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TV best bets with Lindsay Lohan on ‘SNL,’ season finales of ‘Parenthood,’ ‘White Collar,’ return of ‘Army Wives’

Lindsay Lohan will show up on TV Saturday night - and not in a courtroom! CREDIT: AP

Lindsay Lohan will show up on TV Saturday night - and not in a courtroom! CREDIT: AP

The gossip sites will be all agog as train wreck Lindsay Lohan hosts NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” this week.

But it is otherwise a quiet week on TV land. A few mid-sized shows such as NBC’s “Parenthood” and USA’s “White Collar” are finishing up their third seasons. And Lifetime’s “Army Wives” returns Sunday for a sixth season.

Plus, two new dramas are carted out: NBC’s intriguing “Awake” on Thursday and on Sunday, ABC’s dishy “GCB,” which is based on a book with a much harsher title.

MONDAY

The Bachelor” 8 p.m. ABC — Ben’s final three finalists visit Switzerland.
“House” 8 p.m. Fox — House’s mom pops up to tell him about a new man in her life.
How I Met Your Mother” 8 p.m. CBS — Barney is attracted to a stripper.
The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC — More blind auditions as the four judges are close to filling out their teams.
Two and a Half Men” 9 p.m. CBS — Walden is taken aback when he gets a surprise visit from his bitter former business partner.
Castle” 10 p.m. ABC — Castle and Beckett search for a murderer whose victims are dressed like fairy-tale characters such as Red Riding Hood and Snow White.
Smash” 10 p.m. NBC — Karen feels insecure at a party for a popular young star.

TUESDAY

“American Idol” 8 p.m. Fox — Watch for two Georgians: Phil Phillips from Leesburg and Aaron Marcellus from Atlanta.
“The Biggest Loser” 8 p.m. NBC — The contestants go home for 18 days.
NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — A chief petty officer is murdered.
“NCIS: Los Angeles” 9 p.m. CBS — The team tries to clear Kensi Blye of murder charges.
The River” 9 p.m. ABC — The Magus runs aground after colliding with another vessel.
“The Real Housewives of Orange County” 9 p.m. Bravo — Tamra’s budding friendship with Gretchen affects Vicki.
The Game” 10 p.m. BET — Tasha develops feelings for a new man, who happens to be an escort.
Justified” 10 p.m. FX — Raylan’s tactics to take down the Detroit mob are at odds with that of the FBI.
Parenthood” 10 p.m. NBC (third season finale) — Julie and Joel try to recover from the stress of the adoption process.
Southland” 10 p.m. TNT — Tang is served papers and gets involved in a shooting on the same day.
“White Collar” 10 p.m. USA (third season finale) — Neal’s commutation is threatened by Agent Kramer.

WEDNESDAY

“American Idol” 8 p.m. Fox — Notables among the women include Jessica Sanchez and Hollie Cavanagh.
Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS — A harsh rainstorm brings some castaways to the breaking point.
“Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS — The team investigates when prostitutes are murdered in Atlanta.
America’s Next Top Model” 9 p.m. the CW (18th season debut) — Seven American models compete with seven British hopefuls.
Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — Mitchell has pressure to create a great birthday party for Cameron, who was born on Leap Day.
Sons of Guns” 9 p.m. Discovery (fourth season debut) — An armored car is modified into a riot-control vehicle.
CSI” 10 p.m. CBS — A blackout cripples the city.
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” 10 p.m. NBC — An abandoned newborn is found by a homeless couple.
Psych” 10 p.m. USA — Shawn and Gus locate a mythical dagger that could be the key to a billionaire’s treasure.
“Revenge” 10 p.m. ABC — Emily gets nervous after the murder at the party.

THURSDAY

American Idol” 8 p.m. Fox — The top 25 becomes 12 (or possibly 13).
“Rob” 8:30 p.m. CBS (first season finale) — Rosa tries to teach Hector how to cook.
“The Office” 9 p.m. NBC — Andy arrives to work with yet another humiliating injury.
“Project Runway All Stars” 9 p.m. Lifetime — This show isn’t the same without Tim Gunn.

“Awake” 10 p.m. NBC (new series) — A detective is living two lives after a car accident: one where his wife is dead and another where his son is dead.
Archer” 10 p.m. FX — This Atlanta-created animated series last week received a fourth-season renewal.
“Fat Chef” 10 p.m. Food (first season finale) — A cookbook author and Brooklyn pizzeria owner vow to get in shape.
“Jersey Shore” 10 p.m. MTV — The Unit returns from Miami.

FRIDAY

Shark Tank” 8 p.m. ABC — Pitches include a flavored mix-and-match lip-balm kissing enhancer.
“Undercover Boss” 8 p.m. CBS — Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Chief Talent Officer Lynn Zappone works undercover.
“Who Do You Think You Are?” 8 p.m. NBC — Reba McEntire learns about her past.
A Gifted Man” 9 p.m. CBS — Michael learns Anna has a special connection with a patient at the clinic.
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” 9 p.m. TLC — A woman’s uncertain future affects her search for the right dress.
Blue Bloods” 10 p.m. CBS — Jamie’s undercover case comes to a critical stage.
“Merlin” 10 p.m. Syfy — Sir Lancelot returns from the dead.
Spartacus: Vengeance” 10 p.m. Starz — Spartacus rallies the rebels to begin training in order to be ready to defend their new sanctuary.

WEEKEND

Dog Whisperer” 8 tonight Nat Geo Wild (eighth season finale) — These hounds will be tamed by César Milan’s magic.
Saturday Night Live” 11:29 tonight NBC — Lindsay Lohan hosts.
The Amazing Race” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — The couples race in Paraguay.
Once Upon a Time” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC — Emma investigates the disappearance of David’s wife.
Celebrity Apprentice” 9 p.m. Sunday NBC — Anybody going to miss grating Victoria Gotti?
“Army Wives” 9 p.m. Sunday Lifetime (sixth season debut) — The tribe prepare to leave Fort Marshall.
Desperate Housewives” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — Susan offers to help the father of Julie’s baby raise the child.
“The Good Wife” 9 p.m. Sunday CBS — Alicia defends a documentarian blamed for a student’s suicide.
Shameless” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Jody and Sheila comfort a dying Grammy.
“The Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — Carl’s actions have an unexpected impact.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 9 p.m. Sunday Bravo — Kim confront Kandi over her comments from South Africa.
“Breakout Kings” 10 p.m. Sunday A&E (second season debut) — The team hunts a merciless serial killer whom Lloyd’s testimony helped convict.
The Kandi Factory” 10 p.m. Sunday Bravo (pilot) — A show testing the appeal of Kandi Burruss on her own.
“GCB” 10:01 p.m. Sunday ABC (new series) — Disgraced widow Vaughn returns to her hometown.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

15 comments Add your comment

Mercedes S.

February 27th, 2012
9:50 am

Thanks for listings; thought I’d missed Lohan’s SNL!
Hope you’ll write something about “Awake” and “GCB” – both shows sound intriguing.

Jere

February 27th, 2012
10:05 am

Hey Rodney, does the fact that Pan Am has already had its season finale and Parenthood is having theirs this week mean that they probably wont be back next year ? I really like both those shows and hate to see them go.

The Gambler

February 27th, 2012
10:31 am

What is the current over/under on Lindsay Lohan outliving Whitney Houston?

Rickster

February 27th, 2012
10:31 am

Mercedes… an thoughts/comments on last night’s Oscar results?

The Gambler

February 27th, 2012
10:32 am

Is Whitney Houston still classified as deceased?

I haven’t seen an update in the AJC in the last 20 minutes, so I thought I better check.

Mercedes S.

February 27th, 2012
10:54 am

Thanks for asking, Rickster… many thoughts. For starters, George Clooney was robbed. I suspect Jean Dujardin will be a flash in Oscar’s pan, much the way Roberto Benigni was. See – you already forgot him!

So happy for Meryl Streep. A disgrace that until yesterday she’d only won two Oscars, after being nominated 17 times. I know many hoped for Viola Davis, but technically she was in the wrong category. The lead in “The Help” was played by Emma Stone. But if Viola was competing with both Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain, none of them would have won a Supporting actress award.

Never cared for “Hugo” and cant’t believe it won so many awards. All technical, though. Notice how it wasn’t nominated for a single acting award?

Mercedes S.

February 27th, 2012
11:00 am

Loved seeing Christopher Plummer win, for a very enjoyable film, “Beginners”.

The show itself went fast. They should always have Billy Crystal as Oscar host!

As for dresses, loved what Penelope Cruz was wearing. And Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viola Davis and Emma Stone. And Michelle Williams. Worst: Rooney Mara and Cameron Diaz.

What did y’all think?

CKM

February 27th, 2012
12:47 pm

I loved Jane Seymour’s dress! She looks great! She hasn’t ruined her beauty by having her face pulled in every direction. I agree with Mercedes regarding Cameron Diaz’s dress: Orange?! I’m glad George Clooney didn’t win. He comes off as very immature and egotistical, based on some articles I’ve read about him. He obviously thinks of himself as a “lady-killer”. I just think he looks older than he actually is. So glad Meryl Streep won. She has been robbed so many times. Especially for her portrayal of Julia Childs. Billy Crystal is THE Oscar host, definitely.

Rickster

February 27th, 2012
1:19 pm

Gambler… your post reminds of the very early days of SNL when Chevy Chase did the Weekend Update segments.

He kept updating us with “this just in… Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.”

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Lakeisha Jackson

March 1st, 2012
11:30 pm

Enough is enough. Time for Lindsay Lohan, Chelsea Clinton, and Bristol Palin to NEVER be allowed on TV again.

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