What’s On? Monday, 3/22/10

Some new, some old.  You should be watching LIFE UNEXPECTED and CHUCK, friends!

The 8:00 Hour –

ABC has the 10th season premiere of DANCING WITH THE STARS, featuring new host Brooke Burke.  Kate Gosselin, Chad Ochocinco, Pamela Anderson and Buzz Aldrin lead a group of sort of celebrities as they set out to win the mirror ball trophy.  Over on CBS, there are all new episodes of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.  On HIMYM, Lily gets mad when Ted brings a date to her birthday dinner and she schemes to keep the woman out of her annual photo.  On RULES, Audrey gets mad at Jeff when he doesn’t believe that she saw the ghost of her grandmother.

FOX has a rerun of HOUSE – it’s the episode with Lee Tergesen and the story of karma and a sick teen.  NBC has an all new episode of CHUCK!  Chuck needs to pass one final test before he’s officially a spy, and Sarah and Shaw need to watch over him as he does it.  I’m sure that’ll go well.  Over on The CW, there’s an all new episode of LIFE UNEXPECTED – Lux, Cate, and Baze are on their best behavior in front of the social worker who is re-evaluating Lux’s custody; meanwhile, Cate tries to win points with Lux by hiring Bug to work at the radio station!

There’s the second season finale of THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER on ABC Family – it’s John’s first birthday celebration and Adrian is keeping a whopper of a secret that’s been spoiled in every single promo I’ve seen for the show.

The 9:00 Hour –

On ABC, DANCING WITH THE STARS continues until 10.  CBS has all new episodes of TWO AND A HALF MEN and THE BIG BANG THEORY.  On 2.5, Tricia Helfer is back as Chelsea’s friend from college and Charlie meets her again, while Alan impresses a patient!  Over on TBBT, the gang tries to help Sheldon get over his fear of public speaking.

NBC has an all new episode of TRAUMA.  Rabbit’s therapy sessions appear to be working when he gets through a traumatic moment from his past.  FOX airs an all new hour of 24.  The NSA intervenes in CTU’s operation; Chloe and Dana make dramatic contributions, and Jack leads the field team into a dangerous mission!  The CW has an all new episode of GOSSIP GIRL. Damian pressures Jenny to have sex with him; Lily lets Rufus know her secret; Chuck makes a tough choice about his hotel, and Dan and Vanessa try something new.

The 10:00 Hour –

ABC has an all new episode of CASTLE.  Part 1 of a two part storyline featuring Fillion’s ex-DESPERATE HOUSEWIFE wife, Dana Delaney, as an FBI agent who is helping Castle and Beckett on the hunt for a serial killer.  An all new episode of CSI: MIAMI airs on CBS.  Horatio’s son is back after a tour at sea, and he looks for Caine’s help in clearing the name of a friend who is a suspect in a murder. LAW AND ORDER is all new on NBC – when four cops are killed, and it’s suspected that the victims knew the shooter, the cops and detectives are pitted against the prosecutors.

GREEK is all new on ABC Family – the KTs and the Omega Chis compete in a Fraternity golfing tournament.  Rusty finds out about Cappie and Evan’s renewed frienship, Calvin and Grant fight over spring break plans, and the ZBZs compete in a different beauty pageant.  On FX, there’s an all new episode of DAMAGES!  Patty tracks down Carol Tobin and asks her about the family’s Thanksgiving.  Meanwhile, Ellen’s family life goes haywire, and Frobisher puts his plan in motion!  Bravo has an all new KELL ON EARTH and MTV has an all new TRUE LIFE.

Showtime has the season 2 premieres of NURSE JACKIE and THE UNITED STATES OF TARA.  On JACKIE, she’s trying to put her indiscretions with Eddie behind her, but that doesn’t work when he shows up at the hospital, unexpectedly to say the least.  Her relationship with Coop is pushed to the brink, as he reports her, and Zoe is there to continue being AWESOME!  On TARA, Tara has been disassociation free for months, and she’s enjoying it, but the suicide of the neighbor they hardly knew and their subsequent ownership of his house, threatens to derail the train she’s on.  Meanwhile, Marshall continues to be the best character, Kate continues to annoy me, and Charmaine is the coolest thing ever.  Oh and did I mention the awesome Joey Lauren Adams?