Life, Breaking Bad, and Kirstie Alley's Big Life


8 p.m., NBC

Who Do You Think You Are?

Series producer and former Friends star Lisa Kudrow traces her ancestry back to Eastern Europe—and to the Holocaust.

9 p.m., HBO

The Ricky Gervais Show

Ricky, Stephen, and Karl discuss idiomatic phrases, and Karl reveals hist list of the "Top 50 Freaks of All Time" (who he'd like to meet). I wonder if he put himself on his own list?

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NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: First-round games

First round games continue with the following matchups: Gonzaga v. Florida State, Syracuse v. Vermont, Georgia Tech v. Oklahoma State, UC Santa Barbara v. Ohio State, Michigan State v. New Mexico State, Houston v. Maryland, Arkansas Pine Bluff v. Winthrop Duke, California v. Louisville, Morgan State v. West Virginia, Clemson v. Missouri, Minnesota v. Xavier, Oakland v. Pittsburgh, Cornell v. Temple, Wisconsin v. Wofford, Purdue v. Siena, and Texas A&M; v. Utah State.

Also on the airwaves...
Ben 10: Alien Force, 8:30 p.m., CARTOON
Kitchen Nightmares, 9 p.m., FOX
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 9 p.m., CARTOON
Caprica, 9 p.m., Syfy
What Not To Wear, 9 p.m., TLC
The Life and Times of Tim, 9:30 p.m., HBO
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Spartacus: Blood and Sand, 10 p.m., STARZ


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NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Second-round games

I'm writing this at 2 p.m. on Thursday, so obviously I don't know who's playing whom yet! But I do know that BYU beat Florida and Murray State upset Vanderbilt. So those two teams advanced. And Old Dominion beat Notre Dame and Baylor beat Sam Houston State, so those winners will play each other in the second round. And Villanova beat Robert Morris! Hopefully that helps.

Also on the airwaves...
The Wanda Sykes Show, 11 p.m., FOX
NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament: First-round games: Hampton v. Duke, Louisiana Tech v. Florida State, Kentucky v. Liberty, Cayton v. TCU, Iowa v. Rutgers, Georgetown v. Marist, Chattanooga v. Oklahoma State, and Portland State v. Texas A&M;


8 p.m., FOX

The Simpsons

Bart starts crushin' on a girl in his class (voiced by Sarah Silverman), and First Lady Michelle Obama (voiced by Angela Bassett) defends Lisa when her classmates call her an overachiever.

Series premiere, 8 & 9 p.m., DSC


In the first two episodes of this spectacular 11-part series about the diversity of Earth's species, we learn how some animals survive in the wild and get a crash course on reptiles and amphibians. The program will also be broadcast on Animal Planet, Discovery Health, and TLC.

10 p.m., ABC

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Preview

See what British chef Jamie Oliver will be doing on his new reality show, which officially premieres on Friday, March 26. (Hint: He'll be saving the world, one obese person at a time.)

Series premiere, 10 & 10:30 p.m., A&E;

Kirstie Alley's Big Life

Kirstie Alley is still fat, but she's hoping not to be by the end of this series! In the first two episodes, Kirstie divulges her real weight, begins a weight-loss program, and searches for a personal trainer.

Season 3 premiere, 10 p.m., AMC

Breaking Bad

In the Season 3 premiere, Walt (Bryan Cranston) deals with the aftermath of the plane crash, Skyler (Anna Gunn) deals with anger issues, and Jesse (Aaron Paul) deals with some personal discoveries. Notice I used the word "deal." It's a show about a drug dealer. Get it?

Also on the airwaves...
'Til Death, 7 & 7:30 p.m., FOX
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 8 p.m., ABC
The Amazing Race, 8 p.m., CBS
Food Network Challenge, 8 p.m., FOOD
The Cleveland Show, 8:30 p.m., FOX
Desperate Housewives, 9 p.m., ABC
Undercover Boss, 9 p.m., CBS
Family Guy, 9 p.m., FOX
The Celebrity Apprentice, 9 p.m., NBC
Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Season 5 premiere, 9 p.m., A&E;
The Pacific, 9 p.m., HBO
Sons of Tucson, 9:30 p.m., FOX
Cold Case, 10 p.m., CBS
Iron Chef America, 10 p.m., FOOD
How To Make It in America, 10 p.m., HBO
Hoarding: Buried Alive, 10 p.m., TLC
NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Second-round games: Again, I don't know the matchups yet.
NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament: First-round games: South Dakota State v. Oklahoma, Lamar v. West Virginia, North Carolina State v. UCLA, Lehigh v. Iowa State, Northern Iowa v. Nebraska, San Diego State v. Texas, Wisconsin Green Bay v. Virginia, and Arkansas Little Rock v. Georgia Tech
NBA Basketball: TrailBlazers v. Suns, Spurs v. Hawks
NHL Hockey: Rangers v. Bruins

What are you watching this weekend?

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