Tonight there's 2 episodes of Alcatraz. Tuesday night on Cougar Town Bobby falls for Travis' photography professor. Wednesday night on American Idol the finalists compete. Thursday night on American Idol someone is voted off. Friday night on Who Do You Think You Are? Jerome Bettis is featured. Saturday night Jonah Hill hosts Saturday Night Live. Sunday night on The Simpsons Homer's bedwetting problem worsens.
US television highlights for the week of March 5, 2012. Times are ET, shows are new unless noted as repeats. Tagged for your pleasure: tvtw .
Alcatraz, The Ames Brothers. 8:00pm, Fox.
Two of Alcatraz's most violent brothers, notorious for nearly escaping in 1963, find something mysteriously amiss when they return in the present day.
Alcatraz, Sonny Burnett. 9:00pm, Fox.
A man with an incredible dark side, who strangely, became ultra-violent during his stint at Alcatraz, returns to the present day with a plan.
Smash, Let's Be Bad. 10:00pm, NBC.
Karen gets her first glimpse into the true world of Broadway and she must adapt quickly and learn to advance; Derek hosts a party for an in-demand and youthful star; Eileen tries her hand at a sly new strategy for raising money for the musical.
Pawn Stars, Pawn with the Wind. 10:00pm, History.
Sellers arrive at the shop to present the Vegas staff with a $1 bill signed by legendary actor Clark Gable, a rare Wells Fargo double-barrel shotgun from the 1800s, and a souvenir from 18th U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant's funeral.
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Cougar Town, Full Moon Fever. 8:30pm, ABC.
Bobby falls for Travis' photography professor, but Travis refuses to introduce them; Laurie falls for a guy she's never met when she begins a romance via twitter; Jules and Andy go to war against kids on bikes that are terrorizing the cul-de-sac.
The River, Doctor Emmet Cole. 9:00pm, ABC.
The Magus crew continues their trek to the Sahte Falls where they discover Emmet's camera bag; inside the bag, the tapes show footage that reveals Emmet spiraling out of control; Lena reveals a secret she's been carrying to a fellow crew member.
Ringer, You're Way Too Pretty to go to Jail. 9:00pm, CW.
Agent Machado's past with his informant is revealed; Siobhan pretends to be Bridget to Malcolm; Tyler takes something from Siobhan that is a key piece in her plot for revenge; Henry realizes Bridget knows more than she should.
NBC News Special: Decision 2012, 1 hr., 10:00pm, NBC.
During a vital Super Tuesday race, Brian Williams monitors new information regarding incoming voting trends from 11 states; David Gregory, Chuck Todd and other correspondents report from across the country as voting results are revealed.
Justified, Watching the Detectives. 10:00pm, FX.
Raylan begins to reflect upon a past mistake he made, which he is forced to vividly remember due to the occurrence of a recent, unexpected death; Boyd struggles to cope with the corrupt official leading the Harlan Police Department.
Southland, God's Work. 10:00pm, TNT.
A young nanny is found dead, so Lydia and Ruben begin an investigation to find out who was responsible, but first they must find the missing children she was supposed to be watching; Ben finds himself meddling in the life of a prostitute.
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Survivor: One World, Bum-Puzzled. 8:00pm, CBS.
A game-changing betrayal forces one tribe a make a drastic decision regarding one of its own members after underlying loyalties become the topic of a heated debate; an electric Tribal Council leaves several competitors scrambling for new alliances.
American Idol, Finalists Compete. 8:00pm, Fox.
The 13 finalists look to impress the judges and viewers as they perform songs made famous by Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder; the judges question whether or not the singers they've chosen are ready for the task of performing for millions. 2 hrs.
Top Chef, Reunion. 9:00pm, Bravo.
Andy Cohen hosts the judges from Top Chef's season 9 as they discuss what took place over the course of filming, including drama that didn't make it to air; the judges reveal which recipes from the past competition truly stood out.
Rock Center with Brian Williams. 10:00pm, NBC.
New, no info.
psych, Heeeeere's Lassie!. 10:00pm, USA.
New, no info.
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NBC Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm., NBC.
30 Rock, Park & Rec, The Office and Up All Night are all new.
Big Bang Theory, The Weekend Vortex. 8:00pm, CBS.
Sheldon makes a bold choice when he chooses to stay for a guys-only 48-hour gaming weekend rather than go with Amy to her aunt's birthday party.
American Idol, One Voted Off. 8:00pm, Fox.
The singing hopefuls look to move on as America's votes are revealed; after critiquing the competition pool, the judges hope their criticisms will help the talented competitors advance; one finalist will be sent home in an emotional send-off. 1 hr.
Person of Interest, Baby Blue, 9:00pm, CBS.
The Machine turns up a the number of a 6-month-old baby, causing Reese and Finch to turn into overly protective parents with an arsenal at hand; Detective Carter begins to question her new allegiance with Reese and Finch when Elias resurfaces.
The Finder, Eye of the Storm, 9:00pm, Fox.
A hurricane strikes, and Walter begins searching for a student who went missing during the storm; Willa's probation officer is stormed in with the group and puts her differences with Willa aside to help them solve the case.
The Mentalist, Cheap Burgundy, 10:00pm, CBS.
Jane agrees to help out FBI Agent Susan Darcy with a murder investigation, but he suspects that she has ulterior motives for his help; the CBI team handles the murder of a young woman who was killed after meeting someone from an online chat room.
Awake, The Little Guy, 10:00pm, NBC.
Detective Britten struggles to keep the parallel realities separate when a clue from a murder witness in one world crosses to the other world and causes him to re-examine suspects, and leaves his partner and captain both concerned about his behavior.
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Who Do You Think You Are?, Jerome Bettis. 8:00pm, NBC.
Hoping to uncover more information about his mother's side of the family, Super Bowl champion Jerome Bettis sets out to uncover details; while visiting Kentucky, Jerome finds out some incredible information regarding his great-great-grandfather.
The Mentalist, Ruddy Cheeks, 9:00pm, CBS.
Jane and the CBI team try to narrow down the list of suspects in the murder investigation of a wealthy salesman with terminal cancer who was mysteriously killed for no apparent reason; Cho gets forced to face his demons.
Grimm, Plumed Serpant. 9:00pm, NBC.
During Nick and Hank's investigation of an arson case, Nick finds himself in the midst of Portland's fire-dancing world and meets a woman who may threaten his relationship with Juliette; Monroe helps Nick protect those he loves from getting burned.
Blue Bloods, Reagan v. Reagan. 10:00pm, CBS.
Erin prosecutes a woman who is accused of killing her husband, but when the defendant's attorney is murdered, Danny is assigned to the investigation; things get heated with Danny and Erin when he is questioned on the stand.
Merlin, A Herald of the New Age. 10:00pm, Syfy.
Arthur and his men encounter a mysterious Druid shrine deep in the forest, and problems arise when one of the knights accidentally unleashes a tormented spirit, which soon begins to use a knight to carry out its violent intentions.
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10:00pm, HBO.
Scheduled: Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren; politician Michael Steele; former president of the SEIU Andy Stern; Judge Catherine Crier; and actor John Hamm.
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The Firm, Chapter Ten. 9:00pm, NBC.
Mitch must defend a woman accused of kidnapping a baby; Abby agonizes over what decision to make when she suspects that a student might be the victim of abuse; Ray and Tammy discover information about the Sarah Holt case that could be very helpful.
Saturday Night Live, New. 11:30pm, NBC.
Actor Jonah Hill (21 Jump Street) hosts and musicial guest The Shins perform.
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Game Change, 2012 tele-movie. 7:00pm, HBO.
A look is taken at the 2008 Republican presidential campaign with United States Senator John McCain, beginning with his appointment of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate to the duo's defeat in the historically significant election.
60 Minutes. 7:00pm ET, CBS.
Scheduled: the former head of Israel's intelligence service, Meir Dagan, discusses the Iranian nuclear question; a look at Sal Khan's effective teaching method and how it could be the future of American education; an interview with Aerosmith.
The Amazing Race 20, Taste of Your Salami (Turin, Italy). 8:00pm, CBS.
Struggling to keep up with their competitors, one team nearly ends up in tears after receiving unexpected help from others; several of the pairs struggle to complete a dirty task that takes place on their stop in Turin, Italy.
The Simpsons, How I Wet Your Mother. 8:00pm, Fox.
Karma causes Homer's bedwetting problem to worsen; the family goes on a mission to infiltrate his dreams to search for clues in his subconscious to determine the source of his problem, but a figure from Homer's past appears there.
Once Upon a Time, Red Handed 8:00pm, ABC.
When Ruby quits Granny's diner, Emma hires her to help Ruby discover what her talents are; Emma questions David about Kathryn's disappearance; Red Riding Hood yearns to run away, but can't because the wolf continues terrorizing the townspeople.
Harry's Law, After the Lovin'. 8:00pm, NBC.
Harry and Nate handle the case of a husband who claims that cigarettes killed his wife, which leads Harry to face off against a lawyer from her past; when his girlfriend sues him for "Sex under False Pretenses, Tommy turns to Oliver for help.
The Good Wife, Long Way Home. 9:00pm, CBS.
Alicia must once again come to the aid of Colin Sweeney when a sexual misconduct claim derails his attempt to try and win back control of his company; Cary is faced with a moral conundrum when Peter tasks him to enforce office policies.
Desperate Housewives, You Take for Granted. 9:00pm, ABC.
Susan convinces Mike to go to the police when she finds out that Ben's loan shark is out to get him; Gaby is concerned when Carlos exhibits some strange behavior on his first day back to work; Tom's girlfriend, Jane, drops a bombshell on Lynette.
Family Guy, Killer Queen. 9:00pm, Fox.
When Peter and Chris go away together to a fat camp, they cross paths with a serial murderer who targets overweight children as his unlikely victims; Stewie is traumatized by the frightening image on the cover of a Queen album.
The Celebrity Apprentice, Failure to Launch. 9:00pm, NBC.
Each team is tasked with creating a live promotional event for a new vehicle, but arguments quickly arise as the project managers begin to alienate their team members; in the boardroom, Donald's ultimate decision shocks everyone. 2 hrs.
Luck. 9:00pm, HBO.
Claire and Ace visit a horse farm that serves as an outreach program for inmates; Jerry looks for a way to enter a poker competition; Lonnie tries to claim another one of Escalante's mounts; Rosie and Ronnie compete for the same horse.
Shameless, Hurricane Monica. 9:00pm, SHO.
Terry accuses Ian of getting Mandy pregnant, Lip leaves Karen's and searches for a new place to stay that is rent-free, and everyone grieves Grammy's death in their own manner, but Frank can't seem to pick up his mother's remains.
CSI: Miami, Rest in Pieces. 10:00pm, CBS.
When the "Miami Taunter" kills again, Horatio comes face-to-face with the matriarch of the suspected killer's powerful family, who may or may not be able to help out in the ongoing investigation into the murders that are terrorizing the city.
GCB, Hell Hath No Fury. 10:00pm, ABC.
Amanda is concerned that Laura will be branded a "Javelina" or not-so cute-girl; Gigi throws Amanda a luncheon in order to re-introduces her to society; a devastated Carlene plots to get back at Amanda, Blake and Cricket disagree over priorities.
Breakout Kings, Round Two. 10:00pm, A&E.
A group of inmates escapes from prison through a belowground tunnel, and while the team works in conjunction with the FBI to track them down, they also try to determine why an agent, who is posing as one of the escapees, has switched sides.
The Walking Dead, Better Angels. 10:00pm, AMC.
A potential threat has managed to come dangerously close to disturbing the peace that nearly everyone has been able to find at the farm; Rick, Shane, Daryl and Glenn do everything they can in order to keep the rest of the group from harm's way.