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TV best bets with season finales of ‘The Game,’ ‘Teen Mom 2,’ ‘Top Chef’

blaiseSeveral series are finishing up their seasons this week, including BET’s biggest hit to date, “The Game” on Tuesday, MTV’s hugely popular “Teen Mom 2″  Tuesday and Bravo’s deliciously fun “Top Chef: All Stars” Wednesday where Atlantan Richard Blais (right)  faces off against Mike Isabella for $200,000.

A few new series are showing up, too, including TLC’s reality program “What the Sell?” Tuesday, ABC’s medical crime drama “Body of Proof” Tuesday and CBS’s humorous “Chaos” Friday.

And country music fans will enjoy the Academy of Country Music awards show Sunday on CBS with Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Toby Keith among the performers.

MONDAY
“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — Both Ralph Macchio and Kirstie Alley did well last week. Can they maintain the momentum tonight?
All Together Now: A Celebration of Service” 8 p.m. NBC — A salute to American service and volunteerism.
“American Pickers” 9 p.m. History — The pickers meet up with Easyriders magazine cofounder Mil Blair to sift through motorbikes.
“The Event” 9 p.m. NBC — Martinez and Sterling have the Sleepers surrounded.
“Make It Or Break It” 9 p.m. ABC Family (second season spring debut) — The girls focus on an adversary in the wake of World tryouts.
“19 Kids & Counting” 10 p.m. TLC (fifth season finale) — A cold bug might derail a trip.
“Heavy” 10 p.m. A&E (first season finale) — A 30-year-old mom, who tips 443 pounds, tries to lose weight.
“Nurse Jackie” 10 p.m. Showtime (third season debut) — Jackie’s marriage feels the strain of her drug problem.
Castle” 10:01 p.m. ABC — A juror for a socialite’s murder trial is poisoned and dies in court.
TUESDAY
The Biggest Loser” 8 p.m. NBC — Contestants participate in an Easter egg hunt.
NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — A navy commander’s murder leads the team to a possible threat to classified military secrets.
Dancing With the Stars” 9 p.m. ABC — “Loveline” co-host Michael Catherwood is in danger to be the first to go.
Desert Car Kings” 9 p.m. Discovery (first season finale) — The team restores a 1968 Dodge Charger.
Million Dollar Listing” 9 p.m. Bravo (fourth season finale) — Josh finds his dream home.
NCIS: Los Angeles” 9 p.m. CBS — Kensi goes undercover to find out what criminals were trying to steal.
“The Game” 10 p.m. BET (fourth season finale) — Melanie and Derwin see a fertility specialist.
The Good Wife” 10 p.m. CBS — A convicted murderer profits from his crime by writing a hit song.
“Lights Out” 10 p.m. FX — Show has been canceled but the finale will air next week.
Real Housewives of Miami” 10 p.m. Bravo (first season finale) — Elsa cuts down Larsa, adding drama to Marysol’s dinner.
Teen Mom 2” 10 p.m. MTV (third season finale) — Leah and Corey tie the knot.
What the Sell?” 10 p.m. TLC (new series) — TLC loves copying other network’s show concepts. This one follows a three-generation Chicago appraisal shop.
“Body of Proof” 10:01 ABC (new series) – Dana Delany plays a surgeon who has to become a medical examiner after an accident.

WEDNESDAY
“American Idol” 8 p.m. Fox — Can you feel the love tonight? The top 11 sing Elton John songs.
Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS — Can Matt keep winning on Redemption Island?
“Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS — Killers go after victims every night.
Secret Access: the Vatican” 9 p.m. History — A look at the daily activities of Pope Benedict XVI.
Coal: The Master Mines” 10 p.m. Spike (new series) — Life in a West Virginia coal-mining operation.
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” 10 p.m. CBS — The team investigates the abductions of several women.
Justified” 10 p.m. FX — Raylan protects a coal executive in trouble with the Bennetts.
Law & Order: SVU” 10 p.m. NBC — Elizabeth Mitchell guests, taking a break from “V.”
“Top Chef” 10 p.m. Bravo (eighth season finale) — Can Atlanta’s Richard Blais redeem himself and win this all-star edition?
“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” 10 p.m. TBS (seventh season debut) — Calvin is released from prisons.
THURSDAY
“American Idol” 8 p.m. Fox — Fantasia, Jamie Foxx and will.i.am to perform as two singers are set to go home.
The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. CBS — Who hacked Sheldon’s on-line game account?
“CSI” 9 p.m. CBS — A video-game addict is found dead (where else?) on his couch.
Mobbed” 9 p.m. Fox — Howie Mandel hosts as a man proposes to a woman via flash mob.
Swamp People” 9 p.m. History (second season debut) — Hunters prepare for the 30-day season.
Grey’s Anatomy” 9 p.m. ABC — The infamous musical episode!
Jersey Shore Reunion Special” 10 p.m. MTV — Rehash Mike’s instigating ways, Snooki’s feelings towards Vinny and the tiresome Ronnie-Sammi relationship.
The Mentalist” 10 p.m. CBS — A man who believed he had been abducted by aliens is found murdered.
FRIDAY
Chaos” 8 p.m. CBS (new series) — Rick Martinez joins the CIA but his colleagues quickly figure out he’s a mole. It’s a lot more lighthearted than it sounds.
Shark Tank” 8 p.m. ABC — Children share an idea with the sharks they came up with while on a family road trip.
Who Do You Think You Are?” 8 p.m. NBC — Part of Gwyneth Paltrow’s past includes a connection to Barbados.
“Working Class” 8 p.m. CMT (first season finale) — David Faustino (“Married… With Children”) guests.
CSI: NY” 9 p.m. CBS — Jo’s adopted daughter is the key witness in a murder investigation.
Blue Bloods” 10 p.m. CBS — Danny’s wife is kidnapped to prevent him from testifying against a Peruvian drug lord.
Camelot” 10 p.m. Starz (new series) — A historical drama chronicling the Arthurian legend.

WEEKEND
Curb Appeal: The Block” 8:30 p.m. Saturday HGTV (third season debut) — A dated ranch home in Oakland is spruced up.
“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 p.m. Saturday NBC — Part-time Atlantan Elton John hosts.
The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — Blake Shelton hosts.
The Kennedys” 8 p.m. Sunday Reelz (miniseries) — This eight-part miniseries was nixed by History Channel so Reelz picked it up.
Celebrity Apprentice” 9 p.m. Sunday NBC — Last week, local participants Lil Jon and NeNe Leakes both showed leadership skills.
Desperate Housewives” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — Paul Young comes between Susan and her new kidney.
“Kourtney & Kim Take New York” 10 p.m. E! (first season finale) — The Kardashian sisters open a new Dash boutique.
Body of Proof” 10:01 p.m. Sunday ABC — Megan tries to reconnect with her daughter.

13 comments Add your comment

Ahhhhhhh

March 28th, 2011
9:19 am

First. Ohhhh that felt so good.

Penny Bee

March 28th, 2011
9:22 am

Go Richard on Top Chef! Woo! Anyone who doubts his skills just needs to try the Krispy Kreme nitrogen milkshake at Flip. A revelation!

No thanks

March 28th, 2011
9:47 am

Wow. 5 straight days of CRAP on TV? The only thing on that list I would consider watching is Heavy, and even that is getting repetitive.

Thanks a lot, America……the network execs think we WANT this crap because of you. Where’s my book?

dre

March 28th, 2011
9:51 am

does that guy look in the mirror and think, “hey, my hair looks good?”

a$$play

March 28th, 2011
10:11 am

SHAMELESS … the best show on TV. Too bad the season finale was last night.

Stephen

March 28th, 2011
10:23 am

Don’t sleep on Archer on FX Thursdays at 10pm. Its hilarious.

Curt

March 28th, 2011
1:01 pm

Rodney,

you should check out a replay of last night’s “Army Wives”. A great tribute to those who have lost their lives in recent wars.

Alan

March 28th, 2011
3:14 pm

For the third time in four seasons, I know who wins Top Chef. How? Solely by where Padma is looking when she is shown saying “You are Top Chef” in previews for the final episode. They always show the finalists in a line at some point in the preview, and this is the third time it was very clear to me to whom she was speaking when she said that. Bummer. Wish I had remembered not to watch the preview in these next-to-last episodes…

DUH!

March 28th, 2011
4:15 pm

The Biggest Loser and Teen Mom 2 are on Tuesday nights…

TVBoy

March 28th, 2011
10:13 pm

nobody rocked it out monday night on DWTS, if you ask me. secondly, President Bush, Sr. and Bill Clinton need to get a room, already. thirdly, i think i’d rather go home on ’survivor’ than keep on in the purgatory of redemption island. i mean, c’mon, matt keeps winning but can’t rejoin the game. i don’t get that

Traffic Headache

March 29th, 2011
4:05 am

I’m watching paint dry right now. Far more entertaining than what’s on this list. I’ve got $5 on mauve to neat aquamarine.

Traffic Headache

March 29th, 2011
4:05 am

Sorry, to “beat,” not “neat.”

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March 29th, 2011
11:34 am

Really? “Teen Mom” is a best bet?? Let’s glorify teenage sluts getting knocked up and encourage other teens to try to get themselves on a “reality” show.

The future of America is screwed.