What to watch this week on-air and online

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For the week of March 2-March 8: Reaper, Breaking Bad return with season premieres, Burn Notice ends its second cycle. Online, we're replaying the underrated classic Square Pegs starring a young Sarah Jessica Parker and Jami Gertz.

What to watch on television:


How I Met Your Mother--"The Stinsons"

Monday, 8:30 p.m. CBS
Ever wonder what creature spawned Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) on the CBS comedy? Wonder no more as we meet Momma Stinson for the first time when the gang decides to see where Barney runs off to after bailing on drinks. Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) plays the Stinson matriarch.

Reaper--"A New Hope"

Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. The CW
Reaper is finally back! The second-season premiere comes with more devilish tasks for Sam and Sock, who have just been fired from their jobs and evicted from their apartments. Rough start!

American Idol--The top 12 are decided!

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 p.m. Fox
Some will move on to fame and fortune, while others will fade away to obscurity... Tuesday night the final 12 from the Top 36 perform, and Wednesday America picks three to advance. Thursday, the judges bring back some of their favorites and pick the final three. But with four judges and only three open slots, who will have the final say? And will anyone tear Simon's throat out? (I'm looking at you, Kara...)

Burn Notice--"Lesser Evil"

Thursday, 10 p.m. USA
What?!? You aren't watching Burn Notice? Spies! Sun! Babes! Babes who are spies! In the second-season finale, our man Michael and his cool sunglasses find out some unexpected details about Victor. But we'll be watching to see what Michael does about Carla (Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer).

Breaking Bad--"Seven Thirty Seven"

Sunday, 9:00 p.m. (replay at 10 p.m.) AMC
You've already heard me blabber on about one of my favorite shows, now see for yourself after you've caught up with the season one DVD. In the season-two premiere, Walter White and Jesse continue to deal with Tuco, and let's just say selling meth is a lot harder than teaching chemistry.

What to watch on TV.com:

Square Pegs--Full Episodes

Sarah Jessica Parker was a nerd in oversized glasses? You’ll have to see it to believe it. You can stream the entire first season right here!

Lost--Lost Untangled

Finally, the mystery of Locke’s death is revealed... by action figures and cardboard cut-outs! Okay, it's still confusing, but at least it's entertaining.

The Tick--Full Episodes!

Armed with a deep voice and a deep blue suit, The Tick can fight crime and costumed crazies with his wit and super human strength. It’s a tad ridiculous, but we love it! (Lost fans--look out for Nestor Carbonell (aka Richard Alpert.)

Important Things With Demetri Martin--Clip!

Comedy Central's new sketch comedy series is pulling great numbers, watch a clip and see if it’s your cup of comedy tea. In this clip, Demetri and David Cross pee and talk s***.

Make Me a Supermodel--Clip!

Nikki and Tyson are back for a second season. See if these models measure up.

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