ginger’s fake funeral.

bobs burgers topsy9:30 pm Bob’s Burgers (Fox) | We could tell you about this week’s episode, by why don’t we leave it to the professional (aka creator/executive producer Loren Bouchard)? “The whole episode is called ‘Topsy,’ and it all has to do with the execution and electrocution of Topsy the elephant, which is a real event that took place in history. Louise becomes sort of fascinated with it, but for her own nefarious reasons. She’s at odds with her fourth grade substitute science teacher because she basically goes on a mission to take down Thomas Edison. Mr. Fischoeder and Gayle figure in prominently and sing an original composition that is, strangely, a love song between a scientist – Edison — and an elephant.”

PREVIEW | Vikings Star: History Series ‘Put Me Through the Wringer, Emotionally, Which Was a Gift’

10 pm The Client List (Lifetime) | Season 2 premiere: We pick up in the middle of Riley and Kyle’s confrontation, which is interrupted by Nathan – who’s there for a very surprising reason. Meanwhile, Taylor makes some changes to the salon that require Lacey and Linette to become more independent.

10 pm The Mentalist (CBS) | Lorelei Martins (guest star Emmanuelle Chriqui) is back to find out if Red John had a role in her sister’s death… and that means Jane has to ‘fess up to Lisbon about his part in the beauty’s prison escape. Emmanuelle Vaugier (Two and a Half Men) also guest-stars. (Get red-hot scoop!)

10 pm House of Lies (Showtime) | Jeannie meets an unlikely suitor (played by The O.C.‘s Adam Brody, kicking off a buzzy arc) when consulting with an adult toy company.

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from the weekend’s lineup!

Comments (39)

  • “(Is it too much to hope that Hanks et al. show up to usher him in?)” not at all.

    Comment by Michael Sacal – March 9, 2013 05:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m curious, can you actually put the header before the show even with the links? My eyes sometimes tend to unintentionally skip over them, and uniformity is always good. For example:

    9 pm Revenge (ABC) | *link*

    Comment by Jason – March 9, 2013 06:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • People have complained about this time and time again and they continue to put the links up instead of the header. Is it really that difficult to put the name of the show instead of the link? Many people would greatly appreciate it

      Comment by Pickles – March 9, 2013 07:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once & Client List

    Comment by Brandy – March 9, 2013 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Will watch once upon a time, revenge, and red widow. I hope daylight savings doesn’t hurt their ratings

    Comment by Juan – March 9, 2013 07:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OUAT, Revenge & Armywives.

    Comment by Liz – March 9, 2013 07:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No Walking Dead on your list????? Rick and the govenor are meeting!!!!!!!!

    Comment by opus – March 9, 2013 08:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I noticed that they left that one out too. It may have been an accident, but they could be trying to tell us something.

      Comment by Jay – March 9, 2013 03:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s been listed every week for the last 4 weeks. Generally when that happens they leave it off for a week or two.

      Comment by Meg – March 9, 2013 08:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have a timeline issue with Once Upon a Time.

    In tonight’s episode Rose McGowan plays a young Cora who first meets Rumplestiltskin AFTER he becomes the Dark One. Yet in a previous episode, Hook first met Rumple when he was a man.

    Now I understand that as the Dark One, Rumple is probably immortal and doesn’t age, but someone please explain to me why then, in the current time, is Cora older than Hook?

    Comment by Justin – March 9, 2013 08:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was under the impression that after Hook met Rumple he went to Neverland. I seem to remember him mentioning something to Smee about going to a land where they wouldn’t age. I may be wrong though. :)

      Comment by Kat – March 9, 2013 08:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You are correct and a true oncer! Hook went to neverland where he never aged a single day.

        Comment by shuayb – March 9, 2013 09:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Thanks for clearing that up for me :)

          Comment by Justin – March 9, 2013 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SNL with Justin Timberlake. This one’s destined to be one of the best in Season 38.

    Comment by Tran – March 9, 2013 08:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will be shamelessly watching Shameless, loving Emmy Rossum despite her performer of the week snub :p

    Comment by B – March 9, 2013 08:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i really hope that revenge and once upon a time dont hit lows again in ratings because im sick of these 2 shows hitting lows and scandal hitting highs. gosh what is wrong with people i cant believe that scandal even has better ratings then once upon a time now.so people start watching once upon a time and revenge to give these to shows the ratings they deserve i dont want to see the 2 best shows of 2011 going.

    Comment by aciel – March 9, 2013 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I loved Revenge season 1 & still watch it, but Scandal deserves the ratings it gets & IMO is the best show on ABC. Can’t comment on Once since I don’t watch it

      Comment by Sara – March 9, 2013 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge! If Jack got mad at finding out that Fauxamanda and Emily were together at Juvie and “like sisters” as he put it wait till he finds out Emily is Amanda and Amanda was Emily! and he married and had a baby with the real Emily.

    Comment by Nicole – March 9, 2013 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once, TWD, Shameless, TGW. Sorry Enlightened is over. Sunday is always my favorite night for TV!

    Comment by Mel – March 9, 2013 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • the one time I want to watch snl but cant bc of work. ouat revenge and good wife. nascar yes I know its daytime race.

    Comment by ollie – March 9, 2013 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You won’t be missing anything on SNL, it sucks nowadays. It hasn’t been funny for a longtime. The show has completely lost its edge. All they have on is dumb pop stars that are not funny, one bit. Trying to get the teenage generation to watch it just for ratings is a terrible move.

      Comment by icywinter2 – March 9, 2013 03:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • FOX should never had cancelled MadTV! It was far superior to SNL.

        Comment by Jay – March 9, 2013 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Not near the end, it wasn’t.

          Comment by TV Gord – March 9, 2013 05:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • There have been some very funny moments on SNL this season, and I’ve enjoyed a lot of the hosts (Bruno Mars, Seth MacFarlane, Louis CK). Sure, a lot of it sucks, but you can find just as much suckage in the early years of SNL. People have such selective memories.

        Comment by TV Gord – March 9, 2013 06:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once Upon a Time & Revenge!

    Comment by nick1372 – March 9, 2013 12:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why can’t House of Lies and Hart of Dixie trade Wilson Bethel/Adam Brody ? Then Kristen Bell and Bethel could be a couple and Rachel Bilson and Brody….oh yeah, already tried that.

    Comment by RichieS – March 9, 2013 02:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wth no new family guy?

    Comment by Dave – March 9, 2013 04:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, Family Guy is new.

      Comment by TV Gord – March 9, 2013 05:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once Upon a Time, Revenge, and The Mentalist

    Comment by Andy – March 9, 2013 06:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My apologies to everyone about my earlier defense of SNL. Tonight’s show was the worst since the years of comic wunderkind, Dick Ebersol. :-|

    Comment by TV Gord – March 9, 2013 10:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Amazing Race, Revenge, Army Wives….and Worst Cooks in America on Food Network. I’m behind on OUAT so I will DVR it

    Comment by Ella – March 9, 2013 10:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bob’s Burgers
    Being Human Finale (U.K Version)

    Comment by Ryan – March 9, 2013 10:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What of Red Widow??I enjoyed its pilot

    Comment by ruby – March 10, 2013 05:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once and Walking Dead

    Comment by Leslie – March 10, 2013 08:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Watching Live:

    The Bible

    Comment by kirads09 – March 10, 2013 09:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am SO EXCITED that The Client List is back!!!! That season finale!!!

    Comment by mia – March 10, 2013 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OUAT and The Client List. I’ve missed that show

    Comment by Jade – March 10, 2013 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once and TGW!

    Comment by Lucy – March 10, 2013 05:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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