Tonight on Alcatraz there's a musically-inclined serial killer on the loose. Tuesday night is the Season Finale of Southland. Wednesday night on South Park Cartman launches a gemstones network. Thursday night on Touch Jake leads his father to a pawn shop. Friday night Helen Hunt is featured on Who Do You Think You Are?. Saturday night on Fairly Legal a partner tries to save the firm. Sunday night is the Season Premiere of Mad Men.
US television highlights for the week of March 19, 2012. Times are ET, shows are new unless noted as repeats. Tagged for your pleasure: tvtw .
CBS Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm, CBS.
How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, and Mike & Molly are all new.
House, Love is Blind. 8:00pm, Fox.
House and the team take on the case of a successful blind man who has been struck down by a mysterious illness just as he's about to ask for his girlfriend's hand in marriage; House's mother surprises him to tell him about her new beau.
Dancing with the Stars. 8:00pm, ABC.
The newest group of celebrities begin their journey in hopes of reaching the finals to claim the famed Mirror Ball trophy; season 14 competitors include singer Gavin DeGraw, actor Jack Wagner and Green Bay Packers legend Donald Driver. 2 hrs.
Alcatraz, Webb Porter. 9:00pm, Fox.
Rebecca, Doc, and Emerson Hauser make it their mission to capture a musically-inclined serial killer that returns more violent than ever.
Hawaii Five-O, Kalele (Faith). 10:00pm, CBS.
McGarrett's sister is arrested for trying to smuggle $20 million worth of conflict diamonds, so he and Chief Fryer reach out to an ex-con who served 30 years in prison for his actions as a diamond smuggler, as they plan to arrange a sting operation.
Castle, A Dance with Death. 10:00pm, ABC.
When a contestant on the competition show "A Night of Dance" is found murdered, Castle and Beckett find themselves dancing through the case as they look into the reality star's past, finding that she had a secret that may have led to her death.
Smash, The Workshop. 10:00pm, NBC.
Ivy is under pressure to perform well as Derek and the team prepare to present "Marilyn the Musical" to potential investors; when she is offered a meeting with a well-known music producer, Karen must choose between the workshop and the meeting.
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NCIS, The Tell. 8:00pm, CBS.
The Secretary of the Navy teams up Gibbs with Dr. Samantha Ryan after top secret information is compromised by someone on the inside.
Cougar Town, Something Big. 8:30pm, ABC.
As Jules is trying to work through Grayson's relationship past from his wild single days, an unlikely encounter with a former girlfriend, Holly, ends with him finding out that he is the father of a one-year-old baby girl he never knew about.
NCIS: Los Angeles, The Dragon and the Fairy. 9:00pm, CBS.
The NCIS team must determine if a man that was gunned down outside the Vietmanmes consulate was an isolated incident or an act of terrorism.
The River, Row, Row, Row Your Boat. 9:00pm, ABC.
The Magus crew finds itself in chaos when a crew member is killed, leading Jahel to call upon the Boíuna spirit to help, against her Father's wishes; the unknown killer threatens the quest further, as the situation continues to spiral out of control.
Ringer, That Woman's Never Been a Victim Her Entire Life. 9:00pm, CW.
After Bridget is almost killed, Agent Machado wants to find who was responsible; Henry accuses Siobhan of putting the hit out, while Bridget thinks Olivia was behind it; Andrew confesses to asking Malcolm to leave town and Juliet goes missing.
Body of Proof, Sympathy for the Devil. 10:00pm, ABC.
A mother is found innocent in court of her son's murder, but is murdered after her acquittal; Megan and the team are forced to get justice for the victim, regardless of their true feelings, but a reporter makes it more difficult than expected.
Unforgettable, The Comeback. 10:00pm, CBS.
Carrie suffers a setback in her latest case when it gets stalled by a powerful family's influence, but some helpful assistance from a lawyer may not be what she thought it would be when she suspects him of being the identity of the mysterious caller.
Justified, Guy Walks Into A Bar. 10:00pm, FX.
Keeping Dickie Bennett under control in his prison cell becomes increasingly difficult for Raylan as he struggles to maintain order while Quarles relentlessly attempts to cause trouble for him; the election in Harland comes to a climax.
Southland, Thursday. 10:00pm, TNT.
* * * Season Finale * * * Tang attempts to wrap up some unfinished business on the beat before taking on her new position as sergeant for another precinct; Lydia plans the remainder of her pregnancy; Ben relentlessly attempts to help a troubled prostitute and her daughter.
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Survivor: One World, Thanks For the Souvenir. 8:00pm, CBS.
After 15 days on the island, one tribe member may be physically unable to continue in the competition, while others conspire against others who show weakness; the tables are turned against unsuspecting castaways after a vicious tribal council.
American Idol, 11 Finalists Compete. 8:00pm, Fox.
The top 10 remaining finalists perform numbers from hit-maker Billy Joel's songbook, hoping to impress America enough to receive votes to move on to next week; the finalists adjust to perform songs from a genre with which they may not be familiar. 2 hrs.
Criminal Minds, Foundation. 9:00pm, CBS.
When a scared young boy is found wandering in the Arizona desert and another boy winds up missing, the BAU team goes on the hunt for the kidnapper; Morgan reaches back into his own scarred past as he tries to bond with the found child.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Malice in Wonderland. 10:00pm, CBS.
The CSI team is called in to investigate a peculiar robbery-homicide that took place at an "Alice in Wonderland"-themed wedding; Hodges' mother comes to visit him and he wants her to think believe that Morgan is actually his girlfriend.
psych, Let's Doo-Wop It Again. 10:00pm, USA.
When the prominent leader of an at-risk youth program is found shot to death, Shawn and Gus must seek assistance from the members of Gus' former a cappella group in an effort to track down and apprehend a suspect and solve the case.
South Park, Cash for Gold. 10:00pm, Comedy Central.
Cartman launches a gemstones network show and creates a very lucrative business. Stan searches for the real value of a piece of jewelry that was a gift from his Grandpa. Meanwhile, Cartman's lucrative new business preys upon an extremely vunerable clientele.
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Missing, The Hard Drive. 8:00pm, ABC.
As Becca continues the search for her son, Michael, overseas, she is forced to make a deal with the head of French Intelligence, but the agreement they make is disturbing for Becca when it comes with serious moral complications.
The Vampire Diaries, Break on Through, 8:00pm, CW.
Damon and Sage meet again at the Wickery Bridge ceremony and surprises Damon with why she has returned; Abby is having a hard time adjusting to her new reality; Elena contacts Stefan to save a friend; when Damon lets Stefan in on a secret weapon.
NBC Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm., NBC.
Community, 30 Rock (2 episodes), and Up All Night are all new.
American Idol, 1 of 11 Voted Off. 8:00pm, Fox.
The final 10 hope to hear their names called as only the top 9 vote-getters will move on to next week's round of the competition; the judges contemplate using their save; newcomer Lana Del Rey performs, along with season 10 alum Haley Reinhart. 1 hr.
Touch, 1+1=3. 9:00pm, Fox.
A widower trying to connect with his mute son, Jake, is led to a pawn shop where a robbery triggers a sequence of events that connect the lives of five people across the world; it's up to the man and his son to find the missing link.
The Secret Circle, Curse, 9:00pm, CW.
Blackwell warns Cassie and Adam that their love may be destiny, but it's also cursed; he suggests they visit her grandmother to find out if there is a way to reverse it; Jane warns Cassie that someone in the Circle will die if the curse is awakened.
Awake, Kate is Enough, 10:00pm, NBC.
Michael runs into Rex's former babysitter, Kate, during his and Detective Vega's investigation of an alleged suicide at an upscale party on a yacht; the woman appears again in Michael's other reality, this time as a suspect in a case.
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Who Do You Think You Are?, Helen Hunt. 8:00pm, NBC.
Oscar winner Helen Hunt searches for answers regarding her grandmother's side of the family, who lost contact after several familial deaths; while hunting for clues in San Francisco, Helen discovers her family's role in banking and women's suffrage.
Nikita, Arising. 8:00pm, CW.
Michael is infuriated when he discovers a secret that Cassandra has kept from him, so he and Nikita fly to Moscow to deal with her; Alex makes a final effort to find her mother by sending out a coded message through a televised interview.
Fringe, A Short Story About Love. 9:00pm, Fox.
Following the recent shocking revelations and emotional events, Peter weighs his options as the Fringe team investigates a killer targeting love.
Merlin, The Sword in the Stone - Part 1. 10:00pm, Syfy.
Morgana and Agravaine use Helios' army to lay siege to Camelot, forcing Arthur and the knights to evacuate the kingdom; in order to keep Arthur hidden, Merlin casts a spell of confusion on Arthur and takes refuge with a group of smugglers.
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10:00pm, HBO.
Scheduled guests: columnist Charles M. Blow; actor Fred Armisen; attorney Glenn Greenwald; professor Wendy Schiller; and author Andrew Sullivan.
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Fairly Legal, Satisfaction, 8:00pm, NBC.
With the firm on the verge of collapse, managing partner Lauren Reed hires a slick lawyer to save the company; feisty mediator Kate Reed is forced to deal with her dislike of lawyers while managing her relationship with her soon-to-be-ex-husband.
The Firm, Chapter Eleven, 9:00pm, NBC.
Mitch takes on the case of a death row inmate who wants to help the family he wronged; Tammy discovers she inherited a house from an aunt, but this big relationship step causes problems with Ray; the Sarah Holt case clues finally come together.
Saturday Night Live, Repeat from October. 11:30pm, NBC.
Actress Anna Faris hosts and musicial guest Drake performs.
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60 Minutes. 7:00pm ET, CBS.
Resurrecting Chrysler, Just a few years ago, Chrysler was in chapter 11, its future bleak. Now, with a new leader in Sergio Marchionne and a new company forged by an alliance with Fiat, the automaker has made a remarkable turnaround to profitability. Steve Kroft reports.
Evidence of Innocence, Michael Morton was finally freed when DNA evidence exonerated him after 25 years in prison; he speaks out in his first interview. As Lara Logan reports, Morton's case is one of a series of high profile wrongful convictions that have cast a harsh light on prosecutors.
Novak Djokovic, He's the number-one tennis player in the world. He is a hero to his Serbian people and he has quite a sense of humor. Bob Simon profiles Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic.
The Amazing Race 20, This Is Wicked Strange (Baku, Azerbaijan). 8:00pm, CBS.
After arriving in Baku, Azerbaijan, the teams must work together as they face a slippery situation involving crude oil; some teams work together while stacking bales of hay, while several others face major setbacks as they continue to argue.
Once Upon a Time, Hat Trick 8:00pm, ABC.
Emma is kidnapped by a man whose attraction to hats has him wobbling on the edge of madness; the Evil Queen persuades a man of magic to come and work for her by traveling to Wonderland in order to help steal something from the Queen of Hearts.
Harry's Law, Search and Seize. 8:00pm, NBC.
Harry's neighbor comes to her for help after she is accused of being a sex offender and could lose her teaching job; Oliver represents a rebellious boy who dropped out of school to take a full-time job; Adam plays the role of mediator at the office.
The Good Wife, Blue Ribbon Panel. 9:00pm, CBS.
Alicia gets assigned to be a member of a blue ribbon panel investigating a police shooting, but she soon starts to disrupt the status quo when she questions the intentions of the chairman; Kalinda gets some unwanted attention from the IRS.
Desperate Housewives, Any Moment. 9:00pm, ABC.
Julie is concerned about Susan's parenting skills; Gaby tries to get a job in order to keep up her lifestyle; Bree is suspicious of Andrew when he announces that he's getting married; Lynette has hopes of winning Tom back; Ben proposes to Renee.
The Celebrity Apprentice, Party Like A Mock-Star. 9:00pm, NBC.
After Donald sends the teams on a mission of creating the perfect launch event for Crystal Light, each group takes polar opposite and risky approaches of marketing the new product, including bikini-clad women and a 'Garden of Eden' theme. 2 hrs.
Mad Men, A Little Kiss (Part 1). 9:00pm, AMC.
* Season Premiere * Don tries to go about his normal, everyday life, but the tension between Pete and Roger seems to interfere with his attempts, as they are unable to restrain the conflicting ideals they each have; Joan gets an unwanted houseguest.
Luck. 9:00pm, HBO.
Gus does everything in his power to protect Ace, and later, they watch as their star mount races against Walter's prized horse; while worrying about Jo's recovery, Escalante prepares his horses for their races; Renzo's mother comes for a visit.
Shameless, Just Like The Pilgrims Intended. 9:00pm, SHO.
Monica's depression continues through Thanksgiving and ends with her slitting her wrist; Marco threatens to kill Steve for sleeping with his girlfriend; Carl shoots a bald eagle; Frank steals some lithium from Sheila for Monica.
CSI: Miami, Law & Disorder. 10:00pm, CBS.
Horatio uncovers a corruption scandal that has him facing off with an old adversary, the ruthless attorney Darren Vogel; Calleigh decides to make a big life-changing decision which she hopes will give her a second chance with Delko.
GCB, A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing. 10:00pm, ABC.
Gigi throws a party in honor of Carlene's Uncle Burl returning with his wife and requires guests to come dressed as their favorite Texan; Blake recruits Amanda to consult for his and Cricket's denim line; Pastor Tudor counsels Sharon and Zack.
Breakout Kings, Cruz Control. 10:00pm, A&E.
After skillfully breaking out of the motor pool, the escapee goes on a wild and careless killing spree, and Lloyd and the team must first figure out his deadly secret before they can track him down and put an end to his violence.
Mad Men, A Little Kiss (Part 2). 10:00pm, AMC.
Don finds himself having to temporarily resolve the seemingly never-ending quarrel between two bitter associates whom cannot get along with one another; Joan struggles to cope with the unwanted presence temporarily residing inside her home.