What’s On? Tuesday, 3/2/10

With the Olympics gone, the networks are pulling out the big guns – let’s see what’s on tonight!

The 8:00 Hour –

ABC has a rerun of last week’s LOST – last week’s tale of Jack’s flash-sideways which finds him as a father of young David.  Though David’s mother was not shown, we can say that based on Darlton’s announcement at Paley TV Fest 2010, it IS someone we know!  CBS has an all new episode of NCIS – Gibb’s ex mother-in law is a witness to the murder of a Navy captain.

FOX has an all new two hour episode of AMERICAN IDOL – the top 10 guys (Crystal Bowersox is sick so they’re swapping nights) sing for your votes for the first time.  NBC has an all new two hour episode of THE BIGGEST LOSER – the contestants are split into two teams and it does not go over well for everyone involved.  Over on The CW, check out a repeat of 90210 – Jasper and Annie confront each other about their secrets, and Silver and Naomi take off for a little winter break vacation after stopping at the Winter formal.

The 9:00 Hour –

On ABC, there’s an all new episode of LOST!  Sayid must make a difficult decision and Claire warns the temple’s inhabitants about something ominous.  The guest cast for this episode (which I won’t spoil here) is incredibly intriguing!  CBS has an all new episode of NCIS:LA – the team suspects that an officer’s suicide was actually a murder and they are convinced it’s a threat to national security.

THE BIGGEST LOSER continues on NBC!  FOX has hour two of AMERICAN IDOL – what guys are your favorites?  I’ve stopped watching after last week’s travesty.   The CW airs a repeat of MELROSE PLACE – the episode where Jonah and Riley want to elope but things keep getting in their way, while a job goes badly for Lauren, and she calls David for help.

The 10:00 Hour –

ABC has an all new episode of 20/20 – a look back at Oscar nominees before they were famous.  On CBS, catch an all new episode of THE GOOD WIFE.  Alicia and the kids try to adjust to Peter being home, and working on rebuilding his career.  In the meantime, Alicia and Diane work to convince a wife to testify against her husband in a murder case.  NBC has the premiere episode of their fantastic new drama PARENTHOOD.  Starring Craig T Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia as the heads of a family that includes Lauren Graham, Peter Krause, Dax Shepherd, and Erika Christensen, the premiere really celebrates family and explores the family dynamic like we haven’t seen in a while.  From executive producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and featuring an AWESOME guest turn by Mike O’Malley, do yourself a favorite and CHECK THIS ONE OUT!

There’s another all new episode of 16 AND PREGNANT on MTV.  A pregnant teen who was adopted wants to give her child the family that she never had, but a dangerous labor and a boyfriend who denies that the baby is his makes that difficult.

Don’t miss another great episode of SOUTHLAND on TNT.  In the season premiere (the first one we didn’t get to see on NBC), the action picks up a little bit after where we ended Season 1, with Russ on the ground, suffering from a gun shot wound.  The episode is smart, and fast, and funny, and gritty, and scary, and just everything you want in a great 10 o’clock drama!  You MUST watch!

WHITE COLLAR is all new tonight – another of Neal’s old rivals kidnaps someone to lure Neal into a trap.  Over on SpikeTV tonight, don’t miss all new episodes of BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE (where Alex makes a play for his lit professor’s mom to save his grade), and the all new show PLAYERS.