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This week in watching: Rob Lowe reality check, a Marcia Clark legal drama, and what to expect when Amy Schumer is expecting

Your TV GPS, Globe critic Matthew Gilbert’s guide to what’s on television, appears at the beginning of each week at Today’s column covers March 18-24.


Rob Lowe, from “Parks and Recreation,” “Brothers Sisters,” and “The West Wing,” has a new gig, hosting a Fox game show called “Mental Samurai.” Billed as an “obstacle course . . . for the mind,” it premieres Tuesday at 9 p.m.

I’m always a little disappointed when actors and musicians wind up hosting game shows and judging reality TV music contests. It seems like they’re selling out, going on TV simply to make money and/or up their visibility instead of practicing the art form that they’re known for.

Ryan Seacrest hosting “American Idol”

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What to watch on TV this week: Your NCAA tournament bracket is already busted, Mötley Crüe dishes ‘Dirt’ and much more

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Saturday, March 16: A Wall of Frisbees? See It on TLC’s ‘Trading Spaces’ New Season


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Saturday, March 16

Trading Spaces
TLC, 8pm
Season Premiere!

Paige Davis returns as host for this 12-episode season that was filmed across the country. Designers tackle new challenges as varied as teachers’ lounges, twin sisters’ homes, attics, basements and even homes of ex-spouses, among others.

St. Patrick’s Day “Leprechaun” Marathon
Syfy, beginning at 5pm

Today and tomorrow, enjoy all of the films in the Leprechaun horror-movie franchise, including tomorrow night’s primetime world TV premiere of Leprechaun Returns (2018).

One Night for One Drop: Imagined by Cirque du Soleil
CBS, 8pm

CBS presents this exclusive Cirque du Soleil event that takes audiences on an

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Worth Watching: A Wedding on ‘NCIS: LA,’ ’60 Minutes’ to Monaco, Return of ‘Trading Spaces,’ ‘While You Were Out,’ ‘Billions’

A selective critical checklist of notable weekend TV:

NCIS: LA (Sunday, 9/8c, CBS): Who said workplace romances weren’t a good idea? The time has come for Kensi (Daniela Ruah) and Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) to finally make it official with a deluxe outdoor wedding — but it wouldn’t be NCIS if a little criminal rain didn’t fall on the proceedings, in the form of arms dealer Anatoli Kirkin (Ravil Isyanov). Expect some surprises along the way as these luxuriantly coiffed special agents say their “I Do”s.

'NCIS: LA' Releases Some Revealing Sneak Peeks at the Densi Wedding (VIDEO)

‘NCIS: LA’ Releases Some Revealing Sneak Peeks at the Densi Wedding (VIDEO)

It’s the moment fans have been waiting for for nine years!

60 Minutes (Sunday, 7/6c, CBS): Anderson Cooper rubs shoulders with European royalty in the tiny but well-heeled nation of Monaco, which harbors the most

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Friday, March 15: Aidy Bryant Stars in Hulu’s New Comedy ‘Shrill’

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Friday, March 15


From Executive Producers Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks comes this new six-part comedy series starring Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) as Annie, a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss. Based on Lindy West’s hilarious memoir, Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman.

Arrested Development
New Episodes!

In the second half of Season 5, pressures mount on the Bluth family as Buster (Tony Hale) heads toward a murder trial. The Bluth company is on the hook

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Amazon Prime TV Channels List: What Channels Can You Watch?

Amazon Prime is exceedingly popular, with estimates showing that nearly 1/3rd of Americans are Prime subscribers. The service has a LOT to offer, from 2-day shipping to an extensive video library. But one area that many people aren’t aware of is Amazon Channels, a subsection of Amazon Prime Video. These channels let you expand your entertainment options even more – we’ll cover more details in the Amazon Prime TV Channels list below.


What are Amazon Prime Channels?

Prime Video channelsAmazon Channels are third-party channels that are available for an extra fee for Prime subscribers. Some of the most popular include HBO and Showtime, but there are many other options.

Essentially, these channels expand your viewing options beyond what is already offered in Prime Video. They cost extra (typically $2-$15/mo extra).

Some provide on-demand streaming only, some live streaming, and some both. Once you are signed up,

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Thursday, March 14: ‘Project Runway’ Is Back on Bravo for Season 17

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Thursday, March 14

Project Runway
Bravo, 8pm
Season Premiere!

The wait is over as the iconic fashion competition series returns to its original home on Bravo with supersized 90-minute episodes. This season, as the fashion industry evolves, so does the runway, with a new design aesthetic and additions to the judging panel. Supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss joins as host, with former Project Runway champion and celebrated CFDA fashion designer Christian Siriano as the mentor.

Grey’s Anatomy: “And Dream of Sheep”
ABC, 8pm

Ties are strained as Andrew (Giacomo Gianniotti) and Carina (guest star Stefania Spampinato) confront an unforgiving family history. Meanwhile, Teddy (Kim Raver) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) work together

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Wednesday, March 13: The Epic Season Finale Battles of History’s ‘Knight Fight’

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Wednesday, March 13

Knight Fight: “Tournament Championship”
History, 11pm
Season Finale!

Seven champions face the toughest fight of their lives in the epic culmination of this armored combat tournament. Facing off in a seven-man Grand Melee, one will be eliminated, and the remaining six will fight in a first ever Three-Team Melee. The four left standing will then fight in a two-on-two Team Melee, which decides who will battle in the final duel. The ultimate duel will have three heats, with three ferocious weapons — flamberge, double-headed battle ax and two-handed war mace. One man will emerge victorious with $20,000.

Triple Frontier
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Sunday, March 10: ‘Now Apocalypse’ Is a Surreal, Sexy Odyssey Through L.A.

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Sunday, March 10

Now Apocalypse
Starz, 9pm
New Series!
From creator/executive producer Gregg Araki and Steven Soderbergh comes this new 10-episode half-hour series about four individuals and their pursuit of love, sex and fame in Los Angeles. Avan Jogia stars as Ulysses, who explores questions of identity, sexuality and artistic expression on his personal journey. As he does so, he finds himself beset by foreboding dreams. The ensemble also includes Tyler Posey, Kelli Berglund, Beau Mirchoff, and Roxane Mesquida.

NTT IndyCar Series: Firestone

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Saturday, March 9: Idris Elba Hosts ‘SNL’ With Musical Guest Khalid

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Saturday, March 9

Saturday Night Live: “Idris Elba/Khalid”
NBC, 11:30pm Live

PEOPLE’s current “Sexiest Man Alive” and star of Netflix’s new comedy series Turn Up Charlie Idris Elba makes his SNL hosting debut. He’s joined by artist Khalid, making his first appearance as musical guest.

College Basketball
CBS, beginning at 12pm Live

With conference tournaments fast approaching, CBS airs a college hoops tripleheader with Syracuse at Clemson, Florida at Kentucky and Arizona State at Arizona.

OBJECTified: “Alex Trebek”
FOX News Channel, 7pm

FOX News Channel presents this encore of OBJECTified, in which host Harvey Levin featured television personality

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