Saturday, March 13, 2010

New and returning TV shows in the spring

The arrival of spring doesn't only mean warm weather; it also means the arrival of new shows and the return of old ones:

Wednesday, March 10: America's Next Top Model (new season on The CW at 7 PM)

Sunday, March 14: Celebrity Apprentice (new season on NBC at 8 PM), The Pacific (new show on HBO at 8 PM), Sons of Tucson (new show on FOX at 8:30 PM)

Monday, March 15: The Price of Beauty (new show on VH1 at 9 PM)

Wednesday, March 17: Destination Truth (new season on Syfy at 9 PM)

Thursday, March 18: FlashForward (second half of season begins on ABC at 7 PM)

Sunday, March 21: Breaking Bad (new season on AMC at 9 PM), Life (new show on Discovery at 7 PM)

Monday, March 22: Dancing with the Stars (new season on ABC at 7 PM), Nurse Jackie (new season on Showtime at 9 PM), United States of Tara (new season on Showtime at 9:30 PM)

Monday, March 29: 10 Things I Hate About You (second half of season begins on ABC Family at 7 PM)

Tuesday, March 30: V (second half of season begins on ABC at 9 PM)

Friday, April 2: Miami Medical (new show on CBS at 9 PM)

Wednesday, April 7: Top Chef Masters (new season on Bravo at 10 PM)

Sunday, April 11: Army Wives (new season on Lifetime at 9 PM), The Tudors (new season on Showtime at 8 PM)

Tuesday, April 13: Glee (second half of season begins on FOX at 8 PM), Tiny & Toya (new season on BET)

April 28: Happy Town (new show on ABC at 9 PM)

April 30: Friday Night Lights (new season on NBC at 7 PM)

I have been dying to watch the new season of Friday Night Lights. I also look forward to the new seasons of Top Chef Masters, Dancing with the Stars (Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek, from Naperville, is one of the celebrities competing this season), and The Tudors. New shows that look interesting are Sons of Tucson and The Pacific. In Sons of Tucson three boys, whose father is in jail, hire slacker Ron Snuffkin (played by Tyler Labine) to pose as their dad so they are not sent to foster care. I think Tyler Labine is a talented comedic actor; he previously was on the CW show Reaper. The Pacific is a miniseries that follows three Marines during World War II.

Which shows are you happy to see return? Are there any new shows you are considering checking out?